Member/Donor Privacy Policy

Individuals are Minnesota Public Radio/American Public Media (MPR)’s single most important source of support, and MPR’s relationship with its Members is the highest expression of our mutual commitment to the MPR mission: to enrich the mind and nourish the spirit, thereby assisting our audiences to enhance their lives, expand perspectives, and strengthen their communities.

Minnesota Public Radio/American Public Media has in place safeguards to maintain active control of contributor and donor lists, to avoid the unauthorized use of Personal Information by any employee or third party, including but not limited to list brokers, mail-list management organizations, friends organizations, and advertising or public relations agencies, unless otherwise required by law judicial process.

Using Member Names

MPR does not rent, sell, or exchange the names, mailing addresses, email addresses, or telephone numbers of its Members or former Members with other organizations or individuals.

MPR does hire third-party contractors/vendors who to assist MPR with management of Member information, processing of Member payments, making and answering Member calls and for other Member-communication services. In every case, these contractors/vendors are strictly prohibited from retaining Member information or using it for any purpose other than that specified by MPR.

  • TO OPT OUT OF MAIL OR TELEPHONE REQUESTS FOR CONTRIBUTIONS, members may contact MPR’s Member Services team at 800-228-7123 or send an email message to

  • TO OPT OUT OF E-MAIL REQUESTS FOR CONTRIBUTIONS, members can use the Unsubscribe link which appears at the bottom of each message, or send an email message to, or call Member Services at 800-228-7123.

Using Names from Other Organizations

MPR does not sell, rent, or trade its own Member list. However, in order to build our base of support, MPR periodically rents or purchases lists from other organizations to reach prospective members.

MPR does not, and will never, rent or purchase lists from political parties or candidates for political office.

MPR does not, and will never, rent lists from organizations where such an association may harm the goodwill and trust between MPR and its members.

Compliance with Laws and Standards

In its fundraising practices, MPR complies with the laws and regulations of the Internal Revenue Service, the Communications Act, the policies of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, the laws of the State of Minnesota, and the regulations of the United States Postal Service.

(This statement was last reviewed March 10, 2017.)