Frequently Asked Questions

What is your privacy policy?

WMBR will never sell, rent, lease, or give away its mailing list to any person or organization, including M.I.T., for any reason. Nor has WMBR ever done so in the past. The reasons we ask for the information we do are as follows:

• To contact you if there is a problem with your pledge entry.
• To mail you our program guides, if you have checked "yes" on the pledge form.
• To mail you your pledge drive premium, if you have requested one.
• For broad statistical studies (e.g. geographical breakdowns of the listenership, breakdowns of favorite programs, etc.)

Why can't I pick more than one show?

Many of WMBR's DJs offer special premiums that are only available to listeners who pledge during their programs. We use your pick to determine which, if any, of these special premiums you should receive. If you want to receive special premiums from two different programs, you will need to make two separate pledges by filling out the form twice, or put clear instructions in the comments box.

Revamping the WMBR programming schedule three times each year is a difficult process and lots of factors go into it. However, the amount of money a show raises during our annual fundraising week is not one of them. This is both the explicit policy of WMBR and the policy in practice. Really. We understand that you want to let us know that you support many of our programs, not just the one to which you are pledging. Feel free to use the comments box for this purpose. We read each and every one.

Is my credit card information secure?

If you phone in your pledge, your credit card information is transmitted using 256 bit SSL and stored with 2048 bit RSA encryption. This is the same (or in many cases better) level of encryption that is used by many websites that collect credit card info for businesses all the time (e.g. PayPal, Amazon). If you trust those businesses, you should trust WMBR as well.

Speaking of which, if you pledge online, the credit card information is transmitted via PayPal, an industry standard, and never touches WMBR's server.

What if I have other questions?

Please contact us at the email address given below. We promise to reply as soon as possible.

Thank you for helping us reach our goal!

If you pledged to WMBR with credit card and/or via PayPal, then you are all set! We thank you for your support. If you requested one of our fine premiums, then we hope to get it mailed to you by mid-December.

If you pledged by check or money order, then please send your donation to the following address (if you haven't done so already):

Department 2016
3 Ames Street
Cambridge, MA 02142

Please be sure that the name on your check matches the name that you gave when you made your pledge. If not, please include a note, so we know to whom we should send your requested premium.

While the window to order premiums from this past fundraiser has closed, we are always happy to take your money from you. You can either send a check or money order to the address above, or you can use this simple form to donate via PayPal.

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