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GaRRS Website Privacy Policy

This Website Privacy Policy (“Policy”) describes how Georgia Radio Reading Service, Inc. (“GaRRS”, “we” or “us”) collects, uses, and transfers information about you on our website, Amazon Alexa Skill, and electronic marketing platform. We may update this Policy from time to time, so please check this Policy periodically for changes.

By visiting our website or using our services, you accept and agree to the terms of this Policy.  If you do not accept and agree to the terms of this Policy, please do not access our website or use our services.

The services are directed toward residents of the State of Georgia. We do not seek to collect information about persons from other jurisdictions.



This Policy covers information that we collect through our website, Amazon Alexa Skill, and electronic marketing platforms including personal information and information that we combine with personal information. It does not cover any other data collection or processing, including, without limitation, data that we collect offline or receive from third-party sources. We define “personal information” as information that is unique to you, such as your name, contact information, and your disability status.


How We Collect Information

We collect the following types of information:


Actively Submitted Data

We collect the “actively submitted data” that:

  • you enter into forms on our website
  • the information about you that is associated with the Amazon Alexa skill if enabled,
  • electronic marketing platforms that we use, such as when you register for a streaming password

These actively submitted data may include personal information. If you encounter a form that requests information you do not want to share with us, do not provide the information, and if the information is required for the form to be submitted, do not submit the form.


Passively Collected Data

We or our hosting providers may also automatically log certain “passively collected data” when you use the site including:

  • the files and directories you access on the sites
  • if you follow a link to the sites, the URL of the page containing that link
  • the IP address of your computer or mobile device
  • the internet hostname associated with your IP address
  • your internet service provider and your approximate geographical location (both of which can sometimes be determined from your IP address) and
  • the types and versions of your web browser and computer or mobile device operating system

The sites may also place “cookies” on your computer or mobile device. Cookies are small files that let the sites identify your computer or mobile device on subsequent visits. The sites may use cookies to store data about you between visits such as your preferences or login information. You can configure your browser to reject cookies from the sites. Please note that certain features of the sites may not be available if your browser does not accept cookies from the sites.



If you make a donation using PayPal, we receive information about you (including personal information) in connection with the donation. We treat this information as actively submitted data. Please note that PayPal is a third-party site and that your use of the PayPal service is subject to PayPal’s own privacy policy and terms and conditions.


Aggregated Data

We may combine your actively submitted or passively collected data with data from other site users to produce “aggregated data.” Aggregated data do not identify individual site users.


How We Use the Information We Collect


Actively Submitted Data

We use actively submitted data (including any personal information you submit) for the purposes we describe when we collect the data. For example, if you request a streaming password for the website or Amazon Alexa device, we will use the information you provide to verify your eligibility to access our streaming services and to send you a password. We also use actively submitted data to communicate with you about the site and about the services we offer. We may also combine your actively submitted data with actively submitted data from other site users to produce aggregated data (as described below).


Passively Collected Data

We use passively collected data to monitor and improve the functioning of the sites and to customize the sites for you. For example, we may use your IP address to diagnose a network connection issue.


Aggregated Data

We use aggregated data to monitor and improve the functioning of the sites. We also use aggregated data to understand the audience for our programs and services. For example, we may calculate the number of hits or unique visitors to the sites.


How We Disclose Your Information

We do not disclose your personal information to third parties except:

  • where you have expressly authorized us to do so
  • in order to determine your eligibility to receive our services
  • in order to provide a service you requested or otherwise to enforce our agreements with you
  • where necessary to allow a trusted service provider or agent to provide services for us
  • in connection with a merger of GaRRS into another non-profit organization
  • to protect against misuse or unauthorized use of our website or our services or
  • otherwise as required or permitted by law

We may disclose aggregated data to third parties for the following purposes:

  • operating, repairing, or upgrading the site
  • presenting demographic information about site users to funders and potential donors or
  • otherwise as required or permitted by law


Accounts for Children

While our services are not directed at children, we do have some materials in our program library that are suitable for children. We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under the age of thirteen (13) years. Any user under age 13 must register for and use our services only with direct approval and supervision by a parent or guardian.


Accessing and Deleting Your Information

If personal information you have submitted through the sites is no longer accurate, current, or complete, and you wish to update it, please send an e-mail to If you wish to delete personal information you have submitted through the sites, please send an e-mail to Upon appropriate request we will usually be glad to update, amend, or delete your information, but we reserve the right to use information obtained previously to verify your identity or take other actions that we believe are appropriate and lawful. Please note that deleting your personal information may impact the availability of our services to you.



We restrict access to personal information collected about you at our sites to our employees or others who need to know that information to provide services to you or in the course of conducting our normal operations. While no website can guarantee security, we maintain appropriate physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards to protect your personal information collected via the site. We protect our databases with various physical, technical and procedural measures and we restrict access to your information by unauthorized persons.


Links to Other Sites

For your convenience, we may provide links to other websites and web pages that we do not control. We cannot be responsible for the privacy practices of any websites or pages not under our control, and we do not endorse any of these websites or pages, the services or products described or offered on such sites or pages, or any of the content contained on those sites or pages. Please consult the applicable privacy policy for each linked website or web page you visit.


Effective Date & Amendments

This Policy is governed by the laws of the State of Georgia. We may change this Policy at any time and from time to time. The most recent version of the Policy is reflected by the version date located at the bottom of this Policy. This Policy is not intended to and does not create any contractual or other legal right in or on behalf of any party. When you visit the site, you are accepting the current version of this Policy as posted on the site at that time. We recommend that users revisit this Policy on occasion to learn of any changes.


Contact Us

Contact us, please, with any comments, questions or suggestions concerning this Policy or to opt out of any of our communications. You may send us an e-mail at (preferred method), call us at 404-685-2820 or 1-800-672-6173, or mail a letter to Georgia Radio Reading Service, 260 14th Street NW, Atlanta, GA 30318.

Last Updated: September 15, 2021.