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Member List Policy

The following Membership List Policy governs OETA's and Friends of OETA, Inc.’s (Friends) use of all its member information. Membership is a crucial source of support for OETA and our mission: to enhance the lives of the citizens in the communities it serves by responding to their need to be engaged, educated, entertained and enlightened. With due respect for our members' right of privacy, OETA has established the following policy and practices for use of our membership list to ensure OETA's active control in safeguarding against any unauthorized use.

Use of the Membership List by OETA
OETA and Friends of OETA regularly contacts its members to carry out necessary and normal operations. These operations include mailings of such items as: membership publications, membership renewal notices, special requests for contributions, featured programming and information regarding member benefits. All membership communications are conducted directly by OETA or through an affiliated third party, such as a direct marketing firm, acting on behalf of OETA and under our supervision. We may occasionally send members a mailing on behalf of another organization when we feel it may be of interest.

No Direct Use of the List by Other Organizations or Political Candidates
OETA does not sell, rent or exchange its membership list for any purpose. (This includes compliance with the Communications Act by not disclosing donor information to third parties and not renting donor information to, or exchanging such information with, candidates for public office, committees or organizations supporting a candidate, political parties, or organizations that solicit funds for use in political campaigns for any purpose. (see 47 U.S.C. § 396(k)(12))). OETA's corporate officers are authorized and directed to take all steps which the Board deems reasonably necessary to assure that confidentiality is maintained for all member information entrusted to us.