Arbitron Inc. is a ratings company which produces reports used by radio, TV stations, and other media outlets to make programming and other decisions. Advertisers and other businesses also use this information to make decisions about the products and services they offer. Consistent with our corporate values of honesty, integrity, and trust, Arbitron is committed to protecting the privacy of personally identifiable information. In order to understand the manner in which Arbitron protects information provided to us via the website, please read the following Privacy Statement.

This statement describes how Arbitron collects and uses personal information on the website only. For more about the information Arbitron collects from research participants, please see the Arbitron Privacy Policy.

PANELISTS (aka Ratings Members)
When you visit the My Meter & Me website, Arbitron collects your log-in information and current email address, as well as information about where you go and what you do on the site. We also collect personal information that you provide when you submit comments or tips, or use other interactive features. We use this information to administer and improve our website, and to operate the research panel in which you are a participant.

Panelists are reminded that information regarding the identity of Arbitron panelists is kept confidential. Arbitron, and anyone who is working with us in research, will protect your personal information in accordance with the Arbitron Privacy Policy.

Please note that the data we collect are considered our proprietary business assets and may be transferred if Arbitron or substantially all of its assets are acquired by another company. We may also be required by law to release personally identifiable information under certain circumstances.

Arbitron Offline Research
Arbitron collects personally identifiable data through its offline research process. Arbitron, and anyone who is working with us in research, will protect the personal information about our respondents and their households in accordance with the Arbitron Privacy Policy.

The My Meter & Me website is provided for use only by panelists who are 13 years of age or older. Arbitron does not knowingly solicit information from children under 13 years old on the My Meter & Me website. 

Arbitron does obtain certain information each time a visitor logs onto the My Meter & Me website. Examples of this type of information include the type of Internet browser being used, the type of computer operating system being used, and the domain name of the website from which the visitor linked to our site.

When a panelist views the Arbitron My Meter & Me website, we may store some information on the hard drive of the viewer’s computer. This information will be in the form of a “cookie” or similar file and can help us in many ways. For example, cookies tell us how often our website has been accessed from a particular computer, which helps us determine how frequently information on our website should be updated. With most Internet browsers, you may erase cookies from your computer hard drive, block all cookies, or receive a warning before a cookie is stored. If you block or delete the cookies, you may have difficulty accessing certain information on the site.

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Arbitron takes commercially reasonable steps designed to prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the appropriate use of information that is collected on this site. Although Arbitron will use reasonable efforts to safeguard the confidentiality of the information provided, transmissions made by means of the Internet cannot be made absolutely secure. Arbitron is not liable for disclosure of the information supplied due to errors in transmission or unauthorized acts of third parties.

This Privacy Statement, the laws of the State of New York, and the United States shall govern any issues related to this Privacy Statement that may arise.

If you have any questions or concerns about this Privacy Statement, please contact us at

Arbitron may revise this Privacy Statement from time to time, and visitors are invited to check back periodically.