Privacy Policy

Effective Date: January 18, 2016

Overview
Thank you for visiting the Association for Public Art’s (aPA) website associationforpublicart.org (“site” or “website”). The aPA does not collect personally identifiable information about visitors to our website (e.g., name, address, e-mail, phone number, etc.) unless you choose to provide that information to us. This privacy policy explains what data we collect and how we use it. By using the aPA’s site you agree to the terms in this Policy.

Disclaimers
The aPA is a 501(c)(3), nonprofit organization. Information on this website is presented purely for educational and informational purposes. Your use of this website is subject to the provisions of this privacy policy, as well as the terms and conditions set forth in the Copyright Policy.

We cannot guarantee the website will be error-free. However, we will make every reasonable effort to make content accurate, reliable and complete. This includes correcting any errors that are brought to our attention. You may contact us at info@associationforpublicart.org if you have questions or comments.

Privacy
The aPA respects the privacy of all of our site visitors. The aPA collects information throughout this website for several different purposes, which are explained below. As previously stated, the aPA does not collect personally identifiable information about visitors to our website (e.g., name, address, e-mail, phone number, etc.) unless you choose to provide that information to us. If you do not wish for the Association for Public Art to have personally identifiable information, please do not provide any personal information to the aPA site.

Viewing/Visiting the Website
When you visit the aPA site, we automatically gather and store the following information about your visit. This information is used to develop statistics that guide us in making improvements and enhancements and solving technical problems on the website. This information is stored for aPA’s internal use and may also be included in general internal reports or for grant reporting. The aPA does not sell, rent, or offer the foregoing information to third parties for commercial use, and it will not be used to contact you personally:

  •       The IP address from which you access the aPA website
  •       Geolocation information
  •       The date and time you access the aPA website
  •       The pages, files, documents that you view and search
  •       The links that you click on
  •       The Internet address of the website from which you linked to the aPA website
  •       The name of the domain from which you access the Internet
  •       The type of browser and operating system used to access the aPA website
  •       The type of device used to access the aPA website
  •       The number of times you access specific pages and use the search bar on the aPA website
  •       Information collected through cookies, web beacons, and other technologies, as more fully explained below
  •       Standard server log information
  •       The type of Plug-in and Plug-in version on the system

Use of Information
We generally use the information that we collect about you to:

  •    Fulfill your requests for services and information
  •    Analyze use of the aPA website to better understand usage of the site and to improve functionality
  •    Keep internal records of aPA members and partners
  •    Follow up regarding membership or donation inquiries
  •    Support the internal operations of the aPA website
  •    For any other purpose disclosed to you at the time we collect the information or pursuant to your consent

Cookies, Web Beacons, and Other Technologies
The aPA may use cookies, web beacons, and other similar technologies to collect and track information about user behavior on the aPA website. Cookies are small bits of information that are stored by a computer’s web browser. Web beacons are very small images or small pieces of data embedded in images (also known as “pixel tags,” “GIFs,” or “clear GIFs”) that can recognize cookies, the time and date a page is viewed, a description of the page where the web beacon is placed, and similar information from a computer or device.

For certain services provided on the aPA site, cookies allow us to save information locally so that you will not have to re-enter it the next time you visit. Many content adjustments and customer service improvements are made based on the data derived from cookies. The information we collect from cookies will not be used to create profiles of users and will only be used in aggregate form.

The aPA reserves the right to allow third parties to place and read their own cookies, web beacons, and similar technologies to collect information through the aPA site for purposes consistent with the aPA’s mission. You may set your browser to refuse or disable cookies (typically in the “help” section). If you choose, you may still gain access to most of the aPA website, but some of the functionality of the aPA site may no longer be available to you.

By using the aPA site, you consent to our use of cookies, unless you set your browse to refuse or disable cookies, and similar technologies.

Third-Party Services, Content, and External Links
Users may access third-party content through the aPA site and navigate to third-party websites and services from links on the aPA website. Whether the third-party content appears within the aPA website (such as an embedded video player), or you leave the aPA site to view the content on another website, the third party is in control of and independently produces, maintains, and monitors the content and third-party sites. When a user watches third-party content that is made available through the aPA website or navigates to those third-party sites, you become subject to the third party’s terms of use and privacy policies. The user should review the privacy policies of these third-party sites for their policies and practices regarding the collection and use of your information as their policies may differ from the aPA’s policies. The aPA does not endorse, nor is it responsible for, any of the products, services, or content offered in any third-party sites. We do not accept any responsibility or liability for the privacy practices of third parties.

Sending Us Personal Information
If you send us personal information—by submitting an e-mail, completing an online form or survey, requesting materials or information, making a donation or signing up for membership—we will use this information to respond to your inquiry or request. We may also use it to contact you to provide information about other aPA activities, programs, membership and fundraising opportunities, products and special events that may interest you. You may opt-out of having your information used by the aPA for these purposes, or you may update your contact information anytime, by contacting us via the following e-mail or postal mail addresses:

info@associationforpublicart.org
Association for Public Art
Webmaster
1528 Walnut Street, Suite 1000
Philadelphia, PA 19102
USA

If the aPA sends you e-mail communications regarding aPA programs, activities, and events you will always have an immediate opportunity to decline further communications by alerting the contact specified in the e-mail that you wish us to remove you from the list that contains your name or by clicking the “unsubscribe” button included in the email.

Disclosure of Information
The Association for Public Art will not sell, exchange, or release aPA website users’ names, e-mail addresses, or other personally identifiable information to parties outside of the aPA, except:

  •       Legal Purposes: The aPA may disclose information to comply with subpoenas, court orders, legal process, law enforcement requests, legal claims, or government inquiries, to protect the rights and property of the aPA or the public.
  •       Authorized third-party service providers: We may share information with our third-party service providers to help us fulfill requests and perform various functions necessary to full provide and improve the aPA site including usage analytics, data processing, and aPA e-mail marketing
  •       With your consent: We otherwise may only share your information with your consent

Support the Association for Public Art
The Association for Public Art also provides aPA website visitors with an opportunity to make a contribution to our organization through an online donation page or by becoming a member or partner to the organization.

The information that you supply during any of the above transaction processes is used to fulfill your order and will also be used to track and analyze transaction trends. This information is also subject to the “Sending Us Personal Information” section above.

The online transaction platform is hosted by PayPal and linked to our website to allow you to make a secure one-time online payment to the Association for Public Art. Users who submit payment online will be taken to the third-party platform to complete payment. See “Third-Party Services, Content, and External Links” section in this policy listed above. Users of PayPal are subject to PayPal’s policies and should refer to the Privacy Policy for PayPal Services for more information. The online transactions conducted through the aPA website are protected by the security features of the third-party platform. The aPA does not collect payment information (such as credit card or PayPal log in information).

Security
The aPA’s website is hosted by a third-party website management platform called Pantheon Systems, Inc. Please review Pantheon’s security measures for more information.

While the aPA has attempted to create a secure and reliable website, the confidentiality of any communication or material transmitted to/from this website over the Internet cannot be guaranteed. Accordingly, the aPA and its employees, agents, officers, directors, legal representatives, predecessors, and successors are not responsible for the security of any information transmitted via the Internet. You assume the sole and complete risk for using this website and must make your own determination as to these matters.

Unauthorized access is prohibited and punishable under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act and the National Information Infrastructure Protection Act.

Children’s Privacy on the Web
The aPA does not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under the age of 13. Children are discouraged from providing personal information to the Association for Public Art. If a visitor known to be a child under the age of 13 sends an e-mail to the aPA, we will only use it to respond to the writer and not to create profiles or otherwise retain the information.

Revisions to This Privacy Policy
Please note that the aPA may revise its privacy policy at any time. Updates may be made to reflect changes in the law, our practices, technology, functionality, and content we provide. These changes will be effective immediately upon updating of this document. As a result, we encourage you to periodically visit this page so that you are up to date with our most current policy. By using the aPA site, you agree to term and conditions of this Policy, and, by continuing to use the aPA site after changes have been made, you agree to the changes.

Questions?
If you have any questions or concerns regarding this policy, please contact us at info@associationforpublicart.org or call 215-546-7550.