I. Our Commitment to Your Privacy
II. Kinds of Information Collected by Us
In general, you can visit our Web Site without telling us who you are or revealing any information about yourself. Our Web servers may collect anonymous, aggregated information such as when you visited our site, how long you stayed, where you went while you were here and if you linked here from another site. Society for the Performing Arts aggregates such information to measure the use of our Web Site and to improve its content.
We may also collect certain information about you, such as your IP (Internet Protocol) addresses, domain name, links you clicked on to reach the Web Site, and information regarding your operating system and browser when you browse the Web Site.
We collect personally identifiable information from you at several different points on our Web Site. However, we collect this personally identifiable information from you only if you provide the information to us voluntarily. For example, if you choose to purchase tickets through the Web Site, become an SPA member, sign up for an SPA educational program, or become an SPA Sponsor you must provide us personally identifiable information such as your name, address, telephone number, email address, and credit or debit card information. We also collect information about you when you request information about our performances, educational programs, sponsorship programs and other programs and services. We also collect information about you when you send us an e-mail, so that we may respond to your message.
III. How we Use and Disclose your information
Society for the Performing Arts uses the information you provide to us to process your orders and to provide our services to you. We may also use this information to contact you regarding upcoming events and for other promotional or marketing purposes. In addition, the information you provide to us is shared on occasion with other arts organizations to help them contact consumers for marketing purposes.
We sometimes engage third parties, such as contractors, to provide certain operational services to us or on our behalf. We may share your information with those third parties as necessary for the third party to provide that service.
Society for the Performing Arts reserves the right to disclose your personally identifiable information as required by law and when we believe that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights and/or to comply with a judicial proceeding, court order or legal process.
IV. How you can “Opt-Out,” Access, Update, or Delete Your information
V. How we Protect your information
We have procedures in place that limit access to your personally identifiable information to those employees and other individuals who need to know such information to provide products and services to you. We will maintain physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards to protect the confidentiality of your personally identifiable information as required by law. However, such precautions do not guarantee the absolute safety of your data, and Society for the Performing Arts makes no guarantees, warranties or representation that your information is protected from viruses and other security attacks. Further, while Society for the Performing Arts follows appropriate procedures to ensure that third parties will keep your information secure, Society for the Performing Arts cannot make any guarantees with respect to the actions or policies of such third parties.
VI. Links on our Web Site
Our privacy policies apply only to your use of the Web site. The Web Site contains links to other sites. We are not responsible for the privacy practices of those sites. Links to other sites do not imply an endorsement of the materials or policies on those Web Sites. You should read the privacy policies of each site you visit to determine what information that site may be collecting about you.
VII. How we Protect the Privacy of Children
The Children’s Online Privacy Protection Program took effect on April 21, 2000 and pertains to Web Sites directed towards children under 13 years of age. Society for the Performing Arts does not knowingly collect information on any person under 13 years of age. Therefore, if you are under 13 years of age, you may not search our Web Site, or use any of our services. By using the Web Site, you represent that you are not under 13 years of age.
When you visit our Web Site, we place a “cookie” in the browser files of your computer. A “cookie” is a file that tracks what you do on our Web Site. Our “cookie” does not collect any personally identifying information about you. We use the information it collects for administrative purposes and to understand how visitors use our site. The majority of Web browsers accept cookies, but the “help” menu on your browser should give you options for preventing, accepting, or receiving notice of new cookies. However, please be aware that if you block cookies, some Web Site functionality may be lost. You consent to the placement of cookies on your hard drive when you visit the Web Site.
We know that online security is a serious matter. At Society for the Performing Arts, your online security is an important factor in our commitment to overall customer satisfaction. For additional information on your privacy rights concerning data collected by Web sites, refer to the Federal Trade Commission’s How to Protect Your Privacy pamphlet.
Society for the Performing Arts
615 Louisiana, Suite 100
Houston, Texas 77002-2715
Your payment and personal information is always safe. Our Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) software is the industry standard and among the best software available today for secure commerce transactions. It encrypts all of your personal information, including credit card number, name, and address, so that it cannot be read over the internet.