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4A American Alliance of Artists and Audiences, Inc.

Last Updated and Effective as of: March 6, 2020

4A American Alliance of Artists and Audiences, Inc. (“4A Arts”, “we”, “our” or “us”), is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. We understand that privacy is important to our Website users. Protecting your private information is our priority. This Privacy Policy below discloses our practices regarding information collection and usage at www.4aarts.org (the “Website”). This Privacy Policy does not apply to any other websites, apps or services provided by us or our affiliates, unless it appears on such website, app or service.

Information We Collect: Your provision of your Personal Information to us is completely voluntary. “Personal Information” is information that specifically identifies you.   Categories of Personal Information we collect include:

  • Identity Data, which includes name or other similar identifiers.
  • Contact Data, which includes email address, physical address, zip code, phone number.
  • Financial Data, which includes payment information and billing details.

We may also collect certain other types of information, such as:

  • Technical Data, which includes internet protocol (IP) address, IP geolocation data, device and operating system used to access the Website.
  • Usage Data, which includes information about how you use our Website.

The information we collect about you can be provided directly by you to us when you sign up for our Website, by contracting us or through other means of communication. We may also collect information about you automatically and indirectly through the use of our cookies and other tracking technologies. For more information on cookies and trackers, please see the section titled “Cookies and Tracking Technologies”.

Use and Disclosure of Your Personal Information: We may send your information to our affiliates and third parties to help us process your information for the purposes set out in this policy. We will only use your information (including your Personal Information) as described herein:

  • We will use your Personal Information to operate the Website.
  • We may use your Personal Information to respond to your direct inquires
  • We may permit our vendors and subcontractors to access your Personal Information in connection with performing services for us. For example, your Financial Data will be processed by our third party payment processor when you make purchases or contributions on the Website.  For information on how our payment processor uses the information it collects, please see the Stripe privacy policy at stripe.com/privacy We will use your Personal Information to operate the Website.
  • To provide you with notices about your account/membership, including expiration and renewal notices.
  • To process your donations and payments and provide you with information, products, or services that you request from us.
  • We may disclose Personal Information as required by law or legal process.
  • We may disclose Personal Information to investigate suspected fraud, harassment or other violations of any law, rule or regulation, or the policies for the Website We will use your Personal Information to operate the Website.
  • We may transfer your Personal Information in connection with a bankruptcy proceeding or the sale, merger or change of control of 4A Arts or the division responsible for the services with which your Personal Information is associated.

Please note that if you specifically consent to additional uses of your Personal Information, we may use your Personal Information in a manner consistent with that consent.

We may also aggregate information collected from our users (such as the number of users in a particular region or having particular characteristics) and use such aggregated information in any lawful manner.

Third Party Links: As a convenience to you, we may provide links to third party websites, apps or services from within the Website. We are not responsible for the privacy practices or content of these third party sites, and by providing a link we are not endorsing or promoting such third party sites.  When you link away from our Website, you do so at your own risk.  We encourage you to read the policies and terms of every website, app or service you visit.

Social Networking Services:  The Website may integrate with social networking services.  You understand that we do not control such services and are not liable for the manner in which they operate.  While we may provide you with the ability to use such services in connection with our Website, we are doing so merely as an accommodation and, like you, are relying upon those third party services to operate properly and fairly.

You should be aware that Personal Information which you voluntarily include and transmit online in a publicly accessible blog, social network or otherwise online may be viewed and used by others.  We are unable to control such uses of your Personal Information, and by using such services you assume the risk that the Personal Information provided by you may be viewed and used by third parties.

Cookies and Tracking Technologies; Clickstream Data:

Cookies and other Tracking Technologies – We or our third party partners may store some information on your device or device hard drive as a "cookie" or similar type of file (such as clear gifs, web beacons, tags, and similar technologies that work on mobile devices) to collect data related to usage of the Website and for the purpose of facilitating and enhancing your communication and interaction with the Website. Such data may include, without limitation, the address of the websites you visited before and after you visited the Website, the type of browser you are using, your Internet Protocol (IP) address, what pages in the Website you visit, and what links you clicked on. We use this information to help us maintain and enhance the efficiency and usefulness of the Website and may use it and other non-personally identifiable information for the purposes described in this Privacy Policy.  However, some of the information we collect may include data, such as IP address data or the identifiers associated with your device that are unique to your computer or device.

For example, we use Google Analytics to understand how visitors interact with our Website. The type of information Google collects include pages visited, videos viewed, etc. This information helps us learn things like what pages are most attractive to our visitors, which of our products most interest our customers, and what kinds of offers our customers like to see. For more information, learn how Google uses data when you visit their partners’ sites or apps. You can opt out of Google Analytics on most browsers through the mechanisms made available by Google here: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

Cookies and similar items are not used by us to automatically retrieve Personal Information from your device without your knowledge. Please be advised that certain third parties that are beyond the scope of this Privacy Policy, such as advertisers, may collect information in connection with the Website.   We are not responsible for the acts or omissions of such third parties.

If you want to stop or restrict the placement of cookies or flush any cookies that may already be on your computer or device, please refer to the Opt-Out of Cookies section below.

Clickstream Data – As you use the Internet, a trail of electronic information is left at each website you visit. This information, which is sometimes referred to as “clickstream data,” can be collected and stored by a website’s server. Clickstream data can tell us the type of device and browsing software you use and the address of the website from which you linked to the Website. We may collect and use clickstream data to anonymously determine how much time visitors spend on websites, how visitors navigate throughout websites and how we may tailor our Service to better meet consumer needs. This information will be used to improve our Service. Any collection or use of clickstream data will be anonymous, and will not intentionally contain any Personal Information.

Opt Out:

Communication from us - To opt-out of any future promotional messages from us, you may use the unsubscribe link at the bottom of such email messages or you can also send an unsubscribe request to us at unsubscribe@4aarts.org. Please note that if you opt-out of receiving promotional messages from us, we may still send you important administrative messages that are required to provide you with our services.

Cookies - If you want to stop or restrict the placement of cookies or flush any cookies that may already be on your computer or device, please refer to and adjust your web browser preferences. Further information on cookies is available at www.allaboutcookies.org. By deleting our cookies or disabling future cookies you may not be able to access certain areas or features of our Website or some of its functionality may be affected. Cookies and similar items are not used by us to automatically retrieve Personal Information from your device without your knowledge.

Data Security: We maintain reasonable security procedures to help protect against loss, misuse, unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration or destruction of the information you provide to us.  Please note that no data transmission or storage can be guaranteed to be 100% secure due to the inherent open nature of the Internet. As a result, we cannot guarantee or warrant the security of any information you disclose or transmit to us online and cannot be responsible for the theft, destruction, or inadvertent disclosure of your information.

Data Retention: We will retain your information for as long as your account or inquiry is active or as needed to provide you with the Website and for a reasonable time thereafter in accordance with our standard procedures or as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, to resolve disputes, and to enforce our agreements. Even if we delete some or all of your Personal Information, we may continue to retain and use aggregate or anonymous data previously collected and/or anonymize or aggregate your Personal Information. Please note that we will not be liable for disclosures of your data due to errors or unauthorized acts of third parties.

Information Relating to Children: Our Website is designed for those 13 years of age and older. We do not knowingly collect information from anyone under the age of 13. If we are made aware that we have received such information, or any information in violation of our policy, we will use reasonable efforts to locate and remove that information from our records.

Privacy Policy Updates: We reserve the right, at our discretion, to change, modify, add, or remove portions from this Privacy Policy at any time.  However, if at any time in the future we plan to use Personal Information in a way that materially differs from this Privacy Policy, we will post such changes here and email you. We encourage you to periodically review the Website for the latest information on our privacy practices. 

Location: Our Website is maintained in the United States of America.  By using the Website, you freely and specifically give us your consent to export your Personal Information to the USA and to store and use it in the USA as specified in this Privacy Policy.  You understand that data stored in the USA may be subject to lawful requests by the courts or law enforcement authorities in the USA.

Contact: For questions or concerns relating to this Privacy Policy or your information, we can be contacted at: info@4aarts.org.