Privacy Policy

Updated July 2016

This online privacy policy applies to all Alphawood Foundation and Alphawood Exhibitions LLC (collectively “Alphawood”) websites and online resources that link to our websites. Alphawood is aware of our users’ concerns about their privacy when visiting our site and online resources.  Please read this entire policy before using or submitting information to us through this website or any online resource. By using our website, you are agreeing to the terms of this policy, and any information you submit to Alphawood through a website or online resource will be collected, processed, used, and disclosed in accordance with these terms.

This website may collect Personally Identifiable Information (as defined below) for ticket purchases, program registrations, electronic newsletters and mailings, and general inquiries. This information is used only for the intended services. For some of these services, the site may request information about background, occupation, demographics, and interests. If you sign up to receive future information or updates from Alphawood, you may opt out at any time by clicking the “unsubscribe” link in any of our e-mail updates. The website automatically collects information about computer hardware and software. This can include IP addresses, browser types, domain names, access times, and the referring websites that visitors use to access this website. The site uses this information to maintain the quality of the service while you are on the website, as well as to collect general statistics about the site.
“Personally Identifiable Information” is information that either directly identifies you or could reasonably be used in combination with other publically available information to identify you. Examples of Personally Identifiable Information include your name, contact information, email address, and other information in combination with such identifiers.

Certain areas of our website and online resources allow you to submit your Personally Identifiable Information to us.  We may use the information you provide to send you requested information, respond to your inquiry, improve our website, verify your relationship with Alphawood, or take other actions that may be necessary to respond to your request.

We may combine Personally Identifiable Information you provide with other information you’ve provided to Alphawood through our website. We may also combine Personally Identifiable Information collected through our website and online resources with Alphawood’s offline records and information provided to us by third parties. We use this consolidated information to improve our website and online resources, enhance our marketing activities, better design our offerings, and facilitate other business functions.

Our website and online resources also collect other basic information about you which does not directly identify you but which may correspond with you or a particular device. We use this information to learn more about how our website and online resources are used and to otherwise improve and administer the site. We also use this information to enable us to deliver information tailored to your interests and preferences, based on your use of the site. For example, we may collect the Internet Protocol Address assigned to your computer by your internet service provider. This address may change each time you connect to the internet (a “dynamic” IP address), or it may remain the same (a “static” IP address).
Alphawood does not sell, share, or otherwise disclose the information we collect through our website or online resources, except as provided in this policy. We may disclose information to third parties who provide us with various business services, including monitoring and maintaining the website and preparing newsletters and mailings. We may also share Personally Identifiable Information with our grantees or other third parties with whom we are working to provide you with services or information.

We may also disclose information we collect in special cases, including when we have a reason to believe that such disclosure is necessary to identify, contact, or bring a legal action against someone who may be causing injury to or interference with our rights and property or those of any other person. We may also disclose information when we believe the law requires it and in any situation that involves threats to any person’s physical safety.
Alphawood’s website and online resources are owned and operated in the United States, but the information you provide may be accessible by our affiliates and vendors in other countries. If you are visiting this site from a country other than the United States, your information will cross an international boundary. The level of protection for your information in the United States may not be the same as the level of protection in your country. By using this site, you consent to the collection, storage, and processing of your information in the United States and in any country to which we may transfer your information in the course of our business operations.

Photo Permissions

By making a reservation through this website or other Alphawood facility to attend any exhibition or public program at the Alphawood Gallery or other affiliated venue, you authorize Alphawood or our agents to photograph, record, film, video tape, or otherwise use your likeness, performance, image, and/or voice for use in general and program-related promotion or otherwise. Alphawood may edit, alter, copy, exhibit, publish or distribute such images for purposes of publicizing Alphawood’s programs or for any lawful purpose. Alphawood may use and authorize others to use such images for promotional or any other lawful purposes. In addition, you waive the right to inspect or approve the finished product, including any written or electronic copy, wherein your likeness, performance, image, and/or voice appear. Further, you waive any right to royalties or any other form of compensation arising from or related to the use of my likeness or such images. Alphawood shall own all rights, title, and interest to all such images and content without limitation.

Fair Use of Images/Copyrights

The text, images, data, audio and video clips, and other content on this website (“materials”) are protected by copyright and may be covered by other restrictions as well. Alphawood owns and expressly reserves all rights, including copyright, in whole and in part, in the materials on the site, or has secured all necessary rights to such materials. Any unauthorized use or modification of the materials on the Site may violate copyright laws, trademark laws, the laws of privacy and publicity, contract, and communications regulations and statutes and any other applicable laws. You may use the site for limited noncommercial, educational, and personal use only, or for “fair use” as authorized in the United States copyright laws, and provided further that you also retain all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials and cite the author and source of the materials. You may not copy, reproduce, republish, upload, post, transmit, distribute, or modify material, including graphics, images, and code, from this site without written permission from Alphawood. Additionally, the images, logos, and names of the Alphawood entities are proprietary and may not be used without written permission from Alphawood. While Alphawood believes the information contained in this website is reliable, it does not guarantee the accuracy or completeness of any information. The information contained herein is subject to change without notice. The links contained in this website are for informational purposes only. Alphawood is not responsible for the content of any linked websites, nor does it control or assume liability for any website to which this site is linked.

Postings on the Site

You may have an opportunity to post information, images, or other materials to the site. Alphawood does not endorse any opinions or recommendations posted or transmitted by you or others. Any materials posted or transmitted on the site are the responsibility of the person or persons posting the materials. It is strictly prohibited to post or transmit any unlawful, threatening, or infringing material or any material that could constitute conduct that would be considered a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability, a violation of privacy or publicity, or otherwise violate any law. Alphawood shall have the right, but not the obligation, to inspect, remove, refuse or delete any content for any reason whatsoever. Access and accounts of repeat infringers will, in appropriate circumstances, be terminated.

Use of the Site by Children

Alphawood’s websites and online resources are not intended for children. We do not knowingly collect any Personally Identifiable Information from children under 13-years old. However, if the parent or the guardian of a child under 13 years old believes that the child has provided us with Personally Identifiable Information, the parent or guardian of that child should contact us at 2401 North Halsted Street, Suite 210, Chicago, Illinois 60614, Attn: Director of Exhibitions, to request the information’s deletion. Anyone under 18 years old should seek their parent’s or guardian’s permission prior to using or disclosing any Personally Identifiable Information to Alphawood.

Revisions to this Privacy Policy

This privacy policy may be revised at any time. We may revise the policy in response to changes in the law or other factors. We encourage website users to periodically visit this page to review the most current policy.