Marfa Dialogues

PRIVACY POLICY

Ballroom Marfa is committed to protecting the privacy of site visitors in accordance with applicable laws and regulations. This privacy policy governs the use of ballroommarfa.org and all other instances in which we capture personal data. Ballroom does not collect your personal information unless you expressly provide it to us, and does not sell, trade, or share this information with other companies or organizations.

How and What Data We Collect

Our website collects information from users via voluntary submission, traffic data, and cookie technology. When a user visits our website, we count, track, and aggregate the user’s activity into our analysis of general site traffic, but do not record the user’s individual identity or e­mail address.

Your Consent

By visiting ballroommarfa.org, you signify your acceptance of our Privacy Policy. Please do not use this site if you do not agree to this policy. Your continued use of the site following the posting of changes to this policy means that you accept those changes.

Analytics, Cookies and How They are Used

Our website uses Google Analytics, which uses cookies. A cookie is a small piece of data sent from a website and stored on your computer by your web browser. Cookies may also be used to remember your activities, facilitate navigation, and track visits to a website. You can block cookies by changing the settings on your browser. The information generated by the cookie about your use of our website is usually sent to and stored at a Google server in the US. Please refer to Google’s Privacy Policy for more information about how user data is handled by Google Analytics.

Ballroom Marfa tracks the number of visitors to our site in order to update and improve our service. We reserve the right to use aggregate information about our website traffic, with no personal identifiers, to share statistics with partners and industry colleagues. We do not host ads or commercial content on our website.

When We Collect Data and How it is Used

When you donate or buy something online:

If you make a donation, become a member or purchase something from our online store, you will be required to provide your name, e­mail address, and a physical address. As a member or contributor you will be contacted annually to donate and you will be added to our e­mail newsletter list. When you make a purchase on the website you can opt out of future contact. Those that do not opt out will be added to our mail and e­mail distribution lists, which are used solely to raise funds and build awareness about our events and exhibitions. Your financial details will be shared with our payment system provider in order to complete your transaction, these details will not be held by Ballroom Marfa.

When you join our mailing list:

When you sign up to receive our newsletter via our website we capture your communication data (name and e­mail address) in order to send the requested newsletter. Personal data that you provide to us will only be processed for correspondence with you or only for the purpose for which you have made the data available to us. Your personal data is encrypted when transmitted using the SSL (Secure Socket Layer) protocol. Furthermore, we protect our website and other systems through technical and organizational measures against loss, destruction, access, modification, or distribution of your data by unauthorized persons. All data you give us is stored on secure servers.

When you attend an event or respond to surveys & promotions:

You may also provide us with data when you attend an event or participate in a promotion or survey. The data you give us may include your name, address, e­mail address, and phone number. The data you have provided will be used solely for the expressed intention with which it was collected.

Sharing of Information

We do not sell, share, rent, or intentionally make publicly available users’ personal information, including e­mail addresses, except as provided herein. This information is used by Ballroom Marfa only for internal purposes. We have the following exceptions to these policies: We will release specific information about you or your account only to comply with the law. We will also release specific information in special cases, such as if there is an attempted breach of the security of the sites, or a physical threat to you or others.

Access to Your Information and Opting Out

You can revoke your consent to receive communication from us and unsubscribe from our e­mail newsletter at any time. You can unsubscribe by clicking on the link provided in every e­mail, and to be removed from our e­mail or print mailing lists you can also contact us at info@ballroommarfa.org, or by telephone or mail.

Once removed from our system you will not be re­added unless you express consent by re­entering data into one of the channels described above, thus re­opting into our correspondence. Under the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) if you wish to see the personal data we have collected, or if you believe your data is incorrect, please use the information below to submit requests.

All questions regarding this privacy statement should be addressed to

info@ballroommarfa.org

Or

Attn: Privacy Policy Ballroom Cultural Arts Foundation PO Box 1661 Marfa, TX 79843 (432) 729­3600

We reserve the right to change this policy at any time, so please check back for updates.