How We Use the Information You Provide
We use the information you provide to personalize the Website so that we can better meet your needs, fulfill your online order, facilitate service to our patrons, and inform you of the Pulitzer’s exhibitions, events, programs, publications, resources, tours, and promotional offers. Our use of visitor information varies with the type of visit or transaction. For details about each transaction type, see each of the sections below.
Subscribing to Our Newsletter and Mailing List
You may use the Website without registering or submitting any personal information. However, you may subscribe to receive our free email newsletter and other communications that we send to our mailing list. Subscribers to our email newsletter and mailing list may opt out at any time by following the “unsubscribe” instructions included in each email message.
We use Constant Contact® to administer our email newsletter and mailing list. If you subscribe to our newsletter and mailing list, you will be directed to the Constant Contact website where you will enter your name and email address. This personal information does not reside on our servers, but resides on the Constant Contact servers. The Privacy Statement, Security Policy, and Terms and Conditions of Use of the Constant Contact website are found at www.constantcontact.com. Our newsletters are loaded to Constant Contact and then distributed. We have the ability to download the list of subscribers to our newsletter. We do not share this information with third parties.
Purchase of Catalogues and Other Publications
The Pulitzer may occasionally ask for feedback and publishes surveys on the Website or through a reputable third-party service provider. Your participation in these surveys is on a voluntary and anonymous basis, unless otherwise specified. We use the survey responses to improve our understanding of you, our visitors, and to determine how best to serve your needs. Information collected in these surveys is never sold, rented, or shared with third parties for marketing purposes.
Social Media and Our Blog
We welcome your participation in our communities on various social media sites, which may include Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Vimeo, and Foursquare. Please note that the privacy policies of these organizations and companies may differ from ours. Your name and email address are required to post comments on the blog. The Pulitzer will not use these email addresses in any way, unless permission to do so is specifically requested and granted. We will not share these email addresses with any third parties for marketing purposes.
We solicit names and email addresses from our gallery visitors on a voluntary basis. They are added to our mailing list, which is used to send regular emails, such as invitations, quarterly programming guides, special programs, etc. This information is maintained in a database on our server but is not shared with third parties.
Emailing the Pulitzer
If you email the Pulitzer, any message, material, business information, ideas, concepts, or other information sent to the Pulitzer by email will be treated as non-confidential and non-proprietary.
The Website may use technologies such as “cookies,” or small data files that are automatically sent to your browser from a Web server and stored on your computer’s hard drive. These technologies do not contain any personal information about you; they may be used to gather information to analyze traffic to the Website, to improve our content and navigation, to enhance our marketing efforts, to personalize your experience, and to provide online display advertising tailored to your interests based on your online behavior.
You may choose to set your browser so that it does not accept cookies. Most areas of the Website will function without cookies, but for an optimal experience with our site, we recommend that you allow cookies.
We also subscribe to Google Analytics, which provides information regarding number of hits on the Website as well as the specific pages to which visitors are going. This information is used to help us develop a more effective website. We do not receive any information regarding the personal identity of the visitor.
Third-Party Service Providers
The Pulitzer engages reputable third-party vendors in order to help us manage the Website, process transactions, better respond to the needs of our visitors, and enhance our marketing efforts.
The Pulitzer takes special care to protect the safety and privacy of children. We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under 13 years of age.
The Pulitzer makes every reasonable effort to ensure the security of transactions that occur on the Website. To maintain data accuracy, to prevent unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, and destruction of personal information, and to ensure the correct use of personal information, we have put appropriate physical, electronic, and administrative procedures in place to safeguard and secure the personal information that we collect online. Notwithstanding our efforts, we cannot guarantee absolute or unqualified protection of this information given the open nature and resulting instability of the Internet, and we make no representations or warranties as to the effectiveness of our security, and we assume no liability for security breaches or any failure in the security of your computer equipment and network, your Internet service provider, or other networks and communications providers.
We are located in the United States of America, and in using the website, you explicitly acknowledge and consent to the collection, storage, and processing of your personal information in the United States and to having the laws of the United States govern the collection, storage, and processing of your personal data.
Disclosure of Personal Information
We may disclose your personal information to courts, law enforcement authorities, and other relevant third parties, such as Internet service providers, when such disclosure is necessary or advisable, in our sole discretion, to conduct an investigation, to respond to a third-party or law enforcement subpoena or court order, to bring legal action, to prevent harm to others, or to pursue other relief when you or a third party are or may be: (a) violating our terms and conditions of use; (b) causing injury or other harm or otherwise violating our intellectual property or other rights, or those of other users or third parties; or (c) violating federal, state, local, or other applicable law. This disclosure may include transferring information to the United States and outside the European Economic Area. To the extent that we are legally permitted to do so, we will take reasonable steps to notify you in the event that we are required to provide your personal information to third parties in connection with a subpoena.
Access to Your Personal Information
We will provide access to the personal information about you that we hold and you will be able to correct, amend, or delete that information where it is inaccurate, except where the burden or expense of providing access would be disproportionate to the risks to your privacy in the case in question, or where the rights of other persons would be violated.