Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

The Pulitzer Arts Foundation (the “Pulitzer”) is committed to protecting the privacy of our visitors. This privacy policy governs the way we collect and use information both online and offline, including at pulitzerarts.org and its subdomains, websites accessed through your mobile devices as well as downloadable mobile applications (“Websites”). A link to this policy is included in the footer information on every page of the Websites. Your use of the Websites or provision of personal information to the Pulitzer as described below constitutes your agreement to the terms of this privacy policy.

Cookies and Pixel Tags

The Websites use technologies such as “cookies” and “pixel tags” to improve the functioning of our website and your experience. Cookies are small data files that are automatically sent to your browser from a Web server and stored on your computer’s hard drive. Cookies enable us to personalize your experience. “Pixel tags” are tiny graphical images embedded in webpages. Pixel tags are used to determine what parts of a website a visitor has viewed. These technologies do not contain any personal information about you; they are used to gather information to analyze traffic to the Websites, to improve our content and navigation, to enhance our marketing efforts, and to personalize your experience.

The Museum also works with third-party analytics and marketing partners who use technologies such as cookies and pixel tags on our behalf. For details, see Third-Party Service Providers.

You may choose to set your browser so that it does not accept cookies. Most areas of the Websites will function without cookies, but cookies may be required if you wish to register, sign in, or place items in your shopping bag. For an optimal experience with our site, we recommend that you allow cookies.

Email Communication

The Pulitzer regularly sends email to subscribers to the Pulitzer newsletter. Email recipients may opt out at any time by following the “unsubscribe” instructions included in the email message.

How We Collect and Use the Information You Provide

We collect and use the information you provide to personalize the Websites so that we can better meet your needs, fulfill your online order, facilitate customer service, inform you of products and promotional offers, analyze trends and collect statistics. We maintain the data that you provide, in secure databases. Our collection and use of visitor information varies with the type of visit or transaction. For details about each transaction type, see When You Register,  When You Purchase a Catalogue or Tickets to an Event, or When You Complete a Survey.

When You Complete a Survey

The Pulitzer occasionally asks for feedback and publishes surveys on the Websites 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.

When You Purchase a Catalogue or Tickets to an Event

We use PayPal® for settlement of sales of our catalogues and the purchase of event tickets. If you purchase a catalogue or an event ticket on the Website, you will be directed to the PayPal website for settlement. The personal information that you provide to PayPal that is necessary to fulfill your online order, if you do not have an existing PayPal account, may include your name, address, telephone number, email address, and credit card number. This information does not reside on our servers, but resides on the PayPal servers. PayPal then sends us a confirmation of the sale including your name and address, which we then use for shipment purposes. We do not use this information for any other purpose. The PayPal User Agreement, Privacy Policy, Acceptable Use Policy, and Electronic Communications Delivery Policy (E-sign Disclosure and Consent) can be found at www.paypal.com.

When You Register

You may use the Website without registering or submitting any personal information. However, you may subscribe to receive our free email newsletter as well as subscribe to our direct mail mailing list for other communications that we send out on a periodic basis. 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 MailChimp® to facilitate your subscription to our email newsletter and/or direct mail mailing list. Once the subscription has been processed, Saleforce® is used to manage the mailing lists. If you subscribe to receive our email newsletter or direct mail you will be directed to MailChimp on our Website where you will enter your name, email address and mailing address. This information is then processed to Salesforce where the database is maintained. The Terms of Service and Privacy Statement, for Salesforce may be found at www.salesforce.com. We do not share personal information with third parties.

Emailing the Museum

If you email the Museum, any message, material, business information, ideas, concepts, or other information sent to the Museum by email will be treated as non-confidential and non-proprietary.

Third-Party Service Providers

Pulitzer engages reputable third-party vendors in order to help us manage the Websites, process transactions, better respond to the needs of our visitors, and enhance our marketing efforts. This includes third-party analytics vendors such as Google Analytics and other marketing partners. We and our third-party vendors or partners use analytics data for a variety of purposes such as to improve the design and content of our Websites, to help us learn things like what pages are most attractive to all of our visitors and what exhibitions and programs visitors are interested in, and to gauge the success of our advertising and marketing campaigns.

Pulitzer requires its vendors to maintain the confidentiality of the information to which they are provided access, and restricts these vendors from using or disclosing the information in any way without express authorization by the Pulitzer.

Share Features

Pulitzer uses third-party tools to give you easy ways to share our content with others. The information you provide when using these tools is subject to the third parties’ privacy policies.

Children Under Thirteen Years of Age

Pulitzer takes special care to protect the safety and privacy of children. We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under thirteen years of age.

Data Security

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.

Changes to the Privacy Policy

Pulitzer may revise this privacy policy at any time. Check here often for updates.

Contact Us

If you have any questions regarding this privacy policy, please contact the Pulitzer Arts Foundation’s Communications Department:

Communications Department
Pulitzer Arts Foundation
3716 Washington Blvd
St. Louis, MO 63108
314 754 1850

This policy was last updated July 17, 2017.