Privacy Policy

Privacy Statement

The Municipal Art Society of New York has created this Privacy Policy to explain why we collect particular information and how we will protect your personal privacy within our Web site. The following discloses our information gathering and dissemination practices for the Web site located at the URL connect.mas.org.

In order to fully understand your rights we encourage you to read this Privacy Policy as well as our Terms of Use. The Municipal Art Society of New York reserves the right at any time and without notice to change this Privacy Policy simply by posting such changes on our Site. Any such change will be effective immediately upon posting.

Because we want to demonstrate our commitment to your privacy, this Privacy Policy notifies you of:

  1. What personally identifiable information of yours is collected through the Site;
  2. Who collects such information;
  3. How such information is used;
  4. With whom your information may be shared;
  5. What choices you have regarding collection, use and distribution of your information;
  6. What kind of security procedures are in place to protect the loss, misuse or alteration of information under our control; and
  7. How you can correct any inaccuracies in your information.

Questions regarding this statement should be directed to The Municipal Art Society of New York by sending an email to convio@mas.org. Please reference this Privacy Policy in your subject line.

What Information We Collect and How We Use That Information

Our registration forms require users to give us contact information that may include name, email address, format preference (HTML vs. Text), address, interests, and similar information. We do not request or store sensitive information from our visitors, such as credit card or social security numbers.

Internet Protocol Address

We collect an IP address from all visitors to our Site. An IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer when you use the Internet. We use IP addresses to help diagnose problems with our server, administer our Site, analyze trends, track users’ movement, gather broad demographic information for aggregate use in order for us to improve the site, and deliver customized, personalized content. IP addresses are not linked to personally identifiable information.

Use of “Cookies”

Our Site may use cookies to enhance your experience while using our Site. Cookies are pieces of information that some Web sites transfer to the computer that is browsing that Web site and are used for record-keeping purposes at many Web sites. Use of cookies makes Web-surfing easier by performing certain functions such as saving your passwords, your personal preferences regarding your use of the particular Web site and to make sure you don’t see the same ad repeatedly. Many consider the use of cookies to be an industry standard.

Your browser is probably set to accept cookies. However, if you would prefer not to receive cookies, you can alter the configuration of your browser to refuse cookies. If you choose to have your browser refuse cookies, it is possible that some areas of our Site will not function properly when you view them.

Security

All information provided to The Municipal Art Society of New York is transmitted using SSL (Secure Socket Layer) encryption. SSL is a proven coding system that lets your browser automatically encrypt, or scramble, data before you send it to us. We also protect account information by placing it on a secure portion of our Site that is only accessible by certain qualified employees of The Municipal Art Society of New York. Unfortunately, however, no data transmission over the Internet is 100% secure. While we strive to protect your information, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of such information.

Tell-A-Friend

If a user elects to use our referral service for informing a friend about our Site, we ask them for the friend’s name and email address. The Municipal Art Society of New York will automatically send the friend a one-time email inviting them to visit the Site. The Municipal Art Society of New York stores this information for the sole purpose of sending this one-time email.

Other Web Sites

Our Site contains links to other Web sites. Please note that when you click on one of these links, you are entering another Web site for which The Municipal Art Society of New York has no responsibility. We encourage you to read the privacy statements on all such sites as their policies may be different than ours.

Choice/Opt-Out

MAS provides visitors the opportunity to opt-out of receiving communications from us at the point where we request information about the visitor and at any point thereafter.

This site gives visitors the following options for removing their information from our database, stopping all future, direct communications from us, or stopping any other direct services we provide through this web site:

  • Send email to info[at]mas.org
  • Fax: 212.753.1816, Attn. Web Manager
  • Send mail to the following postal address:
    Web Manager
    Municipal Art Society
    111 W.57th Street
    New York, NY 10019

Correct/Update

We give users the following options for changing and modifying information they have previously provided:

  • Send email to info[at]mas.org
  • Fax: 212.753.1816, Attn. Web Manager
  • Send mail to the following postal address:
    Web Manager
    Municipal Art Society
    111 W.57th Street
    New York, NY 10019

Contacting the Web Site

If you have any questions about this privacy statement, our data collection and dissemination practices, or your dealings with our web sites, please contact:

Web Manager
Municipal Art Society
111 W.57th Street
New York, NY 10019
info[at]mas.org
Ph.: 212.935.3960
Fax: 212.753.1816

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