Thank you for visiting the website of Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater. This website is designed to make it easier and more efficient for individuals and businesses to get information from and, in certain circumstances, to interact with us. We recognize the importance of protecting our patrons' privacy and have taken measures to protect users' privacy with respect to their use of our website.
Consistent with the provisions of the Internet Security and Privacy Act, the Freedom of Information Law, and the Personal Privacy Protection Law, this policy describes our privacy practices for this website regarding information collected from users of this website.
For purposes of this policy, “personal information” means any information concerning a natural person, as opposed to a corporate entity which, because of name, number, symbol, mark, or other identifier, can be used to identify that natural person. This website only collects personal information about you when you provide that information voluntarily by sending an e-mail or by initiating an online transaction, such as forms, online donations and ticket purchases.
Information collected automatically when you visit this website
When visiting this website, we collect no personally identifying information about you unless you choose to provide that information to us.
We automatically collect and store the following information about your visit:
- (i) The Internet Protocol Address and domain name used, but not the e-mail address. The Internet Protocol Address is a numerical identifier assigned either to your Internet service provider or directly to your computer;
- (ii) the type of browser and operating system you used;
- (iii) the date and time you visited this site;
- (iv) the web pages or services you accessed at this site;
- (v) the Website you visited prior to coming to this Website;
- (vi) the Website you visit as you leave this Website; and
- (vii) if you downloaded a form, the form that was downloaded.
- None of the foregoing information is deemed to constitute personal information.
The information that is collected automatically is used to improve this website's content and to help us understand how users are interacting with the website. This information is collected for statistical analysis, to determine what information is of most and least interest to our users, and to improve the utility of the material available on the website. We will not sell or disclose personal information collected from the website for commercial marketing purposes. We may share information with our business partners and advertisers, although we will do so in aggregate form only and not in a personally identifiable form.
We and our advertising partners, including advertising networks, use information gathered through cookies and other similar technologies, as well as other information we or they may have, to help tailor the ads you see on our website and on other sites. To better serve you, we use “session cookies” to enhance or customize your visit to this website. These session cookies do not contain personal information and do not compromise your privacy or security. We may use the cookie feature to store a randomly generated identifying tag on the device you use to access this website. A session cookie is erased during operation of your browser or when your browser is closed.
Additionally, if you visit Arena Stage’s website, you may later see a related ad from us on a Website you visit. To opt-out of targeted advertising from many ad networks click here.
We may also use “persistent cookies” when, for example, you register for certain features or services. Such cookies are stored on your computer's hard drive and allow this website to recognize you when you visit again and tailor the information presented to you based on your needs and interests. The software and hardware you use to access the website should allow you to refuse new cookies or delete existing cookies. Refusing or deleting these cookies may limit your ability to take advantage of some features of this website.
More information about deleting and controlling cookies is available at here.
Information collected when you e-mail this website or initiate an online interaction
During your visit to this website you may send an e-mail to us. Your e-mail address and the contents of your message will be collected. The information collected is not limited to text characters and may include audio, video, and graphic information formats included in the message. Your e-mail address and the information included in your message will be used to respond to you, to address issues you identify, to improve this website, or to forward your message to another person or entity for appropriate action. We may also use this information to send you promotional information regarding us and our business partners. We will not, however, sell or otherwise disclose your e-mail address for commercial purposes without your knowledge or consent.
During your visit to this website you may initiate a transaction such as service orders and submitting information through the Arena Stage website. The information, including personal information, volunteered by you in initiating the transaction is used by us to operate our programs which include the provision of goods, services, and information. The information collected by us may be disclosed by us for those purposes that may be reasonably ascertained from the nature and terms of the transaction in connection with which the information was submitted.
We do not knowingly collect personal information from children or create profiles of children through this website, although parents may opt to do so for their children when they register for Camp Arena Stage. Users are cautioned, however, that the collection of personal information submitted in an e-mail or through an online transaction will be treated as though it was submitted by an adult. We strongly encourage parents and teachers to be involved in children's Internet activities and to provide guidance whenever children are asked to provide personal information online.
Information and choice
As noted above, this website does not collect any personal information about you during your visit to this website unless you provide that information voluntarily by sending an e-mail or by initiating an online transaction, such as forms. You may choose not to send us an e-mail or initiate an online transaction. While your choice not to participate in these activities may limit your ability to receive specific services or products through this website, it will not prevent you from requesting services or products from us by other means and will not normally have an impact on your ability to take advantage of other features of the website, including browsing or downloading most publicly available information.
Disclosure of information collected through this website
The collection of information through this website and the disclosure of that information are subject to the provisions of the Internet Security and Privacy Act. We will only collect personal information through this website or disclose personal information collected through this website if the user has consented to the collection or disclosure of such personal information. Participation in an online transaction resulting in the disclosure of personal information to this website by the user, whether solicited or unsolicited, constitutes consent to the collection and disclosure of the information by us for the purposes reasonably ascertainable from the nature and terms of the transaction.
However, we may collect or disclose personal information without user consent if the collection or disclosure is: (1) necessary to perform our statutory duties or necessary for us to operate a program authorized by law, or authorized by state or federal statute or regulation; (2) made pursuant to a court order or by law; (3) for the purpose of validating the identity of the user; or (4) of information to be used solely for statistical purposes that is in a form that cannot be used to identify any particular person.
Further, the disclosure of information, including personal information, collected through this website is subject to the provisions of the Freedom of Information Law and the Personal Privacy Protection Law.
We may disclose personal information to federal or state law enforcement authorities to enforce our rights against unauthorized access or attempted unauthorized access to our information technology assets or against other inappropriate use of this website.
Retention of information collected through this website
The information collected through this website is retained by us in accordance with applicable law and policy.
Information, including personal information that you submit in an e-mail or initiate in an online transaction, such as forms and submitting information through our website, is maintained in our database in accordance with applicable law and commercially reasonable business practices.
Confidentiality and integrity of personal information collected through this website
We are strongly committed to protecting personal information collected through this website against unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. Consequently, we limit employee access to personal information collected through this website to only those employees who need access to the information in the performance of their official duties. Employees who have access to this information are required to follow appropriate procedures in connection with any disclosures of personal information. Credit card numbers and expiration dates are encrypted and are available only to the staff responsible for processing such data.
In addition, we have implemented procedures to safeguard the integrity of our information technology assets, including, but not limited to, authentication, monitoring, auditing, and encryption. Security procedures have been integrated into the design, implementation, and day-to-day operations of this website as part of our continuing commitment to the security of electronic content as well as the electronic transmission of information.