Our Commitment to Privacy
The Information We Collect
How We Use Information
VLAA uses the Information it collects about you to facilitate providing information and/or services to you by VLAA and/or VLAA authorized third parties. Such services may include, but are not limited to, weekly calendar event e-mails, newsletters and event announcements.Please be aware that, to the extent required to provide our services, VLAA may share your Information with individuals, nonprofit organizations, or VLAA authorized third parties, as applicable. In addition, VLAA may share aggregate information about you with certain third parties to continue to improve its services to you. This information shows user activity as a whole rather than on an individual basis and cannot be used to individually identify you. Further, VLAA may release your Information to appropriate governmental authorities where release is required by law (for example, a subpoena) or by a regulation, or is requested by a government agency conducting investigations or proceedings. VLAA may also use your Information where it believes, in its sole discretion, that disclosing this information is necessary to identify, contact or bring legal action against someone (including yourself) who may have breached VLAA’s Conditions of Use or who may be causing injury to or interference with (either intentionally or unintentionally) VLAA’s rights or property, other VLAA users, or anyone else who could be harmed by such activities.
Third-party Access and Use
Occasionally, VLAA may hire third-party service providers to help it provide or improve the services it offers to you. Sometimes it is necessary for these providers to have access to the Information VLAA collects about you. In those cases, VLAA takes reasonable steps to ensure that these providers do not use or otherwise disclose any Information except for the purpose of fulfilling their service obligations to VLAA.
Accessing Another Website through VLAA
Any material, business information, ideas, concepts or other information sent to VLAA by email will be treated as non-confidential and non-proprietary.
VLAA uses third-party service providers to make it easy for you to share our content with others. The information you provide when using these tools is subject to those third parties’ privacy policies.
How You Can Delete or Correct Your Information
You have the right at any time to cease permitting your Information to be collected, used or disclosed by VLAA, or to seek changes thereto, by contacting VLAA via e-mail [firstname.lastname@example.org] or by mail [3301 Washington, St. Louis, MO 63103]. After processing such correspondence, VLAA will delete or modify your Information as applicable.
Our Commitment to Data Security
VLAA encourages artists and arts organizations to include privacy statements on their websites. Guidance on drafting a policy can be found on the On-Line Privacy Alliance site.
This policy was first drafted in 2006 by Aisha Reynolds, Washington University School of Law, Intellectual Property and Business Formation Clinic and was updated in 2015 by Catherine DeHart, Summer Associate.