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Privacy Policy

Thank you for visiting (the “Site”), which is owned and operated by Independent Arts & Media, a 501(c)(3) organization (“IAM”). This Privacy Policy explains how this Site collects information, including personally identifiable information, and how IAM uses and discloses that information.

1. Effective Date. This Privacy Policy is effective as of May 15, 2018.

2. Your Consent to This Policy. By using this Site, you consent to the collection, use, and disclosure of information, including your personal information, as set forth in this Privacy Policy. Please do not provide content or personal information on or otherwise use this Site if you do not wish to agree to these terms.

3. This Policy Is Part of Our Terms of Use. This Privacy Policy is part of the Terms of Use that govern your use of this Site. Parts of the Terms of Use affect this Privacy Policy, so please review them prior to using the Site.

4. Types of Information IAM Collects.

  • Information You Manually Provide. IAM collects the personal information you knowingly and manually provide when you use the Site. “Personal Information” is information that identifies you personally, alone or in combination with other information available to IAM. Examples of personal information include your name, address, and email address. The type of Personal Information IAM collects varies depending upon how you use this Site. For example:
  • Contact Forms. When you submit a contact form on the Site, you may be asked to provide your name and email address for us to contact you, and any other information that you wish to share with us in the contact form.
  • Comments on Blog Posts. When you post a comment on an IAM blog post on the Site, you may be asked to provide your name and email address in connection with any other information you wish to share in your comment.
  • Infringement Notices. When you submit a notice to IAM alleging that any content contained on the Site infringes your copyright or trademark or the copyright or trademark of a third party, is libelous, or violates the rights of privacy or publicity of you or a third party, you may be asked to provide your name, address, telephone number, and email.
  • Affiliate Regrant Request Forms. If you are a representative of an IAM affiliate project (“Affiliate”), you may submit Regrant Request Forms through the Site that ask for the name, email, address, and phone number of the person to be reimbursed related to your request.
  • What IAM Does Not Collect. IAM does not collect any information other than what you manually submit through the Site.
  • IAM Does Not Use Cookies. Many sites use cookies and/or other technologies to place information about a user’s visit to that website in a small data text file that is stored on the user’s computer. IAM does not use “cookies” or similar technologies in connection with the Site.

5. Our Use of Google Analytics. IAM uses Google Analytics, a web analytics tool that helps IAM understand how visitors engage with this Site. Google Analytics does not provide any personally identifiable data on individual users, such as IP addresses, names, email addresses, or any other unique identifier. If you do not want information about your visit to this Site sent to Google Analytics, you may download an opt-out browser add-on from the Google website directly.

6. Our Use of Google AdWords. IAM uses Google AdWords, an advertising platform that allows us to show you advertisements that appear in Google search results when you enter certain search keywords relevant to IAM into Google’s search feature. When you visit a page or see an ad that was served using Google AdWords, various cookies may be sent to your browser by Google and other third parties. A “cookie” is a small file saved on your computer to help store preferences and other information that’s used on the web pages that you visit. For more information about the types of cookies used by Google, click here. You may also opt out of Google’s cookies by visiting Google’s Ad Settings page.

7. How IAM Uses Information Collected Through This Site.

General Uses. Generally, IAM uses the information it collects through this Site:

  • to provide the information and services you request;
  • to better understand your needs and interests in order to provide you with effective service;
  • to contact you with information and notices related to your use of this Site;
  • to improve the Content (as defined in the Terms of Use), functionality and usability of this Site;
  • to improve IAM’s marketing and promotional efforts;
  • for security, credit or fraud prevention purposes; and
  • for any other purpose identified in an applicable privacy notice, click-through agreement or other agreement between you and IAM.

 Infringement Notices. If you submit Personal Information to IAM in connection with a notice to IAM alleging that any content contained on the Site infringes your copyright or trademark or the copyright or trademark of a third party, is libelous, or violates the rights of privacy or publicity of you or a third party, IAM will use the Personal Information collected to address, investigate, respond and take action in response to your notice.

Regrant Request Forms. If you are an Affiliate submitting Regrant Request Forms through the Site, the form requires a password to access for your security. IAM uses information collected from these forms to process regrants, reimbursements, and/or other types of vendor payments to the Affiliate and/or third party payee identified in the form.

8. Your Choices. You have choices about the ways IAM collects, uses and discloses the Personal Information that you manually submit. You always have the choice about whether to manually submit Personal Information to IAM. IAM includes an “unsubscribe” link in our electronic newsletters in order to provide you with the opportunity to “opt out” of receiving such communications. If you have any other privacy concerns about information submitted to IAM through the Site, please contact IAM at the contact information below. IAM will endeavor to honor requests within a reasonable amount of time.

9. Steps IAM Takes to Safeguard Your Personal Information. IAM maintains reasonable administrative, physical and technological measures to protect the confidentiality and security of Personal Information you submit on or through this Site. Unfortunately, no website, mobile or tablet application, server or database is completely secure or “hacker proof.” Therefore, IAM cannot guarantee that your Personal Information will not be disclosed, misused or lost by accident or by the unauthorized acts of others.

10. How IAM Shares Your Personal Information With Others.

  • To Facilitate the Regrant Process for Affiliates. IAM may share certain Personal Information about Affiliates with third parties where necessary to facilitate the regrant process and otherwise to allow IAM to provide fiscal sponsorship services to Affiliates.
  • Third–Party Service Providers. IAM shares Personal Information collected through this Site with third-party service providers who act for or on behalf of IAM and may need information about users to perform their functions. For example, IAM may use third-party vendors to design, operate, and/or host this Site, to conduct surveys, and to help IAM with its promotional efforts.
  • Compliance With Laws and Protection of Our Rights and the Rights of Others. IAM may disclose your Personal Information when IAM believes, in good faith, or has been advised by legal counsel that disclosure is appropriate to comply with the law, a court order or a subpoena. IAM may also disclose your Personal Information to: (a) prevent or investigate a possible crime, such as fraud or identity theft; (b) to protect the security of this Site; (c) to enforce or apply IAM’s online Terms of Use or other agreements; or (d) to protect IAM’s rights or property, or the rights, property or safety of our users or others.
  • Privacy Notices. This Privacy Policy may be supplemented or amended from time to time by “privacy notices” posted on this Site. IAM reserves the right to disclose your Personal Information as described in any privacy notice posted on a page of this Site where you provide that information. By providing your Personal Information on that page you will be consenting to the use and disclosure of your Personal Information as described in that privacy notice.

11. Children Under the Age of Thirteen. IAM does not knowingly collect Personal Information from children under the age of 13. If you are under the age of 13, please do provide any Personal Information on or to this Site. If you believe that a child under 13 has submitted Personal Information on or through this Site without the consent and supervision of a parent or guardian, please contact IAM so that appropriate action can be taken.

12. Links to Other Sites. This Site may provide links to other websites operated by third parties. IAM expects our partners and third-party service providers to be transparent about their data protection practices. Be aware, however, that IAM has no control over third-party websites. This Privacy Policy does not apply to Personal Information collected on any third-party website. When you access third-party websites through a link on this Site, please take a few minutes to review the privacy policy posted on that site.

13. This Privacy Policy May Change. This Privacy Policy describes IAM’s current policies and practices with regard to the information, including Personal Information, collected through this Site. IAM is continually improving and adding to the features and functionality of this Site and the services offered through this Site. As a result of these changes (or changes in the law), IAM may need to update or revise this Privacy Policy. Accordingly, IAM reserves the right to update or modify this Privacy Policy at any time, without prior notice, by posting the revised version of this Privacy Policy behind the link marked “Privacy Policy” in the universal footer of this Site. Your continued use of this Site after the revised Privacy Policy has been posted constitutes your agreement to be bound by the revised Privacy Policy and your agreement that any information IAM previously collected from you may be used as described in the revised Privacy Policy. For your convenience, whenever this Policy is changed, IAM will update the “effective date” at the top of this page. If you have not used this Site recently, be sure you check the effective date to see if this Policy has been revised since your last visit. 

14. Contact Us. If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy or IAM’s privacy practices, please contact IAM using the information provided below:

Independent Arts & Media

P.O. Box 420442
San Francisco, CA 94142

Tel: (415) 738-4975
[email protected]