Privacy Policy

The Art Center respects your privacy and has established this privacy policy (“Privacy Policy”) to let you know how we collect, use, manage, share, and protect information that we may gather when you visit our Website, contact us by phone or other means. This Privacy Policy applies to the Website where this Privacy Policy is posted and to information we gather from you over the phone, via conventional mail or in person.

The Art Center reserves the right to change this Privacy Policy at any time. If we make any material changes to this policy, we will post any revised Privacy Policy on the Website. The most current version is always available by clicking on the “Privacy Policy” link located at the bottom of the Website’ home page. Any changes to our Privacy Policy will become effective upon posting of the revised Privacy Policy. By using any of the Website, you agree to the terms of the Privacy Policy in effect at the time of use. If you do not agree to the terms and conditions of this Privacy Policy, please do not use any of the Website.

Information We Collect
We collect two types of information: (1) non-personally identifiable information that is routinely gathered as users navigate through a Website and (2) personally identifiable information voluntarily supplied by you.

Non-Personally Identifiable Information
Each time you visit a Website, information is automatically gathered such as your IP address, domain name, the name of the page from which you entered the Website, which pages you view, and for how long you view them. This information is collected in order to improve the Website, remarketing and for trend analysis. As with most websites, we may use “cookies” to track usage, for marketing purposes and to improve your experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a Web page server. The cookies do not collect any personally identifiable information. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If, however, you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of our Website or have some of our services on the Website function properly. Further information about cookies is available using the help function of your Internet browser.

We may use third-party cookies as part of remarketing activities we conduct with Google and/or other third-party vendors, to help provide you with relevant messaging as you use the Internet. As part of these remarketing activities, these third-party cookies may record your visits to our Website and web sites visited prior. Such cookies can then be used to serve targeted messaging to you on other websites. You may choose to be exempt from the use of Google remarketing cookies at the Google advertising privacy page. Alternatively, you may opt-out of remarketing on the Google network and similar networks at the Network Advertising Initiative opt out page. Opting out will not prevent advertisements from being served to you on the Internet; it will only affect advertisements that utilize remarketing cookies to serve messaging on the specified networks. We are not responsible for the activities of other parties that may not comply with your opt-out requests.

Because non-personally identifiable information does not identify you, we reserve the right to use it for any purpose and to share it with third parties for any purpose. Please note that to the extent any non-personally identifiable information is combined with personally identifiable information, the combined information will be treated as personally identifiable information for as long as it is so combined.

Personally Identifiable Information
We may collect personally identifiable information you provide voluntarily when requesting information, enrollment, or other materials or to satisfy other requests. This information may include your first and last name, postal address, email address, telephone number and the names, date(s) of birth and grade level(s) of your child(ren). We may also collect credit card information from you.
The Art Center uses personally identifiable information voluntarily supplied by you to fulfill requests for information, deliver services to you or for your school, or carry out the transactions you have requested. The Art Center may also use personally identifiable information to communicate special messaging, new services, or upcoming events, to provide educational services to students and to otherwise support students and parents with regard to matters such as class offerings, attendance, customer service or in the event of an emergency. The information will be treated confidentially within The Art Center, in the same way that we protect other such confidential information.

We may share personally identifiable information with certain service providers. They will use this information to process transactions you have requested, provide customer service and inform you of products or services we offer that you may find useful. Our service providers may include consultants, vendors and companies that perform marketing services on our behalf. We require our service providers to protect your personally identifiable information and to use or disclose it only for the work they are performing for us, or as permitted by law.

If you do not want to receive information unrelated to your enrollment via email from The Art Center, you can email us at info@theartcenterny.com to be excluded from receiving emails from The Art Center. If you do not want to receive any further information from The Art Center you can also call us at 212-535-1199 and ask to be removed from all of The Art Center’ contact lists.

In the event that all or substantially all of The Art Center’s assets are sold or transferred to another party, your personally identifiable information may be transferred to the acquiring entity. However, The Art Center will take steps to assure that the personally identifiable information is conveyed lawfully and in a manner consistent with the privacy policy under which it was collected.

Finally, we may disclose your personally identifiable information to third parties if we believe we are required to do so in order to comply with law (including court orders and subpoenas); to comply with lawful requests from law enforcement agencies or other governmental organizations; to protect the rights, privacy, safety, or property of The Art Center, our employees, or other users of the Website; and/or to permit us to pursue available remedies or limit the damages that we may sustain. We otherwise exercise commercially reasonable care to not otherwise share or disclose the names of users or any other personally-identifying information with third-parties, except with your prior approval.

Children Under 13
The Art Center is concerned about the safety and privacy of children online. We take reasonable efforts to comply with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (COPPA).

The Website are not intended to solicit information of any kind from children under the age of 13, and we do not and will not knowingly contact or collect personally identifiable information from children under 13. The only personal information we receive about children under the age of 13 is information provided by the parent or legal guardian. The parent or legal guardian has the option to agree to the collection and use of the student’s information without consenting to the disclosure of the information to third parties.

It is possible that by fraud or deception by others we may receive information pertaining to children under the age of 13. If we are notified of the receipt of information under such circumstances, once verified, we will promptly obtain parental or guardian consent, and in the absence of such consent will delete the information. If you want to notify us that we have inadvertently received information for a child under the age of 13, please do so by emailing us at info@theartcenterny.com.

Security
The Art Center takes reasonable steps to safeguard the personally identifiable information you provide. As effective as our safeguards are, no security system is completely impenetrable, so we cannot guarantee the absolute security of our database and systems, nor can we guarantee that personally identifiable information you supply will not be intercepted while being transmitted to us over the Internet.

Links
The Website contain links to other websites or other resources that are provided for your convenience. Such links, unless explicitly stated, are not endorsed by The Art Center. The information practices of those websites are not covered by this Privacy Policy or any other policies or terms applicable to the Website. We recommend that you review any terms of use and privacy policies of any third party website linked to the Website before providing any information to those websites or using their products and services.