PRIVACY POLICY

Last Updated: September 19, 2019

Welcome to the websites operated by the Lucille Lortel Theatre Foundation (“we,” “our,” “us”), which include www.lortel.org, www.iobdb.com, www.liveatthelortel.com, and www.lortelawards.org (collectively, “Site”).  We are committed to protecting your privacy.  This Privacy Statement, which is part of our Terms of Use, describes the information we collect through our Site, how we use and share it, and how you can make choices about our use.  

 By using our Site, you consent to our collection, use, and sharing of information as described in this Privacy Statement.  We may update this Privacy Statement from time to time, so please check back regularly.  By using our Site after we have posted an update, you agree to the updated Privacy Statement.

Information We Collect 

Information You Provide to Us

You may browse our Site without submitting any personally-identifiable information (“Personal Information”) to us. We collect Personal Information (e.g., your name and email address), when you voluntarily provide it to us.  The most common ways you would provide your Personal Information are when you join our mailing list; you contact us to request information through our “Contact Us” page; you interact with our message areas (e.g., leave a comment); and you volunteer Personal Information in other areas of our Site.

Information Automatically Collected 

We may also automatically collect information about users when you visit our Site.  This includes the IP address of the device you use to access our Site, the browser type, the time and date of your visits to our Site, your landing page on our Site, the web pages viewed, and results of your searches on our Site.  We may use this information to analyze how visitors use our Site so we can improve the quality of the information and services we provide.

We do not use information automatically collected by our Site to identify visitors individually except in circumstances where we may deem it necessary in connection with legal process or to protect our rights or the rights of a third party as further described below.

Cookies

We may collect information through cookies or similar technologies that are small data files placed on your computer.  For example, we may use cookies to enable services you request and to collect anonymous information for analytics to improve our Site.  You are not required to accept cookies from our Site.  Your web browser allows you to disable the cookies function or delete existing cookies.  However, if you disable cookies, you may not be able to participate in certain features on our Site.

In addition, our Site uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service supplied by Google Inc. Google Analytics provides aggregate information to allow us to analyze how our Site is used.  You can learn more about Google’s privacy practices at:  https://policies.google.com/technologies/partner-sites and https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en.  We also use MailChimp to manage our newsletter and other email lists. MailChimp’s analytics may use web beacons to aggregate how many subscribers open a message or click the links inside.  You can learn more about MailChimp’s privacy practices at: https://mailchimp.com/legal/privacy/.  Remember, you are not required to accept cookies from our Site.  Again, your web browser allows you to disable the cookies function or delete existing cookies. 

How We Use Your Information

We may use your Personal Information: to respond to inquiries; to send newsletters and other information; to administer our programs; to promote our services; and to acknowledge a donation.  You may opt out of receiving communications from us through an “unsubscribe” link in our emails or by sending an email to: info@lortel.org.

How We Share Your Information

We may share your Personal Information with our affiliates and with our third-party service providers (“Service Providers”) that help us operate and provide services in connection with our Site, such as to send emails.  We do not rent or sell your Personal Information to any third parties. 

You may also choose to provide your Personal Information directly to our Service Providers.  When you click on a link to participate in certain activities, such as to enter our Youth Playwriting Fellowship (“Fellowship”) or to make a donation, you will be taken to a web site operated by one of our Service Providers, which will collect your Personal Information for the particular activity.  In some circumstances, such as the Fellowship, the Service Provider will share your Personal Information and related materials with us so that we may administer the Fellowship.  In other circumstances, such as making a donation, the Service Provider will process the donation and share some of your Personal Information (e.g., your name, address, and amount donated) so that we may acknowledge your donation, but the Service Provider will not share your payment card information.  You should carefully review the privacy policy and terms of use that govern the Service Provider’s web site if you decide to provide your Personal Information to the Service Provider.  We will use the Personal Information our Service Providers share with us in accordance with this Privacy Statement. 

We reserve the right to disclose and use Personal Information and other information in special circumstances, including to enforce this Privacy Statement or any other part of our Terms, to comply with legal process or law enforcement, to address actual or suspected illegal activity, to protect our property or rights, to protect the rights and safety of others, or for other reasons we determine in good faith are necessary, appropriate or required by law.  If we ever merge with, are acquired by, or otherwise consolidate with another organization, Personal Information may be transferred along with our other assets. 

Please remember that if you share your Personal Information when you post User Content, such as in a comment, you will be making your Personal Information publicly visible to others.  You are responsible for the Personal Information you share in this manner.

Donor Privacy

As with all other Personal Information, we do not share, loan, trade, rent, or sell our donor names or other Personal Information to any other organization, nor will we send mailings to our donors on behalf of any other organization.  As noted above, online donations to us are processed by our Service Provider and are subject to the Service Provider’s privacy policy and terms of use.  We maintain historical records of donor giving histories for certain gifts. This information is gathered so that we can properly acknowledge gifts for IRS purposes, analyze giving histories, and solicit future donations.

Third-Party Web Sites

Our Site includes links to web sites controlled and maintained by third parties ("Third-Party Sites").  The Foundation is not responsible for Third-Party Sites and does not endorse any Third-Party Site’s content, activities, policies or practices.  Any information you share with or actions you take on Third-Party Sites are governed by the applicable Third-Party Sites’ terms of use and privacy statements, which you should review carefully. 

Social Media Features 

Our Site includes links to social media platforms.  Social media platforms are hosted and controlled by third parties and your interactions with them are governed by their respective privacy policies and terms of use.  If you interact with a social media platform through our Site, we may collect the Personal Information you make available to us related to your social media account. 

Record Retention

We will keep your Personal Information for as long as we need it for the purposes set out in this Privacy Statement or as otherwise prescribed by law.

Security 

We use reasonable efforts to safeguard your Personal Information, such as encrypting your Personal Information during transit to our Site.  Of course no transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure, so you provide your Personal Information at your own risk.

Location of Servers and Transfer of Information 

Information collected through our Site will be accessed and processed in the United States.  In addition, your information may be transferred outside the United States by our Service Providers with locations in other countries.  By using our Site and providing your Personal Information to us, you consent to this transfer and to the collection, storage, processing and use of your Personal Information both within and outside of the United States.

Your Choices Regarding Our Use of Your Personal Information

If you wish to review, update, correct, or remove the information we have about you, please send an email to: info@lortel.org.  If you no longer wish to receive communications from us, you can also unsubscribe by clicking on the “unsubscribe” button in any email communication you receive from us or by sending an email to: info@lortel.org.

Do Not Track (DNT) Requests

Some browsers have incorporated Do Not Track (“DNT”) preferences.  We have set our Site to recognize DNT preferences.  Please note, however, there is not yet an industry-standard DNT protocol on how to interpret DNT signals, so sending a DNT request does not guarantee it will be recognized.  Please remember, you may refuse or delete cookies to prevent some tracking activities.

Children Under Age 13

Protecting the privacy of young children is especially important. We do not knowingly collect information from or about children under age 13.  If you are a parent or guardian and discover that your child under age 13 may have provided Personal Information through our Site, please contact us at info@lortel.org.

Contact Us

For any questions you may have about this Privacy Statement, please contact us by email at: info@lortel.com or by mail at: 322 Eighth Avenue, 21st floor, New York, NY 10001, Attn: Web Services.