Privacy and Accessibility Statement


1. Introduction

The website found at the URLs www.annenbergspaceforphotography.org, www.annenbergphotospace.org, www.thephotospace.org and irisnights.org (the "Site") is owned and operated by the Annenberg Foundation (“Annenberg,” “we” or “us”).  The Annenberg Foundation is strongly committed to protecting your privacy.  For any comments, suggestions or concerns, please contact us at www.annenbergspaceforphotography.org/contact.  By using the Site, you consent to the data practices described in this Privacy Policy.

2. Collection and Use of Personal Information

Annenberg will not knowingly share your information with any third party, except as explained in this Privacy Policy. This includes both traditional factual information (your name, address, phone number, etc.) and web-oriented information (your IP address, email configuration, email address, etc.). This information will not be rented or sold to any other organizations.  Log files stored on the Site’s web server allow the recording and analysis of users' use of the Site. The information inside the log files includes Internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, page referrals and number of clicks. This information is used to collect user demographic information, analyze trends and track user movements around the Site. Log files do not contain any personal information.

3. Passive Data Collection

We may receive passively-collected information through a variety of methods including but not limited to:

Cookies and Web Beacons. We may use a variety of methods, including "cookies" and "web beacons," to collect information. A cookie is a small data file that is transferred to an Internet user's browser by a web server. Cookies are designed to store basic information, such as a user's preferences. A web beacon (sometimes referred to as a "clear GIF") is a small string of code placed in a web page, email message (such as the Annenberg Space for Photography newsletter) or other media format in order to gather statistical usage information.

The information that we collect with cookies, web beacons and other passive methods may include your IP address, information about how you interact content, browser type, system type, device type, the content and pages that you access, the date and time you view pages, and the page from which you navigated.

Click-through URLs. In some of our email messages, we may use a "click-through URL" linked to content on a website. When you click one of these URLs, you pass through a separate web server before arriving at the destination page. We track this click-through data to help us determine interest in particular topics and measure the effectiveness of our customer communications. If you prefer not to be tracked in this way, you should not click text or graphic links in the email messages.

Analytics Tools. We use Google Analytics, a Web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics uses cookies to help us analyze how users use the Site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the Site (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google. We use Google Analytics for the purpose of evaluating your use of the Site, compiling reports on the Site’s activity for internal use and providing other services relating to activity on the Site and Internet usage. For information about how Google will use your information, please visit http://www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners/.

You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser; however, please note that if you do this, you may not be able to use the full functionality of the Site. By using the Site, you consent to the processing of data about you by us and Google in the manner and for the purposes set out in this Privacy Policy.

4. How We Use Information and When We May Share and Disclose Information Generally

We use personal information and passively-collected information for internal purposes only, such as to provide you with the Site, to improve the Site, to notify you of new events and offerings, and to otherwise communicate with you about the Site and Annenberg. We may disclose to third parties, certain passively-collected information regarding the Site.  However, in such cases, your information is aggregated with the usage data of others and does not identify you individually.

5. Online Tracking

We may allow third-party companies to serve ads and collect certain anonymous information when you visit the Site. These companies may use non-personally identifiable information (e.g., click stream information, web browser type, time and date, subject of advertisements clicked or scrolled over) during your visits to the Site and other websites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services likely to be of interest to you. These companies typically use a cookie or third-party web beacon to collect this information. Our systems do not recognize browser “Do Not Track” signals, but several of our Service Providers (defined below) who utilize tracking cookies or web beacons on the Site enable you to opt out of targeted advertising practices. To learn more about targeted advertising practices or to opt out of this type of advertising, please visit www.networkadvertising.org or www.aboutads.info/choices/.

6. Children under 13

The Annenberg Foundation does not knowingly collect information from children. Do not provide any personal information unless you are at least 13 years of age, and please caution your children not to provide any. If a child under 13 has provided personal information, a parent or guardian may contact us to request the removal of this information (see Section 16 below for contact information). We will use reasonable efforts to delete it from our database.

7. Service Providers

From time to time, we may establish a business relationship with other businesses whom we believe trustworthy and who have confirmed that their privacy practices are consistent with ours ("Service Providers"). For example, we may contract with Service Providers to provide certain services, such as hosting and maintenance, data storage and management, and marketing and promotions. We only provide our Service Providers with the information necessary for them to perform these services on our behalf. Each Service Provider must agree to use reasonable security procedures and practices, appropriate to the nature of the information involved, in order to protect your personal information from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. Service Providers are prohibited from using personal information other than as specified by Annenberg.

8. Security

We maintain physical, electronic and procedural safeguards to protect the confidentiality and security of information transmitted to us. However, we do not guarantee the security of personal information or other information in any form, and your submission of information to the Site is at your own risk.

If you send us an email message or use one of our online forms, you should be aware that your information is not necessarily secure against electronic interception by unknown and unforeseeable third parties.

9. Other Transfers

We may share personal information and passively-collected information with organizations controlling, controlled by, or under common control with Annenberg.

10. Compliance with Laws and Law Enforcement

In certain limited and exceptional circumstances, we may be required by law to disclose information you submit to us.  We may disclose personal information and any other information about you to government or law enforcement officials or private parties if, in our discretion, we believe it is necessary or appropriate in order to respond to legal requests (including court orders and subpoenas), to protect the safety, property, or rights of Annenberg or of any third party, to prevent or stop any illegal, unethical, or legally actionable activity, or to comply with the law.

11. Privacy Concerns

You may ask to review, revise, correct or update any of your personal information by contacting us at info@annenberg.org.

12. If you would like to opt out of our mailings and services:

If you do not want to receive marketing emails from us in the future, please let us know, and we will comply. Please provide us with the exact email address you would like removed from our marketing and newsletter lists so that we can remove it. You can also click the “unsubscribe” link at the bottom of our email newsletters. Please see Section 16 for contact information.

13. Links to Other Websites

The Site contains links to other sites that are not owned or controlled by the Annenberg Foundation. A link to a third party's website does not mean that we endorse it or that we are affiliated with it and we are not responsible for the content or privacy practices of other sites. You access such third-party websites or content at your own risk.  You should always read the privacy policy of a third-party website before providing any information to the website.

14. Revisions to Privacy Statement

If our electronic information practices change, we will post a revised Privacy Policy reflecting those changes on our Site. Those changes will go into effect on the “Revised” date shown in the Privacy Policy. By continuing to visit the Site after the “Revised” date, you consent to the revised Privacy Policy. We recommend that you check our Privacy Policy periodically for any revisions.

15. Accessibility Statement

We are committed to ensuring that the Site is accessible to all visitors.

The Site has been developed to provide comparable information and data to individuals with or without disabilities.

The site is regularly monitored to ensure that it meets and exceeds standards for accessibility.

Testing for Accessibility. As part of the development process and ongoing website maintenance, we test the Site using several different assistive technologies including screen readers, screen magnifiers, speech recognition software and text-only browsers. Our team also uses tools, such as the W3C HTML Validator, WAVE by WebAIM and the Color Contrast Analyzer, to ensure the best experience possible for all visitors.

16. Contact Us

For any comments, suggestions or concerns, please contact us here:

Annenberg Foundation
2000 Avenue of the Stars
Suite 1000S
Los Angeles, CA 90067
ph: (310) 209-4560
fax: (310) 209-1631
info@annenberg.org