Privacy Policy

Statement Regarding the Collection and Use of Personal Information

Thank you for visiting the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center’s website. This statement tells you how we use personal information you furnish to us. Please read this privacy policy before using the site or submitting any personal information. By using the site, you are accepting the practices described in this statement. You are encouraged to review this statement each time you visit the site to check for updates and make sure you understand how your personal information may be used.

Collection and Use of Information

When you create an account on www.claricesmithcenter.umd.edu you will share some combination of the following information, depending on the type of transaction you wish to achieve: your first name, last name, mailing address, phone number, e-mail address and/or payment information.

Your mailing address is required to purchase tickets, enter a contest or make a contribution. Your phone number will be used to contact you about important updates related to specific performances you have purchased. We also occasionally make customer service calls to inquire about how we are servicing you.

When you provide your email address to the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, we will periodically contact you through email, providing you information about your account, upcoming performances, special offers, e-newsletters, contest opportunities, etc. If you don’t want to receive periodic email notices from the Center, a link to unsubscribe from email notices is provided at the bottom of each email message.

The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center will protect any financial information you provide to us. If you purchase tickets or gift certificates online, your credit card is encrypted using current secure communication technologies. Your credit card number will only be used for processing orders. Your order information will be stored on our secure servers, but this information is never shared with third parties. We restrict access to customer financial information for use by authorized Clarice Smith Center employees only.

At certain times, we may collect demographic information via website surveys. This information helps us better understand our customers and is completely optional.

Distribution of Information

In addition to using the personal information you furnish to process requested transactions, the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center may share your name and mailing address with other arts and non-profit organizations through list trades. We do not sell this information: we exchange it for marketing purposes. Phone numbers and e-mail addresses are not shared with third party organizations through list trades. If you do not want your name and address to be traded, you must “opt out.” If you wish to opt out immediately, please send an email to webmaster.claricesmith@umd.edu.

We may also share personal information you provide when required by law, an administrative or judicial subpoena or similar order or when we are working with a government agency or company to protect against or prevent actual or potential fraud or unauthorized transactions or to investigate fraud that has already taken place.

Google Analytics and Google Privacy Policy

The website for the Clarice Smith Center uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics uses "cookies", which are text files placed on your computer to help analyze how visitors use the site. The information generated by the cookies, including your IP address and how you use the Center’s site, will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google will use the information to evaluate your use of the website, compile reports on website activity for the Clarice Smith Center and provide other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may transfer this information to third parties who process the information for Google or when required to do so by law. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. You may refuse 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 Center’s website. By using this website, you consent to Google processing information about how you use the site in the manner and for the purposes set out above. For more information about Google Analytics, visit http://www.google.com/analytics/. For information about how Google uses the data it collects about your Internet use, visit Google's Privacy Policy at http://www.google.com/privacypolicy.html.

Links

Our site provides links to other organizations’ websites. You should check the privacy policies of those other websites.

Information

If you have any questions, concerns, or comments about our privacy policy or would like to make corrections to your personal information, you may contact us at webmaster.claricesmith@umd.edu or at 301-405-2787.

Changes to Privacy Policy

We reserve the right to make changes to this statement. Changes will be reflected here and will apply prospectively. You are encouraged to review the statement when you visit the site to make sure that you understand how any personal information you provide will be used.