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Privacy Statement

Privacy Statement

The Barnes Foundation Privacy Policy

The Barnes Foundation (the “Barnes”) shares your concerns about maintaining the integrity and privacy of personal information collected on the Internet. The Barnes Foundation is committed to protecting your privacy, and the following privacy policy (the “Privacy Policy”) is intended to explain our information collection and dissemination practices in connection with the Barnes Foundation website at (the “Site”). Please review the entire Privacy Policy and feel free to contact us at if you have any questions. Also, see our Terms & Conditions for accessing the Site and using the content on the Site.

(1) Collection of Personal Information

In order to monitor the Site's performance and for statistical and routine system maintenance purposes, the Barnes may collect (a) your DNS name, IP addresses, type of computer, and type of web browser of users of the Site (“you”), and (b) aggregate information on which pages you access.

The Barnes also uses technology known as "cookies" to track usage patterns, traffic trends and user behavior, as well as to record other information from the Site. For certain services provided on the Site, cookies allow us to save information locally so that you will not have to re-enter it the next time you visit. Many content adjustments and customer service improvements are made based on the data derived from cookies. The information we collect from cookies will not be used to create profiles of users and will only be used in aggregate form. Users should be aware that the Barnes contracts with third-party vendors for services that require the sharing of information collected via cookies. See below for more information about specific third-party vendor’s information collection practices.

Beyond the above information, the Barnes only collects personal information (e.g., name, e-mail, mailing address and phone number) that you voluntarily submit to us. This information is used by the Barnes or its contracted service providers solely to provide you with the information, materials and services you have requested, such as e-mail updates, newsletters and other materials regarding the Barnes and its programs and related offerings that may be of interest to you.

(2)  Sending Us Personal Information

If you send us personal information—e.g., by submitting an e-mail, completing an online form or survey, requesting materials or information, ordering merchandise or Barnes tickets, making a donation or signing up for membership—we will use this information to respond to your inquiry or request. We may also use it to contact you to provide information about other Barnes activities, programs, membership and fundraising opportunities, newsletters, products and special events that may interest you. You may opt-out of having your information used by the Barnes and its agents for these purposes, or you may update your contact information anytime, by contacting us as indicated below.

Moreover, when we send you communications regarding Barnes programs and activities, you will always have an immediate opportunity to decline further communications by alerting the contact specified in the e-mail that you wish us to remove you from the list that contains your name.

(3) Use of Personal Data Collected

The Barnes does not typically sell, exchange or release website visitors' names, e-mail addresses or other individually identifying information to parties outside of the Barnes, except to the extent necessary to comply with applicable laws or valid legal processes, to protect the rights and property of the Barnes, or to provide the services or information you have requested (including providing information to selected third-party vendors, as necessary). Notwithstanding the foregoing, we note that the names and addresses of ticket buyers and general members (i.e., those contributing below the $250 level) may be shared with other organizations that may be of interest to you for informational, fundraising or related purposes. In these cases, we may share your name and address with other non-profit cultural institutions, but we will not share your e-mail, phone number or any other personal identifying information with these institutions. In addition, all information we do share with other institutions is provided subject to confidentiality obligations limiting the nature of the use of your information and restricting the further dissemination of your information. If you do not wish to have your name and address shared with other institutions for these purposes, you may opt out at any time by contacting the Barnes at the particulars set forth in Section 4 of this Privacy Policy.

Users should be aware that the Barnes also contracts with several third-party vendors to provide certain services made available on and to process transactions made through this Site. Use of these services is subject to the privacy policies of such third-party vendors (identified below).

Barnes Store
The Barnes provides visitors with an opportunity to make online purchases from the Barnes retail store. When visitors to the Site choose to make an online purchase or become a member of the Barnes, they are linked to a website served by IEXP Software. Visitors to the website are subject to IEXP Software's policies and should refer to the IEXP Privacy Policy at for further information.

Supporting the Barnes and Online Membership
The Barnes also provides visitors with an opportunity to make a contribution to our organization through an online donation page. You may also use the Site to become a member of the Barnes. When visitors to the Site choose to make a donation or become a member of the Barnes, they are linked to a website served by Blackbaud, Inc. Visitors to the website are subject to Blackbaud's policies and should refer to the Blackbaud Privacy Policy at for further information.

The information that you supply during any of the above transaction processes is used to fulfill your order and will also be used to track and analyze transaction trends. This information is also subject to the “Sending Us Personal Information” section above.

(4) User’s Rights

You may obtain a summary of any of your personally identifiable information retained by us, or you may modify, correct, change or update such information by contacting the Barnes via the postal address, e-mail or telephone number listed below.

Internet Privacy Officer
Office of the General Counsel
300 N. Latch’s Lane
Merion, PA  19066

(5) Links

The Site may contain links to other Internet web sites operated or controlled by third parties. However, the Barnes does not endorse, and is not responsible for, the privacy practices or the content of these web sites. You should review these policies in connection with your use of such third-party sites.

(6) Children’s Privacy on the Web

The Barnes is concerned about protecting children’s privacy. We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under the age of 13. There may be some areas within the Site where children could post messages or provide feedback, but children are discouraged from providing personal information. If a user known to be a child under the age of 13 sends an e-mail to the Barnes, we will only use it to respond to the writer and not to create profiles or otherwise retain the information.

(7) Security Measures

The online transactions conducted via the Site are protected by security features, including encryption, designed to prevent the unauthorized release of your personal financial data. We also monitor network traffic in an effort to make the Site available to all users and to identify unauthorized attempts to access, upload or change information or otherwise cause damage to our systems.

While the Barnes has endeavored to create a secure and reliable website, please be advised that the confidentiality of any communication or material transmitted to/from the Site over the Internet cannot be guaranteed. Accordingly, the Barnes and its employees, agents, officers, directors, legal representatives, predecessors, successors and assigns are not responsible for the security of any information transmitted via the Internet. You assume the sole and complete risk for using the Site and must make your own determination as to these matters.

Unauthorized access to the Site is prohibited and punishable under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act and the National Information Infrastructure Protection Act.

(8) Right to Contact

The Barnes reserves the right to contact users of the Site regarding changes to this Policy, the terms of use of the Site, or any other policies, agreements or transactions relevant to Site users.

Questions or concerns regarding the Barnes data protections practices should be addressed to:

The Barnes Foundation
Office of the General Counsel
300 N. Latch’s Lane
Merion, PA  19066

(9) Revisions to Our Web Policies

Please note that the Barnes may revise its Privacy Policy at any time. Occasionally, changes in technology, functionality, content we provide, laws and/or Barnes policy may require us to revise policies and practices on this page. We encourage you to periodically visit this page to review our most current Privacy Policy. Your continued use of the site shall constitute your acceptance of any such changes to this Privacy Policy.

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