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Privacy Policy

Welcome to the International Center of Photography ("ICP") Web Site. ICP is committed to protecting the privacy of individuals who visit and use its website and keeping secure personal information provided to us by our users. This web page describes our policy regarding the collection and use of personal information from our visitors.

ICP may revise this privacy policy from time to time in response to changes in the law, policy, or other factors. New provisions will be effective as soon as they are posted. Any information that you submit after a change has been posted will be subject to the new provisions. Please check this page regularly to ensure that you are aware of any change.

Types of User Data We Collect

We collect two types of user data: (1) anonymous data that is automatically collected from all visitors to; and (2) personally-identifiable data that you voluntarily submit to us (described below under "Personal Data").

Anonymous Data

We automatically collect some information, including your internet service provider, the I.P. address assigned to your computer by your internet service provider at the time you access the ICP Site, the type of browser you are using (e.g. Internet Explorer, Firefox), the referring link (i.e. what website you were visiting which linked you to ICP) and what operating system you are using (e.g. Windows XP, Mac OS X), through our server and through cookies. (See the section on Cookies below for more information.) It may not be apparent to you that this information is being collected. We may compile and provide aggregate statistics about sales, site traffic, and related information to third parties. These aggregate statistics will not contain Personal Data. and will not be stored in connection with any of your personally identifiable information. We also track the number and frequency of hits per page on an aggregate basis. We do not use anonymous data to identify individual users and we do not link any anonymous data with the Personal Data you provide to us.

Personal Data

We will keep Personal Data that you voluntarily provide, such as your name and postal address, phone number, and your e-mail address when you participate in certain activities on the ICP Site, such as:
•  To join or renew your membership to ICP;
•  To make an additional contribution to support ICP;
•  To register for a class, seminar or workshop at ICP;
•  To sign up for our ICP newsletters or mailing list
•  To place orders from the ICP Museum Store; or
•  To participate in any activity that requires that ICP access your Personal Data.

If you make a purchase or donation on the ICP Site, you will be asked to provide your credit card information, including the card number and expiration date. ICP will delete your credit card information from the ICP Site server as soon as your purchase is completed, but ICP may keep your credit card information on file in a separate, secure database which is not connected to the ICP Site, and which is accessed only by authorized ICP personnel. ICP never shares your credit card information with third parties for marketing purposes, except as required by law.


We collect some data through the use of cookies. Cookies are alphanumeric identifiers that are transferred either to your computer's hard drive ("Long-term Cookies") or temporarily to your computer's Random Access Memory ("Session Cookies").

We use Long-term Cookies to identify users of the ICP Site. These cookies are set automatically when you access the ICP Site and you may not realize they are in use. Long-term cookies can also be used to enable "remember" options on the ICP Site, which will allow the site to remember user preferences which you may set, and to automatically remember certain pieces of your Personal Data . These "remember" options are offered only for your convenience and are completely voluntary. Note that your password will not be stored in connection with any Long-term Cookie.
We use Session Cookies whenever you visit the ICP Site to run the Site's interactive applications, such as the shopping cart or class registration forms. Session Cookies last only as long as your session on the ICP Site. They expire when the session ends and are not written onto your computer's hard drive.

How We Use The Data We Collect

We use anonymous data to identify the referring links as the source of user traffic. We use data to identify which sections of the ICP site are most visited and for how long, so that we can evaluate the popularity of our different Web pages and continue to improve the ICP Site. We do not use anonymous data to identify individual users and we do not link any anonymous data with the Personal Data you provide to us.

•  To fulfill the request for which you specifically provided the data;
•  To send you our e-mail newsletter or to announce new classes, seminars, exhibitions or store items which may be of interest, unless you have opted out of receiving that information;
•  To allow you to set and change preferences;
•  To allow you to join or renew your membership in ICP or to donate to ICP;
•  To offer you other ways to support ICP, including, in some limited cases, solicitations for additional contributions;
•  To confirm your contribution to ICP.

The ICP Site is hosted by servers in the United States. Accordingly, if you are located outside of the United States, the Personal Data you provide to us will be transferred to the United States. By submitting your Personal Data, you consent to its transfer and storage in the United States and its use in accordance with the purposes for which it was originally collected (see below regarding third-party sharing of Personal Data from non-U.S. residents).

We may also from time to time combine your Personal Data with some publicly available data collected from third parties, to improve our services to you and for our own internal marketing, communications, and fundraising purposes. You may opt-out of these additional services by checking the appropriate "opt-out" box or radio button on the page where you submit your Personal Data. See the Opt-Out section below for more information.

We may also make your Personal Data available to third parties for marketing and fundraising purposes. You may opt-out of these additional services by checking the appropriate “opt-out” box or radio button on the page where you submit your Personal Data. See the Opt-Out section below for more information.

Information Disclosure Policy—Third-Party Sharing

We may share your Personal Data with third-party service providers who fulfill your orders, contact you on our behalf, or facilitate some other aspect of the ICP Site activities, services or products, including those third-party service providers we use to assist us in our own fundraising efforts. ICP requires third-party vendors and service providers to maintain the confidentiality and security of the information to which they are provided access and we restrict them from using such information unless expressly authorized by ICP.

We may disclose and use Personal Data regardless of where you reside in special circumstances when it is necessary to enforce this Privacy Policy, or when we, in good faith, believe that the law requires us to disclose your Personal Data to third parties.


When you provide us with your Personal Data on the ICP Site, you can let us know that you do not wish to receive our online newsletter or any other email from ICP by checking the appropriate "opt-out" box or radio button on the page where you submit your Personal Data or by contacting us at [email protected]. You may also use the opt-out tools on our Personal Data collection pages to inform us that you do not wish to allow your Personal Data to be combined with third party databases, or shared with third parties for direct marketing or fundraising purposes.


We do not knowingly collect information from children under the age of 13.


ICP makes every reasonable effort to ensure the security of the transactions that occur on its website. The Personal Data we collect about you is stored on a secure, password protected server. We use industry-standard encryption technologies, including Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology, with respect to any commerce transactions you initiate, and the receipt and transfer of Personal Data you submit to us on the ICP Site. Only authorized personnel have access to your information. Nevertheless, despite our best efforts, no transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure.

Updating Your Data

If you want to review, correct, or update your membership information, contact us at [email protected]. We will use reasonable efforts to let you review your personal information in our files and, upon your instructions, to correct inaccuracies or delete incorrect information from our databases.

Comments and Questions

If you have any questions, comments or concerns about this Privacy Statement or our data collection practices or to request that we delete your Personal Data, you can contact us at [email protected].

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This policy was updated June 4, 2010.