The Phillips Collection's Policy on Collection, Use, and Sharing of Information from The Phillips Collection Website
When you order a product from The Phillips Collection online shop, we need to know your name, billing and shipping addresses, telephone number, e-mail address, and credit card information to process your order. Your credit card information will be used only as needed to process your transaction.
Online memberships and donations
When you purchase a Phillips Collection membership or make a donation to The Phillips Collection online, we will ask you to provide us with the information we need to process your membership and/or to acknowledge your contribution. This information includes your name, billing and shipping addresses, telephone number, e-mail address, and credit card information. Your credit card information will be used only as needed to process your transaction.
From time to time, The Phillips Collection may invite you to participate in surveys posted on The Phillips Collection website or sent to you via e-mail. You may decide whether or not you wish to complete such surveys, which may ask about your background, occupation, or similar questions. We use this information to help us better understand our audience, which in turn allows us to better meet your needs and interests.
If The Phillips Collection offers website visitors the opportunity to participate in an online contest and you choose to enter, you will need to provide your name and e-mail address so that we may contact you in connection with that contest. We may also request that you provide us with certain other information, such as your zip code, state of residence, and grade in school (provided that you are at least 13 years of age).
The Phillips Collection operates the Prism.K12 website, which is designed for educators teaching grades K through 12. It houses resources, tools, and games about art and artists and enables educators to collaborate with each other and with the staff of The Phillips Collection. The Prism.K12 website allows users to create profiles containing a variety of personal and other information, including name, email address, password, location (country, state, and zip code), and professional information (e.g., grades and subjects taught). The website also allows educators to participate in online forums. To post in the forums, participants must disclose their name and/or email address to other users, and may elect to disclose a variety of other information.
Children twelve and under
The Phillips Collection does not solicit information from children. Visitors 12 years of age and under should remember that they are required to obtain an adult’s permission before submitting any personal information to this or any other website.
The Phillips Collection E-News
As a service, The Phillips Collection offers visitors to The Phillips Collection website the opportunity to subscribe to one or more of our online newsletters. If you choose to subscribe, you will receive only the newsletters you request. You may subscribe or unsubscribe at any time by following the newsletter instructions.
The Phillips Collection uses the personal information you provide to us for internal purposes, such as filling and tracking your order, analyzing trends, collecting statistics, and managing relationships with users of the Prism.K12 website. The Phillips Collection may also compile and provide aggregate statistics about our visitors, customers, sales, traffic patterns, and related site information to third parties, but these statistics will not include any personally identifying information.
We may share the names and postal addresses we receive from members and donors with other non-profit organizations. If you do not want to have your information used in this way, you may send an e-mail message to [email protected].
If you submit forum posts on the Prism.K12 website, your name and/or email address will be disclosed to other forum participants, along with any other information that you choose to include in your forum posts.
We do not share your name and postal address with other organizations or companies whose products might be of interest to you. The Phillips Collection may release account information when such release is reasonably necessary to comply with the law, enforce the terms of any of our user agreements, or protect the rights, property, and safety of The Phillips Collection, the users of its site, or others.
If you have provided us with your e-mail address, we may send you e-mails in order to inform you of events or activities at or related to The Phillips Collection that we believe may be of interest to you, or to alert you about sales or other promotional events at the online shop. If you do not want us to use your e-mail address to contact you for these purposes, you may send us an e-mail at [email protected]. Please indicate whether your request is related to our activities or to our online shop.
We may combine information you give to us online, in our shop, or at the museum. We may also combine this information with publicly available information and information we received from or cross-reference with our third-party vendors and others. We use this combined information to enhance and personalize your shopping experience with us, to communicate with you about products or events that may be of interest to you, or for other promotional purposes.
Use of outside vendors
The Phillips Collection may from time to time retain qualified third-party vendors to help us manage The Phillips Collection website and allow us to better serve our visitors. These may include third-party vendors we engage to analyze the information we collect on The Phillips Collection website for marketing or similar purposes. The Phillips Collection requires its vendors to maintain the security of the information to which they are provided access and restricts the vendors from using the information in any way not expressly authorized by The Phillips Collection.
The Phillips Collection secure software uses industry-standard Secure Socket Layer (SSL) encryption technology. SSL encodes your personal information, including credit card number, name, and address, as it travels over the Internet so that all transactions are secure. If you prefer, you may also place a Phillips Collection shop order by phone at 202-387-2151 X238. For membership gifts or for donations, please call 202-387-3036.
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This policy is effective as of December 5, 2013.