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Pittsburgh Art Places Privacy Policy

The Office of Public Art is committed to protecting the privacy of our users. We want to provide a safe, secure user experience. We will use our best efforts to ensure that the information you submit to us remains private, and it is used only for the purposes described below.

Information about visitors to Pittsburgh Art Places

In general, we gather information about all of our users collectively, such as what areas users visit most frequently and what services users access the most. We only use such data anonymously and in the aggregate. This information helps us determine what is most beneficial for our users, and how we can continually create a better overall experience for you. We may share this information with our partners, but only in the aggregate, so that they, too, may understand how visitors use our site for the purpose of creating a better overall experience for registry users.

Information about users

If you are a user who wishes to be identified on Pittsburgh Art Places as creating a publicly accessible tour, we will collect your name and contact information for display on our website.  By submitting your contact information and name, you agree that we may display this information on our website, and you understand that we can accept no responsibility for any use of your material or contact information made by other users of the site.  All public information submitted by users can be viewed by users of the site, either by completing a search or in the case of fields not displayed on profiles, by request.  Users may change or update information or be removed from Pittsburgh Art Places by contacting us at staff@pittsburghartistregistry.org or 412.391.2060 x233.

General information collection and disclosure

Except as described above, we do not collect or disclose information about any individual’s visits to our website.

Cookies

To enhance your experience at our website, we use a feature on your Internet browser called a "cookie". Cookies are small files that your Web browser places on your computer’s hard drive. We use cookies for remembering user names and passwords and preferences, tracking click streams, and for load balancing. Because of our use of cookies, we can deliver faster service, consistent, updated results, and a more personalized site experience. You have the option of setting your browser to reject cookies. However, doing this will hinder performance and may negatively impact your experience on our site.

Feedback

Pittsburgh Art Places has an area on the site where you can submit feedback. Any feedback that is submitted through this area becomes the property of the Office of Public Art. We may use this feedback, such as success stories, for marketing purposes.  We may also contact you for additional information about your feedback.

Children

We do not specifically collect information about children and our site is not intended for use by children without parental consent and supervision. We believe that children should get their parents' consent before giving out personal information. If you are concerned about your child's use of our site, we encourage you to use Web filtering technology to supervise your child's access to the site.  In order to create a collection of tours or a venue profile, users must be eighteen years of age or older.

Privacy Policy Changes

If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes here so that you will always know what information we gather, how we might use that information, and whether we will disclose it to anyone. If, at any time, you have questions or concerns about our privacy policy, please feel free to email us at staff@pittsburghartistregistry.org or 412.391.2060 x233.

1. Who We Are

Pittsburgh Art Places is owned and operated by the Office of Public Art, a partnership between the Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council and the City of Pittsburgh Department of City Planning.   Pittsburgh Art Places is funded in part by a grant from the Colcom Foundation and the Hillman Family Foundation.

2. Purpose.

We allow selected management of venues (“Venues”) to login to Pittsburgh Art Places to add information about their venue, including photographs (“Venue Worksamples”) and contact information on this website (“Website”).  We permit Venues who agree to these Terms of Use to view such Venue Worksamples on this Website.  Venues who desire to submitVenue Worksamples to be included on Pittsburgh Art Places should review our Privacy Policy and follow the instructions. Website users may contact the Venues directly to find out more about opportunities or features of that organization. Any communications or transactions between Users and Venues are handled between the Users and the Venues and we are not involved and take no responsibility whatsoever in connection with those activities.

3. Restrictions.

By visiting our Website and/or by submitting material for inclusion in Pittsburgh Art Places, all Users and Venues agree to these Terms of Use, including the following restrictions:

  1. You will not reprint, republish or distribute in any way, any information or materials found on our website.
  2. You will not use any of the information on our website for sending mass or group emails or for solicitation purposes or for any other purposes involving solicitation in any way.
  3. You will not send email or other communication to the artist/groups represented on our website that is defamatory, obscene, threatening, abusive or hateful.
  4. You will not access data not intended to be accessed by Users of the site or attempt to probe, scan or test the vulnerability of our site or attempt to interfere with any service available on our site, take other actions which impose an unreasonable or disproportionate load on our site, send unsolicited email, including promotions and/or advertising or products or services, to addresses obtained from our site, forge any email address, newsgroup or name in connection with this site and/or use a password, name or identification which is not your own in accessing our site. 
  5. You will not attempt to decipher, decompile, disassemble or reverse engineer any of the software comprising or in any way used on our website.

4. Copyright Information.

All Venues and Users understand and recognize that:
Copyright law protects the material on this Website.  Copyrights for the Venue Worksamples are owned by the Venues and the other content of the Website including the copyrights relating to providing a collection of the Venue Worksamples are owned by The Office of Public Art.  Users and Venues agree to not copy any of the graphics, images, artwork, text, video or audio or any other material on this website without the express written permission of the owner of the copyrights in that material.  The Office of Public Art will remove from the Website any content found to be infringing of another’s copyright, but is not responsible for taking any action to enforce the copyright of any Venue in Worksamples posted to the website.

5. Objectionable Content.

The material on this Website is submitted by Venues.  You may find some of the material objectionable to you or not suitable for children.  Children under eighteen (18) should not view the material without the consent and supervision of their parents.  While the Office of Public Art recognizes and generally supports Venues’ rights of free speech, we reserve the right to remove from this Website material that is defamatory, obscene, threatening, abusive or hateful.

6. Non-U.S. Residents.

We make no representation whatsoever as to the appropriateness of the materials on this Website for non-U.S. Users.  Visitors are responsible for compliance with their applicable local laws.

7. Cancellations.

We reserve the right to cancel your right to use this website at any time without notice or cause. 

8. Disclaimer of Warranties.

THE MATERIAL ON THIS WEBSITE (INCLUDING ALL CONTENT, SOFTWARE, FUNCTIONS, SERVICES, MATERIALS AND INFORMATION MADE AVAILABLE HEREIN OR ACCESSED BY MEANS HEREOF) ARE PROVIDED AS IS, WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, WARRANTIES OR MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.

9. Limitation of Liability.

  1. ALL USERS AND ARTISTS ASSUME FULL RESPONSIBILITY AND RISK OF LOSS RESULTING FROM YOUR USE OF THIS SITE AND ANY INFORMATION ON THIS SITE.  UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHALL THE CITY OF PITTSBURGH, THE GREATER PITTSBURGH ARTS COUNCIL, OR ANY OF THEIR RESPECTIVE ELECTED OFFICIALS,  DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES OR REPRESENTATIVES BE LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, PUNITIVE, SPECIAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES EVEN IF WE OR ANY OF OUR EMPOLOYEES OR REPRESENTATIVES HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBLILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.  IN ANY EVENT, THE TOTAL LIABILITY OF THE CITY OF PITTSBURGH, THE GREATER PITTSBURGH ARTS COUNCIL, AND ANY OF THEIR RESPECTIVE ELECTED OFFICIALS, DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES OR REPRESENTATIVES IS LIMITED TO THE AMOUNT, IF ANY, ACTUALLY PAID FOR USE OF THE SITE AND YOU HEREBY RELEASE US AND OUR ELECTED OFFICIALS, DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES AND REPRESENTATIVES FROM ANY AND ALL OBLIGATIONS, LIABILITIES AND CLAIM IN EXCESS OF THIS LIMITATION.

10. Links.

You acknowledge that we have not reviewed the content of all sites linked to or from our website and that we are not responsible for the content of any of those sites and do not take responsibility for them or endorse them.  You are encouraged to review the Terms of Use and Privacy Policies of those sites before using them.

11. Indemnity.

All Venues and Users agree to indemnify the City of Pittsburgh, the Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council, and the Office of Public Art, and hold them, and their respective elected officials, directors, officers, representatives, employees, subcontractors, and suppliers, (we and all indemnified parties being referred to herein as the “Indemnified Parties”) harmless from any and all losses, including, but not limited to, attorney’s fees, that any one or more of the Indemnified Parties may incur as a result of your violation of any of the terms and conditions of this Agreement.  You further agree to indemnify and hold each of the Indemnified Parties harmless from any and all losses, including, but not limited to, attorney fees, that any one or more of the Indemnified Parties may incur as a result of any claims by you against any one or more of the Indemnified Parties even if such claim is based on the negligence of any one or more of the Indemnified Parties.

12. Reporting Violations.

If you become aware that any other person is violating any of the terms and conditions of this website, please notify us immediately by emailing staff@pittsburghartistregistry.org

13. Jurisdiction.

The terms of this agreement will be governed and construed in accordance with the laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the United States applicable to contracts to be wholly performed in Pennsylvania.  ANY ACTION BASED ON OR ALLEGING A BREACH OF THIS AGREEMENT OR OTHERWISE RELATING TO THIS AGREEMENT SHALL BE BROUGHT ONLY IN A STATE OR FEDERAL COURT LOCATED IN ALLEGHENY COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA.  IN ANY SUCH ACTION, IF WE PREVAIL, WE SHALL BE ENTITLED TO ALSO RECOVER OUR LEGAL FEES AND COSTS.

14. General.

These Terms of Use and our Privacy Policy constitute the entire agreement between you and us with respect to this website.  Failure by us to enforce any provision of these Terms of Use shall not be construed as a waiver of any provision or right.  You are prohibited from engaging in, suggesting or encouraging illegal activity in connection with our website and we will cooperate with law enforcement officials as appropriate.  In the event that any portion of these Terms of Use is held unenforceable, the unenforceable portion shall be construed in accordance with applicable law as nearly as possible to reflect the original intentions of the parties, and the remainder of the provision shall remain in full force and effect.

If you have any questions about these Terms of Use, please contact staff@pittsburghartistregistry.org.