Privacy Policy

Urban Sketchers Privacy Policy
Updated December 2021

Urban Sketchers is grateful to be able to communicate with you through

https://www.urbansketchers.org (our “Website”). This Privacy Policy describes how Urban Sketchers collects, uses, protects and discloses information collected when you engage with us through this platform.

By visiting the Website and/or providing the information described below, you are accepting the terms of this Privacy Policy. If you do not agree to the terms of this Privacy Policy, please do not use the Website.

The Types of Information Urban Sketchers Collects

Personal Data
As a general matter, Urban Sketchers may collect personally identifiable information – name, title, email address, mailing address, telephone number, social media information, demographic data – only when you voluntarily choose to provide it to us.

This happens when you:

  • sign up to receive our newsletter or other communications;
  • complete one of our online forms;
  • request information or assistance;
  • send an e-mail or call us (including one of our employees) through the contact information provided on the Website;
  • provide user-generated content on any part of the Website that permits it;
  • respond to, inquire about, or apply for an employment opportunity on the Website; or
  • interact with Urban Sketchers pages or accounts on social media platforms – e.g., click on our social media links and/or provide information to us on those accounts.

Web browser cookies

Urban Sketchers may use “cookies” to enhance your experience while visiting the Website. Urban Sketchers may also use cookies to measure aggregate web statistics, such as collecting the number of visitors to the Website, the number of repeat visitors, and the most popular web pages. Urban Sketchers does not use cookies to track the activity of visitors to the Website on an individual basis.

Please note that you may choose to set your web browser to refuse cookies, or to alert you when cookies are being sent. If you choose to turn off cookies, however, some parts of the Website may not function properly.

How Urban Sketchers Uses the Information that It Collects
Urban Sketchers uses the information described in this Privacy Policy primarily to communicate with you where requested and to enhance your experience on the Website. More specifically, we may use the information to: respond to specific inquiries and requests; add you to our mailing lists; manage, supervise or send our outreach, newsletter, and other communications; contact you regarding an employment opportunity or application; process any registration or similar information you provide; improve our services, sites, facilities, events, and other programmatic operations; communicate with you about a donation or processing a transaction; better understand how visitors use the Website so that we can improve the Website or its offerings; or comply with applicable law, court order, subpoena, or legal process.

If you sign up to receive the Urban Sketchers newsletter or any of our other mailings, we may contact you with information that we think will be of interest to you. Urban Sketchers will always provide an unsubscribe option with any official e-mails from our organization. If at any time you wish to stop receiving these communications, please follow the unsubscribe instructions at the bottom of the email, or send Urban Sketchers an email at info@urbansketchers.org and ask to be removed from Urban Sketchers email list.

How Urban Sketchers Protects User Information

Urban Sketchers maintains data collection, storage, and processing practices and security measures to help protect against unauthorized access, alteration, disclosure, or destruction of your personal information. Urban Sketchers is committed to keeping your personal information safe and secure. Urban Sketchers mandates login security controls on equipment and systems, multi-factor user authentication, mandatory password expiry, digital storage encryption, routine scheduled patching and updates, and ongoing cybersecurity user training and awareness for Urban Sketchers staff.

If you provide credit card information to make a donation, your credit card information is not held by Urban Sketchers. It is collected by our third-party payment processors specializing in the secure processing of credit or debit card transactions. Your credit card information is not stored by Urban Sketchers.

Sharing Personal Information

Third Party Providers
Urban Sketchers uses third-party service providers to help us operate the Website and administer activities on Urban Sketchers’ behalf, such as collecting donations online, processing applications for employment, or providing analytics, maintenance or site improvement, and operational support. These third-party vendors may have access to Website visitor information but are required to protect the confidentiality of the information and to use it only for the limited purpose for which it was provided.

If you believe personal data you provided to us is being misused by a third party, please contact us at info@urbansketchers.org

User Consent / Other Services
From time to time, we may explicitly request consent to use your information in a manner not covered by this Policy. In such a circumstance, we would ask you to voluntarily “opt-in” to agree to such use. In addition, communications through our Website often lead to additional partnership opportunities and engagements, including in relation to grantmaking, programmatic or other collaborative partnerships. Urban Sketchers may collect and use additional information in relation to those interactions, in each case as appropriate to the relationship between the parties.

GDPR
The Website is published in the United States and subject to the laws of the United States. If you are an EU resident or citizen, you have additional rights in connection with your personal information pursuant to the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”), including the right to request a copy of your personal information that Urban Sketchers may have, and the right to request that we update, delete or anonymize that information. If you have any GDPR-specific questions or requests, please contact us at info@urbansketchers.org

Changes to this Privacy Policy
Urban Sketchers may update this Privacy Policy at any time. When it does, Urban Sketchers will revise the updated date at the top of this page. We encourage you to frequently check this page for any changes to stay informed about what information Urban Sketchers collects.

Your Acceptance of These Terms
By using the Website, you signify your acceptance of this Privacy Policy, including as it is amended from time to time. If you do not agree to this policy, please do not use the Website.

Contact
If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy or anything relating to the Website, please contact Urban Sketchers at info@urbansketchers.org

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