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Privacy Policy

The George Balanchine Foundation is committed to protecting your privacy when you visit our website. By using the website, you agree to the Privacy Policy (found below) and Terms of Use, found at Balanchine.org/terms-of-use. 

What Information We Collect

This website collects non-personal information and other data to record browsing activity by placing cookies onto your device’s hard drive. Cookies perform a myriad of functions for web users and websites to record your behavior and improve your website experiences. Information derived from cookie information may also be shared with third parties, but in no case will any personally identifiable information, or other sensitive information, be collected by cookies or shared by the operators with any third parties. Any cookie information that we share with third parties (described in further detail below) will not be subject to this Privacy Policy, and we will not control the recipient’s use of it. The recipient’s use of the information we transfer to it is governed by its own privacy policy and applicable law.

Cookie use can be controlled on your device and browser security setting, and preferences can refuse or limit the placement of cookies on your hard drive. Refusal to accept any cookies may prevent you from enjoying some features of the website. You are able to delete any cookies placed on your hard drive in your browser settings. Cookies may be used by The George Balanchine Foundation to understand usage with the help of Google Analytics. To opt-out of your usage being included in Google Analytics reports, you may follow the instructions at https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

How Your Information Is Shared

The George Balanchine Foundation’s website is hosted by WordPress, who includes its own cookies and other tracking technologies within this site, all of which will be governed by policies located at https://wordpress.org/about/privacy/. WordPress plugins are used to enhance functionality of the website and may use cookies to enhance your experience. This information is not sold or shared externally.

 

When you make an online donation to The George Balanchine Foundation, we will ask you to provide information that we need to process your donation. This information includes your first and last name, and email address collected through Gravity Forms, whose privacy policy can be found at https://www.gravityforms.com/privacy/. We may use this information to send you confirmation of payment and appropriate tax information. Your payment information will be processed through Paypal – extensive privacy details for Paypal can be accessed at https://www.paypal.com/us/webapps/mpp/ua/privacy-full.

 

Newsletter signup occurs through Constant Contact, where your contact information is stored to send you email updates about events and happenings. Constant Contact’s privacy policy can be found at https://www.constantcontact.com/legal/privacy-notice. You may unsubscribe to the newsletter at any time by following the instructions on the newsletter.

 

This website uses contains embedded videos hosted on Youtube.com and Vimeo.com, which also uses its own cookies and other tracking technologies with respect to those videos, which will be governed by Youtube/Vimeo respectively. Information on those policies is located at

https://policies.google.com/privacy and https://vimeo.com/privacy. Additional video footage can be accessed through Alexander Street Press, which sells directly to educational institutions. Their privacy policy can be accessed on their website for any interested organizations.

 

The George Balanchine Foundation is a close partner with the New York Public Library, where many archival resources are housed. The George Balanchine Foundation does not control and is not responsible for any content or policies on this or any other site linked from the website. Any information accessed on their site is subject to their privacy policy and can be accessed at https://www.nypl.org/help/about-nypl/legal-notices/privacy-policy.

California Privacy Rights

Residents of California are permitted by law to request information about business practices related to how we collect information, use it, and if and how we share it with third parties. California residents may also opt out of any information sharing. Please contact us at [email protected] if you have any questions or requests that have not been answered in the above privacy policies.

Child Protection

The George Balanchine Foundation does not collect information on children under the age of thirteen in compliance with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998. As our policy is to not knowingly solicit or collect any personal information on this website from children under the age of 13, we rely on parental guardians to contact us in order to delete any information that has been shared. We similarly do not collect or process information from children under the age of 16 who are citizens of an EU member state. Please contact us to delete any information we have collected unknowingly.

Contact

If you need to contact The George Balanchine Foundation for any reason, please email us at [email protected].

Updates

Please note that The George Balanchine Foundation periodically revises its privacy policy. Changes will arise in response to alterations in law, policy, or other factors. Updates will be noted on this page with the appropriate date to reflect changes.

Last Update: May 22, 2022