Thank you for visiting the Maryland Photography Alliance Web site. Your privacy is important to
and the choices you can make about the collection and use of your personal information
by the Maryland Photography Alliance.
To fulfill your requests for information, address your questions about our activities and
membership, enable you to participate in our site activities and offerings, and to provide
you with opportunities to learn about other programs and services in which we think you
might be interested, we ask that you provide us with certain personally identifiable
information. The types of personally identifiable information that may be collected at
this site includes: name, address, e-mail address, telephone number, credit card and
billing information, demographic information, additional information collected during the
registration process, and information about your interests in and use of various events,
programs, services and memberships.
Non-personally identifiable information
We also may collect certain non-personally identifiable information when you visit many
of our Web pages, such as the type of browser you are using (e.g., Netscape, Internet
Explorer, Chrome), the type of operating system you are using, (e.g., Windows or Mac OS),
and the domain name of your Internet service provider (e.g., Verizon, Comcast).
Use of Collected Information
We use your personally identifiable information to provide the information or content you
have requested (e.g., process, fulfill and follow up on questions regarding our programs
and services or answer your e-mails), to contact you about events, memberships,
programs, features or services in which we believe you may be interested (e.g.,
member programs, classes, activities, promotions), to send and process surveys, or for
other purposes disclosed at the time of collection. We also may use your personally
identifiable information to contact you regarding your use of our Web site or changes to
of our Web site. In addition, we may use information collected about our users to
improve the content and navigation of our Web site, or for other internal purposes.
Agents and contractors of the Maryland Photography Alliance who have access to personally
identifiable information are required to protect this information in a manner that is
purpose other than to carry out the services they are performing for us.
We may, from time to time, supplement the information we collect from you with outside
records (e.g., information we obtain from other companies) to enhance our ability to
serve you, to tailor our content to you, and to offer you opportunities to purchase
products or services that we believe may be of interest to you.
We may disclose anonymous, aggregated user statistics to third parties for a variety of
purposes. For example, we may disclose how many individuals visited certain areas of
our Web site, or demographic information about our users.
In addition, we may disclose personally identifiable information collected about you at
this site in the following instances:
Legal Action: We may disclose information about our users, including
personally identifiable information, when legally required to do so, to verify
or enforce compliance with the policies governing our Web site and
applicable laws, or to protect against misuse or unauthorized use of our
Web site. We also may disclose user information whenever we believe
disclosure is necessary to limit our legal liability; to protect or defend our
rights or property; or to protect the safety, rights, or property of our users.
Corporate Change: We may sell, transfer, or otherwise disclose user
information, including personally identifiable information, to a successor
entity in connection with a corporate merger, consolidation, asset sale,
bankruptcy or other corporate change respecting the Web site.
As noted above, we may use the personally identifiable information we collect from you
online to provide you with opportunities to offer you products and services that may be
of interest to you. If you would like to opt out of future promotional materials from us,
you may indicate this preference by following the unsubscribe instructions at the end of
such e-mail communications.
Collection of Information by Third-Party Sites and Sponsors
Some of our Web pages contain links to other sites whose information practices may be
different than ours. Visitors, members and customers should consult the other sites’
privacy notices as we have no control over information that is submitted to, or collected
by, these third parties.
We may sometimes offer content (e.g., contests, sweepstakes, or promotions) that is
sponsored by or co-branded with identified third parties. By virtue of these
relationships, the third parties may obtain personally identifiable information that visitors,
members and customers voluntarily submit to participate in the site activity. We have
no control over these third parties’ use of this information.
To enhance your experience with our site, many of our Web pages use “cookies.”
Cookies are text files we place in your computer’s browser to store your preferences.
You may adjust your browser to reject cookies from us or from any other Web site.
Please consult the “Help” section of your browser for more information. However,
certain areas of our site may be accessed only in conjunction with cookies or similar
devices and you should be aware that disabling cookies or similar devices might
prevent you from accessing some of our content.
We have put in place certain safeguards to help prevent unauthorized access and
maintain data security.
Reviewing and Correcting Your Information:
To access the personally identifiable information that this site has collected about you
online, or to correct factual errors in such information, please contact us through the
information provided below in the “Questions/Concerns?” section.
To protect your privacy and security, we will take reasonable steps to help verify your
identity before granting access or making corrections.
our Web site, so we encourage you to check back periodically. Any material changes
contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.