Thank you for visiting the Maryland Photography Alliance Web site. Your privacy is important to

us and we provide this notice (“Privacy Policy”) explaining our information practices

and the choices you can make about the collection and use of your personal information

by the Maryland Photography Alliance.


Information Collection

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

our Privacy Policy, Terms of Use, or other policies or terms that affect you and your use

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

consistent with this Privacy Policy by, for example, not using the information for any

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.


Your Choices

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.

We may use cookies to understand site usage and to improve the content and offerings

on our site. For example, we may use cookies to personalize your experience at our

Web pages.


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.


Data Security

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.


Changes to Privacy Policy

We may, from time to time, update this Privacy Policy. We will post material changes at

our Web site, so we encourage you to check back periodically. Any material changes

shall be effective as of the date set forth in the then-current Privacy Policy.



If you have any questions, comments, or concerns regarding our Privacy Policy, please

contact us at:


Effective Date: This Privacy Policy was updated on September 10, 2017.