Privacy Policy

For Online And Electronic Use

The Corcoran Gallery of Art and College of Art & Design is strongly committed to protecting the privacy of its online guests. We do not collect personally identifiable information about individuals—such as names and postal/email addresses—except when it is knowingly provided by such individuals. The terms of this privacy policy shall govern all interactions with the Gallery and College through our website and email. A link to the privacy policy can be found on the Corcoran's home page and on every page within the site. By using the Corcoran's website or communicating with the Corcoran via email, you agree to the terms of this privacy policy.


When You Shop Online in the Corcoran Stop
When You Make a Donation or Purchase a Membership Online
How the Corcoran Uses Information Provided by Visitors
Information Collected Automatically
Cookies
Children Under Eighteen Years of Age
Email Communications
Emails and Newsletters
Emailing the Gallery or College
Data Security
Third-Party Service Providers
Contact Information
College Information

 


When You Shop Online in the Corcoran Store

The Shop will ask you to provide personally identifiable information necessary to fulfill your order that can include your name, billing and shipping addresses, telephone number, and credit card number. This is the same information requested when you place an order by telephone or through the mail. For online orders, we also require your email address so you can receive order and shipping confirmation emails and so we can communicate with you if we have difficulty processing your order (see Emails and Newsletters). When you make a purchase online in the Corcoran Shop, your credit card information will be temporarily stored on a secured server (see Data Security). We will retain the personally identifiable information you provided with your order for our records to facilitate customer service, and to inform you of our products and promotional offers (see How the Corcoran Uses Information Provided by Visitors). As part of our commitment to your privacy, the Corcoran Shop supports and adheres to the guidelines and practices adopted by the Direct Marketing Association's Privacy Promise to American Consumers.

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When You Make a Donation or Purchase a Membership Online

The Corcoran will ask you to provide personally identifiable information necessary to process and service your Membership and/or donation that may include your name, billing and shipping addresses, telephone number, email address, and credit card number. When you make a donation or purchase a Membership online, your credit card information will be temporarily stored on a secured server (see Data Security). We will retain the personally identifiable information provided for our records to facilitate customer service (see How the Corcoran Uses Information Provided by Visitors).

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How the Corcoran Uses Information Provided by Visitors

The Corcoran uses the information you provide to better meet your needs,to facilitate customer service, and inform you of upcoming events, important deadlines, and promotional offers.

If you prefer not to have your personally identifiable information shared in this way, please email at enews@corcoran.org requesting that we not share your personally identifiable information with third parties for marketing purposes (see Customer Service online in the Corcoran Shop).

The Corcoran never shares with third parties any personally identifiable information you have provided, except as required by law.

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Information Collected Automatically

Cookies

This website automatically collects some non-personally identifiable information about you when you request pages through your browser. We place cookies on site visitors' computers to collect aggregate information for site traffic analysis, such as the number of visitors and the number of pages viewed. (Cookies are small files that reside in a visitor's browser.) The aggregate information we collect through cookies helps the Corcoran monitor how visitors use the site, allowing us to provide an optimal experience and better service; this information is never used to identify you personally. However, the Corcoran’s website has been designed to provide nearly full functionality without the use of cookies. You can set your Web browser to reject cookies, but you will lose the ability to place an item in your shopping cart online in the Corcoran Shop (see Cookies for Corcoran Shop Customers).

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Cookies for Corcoran Stop Customers

Cookies allow you to maintain the contents of your shopping cart as you navigate other areas of our site outside the Corcoran Shop. When you return to the Shop, your shopping cart will retain the items you previously selected. If you reject the cookies and you leave the Corcoran Shop before making a purchase, you will lose the information in your shopping cart.

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Children Under Eighteen Years of Age

We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under eighteen years of age, with the exception of some college applicants.

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Email Communications

Emails and Newsletters

The Corcoran regularly sends email newsletters to our registered visitors. Registered visitors may subscribe or unsubscribe to an email newsletter at any time. On occasion, the Corcoran may send emails to individuals such as registrants, Members, or prospective students who have provided us with their email address, informing them of Corcoran news we think might be of interest to them. The Corcoran Shop also sends promotional emails to customers and those who have requested an email. Email recipients may always opt out of any email category at any time by following the unsubscribe instructions included in the email message.

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Emailing the Corcoran

The Corcoran tries to respond to email messages requiring a response within seven business days. We try to respond to customer service inquiries related to a purchase in the Corcoran Shop within forty-eight hours. If you email the Corcoran, your message and email address will be forwarded to the appropriate department within the Corcoran. We may choose to save this information. We are pleased to hear from you and happy to help. However, any message, material, business information, ideas, concepts, or other information sent to the Corcoran via email will be treated as non-confidential and non-proprietary.

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Data Security

The Corcoran makes every reasonable effort to ensure that all of the transactions that occur on our Web site are secure. All credit card numbers submitted to the site are encrypted using "Secure Socket Layer" (SSL) encryption. SSL technology is an industry standard for protecting sensitive information as it is transmitted over the Internet.

To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the correct use of information, we have put in place appropriate physical, electronic, and administrative procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

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Third-Party Service Providers

The Corcoran may engage reputable third-party vendors in order to help us manage our website and allow us to better service our visitors and customers. The Corcoran requires its vendors to maintain the confidentiality and security of Corcoran information to which they are provided access, and restricts the vendors from using the information in any way not expressly authorized by the Corcoran.

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College Information

Students Rights Under The Family Educational Rights to Privacy Act of 1974, as Amended
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) affords students certain rights with respect to their education records.

They are:
The right to inspect and review the student’s education records within 45 days of the day the College receives a request for access. Students should submit to the Registrar, or other appropriate official, written requests that identify the record(s) they wish to inspect. The College official will make arrangements for access and notify the student of the time and place where the records may be inspected. If the records are not maintained by the College official to whom the request was submitted, that official shall advise the student of the correct official to whom the request should be addressed.

The right to request the amendment of the student’s education records that the student believes are inaccurate or misleading. Students may ask the College to amend a record that they believe is inaccurate or misleading. They should write to the College official responsible for the record, clearly identify the part of the record that they want changed, and specify why it is inaccurate or misleading. If the College decides not to amend the record as requested by the student, then the College will notify the student of the decision and advise the student of his or her right to a hearing regarding the request for amendment. Additional information regarding the hearing procedures will be provided to the student when notified of the right to a hearing. This right does not refer to grades. If the student wishes to appeal a grade, see page concerning grade appeals.

The right to consent to disclosures of personally identifiable information contained in the student’s education records, except to the extent that FERPA authorizes disclosure without consent. One exception that permits disclosure without consent is disclosure to school officials with legitimate educational interests. A school official is a person employed by the College in an administrative, supervisory, academic or research, or support staff position (including law enforcement unit personnel and health staff); a person or company with whom the College has contracted (such as an attorney, auditor, or collection agent); a person serving on the Board of Trustees; or a student serving on an official committee, such as a student council or grievance committee, or assisting another school official in performing his or her tasks. A school official has a legitimate educational interest if the official needs to review an education record in order to fulfill his or her professional responsibility. Upon request, the College discloses education records without consent to officials of another school in which a student seeks or intends to enroll.
The right to file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education concerning alleged failures by the Corcoran College of Art + Design to comply with the requirements of FERPA. The name and address of the Office that administers FERPA is: Family Policy Compliance Office, U.S. Department of Education, 600 Independence Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20202-4605.

The Corcoran College of Art + Design has designated the following information as directory information: student’s name; addresses; telephone numbers; e-mail addresses; photographs; degrees and dean’s list recognitions received; date and place of birth; field of study; dates of attendance; enrollment status (full-time, part-time, undergraduate, graduate); and the most recent school attended. If students do not want the College to disclose their directory information from their education records without their prior written consent, they must notify the College in writing each semester prior to the first day of classes. One exception, which permits disclosure without consent, is disclosure to school officials with legitimate educational interests

The Corcoran may revise its privacy policy at any time. We encourage you to visit this page periodically to review our current policy.

Contact Information

If you have any questions regarding this privacy policy, please contact the webmaster at webmaster@corcoran.org.

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