Privacy Policy

Your privacy is important to us. This Online Privacy Policy describes how American Friends of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra (AFIPO) collects, uses, and shares non-personal and personal information when you visit the afipo.org website, participate in promotions, and when you receive emails sent by AFIPO. The following outlines our current privacy policy.

1. INFORMATION THAT WE COLLECT

A. Non-Personal Information

a – Log Data
When you visit the afipo.org website, we collect the IP address of the device you use to connect to the Internet. In addition, we gather information about the type of browser you are using (including the specific version), the type of operating system you have on your computer, and from which site you came.

b – Cookies
When you browse our site or receive one of our emails, AFIPO uses cookies and/or web beacons (sometimes referred to as “pixel tags”) to collect information and store your online preferences. Cookies are widely used and most browsers are set up to accept them automatically. If you would prefer, you can set your browser to notify you when you receive a cookie, which lets you choose whether or not to accept it, or set your browser to automatically block any cookies. Please note that if you decide to set your browser to block cookies, some features and services on our site may not work properly because we may not be able to recognize you. In addition, any offers we may provide when you visit us may not be as relevant to you or tailored to your interests.

These cookies do not in any way identify you or give access to your computer or mobile device. Instead, they provide us with information including:

* Your response to and actions taken on one of our emails
* Time and duration of your visit to our site
* Pages you viewed while on our site

Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.

To view more information regarding cookie settings please visit the appropriate link:
For Microsoft Internet Explorer: http://www.microsoft.com/info/cookies.mspx
For Google Chrome: http://www.google.com/support/chrome/bin/answer.py?answer=95647
For Mozilla Firefox: http://support.mozilla.com/en-US/kb/Enabling%20and%20disabling%20cookies
For Apple Safari 5: http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?path=Safari/5.0/en/9277.html

Additionally, this website uses the Google AdWords remarketing service to advertise on third party websites (including Google) to previous visitors to our site. It could mean that we advertise to previous visitors who haven’t completed a task on our site, for example using the contact form to make an enquiry. This could be in the form of an advertisement on the Google search results page, or a site in the Google Display Network. Third-party vendors, including Google, use cookies to serve ads based on someone’s past visits to the AFIPO website. Of course, any data collected will be used in accordance with our own privacy policy and Google’s privacy policy.

B. Personal Information

In addition to the non-personal information described in the previous section, we may also gather personal information that you give us, including your name, address, phone number, and email. For example, we collect personal information when you:

* Subscribe to our email list/newsletter
* Purchase a membership online
* Make a donation online
* Enter a promotion online
* Contact us

Upon your request, we will provide you with access to personal information we have collected from you. You can help AFIPO maintain the accuracy of your personal information by notifying us when you change your address, phone number, or email.

2. USING THE INFORMATION THAT WE COLLECT

A. Operation of Our Business and This Website

AFIPO uses the information we collect about and from you in connection with the operation of our business (for example, to communicate with you concerning your sweepstakes entries, donations or events of interest), and to offer an enhanced, personalized online experience on our site.

The information we collect allows us to:

* Recognize you when you return to our site so we can personalize your experience
* Process applications and transactions
* Respond to your requests
* Provide you with relevant service offers on our site and in email advertising

B. Sharing Information With Certain Third Parties

With the exceptions below, we will not share personal information about you with any other entity.

a. Our Service Providers
We provide your information to third-party companies to perform services on our behalf, including payment processing, data analysis, email delivery, hosting services, customer service, and to assist in our marketing efforts. We direct all such third-party service providers to maintain the confidentiality of the information disclosed to them and not to use your information for any purpose other than to provide services on AFIPO’s behalf.

b. Organizers of Concerts and Special Events at Carnegie Hall
We share and receive personal information that you give us with third-party organizers of concerts and special events for their direct-marketing purposes, but only if you purchase tickets to their concerts and events.

c. Promotional Sponsors
We may occasionally present a special contest, sweepstakes or promotion on the afipo.org site that is sponsored by a third party. To qualify for entry, we may ask you to provide personal information. If we plan to share the personal information we request from you with such sponsor(s), we will notify you on the webpage through which the information is collected.

d. Co-Branded Services
When you use a co-branded service within our network of sites or users, you grant us permission to pass your registration information back to that service partner. Their use of your information is subject to their applicable privacy policies.

3. OUR POLICIES CONCERNING CHILDREN

We do not knowingly collect any personal information from children under the age of 13. Any portion of the afipo.org website intended for children under 13 will not request any personal information. In the event that we learn that we have inadvertently gathered personal information from children under the age of 13, we will take reasonable measures to promptly erase such information from our records.

4. OPTING OUT OF PROMOTIONAL EMAILS

You can choose to opt out of receiving additional promotional emails from AFIPO by clicking on the “unsubscribe” link in any such email.

5. CHANGES TO THE WEBSITE AND EMAIL PRIVACY POLICY

Please note that this Website and Email Privacy Policy may change from time to time, and use of personal information that we gather is subject to the privacy notice in effect at the time of use. You should check the afipo.org site periodically to see recent changes.