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Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy
Effective Date: May 23, 2018

We are committed to protecting your privacy. This Privacy Policy is part of our Terms of
Use and is designed to help you understand how (this “Site”)
collects information about you when you visit the Site and how it uses and discloses that
information. This Privacy Policy applies to data that personally identifies you (“personal
information”) that is collected on this Site. Your use of this Site constitutes your
agreement to this Privacy Policy.

Collection of Personal Information

Information We Collect Directly

We have developed our Site so that you may visit it without being required to provide
your name, email address or similar personal information. However, certain features of
the Site may include features or services that permit you to enter contact information
and other information about you, such as your name, address and e-mail address.


We may collect personal information without you entering it on the Site, including by
obtaining it from public sources or from third parties, and use it to send you information
we think may be of interest to you, where permitted by law. If you don’t want to receive
information from us, you can follow the instructions below to stop those messages.


Information We Collect Automatically


When you interact with the Site, certain information about your use of the Site is
automatically collected. This information includes your domain name and host for
Internet access; the Internet address of the site from which you came; the date and time
of your access; your computer’s IP address and information about its operating system,
browser and host; the date and time you access the Site and the pages you visit.


Much of this information is collected through cookies, web beacons, and other tracking
technologies, as well as through your web browser or device (e.g., IP address, MAC
address, browser version, etc.). The tracking technologies employed when you use our
Site may be first-party or third-party. We use cookies for the following purposes:


Performance/Analytics: We use these cookies to analyze how the Site is
accessed, used or is performing. We use this information to maintain, operate
and continually improve the Site. We may also obtain information from our e-mail
newsletters, to learn whether you opened or forwarded the newsletter or clicked
on any of the content. This information tells us about our newsletters’
effectiveness and helps us ensure that we’re delivering information that you find
Advertising: Interest-based advertising is the collection of data across different
websites and/or difference devices for the purpose of tailoring advertising based
on preferences or interests know or inferred from the data collected. We allow
third parties, such as Google, Facebook, and Twitter, who assist us in serving
advertising regarding the Site when you leave the Site, to collect or receive
information from our website and elsewhere on the internet and use that
information to provide measurement services and target ads.




The third-party website analytics tools that collect automated information about visitor
traffic on our Site include Google Analytics. Google Analytics is a web analytics service
provided by Google, Inc. on our Site. Google Analytics uses cookies or other tracking
technologies to help us analyze how users interact with and use the Site, compile
reports on the Site’s activity, and provide other services related to the Site’s activity and
usage. The technologies used by Google may collect information such as your IP
address, time of visit, whether you are a return visitor, and any referring website. The
information generated by Google Analytics will be transmitted to and stored by Google
and will be subject to Google’s privacy policies. You can learn how Google collects and
processes data and how to opt out of tracking of analytics by Google, by clicking here.

If you do not want to receive cookies, you may set your browser to reject them.
However, if you turn cookies off, you may not have access to some of the Site’s
services and features. We also may allow third parties to issue cookies, pixels, web
beacons and other tracking technologies on our Site to help us compile aggregated
statistics regarding the operations of our Site.


You can learn more about ad serving companies and the options available to limit their
collection and use of your information by visiting the websites for the Network
Advertising Initiative
the Digital Advertising Alliance, and the European Interactive
Digital Advertising Initiative
. Similarly, you can learn about your options to opt-out of

mobile app tracking by certain advertising networks through your device settings and by
resetting the advertiser ID on your Apple or Android device.


Because an industry-standard Do-Not-Track protocol has not yet been established, our
information collection practices on our Site will continue to operate as described in this
Privacy Policy regardless of any “Do Not Track” signals that may be sent by certain
browsers. However, you may refuse to accept cookies in order to prevent tracking

Information from Social Media


When you interact with the Site through a social media platform (such as by clicking on
a social media icon linked from the Site), we may collect the personal information that
you make available to us on that page, including your account ID or username and
other information included in your posts. If you choose to log in to your account with or
through a social networking service, we and that service may share certain information
about you and your activities.


Use and Sharing of Personal Information


We may use information you give us to:


● Communicate with you, including to respond to your inquiries and fulfill your
● Provide, maintain, personalize, optimize, and improve the Site, including
research and analytics regarding use of the Site, or to remember you when you
leave and return to the Site;
● Make decisions about approving and funding grants;
● Make decisions about approving Bellagio Center residency program applications
and conference requests;
● Provide you with more relevant content in email bulletins to which you may be
● Detect, investigate, and prevent activities that may violate our policies or be
fraudulent or illegal.


We may share your personal information with third party service providers, affiliates and
agents who use the information to help us respond to your requests and to perform
services on our behalf. We may also share information with third parties who we think

have a similar mission to ours to enable them to reach you with similar or related
messages. We do not rent or sell your personal information to third parties.


Additional Information About our Information Collection and Sharing Practices


Our Site contains links to other websites. These websites are governed by their own
terms of use and privacy policies, which you should read. We are not responsible for the
security or privacy of any information collected by other websites or other services. You
should exercise caution, and read the third party privacy policies to understand how the
third parties collect, process, share and store your information.


We may make changes to this Policy from time to time. We will post any changes, and
such changes will become effective when they are posted. Your continued use of our
site following the posting of any changes will mean you accept those changes.

Subject to applicable law, we reserve the right to use or disclose your personal
information to third parties in a good faith belief that such disclosure is reasonably
necessary to (a) take action regarding suspected illegal activities; (b) enforce or apply
our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy; (c) comply with legal process, such as a search
warrant, subpoena, statute, or court order; (d) protect our rights, reputation, personal
safety and property, or those of our users, affiliates or the public; or (e) enable our
consultants or service providers to help us operate or fulfill your requests more



We may change our ownership or corporate organization while providing the Site. We
may transfer to another entity or its affiliates or service providers some or all information
about you in connection with, or during negotiations of, any merger, acquisition, sale of
assets or any line of business, change in ownership control, or financing transaction.
We cannot promise that an acquiring party or the merged entity will have the same
privacy practices or treat your information the same as described in this Policy.


Data Storage, Location, and Duration


We store your data in a secure manner in a restricted-access database. However, no
data transmitted over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure, and WE DO
liability for personal information submitted through our Site and you provide us with this
data at your own risk. Our databases are located in the United States. If you are

outside of the US, you may be located in a region with laws or regulations governing
personal data collection, use or disclosure that differ from US laws, which do not have
the same data protection laws as the EU and other regions. By providing your data you
consent to: (i) the use of your personal data for the uses identified above in accordance
with the Privacy Policy; and (ii) the transfer of your personal data to the US as indicated
above and the application of US laws to the collection, use and disclosure of your
personal information.


Information You Provide About Others


Do not provide or allow others to provide personal information about anyone unless you,
on your own behalf and on behalf of anyone whose information you provide: (a) have
reviewed and agree with this Privacy Policy, and (b) are authorized to and do consent to
have all data used and transferred internationally. By submitting any personal
information about others you represent and warrant that you received such
authorization beforehand.


Use of the Site by Children


We comply with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of the United States and
similar laws around the world where applicable. Our Site is not specifically targeted to
children, we do not actively solicit information from children, and we do not knowingly
collect personal information from children without proper parental consent. If you
believe that we may have collected personal information from someone under the
applicable age of consent without parental consent, please write to us at the physical
address set forth below in the section “Inquiries” or email
and we will promptly address the issue.


To Stop Receiving Messages From Us



If you wish to stop receiving messages from us, click on the “unsubscribe” link at the
bottom of any message you receive from us.





Please contact the Communications Office at or at the
address and numbers listed below with respect to any inquiries about our Privacy

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