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The Brattle Theatre40 Brattle St., Cambridge MA 02138 • Harvard Square • 617 876-6837 • [email protected]

Privacy Policy

The Brattle Theatre and Brattle Film Foundation (also herein as “BFF”) is committed to protecting your privacy of our online guests, visitors, members, donors, and friends.
We understand that maintaining privacy on the BFF’s websites (brattlefilm.org and brattleblog.org, herein referred to as “the website” or “the site”) is very important, and that informing our visitors about the types of information we collect and how we use it is crucial to our mission.

TYPES OF INFORMATION COLLECTED

The BFF does not collect any personal information about individuals, such as names, postal or email addresses, or other personally identifying data (the “Personal Data”) except when such information is knowingly provided. Personal information might be obtained from online transactions such as purchases, subscriptions, registrations, or membership pledges. Additionally, personal information may be transmitted as part of a form submission or in connection with other activities, services, or resources available on our website.

INFORMATION PROVIDED BY VISITORS

Online Mailing Lists
When you subscribe to our electronic mailing list(s), the BFF will request information necessary to process your subscription and send you the information you seek: your name, address, telephone number, e-mail address, and areas of interest. Your Personal Data may be used as set forth below.

Online Store and Membership Purchases and Donations
When you purchase a Brattle membership, make a donation, or purchase an item from the Brattle online store, the BFF and its third party merchants and agents will request information necessary to process your purchase or process your membership and acknowledge your contribution: your name, billing and shipping address, telephone number, e-mail address, and credit card information. Your credit card information will be used only for the purpose of processing and documenting the transaction. Your Personal Data may be used as set forth below. The BFF is in full compliance will all current data security laws and regulations that pertain to credit cards and personal information.

Online Program and Event Tickets
When you purchase online tickets through the site (including tickets for admission to Brattle Theatre performances, artist talks, and film screenings), the BFF and its third party merchants and agents will request information necessary to process your order: your name, billing and shipping address, telephone number, e-mail address, and credit card information. Your credit card information will be used only for the purpose of processing and documenting the transaction. Your Personal Data may be used as set forth below.

SECURITY

The BFF’s online ticketing, donation, and membership secure server software use industry-standard Secure Socket Layer (SSL) encryption technology. SSL encodes your personal information — including credit card number, name, and address — as it travels over the Internet so that all transactions are secure. If you prefer, you may also place your order via phone: 617-876-8021.

When you browse our website, we also automatically receive your computer’s internet protocol (IP) address, browser and operating system, the referring site that brought you to our website, the pages you visit on our website, and the date and duration of your visit. See below (“Information Collected Automatically”) for additional information.

Our ticket pages are hosted on ShowClix Inc, our donation and membership pages are hosted on Salesforce, our gift card sales are hosted by PayPal. Each company provides us with the online e-commerce platform that allows us to sell our products and services to you.

Your data is stored through their data storage and databases. They store your data on a secure server behind a firewall.

PAYMENT

If you choose a direct payment gateway to complete your purchase, then the third-party company stores your credit card data. It is encrypted through the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI-DSS). Your purchase transaction data is stored only as long as is necessary to complete your purchase transaction. After that is complete, your purchase transaction information is deleted.

All direct payment gateways adhere to the standards set by PCI-DSS as managed by the PCI Security Standards Council, which is a joint effort of brands like Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover.

PCI-DSS requirements help ensure the secure handling of credit card information by our store and its service providers.

THIRD-PARTY SERVICES

In general, the third-party providers used by us will only collect, use and disclose your information to the extent necessary to allow them to perform the services they provide to us.

However, certain third-party service providers, such as payment gateways and other payment transaction processors, have their own privacy policies in respect to the information we are required to provide to them for your purchase-related transactions.

For these providers, we recommend that you read their privacy policies so you can understand the manner in which your personal information will be handled by these providers.

In particular, remember that certain providers may be located in or have facilities that are located a different jurisdiction than either you or us. So if you elect to proceed with a transaction that involves the services of a third-party service provider, then your information may become subject to the laws of the jurisdiction(s) in which that service provider or its facilities are located.

As an example, if you are located in Canada and your transaction is processed by a payment gateway located in the United States, then your personal information used in completing that transaction may be subject to disclosure under United States legislation, including the Patriot Act.

Once you leave our store’s website or are redirected to a third-party website or application, you are no longer governed by this Privacy Policy or our website’s Terms of Service.

When you click on links on our store, they may direct you away from our site. We are not responsible for the privacy practices of other sites and encourage you to read their privacy statements.

INFORMATION COLLECTED AUTOMATICALLY

Non-Personal Information
The BFF does automatically collect some anonymous “non-personally identifiable” aggregate information about visitors when pages are requested through a browser. This information is used for statistical purposes, to help us monitor how guests navigate our site, allowing us to tailor our services for specific groups of visitors. Non-personally identifiable information may refer to information about our visitors’ browsers (e.g., Google Chrome or Internet Explorer), operating systems (e.g., Windows or Macintosh), Internet Service Providers (e.g., AOL, Earthlink, Verizon, Comcast, etc.), and other similar information.

Aggregate Information
The BFF collects IP addresses as a component of the non-personally identifiable aggregate information. An IP address is a number assigned to your computer by a web server when you’re on the Internet. This information is used only for non-user-specific purposes such as determining how many users visited a specific area of our site. Such information could, if necessary, also be used to identify a user in order to comply with safety and/or security issues or with legal requirements, but only in extraordinary circumstances.

Cookies
A cookie is a small text file that is sent to your browser from a website and stored on your computer’s hard drive. Cookies can’t read data from your hard drive or read cookie files that were created by other sites—the website that creates a cookie is the only one a browser will permit to access it. Examples of ways in which the BFF might use cookies are to control access to certain user features, to customize content areas, and to analyze site activity and user behavior. The BFF also reserves the right to use cookies in the future in conjunction with new content or extended functionality.

If you are concerned about the use of cookies, the BFF suggests that you explore your browser’s options to notify you whenever a cookie is set, or to disallow cookies altogether. Users should be aware, however, that prohibiting the use of cookies may restrict the user’s access to certain types of content or features. Numerous online resources explain cookies and describe how to disable them.

Advertising Cookies
Advertising Cookies allow us to better assess the effectiveness of our content marketing and advertising efforts. These cookies are provided by our third-party partners to analyze and track site visit and signups stemming from advertising. We do not share your personal information (such as name or email) to third-party providers outside of site visit data collected directly by such Advertising Cookies, though your site visit data may be linked with other personal information collected elsewhere by such third-party providers. Such external data processing is governed by the privacy policies of these third-party providers.

HOW INFORMATION IS USED

Any personal information provided to the BFF is maintained and accessible only by the BFF unless the BFF explicitly states otherwise.

Marketing and Promotion
If you give the BFF permission, we may use any Personal Data you submit to us for marketing and promotional purposes. For example, on occasion the Brattle sends emails to inform users of new exhibitions or other events we think might be of interest. If you provide us with your email address, this will be deemed permission for us to email you information about our exhibition, events, and other programs and activities, as well as for any marketing or promotional purposes. However, you may withdraw this permission using our opt-out procedure. You will not receive such communications unless you have knowingly provided the personal information required. In some cases, you will be required to opt-in by joining a newsgroup or mailing list. If you do opt-in, you will always have the option to opt-out at any time by unsubscribing to that particular list or following the opt-out instructions included within the body of the email message.

Membership and Donations
If you sign up for a membership or make a donation online, your Personal Data will be entered into the BFF’s membership and donor database. As a Brattle member or donor, the BFF may share your Personal Data with other reputable organizations, such as other nonprofits, art institutions, and companies. You can always choose to be listed as anonymous to avoid your Personal Data being shared.

Opt-Out
If for any reason you do not wish to receive further email from the Brattle, please follow the instructions for unsubscribing included within the body of the message that was sent to you.

LINKS TO OTHER SITES

Users may find content on the Brattle’s site that links to the sites and services of our partners, sponsors, or other third parties. In many cases, these links represent cooperative projects or are established with persons or entities that have a significant connection to or relationship with our site. Although every effort is made to ensure that any referrals are to reputable and relevant sources, the BFF does not control the content or links that appear on these sites. In addition, these sites or services, including their content and links, may be constantly changing. These sites and services may have their own privacy policies and customer service policies, or no policy at all. The BFF maintains a policy against the nonconsensual collection or sharing of personal information and encourages visitors to review the privacy policies of any sites they visit to ensure their personal information is being protected.

CHILDREN UNDER 12

The Brattle does not solicit personal information from children. Visitors 12 years of age and under should remember that they are required to obtain an adult’s permission before submitting personal information to this or any other website.

PHOTOGRAPHY AND VIDEO

Your presence at The Brattle Theatre acknowledges that you have been informed of the potential to be documented as part of a video or photo release, and that you grant permission for your likeness to be included in publication of any footage.

REVISIONS TO OUR PRIVACY POLICY

Please note that the BFF may revise its privacy policy at any time. Such revisions may arise in response to changes in the law, policy, or other factors. We encourage you to periodically visit this page to review our most current policy.

ACCEPTANCE OF TERMS

By using any of the BFF websites, you signify your acceptance of our Privacy Policy. If you do not agree to this policy, please do not use our sites. Your continued use of any BFF site following the posting of changes to these terms will indicate your acceptance of those changes.