Privacy Policy

What information do we collect?

We collect information from you when you place a request for a loan of artwork. This information includes your name, as well as the name, e-mail address, mailing address, and phone number of the institution you are representing. You do not have to submit this information in order to use the website; you may always visit our site anonymously.

What do we use your information for?

The information we collect from you is used to determine eligibility for institutional loans of artwork that you have specifically requested. We may also make improvements to our website and program offerings based on the information and feedback we receive from you.

If we enter into a formal Institutional Loan of Artwork agreement with you, that agreement may specify additional ways in which we may use your information, such as inclusion of your institution’s name in the provenance record of the borrowed works. If you wish to limit such uses of your information, please let us know at the time of the loan so that we can design a loan agreement tailored to your specific needs.

How do we protect your information?

We use e-mail as our primary means of gathering applications for loans. E-mail is an inherently insecure means of communication, thus your loan application should never contain any confidential or private information, such as credit card numbers, social security numbers, confidential details about your organization, etc. If you prefer not to apply for a loan via e-mail, simply contact us at and request a phone contact instead.

Once you’ve submitted your information (whether by e-mail or phone), it will be archived securely on an institutional Google Drive account that only Foundation officers can access. See Google’s Security on Google Drive site for details. A paper copy of your information may also be produced, which will be physically archived in the Foundation’s secure storage facilities.

Do we use cookies?

Yes (Cookies are small files that a site or its service provider transfers to your computer’s hard drive through your Web browser that enable the sites or service provider’s systems to recognize your browser and capture and remember certain information).

We use cookies to compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interaction so that we can offer better site experiences and tools in the future. We use Google Analytics to help accomplish this, meaning that data such as your IP address and the URLs of the individual pages you view on are sent to Google. To learn more about how this data is used, and the controls available to you, visit the Google Analytics Privacy Overview.

Do we disclose any information to outside parties?

We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information, except when required to do so by law or to protect other’s or our rights, property, or safety. However, non-personally identifiable visitor information is provided to Google Analytics to help us understand how people interact with our website. To learn more about how this data is used, and the controls available to you, visit the Google Analytics Privacy Overview.

California Online Privacy Protection Act Compliance

We are in compliance with the California Online Privacy Protection Act. Among other things, this means we will not distribute your personal information to outside parties without your consent.

Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act Compliance

We are in compliance with the COPPA (Childrens Online Privacy Protection Act). We do not collect any information from anyone under 13 years of age. Our website and programs are all directed to people who are at least 13 years old.

Terms and Conditions

Please also visit our Terms and Conditions section establishing the use, disclaimers, and limitations of liability governing the use of our website.

Your Consent

By using our site, you consent to our online privacy policy.

Changes to our Privacy Policy

If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes on this page and update the Privacy Policy modification date below.

This policy was last modified on 6/21/2014.

Contacting Us

If there are any questions regarding this privacy policy you may contact us at