Privacy Policy

I. Our Commitment to Your Privacy

Society for the Performing Arts (“SPA”) respects the privacy of every individual visiting http://www.spahouston.org (the “Web Site”), and recognizes that protecting the privacy and security of the personally identifiable information we collect about you is an important responsibility. You will find a link to this notice at the bottom of our homepage and on every page within the Web Site. By visiting http://www.spahouston.org, you agree and accept the practices described in this Privacy Policy, and all applicable laws. The terms in this Privacy Policy are subject to change without notice. By using the Web Site, you expressly consent to our collection, use, storage and disclosure of your information and data as described in this Privacy Policy.


II. Kinds of Information Collected by Us

In general, you can visit our Web Site without telling us who you are or revealing any information about yourself. Our Web servers may collect anonymous, aggregated information such as when you visited our site, how long you stayed, where you went while you were here and if you linked here from another site. Society for the Performing Arts aggregates such information to measure the use of our Web Site and to improve its content.

We may also collect certain information about you, such as your IP (Internet Protocol) addresses, domain name, links you clicked on to reach the Web Site, and information regarding your operating system and browser when you browse the Web Site.

We collect personally identifiable information from you at several different points on our Web Site. However, we collect this personally identifiable information from you only if you provide the information to us voluntarily. For example, if you choose to purchase tickets through the Web Site, become an SPA member, sign up for an SPA educational program, or become an SPA Sponsor you must provide us personally identifiable information such as your name, address, telephone number, email address, and credit or debit card information. We also collect information about you when you request information about our performances, educational programs, sponsorship programs and other programs and services. We also collect information about you when you send us an e-mail, so that we may respond to your message.


III. How we Use and Disclose your information

Generally, we do not disclose your personally identifiable information to third parties. However, we may disclose aggregated information without your permission. Further, we may use and disclose your information both internally and externally, including without limitation, as described in this Privacy Policy.

Society for the Performing Arts uses the information you provide to us to process your orders and to provide our services to you. We may also use this information to contact you regarding upcoming events and for other promotional or marketing purposes. In addition, the information you provide to us is shared on occasion with other arts organizations to help them contact consumers for marketing purposes.

We sometimes engage third parties, such as contractors, to provide certain operational services to us or on our behalf. We may share your information with those third parties as necessary for the third party to provide that service.

Society for the Performing Arts reserves the right to disclose your personally identifiable information as required by law and when we believe that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights and/or to comply with a judicial proceeding, court order or legal process.


IV. How you can “Opt-Out,” Access, Update, or Delete Your information

You can see, review and change your information by sending a request to us at marie@spahouston.org. At any time, you may request us to delete your information by sending us an email at lee@spahouston.org. Although, we will make every effort to delete your information from our databases, we may need to retain your information in our archives and records in order to comply with law, resolve disputes, troubleshoot problems, assist with any investigations, enforce our Terms of Use and other policies, and take other actions otherwise permitted by law.


V. How we Protect your information

We have procedures in place that limit access to your personally identifiable information to those employees and other individuals who need to know such information to provide products and services to you. We will maintain physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards to protect the confidentiality of your personally identifiable information as required by law. However, such precautions do not guarantee the absolute safety of your data, and Society for the Performing Arts makes no guarantees, warranties or representation that your information is protected from viruses and other security attacks. Further, while Society for the Performing Arts follows appropriate procedures to ensure that third parties will keep your information secure, Society for the Performing Arts cannot make any guarantees with respect to the actions or policies of such third parties.


VI. Links on our Web Site

Our privacy policies apply only to your use of the Web site. The Web Site contains links to other sites. We are not responsible for the privacy practices of those sites. Links to other sites do not imply an endorsement of the materials or policies on those Web Sites. You should read the privacy policies of each site you visit to determine what information that site may be collecting about you.


VII. How we Protect the Privacy of Children

The Children’s Online Privacy Protection Program took effect on April 21, 2000 and pertains to Web Sites directed towards children under 13 years of age. Society for the Performing Arts does not knowingly collect information on any person under 13 years of age. Therefore, if you are under 13 years of age, you may not search our Web Site, or use any of our services. By using the Web Site, you represent that you are not under 13 years of age.


VIII. Use of Cookies

When you visit our Web Site, we place a "cookie" in the browser files of your computer. A "cookie" is a file that tracks what you do on our Web Site. Our "cookie" does not collect any personally identifying information about you. We use the information it collects for administrative purposes and to understand how visitors use our site. The majority of Web browsers accept cookies, but the “help” menu on your browser should give you options for preventing, accepting, or receiving notice of new cookies. However, please be aware that if you block cookies, some Web Site functionality may be lost. You consent to the placement of cookies on your hard drive when you visit the Web Site.


IX. General

We know that online security is a serious matter. At Society for the Performing Arts, your online security is an important factor in our commitment to overall customer satisfaction. For additional information on your privacy rights concerning data collected by Web sites, refer to the Federal Trade Commission's How to Protect Your Privacy pamphlet.

This Privacy Policy will be updated periodically and posted on the Web Site, and applies to the online practices of Society for the Performing Arts. References to "we", "us" and "our" are references to Society for the Performing Arts. We reserve the right to change or update this Privacy Policy at any time, without notice, by posting revisions on the Web Site. You agree to review the Privacy Policy each time you use the Web Site so that you are aware of any modifications. By accessing or using the Web Site, you agree to be bound by all of the terms and conditions of this Privacy Policy as posted at the time of your access or use.

This Privacy Policy is incorporated by reference in and is a part of the Terms of Use agreement. If you have any questions or comments about this Privacy Policy please contact us at:

Society for the Performing Arts
615 Louisiana, Suite 100
Houston, Texas 77002-2715
Phone: 713.632.8108
Fax:713.632.8108
e-mail: allison@spahouston.org
This Privacy Policy was last updated May 2008.

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