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Privacy Policy

We are committed to respecting the privacy rights of all visitors to The Old Globe Internet site on the World Wide Web ("Site"). This Privacy Policy explains the choices that you can make about the way your information is collected and used. BY USING THIS SITE, YOU SIGNIFY YOUR ASSENT TO THE TERMS OF THIS PRIVACY POLICY. If you do not agree with any term in this Privacy Policy, do not use this Site.

We do not knowingly collect any personally identifiable information from children under the age of 13. Certain areas of our Site require a user to register by providing certain personally identifiable information, as further discussed below. These areas are not for children under the age of 13. If we have knowledge that a child under 13 has provided us with personally identifiable information, we will delete such information from our records. If a child under 13 has provided personally identifiable information to us without our knowledge, a parent or guardian of that child may contact us [via e-mail] to review such information and have it deleted from our records. All subsequent personally identifiable information provided to us by that child will be deleted from our records.

Special Note to Children

We developed certain areas of this Site to be an enjoyable educational experience for visitors of all ages, including children under 13. You do not have to give any personal information about yourself to use non-restricted areas of the Site.

Other areas of the Site require registration by providing personally identifiable information, and are not intended for use by children under 13. If you are under 13 years old, you may not register on this Site. You must ask your parent or guardian to register instead. If you are ever unsure about anything you are seeing on this Web site, ask your parent or guardian for help.

Special Note to Parents

We are committed to protecting children's privacy. We developed certain areas of this Site to be an enjoyable educational experience for visitors of all ages, including children under 13. However, other areas of the Site require registration by providing personally identifiable information, and are not intended for use by children under 13. We recognize that some younger children may not understand some of the information contained on this Web site or how this Web site operates. PLEASE BE SURE TO CAUTION YOUR CHILD UNDER 13 AGAINST PROVIDING PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION ONLINE. It is our policy not to collect personally identifiable information from children under 13.

Please discuss this Privacy Policy with your children so that they will better understand how to use this Site and the information they may be asked to provide.

We do not knowingly collect any personally identifiable information from children under the age of 13. If a registrant indicates that he/she is under the age of 13, he/she will be asked to have a parent or guardian register instead, and all information collected from that child will be deleted from our records. We may collect information to protect the security or integrity of our Web site or as required by law, and we may not use this information for any other purpose. In the event that your child registers without our knowledge and he or she is under 13, you can always ask us to review or delete any of your child's information at any time by sending us a written request at the Contact Information below. We will not use or collect any other personally identifiable information from your child, and your child will not be able to participate in the services and activities provided in the restricted areas of the Site.

Information Collection and Use

The Old Globe is the sole owner of information collected on this Site. Except in the event of the sale of our business, we will not sell, share, or rent this information to others in ways different from what is disclosed in this statement. The Old Globe collects information from our users at several different points on our Site.

What Information Do We Collect?

Generally, we limit the collection of information on this Site to what is known as non-personally identifiable information and we will not require you to provide more information than is necessary to participate in any of our activities on our Site.

However, in some areas on our Site we ask for and collect personally identifiable or financial information, and you may not be able to access those areas or use the services we provide in those areas of the Site without providing the required personal information. These services include registering at the Site, purchasing tickets to events, making donations, choosing to receive promotional materials, and signing up for educational programs. Whenever we request that you submit any personally identifiable information, we will endeavor to notify you of our intended use of that information, as more specifically discussed below. PLEASE BE AWARE THAT YOU ARE UNDER NO OBLIGATION TO PROVIDE, AND CAN DECLINE TO PROVIDE, ANY REQUESTED INFORMATION AT ANY TIME. HOWEVER, IF YOU DECLINE, YOU MAY NOT BE ABLE TO PARTICIPATE IN CERTAIN ACTIVITIES AT THIS SITE.

The types of information collected at this Site may include:

  • Contact information, such as full name, e-mail address and mailing address.
  • Financial information and/or Credit/Debit Card data (for, by way of example, online store purchase information, third party links).
  • Personal identifiers, such as screen names and passwords.
  • Demographic information, such as date of birth, age, profile, gender, state and country.
  • Information regarding your areas of interest at The Old Globe.
  • Internet Protocol (IP) Information, such as your IP address and browser type.
  • Information collected by or held in "cookies."

How Do We Use Information?

Registration

Certain areas of this Site require users to register before access or use is allowed. This Site's registration form requires users to give us contact information, unique identifiers, and demographic information. All registration information is submitted to us on a voluntary basis. Once you register, we use your contact information from the registration form to contact you with your Site password and user i.d. You may choose to receive information about us and our events and our promotional partners by "opting-in" as described below. IF YOU ARE UNDER 13, YOU ARE NOT ALLOWED TO REGISTER OR PROVIDE ANY INFORMATION. We have assumed that users who register with us are over the age of 13. By registering, you warrant that you are over the age of 13.

Once you are registered, you will receive a password and username which must be provided to use the members only restricted areas of the Site. You are responsible for protecting the confidentiality of your password and username.

Opt in for Special Offers, Newsletter and Promotions

Once you register with us, we will send you a welcoming email to verify your password and username. If you wish to subscribe to our newsletter or receive communications regarding special offers or promotions offered by us or our promotional partners, we ask for contact information such as name and email address and permission to do so. If you do not "opt-in", you will not receive these types of communications from us. If you wish to stop receiving these communications, you may opt-out at any time. Please see below under "Opt-out". IF YOU ARE UNDER 13, YOU MAY NOT OPT-IN TO RECEIVE ANY OF THESE COMMUNICATIONS.

Opt-out

If you "opted-in" but no longer wish to receive our newsletter or promotional materials from us or our partners, you may e-mail us at mailus@theoldglobe.org to tell us that you want to opt-out of receiving such communications. Users who subsequently choose to "opt-out" may still receive such communications for a limited time while we update our system and our partners.

Users of our site are always notified when their information is being collected by any outside parties. We do this so our users can make an informed choice as to whether they should proceed with services that require an outside party, or not.

Ticket Purchases and Donations

We request information from you on our ticket order and donation forms. To purchase a ticket or make a donation, you must provide contact information (like name and shipping address) and financial information (like credit card number, expiration date). This information is used for billing purposes and to fill your orders. We use an outside delivery company to deliver tickets, and a credit card processing company to bill for tickets and process donations. These companies do not retain, share, store or use personally identifiable information for any secondary purposes. If we have trouble processing your order or donation, your contact information is used to get in touch with you. IF YOU ARE UNDER 18, YOU ARE NOT ALLOWED TO PURCHASE TICKETS OR MAKE DONATIONS.

Educational Program Registration

We also request information from you if you wish to sign up for one of our educational programs. To sign up, you must provide contact information and financial information (such as your credit card number and expiration date). This information is used to generate an enrollment list and to bill you for any applicable program fees. We use a credit card processing company to bill you for program fees owed by you. These companies do not retain, share, store or use personally identifiable information for any secondary purposes. We also use your contact information to inform you of program details, cancellations, or to send you program materials.

Collecting and Sharing Data

We sometimes collect information to find out how people found our Site, which pages they visited, and how long they stayed. In addition, we may aggregate demographic, profile and non-personal information you provide and use aggregate information to better design our Site and our services. If you register at the Site, we may share this demographic and profile information with our advertisers, licensees and/or other business partners with whom we link to permit them to contact you with information about certain products and services.

We will not share financial information with our partners and advertisers. In addition, we will not share any details of your purchases or donations with our partners or advertisers.

We use an outside delivery company to deliver tickets, and a credit card processing company to bill users for tickets, donations and education seminar registration fees. These companies do not retain, share, store or use personally identifiable or financial information for any secondary purposes. These parties are not allowed to use personally identifiable or financial information except for the purpose of providing these services.

Sharing Data for E-mail, Newsletters, and Mailing lists

As described above, users who register at our Site may choose to "opt-in" to allow us to send you communications from us and our partners. To do so, we may share certain information about you with our promotional partners. Please note that you have the right to "opt-out", also described above, if you later on choose to no longer allow us to share such information. You always have the right to unsubscribe from any mailing lists we may maintain, or to delete personally identifiable electronic information we have collected online about you. IF YOU ARE UNDER 13, YOU MAY NOT OPT-IN TO RECEIVE ANY OF THESE COMMUNICATIONS.

If you "opt-in", we may send newsletters or other materials to you at your e-mail address or by mail to your billing address, to tell you about our events, educational opportunities and promotions. Our electronic newsletters and materials may include links to independently-operated Web sites. If you opt-in, we will share contact information about you with our promotional partners, but we will not provide any financial or other personally identifiable information about you to any partner or "independently-operated Web site" (that is, a Web site not owned, controlled or operated by us) that we provide links to from our Site. Please note that such independently-operated Web Site(s) may solicit personally identifiable information from you. Please be aware that we don't control and are not responsible for their actions, privacy policy(ies) or terms of use. IF YOU ARE UNDER 13, YOU MAY NOT OPT-IN TO RECEIVE ANY OF THESE COMMUNICATIONS..

Cookies

We use a software technology called "cookies" to collect non-personally identifiable information. Cookies are pieces of information that we may place on your computer to help "personalize" your visit to the Web site and to allow you to enter our Web site without having to remember and enter any special passwords. For example, a "cookie" will allow us to remember certain things about you, such as your screen name, to track visitor scores or to help you keep track of where you left off in a game. "Cookies" may include the type of browser software you use to access the Internet (i.e. Internet Explorer, Netscape,); type of operating system (i.e. Windows, Mac OS, etc.), and/or the domain name of your Internet service provider. Except with respect to our e-commerce activities (e.g., on-line purchases), we do not link your non-personally identifiable information in "cookies" with personally identifiable information about you

IP Address and Machine Type

An IP address is a number automatically assigned to your computer whenever you are surfing the Web. Web servers, the computers that "serve up" Web pages, automatically identify your computer by its IP address. When you request a page from our Web site, our servers log your IP address. An IP address does not contain personally identifiable information. Except with respect to our e-commerce activities (e.g., on-line purchases or donations) or communications with users who have "opted-in", we do not link IP addresses with personally identifiable information. We may use your IP address to help diagnose problems with our server and to administer our Web site. Your IP address is used to help identify you and your shopping cart and to gather broad demographic information. We may also collect information about your browser software and/or machine type (e.g., Windows, Mac, Unix, etc.).

Links

We provide links to the Web sites of other parties. IF YOU ARE UNDER 13, GET YOUR PARENT'S OR GUARDIAN'S CONSENT BEFORE LINKING TO OTHER WEB SITES. Independently-operated Web sites are not associated with or authorized by us and may also have links leading to this Web site. We cannot control any of these links and are not responsible for any content appearing on Web sites linked to or from our Web site, or for any personal information gathered at those independently-operated Web sites.

Bumper Pages

We sometimes provide a "bumper page" when linking from our Web site to an independently-operated Web site, which lets you know you are going to an independently-operated Web site and reminds children under the age of 13 not to give out information online without their parent's permission. We may not provide a bumper page in all cases, however. It is your responsibility to be aware when you have left our Site and are visiting an independently-operated Web Site.

Data Integrity and Security

We take reasonable precautions to keep your personal information secure. We have put in place appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard the information we collect. In cases where the information is not stored on separate computer servers, it is only accessible from specific computers within our control. We have and will continue to take reasonable measures to assure the security and accuracy of all information our visitors share with us. Our efforts include procedures designed to avoid any unauthorized access, alteration, misuse or disclosure of personally identifiable information.

This Site takes every precaution to protect our users' information. When you submit sensitive information via the Site, your information is protected both online and off-line.

When our registration/order form asks you to enter sensitive information (such as credit card number and/or social security number), that information is encrypted and is protected with the industry standard for encryption software secure socket layer (SSL). While on a secure page, such as our order form, the lock icon on the bottom of Web browsers such as Netscape Navigator and Microsoft Internet Explorer becomes locked, as opposed to un-locked, or open, when you are just 'surfing'.

While we use SSL encryption to protect sensitive information online, we also do everything in our power to protect user-information off-line. All of our users' information, not just the sensitive information mentioned above, is restricted in our offices.

Changes

Our changes

We reserve the right to change or remove this privacy policy at any time at our sole discretion. If we decide to change our privacy policy we will post those changes here, but we will not provide you with any specific notice of such changes. We encourage you to visit this area frequently to stay informed.

Your changes

This Site allows you to view and change the personally identifiable information you previously provided. If you are a registered visitor, you are welcome to view, change or delete your registration information at any time, or to update the contact information we have for you or to inform us that you want to "opt-out" of receiving certain communications from us or our promotional partners. To do so, please go to the registration page of this Site using the same computer from which you initially registered, and click on "delete or add".

As described above, in the event that a child under 13 registers without our knowledge of his or her age, you as a parent or guardian can notify us and review the information. We will then immediately delete the information from our records.

To What Web sites does this Privacy Policy Apply?

The terms of this Privacy Policy apply to all information submitted on this Site only. It does not otherwise apply to any independently-operated Web sites. Independently-operated Web sites may have their own privacy policies and terms of use. Finally, since this Privacy Policy is intended to protect individuals, it does not apply to businesses or persons acting on behalf of businesses.

Contact Information

We hope you have a better understanding of our commitment to protect privacy. If you have any questions or comments about anything in this Privacy Policy, or wish to correct or delete information that The Old Globe may have about you or your child, please contact us at the following e-mail or mailing addresses:

For additional information about our Site, please see our Terms of Use.