Privacy Policy

SOMArts Cultural Center is strongly committed to protecting the privacy of its online guests, customers, donors, and friends. We do not collect personally identifiable information about individuals—such as their names and postal and/or email addresses—except when it is knowingly provided by such individuals. In choosing to provide any such information or by using the SOMArts web site, or communicating with SOMArts by email, you agree to be bound by the terms and conditions of SOMArts’ Privacy Policy (the “Privacy Policy”). The Privacy Policy is outlined below.

Privacy Policy For Online and Electronic Use
We believe that maintaining privacy on the Web is very important and we hope you will read this Privacy Policy carefully so that you will clearly understand both our commitment to you and your privacy and our method of collecting and using information. This Privacy Policy only applies to transactions made, and data gathered, on the SOMArts Web site located at (the “Site”) and does not apply to any other Web site. The terms of this Privacy Policy governs all interactions with SOMArts through either the Site or email. A link to the Privacy Policy can be found on the SOMArts home page of the Site and on every page on the Site.

Information Provided by Visitors
You may use the Site without registering or submitting any personally identifiable information. However, in order to have access to certain features, such as donating online to SOMArts (a “Donation”) or signing up to receive SOMArts’ email newsletters, you must knowingly provide certain personal information (“Personal Information”). If you choose to provide Personal Information to us online, you will be asked to provide personally identifiable information that may include your name, email address, postal address, and telephone number (your “Profile”).

Online Donations
When you support SOMArts by making a Donation online, we will ask you to provide us with the information we need to process and acknowledge your contribution. This information includes your name, billing and mailing addresses, telephone number, e-mail address, and credit card information. Your credit card information will be used only as needed to process your transaction.

Children Twelve and Under
SOMArts does not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under thirteen years of age. Visitors twelve years of age and under should remember that they are required to obtain an adult’s permission before submitting any Personal Information to this Site or any other Web site.

As a service, SOMArts offers visitors to its Site the opportunity to subscribe to our online newsletter. If you choose to subscribe, you will receive the SOMArts newsletter from time to time. You may subscribe or unsubscribe at any time by following the instructions distributed with each newsletter.

Disclosure of Information
SOMArts will not sell, trade, or rent the Personal Information you provide to us in making an online Donation or signing up to receive newsletters. We may compile and provide aggregate statistics about our visitors, customers, sales, traffic patterns, and related site information to third parties, but these statistics will not include any personally identifying information.

Occasionally, we allow other select not-for-profit organizations to mail information, via post, to portions of our mailing lists. If you do not wish us to share your name and address information, please email and ask to be placed on our “DO NOT TRADE” list.

SOMArts may release Personal Information when such release is reasonably necessary to comply with the law; enforce the terms of any of our user agreements; or protect the rights, property, and safety of SOMArts, the users of the Site, or others.

We may notify you by e-mail about events or activities at or related to SOMArts that we believe may be of interest to you, or to alert you about sales or other promotional events related to our programs. If you do not want us to use your e-mail address to contact you for these purposes, you may send an e-mail message containing your name and postal address to

Emailing SOMArts
SOMArts tries to respond to email messages requiring a response within seven (7) business days. We try to respond to customer service inquiries related to a donation within twenty four (24) hours. If you email SOMArts, your message and email address will be forwarded to the appropriate department within the organization. SOMArts may choose to save this information. SOMArts is pleased to hear from you. However, any message, material, business information, ideas, concepts, or other information sent to SOMArts by email will be treated as non-confidential and non-proprietary.

Data Security
SOMArts makes every reasonable effort to ensure that all of the transactions that occur on our Site are secure. SOMArts’ secure server software uses industry-standard Secure Socket Layer (SSL) encryption technology. SSL technology is an industry standard for protecting sensitive information as it is transmitted over the Internet. 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 inquire about making a donation at (415) 863-1414, ext. 111; or request a copy of a newsletter at (415) 863-1414 x111.

Third-Party Service Providers
SOMArts may engage reputable third-party vendors in order to help us manage our Site and allow us to better service our visitors and customers. SOMArts requires its vendors to maintain the confidentiality and security of SOMArts’ information to which they are provided access and restricts the vendors from using the information in any way not expressly authorized by SOMArts. The SOMArts Site may contain links to other Web sites such as our third-party vendors. Once you leave the Site, this Privacy Policy will not apply.

Contact Information
If you have any questions regarding this Privacy Policy, please contact:
The SOMArts Web Site
934 Brannan St.
San Francisco, CA 94103
Telephone: (415) 863-1414

Changes to Privacy Policy
SOMArts may revise its Privacy Policy at any time from time to time. Such revisions may arise in response to changes in the law, policy, or other factors. We encourage you to visit this page periodically to review our current policy so that you will always know what information we gather and how we may use that information.

Update effective March 27, 2010