We will never share, sell, or rent individual personal information with anyone without your advance permission or unless ordered by a court of law. Information submitted to us is only available to employees managing this information for purposes of contacting you or sending you emails based on your request for information and to contracted service providers for purposes of providing services relating to our communications with you.
Personal Information Collected by this Web Site
This web site, which accepts credit card payments, must collect personal information from you, including your name, address, and credit card details. All of this information is kept in a secure database, and is handled in accordance with the recommended "best practices" for e-commerce. We take care to protect the integrity of our database to keep your information private.
In addition, this web site has a mailing list. You may signup using only your email address, or you can optionally also provide your name and additonal information including your address and answers to a series of questions. This information is used on occasion to send additional messages to people to whom these messages would apply (for example, messages based on geographic area). Every message contains an unsubscribe link at the bottom; if you wish to leave the mailing list, you can click on this link and you will be removed immediately (no manual effort involved). This mailing list is never shared with anyone else. It is stored in a secure database, and is available only to Yaddo.
Anonymous Information Collected on this Web Site
Anonymous data is collected on server logs to enable analysis of web site activity, and debugging of active code. It can also be used to provide aggregate statistics about visitors and usage. You, as an individual user, remain anonymous. Such data may include pages visited, your IP address, browser type, how you landed, whether via search engine results or a direct link, and how long you stayed. Such data is used for analysis of web site effectiveness, and to identify possible areas for improvement.
This web site uses session cookies in order to implement credit card processing. This means that during credit card transactions, we must know that subsequent transactions are from you. Session cookies are the only way to maintain a "conversation" with an internet user.