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Terms of use

Effective as of September 4, 2017- updated on May 15, 2020

The Artists at Risk Connection (ARC) is an organization that cares about protecting your privacy, and we are particularly committed to protecting the personal information that you provide and entrust to us when using our website. This online privacy statement (the “Privacy Statement”) describes how we treat all user data collected by us during your visit to Artists at Risk Connection, both technical data that is automatically collected and voluntarily submitted data.

For purposes of this Privacy Statement, the ARC site is the website whose home page is www.artistsatriskconnection.org, which is operated by the Artists at Risk Connection Additionally, this is not the privacy statement for any blogs, forums or social networking sites where ARC has a presence.

We occasionally may update this Privacy Statement. We will post any changes on this web page, so be sure to check back periodically. Any information that you submit after a change has been posted will be subject to the new provisions.

User Data We Collect

We collect two types of user data: (1) technical data that is automatically collected from all visitors to the Artists at Risk Connection (“Automatically Collected Data”); and (2) data that you voluntarily submit to us (described below under “Voluntarily Submitted Data”).

Automatically Collected Data

We automatically collect Internet Protocol (“IP”) addresses and domain names of the originating visitor’s computer on our server and may know some information you have previously provided through cookies. (See the section on Cookies below for more information.) We also may track the number and frequency of hits per page by IP addresses, but we will not associate any individual IP address with any other personally identifying information except to detect security intrusions or certain unlawful activity.

The site itself and all associated third-party services uphold the highest levels of security. All sensitive data entered into the website and the Content Management System is securely encrypted, transmitted, and stored.

Voluntarily Submitted Data

We may collect Voluntarily Submitted Data, including personal data, that you voluntarily provide, such as your name or postal address, phone number, email address, and similar information, when you sign up to receive information from ARC, fill out ARC’s contact form, join ARC’s network or take other voluntary action through the Artists at Risk Connection site.


We collect some data through the use of cookies. Cookies are alphanumeric identifiers that are transferred either to your computer’s hard drive (“Long-term Cookies”) or temporarily to your computer’s Random Access Memory (“Session Cookies”).

We use Long-term Cookies only when you select a “remember” option on the ARC site, for example the “remember my login” option offered when you log in to the ARC site or the “remember me” option offered on a “Sign In” or “Register” page. If you select these options, a Long-term Cookie will be stored on your computer’s hard drive solely for the purpose of automatically filling in the remembered information, for example, automatically filling in your password on a login-protected section of the ARC site. These “remember” options are offered only for your convenience and are completely voluntary. If you do not select a “remember” option, no Long-Term Cookie will be stored on your computer’s hard drive.

We use Session Cookies whenever you visit the ARC site to run the site’s interactive applications, such as the “Organization” page. Session Cookies last only as long as your session on the ARC site. They expire when the session ends and are not written onto your computer’s hard drive. We also use Session Cookies in emails containing the HTML format. If you select “text-only” format preference, emails sent to you will not contain any Session Cookies.

How We Use The Data We Collect

In addition to the uses described above, we may use Automatically Collected Data to identify the source of user traffic (for example, umich.edu, or aol.com), but we will not tie this information to individual users in our database. We will not link any Automatically Collected Data you provide to us except to detect security intrusions or certain unlawful activity.

We may use your Voluntarily Submitted Data for various purposes:

  • to fulfill the request for which you specifically provided the data, including sharing data with an intended recipient (e.g., delivering a petition you sign or a letter you wish to send to the recipient of the petition or letter);
  • to analyze actions taken through our website;
  • to allow you to set and change user preferences;
  • to offer you ways to learn about, support or participate in the activities of ARC, if you have not opted out of receiving such communications;
  • to respond to an inquiry or feedback you have made to the Artists at Risk Connection; and
  • to follow up with you with a communication specific to an activity you have participated in or intend to participate in.

The Artists at Risk Connection site is hosted by servers in the United States. Accordingly, if you are located outside of the United States, the Voluntarily Submitted Data you provide to us will be transferred to the United States. By submitting your Voluntarily Submitted Data, you consent to its transfer and storage in the United States and its use in accordance with the purposes for which it was originally collected. (See below regarding third-party sharing of Voluntarily Submitted Data from non-U.S. residents.)

If you are a U.S. resident, we may also from time to time combine your Voluntarily Submitted Data with some publicly available data collected from third parties to improve our services to you and for our own internal marketing, communications, and fundraising purposes.

Third Parties

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We may disclose and use Voluntarily Submitted Data regardless of where you reside in special circumstances when it is necessary to enforce our User Agreement or this Privacy Statement, or when we, under what we hope to be extraordinary and infrequent circumstances, in good faith, truly believe that the law requires us to disclose your Voluntarily Submitted Data to third parties.

Except as described in this Privacy Statement, we will not share your Voluntarily Submitted Data with any third party unless we first notify you and offer you an appropriate choice to consent to such further use, for example, through an opt-out or opt-in request.

Third-Party Functionality

As discussed in the preceding section, to support certain functions carried out on the Artists at Risk Connection site, we use third-party service providers. In limited instances with respect to specific optional functions on the ARC site, those third parties may have data collection, use, or security procedures that differ from the practices outlined in this Privacy Statement and that may impact users of those optional functions. For example, a third-party service provider may support a specific web tool on the ARC site even though that tool is actually on the website of the third-party service provider. Any time a third-party service provider’s data collection, use, or security practices differs from the data collection and use practices described in this Statement in a manner that would impact users of the ARC site, we will either describe on the pages of the ARC where such optional functions appear the specific data collection, use, or security practices of such third-party service provider that would apply if you elect to use those optional functions or we will provide a link to that third-party service provider’s privacy policy.


We do not knowingly collect information from children under the age of 13.


The Voluntarily Submitted Data we collect about you is stored on a secure, password protected server and only authorized personnel have access to your information. We use industry-standard encryption technologies with respect to the receipt and transfer of Voluntarily Submitted Data you submit to us on the Artists at Risk Connection site and only authorized personnel have access to your information. Nevertheless, despite our best efforts, no transmission over the Internet and no data storage method can be guaranteed to be 100% secure.

Comments and Questions

If you have any questions, comments, or concerns about this Privacy Statement or our data collection practices or to request that we delete your Voluntarily Submitted Data, you can email us directly at info@artistsatriskconnection.org.

User Agreement and Privacy Policy

Effective as of: September 4, 2017

Welcome to the Artists at Risk Connection web site (“ARC site”). This site is run by the Artists at Risk Connection (“ARC,” together with, “we” or “us” or “our”). For purposes of this Privacy Statement, the Artists at Risk Connection site is the web site whose home page is www.artistsatriskconnection.org, which is operated by the Artists at Risk Connection. Please read this User Agreement carefully. By using the ARC site, you agree to follow the rules set forth on these web pages. From time to time we may revise this User Agreement, including the ARC Privacy Statement, so be sure to check these web pages occasionally. When you continue to use the ARC site after we post a change, it means you agree to the new rules.

The Artists at Risk Connection connects artists facing danger with a global network of organizations that provide services ranging from short-term residencies and grants to international resettlement, visas, and emergency funding.

Privacy Statement & Information You Voluntarily Submit to the Artists at Risk Connection site.

Please review the ARC Privacy Statement, which is part of this User Agreement and describes how we handle any personally identifying information about ARC site users, including information you voluntarily submit to us through the ARC site. By providing such information, you hereby acknowledge and agree to our treatment of such information as described in the ARC Privacy Statement.


ARC owns or licenses the copyright in all the materials on the ARC site, including text, graphics, logos, button icons, audio clips, photographs, and software, and those rights are protected by United States and international copyright laws and other intellectual property laws (“Artists at Risk Connection Site Content”). To the extent your use of material on the ARC site does not constitute “fair use” for which you do not need our permission, the following rules apply to use of the material:

Permitted Distribution

Unless the specific web page from which the Artists at Risk Connection text materials is available indicates you may do so, you may NOT copy or distribute any text materials that appear on the ARC site in print or digital format. You may only use content found on the ARC site for the following noncommercial purposes: research, teaching, private study, and activism within a local geographic area regarding civil liberties issues. You also may distribute ARC Site Content that is not text materials if and only to the extent that the specific launching page from which that ARC Site Content is accessible, and/or the ARC Site Content itself, explicitly indicates that the ARC Site Content may be distributed in a specified manner. Unless explicitly stated otherwise, all distributed copies must display the following copyright notice:

Reprinted with permission of the The Artists at Risk Connection (https://artistsatriskconnection.org).

Distribution Requiring Advance Written Permission

You must obtain written permission in advance if you wish to reproduce the Artists at Risk Connection Content or Videos in any manner that is not described as a permitted distribution in the section above. You can request this permission by sending us an email at info@artistsatriskconnection.org that contains the information listed below:

  • a complete description of the ARC Site Content or Multimedia (audio, video, or photographs) requested, such as the URL of the web page that contains the ARC Site Content or Multimedia, a description of the sections or paragraphs that will be distributed, and, where applicable, the title and date of the ARC Site Content or Multimedia;
  • a description of the intended audience;
  • a description of the manner of distribution;
  • the length, retail price, and approximate size of first printing or circulation that will include the ARC Site Content or Multimedia;
  • a description of the geographic scope of the distribution and the length of time for which rights are being requested (please note that ARC grants only nonexclusive rights);
  • a reply fax number or email address and a phone number.

Information You Contribute to the ARC site


ARC, ARTISTS AT RISK CONNECTION, Artists at Risk Connection logos and any other ARC trademarks on the ARC site (collectively, “ARC Trademarks”) are trademarks of ARC, in the United States and other countries unless it is explicitly stated on the ARC site where a trademark appears that the trademark is the trademark of a third party (“Third-Party Trademarks”). To the extent your use of ARC Trademarks does not constitute “fair use” for which you do not need our permission, the following rules apply to use of the ARC trademarks:

You may not use the ARC Trademarks for any product or service that does not belong to ARC, as the case may be, or in any manner that is likely to cause confusion about whether ARC is the source, affiliated with, sponsor of or endorser of any product or service. In addition, you may not use the ARC Trademarks in any illegal manner.

Your ability to use a Third-Party Trademark that appears on the ARC site is limited to the manner, if any, in which the ARC site explicitly states on the page on which such Third-Party Trademark appears that such use in such manner is authorized by the third-party owner of that Third-Party Trademark (unless your use is permissible under the law (e.g., it is “fair use”) or the owner of such Third-Party Trademark has specifically granted you the right to such use in such manner).

Frames and Metatags

You may not frame the content of the ARC site. You may not use metatags or any other “hidden text” that incorporates ARC Trademarks without express written consent.

Links to Other Websites

The ARC Site contains links to other websites that we think may be of interest to you. We are not responsible for and have no control over these other sites or their content. Remember that when you link to another site, that other site is governed by its own user agreement and privacy statement, which you should be sure to read.

Disclaimers and Limitation of Liability




We reserve the right to terminate the Artists at Risk Connection Site and this User Agreement at any time without notice for any reason, including, in the case of the User Agreement, for your violation of any of its provisions. The Limitation of Liability and Governing Law Sections of this User Agreement survive any such termination.

Governing Law

This User Agreement is governed by the laws of the State of New York applicable to contracts made and performed there without regard to its conflicts of law principles. You agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the state and federal courts in the State and County of New York and waive any jurisdictional, venue or inconvenient forum objections to such courts.

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