Privacy Policy

The J. Paul Getty Trust is committed to protecting your privacy. We do not collect your personal information, such as your name, mailing address, or e-mail address, unless you knowingly provide it to us.

Most pages of our Web site contain a link to this privacy policy, which describes what information we collect and how we use it. By using the Getty's Web site or communicating with us by e-mail, you agree to the terms and conditions of this privacy policy.

General Policy on Collection of Information
We only collect personally identifiable information if you knowingly provide it to us.

We may record your e-mail address if you e-mail us, submit an online form that contains your e-mail address, opt to receive e-mail notices of Getty programs, news, and events, or register for an online service such as Getty Bookmarks or the Teacher Art Exchange discussion board.

We will never share your e-mail address with anyone.

Our Web server automatically records the IP addresses of visitors to our site. This information is used in aggregate form to helps us understand how visitors use the Getty online environment. The servers at this site also collect connection-related technical data. The data entries in these logs are used for server and network operation and maintenance and to help us understand general usage patterns.

Blogs
The Getty provides blogs on this site. You are welcome to post comments to these blogs. You may post comments anonymously or under your name or alias. Names and aliases are publicly displayed. We do not sell or share commenters' names or e-mail addresses; we do save commenters' e-mail addresses and will use them only to contact you if we have questions about or direct replies to the contents of your comments.

E-Cards
Some pages on this site allow you to send free e-cards to a friend. E-cards are sent as links to a Getty.edu Web page. We do not sell or share senders' or recipients' names or e-mail addresses; we do save e-mail addresses and we will use them only to contact you if necessary.

E-Newsletters
The Getty offers free electronic newsletters sent via e-mail.

To receive an e-newsletter by e-mail, you need to submit your name, zip code, and email address. Your personal information is stored on secure servers. When you sign up, you can choose to receive the e-newsletters in HTML, which includes graphics, or as text only, which does not include graphics.

You can view the e-Getty newsletter online, without submitting your e-mail address, at http://www.getty.edu/egetty/e-getty.html.

You can view GRI e-News online, without submitting your e-mail address, at http://www.getty.edu/egetty/grievents/index.html.

You can view GCI e-Bulletin online, without submitting your e-mail address, at http://www.getty.edu/conservation/publications/bulletin/current.html.

You can view Exploring Antiquity online, without submitting your e-mail address, at http://www.getty.edu/egetty/villa/index.html.

You can view the Getty Teacher Update newsletter online, without submitting your e-mail address, at http://www.getty.edu/egetty/getty_teacher_update/getty_teacher_update.html.

You can view Getty Foundation News online, without submitting your e-mail address, at http://www.getty.edu/foundation/news/foundation_news/current.html.

You can view ArtBound: New Books from the Getty online, without submitting your e-mail address, at http://www.getty.edu/museum/publications/art_bound/current.html.

You may stop receiving e-newsletters at any time. Follow the "unsubscribe" link in the footer of any newsletter.


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Getty Bookmarks
To use the Getty Bookmark feature, you need to create an online account. Your e-mail address is used to identify your account and the associated bookmarks. The e-mail address tied to your account is stored on secure Getty servers and will not be used for marketing purposes or shared with anyone. We may occasionally use your e-mail address for purposes related to administration of your online account, such as sending service notices or password reminders.

We use cookies to administer your online account(s). However, we do not use cookies to collect personally identifiable information.

If you choose to e-mail Getty Bookmarks to a friend, we will ask you for your friend's e-mail address. We will automatically send your friend a one-time e-mail containing your bookmarks, but we will not store his or her e-mail address or use it for any other purpose.

You may review or change the password(s) for your online account(s) at any time. Log in to Getty Bookmarks and click "Edit Profile" to choose a new password.

You may contact us at bookmarks@getty.edu to request that we remove your e-mail address from our database.

Planning a School Visit
To request a school visit to the Getty, you must submit information about yourself, your school, and the nature of your visit request. This information is used to help us accommodate school visit requests as equitably as possible. The information is recorded and stored in a database by our Education Department and may be used to contact you. We periodically send information to schools and teachers to notify them of additions to our Web site and of new educational programs at the Getty.

If you no longer wish to receive mailings from the Education Department, please call the school line at (310) 440-7322.

TeacherArtExchange Listserv
To use the TeacherArtExchange listserv on this site, you need to create an online account. Your e-mail address is used to identify your account. We will not use your e-mail for marketing purposes or share it with anyone.

The TeacherArtExchange listserv takes place primarily over e-mail. Messages are also archived to our Web site, where they are available in perpetuity. As a subscriber to TeacherArtExchange, you can choose how often you wish to receive e-mail messages from other subscribers.

We may occasionally send you e-mail for purposes related to administration of your online account, such as sending service notices or password reminders.

Please note that information you submit to the TeacherArtExchange listserv is nonconfidential and nonproprietary. TeacherArtExchange is also an unmoderated list. This means that no one reads or edits the e-mail messages sent to TeacherArtExchange before they are distributed to subscribers and archived to our Web site. To protect your privacy, do not send any message to the TeacherArtExchange listserv that contains personally identifiable information such as your name, mailing address, or phone number. Please be advised that your e-mail client may send your username to our list along with your e-mail address. If you wish to remain anonymous, please make sure your e-mail username is not your actual name.

You can unsubscribe from TeacherArtExchange at any time.

Online Purchases, Getty Villa Ticket Bookings, and Catalog Requests
If you make an online purchase, request a catalogue, and/or book Getty Villa tickets, we may also collect your e-mail address and/or your mailing address to contact you with Getty program updates, the e-Getty newsletter, and/or for marketing purposes. We may share the mailing addresses we collect with other reputable publishers to help them contact consumers for marketing purposes.

If you do not want to receive e-mail from Getty Publications in the future, or do not want us to share your mailing address with other publishers, please let us know by e-mailing us at pubsinfo@getty.edu or by sending a letter to:

Getty Publications
The J. Paul Getty Trust
1200 Getty Center Drive, Suite 500
Los Angeles CA 90049-1682

Please provide your exact name and address and tell us if you want your name removed from our mailing list, the list we may share with other companies, or both.

Cookies
A cookie is a piece of data we store on your computer's hard drive. This data contains information about you that we use to help make your visit to the Getty website easier. For example, one cookie we may store can remember what kind of video capability you have selected, so that you do not have to choose a bandwidth every time you watch a video. In addition, we have authorized various reputable companies to help us track cookies so that we can analyze how people are using the Getty website in order to continually offer the best possible experience for our visitors.

Neither the Getty nor any of the companies we work with will collect personally-identifiable information using cookies.

You do not have to accept any Getty cookies to enjoy and use the Getty website; if you reject all Getty cookies you will simply have to re-enter the preferences that we would otherwise record for you.

Links to Other Web Sites
This Web site contains links to other sites that are not owned or controlled by the Getty. We are not responsible for the content or privacy practices of other sites. This privacy statement applies only to this Web site.

Children Under 13 Years of Age
The Getty's Web site is not specifically dedicated to children and we do not actively solicit information from children. Children age 12 or under are required to obtain permission from a parent or guardian before submitting information to this Web site.

Changes in This Privacy Statement
We reserve the right to modify this privacy statement at any time. Please visit this page periodically to check our current policy.

Contact Us
If you have any questions or suggestions regarding our privacy policy, please contact us at web@getty.edu.



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Effective Date: June 30, 2011