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Our Privacy Policy

The Plowshares Theatre Company Commitment to Privacy

Plowshares Theatre Company regards the safeguarding of your personal information and privacy as a serious matter.  This Privacy Policy explains what type of information we collect and what we do with that information in order to allow you to make choices about the way your information is collected and used.  We are committed to the accuracy and security of such information, and that it is used only according to your wishes.  This policy covers Plowshares Theatre Company and the box offices at the venues where our shows are presented.  Those box offices are responsible for the ticketing and audience relations for Plowshares Theatre Company’s productions.

Who We Are

Our website is: https://plowsharestheatre.org

What Information We Collect & Why

When you either purchase tickets or make charitable donations in support of Plowshares Theatre Company, we collect personal information. This may include your name, address, phone number, email address, and credit card information. We also maintain a record of past ticket purchases, donations, correspondence, and other reasonable information related to fundraising activities.  We collect this information to try to bring you the best possible service and improve the quality of our services.

If you choose to purchase a ticket or membership or choose to receive email from us through our eMail Club, we will collect personally identifiable information about you and your company such as name, address, email address, phone number, type of market, revenue range and other information.  This information is collected to enable us to market additional services.

Comments

When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Media

If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Cookies

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address, and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

How We Use Your Information

Any information collected by us will be used by Plowshares Theatre Company only.  We do not sell, rent, or share any personally identifiable information about you with any third party.  When you submit personally identifiable information to Plowshares Theatre Company, you understand that you are agreeing to allow us, our subsidiaries, and our affiliates, to access, store, and use that information.  Plowshares Theatre Company may use the personal information you submit for any purpose related to Plowshares Theatre Company’s conduct of business, including but not limited to, conducting marketing research, improving products and services, and enhancing the quality of the website.

We may be required by law enforcement or judicial authorities to provide the information collected through our website to the appropriate governmental authorities.  We will provide this information upon a good faith belief that we are required to do so by law or legal processes to respond to claims, to protect the property or safety and welfare of Plowshares Theatre Company, its employees, or others, or to enforce our Terms of Use, and only if we receive appropriate documentation.

The Plowshares Commitment to Security

Plowshares Theatre Company understands your concern for security and uses industry-standard efforts to safeguard the confidentiality of your personally identifiable information.  We use reasonable efforts to establish secure connections with you.  Access to personally identifiable information collected through our website is limited to authorized Plowshares Theatre Company personnel only.  Additionally, we review and enhance our security and privacy policies as necessary.  Although we feel these measures provide significant security for the information on our site, no system is unconditionally secure and we do not guarantee that unauthorized, inadvertent disclosure will never occur.

Partners

Partners include, but are not limited to:

Google Analytics – Plowshares Theatre Company uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”).  Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. The Other Information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States.  Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators, and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage.  Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google.  You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however, please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website.  By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.

Google Analytics collects information anonymously. It reports website trends without identifying individual visitors. You can opt-out of Google Analytics without affecting how you visit our site–for more information on opting out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites you use, visit this Google page.

AudienceView (formerly known as OvationTix) – OvationTix processes the Theatre’s ticket sales and donations through its website. OvationTix’s privacy policy can be found here.

Amending Our Privacy Policy

A key part of protecting your privacy is our ability to enhance our Privacy Policy.  By reviewing and updating our policies we will be able to better protect your personally identifiable information.  Therefore, Plowshares Theatre Company reserves the right to amend this policy on an as-needed basis.  Whenever we change our Privacy Policy we will automatically replace our old policy and prominently include the date the revised policy is effective.  You should access our Privacy Policy regularly to check for updates.

Your Privacy

Plowshares Theatre Company is committed to ensuring that contact by phone, mail, or email is reasonable in its frequency. If you wish to limit the manner in which you are contacted, not receive information from our sponsors, no longer wish to receive any communication, or update your information, please call us at 313.563.0926 or send us an email at info@plowsharestheatre.org.