PrattMWP and Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute Cares About Your Privacy...

To protect your privacy, Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute (MWPAI) and PrattMWP have taken numerous steps. We created this privacy policy to provide you with information about those steps. The following discloses our information gathering and dissemination practices for and MWPAI reserves the right to change this Privacy Policy at any time, with or without notice. Any such changes will be posted to this page.

Use of Personal Information

Some of the features of this Web site may require you to provide personal information, as, for example, registering as a user of this site, subscribing to a publication, purchasing tickets, or the like. We collect visitor's personal information solely for the purpose of responding to and servicing our visitors. Personal information may include names, addresses, phone numbers, E-mail addresses, financial information, and customer comments, and is derived solely from what is directly provided to us by the visitor to this Web site.

MWPAI and PrattMWP may send a follow-up E-mail that asks visitors who previously visited this site to participate in a survey. Participation in any such survey is optional and anonymous unless the participant chooses to identify his or her self in the survey.

MWPAI and PrattMWP may, from time to time, present a special promotion on this Web site which is sponsored by another company. In order to participate in such a special promotion, you may be required to provide personal information. If we intend to share that information with the sponsor of the promotion, we will so state.

It is our policy not to solicit personal information from children. Functions of this Web site which are specifically intended for use by children will not request any personal or contact information.

Personal information provided to us by visitors to our Web site will not be sold or distributed in any way.

Use of Financial Information

We will protect any personal financial information which you share with us through this Web site. If you make a purchase from us, or make a donation to us, online through this site, we will use your credit card information only for the processing of that transaction, and will not share that information with anyone else. For reasons of security, we do not store credit card information on our server. We do retain order information, but we do not share that information with any other party.

Use of IP Addresses

An IP address is a set of numbers that is automatically assigned to your computer whenever you log in to your Internet service provider or through your company's network, and on their own, do not contain any personal information associated with its user. MWPAI and PrattMWP maintains logs that collect IP addresses to audit the use of our Web site, and for the purpose of system administration.

IP addresses are used in our statistical usage reports to reveal your Internet service provider or company. We do not link a user's IP address to anything personally identifiable to that user, which means that your session will be logged, but you remain anonymous to us.

With the cooperation of your Internet service provider or company, and/or law enforcement, we can and will use IP addresses to identify visitors of our Web site when we feel it is necessary to protect our service, Web site, or other users.

Use of Cookies

A cookie is a small piece of data that is sent to a visitor's browser from a Web server and stored on that visitor's hard drive. The MWPAI and PrattMWP Web site utilizes a cookie solely for the purpose of improving the accuracy of our statistical usage reports. Although some Web sites use cookies to store and track personal information about, and preferences for their users, MWPAI and PrattMWP makes no attempt to tie visitor supplied or otherwise available information, to the cookies that originate from this Web site.

You can choose whether to accept the cookies that we send to you by changing the settings of your browser. You can reset your browser to refuse all cookies, or to allow your browser to show you when a cookie is being sent. If you choose not to accept these cookies, your experience at our Web site may be diminished and some features may not work as intended.


MWPAI and PrattMWP has security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under our control. Only authorized individuals have access to the information you provide us. While we cannot guarantee that loss, misuse or alteration to data will not occur, we make every effort such as the use of passwords, encryption, and non-disclosure agreements, to prevent such unfortunate occurrences.

Third-Party Relationships

The MWPAI and PrattMWP Web site utilizes programming, data, and services provided by Trainor Associates, Inc. Trainor Associates shares our standards and firm commitment to privacy and may be asked to act on our behalf to help service our visitors under these guidelines.

The MWPAI and PrattMWP Web site may contain links to other Web sites. These other Web sites are not under the control of MWPAI or PrattMWP, and we assume no responsibility for the privacy practices or the content of such Web sites. We do not share information concerning our visitors with other Web sites.

Contacting Us

If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of our company, or your dealings with this Web site, or if you wish to update your personal information, or if you wish to stop receiving information from us, you may contact MWPAI by sending us an E-mail, please use the form at the bottom of this page, or by postal mail addressed to us at:

Web/Publications Design Manager
Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute
310 Genesee Street
Utica, New York 13502

When communicating with us, please include your name, address and E-mail address, so that we can make the changes which you have requested. We would also appreciate receiving any comments or questions you may have about this privacy policy.