Privacy Policy


Creative Capital Foundation (“Creative Capital” or “we” or “us” or “our”) supports innovative and adventurous artists across the country through funding, counsel, and career development services. Creative Capital seeks to amplify the voices of artists working in all creative disciplines and catalyze connections to help them realize their visions and build sustainable practices. Our pioneering venture philanthropy approach helps artists working in all creative disciplines realize their visions and build sustainable practices.

1. Privacy Policy

We take the privacy of Your personal data and other information seriously. Because of that, we have created this Privacy Policy (the “Privacy Policy”). By browsing our Website, You’re consenting to the practices described in this Privacy Policy. If You do not agree to the terms presented below, please do not access the Website. We may update this Privacy Policy from time to time, so please check this Privacy Policy periodically for changes. The date this Privacy Policy was last updated is stated at the end of this document.

The policies below are applicable to the website located at and any other websites under the control of Creative Capital Foundation (the “Website”), however the Website is accessed and/or used, whether via personal computers, mobile devices, or otherwise, and other interactive features, applications (including mobile applications), or downloads that are operated by Creative Capital (“we”, “our” or “us”) that are made available by us. Please be advised that the practices described in this Privacy Policy apply only to information gathered online on our Website. This Privacy Policy does not apply to information that You may submit to us offline or to websites maintained by other companies or organizations to which we may link to.

The notifications provided by this Privacy Policy include:

  • What personally identifiable information we collect through the Website
  • How we use the information we collect
  • With whom the information may be shared
  • The kind of procedures we employ to protect your information
  • Information related to third-party websites
  • The laws that apply to those accessing our Website
  • How You can learn about changes to this Privacy Policy
  • 3. What Information That We Collect. We collect two types of information from You through Your use of Website: “Personally Identifiable Information” (data that can be used to identify or contact You, the “PII”) and “Non-Personally Identifiable Information” ((data in a form that does not support direct association with any specific person or individual, the “Non-PII”). As a general matter, You can browse the Website without submitting PII to us. However, there are a number of circumstances in which You may need to provide us with PII, including, but not limited to:

  • When You sign up to receive email newsletters from Us;
  • When You create an account on the Website;
  • In conjunction with any verification of Your account information;
  • When Your make a donation
  • When You apply for a grant;
  • When You register for and participate in our programs, activities, initiatives, and events;
  • When You request information or assistance;
  • In conjunction with processing Your award applications;
  • In conjunction with Your employment inquiries or applications;
  • When You communicate with Us through the Website via email;
  • In conjunction with any other place on the Website where You knowingly volunteer personal information.
  • When You interact with any Creative Capital page or account on a social media platform, We may also collect the personal information that You make available to Us on that page or through that account, including Your account ID or “handle.”

    In addition, when You interact with the Website, We may also collect Non-PII, as further described below.

    We also collect certain Non-PII by automated means when You visit the Website. Much of this information is collected through the use of third-party tracking services, which includes Google Analytics. The information collected may include usage information, such as the numbers and frequency of users to the Website, pages visited, web browsing histories, Your location and device, social networking activities and similar data. When gathered, this this data is used in the aggregate, and not in a manner that is intended to identify You personally. This type of aggregate information may be shared with third parties at any time, including marketers. In addition to the third-party tracking services mentioned above, we also collect this information through various other means, including “cookies,” as further explained below.

    Cookies: A cookie is a piece of information that a web server may place on Your computer when You visit a Website. Cookies are commonly used by websites to improve the user experience. Many cookies last only through a single Website session, or visit. Others may have an expiration date, or may remain on Your computer until You delete them. We may also use cookies for other purposes, including to maintain continuity during a user session, to gather data about the usage of our Website for research and other purposes, or to store a user name or related login credentials so that You do not have to provide this information every time You return to our Website.

    Most browsers will tell You how to stop accepting new cookie/scripts, how to be notified when Your receive a new cookie/script, and how to disable existing cookies. You can also increase Your control over scripts and cookies with a multitude of browser plug-ins such as NoScript, Ghostery, Lightbeam and Do Not Track Plus. Please note, however, that without cookies You may not be able to take full advantage of all the features on our Website.
    We may also use web beacons or flash cookies. A web beacon or flash cookie (also known as an “action tag” “tracer tag,” “pixel tag,” or “single-pixel GIF”) is an electronic image, often a single pixel (1×1), that is ordinarily not visible to Website visitors and may be associated with cookies on the visitors’ hard drives. Pixel Tags do not contain any PII and allow Us to count users who have visited certain pages of the Website, to deliver Creative Capital services, and to help determine the effectiveness of promotional or advertising campaigns. When used in HTML-formatted email messages, Pixel Tags can tell the sender whether and when an email has been opened.

    IP Addresses – When You visit and interact with the Website, third parties with whom we have contracted to provide services for us may collect Internet Protocol addresses (each an “IP Address”), as well as browser type, Internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, platform type, date/time stamp, and page navigation. An IP Address is a unique identifier number that certain electronic devices use to identify and to communicate with each other on the Internet; Your Internet Service Provider automatically assigns an IP Address to the computer that You are using.

    Examples of the Non-PII We collect include – but are not limited to – the following categories:

  • We may collect certain demographic data such as age, gender, and five-digit zip code as part of collecting PII;
  • We collect and store certain device information about Your computer, mobile device, or other device that You use to access the Website. This information may include IP address, geolocation information, unique device identifiers, browser type, browser language, and other transactional information;
  • We automatically log certain usage information about Your use of the Website. This information includes a reading history of the pages You view. We use this information to provide You with a more customized experience on the Website;
  • We collect and store additional website “traffic data” such as time of access, date of access, session identification number, access times, and referring website addresses; and
  • We collect and store Your search terms and search results. We also collect and store certain other information regarding Our users’ use of the Website so that third parties may provide Us with reports and analysis regarding usage and browsing patterns of the Website.
  • 4. How We Use Information. We use the information We learn from You to help us personalize and continually improve Your experience on the Website. We will also use this information to connect with Our users through online advertisements about Creative Capital programming, organizational initiatives, or other Creative Capital offerings that We believe can deepen the connection with Our engaged constituency, and as further described herein.

    5. How We Share Your Information. Except as disclosed below, We don’t sell, barter, give away, rent, or permit anyone outside Creative Capital to use Your personal information to benefit any organization that is not Creative Capital.

    Creative Capital works with a variety of third-party partners in order to allow us to make the Website available to You, to host and store the information we collect from You, and to provide certain functionality and features, such as to process payment/donation transactions. Additionally, We occasionally use independent contractors and third-party agents, affiliates, and partners to perform functions such as marketing, publicity, analytics, order fulfillment, customer service, etc., on Our behalf. These entities have access to the PII needed to perform their functions and are contractually obligated to maintain the confidentiality and security of any PII collected from the Website. We take reasonable steps to ensure these third-parties treat PII in a manner comparable to how We do so. They are restricted from using, selling, distributing, or altering this data in any way other than to provide the requested services to Creative Capital.

    We may occasionally share Non-PII information with Our partners and sponsors. This is not linked to any personal information that can identify an individual person (however, combined with other information which Your may or may not have supplied to us, could potentially identify Your).

    We may also use or disclose Your PII if required to do so by law or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary to conform to applicable law or comply with legal process served on us or the Website; protect and defend Our rights or property, the Website, or Our users; and act under emergency circumstances to protect the personal safety of Us, Our affiliates, Our agents, or the users of the Website or the public; and it is necessary in connection with a sale of all or substantially all of the assets of Creative Capital or the merger of Creative Capital into another entity or any consolidation, share exchange, combination, reorganization, or like transaction in which Creative Capital is not the survivor.

    We may also use Your PII for Our internal business purposes, such as interest-based target advertising, for data analysis, for audits, for fraud prevention and for other internal purposes.


    We also provide links to a variety of third-party social media sites and/or websites – such as Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Instagram and others – as a service to Your, in order to provide You i) additional information and/or content related Creative Capital, or ii) additional venues in which You can learn about and discuss the activities of Creative Capital. Please note that we have no affiliation with these other parties, and cannot control and are not responsible for the information collection, use, and disclosure practices of such third parties; we encourage Your to review and understand their privacy practices and policies, if any, before using providing any personally identifying information to them. Please remember that any information You share in public areas, such as message boards, feedback sections, or comment sections, becomes public, and therefore this Privacy Policy does not apply to any information You choose to make public. Please be careful about what You disclose, and do not post any personal information that You expect to keep private.

    Finally, We are not responsible for the content or information of these websites, any products or services that may be offered through advertisers or third parties, or any other use of the linked website.

    7. Awardee Communication. We allow “Awardees”(those selected to receive Creative Capital awards) to use our Awardee website portal to contact other Awardees for various discreet requests, so You may receive communications from our system that originate from other users. Awardees: Awardees may access and update their Personally Identifiable Information being stored by us by logging in and visiting the Awardee website portal. We will take reasonable steps to respond to requests relating to PII within 30 days, however, We may reject requests that We find to be unreasonable (i.e., require disproportionate efforts or material changes to our information systems), impractical or abusive (i.e., repetitive requests, requests made in bad faith, requests that would compromise third-party information). Note that You may not have access to or the ability to update Non-PII, much of which is held in aggregate form.

    We do not represent or warrant that the Website, or any part thereof, is appropriate or available for use in any particular geographic location. If You choose to access our Website, Your do so on Your own initiative and at Your own risk, and are responsible for complying with all local laws, rules, and regulations applicable in Your jurisdiction. Please note that the Website is hosted in the United States and is governed by United States law. If You are visiting the Website from outside the United States, please be aware that Your information will be transferred to, stored and processed in the United States where our servers are located and our central database is operated. The data protection and other laws of the United States and other countries might not be as comprehensive as those in Your country. By using the Website, Your consent to Your information being transferred to our facilities and to the facilities of those third parties with whom we share it as described in this Privacy Policy.

    9. Protection of PII
    We take appropriate security measures to help safeguard the PII we collect from unauthorized access and disclosure. We maintain – and ask that any third-party partners who may store information on our behalf to maintain – administrative, technical and physical safeguards for the Website designed to protect Your PII against theft, loss, misuse or unauthorized access or disclosure. We restrict access to PII collected about You on the Website to our employees, our affiliates’ employees, those who are otherwise specified in this Privacy Policy, or others who need to know such information to provide services to Your or in the course of conducting our business operations or activities. However, no website, application or transmission can guarantee security. Thus, while we have established and maintain what we believe to be reasonable procedures to protect the confidentiality, security, and integrity of personally identifying information obtained through the Website and we strive to protect Your personal information, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information Your transmit to us.


    The following provisions applies only to users residing in the European Union Area (“EEA”), Switzerland and the United Kingdom (“UK”).

    Please note, in May of 2018 a new data privacy law known as the EU General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) went into effect. Pursuant to GDPR, we are required to provide those residing in the EEA, Switzerland and the United Kingdom (hereinafter, the “EU Users”) additional information and rights related to the “Personal Data” we collect about them. We summarize such information and rights below.


    The Creative Capital (the Data Controller) is the owner and operator of the Website. If Your need to contact us for any reason related to this Privacy Policy or Your use of the Website, please contact us [email protected].


    As noted in this Privacy Policy, You may visit our Website without being required to provide us with any PII. However, should Your decide to provide such information, the information we collect will be used to meet Your requests, or to provide Your with the applicable information or service requested, and as further described herein.


    Creative Capital will process personal data that we receive from EU Users on the ground that it is in our legitimate interest for the effective administration of the Website, to fulfill and/or address Your requests, or to provide the functionalities and features as further described herein.


    GDPR provides EU Users with additional rights in respect to the Personal Data we hold about Your, including the right i) to be informed about the Personal Data we have collected, and ii) to request a copy of the Personal Data, and iii) to have Your Personal Data deleted, and iv) to lodge a complaint about our processing of Your Personal Data with Your local supervisory authority. Upon appropriate written request we will update or amend Your Personal Data, but we reserve the right to use any information previously obtained to verify Your identity or take other actions that we believe are appropriate and lawful. You may access, correct, or request deletion of Your Personal Data – or request that we stop any processing of Your Personal Data – by contacting us at the address listed above. We will respond to Your request within a reasonable timeframe.

    Please note we may need to retain certain information for record keeping purposes, and there may also be residual information that will remain within our databases and other records, which will not be removed from such locations. Additionally, there may be circumstances in which we are not legally required to comply with Your request because of the laws in Your jurisdiction or because of exemptions provided in data protection legislation in general, and GDPR in particular. Finally, please note that we are not responsible for removing or deleting information from the databases of third parties (such as service providers) with whom we have shared information about Your, but we will make the request on Your behalf for such removal/deletion.

    11. Children: Our Website are for users age 16 and over. If You are under the age of 16, You must ask Your parent or guardian to assist Your while accessing/viewing this Website. If You are a parent or guardian of a child under the age of 16 and believe they have disclosed personal information to Us please contact us at [email protected], and be sure to include in Your message the same user name and and/or e-mail address that Your child submitted, if applicable.

    12. Contact Us. If You have any questions or requests regarding this policy, if You no longer wish to receive email updates from Creative Capital, or if You believe Creative Capital has erroneous or incomplete information about You, please send an email to [email protected].

    13. Changes. We reserve the right to change, modify, add, or remove provisions of this Privacy Policy and We will endeavor to notify You of any such material change. Any such Change shall be effective immediately. Please check back from time to time to ensure continuing familiarity with the most current version of Our Privacy Policy. You can determine whether this Privacy Policy has been revised since Your last visit to Our website by referring to the “Last Updated” legend at the bottom of this page.

    Last Updated: 2.18.21