Personal Information

The Virginia Commission for the Arts does not require you to provide any personal information when using its Web site. In the event that you request information from us, it may be necessary for you to provide enough information to process your request. Use of "Cookies"

"Cookies" are small files either stored on a server or sent back to a visiting computer. In certain applications user information is stored as "cookies" of the type that are then sent back and stored on the user's computer. Any application or web page that uses cookies will identify itself as such. This information is handled in the same way as other user information obtained by Virginia.gov. No user information is gathered through cookies except for that needed to run the specific application.

Information from E-mail You Send to Us

If you decide to send us an electronic mail message (e-mail), the message will usually contain your return e-mail address. If you include personally-identifying information in your e-mail because you want us to address issues specific to your situation, we may use that information in responding to your request. We do not distribute lists of e-mail addresses to any parties outside of The Virginia Commission for the Arts. Except as required by law, we do not share our e-mail with any other outside organizations. Also, e-mail inquiries sent to The Virginia Commission for the Arts are not secure or confidential.

Information Collected from Interactive Forms

On some of our webpages we offer interactive forms that let you voluntarily submit personal information (such as your e-mail address, name, and address). This occurs when you are requesting information, ordering publications, or registering for various conferences, workshops, or training sessions offered by The Virginia Commission for the Arts. All submitted information is used only for the expressed purposes for which it is intended and is not made available to any third party.

Use, collection, and retention of customer information

For each visitor, we collect information about the Internet Protocol (IP) address, type of browser used, the date and time of the visit, and the IP addresses of the locations to which the visitor linked during his or her visit to our Web site. This information is strictly used for statistical reporting purposes.

We collect, retain and use personal information about our customers, other than mentioned above, only when they volunteer to subscribe to a Virginia.gov premium service. We only collect, retain and use personal information where we believe it is essential (and allowed by law) to administer our business and to provide products, services and other opportunities requested by our customers.

During your visit, our Web site's server may record:

  • The Internet domain for your Internet service, such as "xcompany.com" or "xcompany.net" if you use a private Internet access account, or "yourschool.edu" if you connect from a college or university domain and IP address (a number automatically assigned to your computer whenever you are surfing the web) from which you access our site.
  • The type and version of browser (such as "Netscape version X" or "Internet Explorer version X") that you use and the type of operating system you use (such as Macintosh, Unix, or Windows).
  • The date and time you visit our site, and the Web pages that you visit on our site.
  • The address of the previous Web site you were visiting, if clicked through to us from another Web site.

We use this information for statistical analysis, to help us make our site more useful to visitors. This information is only used internally, does not record information about individuals, and will only be used for internal management purposes.

Links to Other Sites

Our Web site has links to other Web sites you may find interesting or relevant. These other sites may send their own cookies to your PC, collect data, or solicit personal information. The privacy policies and procedures described here do not apply to any external links. We encourage you to read the privacy policies of any site you link to from ours, especially if you share any personal information.

Restrictions on the disclosure of customer information

We do not sell or rent our subscribers’ information to any outside company or organization. We do not reveal specific information about subscribers or other personally identifiable data to unaffiliated third parties for their independent use, except if required to do so by the Virginia Freedom of Information Act or other law.

Downloads and Plug-Ins

We provides content in several formats that require plug-ins, or separate browser components, to properly view. All required plug-ins are free to use. If your browser or assistive technology can not view the content using the plug-in, please contact Customer Service for an alternate version of the content.

The Plug-ins used are:

Maintenance of accurate information

We have established procedures to ensure that information is as accurate and current as is practical to enable us to conduct business with you. Although we strive to do things right the first time, we also respond to requests to correct inaccurate information in a timely manner.