Privacy Policy

Eighth Blackbird is concerned about your privacy and strives to protect
any personal information you choose to provide us.

Who we are

For the purposes of the General Data Protection Regulation 2016/679 (the “GDPR”), the Data Controller is Eighth Blackbird Performing Arts Association registered in the United States with a registered address at 4045 N. Rockwell Street, Chicago IL 60618.

How to contact us

If you have any questions or concerns about this Privacy Policy, please contact us using the Contact Us section on our Site. Alternatively you can contact us by phone at +1 847-868-2171, by sending an email to info@eighthblackbird.org or by post to 4045 N. Rockwell Street, Chicago IL 60618.

Purposes for which we process Personal Data

We collect and process Personal Data for a variety of purposes, including:

  • your name and contact details to provide you with information about our products, manage your registration and attendance at our events, provide you with customer support, or when we otherwise communicate with you;
  • the processing of device and usage data collected via cookies or similar technical means to improve and customize our websites and to guarantee their security and continued proper functioning;
  • to display personalized advertisements to you, and to send you marketing communications about us and our products and services;
  • your billing information to complete transactions with you when purchase our products or services;  
  • to comply with our legal obligations under applicable laws and cooperate with public and government authorities.

We only collect and process your Personal Data to the extent it is necessary for fulfilling these purposes. Where required, we will ask you for your prior consent.

Who do we share Personal Data with?

We may share Personal Data with various recipients, including the following:

  • affiliates that process Personal Data for customer support, marketing, technical operations and account management purposes;
  • event sponsors, if you register for an Eighth Blackbird event;
  • our contracted service providers that process Personal Data on our behalf for IT and system administration and hosting, research and analytics, or customer support purposes;
  • public and government authorities to the extent we are compelled to disclose Personal Data to comply with our legal obligations.

Your rights relating to your Personal Data

You have certain rights regarding your Personal Data, subject to applicable data protection laws,  including the following:

  • to access your Personal Data held by us (right to access);
  • to rectify inaccurate Personal Data and ensure it is complete (right to rectification);
  • to erase/delete your Personal Data to the extent permitted by other legal obligations (right to erasure; right to be forgotten);
  • to restrict our processing of your Personal Data (right to restriction of processing);
  • to transfer your Personal Data to another controller to the extent possible (right to data portability);
  • to object to any processing of your Personal Data carried out on the basis of our legitimate interests (right to object). Where we process your Personal Data for direct marketing purposes or share it with third parties for their own direct marketing purposes, you can exercise your right to object at any time to such processing without having to provide any specific reason for such objection.

How we use the information we collect

Google Analytics 

We use Google Analytics to collect information about use of this site. Google Analytics collects information such as how often users visit this site, what pages they visit when they do so, and what other sites they used prior to coming to this site. We use the information we get from Google Analytics only to improve this site. Google Analytics collects only the IP address assigned to you on the date you visit this site, rather than your name or other identifying information. We do not combine the information collected through the use of Google Analytics with personally identifiable information. Although Google Analytics plants a permanent cookie on your web browser to identify you as a unique user the next time you visit this site, the cookie cannot be used by anyone but Google. Google’s ability to use and share information collected by Google Analytics about your visits to this site is restricted by the Google Analytics Terms of Service (as amended for government websites) and the Google Privacy Policy. You can prevent Google Analytics from recognizing you on return visits to this site by disabling cookies on your browser.

Google Analytics employs cookies to define user sessions, which allows for the collection of data about how visitors are using the websites. Google Analytics uses only first-party cookies for data analysis.  This means that the cookies are linked to a specific website domain, and Google Analytics will only use that cookie data for statistical analysis related to your browsing behavior on that specific website.  According to Google, the data collected cannot be altered or retrieved by services from other domains.

If you choose, you can opt out by turning off cookies in the preferences settings in your web browser. For more information on Google Analytics, please visit Google Analytics.

ADROLL

As you browse www.eighthblackbird.org, advertising cookies may be placed on your computer so that we can understand what you are interested in. Our display advertising partner, AdRoll, then enables us to present you with retargeting advertising on other sites based on your previous interaction with www.eighthblackbird.org. The techniques our partners employ do not collect personal information such as your name, email address, postal address, or telephone number.  You can visit this page to opt out of AdRoll’s and their partners’ targeted advertising.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

MAILCHIMP

MailChimp handles our mailing lists for targeted and general promotional emails. By subscribing to to our MailChimp list, you agree to receive periodic marketing emails, announcements and newsletters.  You can opt-out or update your subscription at any time by clicking the Opt-Out link included in all of our messages or by visiting our subscription page.

Payments

We currently use PayPal, Stripe, and Square to handle financial transactions made through our site. When processing payments, some of your data will be passed to PayPal, Stripe, and/or Square including information required to process or support the payment, such as the purchase total and billing information.

Salesforce

Some or all of the personal data you submit through our website may be securely transmitted and stored in our CRM system provided by Salesforce. We use Salesforce to record your interactions with our site including but not limited to sales, donations, and subscriptions. Please see the Salesforce Privacy Policy for more details.

Activity Log

Data Used: To deliver this functionality and record activities around site management, the following information is captured: user email address, user role, user login, user display name, WordPress.com and local user IDs, the activity to be recorded, the WordPress.com-connected site ID of the site on which the activity takes place, the site’s Jetpack version, and the timestamp of the activity. Some activities may also include the actor’s IP address (login attempts, for example) and user agent.

Activity Tracked: Login attempts/actions, post and page update and publish actions, comment/pingback submission and management actions, plugin and theme management actions, widget updates, user management actions, and the modification of other various site settings and options. Retention duration of activity data depends on the site’s plan and activity type. See the complete list of currently-recorded activities (along with retention information).

Data Synced (?): Successful and failed login attempts, which will include the actor’s IP address and user agent.

Protect

Data Used: In order to check login activity and potentially block fraudulent attempts, the following information is used: attempting user’s IP address, attempting user’s email address/username (i.e. according to the value they were attempting to use during the login process), and all IP-related HTTP headers attached to the attempting user.

Activity Tracked: Failed login attempts (these include IP address and user agent). We also set a cookie (jpp_math_pass) for 1 day to remember if/when a user has successfully completed a math captcha to prove that they’re a real human. Learn more about this cookie.

Data Synced (?): Failed login attempts, which contain the user’s IP address, attempted username or email address, and user agent information.

WordPress.com Secure Sign On

Data Used: User ID (local site and WordPress.com), role (e.g. administrator), email address, username and display name. Additionally, for activity tracking (see below): IP address, WordPress.com user ID, WordPress.com username, WordPress.com-connected site ID and URL, Jetpack version, user agent, visiting URL, referring URL, timestamp of event, browser language, country code.

Activity Tracked: The following usage events are recorded: starting the login process, completing the login process, failing the login process, successfully being redirected after login, and failing to be redirected after login. Several functionality cookies are also set, and these are detailed explicitly in our Cookie documentation.

Data Synced (?): The user ID and role of any user who successfully signed in via this feature.

WordPress.com Stats

Data Used: IP address, WordPress.com user ID (if logged in), WordPress.com username (if logged in), user agent, visiting URL, referring URL, timestamp of event, browser language, country code. Important: The site owner does not have access to any of this information via this feature. For example, a site owner can see that a specific post has 285 views, but he/she cannot see which specific users/accounts viewed that post. Stats logs — containing visitor IP addresses and WordPress.com usernames (if available) — are retained by Automattic for 28 days and are used for the sole purpose of powering this feature.

Activity Tracked: Post and page views, video plays (if videos are hosted by WordPress.com), outbound link clicks, referring URLs and search engine terms, and country. When this module is enabled, Jetpack also tracks performance on each page load that includes the Javascript file used for tracking stats. This is exclusively for aggregate performance tracking across Jetpack sites in order to make sure that our plugin and code is not causing performance issues. This includes the tracking of page load times and resource loading duration (image files, Javascript files, CSS files, etc.). The site owner has the ability to force this feature to honor DNT settings of visitors. By default, DNT is currently not honored.

WordPress.com Toolbar

Data Used: Gravatar image URL of the logged-in user in order to display it in the toolbar and the WordPress.com user ID of the logged-in user. Additionally, for activity tracking (detailed below): IP address, WordPress.com user ID, WordPress.com username, WordPress.com-connected site ID and URL, Jetpack version, user agent, visiting URL, referring URL, timestamp of event, browser language, country code.

Activity Tracked: Click actions within the toolbar.