Privacy Policy

Center Stage Associates, Inc. ("Center Stage") is a nonprofit professional theater company located at 700 North Calvert Street in Baltimore, MD 21202-3686. Center Stage's administrative offices can be reached at 410.986.4000.

Center Stage is committed to protecting your privacy and employing technology that gives you a powerful and safe online experience. This Statement of Privacy applies to the Center Stage website and associated microsites and governs our data collection and usage. By using the Center Stage website, you consent to the data practices described in this Statement.

How & Why Personal Information is Collected

When you purchase tickets, enter certain contests, or sign up for our eNewsletter, Center Stage collects personally identifiable information, including your email address, name, address, and/or telephone number. Center Stage also uses surveys and other methods to collect anonymous demographic information which is not unique to you, such as your ZIP code, preferences, interests, and favorites.

In order to maintain the quality of our website, track trends in web traffic, and to provide valuable statistics to the theater, the Center Stage website automatically identifies and tracks certain information about your computer hardware and software, such as your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times, and referring website addresses.

Center Stage's website includes links to the websites of other organizations. We encourage you to review the privacy statements of websites you choose to visit by clicking through the Center Stage website, so that you can understand how those websites collect, use, and share your information. Center Stage is not responsible for the privacy statements or other content on websites not established or maintained by Center Stage.

How Your Personal Information May Be Used

Center Stage collects and uses your personal information to operate the Center Stage website, recommend upcoming performances based on your past attendance history, and to deliver the services you have requested. Center Stage may also contact you to ask you to participate in surveys for research purposes to ask your opinion on our services or to help us plan for new services under consideration.

Center Stage will never sell, rent, trade or lease our customer email lists to third parties. We may, from time to time, email you directly on behalf of other business partners to extend offers that may be of interest to you. In those cases, your unique personally identifiable information (email, name, address, telephone number) is never transferred to the third party. However, Center Stage may share the data we collect with third-party service providers to assist us with statistical analysis, provide customer support, or to manage our eNewsletter deliveries. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to Center Stage, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.

Center Stage does not use or disclose sensitive personal information, such as race, religion, or political affiliations, without your explicit consent.

Using customary internet protocols, Center Stage keeps track of the websites and pages our customers visit within Center Stage, in order to determine what information and services are the most popular. This data is used to deliver customized content and within our website to customers whose behavior indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area.

Center Stage will disclose your personal information, without notice, only if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on Center Stage or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of Center Stage; and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of Center Stage, or the public.

Use of Cookies

The Center Stage website uses "cookies" to help you personalize your online experience and to recall your registration information for our Forum. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a webpage server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you, and are generally provided as a convenience feature to save you time.

You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the Center Stage website.

Security of Your Personal Information

Center Stage secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure on computer servers in a controlled, secure environment, protected from unauthorized access. When personal information (such as a credit card number) is transmitted through our websites, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol.

Changes to this Statement

Center Stage may update this Statement of Privacy on certain occasions to reflect company and customer feedback. We encourage you to periodically review this Statement to be informed of how Center Stage is protecting your information.

Further Information

Center Stage welcomes your comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. If you believe that Center Stage has not adhered to this Statement, please contact the theater at info@centerstage.org. We will make every reasonable effort to promptly determine and remedy the problem.

Last updated June 2015.