Privacy Policy


Privacy Policy

Your privacy concerns are important to the Violette de Mazia Foundation. This Policy Statement is designed to inform you about our privacy principles and policy regarding your personal information. The Violette de Mazia Foundation does not require you to register or furnish any personal information as a condition of using our Web site. The following discloses our information gathering and dissemination practices:

What Personal Information May Be Collected

Information You Give Us. We collect personally identifying information about you when you register for a course, request information, order merchandise, make a donation, volunteer, or if you participate in surveys or other activities on our sites. Personal information may include your name, address, telephone number, credit or debit card information, e-mail address, date of birth, or last four digits of your social security number.


When you visit our site we may collect information through the use of a “cookie”. A cookie is a unique number assigned to you and stored on a cookie file on your computer. This technology was designed to tell us when you reenter our site, where you visit within our site, and the type of browser you use as well as to record other information from the website. You are not required to accept any cookie we might use, although some areas of a site may not be operational without the use of cookies. You can disable cookies on your computer by changing the settings in your browser. Our site uses cookies only to identify you during your visit.

IP Address

We may automatically collect certain information relating to you, such as your Internet Protocol (IP) address, Internet service provider, type of operating system, the time and date you accessed the Site, the Uniform Resource Locator (URL) from which you arrived at our site, the pages, files and documents that you visit, and, other links you visit.

Surveys and Questionnaires

Our online surveys and questionnaires may ask students and visitors for demographic and/or program satisfaction information. If contact information is requested, the Violette de Mazia Foundation may use that information for the purpose of contacting you when necessary. We use this information to help us better understand our audience which in turn allows us to better meet your needs and interests and fulfill our mission.

How Personal Information May Be Used

The information collected is for internal use only. It helps us enhance and monitor the programs we offer, for marketing, the creation of mailing lists, keeping in touch with our alumni, and other internal recordkeeping designed to allow us to fulfill our mission. The information we collect also helps us identify data relating to website usage and trends, address any problems with site administration and to further improve this site. The information may assist us in communicating with you about any requests you make for information or course registration. IP addresses may be used to identify any visitors who refuse to comply with the Violette de Mazia Foundation's in-house rules or terms of service, and to identify visitors who threaten our service, site, customers or others.

Sharing of Personal Information With Third Parties

The Foundation may share personal information with the Foundation’s own employees and contractors, administration, teachers, educational directors, cultural organizations and fundraisers. The Foundation may disclose your personal information as necessary to comply with the law or requests by governmental authorities. Your credit card information will be used only as needed to process your transaction. We may contract with other companies such as PayPal to provide certain services, including credit card processing, shipping, name and address verification, e-mail distribution, debt collection, fight fraud, protect our rights or property, market research and promotions management. We provide these companies with only the information they need to perform their services.

Links to Other Websites

In order to provide visitors with greater value, the Violette de Mazia Foundation may provide links to various third-party Web sites. The Violette de Mazia Foundation exercises no control over linked sites, each of which maintains independent privacy and data collection policies and procedures. If you visit a website which is linked to the de Mazia Foundation, you should consult that Web site’s privacy policy before providing any personally identifying information. The Foundation does not endorse, nor is it responsible for, any of the products, services or content offered in any third party sites.


The Violette de Mazia Foundation’s Web site has security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under our control. Personal information furnished to the Violette de Mazia Foundation as part of any on-line survey, course registration or other means is stored in a secured database. Nevertheless, we cannot guarantee that transmission of data over the internet will be absolutely secure. Due to the open nature of the Internet the information you provide may be in environments that do not have adequate security measures and may be accessed and used by persons other than those intended. As a result, while protection of your personal information is important to us, the Foundation is not able to ensure the security of information you transmit to us and you assume the risk of any third party
obtaining that information.

Privacy Policy Changes

If we decide to change the privacy policy for, we will post those changes here so that you will always know what information we gather, how we might use that information and whether we will disclose it to anyone.

Contacting the Web Site

If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of this Web site, or your interaction with this Web site, contact:

This policy was last updated July 22, 2010