Effective Date: July 17, 2021

Privacy is important to Artists’ Cooperative Residency and Exhibitions Project, an Illinois-based tax-exempt organization (“we” or “us”). The purpose of this privacy policy (the “Privacy Policy” or “Policy”) is to explain how we handle information collected from you in your participation in the Chicago Arts Census (the “Census”).

This Privacy Policy supplements and is incorporated into our Terms which, together with this Privacy Policy, govern your participation in the Census. This Privacy Policy applies solely to information submitted to the Census.

Information Collection

The Census is confidential. Additionally, your responses will be combined with those of others and summarized to further protect your anonymity. While we collect information about employment, living conditions, debt, demographics, existing support networks, and practices of art workers, we do not identify the Census participants by name. We will not inform anyone regarding your participation in the Census. We do collect your address, although we do not associate your name with the address, and we will not map your location in any data visualizations. Should the results of the Census be published, no individual information will be disclosed.

While we do not attempt to identify you through your answers to the Census, it is possible that someone with knowledge of you or your individual circumstances could draw conclusions about your participation. We comply with all legal processes, and we reserve the right to disclose identifiable information to the extent requested or required by law enforcement officials or in the event we have a good faith belief that there exists a threat to the health or safety of an individual.

We do not collect information that identifies you or other personal information unless you submit it in the Census. Some of the information you submit may be considered sensitive. We may also collect non-identifiable information related to your participation in the Census, including, but not limited to, your IP address if you complete the census online.


If you complete the Census online, we may use cookies. Cookies are small bits of electronic information that a website or application sends to your browser and are stored on your hard drive. Cookies are not required to participate in the Census and may be disabled or deleted.

Information Use

We will use the information in the Census to map and visualize data that illuminates the lived experiences and working conditions of art workers in Chicago. The data will be translated into a series of maps, a website, a publication, and public programs that demonstrate the interwoven and dependent relationships that make up Chicago’s art ecosystem. We may use the information for our own research.

Information Sharing

We do not ever sell identifiable information for commercial purposes. We may share non-identifiable information with third-party service providers that help us offer the Census. We may also share non-identifiable information with partners and third parties that support our mission.

We may share identifiable and non-identifiable information with third parties in limited circumstances, such as complying with legal processes, cooperating with law enforcement, preventing fraud or imminent harm, ensuring the security of our network and services, when we believe your actions violate our Terms, or in the event we are transferred or sold to another entity as a result of a corporate sale, merger, consolidation, asset sale, or in the unlikely event of bankruptcy.

Work Product (as defined in the Terms) may contain non-identifiable information. You understand that your responses to the Census may be used in the Work Product and be available to third-parties who view or access the Work Product. We will not include your address or other identifiers in the Work Product.

Your Access to and Control Over Information

You are not required to submit any information to the Census, and you are free to decline to answer any question. Since the Census is anonymous and the results are aggregated, we do not store or retain identifiable information about you. If you submit responses to the Census online, we do not link your responses to your IP address.

To the extent we possess identifiable information about you, please contact us if you’d like to:

  • See what data we have about you, if any;
  • Modify any data we have about you; or
  • Delete any data we have about you;

We will promptly review all such requests in accordance with applicable laws.

Third Parties

This Policy does not apply to any third-parties, and we expressly disclaim any and all liability for the actions of third parties. The privacy practices of any third parties are outside the scope of this Privacy Policy and their use or disclosure of your information (including your personal information (if any)) will be governed by their own privacy practices or policies. We encourage you to review the privacy practices or policies of those third parties.


We take precautions to protect your information. We use a trusted third-party to collect the Census information, and it protects the information both online and offline. The computers servers in which we store personally identifiable information are kept in a secure environment.

Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act

The Census is for adults age 18 and over and is not directed to children under 13 years old. We do not knowingly collect any information from any user under 13. If you become aware that your child has completed the Census, and we may have personal information about a user under 13, please contact us at], so we may delete the information.

Changes and Updates to Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy may be revised periodically, and this will be reflected by the date above. Please revisit this page to stay aware of any changes. Your continued participation in the Census constitutes your agreement to this Privacy Policy and any future revisions.

Contact Information
If you have any questions or concerns about this Privacy Policy, please email us at