Effective Date: July 17, 2021
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.
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.
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:
We will promptly review all such requests in accordance with applicable laws.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org], so we may delete the information.