Perigee is committed to protecting your privacy. That's why we've adopted this privacy policy, which describes how your personal information is processed and used.

Please note that by visiting and using perigee-art.com you are accepting the practices described in this Privacy Policy.

This privacy policy describes what information we gather—and for what purpose—in addition to our use of "cookies," what things we promise we won't do with your information, and under what circumstances we will disclose your information to third parties.

As a 501(c)(3), Perigee is subject to a greater level of transparency and oversight. Please feel free to view our Articles of Association, our Bylaws, and our Conflict of Interest policy—all of which are public record.

Questions about our privacy policy are welcome. Please address them to info@perigee-art.com

Privacy Policy

What information is Perigee gathering and for what purpose?

Every computer connected to the Internet is provided with a domain name (i.e. earthlink.net) and an IP Address (i.e. 162.147.10.245). When a visitor requests a page from within the Perigee web site, our web server automatically identifies and logs the HTTP request that is made to our server. This information reveals nothing personal about you. In fact, the only information that we automatically gather and log is as follows: the IP address of the site that may have referred you; your IP address; the web page that you may have linked to us from, if any; the Product Identifier for version and make of browser (i.e. Firefox 3.0.7); the Operating System platform that you may be running (Mac or Windows); search words or terms that are passed from a search engine (Google, Yahoo, etc.,). There is nothing unique about this information in a personal sense, and the practice of collecting this data has been generally standardized by virtually every web server on the Internet today.

There are two purposes for gathering this information. First, Perigee finds it advantageous to examine visitor traffic in its aggregate, so that we can ensure maximum compatibility for the various browsers and operating systems that visit our site. Secondly, as it is our desire to generate a greater amount of visitor traffic, we may analyze visitation patterns, referring URLs, and search engine terms so we can strategically enhance our exposure on the Internet.

What about Cookies?

Cookies are small pieces of completely benign, extremely small bits of data that are transferred to your computer through your web browser from our server. A cookie cannot read data from your hard disk or read cookie files that may have been created from other sites. Essentially they are like bookmarks for our server, so that we may identify certain information upon your return and better customize your experience at Perigee. We also use cookies to track a visitor's movements through our web site so we may analyze which pages are attracting the most attention, and which pages are not. We also use cookies to enhance our submission process by saving certain information like the e-mail address you've used in the past and your name. If you so desire, by accessing your browser's help feature you can obtain information on preventing your browser from accepting cookies or to notify you when a cookie is being sent. If you choose not to accept cookies, your experience at Perigee will be diminished and some features may not work as intended.

What information does Perigee request?

We require that your full name and e-mail address accompany any submissions to Perigee. For subscriptions, a name and e-mail address are also required. Optional information such as your postal address or telephone number may be requested, but is never required (except as might be required by PayPal to process a contest payment, for example). We also require consent of our copyright policy during the submission process.

What does Perigee promise not to do?

Except if we are responding to an e-mail from you, or if you are a subscriber, Perigee will never send e-mail that you have not agreed to receive. If you are a subscriber you will be e-mailed periodically (approximately 12 times per year) with important news, during donation drives, or when a new issue is released. Perigee uses a reputable third-party (a company called Constant Contact™) to manage our e-mail subscriptions, and you can adjust your subscription profile or unsubscribe at any time by following the link provided in every e-mail we send you. To read Constant Contact's™ e-mail privacy policy, click here.

What about spam or junk mail?

We maintain a strict "no spam" policy which means we will not sell, rent, or otherwise disclose your e-mail address to any third-party (with the exception of our e-mail subscription company Constant Contact™), without your express knowledge and consent. Perigee uses reasonable precautions to keep the information disclosed to us secure. To read Constant Contact's™ e-mail privacy policy, click here.

Under what circumstances might Perigee disclose personal information to a third party?

We will only disclose your personal information or any of our log file information when required by law or in the good-faith belief that such actions are necessary to: conform to the edicts of the law or comply with a legal process served on Perigee; protect and defend the rights or property of Perigee, the authors whose work is presented on Perigee, or visitors of Perigee; identify persons who may be violating the law, the legal notice, or the rights of third parties; cooperate with the investigations of purported unlawful activities.

Scope and limit of this policy.

This privacy policy applies to Perigee: Publication for the Arts (www.perigee-art.com), and its weblog (www.perigee-art.com/blog/). In the event that Perigee provides links to other sites on the Internet, we are not responsible for the privacy policies of said sites or their content.