Disclaimer | Privacy Statement


Under no circumstances shall The Kennedy Center, its employees or its contractors be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, punitive or consequential damages that may result in any way from your use or inability to use the information provided on this or any other web site supported or maintained by The Kennedy Center, or from your reliance on or use of information, services or merchandise provided on or through the web site or that result from mistakes, errors, omissions, interruptions, defects, deletion of files, delays in operation or transmission or any failure of performance. If you are dissatisfied with the information provided on this web site, or with any of the practices of The Kennedy Center in the operation of this web site, your sole and exclusive remedy is to discontinue using the web site.

The Kennedy Center and Your Privacy

At the Kennedy Center, we respect your right to privacy and we understand that users of the Kennedy Center web site need to be in control of their personal information. "Personal information" includes, but is not limited to, name, address, telephone number, e-mail address and credit card information. The Kennedy Center does not sell, rent, swap or otherwise disclose any of this information. The Kennedy Center adopted this Privacy Policy to inform users of the kennedy-center.org web site how the site does collect, store and use personal information submitted via the site.

1. Collection of Information

Certain applications on the Kennedy Center web site may require users to register or to provide personal information in order to make a commerce transaction, to enter a contest, or to subscribe to a newsletter. Such personal information is not shared or sold to third parties. To better understand the needs of our web site users, we may also request demographic information. Entry of such information is optional and if you choose not to enter such information, you can still successfully use these applications. If we request demographic information, we will not share information about you as an individual with any other entity. If we do share demographic information with third parties, we will give them aggregate information only.

2. Mailing Lists

If you provide your e-mail address the Kennedy Center may contact you periodically with special offers, updated information and new services. Any e-mail sent by the Kennedy Center provide the option to be removed from the e-mail mailing list.

Selected applications on our web site allow visitors to subscribe to our newsletter by providing their names and addresses to the Kennedy Center. If you provide the Kennedy Center with your mailing address or telephone number, the Kennedy Center, in addition to providing you with the Kennedy Center newsletter, may also use this information to alert you to updated information and new services. If you wish to be removed from the mailing list, you may do so by contacting the Kennedy Center directly. (See the 'Contact Us' section below).

3. Information to third parties

The Kennedy Center may occasionally present a special contest or promotion on its web site that is sponsored by another company. To qualify for entry, we may ask you to provide personal information. If we plan to share that information with the sponsor(s), we will provide a statement to that effect.

4. Financial information

The Kennedy Center will protect the personal financial information that you share with us. If you make a purchase on-line, we will use your credit card number only to process your payment and will not use it for marketing purposes. For reasons of security, credit card information is not stored on our web servers. We will retain order information for our records, but this information is never shared with third parties.

5. Links

Our site includes links to other web sites whose privacy policies we don't control. Once you leave our servers (you can check where you are by checking the URL in the location bar on your browser), use of any information you provide is governed by the privacy policy of the operator of the site you are visiting. That policy may differ from ours. If you can't find the privacy policy of any of these sites via a link from the site's homepage, you should contact the site directly for more information. The Kennedy Center is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such Web sites.

6. Cookies

Certain applications in the Kennedy Center web site invoke a standard feature found in browser software, called a "cookie." We use cookies only to track the progress of e-commerce transactions and to allow site users to move from one page to the next without having to re-enter personal order information. We do not use cookies to track user sessions, and we do not use or share information transferred through cookies with third parties for marketing or other purposes.

7. Children

We do not solicit personal information from children. Areas of the Kennedy Center web site specifically geared toward children will not request any personal or contact information. Sites like 'write-a-review' allow children to enter their name and city and to write comments about Kennedy Center performances, but do not ask for or provide space to enter contact information.

8. Contact Us/How to update your personal information

You can help the Kennedy Center maintain the accuracy of your personal information by notifying us when you change your address, title, phone number, or e-mail address. If at any time you wish to update your information or stop receiving communication from the Kennedy Center, our partners, or selected third parties, contact the Kennedy Center by e-mail at comments@kennedy-center.org or by postal mail at:

The Kennedy Center
2700 F Street, NW
Washington, DC 20566

Please include your old and new contact information so that we can make the appropriate corrections. The Kennedy Center would like to receive your comments and questions about this policy

Please address comments or questions regarding the Kennedy Center's privacy practices to us at one of the addresses listed above. The Kennedy Center may occasionally update this policy. Notice of revisions will be posted here.