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Content throughout this website is owned either by the individual Member Organizations or the West Side Cultural Network (WSCN). All rights not expressly granted by a Member Organization or WSCN are specifically and completely reserved. Nothing on the West Side Fest website or in these Privacy Notices grants, expressly or implicitly, by estoppel or otherwise, any right or license to use any content or property of any third party, or may be construed to mean that any Member Organization or WSCN has authority to grant any right or license on behalf of any third party..


Privacy Policy

West Side Cultural Network adopted this privacy policy (“Privacy Policy”) because we know that you care about how information that we collect from you, and information you provide to us, is used and shared. This Privacy Policy applies to any and all information that you provide to us in connection with your access to and/or use of our website, (the “Website”). This Privacy Policy also describes the types of information we collect from you through the Website, how we use and process that information, and our legal basis for doing so. It also covers whether and how that information may be shared and your rights and choices regarding the information you provide to us. Please read this Privacy Policy carefully prior to your use of the Website. If you do not agree to this Privacy Policy, do not use the Website.

By accessing and using the Website, you are deemed to have read, accepted, executed and be bound by this Privacy Policy, including, without limitation, the information collection, use and disclosure practices described herein.

Information We Collect and Receive

In order for us to (i) provide you with the services and functionalities offered via the Website, (ii) engage in troubleshooting activities, and (iii) improve upon the Website’s performance, safety and security, we may collect and process some or all of the following types of information about you through the means discussed below. Please note that we may need certain types of information so that we can provide certain services offered on the Website to you. If you do not provide us with such information, or ask us to delete it, you may no longer be able to access or use certain services on the Website.

  • User-provided Personal Information. Information that could be directly associated with you, or used to contact or identify you, without the aid of additional information, including, without limitation, information you provide us when you correspond with us in connection with joining the newsletter, mailing list, social media accounts, of any of the associated organizations, or other communications initiated by you in regards to the West Side Fest’s programming and services, such as your name, physical address, email address and/or telephone number (“Personal Information”). Any Personal Information that we collect is passed on to the applicable department for follow-up or to provide any information you have requested.

  • Usage Information Automatically Collected. Information that is not Personal Information, but that relates to your usage of the Website or that is necessary for the proper functioning or improvement of the Website, including: (i) times and dates and the extent of your usage of the Website; (ii) time zone, language, screen resolution, and other usage preferences you select when using the Website; (iii) device keyboard settings; (iv) content you view, follow, and otherwise interact with; (v) usage history such as areas and pages within the Website that you access or use and/or which buttons in the Website you click on; (vi) search terms you type in on the Website; (vii) the URL or advertisement that may have referred you to the Website; (viii) the search terms you entered into a search engine that may have led you to the Website; (ix) the mobile platform or service provider you use, and (x) other device and Website access information such as your browser type, operating system, IP address, referring/exit pages, and other unique device identifiers, as well as your push notification token (collectively, “Usage Information”).

  • Third Party Information. Information about you that we may receive from third parties. For example, we may supplement certain information that we collect from you with outside records, or third parties may provide us with information about you in connection with a co-marketing agreement. We use this information to supplement the information we collect about you in order to provide more relevant, safer experiences for you with the Website and improve the Website, analytics, and advertising. If we combine or associate information from other sources with information that we collect through the Website, we will treat the combined information in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

European Union Users

European Union data protection law requires a “lawful basis” for collecting and retaining Personal Information from citizens or residents of the European Economic Areas (“EEA”). Our lawful basis for collecting such information about you is permitted under Article 6, Sections 1(a), 1(b), 1(c) and 1(f) of the EU general data protection regulation 2016/679.

Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies

We may use cookies, for example, to keep track of your use of the Website to better enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of the Website and certain services and functionalities offered thereon. Cookies are also used to collect general usage and volume statistical information that does not include Personal Information. We may also use another company or third-party service to place cookies on your computer to collect non-personally identifiable information to compile aggregated statistics for us about users of the Website. For information about what cookies are, how they work, how we use them, and how to remove them, please read the remainder of this section below.


Cookies are small pieces of information that are stored as text files by your Internet browser on your computer’s hard drive. Most Internet browsers are initially set to accept cookies. You can set your browser to refuse cookies from websites or to remove cookies from your hard drive, but if you do so, you may not be able to access or use portions of the Website, or certain offerings on the Website may not function as intended or as well. Also, some browsers have “do not track” features that allow you to tell a website not to track you. These features are not all uniform. If you block cookies, certain features on the Website may not work. If you block or reject cookies, not all of the tracking described herein will stop. Please note that certain options you select are browser- and device-specific.


A more detailed list of the cookies we currently, or in the future may, use and how we use, or may use, them are as follows:

  • Analytics and Research: We use certain cookies and other technologies also help us to understand, improve, and research features and content on the Website.

  • Performance: We use performance cookies to help us route traffic between servers and understand how the Website is performing so we can provide users with the best experience possible.

  • Security: We secure the Website with cookies that facilitate security features and allow us to detect activity that might violate our rules and Terms of Use, such as unauthorized access or activity.

  • Website Features and Services: We use certain cookies to provide greater functionality to the Website and help us deliver our products and services.

Web Beacons

Our Website may contain electronic images known as Web beacons (sometimes called single-pixel gifs) and are used along with cookies to compile aggregated statistics to analyze how the Website is used.

We may use third parties to gather information about how you and others use the Website. For example, we will know how many users access a specific page and which Website Content they clicked on. We use this aggregated information to understand and optimize how the Website is used.

Do Not Track Requests

Your browser may give you the ability to control cookies, which may depend on the type of cookie, and browsers can be set to reject browser cookies. However, blocking or deleting cookies may prevent you from using most of the Website.

Some browsers have settings that may allow you to automatically transmit a “Do Not Track” signal to websites and online services you visit. These features are not all uniform and there is no consensus among industry participants as to what “Do Not Track” means in this context. If you block cookies, certain features on the Website may not work. If you block or reject cookies, not all of the tracking described here will stop. Like many websites and online services, we do not alter our practices when we receive a “Do Not Track” signal from a visitor’s browser. To find out more about “Do Not Track,” please visit Note that certain options you select are browser- and device-specific.

How We Use the Information We Collect

We may use the information we collect about/from you to:

  • Identify you and potentially improve and/or customize the Website

  • Send you requested service and other Website information

  • Address inquiries and respond to your requests for information, questions and comments including membership information

  • Identify trends, conduct data analysis and determine the effectiveness of our marketing and promotions and other service offerings

  • Maintain security

  • Enforce our Terms of Use and applicable law

  • Other purposes that we believe are necessary to protect our rights and the rights of others, or as otherwise described to you at the time of collection

We may also ask for your consent to process your Personal Information for a specific purpose that we communicate to you. When you consent to our processing your Personal Information for a specified purpose, you may withdraw your consent at any time and we will stop processing of your data for that purpose.

We may share your Personal Information with third parties only in the ways that are described in this Privacy Policy, including as set forth below, and we do not otherwise sell your Personal Information to third parties.

  • We may use third parties to outsource one or more aspects of our business and/or Website operations (such as data processing, web analytics, maintenance, and security execution and clearing services), in which case, we may provide your Personal Information to such third parties in connection with the performance of such activities.

  • We may outsource communication to Member organizations of the West Side Cultural Network who operate newsletters and social media accounts.

  • In the event that we undergo re-organization, are sold to or merged with a third party, or sell all or substantially all of our assets, any Personal Information we hold about you may be transferred to that re-organized entity or third party in compliance with applicable law.

  • In addition, we also reserve the right, and you authorize us, to share or disclose (including, without limitation, to law enforcement agencies, public authorities, governmental departments, or other similar organizations) information we collect, including your Personal Information, and any other information, records or electronic communications of any kind, when we determine (in our sole discretion), that the disclosure of such information is necessary to identify, contact, or bring legal action against you if:
    - you are interfering with our or any third party’s rights or property;
    - you are violating any applicable law, rule or regulation;
    - you are or may be violating the Terms of Use or this Privacy Policy, or if otherwise necessary to enforce our Terms of Use or other policies governing the Website; or
    - necessary or required by any applicable law, rule or regulation, including a subpoena or similar legal process or request/order.

Link to Third Party Websites

The Website may include links to other websites, mobile applications or services (“Third Party Sites”), whose privacy practices may differ from those set forth herein. Such links are not an endorsement by The West Side Cultural Network of those Third Party Sites and/or the products or services they offer. If you visit Third Party Sites or submit Personal Information to any of those Third Party Sites, your visit and Personal Information is governed by their privacy statements. We encourage you to carefully read the privacy statement of any Third Party Site you visit, as it may differ substantially from that of this privacy statement. The West Side Cultural Network makes no representations or warranties with respect to, nor is WSCN responsible for the privacy policies of, any Third Party Sites. If you decide to click on any such links or access any Third Party Sites appearing on the Website, you do so at your own risk.

Storage of Information

All information, including Personal Information, collected by us is stored on servers and systems located in the United States, which servers are licensed, owned, and/or maintained by West Side Cultural Network and its Members. We make no representation or warranty with respect to any duty to permanently store any information you may provide or that we otherwise collect about you. We strive to keep our processing activities with respect to your Personal Information as limited as possible. In the absence of specific retention periods set out in this Privacy Policy, we will retain the information we collect from or about you only as long as necessary to provide you with the Website or our services, which includes for the duration of, but could extend beyond, your active participation on the Website, or as otherwise set forth in this Privacy Policy, and to the extent set out in this Privacy Policy and as necessary to comply with our legal and/or statutory obligations, resolve disputes, enforce our agreements, and protect our legal rights. Additionally, we may retain indefinitely any aggregated, anonymized, or pseudonymized information which we may collect and maintain, and may from time to time transfer or merge your information collected off-line to our online databases or store off-line information in an electronic format. By using the Website and providing us with information (including Personal Information), you waive any claims that may arise under your own or any other local or national laws, rules or regulations or international treaties. We may from time to time transfer or merge your information collected off-line to our online databases or store off-line information in an electronic format. This Privacy Policy applies to your information for as long as your information is in our possession, even if you terminate or discontinue your use of the Website.

Your Rights Regarding Your Information

In certain circumstances you have the right to access the Personal Information that we hold about you and to correct, update, or request deletion of your Personal Information. Prior to the fulfillment of your request concerning your Personal Information, we will ask you to verify your identity before we can act upon your request. Even after you request we delete your Personal Information, we may retain certain information as required by law or as necessary for our legitimate business purposes.

More specifically, you have the following rights:

  • The right to require free of charge (i) confirmation of whether we process your Personal Information and (ii) access to a copy of the Personal Information retained;

  • The right to request proper rectification, removal or restriction of your Personal Information;

  • Where processing of your Personal Information is either based on your consent or necessary for the performance of a contract with you and processing is carried out by automated means, the right to receive the Personal Information concerning you in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format or to have your Personal Information transmitted directly to another company, where technically feasible (data portability);

  • Where the processing of your Personal Information is based on your consent, the right to withdraw your consent at any time without impact to data processing activities that have taken place before such withdrawal or to any other existing legal justification of the processing activity in question;

  • The right not to be subject to any automatic individual decisions which produces legal effects on you or similarly significantly affects you; and

  • The right to take legal actions in relation to any breach of your rights regarding the processing of the Personal Information, as well as to lodge complaints before the competent data protection regulators.

As far as we process your Personal Information on the basis of our legitimate interests, you can object to processing at any time. You can find a detailed description of our processing activities and the legal basis herein. If you object to such processing, we ask you to state the grounds of your objection in order for us to examine the processing of your Personal Information and decide whether to adjust the processing accordingly.


The security of your information is important to us, and we take steps to ensure that your information is treated securely and in accordance with this Privacy Policy, including implementing sufficient administrative, physical and technical safeguards. Although we will do our best to protect your Personal Information, for example, by encryption, we cannot guarantee the security of your information transmitted through the Website or in your written communications to WCG; any transmission is at your own risk.

California Users

Under California Civil Code Section 1798.83, California customers are entitled to request information relating to whether a business has disclosed personal information to any third parties for the third parties’ direct marketing purposes. As explained elsewhere in this Privacy Policy, we will not sell or transfer your personal information to third party companies for their direct marketing purposes without your consent. California customers who wish to request further information about our compliance with this statute or who have questions more generally about our Privacy Policy and our privacy commitments to our customers and Website users should not hesitate to contact us at the address or phone number below.

Updates to this Privacy Policy

We may change the terms of this Privacy Policy at any time in our sole discretion. Whenever we make a material change, we will post such change on the Website or send you an email. The effective date of the most recent version of this Privacy Policy will appear at the top of this page. New versions of this Privacy Policy will never apply retroactively. We encourage you to periodically review this Privacy Policy for the latest information on our privacy practices. Once a change becomes effective, your continued use of the Website shall automatically constitute your acceptance of such changes.

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