Privacy Policy

International Committee for the Conservation of Mosaics

Privacy Policy

The International Committee for the Conservation of Mosaics ( referenced as “Foundation ICCM” ) is committed to protecting your privacy. We do not collect your personal information, such as your name, mailing address, or e-mail address, unless you knowingly provide it to us.

Most pages of our Web site contain a link to this privacy policy, which describes what information we collect and how we use it. By using the Foundation ICCM’s Web site or communicating with us by e-mail, you agree to the terms and conditions of this privacy policy.

General Policy on Collection of Information

We only collect personally identifiable information if you knowingly provide it to us.We may record your e-mail address if you e-mail us, submit an online form that contains your e-mail address, opt to receive e-mail notices of Foundation ICCM programs, news, and events, or register for an online service such as Foundation ICCM Bookmarks or the Teacher Art Exchange discussion board.

We will never share your e-mail address with anyone.

Our Web server automatically records the IP addresses of visitors to our site. This information is used in aggregate form to helps us understand how visitors use the Foundation ICCM online environment. The servers at this site also collect connection-related technical data. The data entries in these logs are used for server and network operation and maintenance and to help us understand general usage patterns.


The Foundation ICCM provides blogs on this site. You are welcome to post comments to these blogs, where this is allowed. You may post comments anonymously or under your name or alias. Names and aliases are publicly displayed. We do not sell or share commenters’ names or e-mail addresses; we do save commenters’ e-mail addresses and will use them only to contact you if we have questions about or direct replies to the contents of your comments.


The Foundation ICCM offers free electronic newsletters sent via e-mail.

To receive an e-newsletter by e-mail, you need to submit your name and email address. Your personal information is stored on secure servers. When you sign up, you can choose to receive the e-newsletters in HTML, which includes graphics, or as text only, which does not include graphics.

You can view the Foundation ICCM newsletter online, without submitting your e-mail address, at

You can view Foundation ICCM news online, without submitting your e-mail address, at

You may stop receiving e-newsletters at any time. Follow the “unsubscribe” link in the footer of any newsletter.

Cookies and Pixel Tags

A cookie is a piece of data we store on your computer’s hard drive. This data contains information about you that we use to help make your visit to the Foundation ICCM website easier. For example, one cookie we may store can remember what kind of video capability you have selected, so that you do not have to choose a bandwidth every time you watch a video. In addition, we have authorized various reputable companies to help us track cookies so that we can analyze how people are using the Foundation ICCM website in order to continually offer the best possible experience for our visitors. Pixel tags are small pieces of code that may place cookies or provide non personally-identifiable information such as IP address, time of website visit, or browser used.

In addition, the Foundation ICCM engages third-party service providers who use cookies and pixel tags on our behalf. See “Third-Party Service Providers,” below.

Neither the Foundation ICCM nor any of the companies we work with will collect personally-identifiable information using cookies or pixel tags.

You do not have to accept any Foundation ICCM cookies to enjoy and use the Foundation ICCM website; if you reject all Foundation ICCM cookies you will simply have to re-enter the preferences that we would otherwise record for you.

Your iOS or Android device may provide a “Limit Ad Tracking” or “Opt out of interest-based advertising” setting that you can enable if you would like to limit ad tracking from pixel tags on mobile devices.

Third-Party Service Providers

The Foundation ICCM engages reputable third-party vendors in order to help us manage the Foundation ICCM website and mobile applications, process transactions, better respond to the needs of our visitors, and enhance our marketing efforts. This includes third-party e-commerce service providers who collect personal information necessary to process transactions, and may use the collected information to improve the services they provide. It also includes third-party marketing partners who serve advertisements across the Internet and sometimes on the Foundation ICCM website and mobile applications on the Museum’s behalf. These marketing partners may use information about your visits to the Foundation ICCM website and mobile applications and other sites to personalize advertisements.

Links to Other Web Sites

This Web site contains links to other sites that are not owned or controlled by the Foundation ICCM. We are not responsible for the content or privacy practices of other sites. This privacy statement applies only to this Web site.

Children Under 13 Years of Age

The Foundation ICCM’s Web site is not specifically dedicated to children and we do not actively solicit information from children. Children age 12 or under are required to obtain permission from a parent or guardian before submitting information to this Web site.

Changes in This Privacy Statement

We reserve the right to modify this privacy statement at any time. Please visit this page periodically to check our current policy.

Contact Us

If you have any questions or suggestions regarding our privacy policy, please contact us at [email protected].

Effective Date: February 4, 2017