Privacy Policy

IFAR respects your privacy. The following privacy policy (the "Privacy Policy") governs and limits IFAR’s use of information you may provide through its Website, and, along with IFAR’s Terms and Conditions, governs the relationship between you and IFAR with respect to your use of IFAR’s Website.

1. Information Collection and Use

IFAR does not collect personally identifiable information about you beyond what you provide to us. Any personally identifiable information that you do provide to IFAR – such as your name, e-mail address, mailing address, and/or other information concerning your identity – shall be collected, used, and retained by IFAR solely in order to correspond and/or transact with you, or for IFAR’s internal purposes only. Except as provided in Section 2 below, no personally identifiable information that you provide to IFAR shall be shared with, or sold or rented to, third parties without your consent.  

IFAR may from time to time aggregate personally identifying information that you have provided to IFAR and use such aggregated information solely for IFAR’s internal purposes, including the generation of statistics, the development of marketing plans, and the evaluation of IFAR’s programs, Website, or Website usage.

IFAR may also from time to time collect, store or accumulate certain non-personally identifiable information concerning the use of this Website, such as information regarding what types of inquiries are most common. IFAR may share or transfer such non-personally identifiable information with or to our affiliates, funders and/or partners.

Notwithstanding the foregoing, IFAR reserves the right to disclose any information, including personally identifiable and non-personally identifiable information, as necessary in order to comply with any applicable law, regulation, legal process or governmental request.

2. Third Parties

IFAR periodically retains and/or contracts with third parties, including data analysis firms, lawyers and/or law firms, customer support companies, webhosting companies, and fulfillment companies (e.g., companies that coordinate mailings of publications), to perform functions on IFAR’s behalf. IFAR may provide such third parties with personally identifiable and non-personally identifiable information as necessary for those third parties to perform their functions for IFAR. Those third parties shall be required to keep such information confidential.

     3. Information Automatically Collected

Like most other websites, IFAR’s Website uses cookies (small pieces of information stored by your computer’s browser on its hard drive) to identify your computer when you visit. The cookie does not personally identify the user; it merely identifies the computer with which the user accesses the Site. Instructions on your browser or “Help” screen can enable you to erase cookies from your hard drive, block all cookies, or receive a warning before a cookie is stored. Please note: IFAR’s Art Law & Cultural Property Database will not function properly if cookies are blocked.

IFAR may also automatically collect certain technical information from your computer each time you request a page during a visit to the Website. This information, which the server retains only temporarily, may include your numerical Internet Protocol (IP) address, your computer's operating system, your browser software type and the Internet address of any referring websites, if any. Circumstances in which IFAR temporarily logs standard technical information may include conducting site testing, diagnosis of technical problems, and defending against attacks on the site.

IFAR’s Website may also use other technical methods to track visitor usage. IFAR, or a third party authorized by IFAR (in accordance with Section 2, above) to collect such information, may use these technical methods to analyze the traffic patterns on our Website, such as the frequency with which our users visit various parts of the Website.

4. Links

This Website may contain links to or from other websites that may use cookies or web beacons to collect personally identifiable information. Please be aware that IFAR is not responsible for the privacy practices of other websites. This Privacy Policy applies only to the information we collect on this Website. You are encouraged to read the privacy policies of other websites you may link to from IFAR's Website.

5. Security

IFAR implements various security measures to protect the security of information you provide us, both online and off line, but it cannot guarantee complete security.  If you have any questions about security at our Website, you can send an email to

6. Notification of Changes

IFAR may revise this Privacy Policy from time to time.  In the event that IFAR makes changes to the Privacy Policy, the revised Privacy Policy will be posted here.  We suggest that you periodically consult the Privacy Policy to determine whether changes have been made. IFAR’s rights to use information you provide shall be based on the Privacy Policy in effect at the time such information is used.

7. Choice/Opt Out

You may at any time choose to opt-out of receiving postal, electronic mail, and/or telephone communications from IFAR, or from third parties retained by IFAR. These opt-out choices are the means by which you give IFAR, or decline to give IFAR, your consent to use your personally identifiable and/or non-personally identifiable information or to share it with third parties. Please note that it may take us some time to fully effect your opt-out choice.

You can exercise your opt-out choices: (a) at the time you first submit such information via the Website; or (b) after submission, by contacting us by electronic mail at, by telephone at (212) 391-6234, or by postal mail at: IFAR, 500 Fifth Avenue, suite 935, New York, New York 10110.

To access and update your name, postal address, e-mail address, or any other information that would directly enable us to contact you, or modify your opt-out choices, please contact us by electronic mail at, by telephone at (212) 391-6234, or by postal mail at: IFAR, 500 Fifth Avenue, suite 935, New York, New York 10110.

If you elect to contact IFAR by e-mail or postal mail, please include information in your e-mail or letter that will help us identify you so that we can most expeditiously respond to you.

IFAR may also provide you an opportunity to update your information and/or modify your opt-out choices by sending you an e-mail, writing you a letter, or telephoning you and inviting your response.

8. Additional Information for California Residents

California Civil Code Section 1798.83 permits California residents to request certain information regarding the disclosure of personal information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes. To make such a request, please contact us by electronic mail at, by telephone at (212) 391-6234, or by postal mail at: IFAR, 500 Fifth Avenue, Suite 935, New York, New York 10110.

If you elect to contact us by e-mail or postal mail, please include information in your e-mail or letter that will help us identify you so that we can most expeditiously respond to you.


It is important to us that your visit to our Website be an excellent one and that your privacy is constantly respected. If you have any concerns about our privacy practices, please contact us.

IFAR respects the intellectual property of others. If you believe that your work has been copied on the Website in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please click here to use e-mail to notify us of claimed infringement. If you prefer, we can be contacted by postal mail at: International Foundation for Art Research (IFAR), 500 Fifth Avenue, Suite 935, New York, NY 10110.

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