Privacy Policy

At POBA we are committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. This privacy provision describes how and its own portals protect the information you provide, whether you do so intentionally or unknowingly, when you visit or submit information to us.

IP Addresses

Your IP address is a number assigned to your computer. We record and use your IP address to help diagnose problems with our server, log site activity to create statistics, and to administer our web site. Your IP address is used to help identify you for fraud prevention.

Use of Cookies

We use technologies, such as cookies, to customize content and advertising, to provide social media features and to analyze traffic to the site. We also share information about use of our site with our trusted social media and and analytics partners. If your computer is not set to accept cookies, you may find that some parts of site will not function properly.

Personal Data

Our site’s forms require users to give us contact information (like their name and email address) and optional demographic information. Your name and contact information (like your email address and mailing address) is ONLY used by POBA and is only shared with third-party companies/contractors providing a service to POBA (like an email service such as MailChimp).


If you post contributions to interactive elements your identification as you provide it to the site will be apparent to others. Also, because we respect copyright and trademark laws, if you submit content, we need to keep internal track of your name and contact details in order to be able to reach out to you if any question arises about ownership or content of the submitted material. It is your obligation to observe copyright, trademark, and any other applicable laws that have an impact on materials you post on this site.

Donations, Collectibles, and other transactions

We may make our own “POBA” and “Where the Arts Live” branded merchandise available through this site. With a presenter’s permission, we may make reprints of that member’s artwork/images/recordings available for sale or donation to a charitable organization. We will also receive Presenter Member fees and cash donations to keep operation of this site ongoing. Anyone who makes a donation will necessarily be required to provide sufficient personal information to make the transaction online (such as name/address/credit card information) but will be doing so directly and discretely with financial aspects through Stripe or similarly secured payment method, and not through us. The payment information will never be in our possession, nor stored or used by us in any fashion. We will retain contact information for shipping, POBA Concierge services, and other similar needs.

Links To Other Sites

Our site contains links to a few other sites associated with or supportive of this project. We incorporate them only as an aid in achieving the mission of POBA.

Remember that once you leave our site we do not have any control over the linked sites, so their own privacy policies and practices are in effect as soon as you visit them. On our site, we are responsible for the protection of your information, but once you leave us we can’t ensure continuing protection of any information you may intentionally or inadvertently provide to the linked sites. As a general policy you should exercise good judgment and review the privacy policy of any website you visit.

Some of the sites we link to afford opportunities to access and/or purchase services related to the preservation, dissemination, and sale of creative works. Some of those sites may require a financial transaction. Though we do encourage you to visit our linked sites and partake of their offerings, PLEASE Keep Coming Back To POBA!

Controlling Your Personal Information

We will not sell, distribute or lease any information about you to anyone. If and when you need to fill out a form for a purchase you make through our site, the information is processed through a secure payment site (e.g., Stripe) which handles the transaction.

This policy is effective starting September 1, 2013.