Privacy Policy


The MIT List Visual Arts Center is committed to supporting the privacy of our website users. This Privacy Statement explains how we collect and use the personal information we collect about users.

Your personal information

You can visit the MIT List Visual Arts Center website without telling us who you are and without revealing any personal information about yourself.

Voluntarily provided information

In using specific features, such as web forms, on the MIT List Visual Arts Center website, you may be asked to provide additional information, such as your name or email address, that may be needed to contact you or to subscribe you to updates. In such cases, it is our intent that your provided information will be used only to fulfill the request(s) you make of us, and to allow us to contact you if there are any problems with your request. We will not share, exchange, or sell your email address and other provided personal information to third parties.

Automatically collected information for visitor and traffic analytics


A cookie is a short identifier, stored on your computer, that may contain site-specific settings or identify you to a site when you make a return visit. The MIT List Visual Arts Center website does not use cookies, with the exception of those used by Google Analytics, described below. All features of the main MIT List Visual Arts Center website are designed to work without cookies. If you turn off cookies in your browser, you will still be able to fully experience the main List Visual Arts Center website.

Google Analytics

The MIT List Visual Arts Center website uses Google Analytics to gather data about the usage of the site. The information gathered is used to improve web services for visitors. Google Analytics uses a browser cookie for statistical analysis related to your browsing behavior on this website.

If you choose, you can opt out by turning off cookies in the preferences settings in your browser. Alternatively, to opt out of Google Analytics you can download and install Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on. For more information, visit Google Analytics Solutions

Basis for processing

We process your personal information collected on the MIT List Visual Arts Center website to facilitate our online interactions with you including marketing, fundraising, and promotional purposes. We only collect and process your personal information in furtherance of MIT’s legitimate interests and/or to fulfill any contractual obligations with you.

If you have concerns about this privacy statement, any of these purposes, or how we communicate with you, please contact us at listinfo [at] (listinfo[at]mit[dot]edu). We will always respect a request by you to stop processing your personal information (subject to our legal obligations).

Short Message Service Notifications

For the Student Lending Art Program, the MIT List Visual Arts Center uses SMS messaging to notify participants of upcoming appointments and artwork return deadlines. By enrolling into the Student Lending Art Program and providing your phone number, you will receive notifications regarding your upcoming appointment. You may opt-out of our SMS notifications at any time. More information about our SMS policy can be found here

Rights for individuals in the European Economic Area

You have the right in certain circumstances to (1) access your personal information; (2) correct or erase information; (3) restrict processing; and (4) object to communications, direct marketing, or profiling. To the extent applicable, the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation provides further information about your rights. You also have the right to lodge complaints with your national or regional data protection authority.

If you are inclined to exercise these rights, we request an opportunity to discuss with you any concerns you may have. To protect the personal information we hold, we may also request further information to verify your identity when exercising these rights. Upon a request to erase information, we will maintain a core set of personal data to ensure we do not contact you inadvertently in the future, as well as any information necessary for MIT archival purposes. We may also need to retain some financial information for legal purposes, including US IRS compliance. In the event of an actual or threatened legal claim, we may retain your information for purposes of establishing, defending against, or exercising our rights with respect to such claim.

By providing information directly to MIT, you consent to the transfer of your personal information outside of the European Economic Area to the United States. You understand that the current laws and regulations of the United States may not provide the same level of protection as the data and privacy laws and regulations of the EEA.

Third Party Websites

The MIT List Visual Arts Center website may contain links to third-party sites located outside of MIT. MIT is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of these websites. We encourage you to review privacy statements and policies published by these third-party sites.

Third Party Systems

The MIT List Visual Arts Center uses Eventbrite for tickets and programs. Please consult the Eventbrite Privacy Policy for more information.

Additional information

We may change this Privacy Statement from time to time. If we make any significant changes in the way we treat your personal information we will make this clear on our MIT List Visual Arts Center website or by contacting you directly.

The controller for your personal information is MIT. If you are in the EU and wish to assert any of your applicable GDPR rights, please contact dataprotection [at] (dataprotection[at]mit[dot]edu).   You may also contact MIT’s representatives listed below:

MIT Representative in the European Economic Area

J-PAL Europe
Email: jpaleurope [at] (jpaleurope[at]povertyactionlab[dot]org)
Address: 48 Boulevard Jourdan, 75014 Paris, France

MIT Representative in the United Kingdom

MIT Press UK
Address: 71 Queen Victoria Street, London, United Kingdom, EC4V 4BE