Privacy Policy

Thank you for visiting the Bethel Woods Center for the Arts website. The Bethel Performing Arts Center, LLC, d/b/a Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, The Museum at Bethel Woods, Friends of Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, Inc., and the Gerry Foundation, Inc. (individually or collectively, “Bethel Woods”), each knows that you care how information about you is used and shared, and we appreciate your trust that we will endeavor to do so carefully and sensibly. This notice describes our privacy policy. We may from time-to-time revise this Privacy Policy, and we will endeavor to make the date of last revision available at the top of this page, so please be sure to check back periodically. By visiting or any other sites of Bethel Woods, you are accepting the practices described in this Privacy Policy. We recommend that you carefully review this policy before providing us with any information. By accessing and using this site, with any changes to it that might be made hereafter, you agree to this Privacy Policy and our Terms of Use currently located at

What Personal Information Does Bethel Woods Gather?

This section is intended to provide you with an explanation regarding what information Bethel Woods may collect from or about individuals or entities that visit our websites or contact us by e-mail, and how that information may be used.

Personal Information

Depending upon the information or services you request or activities you engage in, Bethel Woods will, at its discretion, collect personal information that you provide to us or our service providers. The personal information we may collect includes, among other things, your name, mailing address, telephone number, email address (which may be required, for example, for a transaction) or date of birth. You may be requested to provide personal information when you engage in the following activities: purchase a membership; purchase a product or service; request information; make a donation; participate in a survey; register for educational programs, activities, or ticket packages; enter into a contest or sweepstakes; apply for employment, internship or other volunteer opportunities; subscribe to one of our newsletters or similar instruments; participate in or inquire about other activities offered by Bethel Woods that require your personal information; or post content where, and if, permitted on our websites.

Once you provide your personal information, we may use it for purposes including, but not limited to: managing our membership program; fulfilling requests for products, services, group ticket sales, facility rental, or other information or services; or undertaking sweepstakes, promotions, or surveys; improving the effectiveness of our websites, our marketing endeavors and our services and offers; conducting and using research and analysis; notifying you about concerts, exhibits, events or activities; informing you about membership, development, or sponsorship activities or opportunities; offering new products, services, sales, or other promotional events; allowing our licensees to offer you products or services which may be of interest to you, some of the proceeds of which may support Bethel Woods; or performing other activities.

In the future, we may transfer or sell some or all of our assets. In such transactions, personal information generally is one of the transferred assets. If there is any such sale or transfer of our assets, including our database, personal information might be transferred. We will require buyers to honor our Privacy Policy.

We may share personal information with other entities in the Bethel Woods family, now or hereafter organized, and we will require the recipient to comply with the provisions of this Privacy Policy.

Without limiting or restricting any other provisions of this Policy Statement, information that is de-identified (stripped of any information that could be used to identify you or your business) may be used by Bethel Woods for any reason and shared freely with third parties.

Other Personal Information

In addition to the above personal information, you may be requested to provide financial information, including your credit card information, billing and/or shipping information, when you seek to engage in the following or other activities online, over the telephone, or in person: purchase a membership; purchase a product or service; purchase concert or museum tickets or for other events offered by Bethel Woods; make a donation; register for educational programs, activities, group ticket sales, facility rentals, or package promotions offered in conjunction with other businesses; or participate in other activities offered by Bethel Woods or at its facilities. Your personal information will be used to process your transaction and will be stored in our systems after your transaction is complete so that we can track and service your order needs and address any issues or questions that may arise with respect to you or your transaction.


Bethel Woods does not knowingly collect any information from children under 13 years old through its websites. Anyone under 18 years old should seek his or her parent’s or guardian’s permission prior to using or disclosing any information on the websites. Bethel Woods believes that parents should supervise their children’s online activities and should consider using parental control tools available from online services and software manufacturers that help provide a safe online environment for children to work within. These tools can also prevent children from disclosing personal information without parental permission. For additional information about parental control tools, please consult the “Consumer Help” page of the Direct Marketing Association home page which can be found at If the parent or guardian of a child under 13 believes that the child has provided us with any information, the parent or guardian of that child should contact us if they want this information deleted from our files. If Bethel Woods obtains knowledge from any source that it has information about a child under 13 in retrievable form in its files, we will endeavor to delete that information from our existing files.

Additional Other Personal Information

Bethel Woods may collect other personal information about the visitors to our website. Such other information includes, by way of example, information collected through use of technologies such as “cookies,” “spotlight tags” and “web beacons.” In using these technologies, we may collect your domain name and Internet Protocol (IP) address, your browser type and version, operating system and platform, and the full Uniform Resource Locators (URL) clickstream to and from our website (including date and time). This other personal information may be used, for among other purposes, to help diagnose problems with our server, to administer our website, and to perform statistical analyses that are used to measure interest in various areas of our websites to help determine, among other things, the usefulness of various products and services, and to generate advertising related to the click stream of an IP address. Using such other personal information we may also compile and provide aggregate statistics about the use of our website, our visitors, customers, sales, traffic patterns, and related site information.

Does Bethel Woods Share the Information it Receives?

Bethel Woods may share personal information with third parties such as our agents, service providers and other representatives acting on our behalf. For example, we may share personal information with third parties to perform services on our behalf such as: delivering packages; registration for and participation in educational programs; order fulfillment; maintaining our membership program; conducting and using research and analysis; processing credit card and similar payments; preparing and sending marketing communications; or conducting other activities. The third parties with whom we conduct business are authorized to use your information only to perform the service for which they are hired. They are required to abide by the terms of our Privacy Policy including taking reasonable measures to ensure your personal information is secure. When you register for a promotional package or educational program, your personal information may be shared with the businesses or educational institutions identified by name in the promotional package or educational program materials. This is required to complete your reservation or registration in the promotional package or educational program. We cannot be responsible for the content or privacy practices employed by these third parties. For this reason, we encourage you to review the privacy policies of those third parties before disclosing any personal information to or through them. From time to time, we may be required to share personal information in response to a court order, subpoena, government investigation, or as otherwise required by law. We also reserve the right to report to law enforcement agencies any activities that we, in good faith, believe to be unlawful. We also may share personal information when we believe that such release is reasonably necessary to protect the rights, property and safety of others and ourselves.

How Secure is Information About Me?

Without limiting the other provisions of this Privacy Statement, we work to protect the security of your information during transmission by using Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) software, which encrypts information you input. We reveal only the last four digits of your credit card numbers when confirming an order. Of course, we transmit the entire credit card number to the appropriate credit card company during order processing. It is important for you to protect against unauthorized access to your password and to your computer. Be sure to sign off when finished using a shared computer.

Links to Third Party Websites

Our websites may contain “links” to other websites. We cannot be responsible for the content or privacy practices employed by other sites. For this reason, we encourage you to review the privacy policies of these websites before disclosing any personal information to or through them.

Your California Privacy Rights

If you are a California resident, you are entitled by law to request an Information Sharing Disclosure. If you request it, we will provide you with a notice of your right to prevent sharing of your personal information as well as a cost-free means of doing so. To receive such a notice, submit a request to the email address listed in the Contacts section below, specifying that you seek your “California Customer Choice Notice.” Please allow thirty days for a response.


If you have any questions, concerns, or suggestions regarding this Privacy Policy or feel that we are not abiding by this Privacy Policy, please contact us at

On-Site Video and Photography Policy

Any event or exhibition held at Bethel Woods Center for the Arts may be broadcast or otherwise publicized. All attendees hereby grant permission without charge or restriction to use his/her voice, name, image and likeness in connection with any live or recorded transmission or reproduction or other publication.