Privacy Policy

POBA is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. This privacy provision describes how protects the information you provide, whether you do so intentionally or unknowingly, when you visit or submit information to us.


If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.


If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an artist or portfolio, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.


We will keep track of the membership information provided by individual members of POBA. We will not make this information available to anyone outside of POBA, unless you, our member, has requested our assistance in obtaining professional art-related services on your behalf. Even in such instance we will not disseminate private, personally identifying information, but with your approval, will disseminate designated materials containing appropriate attribution of ownership and copyright(s) detail.


We will keep track of the number of submissions we receive but not keep any record of how often any particular party visits. If you post contributions to interactive elements, however, 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 temporary, 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.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

If you sign up for our newsletter, your information will be shared with our newsletter service, MailChimp. If you make a donation, become a member or make any other type of purchase, your information is shared with our credit card processor.

We will not sell, distribute or lease any information about you to anyone.

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.