Terms of Service, Privacy Policy & Site Credits

Aperture respects the privacy of your personal information. Aperture’s privacy, data collection, and terms-of-use policies with respect to www.aperture.org (“Site”) are set forth in this statement (“Policy”) and describes how Aperture Foundation and Fulco, Inc. (the company that fulfills Aperture magazine subscriptions) manages personally-identifying information provided by you, such as name, address, telephone number, or e-mail address.

Privacy Policy Summary
Aperture Foundation respects users’ privacy and we will act responsibly with your personal information. Aperture Foundation’s privacy, data collection, and terms-of-use policies with respect to www.aperture.org (“Site”) are set forth in this statement (“Policy”) and describes how Aperture Foundation manages personally-identifying information provided by you, such as name, address, telephone number, or e-mail.

For the purpose of the policy, Aperture Foundation and Aperture magazine are referred to collectively as “Aperture.” By using this Site, you signify your acceptance of these terms of use.

By visiting and using this website to establish an account, provide us any personal information, respond to our e-mails, request additional information from us, contact customer support, purchase products, or request other services or assistance from us, you consent to the collection, use, storage, and sharing of Your personal data as described in our full Privacy Policy, which can be accessed below.

This Site contains links to other websites. Aperture is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such websites.

When you place an order with Aperture Foundation, we use the information to confirm, process, and track your items, or to contact you via e-mail, mail, or telephone if we have any concerns about your purchase. When you sign-up for our e-newsletter, we may contact you to inform you of, for example, new items, promotions, sales and events.

Additional information we collect from you:

  • Your billing or other credit information when you purchase products or services, including billing address and shipping address.
  • Our website uses cookies, web beacons, and other common technologies to keep track of your interactions with the website. When we use cookies, web beacons or other common technologies, we use session cookies (that last until you close your browser) or persistent cookies (that last until you or your browser delete them).
  • Your device and networks, including location data.

How we may use information collected from you:

  • we may use information to provide you with the Services you request.
  • we may use information to provide you with additional information about our affiliated companies, and/ or partners’ services, promotions, and events.
  • we may use information to improve our website functionality and/or Services.
  • we may use information to share with third-party advertising networks to help improve the delivery of ads or content most relevant, interesting and personal to you on websites and apps.
  • we may use information to share with third party companies who provide services you request on our behalf; and customer service related help and assistance when you call us, send us an e-mail, or ask us in person.
  • we may use information to share with third-party web analytics services (such as Google Analytics) on our Services to collect and analyze usage information through cookies and similar tools; engage in auditing, research, or reporting; assist with fraud prevention; and provide certain features to you.
  • we may use information to provide recommendations or advertising for products and services that may be of interest to you.
  • we may use information to prevent, investigate and deal with fraud, violation of intellectual property rights and other laws, and unauthorized access or use of the website or Services or, your account.
  • we may use information as otherwise reasonable and appropriate to the legitimate business needs of our other products or services.

Your Rights

  • You may contact us to review, correct, update or request deletion of personal information about you at customerservice@aperture.org
  • Where appropriate, we provide you with the ability to opt-out of receiving our marketing emails by following the “unsubscribe” instructions included in those emails. However, you will still receive transactional information regarding Services that you use as a result of being a customer.
  • You may turn off cookies in your browser.

Retention of your Personal Information
We may retain your personal information for a period of time, the length of which will depend on the purpose for which we originally collected the information, the instructions of a controller when we act as a processor, and/or our requirements to comply with applicable laws.

Reviewing, modifying and deleting your information
You may request to review, correct, update, or delete the personal information that you have previously provided to us through our website and/or Services.  If you have registered for an account with Aperture, you may generally update your user settings, profile, organization’s settings or event registration by logging into the applicable website or Service with your username and password.

To update your billing information or discontinue your account, please contact your account representative or the customer service team for the applicable Service.

For other requests to review, modify or delete your personal data, please review the “How to Contact Us” section below.  Requests to access, modify, or delete your information will be addressed within a reasonable timeframe.

How to Contact Us:
Questions regarding this Privacy Policy or our privacy practices should be directed to customerservice@aperture.org or by mail:

Aperture Foundation
Attn: Privacy Policy
548 W. 28th Street, 4th Floor
New York, NY 10001

Full Privacy Policy & Terms of Service

Some of our advertisers may use a third-party company to serve their online ads. In the course of serving these advertisements, a unique third-party cookie may be placed or recognized on your browser if your preferences are set to allow cookies.

Children’s Privacy
You must be 18 years of age or older to create an account on this website. We do not knowingly solicit orders or collect personal information from children under the age of 18. If You have reason to believe that any personal information has been submitted to Us by a child under thirteen, contact Us and upon verification of each claim, We will delete that personal information as soon as possible.

Cookies are text files that contain information and are downloaded to your computer or mobile device when You visit a website. They allow websites to recognize a user’s device and increase navigation speed, access user’s privileges, and track a user’s website usage.

They are then returned to the original website on each subsequent visit or to any other website that recognizes them. For more information about cookies, visit www.allaboutcookies.org.

The term “Cookies” is used in this policy to include all similar techniques and technology, including web beacons and log files. A web beacon is a small graphic image or other web programming code (also known as “clear GIFs” or “pixel tags”) that may be included in our web pages and messages.

Aperture may set and access cookies on your computer. Advertising for the site makes use of third-party vendors, including Google, to show ads on sites on the Internet by using cookies to server ads based on a user’s prior visits to the website. Users may opt out of Google’s use of cookies by visiting Google’s advertising opt-out page or the Network Advertising Initiative opt out page. For users in Europe who wish to opt out, please visit http://youronlinechoices.eu. To learn more, visit www.aboutads.info. If you don’t want any cookies, your web browser likely includes an option that allows you to turn them off, but, if you don’t accept them, some portions of the Site may not function properly.

Copyright 2021 Aperture Foundation, Inc.
All images displayed on this site are protected by U.S. copyright, trademark, and other laws, and are the property of Aperture Foundation or the contributing photographer. Any use of the photographs displayed herein other than viewing them on this site requires the express written permission of Aperture Foundation. For questions on obtaining written authorization for the use of these images, call (212) 505-5555 in the United States or send an e-mail to customerservice@aperture.org.

Copyright Infringement
If you believe that your work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please provide aperture.org’s copyright agent the written information specified below. Please note that this procedure is exclusively for notifying Aperture that your copyrighted material has been infringed.

  • An electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright interest;
  • A description of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed upon;
  • A description of where the material that you claim is infringing is located on the site;
  • Your address, telephone number, and e-mail address;
  • A statement by you that you have a good-faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law;
  • A statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the above information in your notice is accurate and that you are the copyright owner or authorized to act on the copyright owner’s behalf.

Aperture.org’s Copyright Agent for notice of claims of copyright infringement can be reached as follows:

Mary Colman St. John
Aperture Foundation
548 West 28th Street, 4th Floor
New York, N.Y. 10001
phone: 212.946.7113
e-mail: mcstjohn@aperture.org

Customs, Duties & Taxes
When ordering from aperture.org, you’re responsible for assuring the product can be lawfully imported to the destination country.

The recipient is the importer of record and must comply with all laws and regulations of the destination country. Orders shipped outside of the United States may be subject to import taxes, customs duties and fees levied by the destination country. The recipient of an international shipment may be subject to such import taxes, customs duties and fees, which are levied once a shipment reaches the recipient’s country. Additional charges for customs clearance must be borne by the recipient; we have no control over these charges and can’t predict what they may be. Customs policies vary widely from country to country; you should contact your local customs office for more information. When customs clearance procedures are required, it can cause delays beyond our original delivery estimates.

If there is a dispute about or involving the Site, you agree that the dispute shall be governed by the laws of the State of New York, USA, without regard to the conflict of law provisions and you agree to exclusive personal jurisdiction and venue in the state and federal courts of the United States located in the State of New York, City of New York.

E-mail Newsletter List
If you are interested in receiving news and special offers from Aperture, please opt-in to receive our e-mail newsletter. We’ll send you information about Aperture events and exhibitions, web-exclusive content, sales, educational programs, and new publications. We may also use this list for our annual contribution drive. We do not sell, rent, or share our e-mail list.

In the event you wish to update or delete your e-mail address in our possession at any time for any reason, please update your preferences by clicking on “Manage Account” at the bottom of any newsletter.

You agree to indemnify and hold Aperture, its subsidiaries, affiliates, third-party service providers, and their respective directors, officers, employees, partners, licensors, and agents harmless from any loss or liability arising out of your use of the Site or from any claim, demand, loss, cost, and expenses, including attorney’s fees, arising out of your use of the Site, in violation of these terms of use, and/or your activities in conjunction with the Site or services related to the Site.

Links to Other Sites
This Site contains links to other websites. Aperture is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such websites.

Privacy of Information
When you order from the Site, we collect your name, mailing address, contact information (which can include a phone number and/or e-mail address), and information necessary for payment (credit card numbers are encrypted for safe and secure transmission). This information is used to process payments and to ship items to the buyers. Occasionally, the names and mailing addresses of our customers are rented out to select third parties, which helps Aperture support its non-profit programming initiatives. E-mail addresses are not made available to any third parties. In the event that you wish to view, update, or delete this information, please contact customerservice@aperture.org.

We also collect information about gift recipients so that we can fulfill the gift purchase. The information we collect about gift recipients is not used for marketing purposes.

And we receive and store click-stream data and other information about visits to our Site. This information is used solely to analyze and improve the Site experience.

Public Forums
If you elect to post materials to any blogs, forums, message boards, and/or news groups available to our users, please remember that any information disclosed in these areas becomes public and you should exercise caution when deciding to disclose your personal information. Also, you are solely responsible for all content—including text, images, graphics, audio, video, or other materials—that you post. You agree and warrant that your posts will be true and accurate, will not defame any person or invade any person’s privacy, and will not infringe the proprietary rights of any person. You will not post anything to which you do not own the rights. Please be aware that visitors to the site may make comments about your post that may be unflattering or derogatory.

Please be aware that Aperture cannot monitor all posts and is not responsible for the content of the posts. Aperture reserves the right to delete or edit any material in any post that is obscene, harassing, offensive, or otherwise objectionable and not in keeping with Aperture Foundation’s standards.

Refunds & Exchanges
Aperture will refund the purchase price of an item if returned with receipt in original condition within thirty days. If merchandise is damaged in shipment, we will gladly send a replacement copy or refund the purchase price if a replacement is not available.

Exchanges or store credit are offered within 30 days of the date your purchase was made. All items must be returned in their original packaging (unopened, shrink-wrapped condition) and in saleable condition.

To receive a refund or replacement, contact customerservice@aperture.org.

Items for exchange can be shipped to:
Aperture Foundation
548 W. 28th Street, 4th Floor
New York, NY 10001
Attn: Customer Service

Aperture uses a 128-bit Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol to encrypt your ordering information and protect it from being compromised. We endeavor to protect the privacy of your Personal Information that we hold in our records, but we cannot guarantee complete security. Unauthorized entry or use, hardware or software failure, and other factors, may compromise the security of user information at any time.

Typographical Errors
Aperture endeavors to provide timely, accurate information on its Site, but is not responsible for any inadvertent editorial or typographical errors. In the event that an Aperture product is mistakenly listed at an incorrect price, Aperture reserves the right to refuse or cancel any orders placed at the incorrect price, whether or not the order has been confirmed and your credit card charged. If your credit card has already been charged for the purchase and your order is cancelled, Aperture shall issue a credit to your credit card account in the amount of the incorrect price.

If you have any questions or concerns about our privacy policy or terms of service, please send a detailed message to customerservice@aperture.org. We will make every effort to resolve your concerns as quickly as possible.

This policy was last updated on March 1, 2020.