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Privacy Policy

Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning (JCAL) is committed to protecting your privacy and to using the information you provided on our website in appropriate ways.

The information, texts, images, videos and other media (submitted materials) you voluntarily provide through JCAL’s online submission forms or share with JCAL through social media will be displayed publicly on our website ( as part of your entry on our platforms that feature user generated content, such as #jcalAmericanStories and the Artist Registry. Materials that you voluntarily provide to JCAL staff for inclusion in an online gallery or program promotion will also be displayed publicly on our website. Any social media handle you provide will be used to tag you on your submission if it is shared on JCAL’s social media. 

Your submitted materials will be used for noncommercial educational and promotional purposes that support JCAL’s mission of providing quality art programs and encouraging participation in the arts. 

Your submitted materials will be shared in these four primary ways:

  • Displayed on this website (

  • Displayed on this website in featured collections around various themes.

  • On JCAL social media, with your preferred public name and social media handle.

  • On JCAL newsletters and other electronic or print media to promote JCAL’s programs, with your preferred public name.


We will never share your contact information with third parties. Email addresses provided voluntarily to JCAL are collected for communication purposes between you and JCAL and are not shared with the public. Communications include any follow up regarding your submitted materials and optional subscription to the JCAL newsletter. You may reach the JCAL team at should you wish to withdraw your submission from the website for any reason, and you may unsubscribe from JCAL newsletters at will.

In order for us to add your submitted materials to our website, we must receive your acceptance to the Terms and Conditions as outlined in the following Media Release Statement and User Agreement.

Terms and Conditions

Media Release Statement

  • I certify that I am the author or sole owner of the materials I am submitting to Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning (JCAL), and that I have full permission to use, submit, alter or publish them. JCAL may reproduce, distribute, publish, display works and otherwise use the material for noncommercial educational and promotional purposes in any form and on any media in support of JCAL’s mission to provide quality art programs and encouraging participation in the arts.

  • I certify that the submitted materials are truthful and I am liable for the content.

  • I waive any right to inspect the submitted materials or claim any form of remuneration for the use of the submitted materials in any form of media published by JCAL. 

  • I certify that I am over the age of 18.

    • Or, if I am age 14 to 18, I certify that I have the permission of my parent or guardian in making this submission, and I agree to provide the name and contact information of my parent or guardian to JCAL via I understand that if I am age 13 or younger, my direct submissions are prohibited (see below*).

User Agreement

  • JCAL, its staff, officers, trustees and affiliated persons do not endorse, support or assume any liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information, services, and materials provided on this site. All information, services, and materials are provided “as is” and “as available” without warranty of any kind, express or implied. 

  • In no event shall JCAL, its staff, officers, trustees or any affiliated person be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, consequential, or punitive damages, or any damages whatsoever, resulting from the use of, or inability to use, the information, services, or materials on this site, whether based on breach of contract, tort (including negligence), product liability, or otherwise, even if advised of the possibility of such damages. 

  • *This site is not a website or other online service directed to children under the age of thirteen (13) and accordingly is not intended to be subject to the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998, as amended. Any and all submissions containing personal information about a child under the age of thirteen must be made by a parent or other legal guardian of such child and must not include the last name of, or any contact information for, the child.

  • JCAL retains the right to take down or screen any content that is unlawful, prohibited by these terms, or that does not fall within the purposes reasonably intended by JCAL. 

  • JCAL may make changes to these terms at any time so that they accurately reflect the organization’s programs, services, and policies. JCAL will notify you before making these changes and give you an opportunity to review them before they go into effect. You will be responsible to notify JCAL if you do not want to agree to these or any updated terms. Otherwise, you agree to be bound by the updated terms. 

  • By using this website, you acknowledge and agree that the limitations set forth above are fundamental elements of these terms of use and this site would not be provided to you without those limitations. Some state laws regarding limitation of liability might apply.

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