privacy policy

Spartanburg Art Museum takes your privacy seriously. For more information, give us a call at 864.582.7616 or email

how does SAM collect this information?

The information outlined above may be entered into our website by you or by the staff of the Spartanburg Art Museum upon your instruction (for example, if you wish to sign up for a class over the phone or via paper registration, SAM staff will input your information manually for our records so you will appear on the class roster.)

why does SAM need this information?

We need this information to process payments, mail purchased items to you, and to send you emails and/or physical mail to let you know about our upcoming exhibitions, classes, events, and products.

how long does SAM keep this information?

Spartanburg Art Museum will keep your information until it is no longer viable (e.g., a bounce from a discontinued email address or returned physical mail will result in your information being removed from our records) or until you request to no longer receive correspondence from us.

do you keep my credit card information?

When you input your credit card or other payment information into our website, SAM staff does not have access to your credit card number. It is processed securely via Square or PayPal (whichever service you selected at checkout.)

If you give Spartanburg Art Museum payment information in-person or over the phone, SAM staff retains your credit card information until the payment has been processed. Once the transaction is complete, your credit card information is destroyed.

Though SAM staff can (and does) process payments in-person and over the phone, we recommend processing payments through our website, as it is SSL secured through both our hosting service and Square/PayPal.

what information does SAM collect?

When you sign up for a class, RSVP for an event, purchase an item, or give a donation to Spartanburg Art Museum, we request some combination of the following information about you: your name, your email address, your physical address or PO Box, your phone number, your age (in the case of art school students under the age of 18), your credit card information, and/or the name and phone number of an emergency contact (which could be a parent, spouse, significant other, legal guardian, or friend.)

how is my information secure?

Look at your browser search bar where the URL of our website is displayed. The green lock symbol indicates that is SSL secured by our hosting service. If you do not see any symbol next to our URL, your browser may need to be updated as older versions of web browsers do not support SSL.

Other content management systems used by Spartanburg Art Museum include Donorbox, Square, Stripe, and PayPal. All of these services are industry standard and are SSL secured.

do you sell or share my information with third parties?

Spartanburg Art Museum does not sell or share your information to third parties such as telemarketers or other advertising agencies.

The only third parties which receive your information are in our content management systems such as Donorbox, WIX, Square, Stripe, Paypal, etc., which are industry standard software and are SSL secured..

please remove my information from your records.

We’re sorry to see you go! You can unsubscribe from our email list at any time by clicking the unsubscribe link at the bottom of the email.

To be removed from our content management services and our physical mailing list, please call 864.582.7616 or email and a SAM staff member will complete your request.

how does one contact SAM?

Our phone number is 864.582.7616.

Our email address is

Spartanburg Art Museum is located in the West Building/Moseley Building in the Chapman Cultural Center. Our physical address is:

200 E Saint John Street

Spartanburg SC 29306

does SAM's website use cookies?

Spartanburg Art Museum's website utilizes cookies to help our site function optimally. These cookies assist with navigation, signing up for classes, and remembering what items you may have in your shopping cart. Links to our social media pages may involve cookies from the respective social media site (e.g., Facebook or Instagram.) SAM is not responsible for, nor do we have control over, social media cookies. To control those cookies, check your personal social media account settings. Cookies can be managed and/or removed from your browser in a few clicks. GOOGLE CHROME: FIREFOX: SAFARI: MICROSOFT EDGE: INTERNET EXPLORER: stop using Internet Explorer and download one of the browsers listed above