Terms of Use

The M. Christine Schwartz Collection, LLC (MCSC) has created and maintains the MCSC web site (the “Site”) in order to preserve and provide information about the collection and its functions to the public through the Internet and related channels. By using the Site and its content you are agreeing to comply with and be bound by the following terms, which the MCSC may change at any time by updating these pages.

The information and visual material illustrated on these pages is the property of and proprietary to the MCSC, and is intended solely for educational use by individuals viewing this site.   Any commercial use or reproduction of this material without the written consent of the M. Christine Schwartz Collection, LLC is prohibited.

All of the text, images, marks, logos and other content of the MCSC Web site (“Site Content”) are the property of and proprietary to the MCSC or used consistent with the owner’s permission or applicable law or regulation. The MCSC retains and reserves all rights, including copyright, in data, images, software, documentation, text, and other information contained on the Site and Site Content. The trademarks, service marks, and logos (collectively, the “Trademarks”) displayed on the Site, including M. Christine Schwartz Collection™, Schwartz Collection™, and MCSC™ are registered and/or unregistered marks of the MCSC. The Trademarks of third parties may also be displayed on the Site. Nothing contained on the Site should be construed as granting, by implication, estoppel, or otherwise, any license or right to use any Trademarks displayed on the Site without the express written permission of the MCSC or any third party that owns such Trademarks. Any unauthorized use of the Trademarks or any other Site Content, except as authorized in these Terms and Conditions, is strictly prohibited.

The MCSC authorizes you to view, download and print the Site Content for limited non-commercial, educational, and personal use only, to the extent permitted by United States copyright laws and subject to the following conditions:

  1. You must adhere to any and all additional terms or restrictions provided within individual sections of the Web site relating to particular Site Content;
  2. Unless otherwise restricted, you may only do so for your own personal and noncommercial use, or for fair use as defined in the United States copyright laws;
  3. Downloading Site Content for commercial use or for use on personal Web sites is prohibited;
  4. You may not remove any copyright, trademark, or other proprietary notices that have been placed on the Site, or in or near the Site Content by the MCSC;
  5. You may not modify the Site Content; and
  6. Any displays or printouts of the Site Content must be marked “© 2011-2017 M. Christine Schwartz Collection, LLC. All rights reserved.”

All parties downloading, printing or using the Site Content in any manner, represent and warrant that their use will be consistent with this license and that they will not infringe or violate the rights of any party or breach any contract with or legal duty to any other parties.

Permissions and Requests for Images and Other Site Content

Except as expressly permitted above, reproduction or redistribution of the Site Content or any portion of the Site Content is strictly prohibited without the prior written permission of the MCSC.

To request permission to use or reproduce images of objects from the MCSC’s exhibitions, or of the MCSC’s works, please contact contact@schwartzcollection.com.


Links to Third Party Web sites are Not Endorsements

Some MCSC Web pages contain links to third party Web sites. The linked sites are not under the control of the MCSC, and the MCSC is not responsible for the contents of any linked site. The MCSC provides these links as a convenience only, and a link does not imply endorsement of, sponsorship of, or affiliation with any linked site by the MCSC.


Warranty Disclaimer and Limitation of Liability

The MCSC makes no representation of any kind regarding the Site Content or any portion thereof. All Site Content is provided in “AS IS” condition and the MCSC expressly disclaims any and all warranties of any kind including but not limited to any warranty of merchantability, fitness for a particular use or non-infringement. The MCSC assumes no responsibility and shall not be liable for any damages to or viruses that may infect your computer equipment or other property on account of your use of the Site or your downloading of any materials from the Site. The MCSC has not reviewed all of the sites linked to the Site and is not responsible for the content of any off-site pages or other sites linked to the Site. Your linking to any off-site pages or other sites is at your own risk.


Applicable Law and Jurisdiction

The MCSC Web site (excluding links to Web sites operated by others) is controlled and operated by the MCSC. The MCSC site is accessible in all fifty U.S. states and in other countries due to their presence on the World Wide Web. As each of these states and countries has laws which may differ from each other, you agree that all matters arising from or relating to the use and operation of the MCSC Web site will be governed by the laws of the State of Illinois, without regard to its conflict of laws principles. You agree that all claims you may have arising from or relating to the operation or use of the MCSC Web site will be heard and resolved in the courts of Chicago, Illinois. You consent to personal jurisdiction of such courts over you, stipulate to the fairness and convenience of proceeding in such courts, and covenant not to assert any objection to proceeding in such courts. If you choose to access the MCSC Web site from locations other than Chicago, Illinois you will be responsible for compliance with all local laws of such other locations.



You agree to indemnify, defend, and hold the MCSC, it members, directors, officers, affiliates and related entities harmless from all claims, causes of action, allegations, costs, expenses, fees (including reasonable attorneys’ fees), judgments, liabilities, losses and damages arising from or relating to your use of or operation of the MCSC Web site.

The MCSC may at any time revise these Terms and Conditions by updating these pages and the Site. You are bound by any such revisions and should therefore periodically visit these pages to review the then current Terms and Conditions.


Privacy Policy Statement 

The M. Christine Schwartz Collection, LLC (MCSC) is committed to protecting your privacy. We do not collect your personal information, such as your name, mailing address, or e-mail address, unless you knowingly provide it to us.

Most pages of our web site (the “Site”) contain a link to this privacy policy, which describes what information we collect and how we use it. By using the MCSC’s web site or communicating with us by e-mail, you agree to the terms and conditions of this privacy policy and the retention by MCSC of your e-mail addresses and entered personally identifiable information.


General Policy on Collection of Information

We only collect personally identifiable information if you knowingly provide it to us.

We may record your e-mail address if you e-mail us or submit an online form that contains your e-mail address in order to receive e-mail notices of MCSC programs, news, exhibitions and events.

We will never share your e-mail address with anyone.

With regard to donations, information is collected that is necessary to process the request and may include the donor/member name, address, telephone number, email address, credit card number. Information is retained to facilitate service to inform the donor/member of special information specifically for them.


Information Collected Automatically

In addition to the information you supply to us, the MCSC may collect certain information automatically. Web servers may automatically record the IP address of visitors to this site, date and time of visit, web browser used, and pages visited. This information is used for server and network operations and to better understand how visitors use this website. Any statistics compiled from this information will not include personal information.



Cookies are small pieces of data, stored in your browser by our site, principally used to identify successive requests as originating from the same browser session. Most of this site will operate perfectly well if your browser does not accept cookies; exceptions are some parts of the customized home page and the membership purchase and donation system. If cookies are not accepted, the visitor will have to re-enter certain preferences when revisiting parts of the site.


MCSC Mailing List

We use the information you provide us in our mailing list online form to contact you by e-mail about offerings from the MCSC. To be removed from the MCSC mailing lists, follow the “unsubscribe” link in the footer of the email, or send an e-mail to contact@schwartzcollection.comwith the subject line REMOVE FROM MAILING LISTS. In the body of the e-mail, indicate the name, e-mail address(es), and/or postal address(es) you would like to have removed and specify whether you wish to be removed from the postal mailing list, the e-mail list, or both.


Links to Other Web Sites

This Web site contains links to other sites that are not owned or controlled by the MCSC. MCSC is not responsible for the content or privacy practices of other sites. This privacy statement applies only to this Site.


Changes in This Privacy Statement

We reserve the right to modify this privacy statement at any time. Please visit this page periodically to check our current policy.


Contact Us

If you have any questions or suggestions regarding our privacy policy, please contact us at contact@schwartzcollection.com.