Adopted by the resolution of the Board of Trustees on April 14, 2020

Website Privacy Policy

Introduction

Time and the Valleys Museum is strongly committed to protecting the privacy of its online visitors. The Museum believes that maintaining privacy on the worldwide web is very important, and that informing its visitors about the types of information collected and how it is used is crucial. It is the Museum’s goal to provide its audience with the best possible content while maintaining individual visitors’ privacy. By visiting timeandthevalleysmuseum.org, you are accepting the practices described in this Privacy Policy. We recommend that you carefully review this policy before providing us with any information. By accessing and using this site, and any changes to it that might be made hereafter, you agree to this Privacy Policy.

Types of Information Collected

The Museum does not collect any personal information about individuals except when such information is knowingly provided to the Museum. Personal information might be obtained when you engage in the following activities: purchase a membership; purchase merchandise or tickets; request information; provide family information or stories; make a donation; participate in a survey; register for educational programs or activities; enter into a contest; apply for employment, internship or other volunteer opportunities; subscribe to the mailing list; participate in or inquire about other activities offered by the Museum that requires your personal information; or post content where, and if permitted, on our websites. Any personal identification information retrieved by the Museum must be voluntarily submitted by the visitor.

The Museum may compile anonymous aggregate statistics about its visitors, or traffic patterns which are used for statistical purposes and to help monitor how visitors navigate the site, allowing the Museum to tailor its services. Once you provide your personal information, we may use it for purposes including, but not limited to: managing our membership program; fulfilling requests for shop orders, services, ticket sales, or other information or services, promotions, or surveys; improving the effectiveness of our websites, our marketing endeavors and our services and offers; conducting and using research and analysis; notifications about exhibits, events or activities; information on membership, development, or sponsorship activities or opportunities; offering new products, services, sales, or other promotional events; or performing other activities.

Information Collected Automatically

The Museum’s website uses cookies to distinguish you from other users, provide a better experience when you browse our website, and improve our site’s performance and usefulness. By continuing to browse the site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

A cookie is a small data file that websites can place on your hard drive when you visit. A cookie file can contain information such as a user ID that tracks the pages you have visited within that site. The

cookies on this website are primarily used to recognize that a user has visited the website previously and to track user traffic patterns.

If you prefer not to receive cookies through the site, you can set your browser to warn you before accepting cookies and refuse the cookie when your browser alerts you to its presence. You also can refuse all cookies by turning them off in your browser. You do not need to have cookies turned on to use any pages within our website. For more information about cookies, including how to set your browser to reject cookies, visit www.allaboutcookies.org.

Other Personal Information

In addition to the above personal information, you may be requested to provide financial information, including your credit card information, billing and/or shipping information, when you seek to engage in the following or other activities online, over the telephone, or in person: purchase a membership; purchase a product or service; purchase museum tickets for events; make a donation; register for educational programs, activities, group ticket sales; or participate in other activities offered by the Museum. Your personal information will be used to process your transaction and will be stored in our systems after your transaction is complete so that we can track and service your order needs, and address any issues or questions that may arise with respect to you or your transaction.

Children

The Museum does not knowingly collect any information from children under 18 years old through its websites. Anyone under 18 years old should seek his or her parent’s or guardian’s permission prior to using or disclosing any information on the website. The Museum believes that parents should supervise their children’s online activities and should consider using parental control tools available from online services and software manufacturers that help provide a safe online environment for children to work within. These tools can also prevent children from disclosing personal information without parental permission. For additional information about parental control tools, please consult the “Consumer Help” page of the Direct Marketing Association home page which can be found at www.the-dma.org/resources/consumer-resources. If the parent or guardian of a child under 18 believes that the child has provided us with any information, the parent or guardian of that child should contact us if they want this information deleted from our files. If the Museum obtains knowledge from any source that it has information about a child under 18 in retrievable form in its files, we will endeavor to delete that information from our existing files.

Third Party Links

The Museum website contains links to other websites. While the Museum encourages visitors to explore these links, leaving the Museum website takes the visitor outside the realm of the Museum’s Privacy Policy and into that of the linked website. The Museum is not responsible for the content, privacy policies or collection practices of other websites.

Copyright

By using the Museum’s site, you are agreeing to comply with and be bound by the following terms and conditions: the Museum, retains all rights, including copyright, to images, text, data, and other information contained on this website. This website may also present materials copyrighted by third parties that have given permission to publish their materials on this website. Any commercial use or publication of material from the Museum’s website is strictly prohibited. Any use or publication of material from the Museum’s website may be available with permission only, for limited, non-commercial, personal or educational use.

Revisions

The Museum may revise its privacy policy at any time. You are encouraged to periodically visit this page to review current policies. Please feel free to contact the Museum with your questions, comments or concerns about the privacy policy or any other aspect of your web site visit at info@timeandthevalleysmuseum.org.

Adopted by a resolution of the Board of Trustees on April 14, 2020