Privacy Policy

The museum is committed to your privacy and your rights. Any information gathered by us will be kept strictly confidential and will only be used or shared in ways for which you have specifically consented. The following statement discloses our standard practice regarding the information we collect.


This privacy policy only applies to the website and related microsites. The privacy policy applies to information that is given via other online methods as well as on our website. The policy does not pertain to third party web sites that are accessible through our website.


Information Gathered Online

Your email address and other data such as First and Last Name, Company or Organization are gathered when you subscribe to our content or request other gratis benefits from us.

When you send email to us, either directly or via a Contact Us page on our website, your email address and comment or question are collected. This information is only used to respond to your question or suggestion.

Upon visiting the website, we may collect log file data on your session. This technical information alone does not identify a specific individual. The information collected may include (but is not limited to):

  • The URL of the site that you came from before visiting our website
  • Your computer's IP address
  • The browser you are using
  • The pages that you visit on our website
  • Search terms that are used on our website

There is no merging of technical and personal data collected on the site. Technical information is used to measure and improve the effectiveness of our website and diagnose problems.

We do not knowingly or intentionally collect any personal information from people under the age of 16.


Use of Cookies

Our site uses cookies to authenticate the user and keep track of the user session. Cookies are used to allow you to enter the portions of our website reserved for registered users. We do not use cookies to collect any information about you. We may also use cookies to govern survey voting.


Use of Web Beacons and Coded Links

Web beacons are used in combination with cookies. A web beacon is an often-transparent graphic image, which is placed in an email or on a website. Coded links are URLs encoded for the use of specific email recipient. We use web beacons and coded links to aggregate data that is used to analyze the performance of email newsletters. The information collected can be correlated to individual users. These data is used for internal marketing purposes only. Open rates and click through rates for email content are examples of the metrics that are calculated using web beacons and coded links.


Our Partners and Third Parties

We occasionally hire other companies to provide limited services on our behalf, such as Web site hosting, packaging, and email distribution. We will only provide those companies the personal information they need to deliver the service. They are required to maintain the confidentiality of the information and are prohibited from using that information for any other purpose. We also occasionally co-sponsor events with vendors, who may follow up with registrants after the event. Aside from such circumstances, we do not share personal information regarding users with any partner or third party without prior and explicit consent.

We may disclose personal information if required to do so by law.

Personal information collected on the site may be stored and processed in the United States or any other country in which we or our affiliates, subsidiaries, or agents maintain facilities, and by using the website, you consent to any such transfer of information outside of your country.



You remain in control of your information. When you opt-in to receive communications from us, you can opt-out (unsubscribe) whenever you want. There is an opt-out feature located in the footer of all our bulk email communications. We want your personal data to be accurate and complete. If you want to change any of the personal data or preferences you can email us at or call +1 415 367 3436.


Data Security

We have security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under our control. User accounts are password-protected so that only authenticated users have access to their personal information. It is incumbent on users not to divulge their password to anyone. We never ask for a user's password in an unsolicited phone call or in an unsolicited email. Although we make every effort to ensure security of user information, no data transmission can be guaranteed to be 100% secure over the internet.


Questions and Reporting Abuse

If you have any questions about this privacy policy or you wish to report an actual or possible breach, you can email us at or call +1 415 367 3436.


Changes to this Policy

We may occasionally update this privacy policy. When we do, we will update the revision date below. We encourage you to periodically review this privacy statement to stay informed about how we are helping to protect the personal information we collect. Your continued use of the service constitutes your agreement to this privacy statement and any updates.

Revised September 2011