The Newport Car Museumt (herein referred to as the “Museum”) is committed to protecting the privacy of its online guests, customers, members and friends. We understand that maintaining privacy on the Museum’s websites (newportcarmuseum.org herein referred to as “the Website” or “the Site”) is very important, and that informing our visitors about the types of information we collect and how we use it is crucial to the Museum’s mission.
ACCEPTANCE OF TERMS
The Museum does not collect any personal information about individuals, such as names, contact information (including postal or email addresses), or other personally identifying data (the “Personal Information”) except when such information is knowingly provided. Personal information might be obtained from online registrations for mailing lists. Additionally, personal information may be transmitted as part of a form submission or in connection with other activities or services on our website.
Information Provided by Visitors
Online Mailing Lists
When you subscribe to our Online mailing list, the Newport Car Museum will request information necessary to process your subscription and send you the information you seek: your name and, e-mail address.Your Personal Information may be used as set forth below.
Online Admissions and Program and Event Tickets
When you purchase online tickets through the site (including tickets for admission to the Newport Car Museum, the Museum and its third party merchants and agents will request information necessary to process your order: your name, billing and shipping address, telephone number, e-mail address, and credit card information. Your credit card information will be used only for the purpose of processing and documenting the transaction. Your Personal Information may be used as set forth below.
Information Collected Automatically
The Museum does automatically collect some anonymous “non-personally identifiable” aggregate information about visitors when pages are requested through a browser. This information is used for statistical purposes, to help us monitor how guests navigate our site, allowing us to tailor our services for specific groups of visitors. Non-personally identifiable information may refer to information about our visitors’ browsers (e.g., Google Chrome, Safari or Internet Explorer), operating systems (e.g., Windows or Macintosh), Internet Service Providers (e.g., Time Warner Cable, Verizon, AOL, etc.), and other similar information.
The Museum collects IP addresses as a component of the non-personally identifiable aggregate information. An IP address is a number assigned to your computer by a web server when you’re on the Internet. This information is used only for non-user-specific purposes such as determining how many users visited a specific area of our site. Such information could, if necessary, also be used to identify a user in order to comply with safety and/or security issues or with legal requirements, but only in extraordinary circumstances.
Cookies and Web Beacons
Marketing and Promotion
If you provide us with your email address, this will be deemed permission for us to email you information about our exhibition, events, and other programs and activities, as well as for any marketing or promotional purposes. However, you may withdraw this permission using our opt-out procedure. You will not receive such communications unless you have knowingly provided the Personal Information required. In some cases, you will be required to opt-in by joining a newsgroup or mailing list. If you do opt-in, you will always have the option to opt-out at any time by unsubscribing to that particular list or following the opt-out instructions included within the body of the email message.
Use of Outside Vendors
The Museum may from time to time retain qualified third-party vendors in order to help us manage the Museum Web Site and allow us to better serve our visitors and customers. These may include third-party vendors we engage to analyze the information we collect on the Museum Web Site. The Museum requires its vendors to maintain the security of the Personal Information to which they are provided access and restricts third-party vendors from using Personal Information in any way not expressly authorized by Museum.
If for any reason you do not wish to receive further email from the Museum, please follow the instructions for unsubscribing included within the body of the message that was sent to you, or e-mail a message containing your name and address to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Museum protects all personal and non-personally identifiable information that it receives via the Internet against unauthorized access. In addition, the Museum’s website uses Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) encryption to process purchases made through its online store and ticketing systems. By using this technology, online customers can be confident that their personal information is protected from interception by any third party. Sensitive credit card information is not permanently stored on any Newport Car Museum’s web server and, though your order information is retained for our records, this information is never shared with other companies or persons.
What is a secure connection? When a secure connection is established between your browser and a website, any data that is transferred over the connection is encrypted to prevent it from being viewed by a third party. Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) encryption, the standard for most browsers and servers, makes it very difficult for anyone to intercept or decode messages exchanged over this type of secure connection. Browsers such as Google Chrome, Safari, Firefox and Internet Explorer display an image of a locked padlock in their status bar when connected to a secure site. Secure transactions are also indicated when the prefix in the location bar of your browser switches from http:// to https://. If you do not see the padlock at the bottom of your browser’s window, if the padlock is unlocked, or if the protocol in the location bar is not listed as https://, then any data exchanged with the website is potentially visible to others. Depending on your browser, you may be able to view authentication information about a secure page by double-clicking on the locked padlock in the status bar. For more information on how your software establishes a secure connection, see the help files for your particular browser.
LINKS TO OTHER SITES
Users may find content on the Museum’s site that links to the sites and services of our partners, sponsors, or other third parties. In many cases, these links represent cooperative projects or are established with persons or entities that have a significant connection to or relationship with our site. Although every effort is made to ensure that any referrals are to reputable and relevant sources, the Museum does not control the content or links that appear on these sites. In addition, these sites or services, including their content and links, may be constantly changing. These sites and services may have their own privacy policies and customer service policies, or no policy at all. The Museum maintains a policy against the nonconsensual collection or sharing of Personal Information and encourages visitors to review the privacy policies of any sites they visit to ensure their Personal Information is being protected.
The Museum does not knowingly collect personal information from children under thirteen years of age. Children should always ask parents/ guardians for permission before providing personal information to any website or purchasing any products or services online. Newport Car Museum urges all parents/ guardians to participate in their children’s exploration of the Internet and to teach them about protecting their personal information while online.
Occasional changes may be made to this document as new services and content are added to our site or to reflect changes in the Museum’s policies. Visitors to the Museum’s website are encouraged to check this document periodically to stay informed of current Museum privacy guidelines.
Last updated July 21, 2016