InvertebrateZoology.Org Online Privacy Policy

Last Updated May 3, 2018

The Information We Collect

This Privacy Policy applies to information collected by InvertebrateZoology.Org, including but not limited to mail, telephone, email, online transactions, and onsite visits at our museums.

InvertebrateZoology.Org will only collect personal information which you knowingly and voluntarily provide by, for example, completing membership forms, sending emails, registering for events or other programs, or responding to surveys. As a Donor, Member, and visitor of InvertebrateZoology.Org, you agree, without limitation or qualification, to be bound by this Privacy Policy.

The personal information that you supply will allow us to appropriately respond to your requests and to provide a variety of services at InvertebrateZoology.Org. Personal information may include name, mailing address, telephone number, email address, and other personal contact information. Personal information regarding your interests will allow us to provide materials to meet your specific needs. Museum personnel may, for example, use the personal information to customize offers and target communications through mail and email.

InvertebrateZoology.Org or its designees may, from time to time, compile statistics on visitors to our museums and to our websites and/or work with others compiling statistics or performing other quantitative analysis. In these situations, the information that you provide may be used to aggregate statistical information to analyze visitor interest or other aspects of non-profit organization-related activities. The information aggregated will not include any personal information as it relates to a single visitor.

If you make a purchase on-site, over the phone, through the mail, or on-line from InvertebrateZoology.Org, we will ask you to provide only the information necessary to process your order. For reasons of security, InvertebrateZoology.Org does not store credit card information permanently on any Web server.

InvertebrateZoology.Org is the sole owner of information you voluntarily submit to us. If at any time it becomes reasonably necessary, InvertebrateZoology.Org will release the personal information that you have provided to comply with a court order, or protect the rights, property or safety of InvertebrateZoology.Org, its personnel, the users of its sites, or others.

Information Security

Online information provided to InvertebrateZoology.Org is transmitted using SSL (Secure Socket Layer) encryption. SSL is a proven coding system that lets your browser automatically encrypt, or scramble, data before you send it to us. We also protect account information by placing it on a secure portion of our site that is only accessible by certain qualified employees of InvertebrateZoology.Org. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet is 100% secure. While we strive to protect your information as much as possible, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of that information.

Information collected via mail and telephone is stored in a PCI-compliant secure database that is only accessible by certain qualified employees of InvertebrateZoology.Org.

Information Collected Automatically

InvertebrateZoology.Org may automatically collect information relating to visitors when they access our websites. This information may include information on how you use our sites, what pages you have visited, or any errors that occurred while you were visiting our sites. This information may be used by InvertebrateZoology.Org to help us in developing content and improving our sites to create the best experience for our visitors. In addition to information collected automatically, we may also utilize cookies, i.e. small files sent to your browser by our website when you visit. Cookies can be used to track usage patterns, trends and visitor behavior, as well as to record other information regarding your visit. For example, when you register on one of our websites, cookies allow us to save information so that you will not have to re-enter the same information the next time that you visit. Information that we collect from cookies will only be used in aggregate form.

Information From Children

InvertebrateZoology.Org does not solicit personal information from children under the age of 12. We are concerned about protecting children’s privacy and safety and will never intentionally ask a child 12 years old or younger to provide us with any personal information. It is our intention to discourage children 12 years old or younger from providing any personal information. Parents and guardians are asked to instruct their children not to provide any personal information in any requests they send to Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh. In the event that such information is sent to InvertebrateZoology.Org, we will merely respond to the request, and we will not attempt to create a profile or otherwise retain the child’s information.

Changes To Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy may change from time to time. InvertebrateZoology.Org reserves the right to change it without notice.