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Privacy Policy

Overview

Thank you for visiting the National Science Center's (NSC's) website and reviewing our privacy policy. The NSC does not collect personal information about visitors to our website unless you choose to provide that information to us. The NSC does not sell, exchange or release your personal information to parties outside the NSC without your consent. Once we obtain your consent, we consider it valid until revoked by you.

Information Collected and Stored Automatically

If you visit our website, we automatically gather and store the following information about your visit so that we can track the use of our website in order to make improvements. This information is stored and used in the aggregate only and is not used to contact you personally:

  • The IP address from which you access our website
  • The name of the domain from which you access the Internet (for example, aol.com, if you are connecting from an America Online account)
  • The type of browser and operating system used to access our website
  • The date and time you access our site
  • The pages, files, documents and links that you visit
  • The Internet address of the website from which you linked to this website
Cookies

In addition to information collected automatically, we may also collect cookies, which are small pieces of information sent to your browser by a website that you visit. Cookies are used to track usage patterns, traffic trends and customer behavior, as well as to record other information from the website. Many content adjustments and customer service improvements are made based on the data derived from cookies. Information that we collect from cookies will not be used to create profiles of users and only will be used in aggregate form.

You may set your browser to refuse cookies from any website that you visit. If you so choose, you may still gain access to most areas of the NSC website.

If You Send Us Personal Information

The NSC website will only collect personal information which you knowingly and voluntarily provide by, for example, sending emails, completing membership forms, registering for classes, events, or other programs or responding to surveys. If you provide us with personal information, we will normally respond to your inquiry or request. We may also contact you to provide information about NSC activities, programs, membership and development opportunities, products and special events that may interest you. We will never share your name or information outside the NSC unless you affirmatively authorize us to do so.

When we send you such information by email, you will always have an immediate opportunity to decline further communication. Please use the contact specified in the email so that we can remove you from the list that contains your name.

Children and Privacy

The NSC is concerned about protecting children's privacy. We do not collect personally identifiable information from children. If a visitor known to be a child (under the age of 13) sends an email to the NSC, we will only use it to respond to the writer and not to create profiles or otherwise retain the information.

Security

We monitor network traffic to ensure that our site remains available to all users and to identify unauthorized attempts to access, upload or change information or otherwise cause damage.

Unauthorized access is prohibited and punishable under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act of 1986 and the National Information Infrastructure Protection Act.

Linking

Within the NSC website there are links to non-NSC websites. When you link to third party websites, you leave our website and no longer will be subject to our privacy policy. The NSC is not responsible for the privacy practices nor the content of non-NSC websites, and such links are not intended to be endorsements of the non-NSC websites or their content.

Corporate Logos Disclaimer

Within the NSC website there may appear corporate logos and/or trademarks of companies that provide financial support to the NSC. The appearance of these logos and/or trademarks does not constitute endorsement by Discovery Center, Inc., the U.S. Army or other Fort Discovery partners of these companies' products or services.


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