Welcome to the Griffin Museum of Photography, Inc. (“Griffin Museum”) Web Site. The Griffin Museum is committed to protecting the privacy of individuals who use its website and to keep secure personal information provided to us by our users. This web page describes our policy regarding the collection and use of personal information from our members as well as the information we collect from non-member visitors.
Types of User Data We Collect
We collect two types of user data: (1) anonymous data that is automatically collected from all visitors to www.griffinmuseum.org, (the “Griffin Museum” site) and www.griffinmuseum.com; and (2) personally-identifiable data that is voluntarily submit to the griffinmuseum.org (described below under “Personal Data”).
We automatically collect some information, including your internet service provider, the I.P. address assigned to your computer by your internet service provider at the time you access the Griffin Museum Site, the type of browser you are using (e.g. Internet Explorer, Firefox), the referring link (i.e. what website you were visiting which linked you to Griffin Museum) and what operating system you are using (e.g. Windows XP, Mac OS X), through our server and through cookies. (See the section on Cookies below for more information.) It may not be apparent to you that this information is being collected. We may compile and provide aggregate statistics about sales, site traffic and related information to third parties. These aggregate statistics will not contain Personal Data and will not be stored in connection with any of your personally identifiable information. We also track the number and frequency of hits per page on an aggregate basis. We do not use anonymous data to identify individual users and we do not link any anonymous data with the Personal Data you provide to us.
We will keep Personal Data that you voluntarily provide such as your name, address, phone number, and your e-mail address when you participate in certain activities on the Griffin Museum Site. For example, we will keep Personal Data when you join or renew your membership to the Griffin Museum, make a contribution to support the Griffin Museum, register for a class, lecture, seminar or workshop at the Griffin Museum, join our mailing list, order items from the Griffin Museum, participate in any activity that the Griffin Museum believes requires access to your Personal Data. If you make a purchase on the Griffin Museum Site, you will be asked to provide your credit card information, including the card number, and expiration date. The Griffin Museum will delete your credit card information from the Griffin Museum Site server as soon as your purchase is completed, but the Griffin Museum may keep your credit card information on file in a separate database which is not connected to the Griffin Museum Site, and which is accessed only by authorized Griffin Museum personnel.
How We Use The Data We Collect
We use anonymous data to identify the referring links as the source of user traffic. We use data to identify which sections of the Griffin Museum site are most visited and for how long, so that we can evaluate the popularity of our different Web pages and continue to improve the Griffin Museum Site. We do not use anonymous data to identify individual users and we do not link any anonymous data with the Personal Data you provide to us. We use your Personal Data for various purposes, To fulfill the request for which you specifically provided the data, To send you our e-blasts or to announce new classes, seminars, lectures, exhibitions or store items which may be of interest, unless you have opted out of receiving that information, To allow you to set and change preferences, To allow you to join or renew your membership in the Griffin Museum or to donate to the Griffin Museum, To offer you other ways to support the Griffin Museum, including, in some limited cases, solicitations for additional contributions, To confirm your contribution to the Griffin Museum. The Griffin Museum Site is hosted by servers in the United States. Accordingly, if you are located outside of the United States, the Personal Data you provide to us will be transferred to the United States. By submitting your Personal Data, you consent to its transfer and storage in the United States and its use in accordance with the purposes for which it was originally collected (see below regarding third-party sharing of Personal Data from non-U.S. residents).
Information Disclosure Policy – Third-Party Sharing
When you provide us with Personal Data on the Griffin Museum Site, you can let us know that you do not wish to receive our online newsletter or any other e-mail from the Griffin Museum by notifying us via email at email@example.com or by calling (781) 729-1158.
We do not knowingly collect information from children under the age of 13.
The Personal Data we collect about you is stored on a secure, password protected server. We use industry-standard encryption technologies, including Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology, with respect to any commerce transactions you initiate, and the receipt and transfer of Personal Data you submit to us on the Griffin Museum Site. Only authorized personnel have access to your information. Nevertheless, despite our best efforts, no transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure.
Updating Your Data
If you want to review, correct, or update your membership information, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (781) 729-1158. We will use reasonable efforts to let you review your personal information in our files and, upon your instructions, to correct inaccuracies or delete incorrect information from our databases.
Comments and Questions
If you have any questions, comments or concerns about this Privacy Statement or our data collection practices or to request that we delete your Personal Data, you can contact us at email@example.com or call (781) 729-1158.