Privacy Statement

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General Privacy Statement
The Science Museum of Minnesota is committed to its mission of
"inviting learners of all ages to experience their changing world
through science." As an element of its operations in pursuit of
that mission, the Science Museum routinely collects contact and
other personal information from or about its constituents. The
Science Museum recognizes and respects the need for privacy and
security with information of this kind. The Science Museum is
committed to following both the letter and the spirit of all laws
governing its operations, including those pertaining to privacy
and use of information.

The following privacy
policy describes the Science Museum's current policies and practices
with regard to information collected from and about its constituents.
Unless otherwise indicated, all procedures apply to information
collected online (via the Internet, World Wide Web, and e-mail)
and offline (via postal mail, telephone, fax, and in person).
The collective term "constituents" is used to refer to Science
Museum members, donors, Web site visitors, students, retail and
rental customers, gift recipients for whom personal information
is required, people who respond to offers sent by mail, people
who request that information about the museum be sent to them,
and all others from whom we collect information in order to provide
requested services and products.

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Notification of Changes to this Policy
To further its mission and better serve its constituents, the
Science Museum is continually improving and adding new functionality
and features to its Web site and improving and adding to its existing
services and programs. Because of these ongoing changes and the
changing nature of technology, the Science Museum's information
practices will change from time to time.

If and when its information
practices change, the Science Museum will post the policy changes
to its Web site to notify its constituents of the changes and,
where appropriate and practical, give them the opportunity to
"opt-out" of the new programs and practices. If you are concerned
about how your personal information is used, please check back
at the Science Museum's Web site frequently or contact the Membership
or Development Office.

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Information Collected by the Museum

The Science Museum currently collects constituent contact information
(such as street address, phone and fax numbers and e-mail address);
transactional information (such as information collected in connection
with the purchase of tickets, memberships and member programs,
retail purchases, and class registrations); information collected
in connection with newsletter and e-mail subscriptions; and information
about donations made to the museum. Additional information provided
by the constituent-such as responses to survey information and
information collected to fulfill requests for information about
the Science Museum-may also be added to museum databases. The
Science Museum supplements its databases with commercially available
marketing information about individuals whose names are already
in its databases.

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Information Submitted by Third Parties
If, for example, a constituent purchases a gift certificate or
reserves a ticket for someone else, or registers someone else
for a class, the Science Museum collects not only the information
the constituent provides about him or herself, but also the information
the constituent provides about the other person. All of this information
is subject to the practices within this policy. Gift memberships
and class registrations are acknowledged by mail; advanced reservations
are not. To inquire about information provided about you by someone
else, please contact the Membership or Development Office).

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Personal Information Collected by the Museum Online
The Science Museum collects the personal information constituents
specifically provide when they visit our Web site. This includes,
for example, the information constituents provide when they purchase
a membership or merchandise, register for a class or complete
a survey. In addition, our e-mail newsletters and information
updates often contain hyperlinks to additional information on
our Web site and elsewhere on the Web. The museum currently uses
technology to track how often these links are used and which pages
particular e-mail subscribers choose to view. The museum uses
this information to compile statistics, improve these e-mail services
and customize our future communications with e-mail subscribers.

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Other Information Collected by the Museum Online
The Science Museum uses technology to collect a wide range of
statistical information about the use of our Web site. For example,
we currently use technology to determine how constituents access
the Web site (this information may include the name of the visitor's
Internet service provider or the type of Web browser used) and
which pages they view. This technology does not identify constituents
personally - it simply enables the museum to compile statistics
about our site visitors and the use of the site.

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Cookies
Cookies are alphanumeric identifiers that are transferred to your
computer's hard drive through your Web browser to enable our systems
to recognize your browser. The Science Museum currently uses cookies
to store constituents' preferences and record session information
such as items that consumers add to their online shopping carts
in the ticketing area or while registering for classes. Cookies
are also used to record page location to assist with navigation
and menus on our site.

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SSL Encryption
The Science Museum currently uses Secure Socket Layering (SSL)
to encrypt certain types of sensitive information, such as financial
information, while that data travels over the Internet.

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Children's Privacy on the Web
The Science Museum encourages families to visit the museum's Web
site together as a shared activity, and the museum abides by the
Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). Currently, the
only time the museum knowingly collects personal information through
its Web site from children under 13 is when it receives requests
from children to join a Science Museum educational mailing list.
In order to register online for an educational mailing list, any
visitor under age 13 is required to provide a valid e-mail address
for his or her parent or legal guardian. The parent or legal guardian
receives e-mail notification with information about the educational
mailing list as well as instructions on how to remove the child
from the mailing list at any time. The Science Museum does not
knowingly transfer the names of anyone under the age of 13 from
its educational mailing lists to its general mailing lists.

In compliance with
the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act, we do our best to
delete any information we inadvertently collect from children
under the age of 13 who visit our Web site as soon as we gain
actual knowledge of its existence. If you learn or suspect that
your child has provided personal information to the Science Museum
during one of his or her visits to our Web site, please contact
the Membership or Development Office.

To learn more about
how to protect your child's privacy on the Web, please see "A
Parent's Guide to Online Privacy" from the Center for Media Education
at http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/conline/edcams/kidzprivacy/

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Use of Information
The Science Museum currently uses the information it collects
about its constituents to provide the products, services, and
membership benefits our constituents request, to tailor marketing
and fundraising contacts with specific individuals or groups of
constituents; to administer science museum programs, to improve
museum services and offerings; to improve the museum's Web sites
and electronic communications; and to improve operating procedures
to better serve constituents.

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Sharing of Information
The Science Museum currently shares its mailing and telephone
lists with other museums, sponsors and other organizations, subject
to the safeguards described below ("Use of Postal Address Information
and Opt-Out" and "Use of Telephone Numbers and Opt-Out"). The
museum does not share its mailing and telephone lists with political
candidates, parties or campaign organizations.

The Science Museum
currently shares aggregate information, such as attendance figures,
marketing and fundraising response rates, online session data
and group demographics, with other museums, sponsors, and other
organizations. This information does not personally identify any
of the museum's constituents.

The Science Museum
may share the information in our databases with outside vendors
and organizations that provide support services to us or that
help us with our marketing and fundraising programs.

In addition, there
may be some other, limited circumstances in which the Science
Museum may share or transfer the information in its databases,
for example, to respond to judicial process, to comply with state,
federal or local laws, to protect the security or integrity of
its databases or its Web site, to take precautions against liability,
in the event of a corporate reorganization or, to the extent required
by law, to provide information to law enforcement agencies.

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Use of Postal Address Information and Opt-Out
The Science Museum collects and maintains in its databases the
names and postal addresses of many constituents. Science Museum
constituents may receive periodic mailings from the museum with
information on new products and services, upcoming events, or
requests for donations to the museum. If you do not wish to receive
such mailings, please contact the Membership or Development Office.

The Science Museum
of Minnesota currently shares constituent postal addresses with
other museums and organizations with which it partners for specific
uses such as marketing, sales solicitations, and fundraising.
The Science Museum only shares its mailing list for a specific
purpose, and a qualified list broker or vendor administers the
use of the list. The broker or vendor does not share Science Museum
constituent information directly with a museum partner. Rather,
the broker or vendor uses the lists to mail materials provided
by the partner to the people on the mailing list. The broker or
vendor then deletes the information provided by the Science Museum
from its databases. Thus, our partner only has access to personal
information provided by individuals who chose to respond to the
mailing.

If you do not want
your name and postal address shared, please contact the Membership
or Development Office.

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Use of Telephone Numbers and Opt-Out
The Science Museum collects and maintains in its databases the
names and telephone numbers of many constituents. Science Museum
constituents may receive telephone calls from the museum with
information on new products and services, upcoming events, or
requests for donations to the museum. If you do not wish to receive
such phone calls, please contact the Membership or Development
Office.

The Science Museum
of Minnesota currently shares the names and telephone numbers
of constituents with other museums and organizations with which
it partners for specific uses such as marketing, sales solicitations,
and fundraising. A qualified list broker, vendor, or contractor
acts as an intermediary and administers the use of our telephone
list. The broker, vendor, or contractor does not share Science
Museum constituent information directly with our partners. Rather,
the broker, vendor, or contractor uses the information on the
lists to contact Science Museum constituents on behalf of our
partner. After the broker, vendor or contractor has made contact
with the constituent, it deletes the information provided by the
Science Museum from its database. Therefore, our partner only
has access to personal information from those constituents who
respond affirmatively to a phone call made on behalf of the partner.

If you do not want
your name and telephone number shared, please contact the Membership
or Development Office.

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E-Mail Correspondence, Newsletters, and Informational Updates
The Science Museum of Minnesota does not share constituent e-mail
addresses with third parties and does not send unsolicited e-mail.
E-mail addresses provided to the museum are used for sending responses
to questions and queries, providing purchase and registration
confirmation, and communicating follow-up information. The museum
also sends e-mail newsletters and informational updates to those
who request them. Constituents who receive e-mail newsletters
and updates may request to be removed from these lists at any
time. Instructions on how to do so are provided within the message.

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Reviewing Information
Upon request, the Science Museum does its best to provide constituents
with access to their own unique identifier information (e.g. member
ID number), contact information (e.g., name, address, phone number,
e-mail address), and a description of other information that is
maintained about them. The Science Museum does its best to correct
any inaccuracies that are brought to its attention. Constituents
who wish to review this information may contact the Membership
or Development Office.

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Third Party Mailing Lists
When the Science Museum uses mailing lists provided by other organizations,
a qualified list broker or vendor administers the list on behalf
of the Science Museum. The broker or vendor does not share information
directly with the Science Museum. Rather, the broker or vendor
uses the list to mail materials provided by the museum to the
people on the mailing list. The broker or vendor then deletes
the list from its database. The Science Museum therefore only
has access to personal information from those who respond to a
mailing. When it receives a request to be removed from a mailing
list that is administered by a third party, the museum forwards
this request to the third party, but the museum cannot ensure
that names will be removed from third party lists.

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Compliance with this Policy
The Science Museum of Minnesota is very sensitive to concerns
regarding privacy of information. The museum will review its practices
regularly to make sure that they continue to be in the best interests
of Science Museum constituents, the museum's mission, and the
citizens of Minnesota whom the museum serves.

If you have questions
or comments about this policy, please contact:

Science Museum of Minnesota

Attn. Vice President for Marketing and Communications
120 West Kellogg Blvd.
St. Paul, MN 55102