Privacy and Security
The National Constitution Center is committed to safeguarding the privacy and security of all our Web visitors. The National Constitution Center collects information throughout this website for several different purposes, which are explained below.
Browsing our Website
We automatically collect cumulative information about visitors who browse our website. We do not use “cookies” for this purpose. Instead, we collect this information through a tracking system for statistical analysis to improve website management and to better fulfill our mission as both a museum and education outreach center. We do not use this information to gather, request, or record your personally identifying information. The information we collect includes:
- The Internet Protocol (“IP”) address from which you access our site
- 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 that you visit
- The Internet address of the website from which you linked to this website
This information is stored for National Constitution Center use only. It is not sold or otherwise transferred to third parties.
Sending Us Personal Information
If you send us personal information – by submitting an email, completing an online form or survey, requesting materials or information, ordering merchandise or museum tickets, making a donation or signing up for membership – we will use this information to respond to your inquiry or request. Additionally, if you have checked the “Please add my name to your mailing list” box, we will add your name, E-mail and mailing address to our mailing list database.
We do not normally distribute visitors’ names, email addresses or other identifying information submitted through this site with any third party. Such information is never sold or rented to a third party. We do, however, occasionally trade this information with other organizations whose services or products might interest you, but whose privacy policies may differ from ours. If you prefer not to have your information shared with other organizations, you may uncheck the “Allow the NCC to share my name with other organizations” box on any form or E-mail that you submit to the National Constitution Center. You may contact us at[email protected] for a current list of organizations with whom we trade information.
Children’s Privacy on the Web
The National Constitution Center adheres to the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act and the Federal Trade Commission’s regulations implementing this Act. We do not knowingly collect or solicit personally identifiable information from children under thirteen years of age. If a child under the age of 13 sends an email to the National Constitution Center, we will respond to that email but we will not create a profile or otherwise retain any personal information about the writer.
It is possible that, despite our best efforts, we may receive information given to us by children under the age of 13. If this occurs, we will immediately destroy any personally identifiable information we have stored.
Purchasing Advance Tickets/Web Ticketing Services Provided by TM Vista
The National Constitution Center provides visitors with the opportunity to purchase advance tickets online. This service is provided by VISTA TICKETING/museumtix.com. When a visitor to the National Constitution Center website chooses to reserve tickets online, they are linked to the museumtix.com site. Visitors to the museumtix.com site are subject to that site’s privacy policies. Please refer to the museumtix.com site for detailed information.
Other Online Transactions
The NCC also provides visitors with an opportunity to make online purchases from the NCC retail store as well as purchase an NCC membership or make a contribution to our organization through an online donation/membership page. When a visitor to the NCC website chooses to make an online purchase, they are linked to a website served by Aramark. Similarly, when a visitor chooses to purchase a membership online or make a donation to the NCC, they are linked to a website served by Blackbaud. Visitors to the Aramark or Blackbaud websites are subject to those sites’ privacy policies and should refer to those policies for further information.
All online transactions conducted on the NCC website are protected by industry-approved encryption techniques in the gathering, storage and transfer of financial data.
Changes to Our Web Policies
We are always exploring ways to improve the technology and features we offer on our website. Occasionally, changes in the technology, functionality or content we provide on our website may require us to revise policies and practices set forth on this page. We encourage our visitors to return to this page to learn about any changes we have made to our Web policies.
If you have any questions, please contact us at [email protected].