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Privacy Policy

The privacy of guests to this site is important to us.
The privacy policy below describes how we collect information online, what we do with that information, and what controls you have as a guest for regulating the information you choose to share with us. This privacy statement does not apply to unaffiliated third-party websites to which we link. You should check those websites' privacy policies to understand how they may collect or use your personal information.

We never sell or trade your personal information to third parties.

Log Files
As with most other sites, we collect and use the data contained in log files. The information in the log files includes your IP (Internet Protocol) address, your ISP (Internet service provider, such as Spectrum, Comcast, etc.), the browser you used to visit our site (such as Internet Explorer or Firefox), the type of device you used to visit our site (such as mobile, tablet, desktop, etc.) the time you visited our site, and which pages you visited throughout our site.

Cookies
We do use cookies to help us track users as they peruse our site. This helps us to ensure the best guest experience possible. You can choose to disable or selectively turn off our cookies or third-party cookies in your browser settings or by managing preferences in programs (such as Norton Internet Security, McAfee, etc.). However, this can affect how you can interact with our site and other sites.

We engage with third-party service providers to deliver banner advertisements and other advertising tailored to your interests when you visit certain websites. To learn more about using this information or choosing not to have this information used by our third-party advertising partner, please visit the Network Advertising Initiative. If you delete your cookies, use a different browser, or buy a new computer, you will need to renew your opt-out choice.

Web Beacons and Pixels
MOR also collects non-personally identifiable information through the use of tracking pixels that appear on our pages. A tracking pixel is a transparent graphic image (usually 1 pixel x 1 pixel) that is placed on a web page and, in combination with a cookie, allows us to collect information regarding the use of the web page that contains the tracking pixel.

We use tracking pixels to trigger ads on participating websites based on activity tracked from the browser on a device used to visit the museum's website. We also use them to tell when an advertisement we run on another website has been clicked on by Museum of the Rockies website visitors, and use that information to judge which advertisements are more appealing to users.

To opt-out of these tracking pixels and services, please follow this link to opt-out of the Google Analytics-based tools, the Facebook Pixel, and the Bing Pixel.

Information Collected and Stored
Museum of the Rockies uses online analytics tools such as Google Analytics, etc., to collect and track information about your visit so that the museum can monitor usage and make improvements. These tools may store your IP address from which you access our website. MOR also collects anonymous data elements in aggregate form, that cannot be tied to an individual:

  • The name of the domain from which you access the Internet (for example, gmail.com, if you are connecting from a Google Online account)
  • The type of device, browser, and operating system used to access our Website
  • The date and time you access our site
  • The length of your visit
  • Demographic data
  • The location from which you access our site (approximate country, state, city, and postal code based on Google Analytics data)
  • The pages, files, documents, and links that you visit and engage with
  • The domain of the website which referred you to this website (the last website you visited before visiting this one)

If you would like to opt-out, download, and install the add-on for your web browser, please read on. The Google Analytics opt-out add-on is designed to be compatible with Chrome, Internet Explorer 11, Safari, Firefox, and Opera. To function, the opt-out add-on must be able to load and execute properly on your browser. For Internet Explorer, 3rd-party cookies must be enabled. Learn more about the opt-out and how to install the browser add-on here.

Online Purchases
If you purchase event tickets, memberships, or reserve admission tickets on our site, we require that you provide certain personally identifiable information, including your name, address, phone number, email, and credit card number. This information is necessary to process your purchase and to contact you.

Donations
All personal information collected by Museum of the Rockies through an online donation transaction, phone call, or onsite is given willingly and knowingly by the donor, including name, address, and phone number. This information is used internally only for billing and recognition purposes and is never traded or sold to any other organization.

Museum of the Rockies Events
Any information given to Museum of the Rockies by event attendees, including phone numbers, mailing addresses, and email addresses, is given willingly and knowingly by the event participant. This information may be used in future Museum of the Rockies mailings and notifications which the attendee may opt-out of. In the case of events that use table hosts, Museum of the Rockies may ask the host to collect information about their guests. This is for tracking purposes only and will not be used for solicitation purposes.

Credit Card Transactions
Museum of the Rockies offers you the convenience of making purchases and making online donations with a credit card. We take the security of your credit card information very seriously. Museum of the Rockies does not store any information from financial transactions made through museumoftherockies.org. Financial transactions are processed by CardPointe third-party payment gateway. 

Any financial information you submit through museumoftherockies.org is encrypted during transmission. Even in the highly unlikely event that your transmission is intercepted, the data will not be usable by a third party.

Social Media
When you access or interact with Museum of the Rockies through a social media service such as Facebook or Instagram, we may have visibility to your profile name and other information you have made public in connection with that particular social media service. The social media companies may collect and share anonymous aggregate metrics with us regarding use, such as the total number of clicks, shares, users’ demographics (e.g., age range, gender, location). These social media companies are not operated by MOR; use of their services is governed by the privacy policies of the social media companies. 

We encourage you to engage in discussions with our Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, and Twitter communities on science, history, and MOR event topics. While we welcome diverse opinions and constructive dialogue, we do ask that you refrain from derogatory, offensive, defamatory, or abusive language. Comments containing such language, spamming, or off-topic comments, as well as anything that violates Facebook’s Community Standards, Twitter Rules, Instagram Community Guidelines, or LinkedIn Professional Community Policies may be reported or removed.

If you are concerned about a user’s post or comment, please email museum@montana.edu and we will review it. We take these messages very seriously.

ACCEPTANCE OF MUSEUM OF THE ROCKIES ONLINE PRIVACY STATEMENT TERMS AND CONDITIONS
By using this site, you consent to the collection and use of this information by Museum of the Rockies. If you do not agree to these Terms and Conditions, please do not use the site. We may make periodic changes to add, remove, or modify portions of this statement at any time. Please check this page from time to time for any changes.

Tell Us What You Think
Your comments and questions help us serve you better and make your visit a pleasant one. If you have any questions or concerns regarding this statement, please email us at museum@montana.edu.

Last updated: February 9, 2021