The National Children’s Museum (NCM) website, www.ncm.museum (the “site”), is operated by NCM and is designed to bring the organization’s mission—“to inspire children to care about and improve the world”—to life, and provides substantive content to a variety of audiences including children, parents, teachers and other caregivers.
We also collect information from our site users to track how the site is used and where our users come from. We may also collect information about our users for each site interaction and visit, including IP addresses, internet browser used and available software and hardware information, whether you were referred to our site by a search engine, link from another website or offline resource.
This information is not shared with third parties except those working with NCM to maintain or operate the site, handle your financial transactions, provide certain customer services, maintain or improve our site integrity and security, maintain the users’ public’s or site safety, address risks and/or comply with applicable law.
We may also disclose your personally identifiable information as required or permitted by law, or as we believe may be necessary (as determined in our sole and absolute discretion) to protect the integrity of our site, ourselves or our affiliates, or the safety, privacy and well-being of our users and third party providers or members of the public including the use of and providing information to third parties, such as:
As a non-profit organization, NCM is exempt from the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (“COPPA”), but we have chosen to follow the spirit of the statute, if not the letter of law, in designing and operating our site. We ask users who have identified themselves as being under the age of 13 to obtain their parents’ permission before using for the site. NCM is a family museum where parents and children can explore, learn and create together. We recommend that parents play an active role in their child’s exploration of the site and use this as an opportunity to engage with their child and have fun together.
The National Children’s Museum assures that reasonable effort is made to protect all credit card transactions on this website. Credit card information is encrypted at all stages, and no credit card information is retained on the Museum’s web servers.
The National Children’s Museum website contains links to outside websites and services which are not under our control. While we try to select appropriate sites, note that we are not responsible for the practices, content or the privacy policies employed by third party sites.