INTRODUCTION

The Coastal Discovery Museum is committed to protecting the privacy of our online visitors. We do not collect personally identifiable information about individuals unless it is specifically requested and provided.

INFORMATION COLLECTION AND USE

Personal information may be obtained from online transactions. Additionally, personal information may be transmitted as part of submission of a form or related to other services or resources which are made available on our site. Any such personal identification information must be voluntarily submitted by the visitor.

MUSEUM MEMBERSHIP, DONATIONS

When you make a donation or purchase a membership you will be asked to provide personal information necessary to process and service your donation or membership online, which may include your name, billing and shipping addresses, telephone number, email address, and credit card number and expiration date. We use this information for billing purposes for that transaction only and to contact you about the museum services in which you have expressed an interest. We will not share this information with any other outside entity other than the Museum’s credit card account financial institution.

WALKS, TALKS, EVENTS, OFFSITE EVENTS

When you register for one of our walks, talks, or events you will be asked to provide certain personally identifiable information, including your name, address, phone number, and credit card information. This data is necessary to confirm your registration, process your application, and contact you should the need arise. We will not share this information with any other outside entity other than the Museum’s credit card account financial institution.

ONLINE STORE ORDERS

The purchase of a product or service from our gift shop will initiate a request from us that you furnish certain identifiable information about you on our order form. Name, email address, shipping address and credit card information will be required for billing purposes and to fill the order. We use this information for billing purposes and order filling only. If there are problems processing the order we use this information to contact you.

CONTACT US FORMS, EMAIL

The information provided to the Museum using the online Contact Us form is used for responding to your comments and inquiries and will not be used for any other purpose without your prior notice and consent.

If you email the Museum, your message and email address may be saved by the Museum. Any message, material, business information, ideas, concepts or other information sent to the Museum by email will be treated as non-confidential and non-proprietary.

INFORMATION SHARING

The Coastal Discovery Museum will not intentionally share any personal information about you as an individual user to any third party without receiving your prior permission.

THIRD PARTY PARTNERS

The Coastal Discovery Museum has partnered with reputable third party vendors in order to provide certain services to its online users, including registrations and online credit card processing. The Museum has taken precautions to insure that the privacy of its online visitors is protected by our online partners.

LINKS TO OTHER SITES

In cases where visitors leave the Coastal Discovery site to visit one of its partners’ sites, visitors are encouraged to review the privacy statements of each site they visit. Although every effort is made to ensure that the site referrals are reputable and relevant sources, the Museum does not control the content of links that appear on these sites. In addition, these sites or services, including their content and links, may be constantly changing. The Coastal Discovery Museum maintains a policy against the non-consensual collection or sharing of personal information and encourages visitors to review the privacy policies of any sites they visit to ensure their personal information is being protected.

SECURITY

The Coastal Discovery Museum makes every reasonable effort to ensure the security of transactions that occur on this website. To maintain data accuracy, prevent unauthorized access, and ensure correct use of the information our registration and credit card processing is handled by third party provider who use Secure Sockets Layer encryption. By using this technology, online customers can feel confident that their personal information is protected. Sensitive credit card information is not stored on our server, and though your order information is retained for our records, this information is not shared with other companies or persons except as needed to process your transaction.

CHILDREN

The Museum does not knowingly collect personal information from children under 13 years of age. Children should always ask parents for permission before providing personal data to any web site or purchasing products or services online.

POLICY CHANGES

The Coastal Discovery Museum may revise this privacy policy at any time.

CONTACT US

Website Department
Coastal Discovery Museum
PO Box 23497
Hilton Head Island, SC 29925

webmaster@coastaldiscovery.org