PRIVACY POLICY

The Children’s Museum of Atlanta (referred to as “Owner”) is committed to protecting Users’ privacy. The following policy explains how Owner collects, uses, and secures any Personal Information Users provide to Owner through the use of Owner’s website. By accessing or using Owner’s website, User agrees to this privacy policy. Should changes be made to this policy, they will be posted in this location.

Among the types of Personal Information that Owner collects through its website, there are: Cookies, Usage Data, first name, last name, phone number, address, state, email address, ZIP/Postal code and city.

Personal Information may be freely provided by User, or, in case of Usage Data, collected automatically when using Owner’s website.

Please be aware that if User does not allow Owner to collect Personal Information from User, Owner may not be able to deliver certain experiences, products, and services to User. If collection of Personal Information is mandatory, Owner will make that clear at the point of collection so that User can make an informed decision whether to participate.

Any use of Cookies – or of other tracking tools – by Owner’s website serves the purpose of providing the Services required by User, including the facilitation of a user friendly experience. If User does not want information collected through the use of Cookies, there is a simple procedure in most browsers that allows Users to decline the use of Cookies.  

If Users have questions about the specific Personal Information about User that Owner processes or retains, and User’s rights regarding that Personal Information, please contact Owner using the information provided in the Contact section of this policy.

Owner does not does not knowingly collect, solicit, or maintain any Personal Information submitted from children under the age of 13. If Owner discovers that a child under the age of 13 has submitted Personal Information, Owner will delete the information as quickly as possible. If User is under age 13, and would like to use Owner’s website, please ask a parent or guardian for assistance. If Users believe that Owner might have any information from or about a child under 13, or if Users have any questions about Owner’s treatment of children’s Personal Information, contact Owner using the information provided in the Contact section of this policy.

Methods of processing

Owner takes appropriate security measures to prevent unauthorized access, disclosure, modification, or unauthorized destruction of Personal Information.
Personal Information processing is carried out using computers and/or IT enabled tools, following organizational procedures and modes strictly related to the purposes indicated. In addition to Owner, in some cases, Personal Information may be accessible to certain types of persons in charge, involved with the operation of Owner’s website (administration, sales, marketing, legal, system administration) or external parties (such as third-party technical service providers, mail carriers, hosting providers, IT companies, communications agencies) appointed, if necessary, by Owner (collectively referred to as “Data Processors”). The updated list of these parties may be requested from the Owner at any time.

Legal basis of processing

Owner may process Personal Information relating to Users if one of the following applies:

  • Users have given their consent for one or more specific purposes;
  • provision of Personal Information is necessary for the performance of an agreement with User and/or for any pre-contractual obligations thereof;
  • processing is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation to which Owner is subject;
  • processing is related to a task that is carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in Owner; or
  • processing is necessary for the purposes of the legitimate interests pursued by Owner or by a third party.

In any case, Owner will gladly help to clarify the specific legal basis that applies to the processing.

Place

The Personal Information is processed at Owner’s operating offices and in any other places where the parties involved in the processing are located.

Depending on User’s location, data transfers may involve transferring User’s Personal Information to a country other than their own. To find out more about the place of processing of such transferred Personal Information, Users can check the section containing details about the processing of Personal Information.

Users are also entitled to learn about the legal basis of Personal Information transfers to a country outside the European Union or to any international organization governed by public international law or set up by two or more countries, such as the UN, and about the security measures taken by Owner to safeguard their Personal Information. If any such transfer takes place, Users can find out more by inquiring with Owner.

Retention time

Personal Information shall be processed and stored for as long as required by the purpose for which it has been collected.

Therefore:

  • Personal Information collected for purposes related to the performance of a contract between Owner and User shall be retained until such contract has been fully performed.
  • Personal Information collected for the purposes of Owner’s legitimate interests shall be retained as long as needed to fulfill such purposes. Users may find specific information regarding the legitimate interests pursued by Owner within the relevant sections of this document or by contacting Owner.

Owner may be allowed to retain Personal Information for a longer period whenever User has given consent to such processing, as long as such consent is not withdrawn. Furthermore, Owner may be obliged to retain Personal Information for a longer period whenever required to do so for the performance of a legal obligation or upon order of an authority.

Once the retention period expires, Personal Information shall be deleted. Therefore, the right to access, the right to erasure, the right to rectification and the right to data portability cannot be enforced after expiration of the retention period.

How “Do Not Track” requests are handled

Owner’s website does not support “Do Not Track” requests. To determine whether any of the third-party services Owner’s website uses honors “Do Not Track” requests, please read their privacy policies.

To the extent permitted by law, Owner may collect and use Personal Information to allow Owner to provide its Services, as well as for the following purposes and using the following services (where applicable):

  • Analytics: The services contained in this section enable Owner to monitor and analyze web traffic and can be used to keep track of User behavior.

Google Analytics (Google Inc.)

Google Analytics is a web analysis service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”). Google utilizes the Personal Information collected to track and examine the use of Owner’s website, to prepare reports on its activities and share them with other Google services.
Google may use the Personal Information collected to contextualize and personalize the ads of its own advertising network.

Personal Information collected: Cookies and Usage Data.

Place of processing: United States – Privacy Policy – Opt Out. Privacy Shield participant.

WordPress Stats (Automattic Inc.)

WordPress Stats is an analytics service provided by Automattic Inc.

Personal Information collected: Cookies and Usage Data.

Place of processing: United States – Privacy Policy.

  • Contacting User:

Contact form (Owner’s Website)

By filling in the contact form with their Personal Information, the User authorizes Owner’s website to use these details to reply to requests for information, quotes or any other kind of request as indicated by the form’s header.

Personal Information collected: address, city, email address, first name, last name, phone number, state and ZIP/Postal code.

Mailing list or newsletter (Owner’s Website)

By registering on the mailing list or for the newsletter, User’s email address will be added to the contact list of those who may receive email messages containing information of commercial or promotional nature concerning Owner’s website. User’s email address might also be added to this list as a result of signing up to Owner’s website or after making a purchase.

Personal Information collected: address, city, Cookies, email address, first name, last name, state and ZIP/Postal code.

  • Displaying content from external platforms: This type of service allows User to view content hosted on external platforms directly from the pages of Owner’s website and interact with them. This type of service might still collect web traffic data for the pages where the service is installed, even when Users do not use it.

Google Maps widget (Google Inc.)

Google Maps is a maps visualization service provided by Google Inc. that allows Owner’s website to incorporate content of this kind on its pages.

Personal Information collected: Cookies and Usage Data.

Place of processing: United States – Privacy Policy. Privacy Shield participant.

Instagram widget (Instagram, Inc.)

Instagram is an image visualization service provided by Instagram, Inc. that allows Owner’s website to incorporate content of this kind on its pages.

Personal Information collected: Cookies and Usage Data.

Place of processing: United States – Privacy Policy.

YouTube video widget (Google Inc.)

YouTube is a video content visualization service provided by Google Inc. that allows Owner’s website to incorporate content of this kind on its pages.

Personal Information collected: Cookies and Usage Data.

Place of processing: United States – Privacy Policy. Privacy Shield participant.

  • Managing contacts and sending messages: This type of service makes it possible to manage a database of email contacts, phone contacts or any other contact information to communicate with User.
    These services may also collect data concerning the date and time when the message was viewed by User, as well as when User interacted with it, such as by clicking on links included in the message.

MailChimp (The Rocket Science Group, LLC.)

MailChimp is an email address management and message sending service provided by The Rocket Science Group, LLC.

Personal Information collected: email address, first name and last name.

Place of processing: United States – Privacy Policy. Privacy Shield participant.

  • Platform services and hosting: These services have the purpose of hosting and running key components of Owner’s website, therefore allowing the provision of Owner’s website from within a unified platform. Such platforms provide a wide range of tools to Owner – e.g. analytics, user registration, commenting, database management, e-commerce, payment processing – that implies the collection and handling of Personal Information. Some of these services work through geographically distributed servers, making it difficult to determine the actual location where the Personal Information is stored.

WordPress.com (Automattic Inc.)

WordPress.com is a platform provided by Automattic Inc. that allows Owner to build, run and host its website.

Personal Information collected: various types of Personal Information as specified in the privacy policy of the service.

Place of processing: United States – Privacy Policy.

 

  • Remarketing and behavioral targeting: This type of service allows Owner’s website and Data Processors to inform, optimize and serve advertising based on past use of Owner’s website by User. This activity is performed by tracking Usage Data and by using Cookies, information that is transferred to the partners that manage the remarketing and behavioral targeting activity. Some services offer a remarketing option based on email address lists. In addition to any opt-out offered by any of the services below, User may opt out of a third-party service’s use of cookies by visiting the Network Advertising Initiative opt-out page.

Facebook Custom Audience (Facebook, Inc.)

Facebook Custom Audience is a remarketing and behavioral targeting service provided by Facebook, Inc. that connects the activity of Owner’s website with the Facebook advertising network.

Personal Information collected: Cookies and email address.

Place of processing: United States – Privacy Policy – Opt Out. Privacy Shield participant.

Facebook Remarketing (Facebook, Inc.)

Facebook Remarketing is a remarketing and behavioral targeting service provided by Facebook, Inc. that connects the activity of Owner’s website with the Facebook advertising network.

Personal Information collected: Cookies and Usage Data.

Place of processing: United States – Privacy Policy – Opt Out. Privacy Shield participant.

  • Tag management: This type of service helps Owner to manage the tags or scripts needed on its website in a centralized fashion. This results in Users’ Personal Information flowing through these services, potentially resulting in the retention of this Personal Information.

Google Tag Manager (Google LLC)

Google Tag Manager is a tag management service provided by Google LLC.

Personal Information collected: Cookies and Usage Data.

Place of processing: United States – Privacy Policy. Privacy Shield participant.

As Owner believes necessary or appropriate: (a) under applicable law, including laws outside User’s country of residence; (b) to comply with legal process; (c) to respond to requests from public and government authorities, including public and government authorities outside User’s country of residence; (d) to enforce Owner’s terms and conditions; (e) to protect Owner’s operations; (f) to protect Owner’s rights, privacy, safety or property and/or that User or others; and (g) to allow Owner to pursue available remedies or limit the damages that Owner may sustain.

Users may exercise certain rights regarding their Personal Information processed by Owner.

In particular, Users have the right to do the following:

  • Withdraw their consent at any time. Users have the right to withdraw consent where they have previously given their consent to the processing of their Personal Information.
  • Object to processing of their information. Users have the right to object to the processing of their Personal Information if the processing is carried out on a legal basis other than consent.
  • Access their information. Users have the right to learn if Personal Information is being processed by Owner, obtain disclosure regarding certain aspects of the processing and obtain a copy of the Personal Information undergoing processing.
  • Verify and seek rectification. Users have the right to verify the accuracy of their Personal Information and ask for it to be updated or corrected.
  • Restrict the processing of their information. Users have the right, under certain circumstances, to restrict the processing of their Personal Information. In this case, Owner will not process their Personal Information for any purpose other than storing it.
  • Have their Personal Information deleted or otherwise removed. Users have the right, under certain circumstances, to obtain the erasure of their Personal Information from Owner.

How to exercise these rights

Any requests to exercise User rights can be directed to Owner through the contact details provided in this document. These requests can be exercised free of charge and will be addressed by Owner as early as possible.

Owner uses reasonable organizational, technical and administrative measures to protect Personal Information under Owner’s control from unauthorized access, disclosure, use, and modification. Despite Owner’s best efforts, however, no data transmissions over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. Any transmission of Personal Information is at User’s own risk.

Personal Information

Any information that directly, indirectly, or in connection with other information — including a personal identification number — allows for the identification or identifiability of a natural person.

Usage Data

Information collected automatically through Owner’s website, which can include: the IP addresses or domain names of the computers utilized by the Users who use Owner’s website, the URI addresses (Uniform Resource Identifier), the time of the request, the method utilized to submit the request to the server, the size of the file received in response, the numerical code indicating the status of the server’s answer (successful outcome, error, etc.), the country of origin, the features of the browser and the operating system utilized by User, the various time details per visit (e.g., the time spent on each page within Owner’s website) and the details about the path followed within Owner’s website with special reference to the sequence of pages visited, and other parameters about the device operating system and/or User’s IT environment.

User

The individual using Owner’s website.

Data Processor

The natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body which processes Personal Information on behalf of Owner and is permitted to perform data processing only as directed by Owner.

Owner

The Children’s Museum of Atlanta.

Services

The services provided by Owner’s website.

Cookies

Small sets of data stored in User’s device for tracking purposes.

Owner and Data Controller

Children's Museum of Atlanta
275 Centennial Olympic Park Drive NW
Atlanta, GA 30080

Owner contact email: [email protected]