Privacy Policy

Overview
Thank you for visiting the National Museum of Crime & Punishment (NMCP) website and for reviewing our privacy policy. Maintaining privacy on the web is very important to us and we hope you will read our privacy policy carefully so that you will understand both our commitment to your privacy and our method of collecting and using information. A link to the privacy policy can be found on the NMCP’s home page and on every page of the NMCP’s website. The NMCP does not collect personally identifiable information about visitors to our website except when it is knowingly provided by you. The NMCP does not sell, exchange or release your personal information to parties outside the NMCP without your consent. Once we obtain your consent, we consider it valid until revoked by you.

Information Collected & Stored Automatically
If you visit the NMCP website, we automatically gather and store the following information about your visit so that we can track the performance of our website in order to make improvements. The following information is stored and used in the aggregate only, and is not used to contact you personally:

  • The IP address from which you access the NMCP website
  • The name of the domain from which you access the Internet (for example, gmail.com, if you are connecting from a gmail account)
  • The type of browser and operating system used to access our website
  • The date and time you access our website
  • The pages, files, documents and links that you visit
  • The Internet address of the website from which you linked to the NMCP website

Cookies
The NMCP website automatically collects some non-personally identifiable information about you when you request pages through your browser. We place cookies on visitors’ computers to collect aggregate information for site traffic analysis, such as the number of visitors and the number of pages viewed. (Cookies are small files that reside in a visitor’s browser). The aggregate information we collect through cookies helps the NMCP monitor how you and other visitors use the website, allowing us to provide an optimal experience and better service; this information is never used to identify you personally. However, the NMCP’s website has been designed to provide nearly full functionality without the use of cookies. You can set your Web browser to reject cookies, but you will lose the ability to place an item in your shopping basket online at the NMCP Cop Shop store.

If You Send the NMCP Personal Information
The NMCP’s website will only collect personal information which you knowingly and voluntarily provide, for example, by sending emails, completing forms, registering for events, responding to surveys or ordering merchandise. If you provide the NMCP with personal information, we will normally respond to your inquiry, request or order. We may also contact you to provide information about NMCP activities, programs and products that may interest you. The NMCP will never share your name or information outside of the NMCP unless you affirmatively authorize us to do so by opting-in, except as required by law.

When the NMCP sends you such information by email, you will always have an immediate opportunity to decline further communication. Please use the contact specified in the email so that we can remove you from the list that contains your email address. If you are uncertain about whom to contact, you may email us at info@crimemuseum.org.

Children & Privacy
The NMCP is concerned about protecting children’s privacy. We do not collect personally identifiable information from children. There are some sites within the NMCP’s web framework where children may interact electronically, however they are discouraged from providing personal information. If a visitor known to be a child (under the age of 12) sends an email to the NMCP, we will only use it to respond to the writer and not to create profiles or otherwise retain the information.

Data Security
The NMCP takes reasonable precautions to ensure that all credit card transactions that occur on the website are secure. When you submit your credit card for any purchase on the NMCP website, that transaction is encrypted using “Secure Socket Layer” (SSL) encryption to prevent your credit card information from being seen as it travels over the Internet to our servers. We monitor network traffic to ensure that our website remains available to all users and to identify unauthorized attempts to access, upload or change information or otherwise cause damage.

Unauthorized access is prohibited and punishable under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act of 1986 and the National Information Infrastructure Protection Act.

Linking
The NMCP website has links to non-NMCP websites. When you link to third-party websites, you leave the NMCP website and no longer will be subject to our privacy policy. The NMCP is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of non-NMCP websites, and such links are not intended to be an endorsement of the websites or their content.

Third-Party Service Providers
The NMCP may engage reputable third-party vendors in order to help us manage our website and allow us to better service our visitors and customers. The NMCP requires its vendors to maintain the confidentiality and security of NMCP information to which they are provided access and restricts the vendors from using the information in any way not expressly authorized by the NMCP.

Comments
Please contact the NMCP with any questions about our Privacy Policy at info@crimemuseum.org.

The NMCP may revise its privacy policy at any time. We encourage you to visit this page periodically to review our current policy.