This policy was last modified on October 31, 2017.
This Website (“Site”) is owned and operated by The Mariners’ Museum (“We” / “Us” / “Our”), 100 Museum Drive, Newport News, VA 23606. The Site is for private, non-commercial, informational, and entertainment purposes only.
We provide the content on this Site, in support of Our mission to invite people to “discover their relationship to the sea by exploring maritime culture, science and history.”
These Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policies are enforced in accordance with the laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia and the United States of America.
If We decide to change these Terms & Conditions, We will post those changes on this page and update the modification date at the top of this page.
We are the owner of the compilation of content that is posted on this Site, which consists of text, images, audio, video, databases, design, codes, and software (“Content”). All intellectual property rights (registered and unregistered), including copyright, design, patents, photographs, illustrations, software and trademarks in and on this Site shall remain vested with Us or Our licensors.
You may make fair use of Our content as defined by copyright law of the United States of America. Information on United States copyright fair use law is available from the United States Copyright Office (see http://www.copyright.gov/fls/fl102.html). Please note, You are responsible for determining whether Your use is fair and for responding to any claims that may arise from Your use. If You use copies of this Site’s text and/or images for purposes in excess of “fair use” as defined by the copyright law, You may be liable for copyright infringement.
The Mariners’ Museum permits the nonexclusive use of digital and print reproductions of its collection and archival materials according to applicable rights and restrictions. Individuals or organizations that would like to obtain a reproduction must first obtain permission from The Mariners’ Museum Digital Services department using instructions here.
For information about use of images and their copyrights, restrictions, and proper citation, see our “Rights and Reproductions” page.
This Site may contain links to other sites. These linked sites are outside of Our control, and as such, We do not accept responsibility or liability for their content, materials, products or services, or warrant the accuracy or security of the linked sites. If You visit a linked site, You do so entirely at Your own risk. Our inclusion of linked sites does not imply any endorsement of the material on them or any association with their owners or operators. Linked sites may contain advertisements—these advertisements are not recommendations or endorsements by Us and We are not responsible for the products or services being advertised.
We respect the intellectual property rights of others and prohibit materials that violate another party’s intellectual property rights. If You believe any material on this Site infringes upon a copyright, please send a written notification of such infringement to Our Webmaster by taking the following steps:
We will attempt to contact the source of the allegedly infringing material and may remove any content that is the subject of a notice under this clause within a reasonable time. We reserve the right to take any further steps We deem necessary to further investigate such content.
Without limiting the foregoing, all materials on this Site are provided “AS IS” WITHOUT A WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR USE, AND/OR NON-INFRINGEMENT. We assume no responsibility, and shall not be liable for, any damages to or viruses that may infect Your computer equipment or other property as a result of Your use of this Site or Your downloading of any materials from this Site.
We are committed to protecting the privacy of Our online visitors, customers, members, donors, patrons, and friends.
We do not collect personally identifiable information about individuals, such as names and postal or email addresses, unless the individual knowingly provides it.
Listed below are the types of information collected on all Sites We own and operate:
Our standard Google Analytics implementation collects the following types of information from users:
Referring site statistics:
Our Google Analytics Advertising Features implementation includes Google Analytics Demographics and Interest Reporting, which collects the following types of information from Our users:
You can can opt-out of Our Google Analytics Advertising Features using the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on.
This data DOES NOT include any personalized identification information such as:
You may use Our Sites without registering or submitting any personally identifiable information. However, when You purchase a product, make a donation, or buy a membership online from Us, You may be asked to provide such information that may include a user name and password, Your name, membership number, billing and shipping addresses, telephone number, fax number if You have one, email address, and credit card information to process Your transaction. Your information will not be sold, exchanged, transferred, or given to any other company for any reason whatsoever, without Your express consent, other than for the express purpose of delivering the purchased product or service requested.
We store and use order information as follows:
Personal applicant information and uploaded documents (e.g., résumé, cover letter, transcripts, etc.) submitted via online application forms are securely transmitted via a 256-bit SSL encrypted connection between Your browser and either a server operated by ATS OnDemand for employment applications or by Our Gravity Forms server for volunteer and internship applications. ATS OnDemand is an online application tracking service We use for storing and managing employment applications. Our staff uses submitted employment, volunteer, and internship applications and uploaded documents for selecting qualified applicants for interview. We retain applications and uploaded documents for one year after the application date. No applications or uploaded documents are kept in a “résumé pool” for future consideration.
We may offer newsletters to share information with You about the Site, about The Mariners’ Museum, and about Our partners and affiliates. You may sign up to receive a newsletter either by registering for a particular newsletter or in conjunction with a special feature or membership for which You have registered on the Website. You do have to provide Us with personal information when You sign up for a newsletter. We include an unsubscribe link at the bottom of each newsletter email so you can unsubscribe at any time.
We post online surveys and forms to solicit comments, opinions, and requests from our audiences. Information submitted via Our online surveys and forms is securely transmitted via a 128-bit SSL encrypted connection between Your browser and a Google server. Survey and form responses are automatically recorded into Google Apps Spreadsheets stored on secure Google servers. We may choose to export those spreadsheets for offline storage, printing, or reporting when necessary.
Yes. Cookies are small files of information that are stored on Your computer’s hard drive by Your browser that enables the Site’s or service provider’s systems to recognize Your browser and capture and remember certain information. Most browsers automatically accept cookies, but You can change the preferences of Your browser so it does not accept them. Additionally, you might consider using the online NAI Consumer Opt Out tool to opt-out from receiving interest-based digital advertising.
To make purchases online from Us, We recommend You accept cookies.
We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties Your personally identifiable information. We may release Your information when We believe release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce Our Site policies, or protect ours or others’ rights, property, or safety. However, non-personally identifiable visitor information may be provided to other parties for research, marketing, advertising, or other uses.
We value Your privacy and have taken the necessary precautions to be in compliance with the California Online Privacy Protection Act. We therefore will not distribute Your personal information to outside parties without Your consent.
We do not solicit or collect any personally identifiable information from anyone under 13 years of age. Thus, We are not required to comply with the Childrens Online Privacy Protection Act. Some of Our Sites and products are directed to children under 13, but no personally identifiable information is solicited or collected.