• ExhibitFiles.org Privacy Policy

  • ExhibitFiles.org ("Site") is owned by the Association of Science-Technology Centers ("ASTC"), a non-profit organization that encourages excellence and innovation in informal science learning by serving and linking its members worldwide and advancing their common goals. This privacy policy informs you about the information we collect at this site and how we use it. Your use of this Site signifies your assent to our privacy policy. If you do not agree to our privacy policy, please do not use this Site. Your use of this Site is also subject to our website terms and conditions.

  • Please note that when you visit our Site, any personal or non-personal data you provide will be transferred to the U.S., where our Site is located. By visiting this site you consent to the collection, processing, transfer and storage of such data in the U.S. No part of this Site is directed toward anyone under 13. By using this Site, you represent that you are 13 years old or older and that you consent to the information collection and use practices described herein. We are not responsible for the privacy policy or terms of use of any linked site.

  • Data Collected Automatically
  • When you visit this Site, our systems collect information about your computer, including IP address (your computer's unique signature), operating system (e.g., Windows 2000), browser software (e.g., Microsoft Internet Explorer, Firefox), and Internet Service Provider (e.g., AOL). We also collect information about what you view on the Site. This information reflects our users as a whole and helps us to better understand how the Site is used and to develop new features and offerings likely to interest our members, registered users, and visitors. We may combine this information with personal information when you register at this site. We occasionally disclose non-personally identifiable user data, such as the number of visits to the Site and top-visited pages.

  • Personally Identifiable User Data
  • This Site collects personally identifiable information voluntarily provided by you, such as your name, e-mail address, password, and/or login name, place of work, prior position, publications, and other information when you register to use our services or post content on this Site. When you register or post content on this Site, all personally identifiable information provided by you except your e-mail address will be visible to other registered and unregistered users or visitors. If you voluntarily post your e-mail address on this Site, you may receive unsolicited e-mail messages from third parties. Your participation in these features and your sharing of your personally identifiable information with us constitutes your agreement to such sharing. ASTC is not responsible for any use by third parties of personally identifiable user data that you voluntarily post on this Site.

  • How We Use the Information We Collect
  • In general, we use the information we collect to facilitate use of this Site, allow you to participate in community features, and respond to e-mails, comments, requests, or complaints.

  • When you register on this Site we ask for certain personal information, such as your name, e-mail address, work information, prior positions, publications, and background details. We ask you to create a user name and password to manage your account. We may send you a welcoming e-mail or communicate with you regarding your account, your activity on the Site, or any content you have posted on the Site. For example, we may send you an e-mail when we have received a complaint about content you have posted on the Site. You may not opt-out of receiving communications related to your account or activities at this site so long as you remain a registered user.

  • In addition, upon registering you may opt-in to receive an e-mail from us when someone submits comments on content you have posted, or to receive periodic e-mail updates on new features available on this Site. You may change your preferences about receiving these updates at any time by sending a request via e-mail to exhibits@astc.org.

  • Third Party Sharing
  • This Site includes opportunities for registered users to post exhibit and exhibition information, notes, drawings, pictures, reviews, and comments. All postings will be viewable by registered and unregistered visitors.

  • We may also occasionally, with your consent, provide your contact details to third parties whose products or services may be of interest to you.

  • Personal and non-personal information may be available to carefully selected agents and service providers who help us make this Site and our products and services available to you. ASTC will not otherwise disclose your personally identifiable information without your consent except (i) to investigate violations of our Terms and Conditions, (ii) as required by law or in response to a court order or legal request, or (iii) to protect our Site, our intellectual property, our users, or the rights of third parties.

  • Security
  • We do not collect sensitive personal information at this site, such as credit card information. Registration information you furnish is not encrypted during transmission, and any information you post will be viewable at this Site. You control the security of your account through your user name and password. Please maintain the confidentiality of your password; you are responsible for all uses of this Site by any party using your password.

  • Cookies
  • Some of the pages on this Site utilize "cookies" so that we can better serve you when you next return to the Site. Cookies are identifiers that a website places on your computer's hard drive in order to facilitate the interaction between your computer and the website. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually change your browser to prevent that.

  • Changes to Our Privacy Policy
  • ASTC reserves the right, in its complete discretion, to change, modify, add, or remove portions of this policy at any time. Please check back periodically for changes. Continued use of this site following the posting of changes to these terms constitutes acceptance by you of such changes. Any changes to this policy will take effect upon posting, provided that the use of any information previously collected by ASTC will continue to be governed by the policy in effect when the information was collected.

  • How to Contact Us
  • If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, you may contact ASTC at info@astc.org or by mail at 818 Connecticut Avenue, NW, 7th Floor, Washington, DC 20006-2734

  • Thank you for visiting http://www.ExhibitFiles.org.

  • Effective Date: March 2007