Any and all information provided by the Children’s Museum of Southern Minnesota (“we,” “us,” “our,” “my,” “me,” or “I”) on cmsouthernmn.org (“Website”) is for general informational and educational purposes only.
We provided all the information and content on our Website in good faith. However, we do not make any warranties of any kind, express or implied, regarding the accuracy, adequacy, validity, reliability, availability, or completeness of any information on our Site.
We are not liable to you at any time for any loss or damage you may have experienced or incurred as a result of the use of our Website or reliance on any information provided on our Website. Your access and use of our Website and reliance on any information on the Website is completely at your own risk.
Please read the information below to learn more about our data collection policies and practices.
- Types Of Information That May Be Collected
- How Information Is Collected; Retention of Information
- How We Use The Information Collected
- With Whom Your Information May Be Shared
- Links To Other Websites
- A Special Note For Parents Concerning Privacy
- General Data Protection Regulation; Visiting the Website from Outside the United States
- Correcting/Updating Personal Information
TYPES OF INFORMATION THAT MAY BE COLLECTED
Information You Provide Us: When you visit certain portions of the Website, we may ask you to provide us with specific information, including:
- contact information, such as your name, mailing address, email address or phone number;
- unique identifiers such as your username and password;
- demographic information such as your age, education, occupation and gender; and
- financial information, such as your credit card number or similar information.
Site Usage Information: We may receive and store certain types of internet usage information whenever you visit the Website, such as your landing page, order of pages viewed, and other click stream data. See “IP Addresses and Click Stream Data” section below.
Email Communications: When you open emails from us, we may receive a confirmation notifying us that you opened the email, if your computer supports such capabilities. We also may keep track of what emails we send you and what emails you may be receiving from our partners and affiliates. Additionally, we keep a record of what communications you have opted to receive or not to receive.
HOW INFORMATION IS COLLECTED; RETENTION OF INFORMATION
Visitors may use the Museum’s Website without registering or submitting any personally identifiable information. Registration for users and members on cmsouthernmn.org enables you to maintain your contact information and preferences, receive member discounts (if applicable), make purchases, donations, and register for events. You will be asked to provide personally identifiable information that may include a username and password, your name, address, phone number, and an e-mail address.
Online Memberships and Donations
When you purchase a membership or make a donation to the Children’s Museum of Southern Minnesota online, we will ask you to provide us with the information we need to process your membership and/or to acknowledge your contribution. This information includes your name, billing and mailing addresses, telephone number, email address, and credit card information. Your credit card information will be stored temporarily on a secured server and used only as needed to process your transaction. We will retain your personally identifiable information for our records, in order to facilitate better customer service. To process payments for members who have selected automatic renewal, we will also retain payment information, in a secure manner, until such time that either the payment information expires (when we will contact you to update it), or the auto-renewal of the membership is canceled by you. In certain cases, you may be asked for additional information to complete your request, such as the names and birth dates (month/year) of your children if obtaining a Family Membership or any Contributing Membership with children.
Transaction Information: If you conduct a financial transaction on our Website, such as purchasing memberships or paying for certain event registrations, we will ask you to complete an order form that will request certain information from you, including contact information, demographic information and financial information. We will use this information to complete the transaction that you have requested, i.e., to deliver the information, products or other services that you order, and to send you an invoice (if necessary). For your protection, such information is collected and stored through encrypted means.
Newsletters and Website Emails: We may offer newsletters to share information with you about the Website, about the 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; however, you can control how we use that information, as set forth in the Opt In/Opt Out Offers section below.
Contests or Sweepstakes: We may periodically operate contests or sweepstakes through the Website that may require registration or the submission of personal information. Participation is voluntary and you will have the opportunity to decide whether or not to disclose information to us. Your personally identifiable information may be used to contact you for winner notification, prize delivery confirmation or other related purposes (see the rules of each contest for details about how your personal information will be used). We may also ask your permission to allow us to publicly post some of your information on the Website, such as on a winner’s page, in the event you win a contest or sweepstakes. Except as required by applicable law, we will not post your information without your permission.
IP Addresses and Click-Stream Data: We may collect IP addresses and/or click-stream data. An IP address is a number associated with the service through which you access the Internet, like your ISP (Internet service provider) or your company. Standing alone, your IP address is not personally identifiable information. At times, we also use IP addresses for purposes of system administration and to report aggregate information to our partners and affiliates (e.g., regarding the frequency with which our guests visit various parts of our Website). We may combine this information with personally identifiable information. Click-stream data is information collected by our computers when you request certain pages from the Website. Click-stream data may include such information as the page served, the time, the source of the request, the type of browser making the request, the preceding page view and other such non-personal information. When analyzed, this data helps us analyze how visitors arrive at the Website, what type of content is most popular, what type of visitors in the aggregate are interested in particular kinds of content and advertising, and the like.
Information Retention: We will retain your personal data for as long as necessary to fulfill the purposes for which it was collected, including for the purposes of satisfying any legal, regulatory, accounting, or reporting requirements and our legitimate interests in maintaining such personal information in our records. In doing this we will make consideration for the amount, nature, and sensitivity of the personal data, the potential risk of harm from unauthorized use or disclosure of your personal data, the purposes for which we process your personal data, and whether we can achieve those purposes through other means and the applicable legal requirements. Generally, we will keep information relevant to our dealings with you for a minimum period of seven years following the last date of activity or longer as required by applicable law or regulation. Once we no longer require your personal data for the purposes for which it was collected, we will securely destroy your personal data in accordance with applicable laws and regulations.
HOW WE USE THE INFORMATION COLLECTED
As applicable, the information you provide to us may also be used to:
- contact you about the Website;
- contact you relating to your membership or user status;
- confirm or fulfill an order you have made;
- inform you of a prize you have won;
- monitor or improve the use of the Website;
- customize the content you see on the Website;
- maintain website security;
- enhance navigation;
- send or offer you a newsletter; and
- send you promotional material or special offers on behalf of our partners and/or affiliates.
You may choose not to receive these kinds of emails by indicating your desire to leave the mailing list (offered in emails we send you) or contacting us.
WITH WHOM THE INFORMATION MAY BE SHARED
We do not sell, rent, or lease our user lists or the identity of individual users to third parties. We do not disclose personal data about our visitors to the Website to non-affiliated third parties, except as required or permitted by law, for our everyday business purposes (such as to process transactions or service a client account). At times, we may share your personal information with others for various purposes. The following outlines the ways in which your information may be shared with others and the ways in which you may opt-out of having your information shared:
Our Agents: We may employ other businesses, certain services and individuals to perform functions on our behalf. Examples include fulfilling orders, sending e-mail, Website analysis, analyzing data, providing marketing assistance, processing credit card payments, and providing customer service. They may have access to personally identifiable information needed to perform their specified functions, but may not use it for their own purposes, such as sending you marketing offers about their products or services.
Aggregate Information: We may share aggregate information, such as demographics and Website usage statistics, with our partners, affiliates or other organizations. When this type of information is shared, the other parties do not have access to your personally identifiable information
Traffic Measurement Services: The Website may use a third party traffic measurement service to analyze the traffic on the Website. Audience and Traffic Measurement Services allow us to collect anonymous traffic and behavior information from our Website by monitoring anonymous visitor activity. Our current policy is that we permit the Website’s traffic measurement services to set and access their own cookies on your computer.
Business Transfers: In the event that this business is sold or transferred to another party, or another transaction occurs in which your personally identifiable information is one of the business assets transferred, all personally identifiable information that has been collected and saved may be one of the business assets we transfer.
Administrative or Legal Process: Your personal information may be transferred to third parties without notice to you in order to comply with applicable law, law enforcement agencies, to protect our rights, or protect the rights of other users of the Website.
LINKS TO OTHER WEBSITES
We use reasonable measures to protect personally identifiable information that is stored within our database, and we restrict access to such information to those employees and agents who need access to perform their job functions, such as our customer service personnel and technical staff. However, please note that we cannot guarantee the security of this information. Unauthorized entry or use, hardware or software failure, and other factors may compromise the security of member information at any time. For additional information about the security measures we use on the Website, please contact us at email@example.com.
A SPECIAL NOTE FOR PARENTS CONCERNING PRIVACY
GENERAL DATA PROTECTION REGULATION; VISITING THE WEBSITE FROM OUTSIDE THE UNITED STATES
CORRECTING/UPDATING PERSONAL INFORMATION
If your personally identifiable information changes (such as your email address or zip code), or if you no longer wish for us to have your personally identifiable information on file, we provide a way to correct, update or remove the personal data you have provided to us. This can be done by making changes to your profile, by using an opt out message in an email, or by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
PHOTO/VIDEO POLICY WITHIN THE MUSEUM
Each person entering the Children’s Museum of Southern Minnesota grants the Museum permission to photograph, videotape, record or otherwise reproduce the image and/or voice of that person and all accompanying minors, without compensation, for the Museum’s business purposes, including copying, distribution, and other uses.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Please read this Terms of Service (“Terms,” “Terms of Service”) carefully before using the https://cmsouthernmn.org Website (the “Website”) operated by Children’s Museum of Southern Minnesota (“us,” “we,” “our”) as this Terms of Service contains important information regarding limitations of our liability. Your access to and use of this Website is conditional upon your acceptance of and compliance with these Terms. These Terms apply to everyone, including but not limited to visitors, users and others, who wish to access and use the Website.
By accessing or using the Website, you agree to be bound by these Terms. If you disagree with any part of the Terms, then you do not have our permission to access or use the Website.
Please be advised that some, but not all, areas of the Website contain fee-based services and may be subject to additional subscription terms.
USE OF SERVICE
You agree that the Website and its services are furnished and shall be used solely for your personal, business, or institutional use. Such permitted uses do not include the right to directly or indirectly transmit, broadcast, redistribute, forward, or deliver the products or services or any part of the data, information, images or other products which constitute the Website, products, or services to any other person or entity, in any format absent a supplemental agreement in writing with us. The Website and its services may be used for lawful purposes only and may not be used in a manner that violates or infringes our expressly reserved rights or the rights of any third parties. You agree to use the Website consistent with these Terms of Service and shall not disclose any related password to any unauthorized person. You shall be fully responsible for maintaining confidentiality of account access information and for all charges made to your account.
You agree that you will use this Website in accordance with all applicable laws, rules, regulations and these Terms at all times. The following is a non-exhaustive list of prohibited uses of this Website. You agree that you will not perform any of the following prohibited uses:
- Impersonating or attempting to impersonate the Children’s Museum of Southern Minnesota or its employees, representatives, subsidiaries or divisions;
- Misrepresenting your identity or affiliation with any person or entity;
- Sending or attempting to send any advertising or promotional material, including but not limited to spam, junk mail, chain mail or any similar material;
- Engaging in any conduct that restricts or inhibits any person’s use or enjoyment of the Website, or which, as determined in our sole discretion, may harm us or the users of this Website or expose us or other users to liability;
- Using the Website in any manner that could disable, overburden, damage or impair the Website or interfere with another party’s use of the Website;
- Using any robot, spider or other similar automatic technology, process or means to access or use the Website for any purpose, including monitoring or copying any of the material on this Website;
- Using any manual process or means to monitor or copy any of the material on this Website or for any other unauthorized purpose;
- Using any device, software, means or routine that interferes with the proper working of the Website, including but not limited to viruses, trojan horses, worms, logic bombs or other such materials;
- Attempting to gain unauthorized access to, interfering with, damaging or disrupting any parts of the Website, the server(s) on which the Website is stored, or any server, computer or database connected to the Website;
- Attempting to attack or attacking the Website via a denial-of-service attack or a distributed denial-of-service attack;
- Otherwise attempting to interfere with the proper working of the Website;
- Using the Website in any way that violates any applicable federal, state or local laws, rules or regulations.
AVAILABILITY, ERRORS AND INACCURACIES
Access to the Website is contingent upon you providing all equipment necessary to access the information, products, or services we offer. Access to the Website requires use of a web browser meeting certain minimum specifications. We assume no liability for the availability, errors or inaccuracies of the information, products or services provided on this Website. The Website and use of any information, products, or services through the Website is usually available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week; however, we reserve the right to make the Website unavailable from time-to-time for any reason and at any time without prior notice. You agree that we shall not be liable for any damages arising from any interruption, suspension, or termination of the Website. We may experience delays in updating information on this Website and in our advertising on other websites. The information, products and services found on the Website may contain errors or inaccuracies or may not be complete or current. Products or services may be incorrectly priced or unavailable. We expressly reserve the right to correct any pricing errors on our Website. The inclusion or offering of any product or service on this Website does not constitute an endorsement or recommendation of such product or service by us.
You will not access or use the Website while operating a motor vehicle in a manner that violates any traffic law, rule, or regulation. Even if access or uses of the Website while operating a motor vehicle is permitted by applicable law, we do not recommend accessing or using the Website while driving. It is your sole responsibility to exercise discretion and observe all safety measures required by law, traffic rules, and traffic regulations.
DAMAGES AND LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
IN NO EVENT SHALL THE CHILDREN’S MUSEUM OF SOUTHERN MINNESOTA BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF, RELATING TO OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH YOUR ACCESS TO, DISPLAY OF OR USE OF THIS WEBSITE OR WITH THE DELAY OR INABILITY TO ACCESS, DISPLAY OR USE THIS WEBSITE, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO YOUR RELIANCE UPON OPINIONS OR INFORMATION APPEARING ON THIS WEBSITE; ANY COMPUTER VIRUSES, INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, LINKED WEBSITES OPERATED BY THIRD PARTIES, PRODUCTS OR SERVICES OBTAINED THROUGH THIS WEBSITE, WHETHER BASED ON A THEORY OF NEGLIGENCE, CONTRACT, TORT, STRICT LIABILITY, CONSUMER PROTECTION STATUTES OR OTHERWISE, EVEN IF THE CHILDREN’S MUSEUM OF SOUTHERN MINNESOTA HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.
You hereby agree that you will defend, indemnify, and hold us and our affiliates harmless from all manners of suit, actions, damages, charges, and expenses, including attorney and counsel fees, which we or our affiliates may sustain by reason of your use of this Website, your breach of any of the terms, covenants, or conditions of these Terms of Service, or other claims against us arising from these Terms of Service.
LINKS TO THIRD PARTY WEBSITES
This Website may contain hyperlinks to websites operated by third parties and not by us. We provide such hyperlinks for your reference only. We do not control such websites and are not responsible for their contents or the privacy or other practices of such websites. Further, it is your responsibility to take precautions to ensure that whatever links you click on or software that you download, whether from this Website or other websites or applications, is free of such items as viruses, worms, trojan horses, defects and other items of a destructive nature. Our inclusion of hyperlinks to such websites does not imply any endorsement of the material on such websites or any association with their operators.
The Website is or may be supported by advertising revenue and may include advertisements for products and services offered by third parties. We make no representations or warranties with respect to the quality, appropriateness, accuracy, truthfulness, reliability, business ethics, or other aspects of any such advertisements or the organizations placing the advertisements and shall have no responsibility or liability for any claims arising out of or related to any such advertisements, the contents thereof, the products or services promoted therein, or the fulfillment thereof. It is a user’s sole responsibility to satisfy himself or herself as to the desirability of dealing with any given advertiser and to understand the relationship is between the user and the advertiser and not with us. We may display political advertising as a business transaction, from advocacy groups and candidates for office. We does not endorse candidates for political office or endorse any political statements, positions, or issues.
PARENTAL CONTROL PROTECTIONS
We advise you that parental control protections (such as computer hardware, software, or filtering services) are commercially available that may assist you in limiting access to material that is harmful to minors.
Intellectual property and DMCA notice and procedure for intellectual property infringement claims
All contents of this Website are © 2022 Children’s Museum of Southern Minnesota or third parties. All rights reserved. Unless specified otherwise, this Website and all content and other materials on this Website including but not limited to all logos, designs, text, graphics, pictures, information, data, software, sound files and arrangement thereof (collectively, “Content”) are the proprietary property of the Children’s Museum of Southern Minnesota and are either registered trademarks, trademarks or otherwise protected intellectual property of the Children’s Museum of Southern Minnesota.
If you are aware of a potential infringement of our intellectual property, please contact us at email@example.com.
We respect the intellectual property rights of others. It is our policy to respond to any claim that Content posted on the Website infringes on the copyright, trademark or other intellectual property rights of any person or entity.
If you believe in good faith that the Content infringes on your intellectual property rights, you or your agent may send us a written notice of such infringement titled “Infringement of Intellectual Property Rights – DMCA.” Your notice to us must include the following information:
- An electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the intellectual property right’s interest;
- A description of the work that you claim has been infringed, including the URL (i.e., web page address) of the location where the work exists or a copy of the work;
- Your name, email, address and telephone number; and
- A statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the owner of the work, its agent or the law.
Please note that we will not process your complaint if it is not properly filled out or is incomplete. You may be held accountable for damages, including but not limited to costs and attorneys’ fees for any misrepresentation or bad faith claims regarding the infringement of your intellectual property rights by the Content on this Website.
You may submit your claim to us by contacting us at:
Children’s Museum of Southern Minnesota
224 Lamm St, Mankato, MN 56001
We may modify these Terms of Service at any time, and the new terms and conditions will become effective by posting the new terms and conditions in the same location as the previous terms and conditions were posted. We have the right at any time to modify or cancel any feature or functionality of the Website, including hours of availability, content, applications, and equipment requirements for use with the products or services, and we reserve the right to suspend or terminate access to this Website or the any products, services, or information or remove any content placed on the Website at any time as we deems necessary in our sole discretion.
GOVERNING LAW, SEVERABILITY, DISPUTE RESOLUTION AND VENUE
Our failure to enforce any right or provision of these Terms will not be considered a waiver of that right or provision. If any provision of these Terms is held to be invalid or unenforceable by a court, the remaining provisions of these Terms will remain in effect. These Terms constitute the entire agreement between you and us regarding our Website, and supersede and replace any prior agreements we might have had with you regarding the Website.
If you have any questions about our Terms of Service, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.