The Museums of Western Colorado monitors and governs personal data collection and usage regarding its members and customers. As such, this Privacy Policy applies to activities, processes, and storage of this data by the different museums included in the Museums of Western Colorado, and the website.

The Museums of Western Colorado (MWC) website provides the facility to join MWC, to renew memberships, and to purchase event tickets and other special items.

Those belonging to MWC or using the MWC website consent to the data practices described in this statement.

Collection of Personal Information
Protecting member and customer private information is our priority. To manage memberships and provide products through the website, we may collect personally identifiable information, such as:
· First and last name
· Mailing address
· E-mail and phone number

Information Needed to Complete Purchase Transactions
Billing and Shipping Information – When a MWC membership or products are purchased, we collect and store billing and shipping information.
Credit Card Details – Credit card details are captured and processed by a third-party trusted partner (Stripe);
that information is not captured or stored by MWC. The information is used to complete purchase transactions.
Posting to the MWC Website
Posts to the MWC public blog that disclose personally identifiable or personally sensitive information become part of the public domain and, therefore, may be collected and used by others without MWC’s knowledge or advisement.

Personal Information
We do not collect any personal information unless the person voluntarily provides it. However, members and others may be required to provide certain personal information to us (or Stripe) when electing to join MWC or purchase products. These may include:
· Registering for an account on our website.
· Signing up to be a member of MWC.
· Identifying shipping or billing details.
· Sending us an email message.
· Submitting credit card or other payment information (via Stripe) when purchasing memberships or products.

To wit, MWC will use such information for, but not limited to, communicating with members and others in relation to membership and or products requested from us.

Use of Your Personal Information
MWC uses personally identifiable information to keep members and purchasers informed of MWC’s events, activities, meetings, current organizational news, policy/procedure changes, purchase receipts, delivery information, membership renewal dates, and other information directly pertinent to membership or product purchases made.
MWC does not use personal information to ever cause, or initiate through a third-party, sending marketing materials or third-party announcements.

Automatically Collected Information
MWC may also collect and use personal information to operate its website(s) and deliver the services requested in a professional, reliable, and dependable manner.
Information about members’ and others’ computer hardware and software may be automatically collected by MWC’s website hosting company. This information may include IP address, browser type, domain names, access times, and or referring website addresses. This information is used to:
· Prevent hacking, spam, and malware intrusion,
· Monitor operational performance,
· Maintain quality service levels, and
· Provide general statistics regarding use of the MWC website.

Sharing Information with Third Parties
MWC does not exchange, sell, rent, or lease its membership or customer information to third parties.
Trusted Partners
MWC may temporarily share data with trusted partners, i.e., Stripe, USPS, MailChimp, to process purchases, to send email or postal mail, to provide customer support, and or to arrange deliveries. All such third parties are prohibited from using members’ and purchasers’ personal information except to provide these services to members and purchasers, and are required to maintain the confidentiality of such information.

Legal Compliance
MWC may disclose personal information, without notice, if required to do so by law, or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to:
· Conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on MWC,
· Protect and defend the rights or property of MWC, its members and customers, and/or
· Act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of members, customers, staff or other such users.

Security of Personal Information
Membership Database
Membership information is stored in a database used to facilitate membership services. It is provided to staff for member communication and membership data management.

All website information, including the membership database, is stored on a private virtual server provided by the third party hosting vendor with whom we have contracted.

Data Communicated Over the Internet
MWC secures personal information from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure through the use of an SSL Protocol.
We strive to take appropriate security measures to protect against unauthorized access to or alteration of your personal information. Be aware that no data transmission over the Internet or any wireless network can be guaranteed to be I00% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your personal information, members and purchasers acknowledge that:
· There are security and privacy limitations inherent to the Internet which are beyond our control; and
· Security, integrity, and privacy of any and all information and data exchanged between you and MWC through the website cannot be guaranteed.

Children Under Thirteen
MWC does not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under the age of thirteen. Youth under that age must ask a parent or guardian for permission to use this website.

Email Communications
From time to time, MWC may contact you by email to provide member-related announcements and/or purchase-related communications.
People who would like to stop receiving specific types of communications via email from MWC may opt out of such communications by contacting the national headquarters and asking for their record to be updated.

Changes to This Policy
MWC reserves the right to change this Privacy Policy from time to time. MWC will then announce significant changes in the way we treat personal information by:
· Sending a notice to the primary email address specified in the Membership Database or MWC account, and/or
· Placing a prominent notice on the website.

Continued use of the website and continued membership in MWC after such modifications and announcements will constitute your agreement to abide and be bound by this Privacy and Data Security Policy.

Policy Contact Information
MWC welcomes questions or comments regarding this Privacy Policy. If you believe that MWC has not adhered to this Privacy Policy, please contact the MWC Executive Director at:
Museums of Western Colorado
PO Box 20,000
Grand Junction CO 81502
Telephone: 970-242-0971