Virginia Living Museum Privacy and Copyright Policies
The Virginia Living Museum is committed to protecting the privacy of its Web site visitors in accordance with applicable laws and regulations.
Collection of Personal Data
The Virginia Living Museum does not systematically collect or record names, addresses, phone numbers, gender identity or other personally identifying data from visitors to the site, unless such data is voluntarily submitted by visitors for the purposes outlined below.
When you subscribe to our e-newsletters, the VLM will request information necessary to process your request: your name and email address.
When you purchase a Virginia Living Museum membership or make a donation online through the site, you will be asked to supply the information necessary to process the transaction: your name, billing and shipping address, telephone number, email address and credit card information. Your credit card information will be used only for the purpose of processing and documenting the transaction.
When you register for a class or safari online through the site, you will be asked to supply the information necessary to process the transaction: your name, billing and shipping address, telephone number, email address and credit card information. Your credit card information will be used only for the purpose of processing and documenting the transaction.
Use of Personal Data
Unless specifically noted, the VLM may use your personal data to notify you of exhibits, events, programs and sales at the museum.
Personal Data/Credit Cards
The Virginia Living Museum does not share, rent or sell personal data or credit card information to any other organization or third party.
The museum may compile aggregate statistics about site visitors to evaluate traffic patterns and the effectiveness of the site. Such information will not include personal data.
Children 12 Years Old and Under
The Virginia Living Museum does not actively solicit information from children.
The Virginia Living Museum secure server software uses industry-standard Secure Socket Layer (SSL) encryption technology. SSL encodes your personal data, including credit card name and number, as it travels over the Internet so that all transactions are secure. If you prefer, you may also purchase a membership by calling 757-595-1900 ext. 240. You may inquire about making a donation by calling 757-595-1900 ext. 286.
The Virginia Living Museum welcomes personal and classroom use of its web site text and images. Students and teachers may download text and/or images without restriction for use in a classroom setting. The following statement should be included on each copy: Copyright © Virginia Living Museum, Newport News, VA, 2014.
The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) governs the making of reproductions of copyrighted material, including but not limited to downloading, printing, and performance (i.e. display.) Any individual who uses copies of the Virginia Living Museum’s web site text and/or images (http://www.thevlm.org) for purposes in excess of “fair use” as defined by the copyright law may be liable for copyright infringement. Any use of text and/or images which is not defined as personal, educational or fair use requires written permission from the Virginia Living Museum. Content of this web site may not be used for commercial purposes.