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909 South Schumaker Drive
Salisbury, MD 21804
410.742.4988

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Mon - Sat: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sun: 12 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Privacy Policy 

Last updated June 3, 2009

The Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art is committed to protecting your privacy and developing technology that gives you the most powerful and safe online experience. This Statement of Privacy applies to the The Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art website and governs data collection and usage. By using the The Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art website, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.

Collection of Your Personal Information

The Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art collects personally identifiable information, such as your e-mail address, name, home or work address or telephone number. The Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art also collects anonymous demographic information, which is not unique to you, such as your ZIP code, age, gender, preferences, interests and favorites.

There is also information about your computer hardware and software that is automatically collected by The Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring Web site addresses. This information is used by The Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the The Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art website.

Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose personally identifiable information or personally sensitive data through The Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art public message boards, this information may be collected and used by others. Note: The Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art does not read any of your private online communications.

The Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art encourages you to review the privacy statements of Web sites you choose to link to from The Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art so that you can understand how those websites collect, use and share your information. The Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art is not responsible for the privacy statements or other content on websites outside of the The Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art and The Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art family of websites.

Use of Your Personal Information

The Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art collects and uses your personal information to operate the The Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art website and deliver the services you have requested. The Museum also uses your personally identifiable information to inform you of other products or services available. The Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art may also contact you via surveys to conduct research about your opinion of current services or of potential new services that may be offered.

The Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties. The Museum may, from time to time, contact you on behalf of external business partners about a particular offering that may be of interest to you. In those cases, your unique personally identifiable information (e-mail, name, address, telephone number) is not transferred to the third party. In addition, The Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art may share data with trusted partners to help us perform statistical analysis, send you email or postal mail, provide customer support, or arrange for deliveries. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to The Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.

The Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art does not use or disclose sensitive personal information, such as race, religion, or political affiliations, without your explicit consent.

The Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art keeps track of the website pages our customers visit, in order to determine what Museum services are the most popular.

The Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art Web sites will disclose your personal information, without notice, only if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on The Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of The Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art; and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of The Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art, or the public.

Use of Cookies

The The Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art Web site use "cookies" to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a Web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.

One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the Web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you personalize The Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art pages, or register with The Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art site or services, a cookie helps The Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information, such as billing addresses, shipping addresses, and so on. When you return to the same The Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art Web site, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the The Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art features that you customized.

You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the The Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art services or Web sites you visit.

Security of Your Personal Information

The Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. The Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art secures the personally identifiable information you provide on computer servers in a controlled, secure environment, protected from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. When personal information (such as a credit card number) is transmitted to other Web sites, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol.

Changes to This Statement

The Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art will occasionally update this Statement of Privacy to reflect company and customer feedback. The Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art encourages you to periodically review this Statement to be informed of how The Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art is protecting your information.

Contact Information

The Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art welcomes your comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. If you believe that The Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art has not adhered to this Statement, please contact The Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art at admin@wardmuseum.org. We will use commercially reasonable efforts to promptly determine and remedy the problem.