The Museum does not collect personal information unless it is provided to us by you through our official website at www.jfk.org (the “Site” or “Website”).
Sometimes the Website will request that you provide us with information. We gather and store this information along with information collected from other users of our Site. Depending on the information or service you are accessing, you could be asked at various times to provide your name, email address, and/or certain other information such as your preferences for future exhibits, online information, other possible Museum services or general demographic information. On other occasions, such as when you decide to purchase items from our online store, we may request your credit card number to complete the transaction along with contact information to ensure proper delivery of the items that you have purchased. Generally, the information that we collect helps us provide more of the content, products, and services that you want when you want them.
The Museum gathers general information about all users that visit our Site regarding use of the Site. This general information does not reveal the user’s specific identity. For instance, we may know how many users visit the “About the Museum” page today, but we do not know those users’ names, addresses, telephone numbers or any other personal information. The types of general information that we do collect include the kind of operating system your computer uses, your browser type and version, your browser language, your Internet service provider, and certain “click-stream” information, such as how you use and navigate our Site and the length of time that you spend at different pages and sections of the Site using the various services, information and features. We use this data and information (“General Information”) to better address the user’s overall experience at www.jfk.org, e.g., to tailor content to user preferences, to communicate special offers, etc.
Voluntary Submission of Personal Information
While using our Website, you can voluntarily register or communicate with us. Registration is entirely optional unless you submit a request using any of the online forms found on the Site, or submit a recollection to the Memory Book. If you voluntarily register or communicate with us, some of the information you submit to the Museum will be stored in a Museum database. This information includes your name, email address, mailing address, information from other specific fields such as gender, postal code, and perhaps some general demographic information (“Personal Information”). The Museum may share General Information and/or Personal Information in the aggregate (“Aggregated Data”) such as your postal codes, gender and/or age, with unaffiliated third parties, such as servicers for our online collections and library databases, as well as servicers for our online store and ticketing transactions. Users are able to opt-out of such information sharing as discussed below in the “Choice and Opting-out” section.
Additionally, from time to time we may ask you for other information such as your interests or other general demographic information. All of these types of questions call for Personal Information that would be submitted by you on an entirely voluntary basis. We may use your email address to correspond with you (1) as necessary, about specific inquiries you make at the Site, e.g., to follow up regarding purchases you have made at our online store or in response to a request made through one of the online forms or (2) to send you information periodically concerning new features on the Site, updates of Museum information and products and services made available through the Site. If you do not wish to receive information about the Site or our products and services via email, you can choose not to by simply following the instructions in the email or by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Children 12 and Under
Although the Website is not directed toward children under the age of 13, the Museum realizes that such children may visit and view the Website from time to time. Children under 13 are not precluded from visiting the Site provided, however, that the parent or guardian for the child must assume all responsibility for ensuring that the child’s use of the Site is appropriate. While we do not specifically solicit personal information from children and do not have actual knowledge that children under 13 are providing information on the Site, it is possible that children using the Site may visit the online forms found on the Site or the “Public Areas” (defined in the Section below called “Use Website—Including Public Areas”). These portions of the Site are not intended for children age 13 or under. No one under age 13 may submit any personally identifying information at the Site.
Shopping in Our Store
You may purchase products and services from our online store whether or not you register with the Site. If you choose to make a purchase, you will be asked to supply credit card and other billing, shipping and contact information. The contact information that you supply will be used to fulfill your order, to get in touch with you should we need to regarding your order, or to notify you of special or other featured offers in our store. Your financial information will be used only to process your order and to track sales of items and will not be shared with others except for third-party providers of services to the Museum in connection with fulfilling your order, such as credit card institutions, shipping servicers, and other service providers commonly associated with the fulfillment of an online purchase order.
The Museum uses security measures for all online store purchase information, but cannot guarantee absolute security at all times. The Museum will use its best efforts to provide a safe and secure means of transferring this data across the Internet. The information you provide in connection with your purchase will be retained for as long as is reasonably necessary to fulfill your order or communicate information about the Museum to you.
Online Tracking and Third Parties
Please note that this Site does NOT respond to “Do Not Track” signals or other mechanisms with the intended purpose of enabling consumers to communicate their desire not to be tracked through their browsers.
Choice and Opting-out
The Museum understands that your Personal Information is important to you and that you may have an opinion on the way that your Personal Information is collected, shared, or used. Accordingly, the Museum provides you, the user, with the ability to opt-out of certain collection, sharing, or use practices, that are not necessary for commonly accepted practices (e.g., product and service fulfillment).
A user may (1) choose not to provide information to the Museum; (2) adjust the user’s browser settings to avoid sharing certain types of information with the Museum; or (3) opt-out of receiving emails by using the opt-out mechanism provided in every email.
We reserve the right to disclose your personally identifiable information as required by law, and when we believe disclosure is necessary to protect our rights and/or comply with a judicial proceeding, court order, or legal process served on our Website.
Use of Website—Including Public Areas