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Privacy Policy

Squam Lakes Natural Science Center respects the privacy of our constituents. This statement provides information about how we gather and protect personal information.

Information on our website
We gather typical statistical information collected as viewers browse through the website. This information helps us make sure that the website meets the needs of our constituents by looking for trends, such as the number of visitors and which sections are visited most frequently. This information allows us to make decisions about how to make our site more useful to viewers and to improve the services we offer. We may share collective information, which does not contain personal information (such as the number of visits), for purposes such as grant writing.

We also gather personal information voluntarily supplied by viewers. When you visit our site, we do not collect any personal information about you unless you voluntarily choose to provide us with the information. Some services call for personal information, such as answering surveys, registering to receive email information, making a contribution, or becoming a member. You may be asked to provide contact information (such as your name, address, telephone number, and email address), financial information (such as your credit card type, number, and expiration date) and demographic information (such as your zip code). As such, credit card information is used only for your intended purchases. Contact information is used to respond to your inquiries and to send services requested.

You also may receive periodic mailings/emails from us with information on upcoming events, membership renewal notices, and fundraising solicitations. You may request that your contact information be removed from our mailing lists at any time. Squam Lakes Natural Science Center does not supply, sell, or rent any personal information gathered from its online viewers.

Cookies (small files that are sent to your web browser and stored on your computer's hard drive) are used when you connect to our website and do not cause damage to your computer systems or files. The only personal information a cookie contains is information you supply. Cookies provide more personalized service and make our site easier for you to use.

If you do not want information collected through the use of cookies, there is a procedure in most browsers that allows you to automatically decline cookies, or to be given the choice of declining or accepting the presence of a cookie to your computer. However, some features of our site will not work properly if you refuse cookies.

Children
Squam Lakes Natural Science Center will not knowingly collect information from children without written parental permission. If your child sends us an e-mail with a question or request for information (such as information for a school project), we will respond using his or her e-mail, but we will not retain it for future communications.

Squam Lakes Natural Science Center staff and volunteers will occasionally take photographs of programs and activities for promotional purposes. We will not photograph children without written parental permission.

Links to other websites
As a service to visitors, our emails and website may contain links to other sites. The linked sites are not under the control of Squam Lakes Natural Science Center and we are not responsible for the privacy practices or the contents of any linked site.

Credit cards
We collect standard credit card information (card number, card type, expiration date) and keep a record of your financial transaction. Credit card numbers are used only for processing the authorized charges and then the number is only available for purposes of problem resolution.

We take the utmost precautions to keep your credit card information safe, confidential, and secure. But if you are uncomfortable submitting your credit card information online, you may also print out the online form and mail it to us.

Updates to our Privacy Policy
From time to time, we may make changes to our information gathering practices or alter the way our website functions. We will strive to update this statement accordingly.

Your Feedback
We welcome your questions and comments about this privacy policy and the practices of our website. We are dedicated to protecting your personal information and will make every reasonable effort to keep that information secure.

You can help us maintain the accuracy of your information by notifying us of any changes to your address, title, phone number or e-mail address.

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