This Website is owned and operated by the Saint Louis Science Center. We recognize that visitors to our site may be concerned about the information they provide to us and how we treat that information. This Privacy Policy addresses those concerns. This policy may be changed or updated from time to time.

If you have any questions about our Privacy Policy, you can contact us at:

Saint Louis Science Center
5050 Oakland Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63110
 
Our Policy
The Science Center uses its best efforts to respect the privacy of its online visitors. At our site, we do not collect personally identifiable information from individuals unless they provide it to us voluntarily and knowingly. This means we do not require you to register or provide information to us in order to view our site. The Science Center only gathers personally identifiable data, such as names, addresses, zip/postal codes, e- mail addresses, etc., when voluntarily submitted by a visitor. For example, personally identifiable information may be collected in order to respond to a stated desire to volunteer time to the Science Center or to make a financial donation online. This information is used solely by the Science Center or other entities who are involved in the operation of this site for internal purposes. Science Center lists are never sold to third parties. We will only share personally identifiable information with third parties when (i) the person submitting the information authorizes us to share it; (ii) sharing the information is a necessary operation of the site, for instance, to process a credit card transaction, or (iii) we are required to by law. The Science Center has no control over or responsibility for the data collection and use practices of third parties that process online donation credit card transactions.
 
Is Credit Card Information Secure?
We care about the safety and security of your transaction. We use high-grade encryption and the https security protocol to communicate with your browser software. This method is the industry standard security protocol, which makes it extremely difficult for anyone else to intercept the credit card information you send to us. Companies we work with to process credit card transactions also use high-grade encryption and security protocols. Contributions may also be made by calling 314.289.4491.
 
Is My Personal Information Secure?
Yes. The same high-grade encryption and https security protocols used for financial transactions on our site are used in collecting personal information. The Science Center employs error-checking procedures to make certain transactions are processed completely and accurately. As necessary, changes are made to improve our systems. And, independent external and internal audits are conducted to ensure the privacy, security and appropriate processing of your information on our site.
 
How Do We Use "Cookies"?
Visitors should be aware that non-personal information and data may be automatically collected by the Science Center’s Website through the use of "cookies." "Cookies" are small text files a Website can use to recognize repeat visitors, facilitate the visitor’s ongoing access to and use of the site, and allow a site to track usage behavior and compile aggregate data that will allow content improvements. Cookies are not programs that come onto a visitor’s system and damage files. Generally, cookies work by assigning a unique number to the visitor that has no meaning outside the assigning site. If a visitor does not want information collected through the use of cookies, there is a simple procedure in most browsers that allows the visitor to deny or accept the cookie feature. The Science Center uses "cookie" technology only to obtain non-personal information from its online visitors in order to improve visitors’ online experience and facilitate their visit within our site.
 
Note to Parents on Our Privacy Policy
The Science Center welcomes children to learn more about our organization and, where appropriate, find opportunities to serve their communities through Science Center programs and volunteer activities. However, we encourage this to be done only with their parent's knowledge and supervision.
 
Revised March 1, 2010