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.
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.
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.
(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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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
We welcome your questions and comments about this
to protecting your personal information and will make every reasonable effort
to keep that information secure.
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.