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The National Museum of Natural Science is strongly committed to protecting the privacy and security of its online guests, members, and friends. We believe that maintaining privacy and security on the Site is very important and we hope you will read this policy of privacy and security carefully so that you will clearly understand both our commitment to your privacy and security and our method of collecting and using information.

■ When You are Asked to Provide Your Information

The Website never collects some personally identifiable information about you when you request pages through your browser.

The Website will ask you to provide personally identifiable information when you:

  1. register with us online (your name, password, birth date, ID number, telephone number, school or serving unit name, your street address, email address and postal code required);
  2. book our theater tickets (your ID number and telephone number required);
  3. email the Museum (your email required); and
  4. opt to receive the Museum's newsletters or emailing messages (your email address required).

■ Information Collected and Stored Automatically

If you visit our Website, we automatically gather and store the following information about your visit so that we can track the use of our Website in order to make improvements. This information is stored and used in the aggregate only, and is not used to contact you personally:

  1. Your IP address from which you access our Website.
  2. The name of the domain from which you access the Internet.
  3. The date and time you access our site.
  4. The pages, files, documents, and links that you visit.
  5. The Internet address from which you linked to the Website.

■ Cookies

In addition to information collected automatically, we may also collect cookies, which are small pieces of information sent to your browser by a website that you visit. They are used to track usage patterns and customer behavior, as well as to record other information from the Website. When you register on our Website, cookies allow us to save information so that you will not have to re-enter it the next time you visit. We also make improvements based on the date derived from cookies. Information that we collect from cookies only will be used in aggregate form.

If you are concerned about the use of cookies, the Museum suggests that you explore your browser’s options to notify you whenever a cookie is set, or to disallow cookies altogether. You should be aware, however, that prohibiting the use of cookies may restrict your access to certain types of content or features.

■ With Whom Information is Shared

The Museum will never intentionally disclose any personal information about you as an individual user (such as your name, street address, telephone number, credit card number, or e-mail address) to any third party without having received your prior permission.

■ Security

The Museum makes every effort to ensure that its Web site is secure. The Site uses firewalls, intruder alert and anti-virus systems, and other related information safety measures to safeguard the confidentiality of our users' personal identifiable information, to ensure that the Site remains available, and to identify unauthorized attempts to access, upload or change information or otherwise cause damage.

■ Linking

This policy of privacy and security only applies to transactions made, and data gathered, on the Website http://www.nmns.edu.tw, and does not apply to any other website. Some of the pages on the Site include links to external websites. These are for your convenience only. NMNS does not endorse and is not responsible for the content of these external websites.

■ Policy Changes

The Museum may revise its policy of privacy and security at any time. We encourage you to visit this page periodically to review our current policy so that you will always know what information we gather and how we may use that information.

■ Contact Information

If you have any questions regarding this policy of privacy and security, please contact:
The National Museum of Natural Science
1, Guancian Rd., Taichung, Taiwan, R.O.C
Telephone: 886-4-23226940
Fax: 886-4-2323-2617
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