Privacy Policy

The Museum of the Courageous

Website Privacy Policy
Effective Date April 6, 2020

This Privacy Policy applies to the sites and apps where it appears.

This Policy describes how we treat personal information on the websites where it is located. It also applies to our mobile sites and apps.

We collect information from and about you.

We collect contact information. For example, we might collect your name and email address if you submit a story or sign up for our newsletter. We might collect your social media handle if you interact with us on our social media channels.

We collect payment information. For example, we collect your credit card number if you make a purchase or donate on our site.

We collect information you submit. We collect the information you provide when you submit a story to us. We also collect information when you contact us or interact with us on social media.

We collect other browser and usage information. If you use our website, we may collect information about the browser you’re using. We might look at the areas of our site you visit, or how you use our site.

We collect information in different ways.

We collect information directly from you. For example, if you sign up for our emails, or send us a story. We also collect information if you contact us or use our mobile app.

We collect information from you passively. We use tracking tools like browser cookies and web beacons. We do this on our websites and in emails that we send to you. We collect information about users over time when you use this website. We may also collect information this way from our mobile apps. We may have third parties collect personal information this way. Learn more about these tools and how you can control them, in the “You have certain choices” section below.

We get information about you from third parties. For example, social media platforms may give us information about you.

We combine information. For example, we may combine information that we have collected offline with information we collect online. Or we may combine information we get from a third party with information we already have.

We use information as disclosed and described here.

We use information to share your stories. For example, we use the information you submit to us to describe you and your story. This includes your name and location(s) that are relevant to your story. We also use your information to attribute your story to you.

We use information to communicate with you. For example, we might use your information to respond to your requests or feedback. We may communicate with you about your story or your donation. We may contact you about this Privacy Policy or our website Terms.

We use information to improve our services. We may use your information to make our website and programs better. We might use your information to customize your experience with us.

We use information for security purposes. We may use your information to protect our company, our visitors, and our donors. We also use information to protect our websites and apps.

We use information for marketing purposes. For example, we might provide you with information about new services, stories, and programs. We might also use your information to send you marketing communications about our offerings. We might tell you about new features or updates. These might be third party services, causes, or products we think you might find interesting. If you sign up, we’ll send you our email newsletter. To learn about your choices for these communications, read the “You have certain choices” section below.

We use information as otherwise permitted by law or as we may notify you.

We may share information with third parties.

We will share your story with the public. On our website, we will share the information that you submit to us to describe you and your story. We will also share your name and location(s) that are relevant to your story.

We will share information with third parties who perform services on our behalf. For example, we will share information with vendors who send emails for us. We may also share information with companies that help operate our websites, apps, or programs.

We may share information with our business partners and other third parties to further their missions and/or for their marketing purposes. These third parties may include third parties in whose products, causes, or services we believe you may be interested.

We will share information if we think we have to in order to comply with the law or to protect ourselves. For example, we will share information to respond to a court order or subpoena. We may share it if a government agency, law enforcement, or investigatory body requests. We might share information when we are investigating potential fraud or a security incident.

We may share information with any successor to all or part of the Museum or our organization. For example, if part of the Museum or our organization is transferred to another organization or entity, we may give our donor list as part of that transaction.

We may share information for other reasons we may describe to you.

You have certain choices about how we use your information.

You can opt out of receiving our marketing emails. To stop receiving our promotional emails, email us at [email protected], or follow the instructions in any promotional message you get from us. You can also “reply” back to the e-mail message and type “unsubscribe” in the subject field. Users with more than one email address should include all email addresses they wish to unsubscribe in any unsubscribe request. Even if you opt out of getting marketing messages, we will still send you transactional messages. These include responses to your questions.

You can control cookies and tracking tools. Your browser may give you the ability to control cookies or other tracking tools. How you do so depends on the type of tool. Certain browsers can be set to reject browser cookies. To control flash cookies, which we may use on certain websites from time to time, you can go here. Why? Because flash cookies cannot be controlled through your browser settings.

Our Do Not Track Policy: Some browsers have “do not track” features that allow you to tell a website not to track you. These features are not all uniform. We do not currently respond to those signals. If you block cookies, certain features on our sites may not work. If you block or reject cookies, not all of the tracking described here will stop.

Certain options you select are browser and device specific.

These sites and apps are not intended for children.

Our sites and apps are meant for adults. We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under 13 without permission from a parent or guardian. If you are a parent or legal guardian and think your child under 13 has given us information, you can email us [email protected]. You can also write to us at the address listed at the end of this Policy. Please mark your inquiries “COPPA Information Request.” Parents, you can learn more about how to protect children’s privacy on-line here.

We use standard security measures.

The Internet is not 100% secure. We cannot promise that your use of our site will be completely safe. We encourage you to use caution when using the Internet. This includes not sharing your passwords.

We may link to other sites or apps or have third party services on our platforms we don’t control.

If you click on a third-party link, you will be taken to a platform we do not control. This Policy does not apply to the privacy practices of that website or platform. Read other companies’ privacy policies carefully. We are not responsible for these third parties.

Feel free to contact us if you have questions.

If you have any questions about this Policy, please email us at [email protected].

You can also write to us or call at:

Museum of the Courageous
PO Box 1039
48 South Broadway
Nyack, NY 10960-9998


We may update this Policy.

From time to time we may change our privacy policies. We will notify you by email of any material changes to this Policy as required by law. We will also post an updated copy on our website. Please check our site periodically for updates.

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