The Canadian Museum of Nature respects the privacy of its web site users (visitors) and will protect that privacy as vigorously as possible.
The Canadian Museum of Nature does not collect information that personally identifies individuals except when individuals provide such specific information on a voluntary basis. There may be occasions where specific personal information is requested before an individual can enter certain sections of Canadian Museum of Nature's site. For example, registration may be required to participate in an online forum or contest. This kind of registration helps us to ensure that content standards on these sections of the site are rigorously upheld or that contact can be made with prize winners. Information requested in order to acknowledge contest winners online or to acknowledge individuals engaged in partnerships with the Canadian Museum of Nature would be a similar example.
In all such cases, the Canadian Museum of Nature will collect only information that is voluntarily provided by the user and undertakes that such information will be kept strictly confidential. Individual information provided to the Canadian Museum of Nature to gain access to any feature of our site will not be sold or made available to a third party.
The Canadian Museum of Nature does reserve the right, however, to perform statistical analyses of user behaviour and characteristics, in order to measure interest in and use of various sections of our site, so as to improve design and navigation and to gather marketing information. Only aggregated data from these analyses, not individual data, will be used for this purpose.
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