privacy policy

 Overview

Thank you for visiting the Mercer Museum and Library and Fonthill Castle’s (the “Museums”) website and reviewing our privacy policy. The Museums do not collect individually identifiable information about visitors to our website (e.g., name, address, e-mail, etc.) unless you choose to provide that information to us. This privacy policy explains what data we collect and how we use it.

Disclaimers

The Bucks County Historical Society which operates the Museums is a 501(c)3, nonprofit organization. Information on this website is presented purely for educational and informational purposes. Your use of this website is subject to the provisions of this privacy policy.

We cannot guarantee the website will be error-free. However, we will make every reasonable effort to make content accurate, reliable and complete. This includes correcting any errors that are brought to our attention. You may contact us at info@mercermuseum.org.

Privacy

The Museums are committed to safeguarding the privacy and security of all our Web visitors. The Museums collect information throughout this website for several different purposes, which are explained below.

Viewing the Website

When you visit our website, we automatically gather and store the following information about your visit. This information is used to develop statistics that guide us in making improvements and enhancements to the website. The information is stored and used in the aggregate only, and is not used to contact you personally:

  • The IP address from which you access our website
  • The date and time you access our website
  • The pages, files, documents and links that you visit
  • The Internet address of the website from which you linked to our website
  • The name of the domain from which you access the Internet
  • The type of browser and operating system used to access our website
  • This information is stored for the Museum’s use only. The Museums do not sell, rent, or offer the foregoing information to third parties.
  • Also, when you perform a search within the website, the Museums may record certain information regarding your search and use that information to, among other things, solve technical problems with the website and to calculate overall usage statistics.

Cookies

The Museums use technology known as “cookies” to track usage patterns, traffic trends and user behavior, as well as to record other information from the website. For certain services provided on this website, cookies allow us to save information locally so that you will not have to re-enter it the next time you visit. Many content adjustments and customer service improvements are made based on the data derived from cookies. The information we collect from cookies will not be used to create profiles of users and will only be used in aggregate form.

You may set your browser to refuse cookies. If you so choose, you may still gain access to most of the Museums’ website, but you may not be able to conduct certain types of transactions or take advantage of some of the interactive elements offered.

Sending Us Personal Information

If you send us personal information—by submitting an e-mail, completing an online form or survey, requesting materials or information, making a donation, or signing up for membership—we will use this information to respond to your inquiry or request. We may also use it to contact you to provide information about other Museum activities, programs, membership and fundraising opportunities that may interest you. You may opt-out of having your information used by the Museums for these purposes, or you may update your contact information anytime, by contacting us at info@mercermuseum.org

Moreover, when we send you communications regarding the Museums’ programs and activities, you will always have an immediate opportunity to decline further communications by alerting the contact specified in the e-mail that you wish us to remove you from the list that contains your name.

The Museums do not sell, exchange or release website visitors’ names, e-mail addresses or other individually identifying information to parties outside of the Museums, except to the extent necessary to comply with applicable laws or valid legal processes, to protect the rights and property of the Museums, or to provide the services or information you have requested.

Security

The online transactions conducted on the Museums’ website are protected by security features, including encryption, designed to prevent the unauthorized release of your personal financial data. We also monitor network traffic in an effort to make the website available to all users and to identify unauthorized attempts to access, upload or change information or otherwise cause damage to our systems.

While the Museums have endeavored to create a secure and reliable website, please be advised that the confidentiality of any communication or material transmitted to/from this website over the Internet cannot be guaranteed. Accordingly, the Museums and its employees, agents, officers, directors, legal representatives, predecessors, successors and assigns are not responsible for the security of any information transmitted via the Internet. You assume the sole and complete risk for using this website and must make your own determination as to these matters.

Unauthorized access is prohibited and punishable under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act and the National Information Infrastructure Protection Act.

Children’s Privacy on the Web

The Museums are  concerned about protecting children’s privacy. We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under the age of 13. If a visitor known to be a child under the age of 13 sends an e-mail to the Museums, we will only use it to respond to the writer and not to create profiles or otherwise retain the information.

Linking

The Museums’ website may provide links to third-party websites that may offer various products, services, and/or information. You should be aware that your use of these third-party websites may be subject to separate terms and conditions, information collection practices, and other provisions. The Museums do not endorse, nor is it responsible for, any of the products, services, or content offered in any third-party sites. Before using any third-party service, it shall be your sole responsibility to conduct whatever investigation you deem necessary and appropriate.

Revisions to Our Web Policies

Please note that the Museums may revise its privacy policy at any time. Occasionally, changes in technology, functionality, content we provide, laws and/or Museum policy may require us to revise policies and practices on this page. We encourage you to periodically visit this page to review our most current policy. Your continued use of the site shall constitute your acceptance of any such changes to this policy.

This policy was updated March 2015.

ROLLO'S FACTS

“Lucy” the horse was part of the work crew that built both Fonthill and the Mercer Museum. She hoisted the loads of mixed concrete up to workers.
Rollo's Fact 5

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