Last Updated: June 30, 2018
Minnesota Computing History Project
This page explains our policies and practices regarding the collection, use and disclosure of your personal information on this website, and also serves to inform you of your privacy options.
This policy covers the website at www.mncomputinghistory.com (the “MNCHP Website”). The MNCHP Website is owned and operated by The Minnesota Computing History Website Project (“MNCH”). Should you have privacy questions or concerns, please contact us via our contact page.
By using visiting the MNCHP Website, you agree to the collection and use of information in the manner described in this policy. MNCHP shall have right at any time and without prior notice, at its sole discretion, to revise this policy. Such revisions and additions shall be effective immediately. You are responsible for reviewing the MNCHP Website periodically for any modification to this policy. Any access or use of the MNCHP Website by you after notice of modifications to this policy shall constitute and be deemed to be your agreement to such modifications.
Information Collected and Information Provided
This policy applies to all information collected by MNCHP on the MNCHP Website and any information you submit to MNCHP or post to the MNCHP Website. You will most likely provide personal information to us when you use the MNCHP Website, when you register as a user of the MNCHP Website, or when you participate in transactional activities on the MNCHP Website. The personal information we may collect includes: the information you submit to MNCHP or post to the MNCHP Website such as your name, user name, addresses, email addresses, phone numbers and other information submitted or posted to the MNCHP Website. We never store, save or have access to any sensitive information including passwords, debit or credit card, or other transactional account information that you may submit during the course of your visit.
The MNCHP Website may include areas that allow users to post or send information to the MNCHP Website. When you post information to the MNCHP Website, other site visitors may be able to view that information. We suggest that you use exercise caution when providing personally identifiable information to MNCHP or the MNCHP Website.
How we Use Information
Our primary goal in collecting your information is to provide you with a personalized, relevant, and positive experience with the MNCHP Website. We will never sell, share or otherwise distribute your personally identifiable information for commercial purposes.
You can register on the MNCHP Website to receive email, or submit forms which will allow us to contact you. See the section below entitled “Your Privacy Preferences” to learn how to control your preferences.
In addition to the personal information you supply, we may collect certain information to evaluate how visitors, guests, and customers use the MNCHP Website. We collect data to make the MNCHP Website work better for you in the following ways: to improve the design of the MNCHP Website, to provide personalization on the MNCHP Website and to evaluate the performance of our marketing programs. The technologies we may use to gather this non-personal information may include “IP” addresses, “cookies”, browser detection, and “weblogs” or other methods.
IP addresses define the Internet location of computers and help us better understand the geographic distribution of our visitors and customers and manage the performance of the MNCHP Website. Cookies are tiny files placed onto the hard drive of your computer when you visit the MNCHP Website, so we can immediately recognize you when you return to the MNCHP Website and deliver content specific to your interests. You may modify your browser preferences to accept all cookies, be notified when a cookie is set, or reject all cookies. Please consult your browser instructions for information on how to modify your choices about cookies. If you modify your browser preferences, certain features of the MNCHP Website may not be available to you.
We may detect the type of web browser you are using to optimize the performance of the MNCHP Website and to understand the mix of browsers used by our visitors, guests, and customers. To learn about how people use our site, we examine weblogs, which show the paths people take through the MNCHP Website and how long they spend in certain areas.
MNCHP may contract with unaffiliated third parties to provide services such as customer communications, website analytics, advertising and other services. When we do this, we may provide your personally identifiable information to third parties only to provide those services, and they are not authorized to use your personally identifiable information for any other purpose.
Access to your data is limited to authorized MNCHP staff or approved vendors. Although total security does not exist on the Internet, MNCHP shall make commercially reasonable efforts to safeguard the information that you submit to MNCHP or that MNCHP collects.
Use of the MNCHP Website by Children
The MNCHP Website is not intended for use by children under the age of 13.
Your Privacy Preferences
When you sign up as a registered user of the MNCHP Website you may begin receiving marketing communications such as e-mail newsletters, product and service updates and promotions. Our visitors generally find this type of information useful. If you do not want to receive these updates, you can use any of the following methods to notify MNCHP that you do not want to receive such information: select the “unsubscribe” link at the bottom of the email and follow the instructions; or contact us via our contact page.
How to Access or Correct Your Information
You can access and maintain your personally identifiable information that we collect by contacting us via our contact page. To protect your privacy, we may require a user ID and/or email address to verify your identity before granting access or making corrections to such personally identifiable information.
Disclosure of Information
We reserve the right to disclose your personally identifiable information as required by law and when we believe that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights and/or comply with a judicial proceeding, court order or legal process. It is also possible that MNCHP would sell the company or all or substantially all of its assets. In any transaction of this kind, customer information, including your personally identifiable information, may be among the assets that are transferred. If we decide to so transfer your personally identifiable information, you will be notified by an email sent to the last known email address in our files and/or by notice posted on the MNCHP Website.
Privacy and Other Websites
The MNCHP Website may contain links to other websites. MNCHP is not responsible for the privacy practices of these other sites. We encourage you to be aware when you leave our site, and to read the privacy statements of each web site that collects personally identifiable information. Some linked sites may be co-branded with our trademarks and those of our business partners. They may have the look and feel of www.mncomputinghistory.com but the URL in your browser window will indicate that you are visiting a different site. This policy only applies to information collected by MNCHP.