Privacy policy

This Privacy policy explains when and why we collect personal information about people who visit our website(s), how we use it, the conditions under which we may disclose it to others and how we keep it confidential and secure.

We may change this Policy from time to time so please check this page occasionally to ensure that you are happy with any changes. By using our website(s), you are agreeing to be bound by this Policy.

Any questions regarding this Policy and our privacy practices should be sent by email to modip@aub.ac.uk

How do we collect information from you?

We obtain information about you when you use our website, sign up for our mailing list, when you contact us about our collection, when you visit the museum for research purposes, and if you donate an object to the collection.

What type of information is collected from you?

The personal information we collect might include your name, address, email address, IP address, and / or information regarding what web pages are accessed and when.

How is your information used?

We may use your information to:

  • process an information request that you have submitted;
  • carry out our obligations arising from any contracts entered into by you and us;
  • seek your views or comments on the services we provide;
  • notify you of changes to our services;
  • send you communications which you have requested and that may be of interest to you;
  • keep indefinitely as provenance documentation for object donations.

We review our retention periods for personal information on a regular basis. We will only hold your personal information on our systems for as long as is necessary for the relevant activity, or as long as is set out in any relevant contract you hold with us.  All information is either password protected or housed in a locked cabinet with restricted access depending on the type of data maintained.

Who has access to your information?

We will never sell or rent your information to third parties.

We will never share your information with third parties for marketing purposes.

Your choices

You can chose to sign up to our mailing list by opting in.

We will not contact you for marketing purposes by post, email, phone or text message unless you have given your prior consent.

You can change your marketing preferences at any time by contacting us by email: modip@aub.ac.uk

Compliance and Security precautions in place to protect the loss, misuse or alteration of your information and data.

When you give us personal information, we take steps to ensure that it is treated confidentially and securely. Any sensitive information sent online is encrypted and maintained securely. A lock icon will appear on the bottom of web browsers such as Microsoft Internet Explorer to indicate a secure page.

Non-sensitive details such as details in an email are transmitted normally over the Internet, and this can never be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee the security of any information you transmit to us, and you do so at your own risk. Once we receive your information, we make our best effort to ensure its security on our systems.

Use of ‘cookies’

Like many other websites, our website uses cookies. ‘Cookies’ are small pieces of information sent by an organisation to your computer and maintained on your device to allow a website to recognise you when you visit. They collect statistical data about your browsing actions and patterns and do not identify you as an individual. This helps us to improve our website and deliver a better more personalised service.

It is possible to switch off cookies by setting your browser preferences.

Links to other websites

Our website may contain links to other third party websites. This Privacy Policy applies only to our website‚ so we encourage you to read the privacy statements on the other websites you visit. We cannot be responsible for the privacy policies and practices of other sites even if you access them using links from our website.

In addition, if you linked to our website from a third party site, we cannot be responsible for the privacy policies and practices of the owners and operators of that third party site and recommend that you check the policy of that third party site. 

16 or Under

We are concerned to protect the privacy of children aged 16 or under. If you are aged 16 or under‚ please get your parent/guardian’s permission beforehand whenever you provide us with personal information.

Review of this Policy

We keep this Policy under regular review. This Policy was last updated in October 2018.

 

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