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The Museum of Jewish Heritage-A Living Memorial to the Holocaust and the Living Museum (herein referred to as "the Museum") are strongly committed to protecting the privacy of our online visitors. We believe that maintaining privacy on the Web is very important, and that informing our visitors about the types of information we collect and how we use it is crucial. The Museum does not sell, exchange or release your personal information to parties outside the Museum without your consent.

Gathering and Use of Information

The Museum's website automatically collects some anonymous "non-personally identifiable" aggregate information about visitors when pages on our website are requested through a browser. This information is used for statistical purposes and to help us monitor how guests navigate our site, allowing us to tailor our services to the needs of the majority of visitors. Non-personally identifiable information may refer to information about our visitors' browsers (e.g., Netscape Navigator or Internet Explorer), operating systems (e.g., Windows or Macintosh), Internet Service Providers (e.g., AOL or Earthlink) and other similar information.  The Museum will not willfully disclose your personal information to any third party without first receiving your permission.

The Museum will not collect personally identifiable information from you, other than what you supply to us on a voluntary basis. Personal information might be obtained from forms on the Living Museum website. Additionally, personal information may be transmitted in connection with other activities, services, or resources made available on our site.  


On the Living Museum website children provide a first name, last initial, the state in which they live, the name of their school and the name of their teacher, their grade and class, a description of an artifact, a picture of an artifact and password in order to contribute to an online gallery. The names and passwords are not connected to personal identifiers other than the state in which they live, their school, the name of their teacher, their grade and class.  The Museum is not responsible for the personal information that children may provide as information about their artifact.  However, the Museum will do its best to monitor the website and only allow children to post "safe" information. 


In addition to information collected automatically, we may also collect cookies, which are small text files that are sent to your browser from a website and stored on your computer's hard drive. Cookies are used to track usage patterns, traffic trends and visitor behavior, as well as to record other information from the website. When you register on the website, cookies also allow us to save information so that you will not have to re-enter it the next time you visit. Cookies cannot read data from your hard disk or read cookie files that were created by other sites. Many content adjustments and customer service improvements are made based on the data derived from cookies. Information that we collect from cookies will not be used to create profiles of users and only will be used in aggregate form.

You may set your browser to refuse cookies from any website that you visit. If you so choose, you may still gain access to most of website, but you may not be able to take advantage of some of the interactive elements offered.  An activity on one page may depend on what you selected on a previous page. We use a cookie to keep track of your selection. Without cookies, users may be asked to provide the same information repeatedly. Some activities may not function at all.  If you are concerned about the use of cookies, the Museum suggests that you explore your browser's options to notify you whenever a cookie is sent. Users should be aware, however, that prohibiting the use of cookies may restrict the user's access to certain types of content or features.  We never use information transferred through cookies for marketing purposes. We never share information from cookies with any third parties for marketing or other purposes.

This website is operated by the Museum of Jewish Heritage-A Living Memorial to the Holocaust, located at 36 Battery Place, New York, N.Y. 10280. Our telephone numbers are (646) 437-4310.  Contact the Living Museum by email here.