Information Collection and Use
Clark Planetarium is the sole owner of the information collected on this site. We will not sell, share, or rent this information to others except as explained in this statement. Clark Planetarium collects information from users on our website in some or all of the following ways:
In order to use certain parts of this website, users may be asked to first complete a registration form. During registration, users may be asked to give their contact information (such as name and email address). This information is used only to contact the user about the services on our site for which they have expressed interest. Users may also be asked to provide demographic information (such as zip code, age or gender). To support Clark Planetarium’s mission to create and present stimulating educational programs that share astronomy and space exploration, we may share general demographic statistics about the users of our site with other organizations. Clark Planetarium will not share specific information about an individual user without that user’s consent.
We request information from our customers during online purchases of goods or services. During purchases, users must provide contact information (like name and mailing address) and financial information (like credit card numbers and expiration dates). This information is used only for billing purposes and to fill the customer’s order. Clark Planetarium does not share individual purchase information with any other commercial enterprise.
Clark Planetarium provides newsletters and periodic updates for visitors interested in receiving information about upcoming exhibits, shows and events via email. Clark Planetarium does not sell or rent emailing lists. Subscribers may unsubscribe from our email lists at any time by clicking the link provided at the bottom of each email.
Like most websites, Clark Planetarium uses IP addresses to analyze trends, administer the site, track users’ movement through the site, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. IP addresses are not linked to personally identifiable information.
Clark Planetarium provides ways for users to give us their comments on the Clark Planetarium blog. Personal information provided with these comments is not shared outside of Clark Planetarium and is used internally only to respond to specific comments. Comments are moderated and we review verbiage for punctuation errors and clarity. If comments include content that is offensive, inflammatory or threatening, Clark Planetarium is not willing to post that type of content.
Surveys and Contests
From time to time, our site requests information from users via surveys or contests. Participation in these surveys or contests is completely voluntary and the user therefore has a choice whether or not to disclose this information. Information requested may include contact information (such as name and mailing address), and demographic information (such as zip code, age or grade level, etc). Contact information will be used to notify the winners and award prizes. In cases where a contest is sponsored by a third party, contest entrants’ contact information may be shared with the third party sponsor. Survey information will be used for purposes of science education or improving the use and satisfaction of this site.
Clark Planetarium’s website contains links to other websites. Please be aware that Clark Planetarium is not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each and every website that collects personally identifiable information. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by Clark Planetarium’s website.
Clark Planetarium may share aggregated demographic information to support our mission to inspire wonder about space and science. Clark Planetarium will not share any personal information that can identify any individual person without that person’s permission.
Clark Planetarium may use outside companies for services such as shipping, order fulfillment or credit card processing. These companies do not retain, share, store or use personally identifiable information for any secondary purposes.
If Clark Planetarium cooperates with another party to provide specific services, we may share names, or other contact information with the third party for users who request such services. These parties are not allowed to use personally identifiable information except for the purpose of providing requested services.
Clark Planetarium takes every precaution to protect our users’ information. When users submit sensitive information via the website, your information is protected both online and offline using industry standard systems.
If you have any questions about the security of our website, please use our Contact Form.
Correcting/Deleting Personal Information
If a user’s personally identifiable information changes (such as your zip code), or if a user no longer desires our services, Clark Planetarium will endeavor to provide a way to correct, update or remove that user’s personal data. To correct your personal information, please use our Contact Form.
Clark Planetarium reserves the right to change this policy at any time. Please check this page periodically for changes. Your continued use of our site following the posting of changes to these terms will mean you accept those changes, however information collected prior to the time any change is posted will be used according to the rules and laws that applied at the time the information was collected.