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Privacy Policy

Information Collection and Use

The Reuben H. Fleet Science Center is the sole owner of the information collected on this site. We will not sell, share, or rent this information to anyone outside our organization. Your e-mail address is private and will remain that way.

Registration

In order to use certain features of our website or to add their name to our e-newsletter list, a user may be required to first complete a registration form. During registration a user is required to give their contact information (such as name and email address). This information is used to contact the user about the services on our site for which they have expressed interest. It is optional for the user to provide demographic information (such as age and gender) and unique identifiers (such as membership or promotional identification numbers), but it is encouraged so we can provide a more personalized experience on our site.

Order

We request information from the user on our order forms. Here a user must provide contact information (like name and shipping address) and financial information (like credit card number, expiration date). This information is used for billing purposes and to fill customer's orders. If we have trouble processing an order, this contact information is used to get in touch with the user.

Cookies

A cookie is a piece of data stored on the user's hard drive containing information about the user. Usage of a cookie is in no way linked to any personally identifiable information while on our site. Once the user closes their browser, the cookie simply terminates. For instance, by setting a cookie on our site, the user would not have to log in a password more than once, thereby saving time while on our site. If a user rejects the cookie, they may still use our site. The only drawback to this is that the user will be limited in some areas of our site. Cookies can also enable us to track and target the interests of our users to enhance the experience on our site.

Internet Protocol Address

We collect an IP address from all visitors to our Site. An IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer when you use the Internet. We use IP addresses to help diagnose problems with our server, administer our Site, analyze trends, track users' movement, gather broad demographic information for aggregate use in order for us to improve the site, and deliver customized, personalized content. IP addresses are not linked to personally identifiable information.

Security

All information provided to the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center is transmitted using SSL (Secure Socket Layer) encryption. SSL is a proven coding system that lets your browser automatically encrypt, or scramble, data before you send it to us. We also protect account information by placing it on a secure portion of our Site that is only accessible by certain qualified employees of the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center. Unfortunately, however, no data transmission over the Internet is 100% secure. While we strive to protect your information, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of such information.

Tell-A-Friend

If a user elects to use our referral service for informing a friend about our site, we ask them for the friend's name and e-mail address. The Reuben H. Fleet Science Center will automatically send the friend a one-time e-mail inviting them to visit the site. The Fleet stores this information for the sole purpose of sending this one-time e-mail.

Other Websites

Our Site contains links to other websites. Please note that when you click on one of these links, you are entering another website for which the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center has no responsibility. We encourage you to read the privacy statements on all such sites as their policies may be different than ours.

Contacting the Fleet About Our Website

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this site, you can contact:

The Reuben H. Fleet Science Center
PO Box 33303,
San Diego, CA 92163

You can also send an e-mail to: enews@rhfleet.org.