Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

The Staten Island Museum (legal title Staten Island Institute of Arts & Sciences) is committed to maintaining your confidence and trust, and accordingly maintains the following privacy policy to protect personal information you provide online.

Basic Confidentiality Policy

It is the Museum's policy that personal information, such as your name, postal and e-mail address or telephone number, is private and confidential. Accordingly, the personal information you provide is stored in a secure location, is accessible only by designated staff, and is used only for the purposes for which you provide the information (such as to reply to your request or to mail your membership card). If you also indicate on our web site that you would like to receive information about other programs and services, such as email alerts, publications or membership, your personal information will be added to appropriate Museum mailing lists. You can indicate your desire when you send us e-mail. If at any time you change your mind and would like to add or remove your name from the Museum's mailing list, or correct your personal information, please email us or call (718) 727-1135 ext. 114.

Record Keeping

If you have requested to be on our mailing list, we will add your name, postal and e-mail address and/or telephone number, and your program interests, if you specified them. If you make a contribution, become a member, or participate in our programs, we may keep a record of your contribution to acknowledge it, solicit contributions, and mail and email program notices such as our Program Calendar and Invitations to Exhibition Openings. Unless otherwise instructed, the names of donors with accumulated gifts and membership contributions of $100 or more are acknowledged in an annual report.

Release of Information to Third Parties

Sometimes we share your name and address with other cultural or not-for-profit organizations to promote joint programs, their programs, membership and giving opportunities. You can opt out of this service. If you mark "Do Not Share My Information" on any of our forms, your personal information will not be released to third parties unless release is required by law or is pertinent to judicial or governmental investigations or proceedings.

No Computer Tracking of Identifiable Information

Our computer is not set up to track, collect or distribute personal information about visitors to our web site. In addition, our web sites track information about the visits to our web sites. For example, we compile statistics that show the daily number of visitors to our sites, the daily requests we receive for particular files on our web sites, and what countries those requests come from. These aggregated statistics are used internally to better provide services to the public and may also be provided to others, but again, the statistics contain no personal information and cannot be used to gather such information.