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Permission to use Documents (such as feature articles, archived articles, press releases, and FAQs) from is granted, provided that the use of such documents is for informational and non-commercial or personal use only and will not be copied or posted on any network computer or broadcast in any media, and no modifications of any Documents are made. Use for any other purpose without express written permission is prohibited by law, and may result in civil and criminal penalties. Violators will be prosecuted to the maximum extent possible. Except as expressly provided above, nothing contained herein shall be construed as conferring any license or right under any The Health Museum (THM) copyright. Documents specified above do not include the design or layout of THM’s website or any other THM owned, operated, licensed or controlled site.

Elements of THM’s website are protected by trade dress and other laws and may not be copied or imitated in whole or in part. No logo, graphic, sound or image from any THM website may be copied or retransmitted unless expressly permitted in writing by the The Health Museum.

Each individual document published by THM on the Web may contain other proprietary notices and copyright information relating to that individual document.

THM and/or its respective suppliers make no representations about the suitability of the information contained in the documents and related graphics published on this web for any purpose. All such documents and related graphics are provided “as is” without warranty of any kind. THM and/or its respective suppliers hereby disclaim all warranties and conditions with regard to this information, including all implied warranties and conditions of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, title and non-infringement. In no event shall THM and/or its respective suppliers be liable for any special, indirect or consequential damages or any damages whatsoever resulting from the use or performance of information available from this web site.

The documents and related graphics published on this web site could include technical inaccuracies or typographical errors. Changes are periodically added to the information herein. THM and/or its respective suppliers may make improvements and/or changes in the product(s) and/or the program(s) described herein at any time.

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Copyright Notice

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The Health Museum, and/or other THM products referenced herein are either trademarks or registered trademarks of THM. Other product and company names mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners. Nothing contained in these documents shall be construed as conferring by implication, estoppel, or otherwise any license or right under any trademarks of THM or any third party. Any rights not expressly granted herein are reserved.

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Privacy Policy

The Health Museum (“THM”) is committed to protecting the privacy and personal information of its users.

Your privacy on the Internet is of the utmost importance to us. Because we gather certain types of information about our users, we feel you should fully understand the terms and conditions surrounding the capture and use of that information. This privacy statement discloses what information we gather, how we use it, and how to correct or change it.

Information THM gathers and tracks

THM gathers two types of information about users: data that users provide through mandatory, voluntary registration; and aggregated tracking information derived mainly by tallying page views throughout our site. Such information enables us to better tailor our content to users’ needs. THM does not share information about individual users with any third party. THM gathers user information in the following processes:

Mandatory & Voluntary registration

Users can opt to subscribe to THM electronic newsletters. THM offers voluntary registration to users to gain access to THM’s e-commerce applications and may then buy the goods and services and memberships offered. During registration, the user is required to supply a name, billing address, billing phone number, and valid e-mail address.
THM never uses or shares the personally identifiable information provided to us online in ways unrelated to the ones described above without also providing you an opportunity to opt-out or otherwise prohibit such unrelated uses.

During registration for educational programs offered by THM, the user is required to supply a name, emergency contact name, an emergency contact phone number, diet and medical conditions, and insurance policy information for each participant they register on the medical release form. During registration, users can voluntarily provide consent for each participant on the media release form.

Usage tracking

THM tracks user traffic patterns. We may also track information to determine which pages on our website that users like and don’t like based on the traffic to the particular page. THM does not track what individual users read, but rather how well each page performs overall. However, we do not correlate this information with data about individual users. THM may from time to time break down overall usage statistics according to an user’s domain name, browser type, and MIME type by reading this information from the browser string which is contained in every user’s browser. Users will need to enable cookies for full functionality of THM website.

Use of the information

As stated above, THM uses information that users voluntarily provide in order to send out electronic newsletters. We send out newsletters to subscribers on a regular schedule (usually monthly, depending on the newsletter), and periodically send out special editions when we think subscribers may be interested in something we are doing. THM never shares newsletter mailing lists with any third parties, including advertisers or partners.

When users register for educational programs or join THM or make a donation online or on-site, the user will be asked to provide us with the information needed to process your registration or membership or donation transaction and to acknowledge your contribution to THM. This information may include your name, billing and mailing addresses, telephone number, e-mail address, and credit card information. We do not collect the user’s credit card security code. Your credit card information will not be used for any other purpose other than to process your transaction. We retain your personal identification information for our records. THM does not retain your credit card information after a transaction has been processed.

THM regularly sends e-mails and newsletters to our members to provide them with previews of THM’s upcoming exhibitions, events, and other programs. If you do not wish to receive e-mails from THM, please see the “Delete/deactivate” policy section below.

Sharing of the information

THM does not share information collected through THM website about individual users with any third parties, including advertisers or partners. However, THM does not control our partners’ practices.

THM also may disclose or exchange with others information users have provided to us if we believe in good faith that the law requires us to do so or if it is necessary to protect the rights or property of THM or our users.

THM does not share data with parties we affiliate programs with. If consent is given by the user on the media release form, THM will share the educational program participant’s name with our media partners.

Data security policy

To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data security, and ensure the correct use of information, we use industry standard efforts to safeguard the confidentiality of your personal identifiable information, such as TLS 1.0 encryption.

Delete/deactivate policy

Users may unsubscribe to any of our electronic newsletters at any time by following the instructions contained at the end of every newsletter.

Revisions to the Privacy Policy

THM reserves the right to revise its privacy policy at any time without notice. These changes are effective immediately upon posting on THM website.

How to Contact Us

Should you have other questions or concerns about these privacy policies or to review and request corrections to personal information collected, please reach out to us at or call us at 713-521-1515.