Privacy Policy

Web Site Privacy 

The Virginia Museum of Natural History Foundation maintains a database of names, addresses and contact information of those persons who have provided financial support through membership, donations, online purchases, event registrations or have indicated an interest in museum programming or activities. From time to time, newsletters, e-newsletters, requests for membership, or requests for financial support are mailed and/or emailed to persons on this list.

Please read on for more details about our privacy policy. The Foundation does not sell or rent your information to for-profit organizations, although postal address lists are occasionally exchanged with other local non-profit organizations.

Email Addresses 

The Web site collects your email address for the purpose of responding to inquiries, sending donation, membership, and transaction confirmations, as well as communicating with you as a supporter of the Virginia Museum of Natural History.

Payment Processing and Management

The Virginia Museum of Natural History Foundation uses the DonorSnap donor management system to create online forms to capture user input for such things as (but not limited to) online membership forms and online donation forms. When forms require the user to enter payment information, goEmerchant is used to process and manage payments. More information about goEmerchant's privacy and terms of use can be found at goEmerchant's Privacy Policy and goEmerchant's Terms of Use.

All information that is retained is stored on servers that are kept in a physically secure environment with strict policies that minimize staff access to the information contained therein.

Questions about our policies? 

If you have questions, please contact the Virginia Museum of Natural History at 276-634-4163 or email us via this Web site's contact page.

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