Updated May 2018


Museum Computer Network (MCN) knows that you care how information about you is used and shared, and we appreciate you trusting that we will do so carefully and sensibly. To better protect your privacy, we provide this Privacy Policy explaining our online information practices and the choices you can make about the way your information is collected and used on this website. The information below explains our policy regarding your privacy and the www.mcn.edu website. By visiting www.mcn.edu, you are accepting the practices described in this Privacy Notice.

The www.mcn.edu website is maintained by Museum Computer Network (MCN), with headquarters at 228 Park Avenue South, #32991, New York, NY 10003, U.S. telephone (888) 211-1477.


When you visit our website and affiliated websites, such as annual conference website or others, you may provide us with personal information (such as name, address, e-mail address, telephone numbers and/or credit/debit card information) that you knowingly choose to disclose, which is collected on an individual basis for various purposes. These purposes include registering to receive e-mail newsletters or other materials, signing up to receive emails from our listserv (MCN-L), registering for an annual conference or workshop, requesting further information from us, donating to us, making requests, submitting a form on our website, or simply asking a question. We receive and store any information you enter on our website or give us in any other way. We ask for personal information so that we can fulfill your request and return your message. This information is retained and used in accordance with existing laws, rules, regulations, and other policies. MCN does not collect personal information from you unless you provide it to us. If you choose not to provide any of that information, we may not be able to fulfill your request or complete your order, but you will still be free to browse the other sections of the websites owned and administered by MCN. This means that you can visit our site without telling us who you are or revealing any personally identifiable information about yourself.


As a matter of principle, MCN collects the minimum amount of data required to respond to your request, complete your transaction or otherwise serve your needs. When you supply information about yourself for a specific purpose, we use the information for only that purpose (such as to provide the service or information you have requested). For example, you may be asked to give us individual information to receive information, to make a donation, to register for a conference or workshop, or to sign up for MCN-L. Similarly, we use information you provide about yourself or someone else when placing a registration order only to send a confirmation of your purchase. We do not share this information with outside parties except to the extent necessary to complete that order.

You can register with our website if you would like to receive updates on our new projects and services. Information you submit on our website will not be used for this purpose unless you fill out the registration form.

We use return email addresses to answer the email we receive. Such addresses are not used for any other purpose and are not shared with outside parties.

MCN does not sell, rent, give-away or share its email addresses or other information with outside sources. MCN offers you the opportunity to opt out from receiving emails from vendors when you register for the MCN’s annual conference. If you do not opt out, MCN will share your contact name and email that you used to register with our sponsors and exhibitors.

Should any material changes be made to the ways in which we use personally identifiable information, MCN will take commercially reasonable measures to obtain e-mail consent from you expressly seeking you to opt out to have your email address shared with a third party (such as cultural industry vendors for example). We will also post the changes to our use of personally identifiable information on our site at least 30 days prior to a change.

In compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) from the European Union from June 2018, we will ask for your consent to receive or to continue to receive communications from MCN. When you request your email and/or data to be removed from our database, we will remove you from all our servers to the best of our ability.


Personally identifiable information is stored on our server and is not publicly accessible. Further, personally identifiable information is only accessed by MCN personnel on a “need to know” basis. To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the correct use of information, we have put in place appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online. Additionally, sensitive data such as credit card numbers are encrypted using SSL and other industry standard measures, to provide an additional level of security.


If you have registered to receive e-mail communications from us and later change your mind, you may contact us to have your name removed from our distribution lists. You can send an email to: info@mcn.edu


If you would like to verify the data we have received from you or to make corrections to it, you may contact us directly at the email and mail addresses provided above.


Anonymous information is collected for every visitor to this site. This includes pages viewed, date and time, and browser type. IP numbers are not stored, but are temporarily used to determine domain type and in some cases, geographic region. We do not make any association between this information and a visitor’s identity.


When you visit our website, our servers make a log of basic information corresponding to the sites and pages you have visited. This information is stored primarily to track the effectiveness of our website and individual sections and pages within them.


Cookies are simple text files stored by your web browser that provide a method of distinguishing among visitors to the website. MCN uses cookies to identify your browser as you visit pages on the MCN website or its affiliated websites. Cookies created on your computer by using our website do not contain personally identifiable information and do not compromise your privacy or security. Cookies allow MCN to gather anonymous information. Cookies also allow MCN to provide more relevant, targeted content as you travel through affiliated websites as appropriate and are used on our ordering website to keep track of the items in your shopping cart.


You will provide us with information about yourself and your organization when you register for fundraising, donations, and listservs or to register for a conference or workshop. This information is not used for any other purpose than to fulfill your request and is not shared with outside parties. However, visitors should be aware that information collected through the MCN website may be subject to examination and inspection if such information is a public record or not otherwise protected from disclosure.


This website may contain links to other websites. Please note that when you click on one of these links, you are entering another site. We encourage you to read the privacy statements of these linked websites as their privacy policy may differ from ours.


We use email links located on this site to allow you to contact us directly via email. We use the information provided in your email to respond to your questions or comments. We may also store your comments for future reference.


We publish an e-newsletter that is sent periodically to persons on a listserv. The e-newsletter is distributed by email, although back issues may also be viewed on our website. You may subscribe to or unsubscribe from the email listserv at any time. Occasionally we may send announcements about MCN events or to the mailing listserv. This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Copyright and other relevant intellectual property rights exists on all text relating to the MCN’s services and the full content of this website. The MCN PRO logo is a registered trademark of MCN in the United States.


Changing business practices and circumstances may require that we make changes to this privacy policy from time to time. Any changes will be reflected on this website. MCN reserves the right to modify its website and/or this Privacy Policy at any time and users are deemed to be apprised of and bound by any such modifications. Our goal is to provide all services to visitors to the MCN website in an accessible, efficient and friendly manner while maintaining their privacy. If you have comments or questions regarding privacy, please contact us.


We may disclose personal information when required by law or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary in order to conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on Museum Computer Network.


If you have any questions, concerns or comments about privacy on the www.mcn.edu website or other MCN online properties, please send us a description of your concern via email to tech@mcn.edu or call us at (888) 211-1477.

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