Privacy Statement

The Fargo-Moorhead Science Museum takes the security and privacy of your data seriously. The following statement will give an understanding of when, where, and how your data is collected, how it may be used and assurance that we comply with all federal and state laws regarding data privacy. This policy applies to information collected online, at the museum, at events, or during additional museum interactions.

Information Collected
The Fargo-Moorhead Science Museum currently collects personal information from a website forms submission, at events, or from a supporting donation. This information may consist of contact information (name, address, phone, email, etc.) and/or transactional information (credit card #, expiration, etc.). Regarding website form submissions, this information is collected only if ‘permission to receive communications’ is given by submitter.

The Fargo-Moorhead Science Museum collects non-personal information during website interactions. Navigational information helps us to understand which parts of the website are most beneficial to users and enables us to continue to improve the site. Non-personal information (e.g., type of browser, service provider, IP address) helps us to understand overall use of the site. None of this information identifies the user personally but allows the Museum to compile statistics about the use of the site.

The Fargo-Moorhead Science Museum uses a browser feature known as a cookie. Cookies are small pieces of non-personal data that are stored by your web browser on your computer. Cookies help to track navigation through the site and is used for user experience improvements. We do not collect personal information using cookies. Please note that your browser may allow you to control or refuse cookies.

Use of Information Collected
The Fargo-Moorhead Science Museum currently uses the information provided through website form submissions to inform about the museum and conduct marketing communications, or to allow you to support the FMSM with a donation. In addition, we use the aggregated, non-personal information about the website usage to improve the website experience.

If you contact the Fargo-Moorhead Science Museum and supply contact information, we will use your name and email address to respond to you. The Fargo-Moorhead Science Museum will not share email addresses with third parties for the purposes of marketing. The Museum does send marketing communications. You will not receive these communications unless you have granted permission in your initial contact form or interaction with Museum staff. You may request to be removed from an email list at any time.

Sharing of Information with Third Parties
The Fargo-Moorhead Science Museum is committed to respecting your privacy. For business purposes, we sometimes engage third parties to provide services and market research data. In these cases, we may need to share your personal information with these parties for research and analytics purposes. We require third party service providers to maintain your information in a confidential manner. Aggregate data that does not contain personal information may be shared with funders, government organizations or other partners. If we are required by law to disclose information about users of our websites, we will do what is necessary to comply with the law.

For all inquiries regarding this policy, contact the Fargo-Moorhead Science Museum at