Museum Privacy Policy

Last modified May 2019

The National Museum of Computing ("TNMOC") have created this privacy statement in order to demonstrate our firm commitment to privacy. The following discloses our information gathering, use and dissemination practices for this website. Please take a moment to review the terms of this privacy statement. By using this site, You agree to accept the terms of our privacy statement. If You do not agree to the terms of our privacy statement, please do not use this site. Unless stated otherwise, this privacy statement applies only to information collected on this site and does not apply to information that We may collect by other means.

Information We May Collect

You are not required to provide any personal information in order to obtain general access to this site. However, in order to access certain information, services or features contained on this site, We may require You to provide personal information such as Your name and e-mail address. For example, We will collect certain personal information if You register for Our newsletter or contact Us via the “Contact Us” form or send Us an e-mail.

Disclosure of Personal Information

Please note that We will not share Your personal information (whether collected on-line or off-line) with any third parties for their direct marketing purposes. Any information supplied to Us via the on-line “Contact Us” page, newsletter registration or via e-mail will only be used by Us for the purposes of communication with You. Finally, We reserve the right to disclose visitor information in special cases when We have reason to believe that disclosing this information is necessary to identify, contact or bring legal action against someone who may be causing injury to or interference with (either intentionally or unintentionally) our rights or property, other visitors, or anyone else that could be harmed by such activities. This includes our right to exchange information with other organizations in order to protect against fraud. We also reserve the right to disclose visitor information when We believe in good faith that the law requires it.

Links to Other Sites

This website contain links to other sites that take You outside this site. These outside sites are beyond our control. They may send their own cookies to visitors, collect data or solicit personal information. The privacy policies of these other sites may be significantly different from our privacy statement. We will not notify You when You are leaving our site and We are not responsible for the privacy practices or content of these other sites and cannot guarantee the security of any of Your personal information collected there.

Aggregate Information

From time to time, We may collect general, non-personal, statistical information about the use of this site, such as how many visitors visit a specific page on this site, how long they stay on that page, and which hyperlinks, if any, they “click” on. We collect this information through the use of technologies such as “cookies” and “IP addresses”, which are discussed in greater detail below. We collect this information in order to determine which areas of this site are most popular and to enhance this site for visitors. We may also group this and other information into aggregate visitor data in order to describe the use of this site in response to a government request. However, please be assured that this aggregate data will in no way personally identify You or any other visitors to this site.

IP Addresses and Cookies

In the course of using our site, We automatically track certain information about You. This information includes the URL that You just came from (whether this URL is on our site or not), which URL You next go to (whether this URL is on our site or not), what browser You are using, and Your IP address (which is a number that’s automatically assigned to Your computer whenever You are surfing the web). Many sites automatically collect this information. We use Your IP address to help diagnose problems with our server, and to administer our site. Your IP address is used to help identify You. We reserve the right to use IP addresses to identify a visitor when We feel it is necessary to enforce compliance with this site’s policies or to protect our service or customers, this site, or others.

Like most websites, our site does use cookies. Cookies are pieces of information that a website transfers to an individual’s hard drive for record-keeping purposes. In some cases the cookies are linked to Your personally identifiable information. Cookies are used to simplify functions on our website for our users. You can reset Your browser to refuse all cookies or indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, please be aware that some features of this site may not function properly or may be slower if You refuse cookies. You may occasionally get cookies from our advertisers or other third parties with links on this site. We do not control these cookies. The use of advertising cookies sent by third-party servers is standard in the Internet industry.

Guidance for Children Under 16

We do not knowingly collect information from children under the age of 16 on this site. If You are under the age of 16, please do not provide any personal information to Us. It is our intention that this website is Family friendly and will do our utmost to ensure no offensive language will be used throughout this site. If You are offended in any way by anything that is shown on this website please get it touch with Us.

Changes to These Terms

The terms of this privacy statement may change from time to time. We will notify You of any material changes to this privacy statement by changing the “Last Modified” date at the top of this privacy statement. We encourage You to check this page periodically for any changes. Your continued use of this site following the posting of changes to these terms will mean You accept those changes.


This site has security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under our control. All databases are secured behind a firewall. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while TNMOC strives to protect Your personal information and privacy, We cannot guarantee or warranty the security of any information You disclose or transmit to Us online and cannot be responsible for the theft, destruction, or inadvertent disclosure of Your personal information.