Collecting and using personal information
Welcome to The Hermitage Museum Foundation Israel‘s websites. We appreciate your interest in us. When you visit and navigate our sites and when you communicate with us via our sites, we will not collect personal information about you unless you provide us that information voluntarily. Any non-public personal information that you may provide via our sites will be used solely for the purpose stated on the page where it is collected. (In some cases, and in all cases where required by law or regulation, you will be able to update the information that you provide to us either by sending us an e-mail or, where you have established personal profiles with us, by updating your profile online. Please refer to the specific pages where data is collected for more information.) The Hermitage Museum Foundation Israel will not sell, license, transmit or disclose this information outside of The Hermitage Museum Foundation Israel and its affiliated companies unless (a) expressly authorized by you, (b) necessary to enable The Hermitage Museum Foundation Israel contractors or agents to perform certain functions for us, or (c) required or permitted by law. In all cases, we will disclose the information consistent with applicable laws and regulations and we will require the recipient to protect the information and use it only for the purpose it was provided. By “personal information,” we mean data that is unique to an individual, such as a name, address, *Social Security number, e-mail address, or telephone number. From time to time, we may request personal information from you at our sites in order to deliver requested materials to you, respond to your questions, or deliver a product or service. *The Hermitage Museum Foundation Israel does not request a SSN as a form of validation but will accept if offered.
We welcome your comments or questions about our websites and have provided e-mail boxes for that purpose. We will share your comments and questions with our customer service representatives and those employees most capable of addressing your questions and concerns. Please note that your e-mail, like most, if not all, non-encrypted Internet e-mail communications, may be accessed and viewed by other Internet users, without your knowledge and permission, while in transit to us. For that reason, to protect your privacy, please do not use e-mail to communicate information to us that you consider confidential. If you wish, you may contact us instead by telephone at the numbers provided at various locations on our sites or, in the case of our health plan members, at the Member Services toll-free number that appears on your ID card. There are some locations on The Hermitage Museum Foundation Israel’s websites where we have made special provisions for a more secure environment in which we can exchange information with you. At each of these locations, we will provide you with appropriate instructions.
Other information; “cookies” and “tags”
Linking to other sites
From time to time, The Hermitage Museum Foundation Israel websites may provide links to other websites, not owned or controlled by The Hermitage Museum Foundation Israel , that we think might be useful or of interest to you. We cannot, however, be responsible for the privacy practices used by other website owners or the content or accuracy of those other websites. Links to various non-The Hermitage Museum Foundation Israel websites do not constitute or imply endorsement by The Hermitage Museum Foundation Israel of these websites, any products or services described on these sites, or of any other material contained in them.
The Hermitage Museum Foundation Israel has adopted and adheres to stringent security standards designed to protect non-public personal information at www.hermitagefoundation.com against accidental or unauthorized access or disclosure. Among the safeguards that The Hermitage Museum Foundation Israel has developed for this site are administrative, physical and technical barriers that together form a protective firewall around the information stored at this site. We periodically subject our site to simulated intrusion tests and have developed comprehensive disaster recovery plans.
Changes to this statement
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