Privacy

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Overview

The Western Australian Museum does not collect personal information about visitors to our website unless you choose to provide that information to us, nor do we sell, exchange or release your personal information to any third parties.

Information Collected and Stored Automatically

If you visit our website, we automatically gather and store the following information about your visit so that we can track the use of our Website in order to make improvements. This information is stored and used in the aggregate only, and is not used to contact you personally or store any personal information:

  • The IP address from which you access our website
  • The type of browser and operating system used to access our website
  • The date and time you access our site
  • The pages, files, documents and links that you visit

Cookies

In addition to information collected automatically, we may also collect cookies, which are small pieces of information sent to your browser by a website that you visit. Cookies are used to track usage patterns, traffic trends and customer behaviour, as well as to record other information from the Website. When you register on the Website, cookies also allow us to save information so that you will not have to re-enter it the next time you visit. Many content adjustments and customer service improvements are made based on the data derived from cookies. Information that we collect from cookies will not be used to create profiles of users and only will be used in aggregate form.

You may set your browser to refuse cookies from any website that you visit. If you so choose, you may still gain access to most of the Museum’s Website, but you may not be able to take advantage of some of the interactive elements offered.

If you send us personal information

The Museum’s website will only collect personal information which you knowingly and voluntarily provide by, for example, sending emails, completing membership forms, registering for classes, events, or other programs, responding to surveys or ordering merchandise.

If you provide us with personal information, we will normally respond to your inquiry, request or order. We may also contact you to provide information about Museum activities, programs, membership and development opportunities, products and special events that may interest you. We will never share your name or information outside the Museum unless you affirmatively authorise us to do so by opting-in.

When we send you such information by email, you will always have an immediate opportunity to decline further communication. Please use the contact specified in the email so that we can remove you from the list that contains your name. If you are uncertain about whom to contact, you may contact our webmaster at onlineservices@museum.wa.gov.au.