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Privacy Policy

The Crow Canyon Archaeological Center's policy is to respect and protect the privacy of our users. This policy statement explains how we collect information from you and how we use it.

Information Collection and Use

We do not collect personally identifiable information from individuals unless they provide it to us voluntarily and knowingly. For example, we may collect information such as name, address, zip code, E-mail address, and credit card information from a visitor who wishes to become a member or to enroll in a program, but we do not require visitors to register or provide information to us in order to view our site. All information collected is used solely by the Crow Canyon Archaeological Center and is not sold to, or shared with, third parties. We will disclose personally identifiable information only when the law requires us to do so.

Credit Card Transactions

When you enter credit card information into our membership or program-enrollment forms, the information is encrypted using the leading software in the industry--SSL. In addition to protecting sensitive information online, we also take steps to safeguard user-information off-line. Access to all of the information collected from users, not just to the sensitive information mentioned above, is restricted in our offices. Only employees who need the information to process a membership or program enrollment are granted access to personally identifiable information. Also, the Internet server we use is secure and kept in a secure environment.

Policy Regarding Children

The Crow Canyon Archaeological Center welcomes children to learn more about archaeology through our Web site and encourages parents to be aware of, and participate in, the online experiences of their children. When a child contacts us, a response is given directly on a one-time basis, and the child is not recontacted for any other purpose. For example, when a child asks a question of the "Archaeologists Online," the question is answered and the personal information is then destroyed.


Cookies are pieces of information that a Web site transfers to an individual's hard drive for record-keeping purposes. The Crow Canyon Archaeological Center does not use cookies to collect personal information.

IP Addresses

An IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer when you use the Web. We use IP addresses to administer and audit the use of our site. A user's session will be logged, but the user remains anonymous to us. We can and will use IP addresses to identify a user when we feel it is necessary to protect our site from hackers or other unauthorized users.


Crow Canyon's Web site contains links to other Web sites. Please note that when you click on one of these links, you are moving to another Web site. We encourage you to read the privacy statements of those linked sites, because their privacy policies may differ from ours.

Change of Policy

From time to time we may modify or update our privacy policy. We will post changes on this page along with the date that such changes become in effect so that our users are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and the circumstances, if any, under which we will disclose it.

Contact Us

You may contact us if you need to modify or update your personally identifiable information by sending an e-mail to the Web Manager at webmanager@crowcanyon.org.

Updated, 7/31/07