The National Constitution Center is an independent, nonprofit, nonpartisan organization. The materials on this site are offered to enhance your understanding of the Constitution and its role in our lives. Their inclusion is not intended to represent a particular viewpoint. Information is presented purely for educational and informational purposes.
Throughout this website, the National Constitution Center provides links to outside resources and third party websites. Unless specifically noted otherwise, the National Constitution Center disclaims any legal affiliation or agency relationship with third parties to whom we link or who link to our website. The National Constitution Center does not control, nor is it responsible for, the availability or content of these external sites. The references and links to these resources are offered to further your educational and research efforts and are not intended as endorsements of their contents.
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We invite you to use any content that is generated by the National Constitution Center, free of charge, for any nonprofit or educational purpose. This content may not be downloaded, stored, copied, distributed, or otherwise used for a commercial purpose without the prior written consent of the National Constitution Center. In any event, the use of National Constitution Center content for either a commercial or noncommercial purpose is subject to the following conditions:
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The National Constitution Center is committed to safeguarding the privacy and security of all our Web visitors. The National Constitution Center collects information throughout this website for several different purposes, which are explained below.
We automatically collect cumulative information about visitors who browse our website. We do not use "cookies" for this purpose. Instead, we collect this information through a tracking system for statistical analysis to improve website management and to better fulfill our mission as both a museum and education outreach center. We do not use this information to gather, request, or record your personally identifiable information. The information we collect includes:
This information is stored for National Constitution Center use only. It is not sold or otherwise transferred to third parties.
If you send us personal information – by submitting an email, completing an online form or survey, requesting materials or information, ordering merchandise or museum tickets, making a donation or signing up for membership – we will use this information to respond to your inquiry or request. Additionally, if you have checked the "Please add my name to your mailing list" box, we will add your name, email and mailing address to our mailing list database.
The National Constitution Center adheres to the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act and the Federal Trade Commission's regulations implementing this Act. We do not knowingly collect or solicit personally identifiable information from children under thirteen years of age. If a child under the age of 13 sends an email to the National Constitution Center, we will respond to that email but we will not create a profile or otherwise retain any personal information about the writer.
It is possible that, despite our best efforts, we may receive information given to us by children under the age of 13. If this occurs, we will immediately destroy any personally identifiable information we have stored.
The National Constitution Center provides visitors with the opportunity to purchase advance tickets online. This service is provided by VISTA TICKETING/museumtix.com. When a visitor to the National Constitution Center website chooses to reserve tickets online, they are linked to the museumtix.com site. Visitors to the museumtix.com site are subject to that site's privacy policies. Please refer to the museumtix.com site for detailed information.
The Constitution Center also provides visitors with an opportunity to make online purchases from the museum's retail store as well as purchase a museum membership or make a contribution to our organization through an online donation/membership page. When visitors to the Constitution website chooses to make an online purchase, they are linked to a website served by Aramark. Similarly, when visitors choose to purchase a membership online or make a donation to the NCC, they are linked to a website served by Blackbaud. Visitors to the Aramark or Blackbaud websites are subject to those sites' privacy policies and should refer to those policies for further information.
All online transactions conducted on the Constitution Center website are protected by industry-approved encryption techniques in the gathering, storage and transfer of financial data.
We are always exploring ways to improve the technology and features we offer on our website. Occasionally, changes in the technology, functionality or content we provide on our website may require us to revise policies and practices set forth on this page. We encourage our visitors to return to this page to learn about any changes we have made to our Web policies.