The Smithsonian National Museum of African Art (“NMAfA”) will only collect personal information which you knowingly and voluntarily provide by, for example, sending emails, completing membership forms, registering for accounts, responding to surveys or ordering memberships or event tickets. If you provide us with personal information, we normally will respond to your inquiry, request, or order.
When we send you information by email, you always will 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
NMAfA occasionally uses outside vendors to provide certain services on our behalf, such as processing credit card payments. These third-party vendors will have access to the information needed to perform their functions but may not use that information for any other purpose.
NMAfA may offer opportunities for you to opt-in to receive information from non-Smithsonian entities. If you opt-in, you may receive correspondence from these organizations on programs, products, or services that might interest you. If you decide to opt-out of receiving any further correspondence from a non-Smithsonian entity, please correspond directly with that business or organization to be removed from their mailing list.Otherwise, we will not share your name or information outside the Smithsonian unless you affirmatively authorize us to do so by opting-in.
We take reasonable precautions to ensure that all credit card transactions that occur on NMAfA’s website are secure. When you submit your credit card for any purchase, that transaction is encrypted using “Secure Socket Layer” (SSL) encryption to protect your credit card information. We monitor network traffic to ensure that our site remains available to all users and to identify unauthorized attempts to access, upload or change information or otherwise cause damage.
Unauthorized access is prohibited and punishable under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act of 1986 and the National Information Infrastructure Protection Act.