Cookie Information and Privacy Policy

Cookie information
Cookies are very small files that are stored on your computer when you visit most websites. They are sent back and forth between the website’s server and your Internet browser to allow the website to remember actions you’ve made.
We use cookies and other local storage means to help improve the performance of this website by measuring web traffic and tracking user journeys. We also use a security cookie to identify our website’s developers. Most of these only contain randomly generated numbers, and cookies cannot carry viruses or install malware on your computer.

Google Analytics
Cookies: _utma; _utmb; _utmc; _utmz
Expiry: 2 years; 30 minutes; when you quit your browser; 6 months (respectively)
Purpose: These cookies collect information about how our visitors use this site. This data is collected anonymously, and is used to help improve this website’s functionality. For more information, see Google Analytic’s page on safeguarding your data (external link).

Managing cookies
Most Internet browsers allow users to control the acceptance of cookies via the browser’s settings. Visit allaboutcookies.org (external link) to find out how to configure these settings on a number of major browsers.
You can opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites by installing Google’s opt-out browser add-on (external link).

Changes to this privacy notice
We keep our privacy notice under regular review. This privacy notice was last updated on 24 March 2016.

 

Privacy Policy

Disclaimer
Andrew Carnegie Birthplace Museum (ACBM) seeks to ensure that the information published on its websites is up to date and accurate. However, the information on the websites does not constitute legal or professional advice and ACBM cannot accept any liability for actions arising from its use. ACBM cannot be held responsible for the contents of any pages referenced by an external link. Any personal data collected through ACBM websites will be treated as confidential in line with the principles of the Data Protection Act 1998.

Cookies and website traffic analysis
When users enter some ACBM websites their computers will automatically be issued with ‘cookies’. Cookies are text files which identify users' computers to ACBM server. The website then creates ‘session’ cookies to store some of the preferences of users moving around the website, e.g. retaining a text-only preference. Cookies in themselves do not identify individual users but identify only the computer used and they are deleted on departure from the website.

Many websites do this to track traffic flows, whenever users visit those websites.
Some ACBM websites use third-party cookies to measure use of the website, including number of visitors, how frequently pages are viewed, and the city and country of origin of users. This helps to determine what is popular and can influence future content and development. For this purpose, ACBM uses Google Analytics, to measure and analyse usage of the website. The information collected by ACBM will include IP Address, pages visited, browser type and operating system. The data will not be used to identify any user personally.

Users have the opportunity to set their computers to accept all cookies, to notify them when a cookie is issued, or not to receive cookies at any time. The last of these means that certain personalised services cannot then be provided to that user.

Log files
Log files stored on ACBM web server allow the recording and analysis of users' use of the website. Log files do not contain any personal information.

Copyright
The online material provided by ACBM may be reproduced free of charge for educational non-commercial purposes provided that the source is acknowledged, and that it is reproduced accurately and not used in a misleading context.
This permission does not extend to any material on the ACBM websites that is identified as being the copyright of a third party. You must obtain authorisation to reproduce such material from the copyright holders concerned.
Should you wish to re-publish (as opposed to photocopy) any of the ACBM copyright material please contact us to obtain permission.

Links
ACBM websites contain links to other sites. Please be aware that ACBM is not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our sites and to read the privacy statements of each and every website that collects personally identifiable information. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by ACBM websites.

Surveys
From time-to-time our sites request information from users via surveys or contests. Participation in these surveys or contests is completely voluntary and the user therefore has a choice whether or not to disclose this information. The requested information typically includes contact information (such as name and address), and demographic information (such as postal code). Contact information will not be shared with any third parties unless we give prior notice and choice. Though we may use an intermediary to conduct these surveys or contests, they may not use users' personally identifiable information for any secondary purposes.