Site Policies

Except as noted, the information below applies to the museums.fivecolleges.edu site, consisting of designated Web pages or publications by Five Colleges, Inc (FCI) for and on behalf of the University Museum of Contemporary Art, Mount Holyoke College Art Museum, Smith College Museum of Art, Hampshire College Galleries, the Mead Museum at Amherst College, and Historic Deerfield.

You may also find within the museums.fivecolleges.edu content created and maintained by museum staff from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, Mount Holyoke College, Smith College, Hampshire College, Amherst College, or Historic Deerfield. FCI is not responsible for the content, and acts in a stewardship capacity only. These pages and their content, including but not limited to factual statements and opinions, are the sole responsibility of the owning museum organizations and do not represent, explicitly or implicitly, positions, policies or opinions of Five Colleges, Inc. Although FCI encourages compliance with all policies and practices at such websites, the organization serves only as a provider of internet-related services in these cases.

This policy is approved by leadership at University Museum of Contemporary Art, Mount Holyoke College Art Museum, Smith College Museum of Art, Hampshire College Galleries, the Mead Museum at Amherst College, and Historic Deerfield.

Copyright and Acceptable Use

All text, images, logos and information contained on museums.fivecolleges.edu website that is the intellectual property of each individual museum, gives the owner exclusive right to reproduce, distribute, perform, display, or license a given work. Whether or not a website includes a statement about copyright, the U.S. Copyright Act provides protection for such works, and they may not be used or reproduced without permission.

It is the responsibility of all parties storing materials on websites with museums.fivecolleges.edu domain addresses to ensure that such material does not violate other parties' proprietary rights and does not otherwise violate law or applicable University policy.

FCI is not responsible for any errors in the material provided on the website and shall not be liable for any damages of any kind arising from the use of any material found at museums.fivecolleges.edu.

The design, pictures, and logos used on websites directly managed by FCI may not be copied and used or posted by any other person or entity, including other units/offices at FCI.

Links may be directed to these pages, but images, logos, maps, documents may not be copied and/or posted for any reason.

Privacy Policy

FCI is committed to preserving and maintaining the privacy of visitors to Five Colleges and Historic Deerfield Museum Consortium Collections Database website. When you visit museums.fivecolleges.edu, and all pages within, your visit is anonymous, without tracking of any individual name or other identifiable mark. Like most websites, we collect aggregate user data to understand patterns and improve the website experience.

When Information Is Collected

We collect information from you on museums.fivecolleges.edu when you register for an account, fill out a form to request information, "opt-in" for participation in a service, complete a survey, or engage with other site features. An account is not necessary to use, view, or search the museums.fivecolleges.edu website.

What Information Is Collected

Your visit to the museums.fivecolleges.edu website remains anonymous until you knowingly identify yourself. When you request services, personally-identifiable information required to fulfill the request may include your name, address, phone number, email, etc.

How Information Is Used

When you agree to share your personal information on museums.fivecolleges.edu, we use the information we collect from you to fulfill requests, personalize user experience, and/or improve our website for your benefit.

Third Parties

Other than those involved in enabling services on museums.fivecolleges.edu, we will not make any of your personally-identifiable information available to anyone at any time for any purpose. Specifically, we never sell any information to third party companies for marketing, sales, email, or solicitations of any kind. Please see the Disclosure section below for additional information.

Resources and Links

We may provide links to outside websites for related information, whether we have formal affiliations with them or not. These websites are governed solely by their respective terms and privacy policies.

If you have any feedback about any such site, including concerns about how your personal information may have been used, please contact fc-museums-web@fivecolleges.edu.

Cookies

Cookies are small files stored on your computer through your browser with information about your use of the site. Cookies help improve the experience for returning visitors by recognizing them and providing a more personalized experience, and by providing aggregate data about site traffic and patterns we can use to offer new features and functionality in the future. We may also use cookies in the process of displaying relevant advertising, including retargeted advertising. Cookies may be associated with other data and profiled anonymously to ascertain visitors' likely demographics like gender and age (not your individual demographics).

In addition, you may have encountered third party cookies along the path to finding our website. For example, Google may use cookies to track click behavior from its search results. In such cases, cookie use and privacy are governed solely by the terms and policies of the third party.

Your browser has settings that control the use of cookies on your computer. Each browser is a little different; consult your "Help" menu for specific instructions to modify your cookie settings. If you turn off cookies, some features on our site may not work; we recommend having cookies turned on. In addition, add-ons are available for some browsers (including Google Chrome) to control handling of individual users' cookies.

You may opt out of all Google advertising by visiting this link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout/

Email

We periodically email people who have opted in. You may unsubscribe at any time by emailing fc-museums-web@fivecolleges.edu. If an instance presents itself involving important news that in our view the bulk of people would reasonably want to receive promptly (for example a breach of data security), such notification may be provided by email even if you have not opted in, or have unsubscribed.

Disclosure

We may disclose any personally-identifiable information you provide under the following circumstances:

1. If instructed, or reasonably believed required, by an authority to comply with any law, regulation, governmental request, or judicial or legislative process;

2. If such disclosure is necessary or appropriate to operate this website, to process any requests you make, or to conduct any services or promotions in which you participate;

3. To protect the rights and property of Five Colleges Incorporated, its administrators, community members, sponsors, or affiliates, including the right to limit fraud and misconduct in cases where it is reasonably suspected.

Consent

By using our site, museums.fivecolleges.edu, you consent to all terms contained herein.

Changes

We may change the terms of this privacy policy at any time. Any changes will be reflected on this page, and considered in effect upon posting.

EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

This website is intended for general use and is viewable on the internet throughout the world. If you are visiting this website from the European Union (EU), personal information you provide to FCI at museums.fivecolleges.edu may be subject to the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The GDPR replaces the Data Protection Directive 95/46/EC and was designed to strengthen data privacy protections for EU residents. Should you have additional questions or need information regarding GDPR's impact and its application to personal information provided to FCI visit the GDPR Website