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The British Museum Company Ltd Privacy Statement
Our commitment to your privacy as a user of this site:

The British Museum Company Ltd will not sell, trade or rent any personally identifiable information obtained from you while on this site to a third party.

Information gathered.

Unless you specifically tell us, The British museum Company Ltd will never know who you are. You may, however, elect to tell us things that you want us to remember. We hope that, like many of our users and customers, you will want to provide information about yourself to The British Museum Company because it will help us to make our sites and services more valuable to you.
The choice of how much personally identifiable information about yourself you disclose to The British museum Company is left completely up to you, the user.
But however you choose to interact with The British Museum Company, you have our commitment to your privacy.

What information does The British Museum Company gather?

We will ask you when we need information that personally identifies you or allows us to contact you ("Personal Information").
Generally Personal Information is requested when you complete a purchase, register for the site, when you request a particular service or information from us or when you enter a competition or promotion.
The British Museum Company stores information gathered on a secure site protected by 'firewalls'.

We track traffic patterns throughout the site.

We may use a session-based feature called a "cookie" to assign a "User ID." It is a simple cookie, which only works for each individual session you are logged on to the British Museum Company site. A cookie, by itself, cannot be used to find out your identity or the identities of any of our users.
The cookie only identifies your computer to our servers when you visit our site.

Why do we gather the information and how will we use it?

The British Museum company aims to provide you with better services and more compelling reasons to come back and visit our sites.
In the future, we may use the information you provide us with to provide personalised portions of our sites to you that are intended to provide just the information you are interested in receiving.
We analyse what our users and customers like and don't like about the content and products on The British Museum Company's sites so that we can constantly improve them for your use.
Occasionally, we may send you email communications to provide information, which we think you, will find useful, including information about new products from The British Museum Company. It is our policy only to send email to customers who give us permission to do so.
In every such email, we will also have instructions on how you may unsubscribe from the email list so that you will not receive any future emails if you do not wish to - see the "Unsubscribe Policy " below.

Security. Is my information safe?

When you access your log in information, we offer the use of a secure server.
The secure server software (SSL) encrypts all information you input before it is sent to us.
Furthermore, all of the data we collect is protected by 'firewalls' against unauthorised access.

Unsubscribe policy.

We only send our email newsletters to users who ask to receive them.
You can easily unsubscribe by following the simple instructions on each email newsletter.
To do this you must use the email addresses you specified at the time of becoming a member or joining an email newsletter list.
If you change or move email addresses please let us know so we can redirect your email to your new address.

In summary:

The British Museum Company is committed to protecting your privacy while you are using our site.
We use the information we collect on our sites to make our services the best they can be and to enhance your overall experience.
We do not sell, trade or rent your user information to others.
The British Museum Company may disclose personal information if required to do so by law.

Your consent

By using our sites, you consent to the collection and use of this information by The British Museum Company Ltd. If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes on this page so that you are always aware of what information we collect and how we use it.

How to contact us:

The British Museum Company welcomes your questions and comments about privacy.
Please send an email to or phone 020 7323 1234.

The British Museum Company Ltd
46 Bloomsbury Street
London WC1B 3QQ
Tel - 020 7323 1234
Fax - 020 7436 7315
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