Privacy Policy

We know how important it is to you to understand how your personal information is collected and shared. We take your privacy very seriously. This Privacy Policy (“Policy”) describes how your personal information is collected, used, and disclosed by New York Hall of Science and its related partners (“New York Hall of Science” or “We” or “Us”). This Policy applies to the New York Hall of Science websites available at or any of our other websites that post this Policy (the “Site”) and our online services (together, the “Services”). By submitting personal information through our Site or Services, you expressly consent to the processing of your and your student’s personal information in the U.S. in accordance with this Privacy Policy.


If you are a user (or a parent of a student user) who was given access to the Services by the school you are affiliated with, this Privacy Policy does not govern how your school might collect, use, or disclose your student’s information. Please consult with your school for more information about their privacy practices. In addition, if your affiliated school decides to upgrade the services for your classroom, your and your student’s information may be shared with your school or school district. Your school may choose to share, and we may share at their request, your student’s information with new administrators or teachers. We are not responsible for your school’s collection, use, or disclosure of your personal information or information shared at your school’s request. Please contact your school to better understand your school’s privacy practices.

* Last revised March 2017.

What We collect

We collect information about you in a variety of ways.

Information You Give Us. We collect any personal information you provide to us. For example, you may provide us your name, country, postal code, email address, username, password, and other information, including demographic information and information about your classroom, your school, and your students, you directly give us using the Service. If you order our premium services or products, we will collect all information necessary to complete the transaction, including your name, credit card information, billing information, and shipping information (as applicable). This information may be shared with third parties who help process and fulfill your purchases.

Information Automatically Collected from You. We automatically collect information about you when you visit our Site. For example, we may log your computer or device operating system type, IP address, browser type, browser language, the website you visited before browsing to our Site, pages you viewed on our site, how long you spent on a page or feature, and access times.

Cookies. We may automatically collect information using “cookies.” Cookies are small data files stored on your hard drive by a website. Among other things, cookies help us make our Site and your experience better. We use cookies to see which parts and features of our Site are popular and to count visits to our Site.

Analytics and Other Technologies. We use other technologies and analytics services (including Google Analytics) to help analyze how users use the Site. These analytics use cookies, digital images called web beacons, and other technological methods to collect and store information such as how often users visit the Site, what features they use, what pages they visit, what emails they open, and what other sites they used prior to coming to the Site. We use the information we get from analytics services to improve our Site and our Services. Please see the following links for more information about Google Analytics and to opt out: and

Third Party Account Connections

If you choose to log on or otherwise associate the Services with another third party account (for example, a Google Account), we may receive information from that third party site to make it easier for you to create an account on the Services and display relevant content. Any information that we collect from these third party accounts may depend on the privacy settings you have with that third party, so please consult their privacy and data practices.

Use Of Personal Information

We use information collected through our Services, or disclosed by you on our Site or in connection with our Services, for the purposes described in this Policy. For example, we may use your information to:

  • understand your preferences and to enhance your experience and enjoyment using our Site and Services;
  • operate, maintain, and improve our Site and Services;
  • respond to comments and questions and provide customer service;
  • send you related information including confirmations, invoices, technical notices, updates, security alerts, and support and administrative messages;
  • communicate about promotions and other news about Services offered by us;
  • protect, investigate, and deter against fraudulent, unauthorized, or illegal activity;
  • link or combine with other personal information we get from third parties such as your associated school, to help understand your needs and provide you with better service; and
  • provide and deliver products and services that you request.
Sharing Of Personal Information

We do not share your personal information other than as follows:

  • with third party service providers, consultants, and other service providers who work for us and need access to your information to do that work (for example, our web hosting provider); to comply with laws or to respond to lawful requests and legal process;
  • to protect the rights and property of the New York Hall of Science, our agents, users, and others including to enforce our agreements, policies, and terms of use;
  • in an emergency to protect the personal safety of its users or any person;
  • in connection with or during negotiation of any merger, financing, acquisition, bankruptcy, dissolution, transaction or proceeding involving sale, transfer, divestiture or disclosure of all or a portion of our business or assets to another company.

We may create, use, and disclose anonymized and aggregated data for our own purposes.

Our Commitment To Our Donors

We will not sell, share or trade our donors’ names or personal information with any other entity, nor send mailings to our donors on behalf of other organizations.

This policy applies to all information received by The New York Hall of Science (NYSCI), both online and offline, on any Platform (“Platform”, includes the NYSCI website and mobile applications), as well as any electronic, written, or oral communications.

To the extent any donations are processed through a third-party service provider, our donors’ information will only be used for purposes necessary to process the donation.

Information Choices and Change

You may “opt-out” of receiving our promotional emails by following the instructions in those emails. If you opt out, we may still send you non-marketing emails. Non-marketing emails include emails about your accounts and our business dealings with you. You may change your personal information by following the directions on the Site. You may send requests about your personal information, including requests to change your contact preferences and update your personal information, to our contact information below.

When you visit our Site, we and others give you the following choices about the use of mechanisms for tracking, including tracking of your online activities over time and across different websites and online services by third parties. Most web browsers are set to accept cookies by default. If you prefer, you can typically remove and reject cookies from our Site with your browser settings. If you remove or reject our cookies, it could affect how our Site and Services work for you. You may choose to opt-out of use of cookies by certain third-party analytics providers. If you delete your cookies, use a different browser, or buy a new computer, you will need to renew your opt-out choice. While we and others give you choices described in this Policy, there are many ways web browser signals and other similar mechanisms can indicate your choice to disable tracking, and we may not be aware of or honor every mechanism.

Security of Your Personal Information

We take reasonable steps to help protect your and your student’s personal information in an effort to prevent loss, misuse and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration and destruction. However, please note that no method of transmission or method of electronic storage on the internet is 100% secure. Therefore, although we take security very seriously and work very hard on behalf of your privacy, we cannot guarantee the security of your or your student’s information.

What We Collect: Digital Tools

We do not collect personal information about you; information about your computer or IP address; or other personally identifiable information through your use of NYSCI’s digital tools. The work created in our applications remain on the local device, and are not connected to any central database. Some of our applications include a sharing feature allowing users to login to their own Google drive account, but this login information is not collected or transmitted. No information is ever automatically transmitted to NYSCI or any other third party.

Contact Information

We welcome your comments or questions about this Policy. Feel free to email us at You may also contact us at our address: 47-01 111th St, Corona, NY, 11368.

Changes To This Privacy Policy

We may change this Policy from time to time. If we make any changes to this Policy, we will change the Last Revised date above.