Privacy Policy

The Mining & Rollo Jamison Museums | City of Platteville and the Friends of The Mining & Rollo Jamison Museums (collectively, “MRJM”) are committed to protecting your privacy. We do not collect your personal information, such as your name, mailing address, or email address, unless you knowingly provide it to us. We do not publish, sell, trade, rent, or share names (unless released for publication), email or mail addresses, or telephone numbers of our donors or members. 

This privacy policy governs the way we collect and use information offline and on the Museums’ and the Friends’ website and any subdomains, including websites accessed through your mobile devices and downloadable mobile applications (“Websites”). A link to this policy is included in the footer of the Websites. Your use of the Websites or provision of personal information to MRJM as described below indicates your consent to the data practices described in this privacy policy. 

Information We Collect

We collect certain information to help us operate and provide the Websites to you. We collect this “Technical Information” when you use the Websites, including: 

  • Information about the device(s) you use to access the Websites, such as MAC address, IP address, browser type and version, time zone setting, browser plug-in types and versions, operating system and platform, device type, and device identifiers; 
  • Information about your visits to websites we provide, including the full URL clickstream to, through and from these websites (including date and time); 
  • Information we need and use to facilitate your use of the Websites (including to provide access to third party websites and services), such as URL requests, destination IP addresses, or device configuration details; 
  • Pages you viewed or searched for, page response times, download errors, length of visits to certain pages, page interaction information (such as scrolling, clicks, and mouse-overs), and methods used to browse away from the page. 

Information You Provide to Us 

If you send us an email, fill out a feedback form, register for a program or tour, call us, or choose to communicate with us in another way, we will collect that information in order to provide the requested service/program or respond to your request, feedback, or question. We will use and share information you provide to us only as described in this Privacy Policy. 

Aggregate or Anonymized Information 

We may combine Technical Information or other aggregated or anonymous information about your use of the Websites with similar information we obtain from other users for use in an aggregate or anonymous manner. 

Other Collection of Information 

We will not ask for or request sensitive information such as government identifiers, medical information, or financial information (other than for donations, event admissions or other payments as described below). Please do not provide this information to us through emails, feedback forms or in any other way. 


The Websites may use cookies and similar technologies to support the functionality of the Websites. This provides a better experience when you visit our websites and allows us to improve the Websites. 

How We Use Your Information 

We may use any information we collect to: 

  • Allow us to operate the Websites, including administration, internal operations, troubleshooting, data analysis, testing, research, statistical and survey purposes; 
  • Manage your access to the Websites; 
  • Send you information that allows you to use the Websites; 
  • Comply with laws and regulations; 
  • Maintain the security of the Websites. 

In addition, we may use your information to: 

  • Provide you with information about goods or services that may interest you; 
  • Send you emails about updates, information, or alerts regarding the Websites. 

Disclosure of Information 

We will not sell or share personal information about you with third parties for the third party’s own direct marketing purposes. 

We may share information with our service providers and agents to the extent reasonably necessary to operate the Websites. These third parties use any information we share only to support us and our efforts to provide the Websites. 

We may share any information with: 

  • Service providers and sub-contractors to the extent reasonably necessary to enable us to provide the Websites; 
  • A third party that may acquire us or a majority of our assets, if that third party obtains the rights to provide the Websites and subject to the provisions of this privacy policy; 
  • A third party with whom we must legally share information about you; 
  • You, upon your request; 
  • Other third parties with your consent to do so. 

We may share Technical Information, aggregate or anonymous data: 

  • With analytics, search engine, or other service providers that help us improve the Websites; 
  • To advertisers and advertising networks to select and serve relevant advertisement. 

In the event that we receive a request from a governmental entity to provide it with your information, we will take reasonable attempts to notify you of such request, to the extent possible. 

Email Information 

You may choose to provide MRJM with personal information in an email message to one of the addresses provided on the Websites, or by completing one of the forms available through the Websites (such as membership or program registration). In addition, you may choose to submit personal information over the Internet by joining the MRJM email list. MRJM retains this information and uses it only to respond to your specific request, and provide you with the requested material. If you choose to be added to the MRJM email list, we will send you emails to provide highlights of upcoming programs, exhibitions, news and initiatives. You may unsubscribe to the email list at any time by clicking on the ‘unsubscribe from this list’ link in the footer of any of our email newsletters. 

Donor and Payment Information 

We use personal information collected from donors and members for the purposes of processing payments, and communicating about MRJM, as well as conducting the MRJM fundraising and other operations. This information may include name, amount donated, address, telephone number, donor comments, email address, and any other personal information provided to us (“Donor Data”). For donations by check, Donor Data also includes the data visible on the check. 

Donor Data may be used for these kinds of purposes: 

  • Distributing receipts and thanking donors for donations 
  • Informing donors about upcoming fundraising and other events/activities of the museum 
  • Internal analysis, such as research and analytics 
  • Record keeping 
  • Reporting to applicable government agencies as required by law 
  • Surveys, metrics, and other analytical purposes 
  • Other purposes related to the fundraising operations 

As part of providing an online experience expected by our donors, we may store data collected as part of standard Web operations (such as user agent strings, IP addresses, referrer strings, and cookies). We may use this data for purposes described in this policy, including analytical needs and improved functionality of our website. 

Anonymized donor information may be used for promotional and fundraising activities. Comments that are provided by donors may be publicly published and may be used in promotional materials. We may use available information to supplement the Donor Data to improve the information we use to drive our fundraising efforts. We may allow donors the option to have their name publicly associated with their donation unless otherwise requested. 

Payment Processors 

Payment processors allow donors, members, and visitors purchasing from the Museum Store to give electronically using a payment services account, a credit card, or other payment method. These processors collect certain information from donors, and you should consult their privacy policies to determine their practices. To provide donors the best possible experience, we work with service providers and may share Donor Data and other information with, or have it transmitted through, them. Such service providers include, for example, mail houses that process bulk mailings, and email services. We use data gathered for payment processors and other service providers only for the purposes described in this policy. 

Data Retention 

We seek to retain donor-related information only as needed to fulfill the purposes described in this policy unless a longer retention period is required by law or regulations. For example, tax laws in the United States and the State of Wisconsin may require MRJM to keep contact information and contribution level of donors on file. 


We are committed to protecting personal information of donors from unauthorized access, alteration, disclosure, or destruction. Among other things, we undertake a range of security practices, including measures to help secure Web access to sensitive data, and undertake efforts to address security vulnerabilities for various tools and databases. We use industry-standard encryption technologies to prevent your personal and financial information from being seen as it travels over the Internet to our servers. We routinely evaluate our security, and the security of our third-party service providers, to monitor and upgrade security measures. 

Children Under Thirteen Years of Age 

We may collect personal information from children under the age of thirteen (13) on certain portions of the Website. However, our collection of such personally identifiable information from these children is in compliance with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act, as amended in December of 2012 (15 U.S.C. 6501 et seq.). For example, before we collect any personally identifiable information from children under the age of thirteen (13), we will obtain the required prior consent from a parent or guardian. Please read our Children’s Privacy Policy.  

Updates and Revisions 

MRJM reserves the right to revise this privacy policy from time to time without notice by posting a revised privacy policy on the Websites. You should periodically check this page for any changes to the current policy. By continued use of the Websites, you agree to such amended policy. 

Contact us 

If you have any questions or comments regarding this privacy policy please contact us at:  

The Mining & Rollo Jamison Museums 

PO Box 780 

Platteville, WI 53818  

(608) 348-3301 

Children’s Policy 

This Children’s Privacy Policy applies to the websites operated by or for The Mining & Rollo Jamison Museums |City of Platteville and the Friends of The Mining & Rollo Jamison Museums (collectively, the “MRJM”). View the Website’s General Web Privacy at the Website ( 

The Website is designed to collect information from children under the age of thirteen (13) years of age, and some of the information collected by the Website from children may include “personal information,” as that term is defined under the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (“COPPA”) of 1998, as amended in December of 2012 (15 U.S.C. 6501 et seq.). The Mining & Rollo Jamison Museums |City of Platteville and the Friends of The Mining & Rollo Jamison Museums, however, are nonprofit organizations and, therefore, are not subject to COPPA. 

Although we are exempt from COPPA, we still take steps to protect children who access and use the Website as outlined below. Parents and legal guardians may be referenced collectively as “parents” herein. When this Children’s Privacy Policy references the term “personally identifiable information” or “personal information,” we mean information defined as “personal information” under COPPA. 

Currently, COPPA defines personal information as including the following identifiers: 

• First and last name; 

• A home or other physical address including street name and name of a city or town; 

• Online contact information; 

• A screen or user name that functions as online contact information; 

• A telephone number; 

• A social security number; 

• A persistent identifier that can be used to recognize a user overtime and across different Web sites or online services (e.g., an identifier stored in a cookie, an IP address, etc.); 

• A photograph, video, or audio file, where such file contains a child’s image or voice; 

• Geolocation information sufficient to identify street name and name of a city or town; and 

• Information concerning the child or the parents of that child that the operator collects online from the child and combines with an identifier listed above. 

For Children Under 13 

We have rules in place to protect privacy and to keep the Website a safe place for you to visit. When you register on the website, we will contact your parent(s) to get their permission for you to participate. Once your parent(s) give us that permission, you may use the Website and we may send you emails about new features and information on the Website. 

For Parents of Children Under 13 

This information is for parents of children who register to use the Website. Please read the following and contact us at if you have any questions about our Children’s Privacy Policy. 

Our Children’s Privacy Policy explains our information collection and use practices directed to children who register to use the Website or participate in Museum programming. This Children’s Privacy Policy also applies to information submitted by parents about their children. Please read this Children’s Privacy Policy carefully, so that you know exactly how we collect and use information, how you can submit or change your child’s information, and how you can 

request that we delete your child’s information. You can also review the Privacy Policy 

for the general website for MRJM (many of those provisions are 

different from this Children’s Privacy Policy) on the Website. 

Our Children’s Privacy Policy Answers the Following Questions

1. What personal information do we collect from children? 

2. How do we use and share the personal information that we have collected from 


3. How do we notify and obtain consent from parents? 

4. How can parents access, change or delete personal information about their children? 

5. How will we notify you if our Children’s Privacy Policy changes? 

6. Who do you contact if you have questions or concerns about our Children’s Privacy 


What Personal Information Do We Collect From Children?

When a child registers to use the Website or participate in a program, we collect information from the child as part of a registration process. The only information we collect or may collect from such a child during the registration process is the child’s first name, the child’s date of birth, the parent’s e-mail address, and an opt-in request to name their neighborhood location. We may collect birth dates to validate the ages of all of our guests. We do not collect any other information from children during the registration process. 

However, in the course of a child submitting information or content to the Website, that child may also provide additional information about himself or herself, such as the contents of his/her photos, texts, and video messages. That information may be collected and shared on the Website as part of the larger Website project. We recommend parents and guardians routinely check content shared by the child on the Website. 

We also collect persistent identifiers. The collection of persistent identifiers is not unique to children but is performed for all users of the Website. The persistent identifiers are not linked to any other personal information of a child. Therefore, any use or disclosure of the persistent identifiers by us does not use or disclose any other personal information of a child. 

How Do We Use and Share the Personal Information that We Have Collected From Children?

When a child registers to use the Website or participate in a program, we use the parent’s e-mail address to notify the parent of the registration request (as described in detail below). To personalize our communications to a child, we may use the child’s first name in those communications. We do not disclose any child’s registration information to third parties, unless disclosure is reasonably necessary to: protect the security of integrity of our Website; take precautions against liability; respond to judicial process; or, provide information to law enforcement agencies or for an investigation related to public safety, but only to the extent permitted under provisions of law. 

However, as noted above, if a child submits other information about himself or herself after registering with the Website, such as the contents of his/her photos, texts, and video messages, this information may be collected and shared on the Website as part of the larger Website project. We recommend parents and guardians routinely check content shared by the child on the Website. 

In addition, we may disclose persistent identifiers associated with users (including children) to third parties. As previously noted, the persistent identifiers are not linked to any other personal information of a child. Therefore, any use or disclosure of the persistent identifiers by us does not use or disclose any other personal information of a child. 

How Do We Notify and Obtain Consent From Parents?

We send parent(s) an e-mail when their child registers to use the Website. We provide parents with the opportunity to refuse and revoke their child’s registration. If the parent refuses and revokes the child’s registration, we delete the child’s information from our database(s). If we do not hear back from the parent, we assume it is acceptable for the child to be registered on the Website. Once a parent permits a child to register, the parent will receive emailed updates regarding the child’s Website activity, with an option to opt-out of these emailed updates. 

How Can Parents Access, Change or Delete Personal Information About their Children?

At any time, parents can request that any personal information we have collected from or about their child(ren) be deleted from our records. We use two methods to allow parents to access, change, or delete the personally identifiable information that we have collected from their children: 

• A parent can access, change, or delete his or her child’s registration information by logging on to the child’s account on the Website. The parent will need to have his or her child’s username and password to make changes in this manner. 

• A parent can contact Website personnel to access, change, or delete the information that we have collected from his or her child by sending an e-mail to Parents must include the child’s username and password and the parent’s e-mail address in the e-mail so that we can better assist you with your inquiry or request. 

• As persistent identifiers are not linked to a particular user (i.e., they are not linked to any other personal information associated with a child), persistent identifiers associated with a child cannot be removed from our records because they cannot be identified as being associated with a particular child. Therefore, any parent request for removal of a child’s information from our records will not and cannot result in the removal of any persistent identifiers. 

How Will We Notify You if Our Children’s Privacy Policy Changes?

We may amend our Children’s Privacy Policy at any time. We will use reasonable efforts to provide parents with notice by e-mail of any material changes in the way we intend to collect, use and/or share children’s personal information. Please note that, at all times, parents should keep personal information updated in order to provide us current e-mail addresses. We will apply material changes in our Children’s Privacy Policy only in conformance with applicable law, including any applicable provisions of COPPA that require parental consent. 

Who Do You Contact if You Have Questions or Concerns About Our Children’s Privacy Policy?

If you need further assistance, please send an e-mail with your questions or comments to or write to us at: 

The Mining & Rollo Jamison Museums 

PO Box 780 

Platteville, WI 53818  

You may also telephone us at 608.348-3301. (If you are not 18 years of age or older, you 

must have your parent or guardian’s permission to call this number.) 

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