Welcome to the official Web site of the Sibley Nature Center. This Web site is owned and operated by the Sibley Environmental Learning Center Foundation, Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization headquartered in Midland, Texas.
If our policy practices change in the future, we will let you know by posting the policy changes on our Web site. However, we will treat all personal information we collect in accordance with the privacy notice in effect at the time the information is collected.
SNC online properties are comprised of, but are not limited to, all pages found under www.sibleynaturecenter.org.
The Sibley Nature Center uses its best efforts to respect and protect the privacy of its online visitors. At our site, we do not collect personally identifiable information from individuals unless they provide it to us voluntarily and knowingly. This means visitors are not required to register or provide information to us in order to view our site. The Sibley Nature Center only gathers personally identifiable data, such as names, addresses, zip/postal codes, email addresses, etc., when voluntarily submitted by a visitor. All information is used solely by the Sibley Nature Center who is involved in the operation of this site for internal purposes. We do not sell information provided to us online to third parties. We will only share personally identifiable information with third parties when (i) the person submitting the information authorizes us to share it , or (ii) we are required to by law.
The Children's Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (COPPA) protects the personal information of children under the age of 13. This applies to individually identifiable information about a child that is collected online, such as full name, home address, email address, telephone number or any other information that would allow someone to identify or contact the child. The Act also covers other types of information for example, hobbies, interests and information collected through cookies or other types of tracking mechanisms when they are tied to individually identifiable information. It is important for you to understand this law; we encourage you to read more about COPPA.
The Sibley Nature Center is committed to providing a safe, secure, and fun online experience for children, parents, and volunteers who visit our site. We are dedicated to safeguarding any personal information collected online and to helping parents and children have positive experiences on the Internet. Consistent with COPPA, we will never knowingly request personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 13 without prior verifiable parental consent.
Parents may revoke their consent and ask that information about their children be deleted from the site by contacting our offices by phone (432.684-6827) or via email (firstname.lastname@example.org). To do this or to review personal information collected from children, we must verify the identity of the requesting parent. When a parent revokes consent, we will stop collecting, using, or disclosing information from that child. To respect the privacy of parents, information collected and used for the sole purpose of obtaining verifiable parental consent or providing notice is not maintained in retrievable form by the site if parental consent is not obtained after a reasonable time.
The Sibley Nature Center believes it is good policy not to collect more personally identifiable information from children under 13 than is necessary for them to participate in our online activities. In addition, be aware that all sites that are targeted to children under 13 are prohibited by law from collecting more information than they need.
SUBMITTING INFORMATION TO the Sibley Nature Center
The Sibley Nature Center welcomes children and adults to learn more about our organization and, where appropriate, participate in polls and surveys, as well as submit comments, artwork, writings, photographs, and other submissions for posting on our Web site. For this reason, the Sibley Nature Center follows the guidelines for interactive electronic media published by the Childrens Advertising Review Unit (CARU) of the Better Business Bureau for pages targeted to children under 13. However, we encourage this be done only with their parent's knowledge and supervision.
In keeping with CARU's Principle regarding respecting and fostering the parents' role in providing guidance for their children, we encourage parents to check and monitor their children's use of email and other online activities regularly.
LINKS TO OTHER WEB SITES AND SERVICES
This site may be linked to other sites and services that are not maintained by the Sibley Nature Center. These websites may have their own privacy policies, which you should review prior to visiting them. We have no responsibility for linked websites and provide these links solely for the convenience and information of our visitors.
OUR SECURITY SAFEGUARD
The safety and security of your online experience is of the utmost concern to us. We ensure the appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures are in place to safeguard and help prevent unauthorized access, to maintain data security, and to correctly use the information we collect online.
The Sibley Nature Center does not sell products for purchase online by children. We sell children's products for purchase by adults. If you are under 18, you may process transactions only with the involvement of a parent or guardian.
HOW TO CONTACT US
Sibley Nature Center
1307 E. Wadley
Midland, Texas, 79706