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Privacy Policy

Effective Date: September 27th, 2023

Illinois Association of Museums (also understood in this statement at “IAM,” “we,” “our,” or “us”) provides this privacy notice to describe how we collect and process the personal information of individuals who visit our website or interact with us digitally.

Information Collection

We collect the information you provide us through the Website and offline, including your name, address, email address, phone number, date of birth, employment information, financial information, social media information, and any other information you choose to provide.  We collect this information when you create a profile on the Website, submit a membership application, donate to IAM, complete online forms, or interact with us for any other purpose.  If you create an account on our Website, we collect the username and password associated with your account. We may use cookies or similar technology to collect such information.

Information Use

We process your personal information, including for the following purposes:

To communicate with our members;

To fulfill member benefits and provide sponsorship opportunities;

To confirm and process online transactions;

To create mailing lists for IAM use only;

To comply with the law; and/or

As otherwise disclosed at the time personal information is collected.

Where we intend to process your personal information for a purpose other than the purpose for which it was collected, we will provide you with information regarding the purpose for the processing, as well as other relevant information, prior to processing your personal information for the new purpose.

Information Sharing

We share your personal information only as a listing of Illinois museums to better understand the Illinois Museum community. We do not share your personal information with third parties unless expressly permitted. We may share information that has been de-identified or aggregated without limitation.

We may further share personal information as part of a corporate sale, merger, or acquisition, or other transfer of all or part of our assets including as part of a bankruptcy proceeding;

Pursuant to a subpoena, court order, governmental inquiry, or other legal process or as otherwise required by law, or to protect our rights or the rights of third parties.


We will process and store your information only for the period necessary to achieve the purpose of the storage, or as permitted by law.  The criteria used to determine the period of storage of information is the respective statutory retention period or as provided in our record retention policy.  After expiration of that period, the corresponding information is routinely deleted, as long as it is no longer necessary for the fulfillment of a contract or the initiation of a contract.

Third-Party Links and Tools

The Website may provide links to third-party websites or apps, including our social media pages.  We do not control the privacy practices of those websites or apps, and they are not covered by this privacy notice.  You should review the privacy notices of other websites or apps that you use to learn about their data practices.


To opt out of our e-mail marketing, you may use the link provided at the bottom of each marketing message.

Updating Your Information

You may review and update your communication preferences and information via the “Edit Profile” section of the Website or by contacting us through the information provided in the “Contact” section below.

Changes to Our Privacy Notice

If we decide to change our privacy notice, we will post these changes on this page.  We encourage you to visit this page periodically to learn of updates.


If you have questions, comments, or concerns about this privacy notice, please contact us, in our role as data controller, at:  

Illinois Association of Museums

P.O. Box 31155

Chicago, IL 60631


Illinois Association of Museums
P.O. Box 31155

Chicago, IL 60631


Email: illinoismuseums@gmail.com




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