Privacy Policy for the Oregon Fire Service Museum

Who We Are
Our website address is: https://oregonfiremuseum.org

At the Oregon Fire Service Museum, we are committed to protecting your privacy. This Privacy Policy outlines the types of personal information we collect, how it is used, and the steps we take to ensure your personal data is handled appropriately.

Personal Information We Collect and Why We Collect It

Membership Registration
When you register for a membership on our site, we collect the personal information you provide, such as your name, email address, physical address, and optional avatar. This information is used to manage your membership, send you newsletters, provide receipts for donations and purchases, and inform you of museum-related marketing materials.

Comments
If you leave comments on the site, we collect the data shown in the comments form, your IP address, and browser user agent string to help spam detection. An anonymized string created from your email address may be sent to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it (Gravatar service privacy policy: [https://automattic.com/privacy/](https://automattic.com/privacy/)). Upon approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Media
If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Cookies
We use cookies to enhance your experience on our site, save your preferences, and manage session information. Detailed information about how we use cookies and how you can manage them is provided in our Cookies Policy section.

Embedded Content from Other Websites
Articles on our site may include embedded content from other websites. Such embedded content behaves in the same way as if you visited the other website directly. These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, and embed additional third-party tracking.

How Long We Retain Your Data
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. For members that register on our website, we also store the personal information they provide. All members can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (username cannot be changed). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

Your Rights Over Your Data
If you have an account on our site or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where We Send Your Data
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service. Personal information provided during membership registration is used solely by the Oregon Fire Service Museum for the purposes stated above and is not shared with any third parties without your explicit consent.

Changes to Our Privacy Policy
We may update this Privacy Policy from time to time. We encourage you to review it periodically to stay informed about how we are protecting the personal information we collect.

Contact Information
For any questions or concerns regarding our privacy practices, please contact us at oregonfiremuseum@gmail.com 

By using our website and becoming a member of the Oregon Fire Service Museum, you acknowledge and agree to the collection and use of your information as outlined in this Privacy Policy.