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Privacy Policy for Black Hills Mining Museum

At Black Hills Mining Museum, we value your privacy and are committed to protecting your personal information. This Privacy Policy outlines how we collect, use, and safeguard your information when you visit our website.

Information We Collect:

1. Personal Information: When you visit our website, we may collect personal information that you voluntarily provide to us, such as your name, email address, postal address, and phone number. We collect this information when you sign up for our newsletter, register for events, or make a donation.

2. Usage Information: We may also collect non-personal information about your visit to our website, including your IP address, browser type, device type, and the pages you visit. This information helps us analyze trends, administer the site, track users’ movements around the site, and gather demographic information.

3. Cookies: Like many websites, we use cookies to enhance your browsing experience. Cookies are small files that a site or its service provider transfers to your computer’s hard drive through your web browser (if you allow) that enables the site’s or service provider’s systems to recognize your browser and capture and remember certain information.

How We Use Your Information:

1. To Improve Our Website: We use the information we collect to understand how visitors interact with our website and to improve its content and functionality.

2. To Communicate with You: If you provide us with your contact information, we may use it to send you updates about our museum, newsletters, event invitations, or other relevant communications.

3. For Donation Processing: If you choose to make a donation to Black Hills Mining Museum through BetterWorld’s donation platform, we will securely forward you to their website to complete the transaction. Please review BetterWorld’s Privacy Policy for information on how they collect, use, and protect your personal information.

Third-Party Services:

1. Google Analytics: We use Google Analytics to collect and analyze data about visitor behavior on our website. Google Analytics may collect information such as your IP address, browser type, and device type. This information is used to generate reports on website traffic and user interactions. Google Analytics may also set cookies on your browser to facilitate this process. Please review Google’s Privacy Policy for more information.

2. BetterWorld: We partner with BetterWorld to facilitate online donations. When you choose to make a donation through BetterWorld’s platform, your personal and payment information will be collected and processed by BetterWorld in accordance with their Privacy Policy.

Data Security:

We take the security of your information seriously and implement appropriate technical and organizational measures to protect it against unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, or destruction.

Your Privacy Choices:

You can choose not to provide us with certain information, but this may limit your ability to access certain features of our website or receive certain communications from us.

Updates to this Privacy Policy:

We may update this Privacy Policy from time to time to reflect changes in our practices or applicable laws. We encourage you to review this Privacy Policy periodically for any updates.

Contact Us:

If you have any questions or concerns about this Privacy Policy or our data practices, please contact us at

This Privacy Policy was last updated on April 4, 2024.