Last updated and effective as of: July 15, 2019

This Privacy Statement applies to (the “Site”), the website of the American Foundation for the National Museums Scotland (“we” or “us”), as well as to information we collect from you other than online. This Privacy Statement explains how we collect information about you when you provide information to us, and how we store and use such information.

By using the Site, you accept this Privacy Statement, which may be updated at any time. Amendments and updates to this Privacy Statement will be effective upon our posting a notice of the update or amendment on this page. We recommend that you regularly check this page to review any posted updates.  Your continued use of the Site or provision of information to us after such notice has been posted constitutes your acceptance of the Privacy Statement as revised. 

Contact us

If you have any questions or comments about this Privacy Statement, please contact our administrator, Emily Grand, at

Collection and use of information

We collect personally identifiable information about you if, and when, you provide it to us (for example, by emailing our administrator through the link provided on the “Contact” tab of the Site) or when you make a donation or RSVP for an event. Personally identifiable information is information that directly identifies you, such as your name, address, telephone number, or email address.  The information you provide to us will be used for the purpose for which it was provided (e.g., to record or acknowledge your donation and to provide you with any associated benefits). In addition, we may use the personally identifiable information that we collect to contact you, to provide information that you have requested, to confirm information that you submit, or to provide you with information about us or the National Museums Scotland.

You may make an online donation to us through our website. These donations will be processed via third parties, namely Donorbox and Stripe. Please review the privacy policies of Donorbox and Stripe, which govern their collection of personally identifiable information from you at the time that you make a donation to us. These processors will share with us your personally identifiable information, as well as the amount of your donation, but not your credit card details. 

Disclosure of information

We do not sell or rent any personally identifiable information we collect.

We will share personally identifiable information that we collect with the National Museums Scotland and GHS Philanthropy Management, the latter of which provides us with administrative and operational services; other service providers, including accountants, consultants and legal counsel; and as requested or required by law enforcement or other government officials or agencies. In the event of a sale, merger or consolidation or other transfer of all or substantially all of our assets, whether voluntarily or by operation of law, to a third party, we may transfer such information to such third party, provided that such third party agrees to protect the confidentiality of such information consistent with this Privacy Statement.

Protection of information

We use reasonable physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard the information we collect. Despite these measures, there is always a risk that this information may be accessed or used by unauthorized third persons. Your use of the Site, including when you provide us with your information, is entirely at your own risk.

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