Terms and Policies

Terms and Policies

Copyright Notice

All text, images, and software code on this Web site are copyright property of the Buffalo Bill Center of the West and its programmers unless otherwise noted. They may be used for the personal education of Web site visitors. They may not be placed in the public domain. Any commercial reproduction, redistribution, publication, or other use by electronic means or otherwise is prohibited unless pursuant to a written license signed by the Buffalo Bill Center of the West.

If you have any questions about the copyright notice, the Center’s online practices, or your dealings with this Web site, you may contact:

The Web Site
Buffalo Bill Center of the West
720 Sheridan Ave.
Cody, WY 82414

E-mail: web@centerofthewest.org
Telephone: 307-587-4771 ext. 4102


Privacy Policy

Through its privacy policy, the Buffalo Bill Center of the West is committed to protecting the privacy of its Web site visitors, customers, members, donors, e-newsletter subscribers, and friends.

The Center does not collect personal information about individuals such as names and postal and/or e-mail addresses except when it is knowingly and voluntarily provided by such individuals for purchases, registrations, donations, and e-newsletter subscriptions. In such cases, we will not disclose personal information to any third party.

This Web site uses “cookies”—files stored on your computer by your Web browser—to optimize your online experience. These files are not linked to personally identifying information and will not be shared with any third party. We also gather anonymous traffic data—including your computer’s IP address, browser information, and reference site domain—for the purpose of evaluating and improving our Web site.

When you make a purchase in our Museum Store

Our Museum Store asks you to provide the information necessary to fulfill your order. This is the same information requested when you place an order by telephone or through the mail: name, billing and shipping addresses, telephone number, e-mail address, and credit card number. For reasons of security, credit card information is not stored permanently on the Web server. We retain your order information for our records, but this information is never shared with third parties.

This Web site automatically collects some anonymous information about you when you request pages through your browser. This information is used to keep track of your shopping basket and to help us monitor how you and other visitors use the site, allowing us to provide an optimal shopping experience and better service throughout the site. The information collected automatically by the Web server does not, however, contain anything that can identify you personally, such as your e-mail address.

When you make a donation or purchase a membership

The Center of the West asks you to provide the information necessary to process and service your membership, such as name, billing and shipping address, telephone/fax number, e-mail address, and credit card information. We do not store full credit card numbers; only the last four digits are displayed in our database as evidence of payment method.

E-mail policy

We read every e-mail message we receive. If you e-mail the Center via our staff directory or “contact us” pages, your message and e-mail address is automatically sent to the appropriate department within the Center. This department may choose to save your information in the event you decide to contact us again.

Please feel free to contact us either by telephone or at any of the e-mail addresses listed in our staff directory with questions. We strive to make sure your question or comment reaches the appropriate person.

Contact information

If you have any questions about this privacy policy, the Buffalo Bill Center of the West’s online practices, or your dealings with this Web site, you may contact:

Web Site
Buffalo Bill Center of the West
720 Sheridan Avenue
Cody, Wyoming 82414

E-mail: web@centerofthewest.org
Phone: 307-587-4771 ext. 4102


Loan Policy for Collections

The Buffalo Bill Center of the West recognizes that the very nature of our extraordinary collections means that others may wish to borrow art and artifacts from our vaults.

Due to the volume of requests for loans from the Center, we have implemented the policies below. Evaluating requests and processing loans are time-consuming tasks. Therefore, if requests are not received within the time frames outlined below, most—unfortunately—will have to be denied.

Foreign Venues

Loan requests for foreign venues, including exhibition opening and closing dates, must be received by the Executive Director’s Office at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West at least ten months in advance of the opening date. All supplementary materials for a foreign request (facilities reports, hygrothermograph readings, insurance provisions, etc.) must be received at least six months in advance of the opening date.

Domestic Venues

Loan requests for domestic venues, including exhibition opening and closing dates, must be received by the Executive Director’s Office at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West at least eight months in advance of the opening date. All supplementary materials for a domestic request (facilities reports, hygrothermograph readings, insurance provisions, etc.) must be received at least four months in advance of the opening date.

Additional Venues

After a loan has been approved by the Buffalo Bill Center of the West, information on any additional venue(s) or change of dates for any venue(s) requested for another exhibition tour must be submitted for review at least three months in advance of the exhibition opening date.

Payment

At the Buffalo Bill Center of the West’s discretion, the borrower may be requested to prepay estimated loan expenses. Such payments must be received prior to shipment and no later than indicated on the invoice. Otherwise, expenses already incurred must be paid, and the loan is subject to cancellation.

Please initiate all loan requests to the attention of the Buffalo Bill Center of the West Registration Department:

Registration
Buffalo Bill Center of the West
720 Sheridan Avenue
Cody, WY 82414
E-mail: Registration Department
Phone: 307-578-4023

Dated: October 16, 2007