Privacy Policy

Information Collection and Use

The Heritage of the Americas is the sole owner of the information collected on this site. We will not sell, share, or rent information you provide to us to anyone outside our organization (except in exceptional circumstances where this may be required by law or to protect legal rights). Your e-mail and address is private and will remain that way. The Heritage of the Americas Museum does not collect personal information about website visitors unless you choose to provide that information to us, thereby giving us permission to use that information to complete your inquiry, request or order. We will post any changes to this policy here, and by using our website, you consent to the collection and use of information as described in our current policy.


We request information from the user on our order forms. Here a user must provide contact information (like name and shipping address) and financial information (like credit card number, expiration date). This information is used for billing purposes and to fill customer's orders. If we have trouble processing an order, this contact information is used to get in touch with the user.


A cookie is a piece of data stored on the user's hard drive containing information about the user. Usage of a cookie is in no way linked to any personally identifiable information while on our site. Once the user closes their browser, the cookie simply terminates. If a user rejects the cookie, they may still use our site. The only drawback to this is that the user will be limited in some areas of our site.

Internet Protocol Address

The Museum automatically collects and stores "non-personally identifiable" information for statistical purposes. We collect an IP address from all visitors to our Site. An IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer when you use the Internet. We use IP addresses to help diagnose problems with our server, administer our Site, analyze trends, track users' movement, gather broad demographic information for aggregate use in order for us to improve the site, and deliver customized, personalized content. IP addresses are not linked to personally identifiable information. 


All information provided to the Heritage of the Americas Museum is transmitted using SSL (Secure Socket Layer) encryption. SSL is a proven coding system that lets your browser automatically encrypt, or scramble, data before you send it to us. We also protect account information by placing it on a secure portion of our Site that is only accessible to us. Unfortunately, however, no data transmission over the Internet is 100% secure. While we strive to protect your information, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of such information.

Note: Browsers such as Safari, Chrome and Internet Explorer display an image of a locked padlock in their status bar when connected to a secure site. Secure transactions are also indicated when the prefix in the location bar of your browser switches from http:// to https://. If you do not see the padlock at the bottom of your browser's window, if the padlock is unlocked, or the protocol in the location bar is not listed as https://, then any data exchanged with a website is potentially visible to others.

Other Websites

Our Site may contain links to other websites. Please note that when you click on one of these links, you are entering another website for which the Heritage of the Americas has no responsibility. We encourage you to read the privacy statements on all such sites as their policies may be different than ours.

Acceptance of terms

By using our website, you agree to the terms of our privacy policy. The Heritage of the Americas Museum reserves the right to change this privacy policy at any time, and changes posted on the website will be effective immediately.

Contacting Us About Our Website

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this site, you can contact:

The Heritage of the Americas Museum

12110 Cuyamaca College Drive West

El Cajon, CA 92019

You can also send an e-mail to: