Maya Exploration Center: Education Through Exploration

Updated - July 25, 2003

Maya Exploration Center, Inc. is committed to protecting your privacy. Because your privacy is important to us, we provide you this policy explaining how we treat information provided to us on this web site. This policy may be changed or updated from time to time. Any such changes will be posted on this page. If the changes represent a material departure from our current practices with respect to the use of personal information, the changes will be posted on this page thirty days prior to taking effect, and we will notify, via email, those users who have provided such information.

Maya Exploration Center, Inc. only gathers personally identifiable data when voluntarily submitted by a visitor. This information is used solely by Maya Exploration Center, Inc. for internal purposes. Only those persons who need it to perform their job responsibilities are authorized to have access to your personally identifiable information. In addition, we maintain physical, electronic and procedural security measures to safeguard your personally identifiable information. Maya Exploration Center, Inc. lists are never sold to third parties. We will only share personally identifiable information with third parties when the person submitting the information authorizes us to share it or we are required by law.

If you so elect in the "Contact Us" section of our site, Maya Exploration Center, Inc. may occasionally send you email with regard to: (1) major changes to the website and/or to the Privacy Policy, (2) requests for donations, participation in surveys, user feedback to imporove the website or other existing or prospective products and services, as well as information to better understand our users. Any information you provide to us based on these emails will not be shared with third parties, except in aggregate form.

Except as permitted by this policy, Maya Exploration Center, Inc. does not send unsolicited e-mail.

Currently, cookies are not used on the Maya Exploration Center, Inc. web site. Cookies may be used in the future to improve customer service, such as the ability to distinguish new visitors from returning visitors, etc. Notice of such change will be given according to the guidelines set out in this Policy.

What is a "cookie"? A cookie is a text file saved to your computer's hard drive. The text file contains small pieces of data sent by a web server and stored on your computer when you visit certain web sites. Your browser can "read" this information when you visit the site again. A cookie cannot access your computer files or your hard drive.

The Maya Exploration Center, Inc. is not responsible for the content or the privacy policies of Web sites to which it may link.

Log data is automatically collected by our web site host. We will only use such data in the aggregate. This collective data helps us to improve the web site.

Note to Parents: Maya Exploration Center, Inc., as a non-profit educational organization, encourages children to learn about our organization, the Maya civilization, other ancient civilizations and cultures and art, architecture, archaeology and anthropology in general. However, we encourage parents to assist and supervise their children whenever they are online.

Mission Statement
Maya Exploration Center (MEC) is a non-profit organization dedicated to the study of ancient Maya civilization.

MEC does this through support for: 1) the survey and mapping of ruins hidden in the jungles of Mexico and Central America 2) the study of ancient Maya science and 3) the exploration and documentation of Maya architecture.
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