Website Privacy Policy and Terms and Conditions

The Strong®
January 13, 2020

Your privacy is paramount to The Strong. Please read to learn more about The Strong’s website privacy policy.

Privacy Policy

Data Collection

The Strong’s server automatically collects aggregate and user-specific data on pages that consumers access or visit. Data can include IP addresses, browser types, domain names, access times, referring websites, geolocation data and internet or other electronic network activity such as device identifiers and advertising identifiers.

The Strong uses cookies (which are small data files that a website places on your hard drive) to store visitors' preferences and record session information, such as items that consumers add to their shopping cart and web beacons (which are transparent pixel images) to collect information about website usage. While most of the cookies The Strong uses will disappear when you finish browsing, The Strong also uses persistent cookies, which stay on your device to recognize your device when you revisit the website. 

The Strong may use third-party cookies, such as Google, to serve ads across the Internet based on users’ past visits to its website. Information about how users can opt out of Google's use of cookies can be found in Google's Ads Settings. Visitors may also opt out of third-party vendor's use of cookies by visiting the Network Advertising Initiative opt-out page.

Please note that there are options on most browsers (like Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Safari, and Internet Explorer) to disable cookies.  You can choose to use such features to disable cookies, but it may impact your use of certain website functions.  To learn more about your ability to manage cookies and web beacons, please consult the privacy features in your browser.

The Strong collects email addresses and other identifying information of individuals who communicate with The Strong via email; voluntarily provide such information, such as through survey responses or website registrations; or order products or services online. Information may include name, address, and telephone number. Payment details (e.g., credit card number and billing address) may also be requested, but not saved.

If you supply The Strong with your postal address online, you may receive periodic mailings or emails from The Strong with information on products, services, or upcoming events. If you do not wish to receive such mailings, call 585-263-2700. Please provide your exact name and address. The Strong will remove your name from the list.

Data Security

The Strong has appropriate and reasonable security measures, including administrative, technical and physical protections, in place in its physical facilities to protect against the loss, misuse, or alteration of information that has been collected from consumers. Nonetheless, no network, website, or communication using the Internet is perfectly secure.  The Strong will attempt to protect your information, but The Strong cannot guarantee the safety of any information you send, and you do so at your own risk.  In the unlikely case of a breach of private information, The Strong will follow relevant laws and regulations to inform you of the breach.

How We Use Collected Information

Information collected by The Strong may be used to improve the content of The Strong’s website; notify consumers about updates to the website; assist agents or contractors who support The Strong’s internal operations; provide consumers with marketing information; meet legal requirements made by governmental authorities conducting investigations; verify or enforce compliance with the policies governing The Strong’s website and applicable laws; or protect against misuse or unauthorized use of The Strong’s website. The Strong does not sell or rent personal information.

Information Disclosure

The Strong may need to disclose information collected, as described herein.  Most disclosures are necessary to complete a transaction and provide the information you have requested. Nonetheless, The Strong may disclose your information if needed to comply with a court order, law, legal proceeding, or request from the government. The Strong also reserve the right to disclose your information if said disclosure is fundamental to the safety of individuals associated with The Strong or others unaffiliated with the company.

The Strong reserves the right to transfer any information in the event of a sale or transfer all or a portion of The Strong’s assets. Should such a sale or transfer occur, The Strong will use reasonable efforts to require that the transferee use personal information provided through this website in a manner that is consistent with this Privacy Policy.

Information such as email, credit card numbers, or other personal information obtained by playing or making purchases within The Strong's mobile apps via Apple Store or Google Play will not be shared or sold except to the extent necessary to process transactions you have requested.

Data Rights

Subject to applicable law, you may have the right to request and obtain information about, or copies of, your personal information that The Strong processes, where The Strong obtained your information, the business or commercial purpose for collecting your information, the third parties with whom your information is shared, and whether The Strong’s source of information is publicly accessible.  You may also have the right to correct your personal information, or object to its processing.  Lastly, you may ask for information about when The Strong typically deletes stored information, or ask that information be anonymized or destroyed, depending on the situation and applicable laws. 

All processing is in support of The Strong’s operations.

Contacting The Strong

Upon request, The Strong provides website visitors with access to a description of information that is maintained about them. Consumers can access this information, or have it corrected by emailing info@museumofplay.org.

If you wish to prevent your information from being used for purposes other than those for which it was originally collected or if you do not want to receive email from The Strong in the future, please email info@museumofplay.org.

Ad Servers

Internet domains owned by The Strong do not partner with or have special relationships with any ad server companies.

Changes to Policy

From time to time, The Strong may use customer information for new, unanticipated uses not previously disclosed in this privacy policy. If future information practices change, The Strong will post policy revisions to the website and provide you with the ability to opt out of these new uses. If you are concerned about how personal data is used, you should check The Strong’s website periodically.

Terms and Conditions

By accessing, browsing, or using this website, you acknowledge that you have read, understood, and agree to these terms and conditions, and will comply with all applicable United States laws and regulations. If you do not agree with these terms and conditions, you should not use the website.

These terms and conditions are applicable to The Strong (museumofplay.org), including, but not limited to, the International Center for the History of Electronic Games, the National Toy Hall of Fame, the Brian Sutton-Smith Library and Archives of Play, the Woodbury School, and the American Journal of Play and any and all of which are hereinafter referred to as entities within The Strong. All materials on The Strong website are made available only to provide information about The Strong. The Strong controls and operates this website from its headquarters in Rochester, New York.

These terms and conditions will be governed and interpreted pursuant to the laws of the State of New York. If any part of these terms and conditions is unlawful, void, or unenforceable, that part will be deemed severable and will not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions. Possible evidence of use of this website for illegal purposes will be provided to law enforcement authorities. This is the entire agreement between the parties relating to the use of this website. The Strong can revise these terms and conditions at any time by updating this posting.

Disclaimer

The materials in this website are provided “as is” and “as available” and without warranties of any kind either expressed or implied. The Strong does not warrant or make any representations regarding the use of or the result of the use of the material in this website in terms of their accuracy, reliability, or otherwise or that the server that makes it available is free of viruses or other harmful components.  The Strong further disclaims any warranties and conditions of any kind, whether express or implied, including, but not limited to, the implied warranties and conditions of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose and non-infringement.

NOTHING IN THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS SHALL EXCLUDE OR LIMIT THE STRONG’S WARRANTY OR LIABILITY FOR LOSSES, WHICH MAY NOT BE LAWFULLY EXCLUDED OR LIMITED BY APPLICABLE LAW.  SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF CERTAIN WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OR THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR LOSS OR DAMAGE CAUSED BY NEGLIGENCE, BREACH OF CONTRACT OR BREACH OF IMPLIED TERMS, OR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES.  ACCORDINGLY, ONLY THE LIMITATIONS THAT ARE LAWFUL IN YOUR JURISDICTION WILL APPLY TO YOU AND THE STRONG’S LIABILITY WILL BE LIMITED TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.

Restrictions On Use

Material from museumofplay.org and any other websites owned, operated, or controlled by The Strong, including, but not limited to the International Center for the History of Electronic Games, the National Toy Hall of Fame, the Brian Sutton-Smith Library and Archives of Play, the Woodbury School, and the American Journal of Play may not be commercially copied, distributed, republished, uploaded, posted, or transmitted in any way, without the prior written consent of The Strong. However, in accordance with Creative Commons licenses, you may download material for your personal, non-commercial use, provided you do not delete or change any copyright or trademark information. Modification or use of the materials for any other purpose violates the intellectual property rights of The Strong. You may not resell, decompile, reverse engineer, disassemble, or otherwise convert any website content.

No use of The Strong’s logos or other design trademarks of The Strong will be allowed unless specific approval has been granted.

COPYRIGHT POLICY

The Strong respects the intellectual property rights of others and asks users to do the same.  If you are a copyright owner or an agent thereof and believe that any of the content on the website infringes upon your copyrights, you may submit a notification to us pursuant to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”) by providing our Copyright Agent with the following information in writing as outlined in 17 U.S.C. § 512(c)(3):

(i) A physical or electronic signature of the owner of the right that is allegedly infringed or a person authorized to act on their behalf;

(ii) Identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed, or, if multiple copyrighted works are covered by a single notification, a representative list of the copyrighted works;

(iii) Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing and information reasonably sufficient to permit us to locate the material on the Website;

(iv) Information reasonably sufficient to permit The Strong to contact the owner or agent, such as an address, telephone number, and email address;

(v) A statement that the owner or agent has a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and

(vi) A statement that the information in the notification is accurate and, under penalty of perjury, that you are the owner or are authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.

The Strong’s designated Copyright Agent for receiving notifications of claimed infringement is:

The Strong
One Manhattan Square
Attention: Sara Poe
Via email to: spoe@museumofplay.org

In accordance with the DMCA and other applicable law, The Strong has adopted a policy of terminating, in appropriate circumstances and at The Strong’s sole discretion, users who are deemed to be repeat infringers. The Strong may also, in its sole discretion, limit access to the services and/or terminate the accounts of any users who infringe any intellectual property rights of others, regardless of whether there is any repeat infringement. 

Hyperlinking to The Strong

Organizations may link to The Strong’s web pages so long as the link: (a) is not in any way misleading, (b) does not falsely imply sponsorship or endorsement of the linking party and its products or services, and (c) fits within the context of the linking party’s website.

If you are interested in linking to The Strong web pages, you must notify The Strong by sending an email to info@museumofplay.org. Please include your name, your organization name, URL of your website, a list of any URLs from which you intend to link to our website, and a list of the URL(s) on our website to which you would like to link. Allow one to two weeks for a response.

Approved organizations may hyperlink to The Strong domains as follows:

  • By use of the name “The Strong,” or its entities including, but not limited to, the International Center for the History of Electronic Games, the National Toy Hall of Fame, the Brian Sutton-Smith Library and Archives of Play, the Woodbury School, and the American Journal of Play
  • By use of the URL 

Reservation of Rights

The Strong reserves the right at any time and in its sole discretion to request that you remove all links or any particular link to The Strong’s website from your website. The Strong also reserves the right to amend these terms and conditions and its linking policy at any time. By continuing to link to The Strong’s website, you agree to be bound to and abide by these linking terms and conditions.

Links on The Strong’s Websites:

From time to time, The Strong may, with permission from the website owner, decide to link to websites that we determine may be of interest to our visitors. These websites may offer educational, mission-related, or other resources and may be owned or controlled by other third parties.

We are not responsible for the content of any linked website or social media site, any link(s) contained in any linked website, or any changes or updates to the information contained in such websites. The Strong provides links to third party websites only as a convenience and the inclusion of any such link on The Strong website does not imply The Strong’s endorsement of either the website, the organization operating such website, or any products or services of that organization. A visit to any website or page from The Strong’s website through any such link is done entirely at your own risk.

If you find any link on The Strong’s website or any linked website objectionable for any reason, you may contact The Strong. Requests to remove links will be considered, but The Strong will have no obligation to do so or to respond directly to you.

Governing Law and Dispute Resolution

ANY DISPUTE, CONTROVERSY OR CLAIM ARISING OUT OF, RELATING TO OR IN CONNECTION WITH THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS, INCLUDING THE BREACH, TERMINATION OR VALIDITY THEREOF, SHALL BE FINALLY RESOLVED BY BINDING ARBITRATION ADMINISTERED BY THE AMERICAN ARBITRATION ASSOCIATION (THE “AAA”).  THE ARBITRATION WILL TAKE PLACE IN ROCHESTER, NEW YORK.  YOU AND THE STRONG SHALL SELECT JOINTLY ONE ARBITRATOR FROM A PANEL OF ARBITRATORS SUBMITTED TO THE PARTIES BY AAA WHO HAVE, TO THE FULLEST EXTENT POSSIBLE, EXPERIENCE WITH AND KNOWLEDGE OF THE RELEVANT INDUSTRY.  IF THE PARTIES ARE UNABLE TO SELECT JOINTLY AN ARBITRATOR, THE AAA SHALL APPOINT THE ARBITRATOR.  THE ARBITRATOR SHALL HAVE THE POWER TO RULE ON ANY CHALLENGE TO ITS OWN JURISDICTION OR TO THE VALIDITY OR ENFORCEABILITY OF ANY PORTION OF THE AGREEMENT TO ARBITRATE.  YOU AND THE STRONG AGREE TO ARBITRATE SOLELY ON AN INDIVIDUAL BASIS, AND THAT THE TERMS OF USE DO NOT PERMIT CLASS ARBITRATION OR ANY CLAIMS BROUGHT AS A PLAINTIFF OR CLASS MEMBER IN ANY CLASS OR REPRESENTATIVE ARBITRATION PROCEEDING.  THE ARBITRATOR MAY NOT CONSOLIDATE MORE THAN ONE PERSON’S CLAIMS, AND MAY NOT OTHERWISE PRESIDE OVER ANY FORM OF A REPRESENTATIVE OR CLASS PROCEEDING.  IN THE EVENT THE PROHIBITION ON CLASS ARBITRATION IS DEEMED INVALID OR UNENFORCEABLE, THEN THE REMAINING PORTIONS OF THE ARBITRATION AGREEMENT WILL REMAIN IN FORCE.