Privacy Policy

The “Coming of Age” website is owned and operated by the Museum of Jewish Heritage—A Living Memorial to the Holocaust (“the Museum,” “we,” “us,” “our”). This document explains our privacy policies and procedures with respect to the Coming of Age website. Please read this policy thoroughly to understand how we will treat the personal information that you provide. We are committed to building a safe and secure learning environment with the help of all teachers who register for Coming of Age.

What personal information do we collect from teachers and parents?

When a teacher registers for an account, we ask for basic account information such as the teacher’s name and e-mail address; the name and contact information of the school; and the grade level being taught.

We will not collect more information than is reasonably necessary for teachers to participate in the educational activities offered on Coming of Age.

Do we collect personal information from students?

Coming of Age is not designed or intended to collect any personal information from students or from anyone under the age of 13. Only teachers are eligible to register for Coming of Age. We may use student quotes for marketing purposes but we will not include personally identifiable student information with those quotes.

How do we use the personal information collected from teachers?

We do not under any circumstances sell or rent to third parties any personal information collected through Coming of Age. We do use the personal information collected from teachers for such purposes as:

  • helping to establish and verify the identity of teachers who register for Coming of Age;
  • providing access to the educational activities on Coming of Age;
  • restricting website access to registered teachers;
  • regulating access to user-generated content as described in the next section;
  • responding to teacher inquiries and requests;
  • notifying teachers about new features and activities on Coming of Age;
  • maintaining the security and integrity of our systems.

Teachers may also elect to share information with other users through a class “profile” for the purpose of pairing with other classes to collaborate on projects.

We may use teacher or parent quotes for marketing purposes but we will not include personally identifiable information with those quotes.

Service Providers. We may disclose personal information to unaffiliated service companies to help us maintain and operate the Coming of Age website. We require these service-related companies to take steps to maintain the confidentiality of any personal information they may receive from us, and we do not permit them to use such information for their own business purposes.

Law and Harm. We may disclose your information if we believe that it is reasonably necessary to comply with a law, regulation, or legal request; to protect the safety of any person; to address fraud, security, or technical issues; or to protect our rights or property.

Corporate Transfer. It is possible that in the future the Museum may sell or transfer corporate assets. In connection with such a sale, personal information may be transferred to a third party. Under these circumstances, we would to the extent possible require the acquiring party to follow the practices described in this privacy policy.

How does Coming of Age manage user-generated content?


Teachers may choose to make their own submissions viewable either to other users who are logged in, or to all website visitors. These submissions will contain only their city, state, and the grade level they are teaching.

Website users have the opportunity to flag inappropriate content on Coming of Age. If content is flagged as inappropriate, the Museum will decide, in its sole discretion, whether to remove the content from Coming of Age.

Does Coming of Age use “cookies”?

We may send cookies to your computer in order to uniquely identify your browser and improve the quality of our service. “Cookies” are small pieces of information that a website sends to your computer’s hard drive while you are viewing the website. We may use both session cookies (which expire once you close your browser) and persistent cookies (which stay on your computer until you delete them). Persistent cookies can be removed by following your browser help file directions. If you choose to disable cookies, some areas of Coming of Age may not work properly or at all. Our cookies are linked to the personal information collected from registered teachers and parents (such as the teacher or parent’s name, e-mail address, and class list, as described in further detail above).

How is personal information stored and secured?

We maintain physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards to help guard personal information against access by unauthorized employees or third parties. We restrict access to personal information to those persons who need to know that information to provide the activities offered on Coming of Age. While we strive to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee the security of any information you transmit to us online, and we will not be liable for unauthorized disclosure of personal information due to no fault of the Museum including, but not limited to, errors in transmission and unauthorized acts of Museum staff or third parties.

Can I review and delete personal information?

If you are a teacher registered for Coming of Age, we provide you with online tools to review, edit, and delete the personal information you submit to the website as well as any user-generated content submitted by you. You may also request access to, or correction or deletion of, your information or content by contacting us in any of the ways noted below.

External Links

Coming of Age may contain links to other websites. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of other websites. We encourage you to read the privacy policies provided by other websites before you provide personal information to them.

Changes to This Policy

We may change or enhance our policy to improve our services to teachers and students. If we decide to change the Privacy Policy materially, we will post those changes prominently on this web page. We also may send an e-mail to registered teachers and parents describing the changes.

Contacting Us

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please feel free to contact us:

Museum of Jewish Heritage
36 Battery Place
New York, NY 10280

Policy last updated: June 27, 2017

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