Privacy Policy

Your privacy is critically important to us. It is our policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our websites.

Website Visitors

Like most website operators, Hands On Science collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. Hands On Science’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how Hands On Science’s visitors use its website.

Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information

Certain visitors to Hands On Science’s websites choose to interact with Hands On Science in ways that require Hands On Science to gather personally-identifying information. For example, when you contact us through our Contact page, you are asked to provide the necessary personal information required to process your request. In each case, Hands On Science collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with Hands On Science. Hands On Science does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.

Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information

Hands On Science discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that:

  1. need to know that information in order to process it on Hands On Science’s behalf or to provide services available at Hands On Science’s websites, and
  2. that have agreed not to disclose it to others.

Hands On Science will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, Hands On Science discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only when required to do so by law, or when Hands On Science believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Hands On Science, third parties or the public at large.

If you have supplied your email address, Hands On Science may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new field trips, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with Hands On Science and our field trips. If at any time you wish to stop receiving these emails, you can send an email to

Hands On Science takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.


A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor’s computer, and that the visitor’s browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. Hands On Science uses cookies to help Hands On Science identify and track visitors, their usage of Hands On Science website, and their website access preferences. Hands On Science visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using Hands On Science’s websites, with the drawback that certain features of Hands On Science’s websites may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

Although most changes are likely to be minor, Hands On Science may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in Hands On Science’s sole discretion. Hands On Science encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.