Homer Watson House & Gallery
Amended: March 28, 2017

Collection of Personal Information

The following policy pertains to Homer Watson House & Gallery cultural activities. Homer Watson House & Gallery does not sell or share your information.

No employee may use or disclose personal information gathered by the Gallery for any purpose other than for the purpose the information was obtained. The uses of the information collected include the following:

  • – To provide the public with quality services and receive payment for those services
  • – To ensure the safest environment possible for both adults and children
  • – To respond quickly and efficiently to emergency and medical situation
  • – To meet legal and regulation requirement
  • – To obtain customer feedback and to analyze user experience for the purpose of development and evaluation of new programs or events
  • – To deliver and fulfill any requests made by you, including but not limited to, providing information and documentation regarding purchases such as delivering invoices or proof of purchase
  • – To process and fulfill any subscriptions you have signed up for, including WATSnew to keep you up to date with the latest programs and events at the Gallery
  • – To provide you with recommendations and marketing communications that we believe may be of interest to you based on your use of our programs
  • – To provide visual documentation of the services provided for current and potential benefactors
  • – To record history

The nature of personal information the Gallery collects may include the following:

  • – Personal information such as your name, gender, date of birth, mailing/shipping/billing address (including postal code), contact information, credit card number or other payment service information when you make a purchase
  • – Emergency and medical information regarding children in our care
  • – Information relating to specific transaction between you and the HWHG
  • – Images capturing the events/exhibition/programs and other activities that occur due to HWHG efforts
  • – Information relating to historic and cultural activities

Minor’s Privacy

We do not knowingly collect information from a minor under the age of eighteen (18), or equivalent minimum age in the relevant jurisdiction, without parental consent. We encourage parents (or guardians) to take an active role in a minor’s online activities and interests while using our website. If you are a minor, please seek parental consent before your use of our website.

Third Party Service Providers

We disclose and share your information with our service providers that offer services for or on our behalf. Some service providers assist us with sending marketing communications, providing customer support, delivering purchases and billing.

For legal, protection, and security purposes, we may disclose or share your information with third parties:

  • – to the extent it is required by applicable laws or regulations or competent governmental or judicial authorities, necessary to establish or preserve a legal claim or defense, or necessary to prevent fraud or other illegal activities
  • – to protect the rights, property or safety of the HWHG, our service providers, customers or the public, as required or permitted by law

Please be aware that HWHG is not responsible for the security, or privacy practices of those third-party websites. We encourage you to read the privacy statements of those third-party websites carefully.


We take precautions to protect your information against unauthorized access, alteration, disclosure or destruction.

However, HWHG cannot guarantee absolute, flawless security on the internet. To protect your data from unauthorized access, we recommend that you:

  • – change your passwords on a regular basis
  • – keep your devices up to date by applying the latest available security updates for your software and use such tools as virus/spyware scanners

Manage Your Information

We want to help you keep your information accurate.

  • – Upon verification of an individual’s identification, the individual may request access to their personal information, and request amendments to ensure accuracy and completeness.

Privacy Policy

Who we are

Our website address is:

What personal data we collect and why we collect it


When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Contact forms


If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select "Remember Me", your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.


Who we share your data with

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Your contact information

Additional information

How we protect your data

What data breach procedures we have in place

What third parties we receive data from

What automated decision making and/or profiling we do with user data

Industry regulatory disclosure requirements

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Departed, never to return.

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And fondly sae did I o’ mine.
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Fu’ sweet upon its thorny tree;
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But, ah! he left the thorn wi’ me.