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Privacy Policy

SAMA is committed to protecting your privacy when you visit or subscribe to our website, follow our social media pages, register in person at SAMA sites, and more. By providing us your personal information, you agree to be bound by the terms and conditions of SAMA’s Privacy Policy. The SAMA Privacy Policy is outlined below. A link to this policy is provided in the footer information on every page of the SAMA website.

Content, displayed to you on the SAMA website and elsewhere, including advertisements and information about SAMA’s programs and products, may be customized to your interests and preferences based on your personally identifiable information and website usage information collected online unless you opt out. You have to opt out using each of your Web-browsing applications and devices separately.

Contact tracing

We may share your name and email address with a governmental health authority should that information be requested for COVID-19 contact tracing purposes.


Online retail and membership purchases and donations

When you order a product or membership or make a donation on the SAMA website, we need to know your name, billing and shipping addresses, telephone number, email address, and credit card information to process your payment. Your credit card information will be sent to our third-party payment card processors and service providers to perform fraud detection and payment processing services. If your purchase is rejected by our website because it was detected as a possible fraudulent use of a payment card, and you are in fact the authorized user of the card, you can contact us at or call (814) 472-3920 for the issue to be evaluated and resolved. We do not store credit card numbers. If you choose to have your payment information saved for future purchases, we will retain payment information using tokenization technology for enhanced security. We will retain your other personally identifiable information for our records, in order to facilitate better customer service, and to inform you of our products and promotional offers.

Children 12 and under

SAMA does not solicit personal information from children. Visitors 12 years of age and under should remember that they are required to obtain an adult’s permission before submitting any personal information to this or any other website.

SAMA website subscription

SAMA offers visitors to the SAMA website the opportunity to subscribe to our email advertising, a service hosted by a third-party contractor, Constant Contact, that has agreed to use the email address you provide only to send our advertising to you. If you opt in via the subscription form found in the footer section of any page on, you will receive SAMA’s biweekly email advertising. You may subscribe or unsubscribe at any time by following the instructions on the emails.

Emailing SAMA

If you send an email to SAMA, your message and email address may be saved and we may send you emails in order to respond to your message. Any material, business information, ideas, concepts, or other information sent to SAMA by email will be treated as non-confidential and non-proprietary. We will only use the information provided in your email and your email address to improve the SAMA website, services, and products, and to fulfill or respond to your requests for products, services, or information.

Social media

We maintain a presence on several social networking platforms, such as Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube. Through these platforms and features, we receive some personal information and some usage information about you, and this Privacy Policy applies to that information as well. In addition, these third-party social networking platforms have their own privacy policies, which explain how the third parties that provide them will use and protect your information. The information we receive from third parties may depend on the privacy settings you have on the third-party platform.

Our policy on the use and disclosure of the information we collect on the SAMA website and elsewhere

SAMA uses the personal information you provide to us for internal purposes, such as completing and tracking your transactions, analyzing trends, and collecting statistics. SAMA may also compile and provide aggregate statistics about our visitors, customers, sales, traffic patterns, and related site information to third parties, but these statistics will not include any personally identifying information.

If you have provided us with your email address, we may send you emails in order to alert you to information, events, activities, or programs at or related to SAMA that we believe may be of interest to you, or to alert you about sales or other promotional events at the SAMA online store.


We may combine information you give to us online, offline, in our stores, and at the Museum. We use this combined information to enhance and personalize your shopping experience with us; to communicate with you about products, exhibitions, or events that may be of interest to you; or for other promotional or Museum-related purposes.

Revisions to our privacy policy

Please note that SAMA may revise its privacy policy at any time, without notice, such changes to be effective immediately upon posting on the SAMA website. Such revisions may arise in response to changes in the law, policy, or other factors. We encourage you to periodically visit this page to review our most current policy. In some cases (for example, if we significantly expand our use or sharing of your personal information) we may also tell you about changes by additional means, such as by sending an email to the email address we have on file for you. In some cases, we may request your consent to the changes.

Contact SAMA

Send your questions, comments, or concerns about our privacy policy or any other aspect of our website to

Last update: March 10, 2021

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