The Nantucket Atheneum respects your privacy and has instituted policies intended to ensure that your personal information is handled in a safe and responsible manner.

Personal Information

We collect only the domain name, but not the e-mail address of visitors to our website. The information we collect is used to improve the content of the site. The information is not shared with other organizations for commercial purposes.

If you have supplied us with your e-mail address, postal address or telephone number online, you may receive periodic e-mails, mailings and telephone calls about promotions and upcoming events. If you do not want to receive such information from us in the future, please contact us [Link: Contact us].

Credit Card Information

This website uses SSLA Secured processing to encrypt credit card information provided as part of any online donation or purchase. This eliminates the risk of the decoding of that information by anyone other than the Nantucket Atheneum for the purposes of processing your order. To check the security of your connection, look at the bottom of your browser window after accessing the server. If you see an unbroken key or a closed lock (depending upon your browser), then the secured processing is active. You can also verify secured processing by looking at the URL line of your browser. When accessing a secure server, the first characters of the site address will change from “http” to “https.”


The Nantucket Atheneum does not employ “cookies” in order to gain information about people visiting our website.


This site contains links to other sites. The Nantucket Atheneum privacy practices may differ from these other sites. The Nantucket Atheneum is not responsible for the privacy policy of any website linked to from this site.

Changes to This Policy

The Nantucket Atheneum reserves the right, in its sole discretion and without any obligation, to modify or correct any error or omissions in any portion of this website. From time to time, we may use visitor information for new, unanticipated uses not previously disclosed in our privacy notice.

If our information practices change at some time in the future, we will post the policy changes to our website to notify you of these changes and provide you with the ability to opt out of these new uses. If you are concerned about how your information is used, periodically check back at our website.

If you have questions or feel that this site is not following its stated information policy, please contact us.