Privacy Policy

This privacy policy sets out how the Lower East Side Tenement Museum Shop uses and protects any information that you give the Museum Shop when you use this website. The Lower East Side Tenement Museum Shop is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement. The Lower East Side Tenement Museum Shop may change this policy from time to time by updating this page.

Product Information
Most of the items listed on our website are available in our shop. The prices displayed on our website are quoted in U.S. Dollars and may be different from prices that are available in our shop. These prices are effective only in the U.S. We do our very best to ensure that the prices on our site are correct, but will not honor prices that have been displayed improperly.

Inaccuracy Disclaimer
Rarely, there may be information displayed on our site that is incorrect, regarding pricing or avalibility. Lower East Side Tenement Museum reserves the right to correct those errors and update information at any time without prior notice.

What information do we collect?
We may collect the following information from you: your name, contact information including email address, mailing address, phone number, demographic information such as postcode, preferences and interests, other information relevant to customer surveys and/or offers

For the exhaustive list of cookies we collect see the List of cookies we collect section.

What do we do with the information we gather?
This information helps us to understand your needs and provide you with a better service, and in particular for the following reasons:

  • To process orders.
  • Improve customer service and Internal record keeping.
  • We may use the information to improve our products and services.
  • We may periodically send promotional emails about new products, special offers or other information which we think you may find interesting using the email address which you have provided.
  • From time to time, we may also use your information to contact you for market research purposes. We may contact you by email, phone, fax or mail. We may use the information to customize the website according to your interests.

We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorized access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

All credit card numbers used for purchase on the Tenement Museum Shop are encrypted using “Secure Socket Layer” (SSL) encryption technology. SSL encryption is the web standard for safeguarding sensitive information such as credit card numbers when they are transmitted over the Internet.

If you have any questions about security on the Museum’s online shop, please contact us at store(at)

Controlling your personal information
We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law to do so. We may use your personal information to send you promotional information about third parties which we think you may find interesting if you tell us that you wish this to happen.

You may request details of personal information which we hold about you under the Data Protection Act 1998. A small fee will be payable. If you would like a copy of the information held on you please write to 103 Orchard St New York, NY 10002.

If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please write to or email us as soon as possible, at the above address. We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.

How we use cookies
A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer’s hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.

We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about web page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.

Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us. You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.

Links to other website
Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

Your Consent
By using our site, you consent to our online privacy policy.