Privacy Policy

Updated: 8/12/18

Who we are

The Museum of the Red River exists to preserve and celebrate the world’s artistic heritage, while emphasizing the contributions made by native American groups. It operates as a partnership between Idabel Museum Society, Inc., a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit, and the City of Idabel’s Herron Foundation, Inc. (“the Museum”, “we”).

Please note, the Museum may revise its privacy policy at any time, without notice, 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.

Our website address is: You can contact us via phone (580) 286 – 3616 or by emailing Brian Hendershot,

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

The Museum of the Red River, Idabel Museum Society, Inc. Herron Foundation, Inc., the City of Idabel, and all its associated agents are committed to protecting the privacy of its online guests, customers and members. We do not collect personal information about individuals, unless it is knowingly provided by such individuals. We do not share that information with any other parties except when it is necessary to provide you a service. For example, your name and email may be shared with PayPayl whenever you make a purchase on our website.

We do collect small, anonymous, small pieces of data stored on your computer by your web browsers known as cookies. Please refer to the “cookie” section for more information. We also compile and track aggregate data about our visitors. This does not include any personally identifying information and is strictly used for internal marketing purposes.


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.


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.

Some of our cookies also collect and report on anonymous, aggregate information. For example, Jetpack and Alphabet (Google) use cookies to see which page are the most popular, the time people spend on each page and so forth. This data allows us to know what types of people browse our website (for example, women between the ages of 24 and 45). However, it does not identify you personally.

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 tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Third-Party Links

This website may include links to third-party websites, plug-ins and applications. Clicking on those links or enabling those connections may allow third parties to collect or share data about you. We do not control those websites and are not responsible for their privacy statements. When you leave our website, we encourage you to read their privacy notice.

Who we share your data with

Your data may be shared with the following companies: MailChimp (our newsletter provider), Alphabet (Google), Jetpack (A wordpress plugin), Dreamhost (our web host), MonsterInsights (A wordpress plugin related to Google Analytics), Facebook (a social media platform), Instagram (a social media platform), WordPress (our content management system), Cloudflare (our content delivery network), Paypal (an online payment system), and WooCommerce (our storefront management system).

We share information with the companies above in order to provide you with a provide you a better browsing experience or for advertising purposes. For example, visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service. The data shared with these companies is stored securely and anonymously.

How long we retain your data

Generally speaking, we retain your personal data for as long as it is reasonable to fulfill the purposes we collected it for, including legal, accounting, or reporting requirements. For example, 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. Your data may also be shared indefinitely with any companies that we share our data with.

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. You may also extend these requests to any companies that we share our data with if they do not provide us the tools to do so.

How we protect your data

The Museum of the Red River and its associated parties make every effort to ensure that all transactions and anonymous data collections that occur on its website are secure. We limit access to your personal data to employees on a “need-to-know” basis and strive to follow all security measures such as enabling two-factor authentication for employees. You will be notified of a breach where we are legally required to do so.

Any data relating to a transaction is purged from our website 7 days after an event or 7 days after a purchase. However, it may remain with another company (e.g., PayPal) for as long as they need it (e.g., accounting purposes). Please note, even if your data is purged from our website, we may keep a non-digital copy in a secured location for legal and accounting purposes. 

However, please note, there is no such thing as 100% security. As a result, we cannot guarantee the security of any information which you disclose. If you need to send us money for a membership, class, etc., you may do so by calling (580) 286 – 3616 or by visiting the Museum Store.

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