Marshy Point Nature Center
Web Policy

Web Policy

These terms govern your use of the Marshy Point Nature Center web site. Your use of our site tells us you have read and agreed to this Web Policy.

Limitations of Liability

When you access this web site, you agree that MPNCC shall not be liable to you for any loss or injury caused in procuring, compiling, or delivering the information gained from the site. In no event will MPNCC be liable to you or anyone else for any action taken by you on the basis of such information or for any incidental, consequential, special, or similar damages. 

Photographs and Videos

All photos and videos used on this site were taken by Marshy Point Nature Center staff and MPNCC volunteers, except where otherwise noted. They may not be reproduced, distributed, adapted, or displayed in whole or in part without express permission. 


All web site text, photos, arrangement, and content on this web site is copyrighted by MPNCC. Site expansion and redesign created by Adashmore Creative in 2014 using a WordPress template.

Permission is hereby granted to download files that are specifically offered in downloadable format (e.g., Adobe® Acrobat®, Microsoft Word®), and to use text from posted news stories for personal or educational use provided that such material is not altered or edited in any way and provided that an appropriate credit line and copyright notice are included.

Except as specified above and as permitted under the Copyright Act of 1976, no other use is granted nor may any other materials from the web site be reproduced, distributed, adapted, or displayed in whole or in part without express permission.

It is the user’s responsibility to be aware of current copyright law and applications. The user agrees to indemnify MPNCC and its volunteers from any costs or claims for infringement or copyright in relation to copies of images or text from this web site.


MPNCC will act reasonably to ensure that any information you provide to us is not accessed by unauthorized persons. We do not sell or rent personally identifiable information to third parties.

Information You Provide to Us

We receive and store any information you knowingly provide to us. For example, by submitting a Contact Us form, we may collect your name, e-mail address, and phone number. Through our event ticketing, we may collect personal information such as your name, physical address, e-mail address, and phone number.

We may communicate with you if you’ve provided us the means to do so. For example, if you have requested to receive volunteering, membership, or event updates, we may send them to the e-mail you specified. If you do not want to receive communications from us, please use the Unsubscribe option (where available), or Contact Us to indicate your preference.

For large festivals and events being co-sponsored by Marshy Point and other organizations, contact information may be shared only to assist in the running of the event (e.g., coordinating vendors and performers).

We may also use your personally identifiable information when we need to comply with a legal or regulatory obligation. For example, keeping records of our sales for tax compliance.

Information Collected Automatically

When you interact with our web site, we automatically receive and record information on server logs from your browser or device, which may include your IP address, geolocation data, device identification, “cookie” information, the type of browser and/or device you are using to access our site, and the page or feature you requested.

Cookies are essentially tokens of information, such as preferences and passwords, which some web servers collect from users when users access them. Those data are stored on a user’s hard drive and not on the web site’s server. Whenever a user visits a “cookie” site again, the server looks for its cookie on the hard drive and, if found, then reads the information it stored there. The information within a cookie is used to enhance the user’s interaction with the web site. There are parts of this web site that may use cookies. You may be able to change the preferences on your browser or device to prevent or limit your device’s acceptance of cookies. 

If you click on a link to a third party web site or service, a third party may also transmit cookies to you. This web policy does not cover the use of cookies by any third parties.

Do Not Track Policy

Your browser may offer you a “Do Not Track” option, which allows you to signal to operators of web sites and web applications and services that you do not wish such operators to track certain of your online activities over time and across different web sites.

We are not responsible for their privacy practices and policies, and whether third parties honor “Do Not Track” requests you have set using your browser or device.


This web site uses a third party, PayPal, to process payments made for products and services on this web site. Your credit card details are communicated directly from your browser to PayPal; we never see your full payment information. All online payments will be conducted in accordance with data security standards and your contact information is encrypted before being communicated with them.

We may store the tokens required to identify transactions with PayPal, issue refunds, and identify transactions made using PayPal. You may also receive an e-mail response from us after you complete a payment via PayPal.

Notice to California Residents

Subject to certain limits under California law, California residents may ask us to provide them with a list of categories of personal information that we have disclosed to third parties during the immediately preceding calendar year, and the identity of those third parties. To make this request, California residents may contact us

Links to Other Sites

Our web site has links to web sites of other organizations which, we believe, may offer relevant information. Once you link to another site, you are subject to the disclaimers and security and privacy policies of the new site. Linking to these external sites does not constitute or imply an endorsement of the sites’ content by MPNCC.


This web site is provided on an “as-is” basis. MPNCC disclaims all responsibility for any loss, injury, claim, liability, or damage of any kind resulting from, arising out of, or any way related to any errors in or omissions from this web site and the content, including but not limited to technical inaccuracies and typographical errors.

MPNCC does not guarantee that the information available on or through the site will be correct, accurate, timely, or otherwise reliable. MPNCC may make improvements and/or changes to its features, functionality, or content at any time. 

Terms of Agreement

Users of this web site shall abide by all applicable federal, state, and local laws, including those pertaining to libel, slander, defamation, trade libel, product disparagement, harassment, invasion of privacy, and copyright and trademark infringement.

All activity occurring in connection with the site (including, but not limited to, accessing pages and downloading materials) is presumed to occur in the State of Maryland.

MPNCC may update this agreement without notice. Such updating will in no way relieve you of your obligations under earlier versions of this agreement. Use of this constitutes acceptance of the terms and conditions in place at the moment of use.

Computer Fraud and Abuse Act

Unauthorized attempts to upload information and/or change information on this Web site are strictly prohibited and are subject to prosecution under Title 18 U.S.C., Sections 1001 and 1030. 


We welcome your feedback on the materials in our web site. All suggestions, ideas, and other information communicated to MPNCC through this site shall become the exclusive property of MPNCC.

You agree that none of your feedback communicated to MPNCC will be obscene, offensive, defamatory, infringing upon the intellectual property rights of others, or otherwise objectionable or unlawful. MPNCC, while reserving the right to delete all or part of any communications that it deems in its sole discretion to be objectionable, assumes no responsibility and makes no warranty that it will undertake to do so.