This updated privacy policy complies with the requirements of the European Union General Data Protection Regulation.

Who we are

vintageTEK is a charitable, educational and scientific museum founded to commemorate the early history of Tektronix, Inc and its role in spawning approximately 300 high technology companies in the 'Silicon Forest'. We are located in Beaverton, Oregon, USA and our website address is

What personal data we collect

Visitors may register with the site to receive the monthly email newsletter.  We collect your name and email in order to send you this newsletter.  You may also enter your address and phone so we know who are followers are and where they live.  We do not use this information for any other purpose and we do not share it with anyone else.

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.


We used to allow users to comment on our posts but have stopped doing so as it was an entry point for hackers to get into the website. We no longer allow comments.

When visitors did leave comments on the site we collected the data shown in the comments form, the visitor’s IP address,  and browser user agent string to help spam detection.  An anonymized string created from the email address (also called a hash) may have been provided to the Gravatar service to see if you had used it.

If you left a comment on our site you may have opted in to save your name, email address and website in cookies. These were for your convenience so that you would not have to fill in your details again if you left another comment. These cookies last for one year.

Web Store

We used to have a Zencart store for the website that users would create an account on.  We have since closed this store and now sell on-line at eBay.  All user account information associated with the web store was deleted from this site.

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.