Statement of Privacy

Privacy Policies

The Barkhamsted Historical Society is committed to protecting your privacy and developing technology that gives you the most powerful and safe online experience. This Statement of Privacy applies to the BarkhamstedHistory.US Web site and governs data collection and usage. By using the BarkhamstedHistory.US website, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.

Collection of your Personal Information

The Barkhamsted Historical Society collects personally identifiable information, such as your e-mail address, name, home or work address or telephone number. Barkhamsted Historical Society also collects anonymous demographic information, which is not unique to you, such as your ZIP code.

There is also information about your computer hardware and software that is automatically collected by Barkhamsted Historical Society. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring Web site addresses. This information is used by Barkhamsted Historical Society for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the BarkhamstedHistory.US Web site.

Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose personally identifiable information or personally sensitive data through BarkhamstedHistory.Org public message boards, this information may be collected and used by others. Note: Barkhamsted Historical Society does not read any of your private online communications.

The Barkhamsted Historical Society encourages you to review the privacy statements of Web sites you choose to link to from BarkhamstedHistory.Org so that you can understand how those Web sites collect, use and share your information. Barkhamsted Historical Society is not responsible for the privacy statements or other content on Web sites outside of the BarkhamstedHistory.US web site.

Use of your Personal Information

Barkhamsted Historical Society collects and uses your personal information to operate the BarkhamstedHistory.US Web site and deliver the services you have requested. Barkhamsted Historical Society also uses your personally identifiable information to inform you of other products or services available from BarkhamstedHistory.US and its affiliates. Barkhamsted Historical Society may also contact you via surveys to conduct research about your opinion of current services or of potential new services that may be offered.

Barkhamsted Historical Society does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties. Barkhamsted Historical Society may, from time to time, contact you on behalf of external business partners about a particular offering that may be of interest to you. In those cases, your unique personally identifiable information (e-mail, name, address, telephone number) is not transferred to the third party. In addition, Barkhamsted Historical Society may share data with trusted partners to help us perform statistical analysis, send you email or postal mail, provide customer support, or arrange for deliveries. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to Barkhamsted Historical Society, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.

Barkhamsted Historical Society does not use or disclose sensitive personal information, such as race, religion, or political affiliations, without your explicit consent.

Barkhamsted Historical Society keeps track of the Web sites and pages our customers visit within BarkhamstedHistory.US, in order to determine what services are the most popular.

Barkhamsted Historical Society Web sites will disclose your personal information, without notice, only if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on BarkhamstedHistory.US or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of Barkhamsted Historical Society; and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of BarkhamstedHistory.Org, or the public.

Use of Cookies

The Barkhamsted Historical Society Web site uses "cookies" to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a Web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.

One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the Web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you personalize BarkhamstedHistory.US pages, or register with BarkhamstedHistory.Org site or services, a cookie helps BarkhamstedHistory.US to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information, such as billing addresses, shipping addresses, and so on. When you return to the same BarkhamstedHistory.US Web site, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the BarkhamstedHistory.US features that you customized.

You have the ability 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. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the BarkhamstedHistory.US services or Web sites you visit.

Security of your Personal Information

Barkhamsted Historical Society secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. Barkhamsted Historical Society secures the personally identifiable information you provide on computer servers in a controlled, secure environment, protected from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. When personal information (such as a credit card number) is transmitted to other Web sites, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol.

Changes to this Statement

Barkhamsted Historical Society will occasionally update this Statement of Privacy to reflect organization and user feedback. Barkhamsted Historical Society encourages you to periodically review this Statement to be informed of how Barkhamsted Historical Society is protecting your information.

Contact Information

Barkhamsted Historical Society welcomes your comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. If you believe that Barkhamsted Historical Society has not adhered to this Statement, please contact Barkhamsted Historical Society at webmaster (at) barkhamstedhistory.us. We will use commercially reasonable efforts to promptly determine and remedy the problem.
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