About the Information We Collect
The New Hampshire Historical Society gathers two types of information through its Web site. The first is routine statistical information gathered as visitors browse through our site, and the second is personal information voluntarily supplied by visitors.
The Society's Web server automatically gathers limited information from visitors as they navigate through our site. We analyze this information in aggregate - that is we collect information about thousands of site visits and analyze it as a whole. This study involves looking for trends, such as the number of visitors to our site and which parts of the site are visited most frequently. We use these statistics to help make our site more useful to visitors and to improve the services we offer. We may share aggregated information, which does not contain personal information, with other organizations.
When you visit our site, we do not collect any personal information about you unless you voluntarily choose to provide us with the information. You may visit many of our Web site pages without telling us who you are or revealing personal information. However, some services on the site require that you furnish personal information. Examples include purchasing items from our museum store, answering surveys, registering to receive electronic newsletters, or becoming a member of the Society. In connection with your use of such services, you may be asked to provide contact information (such as your name, postal address, telephone number, and email address), financial information (such as your credit card type, number, and expiration date) and demographic information (such as your zip code or age).
Credit card information is used only for your intended purchase (i.e., the store purchase or membership contribution you wish to make). Contact information is used to respond to your inquiries and to send products and services requested from our Web site. You also may receive periodic mailings from us with information on new products and services, updates to our Web sites, or upcoming events. You may request that your contact information be removed from our mailing list at any time. The Society does not sell or rent any personal information gathered from its online visitors. Names and addresses occasionally are exchanged with other nonprofit organizations. To request that your name and address not be exchanged, please contact us by e-mail at email@example.com, by telephone at 603/856-0621, or by writing the New Hampshire Historical Society, 30 Park Street, Concord, NH 03301-6384.
Cookies are elements that a Web site maintains on an individual's computer for record keeping purposes. Cookies are an industry standard used by most Web sites. Cookies do not cause damage to your computer systems or files. The only personal information a cookie can contain is information you supply.
When you register at our online store, we ask for your name, postal address, telephone number, and e-mail address. You also will be asked to create a password to use to access this information on return visits. After registering, you have the option of creating a personal "Address Book" to save shipping information for you and your gift recipients. The information in your "Address Book" regarding your gift recipients is used only to fulfill store orders.
The security of your financial information (credit card type, number, and expiration date) is a primary concern of the New Hampshire Historical Society. We have security measures in place to protect against the loss, misuse, and alteration of the information under our control. Our site has a VeriSign Secure Server ID and credit card information is transmitted in an encrypted format to help protect it against unauthorized use. We use industry-standard, SSL (secure socket layer) encryption.
The New Hampshire Historical Society will not knowingly collect information from children under the age of 18 without first gaining consent from a parent or guardian. If your child sends us an e-mail with a question or request for information (such as information on New Hampshire history for a school project), we will respond using his or her e-mail, but we will not retain it for future communications. Children should always ask their parents or guardians for permission before providing personal information to anyone online. We urge parents and guardians to participate in their children's online activities.
Links to Other Web Sites
As a service to visitors, our Web site contains links to other sites. The linked sites are not under the control of the New Hampshire Historical Society, and we are not responsible for the privacy practices or the contents of any linked site.
From time to time, we may make changes to our information gathering practices or alter the way our Web site functions. We will update this statement accordingly, and we encourage you to periodically review this page for the latest information on privacy practices on our Web site.