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 Privacy Policy for Online and Electronic Use

The Huntington Historical Society is committed to protecting the privacy of its online visitors, customers, Members, donors, and friends. We do not collect information which personally identifies individuals—such as their names and postal and/or email addresses—except when it is voluntarily and knowingly provided by such individuals. The Society believes that maintaining privacy on the Web is extremely important and we encourage you to read this privacy policy carefully so that you will clearly understand both our commitment to you and your privacy, and our method of collecting and using information. This privacy policy only applies to transactions made, and data gathered, on the huntingtonhistoricalsociety.org website and does not apply to any other website. The terms of this privacy policy shall govern all interactions with the Historical Society through either the Society's website or email. A link to the privacy policy can be found on the Society's home page and by using the Historical Society's website or communicating with the Society via email, you agree to the terms of this privacy policy.

Making a Donation or Purchasing a Membership Online

The Huntington Historical Society implements all of its online financial transactions through PayPal to insure privacy and security.  PayPal is designed from the ground up to be one of the safest ways to send money online.  Payments are sent without sharing financial information and PayPal never shares your financial information with, or sells it to, merchants or other third parties.  For further information about their security and privacy policies, please visit PayPal’s webpage.

How the Historical Society Utilizes Information Provided by Visitors

The Huntington Historical Society uses the information you provide on its website to fulfill your membership or donation request and/or to enhance customer service regarding Membership, and to also inform you of upcoming events and newsworthy items.  (See Making a Donation or Purchasing a Membership Online).  The Historical Society will never share with third parties any individually identifiable information you provide when purchasing a Membership or making a donation online, through the mail, in person, or over the telephone except as required by law.

Emails and Newsletters

The Huntington Historical Society regularly sends email updates to our Members who have provided us with their email addresses to inform them of Society events and/or promotions we think may interest them. On occasion, the Society may send emails to individuals such as event participants and Members who may wish to receive our newsletter online or be updated on particular events, meetings or programs.   Email recipients may always opt out of any email category at any time by following the unsubscribe instructions included in the email message.  To contact the Society via email, please use the info@huntingtonhistoricalsociety.org address.

Due to the part-time nature of our staff, The Historical Society tries to respond to email messages requiring a response within ten business days. If you email the Historical Society, your message and email address will be forwarded to the appropriate department within the Society. The Society may choose to save this information. The Society encourages communication from its membership, however, any message, material, business information, ideas, concepts, or other information sent to the Museum by email will be treated as non-confidential and non-proprietary.

Contacting the Society

If you have any questions or concerns regarding this privacy policy, please contact:
The Huntington Historical Society
209 Main Street
Huntington, NY  11743-6907
(631) 427-7045, ext. 401

EMail:  info@huntingtonhistoricalsociety.org

Changes to Privacy Policy

The Huntington Historical Society may revise its privacy policy at any time. We encourage visitors/Members to frequent our website periodically to review our current policy so that they may remain informed about how we gather and use information via the internet.

Update effective: June, 2007