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Privacy Policy

This privacy policy tells you how we collect, use, and protect your personal information. By visiting our website (the “Site”), you accept and agree to our Terms of Use, including this Privacy Policy. In particular, you consent to our collection and use of your personal information as described in this Privacy Policy.

The Type of Information We Collect from You

By accessing the Site, you automatically tell us certain information, including such basic information such as your IP address, when you visited, the website from which you came to the Site, the website which you access upon leaving the Site, the operating system your computer uses, and the web browser you were using when you visited the Site. Our website automatically records this basic information about you.

Like many other websites, we may use cookies. Cookies are information that the Site’s servers transfer to your computer. This information can be used to track your session on the Site. N They may also be used to customize Site content for you as an individual. If you are using one of the common Internet web browsers, you can change your browser setting either to let you know when you receive a cookie or to deny cookie access to your computer.

We may also collect any data that you provide us by posting it at our Site, such as by filling out a form, or by sending us emails. You may always choose not to provide us with information. This may, however, prevent you from using all of the Site’s services and features.

Some transactions between you and the Site may involve payment by credit card, electronic funds transfer or third party online payment services. In such instances, we will collect information related to the transaction as part of the course of doing business with you, including your billing address, telephone number, and other information related to the transaction.

What We Do with the Information

We use your information to operate our Site’s business activities. For example, we may use this data to contact you about changes to our website, new services, or special offers, resolve disputes, troubleshoot issues, and enforce our Site’s Terms of Use.

As a general rule, we will not give your data to third parties without your permission. However, some important exceptions to this rule are described in the following paragraphs.

We may, in our sole discretion, provide information about you to law enforcement or other government officials for purposes of fraud investigations, alleged intellectual property infringement, or any other suspected illegal activity or matters that may expose us to legal liability.

Although we do not disclose individually identifiable information, we may disclose aggregate data about our Site’s visitors to advertisers or other third parties for marketing and promotional purposes.

From time to time, we may use third party suppliers to provide services on our website. If a supplier wants to collect information about you, you will be notified. However, you will never be required to give information to a third party supplier. We restrict the way third party suppliers can use your information. They are not allowed to sell or give your information to others.

Your Use of Information and from the Site

If you obtain personally identifying information about another Site user, you may not disclose this information to anyone else without both our consent and the consent of the third party user. he consent both of the third party and of the user and our consent too.

You may not use information which you obtain from the Site about us or other Site users to send unsolicited commercial e-mail. You may not send unsolicited commercial communications via our website’s posting or other communication systems.

Changes to Privacy Policy

The terms of this Privacy Policy may change from time to time. If such changes are made, we will notify you by a notice posted on the Site’s home page.

California Privacy Rights

If you are a California resident, Cal. Civ. Code § 1798.83 permits you to request certain information about our disclosure of personal information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes. To request this information, please send an e-mail to our Executive Director or contact us by U.S. mail at:

Hingham Historical Society
P.O. Box 434
Hingham, MA 02043
Attn: Executive Director