Historic New England is committed to protecting your privacy when you visit our website, shop at our online store, register online for a program, join or renew your membership online, or make an online donation. We do not collect your personally identifiable information unless you are visiting our website and knowingly provide this information. By using this website, you agree to be bound by the terms and conditions of this Privacy Procedure. When you provide personally identifiable information via this website, you consent to our collection and use of it as defined in this Privacy Procedure.
When we collect personally identifiable information from you, we generally require only the basic information needed for us to provide the service or product you have requested. It is also our goal to provide you with a positive and personalized online experience, which may include gathering feedback from you and finding new ways to communicate with you, so we may ask for additional personal information on an optional basis.
Historic New England’s secure server software uses industry-standard technology such as firewalls and secure socket layers (SSL) for encryption of your data. The encryption certificate is issued by Verisign. Please note that your personal information stored on our web server is securely encrypted and stored away. However, no transmission of data over the internet can be guaranteed as 100 percent secure. Although we make diligent efforts to safeguard your personal information, we cannot warrant the security of information you transmit to us.
Like most websites, this site uses cookie technology. Cookies are small pieces of information stored on your computer’s hard drive by your web browser. Cookies help our website recognize you, allow you access as you move around the site, keep track of items you put in your shopping cart, and help us understand your use of the site and what particular internet link led you to our website. If you choose to disable cookies on your browser setting, you may still use our website.
Use of information
We do not sell, rent, exchange, or otherwise share e-mail addresses or telephone numbers with anyone outside of Historic New England. However, we may use e-mail addresses collected from website interactions to periodically communicate with users about topics we believe may be of interest. Historic New England member information also is never sold or rented. However, we do occasionally exchange names and street addresses on a one-for-one basis with other non-profit organizations. If you wish to opt out of these exchanges, you may do so by contacting the membership team at 617-994-5910, or Membership@HistoricNewEngland.org, or mail to Historic New England, 141 Cambridge Street, Boston, Mass., 02114, Attn: Membership.
Children twelve and under
We do not solicit personal information from children. Web visitors twelve years of age and under must obtain a parent or guardian’s permission before submitting personal information to any website. If your child has submitted personal information that you want removed, contact us for immediate removal. Please note that any information voluntarily entered by a child twelve or under may be available to Historic New England until we are made aware that the user is under the age of thirteen and we have had the opportunity to remove it.
To provide you with an enhanced website experience, we include on our site links to websites operated by other parties over which we have no control. Please note that Historic New England is not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites and that once you leave our website, the Historic New England Privacy Procedure does not apply. We encourage you to be aware of the privacy policies of all sites that you visit.
We may retain qualified third-party vendors to help manage the Historic New England web site to allow us to better serve our users. We require our vendors to maintain the security of the information to which they have access and we restrict them from using the information in any way not expressly authorized by Historic New England.
Revisions to this procedure
Please note that Historic New England may at any time revise this Privacy Procedure without notice. Such changes will be effective immediately upon posting on this website. Revision may be made in response to changes in the law or other factors. We encourage you to periodically visit this page to review our current procedure.
Questions regarding this procedure
If you have questions, comments, or concerns regarding this Privacy Procedure or any other aspect of our website, please contact us.
Policy regarding user comments
In some cases, Historic New England allows users to comment on content items that are published on this Web site. We welcome this opportunity to hear from our users, but we reserve the right to delete comments that may be obscene, pornographic, defamatory, harassing, threatening, or otherwise offensive. For questions about this policy, please contact us.