Georgia Historical Society Privacy Policy

About Privacy Policy Statement

The following privacy policy is applicable to the website, email, newsletters, and other communication with members, donors, and other constituencies of the Georgia Historical Society (GHS).

The information we collect:

The Georgia Historical Society collects information from you when you register on our website, place an order, subscribe to a newsletter or publication, complete an online survey, and/or fill out a form.  When ordering or registering on our site you may be asked to enter your name, e-mail address, mailing address, phone number, or credit card information.  You may of course visit our site anonymously.

Your information is used for:

Any of the information we collect from you may be used in the following ways:

  • To improve our website, services, and user experience
  • To process transactions
  • To send periodic e-mails/e-newsletters highlighting the Society’s activities and upcoming programming
  • To mail publications and/or event collateral

If you would like to opt out of GHS communications (e-newsletters/updates) you may do so by clicking on the “unsubscribe” link in any of our emails or online publications at any time.

Your information is protected.

There are a variety of security measures to maintain the safety of your personal information when you place an order or enter or submit your personal information online.  For online purchases available from GHS, all sensitive/credit information is transmitted via Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology and then encrypted into our Payment gateway provider’s database.  This information is designed only to be accessible by those authorized with special access rights to such systems. Those authorized are required to keep this information confidential.

Yes, we use cookies.

Cookies are small files that a site or its service provider transfers to your computer’s hard drive through your Web browser (if you allow) that enables the site’s or service provider’s systems to recognize your browser and capture and remember certain information.  We use cookies to compile aggregate data about site traffic, including discerning the number of unique users to the website, and to determine site interaction so that we can offer better site experiences and tools in the future.

We absolutely DO NOT disclose any personal information to outside parties.

GHS does not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information.  This does not include trusted third parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or servicing you, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential.  We may also release your information when we believe release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect ours or others’ rights, property, or safety.  However, non-personally identifiable visitor information may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses.

Third Party Links

The GHS website features links to third party products or services.  These third party sites have separate and independent privacy policies.  GHS is not responsible or liable for the content and activities of these linked sites.

Online Privacy Policy Only

This online privacy policy applies to information collected through our website and not to information collected offline.

Your Consent

By using our website, you consent to our online privacy policy.

Changes to our Privacy Policy

If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes on this page and/or update the Privacy Policy modification date below.

Contact Us

The Georgia Historical Society website is maintained by:

The Georgia Historical Society
501 Whitaker Street
Savannah, Georgia 31401

Please direct any questions regarding this privacy policy to ghs@georgiahistory.com.

This policy adopted August 27, 2013.