Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

The Westport Historical Society is committed to protecting your privacy when you visit our website, 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.

About the Information We Collect

The Westport Historical Society gathers two types of information through its website. The first is routine statistical information gathered as visitors browse through our site, and the second is personal information voluntarily supplied by visitors.

Routine Information

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. We use these statistics to help make our site more useful to visitors and to improve the services we offer.

Personal Information

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 website 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 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).

Use of information

Credit card information is used only for your intended purchase (i.e., the donation, purchase or membership contribution you wish to make). Contact information is used to respond to your inquiries. We do not sell, rent, exchange, or otherwise share e-mail addresses or telephone numbers. However, we may use e-mail addresses collected from website interactions to periodically communicate with users about topics we believe may be of interest. Every email from the Westport Historical Society contains an option for the user to unsubscribe.

On-line credit card transactions

We work with PayPal’s secure site to collect credit card payments for membership and donations. PayPal will not sell, share, or rent information they collect on our behalf in ways different than what is disclosed in this statement. See for their complete privacy policy.

Links to Other websites

As a service to visitors, our website contains links to other sites. The linked sites are not under the control of the Westport Historical Society, and we are not responsible for the privacy practices or the contents of any linked site.

Updates to Our Privacy Policy

From time to time, we may make changes to our information gathering practices or alter the way our website 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.

Your Feedback

If you have any questions or comments about this privacy policy or the practices of our website, please contact us through e-mail, telephone or written correspondence.