Privacy

Giles County Historical Society (“Giles County Historical Society”) operates www.gilescountyhistorical.org/ and may operate other websites. It is Giles County Historical Society’s policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our websites.

Website Visitors

Like most website operators, Giles County Historical Society collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. Giles County Historical Society’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how Giles County Historical Society’s visitors use its website. From time to time, Giles County Historical Society may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.

Giles County Historical Society also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on www.gilescountyhistorical.org/ blogs/sites. Giles County Historical Society only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below, except that commenter IP addresses and email addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the blog/site where the comment was left.

Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information

Certain visitors to Giles County Historical Society’s websites choose to interact with Giles County Historical Society in ways that require Giles County Historical Society to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Giles County Historical Society gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up at www.gilescountyhistorical.org/ to provide a username and email address. Those who engage in transactions with Giles County Historical Society are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, Giles County Historical Society collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with Giles County Historical Society. Giles County Historical Society does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.

Aggregated Statistics

Giles County Historical Society may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. Giles County Historical Society may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, Giles County Historical Society does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.

Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information

Giles County Historical Society discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on Giles County Historical Society’s behalf or to provide services available at Giles County Historical Society’s websites, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using Giles County Historical Society’s websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. Giles County Historical Society will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, Giles County Historical Society discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when Giles County Historical Society believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Giles County Historical Society, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of an Giles County Historical Society website and have supplied your email address, Giles County Historical Society may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with Giles County Historical Society and our products. If you send us a request (for example via email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. Giles County Historical Society takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.

Cookies

A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor’s computer, and that the visitor’s browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. Giles County Historical Society uses cookies to help Giles County Historical Society identify and track visitors, their usage of Giles County Historical Society website, and their website access preferences. Giles County Historical Society visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using Giles County Historical Society’s websites, with the drawback that certain features of Giles County Historical Society’s websites may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

Business Transfers

If Giles County Historical Society, or substantially all of its assets, were acquired, or in the unlikely event that Giles County Historical Society goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, user information would be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any acquirer of Giles County Historical Society may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.

Ads

Ads appearing on any of our websites may be delivered to users by advertising partners, who may set cookies. These cookies allow the ad server to recognize your computer each time they send you an online advertisement to compile information about you or others who use your computer. This information allows ad networks to, among other things, deliver targeted advertisements that they believe will be of most interest to you. This Privacy Policy covers the use of cookies by Giles County Historical Society and does not cover the use of cookies by any advertisers.

Privacy Promise Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, Giles County Historical Society may change its Privacy Promise from time to time, and in Giles County Historical Society’s sole discretion. Giles County Historical Society encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Promise. If you have a www.gilescountyhistorical.org/ account, you might also receive an alert informing you of these changes. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Promise will constitute your acceptance of such change.