Privacy Policy

Last Updated: September 15, 2021

BY USING OR ACCESSING OUR WEBSITE OR BY PROVIDING PERSONAL INFORMATION TO US ON OR THROUGH THE WEBSITE, YOU CONSENT TO THE COLLECTION, USE AND DISCLOSURE OF THAT INFORMATION IN ACCORDANCE WITH THIS PRIVACY POLICY.

General

This Privacy Policy sets forth the privacy practices and policies of the American Historical Print Collectors Society (“AHPCS,” “us,” or “we). AHPCS is committed to respecting and protecting your privacy and helping you make the most of your time on the Internet within a trusted environment. This AHPCS Privacy Policy (“Privacy Policy”) governs our data collection, usage and services and applies to AHPCS’s website, https://ahpcs.org/ (the “Website”). This Privacy Policy discloses how we collect, protect, use and share information gathered about you on our Website. If you use the Website, you explicitly agree to the terms and conditions of the Privacy Policy in effect at the time of your use. We hope that this disclosure will help increase your confidence in our Website and enhance your experience on the Internet. Please read our Privacy Policy to understand:

Information We Collect

Website Use Information

Use of Cookies

Information You Provide to Us

Social Networking Activities

Financial Transactions

Opting Out of Communications

Disclosing Information to Third Parties

Security

Links to Other Website

Child Privacy

Notice to California Residents

Access from Outside the United States

Governing Law

Changes to this Privacy Policy

Contact

 

Information We Collect

To receive certain benefits of using the Website, you may be required to provide your personally identifiable information, including name, email address, physical address, phone number, job titles, credit card information, and other employment and background information (“Personal Information”). If you do not agree with the collection of this Personal Information, you should not use the Website. The following describes the types of personal and other information we may collect about you, and how we use and maintain that information:

Website Use Information

Our web servers may collect the IP address of visitors to our Website. This information may be aggregated to measure the number of visits, average time spent on the Website, pages viewed, etc. Such information is not considered Personal Information under this Privacy Policy. We may use this information to measure the use of our Website and to improve the content we offer. We may share with third parties this experiential information or other data on an aggregated basis without the use of any information that personally identifies you.

Use of Cookies

Like most websites, we employ “cookies” or similar technologies on certain pages of our Website. Cookies make the use of the Website easier by, among other things, saving your preferences. We may also use cookies to deliver content tailored to your interests. Our cookies may enable us to relate your use of our Website to Personal Information that you previously submitted. The information that we collect with cookies allows us to statistically analyze usage of our Website, and to improve and customize our content and other offerings. However, we only disclose information collected with cookies to third parties on an aggregated basis without the use of Personal Information. Cookies are not considered Personal Information under this Privacy Policy. We may share statistical or demographic information in aggregate form with third parties for marketing or research purposes.

The types of cookies we use on our Website may include:

  • Session cookies: These temporary cookies expire and are automatically erased whenever you close your browser window. We use session cookies to grant our users access to content.
  • Persistent cookies: These usually have an expiration date in the distant future and remain in your browser until they expire or you manually delete them. We use persistent cookies to better understand usage patterns so we can improve the Website for our users. For example, we may use a persistent cookie to associate you with your user account or to remember your choices on the Website.

The specific cookies we may use on the Website include:

 

Type of CookiesWho serves these cookiesHow to Refuse
Essential Cookies

These are cookies that are necessary for the operation of Website. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our Website or make use of e-billing.

WordPressThese cookies are strictly necessary to deliver the Website and therefore cannot be refused. They can be deleted or blocked using your browser settings, however, operation of the Website may be impaired.
Performance and Functionality Cookies

These are used to recognize you when you return to the Website. This enables us to personalize our content for you and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region), but are non-essential to the performance of the Website. For example:

 

wordpress_logged_in_ – Stores logged in users.

wordpress_sec_ – Stores account details.

wpSGCacheBypass – Cache plugin

wp-Settings-Time -Stores User Preferences.

wp_woocommerce_session_ – Stores performed actions on website

woocommerce_items_in_cart – To store items in shopping cart

 

 

 

WordPress

 

Woocommerce

 

These cookies can be deleted or blocked using your browser settings.
Analytical or Customization Cookies

These cookies collect information about how users access and move through the Website. We use this information in either aggregate form to help us to improve the way the Website work, or to personalize the Website to your interests. For example:

Google Analytics (_ga and _gat) – Collects anonymized information about how users use the Website, including the number of users visiting the Website, where they came from, and the page or pages they visited.

Jetpack (tk_) – Collects anonymized information on how Jetpack services are used

Mailchimp – Cookie tracker in emails improves the understanding of our users to provide more user-friendly information to them.

 

 

 

 

Google Analytics

 

Jetpack

 

Mailchimp

These cookies can be deleted or blocked using your browser settings.

Alternatively, please follow the link below to opt-out:
• Google Universal Analytics: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout

We may permit selected third parties to place cookies through the Website to provide us with better insights into the use of the Website or user demographics or to provide relevant advertising to you. These third parties may collect information about visitors to our Website about their online activities over time and across other websites.

We do not use technology that recognizes a “do-not-track” signal from your web browser.

If you are visiting our Website from outside the United States you will be given the option to accept the placement of cookies on your computer or other device; otherwise your use of our Website will be deemed to be your consent to the placement of cookies on your computer or other devices. You can always choose not to receive cookies through our Website, by setting your browser to either reject all cookies, to allow only “trusted” websites to set them, or to accept only those cookies from those sites you are currently on. Unless you have adjusted your browser setting so that it will refuse cookies, our system may issue cookies when you log on to our Website and use them. If your browser is set to reject cookies, or if your browser notifies you that you are about to receive a cookie and you reject it, then your use of the Website may not be as efficient or as enjoyable as it would be if the cookie were enabled, and some parts of the Website may not work at all.

Information You Provide to Us

By providing Personal Information through our Website, you explicitly agree to our collection and use of that information as described in this Privacy Policy. If you choose to interact with the Website in ways including but not limited to purchasing or renewing an AHPCS membership, making a purchase or donation, registering for an AHPCS event, and submitting information, including on any AHPCS web-based forms, we will retain the information you submit to respond to your inquiry and process your request. You also agree that we may use any information that you provide for our general purposes, and may share it with our affiliates and third parties, only as described in this Privacy Policy.

Before you can utilize some portions of our Website, we may require that you join AHPCS as a member and provide us with your contact information and generate a password. This registration information may be used, for example, for identification purposes, to communicate with you regarding your account with us, or to facilitate the functioning of our Website. If you provide us with an email address or telephone number, you expressly agree that we, or our authorized agents, can use that number to contact your about your account, or about AHPCS and its associated activities.

We may keep any information that you provide to us indefinitely.

Social Networking Activities

Our Website includes the ability for you and other users to link to social networking websites. As a result, we may receive information about you when you choose to post or otherwise share information about our Website on these social networking websites. We may use such information about you in a variety of ways, including to administer the Website and enhance your experience with the Website, and to communicate with you about the Website and new offerings or activities associated with the Website. We may keep all of this information indefinitely.

Financial Transactions

When you engage in any financial transaction through our Website, you will be asked to provide certain of your financial information, such as a check or credit card number and billing address. Unless you are a member of AHPCS, we will only keep this information as long as necessary to complete the transaction or series of recurring transactions authorized by you. [Is this accurate?]

Opting Out of Communications

If you no longer want to receive emails from AHPCS on a going-forward basis, you may opt out of receiving emails by clicking the “unsubscribe” link at the bottom of certain emails that you receive. If you are having difficulty unsubscribing using the above method, please contact us directly at the email or phone number listed below under Contact.

Please allow ample time for us to process your request. However, please note that even if you opt out from receiving emails, we will send you service-related communications and may need to keep information we have collected about you for record-keeping, research and other purposes.

Disclosing Information to Third Parties

We will not share, rent, sell or otherwise disclose any Personal Information that we collect about you through our Website, except in any of the following situations:

  • You request or authorize the release of your Personal Information.
  • We may use the Personal Information we collect from you to fulfill your requests, manage the Website, communicate with you about membership, products, donations, purchases, events and education, and other AHPCS activities and to conduct research and analysis.
  • We may include your Personal Information in membership directories or attendee lists available to other members or attendees, as applicable; you may opt out of inclusion in such directories or listings via the settings in your online account.
  • We may disclose Personal Information that we collect about you to our third-party contractors and payment processors who perform services for us in connection with the Website, or to complete or confirm a transaction or series of transactions that you conduct with us. We may also disclose Personal Information to service providers or suppliers if the disclosure will enable that party to perform business, professional or technical support for us.
  • We may provide your Personal Information to our affiliates and sponsors, so as to provide access to benefits and communicate important information about them. We may also provide such Personal Information to other select third parties approved by AHPCS as offering products or services relevant and useful to you. The use by and/or content of communications from any third party will be pre-approved by AHPCS.
  • We may disclose Personal Information about you as part of a merger, acquisition or other sale or transfer of the assets or business of AHPCS.
  • We may disclose Personal Information about you to comply with the law, applicable regulations, governmental and quasi-governmental requests, court orders or subpoenas, to enforce our Terms of Use  or other agreements, or to protect our rights, property or safety or the rights, property or safety of our users or others (e.g., to a consumer reporting agency for fraud protection). We reserve the right to release information that we collect to law enforcement or other government officials, as we, in our sole and absolute discretion, deem necessary or appropriate.

We may also share aggregated or anonymous information that cannot identify you with third parties. For example, we may disclose the number of visitors to our Website or the number of people who have downloaded a particular document.

Security

To help protect the privacy of data you transmit through our Website, where Personal Information is requested, we use technology designed to encrypt the information that you input before it is sent to us. In addition, we take steps to protect the user data we collect against unauthorized access. However, you should keep in mind that the Website is run on software, hardware and networks, any component of which may, from time to time, require maintenance or experience problems or breaches of security beyond our control.

Please also be aware that despite our best intentions and the guidelines outlined in this Privacy Policy, no data transmission over the Internet or encryption method can be guaranteed to be 100% secure.

While we take steps to protect your Personal Information and keep it secure, you also play a role in protecting your information. You can help to maintain the security of your online transactions by not sharing your account information and password with anyone.   AHPCS cannot guarantee the security of any information you transmit to us or from our Website, and therefore you use our Website at your own risk.

Links to Other Website

Our Website may contain links to other websites, however, this Privacy Policy only addresses AHPCS’s use and disclosure of your information collected on our Website, if any. While we try to link only to websites that share our standards and respect for privacy, we are not responsible for the privacy practices of any third parties or the content of linked websites. We encourage you to read the applicable privacy policies and terms and conditions of such parties or websites.

Child Privacy

If you are under the age of 18, please do not use or access the Website in any way. It is not our intention to and we will not knowingly collect or use any Personal Information from any child under the age of 18. If we become aware that we have collected any Personal Information from children under the age of 18, we will promptly delete such information from our databases.

California Privacy Rights

Under California law, a California resident with whom we have an established relationship has the right to request certain information with respect to the types of Personal Information we have shared with third parties for their direct marketing purposes, and the identities of those third parties, within the immediately preceding calendar year, subject to certain exceptions. California residents who have an established relationship with AHPCS may tell us not to share their Personal Information with third parties for marketing purposes. To opt out, you may contact us at any time as described below.

Access from Outside the United States

If you access the Website from outside of the United States, information that we collect about you will be transferred to servers inside the United States and maintained indefinitely, which may involve the transfer of information out of your home country. By allowing us to collect information about you, you consent to such transfer and processing of your data.

EU/UK-Specific Notice

These terms apply to Personal Information collected by AHPCS if you are an EU or UK resident. “Personal Information” as used in this section means any information that enables us to identify you either, directly or indirectly. Where AHPCS processes Personal Information about you, such information is controlled by AHPCS, which is headquartered in the United States at 150 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY 10016.

Personal Information of EU or UK residents collected by AHPCS may be transferred for processing in third countries, such as the United States. Such transfers will be undertaken pursuant to an appropriate safeguard such as the EU Commission’s Standard Contractual Clauses.

We process your Personal Information for purposes described in this Privacy Notice where we have a legal basis under applicable European and UK data protection law. Such legal bases may include: (i) where processing is necessary for performance of a contract with you; (ii) where processing is necessary for our legitimate interest (e.g. in maintaining the Sites and responding to enquiries); or (iii) where processing is done with your consent (which can be withdrawn at any time). We will store your Personal Information, in a form that permits us to identify you for no longer than is necessary for the purpose for which the Personal Information is processed.

Subject to applicable law, in certain circumstances you may have the right to access, correct, restrict the processing of, delete or transfer the Personal Information we hold about you.

Where you believe that we have not complied with our obligations under this Privacy Notice or applicable law, we ask that you contact us first to see if we can resolve the issue. However, you may have the right to lodge a complaint with an appropriate supervisory authority.

Governing Law

By choosing to visit our Website or provide information to us, you agree that any dispute over privacy or the terms contained in this Privacy Policy will be governed by the law of New York. You also agree to abide by any limitation on damages contained in our Terms of Use, or other agreement that we have with you.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

We may occasionally make changes to the Website and to this Privacy Policy to reflect AHPCS practices and user feedback. We reserve the right to make changes to this Privacy Policy at any time. The use of your information is subject to the Privacy Policy and Terms of Use in effect at the time of use. The provisions contained in this Privacy Policy supersede all previous notices or policies regarding our privacy practices with respect to our Website. Please check the “Last Updated” legend at the top of this page to see when this Privacy Policy was last revised. We encourage you to check frequently to see the current Privacy Policy to be informed of how AHPCS is committed to protecting your information and providing you with improved content on our Website.

Contact

If you have any questions or comments regarding our Privacy Policy or our Website, please contact us at information@ahpcs.org or by phone at 212-__683-__3950.