The New-York Historical Society is committed to protecting the privacy of our online visitors. We do not collect personally identifiable information about individuals unless it is specifically requested and provided. The terms of this privacy policy govern all online interactions with, and a link to this policy is included in the footer information on every page of this website. Your use of this website or communication with the Historical Society by email constitutes your agreement to the terms of this privacy policy.

How We Collect and Use the Information You Provide
We collect and use the information you provide to better meet your needs, fulfill your online order, improve and facilitate customer service, inform you of upcoming exhibitions, new content, products, and promotional offers, analyze trends and collect statistics. We maintain the data you provide, along with a record of your transactions, in secure databases, learn more about our security measures here. Our collection and use of visitor information varies with the type of interaction or transaction.

How We Share Your Information
The Society does not sell, rent, or otherwise disclose your personal data to any third parties, except as described below.

We may disclose your personal data to third-party service providers who use the information to perform services on our behalf, such as website hosting, information technology services, ticketing, and data management.  We require all third-party service providers to respect the security of your personal data and to treat it in accordance with the law. We do not allow our third party service providers to use your personal data for their own purposes and only permit them to process your personal data for specified purposes and in accordance with our instructions.

We may use or disclose your personal data as we deem necessary or appropriate under applicable laws; to respond to requests from public, governmental, and regulatory authorities; to comply with court orders, litigation procedures, and other legal processes; to obtain legal remedies or limit our damages; and to protect the rights, safety, or property of our employees, you, or others.

Emailing the Historical Society
If you email the Historical Society, your message and email address may be saved by the Historical Society and we may send you emails in order to inform you of special events or promotions. Email recipients may opt out at any time by following the "unsubscribe" instructions included in the email message.

Any message, material, business information, ideas, concepts, or other information sent to the Historical Society by email will be treated as non-confidential and non-proprietary.

Email Communication
The Historical Society regularly sends email to our website visitors. Email recipients may opt out at any time by following the "unsubscribe" instructions included in the email message. Registrants may subscribe or unsubscribe at any time by changing their email preferences online.

We welcome your participation on our blogs. An email address is required to post comments. The Historical Society will not use these email addresses in any way, unless permission to do so is specifically requested and granted. We will not share these email addresses with any third parties for marketing purposes.

Cookies and Pixel Tags
This website uses "cookies" and “pixel tags” to improve the functions of our website and your experience. Cookies are small data files that are automatically sent to your browser from a Web server and stored on your computer's hard drive. The cookies we use do not contain any personally identifiable information about you; they are generally used to gather information to analyze website traffic in order to improve our content and navigation, based on our visitors' online behavior. You may choose to set your browser so that it does not accept cookies. For an optimal experience with our site, we recommend that you allow cookies. “Pixel tags” are tiny graphical images embedded in emails or webpages. These images are used to determine what parts of a website a visitor has viewed or whether an email was successfully opened.  These technologies do not contain any personal information about you; they are used to gather information to analyze traffic to the Websites, to improve our content and navigation, and to enhance our marketing efforts.

The New-York Historical Society works with third-party analytics and marketing partners who use technologies such as cookies and pixel tags on our behalf.

Share Feature
The Historical Society uses third-party service providers to give you easy ways to share our content with others. The information you provide when using these tools is subject to the third parties' privacy policies.

EU Privacy Standards
Please be advised that when placing an online order through the Historical Society's website, your personal data will be protected in accordance with United States law but may not be at the same level of protection as is legally required in the European Union. If you are shopping with us and your billing or shipping address is in the European Union, you will be asked to consent to the websites's EU Data Protection Disclosure upon checkout.

EU Data Protection Disclosure
Please be advised that when you place an online order through the Historical Society's website, you authorize the Museum to process your data in the United States. Privacy and data protection laws in the United States may vary from the laws in other countries.

The New-York Historical Society protects personally and non-personally identifiable information that it receives via the Internet against unauthorized access.

In addition, the Historical Society's website uses Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) encryption to process online transactions, such as those made through our online store and ticketing systems. By using this technology, online users can feel confident that their personal information is protected from interception by any third party. Sensitive credit card information is not stored on any NYHS Web server and though order information is retained for our records, this information is never shared with other companies or persons. Further, the Historical Society has processes in place to maintain conformance with PCI DSS (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard).

It is important for the user to protect his or herself against unauthorized access to his or her password and computer. We advise that the user use a known and trusted secure connection and to log off when finished using a shared computer. The user should be aware that there is always some risk involved in transmitting information over the Internet. There is also some risk that others could find a way to thwart our security systems. As a result, while we strive to protect your information, we cannot ensure or warrant the security and privacy of any information the user transmits to us, and the user does so at their own risk.

Contact Us
If you have any questions regarding this privacy policy, please contact the Historical Society:
New-York Historical Society
170 Central Park West
New York, NY 10024
(212) 873-3400


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