Privacy Policy for Hershey History Center
 

Last modified: March 14, 2021

Introduction

The Hershey-Derry Township Historical Society, d/b/a Hershey History Center, respects your privacy and is committed to protecting it through our compliance with this policy.

This policy describes the types of information we may collect from you or that you may provide when you visit the website https://www.hersheyhistory.org/ and our practices for collecting, using, maintaining, protecting, and disclosing that information.

This policy applies to information we collect:

  • On this Website.

  • In email, text, and other electronic messages between you and this Website. When you subscribe to our email list service, you interact with Mail Chimp, a third-party service provider. Additional information regarding Mail Chimp’s privacy policy can be accessed via the following link: https://mailchimp.com/legal/privacy.

  • When accessing our photo collection at https://hersheyhistory.pastperfectonline.com/, you interact with Past Perfect Museum, a third-party service provider. Additional information regarding Past Perfect’s privacy policy can be accessed via the following link: https://museumsoftware.com/privacypolicy.html.

It does not apply to information collected by:

  • Us offline or through any other means, including on any other website operated by a third party.

  • Any third party, including through any application or content that may link to or be accessible from the Website.

Please read this policy carefully to understand our policies and practices regarding your information and how we will treat it. If you do not agree with our policies and practices, your choice is not to use our Website. By accessing or using this Website, you agree to this privacy policy. This policy may change from time to time. Your continued use of this Website after we make changes is deemed to be acceptance of those changes, so please check the policy periodically for updates.

Information We Collect About You and How We Collect It

We collect several types of information from and about users of our Website, including information:

  • By which you may be personally identified, such as name, postal address, e-mail address, telephone number.

  • About your internet connection, the equipment you use to access our Website, and usage details.

 

We collect this information:

 

  • Directly from you when you provide it to us.

  • Automatically as you navigate through the site. Information collected automatically may include usage details, IP addresses, and information collected through cookies.

 

Information You Provide to Us 

 

The information we collect on or through our Website may include:

  • Information that you provide by filling in forms on our Website. This includes information provided at the time of subscribing to our list service. We may also ask you for information when you request research assistance, event information, or report a problem with our Website.

  • Records and copies of your correspondence including email addresses, if you contact us.

  • Your responses to surveys that we might ask you to complete for research purposes.

  • Your search queries on the Website.

 

Payments

 

We use PayPal for the processing of any payments made through our Website (e.g., donations, membership dues, select merchandise). We will not store or collect your payment card details. That information is provided directly to PayPal, whose use of your personal information is governed by its own privacy policy, which can be accessed via the following link: https://www.paypal.com/webapps/mpp/ua/privacy-full

 

Information We Collect Through Automatic Data Collection Technologies 

 

As you navigate through and interact with our Website, we may use automatic data collection technologies to collect certain information about your equipment, browsing actions, and patterns, including:

 

  • Details of your visits to our Website, including traffic data, location data, logs, and other communication data and the resources that you access and use on the Website.

  • Information about your computer and internet connection, including your IP address, operating system, and browser type.

 

We also may use these technologies to collect information about your online activities over time and across third-party websites or other online services such as Google Analytics.

The information we collect automatically is only statistical data and does not include personal information. It helps us to improve our Website and to deliver a better and more personalized service, including by enabling us to:

  • Estimate our audience size and usage patterns.

  • Store information about your preferences, allowing us to customize our Website according to your individual interests.

  • Speed up your searches.

  • Recognize you when you return to our Website.

 

The technologies we use for this automatic data collection may include “cookies” (or browser cookies). A cookie is a small file placed on the hard drive of your computer. You may refuse to accept browser cookies by activating the appropriate setting on your browser. However, if you select this setting you may be unable to access certain parts of our Website. Unless you have adjusted your browser setting so that it will refuse cookies, our system will issue cookies when you direct your browser to our Website.

 

How We Use Your Information

 

We use information that we collect about you or that you provide to us, including any personal information:

  • To present our Website and its contents to you.

  • To provide you with information, products, or services that you request from us.

  • To fulfill any other purpose for which you provide it.

  • To provide you with notices about your account or subscription, including expiration and renewal notices.

  • To notify you about changes to our Website or any products or services we offer or provide though it.

  • For any other purpose with your consent.

Disclosure of Your Information

 

We may disclose aggregated information about our users, and information that does not identify any individual, without restriction.

We may disclose personal information that we collect or you provide as described in this privacy policy:

  • To our subsidiaries and affiliates.

  • To contractors, service providers, and other third parties we use to support our business.

  • To a buyer or other successor in the event of a merger, divestiture, restructuring, reorganization, dissolution, or other sale or transfer of some or all of our assets, whether as a going concern or as part of bankruptcy, liquidation, or similar proceeding, in which personal information held by us about our Website users is among the assets transferred.

  • To third parties to market their products or services to you if you have not opted out of such disclosures.

  • To fulfill the purpose for which you provide it.

  • For any other purpose disclosed by us when you provide the information.

  • With your consent.

 

We may also disclose your personal information:

 

  • To comply with any court order, law, or legal process, including to respond to any government or regulatory request.

  • To enforce or apply our terms of use and other agreements, including for billing and collection purposes.

  • If we believe disclosure is necessary or appropriate to protect the rights, property, or safety of The Hershey History Center, our customers, or others.

 

Choices About How We Use and Disclose Your Information

 

We strive to provide you with choices regarding the personal information you provide to us. We have created mechanisms to provide you with the following control over your information:

 

  • Tracking Technologies and Advertising. You can set your browser to refuse all or some browser cookies, or to alert you when cookies are being sent. If you disable or refuse cookies, please note that some parts of this site may then be inaccessible or not function properly.

  • Disclosure of Your Information for Third-Party Advertising. If you do not want us to share your personal information with unaffiliated or non-agent third parties for promotional purposes, you can opt-out by sending us an email with your request to info@hersheyhistory.org.

 

Accessing and Correcting Your Information

 

You may send us an email at info@hersheyhistory.org to correct or delete any personal information that you have provided to us.

 

Data Security

We have implemented measures designed to secure your personal information from accidental loss and from unauthorized access, use, alteration, and disclosure.

 

The safety and security of your information also depends on you. Where we have given you (or where you have chosen) a password for access to certain parts of our Website, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. We ask you not to share your password with anyone.

 

Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we do our best to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee the security of your personal information transmitted to our Website. Any transmission of personal information is at your own risk. We are not responsible for circumvention of any privacy settings or security measures contained on the Website.

 

Changes to Our Privacy Policy

It is our policy to post any changes we make to our privacy policy on this page. If we make material changes to how we treat our users' personal information, we will notify you by email and/or through a notice on the Website home page. The date the privacy policy was last revised is identified at the top of the page. You are responsible for ensuring we have an up-to-date active and deliverable email address for you, and for periodically visiting our Website and this privacy policy to check for any changes.

 

Contact Information

To ask questions or comment about this privacy policy and our privacy practices, contact us at:

info@hersheyhistory.org or 717-520-0748

HERSHEY HISTORY CENTER

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HOURS OF OPERATION

We have reopened and will resume our regular operating hours.

Monday            10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Wednesday      10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Friday                10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

We look forward to seeing you!  

ADMISSION

Members                                    Free

Adults                                          $5.00

Children (ages 4-12)              $2.00

Children Ages 3 + younger     Free

Family                                         $10.00

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