Privacy Policy

This privacy statement explains the privacy practices for DisciplesHistory, the website owned and operated by Disciples of Christ Historical Society (DCHS).

Information Collection and Use
DCHS is the sole owner of the information collected on this site. We will not sell, share, or rent this information to others in ways different from what is disclosed in this statement. DCHS collects information from our users at several different location on the  website.

Web Site Registration
In order to use some features of this website, users must become "members", completing an online registration form. During the registration process, users are required to provide their name and e-mail address. This information is used to give access to certain interactive features of the website, to contact users with information about DCHS and to enable users to retrieve lost passwords. 

You must be 13 years of age or older to create an account with DisciplesHistory.org DisiciplesHistory.org does not knowing collect information from users under the age of 13. 

Paid Access
Certain online features required paid access. In these cases, we collect a user's name, email address,  physical billing address and creditcard number.  

Ecommerce

In addition to the requirements stated above (Paid Access), ecommerce transactions may also require us to collection a shipping address. Ecommerce transactions for are encrypted with industry-standard SSL technology. DCHS does not store credit card information.

Cookies
DCHS uses cookies to remember if users have logged in while on our site. This allows web site users to avoid logging in more than once, thereby saving time. Users have the option of disabling or not accepting cookies by changing the preferences on their browsers*. If users opt to disable cookies, they will still be able to use our website. However, they will not be able to use some of the site's functionality.

DCHS also uses cookies to collect information about individual use of the website. These cookies  identify the user's ISP, IP address and physical location of the user's ISP. In addition, these cookies collect information about the user's computer - including operating system, browser, and display type.

No personally identifiable information (e-mail address, name, etc.) is collected with the cookies that we set. Accepting cookies while on DisciplesHistory.org does not put the user at risk for marketing to other sites.

*Different browsers have different cookie settings. You can choose to allow websites to create cookies for you in your "trusted sites" (like DisciplesHistory.org), to warn you before you create them in your local Intranet zone, and to give you an option to never allow them in a "restricted zone." See the "Help" section of your particular browser for more information on working with cookies.

Web Statistics
We use IP addresses to analyze trends, administer the site, track user movement, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use for reporting and sponsorship purposes. IP addresses are not linked to personally identifiable information.
 

Sharing
We will share aggregated demographic information with our partners, sponsors, and donors. This is not linked to any personal information that can identify any individual person. 

Links
This website contains links to other sites. DCHS does not claim any responsibility for the privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each and every Web site that collects personally identifiable information. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by this Web site.

Security
This Web site takes every precaution to protect our users' information and we have security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse, and alteration of the information under our control.

Surveys
Occasionally, our website requests information from users via online surveys. Participation in these surveys is completely voluntary. Users have a choice whether or not to disclose this information. Information requested may include demographic data (such as zip code and age), but nothing that can identify any individual person will be collected. Survey results will be used for purposes of monitoring or improving the use of this website.

Send This to a Friend
If users elect to use our "Send This to a Friend" function, we ask them for the friend's name and e-mail address. DCHS will automatically send friends a one-time e-mail message inviting them to visit the site. DCHS stores this information temporarily for the sole purpose of sending this one-time message.

Updates
We may also send the user site and service announcement updates. Members are not able to unsubscribe from service announcements that contain important information about the service. We communicate with users to provide requested services and to discuss issues relating to their accounts via e-mail or phone.

Correction/Updating Personal Information
If a user's personally identifiable information changes (such as zip code or e-mail address), or if a user no longer desires our service, we will endeavor to provide a way to correct, update, or remove that the personal data that was provided to us. Users can use the "Edit My Profile" link from their homepage or they can e-mail our Help Desk to change, correct, or remove information.

Choice/Opt-in
Users have the opportunity to opt out of email newsletters. To unsubscribe from these mailings, please click on the Unsubscribe link at the bottom of any of these emails.

Notification of Changes
If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes on our website and in email communications to Members. If at any point we decide to use personally identifiable information in a manner different from that stated at the time it was collected, we will notify Members by email. Users will have a choice as to whether or not we use their information in this different manner. We will use information in accordance with the privacy policy under which the information was collected.

November 17, 2012