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Terms of Use

[ DRAFT TERMS OF USE/ TERMS OF SERVICE V0.1.8 6/11/2024]

Acceptance of Terms
Welcome to the Pelham Historical Society (the "Society" or "We") of Pelham Massachusetts. By using our Services (as defined below), you indicate your unconditional acceptance of the following terms and conditions of use ("Terms of Use", also refered to as "Terms of Service"). The Society may revise these terms at any time, so please read them carefully as they may have changed since your last visit. These Terms of Use (Terms of Service) apply to all users of the Society's Services and websites, including users who are also contributors of content, information or other materials or services on the website, and apply to all Society's online features and services, unless otherwise indicated. Please visit us frequently, browse our pages, download documents and post information, subject to these Terms of Use (Terms of Service).

Scope of Service
PELHAMHISTORY.ORG, PELHAMHS.ORG, all subdomains ("Websites"), aliases, and related hosts (collectivly refered to as the "Services") are provided by the Pelham Historical Society (the "Society") of Pelham Massachusetts as a service to the user community that accesses these Services subject to these Terms of Use(Terms of Service.) Users of this website ("you") are responsible for obtaining any equipment and Internet service necessary to access our services and for paying any fees for the equipment and service you select. We may alter, suspend, or discontinue this website or any Service in whole or in part, at any time and for any reason, without notice. The Services and website may also periodically become unavailable due to maintenance or malfunction of computer equipment or for other reasons.

Copyright, Trademarks, and Proprietary Rights.
The copyright and all other rights in the text, images, trademarks, data, audio files, video files and clips, software, documentation or other information contained in these files, and other content on the Websites and Services (collectively, the "Materials") are owned by the Pelham Historical Society or are included with the permission of the owner of the rights, or are believed to be in the public domain. No copying, distribution, broadcast, alteration, or modification of the materials on the Services not in the public domain (identified as Creative Commons (CC) ( Creative Commons (CC) icon ) or Creative Commons Zero (CC0) ( Creative Commons Zero (CC0) icon ). or GNU GENERAL PUBLIC LICENSE ( GNU GPL ) ), is permitted without our prior written consent. No use of any name, trade mark (registered or otherwise) of the Pelham Historical Society or its subsidiaries is to be made by you except for the purpose of referring to the Pelham Historical Society or its associated brands lawfully and in good faith only.

Credit
This website contains information from The Getty Art & Architecture Thesaurus (AAT)(R), The Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names (TGN)(R), and The Getty Union List of Artist Names (ULAN)(R) which are made available under the ODC Attribution License.
Many parts of this website and our services are covered under the open source GNU Public License version 3. These include, but are not limited to CollectiveAccess (pelhamhistory.org/pa and related services), MediaWiki (pelhamhs.org/wiki), and Zencart (pelhamhistory.org/shop)

Website Content
The Content may contain typographical errors, other inadvertent errors or inaccuracies. We reserve the right to make changes to any Content on our services, including, but not limited to, descriptions or specifications of programs, exhibits, shows, products or services, without obligation to issue any notice of such changes.

You may view, copy, download, and print Content that is available on this website, subject to the following conditions:

1. The Content may be used solely for internal informational purposes. No part of this website or its Content may be downloaded, copied, reproduced, recorded, distributed, transmitted, broadcast, displayed, sold, licensed or otherwise exploited, in any form, by any means, electronic or mechanical, for any other purpose.

2. The Content and the website may not be modified or altered in any manner.

3. Copyright, trademark, and other proprietary notices may not be removed.

Nothing contained on this website should be construed as granting, by implication, estoppel, or otherwise, any license or right to use this website or any Content displayed on this website, through the use of framing or otherwise, except: (a) as expressly permitted by these Terms of Use (Terms of Service); or (b) with our prior written permission or the permission of such third party that may own the trademark or copyright of material displayed on this website.

Content Submitted by Users

1. Accuracy. You may use this website without volunteering personally identifiable information. Please refer to our Privacy Policy for additional information on our practices for handling personally identifiable information. However, if you choose to provide information to register for or participate in a feature or service on this website, you agree that you will provide accurate, complete, and up to date information as requested on the screens that collect information from you.

2. Liability. We are not responsible or liable for the conduct of users or for views, opinions and statements expressed in Content submitted for public display through our website, such as through an online discussion forum, bulletin board or interactive program. We do not prescreen information posted by users for such public display. With respect to any such online venues for public display of Content, we act as a passive conduit for such display and distribution and are not responsible for any Content posted to such online venues. Any opinions, advice, statements, services, offers, or other information in Content expressed or made available by users of this website are those of the respective author(s) or distributor(s) and not of the Pelham Historical Society. We neither endorse nor guarantee the legality, accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any such Content. You are responsible for ensuring that Content submitted to this website is not provided in violation of any copyright, trade secret or other intellectual property rights of another person or entity. You shall be solely liable for any damages resulting from any infringement of copyrights, trade secret, or other intellectual property rights of another person or entity, or any other harm resulting from your uploading, posting or submission of Content to this website.

3. Monitoring. We have the right, but not the obligation, to monitor Content submitted to our website, to determine compliance with these Terms of Service and any other applicable laws or rules. We have the right in our sole discretion to edit or remove any Content uploaded, submitted or posted to this website. Without limiting the foregoing, we have the right to remove any Content that the Pelham Historical Society, in its sole discretion, finds to be in violation of these Terms of Service or otherwise objectionable, and/or to terminate your access to this website. You are solely responsible for the Content that you post to this website and for the manner of your use of this website and any Content on this website.

4. [Lobbying. Federal law restricts lobbying activities by tax-exempt organizations. "Lobbying" includes certain activities intended to influence legislation. Content posted by users does not constitute lobbying by the Pelham Historical Society, but may constitute lobbying by you or an organization that you represent. You are responsible for complying with any applicable lobbying restrictions.]

Prohibited Conduct
By accessing our website or any feature or service provided through our website, you agree to abide by the following standards of conduct. You agree that you will not, and will not authorize or facilitate any attempt by another person to use our website or any feature or service provided through our website to:

1. Post Content that is unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, defamatory, vulgar, offensive, obscene, pornographic, lewd, lascivious, or otherwise objectionable, as determined by the Pelham Historical Society in its sole discretion.

2. Use a name or language that the Pelham Historical Society, in its sole discretion, deems offensive.

3. Post hateful or racially or ethnically objectionable Content, as determined by the Pelham Historical Society in its sole discretion.

4. Post Content or otherwise infringe in any way or violate any copyright, patent, trademark, service mark, trade name, trade secret or other intellectual property right of another person or entity.

5. Unlawfully sell or promote products or services.

6. Post any unsolicited advertising, promotional materials, or any other forms of solicitation, including, but not limited to, solicitations of credit card numbers, solicitations for sponsors, or promotion of raffles or contests.

7. Harass, threaten or intentionally embarrass or cause distress to another person or entity.

8. Impersonate another person, including, but not limited to, a Pelham Historical Society official, expert or bulletin board leader, guide or host.

9. Promote, solicit, or participate in any multi-level marketing or pyramid schemes.

10. Engage in disruptive activity such as sending multiple messages in an effort to monopolize the forum.

11. Introduce viruses, worms, Trojan horses and/or harmful code to the website.

12. Obtain unauthorized access to any computer system or data through the website.

13. Invade the privacy of any person, including, but not limited to, posting or disclosing personally identifying or otherwise private information about a person without their consent (or their parent's consent in the case of a child under 13 years of age).

14. Solicit personal information from children under 13 years of age.

15. Violate any federal, state, local, or international law or regulation.

16. Engage in or otherwise encourage conduct that would constitute a criminal or civil offense.

These are some, though not all, of the activities that may result in removal of Content which you post to this website and/or the termination of your access to this website.

Children
[This website is intended to serve a general audience and does not provide specific features or services targeted at children under age 13. We do not knowingly solicit personal information regarding children under age 13.]

User Accounts
In order to access some features of this website, you may be required to create a user account, including establishing a login identifier and a password. You are responsible for protecting your login and password from unauthorized use, and you are responsible for all activity that occurs on your account. You are prohibited from using another person's account without permission. You agree to notify us immediately if you believe that your login or password has been or may be used without your permission so that appropriate action can be taken. We are not responsible for losses or damage caused by your failure to safeguard your login and password.

Indemnification
By using this website, you agree to indemnify, hold harmless and defend the Pelham Historical Society from any claims, damages, losses, liabilities, and all costs and expenses of defense, including, but not limited to, attorneys' fees, resulting directly or indirectly from a claim by a third party that arises in connection with your use of this website.

Copyright Infringement; Notice and Take Down Procedures.
If you believe that any materials on this website infringe your copyright, you may request that they be removed under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998 by contacting the Pelham Historical Society (see Contacts). This request must bear a signature (or electronic equivalent) of the copyright holder or an authorized representative and must include the following information (see 17 U.S.C. 512(c)(3) for further details): (1) identification of the copyrighted work that you believe to be infringed, including a description of the work and, where possible, a copy or the location (e.g., URL) of an authorized version of the work; (2) identification of the material that you believe to be infringing and its location, including a description of the material, its website location or other pertinent information that will help us to locate the material; (3) your name, address, telephone number, and (if available) email address; (4) a statement that you have a good faith belief that the complained of use of the materials is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; (5) a statement that the information in your claim is accurate; and (6) a statement that "under penalty of perjury," you declare that you are the lawful copyright owner or are authorized to act on the owner's behalf.

In an effort to protect the rights of copyright owners, we maintain a policy for the termination, in appropriate circumstances, of users of this website who are repeat infringers.

Disclaimer of Warranty
ALL TEXT, IMAGES, AND OTHER INFORMATION ON OR ACCESSIBLE FROM THIS WEBSITE AND SERVICES ARE PROVIDED "AS IS" WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. SPECIFICALLY, BUT WITHOUT LIMITATION, THE PELHAM HISTORICAL SOCIETY DOES NOT WARRANT THAT: (i) THE INFORMATION AVAILABLE ON THIS WEBSITE IS CORRECT, ACCURATE, COMPLETE OR FREE OF ERRORS; (ii) THE FUNCTIONS OR SERVICES (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, MECHANISMS FOR THE DOWNLOADING AND UPLOADING OF CONTENT) PROVIDED BY THIS WEBSITE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, SECURE, OR FREE OF ERRORS; (iii) DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED, OR (iv) THIS WEBSITE OR THE SERVER(S) THAT MAKES IT AVAILABLE ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS.

Under no circumstances will we be liable for any loss or damage caused by your reliance on any Content on this website. It is your responsibility to evaluate the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any information, opinion, advice or other Content available through this website. You are responsible for seeking the advice of professionals, as appropriate, regarding the evaluation of any specific information, opinion, advice or other Content.

It is your responsibility to ascertain whether any Content downloaded from this website is free of viruses, worms, Trojan horses, or other items of a potentially destructive nature.

Limitation of Liability
IN NO EVENT SHALL THE PELHAM HISTORICAL SOCIETY BE LIABLE TO ANY USER OF THIS WEBSITE OR SERVICES OR ANY OTHER PERSON OR ENTITY FOR ANY SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, EXEMPLARY, MULTIPLE OR OTHER INDIRECT DAMAGES (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF PROFITS, LOSS OF DATA, LOSS OF USE, OR COSTS OF OBTAINING SUBSTITUTE GOODS OR SERVICES) ARISING OUT OF THE USE, INABILITY TO USE, UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR USE OR MISUSE OF THE WEBSITE OR ANY INFORMATION CONTAINED THEREON, WHETHER BASED UPON WARRANTY, CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), OR OTHERWISE, EVEN IF HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES OR LOSSES.

Exclusions
SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF CERTAIN WARRANTIES OR THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES. ACCORDINGLY, SOME OF THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

Links to Third-Party Websites
This website and servies may contain links to non-Pelham Historical Society websites that are provided to you as a convenience. Any outside website accessed from our website is independent from the Pelham Historical Socity, and we have no control over the content of such websites. We are not responsible for the content of any linked website or for any loss or damage incurred in connection with your use such links or dealings with the operators of such non-Pelham Historical Society websites.

No Implied Endorsements
In no event shall any reference in this website to any third party or third party product or service be construed as an approval or endorsement by the Pelham Historical Society of that third party or of any product or service provided by a third party. Likewise, a link to any non-Pelham Historical Society website does not imply that we endorse or accept any responsibility for the content or use of such a website. The Pelham Historical Society does not endorse, warrant or guarantee any product or service offered by any third party through an online discussion forum or chat room accessible through this website and will not be a party to or in any way monitor any transaction involving any third party providers of products or services. As with the purchase of a product or service through any medium or in any environment, you are responsible for exercising appropriate judgment and caution.

Jurisdictional Issues
The Pelham Historical Society makes no representation that information on this website or its services is appropriate or available for use outside the United States. Those who choose to access this website from outside the United States do so on their own initiative and are responsible for compliance with local laws, if and to the extent local laws are applicable.

Termination
We may terminate any user's access to our website ans services, including, but not limited to, access to any online discussion forum, bulletin board or interactive program, in our sole discretion, for any reason and at any time, with or without prior notice. It is our policy to terminate users who violate these terms and conditions, as deemed appropriate in our sole discretion. You agree that we are not liable to you or any third party for any termination of your access to our website.

Enforcement
These Terms of Use (Terms of Service) are governed and interpreted pursuant to the laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, United States of America, notwithstanding any principles of conflicts of law. All disputes arising out of or relating to these Terms of Use (Terms of Service) shall be finally resolved, at the discression of the Pelham Historical Society, either by state or federal court in Northampton, Massachusetts, U.S.A., or by arbitration conducted in the English language in Northampton, Massachusetts, U.S.A. under the commercial arbitration rules of the American Arbitration Association. The parties shall appoint as sole arbitrator a retired judge who presided in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The parties shall bear equally the cost of the arbitration (except that the prevailing party shall be entitled to an award of reasonable attorneys' fees incurred in connection with the arbitration in such an amount as may be determined by the arbitrator). All decisions of the arbitrator shall be final and binding on both parties and enforceable in any court of competent jurisdiction. Notwithstanding this, application may be made to any court for a judicial acceptance of the award or order of enforcement. Notwithstanding the foregoing, the Pelham Historical Society shall be entitled to seek injunctive relief, security, or other equitable remedies from the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts or any other court of competent jurisdiction.

If any part of these terms is unlawful, void, or unenforceable, that part will be deemed severable and will not affect the validity and enforceability of the remaining provisions. The Pelham Historical Society may, at its sole discretion and without notice, revise these terms at any time by updating this posting.

Entire Agreement
These Terms of Use (Terms of Service) constitute the entire agreement between the parties relating to the subject matter herein. We may, at our sole discretion and without notice, revise these terms at any time by updating this posting.

For Additional Information
If you have any questions about the rights and restrictions above, please contact: information@pelhamhistory.org

Privacy Policy

[ DRAFT PRIVACY POLICY V0.0.14 7/10/2020]

How We Collect and Use Information
The Pelham Historical Society (the "Society" or "We") of Pelham Massachusetts may collect the following type of information from about you ("the user"):

Information you provide us directly:
We ask for certain information such as your username, real name, birthdate, address, phone number and e-mail address when you register for an account on any of our services (see our Terms of Service for more information about our "services") including signing up for email notifications, purchasing items through our website, accessing our Collections database or Wiki, or if you correspond with us.

We may also retain any messages you send through our Services, and may collect information you provide in User Content you post to our Services. We use this information to operate, maintain, and provide to you the features and functionality of our Services. Your username and if you choose to disclose it, your real name, will be published publicly. Once published your username and / or real name may not be able to be removed.

Information we may receive from third parties:
We may receive information about you from third parties. For example, if you use a third party payment service such as Paypal to make purchases from our Services. Third parties may pass certain information about your use of its service to us. This information could include, but is not limited to, the user ID associated with your account (for example, your Paypal UID), an access token necessary to access that service, any information that you have permitted the third party to share with us, and any information you have made public in connection with that service. You should always review, and if necessary, adjust your privacy settings on third-party websites and services before linking or connecting them to our Services. You may also unlink your third party account from our Services by adjusting your settings on the third party service.

Analytics information:
We may directly collect analytics data, or use third-party analytics tools and services, to help us measure traffic and usage trends for the Service. These tools collect information sent by your browser or mobile device, including the pages you visit and other information that assists us in improving our Services. We collect and use this analytics information in aggregate form such that it cannot reasonably be manipulated to identify any particular individual user.

Google reCAPTCHA: Some of our web pages (Entry Forms, Signup Forms, etc) use Google reCAPTCHA services for spam and robot protection. These pages are indicated by the logo: and are also subject to Google's Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.


Cookies information:
Full details can be found on our Cookie Policy. When you visit our Services, we may send one or more cookies — a small text file containing a string of alphanumeric characters — to your computer that uniquely identifies your browser and lets our Services help you log in faster and enhance your navigation through the site. A cookie may also convey information to us about how you use our Services (e.g., the pages you view, the links you click and other actions you take on our Services), and allow us or our business partners to track your usage of our Services over time. A persistent cookie remains on your hard drive after you close your browser. Persistent cookies may be used by your browser on subsequent visits to the site. Persistent cookies can be removed by following your web browser's directions. A session cookie is temporary and disappears after you close your browser. You can reset your web browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, some features of our Services may not function properly if the ability to accept cookies is disabled. Full details can be found on our Cookie Policy(TBA).

Log file information:
Log file information is automatically reported by your browser or mobile device each time you access our Services. When you use our Services, our servers automatically record certain log file information. These server logs may include anonymous information such as your web request, Internet Protocol ("IP") address, browser type, referring / exit pages and URLs, number of clicks and how you interact with links on our Services, domain names, landing pages, pages viewed, and other such information.

Clear gifs/web beacons information:
When you use our Services, we may employ clear gifs (also known as web beacons) which are used to anonymously track the online usage patterns of our Users. In addition, we may also use clear gifs in HTML-based emails sent to our users to track which emails are opened and which links are clicked by recipients. The information is allows for more accurate reporting and improvement of our Services.

Device identifiers:
When you access our Services by or through a mobile device (including but not limited to smart-phones or tablets), we may access, collect, monitor and/or remotely store one or more "device identifiers," such as a universally unique identifier ("UUID"). Device identifiers are small data files or similar data structures stored on or associated with your mobile device, which uniquely identify your mobile device. A device identifier may be data stored in connection with the device hardware, data stored in connection with the device's operating system or other software, or data sent to the device by our Services. A device identifier may convey information to us about how you browse and use our Services. A device identifier may remain persistently on your device, to help you log in faster and enhance your navigation through our Services. Some features of our Services may not function properly if use or availability of device identifiers is impaired or disabled.

Location data:
When you access our Services by or through a mobile device, we may access, collect, monitor and/or remotely store "location data," which may include GPS coordinates (e.g. latitude and/or longitude) or similar information regarding the location of your mobile device. Location data may convey to us information about how you browse and use our Services. Some features of the Service, particularly location-based services, may not function properly if use or availability of location data is impaired or disabled.

Commercial and marketing communications:
We use the information we collect or receive, such as your email address, to communicate directly with you. We may send you emails containing newsletters, promotions, and special offers. If you do not want to receive such email messages, you will be given the option to opt out or change your preferences. We also use your information to send you Service-related emails (e.g., account verification, purchase and billing confirmations and reminders, changes/updates to features of our Services, technical and security notices). You may not opt out of Service-related emails. You may also be able to be "found" on our Services based on information that you provide.

Use of certain service type information we collect about you:
We use or may use cookies, log file, device identifiers, location data and clear gifs information to: (a) remember information so that you will not have to re-enter it during your visit or the next time you visit the site; (b) provide custom, personalized content and information; (c) to provide and monitor the effectiveness of our Services; (d) monitor aggregate metrics such as total number of visitors, traffic, and demographic patterns; (e) diagnose or fix technology problems; and (f) help you efficiently access your information after you sign in.

Sharing of Your Information:
We will not rent or sell your information into third parties outside of our Services and The Pelham Historical Society without your consent, except as noted below:

Who we may share your information with: We may share your information with third-party business partners and Trusted Users for the purpose of providing the Services to you. Third party business partners will be given limited access to your information as is reasonably necessary to deliver the Services, and we will require that such third parties comply with this Privacy Policy, or operate under a similar privacy policy.

Who can see User Content: Any User Content that you voluntarily disclose for posting to our Services becomes available to the public and cannot be removed, except by Pelhamhistory.org or Pelhamhs.org in its sole discretion. Once posted on our Services, User Content may not be removable from public view, as copies may remain viewable in cached and archived pages of our Services, on other sites that have republished us, or if other Users have copied or saved that information. If you do not wish your User Content to be available to the public, please don't post it on our Services. Your username and if you choose to disclose it, your real name, will be published publicly. Once published your username and / or real name may not be able to be removed.

Who can see your IP address: If you post User Content on our Services while not logged in, your IP address will be published with your User Content in order to attribute your contribution to our Services. A selection of Trusted Users with administrative powers on our Services have the ability to review IP addresses of users to reduce abusive behavior. Any third party service embedded on our Services such as an advertiser, video provider, social network or other third party will also have access to your IP address.

Who can see your email address: If you enter an email address, you will enable communication from our Services and other Users. If you reply to users or participate in group activities such as meetups, your email address will be shared with these users. In addition, some email addresses such as blocked@pelhamhistory.org forward to a group of Trusted Users, who will use your email address to reply to the email.


What happens in the event of a change of control:
The Pelham Historical Society and its Services are a local non-profit historical society. As such, in the event of the dissolution of the Society, Your information such as customer names and email addresses, User Content and other user information related to our Services may be among the items sold or otherwise transferred in these types of transactions. We may also sell, assign or otherwise transfer such information in the course of corporate divestitures, mergers, acquisitions, bankruptcies, dissolutions, reorganizations, liquidations, similar transactions or proceedings involving all or a portion of the company.

Instances where we are required to share your information:
We will disclose your information where required to do so by law or subpoena or if we reasonably believe that such action is necessary to (a) comply with the law and the reasonable requests of law enforcement; (b) to enforce our Terms of Use or to protect the security, quality or integrity of our Services; and/or (c) to exercise or protect the rights, property, or personal safety of Pelhamhistory.org, Pelhamhs.org, our Users, or others.

Sharing certain service type information we collect about you:
We may share certain service type information, including information obtained through tools such as cookies, log files, device identifiers, location data and clear gifs (such as anonymous usage data, referring/exit pages and URLs, platform types, number of clicks, etc.): (i) with our third-party business partners for the purposes described in the section above on "How We Collect and Use Information." We may also aggregate or otherwise strip data of all personally identifying characteristics and may share that aggregated, anonymized data with third parties.

Ads on Pelhamhistory.org and Pelhamhs.org:
We currently do NOT serve advertisements on any of our Services. This policy may change without notice.
We may also share certain information such as your location, browser, and cookie data and other data relating to your use of our Services with our business partners to deliver advertisements ("ads") that may be of interest to you. We may allow third-party ad servers or ad networks to serve advertisements on our Services. These third-party ad servers or ad networks use technology to send, directly to your browser or mobile device, the ads and ad links that appear on our Servicez, and will automatically receive your IP address when they do so. They may also use other technologies (such as cookies, JavaScript, device identifiers, location data, and clear gifs, see above) to compile information about your browser's or device's visits and usage patterns on our Services and on other websites, and to measure the effectiveness of their ads and to personalize the advertising content delivered to you.
For example, Google uses DART cookies in order to deliver ads to you through our Services. Google's use of the DART cookie enables it and its partners to serve ads to you based on your visit to our Services and previous websites that you may have visited. Other advertising networks also use similar cookies, clear gifs, or other mechanisms to deliver targeted advertising to you through our Services. You can delete these cookies by following the instructions of your browser. You may opt out of use of Google's DART cookie and cookies placed by Network Advertising Initiative (NAI) certified ad networks here: http://www.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp . Opting out of these cookies will be effective not only on our Services, but on all websites with NAI certified advertising networks. However, these opt-outs will be ineffective on networks that are not NAI certified.
Please note that an advertiser may choose to show an ad to a certain audience of Users (e.g., based on demographics or other interests). In that situation, we or our Partners determines the target audience and our Services serves the advertising to that audience and only provides anonymous data to the advertiser. If you respond to such an ad, the advertiser or ad server may conclude that you fit the description of the audience they are trying to reach.
To enhance your user experience or help us improve and measure our effectiveness, we may embed code from third parties on our Services. Examples of such parties may include Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google, YouTube, Howcast, VideoJug, AOL, and others. These third parties may collect information about you including IP address, cookies in ways we do not control.
Our Privacy Policy does not apply to, and we cannot control the activities of third-parties. Please consult the respective privacy policies of such third parties or contact such third parties for more information.

How We Store and Protect Your Information

Storage and Processing: Your information collected through our Services may be stored and processed in the United States or any other country in which we or our subsidiaries, affiliates, or service providers maintain facilities. We may transfer information that we collect about you, including personal information, to affiliated entities, or to other third parties across borders and from your country or jurisdiction to other countries or jurisdictions around the world. If you are located in the European Union or other regions with laws governing data collection and use that may differ from U.S. law, please note that we may transfer information, including personal information, to a country and jurisdiction that does not have the same data protection laws as your jurisdiction, and you consent to the transfer of information to the U.S. or any other country in which we or our parent, subsidiaries, affiliates, or service providers maintain facilities and the use and disclosure of information about you as described in this Privacy Policy.

Keeping your information safe: We care about the security of your information, and uses commercially reasonable safeguards to preserve the integrity and security of all information collected through our Services. To protect your privacy and security, we take reasonable steps (such as requesting a unique password) to verify your identity before granting you access to your account. You are responsible for maintaining the secrecy of your unique password and account information, and for controlling access to your email communications from us, at all times. However, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us or guarantee that information on our Services may not be accessed, disclosed, altered, or destroyed. Your privacy settings may also be affected by changes to the functionality of third party sites and services that you add to our Services, such as social networks. We are not responsible for the functionality or security measures of any third party.

Compromise of information: In the event that any information under our control is compromised as a result of a breach of security, we will take reasonable steps to investigate the situation and where appropriate, notify those individuals whose information may have been compromised and take other steps, in accordance with any applicable laws and regulations.

Your Choices about Your Information: You control your account information and settings: You may update your account information and email-communication preferences at any time by logging in to your account and changing your profile settings. You can also stop receiving promotional email communications from us by modifying your preferences at http://www.pelhamhs.org/wiki/Special:Preferences.
We make every effort to promptly process all unsubscribe requests. As noted above, you may not opt out of Service-related communications (e.g., account verification, purchase and billing confirmations and reminders, changes/updates to features of the Service, technical and security notices). If you have any questions about reviewing or modifying your account information, you can contact us directly at info@pelhamhistory.org.

Opting out of collection of your information for Tracking / Advertising: Please refer to your mobile device or browser's technical information for instructions on how to delete and disable cookies, and other tracking/recording tools. Depending on your type of device, it may not be possible to delete or disable tracking mechanisms on your mobile device. Note that disabling cookies and/or other tracking tools prevents us or our business partners from tracking your browser's activities in relation to our Services, and for use in targeted advertising activities by third parties. However, doing so may disable many of the features available through our Services. If you have any questions about opting out of the collection of cookies and other tracking/recording tools, you can contact us directly at info@pelhamhistory.org.

How long we keep your private profile information: Following termination of your User account, we may retain your private profile information for a commercially reasonable time for backup, archival, or audit purposes. For the avoidance of doubt, any information that you choose to make public on the service may not be removable.


Children's Privacy:
We do not knowingly collect or solicit any information from anyone under the age of 13 or knowingly allow such persons to register as Users. Our Services and its content are not directed at children under the age of 13. In the event that we learn that we have collected personal information from a child under age 13 without verification of parental consent, we will delete that information as quickly as possible. If you believe that we might have any information from or about a child under 13, please contact us at info@pelhamhistory.org.

Links to Other Websites and Services:
We are not responsible for the practices employed by websites or services linked to or from our Services, including the information or content contained therein. Please remember that when you use a link to go from our Services to another website, our Privacy Policy does not apply to third-party websites or services. Your browsing and interaction on any third-party website or service, including those that have a link or advertisement on our website, are subject to that third party's own rules and policies. In addition, you agree that we are not responsible and we do not control over any third-parties that you authorize to access your User Content. If you are using a third-party website or service (like Facebook, Google groups, or an IRC chatroom) and you allow such a third-party access to you User Content you do so at your own risk. This Privacy Policy does not apply to information we collect by other means (including offline) or from other sources other than through our Services.

Cookies Policy

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Cookies

PELHAMHISTORY.ORG, PELHAMHS.ORG, all subdomains ("Websites"), aliases, and related hosts (collectivly refered to as the "Services") may use cookies on our Services. By using our Services, you consent to the use of cookies. Our Cookies Policy explains what cookies are, how we use cookies, how third-parties we may partner with may use cookies on our Services, your choices regarding cookies and further informationabout cookies.

What are cookies?
Cookies are small pieces of text sent by your web browser by a website you visit. A cookie file is stored in your web browser and allows the Service or a third-party to recognize you and make your next visit easier and the Service more useful to you. Cookies can be "persistent" or "session" cookies.

How do our Services use cookies?
When you use and access the Service, we may place a number of cookies files in your web browser. We use cookies for the following purposes: to enable certain functions of the Service, to provide analytics, to store your preferences, to enable advertisements delivery*, including behavioral advertising*.
We use both session and persistent cookies on the Service and we use different types of cookies to run the Services:

Essential cookies:.
We may use essential cookies to authenticate users and prevent fraudulent use of user accounts.

Third-party cookies:
In addition to our own cookies, we may also use various third-parties cookies to report usage statistics of the Services, deliver advertisements on and through the Service*, and so on.
*Currently we do NOT serve advertisements on our services. This policy may change at anytime without notice.

What are your choices regarding cookies?
If you'd like to delete cookies or instruct your web browser to delete or refuse cookies, please visit the help pages of your web browser. Please note, however, that if you delete cookies or refuse to accept them, you might not be able to use all of the features we offer, you may not be able to store your preferences, and some of our pages might not display properly.

Where can your find more information about cookies
More information about cookies can be found at: AllAboutCookies.org and Network Advertising Initiative