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Montauk Historical Society – Montauk Point Lighthouse Museum, a private non-profit 501(c)(3) cultural organization is dedicated to the protection, preservation and educational development of the Montauk Point Lighthouse Museum complex, a nationally significant historic site and Second House. Through programs, exhibits, publications and special events the story of this site will be conveyed to the public.

Protecting your privacy is important to the Montauk Historical Society- Montauk Point Lighthouse Museum (MHS-MPLM). This Privacy Policy explains how MHS-MPLM collects, uses, and discloses the personal information you may provide while using MHS-MPLM ‘s Web Site.

Your Consent

By using the Web Site, you signify your consent to the collection, use, and disclosure of your personal information in accordance with this Policy. If you do not agree with any aspect of this Policy, you should not use this Web Site.

Information Automatically Collected

Non-Identifiable Information – Like many other web sites, the Web Site automatically collects certain non-identifiable information regarding users, such as the Internet Protocol (IP) address of your computer, the IP address of your Internet Service Provider, the date and time you access the Web Site, the Internet address of the web site from which you linked directly to the Web Site, the operating system you are using, the sections of the Web Site you visit, the Web Site pages accessed and information viewed. This non-identifiable information is used for Web Site and system administration purposes and to improve the Web Site. Your non-identifiable information may be disclosed to others and permanently archived for future use.

Cookies – The Web Site uses “cookies”; a technology that installs information on a web site user’s computer so that the Web Site can recognize future visits using that computer. Cookies enhance the convenience and use of the Web Site. For example, the information provided through cookies is used to recognize you as a previous user of the Web Site, to track your activity at the Web Site in order to respond to your needs, to offer personalized Web page content and information for your use, to automatically populate online forms with your personal information for your convenience, and to otherwise facilitate your Web Site experience. You may choose to decline cookies if your browser permits, but doing so may affect your use of the Web Site and your ability to access or use certain Web Site features.

Personal Information You Specifically Provide

Your Personal Information – During your use of the Web Site, you may be asked to voluntarily provide personal information (such as your name, email address, postal address, telephone number, identification of interest areas) for purposes such as facilitating communications with you or facilitating your use of the Web Site. If you choose to order tickets online, we also will be collecting the credit card information you provide, which will be provided to the credit card issuer for processing. If you choose not to provide certain requested personal information, you will not be able to use the Web Site.

Use of Your Personal Information – MHS-MPLM may use your personal information to contact and correspond with you, to respond to your communications, to facilitate and enhance your use of the Web Site, to provide you with information and services requested through the Web Site, and as otherwise permitted by law. MHS-MPLM may develop a confidential user profile for you, which will be used to facilitate your use of the Web Site. Additionally, MHS-MPLM may keep a record of all communications or transactions with you.

Emails from MHS-MPLM – If you contact MHS-MPLM or otherwise indicate that you would like to receive email from MHS-MPLM, then MHS-MPLM may send to you, from time to time, email or other communications containing information about MHS-MPLM and other matters it believes will interest you. At any time you may ask MHS-MPLM to stop sending you email and other information by contactingprivacy@montauklighthouse.com From time to time, MHS-MPLM may also send you email containing important information regarding the Web Site, which you may not opt out of receiving.

Tracking Information – MHS-MPLM may use non-personal information to create aggregate tracking information reports regarding Web Site user demographics and the use of the Web Site, and then provide those reports to others. None of the tracking information in the reports can be connected to the identities or other personal information of individual users. MHS-MPLM also may link tracking information with Web Site users’ personal information. Once such a link is made, all of the linked information is treated as personal information and will be used and disclosed only in accordance with this Policy.

Disclosure of Your Personal Information – MHS-MPLM also may disclose your personal information in the following circumstances:

(i) Law Enforcement and Legal Disclosure – MHS-MPLM may disclose your personal information to a government institution that has asserted its lawful authority to obtain the information or where MHS-MPLM has reasonable grounds to believe the information could be useful in the investigation of unlawful activity, or to comply with a subpoena or warrant or an order made by a court, person or body with jurisdiction to compel the production of information, or to comply with court rules regarding the production of records and information, or to their legal counsel.

(ii) Third Party Vendors on the Website – Credit card information entered onto our website for purchases may be on web pages operated by third parties. Information entered on such pages is subject to the privacy policies of those third parties, which policies may differ from ours. MHS-MPLM has no responsibility or liability for or control over those other third parties or their collection, use and disclosure of your personal information. You should review the privacy policies of these third parties to understand how they collect and use information.
Securing Your Information – To help protect the confidentiality of your personal information, MHS-MPLM employs security safeguards appropriate to the sensitivity of the information. Nevertheless, due to the nature of Internet technologies, security and privacy risks cannot be eliminated and MHS-MPLM cannot guarantee that your personal information will not be disclosed in ways not otherwise described in this Policy.

Accessing Your Personal Information – You may request access to your personal information and information about MHS-MPLM ‘s collection, use and disclosure of that information by contacting MHS-MPLM at privacy@montauklighthouse.com Subject to certain exceptions prescribed by law, you will be given reasonable access to your personal information, and will be entitled to challenge the accuracy and completeness of the information and to have it amended as appropriate. You can help MHS-MPLM maintain the accuracy of your information by notifying MHS-MPLM of any changes to your personal information.

Other Web Sites – The Web Site may contain links to other Web sites or Internet resources. When you click on one of those links you are contacting another Web site or Internet resource that may collect information about you voluntarily or through cookies or other technologies. MHS-MPLM has no responsibility or liability for or control over those other Web sites or Internet resources or their collection, use and disclosure of your personal information. You should review the privacy policies of those other Web sites and Internet resources to understand how they collect and use information.

Privacy Policy Changes – To accommodate changes in the Web Site, changing technology, and legal developments, this Policy may be changed from time to time in MHS-MPLM ‘s sole discretion and without any prior notice or liability to you or any other person. The collection, use and disclosure of your personal information by MHS-MPLM will be governed by the version of this Policy in effect at that time. New versions of this Policy will be posted here. Your continued use of the Web Site subsequent to any changes to this Policy will signify that you consent to the collection, use and disclosure of your personal information in accordance with the changed Policy. Accordingly, when you use the Web Site you should check the date of this Policy and review any changes since the last version. You should also bookmark this page and periodically review this Policy to ensure that you are familiar with the most current version.

Your Comments – If you have any comments or questions about this Policy or your personal information, please contact MHS-MPLM atprivacy@montauklighthouse.com