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Privacy Policy

last updated 11/17/2017

Privacy Policy

The Bandon Historical Society (BHS) and its related Web Site ( ) recognizes and respects the importance of maintaining the privacy of our members, Web Site visitors and gift shop customers and has established this Privacy Policy as a result. The purpose of this Privacy Policy is to inform you of:

  • the personal information we may collect from you when you visit our museum and Web Site, respond to our emails, make donations, place orders via mail or our online gift shop, or otherwise contact us via telephone, email, or mail,
  • why we gather information from you, • how we collect it, • how we use it, and
  • the choices you have regarding our use of personal information you have provided.
  • This Privacy Policy is part of the Terms of Use, which governs your use of our Web Site.

    We do not knowingly collect, maintain or disclose personal information from or about children. You can view information on the Web Site anonymously without providing any personal information unless you voluntarily use one of our comment, feedback, contact or membership forms, email or phone us or make an online purchase or donation.

    Why do we gather information?

    BHS gathers personal information to help improve our Web Site to provide a more meaningful and useful experience; to improve our gift shop products and customer service; to communicate with you on BHS related business, events, fundraisers and newsletters; to process your gift shop orders and/or donations; and to inform you of special offers or information we believe may be of interest to you.

    What information do we gather?

    We collect information through our Web Site, emails, mail, and telephone, including when you:
  • place an order,
  • make a donation
  • join as a BHS member
  • use one of the comment, feedback, question, or contact forms on the Web Site.

  • Depending on how you interact with us, we or our third party supporting vendors collect some or all of the following types of information:
  • your name, mailing and shipping address, telephone number, email address
  • billing information (credit card number, expiration date and billing address) is collected by our third party payment vendor, PayPal. This information is not collected, stored or retained by BHS.
  • Gift shop products purchased.
  • Donation amounts and names of donor and people being memorialized if the donation is a memorial donation.
  • Our web hosting vendor GoDaddy’s servers and our use of Google Analytics will log data that may include your IP address, internet provider, browser type, computer operating system, time of day, pages viewed, and search requests.

  • How we use “Cookies” and “Action Tags”

    A "cookie" is a small data file sent to your browser from a web server and stored on your computer. We have relationships with third parties (such as PayPal for payment transactions and MailChimp for email campaigns) who may receive information directly from the cookies placed on your computer to assist in analyzing our business and customers. For example, a cookie is used in our gift shop shopping cart to keep track of items you select for purchase and then process them for payment and shipment. Most web browsers allow you to instruct the browser to prevent the use of cookies. However, if you disable this feature, certain aspects of the Web Site, such as the shopping cart, may not function properly.

    They may also use a common web technology called "action tags" (also called single pixel gifs or web beacons) to track usage and web activity information. Action tags (including third party tags) may be used to provide data to third parties for tracking purposes. PayPal’s and MailChimp’s privacy policies are available at their respective web sites.

    We use a tool called “Google Analytics” to collect information about use of this Web Site, such as how often users visit the Web Site, what pages they visit when they do so, and what site referred them to this Web Site.

    Google Analytics collects only the IP address assigned to you on the date you visit this Web Site, rather than your name or other identifying information. Google Analytics plants a permanent cookie on your web browser to identify you as a unique user the next time you visit this Web Site. This cookie cannot be used by anyone but Google, Inc. The information generated by the cookie will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States.

    We use the information received from Google Analytics only to improve services on this Web Site. We do not combine the information collected through the use of Google Analytics with personally identifiable information.

    Google’s ability to use and share information collected by Google Analytics about your visits to this Web Site is restricted by the Google Privacy Policy. You can prevent Google Analytics from recognizing you on return visits to this Web Site by disabling the Google Analytics cookie on your browser.

    This Web Site uses Google’s Custom Search tool to provide an effective means of searching the Web Site. When used, the Custom Search tool will generate Google advertisements which will appear at the beginning of the search results and by clicking on those advertisements you will be taken to web sites not associated with BHS or this Web Site. These advertisements are clearly marked by Google as advertisements.

    How We Use the Information We Collect

    BHS gathers personal information to help improve our Web Site to provide a more meaningful and useful Web Site experience; to improve our gift shop products and customer service; to communicate with you on BHS related business, events, fundraisers and newsletters; to process your gift shop orders and/or donations; to respond to your inquiries and to inform you of special offers or information we believe may be of interest to you.

    Email, mailing and shipping addresses are used to respond to inquiries, ship gift shop purchases, send newsletters, flyers and information related to the operation of BHS and its museum, communicate upcoming museum events and communicate information on fundraising efforts. We list new BHS members, donors and memorial donation names in our newsletters.

    We and our payment vendor PayPal use information we collect to communicate with you, to process your gift shop orders and if necessary to process a credit or refund. Donations made on the Web Site are also processed through our payment vendor PayPal.

    We reserve the right to disclose information you provide to us as required by law, in response to legal process and law enforcement requests and as necessary or appropriate, in our view, to operate the Web Site and to protect the rights or property of BHS.

    Information collected by Google Analytics is used to help us understand how visitors find our Web Site and what our visitors are interested in viewing so that we can continue to improve the content of the Web Site and make the experience more interesting to the visitor.

    Consent to Transfer and Submission

    This Web Site is operated in the United States. If you are located outside the United States, please be aware that any information you provide to us will be transferred to the United States. By using the Web Site or otherwise providing us with information, you hereby consent to this transfer.

    Although personal information collected by us through the Web Site, emails, mail, and telephone is used by us in accordance with this Privacy Policy, laws generally applicable to the protection of personal data in the U.S. may not be as stringent as those in other countries.

    Links to Other Web Sites

    BHS wants you to be aware that when you click on links and/or ad banners that take you to affiliated or third-party web sites, you will be subject to the privacy policies and terms of use of those web sites, not ours. We encourage you to read the posted privacy statement and user terms whenever using, and prior to providing any personal information to, any other web site.

    How to Limit the Use of Personal Information

    We want to communicate with you only to the extent you want to hear from us. If you prefer not to have personal information collected from you via the Web Site, emails, mail, and telephone shared with third parties, or to set your preferences concerning promotional communications, please follow the directions below.

    Third Parties

    We do not share personal information you provide with third parties (other than those specifically required to conduct transactions related to payments or donations you initiate, Web Site hosting services required in the operation of this Web Site or in the use of our bulk emailing vendor for BHS related operations) without your consent.


    If you would like to update, correct or delete information previously provided to us, please send an e-mail with your new information, including your complete name, postal address, and email address to or mail to: Bandon Historical Society PO Box 737 Bandon OR 97411

    You may also modify or opt out of bulk BHS emails sent through our MailChimp vendor by selecting “update your preferences” or “unsubscribe from this list” links at the bottom of the email.

    Your Consent and Changes to this Policy

    Subject to the above provisions, by using our Web Site, you consent to the terms of this Privacy Policy and the Terms of Use, of which this policy is a part. We may change our Privacy Policy from time to time as new features or services are added, suggestions from our members and visitors are incorporated or other changes are made. We will post the revised Privacy Policy on our Web Site with a revised effective date. The date on which the current Privacy Policy and overall Terms of Use took effect is listed at the top of the Privacy Policy and Terms of Use (see "Last Updated" at the top of each).


    BHS welcomes feedback concerning this Privacy Policy. Please send your comments and questions to .

    Physical Address of BHS

    The office of the Bandon Historical Society and its museum are located at 270 Fillmore Ave., Bandon Oregon 97411. The mailing address is PO Box 737, Bandon, OR 97411.