How We Collect and Use Information
Information you provide us directly
We ask for certain information such as your name, address, phone number and e-mail address when you purchase items in our online store, or if you correspond with us. We may also retain any messages you send through the website. We use this information to operate, maintain, and provide to you the features and functionality of the website and in fulfilling online orders.
Information we may receive from third parties
Although not a current practice at OCPHS, we may in the future receive information about you from third parties. For example, if you access our websites or Service through a third-party connection or log-in, for example, through Facebook Connect, by “following,” “liking,”, that third party may pass certain information about your use of its service to our site. This information could include, but is not limited to, the user ID associated with your account (for example, your Facebook 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 websites such as ours. You may also unlink your third party account from our site by contacting us, and we will remove any links.
We may directly collect analytics data, or use third-party analytics tools and services, to help us measure traffic and usage trends for the website. These tools collect information sent by your browser or mobile device, including the pages you visit and other information that assists us in improving the website. We collect and use this analytics information in aggregate form such that it cannot reasonably be manipulated to identify any particular individual user. We use Google Analytics and certain services from Automattic, Inc. (the parent of WordPress) to gather these analytics.
Log file information
Log file information is automatically reported by your browser or mobile device each time you access the website. When you use our website, 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 the website, domain names, landing pages, pages viewed, and other such information.
Clear gifs/web beacons information
We do not use clear gifs or web beacons on our website.
When you access the website 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 the website. A device identifier may convey information to us about how you browse and use the website. A device identifier may remain persistently on your device, to help you log in faster and enhance your navigation through the website. Some features of the website may not function properly if use or availability of device identifiers is impaired or disabled.
When you access the website 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 the website. Some features of the website, 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 website-related emails (e.g., account verification, purchase and billing confirmations and reminders,, technical and security notices).
Use of certain service type information we collect about you
Sharing of Your Information
We will not rent or sell your information to anyone outside the Oakland County Pioneer and Historical Society unless required to do so by law.
Instances where we are required to share your information
How We Store and Protect Your Information
Your information collected through the Service may be stored and processed in the United States or any other country in which OCPHS or its service providers maintain facilities.
Keeping your information safe
OCPHS cares about the security of your information, and uses commercially reasonable safeguards to preserve the integrity and security of all information collected through the website. 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 OCPHS, at all times. However, OCPHS cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to OCPHS or guarantee that information on the website 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 the website, such as social networks. OCPHS is 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, OCPHS 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.
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.
How long we keep your information
Following fulfillment of your online order, OCPHS may retain your private profile information for a commercially reasonable time for backup, archival, or audit purposes. As a practical matter except for open or pending orders, all information is purged annually.
OCPHS does not knowingly collect or solicit any information from anyone under the age of 13. The website 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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