Data Protection and Privacy Policy

This privacy policy sets out how the Chicago History Museum uses and protects any information that you provide to CHM when using this website.

CHM is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.

CHM may change this policy by updating this page. Please check this page from time to time to ensure that you aware of the current policy. This policy is effective from November 16, 2016.


What information does CHM collect via this website?

We may collect the following information:

  • name and job title

  • contact information including email address

  • demographic information such as postcode, preferences and interests

  • other information relevant to customer surveys and/or offers

What does CHM do with this information?

We require this information to understand your needs and provide you with a better service, and in particular, for the following reasons:

  • to keep internal records 

  • to improve our products and services

  • to create and send promotional emails about new products, special offers or other information which we think you may find interesting using the email address which you have provided

Security

We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorized access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

Cookies

A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer's hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyze web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes, and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.

We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyze data about web page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.

Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.

You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.

Links to other websites

Our website may contain links to other websites of interest; however, once you use these links to leave our site, please note that we do not have any control over other websites, and therefore, cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites. Other sites are not governed by this privacy statement. Please exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

Controlling your personal information

We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law to do so. We may use your personal information to send you promotional materials unless you indicate otherwise by emailing rightsrepro@chicagohistory.org.

If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please write or email  us at soon as possible. We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.