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Privacy Policy For Online and Electronic Use

The Lewes Historical Society is committed to protecting the privacy of our online visitors. We do not collect personally identifiable information about individuals unless it is specifically requested and provided. The terms of this privacy policy govern all online interactions with, and a link to this policy is included in the footer information on every page of this website. Your use of this website or communication with the Society by email constitutes your agreement to the terms of this privacy policy.

How We Use the Information You Provide

We use the information you provide to personalize the Society's website so that we can better meet your needs, fulfill your online order, facilitate customer service, and inform you of the Society's products and promotional offers. Our use of visitor information varies with the type of visit or transaction. For details about each transaction type, see When You Register, When You Make a Donation or Purchase a Membership, When You Shop in the Museum Shop, When You Purchase Tickets, or When You Complete a Survey.

When You Register

You may use without registering or submitting any personally identifiable information. However, registration enables you to maintain your contact information.

When You Make a Donation or Purchase a Membership

The Society will ask you to provide personally identifiable information necessary to process and service your donation or Membership purchase online, which may include your name, billing and shipping addresses, telephone number, email address, and credit card number. We will retain the personally identifiable information you provided for our records, and to facilitate customer service. The Society never shares the personally identifiable information you provide when making a donation or purchasing a Membership online, through the mail, in person, or by telephone with third parties for marketing purposes, except as required by law.

When You Shop in The Museum Store

The Museum Store will ask you to provide personally identifiable information necessary to fulfill your online order or catalogue request, which may include your name, billing and shipping addresses, telephone number, and credit card number. This is the same information requested when you place an order by telephone or through the mail. For online orders or catalogue requests, we also require your email address so that you can receive order and shipping confirmation emails, and so that we can communicate with you if we have difficulty processing your order or request.

We will not share your information with any other party.


We welcome your participation on our blogs. An email address is required to post comments. The Society will not use these email addresses in any way, unless permission to do so is specifically requested and granted. We will not share these email addresses with any third parties for marketing purposes.

Email Communication Preferences

The Society regularly sends email newsletters to our registered visitors, and, on occasion, may send emails to other individuals in order to inform them of special events or promotions. Email recipients may opt out at any time by following the "unsubscribe" instructions included in the email message. Website registrants may subscribe or unsubscribe at any time by changing their email preferences online.

Emailing the Society

If you email the Society, your message and email address may be saved by the Society. Any message, material, business information, ideas, concepts, or other information sent to the Society by email will be treated as non-confidential and non-proprietary.


This website uses "cookies," or small data files that are automatically sent to your browser from a Web server and stored on your computer's hard drive. The cookies we use do not contain any personally identifiable information about you; they are generally used to gather information to analyze website traffic in order to improve our content and navigation, based on our visitors' online behavior. You may choose to set your browser so that it does not accept cookies. Most areas of will function without cookies, but cookies are required if you wish to register, sign in, or place items in your shopping bag. For an optimal experience with our site, we recommend that you allow cookies.

Children Under Thirteen Years of Age

The Society takes special care to protect the safety and privacy of children. We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under thirteen years of age. Third-Party Service Providers The Society may engage reputable third-party vendors in order to help us manage our website, process transactions, and allow us to better respond to the needs of our visitors. The Society requires its vendors to maintain the confidentiality and security of the information to which they are provided access, and restricts these vendors from using the information in any way without express authorization by the Society.

Changes to the Privacy Policy

The Lewes Historical Society may revise this privacy policy at any time. If you have any questions regarding this privacy policy, please contact us:

The Lewes Historical Society
110 Shipcarpenter Street
Lewes, Delaware 19958
Telephone: 302-645-7670
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

This policy was last updated September 20, 2011.