Privacy Policy

The Historical and Cultural Society of Clay County, Minnesota (HCSCC) collects certain information from website users. This page explains what information we gather and what we do with it. We do not sell any personal information to third parties.

A cookie is a small text file of information that our web server stores on your Internet-connected device to distinguish your visit to our site from others who may be visiting our site at the same time. This cookie collects anonymous website user information and is only active while you are visiting our site. It is not used for marketing purposes or for any reason that may compromise your privacy. If you choose not to accept cookies, certain sections of our website may not work as intended.

Server log data
Our system collects server log data, which may include an IP address, the type of browser and operating system used, the time of day visited, the pages viewed and search requests. We aggregate this data and use it for statistical purposes, helping us to improve the navigation and content of our website.

We take all possible measures to protect your personal information, but remember that no method of transmission over the Internet or method of electronic storage is 100% secure. While we use available commercially acceptable means to protect your information, we cannot guarantee absolute security.

Wherever we collect sensitive information (such as credit card data), that information is encrypted and transmitted to us in a secure way using a third-party vendor. You can verify this by looking for a closed lock icon at the bottom of your web browser, or looking for “https” at the beginning of the address of the web page.

Email lists
If you sign up for one of our email lists, we’ll only send you the kinds of information you’ve requested. We won’t share your information with anyone outside of HCSCC. You can unsubscribe at any time.

Web forms or e-mail
Personally identifying information that you provide by e-mail or web forms will be used only for those purposes that are described at the point of collection, such as to send information to you or to respond to your questions or comments.

From time to time, we may request information from users via surveys. Participation in surveys is completely voluntary, and you therefore have a choice whether or not to disclose this information. Information requested may include contact information (such as name and address) and demographic information (such as ZIP code, age level). Survey information will be used for purposes of monitoring or improving the use and satisfaction of this site.

Links to Other Sites
Our website has links to many other websites. When you go to another site, you are subject to the privacy and security policies of that site. HCSCC cannot vouch as to the accuracy of information provided there. We make no guarantees of the security of other websites.

Children and Privacy
HCSCC collects limited information about children for demographic purposes.

Changes to the Privacy Policy
HCSCC reserves the right to change the policy on use of information collected. Any changes in policy will be noted in a revised privacy policy statement and will be posted at least 30 days prior to implementation. You may direct any privacy policy questions to