Civil War Trust's Privacy Policy

The Civil War Trust's website is intended to supply our viewer with information about battlefield preservation and the Civil War Trust's mission. In the course of providing these online services, information may be exchanged between the Civil War Trust, servers, online users and their browsers. In order to access certain material or services on this site, you may be asked to provide your name, address, and additional information. This privacy policy states the Civil War Trust's policy with regard to the personal information you provide.

Personal Information Collected

In general, when you visit our website and access information, you remain anonymous. We do not require you to register or provide personal information to us to view our site. There are occasions when we will ask for additional information. We do this to better understand and respond to your needs, and provide you with services that may be valuable to you. For example, personally identifiable information will be collected in order for you to become a member or donate to the Civil War Trust online. The Civil War Trust collects personal information from the following online items:

    • * Joining Online
    • * Donating Online
    • * Shopping Online
    • * Political Outreach
    • * Sign Up for E-mail Updates/Newsletters
    • * Junior Members Section
    • * Event Registration


Use of Information

To help achieve its mission, personally identifiable information is occasionally made available to other non-profit organizations and occasionally to for-profit organizations unless you request otherwise. While name and address information may be shared, the Civil War Trust does NOT exchange phone numbers or email addresses. Whether or not you choose to share your information will have no impact on your interaction with the Civil War Trust.

To choose confidentiality, please email or call 202-367-1861 with the subject heading "Membership Confidentiality." Please include your full name, membership ID number, and address.

You may also write us at:
Civil War Trust
1156 15th Street NW, Suite 900
Washington, DC 20005

We will not provide any of your personal information to other organizations if you elect confidentiality.

Information security

We take our users' privacy very seriously. When users submit personal data to the Civil War Trust, we take steps to ensure the information remains secure both during transmission and while stored offline. Some of these measures include an enterprise grade firewall and secured environment for the data storage. All sensitive donor information is stored in this manner and only accessed by authorized Civil War Trust staff through a monitored and recorded login process using secure communication and password protection.

For our users' protection, this website uses Secure Sockets Layer (SSL), the standard of World Wide Web security, whenever financial transactions are being conducted.

Server log data

Our system gathers 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 collect this data and use it for statistical purposes, helping us to ascertain, for example, the amount of interest in portions of our web site, and how to improve the navigation and content of our web site.

Links to Third Party Sites

While the Civil War Trust is highly selective about which sites we provide links to, we do not control their websites. We encourage you to review the privacy policies posted on these third party sites.

Due to the rapidly evolving technologies on the Internet, we may update this policy. All revisions will be posted to this site. A revised Privacy Policy will apply only to data collected subsequent to its effective date.

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