Privacy Policy

Updated: 7/9/2019

Your privacy is critically important to us, so at Manchester Historic Society, Inc. (MHS), we have a few fundamental principles. If you find content on the MHS website you believe violates our Privacy Policy, please contact us immediately.

We don’t ask you for personal information unless we truly need it. We can’t stand services that ask you for things like your gender or income level for no apparent reason.

We don’t share your personal information with anyone except to comply with the law, develop our products, or protect our rights.

We don’t store personal information on our servers unless required for the on-going operation of one of our services.

Manchester Historic Society, Inc.

“MHS” operates a website at It is MHS’s policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our website. If you have questions about deleting or correcting your personal data please contact our support team.

Website Visitors

Like most website operators, MHS collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. MHS’ purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how our visitors use our website. From time to time, MHS may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.

Personally-Identifying Information

Certain visitors to MHS’ website choose to interact with MHS in ways that require the organization to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that MHS gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up for membership at to provide a username and email address.

Those who engage in transactions with MHS — by purchasing event tickets, for example — are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, MHS collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction. MHS does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.

Aggregated Statistics

MHS may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its website. For instance, MHS may monitor the most popular pages and articles on the site or use spam screened by the Akismet service to help identify spammers. MHS may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, MHS does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.

Business Transfers

If MHS, or substantially all of its assets, were acquired, or in the unlikely event that MHS goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, user information would be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any acquirer of MHS may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.

Privacy Policy Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, MHS may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and at MHS’ sole discretion. MHS encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.

Protection of Information

MHS discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its volunteers, employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that

(i) need to know that information in order to process it on MHS’s behalf or to provide services available at MHS’s websites, and

(ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others.

MHS will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone.

Other than to its volunteers, employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, MHS discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when MHS believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of MHS, third parties or the public at large.

If you are a registered user of an MHS website and have supplied your email address, MHS may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with MHS. We primarily use our website to communicate this type of information, so we expect to keep this type of email to a minimum.

If you send us a request (for example via a support email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. MHS takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.

Email Communication

MHS sends a newsletter and occasional updates that we believe will be useful to individuals that subscribe to our website or blog, attend events, or request updates. Users may remove themselves from this mailing list by following the link provided in every email. We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law.


A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor’s computer, and that the visitor’s browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. MHS uses cookies to help it identify and track visitors, their usage of the MHS website, and their website access preferences.

MHS visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using MHS’ websites, with the drawback that certain features of MHS’ websites may not function properly without the aid of cookies.