Last Updated on February 10, 2024
If you are a visitor to our Services from outside the USA, please be aware that you may be transferring your personal data to the USA, and that the laws in the USA governing privacy may be different than those in your home country.
Collection of Personal Information
Some of the personal information collected by us is required for registration or business interaction purposes, and other information is voluntarily given by you when you interact with our Services. The type of personal information that the Organization may collect and store may include without limitation the following:
Identity information, such as your full name, employment information (including your (a) organization’s name, and/or (b) your position).
Contact data, such as your address, area (including postal or ZIP code), email address, and phone number.
Log-in data, if you create an account on our site, we may collect your username and other information you provide while creating the account.
Payment and billing details, if you choose to donate to us, or if you choose to attend a paid event, you may have to provide your payment information (including, but not limited to your credit card, debit card, bank account information, or other form of payment (“Payment Method”). While it may appear that we are collecting your payment information, you are actually providing it to our third-party payment processor (“Payment Processor”).
Technical data, such as your internet protocol (IP) address, browser type and version, time zone setting and location, browser plug-in types and versions, operating system and platform, and other technology on the devices you use to access the site.
Usage data, which includes information about how you use the site, including traffic data, location data, logs and the resources that you access and use on the Website and any communications we may receive from you.
Marketing and communications data, including your preferences in receiving marketing and other communications from us.
Records and copies of your correspondence (including email addresses), if you contact us.
Your responses to surveys that we might ask you to complete for research purposes.
Details of transactions you carry out through our site and of the fulfillment of your orders. You may be required to provide financial information before placing an order through our site.
Your search queries on the site.
Any other information relating to you that you may provide to us.
You may provide information to be published or displayed (“posted”) on public areas of the site, or transmitted to other users of the site or third parties (collectively, “User Contributions”). Your User Contributions are posted on the site, and transmitted to others, at your own risk. Although we limit access to certain pages, please be aware that no security measures are perfect or impenetrable. Additionally, we cannot control the actions of other users of the site with whom you may choose to share your User Contributions. Therefore, we cannot and do not guarantee that your User Contributions will not be viewed by unauthorized persons.
We collect information when you provide it to us, such as when you “contact us” by email or otherwise, or when you register to do business with us. We may also automatically collect certain information through means such as cookies or web beacons when you use our Services. We may collect this information for website administration and statistical purposes in order to help us improve our Services and create a better experience for all our customers. If you choose to provide the data to us, you are granting consent for us to use this data for the purpose of the Services.
Use of Personal Information
We may collect personal information for the purposes set forth below:
To register individuals for Services use or use of the Services
To provide our Services to you and our other customers
To administer and improve the Services
To facilitate the Organization’s research activities
To send you information about Services that may be of interest to you based on your preferences
To be able to contact our Visitors and Users with general or personalized service-related notices and promotional messages
To prevent and detect fraud, or enforce our legal rights
We do not sell or trade personal information. The Organization may share your personal information with third parties, such as Services operators or technicians, contracted to assist us in providing services to you or to effectuate any of the purposes set forth in the list above. This means that individuals and organizations outside of the Organization may sometimes have access to personal information held by the Organization and may collect or use it from or on behalf of the Organization. This may include, but is not limited to, independent contractors and consultants, website hosts, mailing list hosts, electronic database managers, event managers, academic institutions, research institutions and our researcher partners.
We may also disclose personal information to professional advisors of the Organization, such as accountants, lawyers, insurance brokers or underwriters.
We also may disclose and/or transfer personal information to a third party in the event of a proposed purchase, sale, merger, financing, restructuring or similar type of transaction involving the Organization. We reserve the right to disclose and/or transfer personal information to a third party if required by law or pursuant to a court order or subpoena, or if necessary in the Organization’s reasonable opinion to identify someone in order to enforce the Organization’s legal rights.
Our site may use Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. ("Google"). For more information on how Google uses data when you use our site or Service, please follow this link: https://policies.google.com/technologies/partner-sites. You may be able to opt-out of some or all of Google Analytics features by downloading the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on, available at, https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout. We may also share aggregate information with others, including affiliated and non-affiliated organizations.
Please note that this Policy is not intended to limit our ability to use, retain or disclose aggregated, pseudonymized, or anonymized data.
Removing Personal Information
We will endeavor to honor a request to delete your personal information. If for whatever reason you wish to remove personal information obtained by the Organization, we will endeavor to remove your personal information. We cannot delete your personal information except by also deleting your user account. If you would like your personal information deleted, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you delete your User Contributions from the Website, copies of your User Contributions may remain viewable in cached and archived pages, or might have been copied or stored by other Website users.
Retention of Information
To determine how long to retain Personal Data, we consider the amount, nature, and sensitivity of the Personal Data, the potential risk of harm from unauthorized use or disclosure of your Personal Data, the purposes for which you submitted your Personal Data (whether that purpose is complete and whether we can achieve those purposes through other means), and our legal, accounting, or reporting requirements.
The security and protection of your personal information is important to us. The Organization endeavors to use reasonable security procedures and practices to prevent unauthorized access, disclosure or destruction of your personal information. However, internet communications or transmissions are not totally secure, and you transmit your personal information to us at your own risk. The Organization does not and cannot warrant total security. Our Services may contain links to websites of independent third parties, and in such events your use of such websites is at your own risk, and you should review their respective terms and conditions and privacy policies (including their terms governing security) prior to use.
We do not target our Services to children under 13 and do not knowingly collect any personal information from children under the age of 13. If we learn that a child under the age of 13 has provided us with personal information, we will delete it in accordance with applicable law.
Third Party Links
This site may contain links to other sites whose information practices may be different than ours. Facing History is not responsible for the information practices employed by sites linked to or from our Website, and this policy does not apply to such third-party sites.
In most cases, links to third-party websites are provided solely as pointers to information on topics that we think may be useful to you. Since third-party websites may have different privacy policies and/or security standards, we advise you to read the privacy policies and terms and conditions of these sites before you provide any personal information.