We Respect Your Privacy
At our site, we do not collect personally identifiable information from individuals unless they provide it to us voluntarily and knowingly. This means we do not require you to register or provide information to us in order to view our site. The Howard County Historical Society, Incorporated only gathers personally identifiable data, such as names, addresses, zip/postal codes, email addresses, etc., when voluntarily submitted by a visitor. For example, personally identifiable information may be collected in order to respond to a stated desire to volunteer time to the Howard County Historical Society, Incorporated, to join or renew your membership, purchase tickets or items from our online gift shop, or to make a financial contribution online. This information is used solely by the Howard County Historical Society, Incorporated or other entities who are involved in the operation of this site for internal purposes.
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Lists Are Never Sold to Third Parties
We will never sell, trade or disclose your personally identifiable information to anyone. We will only share personally identifiable information with third parties when (i) the person submitting the information authorizes us to share it; (ii) sharing the information is a necessary operation of the site, for instance, to process a credit card transaction, or (iii) we are required to by law.
Your Credit Card Information Is Secure
We care about the safety and security of your transaction. We employ a Server Digital Certificate and the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) Protocol to encrypt all data traffic. They use high grade encryption and the https security protocol to communicate with your browser software. This method is the industry standard security protocol, and among the best software available today for secure commerce transactions. It encrypts all your personal information, so that it cannot be read over the internet. If you prefer, you may also make a donation by calling 410-480-3250.
Donations and memberships are considered non-refundable. However if you wish to return an item purchased from our gift shop, please do so within 30 days of the purchase and we will mail you a check.
The Howard County Historical Society, Incorporated is a 501(c)(3) non profit organization. Donations are tax-exempt to the fullest extent of the law. When a good or service is provided, the value of the ticket is deducted from the total donation. A tax receipt will be mailed to you within 10 business days.
Conditions of Use
The Howard County Historical Society, Incorporated and other marks indicated on our site are trademarks owned exclusively by the Howard County Historical Society, Incorporated. The use of these trademarks and trade dress is prohibited if used in connection with the sale of any product that is not the Howard County Historical Society, Incorporated’s, in any manner that seeks to disparages or discredit Howard County Historical Society, Incorporated or in any manner that may cause confusion among our customers.
All content on this website is the exclusive property of the Howard County Historical Society, Incorporated. Said content includes text, graphics, logos, icons, images, audio and video clips, digital downloads, and software. Our content is protected by United States and international copyright laws and we reserve all rights contained therein. In case of dispute or infringement, we will rigorously defend our rights to this material.
License And Site Access
The Howard County Historical Society, Incorporated grants you (the user) a limited license to access and make personal use of this website. This license does not include the right to download any material (other than routine page caching), modify any material, or any portion thereof, without the express written consent of the Howard County Historical Society, Incorporated. This license excludes the download or collection of logos, product descriptions, pricing, text, graphics, audio and video clips, and/or copying account information. This website or any portion of this website may not be reproduced, duplicated, copied, sold, visited, or otherwise exploited for any commercial purpose without express written permission of the Howard County Historical Society, Incorporated. You are prohibited from using meta tags or any other hidden text utilizing the Howard County Historical Society, Incorporated’s name or trademarks without the express written consent of the Howard County Historical Society, Incorporated. Any unauthorized use of this websites voids the limited license granted by the Howard County Historical Society, Incorporated.
Content Submitted By Site Users
If you do post content to this site or otherwise submit material (including, but not limited to, photographs and testimonials), you grant the Howard County Historical Society, Incorporated and its affiliates a nonexclusive, royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, and display such content throughout the world in any media. By your submission you represent and warrant that you own or otherwise control all of the rights to the content that you post; that the content is accurate; that use of the content you supply does not violate this policy and will not cause injury to any person or entity; and that you will indemnify the Howard County Historical Society, Incorporated or its affiliates for all claims resulting from content you supply. The Howard County Historical Society, Incorporated reserves the right to remove any content at our sole discretion.
Limitation Of Liability
This site is provided by the Howard County Historical Society, Incorporated on an “as is” and “as available” basis. The Howard County Historical Society, Incorporated makes no warranties, either expressed or implied, as to the operation of the site or the content contained therein. You expressly agree that your use of www.hchsmd.org is at your own risk.
The Howard County Historical Society, Incorporated cannot warrant that this site, our servers, or email communications affiliated with the use of this website, are free from viruses. The Howard County Historical Society, Incorporated will not be responsible for any damages of any kind resulting from use of this website, including but not limited to direct, indirect, incidental, punitive, and consequential damages.
Redemption Of Free Product And Coupon Offers
From time to time, the Howard County Historical Society, Incorporated offers its clients special offers and discount codes to be used in conjunction with this website. These offers are frequently disseminated via this website and through email to those who have registered for our email database. They are sometimes posted on our home page www.hchsmd.org or announced via other means of communication in conjunction with the promotion of the Howard County Historical Society, Incorporated product collection, including radio and TV broadcasts, internet forums and various online websites.
We encourage our clients to redeem these special offers, but we respectfully ask that you not exploit them. The Howard County Historical Society, Incorporated at our sole discretion, will determine if all purchasing criteria has been met to qualify for stated discount or free product. If you successfully circumvent the software safeguards of this website in order to receive several free products with your order, then we will (at our sole discretion) remove any extraneous free product from your order or cancel the order in its entirety. You will be informed of any order changes via the phone number or email address listed with your order. Please, play fair…
By visiting www.hchsmd.org, you agree that the laws of the state of Maryland without regard to principles of conflict of laws, will govern these Conditions of Use and any dispute of any sort that might arise between you and the Howard County Historical Society, Incorporated.
Changes In Policy
The Howard County Historical Society, Incorporated reserves the right to modify, alter, delete and update these policies at any time we see fit. Such alterations do not nullify our rights if infringements or breaches occurred under a pervious version of these conditions.