Donor Privacy Policy

The Connecticut Historical Society respects your privacy. We protect your personal information, and adhere to all legislative requirements with respect to protecting privacy. We do not rent, sell, loan or trade our donor or member lists. Your name, address and other information you provide will be used to deliver services and to keep you informed and up-to-date on the activities of the CHS, including programs, services, special events, and opportunities to volunteer or to give. If at any time you wish to stop receiving postal mail or email, simply contact us by phone at (860) 236-5621, ext. 223 or 227 or via e-mail at ask_us@chs.org, and we will gladly accommodate your request.

Privacy Policy

Our Commitment

Our organization is committed to protecting the privacy of the personal information of its members, donors, volunteers, employees and other stakeholders. We value the trust of those we deal with, and of the public, and recognize that maintaining this trust requires that we be transparent and accountable in how we treat the information that you choose to share with us. During the course of our various projects and activities, we occasionally gather and use personal information. Anyone from whom we collect such information should expect that it will be carefully protected, and that any use of or other dealing with this information is subject to consent.

Privacy Practices

Personal information gathered by our organization is kept in confidence. Our personnel are authorized to access personal information based only on their need to deal with the information for the reason(s) for which it was obtained. Safeguards are in place to ensure that the information is not disclosed or shared more widely than is necessary to achieve the purpose for which it was gathered. We also take measures to ensure that the integrity of this information is maintained and to prevent its being lost or destroyed. We collect, use and disclose personal information only for purposes that a reasonable person would consider appropriate in light of the circumstances.

Website and Electronic Commerce

We use password protocols and encryption software to protect personal and other information we receive when a product, service or contribution is requested and/or paid for online. Our software is routinely updated to maximize protection of such information.

Contact Information

Questions, concerns or complaints relating to the CHS’s privacy policy and the treatment of personal information should be emailed to ask_us@chs.org or communicated through our phone number (860) 236-5621, ext. 223 or ext. 227.