Terms of Use  –  Copyright  –  Privacy  –  Financial Data Security
Collection Policy

Terms of Use

The Schoharie County Historical Society offers the information on this website and in its publications “as is.” While the Society makes every effort to insure the accuracy of the information it publishes, it cannot and does not warrant either its accuracy or its suitability for any purpose.

By accessing these Web pages, you agree (1) to comply with all federal, state, and other applicable laws governing the use of the information and (2) that you will not republish, broadcast, or redistribute any materials you may download or receive from this website.

Linked Material. The appearance of links to external sites on this website or on Schoharie County Historical Society social media accounts does not constitute endorsement of the referred site or the information or services contained therein. The Historical Society cannot constantly monitor nor exercise any editorial control over the information you may find at the referenced location, and is not responsible for the privacy practices of other sites.

Subscription and Download Content. Sharing access to subscription services, and redistributing materials purchased from this website, is prohibited.

Reproduction and Redistribution. To request permission to reproduce or redistribute any image, text, or other artistic or intellectual work owned by the Society, including material in the Schoharie County Historical Review, and Website content, please write or email the Executive Director.

Changes. The Schoharie County Historical Society may revise its policies and terms of use at any time.

Questions. Should you have questions or concerns about our terms or policies, please write or email the Executive Director, Schoharie County Historical Society, 145 Fort Road, Schoharie, NY 12157.

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Copyright Policy

All materials published by the Schoharie County Historical Society are either in public domain, used with permission of the copyright owner, used by license, or are owned by and copyrighted by the Society.

The Schoharie County Historical Society does not necessarily own the copyright to all objects in its collections or on view on this site. It is the user’s responsibility to obtain required permissions and pay required fees for the use of copyrighted material. If known, the Society may provide you with contact information for specific copyright owners. Users are held fully responsible for any infringement of copyright.

Images on the Schoharie County Historical Society website are for personal viewing and educational purposes only. Neither the text nor images on this site are in the public domain. Reproduction, redistribution, or any other use of the images and text on this site for personal or corporate gain is prohibited by federal copyright law. Users may be held responsible and liable for any infringement of copyright held by the Schoharie County Historical Society or other entities. Permission for reproduction in printed and/or electronic formats must be obtained in writing from the Schoharie County Historical Society.

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Privacy Policy

The Schoharie County Historical Society is committed to protecting your privacy. This notice explains our privacy practices about information you may provide through this website.

What Information We Collect.

The Society collects information about each visitor to the Web site through the IP address, which contains no personal information; through email correspondence sent to us, and through information submitted through any online input form.

Any information you share with us will be treated confidentially and will not be disclosed to anyone outside the Society without your permission.

In the event that you make an error in the information you provide us, please contact us at the address below so that we can correct the error.

Changes in Collected Information. We do not monitor information or attempt to update it. If your information changes, you can contact office@schohariehistory.net to provide updated information.

What We Do with Information We Collect.

We use the information we collect about you only to complete your on-line order, to provide you with information you request, or to offer further information about the Society or its programs. We will not sell or distribute any information about you to any other organizations.

We use IP addresses for statistical analysis of Web traffic.

We may use your email address to reply to you or send you information, and we may not use it at all. We do not share it, sell it, or distribute it without your permission.

If you join, subscribe to Internet services, or purchase goods, we use your name and e-mail address to provide the service you request. If you are no longer interested in receiving mail or email from us, you can email office@schohariehistory.net and direct that you be removed from our list.

We sell goods and services and accept monetary donations through this website, via credit card and bank transfer. That requires taking certain financial information which only affects people who choose to buy or donate. Please see our separate Financial Data Security Policy which addresses privacy issues in regards to financial transactions.

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Financial Data Security Policy

Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) Compliance

This notice explains the security practices we use to protect your financial information and privacy and how we comply with the comprehensive data security requirements established by American Express, Discover Financial Services, JCB International, MasterCard Worldwide, and Visa Inc. International. These are called the Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standard (DSS). All merchants that process, store, or transmit payment card information for American Express, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, or Visa are required to be PCI DSS compliant.

We have a separate privacy policy addressing privacy in general.

Businesses that collect credit card information to process online payments are required to:

  • Build and maintain a secure network to protect payment card information
  • Protect card holder information
  • Maintain a vulnerability management program
  • Implement strong access control measures
  • Regularly monitor and test networks
  • Maintain an information security policy

Internet and electronic security requirements change rapidly so we use the services of PayPal, a leading Internet financial service. PayPal constantly monitors Internet security developments, maintains secure services around the clock and around the world, and responds to security issues as they arise.

We use the PayPal service because we are too small an operation to maintain all the needed services and protections ourselves, because we have complete confidence in PayPal, and the service is reasonably priced. PayPal has achieved PCI DSS compliance certification under the Visa Cardholder Information Security Program and the MasterCard Site Data Protection Program. PayPal has also achieved the American Institute of Certified Public Accountant’s Statement of Auditing Standards #70 (SAS70) certification.

When you click a “Buy Now,” “Join,” “Subscribe,” or “Donate” button on our Website, you are immediately transferred to PayPal’s secure computer. You will see a padlock icon, probably in a lower corner of your browser but the placement depends on your browser. The padlock means the site is secure and all data that you send is encrypted during transmission to prevent disclosure to any electronic eavesdroppers.

Your payment is made on a secure, PayPal-hosted page. PayPal continually maintains and regularly validates its security. PayPal stores your credit card account information. We at Schoharie County Historical Society never see any of your financial information, and we do not have access to it. It does not even pass through our website because we transfer you to the secure PayPal website as soon as you click the button. When you complete your transaction, we receive an email notification of your transaction and that your payment has been deposited in our PayPal account. Your name, address, email address, and the amount of the transaction are given to us. We can withdraw the money from our PayPal account any time after it is deposited. You are sent a receipt by email and are transferred back to our website, to our “Thank You” page.

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