The Fort Simpson Historical Society (FSHS) is committed to protecting the privacy and security of our visitors, patrons, staff and volunteers. This policy sets out our commitment to follow the principles and processes for the collection, use, disclosure and security of your personal information as set out in the Northwest Territories Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act. The Fort Simpson Historical Society will not sell, lend or rent your personal information or collect personal information from you unless we have your consent.
COLLECTION OF INFORMATION
The Fort Simpson Historical Society collects personal information only from:
• ticket buyers (online or through the FSHS front desk)
• others who have shown an interest in FSHS
This information is collected by a variety of methods: phone, fax, mail, on-line or in person. We collect and keep only what is necessary for the purpose for which it is collected.
USE OF INFORMATION
FSHC uses personal information to better serve our visitors and to expand our community of support. This primarily includes using the information:
• To provide information about tickets, events, membership and donations
• To thank supporters, fulfill member and donor benefits and issue tax receipts
• To invite supporters to special events
• To sell memberships, ticket sales, and for fundraising
• For service phone calls and e-mails
• For audit purposes
Fort Simpson Historical Society is committed to using personal information in a respectful way. FSHS is also committed to making sure patrons do not receive more than a reasonable number of letters, emails or phone calls.
DISCLOSURE OF INFORMATION
FSHS takes its obligations with respect to the use and disclosure of personal information very seriously. We will only use personal information for the primary purpose for which it was collected.
HOW THE FSHS USES EMAIL
If you agree to be contacted by the FSHS through mail and/or email, the FSHS may contact you from time to time to:
- Send information about the product(s) you purchased
- Inform you of special promotional offers, special events or upcoming exhibitions and
- Inquire about your satisfaction and needs with regards to the FSHS’s products, services, etc.
On all forms from which we collect your contact information, you will be asked if you would like to receive updates from the FSHS. The FSHS will only use this information for the stated purpose. We will not share it with anyone outside the FSHS. We will not use your email address for any purpose other than responding to the message you have sent, unless we have your permission.
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We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyze data about web page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs.
Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us. You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.
STORAGE OF INFORMATION
Personal information is stored in our database on a secure server, in hard copy files and remotely with password protected services such as Constant Contact, Mail Chimp and Eventbrite . Only authorized FSHS personnel have access to this information.
FSHS does its best to ensure that all information is recorded accurately — if you notice any errors in our correspondence with you or if your personal information changes, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 867-695-6714 to update your file.
If you do not wish to be contacted by phone, mail or email, please contact us and we will ensure that your request is honoured.