Effective July 8, 2013
Purchases and Donations. When you donate, purchase tickets for events, or otherwise contribute financially, personal information is collected. We use third parties for the collection of funds. They require personal information including name, address, phone, email, order specifics, and credit card numbers to process payments. We, in turn, receive all this information except the credit card numbers. We share that information with organizations who formally co-host our events (tours with Preservation Durham, for example). We do not share that information with sponsors or other third parties.
Email Addresses. While email addresses collected through the website are not directly shared with outside parties, we occasionally send emails on behalf of others without sharing those emails directly.
Browsing. We do not automatically collect personally identifiable information from your computer when you browse our site. We automatically collect some non-personally identifiable information about your visit, including the operating system and browser you are using, as well as the date, time, and pages you visit. Collecting this information helps us design the site to suit your needs. We use non-identifying and aggregate information to better design our website and to share with advertisers. For example, we may tell a sponsor that X number of individuals visited a certain area on our website, or that Y number of men and Z number of women came to an event, but we do not disclose anything used to identify those individuals. When you request a page from our site, our servers log your current IP address. An Internet Protocol (“IP”) address is a unique string of numbers that is automatically assigned to your computer by your Internet Service Provider. We use IP addresses to help diagnose problems and to gather demographic information and measure traffic to the site. We do not link IP addresses to any personally identifiable information about you. We also allows third party partners to place session cookies on your computer to collect non-personally identifiable information such as aggregate use statistics for internal evaluation of the site.
Security. To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the correct use of information, we have put in place appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.
Changes. We reserve the right to update this privacy statement at any time without prior notice. When we do, we will also revise the effective date at the top of this Privacy page.
We encourage you to periodically review this privacy statement to stay informed about how we are helping to protect the personal information we collect. Your continued use of the site constitutes your agreement to this privacy statement and any updates.
Jurisdiction. This statement applies to all jurisdictions (including California) to which sites are required to disclose online practices. It does not apply to any third party sites, including but not limited to credit card issuers, payment sites, or other sites that may be linked from our website.
Should you have questions or concerns about these policies, please contact us at