Privacy Policy

The Maryland Society of Mayflower Descendants is committed to protecting your privacy and developing technology that gives you the most powerful and safe online experience. This Statement of Privacy applies to The Maryland Society of Mayflower Descendants Web site and governs data collection and usage. By using The Maryland Society of Mayflower Descendants website, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.

Collection of your Personal Information

The Maryland Society of Mayflower Descendants may collect personally identifiable information, such as your e-mail address, name, home or work address or telephone number. The Maryland Society of Mayflower Descendants also collects anonymous demographic information, which is not unique to you, such as your ZIP code, age, gender, preferences, interests and favorites.

There is also information about your computer hardware and software that is automatically collected by The Maryland Society of Mayflower Descendants. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring Web site addresses. This information is used by The Maryland Society of Mayflower Descendants for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of The Maryland Society of Mayflower Descendants Web site.

Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose personally identifiable information or personally sensitive data through The Maryland Society of Mayflower Descendants public message boards, this information may be collected and used by others. Note: The Maryland Society of Mayflower Descendants does not read any of your private online communications.

The Maryland Society of Mayflower Descendants encourages you to review the privacy statements of Web sites you choose to link to from The Maryland Society of Mayflower Descendants so that you can understand how those Web sites collect, use and share your information. The Maryland Society of Mayflower Descendants is not responsible for the privacy statements or other content on Web sites outside of The Maryland Society of Mayflower Descendants Web sites.

Use of your Personal Information

The Maryland Society of Mayflower Descendants collects and uses your personal information to operate The Maryland Society of Mayflower Descendants Web site and deliver the services you have requested. The Maryland Society of Mayflower Descendants also uses your personally identifiable information to inform you of other products or services available from The Maryland Society of Mayflower Descendants and its affiliates.

The Maryland Society of Mayflower Descendants does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties. The Maryland Society of Mayflower Descendants may, from time to time, contact you on behalf of external business partners about a particular offering that may be of interest to you. In those cases, your unique personally identifiable information (e-mail, name, address, telephone number) is not transferred to the third party. In addition, The Maryland Society of Mayflower Descendants may share data with trusted partners to help us perform statistical analysis, send you email or postal mail, provide customer support, or arrange for deliveries. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to The Maryland Society of Mayflower Descendants, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.

The Maryland Society of Mayflower Descendants keeps track of the Web sites and pages our customers visit within The Maryland Society of Mayflower Descendants, in order to determine what The Maryland Society of Mayflower Descendants services are the most popular. This data is used to deliver customized content and advertising within The Maryland Society of Mayflower Descendants to customers whose behavior indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area.

The Maryland Society of Mayflower Descendants Web sites will disclose your personal information, without notice, only if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on The Maryland Society of Mayflower Descendants or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of The Maryland Society of Mayflower Descendants; and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of The Maryland Society of Mayflower Descendants, or the public.

Use of Cookies

The Maryland Society of Mayflower Descendants Web site use “cookies” to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a Web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.

One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the Web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you personalize The Maryland Society of Mayflower Descendants pages, or register with The Maryland Society of Mayflower Descendants site or services, a cookie helps The Maryland Society of Mayflower Descendants to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information, such as billing addresses, shipping addresses, and so on. When you return to the same The Maryland Society of Mayflower Descendants Web site, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use The Maryland Society of Mayflower Descendants features that you customized.

You have the ability 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. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of The Maryland Society of Mayflower Descendants services or Web sites you visit.

Security of your Personal Information

The Maryland Society of Mayflower Descendants secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. The Maryland Society of Mayflower Descendants secures the personally identifiable information you provide on computer servers in a controlled, secure environment, protected from unauthorized access, use or disclosure.

Changes to this Statement

The Maryland Society of Mayflower Descendants will occasionally update this Statement of Privacy to reflect company and customer feedback. The Maryland Society of Mayflower Descendants encourages you to periodically review this Statement to be informed of how The Maryland Society of Mayflower Descendants is protecting your information.

Contact Information

The Maryland Society of Mayflower Descendants welcomes your comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. Please contact us at webm@marylandmayflower.org.