Gettysburg Foundation is committed to protecting the privacy of our visitors. Because your privacy is important, Gettysburg Foundation voluntarily provides a higher standard of privacy and data rights then currently required for non-profit organizations.
Information Collection & Use
Gettysburg Foundation collects and uses the information you provide to personalize your website experience in order to provide better customer service, fulfill your online order, inform you of products and promotional offers, analyze trends and collect statistics. We maintain the data that you provide, along with a record of your transactions, in secure databases.
To best serve you, we may combine this information with data that is publicly available and data that we receive from other reputable sources. Your privacy rights allow you to exclude your personally identifiable information (to "opt-out") from disclosure to third parties for marketing purposes.
If you prefer not to have your personal identifiable information shared with third parties for marketing purposes, or would like to be removed from our mailing list, you can elect to opt-out of this information sharing by exercising your data rights:
- Click the “Exercise your data rights” button at the bottom of the page and select the “Exercise your data rights” from the options available and submit the form with your request to not share your information.
- You may also opt out by emailing your request to firstname.lastname@example.org
- You may also opt out by calling 866-889-1243
We may request this information for the following visits or transactions:
When you register
You may use the Gettysburg Foundation Website without registering or submitting any identifiable information. However, registration in enables you to maintain your contact information and sign up for exclusive online features and ease of checkout.
If you choose to register, you will be asked to provide personal information that may include a username and password, your name, email address, postal address and telephone number. We store this information, along with your other preferences, on a secure server so that you need not re-enter it when you return to the website. You may review or change your account information at GettysburgFoundation.org at any time.
When you purchase a membership or make a donation
The Foundation will ask you to provide personal information that is necessary to process and service your donation or membership online, which may include your name, billing and shipping addresses, telephone number, email address, and credit card number. Your credit card information will be temporarily stored on a secure server and used only for processing your online transaction. We will retain the information you provided for our records, and to facilitate customer service.
We may share the names and postal addresses we receive from Friends and donors with other organizations for marketing purposes. If you do not want to have your information used in this way, you can elect to opt-out of this information sharing by clicking the “Exercise your data rights” button at the bottom of the page, selecting the “Exercise your data rights” option, and submitting the form with your request to not share your information with other organizations.
We may also share such information with third-party vendors who help us analyze and understand our donor and membership base.
You can elect to opt-out of this information sharing by exercising your data rights:
- Click the “Exercise your data rights” button at the bottom of the page, select the “Exercise your data rights” option, and submit the form with your request to not share your information with third parties for marketing purposes.
- You may also opt-out by emailing your request to email@example.com
- You may also opt-out by calling 866-889-1243
In certain cases, you may be asked for additional information required to complete and service your request, such as the names of your children when purchasing a family membership. (See Children Under Thirteen Years of Age.)
When you purchase tickets to an event
The Foundation will ask you to provide personal information necessary to fulfill your online ticket order, which may include your name, billing and shipping addresses, telephone number, and credit card number. This is the same information requested when you place a ticket order by telephone or in person at the Museum & Visitor Center. For online, in-person and email ticket orders, we also require your email address so that you can receive order, shipping, event or other transaction-related emails, and so that we can communicate with you if we have difficulty processing your ticket order or request. When you purchase tickets, your credit card information will be temporarily stored on a secure server, and we will retain the personal information you provided with your order for our records, to facilitate customer service, and to inform you of Foundation-related programs and offerings.
When you purchase tickets, we may share the information you provide, such as your name and your postal address, with other reputable organizations and companies whose programs and services might interest you. Please note that the privacy policies of these organizations and companies may differ from ours. If you prefer not to have your personal information shared with third parties for marketing purposes, you can elect to opt-out by exercising your data rights:
- Click the “Exercise your data rights” button at the bottom of the page, select the “Exercise your data rights” option, and submitting the form with your request to not share your information with third parties for marketing purposes.
- You may also opt out by emailing your request to firstname.lastname@example.org
- You may opt out by calling 866-889-1243
We will not discriminate against you for exercising any of your privacy rights:
- We will not deny you goods or services.
- We will not charge you different prices or rates for goods or services, including through granting discounts or other benefits, or imposing penalties.
- We willnot provide you a different level or quality of goods or services.
- We will not suggest that you may receive a different price or rate for goods or services or a different level or quality of goods or services.
The Gettysburg Foundation website uses technologies such as "cookies" and "pixel tags" to improve the functioning of our website and your experience. Cookies are small data files that are automatically sent to your browser from a Web server and stored on your computer's hard drive. Cookies enable us to remember items in your shopping cart and to personalize your experience. "Pixel tags" are tiny graphical images embedded in emails or webpages. Pixel tags are used to determine what parts of a website a visitor has viewed, or whether an email was successfully opened. These technologies do not contain any personal information about you; they are used to gather information to analyze traffic to the website, to improve our content and navigation, to enhance our marketing efforts, to personalize your experience and to provide online display advertising, and/or offline advertising, tailored to your interests based on your online behavior.
You may choose to disable cookies in your browser settings. However, if you choose to not accept cookies, you may not be able to access some portions of our Website. For an optimal experience with our site, we recommend that you allow cookies.
The Foundation engages reputable third-party vendors to help manage the Website, process online and offline transactions, better respond to the needs of our visitors, and enhance our marketing efforts. This includes third-party analytics vendors such as Google Analytics and marketing partners such as Facebook and AdRoll who serve advertisements across the Internet. They may use information about your visits to our Website and other sites to personalize advertisements for goods and services.
You can elect to opt-out of this information collection by clicking the “Exercise your data rights” at the bottom of the page and unticking the boxes under “Information Our Partners Collect,” or opt-out by visiting the Network Advertising Initiative.
Please view the Facebook Privacy and Data Policy for more information on how data is collected and processed and how to delete information collected by visiting your Facebook and Instagram settings.
Please view the Google Privacy and Terms page for more information on how data is collected and processed
AdRoll CCPA Disclosures
Information collected by AdRoll and the purposes for which that information is used in compliance of the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (“CCPA”).
Our advertising partners will make the data we provide anonymous.
When you shop at the Museum Bookstore
When you subscribe to our email newsletters, we will contact you with information that may be of interest to you. You may opt out of receiving these communications by following the unsubscribe link at the bottom of any email, or by emailing your request to email@example.com. Please note that we may use a third party to send marketing emails, and your email address will be stored in that system.
Compliance With Laws
We will disclose your Personal Information where required to do so by law or subpoena or if we believe that such action is necessary to comply with the law and the reasonable requests of law enforcement or to protect the security or integrity of our Service.
Data Erasure Requests ("Right to be Forgotten")
Only you may make a verifiable consumer request related to your personal information. You may also make a verifiable consumer request on behalf of your minor child.
The Foundation makes every reasonable effort to ensure the security of transactions that occur on our Website. To maintain data accuracy, prevent unauthorized access, and ensure the correct use of information, we have put appropriate physical, electronic, and administrative procedures in place to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.
However, please note that no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure. Therefore, although Gettysburg Foundation complies with its legal obligations in respect of the security of your personal data we cannot guarantee its absolute security.
Children Under Thirteen Years of Age
Gettysburg Foundation does not intend to collect personal information from children under age 13 without permission of the child’s parent or legal guardian. We may ask parents or guardians for names and ages of children when purchasing tickets, family memberships or philanthropic donations. We do not provide any personal information to any third party about our on-line visitors who indicate they are under 13 years of age.
On-line visitors under 13 years of age should not submit personal information to us without the explicit permission from their parent or legal guardian. If your child has submitted personal information and you would like to request that such information be removed from our system, please fill out this form and we will use reasonable efforts to comply with your request.
Photo/Video Policy Within the Museum & Visitor Center
Each guest entering The Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center, George Spangler Farm & Field Hospital, Children of Gettysburg 1863, Gettysburg Lincoln Railroad Station or other Gettysburg Foundation properties, grants the Gettysburg Foundation permission to photograph, videotape, record or otherwise reproduce the image and/or voice of that guest and all accompanying minors, without compensation, for the Foundation's business purposes, including broadcast, publication, copying, distribution and other uses.
Guests may contact on-site staff if they choose to opt out of participation in photos and videos.
June 11, 2021