Privacy Statement

The Wisconsin Historical Foundation is aware of the privacy issues and concerns facing online participants. We make our privacy policy available so visitors to our site may feel free to provide personal information, knowing this information is not intended for misuse.

What personal information is collected?

The Wisconsin Historical Foundation has the capability of collecting various bits of information from you without your active participation. Such information might include: IP address, browser type/version and computer platform. Your browser automatically submits this information in order to correctly fulfill page requests. No other information will be obtained from you without your consent.

Why we collect your personal information

In addition to the required information described above, we may ask you to voluntarily submit some personal information. The Wisconsin Historical Foundation may do this for a variety of reasons, though in most cases this information will be used to directly contact you at your request.

Disclosure of personal information

The Wisconsin Historical Foundation will maintain all information submitted for its original intent. We will not share your personal information with another third-party without your expressed consent. All voluntarily submitted or publicly available information may be maintained in our database. In all other cases, personal information is not kept in any form of a record (except for legally required information such as IP address, browser and operating system platform). At times we may be required by law or legal process to disclose your personal information. We may also disclose information about you if we believe that disclosure is necessary for the public interest. The Wisconsin Historical Foundation reserves the right to determine what cases warrant public interests.

How we protect your personal information

The Wisconsin Historical Foundation safeguards the security of the data you send us with physical, electronic, and managerial procedures. We urge you to take every precaution to protect your personal data when you are on the Internet: change your passwords often, use a combination of letters and numbers and make sure you use a secure browser.

Access to your personal information

You have access to the personal information you voluntarily submitted. All requests for such information are contingent on the willingness and ability to provide automatically collected information to us. We also may require all requests to be made in writing and only after we receive proof of your identification.

Collecting other personal information

Like many websites, the Wisconsin Historical Foundation reserves the right to use "cookie" technology. The cookies we use do not reveal any personal information about you. Cookies help us understand which parts of our websites are the most popular, where our visitors are going and how long they spend there. We use cookies to study traffic patterns on our site so we can make adjustments and improvements.


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