Revised as of July 19, 2016
PERSONAL INFORMATION COLLECTION
Personal Information Collected
PLC has a strong commitment to internet privacy. We provide choices to the consumer in deciding when and how to provide different categories of “personally identifiable information” (e.g., data that may be used to identify, contact or locate a person such as name, physical address, e-mail address and phone number and information you provide to help customize your web experience). In general, when you visit our Websites and access information, we do not require you to register or provide personal identifiable information to us. However, there are occasions when we will ask for additional information. For example, you may be required to register your name and e-mail address or other necessary information in order to enter certain member-only areas of the Websites such as for Forum and Partners. You may also be required to register your name and e-mail address and provide other information if you wish to receive e-newsletters, event information, participate in special initiatives or in surveys or contests. It is your choice to provide such information, and you may opt-out from receiving any of this type of information in the future.
Internet Protocol and Cookies
We may keep track of your interactions with our Websites and our services to offer a more personalized experience through your Internet Protocol address or through the use of “Cookies” and web analytics services.
An Internet Protocol (IP) address is associated with the portal through which you enter the internet, like your internet service provider (ISP). Standing alone, your IP address is not personally identifiable. At times, we use IP addresses to collect information regarding the frequency with which our visitors visit various parts of our Websites. We may also combine this information with personally identifiable information, e.g., your name and address that you have provided to us and/or with other information that is publicly available or that we receive from other reputable sources in order to make our Websites and communications more targeted to your interests.
Webpage Sharing and e-Cards
If a user elects to share pages from our Websites with friends, colleagues or on social media sites or send e-Cards, we ask for the recipient’s name and e-mail address. PLC will automatically send the recipient a one-time message inviting them to visit a website. PLC uses the recipient’s information for the sole purpose of sending this one-time e-mail, and the recipient information is not retained.
Personally Identifiable Information Contained in User Content
Some sections of our Websites may allow users to post or transmit messages, comments, screen names, computer files and other materials. We encourage your thoughts, stories, photos, but be advised that any content you submit to the Websites will not be returned to you and may be used by PLC in any manner we see fit, including reprinting it in full or in modified version on our Websites or elsewhere or using elements of it on our Websites. You will not be entitled to any remuneration for any use of your content by PLC.
You are solely responsible for the contents of your transmission through our Websites. PLC is not obligated to monitor such transmissions, and therefore cannot be responsible for any personally identifiable information or other information that may be contained in such transmissions. You agree not to transmit through the Websites any unlawful, harassing, libelous, abusive, threatening, or harmful material of any kind or nature.
USE OF INFORMATION AND PRIVACY CHOICES
Use of Personal Information
Use of Membership Information
On a selective basis, members of PLC may be selected to receive information via postal mail from other non-profit organizations, including state and local preservation organizations and occasionally for-profit organizations that we think may be of interest to you. You have the right to opt-out of these mailings.
Links to Third Party Websites
Third Party Advertising
We use third party advertising companies to service ads when you visit our Websites. These companies may use aggregated information (not including your name, address, email address or telephone number) about your visits to the Websites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you. If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices about not having this information used by these companies, click here.
PLC will share personal identifiable information with third parties if we have a good-faith belief that disclosing the information is reasonably necessary to:
- Meet applicable law, regulation, legal process, or enforceable governmental request;
- Detect, prevent, or otherwise address fraud, security or technical issues; and/or
- Protect against harm to the rights, property or safety of PLC as required or permitted by law.
SECURITY OF YOUR CREDIT CARD INFORMATION
All information provided to PLC is transmitted using SSL (Secure Socket Layer) encryption. SSL is a proven coding system that lets your browser automatically encrypt, or scramble, data before you send it to us. We also protect account information by placing it on secure portions of our Websites that are only accessible by certain qualified employees of PLC. Unfortunately, however, no data transmission over the Internet is 100% secure. While we strive to protect your information, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of such information.
If you do not wish to use our online payment services, payments and donations may be made by contacting PLC during business hours at (202) 829-0436.
COMPLIANCE WITH FEDERAL LAWS
PLC complies fully with the Controlling the Assault on Non-Solicited Pornography and Marketing Act of 2003 (CAN-SPAM Act). To this end, PLC:
ALWAYS provides recipients of e-mail marketing and e-newsletters a clear mechanism to opt-out of receiving information in the future and honors any such requests promptly.
ALWAYS provides accurate header and subject line information prior to sending any e-mails. PLC commits to sending only e-mails with specific subject lines and a clear delineation from whom the e-mail was sent.
ALWAYS provides PLC’s physical address within the body of all of our e-mail messages.
President Lincoln’s Cottage
3700 North Capitol Street, NW #558
Washington, DC 20011
Opt-out requests should include “Opt-Out” in the e-mail or letter subject line.
UPDATING YOUR INFORMATION
You can help PLC ensure the accuracy of your information. If you have any changes to your physical address, title, e-mail address, name, or phone number, please:
- Update your constituent profile online if you are already registered with PLC;
- Submit an address change request via email if you are not already registered; or
- Call us at (202) 829-0436