Steamship Historical Society of America

Why a Privacy Policy?
The Steamship Historical Society of America privacy policy (the "Privacy Policy") recognizes that you need appropriate protection and management of personally identifiable information that you share with us, including any information that identifies you personally, such as name, address and telephone number.

We have established this privacy policy so you can understand how carefully we intend to treat the information you provide to the Steamship Historical Society of America.

What information does Steamship Historical Society of America collect?

We gather certain personal information about you, including your:

Certain portions of the website may prompt you to provide other personal information in your user profile, may ask you to answer demographic or personal preference questions, or may ask for financial information to complete a purchase. You may choose not to provide this information, but if you do so, you may be unable to access certain options, offers, and services on the website.

We also track the internet address of the domains from which users visit us and information about which advertisements are displayed to a user, which advertisements a user clicked on and a subscriber's other interactions with the website. Steamship Historical Society of America also tracks subscribers' traffic patterns throughout their online sessions, including which sections a subscriber visits while using the website.

How We Gather Information

When you register with, the registration form requires you to give us certain personal information. We also gather information through other forms or questions that you may answer on the website.

Some of the pages on the website utilize cookies so that we can better serve you with more tailored information when you return to our site. Cookies are identifiers that a web site can send to your browser to keep on your computer to facilitate your next visit to our site. You can set your browser to notify you when you are sent a cookie, giving you the chance to accept or reject it. The information we collect and analyze is used to improve our service to you. We use cookies to deliver content specific to your interests, to save your password so you don't have to re-enter it each time you visit our site, and to provide us with the technical information for the personalization that lets us tailor our site to your preferences.

We use software to track the internet address of the domains from which users visit us.

How We Use Information
Information we obtain from you is used to:

With Whom Do We Share Your Information?
Personally Identifiable Information

We may make your personally identifiable information available to third parties when:

If you wish to opt out of any service from Steamship Historical Society of America or to revoke any previously provided consent, please send an e-mail to us with such instructions at

Non-Personally Identifiable Information
Without your consent, Steamship Historical Society of America may aggregate personally identifiable information and disclose such information in a non-personally identifiable manner to advertisers and other parties for marketing, promotional and other purposes. Except as set forth above, we do not disclose without your consent any information that could be used to identify you personally.

You may update information previously provided to Steamship Historical Society of America, including any consents provided to or withheld from Steamship Historical Society of America, by sending an email to

Security of Information
The website has certain security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under our control. Although no security measure is foolproof, we believe that we have implemented a system that is as safe as today's technology permits. Our network firewall is a combination of hardware and software designed to keep unauthorized users from accessing our network. Any potentially sensitive data, including credit card payment information, is encrypted prior to transmission

Third Party Advertisers
Third parties may display ads on our site. These ads may contain cookies. While we use cookies in other parts of our website, cookies received with banner ads may be collected by ad companies, and we may not have access to this information or be able to control its distribution.

Discussion Forums
The website may make chat rooms, forums, message boards, and/or news groups available for you to use. Please remember that any information that is disclosed in these areas becomes public information and you should exercise caution when deciding to disclose your personal information.

Links to Other Sites
The website may contain links to other sites. Steamship Historical Society of America is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such websites, notwithstanding the inclusion on such sites of the trademarks of Steamship Historical Society of America.

This Policy Subject to Change
We may modify this privacy policy from time to time. Our current privacy policy will be published on our website. If you have any questions, or if you do not understand any provision of this privacy policy, e-mail:

Legal Agreement
This Privacy Policy forms a legal agreement between you and Steamship Historical Society of America. Your use of the website indicates your agreement to the terms of this Privacy Policy. You agree that the Electronic Communications Privacy Act (the "ECPA") shall not apply to any communications with Steamship Historical Society of America. Steamship Historical Society of America has the right to revise this Agreement at any time without notice by updating the Privacy Policy posted to the Web Site. If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, the practices of this website or your dealings with this website, please contact

2500 Post Road
Warwick, RI 02886
Phone: 401-463-3570

Thank you for your support of Steamship Historical Society of America and its Privacy Policy.

Last updated February 11, 2011