PERSONAL INFORMATION COLLECTION
Personal Information Collected
The Drayton Hall Preservation Trust 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 Website 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 future member-only areas of the Website. You may also be required to register your name and e-mail address and provide other information if you wish to receive e-newsletters or reply to surveys, contests, or other promotions. 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 Website. 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 Website and communications more targeted to your interests.
Webpage Sharing and e-Cards
If a user elects to share pages from our Website with friends, colleagues, or on social media sites or send e-Cards, we ask for the recipient’s name and e-mail address. The DHPT will automatically send the recipient a one-time message inviting them to visit a website. The DHPT 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 Website 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 Website will not be returned to you and may be used by the Drayton Hall Preservation Trust in any manner we see fit, including reprinting it in full or in modified version on our Website or elsewhere, or using elements of it on our Website. You will not be entitled to any remuneration for any use of your content by the DHPT.
You are solely responsible for the contents of your transmission through our Website. The DHPT 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 Website any unlawful, harassing, libelous, abusive, threatening, or harmful material of any kind or nature.
USE OF INFORMATION AND PRIVACY CHOICES
Use of Personal Information
Links to Third Party Websites
Third Party Advertising
We may use third party advertising companies to service ads when you visit our Website. These companies may use aggregated information (not including your name, address, email address or telephone number) about your visits to the Website 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.
The Drayton Hall Preservation Trust 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 the DHPT as required or permitted by law.
SECURITY OF YOUR CREDIT CARD INFORMATION
All information provided to the Drayton Hall Preservation Trust 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 Website that are only accessible by certain qualified employees of the DHPT. 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 for ticket and merchandise sales and memberships, payment may be made by contacting our main number during regular business hours M-F , 9:00am to 5:00pm EST, at (843) 769-2600. An operator will direct your call.
The Drayton Hall Preservation Trust website includes links to online transactions for tickets, merchandise sales, and memberships that are operated by a third party company. You should review the credit card security information and the privacy policies of those third party companies before making a purchase.
COMPLIANCE WITH FEDERAL LAWS
The Drayton Hall Preservation Trust complies fully with the Controlling the Assault on Non-Solicited Pornography and Marketing Act of 2003 (CAN-SPAM Act). To this end, the DHPT:
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. The DHPT commits to sending only e-mails with specific subject lines and a clear delineation from whom the e-mail was sent.
ALWAYS provides the DHPT’s physical address within the body of all of our e-mail messages.
Constituent Services Department
Drayton Hall Preservation Trust
3380 Ashley River Road
Charleston, SC 29414
Opt-out requests should include “Opt-Out” in the e-mail or letter subject line.
UPDATING YOUR INFORMATION
You can help the Drayton Hall Preservation Trust ensure the accuracy of your information. If you have any changes to your physical address, title, e-mail address, name, or phone number, please submit an address change request to the Constituent Services Department via the contact information shown above.