Privacy Policy

The Decatur County Historical Society is committed to providing excellent customer service and an enjoyable experience while visiting our web site.  Part of achieving this goal involves gathering information that helps to ensure our site meets your needs. The DCHS respects your privacy, and this privacy statement provides important information about how we gather and protect the personal information of our web site visitors.  Use of our web site constitutes your acceptance of the terms and conditions of this privacy policy.

About the Information We Collect

The Decatur County Historical Society gathers two types of information through its web site.  The first is routine statistical information gathered as visitors browse our site, and the second is personal information voluntarily supplied by visitors.

Routine Information

The Society's web server automatically gathers limited information from visitors as they navigate through our site.  This information does not identify you personally.  We automatically collect and store only the following information about your visit:

  1. The internet domain name (for example, "") and your IP address (an IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer whenever you are surfing the web) from which you access our web site.
  2. The type of browser and operating system used to access our site.
  3. The date and time you access our site.
  4. The pages you vist, and
  5. If you linked to the web site from another web site, the address of that web site.

We use this information to help us make our site more useful to visitors, to learn about the number of visitors to our site and the types of technology our visitors use.  We do not track or record information about individuals and their visits.

Personal Information

When you visit our site, we do not collect any personal information about you unless you voluntarily choose to provide us with the information.  You may visit our web site pages without telling us who you are or revealing personal information.  However, some services on the site require that you furnish personal information.  Examples include registering to receive electronic newsletters or becoming a member of the Society.  In connection with your use of such services, you may be asked to provide contact information (such as your name, postal address, telephone number, and email address) and demographic information (such as your zip code or age).

Contact information is used to respond to your inquiries and to send products and services requested from our web site.  You also may receive periodic mailings from us with information on new products and services, updates to our web site, or upcoming events.  You may request that your contact information be removed from our mailing list at any time.  The Society does not sell or rent any personal information gathered from its online visitors.

Updates to Our Privacy Policy

From time to time, we may make changes to our information gathering practices or alter the way our web site functions.  We will update this statement accordingly, and we encourage you to periodically review this page for the latest information on privacy practices on our web site. This policy was last updated on July 6, 2008.


If you have any questions or comments about this privacy policy or the practices of our web site, please contact us by e-mail at, or by writing Decatur County Historical Society,  P.O. Box 700, Decaturville, TN 38329.