Privacy Policy

It is the intention of the Hart Island Project to respect your privacy regarding any information collected while interacting with our website. The following policy discusses the circumstances in which your information may be shared with third parties.

The Hart Island Project collects several types of information from users.

Due to the nature of the Hart Island Project website, all information you contribute and intentionally post on the site using any of the website features is shared with all users and visitors of the site. This information, called user-generated material, includes, but is not limited to, stories, photos, audio recordings, video recordings, multimedia presentations, personal information and any other content that you post on the Hart Island Project website. This information may be shared, consistent with the policy discussed below, with third parties.

In addition, the Hart Island Project may collect certain other information for technical purposes only. This information, derived primarily from your internet browser, is never shared with third parties.

Personally Identifiable Information

In order to access certain areas of the Hart Island Project website, we require certain Personally Identifiable Information from all users. This information includes your name and email address, as well as certain technical information provided automatically by your internet browser. Subject to the discussion of User-Generated Material below, the Hart Island Project discloses Personally Identifying Information only to those of its volunteers, employees, contractors and affiliates that require such information in order to process it on behalf of the Hart Island Project or to implement certain features of the website and who have agreed not to disclose it to others. Because certain of these volunteers, employees, contractors and affiliates may be located outside the United States, by using the website you consent to the transfer of such information to them.

Other than as described above, the Hart Island project discloses Personally Identifying Information only when required to do so by law. If you are a registered user of a the Hart Island Project website and have provided us with your email address, the Hart Island Project may occasionally send you emails telling you about new features, soliciting feedback, or keeping you up to date with the Hart Island Project. The Hart Island Project takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information, and complies with all United States state and federal laws dealing with the protection of such information. The Hart Island Project does not rent or sell your email address to anyone for advertising purposes.

User Generated Material

The mission of the Hart Island Project is to make the largest cemetery in the United States visible and accessible so that no one is omitted from history. This necessarily requires information shared on the Hart Island Project website to be made available to the widest number of people, including all visitors to the Hart Island Project.

Due to the nature of the internet, user-generated materials published on the Hart Island Project website may be disseminated to other sites, including sites that index, cache or mirror posted materials. By posting user-generated material on the Hart Island Project website, you represent that you own the copyright to all user-generated material, and consent to any further dissemination of the user-generated material. By posting user-generated materials on the Hart Island Project website you also grant the Hart Island Project an open-ended, non-revocable and non-exclusive license to share and use the posted content in any medium and for any purpose it sees fit, including but not limited usage in books, films, documentaries, news stories, advertising or other media. When possible, the original poster will receive attribution for their contributions to the Hart Island Project.

Technical Information

The Hart Island Project also collects non-personally-identifying information, including technical information such as your browser type, operating system type, referring site, and date and time. This information is used solely to improve the Hart Island Project website and is not shared with any third-parties. This information may be used by third parties solely in connection with adding new functions to the website and/or improving the user experience.

Cookies

Cookie are files created by your internet browser that store strings of information on your computer. The Hart Island project uses cookies to help the Hart Island Project identify and track visitors, their usage of the Hart Island Project website, and certain account preferences. Although certain features of the Hart Island Project may not function without cookies, users can set their browsers to disallow cookies prior to using the Hart Island Project website. For more information on cookies, please visit http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HTTP_cookie.

Privacy Policy Changes

The Hart Island Project reserves the right to change its Privacy Policy from time to time in its sole discretion. Minor changes to the Hart Island Project Privacy Policy will be posted here, and visitors are encouraged to frequently check this page for minor changes to the Privacy Policy. Major changes to the Privacy Policy are not expected, but in the event such changes are necessary, notice of such changes will be posted prominently on the Hart Island Project website or in its user areas. Continued use of this site after any changes to this Privacy Policy constitute your acceptance of such change.

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