San Diego History Center

Privacy Policy

This privacy notice discloses the privacy practices for www.sandiegohistory.org regarding the privacy of our visitors, members, and donors, and we would like you to understand how we collect, use, and safeguard any personal information you provide to us either offline or online. Under some circumstances, we may be required to disclose such information in accordance with the California Public Records Act or other legal requirements.

Information Collection, Use, and Sharing

The San Diego Historical Society (dba San Diego History Center) is the sole owner of the information collected on this site and we will not sell or rent this information to anyone. We only have access to/collect information that you voluntarily give us via email or other direct contact from you.

We reserve the right to use your information to respond to you, regarding the reason you contacted us. We will not share your information with any third party outside of our organization without written and expressed consent from you.

Unless instructed otherwise, we may contact you via email in the future to tell you about specials, new products or services, or changes to this privacy policy.

Your Access to and Control over Information

You have the right to opt out of any future correspondence by:

In addition, we will, by request, provide the following information to you about the:

  • Data, if any, we have about you
  • Change/correct any data we have about you
  • Have us delete any data we have about you
  • Express any concern you have about our use of your data


We employ the most aggressive tactics available to us to protect your information online and offline.

Wherever we collect sensitive information (such as credit card data or fill-forms), that information is encrypted and transmitted to us in a secure way. You can verify this by looking for a lock icon in the address bar and looking for “https” at the beginning of the address of the Web page.

While we use encryption to protect sensitive information transmitted online, we also protect your information offline. Only employees who need the information to perform a specific job (for example, billing or customer service) are granted access to personally identifiable information. The computers/servers in which we store personally identifiable information are kept in a secure environment.


We request information from you on our order form. To buy from us, you must provide contact information (like name and shipping address) and financial information (like credit card number, expiration date). This information is used for billing purposes and to fill your orders. If we have trouble processing an order, we’ll use this information to contact you.


We do not use “cookies” on this site. A cookie is a piece of data stored on a site visitor’s hard drive to help us improve your access to our site and identify repeat visitors to our site.


We share aggregated demographic information with potential funders and grantors. This is not linked to any personal information that can be used to identify any individual person.


This website contains links to other sites and we do not accept responsibility for the privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of any other site that collects personally identifiable information.