Privacy Policy

The National Conference of State Historic Preservation Officers (NCSHPO) values the privacy of its members and the privacy of visitors and users of this website.

This NCSHPO Internet Privacy Policy (the “Policy”) explains what types of personal information is collected by this website, how this information is used and, in some instances, how we share that information. By using the NCSHPO website, you expressly consent to the information handling practices described in this Policy.

As used in this Policy, the term “personal information” means information that identifies you personally, alone or in combination with other information available to us.

Information Collected on NCSHPO’s Website and How It May be Used

  1. Information Sent to NCSHPO by Your Browser. NCSHPO may collect information sent to us automatically by your web browser. This information typically includes the IP address of your internet service provider, the name of your operating system and the name and version of our browser. This information does not identify you personally. We may use this information to help diagnose problems with our server, to administer this website, and for statistical metrics used to track website visitor traffic.
  2. Information Collected by Placing a “Cookie” on Your Computer. This website may use “cookie” messages to automatically help provide better services. They remind us who you are and your preferences for our website based on what you’ve done and told us before. The “cookie” is placed in your computer and is read when you come back to our website. Cookies let us take you to the information and features you’re particularly interested in. They also let us track your usage of this website so that we know which parts of our sites are most popular and we can better serve our membership. If you do not wish to receive cookies, you may set your browser to reject cookies or to alert you when a cookie is placed on your computer. Although you are not required to accept cookies when you visit this website, you may be unable to use all of the functionality of the site if your browser rejects our cookies.
  3. Information You Knowingly and Voluntarily Provide. NCSHPO collects information you knowingly and voluntarily provide when you use this website. Examples of personal information that may be collected include information provided in contact submission forms or registrations for the NCSHPO Forum. In many cases this information will be personal information. We will use whatever personal information is submitted in order to respond to inquiries or information requests.  If you register for the NCSHPO Forum, and you are approved, the information you provide will be retained and used by NCSHPO to communicate with you. It will also be made available to other members of the Forum so that they can communicate with you as well.

Sharing Personal Information and Email Privacy

NCSHPO does not sell or rent email addresses to anyone outside the organization without your express consent.

NCSHPO will not use your personal information for direct marketing purposes without giving you an opportunity to “opt-out”.

NCSHPO may share your personal information with third parties we hire to perform services for us. These third parties are required to use personal information in a manner consistent with the purpose for which it was originally collected.

In certain limited circumstances, NCSHPO may share or transfer personal information to unrelated third parties. For example, we may provide personal information to a third party (i) at your request; (ii) to comply with a legal requirement or court order; or (iii) to investigate a possible crime, such as identity theft. In such events we will take appropriate steps to protect your personal information.

Security of Personal Information

NCSHPO maintains reasonable safeguards to protect the confidentiality, security and integrity of your personal information. Although we use security measures to help protect your personal information against unauthorized disclosure, misuse or alteration, as is the case with all computer networks linked to the Internet, we cannot guarantee the security of information provided over the Internet and will not be responsible for breaches of security.

Access to Personal Information

You may review, correct or update the personal information that you provide to us in this website by e-mailing us or by writing to NCSHPO at 444 N. Capitol Street NW, Suite 342, Washington, DC 20001.

Retention of Personal Information

NCSHPO retains the personal information collected on this website as long as necessary to provide the services requested, or as permitted by law.

External Links

This website may include links to external Internet sites. These links are provided as a courtesy and do not imply any endorsement of the activities or contents of these sites. NCSHPO does not control these Internet sites and is not responsible for their content, security, or privacy practices. We urge you to review the privacy policy posted on web sites you visit before using the site or providing personal information.


NCSHPO does not knowingly collect personal information from anyone under the age of thirteen (13) without requiring parental consent. Any person who provides information to NCSHPO represents that they are 13 years of age or older.

Special Note to International Users

The NCSHPO website is hosted in the United States. If you access this website from the European Union or any other region with laws or regulations governing personal data collection, use and disclosure, please note that you are transferring your data to the United States, which does not have the same data protection laws as the EU and other regions.

Questions about this Policy

If you have any questions about this Policy, please contact NCSHPO by e-mailing us at or by writing to NCSHPO at 444 N. Capitol Street NW, Suite 342, Washington, DC 20001.

Changes to this Policy

NCSHPO reserves the right to update or modify this Policy, at any time and without prior notice, by posting the revised version of this Policy on our website. If we modify this Policy, the modifications will only apply to the personal information NCSHPO collects after we have posted the revised Policy on this website.

This Policy was last revised on December 9, 2018.