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Privacy Policy

By visiting this web site of The Peoria Historical Society (“PHS”). you agree to accept the practices described in this Privacy Policy.

Changes to this Privacy Policy, Conditions of Use and Notices:

This Privacy Policy and our Terms of Use will change over time and the use of information which we gather now is subject to these terms as modified. Please check this page periodically as you continue to use our site to see if any changes have been made. This Privacy Policy was most recently updated on June 15, 2012.   If you visit our web site, your visit and any dispute over privacy is subject to this Privacy Policy and our Terms of Use. The laws of the State of Illinois shall govern any dispute arising out of this Privacy Policy, and it is agreed that the circuit court of Peoria County, Illinois shall be the sole proper venue.

Personal Information Collected By PHS:

PHS uses information collected from our visitors to personalize and improve your visit at We gather the following types of information:

Information you give us: PHS collects any information which you enter on our website. This information is normally provided when you search, buy, participate in an on-line survey, or when you communicate with any of our departments, such as customer service, sales or technical support through our website, telephone, mail or fax. You also provide information when you establish an account with us. Examples of the type of information you may supply us with include your name, address, telephone number, credit card information and e-mail addresses.

Automatic Information collected by us: Whenever you visit our website, we collect and store information, such as "cookies," which remember information about a visitor from one page to the next and from one visit to the next. We collect and analyze the internet protocol (“IP”) address used to connect your computer to the internet; login; password; computer and connection information such as your browser type and version; operating system and platform; purchase history; confirmation when you open e-mail that we send you; the uniform resource locators (“URLs”), which lead you to and around our website, including but not limited to the date and time; the pages and or products you viewed or searched for, and the phone number used to call our voice telephone numbers. Your browser may allow you to reject cookies, and software available from third parties may allow you to visit our website without providing this information. You are welcomed at our website if you use such software, but we will not be able to offer you our personalized services.

Orders and Donations:

If you place an order or make a donation, we use a secure order form which requires you to provide contact, billing, and financial information. This information is transmitted to your credit card company to authorize your purchase.

Sharing of Information:

We respect your privacy. Any and all information collected on this website will be kept strictly confidential and will not be sold, reused, rented, disclosed, or loaned.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.


Our website protects the security of personal information you transmit to us by using Secure Sockets Layer (“SSL”) software, which encrypts information you input. We do not reveal your credit card number when we confirm your order. In order to protect against unauthorized access to your account, you should sign off when you finish visiting our site.  PHS is not responsible for any damages arising out of the user’s failure to adequately protect their own information.

Refund Policy

No refunds for donations are available.

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