Railways to Yesterday, Inc. (dba “Rockhill Trolley Museum”) is committed to protecting your privacy and to providing a safe online experience. This Privacy Policy applies to Rockhill Trolley Museum’s website and governs data collection and usage. By using the Rockhill Trolley Museum website, you consent to the data practices described in this Privacy Policy.

Collection and Use of Your Personal Information

Rockhill Trolley Museum may collect personally identifiable information from users, such as an individual’s name, e-mail address, home or work address, telephone number or credit card information, known as “PII.” Rockhill Trolley Museum may collect PII in association with donations, user registration, newsletters, and other activities, when relevant.

Rockhill Trolley Museum collects information about its volunteers and private donors and amounts raised by donors. When a private donor wishes to donate by accessing third-party payment platforms, such as PayPal, or by downloading, completing, and sending (by paper post or via email) donation forms from this website, information provided by such donor, such as name, company name, e-mail address, home or work address, phone number, credit card number and other relevant data, will be collected by Rockhill Trolley Museum. When donating via a third-party platform, such information also may be collected by the third-party application. In either case, Rockhill Trolley Museum may then use this information to identify the donor and provide the donor with mailings and communications.

Rockhill Trolley Museum also may at times use personal information you volunteer to us in our website’s forms, such as our Contact form, or by downloading, completing, and sending (by paper post or via email) downloadable PDF forms, such as membership forms, event sign-up forms, or volunteer sign-up forms. Rockhill Trolley Museum may use such personal information to send you our newsletter, to solicit funds, or to notify you about news and events.

There is also information about your computer hardware and software automatically collected by Rockhill Trolley Museum. This information can include your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring website addresses. Rockhill Trolley Museum may then use this information for the operation of Rockhill Trolley Museum’s services and website, to maintain the quality of the Rockhill Trolley Museum website and to provide general statistics regarding use of Rockhill Trolley Museum’s website.

Rockhill Trolley Museum encourages you to review the privacy statements of websites you choose to link to from Rockhill Trolley Museum so that you can understand how those websites collect, use, and share your information. Rockhill Trolley Museum is not responsible for the privacy statements or content of any other website other than the Rockhill Trolley Museum website.

Protecting Confidentiality

Any information stored on Rockhill Trolley Museum’s digital platforms is treated as confidential. We restrict access to personal information collected about users to our employees, volunteers, or others who need to know information to provide services to you or in the course of conducting our business operations.

Rockhill Trolley Museum does not sell, rent, or lease its website user or online and offline donor information or PII to third parties, except where Rockhill Trolley Museum may share data with trusted partners and nonprofit organizations to help us perform statistical analysis, send email or postal mail, provide user or technical support, or reach out to new prospective supporters. All such third parties are prohibited from using your PII, except to provide these services to Rockhill Trolley Museum, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information, including your name, email address, physical address, and phone number. Website users and online or offline donors may opt out of having their email, phone, or postal information sold, rented, or leased at any time by contacting us and requesting that their names and contact information be removed from any lists that Rockhill Trolley Museum shares.

Rockhill Trolley Museum does not use or disclose your sensitive personal information, such as race, religion, medical information, or political affiliation, without your explicit consent.

Rockhill Trolley Museum keeps track of the links and pages our users visit within rockhilltrolley.org, in order to determine which website features or pages are the most popular. We may send targeted social media posts to users based on user analytics and user activity. Rockhill Trolley Museum may use information about donations, actions taken or users’ content preferences to generate custom email solicitations for donations.

Rockhill Trolley Museum will disclose your personal information, without notice, only if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the requirements of the law or comply with legal process served on Rockhill Trolley Museum or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of Rockhill Trolley Museum; and (c) act under certain circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of Rockhill Trolley Museum, or of members of the public.

Use of Cookies

The Rockhill Trolley Museum website use “cookies” to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your electronic system’s hard drive, operating system, or mobile device by a webpage server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.

One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you sign up to donate or volunteer through Rockhill Trolley Museum’s website, a cookie helps Rockhill Trolley Museum recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information, such as billing addresses. When you return to the same Rockhill Trolley Museum website, the information you previously provided can be retrieved.

You have the right to accept or decline our use of such cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of Rockhill Trolley Museum services or our website.

Security of Your Personal Information

Rockhill Trolley Museum maintains appropriate physical, electronic and procedural safeguards to secure your personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. Rockhill Trolley Museum secures the PII you provide on the Rockhill Trolley Museum website in a controlled, secure environment, protected from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. When personal information (such as a credit card number) is transmitted to other websites, such as a third-party payment processor, such information is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol. We also advise all Rockhill Trolley Museum employees about their responsibility to protect customer data and we provide them with appropriate guidelines for adhering to our company’s business ethics standards and confidentiality policies. Data collected is stored in password-controlled servers with limited access.

Your Right to “Opt-Out”

Rockhill Trolley Museum operates a strict “opt-out” policy for individuals. This means we will not send you any information unless you have requested to receive e-mail/text/social media message updates from us. If you are a business, other nonprofit, private donor, or Rockhill Trolley Museum email list subscriber and you receive emails from us, you may unsubscribe or update your email preferences at any time by contacting us.

Changes to this Policy

Elements of this policy may apply to future functions or feature updates on rockhilltrolley.org, and are included for that purpose. Rockhill Trolley Museum will occasionally update this Privacy Policy to reflect company and user feedback. Rockhill Trolley Museum encourages you to periodically review this Privacy Policy to be informed of how Rockhill Trolley Museum is protecting your information.

Contact Information

Rockhill Trolley Museum welcomes your comments regarding this Privacy Policy. If you believe that Rockhill Trolley Museum has not adhered to the commitments made in this Policy, please contact Rockhill Trolley Museum. We will use commercially reasonable efforts to respond to and promptly determine and remedy your concerns.