Privacy Policy

At Ashtabula County Historical Society, we are committed to protecting your privacy. This Privacy Policy outlines the information we collect and how we use, share, and protect it.

Who we are

Our website address is: We are the Ashtabula County Historical Society.

Contact information:
Physical address: 5865 Lake Rd., Geneva-on-the-Lake, OH 44041
Mailing address: PO Box 36, Jefferson, OH 44047
Phone number: 866-533-3277

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

We collect information about you during the signup process as well as some basic activities such as the dates you make purchases, login to the site, or cancel/pause/resume your subscriptions with us.

What we collect and store

When you subscribe with us, we’ll ask you to provide an email address. We’ll use this information for purposes, such as, to:

— Send you information about your account and subscriptions. This may include payment receipts, password reset emails, and payment reminders.
— Create your membership account


When visitors leave comments on the site, we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.


If you leave a comment on our site, you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.


We accept payments through PayPal. When processing payments, some of your data will be passed to PayPal, including information required to process or support the payment, such as the purchase total and billing information.

Please see the PayPal Privacy Policy for more details.

We also accept payments through Stripe. When processing payments, some of your data will be passed to Stripe, including information required to process or support the payment, such as the purchase total and billing information.

Please see the Stripe Privacy Policy for more details.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g., videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content.

How we protect your data

We take reasonable and appropriate measures to protect your personal data from loss, misuse, unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, and destruction, taking into account the risks involved in the processing and the nature of the personal data.

We maintain technical and organizational measures to ensure a level of security appropriate to the risk to the personal data, including encryption of personal data, regular backups of data, and access controls to limit access to personal data on a need-to-know basis.

What data breach procedures we have in place

In the event of a data breach, we will notify affected individuals without undue delay. We will also take appropriate measures to contain and remedy the breach, including an assessment of the risks posed to individuals as a result of the breach and implementing appropriate measures to mitigate those risks.

What third parties we receive data from

We may receive data from third-party services, such as social media platforms, to enhance or personalize your experience on our website. We may also receive data from analytics providers to better understand how users interact with our website and improve its functionality.

Changes to this privacy policy

We may update this privacy policy from time to time to reflect changes in our practices or legal obligations. We will post any updates to this policy on our website and, if the changes are significant, we may notify you by email or through a notice on our website.

Contact us

If you have any questions about this privacy policy or our practices regarding your personal data, you may contact us at the following address:

Ashtabula County Historical Society

5865 Lake Rd.

Geneva-on-the-Lake, OH 44041

Phone: 866-533-3277


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