Umatilla County Historical Society (UCHS) know that you care how information about you is used and shared.  This notice describes UCHS’s privacy policy for our web site ( including all online services and functions.


You must be a member of the historical site and register for the site in order to use some of the online services and functions.  However, you may browse the site without registration.  You may also purchase items in the online store without membership.  

If you are a member and are registered, you are eligible to get the member discount (currently 10%) on any eligible items purchased in the online store.  Eligible items are actual physical products (not memberships, or renewals, etc.), that are not already discounted.


A cookie is a small text file that is stored on a user’s computer for record-keeping purposes.  UCHS uses cookies on the site.

UCHS uses session cookies to make it easier to navigate the site.  Session cookies expire when you close your browser, or after a short period of time.  UCHS does not use persistent cookies.

Your web browser allows you to control and limit cookies on your computer.  If you reject cookies, you may still use the Site, but your ability to use some areas of functions of the Site will be limited.  For example, you will not be able to purchase items in the online store.

Some services used by UCHS such as google for analytics, use cookies on the Site.  UCHS has no access to or control over these cookies.  This privacy policy covers the use of cookies by UCHS only and does not cover the use of cookies by any third party.


UCHS may use your email address to communicate transactional emails related to purchases and to inform you of an impending expiration of your membership.  Promotional or newsletter type bulk email is sent by a third party provider, and you must opt in to that email.  To unsubscribe please use the link at the bottom of the email.


This Site my contain links to other sites.  UCHS is not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites.  UCHS encourages users to be aware when they leave this Site and to read the privacy statements of sites that collect personally identifiable information.  This privacy policy applies only to information collected on this Site.


When this Site asks for users to enter financial information (such as credit card number) in order to purchase products or services, that information is encrypted and protected during transmission through the Internet using Secure Socket Layer (SSL) software.  You should see the lock icon in the browser address bar as opposed to the unlocked icon.  

Note that we use Stripe to handle our payment process so we do not store your credit card number on our system at all.  Stripe is a reputable payment processor that handles billions of dollars every year.


Children under the age of 13 are not permitted to register on this Site or use any functionality for which registration is required.


UCHS may be sold, might sell or buy businesses or asset of businesses, or UCHS might merge with another business.  In such transactions, customer information generally is one of the transferred business assets.   Also, in the event that UCHS, a line of  business of UCHS, or substantially all of the assets of UCHS are transferred, customer information may well be one of the transferred assets.  UCHS will make a reasonable effort to provide notice on the Site and to notify you  via email to the most recent email address that you have provided to UCHS of any such change in ownership or control of you personal information.


UCHS may release information concerning your use of UCHS (including but not limited to , posted Public Content, registration information, and network records) when it believes in good faith that such release is appropriate to comply with the law (for example, pursuant to a statutory demand, subpoena, warrant or court order), to protect against fraudulent, abusive or unlawful use of the UCHS Site, to protect UCHS’s rights or property, enforce any contract between you and UCHS, or if UCHS reasonably believes that a situation involving danger of death or injury to any person requires disclosure.


UCHS does not intend to sell, share or rent information obtained on this Site other than as discussed in this privacy policy.


If UCHS decides to change its privacy policy, UCHS will post those changes on UCHS’s Site so UCHS’s users can remain aware of what information UCHS collects, how UCHS uses it, and under what circumstances, if any , UCHS discloses it.