Maryland Humanities Council

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Privacy Policy

Personal Information

Program events offered by the Maryland Humanities Council (MHC) are often produced or presented by third parties. When you make a reservation to an event presented or produced by one of these third party organizations, MHC may provide them with information regarding your reservation. This information may include, but shall not be limited to, your name, address, telephone number, and email address, as well as details of your reservation, which may include, but shall not be limited to, the date you reserved your tickets and any offer to which you responded.

  • The Maryland Humanities Council collects personal information when you make a reservation or a contribution online, request information about our programs and services, participate in a promotion or an online survey, contact us with a question or suggestion, or apply for employment with us. Depending on the nature of your interaction with MHC, we may ask you for information such as your name, phone number, physical address,  birth date, company related information, email address, credit card information including expiration date and billing address, and communications preferences. All of this information is stored in a password-protected, CRM database employing SSL technology. All credit card numbers are automatically encrypted following an individual transaction and are thereafter not viewable by anyone.
  • Your personal information may be used by us (or third parties engaged by us) to: (1) customize the advertising and the content that you see online, (2) fulfill your requests for programs and services, (3) contact you, (4) conduct research, (5) respond to subpoenas, court orders, or legal process, and (6) establish or exercise our legal rights or defend against legal claims.
  • In addition, the Maryland Humanities Council may send you information about third party events or products we believe may be of interest to you or may provide your name and address to third party partners; however, we will never trade or sell your email address. You can request at any time that we exclude you from third-party activities by calling 410-685-0095, writing a letter, or emailing with your request. MHC does not monitor or control the privacy policies of such third parties.



The Maryland Humanities Council may periodically contact you via mail, email, or telephone with notices of news or programming, advocacy alerts, fundraising appeals, or other relevant communications. You may opt out of these communications at any time, either by phoning us at 410-685-0095, sending a letter to our offices, clicking the appropriate link provided in relevant email messages, or responding to any direct mail appeals. You may at that time indicate if you wish to opt out of email communications, out of all communications (mail, email, and phone), or out of sharing with third parties.



If you donate to the Maryland Humanities Council, we will collect relevant personal information necessary to process your donation (including, but not limited to, your name, physical address, credit card account information, telephone number, and email address). You may choose to donate to us via mail, telephone call, online, or text message (via a Text2Give program as approved by the Mobile Giving Foundation and collected via your mobile service provider). We will acknowledge each donation with a letter, email, or other message that may also serve as your donation receipt for tax filing purposes, as applicable. If you wish to opt out of communications from us following receipt of your donation acknowledgment, you may do so by phoning us at 410-685-0095, sending a letter to our office, or by clicking the appropriate link provided in relevant email messages. You also may opt to have your donation remain anonymous, upon request. We will never trade or sell your personal information to a third party for the purposes of fundraising.


Changes to this Privacy Policy

The Maryland Humanities Council may update this policy at any time. We will notify you about significant changes in the way we treat personal information by sending a notice to the email address that you have provided us or by placing a prominent notice on our websites.


Enacted as of May 16, 2013