We are committed to protecting your privacy.  This Privacy Statement, which is part of the Terms, describes the information we collect through Our Site, how we use it, and how you can make choices.  By using Our Site, you consent to our collection and use of information about you in accordance with this Privacy Statement.   If a capitalized term is not defined in this Privacy Statement, please check the definition in the Terms.


This Privacy Statement applies to Our Site, which may contain links to other Third-Party Sites.  We are not responsible for Third-Party Sites or their privacy practices.  If you follow any link to a Third-Party Site, you should review those sites' privacy statements to find out how they collect and use your information.


We collect personally identifiable information about you ("Personal Information") when you voluntarily provide it to us.  Your Personal Information may include, among other information, your name, email address, mailing address, phone number, and birth date, depending on the purpose for which you provide it.  For example, we may collect your Personal Information at other times, including when you: make a product purchase, join as a member of the BHOF and sign up for an Account, make a donation to the BHOF, sign up to participate in a BHOF event, take a poll or survey, apply to be an intern for one of our programs, or request information or materials from us.  In addition, our third-party Service Provider will collect your credit card and related information, including when you pay for product purchases, pay your membership fees or make a donation, and will share only selected information with us (e.g., your name and the last four digits of your credit card).

We will use your Personal Information for the purposes for which you provided it.  We may also send you other communications regarding our mission, programs, events, and opportunities that we think may be of interest to you.  For fundraising purposes, we may combine and use your Personal Information with information that we have previously collected from you and from publicly available data.


We (and our Service Providers such as Google Analytics and AddThis) collect anonymous information about visitors to Our Site by using cookies (as further described below), including the type of browser used, the type of device used, the length of visits to Our Site, the web pages that linked visitors to Our Site, the web pages viewed during a visit, the actions taken during the visit (e.g., links clicked), and the visitor's IP address (which is the number assigned to the visitor's computer to identify its location on the Internet).  We collect this anonymous information to analyze how visitors use Our Site so we can improve the quality of Our Site, services, and content.  We do not use anonymous information to identify visitors individually.

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We share your Personal Information with companies that help us operate and provide services in connection with Our Site ("Service Providers").  We may also share your Personal Information with organizations with which we have a business relationship or that we think may offer information or services that may be of interest to you.  You may opt-out of this type of sharing by contacting us at or at 25 Main Street, Cooperstown, NY 13326, attn: Membership or by calling (607) 547-0397.

We may share aggregated, anonymous information about visitors to Our Site with third parties such as BHOF sponsors.  In addition, we reserve the right to disclose and use Personal Information and anonymous information in special circumstances, including to enforce this Privacy Statement or any other part of our Terms, to protect our property or rights, to protect the safety of any one, and for other reasons we determine in good faith are necessary, appropriate or required by law, legal process or law enforcement.  If we ever merge with, are acquired by, or otherwise consolidate with another organization, your Personal Information may be transferred as part of our assets.


If you are a California resident who has an established business relationship with the BHOF, under the California Civil Code, you may request and obtain from us (once during each calendar year) information about your Personal Information that we have shared, if any, with other businesses for their direct marketing purposes.

If applicable, this information would include the categories of your Personal Information and the names and addresses of those businesses with which we shared customer information for the immediately prior calendar year.  To make such a request, you may contact us at with "Your California Privacy Rights Request” in the subject line of your message or at 25 Main Street, Cooperstown, NY 13326, attn: Web Site Service – Your California Privacy Rights Request.

All requests should clearly state the request is related to Your California Privacy Rights and include your first and last name,  email address (or, if you want a reply by regular mail, include your street address, city, state and zip code).  We will send the requested information to you, as applicable, at your e-mail or postal address.


Our Site uses cookies, which are small data files placed on your computer, to recognize you when you return to Our Site.  You are not required to accept cookies from Our Site.  You can disable the cookies function, or delete existing cookies, through your web browser's options.   If you do not accept cookies, you may not be able to use certain features on Our Site.


We will use reasonable efforts to let you review your Personal Information and, upon your instructions, to correct inaccuracies in your Personal Information in our databases.  If you wish to review and update your Personal Information, you can do so on the Account profile page on Our Site.  If you have any questions regarding our treatment of your Personal Information, you can contact us by sending a request to or at 25 Main Street, Cooperstown, NY 13326, attn: Web Site Service.


From time to time, Our Site may have features that allow you to provide information about third parties or to send communications related to Our Site to third parties (e.g., for the purposes of purchasing a giftgiving a gift membership to the BHOF or referring them to Our Site).  For these features to operate, Our Site will collect contact information from you about those third-party recipients ("Third-Party Information").  You warrant that you have the right to provide all information you provide about any third party.  We will not use this Third-Party Information for any purpose other than to send the communications you have initiated.  We may keep a record of the Third-Party Information for a period of time in case we need to resolve problems related to the communications.  If the third-party recipient wishes to have information about him or her deleted from our records, the recipient should contact us at or at 25 Main Street, Cooperstown, NY 13326, attn: Membership or by calling (607) 547-0397.


We take reasonable steps to keep personal information in a secure manner and safeguard it from unauthorized access.  When you enter payment card information and personal information to join as a member and similar purposes, we (or, as applicable, our Service Provider) encrypts the information using secure socket layer technology.  Of course, no transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure, so you provide your Personal Information at your own risk.


Our servers are located in the United States.  If you are located outside of the United States, be aware that the information you provide to us will be transferred to the United States.  By using Our Site or providing your Personal Information to us, you consent to this transfer and to the collection, storage, processing and use of your Personal Information in the United States.  If you are located in the United States, our Service Providers (or other entities with which we share your information) may not be located in your geographic area in the United States.  By providing your Personal Information on Our Site, you consent to the transfer of your Personal Information to these entities.


If you have questions about how we collect and use your Personal Information or this Privacy Statement or you no longer wish to receive communications from us, you can contact us at or at 25 Main Street, Cooperstown, NY 13326, attn: Web Site Service.  You can also opt-out by following instructions in the messages you receive or by changing your Account settings in the “My Account” section of Our Site.

Last Updated: May 26, 2020