Privacy Policy

The United States Capitol Historical Society Privacy Policy


We have created this statement to demonstrate our firm commitment to your privacy. The United States Capitol Historical Society’s website and print materials are intended to supply users with information about the Capitol and its history. In order to access certain material or services, you may be asked to provide your name, address, and additional information. This privacy policy states the United States Capitol Historical Society’s policy with regard to the personal information you provide.


Personal Information Collected

In general, when you visit our website and access information, you remain anonymous. We do not require you to register or provide personal information to us to view our site. There are occasions when we will ask for additional information. We do this to better understand and respond to your needs, and provide you with services that may be valuable to you. For example, personally identifiable information will be collected in order for you to become a member or donate to the USCHS online. The USCHS collects personal information from the following items:

  • Membership Registration
  • Donations
  • Profile Updates
  • Merchandise Orders
  • Sign Up for E-mail Updates/Newsletters
  • Event Registration

You may always opt-out of receiving future mailings; see the “Opt Out” section below.


Use of Information

To help achieve its mission, personally identifiable information is occasionally exchanged with other non-profit organizations with similar missions (and occasionally with for-profit educational entities whose programs we feel will be of particular interest to you) unless you request otherwise. While name and address information may be shared, the USCHS does NOT exchange phone numbers or email addresses. USCHS does not sell any information.

To choose confidentiality, please email: Membership or call 202-543-8919 x13. Please include your full name, address, phone number, and email address. You may also write us at:

Attn: Privacy Policy US Capitol Historical Society 200 Maryland Avenue NE Washington, DC 20002



Throughout our Web pages, we provide links to other servers which may contain information of interest to our readers. We take no responsibility for, and exercise no control over, the organizations, views, or accuracy of the information contained on other servers. Creating a text link from your Web site to our site does not require permission. If you have a link you’d like us to consider adding to our Web site, please Contact Us with the subject “Link request.”



The text, images, and videos on this site are provided for informational and educational purposes only. If you would like to use, repurpose, or publish information that you find on our Web site, please Contact Us. Be specific about which text, images, or videos you wish to use and the purpose(s) for which they will be used. The Society will respond with a Conditions of Use Permission Form. In instances in which the information requested is for materials over which the Society does not have copyright control, we will provide you with contact information to the original copyright holder.



We collect and store only the following information about you: the name of the domain from which you access the Internet (for example,, if you are connecting from an America Online account), the date and time you access our site, and the Internet address of the Web site from which you linked to our site.

We use the information we collect to measure the number of visitors to the different sections of our site, and to help us make our site more useful to visitors.



If you complete the Profile update form and share your personally identifying information, this information will be used only to provide you with more targeted content. We may use your contact information to send further information about our organization or to contact you when necessary. You may always opt-out of receiving future mailings; see the “Opt Out” section below.



You also may decide to send us personally identifying information, for example, in an electronic mail message containing a question or comment, or by filling out a Web form that provides us this information. We use personally identifying information from email primarily to respond to your requests. We may forward your email to other employees who are better able to answer your questions. We may also use your email to contact you in the future about our programs that may be of interest.

We want to be very clear: We will not obtain personally identifying information about you when you visit our site, unless you choose to provide such information to us. Providing such information is strictly voluntary. If you sign up for one of our email lists, we will only send you the kinds of information you have requested. We won’t share your name or email address with any outside parties.



For children who visit our site, special rules apply. We do not request personal information about children, such as first and last name or street address and city. When kids send email to us, their online contact information (email address) is not used to re-contact them and is not maintained in retrievable form.



Our site provides users the opportunity to opt-out of receiving communications from us through a special online form. You may update your contact information previously provided to us through another online form. You can not remove yourself from our database, but you can prevent unwanted communication.



If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this Web site, you can.