This site is owned and operated by the Pennsylvania State Police Historical, Educational & Memorial Center. Your privacy on the Internet is of the utmost importance to us. At the Pennsylvania State Police Historical, Educational & Memorial Center, we want to make your experience online satisfying and safe.

Because we gather certain types of information about our users, we feel you should fully understand our policy and the terms and conditions surrounding the capture and use of that information. This privacy statement discloses what information we gather and how we use it.


Pennsylvania State Police Historical, Educational & Memorial Center., publisher of  the Pennsylvania State Police-Oral History Website,   (hereafter referred to as "PSP-Oral History") is committed to maintaining the privacy of personal information that you provide to us when using PSP-Oral History website. This Privacy Policy describes how we treat personal information received about you when you visit or subscribe to any future services we may offere. This Privacy Policy does not apply to any personal information received by PSP-HEMC in connection with your visit to the website.
We recommend that you review the privacy policy at to determine how that site protects your privacy.


PSP-Oral History website gathers two types of information about users:

  • Information that users provide through optional, voluntary submissions. These are voluntary submissions via our questions or comments form

  • Information PSP-Oral History gathers through visitors provide when making donations to Pennsylvania State Police Historical, Educational & Memorial Center. Under no circumstances does Pennsylvania State Police Historical, Educational & Memorial Center divulge any information about an individual user to a third party.

PSP-Oral History Gathers User Information In The Following Processes:

  • Question or Comments form
  • Visitor  Donations through PSP-HEMC.ORG shopping cart

In the future we may offer the following free service, which require some type of voluntary submission of personal information by users:

     1.  Electronic newsletters

We may offer a free electronic newsletter to users. PSP-Oral History will gather the email addresses of users who voluntarily subscribe. Users may remove themselves from this mailing list by following the link provided in every newsletter that points users to the subscription management page. Users can also subscribe to the newsletters at the time.

     2.  "E-mail this to a friend" policy

Our site users can choose to electronically forward a link, page, or documents to someone else by clicking "e-mail this to a friend". The user must provide their email address, as well as that of the recipient. This information is used only in the case of transmission errors and, of course, to let the recipient know who sent the email. The information is not used for any other purpose.

     3. Polling

We may offer interactive polls to users so they can easily share their opinions with other users and see what our audience thinks about important issues. Opinions or other responses to polls are aggregated and are not identifiable to any particular user. PSP-Oral History website may use a system to "tag" users after they have voted, so they can vote only once on a particular question. This tag is not correlated with information about individual users.

     4. Surveys

PSP-Oral History may occasionally conduct user surveys to better target our content to our audience.  We never share any of this information about specific individuals with any third party.


Consistent with the Federal Children's Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (COPPA), we will never knowingly request personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 13 without requesting parental consent.

Usage tracking

PSP-Oral History may tracks user traffic patterns throughout all of our pages. However, we do not correlate this information with data about individual users. PSP-Oral History may does break down overall usage statistics according to a user's domain name, browser type, and MIME type by reading this information from the browser string (information contained in every user's browser).


We may place a text file called a "cookie" in the browser files of your computer. The cookie itself does not contain Personal Information although it will enable us to relate your use of this site to information that you have specifically and knowingly provided. But the only personal information a cookie can contain is information you supply yourself. A cookie can't read data off your hard disk or read cookie files created by other sites. PSP-Oral History may uses cookies to track user traffic patterns (as described above). Our advertising system delivers a one-time cookie to better track ad impressions and click rates.

You can refuse cookies by turning them off in your browser. If you've set your browser to warn you before accepting cookies, you will receive the warning message with each cookie. You do not need to have cookies turned on to use this site. However, you do need cookies to participate actively in polling and surveys.

Privacy Policy Use

How the information you gather is used if relevent.


PSP-Oral History uses any information voluntarily given by our users to enhance their experience in our network of sites, whether to provide interactive or personalized elements on the sites or to better prepare future content based on the interests of our users.

As stated above, we use information that users voluntarily provide in order to send out electronic newsletters and to enable users to participate in polls and surveys. We may send out newsletters to subscribers on a regular schedule (depending on the newsletter), and occasionally send out special editions when we think subscribers might be particularly interested in something we are doing. Pennsylvania State Police Historical, Educational & Memorial Center never shares newsletter mailing lists with any third parties, including advertisers, sponsors or partners.

When we use tracking information to determine which areas of our sites users like and don't like based on traffic to those areas. We do not track what individual users read, but rather how well each page performs overall. This helps us continue to build a better service for you.

Pennsylvania State Police Historical, Educational & Memorial Center may create aggregate reports on user demographics and traffic patterns for potential advertisers, sponsors and partners.  Because we don't track the usage patterns of individual users, an advertiser or sponsor will never know that a specific user clicked their ad. We will not disclose any information about any individual user except to comply with applicable law or valid legal process or to protect the personal safety of our users or the public.


Pennsylvania State Police Historical, Educational & Memorial Center uses the above-described information to tailor our content to suit your needs and help any potential advertisers better understand our audience's demographics. This is essential to keeping our service free. We will not share information about individual users with any third party, except to comply with applicable law or valid legal process or to protect the personal safety of our users or the public.


Pennsylvania State Police Historical, Educational & Memorial Center periodically reviews PSP-Oral History privacy policy are periodically enhanced as necessary and only authorized individuals have access to the information provided by our visitors.


We give users options wherever necessary and practical. Such choices include:

  • Opting not to register to receive our electronic newsletters.

  • Opting not to participate in certain interactive areas, which completely alleviates the need to gather any personally identifiable information from our users


By using this site, you consent to the collection and use of this information by Pennsylvania State Police Historical, Educational & Memorial Center. If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes on this page so that you are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances we disclose it.


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