The Washington Trust for Historic Preservation wants to provide a rewarding experience to our website visitors.  Part of achieving that goal involves gathering information that helps ensure our site meets your needs. We respect your privacy, and this privacy statement provides important information about how we gather and protect the personal information of our website visitors.
Personal Information
You are not required to give us personal information when you visit our website.  We may collect personally identifiable information (name, email address, physical address, and other unique identifiers) only if you specifically and knowingly provide it.  If we collect personally identifying information, we will use it only for such purposes as described at the point of collection.
Routine Information
As with most websites, we gather routine statistical information as visitors browse through our site.  We use these statistics to make our site more useful to visitors and to improve the services we offer. We may share aggregate information—which does not contain personal information—with other organizations.
Credit Cards
Visitors may pay membership fees or make donations safely via our online contribution service provided by the National Trust for Historic Preservation.  In addition, visitors may register for events via our online ticket company, Brown Paper Tickets. The security of your financial information (credit card type, number, and expiration date) are a primary concern of the Washington Trust.  The credit card services on the Washington Trust’s website are provided via a link to secure sites that protect the security of your information during transmission by using Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) encryption. Through these websites, credit card information is collected confidentially and securely and is used only for your intended purpose.
The Washington Trust for Historic Preservation will not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under the age of 13 without first gaining consent from a parent or guardian.  If your child sends us an e-mail request for information (such as information for a school project), we will respond using the e-mail provided, but we will not use it for future communications without the consent of the parent or guardian.
Links to other websites
As a service to our visitors, our website contains links to many other sites.  Linked sites are not under the control of the Washington Trust, and we are not responsible for their privacy practices or contents.  A link to another site does not denote an affiliation with the website or an endorsement of its viewpoint or mission.
Updates to our Privacy Policy
The Washington Trust for Historic Preservation occasionally revises its privacy policy to remain consistent with changes in our information gathering practices.  We will update this statement accordingly, and we encourage you to periodically review this page for the latest information on our privacy practice.
If you have questions or comments about this privacy policy or the practices of our website, please contact Cathy Wickwire at 206-624-9449 or