If you choose to become a contributor to this site (using our interface to upload documents) or a transcriber (using our Scripto interface to transcribe letters), you will be asked to register as a user and provide additional information to facilitate your use of the site and to communicate with you about any questions regarding the data you transmit to the site.
Please see also our Terms and Conditions page, which provides further details that must be agreed to before becoming a contributor or transcriber. In becoming a registered user, you are consenting to the use of your name, address, email address, and other relevant contact information to inform you how your material is being used and to answer any questions you may have. You are also consenting to the use of additional cookies which, for example, store your user name and password information, in order to facilitate your use of the site as a registered user.
If you choose to share any personal data with us via our website or via e-mail, we may store it and use that information to assist you with any questions you may have. We use industry standard practices to review data quality and confirm that the information we have for you is up-to-date. We may also gather and store data that you voluntarily provide during events related to German Heritage in Letters to keep you informed of other events of a similar nature.
You will receive general information (such as email newsletters) about the German Heritage in Letters project only if you choose to do so. Once your consent is indicated, you will have the possibility to contact us in case you no longer want us to use your personal information for those purposes. Unless you specifically consent to the sharing of your personal data, your information will solely be used for internal purposes. We will not sell, rent, loan, trade, or lease any personal information collected online or offline.
The GHI provides users the opportunity to opt-out of receiving our communications. You may choose to receive only specific communications or none at all. You may also update your contact information previously provided to us by e-mailing at the address below. In order to avoid a situation where repeated, unwanted contacts could occur, we will not remove you from the database. We will only contact you according to the preferences you specify.
You have the right to request access, modify, correct, or remove your data collected in our database at any time. You may do so by contacting the GHI at the email or address below.
Questions concerning this policy may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org or
German Historical Institute
Attn.: German Heritage in Letters
1607 New Hampshire Ave NW
Washington, DC 20009