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Privacy Policy

Society of Mayflower Descendants of the District of Columbia Online Privacy Policy

June 19, 2023

The Society of Mayflower Descendants of the District of Columbia (SMD-DC) is committed to protecting your privacy. This Statement of Privacy applies to the SMD-DC website and governs its data collection and usage. By using the SMD-DC website, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.

Please note that this Policy does not govern the collection and use of information by companies that the SMD-DC does not control nor by individuals not employed or managed by us. Should you visit a website that we mention or link to, be sure to review its privacy policy before providing the site with information. It is highly recommended and suggested that you review the privacy policies and statements of any website you choose to use or frequent to better understand the way in which websites garner, make use of, and share the information collected.

Information We Collect

The types of personal information users of our site may submit include:

  • Name

  • Address, member numbers

  • Telephone number

  • E-Mail address

  • Date of membership

  • Category of Membership

We do not automatically collect information from our website, which is hosted by third parties who may collect information using tracking technologies such as cookies. 


How We Use Your Personal Information

We may use the information described above to:

  • process membership and related applications;

  • send you promotional materials or other communications;

  • administer your participation in special events and programs;

  • respond to your inquiries;

  • as may be required by law or in response to a subpoena or search warrant;

  • to outside auditors who have agreed to keep the information confidential;

  • as necessary to maintain, safeguard and preserve all the rights and property of the SMD-DC;

  • protect against, identify, and prevent cybersecurity and other security events;

  • To protect against fraud, other unlawful activities, claims, and other potential liabilities.


Information We Share

We may share your personal information with the General Society of Mayflower Descendants for the above mentioned purposes. We do not sell or otherwise disclose personal information we collect about you, except as described in this Online Privacy Notice.

In addition, we may disclose information about you (i) if we are required to do so by law or legal process, (ii) to law enforcement authorities or other government entities, (iii) when we believe disclosure is necessary or appropriate to prevent harm or financial loss, or (iv) in connection with an investigation of cybersecurity or security events or other fraudulent or illegal activity.

Children under the age of 13

SMD-DC’s website is not directed to, and does not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from, children under the age of thirteen (13). If it is determined that such information has been inadvertently collected on anyone under the age of thirteen (13), we shall take the necessary steps to ensure that such information is deleted from our system, or in the alternative, that verifiable parental consent is obtained for the use and storage of such information. Anyone under the age of thirteen (13) must seek and obtain parent or guardian permission to use this website.

Security of Your Personal Information

The SMD DC takes all reasonable steps to secure your personal information from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure.

Changes to this Statement

This Statement may be updated as appropriate. We encourage you to periodically review this Statement to be informed of how SMD-DC is protecting your information.

Contact Information

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the Privacy Policy Agreement related to our website, please feel free to contact us at the following email, telephone number, or mailing address.


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