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Privacy Policy

National Underground Railroad Freedom Center
Global Heroes Report Website Privacy Policy
September 9, 2014


TIPAWARDS.COM and all other websites and/or domains hosted in conjunction with this domain (the "Site") are services of National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, a non-profit organization based in Cincinnati, OH.

National Underground Railroad Freedom Center has created this privacy policy to demonstrate our firm commitment to protecting your information and informing you about how we handle your information. This privacy policy applies to all interactions with, transactions made, and data gathered on the Site. Please review this privacy policy periodically as we may update it from time to time. This privacy policy was last revised per the date listed below. Each time you visit the Site or provide us with information, by doing so you are accepting the practices described in this privacy policy at that time.

Your IP Address

Like most websites, each time you visit the Site, we automatically collect your IP address and the web page from which you came. We use this information in order to administer and optimize the Site for you, to diagnose problems with our Site, to conduct research regarding the effectiveness of the Site and our marketing and business efforts, and, in certain cases, to help identify you. While not all of this information is personally identifiable, it may be associated with personally identifiable information that you provide us through the Site.


Like most websites, the Site uses cookies to keep track of your purchases and other activity on the Site and enhance your experience on the Site. We also use cookies to deliver content specific to your interests, to save your password, and if you choose, to save other information so you do not have to re-enter it each time you visit the Site. If you wish to disable these cookies, the "help" portion of the toolbar on most browsers will tell you how. However, if you set your browser to disable cookies, you may not be able to access certain areas on the Site.

Information We Collect From You


In order to operate the Site and provide you with information on products and services that may be of interest to you, we may collect personal information (i.e. information that could be used to contact you, such as full name, postal address, phone number and email address), financial information (e.g. passwords and credit card numbers) and demographic information (e.g. zip code, hometown, gender, purchase history information, and age) from you.

Information Other Web Sites Collect From You

On the Site, we place links to other web sites operated by other parties. Some of these other web sites contain our brand names and trademarks and other intellectual property that we own; others do not. When you click on these links and visit these other web sites, regardless of whether or not they contain our brand names, trademarks and other intellectual property, you need to be aware that we do not control these other web sites or these other web sites' business practices, and that this privacy policy does not apply to these other web sites. Consequently, the operators of these other web sites may collect different kinds of information about you, and may use and disclose that information in different ways than we would if it were collected on the Site. We encourage you to review their privacy policies and remind you that we will not be responsible for their actions.

How We Use Your Information

We use your information, including your personal and financial information, to help us efficiently perform transactions on the Site, to deliver the services you have requested, to contact you when necessary in connection with events for which you purchased items and services on the Site (including event confirmations, changes and cancellations), and to send you information, offers, and other promotional materials. We carefully select the information we send to you and attempt to send you offers that are of value to you, such as discounts, exclusive offers or special event information. If you provide your e-mail address to us in connection with a request for information or services, we may share it with trusted third parties in order to help provide the requested information or services.

We do not share or sell email addresses gathered on the Site except as described in this Privacy Policy.

  • By subscribing to our email newsletter (or electing to receive communications of any kind through the Site), you consent to us providing your email to our third-party email provider to facilitate the delivery of email. However, your email address will not be otherwise shared or sold except as described in this Privacy Policy.
  • To process transactions on the Site, we may share your information, including your personal and financial information, with our agents, representatives, contractors, and service providers so they can provide us with support services such as authorization of credit card transactions, order fulfillment and sweepstakes and promotional fulfillment. We require these entities not to use your information for any other purpose.
  • We use a third party ticketing agent for ticketing processing. If you purchase a ticket or perform any other transaction through our ticketing partner, we may share your information, including your personal and financial information, with that agent and their Privacy Policy is in effect for that transaction.
  • Your personal information may be passed on to a third party in the unlikely event of a transfer of ownership or assets, or a bankruptcy, of National Underground Railroad Freedom Center. We may also disclose your information, including your personal and financial information, if: (1) the disclosure is necessary or useful to the operation of the Site or our provision of services; (2) we believe in good faith the disclosure is required by law (such as a search warrant, subpoena or court order); (3) we believe in good faith the disclosure is necessary to protect our rights, interests, or property; or (4) we are acting in good faith to protect an individual's personal safety.

How We Use Financial Information

We use your financial information to check your qualifications, to process gifts and donations, to bill you for products and services, and to enable you to participate in discount, rebate, and similar programs in which you may elect to participate. By making a purchase or donation, or engaging in any other kind of activity that uses financial information, on the Site, you consent to our providing your financial information to our service providers and to such third parties as we determine is necessary to process your transactions, as well as to your credit card issuer for their purposes. These third parties include the credit card companies and banking institutions used to process the transaction.

How We Use Demographic Information

We use demographic information to tailor the Site and communications to the interests of our users. We may share anonymous, aggregated (i.e. grouped) demographic information to third parties (such as potential partners, investors, grant making organizations, and foundations), so that they can tailor their advertisements and communications to the appropriate audience.

Our Security Precautions

Strong precautions are taken to protect the information of the users of our Site. When users submit sensitive information via the Site, that Information is protected both online and off-line. These precautions are intended to help prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure correct use of information. For example, we limit access to customers' personal information to employees, agents, and affiliates who we believe reasonably need to know that information in order to provide products, services, and support to our customers or in order to do their jobs.

We take credit card information security seriously and use a variety of technical solutions to make shopping safe at our Site. Your financial information is encrypted and is protected utilizing the industry standard Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) encryption software.

Although we endeavor to provide reasonably security for all information we collect and maintain, no security system can prevent all potential security breaches, and National Underground Railroad Freedom Center cannot and does not guarantee that its security procedures will prevent unauthorized access to or disclosure of your information. In addition, your information may be transferred to and maintained on computer networks which may be located outside of the state, province, country, or other governmental jurisdiction in which you reside, and the country or jurisdiction in which these computer networks are located may not have privacy laws as protective as the laws in your country or jurisdiction.


California Do Not Track Disclosures


The Site does not collect personally identifiable information about users’ online activities over time and across third-party web sites or online services. For this reason, at this time, the Site does not respond to “do not track” signals. Third parties may collect personally identifiable information through the Site as described in this Privacy Policy.

Linked Sites

Third party websites and content that you visit, including linked to by the Site, may have separate privacy policies or no policy at all. Those third parties may use your information differently than this Privacy Policy permits. We strongly encourage you to review those privacy policies before providing any information to any third party.

Children's Privacy

National Underground Railroad Freedom Center does not use the Site to knowingly solicit data from or market to individuals under the age of 18. If a parent or guardian becomes aware that his or her child has provided information to us through the Site without their consent, he or she should contact us at cbenadum@nurfc.org and we will delete such information within a reasonable time.

How You Can Access and Update Your Personal Information and other Account Information

We give you the opportunity to modify information you have provided to us at any time by logging into the system and navigating to your account and selecting those portions of your account you would like to update. Please note that changing or deleting your information through your account profile will only change or delete the data in our database for purposes of transacting future business on the Site and for managing future communications from Cincinnati Museum Center. These changes and deletions will not change or delete:

A) Information already collected as part of a particular purchase in our transactions database which may be shared with third parties involved in the processing of financial transactions, as discussed above; or

B) Information that we may have already forwarded to credit card companies or any other third parties, all as provided above in this privacy policy. If you have any questions or concerns about this privacy policy, the practices of the Site, or your dealings with the Site, you can contact us at cbenadum@nurfc.org.

You can also send us mail to: National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, 50 E. Freedom Way Cincinnati, OH 45202

Please use this contact information only for legal and privacy policy matters. For all other inquiries, refer to the Contact Us section of our home page.

Changes to This Privacy Policy

National Underground Railroad Freedom Center may update this policy from time to time for any reason. If the Privacy Policy changes, the revised policy will be posted to the Site. Please check the Privacy Policy regularly for any changes. Your continued use of the Site constitutes acceptance of any changes in the Privacy Policy. This Privacy Policy was last updated on December 30, 2014.


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