To educate, promote interest in, and advocate for the preservation of historic buildings, neighborhoods, and landscapes in the City of Sonoma and Sonoma Valley.
What personal information do we collect from the people that visit our website?
When registering on our site, as appropriate, you may be asked to enter your name, email address, mailing address, phone number or other details to help you with your experience.
When do we collect information?
We collect information from you when you enter your information on our site to register and become a member, or apply to become a member by mail.
How do we use your information?
We may use the information we collect from you when you register or use certain other site features in the following ways:
How do we protect your information?
Our website is hosted on fully managed servers at a managed server facility where they are scanned continuously for intrusions and vulnerabilities in order to make your visit to our site as safe as possible. No personal information is collected or transferred directly through the pages of our website so currently we do not employ the use of SSL on those pages. Any pages where transactions or transfer of information occurs is provided via third parties through secure SSL connections to external page, services and servers. We do not collect or store any personal information on our website.
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We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your Personally Identifiable Information.
We do not include or offer third-party products or services on our website.
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How does our site handle Do Not Track signals?
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Does our site allow third-party behavioral tracking?
We do not allow third-party behavioral tracking
COPPA (Children Online Privacy Protection Act)
When it comes to the collection of personal information from children under the age of 13 years old, the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) puts parents in control. The Federal Trade Commission, United States' consumer protection agency, enforces the COPPA Rule, which spells out what operators of websites and online services must do to protect children's privacy and safety online.
Fair Information Practices
The Fair Information Practices Principles form the backbone of privacy law in the United States and the concepts they include have played a significant role in the development of data protection laws around the globe. Understanding the Fair Information Practice Principles and how they should be implemented is critical to comply with the various privacy laws that protect personal information.
In order to be in line with Fair Information Practices we will take the following responsive action, should a data breach occur:
We will notify you via email
We also agree to the Individual Redress Principle which requires that individuals have the right to legally pursue enforceable rights against data collectors and processors who fail to adhere to the law. This principle requires not only that individuals have enforceable rights against data users, but also that individuals have recourse to courts or government agencies to investigate and/or prosecute non-compliance by data processors.
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Sonoma League for Historic Preservation
P.O. Box 766
Sonoma, CA 95476
After years of work, our Historical Resources database is now online. The Preservation Guidelines are available on this site.
Address & Map
291 First Street East
Sonoma, CA 95476