Privacy Policy

Civil War Microfilm, Inc., operator of this site, recognizes the confidentiality of information that may be disclosed by members in registering or making purchases from our Website and we are firmly committed to protecting your privacy. The following discloses our information gathering and dissemination practices for this site.


The personal, private information that is provided to Civil War Microfilm by individual members is not provided to unrelated third parties except in rare cases involving possible violations of our use policies or legal statutes. We do collect some data, always with your knowledge and consent, that is used to fulfill orders and otherwise enhance content to better meet the needs of our users.

Information submitted by you online (such as subscriptions you purchase from Civil War Microfilm, your name, address, e-mail address) may be shared with companies with which Civil War Microfilm has a commerce relationship and through which you reached this site, for marketing purposes. In such circumstances you will be considered their customer as well. If you object to such use, you may opt-out by e-mail request. Under no circumstances will Civil War Microfilm share with any other party your password or other personal information it may acquire about children, family, etc.

Demographic information collected through on-site user surveys may be used in aggregate statistical form to attract potential sponsors.

The specifics of our Privacy Policy are best described in the answers to the following Frequently Asked Questions:

Does Civil War Microfilm ask for personal information?

Yes. Civil War Microfilm asks for your name, e-mail address, and other limited personal information when you make purchases of Civil War Microfilm's online microfilm subscriptions. Most of this information may be entered at your discretion. We may ask for similar information at other times, such as when you enter sweepstakes or other promotions sponsored by Civil War Microfilm and / or our partners.

How Does Civil War Microfilm use my personal information?

Our goal is to provide you with the most personalized, relevant, user-friendly Web experience possible. The primary use of all your personal information is to efficiently provide you with relevant information.

Civil War Microfilm will also use registration information to let you know about new features or other offers of interest from Civil War Microfilm, or to address customer service needs and requests.

In distributing advertiser or sponsor messages, the advertiser never has access to individual account information. Civil War Microfilm does not sell, rent or otherwise distribute the personal information you provide us to these advertisers. Advertisers simply provide an insertion order for the advertising message and Civil War Microfilm then displays the ad to appropriate users based on the criteria specified in the order.

Does Civil War Microfilm request or require any personal financial information?

To facilitate payment and fulfillment for membership and purchases of Civil War Microfilm's subscriptions, Civil War Microfilm will request personal credit card or debit card information through one of its third-party partners. In order to take advantage of other value-added services that may be offered by Civil War Microfilm in the future, users may be required to supply financial information.

Will Civil War Microfilm disclose any of my personal information to third parties?

Civil War Microfilm will not disclose any of your personal information, except with your knowledge and consent as described in this policy or as may be required by law, or to protect the rights or property of Civil War Microfilm.

Circumstances where limited personal information may be disclosed are specifically described when the data is collected, such as in the User Agreement, or in the rules of sweepstakes or other promotions. So in all cases you control what, if any, information you disclose.

Civil War Microfilm reserves the right to disclose aggregated user statistics, such as "45% of our users are female" or "47% of our users have attended college" in order to describe our services to prospective partners, advertisers, and other third parties. Under protection of confidentiality agreements, Civil War Microfilm may match common user information, such as name, address and phone number with third party data to avoid duplication and prevent errors.

Additionally, if you click away from Civil War Microfilm to visit the site of any third party advertiser or sponsor, you may be asked for your credit card or other personal information in order to purchase or use products and services offered. These companies have their own privacy and data collection practices. Civil War Microfilm has no responsibility or liability for these independent policies. You should therefore review their privacy policies carefully if you have concerns about how your information may be used.

Will Civil War Microfilm use my information for direct mailings?

Civil War Microfilm will send electronic mail to you, for the purpose of informing you of changes or additions to Civil War Microfilm, or of any Civil War Microfilm related products and services. If you do not want to receive such mailings, you may opt out at any time by using the unsubscribe link listed in the e-mail.

May I refuse to provide personal information to Civil War Microfilm or to accept advertising?

To gain full access to the paid subscription areas of this website, a username, e-mail address and appropriate billing information are required. Because the Civil War Microfilm site is partially advertiser supported, you may not "turn off" the advertising that may appear on Civil War Microfilm pages, but you may opt to be excluded from any e-mail advertising.

Does Civil War Microfilm use "IP Addresses" and cookies?

IP Addresses: We do use your IP address to help diagnose problems with our server, and to administer our Web site. Your IP address is also used to gather broad demographic information such as geographic distribution of our members.

Civil War Microfilm Cookies

Contrary to popular myth, cookies do not extract private or personal information from your computer's memory, but rather, record only information you volunteer to us upon registering or visiting the site. Cookies are tiny files placed onto the hard drive of your computer when you register at our Web site that enable our server to recognize or "remember" who you are each time you return. Civil War Microfilm may make limited use of cookies to deliver content specific to your interests. For instance they may be used to retain your personal preferences, hold session information for a "shopping basket," or save your password so it doesn't have to be re-entered each time you login.

Advertiser Cookies

We may use third-party advertising companies to serve ads on our behalf. These companies may employ cookies and action tags (also known as single pixel gifs or web beacons) to measure advertising effectiveness. Any information that these third parties collect via cookies and action tags is completely anonymous.

What else should I know about privacy?

The following encapsulates a few key issues mentioned in context above:

Member Profiles

Demographic data is collected at our site at the users' option. This information may include age and gender and other personal preferences that can be viewed and tabulated for use in marketing Civil War Microfilm to advertisers and others. In no case is personal information given or sold to third parties. Civil War Microfilm controls the distribution of ALL information at the site.

Contests & Promotions

Civil War Microfilm may occasionally run contests or other special promotions on our site in which we ask members or visitors for contact information (like an e-mail address) or demographic information (like a zip code, age, or income level). We use this data to send users promotional material about our company or our partners. The customer's contact information is also used to contact the visitor when necessary and may be shared with other companies for promotional purposes, but only with your prior permission and under the terms and conditions specified when you take part in the promotion. At any time, users may opt-out of receiving future mailings of this kind, or simply decline to take part in the promotions.