Fort Mose Historical Society: African American Community of Freedom


Thank you for visiting the Fort Mose Historical Society website,, and for reviewing our Privacy Statement. Protecting your private information is our priority.

Collection of Your Personal Information
Our website does not collect personal information unless you choose to provide that information to us.

Use of Your Personal Information
Fort Mose Historical Society (FMHS) will use personal information that you voluntarily submit through email or by completing membership or registration forms, etc. to respond to process your request.From time to time, FMHS may also use your personally identifiable information to: transmit announcements; inform you of our activities or events, programs, products or services; communicate membership and development opportunities; or for surveys and other general communication. When we send you information by bulk email, you will always have an immediate opportunity to decline further communication. Please use the contact specified in the email so that we can remove you from the list that contains your name.

Payment Information
FMHS does not store or process payment information locally. FMHS uses outside vendors to provide certain services, such as companies that process credit card transactions for membership and donations. These third-party vendors will have access to the information needed to perform their functions, but may not use your information for any other purpose. Transaction information is securely transmitted to and stored by, our payment gateway.

Buyer data stored locally on includes only:

  • Stripe Customer Number (cus_xxxxx...)
  • Stripe Subscription Number (sub_xxxxx...)
  • Transaction charge number (ch_xxxxx...)
  • Last 4 digits and expiration date of user's Credit Card, used for Expiring Card Reminder Emails.

Buyer data transmitted securely to includes only:

  • First and last name
  • Email address
  • Address
  • Full Credit Card Info - Number, CVC, Expiration Date
  • IP address

FMHS takes reasonable steps to manage our website technology to ensure that its information technology systems, applications, and information technology infrastructure are secure. When personal information (such as a credit card number) is transmitted to other websites, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol. We strive to take appropriate security measures to protect against unauthorized access to or alteration of your personal information. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet or wireless network can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your personal information, you acknowledge that (a) there are security and privacy limitations inherent to the Internet which are beyond our control; and (b) security, integrity, and privacy of any and all information and data exchanged between you and us through this site cannot be guaranteed.

Data Retention
We will retain your information for the period necessary to fulfill the purposes outlined in this Privacy Statement unless a longer retention period is required or allowed by law.

Right to Deletion
Subject to certain exceptions set out below, on receipt of a verifiable request from you, we will delete your personal information from our records. Please note that we may not be able to comply with requests to delete your personal information if it is necessary to:• Complete the transaction for which the personal information was collected.• Detect security incidents• Debug, to identify and repair errors that impair existing intended functionality• Exercise free speech, ensure the rights of another, or exercise another right provided by law

Sharing Information with Third Parties
FMHS will never share your name or information outside the organization unless you affirmatively authorize us to do so. FMHS does not sell or share customer lists with third parties. FMHS may disclose your personal information if required to do so by law.

Cookies does not use cookies which are small pieces of information sent to your browser to track usage patterns, traffic trends, and customer behavior.

Within are embedded applications, plug-ins, widgets, and other content links to non-FMHS websites. These sites operate independently of FMHS and have their own privacy policies. FMHS is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of external websites, and such a link is not intended to be an endorsement of the external website or its content.

Social Media
When you access or interact with FMHS through a social media service such as Facebook or Instagram, we may have visibility to your profile name and other information you have made public in connection with that particular social media service. Social media companies may collect and share anonymous aggregate metrics regarding use, such as the total number of clicks, shares, users’ demographics (e.g., age range, gender, location). These social media companies are not operated by or affiliated with FMHS; the use of their services is governed by the privacy policies of the individual social media companies.

Children and Privacy is intended to be accessible and enjoyed by general audiences. FMHS does not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under the age of 13. If a visitor known to be a child sends an email to FMHS, we will use it only to respond to the writer and not to create profiles or otherwise retain the information.

Changes to this Statement
FMHS reserves the right to change this Privacy Policy from time to time. We will notify you about significant changes in the way we treat personal information by sending a notice to the primary email address specified in your account, by placing a privacy notice on our website and/or by updating any privacy information.

Contact Us Questions and comments about this Privacy Statement may be directed to us via email at Mose Historical Society15 Fort Mose Trail St. Augustine, FL 32084Last revised: July 26, 2021