Privacy Policy

This privacy policy applies to all information received by the State Historical Society of Missouri ("SHSMO" "we" and us"), both online and offline, on any platform, including SHSMO's websites and research centers, as well as any electronic, written, or oral communications.

Our Commitment

The State Historical Society of Missouri is committed to ensuring your privacy. SHSMO strives to collect the minimum personal information needed to provide information, assistance, or service.

Information Collection

While it is SHSMO's goal to collect only the minimum information needed to accommodate a user's request, sometimes personally identifiable information will be requested and stored in order to facilitate communication and services.

SHSMO participates in National History Day program. Information collected through this program adheres to the information collection policies of National History Day.

Credit Card Information

Credit card information may be requested when a user is making a payment or a donation. This information will be used to authorize payment by the user to SHSMO using business standard practices, including SSL-encrypted transmissions online and secure credit card payment machines for in-person and phone transactions.

SHSMO does not store the credit card information of any of our users without explicit permission to do so.


SHSMO uses cookies to recognize website users. A cookie is a piece of data stored on a user's computer and it saves no personally identifiable information. Cookies stored on your computer will allow you to save your log in session on the SHSMO website.

Cookies are also used to track the experience of our users to enhance the experience of the SHSMO's websites. SHSMO uses Google Analytics to provide usage statistics of website users. Usage statistics are aggregated and no personally identifiable data is transmitted by Google to us.

If cookies are disabled your browser, it will not affect the performance of our sites. However, you will be required to enter your username and password on each visit if you wish to access your online account.

Information Sharing

SHSMO does not sell, rent, loan, or trade your personal information with any other entity, nor does SHSMO send mailings to you on behalf of other organizations, unless given specific permission by you.

Information Use

Any information you provide to SHSMO will be used to deliver services and to keep you informed and up-to-date on news and activities of SHSMO, including programs, services, events, membership, and opportunities to volunteer or to donate.

Opting Out

Email recipients may opt out at any time by following the "unsubscribe" instructions included in each email message. Registrants may subscribe or unsubscribe at any time by changing their email preferences online.

If at any time you wish to stop receiving any form of contact from The State Historical Society of Missouri, please contact us at 573.882.7083 or at and we will gladly accommodate your request.


Information collected by SHSMO is stored securely in accordance with UM System's Information Security Policies.

Links to Other Sites

Our site provides links to other web sites and programs including but not limited to National History Day. The privacy policies described here do NOT apply to any external sites.