Privacy Policy

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Thank you for visiting the The Collector’s Shelf’s website and reviewing our Privacy Policy Statement.

The Collector’s Shelf website provides convenient access to various information and services. In order to access some of the information and services provided by this website you may be requested to provide specific identifying information. This Privacy Policy Statement is provided to inform you about the information that could be collected online as a result of visiting The Collector’s Shelf website. This Privacy Policy Statement describes what information might be obtained online, how that information will be used, and what steps are being taken to ensure the security of user data. Your rights to privacy are of utmost importance to The Collector’s Shelf in building trust and confidence when conducting business through the Internet.

Collection and Use of Information

If you visit our website, your web browser automatically sends us information. We may use “cookies” in order to gather information during your visit and customize this site for return visits. You are NOT required to accept any cookies to use this site. The web server that hosts The Collector’s Shelf website gathers certain information about the visit automatically in a standard log file. The FOLLOWING information IS RETAINED AND does not identify you personally:

  1. The internet service provider or ISP you use to access the website.
  2. The Internet domain (for example, “” if you use a private Internet access account, or “” if you connect from a university’s domain) from which you access the website.
  3. The IP address (an IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer whenever you are surfing the web) from which you access the website.
  4. The Operating System you use to access the website. This also tracks if you are using a desktop computer, tablet or mobile phone device.
  5. The Browser and Browser version you use to access the website.
  6. Which pages are being viewed and for how long.
  7. The date and time you access our site.
  8. Any banner advertisements that have been clicked on.

The Collector’s Shelf uses this information to gather statistics about the amount of use the site receives. This information is not shared, sold, or otherwise disseminated by The Collector’s Shelf. We also use a tool called “Google Analytics” to collect information about use of the site. Google Analytics collects information such as how often users visit the site, what pages they visit when they do so, and what other sites they used prior to coming to this site. We use the information we get from Google Analytics only to improve this site. Google Analytics collects only the IP Address assigned to you on the date you visit this site, rather than your name or other personal identifying information. Although Google Analytics plants a permanent cookie on your web browser to identify you as a unique user the next time you visit this site, the cookie can only be used by Google Analytics. Google Analytics has a Terms of User and Privacy Policy that restricts the use of the information collected. You can prevent Google Analytics or this web site from recognizing you on return visits to this site by disabling cookies on your browser.

Although The Collector’s Shelf website and Google Analytics currently uses cookies, future changes to this website or Google Analytics may necessitate additional cookies along with other session enhancement methods. These will be thoroughly evaluated in order to determine their benefit to both the visitor and the service provider before being implemented. This privacy policy statement will be updated to describe exactly what information is being collected IF that happens.

Information You Provide

Information collected from an application submitted online will be treated in the same manner as the information collected from an application submitted on a hard copy to The Collector’s Shelf. The information you disclose to The Collector’s Shelf will generally become a matter of public record pursuant to state law, which means that the agency may be required to divulge certain information in response to a public records request or in response to a warrant, subpoena, or other court order.

Please be assured that your personal information will be held in strictest confidence while The Collector’s Shelf processes your online transaction and it will not be shared, sold, or otherwise disseminated to any outside person or entity, except as required or authorized by law.

If you have further questions regarding how the The Collector’s Shelf will use the information you submit online, please contact The Collector’s Shelf via

Advertisements on the Website

The Collector’s Shelf website may display advertisements based on what the Campaign believes its users want to see. All advertisements will go through an approval process before they are posted to the website.

The Campaign will never share any information with our vendors that personally identifies you. Information shared with our vendors is as follows:

  • How many times an ad was clicked
  • How many times the ad was shown on a screen
  • What pages the ad shows up on
  • What browser type and version from which you access the website
  • What operating system from which you access the website
  • What type of device the ad was viewed on (desktop, tablet or mobile phone) from which you access the website

From time to time, depending on the vendor, we may show you ads based on your location (based on your current IP address), what your interests are (based on interest information you have provided the Campaign) or what your previous searches were.

Third Party Disclosure

Third party organizations may contract with The Collector’s Shelf to provide certain services available on the behalf of The Collector’s Shelf. Personal information collected through the web portal and/or over-the-counter may be provided to third party service providers to help the Campaign deliver services. The Campaign will take prudent steps to ensure that third-party organizations are obligated to secure and protect personal information on the Campaign’s behalf.

Information Collected from Children

By statute, The Collector’s Shelf must comply with the Children’s Online Privacy Policy Protection Act of 1998 (“COPPA”), requiring parental consent before collecting any personal information from any individual under the age of 13. The text of COPPA is available at

Systems and Network Security

The Collector’s Shelf and its consultants, as developer and manager of The Collector’s Shelf website, have taken several steps to safeguard the integrity of its computer systems and networks. These steps include, but are not limited to the security of transmitted data, security monitoring, auditing, and encryption of your information. Security methods and measures have been integrated into the design, implementation and day-to-day practices of the entire The Collector’s Shelf website.

Other External Links Disclaimer

The Collector’s Shelf website may contain links to various other websites operated by government agencies, nonprofit organizations and private businesses. When you link to another site, you are no longer on The Collector’s Shelf website and this Privacy Statement will not apply to other sites. When you link to another website, you are subject to the privacy policy of that new site. Links to websites outside of The Collector’s Shelf are offered solely for your convenience. The Collector’s Shelf is not responsible for and has no control over the policies or content of any third-party websites.

The Collector’s Shelf does not warrant the accuracy, reliability, or timeliness of any information published by this system, nor endorses any content, viewpoints, products, or services linked from this system, and shall not be held liable for any losses caused by reliance on the accuracy, reliability or timeliness of such information. Portions of such information may be inaccurate or outdated. Any person or entity that relies on any information obtained from this system does so at his or her own risk.

Notifications to the Public

In the event of a security breach of personal information and after relevant law enforcement agencies have determined that notifications to the public will not impede a criminal investigation or threaten state and/or national security, The Collector’s Shelf will notify its clients/recipients in the most expeditious manner possible that is in compliance with federal and state laws.

Privacy Policy Statement Is Subject To Change

This policy may be updated or revised from time to time, so please check back with The Collector’s Shelf periodically in order to receive advance notice of any substantive changes to the manner in which the information you disclose on this website may be collected, used, or disseminated.

Contact Information

To offer comments about this Privacy Policy, contact the The Collector’s Shelf at:


Americans with Disabilities Act

The Collector’s Shelf prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin, age, or disability in its programs and activities. If anyone believes that they have been discriminated against in any of The Collector’s Shelf’s programs or activities, including its volunteer practices, the individual may file a complaint alleging discrimination directly with the The Collector’s Shelf at Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation, such as a sign language interpreter, or this document in an alternative format, by contacting The Collector’s Shelf as listed above. Requests should be made as early as possible to allow sufficient time to arrange for accommodation.

The Collector’s Shelf Web site is provided as a private service. Please note that users of this Web site are responsible for checking the accuracy, completeness, currency and/or suitability of all information. Information posted on The Collector’s Shelf Web site is current as of the posting date of the information. The Collector’s Shelf makes no representations, guarantees, or warranties as to the accuracy, completeness, currency, or suitability of the information provided on this site. The Collector’s Shelf specifically disclaims any and all liability for any claims or damages that may result from providing The Collector’s Shelf Web site or the information it contains, including any Web sites maintained by third parties and linked to The Collector’s Shelf Web site. The responsibility for content rests with the organizations that are providing the information. The inclusion of links from this site does not imply endorsement by The Collector’s Shelf. The Collector’s Shelf makes no effort to independently verify and does not exert editorial control over information on pages outside of The Collector’s Shelf Web site. The Collector’s Shelf does not endorse, unless specifically stated, any of the products, vendors, consultants, or documentation referenced in this Web site. Any mention of vendors, products, or services is for informational purposes only.