(Effective July 13, 2016)

The Truman Library Institute (“Institute”) Privacy Policy (“Policy”) was created to help you understand how the Institute collects and uses information that is collected through or by you when making a donation, registering for an event, or joining/renewing a membership society. The Institute is committed to protecting your privacy. By using this Site, you agree to be legally bound by this Policy and the Terms of Use, as they may be amended from time to time. If you do not agree to this Policy or cannot form a legally binding contract, you are not permitted to use this Site.

Information Collected

This Site collects two types of information from you: (1) General Information; and (2) Personal Information.  This information is used for the purposes for which it was collected (for example, responding to your requests, sending newsletters, administering surveys or processing donations), and the other limited purposes set forth below.

General Information

The Truman Library Institute automatically collects some non-personal information (“General Information”) when you visit our Site via “cookies,” other tracking technology, registration forms, online surveys, etc., such as:

  • Your domain name and host for Internet access
  • The date and time of your entry
  • Your IP address, browser type, device, or operating system
  • The pages you visit and links that you use
  • The domain name from which you linked to our Site
  • Your city and state
  • Other general demographic information

We aggregate and analyze this usage information and use it for operational and administrative purposes, including to identify levels and area of interest in our website, and to improve and refine the Site.

Personal Information

The Institute also collects information that may identify you (“Personal Information”) that you provide when making a donation (whether online, by mail or other physical means) or participating in any activity on our Site that requires your voluntarily submitted information, including completing any of our Site’s forms, for example, donation forms, registration forms, contact forms, online surveys, merchandise transactions, and position applications, such as:

  • Name
  • Mailing address
  • Telephone number
  • Email address
  • Credit card, payment card and bank information

Use of Information We Collect

We use the Personal Information for the purposes for which it was collected (for example, responding to your requests, sending newsletters, administering surveys or processing donations) and for a specific, limited purpose related to the Truman Library Institute’s mission and goals, which may include event alerts, newsletters and surveys.

The Truman Library Institute does not rent, share, sell or trade your personal information.

Cookies, Tracking Tags, and Other Technology

The Site may use cookies and other tracking mechanisms across our Site and social media platforms.  Cookies allow the Institute to measure activity on the Site and to improve your user experience.  Cookies cannot retrieve any other data from a hard drive or obtain an email address.  Although a user has the ability to modify most browsers to either accept all cookies, notify the user when a cookie is sent, or reject all cookies, it may not be possible to use certain services on this Site if cookies are not accepted.

Our Commitment to Data Security

Personal Information is stored on our server and the servers of our third party vendors who perform services for us and is not publicly accessible.  Further, Personal Information is only accessed by Institute staff on a “need to know” basis.  To prevent unauthorized access and maintain data accuracy, we have put in place commercially reasonable physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.  Additionally, sensitive data such as credit card numbers are encrypted using SSL and other industry standard measures, to provide an additional level of security.


This Site contains links to other sites.  We are not responsible for the privacy practices of or the contents on any other websites.  We encourage you to review the privacy policy and any other online policies of other websites that you link to, visit, and/or use.


The Site does not seek to collect any information from children under 13.  If a child provides us with information, the parent or guardian may notify us, and the information will be deleted from our records.


While there is no such thing as “perfect” security on the Internet, we take reasonable steps to protect the safety of your personal information. This Site has security measures in place to protect loss, misuse, and/or alteration of such information under our control. However, we do not guarantee the security of your General or Personal Information. In addition, we do not assume any liability for third party use of your General or Personal Information, whether obtained legally or illegally from or through this Site.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

The Institute may update this Policy at any time.  Any changes to the Policy will be reflected on this “Privacy Policy” page, and by using this Site subsequent to any changes, you agree to those changes.  We may also notify you about significant changes in the way we treat Personal Information through such means as sending a notice to the email address that you have provided us or placing a prominent notice on our Site.

Contacting Us

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please email us at or send us a message through our Contact Page. You may also contact us via mail or telephone at: Truman Library Institute, 5151 Troost Ave., Ste. 300, Kansas City, MO 64110, 816.400.1212 | 844.358.5400.