Legal Notice

This is the official website of The Society of the War of 1812 in Maryland.

All opinions expressed herein are those of the authors and

not necessarily those of the Maryland Society.

General Disclaimer

The Society of the War of 1812 in Maryland website has links to other organizations’ websites. We also link to federal and state agencies’ websites if there is a mission-specific reason to do so. This linking does not constitute the The Society of the War of 1812 in Maryland’s endorsement of the content of their websites or of their policies or products. Web hyperlinks to sites other than the The Society of the War of 1812 in Maryland are not the responsibility of The Society of the War of 1812 in Maryland, the General Society of the War of 1812, or individual state societies.


It is the visitor’s obligation to determine and satisfy copyright or other use restrictions when copying or otherwise distributing material founds on the The Society of the War of 1812 in Maryland website. Transmission or reproduction of protected items beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Researchers must make their own assessments of rights in light of their intended use. More information about U.S. copyright law (Title 17 U.S. Code) is provided by the Copyright Office (link is external).

The Society of the War of 1812 in Maryland wants to hear from any copyright owners who are not properly identified on this website so that we may make the necessary corrections.

Collecting your information

Information is collected through the Maryland website.

The personal information you may provide to is separate and distinct from any personal member information that you may have provided to the General or Maryland Societies. Therefore, updating or submitting personal information at does not update information in the The Society of the War of 1812 in Maryland membership files. Should you need to update your membership information, please contact National.

Information collected through our Website

When you become a member of The Society of the War of 1812 in Maryland you will receive access to certain sections of the web site. We collect personally identifiable information, including (but not limited to) your name and email address.

When you use our Website we may collect a variety of technical data, which we store in both aggregate and, if you are registered with, personally identifiable forms. This data includes (but is not limited to) your IP address (a unique number that identifies your access account on the Internet), domain, and Web browser information. We may track the page you visited before coming to the Website and the page you link to when you leave the Website, which of our pages you access, and how long you spend on each page.

The Website uses “cookies,” which are small pieces of information stored on your computer. Cookies let our Website recognize previous visitors to our web page, record a visitor’s progress from page to page, and recall certain information a visitor entered previously. For instance, a cookie may store your password. You can choose to decline our cookies (e.g., by setting your browser to reject cookies), but if you do, some parts of the Website may not operate properly.

We do not allow third parties to collect aggregate and other anonymous information about our visitors through the Website. Nor do we sell, trade or otherwise exchange personal information you provide with any third party who are not under confidentiality obligations regarding the information.

Finally, note that our Website may contain links to other websites on the Internet. Please remember that when you click on one of these links, you are leaving our Website and entering another. Again, we are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of these other websites, and encourage you to read their privacy statements (which may differ from ours).

Using your information

This section describes how we use and disclose the information we collect.

We use aggregate information about your behavior and computer equipment to improve the performance of our Website, and to evaluate your reaction to the content and design of our Website. We may use personally identifiable information to customize the content and layout of our Website’s pages for you, to store your account information, to record Website session information.

We do not intentionally share your personally identifiable information, except as required by law or in cases where it is necessary to share this information to investigate any incident of misuse or abuse of our website, server or other information systems.

From time to time we may send you emails related to your Website accounts.


Any Website access granted to you is role based. The access will be predicated by your Society position and access requirements.

We have instituted security measures in our physical facilities to protect against the loss, misuse or alteration of information that we have collected from you. In addition, we always use industry-standard encryption technologies when transferring and receiving customer data exchanged with our Website.

Please keep in mind, however, that no data transmission over the Internet or any wireless network can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, we cannot guarantee the security of any information you transmit using our Website, and you transmit such information at your own risk. further does not assume responsibility for use or disclosure of your information that are the result of unauthorized or illegal access to our systems or those of our vendors or partners.

Contact information

Inquiries and requests relating to the Website policy should be sent by email to [email protected](link sends e-mail).

Policy changes

From time to time, we may use customer information for new, unanticipated uses not previously disclosed in our privacy notice. If we make such a change, we will post a notice on the Website. If you are concerned about how your information is used, please check our Website periodically to review our current privacy policy.