Who we are

Our website address is: http://morrisoncountyhistory.org. It is operated by the Morrison County Historical Society based at The Charles A. Weyerhaeuser Memorial Museum in Little Falls, Minnesota, U.S.A. If you have questions about the website or privacy policy, please call 320-632-4007.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it


When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Contact forms

We don’t use contact forms on http://morrisoncountyhistory.org.


If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.


We use Google Analytics to collect user analytics.

Visit https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245 to see Google Analytics’ privacy policy.

You may opt-out of having Google Analytics collect your site activity data by following the instructions here: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/181881.

Who we share your data with

Your identifying information will not be shared with other parties unless you give express (written) permission for the Morrison County Historical Society to do so. Exceptions will be made to this clause if there is a legal need for law enforcement officials to access this data.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Request your data by visiting this page: http://morrisoncountyhistory.org/?page_id=6577

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Your contact information

For privacy-related concerns, please contact the Morrison County Historical Society at 320-632-4007 or contactstaff (at) morrisoncountyhistory (dot) org.

Additional information

How we protect your data

Each web service http://morrisoncountyhistory.org uses in the operation of this website is protected by a strong, individualized password. Should any of these accounts be hacked, passwords will be changed as soon as notification of the breach is received.

What data breach procedures we have in place

As most of the data that’s being collected through various WordPress plug-ins is anonymous, if http://morrisoncountyhistory.org is breached in some way, this should not affect personal data. However, if http://morrisoncountyhistory.org’s email account is breached, users who have communicated through email will be notified of the breach as soon as we receive notification about the breach.

What third parties we receive data from

See the sections above on Analytics and Where We Send Your Data to read about the third parties we receive data from.

What automated decision making and/or profiling we do with user data

This website does not use automated decision making or profiling with user data.

Industry regulatory disclosure requirements

The Morrison County Historical Society’s mission is to preserve and share the history of Morrison County, Minnesota. That means preserving and sharing information on individuals within the county. The majority of the information on individuals within MCHS’s collection is public information or it is information that has been donated with the intent for MCHS to share it.

Particular collections, for example Probate files, may have legal restrictions on sharing based on the nature of the information involved. MCHS staff will let researchers know the nature of these restrictions as needed.

MCHS does not share contact information on members, researchers, collections donors, financial donors, & etc. unless we have written permission from the person to do so. We don’t share or sell our mailing lists.