Privacy Policy

What personal data we collect, why we collect it and who it may be shared with

Contact forms
When filling in our contact form, we save your contact information for customer service purposes and possibly for marketing emails. If we do send out marketing emails you will have the option to opt out of these at anytime.

Cookies
To improve your experience on our site, we may use cookies. Cookies are an industry standard and most websites use them. A cookie is a small text file that our site may place on your computer as a tool to remember your preferences. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website.

Our website also uses Google Analytics, a service which transmits the website traffic data to Google servers in the United States. Google Analytics does not identify individual users or associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. We use reports provided by Google Analytics to help us understand website traffic and web page usage.

If you wish to prevent your data from being used by Google Analytics, you may download the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on here: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en

Caching
We also employ caching software which helps speed up our website and improve your browsing experience. This software also leaves a cookie on your computer but no personal information is collected with these cookies.

Orders
If we in the present or in the future offer items for sale on our website, we may use an outside shipping company to ship orders, and a credit card processing company to bill users for goods and services. These companies do not retain, share, store or use personally identifiable information for any secondary purposes beyond filling your order.

To buy from us, you must provide contact information (like name and shipping address) and financial information (like credit card number, expiration date). If we have trouble processing an order, we’ll use this information to contact you. While you visit our site, we’ll track: Products you’ve viewed: we’ll use this to, for example, show you products you’ve recently viewed. hipping address: we’ll ask you to enter this so we can, for instance, estimate shipping before you place an order, and send you the order. We’ll also use cookies to keep track of cart contents while you’re browsing our site.

When you purchase from us, we’ll ask you to provide information including your name, billing address, shipping address, email address, phone number, credit card/payment details and optional account information like username and password. We’ll use this information for purposes, such as, to:

  • Send you information about your account and order
  • Respond to your requests, including refunds and complaints
  • Process payments and prevent fraud
  • Set up your account for our store
  • Comply with any legal obligations we have, such as calculating taxes
  • Improve our store offerings
  • Send you marketing messages, which you may opt out of. If you create an account, we will store your name, address, email and phone number, which will be used to populate the checkout for future orders.

We generally store information about you for as long as we need the information for the purposes for which we collect and use it, and we are not legally required to continue to keep it. For example, we will store order information for generally 7 years for tax and accounting purposes. This includes your name, email address and billing and shipping addresses. We will also store comments or reviews, if you choose to leave them.

Surveys
From time-to-time our site may request information via surveys. Participation in these surveys is completely voluntary and you may choose whether or not to participate and therefore disclose this information. Information requested may include contact information (such as name and email address), and demographic information (such as zip code, age level). Survey information will be used for purposes of monitoring or improving the use and satisfaction of this site.

Comments
If we currently or in the future allow users to leave comments, some personal data will be requested. 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.

We collect information about visitors who comment on Sites that use our Akismet anti-spam service. The information we collect typically includes the commenter’s IP address, user agent, referrer, and Site URL (along with other information directly provided by the commenter such as their name, username, email address, and the comment itself). Akismet’s privacy policy is found here: https://automattic.com/privacy.

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.

Outside Links
This website may contain links to other sites. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the content or privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of any other site that collects personally identifiable information.

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.

Security

Security Scanning
This site is scanned for potential malware and vulnerabilities by Wordfence, iThemes Security and Sucuri’s SiteCheck. We do not send personal information to either, however, either scan could find personal information posted publicly (such as in comments) during their scan. For more details, please see Wordfence’s privacy policy, iThemes Privacy Policy and Sucuri’s privacy policy.

Security Logs
The IP address of visitors, user ID of logged in users, and username of login attempts are conditionally logged to check for malicious activity and to protect the site from specific kinds of attacks. Examples of conditions when logging occurs include login attempts, log out requests, requests for suspicious URLs, changes to site content, and password updates. This information is normally retained for 60 days.

Where we send your data
This site is part of a network of sites that protect against distributed brute force attacks. To enable this protection, the IP address of visitors attempting to log into the site is shared with a service provided by the security software referenced above. For privacy policy details, please see Wordfence’s privacy policy, iThemes Privacy Policy and Sucuri’s privacy policy.

What rights you have over your data

You may opt out of any future contacts from us at any time. You can do the following at any time by contacting us via the email address or phone number given on our website: We are the sole owners of the information collected on this site. We only have access to/collect information that you voluntarily give us via email or other direct contact from you. We will not sell or rent this information to anyone.

We will use your information to respond to you, regarding the reason you contacted us. We will not share your information with any third party outside of our organization, other than as necessary to fulfill your request, e.g. to ship an order.

Unless you ask us not to, we may contact you via email in the future to tell you about specials, new products or services, or changes to this privacy policy.

  • See what data we have about you, if any.
  • Change/correct any data we have about you.
  • Have us delete any data we have about you.
  • Express any concern you have about our use of your data.

How we protect your data

We run multiple layers of security on our website, including website and server firewalls, daily security scans and website software is checked for updates several times a week.

Wherever we collect information, that information is encrypted and transmitted to us in a secure way. You can verify this by looking for a lock icon in the address bar and looking for “https” at the beginning of the address of the web page.

While we use encryption to protect sensitive information transmitted online, we also protect your information offline. Only employees who need the information to perform a specific job (for example, billing or customer service) are granted access to personally identifiable information.

 

Sons and Daughters

Headshot of Forman S. Acton

Forman S. Acton – born in Salem in 1920, he attended the Salem public schools until grade 9, when he transferred to a private boarding school in New Hampshire.  He entered the US Army in 1944 and worked at the Oak Ridge, TN nuclear facility. After the war, he graduated from Carnegie Tech with a PhD in Applied Mathematics, which at the time was like a Computer Science degree. Acton worked with many of the early computer pioneers, and taught mathematics at Princeton University during the 1950s. He taught there until retirement in 1989. He lived in the Salem area during his last years, and passed away in 2014.  His philanthropy established the Forman S. Acton Educational Fund for students in the Salem school district. Visit the Foundation’s website here.

Robert_Gibbon_JohnsonColonel Robert Johnson, a gentleman farmer, historian, horticulturalist, judge, soldier and statesman.  He is especially renowned for the apocryphal story that he publicly ate a tomato on the steps of the city courthouse in 1820 to demonstrate that they were not poisonous, as was supposedly commonly thought at the time.  His family estate, Johnson Hall, is located between the County courthouse and the 1st Presbyterian church on Market Street. He was a keen antiquarian and wrote a history of Salem – An Historical Account of the First Settlement of Salem, in West Jersey – which was published by Orrin Rogers in 1839. Around 1826, there was a falling out with a domestic black slave, Amy “Hetty” Reckless, who escaped to Philadelphia and sought the protection of abolitionists, claiming that she had been promised her freedom by Johnson’s mother and that Juliana had mistreated her by pulling out her hair and knocking out two teeth with a broomstick. Colonel Johnson petitioned for her return but the suit was unsuccessful and Reckless did not return to Salem until he had died.

Etching of Amy Hester “Hetty” RecklessAmy Hester “Hetty” Reckless (1776 – January 28, 1881) who became part of the American abolitionist movement. Her mother was a housemaid for Col. Johnson’s mother, Jane Gibson Johnson. When Jane passed away Hetty and her mother became the property of Colonel Johnson.  However, Johnson’s second wife Julianna mistreated Hetty, so she made her way to Philadelphia, where she asked the Abolitionist Society to help her. Hetty campaigned against slavery and was part of the Underground Railroad, operating a Philadelphia safe house. She fought against prostitution and vice, working toward improving education and skills for the black community. Through efforts including operating a women’s shelter, supporting Sunday Schools and attending conferences, she became a leader in the abolitionist community. After Johnson’s death in 1850, she returned to New Jersey and continued working to assist escaping slaves throughout the Civil War.  She moved back to Philadelphia later in her life, and passed away at 105 years of age in 1881.

Black and white illustration of John S. RockJohn S. Rock, born in Salem in 1825 was one of the first African-American men to earn a medical degree, and the first black man admitted to practice law before the United States Supreme Court. His parents guided him and encouraged him to stay in school well into his teens, which was rare for many poor children at the time, much less African-American boys.   He began as a teacher in Salem, studying medicine at nights with local doctors. Because of his ethnicity, he was not permitted to obtain a medical licence in New Jersey, so he instead applied for, and received, a degree to practice dentistry.  He practiced dentistry in Philadelphia, and later Boston where he finally attained a medical degree and license. His health started to fail in the late 1850s, and he decided to study law. After obtaining a law degree, and soon after the Emancipation Proclaimation, he was admitted to practice before the US Supreme Court, and  was the first black man received before the US House of Representatives. Throughout his life, Rock was a passionate anti-slavery author, speaker, and lobbyist. Rock died of tuberculosis in 1866, at age 41.

Headshot of John Chowning

John Chowning, born here in 1934, invented FM synthesis, a musical technology that uses FM radio waves to create sounds.  Musical instruments such as Moog synthesizers, electric pianos, and other electronic music makers, are all products of FM synthesis.

Black and white photo of Leon “Goose” GoslinLeon “Goose” Goslin, Major League baseball player and member of the Baseball Hall of Fame.  He played for Washington, St Louis, and Detroil of the American League between 1921 and 1937.  He hit .300 or better in eleven seasons, including .354 in 1926 and the A.L. leading .379 in 1928.  His average in 1928 was 56 points higher than Babe Ruth’s that year. On July 28, 1936, Goslin hit one of the most unusual home runs in baseball history. Goslin drove the ball into the gap between right and center field. The Yankees’ right fielder (Joe DiMaggio) and center fielder (Myril Hoag) collided and were both knocked unconscious while sprinting for the ball. Goslin rounded the bases with an inside-the-park home run.

Headshot of Lydell Mitchell

Lydell Mitchell, NFL running back for the Baltimore Colts during the early 1970s. He had three 1,000-yard rushing seasons. After retiring from football, Lydell and Pittsburgh’s Franco Harris co-owned the famous “Parks Sausages” company.

Black and white photo of Charles Pederson

Charles Pederson, chemist, winner of the 1987 Nobel Prize for chemistry, who lived in Salem and worked for DuPont for 42 years.  He was born in Korea of an American father and Korean mother.  He was hired by DuPont immediatedly after graduation from college, and became one of their most recognized chemists.