Privacy Policy and Terms of Use


National History Day, Inc. (NHD) takes your right to privacy seriously and wants you to feel comfortable using this website. This privacy policy deals with personally-identifiable information (referred to as “data” below) that may be collected. This policy does not apply to other entities that are not owned or controlled by NHD, nor to persons that are not employees or agents of the website editor or that are not under the website editor’s control. Please take time to read this website’s terms of use.

1. Collection of data

Data collected on this website is used to answer questions, keep in touch with constituents via newsletters or listservs, for contest registration purposes and for product marketing and fundraising that benefit NHD. Please be aware that if you participate in the NHD Forums, the user name you choose, the e-mail address you provide and other information you provide may render you personally identifiable and may possibly be displayed on this web site intentionally (depending on choices you make during the registration process) or unintentionally (such as, but not limited to, a successful act of intrusion by a third party). As on many websites, the NHD site may also automatically receive general information that is contained in server log files, such as your IP address and cookie information.

2. Use of data

Data may be used to customize and improve your user experience on this website. NHD will not share your information with third parties unless your consent is obtained, such as when you choose to opt-in or opt-out from the sharing of data; however NHD may be required to share information pursuant to a law enforcement request. In the event you choose to use links that appear on this website to visit other websites, you are advised to read the privacy policies that appear on those websites.

3. Cookies

Like many websites, this website sets and uses cookies to enhance your user experience, such as retaining your personal settings. Advertisements may appear on this website, however, the parties serving the advertising do not have access to this site’s cookies.

4. Editing or deleting your account information

If you join NHD forums, webinars, hangouts, institutes, online network, or conferences the website provides you with the ability to edit the information in your user account that you provided during the registration. You may request deletion of your information by contacting Content or other information that you may have provided, and that is not contained within your user account, such as posts that may appear within website forums, may continue to remain on the website at NHD’s discretion even though your information is deleted.

5. Changes to this privacy policy

Changes may be made to this policy from time to time. Please check this privacy policy periodically for all updates.

6. No Guarantees

While this privacy policy states standards for maintenance of data, and while efforts will be made to meet the said standards, NHD is not in a position to guarantee compliance with these standards. There may be factors beyond NHD’s control that may result in disclosure of data. Consequently, NHD offers no warranties or representations regarding maintenance or nondisclosure of data.

7. Contact information

If you have any questions about this policy or this website, contact

NHD Children’s Privacy Policy

This is the official website of National History Day.
Our postal address is: 4511 Knox Road, Suite 205 College Park, MD 20740.
We can be reached via e-mail at Our telephone number is (301) 314-9739.

Information Collected

We respect the privacy of both children and their parents and do not collect any more personal information than reasonably necessary to enable them to participate in the activities of National History Day, for which we offer online registration and contest results via our website. With respect to our online information collection practices regarding children (and, specifically for the purposes of COPPA compliance, children under 13 years of age), NHD collects the following types of personal information directly from children registering online in order to participate in our program:

  • First and last name
  • Home or physical address including street name and name of a town
  • Telephone number
  • E-mail address
  • Last four digits of social security number
  • Username, password, registrant type identification number and contest identification number (which are held in a cookie on the registrant’s computer)
  • Information about a child’s parents or siblings

Please note that parents may consent to the above collection and use without necessarily consenting to the disclosure of personal information to third parties. We do not allow outside organizations to use personal information collected at our site, except as noted herein.

Use and Sharing of Information

The information we collect from children is used:

  • For fulfillment of a requested transaction
  • For record keeping related to the conduct of the NHD events
  • To respond to children’s specific requests to participate in activities such as:
    • Registration for History Day contest(s)
    • Participation in a student forum/bulletin board

With respect to sharing information, no other party has access to a child’s personal information beyond those who may be entering the registration information (e.g., parents, teachers, counselors, etc.); organizations that provide scholarships and special awards; and those who provide technical support for the internal operations of the NHD website. All third parties with whom NHD shares information have agreed to maintain the security and integrity of such personal information.

We do share general information about NHD contest winners, including student name, school, teacher name, entry title, division, and category, with news media in the form of a press release announcing winners. During online registration, we do ask for permission to release the student’s image and/or voice for the purpose of announcing the contest results to the media and/or for use in educational materials and media produced by NHD. We do not share student contact information with local media or sponsors without contacting parents first to obtain permission to do so.

Parental Review

Parents can review the information that we have collected from their children online, prevent the further use or maintenance of such information, or request the deletion of their children’s personal information by:

  • Calling us at the telephone number provided above
  • E-mailing us at the above address
  • Writing to us at the above address
  • Contacting us via the appropriate contact links on our website at

Terms of Use

This website is owned and operated by National History Day®, a 501(c)(3) located in College Park, Maryland. By using this site, you signify your agreement to these Terms of Use and our Privacy Policy, which is included here for reference. If you do not agree to these Terms of Use, please do not use this site. We reserve the right, at our discretion, to change, add, remove, or otherwise modify portions of these terms of use at any time. Please check these terms of use periodically for changes. Your continued use of this site following the posting of changes to these terms of use and the privacy policy indicate that you accept those changes. If you are under the 18 years of age, you must have permission from a parent or guardian to use this website and access content on the website. The site is provided “AS IS” and when available. All information and property on the site is intellectual property of National History Day® or our partners and any unauthorized usage of this material is strictly prohibited.

The National History Day® logo, The Normandy: Sacrifice for Freedom® logo, the Silent Heroes® logo, all theme logos, and any other proprietary logos on this website are the property of National History Day® or our partner organizations. You may not use our marks in any manner, except as herein provided. All other trademarks that are not owned by National History Day® are the property of their respective owners.

Site Content

This site contains a variety of information. Content may be changed without notice and at our discretion, at any time, and may be outdated or contain typographical errors, inaccuracies, omissions, or problematic or defective functionality. The content is presented “AS IS” with no guarantee to its accuracy or functionality. All content on this site, unless otherwise attributed, belongs to National History Day® this includes copyrighted material that includes, but is not limited to, screen shots, documents, data, graphical analysis, pictures, video, text, computer code, and teaching resources. Your use, download, or accessing of these materials does not transfer any rights, title or interest, whether expressed or implied, in the content or the copyrights held in the content. National History Day® disclaims any warranties or guarantees, whether express or implied, including warranties against infringement with regard to the content, or any individual item within the content, and its use, and the content is provided “AS IS.”

License and Site Use

National History Day® grants you a limited license to access and make personal, non-commercial use of this site. You are not permitted to download any material, except for printing single copies of pages, as necessary to access the site, frame, link to any page within or modify all or part of the site without our express written consent. You may not sell, de-compile, reverse engineer, or disassemble any portions of this site. You shall use this site for lawful purposes only. You shall not post or transmit on this site any material which violates or infringes in any way upon the rights of others. This includes, but is not limited to, information, statements, visual representations, or other communications that are threatening, abusive, defamatory, and invasive of privacy or publicity rights, vulgar, obscene, profane, or otherwise objectionable. Without National History Day®’s written consent you shall not post or transmit through this site any material which contains advertising or any solicitation with respect to products or services. You shall not use this site to advertise or perform any commercial solicitation, including without limitation, the solicitation of users to subscribe to any other online information services, contacting staff about products or services, or other activities competitive with this site. Further, you may not eliminate, remove, alter or modify any content placed on this site.

Merchandise Display/Availability

We make reasonable efforts to display merchandise on this site as accurately as possible. Sometimes, however, factors including the display and color capabilities of your computer monitor, may significantly affect what you see on your screen. We are not responsible for the display of any color or detail of merchandise that does not match what is purchased. In addition, we make no guarantee that merchandise purchased on the site will be in-stock or available. Although we will attempt to remove any items that are out of stock in a timely manner, we make no guarantee that all items displayed are in stock or available, nor that it is or will be available at a later date.

Content Linked to Our Site/Linked Sites

Please exercise discretion while browsing the Internet using this site. You should d be aware that while on our site, you may be directed to other sites that are beyond our control. There are links to external sites and pages that take you outside our service. This includes links from regional sections, sponsors, and content partners that may use our logo(s) or marks are part of a co-branding or under other arrangements. These other sites may send their own cookies to users, collect data, solicit personal information, or contain information that you may find inappropriate or offensive. We reserve the right to disable links from third party sites to our site. We make no representations concerning the content of sites linked to our site or listed in any of our directories. Consequently, we cannot be held responsible for the accuracy, relevancy, copyright compliance, legality, or decency of material contained in sites listed on our site. If you have any concerns regarding any external link, you should contact the link’s administrator or website contact. National History Day® is not responsible for the contents of any linked site or any link contained to a linked site, or the operation, performance reliability of such site, or the contents therein. The inclusion of any such link does not imply endorsement, either expressly or implied, by us of the linked site. The linking to and use of such site is completely your responsibility and any liabilities or risks associated with such linking or use of the site, and the contents there in, shall be assumed totally and completely by you.

Credit Cards/Goods and Services/Donations

National History Day® may provide your credit card number, billing and shipping information to participating merchants whom we have a relationship with in order to complete requests for goods or services pursuant to transactions you make with us. The merchants are solely responsible for how they use that information and any other information they independently acquire from you or about you. Otherwise, we do not share your credit card information with anyone else.

Further, we may provide your credit card number and billing information to the financial institution in order to process your donations to us. Those financial institutions are solely responsible for how they use that information and any other information they independently acquire from or about you.

Limitation of Liability

Under no circumstances, including, but not limited to, negligence, shall National History Day® be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special or consequential damages that result from the use of, or the inability to use, this site or materials or functions on this site, even if we have been advised of the possibility of such damages. Applicable law may not allow the limitation or exclusion of liability or incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitation or exclusion may not apply to you. In no event shall our total liability to you for all damages, losses, and causes of action whether in contract or TORT (Including, but not limited to, negligence, or otherwise) exceed the amount paid by you, if any, for any donation, service or merchandise.

In no event shall National History Day ® be liable for any breach in transaction security caused by a third party arising out of or relating to any purchase or attempt to purchase merchandise or the donation of money to National History Day®.

To the full extent allowed by law, you agree that neither National History Day® nor any third-party content providers nor site administrators will be liable to you or any related party to you for any special, consequential, incidental, or punitive damages, damages for lost profits, for loss of privacy or security, for loss of reputation, for failure to meet any duty, or any other similar damages whatsoever that arise out of or are related to any aspect of the entire site or to any breach of these terms, even if we or a third party has been advised of the possibility of such damages and even in the event of fault, TORT, or strict or products liability or misrepresentation.