Who we are

Our website address is: https://berryvillehamfest.com. Our web site is the online presence of the Shenandoah Valley Amateur Radio Club, Inc., Berryville Hamfest, established in 1951. We are organized under IRS rules 501(c)4 of the United States Internal Revenue Service Code as a non-charitable, non-profit corporation. This web site exists in pursuit of the Club’s objectives of serving as a source of public information in the public interests as they relate to the Berryville Hamfest for the general public and commercial vendors. 


In areas where visitors are allowed and choose to do so, we collect the data shown in the comments form. Also, the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string may be retained 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..


Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.


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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.

Who we share your data with

SVARC will not share, sell, or in any way distribute your email or other information to any third party. The collection of this data is solely for the use of SVARC to promote the Berryville Hamfest with interested parties.

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.

Where we send your data

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