AAUSS Privacy Policy

Your privacy is important to us.

It is Adopt A US Soldier’s policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our website. This Privacy Policy applies to adoptausoldier.org(hereinafter, “us”, “we”, or “adoptaussoldier.org”). We respect your privacy and are committed to protecting personally identifiable information you may provide us through the Website. We have adopted this privacy policy (“Privacy Policy”) to explain what information may be collected on our Website, how we use this information, and under what circumstances we may disclose the information to third parties. This Privacy Policy, together with the Terms and Conditions posted on our Website, set forth the general rules and policies governing your use of our Website. Depending on your activities when visiting our Website, you may be required to agree to additional terms and conditions.

Website Visitors

Like most website operators, Adopt A US Soldier collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. Adopt A US Soldier’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how Adopt A US Soldier’s visitors use its website. From time to time, Adopt A US Soldier may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.

Adopt A US Soldier also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on http://adoptaussoldier.org blog posts. Adopt A US Soldier only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below.

How and why we obtain information
AAUSS obtains personal information about you from the following sources:
*You register as a member
*You contact us via email or through our website
*Transactional activity (for example contributions)
*Personal information obtained may include
  - Name
  - Address
  - Email address
  - Age
  - IP address
  - Phone number
Other information as needed to provide services you request

We may use this information to process requests, to respond to inquiries from you, to accept donations made to us or processed through a third party affiliated with our website, or to offer and deliver new programs and services.
Donations are made through our Paypal account and no credit card information is given to Adopt a US Soldier. The only information provided to us is your name, mailing address and email address, if provided through your donation. Checks sent to Adopt a US Soldier are deposited and not retained, except through bank records.

How we protect your information
We use procedural, electronic, and physical protection methods, and we adapt these as necessary for changes in requirements or technology advances.

Your information is stored on a secure server that Adopt a US Soldier and its authorized personnel can only access through a password.  Access to personal information is restricted to those who require it to provide our services to you.

AAUSS does not sell, share, or rent names, email lists, or information to third-party organizations.  Information may be shared with service providers we have retained to perform services on our behalf, however these service providers are not authorized to use or disclose the information except as necessary to perform services on our behalf or to comply with legal requirements.

Personal information that we collect may be shared with government agencies, law enforcement or other regulatory bodies when necessary or required by law.

Online privacy
Privacy and security online are just as critical as the rest of our operations. To maintain online privacy and to protect AAUSS systems from unauthorized access, AAUSS uses firewalls, encryption, authentication procedures, and any other additional methods needed.

When you visit AAUSS websites, we may collect certain information such as navigational information, browser type, device type, Internet protocol address, pages visited, and average time spent on AAUSS websites. This helps us to maintain online security, facilitate site navigation, and improve AAUSS website design and functionality.

If you are a registered user of http://adoptaussoldier.org and have supplied your email address, Adopt A US Soldier may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with Adopt A US Soldier and our products. We primarily use our Facebook page or website to communicate this type of information, so we expect to keep this type of email to a minimum. If you send us a request (for example via a support email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. Adopt A US Soldier takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.

Non-AAUSS websites
This site contains links to other sites that are owned or operated by others (“third-party websites”). AAUSS is not responsible for the privacy and security practices of sites not owned by AAUSS. We encourage our visitors to be aware of this when they leave our site and we advise visitors to read the privacy statement of any site that collects personally identifiable data.
AAUSS and social media sites

AAUSS provides experiences on social media platforms that enable collaboration and online sharing among users who have registered to use them. We may collect information you provide by interacting with us via social media, such as opinions, other social media handles, or photographs. Anything you post is also subject to the terms of use and privacy policies of those media platforms.

AAUSS allows users to set up personal accounts to participate in our online community.  You have the ability to edit the information you provide at any time.  You may delete your account at your convenience by emailing your request to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). Users are responsible for maintaining their personal information on the website and for keeping the information current.

All user accounts must be accessed with usernames and passwords, you are advised not to share your username or password with any other person or entity.

Minor’s privacy
AAUSS websites are not directed to individuals under the age of eighteen (18). AAUSS does not intentionally collect information on AAUSS websites from those we actually know are under 18, and we request that these individuals do not provide personal information through the sites.

Privacy policy changes
Although most changes are likely to be minor, Adopt A US Soldier may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in Adopt A US Soldier’s sole discretion. Adopt A US Soldier encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.

How to contact us

If you have a request for additional information you may contact AAUSS at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

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