Privacy Policy

Armed Forces Veterans is committed to safeguarding your privacy. We take your privacy seriously. This Privacy Policy (“Policy”) describes how Armed Forces Veterans, Inc. (“Armed Forces Veterans,” “company,” “us,” “our,” and “we”) collect, use and disclose personal information of customers who use our services and websites, including ArmedForcesVeterans.US, ArmyNavyAirForce.Org, VeteransOrganization.US, our mobile websites, mobile applications, social networking or other interactive media sites, and other online or mobile services that link to this Policy (each, a “Site,” and collectively, the “Sites”). This Policy does not apply to third party websites and services.

Armed Forces Veterans, Inc. has defined practices and policies with respect to the collection and use of personally identifiable information which are outlined in ArmedForcesVeterans.Org’s Privacy Policy. No part of this Agreement is intended to contradict any of our privacy policies. Since the protection of your privacy is of great importance to us, we have created this privacy policy to communicate our practices regarding the collection and dissemination of personal information that can be linked to a specific individual, such as a name, address, phone number, email address, or any other information provided to us by our members and website visitors.

This privacy policy will be updated periodically, so please be sure to reread it from time-to-time. By submitting your personal information to us, you are agreeing that we may use the information in accordance with this privacy policy.

 No Soliciting of Information or Disclosing Other Member Information

In addition, you agree to not to post, upload, display, transmit, share, store, publish or make publicly available on the Site or on any other website, or in any email or other medium of any kind, any private or personally identifiable information of any other Armed Forces Veterans, inc.’s member.

Other Restricted Activities

When you use the Site, or the Armed Forces Veterans, Inc. Services, or in the course of any interactions with, Armed Forces Veterans you agree that you will not:

Breach this agreement or any other agreement or policies that you have entered into with Armed Forces Veterans, Inc.

Violate any law, statute, ordinance, or regulation.

Act in a manner or post any comments that are threatening, harassing, defamatory, false, inaccurate, misleading, defamatory, or contain libellous content.

Post any materials or content that is offensive, discriminatory or unlawful.

Provide false, inaccurate or misleading Information.

Pay for your transactions with what we reasonably believe to be potentially fraudulent funds.

Refuse to cooperate in an investigation or provide confirmation of your identity or any information you provide to us.

Use an anonym sing or anonymous proxy or other technique to prevent is from identifying your location or your IP address.

Control an account that is linked to another account that has engaged in any of these restricted activities. We may use evidence other than the account information to determine whether you control an account in someone else's name, including but not limited to IP addresses, common business names, accounts, phone numbers and mailing addresses.

Use the services in a manner that results in or may result in complaints, disputes, claims, fees, fines, penalties and other liability to Armed Forces Veterans or you.

Post, upload, email, transmit, publish or otherwise make public any; unsolicited materials, advertising, promotional materials, "junk mail," "spam," "chain letters," "pyramid schemes," or any other form of commercial or non-commercial solicitation or bulk communications whether this be via email or via posting of information on the Site.

 

Armed Forces Veterans Rights to User Content

All content posted by you on our website, including comments, remarks, discussions, ideas, know-how, techniques, graphics, photos, images or other materials (collectively, "User Content") will be deemed to be the property of Armed Forces Veterans, Inc., and we will be entitled to use any User Content for any purpose, without restriction (except with respect to our Privacy Policy or applicable copyright laws) or compensation to the individual who has provided this User Content. We reserve the right to remove any User Content, or other materials that may infringe copyright.

Site Content, Brands and Trademarks

You acknowledge and agree that we own all rights to our web site and all the content displayed on the site, including, but not limited to, the Armed Forces Veterans logo, domain names, images, buttons, text, data, articles, design, source code, software, photos, images and other information (collectively the "Site Content"). Our web site service, content, trademarks, service marks, trade names, images and logos are proprietary to or used with permission by us, our affiliates or agents.

You agree that Site Content may not be copied, reproduced, distributed, republished, displayed, posted or transmitted in any form or by any means, including, but not limited to, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, or otherwise, without OUR express prior written consent. You acknowledge that the Site Content is and shall remain the property of Armed Forces Veterans. You may not modify, transform, participate in the sale or transfer of, or create derivative or modified works based on any Site Content, in whole or in part.

Nothing on this Site should be construed as granting, by implication, estoppels, or otherwise, any license or right to use any of our Site Content or trademarks displayed on this Site, including by linking or framing, or in any networked computer environment for any purpose, is prohibited without our prior written permission. We prohibit the use of any of our trademarks as part of a link to or from any site unless establishment of such a link is approved in writing by us in advance.

 How We Collect and Use Other Information

We and our third-party service providers may collect and use Other Information in a variety of ways, including:

  • Through your browser: Certain information is collected by most browsers, such as your Media Access Control (MAC) address, device type, screen resolution, operating system version and internet browser type and version. We use this information to ensure Sites function properly and for security purposes.
  • Using cookies: Cookies are pieces of information stored directly on the device you are using. Cookies we use do not contain or capture unencrypted Personal Information. Cookies allow us to collect information such as browser type, time spent on the Site, pages visited, language preferences, and your relationship with us. We use the information for security purposes, to facilitate navigation, to display information more effectively, to personalize/customize your experience while visiting the Site, and to recognize your device to allow your use of our online products and services. We collect statistical information about the usage of the Site in order to continually improve the design and functionality, to monitor responses to our advertisements and content, to understand how visitors use the Site and to assist us with resolving questions regarding the Site.

You can refuse to accept these cookies and most devices and browsers offer their own privacy settings for cookies. You will need to manage your cookie settings for each device and browser you use. However, if you do not accept these cookies, you may experience some inconvenience in your use of the Site and some online products and services. For example, we will not be able to recognize your device and you will need to answer a challenge question each time you log on.

 

Using pixel tags, web beacons, clear GIFs or other technologies: These may be used in connection with some Site pages, and HTML-formatted email messages to measure the effectiveness of our communications, the success of our marketing campaigns, compile statistics about usage and response rates, and to assist us in
resolving Members’ questions regarding use of our Site.

Flash objects: As part of our solutions for online authentication, we use Flash objects (sometimes referred to as “Local Shared Objects”) to help us recognize you and your device when you come back to the Site. For our pages running Adobe® Flash® content (demos and tutorials with moving content), we use Flash objects to determine your browser type and version of Adobe Flash for you to view the content. We never store Personal Information in these Flash object files unless encrypted. We do not use Flash objects for any online behavioral advertising purpose. Deleting cookies does not delete Flash objects. You can learn more about Flash objects - including how to control and disable them - through the Adobe interface. If you choose to disable Flash objects from our Site, then you may not be able to access and use all or part of the Site or benefit from the information and Services offered.

 

  • IP Address: Your IP Address is a number that is automatically assigned to the device that you are using by your Internet Service Provider (ISP). An IP Address is identified and logged automatically in our server log files whenever a user visits the Site, along with the time of the visit and the page(s) that were visited. Collecting IP Addresses is standard practice on the internet and is done automatically by many web sites. We use IP Addresses for purposes such as calculating Site usage levels, helping diagnose server problems, for compliance and security purposes and administering the Site.


Aggregated and De-identified Data: Aggregated and De-identified Data is data that we may create or compile from various sources, including but not limited to accounts and transactions. This information, which does not identify individual account holders, is used for our business purposes, which may include offering products or services, research, marketing or analyzing market trends, and other purposes consistent with applicable laws.

 

Disabling Cookies:

To remove cookies from your computer, visit your Internet browser's "Help" section for information on how to delete cookies. In addition, there are many websites that provide browser- and operating system-specific information on how to delete cookies. When thinking about whether you want to delete cookies, you should be aware that some sites require cookies to function properly. After you delete cookies, you may have to re-register with some sites or you may notice difficulty in browsing some sites.

Security:

This website has security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse, and alteration of the information under our control. The security measures used on this site include, but are not limited to, industry-standard Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology, firewalls and internal policies to maintain the security of stored data. While we follow generally accepted industry standards to protect the personal information submitted to us, no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100 percent secure. Therefore, while we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

WHAT CHOICES DO WE OFFER ABOUT PERSONAL INFORMATION?

You may contact us at the email address or phone number below if you wish to view, edit or delete your personal information from our database, and we will use commercially reasonable efforts to accommodate your request.

If you no longer wish to receive promotional or informational emails from us, you may opt-out from receiving future emails from us by following the instructions for unsubscribing in the promotional or informational emails we send you or by contacting us at the email address or phone number below.

You may be able to manage how your browser handles cookies by adjusting your browser’s privacy or security settings. If you set your browser to reject cookies, please note that you may not be able to access certain features on our Sites.

We may be unable to honor web browser “Do Not Track” signals.

When you download our mobile apps, you may be able to manage how your mobile device shares certain information with us by adjusting your mobile device’s privacy or security settings. You may elect whether to share location information with our mobile apps to access the mobile app’s location-based services.

Please note that any information you choose to provide in a public setting, such as on our social network pages, is not only provided to Armed Forces Veterans, Inc. but may also be shared publicly. Use caution when posting or sharing information on social networking sites. You may also be able to manage the sharing of certain personal information when you connect with us through social networks by adjusting the privacy or security settings of your social network accounts.

Procedures Used to Protect Personal Information



WE give high priority to protecting the privacy of your personal information and the security of your transactions. Among our many safety measures, we use the most secure server technology.

We work to protect the security of your financial information during transmission by using Secure Sockets Layer ("SSL") software, which encrypts the information you input on the Website. Certain browsers and computers can communicate securely by scrambling (or encrypting) the information as it passes across the Internet. This method of communication is called SSL, or Secure Socket Layer. We require the use of a secure browser before a connection can be made to the sign-up system.

Security breaches may occur whenever you communicate over the Internet even with the most secure sites and use of our site is at your own risk. By using , OUR Web Site, you acknowledge that you are aware of security and privacy limitations, including but not limited to: (1) the limitation of security, privacy and authentication measures and features in this system; (2) that data or information on the service may be subject to eavesdropping, sniffing, spoofing, forgery, spamming, "impost ring," tampering, breaking passwords, harassment, fraud, electronic trespassing, hacking, nuking, system contamination (including, without limitation, viruses, worms and Trojan horses) causing unauthorized, damaging or harmful access and/or retrieval of information and data on your computer, as well as other security or privacy hazards; and (3) that data may not reach its destination or may reach an erroneous address or recipient, and agree to hold harmless Armed Forces Veterans, Inc. for any actual or consequential loss or damages related to the aforementioned privacy and security limitations or breach thereof.

 

Legal Disclaimer:

We reserve the right to disclose personally identifiable information as required by law and when we believe that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights or comply with a judicial proceeding, court order, or other legal process.

 

Financial Information:

If you choose to make an online donation to the Armed Forces Veterans, Inc., you will have to provide your credit card billing information. This information is collected and transferred over the Internet using Secure Socket Layer (SSL) encryption technology to our secure server. If you are donating, the credit card information that you provide at the time of donation is used only

 

Use of Email Address:

When you donate to Armed Forces Veterans, you will be asked to supply your email address and other personal information. The information gathered from subscribers to US (including email address) is only available to employees managing this information for purposes of contacting you or sending you emails based on your request for information and to contracted service providers and vendors for purposes of providing services relating to our communications with you. We do not sell or rent email addresses.

 

Submitting Messages and Stories to us:

Through submitting a message of support, stories or other submissions through OUR website, third-party websites or advertisements, you grant us the right to edit your messages, stories and submissions in any manner, and to use and license others to use the same, or any portions, reproductions, derivations or versions thereof in any and all media, now known or hereafter invented (including, without limitation, radio, television, home video/DVD, merchandising, online internet and mobile services), in any manner, an unlimited number of times, in perpetuity, throughout the world, with or without charge or cost to end users or other third parties. User also grant us the right to use and license others to use messages, stories and submissions for promotion, publicity and/or marketing of Armed Forces Veterans or in any other manner as determined by us in our sole discretion.

 

Limited Distribution

This Site is not intended for distribution to, or use by, any person or entity in any jurisdiction or country where such distribution or use would be contrary to applicable law or regulation. By offering this site and Content no distribution or solicitation is made by us  to any person to use the Site or Content in jurisdictions where the provision of the site and/or content is prohibited by law.

Monitoring and Moderation of Site Content

You acknowledge and agree that WE have the right to monitor the Site and/or to moderate Content and to disclose any information as necessary or appropriate to satisfy any law, regulation or other governmental request, to operate the Site, or to protect itself or other users of the Site. WE however have no obligation to monitor or moderate content on the Site.

WE may monitor emails or other communication between our members on the Site. WE reserve the right to restrict any member's activities on the Site that deems to be in breach of this or any other Armed Forces Veterans, Inc.’s Agreement or policy.

 

Third Party Sites

This site may contain links to web sites controlled, owned, or operated by third-party entities, organisations or people (the "Third Party Sites"). WE cannot control and have no responsibility for the accuracy or availability of any information provided on these Third-Party Sites. You acknowledge that use of any Third-Party Sites is governed by the terms of use and privacy policy for those websites, and not by this Agreement or our privacy policy. Links to pages on Third Party Sites does not constitute an endorsement or recommendation by us of such sites or the content, products, advertising or other materials presented on such sites. We present these links purely as a convenience to you and you access them at your own risk. In addition, we make no warranties or representations as to the security, reliability or integrity of any Third-Party Sites.

 

Disclaimer

None of Armed Forces Veterans, Inc., any of its affiliates, providers or their respective officers, directors, employees, agents, independent contractors or licensors (referred to collectively as the " Armed Forces Veterans parties") guarantees the accuracy, adequacy, timeliness, reliability, completeness, or usefulness of any of the content and we DISCLAIM liability for errors or omissions in the content.

This site and all the content are provided "as is", without any warranty, either express or implied, including the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, non-infringement or title. Additionally, there are no warranties as to the results of your use of the content. We do not warrant that the site is free of viruses or other harmful components. This does not affect those warranties which are cannot be excluded or restricted under the applicable laws.

 

WE may discontinue or make changes in the content and site at any time without prior notice to you and without any liability to you. Any dated information is published as of its date only, and WE do not undertake any obligation or responsibility to update or amend any such information. WE reserve the right to terminate any or all site offerings or transmissions without prior notice to you. This site could contain technical inaccuracies or typographical errors. Use of this site is at your own risk.

 

Limitation of Liability

under no circumstances will Armed Forces Veterans’ parties be liable for any damages including general, special, direct, indirect, incidental, consequential, punitive or any other damages (including, without limitation, lost profits or business interruption) of any kind whether in an action in contract or negligence arising or relating in any way to the use or inability to use by any party of the content, the site or any third-party site to which this site is linked, or in connection with any failure of performance, error, omission, interruption, defect, delay in operation or transmission, computer virus or line or system failure, even if Armed Forces Veterans, Inc. parties, or representatives thereof, are advised of the possibility of such damages, losses or expenses. We are not liable for any defamatory, offensive or illegal conduct of any user. Your sole remedy for dissatisfaction with this site is to stop using the site.

 Limitations of Liability & Warranties.

In no event shall the Company, its officers, directors, employees, shareholders, parent corporations, subsidiaries or affiliates, be liable in connection with your use of any of the Services for punitive, reliance, or special damages, or for indirect or consequential damages, including but not limited to personal injury, lost profits or revenue or increased costs of operation. These limitations apply even if the damages are foreseeable or we are told they are possible, and they apply to any negligence claim that does not involve willful or intentional misconduct no matter how that claim is styled or on what legal grounds (such as contract, tort, statute, misrepresentation) on which it is based. If we nevertheless are found liable for any damage to person or property, the Company will in no event be liable for more than the amount of direct damages to the person or property.

We provide no warranties or representations of any kind regarding the Services and disclaim any and all warranties, express or implied, including but not limited to any warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose or use, quiet enjoyment, performance, or infringement. WE also make no warranty that our Service will be uninterrupted or error free. Armed Forces Veterans does not authorize anyone, including, but not limited to, Armed Forces Veterans, Inc. employees, agents or representatives, to make a warranty of any kind on the Company’s behalf and you should not rely on any such statement or warranty.

 

Indemnification

You agree to indemnify and hold harmless Armed Forces Veterans Parties from and against any and all claims, losses, expenses, demands or liabilities, including attorneys' fees and costs, incurred by the Armed Forces Veterans Parties in connection with any claim by a third party (including any intellectual property claim) arising out of any materials and content you submit to, post to or transmit through the Site, or your use of the Site in violation of this Agreement or in violation of any applicable law. You agree to indemnify and hold harmless Armed Forces Veterans Parties from any claim arising from a third party's use of information or materials of any kind that you post to the Site.

Other Armed Forces Veterans Agreements

This Agreement shall be subject to any other agreements you have entered into with Armed Forces Veterans. Should there be any conflict between this agreement and any other agreements then the agreement that has most recently been signed, executed or agreed to by the Member shall be taken as having precedence. Some sections or pages of the Site may contain separate terms and conditions of use which are to be taken as addition to the terms and conditions of this Agreement. In the event of a conflict, the additional terms and conditions will govern for those sections or pages or applicable service.

To access OUR services, you will also need to agree to receive notices, information and other disclosures in electronic form.

Waiver and Severability

Failure by Armed Forces Veterans, Inc. to enforce any of its rights under this Agreement shall not be construed as a waiver of those rights or any other rights in any way whatsoever. If any provision of this Agreement is found to be invalid or unenforceable, the remaining provisions shall fully be enforced  possible, and the remaining provisions of the Agreement shall remain in full force and effect.

 

Supersedes Previous Terms and Conditions

This Agreement supersedes any previous Terms of Use Agreement.

 Termination

This Agreement is effective until terminated by us. We may terminate this Agreement at any time without notice or suspend or terminate your access and use of the Site at any time, with or without cause, at our discretion with or without notice. This Agreement shall survive termination of your use or access to the Site.

 

Governing Law and Jurisdiction

This Agreement and all other aspects of your use of the Site shall be governed by the laws of the state of Pennsylvania, United States of America. You agree that you will notify Armed Forces Veterans in writing of any claim or dispute concerning or relating to the Site and give Armed Forces Veterans, Inc. a reasonable period to address your claim or dispute before bringing any legal action against Armed Forces Veterans, Inc.


Legally Required Disclosures

You should also be aware that there may be occasions where we are legally required to disclose information about you, such as in a response to (1) a subpoena, (2) to prevent fraud or (3) to comply with a legally permitted inquiry by a government agency or regulator. By registering with us, you consent to the release of your information such as, but not limited to, your full name, mailing address, telephone number and email address. Even if you have elected to opt out certain pieces of your personal information may need to be disclosed such as but not limited to your name, mailing address and telephone number.

 

Your Consent

By using our website, you consent to the terms of this Privacy Policy and our Terms of Service. If we decide to change our Privacy Policy, we will post those changes on this page so that you are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it and under what circumstances we disclose it.

Notification of Changes

If at some point in the future, there is a change to our information usage practices that affects your personal information, we will provide notification of the changes on our Web site. You should also check this posted privacy statement for changes.

No individual notices will be provided concerning changes in our usage practices or privacy policy. Any and all changes to OUR Terms of Service and Privacy Policy are implemented when they are posted to the Web site. Therefore, you should periodically review these documents to be aware of any changes.

Force Majeure

The Company shall not be liable by reason of any failure or delay in the performance of its obligations on account of strikes, shortages, riots, insurrection, fires, floods, storms, earthquakes, acts of God, war, governmental action, labor or medical conditions or any other cause which is beyond the reasonable control of the Company.

Statute of Limitations

You agree that regardless of any statute of law to the contrary, any claim or cause of action arising out of or related the Agreement or to the Company must be filed within one (1) year after such cause of action arose or you will be forever barred.

Warranties:

WE MAKE NO WARRANTIES OR REPRESENTATIONS OF ANY KIND CONCERNING THE ACCURACY, SUITABILITY, OR SAFETY OF THE INFORMATION CONTAINED ON THIS WEBSITE OR ANY LINKED SITE FOR ANY PURPOSE. ALL SUCH INFORMATION IS PROVIDED “AS IS” AND WITH SPECIFIC DISCLAIMER OF ANY WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE OR NON-INFRINGEMENT. WE MAKE NO WARRANTIES OR REPRESENTATIONS OF ANY KIND THAT THE SERVICES PROVIDED BY THIS WEBSITE OR ANY LINKED SITE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, ERROR-FREE, OR THAT THE SITE OR THE SERVER THAT HOSTS THE SITE ARE FREE FROM VIRUSES OR OTHER FORMS OF HARMFUL COMPUTER CODE. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE ARMED FORCES VETERANS, ITS EMPLOYEES, AGENTS OR ANY OTHER PERSON WHO HAS BEEN INVOLVED IN THE CREATION, PRODUCTION OR DELIVERY OF THIS WEBSITE, BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES RESULTING FROM THE USE OF THIS SITE OR ANY LINKED SITE.

 

Contact Us

Armed Forces Veterans welcomes your questions and comments about our privacy policy.

All questions and concerns about your privacy can be sent to Info@ArmedForcesVeterans.Org.


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