Effective as of July 10, 2018 Privacy Policies

 

This document describes Vets 22’s (“VETS 22”) use of information regarding the veterans and families we serve, financial supporters of our mission, and general visitors to our website, mobile applications, and Alexa Voice Skills.

General User Privacy Policy

This privacy policy applies to general users of the VETS 22 website and app and describes how VETS 22 protects information you provide when you use this website. Although elements of this policy may apply to the veterans we serve, their caregivers, and our donors who visit our website, we do collect additional data from these groups of people. Veterans and their caregivers who register for VETS 22’s programs and services can find additional information about how VETS 22 uses their information on our Alumni and Caregiver Privacy Policy. Donors and supporters of VETS 22 can find additional information about how VETS 22 uses their information on our Donor Privacy Policy. Both policies may be found below. VETS 22 is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. It is our goal that you fully understand how we collect information, how we use that information, and the steps we’ve taken to protect that information. We will update this policy from time to time, so make sure to check this page periodically. If you have any questions about this policy, please email us at jshuford@vets22.com.

What type of information does VETS 22 collect?

There are two basic types of information that VETS 22 might collect: personal and non-personal information. As you browse the VETS 22 website, you may opt to provide VETS 22 with personal information. Personal information is information that contains identifiers such as your name, address, phone number, or email address. VETS 22 may also collect non-personal information from you such as an internet protocol address (typically referred to as an “IP address” and defined below) and browsing variables (like your web browser, referral links, or how much time you spent at our website). Although this information may on rare occasion be used to identify you, VETS 22 typically uses this information to improve your experience and the experience of other visitors to our website. VETS 22 may use cookies to collect this type of information. What’s a cookie? A cookie is a small data text file that individual websites store on your computer’s hard drive – if your web browser permits. The website can later retrieve that cookie to let us know you’ve been to our site before. Cookies typically make your use of the site easier, make the site run more smoothly, and help us to maintain a secure site. Many websites use cookies. You are free to decline our cookies if your browser permits, but some parts of our site may not work properly if you do that. What’s an IP address? An IP address is a unique number, assigned to each and every computer and other device on the Internet. Your computer, your phone, your e-reader, and other electronic devices, are all assigned IP addresses. When does VETS 22 collect this information? We collect non-personal information from you as you use any of the pages on our website. We collect personal information from you only when you specifically provide it to us – for example, if you fill out a form or send us an email.

How does VETS 22 use the information we collect?

VETS 22 uses information from different site visitors in different ways. We generally use information provided to us through the donation process in accordance with the Donor Privacy Policy; we generally use information provided to us by the veterans and caregivers we serve in accordance with the Alumni and Caregiver Privacy Policy. Both policies may be found below. On rare occasion, we use personal information provided by general users of our website who are not veterans or caregivers and are not engaging in the donation process. We might, for example, ask for your information if you contact a local VETS 22 representative or if you upload a personal video message to our veterans. We may also use your personal and non-personal information in the following ways: - Entering your information into our databases for internal record keeping, reporting, and data analysis; - Communicating with you to obtain your input, provide information about our programs and events, or request contributions (provided you have opted to receive such communications); - Improving our programs and services; - Customizing our website according to your interests; - Sharing information with third parties who help us manage our website and databases, and who assist us with our marketing efforts; and - Sharing information with third parties as required by law, or a part of a legal process; We have contracted with Yahoo, and other online marketing companies, to monitor certain pages of our website for the purpose of reporting web traffic, statistics, advertisement “click-throughs,” and other activities on our website. No personally identifiable data is transferred to Yahoo by us. Where authorized by us, Yahoo may use cookies and/or other monitoring technologies to compile anonymous statistics about our website visitors. If you choose, you may opt out from Yahoo’s collection of such information outside of the Yahoo distribution network by clicking on the following link: http://info.yahoo.com/privacy/us/yahoo/opt_out/targeting/details.html. You may learn more about your control over this information by clicking here: http://www.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp. We also reserve the right to use non-personal information, such as an IP address, to identify a user when we believe it is necessary to protect the compelling interests of our websites, the veterans we serve, their caregivers, our donors, our employees, or others, or to comply with laws, court orders, or law enforcement requests.

Does VETS 22 share my information?

VETS 22 may share your personal and non-personal information as discussed herein. We do not, however, sell or rent the personal information of our general website users for profit.

Does VETS 22 track my online activity while I’m not on the VETS 22 site?

Cookies and other technology may be used to track non-personal information about your web-browsing habits. For example, if a significant portion of our visitors all browse to the same website immediately after visiting us, we may use this information to improve your experience at our site. Effective as of May 4, 2018 VETS 22 respects web browser “do not track” signals and other mechanisms that provide you the ability to opt out of having your personal information or online activities collected. But remember, unless you have selected the “do not track” function in your web browser, third parties (not just VETS 22) may collect personal information about your online activities over time and across different websites.

How does VETS 22 secure my personal information?

VETS 22 is committed to ensuring that your personal information is secure. Your trust in us is important, so we have put in place physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect. Records containing personal information are stored at secure facilities; our websites use SSL (a tool used to verify the legitimacy of a website); and our employees are provided training on how to treat your data securely.

Will you contact me if I give VETS 22 my information?

If you provide us with your contact information, we may provide you with information about how you can help this generation of injured veterans. However, if you would not like to receive these messages, you can opt out of having your personal information used for certain purposes when we ask for your contact information. If you are already receiving those messages and would like to stop receiving them, you may opt out by emailing jshuford@vets22.com.