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Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy – April 2016

Thank you for visiting our website.  We take the privacy of our donors and clients seriously and have created this Privacy Policy to explain our practices with respect to the personal information we collect both online (through our website, (the “Site) and offline. We also want you to know that you have choices about how we use your personal information.

We provide this notice to explain our online information practices and the choices you can make regarding the collection and use of information we collect from you through our website.  We are committed to protecting your privacy and want to ensure you understand how your personal information will be used. We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information. 

In addition to the policy outlined below, our employees are instructed to proceed according to the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), Code of Ethical Principles and Standards, including those standards relating to privacy and confidentiality of donor information.

What information do we collect?
We collect information from you when you register on our site, make a donation, subscribe to our newsletter or blog, respond to a survey, sign up to volunteer, fill out a form or browse some or all of the web pages that include donation information.

When navigating or registering on our site, you may be asked to enter: your name, email address, mailing address, phone number; the name of the individual honoree, memorialized, or referenced through a donation. You may, however, visit our site anonymously.

When you donate to the Society on the site you provide us with your credit card number and expiration date.  We do not store or otherwise retain your credit card information for significantly longer than necessary to process your donations.

What do we use your information for?
Any of the information we collect from you may be used in one of the following ways:

  • To personalize your experience (your information helps us to better respond to your individual needs)
  • To improve our website (we continually strive to improve our website offerings based on the information and feedback we receive from you)
  • To improve customer service (your information helps us to more effectively respond to your customer service requests and support needs)
  • To process transactions (your information allows us to process your credit card transactions)

To send periodic emails: The email address you provide to process your donation or apply to volunteer, may be used to send you information and updates pertaining to your order or application, in addition to sending occasional Society news, updates, related product or service information, etc.

If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, we include detailed unsubscribe instructions at the bottom of each email.

How do we protect your information?
We implement a variety of security measures to maintain the safety of your personal information when you enter, submit, or access your personal information.

Do we use cookies?
Yes. Cookies are small files that a site or its service provider transfers to your computer’s hard drive through your Web browser (if you allow) that enables the site’s or service provider’s systems to recognize your browser and capture and remember certain information.
We use cookies to understand and save your preferences for future visits and compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interaction so that we can offer better site experiences and tools in the future. We may contract with third-party service providers to assist us in better understanding our site visitors. These service providers are not permitted to use the information collected on our behalf except to help us conduct and improve our business.

Do we disclose any information to outside parties?
NO. We do not share, sell, trade, exchange or otherwise transfer donor’s information for third party’s fundraising or marketing purposes. This does not include trusted third parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or servicing you, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. We may also release your information when we believe release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect ours or others rights, property, or safety.

Your Consent
By using our site, you consent to our website privacy policy. 

How You Can Access or Correct Information
To access the information collected about you through this website or to correct inaccuracies in your contact information or other information, please call our Chief Development and Communications Officer at 1-800-654-8364.

Changes to our Privacy Policy
We may update this Privacy Policy in the future and will notify you of any material changes to our Privacy Policy by updating this page.  We encourage you to periodically check back to this policy statement to learn what information we collect, how we use it.   Your continued use of this website after any such changes have been posted constitutes your agreement to those changes.

Contacting Us
If there are any questions regarding this privacy statement, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this website, you can contact us using the information below:
Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society
875 North Randolph Street
Suite 225
Arlington, Virginia 22203-1977

Complete Disclaimer
This web site is NOT designed to provide accurate and authoritative information on the subject of personal finances. Your access to this web site is provided solely with your understanding that neither the author, nor the publisher, nor the non-profit organization referred to herein is engaged in rendering legal, accounting, or other professional services. Neither the author, publisher, nor the non-profit organization referred to herein shall be liable for any loss of profit or any other damages, including but not limited to special, incidental, consequential or other damages. As each individual situation is unique, questions relevant to personal finances and specific to the individual should be addressed to an appropriate professional to ensure that the situation has been carefully and appropriately evaluated. You should consult with your legal or financial counsel when considering financial matters including estate planning and planned gifts.

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