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Privacy Policy

PRIVACY POLICY

The Marine Corps University Foundation (MCUF) is committed to safeguarding all of our members’, donors’, friends’ and visitors’ information. This privacy policy has been compiled to better serve those who are concerned with how their ‘Personally Identifiable Information’ (PII) is being used online and offline. PII, as described in US privacy law and information security, is information that can be used on its own or with other information to identify, contact, or locate a single person, or to identify an individual in context. Please read our privacy policy carefully to get a clear understanding of how we collect, use, safeguard or otherwise handle your online and offline Personally Identifiable Information in accordance with our website and office processes.

 

SECTION 1 – WHAT DO WE DO WITH YOUR INFORMATION?

When you donate to us, or sign up for a newsletter, as part of the process, we collect the personal information you give us such as your name, address and email address.

If you choose to correspond with us through e-mail, we may retain the content of your e-mail messages together with your e-mail address and our responses. We provide the same protections for these electronic communications that we employ in the maintenance of information received by mail and telephone.

Any email addresses provided through “Newsletter Signup” or through email correspondence may be used to contact you for other MCUF solicitations unless you opt out of receiving these emails.

Email marketing: With your permission, we may send you emails about our nonprofit and updates about what we are doing.  For some e-mails sent in HTML format by MCUF to its members, we will collect specific information regarding what the recipient does with the email.  For these emails, MCUF will monitor whether a recipient subsequently clicks through to links provided in the message.  Other information collected through this tracking feature includes: email address of a user, the date and time of the user’s “click”, the name of the list from which the message was sent, tracking URL number and destination page.  MCUF only uses this information to enhance its offerings to its members, donors, and other partners.  This information is not sold or distributed in any other manner.

When you browse our site, we automatically receive your computer’s internet protocol (IP) address in order to provide us with information that helps us learn about your browser and operating system.

Web site use information is collected through web site browser software tools, such as cookies and web server logs, on an aggregate basis as you and others browse our web site.  Only aggregate data – such as the number of hits per page – are collected.  Aggregate data are only used for internal and marketing purposes and do not provide any personally identifying information.

The information collected through web site browser software tools assists us in designing and arranging our web pages in the most user-friendly manner and in continually improving our web site to better meet the needs of our donors and prospective donors.

 

SECTION 2 – CONSENT

How do you get my consent?

When you provide us with personal information to complete a transaction, verify your credit card, place an order or sign up for a newsletter, we imply that you consent to our collecting it and using it for that specific reason only.

If we ask for your personal information for a secondary reason, like marketing, we will either ask you directly for your expressed consent, or provide you with an opportunity to say no.

By using our web site, you consent to our collection and use of your personal information as described in this privacy policy.  By using this site, you also represent that you are at least the age of majority in your state or province of residence, or that you are the age of majority in your state or province of residence and you have given us your consent to allow any of your minor dependents to use this site.

Further, you expressly agree that use of the MCUF web site is at your sole risk. This site is provided on an “as is” and “as available” basis. The MCUF expressly disclaims all warranties of any kind, express or implied, including without limitation any warranty of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, or non-infringement.

California Online Privacy Protection Act

CalOPPA is the first state law in the nation to require commercial websites and online services to post a privacy policy. The law’s reach stretches well beyond California to require any person or company in the United States (and conceivably the world) that operates websites collecting Personally Identifiable Information from California consumers to post a conspicuous privacy policy on its website stating exactly the information being collected and those individuals or companies with whom it is being shared. – See more at: http://consumercal.org/california-online-privacy-protection-act-caloppa/#sthash.0FdRbT51.dpuf

According to CalOPPA, we agree to the following:

Users can visit our site anonymously.

Once this privacy policy is created, we will add a link to it on our home page or as a minimum, on the first significant page after entering our website.

Our Privacy Policy link includes the word ‘Privacy’ and can easily be found on the page specified above.

 

How do I withdraw my consent?

If after you opt-in, you change your mind, you may withdraw your consent for us to contact you, for the continued collection, use or disclosure of your information, at anytime, by clicking unsubscribe on the bottom of any email, contacting us at info@mcuf.org  or mailing us at: MARINE CORPS UNIVERSITY FOUNDATION PO Box 122, Quantico, VA, 22134, United States

 

SECTION 3 – DISCLOSURE

We may disclose information when legally compelled to do so—in other words, when we believe that the law requires it or for the protection of your, or our legal rights.

 

SECTION 4 – GIVE DIRECT

Our online donation service is hosted by Give Direct. They provide us with the online e-commerce platform that allows us to receive online donations from you.

Give Direct uses SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) technology to keep your information secure and to protect against its loss. All information is stored in a PCI compliant secure database, and they work with Level 1 PCI partners who are also committed to providing a safe environment for processing credit card transactions online.

Give Direct’s privacy policy can be found here:

https://www.givedirect.org/?p=transact&action=privacy

 

SECTION 5 – TRACKING

As is true of most web sites, we gather certain information automatically and store it in log files. This information includes internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, referring page, operating system, and date/time stamp.

We use this information, which does not identify individual users, to analyze trends, to administer the site, and to correct technical issues.

We use third-party tracking services that use cookies to track non-personally identifiable information about visitors to our site in the aggregate, like time and length of visit, in order to improve the service.

Cookies

Cookies are files that contain information created by a web server that can be stored on a user’s hard disk for use either during a particular session (‘per-session” cookie) or for future use (“persistent” cookie).

Cookies can remember what information a user accesses on one web page to simplify subsequent interactions with that web site by the same user or to use the information to streamline the user’s transactions on related web pages. This makes it easier for a user to move from web page to web page and to complete commercial transactions over the Internet. Cookies should make your on-line experience easier and more personalized.

Cookies are not used to disseminate significant information about users over the Internet or to analyze any information that users have knowingly or unknowingly provided.

Cookies help us to collect important business and technical statistics. The information in the cookies lets us trace the paths followed by users to our web site as they move from one page to another. Web server logs allow us to count how many people visit our web site and evaluate our web site’s visitor capacity. We do not use these technologies to capture your individual e-mail address or any personally identifying information about you, although they do permit us and third-party vendors to send focused on-line banner advertisements or other such responses to you.  See the OPT OUT section for details on how to Opt Out of cookies from Google.

Links

When you click on links on our site, they may direct you away from our site, in which case our privacy policy is no longer in effect. Your browsing and interaction on any other web site, including those linked to our own, is subject to that web site’s own rules and policies.  We are not responsible for the privacy practices of other sites and encourage you to read their privacy statements.

 

SECTION 6 – SECURITY

To protect your personal information, we take reasonable precautions and follow industry best practices to make sure it is not inappropriately lost, misused, accessed, disclosed, altered or destroyed.

MCUF does not sell, trade, share or disclose your information to anyone for any reason, except if compelled to by law.

 

SECTION 7 – CHANGES TO THIS PRIVACY POLICY

 We reserve the right to modify this privacy policy at any time, so please review it frequently. Changes and clarifications will take effect immediately upon their posting on the website. If we make material changes to this policy, we will notify you here that it has been updated, so that you are aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we use and/or disclose it.

 

SECTION 8 – HOW DO I OPT OUT?

Third party vendors such as Google use information gathered from cookies from the MCUF website to provide ads on donation opportunities that you may find valuable based on your browsing history.  If you wish to Opt Out of Google’s use of cookies you may do so by visiting Google’s Ads Settings.

You may opt out of receiving email, mail, surveys, and/or telephone communications from MCUF either by contacting us at 703 640 6835 , submitting an electronic communication through the Contact Us link at the top right of every page of the MCUF website, by emailing us directly at info@mcuf.org, and/or by selecting the opt out option in any email communication you receive.

 

QUESTIONS AND CONTACT INFORMATION

If you would like to: access, correct, amend or delete any personal information we have about you, register a complaint, or simply want more information contact our Privacy Compliance Officer at info@mcuf.org  or by mail at MARINE CORPS UNIVERSITY FOUNDATION

715 Broadway St

Quantico, VA 22134

United States

info@mcuf.org

www.mcufoundation.org

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