Privacy Policy

INVEST IN AMERICA’S VETERANS FOUNDATION, INC

INVEST IN AMERICA’S VETERANS FOUNDATION, INC (“IAVF”) respects and places a high priority on protecting your privacy. We strive to use information to provide the best possible service while respecting the confidentiality of information we are entrusted with. This Privacy Policy was created in order to demonstrate IAVF’s firm commitment to the privacy of our members and website users, and explains what types of information is collected by IAVF’s website, “swflmilitarymuseum.com,” “swflmilitarymuseum.org,” “swflmm.com,” “swflmm.org,” “veteransfoundation.com,” “veteransfoundation.net,” and “veteransfoundation.org,” (collectively hereinafter referred to as “Domain”), and how this information is used.

  1. 1. Collection of personal information.

IAVF members that register for Domain [1] and individuals that sign up to receive IAVF e-communications voluntarily provide us with contact information (such as name and e-mail address). We may use this information for specific, limited purposes. You may always “opt out,” either now or at any time in the future, if you do not wish to receive our messages. We may also collect personal information in order to establish your membership, to receive donations and/or payments made by electronic payment on the website’s donation [or store] portal, and to understand and enhance your experience using the website. Such information may include your name, address, email address, credit card number or phone number.

  1. A. IP Addresses.

IAVF uses your IP address to help diagnose problems with our server, to administer Domain, and for statistical metrics used to track website visitor traffic. More specifically, IAVF’s servers may automatically record information when you visit our website, including the URL that directed you to our website, your IP address, browser type and the date and time of your visit.

  1. B. Cookies.

Domain uses “cookie” messages to automatically help provide better services, enhance your online experience, and to learn about how you use our website. A “cookie” is a small file containing a string of characters that uniquely identifies your browser. They remind us who you are and your preferences for our website based on what you’ve done and told us before. The “cookie” is placed in your computer and is read when you come back to our website. Cookies let us take you to the information and features you’re particularly interested in. They also let us track your usage of Domain, so we know which parts of our sites are most popular. You can reject cookies or cancel them by instructing your Web browser accordingly. More specifically, you can manually set your browser to refuse all cookies, accept cookies from specific websites, or highlight when a cookie is sent to your browser.

2. How we use your information.

The information IAVF collects is used to comprehensively understand your needs and interests, and permits IAVF to deliver a more consistent and personalized experience. For example, IAVF may use your information to provide you with personalized service; to send e-mail alerts to you; to answer your requests; to process your membership application; to assist you in making donations to IAVF; to assist you in making any other payments to IAVF; to assist you in completing other transactions or orders with IAVF; to communicate with you about IAVF, its mission, upcoming events, community involvement, and any additional information relevant to IAVF, its mission, and its social services; to communicate with you about membership with IAVF; to provide service and support; to provide updates about IAVF not previously included above; to select content to be communicated to you; to contact you for market research regarding IAVF and your involvement therewith; to track visitors of our website; to analyze your and other users’ use of the site to see which of our features are the most popular so we can better serve our users’ needs; to provide us with aggregate data about our traffic (not identifying you personally, but showing how many visitors used which features, for example) to outside parties. You may choose to “opt out” at any time, which will cease all communications from us.

Credit card information is used solely for payment processing and fraud prevention efforts. Credit card information, and other sensitive personal information required to process a credit decision, is not used for any other purposes by us or our financial services providers, and will not be retained any longer than necessary to process your donation and/or payment, unless you request that we retain your credit card information to streamline your future donations and/or payments.

3. Policy on sharing your information.

IAVF will not sell, rent or lease your personal information to others. IAVF may share personal information with companies working on our behalf and IAVF-owned entities for the purposes detailed above. In any such cases, however, we require that the companies or entities adhere to privacy standards and policies at least as restrictive as those IAVF has in place.

We may have a good faith belief that access, use, preservation or disclosure of such information is reasonably necessary to: (a) satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process or legitimate governmental request, (b) detect, prevent, or otherwise address suspected fraud, security or technical issues, (c) enforce any applicable Terms of Service, including investigation of potential violations thereof, or (d) protect against imminent harm to the rights, property or safety of IAVF, its users or the general public as required or permitted by law.

4. Sites covered by this Privacy Policy.

The IAVF website, Domain, may from time-to-time link or include links to external and/or third-party websites for your convenience and to provide easy access to additional useful information. Should you select such a link you will leave the IAVF website. These links do not fall under the Domain; IAVF is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of linked, external and/or third-party websites; IAVF does not control these sites or their privacy practices, which may differ from IAVF’s practices and policies. Any personal data you choose to provide to or that is collected by such external and/or third party websites is not in any way covered by the IAVF Privacy Policy, and your use of any such website is solely at your own risk. We recommend that you read over such website’s privacy policy before providing any personal information. A link to another website from IAVF does not constitute an endorsement or representation about the value, quality or usefulness of anything found on that external and/or third-party website.

5. Access to and accuracy of your information.

IAVF strives to keep your personal information accurate and up-to-date. Towards this goal we may utilize various technology, management processes and policies. As part of our overall data accuracy initiative IAVF provides you with reasonable access to your personal information so you may review and correct your information if needed. To safeguard your privacy and security, we will verify your identity through various means.

We ask that you update your information as and when it changes so any information used to serve you remains as accurate as possible.

6. Keeping your information secure.

IAVF values your trust and takes it seriously. To prevent unauthorized access and disclosure, to maintain data accuracy, and to ensure the appropriate use of your information, IAVF utilizes industry standard physical, technical and administrative procedures to safeguard any personal information we collect.

7. Changes to this policy.

We may amend this Privacy Policy from time to time; please review it periodically. We reserve the option to modify this Privacy Policy at any time by electronic notice posted on our website. Your continued use of our website after the date that such notices are posted will be deemed to be your agreement to the modified terms.

8. Contacting us.

We value your opinions and suggestions. Please email us with any questions or concerns at info@veterans-foundation.org, or alternately you can write to us at the following address:

INVEST IN AMERICA’S VETERANS FOUNDATION, INC.

822 N A1A, Suite 106

Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida 32082