The American Legion
Effective May 28, 2022
Modifications to the Policy are effective upon our posting of the amended Policy to our Site. The terms of the current Policy supersede all previous notices or statements regarding our privacy practices and the terms and conditions that govern the use of the Services. You may determine the date the Policy was last amended and the current Terms by referring to the “Effective” date shown at the top of this Policy.
4. Who Is Eligible To Use The Services?
Because of the nature of our business, our Services are not directed to minors. Consistent with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (COPPA), The American Legion does not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under the age of 13 without parental consent. If we learn that personally identifiable information of a child under the age of 13 has been submitted via or appears on or within Services, The American Legion will take all action necessary to comply with our responsibilities under applicable legal requirements, which may include deletion of any such information.
HOW WE COLLECT & USE YOUR INFORMATION
1. What Information Does The American Legion Collect About Me, And How Is It Used?
The American Legion may collect information about you in a variety of ways, including: (i) information you submit to us; and (ii) information we collect about you through your use of the Services.
We may use the information we collect from and about you in a number of ways, including: (i) to provide and operate the Services; (ii) to provide customer services such as support; (ii) to deliver member benefits; (iii) to improve the Services for you and other users; (iv) to provide support and notify you about updates to the Services; (v) to inform you about The American Legion and related events, benefits, and opportunities; (vi) for marketing purposes; (vii) for internal review; and (viii) to fulfill and provide Services at your direction.
We may store the information we collect about you indefinitely, but information generally will be retained only for as long as necessary to fulfill the purposes for which the information was collected or as required by law. Except as described herein, we do not share, sell, rent, or otherwise disclose your private, Personally Identifiable Information to third parties. We do not provide the Services to minors, and we do not knowingly attempt to solicit or receive any information from children.
The American Legion may collect the following types of information about you:
A. Personally Identifiable Information
“Personally Identifiable Information” refers to information about you that, with reasonable efforts, may be used to identify you, such as your: first name, last name, gender, birth date, city, state, zip code, addresses, locations, email address, and phone number.
Personally Identifiable Information may also include your computer or mobile device’s Internet Protocol (“IP”) address or other unique device IDs. The American Legion may link the information it records about you using your IP address and tracking technologies to Personally Identifiable Information The American Legion collects about you via the Services. The American Legion may use this information for its own marketing and advertising purposes.
In addition, The American Legion reserves the right to use IP addresses and other tracking technologies to identify a user when The American Legion: (i) feels it is necessary to enforce compliance with The American Legion Terms & Conditions of Use; (ii) to protect The American Legion, the Services, or our websites, software, customers, or others; or (iii) when The American Legion believes in good faith that the law so requires.
In order for us to provide you with certain Services, it may be necessary for The American Legion to obtain and share Personally Identifiable Information with others. You are not required to provide us with Personally Identifiable Information, and you can decline this transfer of information to The American Legion at any time. However, if you choose to withhold Personally Identifiable Information, please be aware The American Legion may not be able to provide you with Services that may be dependent upon the collection of Personally Identifiable Information, such as certain personalized or enhanced services.
B. Registration & Services Account Information
In order for you to take advantage of certain Services, we may require you to complete a registration form and create a user account (“Services Account”). As part of this registration form, we may require you to provide certain Personally Identifiable Information, including your name, city, state and email address. To allow you to express yourself beyond just the information collected during registration, you may also provide additional information, such as an account screen name. In addition, you may choose to include photos of yourself or other images of your choosing in your Services Account profile. You can control how this information is displayed and used by accessing your Services Account profile on our website.
C. Payment Information
The American Legion may request information from you when you make purchases through the Services, including your contact information (such as name and shipping address) and financial information (such as credit card number, expiration date). This information is used for billing purposes and to fulfill your order. If we have trouble processing an order, your purchase contact information is used to get in touch with you.
D. Promotions & Sweepstakes Information
If you register for our promotions or sweepstakes, The American Legion and our partners may send you emails or other correspondence regarding the contest for which you registered, and other contests, promotions, and sweepstakes. Further information regarding your choices as to how we collect, use, and share your Personally Identifiable Information is provided below.
E. Newsletters & Correspondence Information
If you elect to receive any of our publications, including our newsletters, or if you provide your email address to us, we may send you emails about a variety of topics such as events, new products, sales, promotional offers from our affiliates or other selected business partners, and employment opportunities.
If you send us correspondence via email, the postal service, or other form of communication, we may retain such correspondence and the information contained therein and use this information to respond to your inquiry and/or provide notifications to you.
Except as described in this Agreement, The American Legion does not share, sell, rent, or otherwise disclose your Personally Identifiable Information to third parties. If you do not wish to receive notifications from The American Legion or our partners, you may unsubscribe according to information provided within the correspondence, or by contacting us using the information below.
F. Public Sources & Other Information
We may also receive information about you from other sources, such as The American Legion’s agents, vendors and service providers, and from publicly available sources. For example, we may receive information from third parties when we process credit card payments made by you for events or membership.
In addition, all information about you made available in any public or open forum, such as in a member forum or on a social network, will be considered public information for the purposes of this Policy. Any content or information you choose to share with or provide to third parties using or related to your use of the Services is nether private, nor confidential. You should not hold any expectation of privacy with respect to information you share to third parties, and should review applicable policies pertaining to such third parties, if any. The American Legion is not responsible for any content or information you share with third parties. If you do not want the information to be public, please do not post it.
G. Unique Identifiers
The American Legion may obtain information from you via a Unique Identifier, whether or not you establish a Services Account with The American Legion. When you install Services on a mobile device, Services may initiate a unique identifier account which it may associate with that mobile device (the “Unique Identifier”). The American Legion may associate the Unique Identifier with your mobile device and may link the Unique Identifier to you.
H. Analytics & Aggregate Information
We may also collect general, non-personal, statistical information about you through your use of the Services. This information may include: (i) website traffic data detailing how many visitors access specific content within Services; (ii) for how long you access certain content; and (iii) hyperlinks you access via the Services. This information presents an overview of our users’ aggregated demographic, preference, and usage habits and allows us and third parties to modify our Services and to offer and optimize the provision of targeted information, promotions, offers, or discounts on products and services based on user traffic and behavior. We may group this information into aggregate data in order to describe the use of the Services to third parties, such to reveal website traffic data or in response to government requests.
Information generated by cookies about your use of the Services (including your IP address) may be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers. Google may use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the Services, compiling reports on Services activity for Services operators and providing other services relating to Services activity and usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf.
I. Third-Party Advertisements
The American legion may utilize the services of third-party advertising companies, including Google and others, to serve ads to you when you use our Services or other sites across the Internet, or to perform remarketing services. These third parties may collect information about your visits to certain pages of our Services and may use technology like cookies to store information about your use of the Services. The information collected may be reported back to us, and we may link this information to Personally Identifiable Information we have collected about you. This information allows us to track which other websites have linked visitors to our Services, what pages of our Services are used by and are of interest to visitors, so we may provide better, more targeted advertising regarding our business and Services. More information about interest-based advertising and similar practices may be available at https://thenai.org/opt-out/.
J. Cookies, Web Beacons, And Other Tracking Technologies
As with many other websites, software services, and mobile applications, The American Legion may automatically collect certain non-personally identifiable information and data through the use of “cookies,” “web beacons,” and other tracking technologies. Cookies are small pieces of data used by websites and software services to identify repeat users, facilitate the user's ongoing logins and access to a software service or website, and facilitate use of the software service or website. Web beacons are transparent pixel images that are used in collecting information about website usage, email response and tracking.
You have many choices with regards to the management of cookies on your computer. All major browsers now allow you to block or delete cookies from your system. To learn more about your ability to manage cookies and web beacons, please consult the privacy features in your browser.
K. Do Not Track
The American Legion does not currently employ a process for automatically responding to “Do Not Track” (DNT) signals sent by web browsers, mobile devices, or other mechanisms that may provide consumers a choice regarding the collection of Personally Identifiable Information about an individual consumer’s online activities. As is commonly the case with many other mobile applications and websites, third parties (e.g., advertisers) may be able to collect Personally Identifiable Information about your online activities over time and across different websites or online services when you use Services.
HOW WE SHARE YOUR INFORMATION
1. How Does The American Legion Share My Information With Others?
If The American Legion becomes aware that any authorized party is improperly using or disclosing your Personally Identifiable Information, we will notify that party and take commercially reasonable steps to end or correct s