AMVETS’s Collection and Use of Personal Information:
AMVETS collects Personal Information supplied to us voluntarily by members, supporters, volunteers, and visitors to this Website. We may use such voluntarily provided information to improve our understanding of your interests, to improve our services and to provide our services, or to contact you for future support. To utilize certain features of our site or receive information from AMVETS or make a donation, you may choose to provide Personal Information. If you do submit information to us, we will use that information for the purposes for which it was submitted and by providing it, you are consenting to such use. We may also use your information in other ways, such as to contact you about other AMVETS activities and/or fundraising or membership communications, to conduct matching on Facebook or other social media, or as otherwise disclosed to you at the point of collection and/or this policy.
If you supply the AMVETS with your postal address on-line you may receive periodic postal mailings from us providing information on veterans` benefits, AMVETS services, or our funding needs. If you do not wish to receive such postal mailings, please let the AMVETS know by sending e-mail to amvets -at- amvets -dot- org, calling us at 301-459-9600, or writing to us at the above mailing address. Please provide us with your exact name and address. Please provide this same information if you wish AMVETS to delete you name from lists of postal addresses we may share with other organizations; we will be sure your name is removed from any such lists.
AMVETS does not rent or sell the names of its members to other organizations. In the case of AMVETS-related co-branded promotions that support the fulfillment of AMVETS’s mission permits mailings to its members, but does not provide any of their information directly to the promotion partner. Rather, the mailings are produced and sent by a third-party mailing company selected by AMVETS. The member information provided to the mailing company is, at all times, subject to strict non-disclosure requirements.
AMVETS uses third-party vendors to provide services on this Website and in offline business operations. The information that you submit on this site or through other communications may be provided to those vendors on a confidential basis so that those vendors can provide services (such as maintaining our database, sending email messages, facilitating fundraising activities, or processing credit card transactions) on our behalf.
AMVETS uses the non-personally identifiable Aggregate Data information to improve the design and content of the Site and to enable AMVETS to personalize your Internet experience. AMVETS may use the Aggregate Data to analyze Site usage as well as create services to fit your needs. Also, AMVETS shares this Aggregate Data with AMVETS’ related entities, advertisers, partners, and/or other third-party vendors. AMVETS shall own such Aggregate Data and maintain copies of such as part of its records.
Use of Email Address and Cellular Telephone Numbers:
When you become a member or donate to AMVETS or sign up on our Website, or complete some other data form, you will be asked to supply your email address and/or telephone number(s). You may also participate in texting or similar mobile programs of the AMVETS, including text to give fundraising activities. By providing your email address and/or your cellular telephone number, you are consenting to receive membership, fundraising, and other contacts from AMVETS. AMVETS does not sell or rent your email address or telephone number to any third party. Email addresses and telephone numbers provided to AMVETS are only available to employees managing this information for purposes of contacting you or sending you emails or mobile communications and to contracted service providers and vendors for purposes of providing services relating to our communications with you.
Your California Privacy Rights:
To request a copy of the information disclosure provided by AMVETS pursuant to California law, please contact us.
AMVETS welcomes your comments and participation on its site. However, you acknowledge that if you send us creative suggestions, stories, photos, videos, ideas, notes, drawings, concepts, or other information, the information shall be deemed, and shall remain, the property of AMVETS. By submission of any information to us, you assign to us and we shall exclusively own all now known or hereafter existing rights to such information and shall be entitled to unrestricted use of the information for any purpose whatsoever, commercial or otherwise, without compensation.
As a user of this site, you are responsible for your own communications and are responsible for the consequences of their posting. Therefore, do not impersonate another person and not transmit material to us that is copyrighted, unless you are the copyright owner of have the permission of the copyright owner to post it; do not send material that reveals trade secrets, unless you won them or have the permission of the owner; do not send material that infringes on any other intellectual property rights of others or on the privacy or publicity rights of others; do not send material that is obscene, defamatory, threatening, harassing, abusive, hateful, or embarrassing to another user or any other person or entity; and do not send sexually explicit images, advertising or solicitations of business, or chain letters.
You represent and warrant that any information and/or material you post or provide to AMVETS through any medium is truthful, accurate, not misleading, not confidential property of others, and not in violation of any other third party’s rights. Furthermore, you acknowledge and agree that all submissions will become the property of AMVETS and that AMVETS has the right to publish or republish the submission for any type of use including for promotional and advertising purposes without compensation to you of any kind. Should your submission include third party materials, you grant, represent and warrant that you, as well as the owner of such content, have expressly granted AMVETS a royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, world-wide exclusive license to use the submission in any manner, media or form now known or hereafter developed. AMVETS shall have the right to sublicense its rights.
Use of “Cookies”:
Our website server uses Secure Socket Layer (SSL) encryption on all forms that capture information entered on our web pages. Furthermore, when you make a donation to AMVETS using a credit card, the credit card information is transferred under SSL encryption to Charity Engine (GeoTrust, Inc), our transaction partner. The credit card information is not stored by AMVETS. SSL technology is the industry standard used to protect personal information on the internet.
Other Web Sites:
Our Site contains links to other Web sites. Please note that when you click on one of these links, you are entering another Web site for which AMVETS has no responsibility. We encourage you to read the privacy statements on all such sites as their policies may be different than ours. Links to other Websites do not imply an endorsement of the materials disseminated at those Websites, nor does the existence of a link to another site imply that the organization or person publishing at that site endorses any of the materials at this site.
Contacting the Web Site and/or AMVETS:
AMVETS National Headquarters
4794 Forbes Blvd
Phone: (301) 459-9600
Email: amvets -at- amvets -dot- org
Binding Effect/Modification of Policy and Terms
By accessing the AMVETS Website, you agree that the terms, combined with your act of using the Website and/or services offered on or through the Website have the same legal force and effect as a written contract with your written signature and satisfy any laws that require a writing or signature, including any applicable stature of frauds. You further agree that you shall not challenge the validity, enforceability or admissibility of the terms on the grounds that it was electronically transmitted or authorized. In addition, you acknowledge that you have had the opportunity to print the terms.
AMVETS National Headquarters
4647 Forbes Blvd
Lanham, MD 20706
Phone: (301) 459-9600
Fax: (301) 459-20706
Email: amvets -at- amvets -dot- org
We will act on all opt-out requests as soon as possible, but please bear in mind that many mail communications are created months ahead of time. If you would like to review your personal information we maintain or request a correction, please contact us via email or by calling (301) 459-9600.