The Blue Star Salute Foundation, Inc. (BSSFI) is committed to protecting your privacy and developing technology that gives you the most powerful and safe online experience. This Statement of Privacy applies to the BSSFI's Web site and governs data collection and usage. By using the BSSFI's website, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.
COLLECTION OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
BSSFI collects personally identifiable information, such as your e-mail address, name, home or work address or telephone number. BSSFI also collects anonymous demographic information, which is not unique to you, such as your ZIP code, age, gender, preferences, interests and favorites.
There is also information about your computer hardware and software that is automatically collected by BSSFI. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring Web site addresses. This information is used by BSSFI for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the BSSFI's Web site.
Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose personally identifiable information or personally sensitive data through BSSFI's public message boards, this information may be collected and used by others. Note: BSSFI does not read any of your private online communications.
BSSFI encourages you to review the privacy statements of Web sites you choose to link to from BSSFI so that you can understand how those Web sites collect, use and share your information. BSSFI is not responsible for the privacy statements or other content on Web sites outside of BSSFI's Web site.
USE OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
BSSFI collects and uses your personal information to operate BSSFI's Web site and deliver the services you have requested. BSSFI also uses your personally identifiable information to inform you of other products or services available from BSSFI and its affiliates. BSSFI may also contact you via surveys to conduct research about your opinion of current services or of potential new services that may be offered.
BSSFI does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties. BSSFI may, from time to time, contact you on behalf of external business partners about a particular offering that may be of interest to you. In those cases, your unique personally identifiable information (e-mail, name, address, telephone number) is not transferred to the third party. In addition, BSSFI may share data with trusted partners to help us perform statistical analysis, send you email or postal mail, provide customer support, or arrange for deliveries. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to BSSFI, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.
BSSFI does not use or disclose sensitive personal information, such as race, religion, or political affiliations, without your explicit consent.
BSSFI keeps track of the Web sites and pages our customers visit within BSSFI, in order to determine what BSSFI's services are the most popular. This data is used to deliver customized content and advertising within BSSFI to customers whose behavior indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area.
BSSFI's Web site will disclose your personal information, without notice, only if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on BSSFI or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of BSSFI; and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of BSSFI or the public.
CHANGES TO THIS STATEMENT
BSSFI will occasionally update this Statement of Privacy to reflect company and customer feedback. BSSFI encourages you to periodically review this Statement to be informed of how BSSFI is protecting your information.
BSSFI welcomes your comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. If you believe BSSFI has not adhered to this Statement, please Contact BSSFI and we will promptly determine and remedy the problem.