Privacy Policy

Privacy Statement
The Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 8573 is committed to protecting and maintaining the personal information you provide to us. This Privacy Statement sets out the governing principles for our use of personal information we may obtain about you. We are located in Canyon Lake, Texas.

By using VFW’s sites, you agree to the transfer of your personal information to or within the United States where applicable.

Collection of Personal Information
VFW collects personal information from our members, as part of the registration process and to maintain our membership information. This personal information may include names, postal addresses, email addresses, telephone numbers, and other information, such as survey responses. We may also collect other demographic information. This information, alone or in combination with other information, may constitute personally identifiable information (PII).

If you visit our Facebook or other social media pages, or participate in one of our promotions, we may collect information you submit or make publicly available, such as posting a picture.

Use and Sharing of Personal Information
We will not share your personal information with others, except as described below or after we inform you and give you an opportunity to opt out of having your personal information shared.

We may use such voluntarily provided information to improve our understanding of your interests, to improve our services, or to contact you.

We may use your personal information to send emails to you with VFW-related news, products, offers, surveys, promotions and information. You can choose not to receive such communications by clicking the “Unsubscribe” link located on the message or emailing us.

Tracking Visits to Our Site
Like many websites, our Site monitors visitor traffic patterns by logging tracking data, which is collected automatically from each Site visitor. Tracking data may include information such as the IP address of the visitor’s computer, its browser type and operating system, the referring site, which pages of the Site were visited, the order in which they were visited, and which links were clicked.

Cookies, Web Beacons and Similar Tracking Methods
Users visit our Site via a browser, such as Microsoft Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Apple Safari or Firefox. Our Site uses “cookies” (i.e., small text files placed on a visitor computer’s hard drive) and other technologies that allow us to recognize your browser when you visit our Site. They help us determine information such as the type of content that a visitor accesses on our Site and the length of time that the visitor spends on any particular area of the Site.

You can set your browser to accept all cookies, reject all cookies or notify you when a cookie is set. Each browser is different, so check its “Help” menu to learn how to change your cookie preferences. You can visit our Site without accepting cookies. If you do not accept cookies, you may not be able to enjoy all the benefits of being a registered user of our Site.

The Site may also use analytics script codes. These codes are small pieces of computer code which allow us to count how many people visit our site or certain pages on the site or open an e-mail. They allow us to better customize the Web site in order to personalize it and improve your experience while visiting.

There are “do not track” or similar browser choices available to consumers with respect to online web activity, but given the present lack of consensus of what constitutes an informed election, appropriate trigger or breadth of scope of such choice, our Site will continue to operate as described in this Statement, whether or not a “do not track” signal is received.

Under 13 Years Old
This website is not intended or designed to attract children under the age of 13. We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable data from or about any person under the age of 13. If you are under 13 years old and wish to ask a question or use this website in any way that requires you to submit your personal information, please get your parent or guardian to do so on your behalf.

Integrity and Security of Personal Information
Use of SSL and encryption – When the VFW Foundation transfers and receives certain types of sensitive information such as online donations and account information, we direct visitors to a secure server, which communicates via SSL encryption and which has been designed to reduce the possibility of interception and hacking. You’ll know that you’re in a secure area of our website when the “http” portion of the VFW Foundation website address in your browser changes to “https.” The “s” stands for “secure.”

Restricting who has access to your information – the VFW Foundation employs commercially reasonable managerial and technical measures to help protect the security and integrity of the personal information it collects online through this site. You acknowledge, however, that no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while the VFW Foundation strives to protect your personal information, we cannot ensure the security of any information you transmit to or from this site.

International Visitors
Our Site is hosted in the United States. If you access the Site or Services from the European Union, Asia, or any other region with laws or regulations governing personal data collection, use, and disclosure that differ from United States laws, please be advised that through your continued use of our Site, you are transferring your personal information to the United States and you consent to that transfer and this Privacy Policy. Additionally, you understand that your personal information may be processed in countries (including the United States) where laws regarding processing personal information may be less stringent than in your country.

Changes to this Privacy Statement
We may update this Privacy Statement from time to time. We will notify you of material changes to this Statement by posting the updated Statement on this page. We ask that you bookmark and periodically review this page to ensure your familiarity with the current version of our Statement. You can determine when this Statement was last changed by checking the “Effective Date” line at the top of this Policy.


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