Use of Information
The Fund may use the information it collects for any of the following purposes, without limitation: (1) to further the Fund's mission to provide financial grants and other assistance to injured Marines, sailors, and their families; (2) to send checks to grant recipients; (3) to send correspondence and other documents including, but not limited to, thank you notes, In Honor Of / In Memory Of Certificates, Support Certificates, tax receipts, newsletters, and information about the Fund; (4) to provide a list of donors to the family of a deceased service member, in whose memory a donation was made, so that the family can acknowledge the donation; and (5) to contact grant recipients and donors when necessary; (6) publishing lists of donors and/or recipients.
Disclosure of Information
We do not sell or share donor information with third parties with intent to market or sell. The Fund may disclose the information it collects for the following purposes: (1) to our employees, volunteers, independent contractors, consultants, business associates, service providers, suppliers, donors, donation recipients, and credit companies if the disclosure will enable that party to perform a business, professional, or technical support function for us; (2) as necessary if we have reason to believe that such disclosure is necessary to identify, contact, or bring legal action against someone who may be causing injury to or interference with our rights and property, users of our Site, or anyone else who could be harmed by such activities; (3) to respond to judicial process and provide information to law enforcement agencies or in connection with an investigation on matters related to public safety, as permitted by law, or otherwise as required by law; and (4) in the event that the Fund or any of its assets are acquired by a third party.
The Fund does not knowingly collect any personal information from children under 13.
The security of your personal information is important to us. When you enter sensitive information (such as credit card number and/or social security number) the Fund's site, or otherwise provide such information to the Fund, we encrypt that information using secure socket layer technology (SSL), or securely store or destroy after entry of such information into electronic form, any hard copies of such information.
We maintain physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards to protect the personal information we collect. We follow generally accepted industry standards to protect the personal information submitted to us, both during transmission and once we receive it. No method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, or secure storage of hard copies is 100% secure, however. Therefore, while we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.
Links to Other Sites
The Fund's Web site contains links to other sites that are not owned or controlled by the Fund. Please be aware that the Fund is not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. This privacy statement applies only to information collected by the Fund.