Privacy Policy


General

Veterans4Quality™ recognizes that the protection of privacy is a major concern to many who want to understand how we acquire personal information through our website or mobile applications and how we use, share, and protect this information. By using our services and viewing our website, you are consenting to the information collection, use and disclosure practices described in this privacy policy. As used in Privacy Policy, "Veterans4Quality", "us", or "we" refers to Veterans4Quality™, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, and any subsidiaries and affiliates.

Types of Information Gathered

Veterans4Quality™ may gather personal information (i) that you give to us voluntarily while using a feature of the Website; (ii) when you request information about our services using this Website; (iii) when you visit the Website as described in the section titled "Cookies" below, or (iv) when you provide us with comments, suggestions, or other input. During such activities, we may collect personal information about you that is not publicly available and can identify you, such as your name, mailing address, email address and phone number, birth date, and financial information, such as credit card number.

Cookies:

We use cookies, web beacons, and other technologies to receive and store certain types of information whenever you interact with this Website through your computer or mobile device. This information, which includes the pages you visit on our site, which web address you came from, the type of browser/device/hardware you are using, search terms and IP-based geographic location, helps us customize this Website experience and make our messages more relevant. We will only use this type data in an aggregate form which does not identify you personally.

Use of Information

Veterans4Quality™ may use information gathered through this Website and mobile applications to: (i) fulfill requests for information; (ii) deliver emails and mobile messages; (iii) improve the effectiveness of this Website, your mobile experience and our marketing efforts; and (iv) assist law enforcement and respond to subpoenas.

Sharing of Information

Veterans4Quality™ will not sell or otherwise share personally identifying information with other people or nonaffiliated companies except for those purposes described in this Privacy Policy. In addition, Veterans4Quality™ may share this information with certain third parties to provide requested service that we do not provide directly, but we will only share personal information with these parties if they agree not to disclose the information to other parties and agree not to use this information to solicit business from you.

Also, Veterans4Quality™ may disclose specific information upon governmental request, in response to a court order, when required by law, or to protect our or others' rights, property, or safety. We do not provide information to these agencies or companies for marketing or commercial purposes.

Information from Public Forums

Any information you submit in a blog, chat room, social network or other public forum can be read, collected, or used by us and others, including, for example, to personalize your experience on this Website. You are responsible for the information you disclose in these forums and such information is not protected under this privacy policy.

Privacy of Mobile Applications

Veterans4Quality™ mobile applications may collect certain information automatically, such as the type of mobile device you use, the temporary or persistent unique device identifiers (sometimes called UDID) placed by us or our service providers, the unique identifier assigned by us to your device, the IP address of your mobile device, your mobile operating system, the type of mobile Internet browsers you use, and information about the way you use our mobile applications.

Additionally, our mobile application may collect precise information about the location of your device. You must first provide permission through your device before our mobile applications obtain such location information from technologies like GPS, Wi-Fi, or cell tower proximity (or a combination of these technologies). We, and our service providers, may use and store this information, in combination with other location-based information such as IP address and billing or postal code provided by you at time of your mobile application registration, to provide enhanced location based services. You can stop all collection of information by our mobile applications easily by uninstalling the mobile applications. Also, you may at any time opt-out from further allowing us to have access to your location data by adjusting the permissions in your mobile device.

Updating Personal Information

Veterans4Quality™ understands that you may want to change or access your personal information. You may do so by sending an email to support@veterans4quality.org requesting to opt-out. In addition, you have the ability to unsubscribe to our promotional emails via the opt-out link in the email. This opt-out method also permits California residents, in compliance with California law, to prohibit us from disclosing personal information about them to third parties for marketing purposes. Residents of all other states, may also select this method for the same purpose.

Changes to Privacy Policy

This document was last updated in May, 2016. We may update this privacy policy at any time. If so, we will post the updated privacy policy at this Website. We encourage you to review this privacy policy from time to time for any changes.

Children

Parents should always supervise their children while online. This Website is not designed nor intended to collect personal information from children under the age of thirteen. So that we may comply with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act, we ask that children under the age of thirteen not provide any personal information on this Website or to any of our mobile applications. If a child under the age of thirteen has provided us with personal information, we ask that a parent or guardian contact us at support@veterans4quality.org .

Links

The Veterans4Quality™ Website and mobile applications may contains links to other websites not controlled by Veterans4Quality. We have attempted to choose our linked partners with great care. However, we are not responsible for the privacy practices of any linked site. You should read the privacy policy of each linked website to understand how it collects, stores and protects your personal information. In addition, when you browse, other websites may place their own cookies on your computer and we do not control cookies placed on your computer by third parties whose links appear on this Website.

Security

Veterans4Quality™ has attempted to take all reasonable steps to have physical, electronic and procedural safeguards in place to protect personal information gathered through this Website. This includes compliance with related federal regulations and may include use of industry-standard Secure Socket Layer (SSL) encryption to prevent any loss, misuse, unauthorized access, disclosure, or modification of personal information. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee or warrant the security of any information you transmit to or from our web sites, and you do so at your own risk.

Questions and Comments

Veterans4Quality™ is always interested in what you have to say. If you have a question or concern, please contact us .

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