Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy 2018-04-25T22:31:05+00:00

Effective Date of Policy: January 1, 2018

Welcome! Below you will find the privacy policy for The Wounded Blue Foundation (“we” or “us“).

We are dedicated to protecting your privacy and handling any personal information we obtain from you with care and respect. The Wounded Blue Foundation Privacy Policy (the “Policy” or the “Privacy Policy“) is designed to answer your questions regarding how we collect, protect, use and share information obtained through the The Wounded Blue Foundation website (the “Site“), www.TheWoundedBlue.org, or other The Wounded Blue Foundation websites, The Wounded Blue Foundation mobile application and other applications (“apps“) that we operate and that link to this Privacy Policy (collectively, the “Services“). The Wounded Blue Foundation may maintain other websites and apps, which are governed by their own privacy policies.

Please see our separate Terms of Use which governs the use of the Services. We encourage you to read this Policy before using the Services, and not to use the Services if you disagree with any part of this Policy. By using the Services or by clicking a box that states that you accept or agree to this Policy, you signify your agreement to the terms and conditions of this Policy.

The Services are controlled and operated by The Wounded Blue Foundation, and are not intended to subject The Wounded Blue Foundation or any affiliated entity to the laws or jurisdiction of any state, country or territory other than that of the United States. We may limit the availability of the Services, in whole or in part, to any person, geographic area or jurisdiction we choose, at any time in our sole discretion.

I. INFORMATION THAT WE COLLECT ON OR THROUGH THE SERVICES

A. Personal Information

In this Policy, when we use the term “Personal Information“, we mean any information that can be used to identify or contact a specific individual, such as the individual’s name, postal address, email address and telephone number.

Visitors to the Services may register and opt-in to receive The Wounded Blue Foundation email newsletters by providing their email address and zip code (children under 18 cannot opt-in for this email newsletter). We also may collect Personal Information through surveys, questionnaires, or optional Visitor submission forms. Your participation in such activities is entirely voluntary.

It is possible that Personal Information and other data that you furnished through the Services may remain in our system (such as in backups of the Services’ data) and can be used by us in accordance with this Policy. PLEASE NOTE THAT WE ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR THE USE BY OTHERS OF ANY PERSONAL INFORMATION YOU DISCLOSE IN YOUR PROFILE OR ON PUBLIC-FACING AREAS OF THE SERVICES.

We may receive your Personal Information from other sources, such as public databases.

B. Collection of Information by Our Service Providers and Use of Cookies and Other Technologies

We and third parties who provide services to us may also collect certain information automatically when you visit the Services, including through the use of cookies and web beacons, such as the browser you are using (e.g., Safari, Internet Explorer, Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, etc.), the internet address from which you linked to the Services, the operating system of your computer (e.g., Microsoft Windows, iOS, Android, etc.), the unique IP address of the computer you used to access our Services and usage and browsing habits. We may use this information to administer and improve your experience on our Services, to help diagnose and troubleshoot potential server malfunctions, and to gather use and demographic information. Some of these third parties may use this information for other purposes.

Our web pages and our e-mail newsletters may contain “web beacons.” Web beacons are small pieces of data embedded with images on pages of the Services or in emails, which allow us to collect information such as the number of users that have visited a web page or opened an email.

C. Non-Personal Information

Non-Personal Information is aggregated information, demographic information, high-level location information, such as the browser language and country during the user session, and other information that does not reveal a person’s specific identity. We may collect Non-Personal Information (e.g., interests, etc.) when you voluntarily provide such information to us, such as through survey responses. Such information constitutes Non-Personal Information because, unless combined with your name or other Personal Information, it does not personally identify you or any other user.

Additionally, we may aggregate Personal Information in such a manner that the end product does not personally identify you or any other user of the Services. For example, we might use Personal Information to calculate the percentage of our users who live in a particular state. Such aggregate information is considered Non-Personal Information for purposes of this Policy.

II. HOW WE USE INFORMATION COLLECTED ON THE SITE

A. How We Use Personal Information

We use Personal Information to process requests made through our Services, such as requests to receive our e-newsletters and or comments submitted through our Services. You may opt-out of receiving our e-newsletters at any time by updating your subscription selection by clicking the “unsubscribe” link located at the bottom of all newsletters, or by emailing your request to randylsutton@live.com.

Fulfillment of Requests. We may use Personal Information about you to fulfill the purpose for which such information was provided (e.g., to send newsletters to you or respond to your requests or inquiries and provide related customer service).

Additional Communications. If you register to sign up to receive one of our e-newsletters, we may use the Personal Information submitted in connection with your application to contact you with surveys or important communications regarding The Wounded Blue Foundation. We may additionally use Personal Information to contact you about The Wounded Blue Foundation content, features, opportunities, and products that may be of interest to you.

Internal Operations and Analysis. We may also use Personal Information about you for our internal business purposes, such as data analysis, audits, enhancing or modifying our products and services, and so forth.

B. How We Use Information Collected Via Cookies and Other Technologies

We use information collected via cookies, web beacons and other technologies as described above, under “Collection of Information by Our Service Providers and Use of Cookies and Other Technologies.”

C. How We Use Non-Personal Information

Because Non-Personal Information does not personally identify you, we may use or disclose such information for any purpose. For instance, we may compile and share aggregate data about the geographic locations or other demographics of our Members, provided that this information does not personally identify any of these Members.

III. HOW WE DISCLOSE INFORMATION COLLECTED ON THE SERVICES

Except as expressly provided in this Policy, we will not share any Personal Information about you without your prior consent.

Your Posted Reviews and Comments. If you submit your story, the contents of those postings may be displayed on our Site but will not contain your name or contact information without your affirmative written consent.

Third Party Service Providers. We may work with third parties who provide services such as data analysis, payment or donation processing, order fulfillment, infrastructure provision, information technology services, content personalization, email delivery services, and market research or third parties who provide other services to help improve or operate our Services. We may share Personal Information about you with third parties solely for the purpose of enabling them to provide these services to us. These service providers are given access to Personal Information needed to perform their functions, but are restricted from using the Personal Information for purposes other than providing services for us.

Law Enforcement; Emergencies; Compliance. Notwithstanding any other provision of this Policy to the contrary, we reserve the right to use your Personal Information, and to disclose it to others, as we believe to be necessary or appropriate: (a) under a requirement of applicable law, (b) to comply with legal process, (c) to respond to governmental requests, (d) to enforce our Terms of Service, (e) to protect our operations, (f) for assistance in fraud detection and prevention; (g) to protect the rights, privacy, safety or property of The Wounded Blue Foundation, you or others, (h) to permit us to pursue available remedies or limit the damages that we may sustain, and (i) in connection with a disposition of all or a substantial portion of our business, assets or stock, such as the sale of the Site or Services, a merger, consolidation, reorganization, joint venture, assignment, or bankruptcy or similar proceedings.

IV. Donor Privacy Policy

At The Wounded Blue Foundation, we are strongly committed to protecting the privacy of our donors. We are dedicated to protecting your privacy and handling any personal information we obtain from you with care and respect.

We are not in the business of renting, selling, or trading our donors’ names or personal information, nor of sending mailings to our donors on behalf of other organizations. If this should ever change, we would only do so with your prior consent.

We may use third-party service providers to provide certain services on our behalf, including to process donations. To the extent that any third-party service provider is used to process donations, that service provider has assured The Wounded Blue Foundation it will not use personal donor information for any purpose other than what is necessary to process the gift transaction for The Wounded Blue Foundation. And any additional service providers, such as email providers, are given access to personal donor information only as needed to provide their functions for The Wounded Blue Foundation.

This policy applies to all donor personal information received by The Wounded Blue Foundation, both online and offline, on any Platform (“Platform”, includes the The Wounded Blue Foundation website and mobile applications), as well as through any electronic, written, or oral communications.

V. IMPORTANT DISCLOSURES, PRACTICES AND CONTACT INFORMATION

Links. This Privacy Policy does not address, and we are not responsible for, the privacy, information or other practices of any third party, including any third party operating any site or service to which the Services link. The inclusion of a link on the Services does not imply our endorsement of the linked site or service. In addition, we are not responsible for the information collection, use, disclosure or security policies and practices of other organizations, such as Facebook, Apple, Google, Microsoft, RIM or any other app developer, app provider, social media platform provider, operating system provider, wireless service provider or device manufacturer.

Security. We seek to use reasonable administrative, organizational, technical, and physical measures to help protect the Personal Information you provide to us. Unfortunately, no data transmission or storage system can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. If you have reason to believe that your interaction with us is no longer secure, you should immediately notify us in accordance with the section below entitled “Contacting Us.” Please note that if you notify us by physical mail, this will delay the time it takes for us to respond to the problem.

Updating Your Personal Information. You can update your Personal Information at any time by providing it through our contact submission form.

Please note we are unable to update or delete any of your Personal Information that has been shared with a third party as permitted in this Policy or with your consent. Also, please note that we may need to retain certain information for recordkeeping purposes, and there also may be some residual information that will remain within our databases and other records (such as in backups of the Site’s data), which may not be removed.

Changes to the Privacy Policy. We reserve the right to change this Policy, and any changes to our Policy will become effective upon our posting of the revised Policy on the Site. Use of the Services following such changes constitutes your acceptance of the revised Policy then in effect. If we make changes to this Policy we will take reasonable steps to alert users of the Services that the Policy has been updated.

VI. CONTACTING US

If you have any questions about this Policy, or the practices of the Services, please contact us at randylsutton@live.com. Or write to us at:

The Wounded Blue Foundation
c/o Corbin and Kaiser, LLC
1107 9th Street, Suite 880
Sacramento, CA 95814

VII. NOTICE TO CALIFORNIA RESIDENTS

The Wounded Blue Foundation will not share the contact information, including email address and/or zip code, that was shared by any registered users unless they have specifically opted-in and chosen to have their information shared with affiliates and like-minded coalitions.

California Civil Code Section 1798.83 permits California residents to request certain information regarding our disclosure of personal information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes. To make such a request, please send an email to or write us randylsutton@live.com For you may contact us via regular mail at:

The Wounded Blue Foundation
c/o Corbin and Kaiser, LLC
1107 9th Street, Suite 880
Sacramento, CA 95814