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Internet Privacy Policy

The Coast Guard Foundation ("The Foundation") is pleased to provide information to all of its visitors about its online privacy policy. Please be assured that The Foundation uses its best efforts to protect the privacy of visitors to this web site. This website Privacy Policy ("Privacy Policy") is designed to provide you with information about how we protect your privacy in connection with your use of this website.

Types of Information We Collect and How It Is Used

The Foundation does not collect any specific personal information about website visitors—such as name, postal address, or e-mail address—except when such information is knowingly, and voluntarily, provided. Personal information is obtained from online transactions such as program registrations, e-mail newsletter subscriptions, online surveys, donation pledges, or volunteer applications. If The Foundation is provided with such information, you are giving us permission to use that information to respond to or process your request.

The Foundation automatically collects and stores "non-personally identifiable" information for statistical purposes. This information helps us monitor how visitors use our site. This information includes: your browser software (e.g., Internet Explorer, Mozilla, Netscape Navigator), operating system (e.g., Windows or Macintosh), name and domain of your Internet Service Provider (e.g., AOL, NET.com), and the Internet Protocol (IP) address of the computer you are using. As stated above, this information does not identify you personally.

The Foundation may share personal information with its affiliates. Of course, any use of this information by an affiliate will comply with this policy.

Other than as described above, The Foundation does not sell, exchange, or release your personal information (name, e-mail address, postal address, etc.), to any third parties without your permission.

We reserve the right to use or disclose any information as needed to satisfy any law, regulation or legal request, to protect the integrity of the site, to fulfill your requests, or to cooperate in any law enforcement investigation or an investigation on a matter of public safety.

Our Privacy Policy Regarding Children

This Web site may offer education content to children under 13. No personally identifiable information is collected from them unless voluntarily submitted as a request for information or services. The information collected is used to respond to user inquiries or to provide services requested by our users.

Cookies

"Cookies" are pieces of information that a web site transfers to an individual's hard drive for record-keeping purposes. Cookies allow the web site to remember important information that will make your use of the site more convenient. Like most web sites, we use cookies for a variety of purposes in order to improve your on-line experience. Specifically, we use Google Analytics to help analyze how users use this site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website (including your IP address) is transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. That information is used for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage.

Use the options in your web browser if you do not wish to receive a cookie or if you wish to set your browser to notify you when you receive a cookie. Click on the "Help" section of your browser to learn how to change your cookie preferences. If you disable all cookies, you may not be able to take advantage of all the features of this web site. By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.

Links to Other Sites

We may offer links to other web sites. If you visit one of these linked sites, you should review their privacy and other policies. We are not responsible for the policies and practices of other companies, and any information you submit to those companies is subject to their privacy policies

Changes to our Privacy Policy

This privacy policy is effective as of May 1, 2010. From time to time, it may be necessary for us to change this privacy policy. If we change our policy, we will post the revised version here, so we suggest that you check here periodically for the most up-to-date version of our privacy policy. Rest assured, however, that any changes will not be retroactively applied and will not alter how we handle previously collected information.