Military Spouse Business Academy

Privacy Policy

Last Updated:  4/27/2015

 

This Privacy Policy explains how information is collected, used, and disclosed by the Military Spouse Business Academy (“MSBAcademy”). This Policy applies to information we collect when you visit our Web sites, www.militaryspousebusinessacademy.org and http://www.redwhiteandbluepages.org, and other MSBAcademy Web sites that link to this Policy (the “Services”).

 

We may change this Privacy Policy from time to time. If we make changes to the Privacy Policy, we will provide notice of such changes, such as by sending an email, providing notice through the Services and/or updating the “Last Updated” date at the top of this Policy. We encourage you to frequently review this Privacy Policy to ensure that you understand how we collect, use, and transfer information about you.

 

 What Information Do We Collect?

 

Active Collection: We collect information you directly provide to us, such as when you request information or help for your business, make a donation, sign a petition, purchase ad space, send us an email or sign up to receive our newsletter, fill out a form, connect through a social feed, sign up to be a volunteer or host an event, submit a resume, or create an account or profile.  We also collect any information you provide when you post comments or other content or participate in interactive features, surveys, contests, games, or promotions on our Services or our social media pages. The types of information we collect may include your name, password, email address,  address, phone numbers, website and description of your business, branch of service, and other information you choose to provide.

 

Passive Collection: When you use our Services, we automatically collect certain information. Such information may include your Internet Protocol (IP) address, your operating system and browser type, the unique ID number associated with your mobile device, the address of a referring web site, and your activity on our Services.

We may also automatically collect certain information through the use of “cookies” or web beacons.  Cookies are small data files stored on your hard drive at the request of a website.  Among other things, cookies help us improve our websites and your experience.  If you wish to block, erase, or be warned of cookies, please refer to your browser manufacturer to learn about these functions.  If you remove or reject cookies, it may affect certain features on our websites.  Web beacons are small, invisible graphic images that may be used on our websites or in our emails to collect information about usage and campaign effectiveness.

 

We may allow other companies to provide analytics services and serve advertisements on the Services.  These entities may use cookies, web beacons and other technologies to collect information about your use of the Services and other websites, including your IP address, web browser, pages viewed, time spent on pages, links clicked and conversion information.  This information may be used to, among other things, analyze and track data, determine the popularity of certain content, deliver advertising and content targeted to your interests on our Services and other websites and better understand your online activity.  For more information about Interest-based ads, or to opt out of having your web browsing information used for behavioral advertising purposes, please visit www.aboutads.info/choices.

 

We may also collect information that you post on MSBAcademy pages located on third-party social networking sites, such as Facebook and Twitter.

 

We may also obtain information from other sources and combine that with information we collect through our Services.

 

How Do We Use the Information We Collect?

 

We use personal information we collect for various purposes, including to:

    1. to provide the information, services, or products you request, and to process and complete such requests and any related transactions;
    2. to notify you about important changes to our Services;
    3. to send you newsletters and otherwise provide you with information you request or that we think will be of interest to you, such as sending you information to keep you informed about various initiatives, events, resources, promotions, contests, products and services;
    4. to help connect you with other supporters, and to solicit mentors, volunteers, donations and support for the MSBAcademy and the issues and organizations that we support;
    5. to request feedback and to otherwise contact you about your use of the Services;
    6. to respond to your emails, submissions, questions, comments, and requests and to provide customer service;
    7. to monitor and analyze site usage and trends, and to personalize and improve the Services and our users’ experiences on the Services;
    8. to serve ads on this and other websites or media and to understand how users respond to our ads;
    9. to notify and contact contest and sweepstakes entrants; and
    10. for any other purpose for which the information was collected.

 

What Information Do We Share With Third Parties?

 

When you register for our Services, we share your profile information with other users of our Services as indicated on our registration page. We may also share information about you as follows or as otherwise described in this Privacy Policy:

  1. with vendors, consultants, and other service providers or volunteers who are engaged by or working with us and who need access to such information to carry out their work for us;
  2. with your consent or at your direction, including if we notify you through our Services that the information you provide will be shared in a particular manner and you provide such information;
  3. when we believe in good faith that we are lawfully authorized or required to do so or that doing so is reasonably necessary or appropriate to comply with the law or legal processes or respond to lawful requests, claims or legal authorities, including responding to lawful subpoenas, warrants, or court orders;
  4. when we believe in good faith that doing so is reasonably necessary or appropriate to respond to claims or to protect the rights, property, or safety of the MSBAcademy, our users, our employees, our volunteers, copyright owners, third parties or the public, including without limitation to protect such parties from fraudulent, abusive, inappropriate, or unlawful activity or use of our Services;
  5. in aggregated or anonymized information that does not directly identify you;
  6. in connection with, or during negotiations of, any merger, reorganization, or acquisition, or in any other situation where personal information may be disclosed or transferred as one of the assets of the MSBAcademy; and
  7. with  organizations, groups, causes, or other entities that we believe may be of interest to you.

 

Online petitions:  When you sign an online petition,  such petition is public information and we may make the petition, and your name, city, state, and any comments provided in connection with the online petition, publicly available, or available to national, state, or local leaders, or to the press.

 

Interactive Features:  When you use the Services, information you post in comments or in any other interactive areas of the Services, as well as any information you share with individuals through the Services or share through social network sites, will be available to other users and, in some cases, may be publicly available.  We recommend you be cautious about giving out personal information to others or sharing personal information in public or private online forums.  We are not responsible for the actions of any third parties with whom you share personal information.

 

Social PluginsThe Services may offer social plugins or other tools that allow you to share actions you take on our websites or on other web sites. Even if you are not logged into the plugin provider’s service, these plugins may transmit certain information. For information on the purpose and scope of data collection and processing by plugin providers, as well as your rights and options, please visit the privacy policy page for the site providing the plugin.

 

Links to Other Websites

 

Our Services may contain links to other websites.  Any personal information you provide on the linked pages is provided directly to that third party and is subject to that third party’s privacy policy.  This Privacy Policy does not apply to such linked sites, and we are not responsible for the content or privacy and security practices and policies of these websites or any other sites that are linked to from our Services.  We encourage you to learn about their privacy and security practices and policies before providing them with personal information.

 

What Steps Do We Take To Protect Your Information Online?

 

We take reasonable measures to protect your personal information in an effort to prevent loss, misuse, and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, and destruction.  Please be aware, however, that despite our efforts, no security measures are perfect or impenetrable and no method of data transmission that can be guaranteed against any interception or other type of misuse.

 

What Choices Do You Have Regarding the Use of Your Information?

 

You may opt out of receiving email updates and newsletters by following the instructions in those text messages and emails.  Please note that we may still send you other types of emails, such as emails about your use of our Services, or use information as otherwise described in this Privacy Policy, even if you opt out of receiving email updates and newsletters.

 

Questions?

 

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact us at contact@milspousebiz.org.