SMSA Privacy Policy

The Seabee Memorial Scholarship Association (SMSA) recognizes the importance of protecting your privacy and is committed to respecting the privacy of our donors. This policy will explain what information we collect from you when you donate to us by mail, telephone, online, visit our website, mobile application and blogs, the way we use this information, and the choices you can make regarding our use of your personal information.  We have developed this privacy policy to ensure our donors that information is used carefully and with sensitivity to our donors’ needs and requests.

 

Please review the entire policy and feel free to contact us using the contact information below if you have any questions. By using the Sites, you consent to the collection, use, and disclosure of your information in accordance with the Policy.

 

Effective Date and Questions

This privacy policy is effective: 03/26/2020. The policy may be changed or updated from time to time and such changes will be promptly posted. If you have any question about our Privacy Policy, or would like to request any information, you can contact us at:

 

Seabee Memorial Scholarship Association Inc.

PO Box 391

Springfield, VA 22150

Phone: (703) 690-7672

smsa@seabee.org

www.seabee.org

 

Collection of Information

What personal information do we collect from the people that visit our blog, website or app?

 

We may collect the following kinds of information when you use the Sites:

 

Information you provide directly to us.  For certain activities, such as when you register for and event, make a donation, apply for a scholarship, subscribe to our updates or newsletters, contact us directly or contact us online, we may collect some or all of the following types of information:

 

  • Identity Data: your full name, username or similar identifier, marital status, title, date of birth and gender;

  • Contact Data: billing address, delivery address, email address, and telephone number(s);

  • Financial Data:  bank account(s) and payment card details;

  • Transaction Data: details about payments to and from you and other details of financial exchanges between you and us;

  • Profile Data: Username and password, purchases, donations, registrations, attendance or orders made by you, your interests, preferences, feedback and survey responses;

  • Usage Data: Information about how you use our website, blogs, products and services;

  • Marketing and Communications Data: Your preferences in receiving marketing from us and our third parties and your communication preferences.

 

We also collect, use and share Aggregated Data such as statistical or demographic data for any purpose. Aggregated Data could be derived from your personal data but is not considered personal data in law as this data will not directly or indirectly reveal your identity. 

 

Information that we collect automatically.  We may collect certain information automatically when you us our Site, such as your internet protocol (IP) address, your login data, browser type and version, time zone setting and location, browser plug-in types and versions, operating system and platform, and other technology on the devices you use to access the Sites. Additionally, we may collect information about pages you visit before and after using the Sites, the date and time or your visits, information about the link you click, the pages you view, the general manner in which you navigate the Sites, and other standard server log information.  We may also collect certain location information when you use our Sites such as your mobile device’s GPS signal or information about nearby WIFI access points and cell towers. We may also receive information about you from other sources, including through third party services and organizations such as Facebook, Google, LinkedIn or Twitter. 

 

We and third parties that provide content or functionality on our Sites, may use cookies, pixel tags, Local Shared Objects, and similar technologies to automatically collect this information. 

 

We may also collect technical data to address and fix technical problems and improve our Sites, including the memory state of your device when a system or app crash occurs while using our Sites. Your device or browser may permit you to control the collection of this technical data.  This data may include parts of a document you were using when a problem occurred, or the contents of your communications.  By using the Sites, you are consenting to the collection of this technical data.

 

Use of Information

 

We generally use the information we collect online to:

  • Carry out the transactions that you request, such as making a donation or participating in events;

  • Understand your needs and provide you with a better online experience;

  • Contact you to send promotional materials from us, including for fundraising purposes

  • Analyze the use of the Sites and user data to understand and improve the Sites;

  • Evaluation your application for a scholarship;

  • Prevent potentially prohibited or illegal activities and otherwise in accordance with tour Terms and Conditions; and 

  • For any other purpose disclosed to you at the time we collect your information or pursuant to your consent (including using your likeness, image, name and/or voice on SMSA’s website, social media, multimedia materials, print materials, and any other works by SMSA, where you have provided your consent to do so).

 

Security

We use reasonable measure to help protect information from loss, theft, misuse and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration and destruction.  SMSA implements physical, electronic and managerial procedures to ensure that your personal information is protected at all times. Your personal information is contained behind secured networks and is only accessible by a limited number of persons who have special access rights to such systems, and are required to keep the information confidential. In addition, all sensitive/credit information you supply is encrypted via secure socket layer (SSL) technology. We implement a variety of security measures when a user makes a donation or registers for an event to maintain the safety of your personal information. All transactions are processed through a gateway provider and are not stored or processed on our servers.

You should understand that no data storage system or transmission of data over the Internet or any other public network can be guaranteed to be 100 percent secure. SMSA uses commercially reasonable means to protect site visitor’s personal information, but cannot guarantee its absolute security.  Additionally, please note that information collected by third parties may not have the same security protections as information you submit to us, and we are not responsible for protecting the security of such information. 

 

Cookies

Cookies are small bits of information that are stored by your computer’s web browser.  Pixel tags are very small images or small pieces of data embedded in images, also known as “web beacons” or “clear GIFs,” that recognize cookies, the time and date a page is viewed, a description of the page where the pixel tag is placed, and similar information from your computer or device. Local Shared Objects (sometimes referred to as “Flash Cookies”) are similar to standard cookies except that they can be larger and are downloaded to a computer or mobile device by the adobe flash media player. 

You may refuse to accept browsers cookies by activating the appropriate settings on your browser. However, if you select this setting you may be unable to access certain parts of our Website. We do not use cookies for tracking purposes. We use cookies, Local Share Objects, and similar technologies for technical reasons to enable the efficient operation of the Sites, to enhance the ease of the use of the Sites, to display advertisement on our Sites and elsewhere online, and to gather statistics on how you use our Sites. By using the Sites, you consent to our use of cookies and similar technologies.

 

Third-party disclosure

We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information. We do work collaboratively with the Seabee Historic Foundation to maintain a shared database of individuals who are interested in the Civil Engineer Corps, Seabees, NAVFAC, US Navy or scholarships. 

Third-party links

Occasionally, at our discretion, we may include or offer third-party products or services on our website. These third-party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. We therefore have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. Nonetheless, we seek to protect the integrity of our site and welcome any feedback about these sites.

Do-Not-Track Signals and Similar Mechanisms.      Some web browsers transmit “do-not-track” signals to websites. Because of differences in how web browsers incorporate and activate this feature, it is not always clear whether users intend for these signals to be transmitted, or whether they even are aware of them. We honor do not track signals and do not track, plant cookies, or use advertising when a Do Not Track (DNT) browser mechanism is in place.

 

California Residents

Your California Privacy Rights.  

 

SMSA collects that you provide to us or that we learn about you from your use of our Website. Under California law, once a year, California residents may request certain information about our disclosure of your personal information to unaffiliated third parties for direct marketing purposes. SMSA does not disclose any personal information to unaffiliated parties for these purposes.

 

Third-party behavioral tracking.

We do not allow third-party behavioral tracking

 

COPPA (Children Online Privacy Protection Act)

When it comes to the collection of personal information from children under 13, the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) puts parents in control. The Federal Trade Commission, the nation’s consumer protection agency, enforces the COPPA Rule, which spells out what operators of websites and online services must do to protect children’s privacy and safety online.

We do not specifically market to children under 13.

 

Fair Information Practices

In order to be in line with Fair Information Practices we will take the following responsive action, should a data breach occur:
We will notify the users via email as soon as possible.

We also agree to the Individual Redress Principle, which requires that individuals have a right to pursue legally enforceable rights against data collectors and processors who fail to adhere to the law. This principle requires not only that individuals have enforceable rights against data users, but also that individuals have recourse to courts or government agencies to investigate and/or prosecute non-compliance by data processors.

 

CAN SPAM Act

The CAN-SPAM Act is a law that sets the rules for commercial email, establishes requirements for commercial messages, gives recipients the right to have emails stopped from being sent to them, and spells out tough penalties for violations.

To be in accordance with CANSPAM we agree to the following:

If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, you can email us at smsa@seabee.org and we will promptly remove you from ALL correspondence.

Changes to the Privacy Policy

We may update this policy from time to time. When we update the Policy, we will revise the “Effective Date” above and post the new Privacy Policy. We recommend that you review the Privacy Policy each time you visit the Sites to stay informed of our privacy practices.

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Mailing Address

P.O. Box 391

Springfield, VA 22150

Donation Address:
SMSA
​PO Box 667
​Gulfport, MS 39502

Phone: 703-690-7672 

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No federal endorsement intended.

Financial Documents:
IRS 990

Independent Audit

combined federal campaign number: 11959

 

SMSA is designated a 501(c)3 nonprofit

by the IRS (EIN #52-0910325)

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