PRIVACY POLICIES

Privacy Policy

 

Effective Date: 1 December, 2015

Last Updated: 1 December, 2015

 

INTRODUCTION:  OUR COMMITMENT TO PRIVACY

 

Your privacy is important to us.  To better protect your privacy, we provide this notice explaining our online information practices and the choices you can make about the way your information is collected and used.  To make this notice easy to find, we make links available to it on our website, tvcmn.org (“the Website”), and at points where personal information may be requested.

 

The Veterans Community Media Network (“TVCMN”) reserves the right to change, modify, add to or remove portions of this policy at any time.  Privacy Policy changes will apply to the personal information collected from the date of posting of the revised Privacy Policy to the Website.  Please check this page periodically for any changes.  You will also be notified of the changes to our policy by email or any other method that TVCMN deems appropriate.  Your continued use of the Website after being notified of the changes to our policy will constitute acceptance of our new Privacy Policy.

 

YOUR CONSENT

 

By accepting TVCMN’s Terms of Use (as a user of the Website) you explicitly consent to this Privacy Policy.

 

INFORMATION THAT YOU PROVIDE TO TVCMN

 

Personal Information

 

Personal information is information that someone could use to identify you.  We may request personal information about you in connection with (1) your use of, or participation in, the Website, including discussion/social networking forums, registrations, purchases, content submissions, and other information; or (2) your participation in our activities.  Personal information may include name, address, email address, phone number, birth date, occupation, credit card account data and other purchasing information.  You may also provide us with photographs or other video/media content that may contain personal information.  Unless specifically stated, we do not require this information to obtain access to the Website.  The personal information we collect is used by TVCMN for purposes, including but not limited to:

 

 

  • Customer Service:  On some pages our users can submit comments or ask questions.  We also collect personal information when you send us emails containing questions or requests.  We only save personal information associated with questions and requests in our customer service database in order to respond to those questions and requests, and to better serve you when responding to any questions or requests you may have in the future.  This data does not expire, and is retained unless otherwise stated.  This information is not sold to or shared with other organizations for commercial purposes.

 

  • Discussion/Social Networking Forums:  The Website may offer discussion forums, message boards, social networking opportunities, chat pages and other public forums or features in which you may provide personal information, materials and related content.  If you submit personal information when using these public features, please note that such personal information may be publicly posted and otherwise disclosed and used without limitation or restriction.

 

  • Other Uses:  TVCMN may use the information it collects to operate, maintain, and improve our product; to communicate about promotions, events, and other products or services offered by TVCMN; and to promote the safety and security of the Website’s users.

 

  • Account Information: To create an account on the Website you will be asked to provide a valid email address, username, and password at registration.

 

Non-Identifying Information

 

TVCMN collects a variety of non-identifying information from visitors to the Website.  This data is collected automatically via the use of cookies (small computer files saved on your hard drive) and other standard web technology.  Automatically collected information may include:  the operating system on your computer, the type of web browser you are using, your IP address, and the links you followed to enter and leave the site.

 

TVCMN’s web servers collect the domain names of visitors to the Website, however, they do not recognize individual email addresses.  Aggregate information showing the email addresses and/or domain names of visitors, the number of visits, average time spent on the Website, pages viewed, etc. is collected and used only for internal review to measure the overall use of the Website and provide direction for its continuous improvement.  This information is not sold to or shared with other organizations for commercial purposes.

 

 

 

 

SHARING OF INFORMATION

 

We may share your personal information under the following circumstances:

 

  • Vendors need the information to perform necessary duties (e.g. credit card authorization); or
  • Disclosure of information is required by law.

 

At times, we employ other companies and individuals to perform certain functions on our behalf.  Examples include removing repetitive information from customer lists, analyzing data, and providing marketing assistance.  These agents, contractors and third party service providers may receive personal information in the course of providing services to TVCMN.  TVCMN will ensure that these service providers protect the personal information in a manner consistent with the principles set out in this Privacy Policy.

 

TVCMN may also disclose personally identifiable information based on a good-faith belief that such disclosure is necessary to conform to or comply with the law or that such disclosure is necessary to protect our website visitors or the general public.

 

TVCMN will not be responsible for the practices of third parties that TVCMN does not own or control or individuals that TVCMN does not employ or manage.  The information provided by you to other third parties may be subject to their privacy policies, which may differ from TVCMN’s privacy policy.

 

The Website may contain links to other sites, and we make every effort to only link to sites that share our high standards and respect for privacy.  However, we are not responsible for the privacy practices employed by other sites.  TVCMN is also not responsible for privacy or security issues with other Internet websites, even if a user on the Website posts the external link to the Website.

 

DATA RETENTION

 

TVCMN reserves the right to retain your account information for as long as your account remains active.  All information data is retained to comply with this policy or legal obligations.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MESSAGES FROM TVCMN

 

TVCMN may periodically contact you by sending an email newsletter, marketing emails and emails related to new features.  You will be able to opt-out of receiving these emails.  If you opt out, we may still send you emails related to your account information and related to our business with you.

 

CONTACT US

 

We welcome your questions, comments, and concerns about privacy.  Please send us any and all feedback pertaining to privacy, or any other issue by contacting us at:

 

The Veterans Community Media Network

1540 Jackson Street #115

Oakland, CA 94612

1.510.435.7266

EM: info_4_tvcmn@tvcmn.org

 

 

 

Please also visit our Terms of Use section establishing the use, disclaimers, and limitations of liability governing the use of the Website. TERMS OF USE

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