This privacy statement discloses the privacy practices for MilitaryLife.com. Internet user privacy is of paramount importance to MilitaryLife.com, our users, advertisers, and Web publishers.
Information Collection and Use
MilitaryLife.com collects information from our users at several different points on our Web site. This information can be generally divided into two categories:
Personally identifiable information such as your name, address, phone number and e-mail address. Personally identifiable information is collected by specifically requesting it from you and generally occurs when you register at our site, request a service, or enter an online contest or sweepstakes.
Non-personally identifiable information such as the server your computer is logged onto, your browser type, whether you responded to an ad appearing on our site and certain demographic information (such as age, gender and zip code). Non-personally identifiable information is anonymous in that it does not personally identify you, and may be used by us or shared with third parties. Non-personally identifiable information may be helpful for marketing purposes or for improving the services we offer. For example, MilitaryLife.com might tell its advertisers how many users visited a particular advertisement, and for how long, so they can measure whether the advertisement was effective. This information is also used to generate advertising rates. Generally, this information is collected through "traffic data" and may entail "cookies," "IP addresses," or other numeric codes used to identify a computer.
MilitaryLife.com is the sole owner of the information collected on this site. We will not sell, share, trade or rent this information to others in a way different from what is disclosed in this statement.
MilitaryLife.com encourages all users of our site who are over the age of 13 to become registered users in order to take full advantage of the values that we offer. All users of MilitaryLife.com must be over 13 years of age at the time of registration. To become registered, users must first complete the registration form. During registration, users are required to give personally identifiable information. This information is used to self-identify users who are legitimate members of the military community authorized to use Department of Defense retail facilities, to contact the user about the services on our site and to send users announcements. In order to gain access to all sections of our site, it is mandatory for the user to provide demographic information (such as date of birth, and gender and zip code), military information and unique identifiers (such as name, mail and e-mail addresses). Information which is personally-identifiable information will not be sold, shared, traded or rented to third parties except as specifically disclosed in this statement.
MilitaryLife.com encourages parents and guardians to spend time online with their children and to participate in the activities offered on our site. No information should be submitted to or posted at MilitaryLife.com by users under 13 years of age without the consent of their parent or guardian. Unless otherwise disclosed during collection, we do not provide any personally-identifiable information, regardless of its source, to any third party for any purpose whatsoever from our users under 13 years of age. Currently, we do not accept registration from users under the age of 13. Any submission to MilitaryLife.com from a user under the age of 13, must be by parental or guardian e-mail. No information collected from users under 13 years of age is used for any marketing or promotional purposes whatsoever, either inside or outside MilitaryLife.com. Although users under 13 years of age may be allowed to participate in some contests, events and promotions, if such a user wins, notification and prizes are sent to the parent or guardian identified by confirming e-mail. Publication of names, ages, or images for contest winners and other events participants under 13 require parental or guardian consent.
We do not allow users under 13 years of age to receive direct marketing communications from MilitaryLife.com or to be sent third-party offers.
We use non-personally identifiable information, such as IP addresses to analyze trends, administer the site, track user movement, and gather broad, demographic information for aggregated use. IP addresses are not linked to personally identifiable information.
We may share non-personally identifiable information, such as aggregated demographic information with our partners and advertisers. This is not linked to any personal-identifiable information that can identify any individual person. We may use an outside shipping company to ship prizes. These companies will not retain, share, store or use personally identifiable information for any secondary purposes. We partner with other parties to provide specific services. When the user signs up for these services, we will share names, or other contact information that is necessary for the third party to provide these services. These parties are not allowed to use personally identifiable information except for the purpose of providing these services.
This Web site contains links to other sites. Please be aware that MilitaryLife.com is not responsible for the privacy practices of these other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site to read the privacy statements of each and every web site that collects personally identifiable information. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by this Web site.
Newsletter, Special Offers & Other Announcements
After becoming a registered user of our site, users will start receiving a newsletter delivered on a regular basis, as well as other announcements, including information on services, promotions, special deals and contests from MilitaryLife.com. We retain users' e-mail addresses in order to distribute those newsletters, promotions and announcements and do not sell, share, trade or rent them to other companies or partners.
Surveys & Contests
From time to time our site requests information from users via surveys or contests. Your participation in these surveys or contest is completely voluntary. Users have a choice whether or not to disclose this information. Information requested may include personally-identifiable information and demographic information (such as zip code, age level). Personally-identifiable information will be used to notify the winners and award prizes. Survey information will be used for purposes of monitoring or improving the use of and satisfaction with our site. We will not sell or distribute this personally identifiable information.
This Web site takes every precaution to protect our users' information.
When users submit sensitive information via the Web site, their information is protected both online and offline. If one of our partners has an order form asking users to enter sensitive information (such as credit number), that information is encrypted and is protected with the industry standard encryption software called Secure Sockets Layer or SSL. While on a secure page, such as an order form, the lock icon on the bottom of Web browsers such as Netscape Navigator and Microsoft Internet Explorer becomes locked, as opposed to unlocked, or open, when you are just surfing and are not on an SSL page. While SSL encryption is used to protect sensitive information online, MilitaryLife.com also has implemented industry standard procedures to protect user information off-line. All of our users' information, not just the sensitive information mentioned above, is restricted in our offices. Only employees who need the information to perform a specific job are granted access to personally-identifiable information.
Supplementation of Information
We may, from time to time, ask you for additional information in order to tailor the site to our users' preferences and in connection with special offerings. Any supplemental information that you provide to us would be protected in the same manner as all other personally identifiable information you have previously provided.
Site and Service Updates
We send our users site and service announcement updates. Users are not able to unsubscribe from service announcements, which contain important information about the service. We communicate with our users to provide requested services and to handle any issues related to their use of our site via e-mail or regular mail.
Correction/Updating Personally-Identifiable Information
Your Consent, Notification of Changes
By visiting MilitaryLife.com you agree that any controversy or claim arising out of or relating to this privacy statement shall be settled by binding arbitration in accordance with the commercial arbitration rules of the American Arbitration Association. Any such controversy or claim shall be arbitrated on an individual basis and shall not be consolidated in any arbitration with any claim or controversy of any other party. The arbitration shall be conducted in Shelton, CT, and judgment on the arbitration award may be entered into in any state or federal court in Connecticut having jurisdiction thereof. Any party seeking temporary or preliminary injunctive relief may do so in any state or federal court in Connecticut having jurisdiction thereof. By visiting MilitaryLife.com, you consent to personal jurisdiction and venue in the state and federal courts in Connecticut with respect to all disputes.
General Exception to Non-Release of Personally-Identifiable Information
MilitaryLife.com may release personally-identifiable information when we believe, in good faith, that such release is reasonably necessary to (i) comply with law, (ii) protect and defend the rights or property of MilitaryLife.com, the site or the users of the site, and (iii) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safely of users of MilitaryLife.com, the site or the public. Also, in the event that MilitaryLife.com business or assets are transferred to another entity, either by reorganization, merger or consolidation, or if substantially all of its assets are sold or exchanged, personally-identifiable information will be one of the transferred assets.
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