Privacy Statement

NOTICE/DISCLAIMER:

The CONTENT of all U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary world wide web pages is unofficial and not authority for action with the following exception: Statements of policy or procedure provided by members of the Chief Director's Office, National Elected Officers or Department Chiefs posted on this web page should be regarded as official statements. Views and opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect those of the U.S. Department of Homeland Defense, U.S. Coast Guard or the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary. Information may be reprinted, except AP wire stories and articles republished from other sources. Commercial use of Coast Guard Auxiliary emblems, logos, or other graphics must be approved by the Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard. Links to non-Coast Guard entities are provided for the convenience of our visitors and do not, in any way, constitute an endorsement of the linked pages or any commercial or private issues or products presented there

US Coast Guard Auxiliary District 13 is committed to protecting your privacy and developing technology that gives you the most powerful and safe online experience. This Statement of Privacy applies to the US Coast Guard Auxiliary District 13 Web site and governs data collection and usage. By using the US Coast Guard Auxiliary District 13 website, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.

COLLECTION OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION

US Coast Guard Auxiliary District 13 collects personally identifiable information, such as your e-mail address, name, home or work address or telephone number. US Coast Guard Auxiliary District 13 also collects anonymous demographic information, which is not unique to you, such as your ZIP code, age, gender, preferences, interests and favorites.

There is also information about your computer hardware and software that is automatically collected by US Coast Guard Auxiliary District 13. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring Web site addresses. This information is used by US Coast Guard Auxiliary District 13 for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the US Coast Guard Auxiliary District 13 Web site.

Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose personally identifiable information or personally sensitive data through US Coast Guard Auxiliary District 13 public message boards, this information may be collected and used by others. Note: US Coast Guard Auxiliary District 13 does not read any of your private online communications.

This site might include web-based forms from time to time. These forms may include a request for assistance or information, notification, registration, and a survey.  No information is collected at all unless the user clicks on the "submit" button associated with the form.  The information collected on any forms is treated as confidential, and will only be used for the purpose for which it was intended.  All information gathered on the US Coast Guard Auxiliary District 13 website is stored and maintained in a fashion that limits access to authorized personnel only.

OFF SITE LINKS NOTICE/DISCLAIMER

Links to non-Coast Guard entities are not under the control of the United States Coast Guard or the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary, and are provided for the convenience of our visitors. They do not, in any way, constitute an endorsement of the linked pages or any commercial or private issues or products presented there. We cannot make any warranty or representation concerning the content of these sites, or secondary sites from the pages to which they link.

US Coast Guard Auxiliary District 13 encourages you to review the privacy statements of Web sites you choose to link to from US Coast Guard Auxiliary District 13 so that you can understand how those Web sites collect, use and share your information. US Coast Guard Auxiliary District 13 is not responsible for the privacy statements or other content on Web sites outside of the US Coast Guard Auxiliary District 13 and US Coast Guard Auxiliary District 13 family of Web sites. If you use any of the external links, you will be directed to a site which is not covered by our privacy policies.  This privacy statement applies solely to information collected on the US Coast Guard Auxiliary District 13 website.

Use of your Personal Information

US Coast Guard Auxiliary District 13 collects and uses your personal information to operate the US Coast Guard Auxiliary District 13 Web site and deliver the services you have requested.  US Coast Guard Auxiliary District 13 may also contact you via surveys to conduct research about your opinion of current services or of potential new services that may be offered.

US Coast Guard Auxiliary District 13 does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties.
US Coast Guard Auxiliary District 13 does not use or disclose sensitive personal information, such as race, religion, or political affiliations, without your explicit consent.

US Coast Guard Auxiliary District 13 keeps track of the Web sites and pages our visitors visit within US Coast Guard Auxiliary District 13, in order to determine what US Coast Guard Auxiliary District 13 services are the most popular. This data is used to deliver customized content within US Coast Guard Auxiliary District 13 to visitors whose behavior indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area.

US Coast Guard Auxiliary District 13 Web sites will disclose your personal information, without notice, only if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on US Coast Guard Auxiliary District 13 or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of US Coast Guard Auxiliary District 13; and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of US Coast Guard Auxiliary District 13, or the public.

Use of Cookies

The US Coast Guard Auxiliary District 13 Web site use "cookies" to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a Web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.

One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the Web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you personalize US Coast Guard Auxiliary District 13 pages, or register with US Coast Guard Auxiliary District 13 site or services, a cookie helps US Coast Guard Auxiliary District 13 to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information. When you return to the same US Coast Guard Auxiliary District 13 Web site, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the US Coast Guard Auxiliary District 13 features that you customized.

You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the US Coast Guard Auxiliary District 13 services or Web sites you visit.

Security of your Personal Information

US Coast Guard Auxiliary District 13 secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. US Coast Guard Auxiliary District 13 secures the personally identifiable information you provide on computer servers in a controlled, secure environment, protected from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. When personal information (such as a credit card number) is transmitted to other Web sites, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol.

Changes to this Statement

US Coast Guard Auxiliary District 13 will occasionally update this Statement of Privacy to reflect company and customer feedback. US Coast Guard Auxiliary District 13 encourages you to periodically review this Statement to be informed of how US Coast Guard Auxiliary District 13 is protecting your information.

Contact Information

US Coast Guard Auxiliary District 13 welcomes your comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. If you believe that US Coast Guard Auxiliary District 13 has not adhered to this Statement, please contact US Coast Guard Auxiliary District 13 at dso-cs@d13cgaux.com. We will use commercially reasonable efforts to promptly determine and remedy the problem.