Privacy Policy

Our privacy policy was developed as an extension of our commitment to combine the highest quality products and services with the highest level of integrity in dealing with our visitors, members, and partners. The policy is designed to assist you in understanding how we collect, use, and safeguard the personal information you provide to us, and to assist you in making informed decisions when using our site and our products and services. This statement will be continuously assessed against new technologies, business practices, and our customers' needs.

 

The policy shall apply to all portions of the Marine Corps Association web site(s), (collectively and individually, hereinafter referred to as the "MCA web site," the "web site," or the "site.") Access to and use of the MCA web site is available only to individuals who can form legally binding contracts under applicable law. If you do not qualify, you may not use the MCA web site. If you are a minor under the age of 15, you may use the MCA web site only in conjunction with your parent, legal guardian, or other responsible adult supervision. We urge supervising adults to actively oversee minors' on-line use. If we discover that we have collected any personal information from a child under the age of 15, we will remove that information from our data file immediately.

What Information Do We Collect?
When you visit our web site you may provide us with two types of information: personal information you knowingly choose to disclose that is collected on an individual basis and web site use information collected on an aggregate basis as you and others browse our web site.

Personal Information You Choose to Provide.
When you opt to join the Marine Corps Association’s site as a registered user, or when you join the MCA as a member, you are asked to provide certain "Basic Registration Information" including your name, address, phone, current e-mail address, date of birth, and service information.

Other users cannot view your personal information until you permit them to do so. You set the permissions by choosing what information the other users may see.

In addition to providing the foregoing information as provided in this policy, if you choose to correspond further with us through e-mail, we may retain the content of your e-mail messages together with your e-mail address and our responses. We provide the same protections for these electronic communications that we employ in the maintenance of information received by mail and telephone.

How Do We Use the Information That You Provide to Us?
Broadly speaking, we use personal information for purposes of administering our business activities, providing customer service, and making available other products and services to our customers and prospective customers. Occasionally, we may also use the information we collect to notify you about important changes to our web site, new products and services, and special events or offers we think you will find valuable. The lists used to send you product and service offers are developed and managed under our standards designed to safeguard the security and privacy of our customers' personal information.

What Are Cookies?
Cookies are a feature of web browser software that allows web servers to recognize the computer used to access a web site. These are small pieces of data that are stored by a user's web browser on the user's hard drive. Cookies can remember what information a user accesses on one web page to simplify subsequent interactions with that web site by the same user or to use the information to streamline the user's transactions on related web pages. This makes it easier for a user to move from web page to web page and to complete commercial transactions over the Internet. Cookies should make your on-line experience easier and more personalized.

How Do We Use Information We Collect From Cookies?
We use web site browser software tools, such as cookies and web server logs to gather information about our web site users' browsing activities in order to constantly improve our web site and better serve our customers. This information assists us in designing and arranging our web pages in the most user-friendly manner and in continually improving our web site to better meet the needs of our customers and prospective customers.

None of this information is associated with you as an individual.
Cookies help us to collect important business and technical statistics. The information in the cookies lets us trace the paths followed by users to our web site as they move from one page to another. Web server logs allow us to count how many people visit our web site and evaluate our web site's visitor capacity. We do not use these technologies to capture your individual e-mail address or any personally identifying information about you, although they do permit us to send focused on-line banner advertisements or other such responses to you.

Sharing Information With Affiliates.
From time to time, you may notice offers from MCA affinity partners endorsed on our web site. We take measures to select products or service providers that are reputable and have negotiated prices, products, services, and benefits with you, the member, being of paramount importance. However, we cannot make any representations about the practices and policies of these companies.

Guest Registration.
MCA Web site users who are not MCA members voluntarily and independently provide "Basic Registration Information" in the MCA Log-in. Persons who ‘join’ the MCA’s site(s) may be solicited for MCA membership.

E-mail.
MCA members who change or provide their e-mail address via MCA's membership/subscription application will automatically be subscribed to the MCA TODAY electronic newsletter unless the member/subscriber checks the "Opt-out" box on the application. Upon receipt of the electronic newsletter, members/subscribers have the option to "Opt-out" of the distribution list by the following instructions at the bottom of the electronic newsletter.

Members/subscribers may call the MCA Membership Services department at 1-866-622-1775 and have their names removed from MCA's e-mail address list and thereafter will receive no e-mail communications from the MCA.

Sharing Information With Strategic Partners.
MCA is the sole owner of the information collected on this site. We reserve the right to share information with our strategic partners who may be given access to personal information including your name and address for the purpose of providing you with information regarding value added products and services that we think will be of interest to you. In connection with strategic marketing alliances or partnerships, we retain ownership rights to the information, and we will not share information regarding your personal financial data or Social Security number if the same has been collected.  Should you wish not have your information shared with MCA strategic partners, contact MCA Membership Services toll-free at 1-866-622-1775.

Notice of New Products, Services and Changes.
Occasionally, we may also use the information we collect to notify you about important changes to our web site, new products and services, and special events or offers we think you will find valuable.

How Do We Protect Your Information?
We utilize encryption/security software to safeguard the confidentiality of personal information we collect. This software provides protection against unauthorized access or disclosure, as well as accidental loss, alteration, or destruction.

Do We Disclose Information to Outside Parties?
We may provide information about our customers, sales, web site traffic patterns, and related web site information to MCA endorsed affinity partners, but this information will not include personally identifying data, except as otherwise provided in this privacy policy.

Do We Comply With Legally Compelled Disclosure of Information?
We may disclose information when legally compelled to do so—in other words, when we, in good faith, believe that the law requires it or for the protection of your, or our legal rights.

What About Other Web Sites Linked to or From Our Web Site?
We are not responsible for the practices employed by web sites linked to or from the MCA web site or for the information or content contained therein. Often links to other web sites are provided solely as pointers to information on topics that may be useful to the users of our web site.

Please remember that when you use a link to go from our web site to another, our privacy policy is no longer in effect. Your browsing and interaction on any other web site, including those linked to our own, is subject to that web site's own rules and policies. Please read over those rules and policies when you visit those sites.

Contests, Give-A-Ways, Special Offers & Surveys.
MCA may offer contests, promotional give-a-ways, special membership offers or surveys. Participation is completely voluntary and the user therefore has a choice whether or not to disclose such information as user contact and demographic information. Information collected may be used to contact participants of prize notification or for solicitation purposes to join the MCA.

Purchasing Merchandise.
If you use the MCA secure on-line server to order merchandise, we ask that you submit the information needed to process the order as requested on the order form. This information is encrypted during transit over the Internet. Our customer service department uses this information to ship your order and/or to contact you should a problem arise with your order. We do not use this information to notify you of other products or services, unless you choose this option via a check box or similar devise. We will not provide any information collected during the purchasing process to any MCA affinity partner or their party unless required by law.

Joining the Marine Corps Association or Subscribing to Leatherneck or the Marine Corps Gazette.
If you use the MCA secure on-line server to join or subscribe, we ask that you submit the information needed to process the order as requested on the order form. This information is encrypted during transit over the Internet and immediately forwarded to our membership department. Our Member Services Department uses this information to ship your magazine and/or to contact you should a problem arise with your membership/subscription. We do not use this information to notify you of other products or services, unless you choose this option via a check box or similar devise. We will not provide any information collected during the purchasing process to any MCA affinity partner or their party unless required by law.

Public Forums.
This site makes chat rooms, forums, discussion boards, and/or news groups available to its users. Please remember that any information that is disclosed in these areas becomes public information, and you should exercise caution when deciding to disclose your personal information. Your right to speak freely here must be exercised with courtesy and self-restraint. Entering a chat room or using a discussion board constitutes your acceptance of the terms and conditions of this site (TOS), including this policy, provided by MCA. If you do not agree to abide by these terms and conditions, please do not use these services.

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Your Consent.
By using our web site, you consent to our collection and use of your personal information as described in this privacy policy. If we change our privacy policies and procedures, we will attempt to post those changes on our web site to keep you aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances we may disclose it. By using our web site you agree that MCA may immediately, without prior notice, issue a warning, temporarily suspend, indefinitely suspend, or terminate your use of and refuse to provide access to the MCA web sites at MCA's sole discretion, for any reason, whether with or without cause. You also acknowledge that MCA may, in its sole discretion add, delete, or change some of or the entire MCA site at any time.

Further, you expressly agree that use of the MCA web site is at your sole risk. The MCA web site is provided on an "as is" and "as available" basis. The MCA expressly disclaims all warranties of any kind, express or implied, including without limitation any warranty of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, or non-infringement.

All materials, content, trademarks, service marks, trade names, logos, and seals are proprietary to the Marine Corps Association. No material from our site may be copied, reproduced, republished, uploaded, posted, transmitted, or distributed in any way without express written permission from an authorized officer of the association.

Should you have additional questions, comments or concerns, please contact us at:

Our mailing address:
Marine Corps Association
715 Broadway Street
Quantico, VA 22134-1775

We can also be reached via e-mail at:
MCA@MCA-Marines.org

Our toll-free telephone number is:
1-866-622-1775