We collect information
about you directly from you and from third parties, as well as automatically
through your use of our Site or Services.
Information We Collect Directly From You.
Certain areas and
features of our Site and Services require registration. To register you must
provide your name, email address and a password you create. We also may collect
additional optional information from you, including your profile picture, age,
location, gender, work experience, military experience, links to your social
media accounts, and web extensions to your company website; however, you are
not required to provide us with this information.
Information We Collect Automatically.
We may automatically
collect the following information about your use of our Site or Services
through cookies, web beacons, and other technologies: your domain name; your
browser type and operating system; web pages you view; links you click; your IP
address; the length of time you visit our Site and or use our Services; and the
referring URL, or the webpage that led you to our Site, and the following:
access time, browser type and page views. We also may collect the
following information about your use of the Application: mobile device ID;
location and language information; device name and model; operating system
type, name, and version; your activities within the Application; and the length
of time that you are logged into our Application. We may combine
this information with other information that we have collected about you,
including, where applicable, your username, name, and other personal information,
please see the section “Cookies and Other Tracking Mechanisms” below for more
How We Use Your Information
We use your
information, including your personal information, for the following purposes:
To provide our Services to you,
to communicate with you about your use of our Services, to respond to your
inquiries, and for other member support purposes.
To tailor the content and
information that we may send or display to you, to offer location
customization, and personalized help and instructions, and to otherwise
personalize your experiences while using the Site or our Services.
For marketing and promotional
purposes. For example, we may use your information, such as your email
address, to send you news and newsletters, special offers, and promotions,
or to otherwise contact you about products or information we think may
interest you. We also may use the information that we learn about you to
assist us in advertising our Services on third party websites.
To better understand how users’
access and use our Site and Services, both on an aggregated and
individualized basis, in order to improve our Site and Services and
respond to user desires and preferences, and for other research and
How We Share Your Information
We may share your
information, including personal information, as follows:
Veteran Entrepreneur Alliance
Users. Your username and any information that you post
to our Site, including, without limitation, reviews, comments, and text
will be available to, and searchable by, all users of the Site and
Affiliates. We may disclose the information we collect from you
to our affiliates or subsidiaries; however, if we do so, their use and
disclosure of your personally identifiable information will be subject to
Service Providers. We may disclose the information we collect from you
to third party vendors, service providers, contractors or agents who
perform functions on our behalf.
Business Transfers. If we are acquired by or merged with another company,
if substantially all our assets are transferred to another company, or as
part of a bankruptcy proceeding, we may transfer the information we have
collected from you to the other company.
In Response to Legal Process. We also may disclose the information we collect from
you in order to comply with the law, a judicial proceeding, court order,
or other legal process, such as in response to a court order or a
To Protect Us and Others. We also may disclose the information we collect from
you where we believe it is necessary to investigate, prevent, or take
action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, situations involving
potential threats to the safety of any person, violations of our Terms of
Use or this Policy, or as evidence in litigation in which Veteran
Entrepreneur Alliance is involved.
Aggregate and De-Identified
Information. We may share aggregate or
de-identified information about users with third parties for marketing,
advertising, research or similar purposes.
We and our third-party
information about your use of our Site or Services. We may combine this
information with other personal information we collect from you (and our third-party
service providers may do so on our behalf).
Currently, our systems
do not recognize browser “do-not-track” requests. You may, however, disable
certain tracking as discussed in this section (e.g., by disabling cookies).
are alphanumeric identifiers that we transfer to your computer’s hard drive
through your web browser for record-keeping purposes. Some cookies allow us to
make it easier for you to navigate our Site and Services, while others are used
to enable a faster log-in process or to allow us to track your activities at
our Site and Service. There are two types of cookies: session and persistent
Session Cookies. Session
cookies exist only during an online session. They disappear from your
computer when you close your browser or turn off your computer. We use
session cookies to allow our systems to uniquely identify you during a
session or while you are logged into the Site. This allows us to process
your online transactions and requests and verify your identity, after you
have logged in, as you move through our Site.
Persistent Cookies. Persistent
cookies remain on your computer after you have closed your browser or
turned off your computer. We use persistent cookies to track aggregate and
statistical information about user activity.
Most web browsers
automatically accept cookies, but if you prefer, you can edit your browser
options to block them in the future. The Help portion of the toolbar on most
browsers will tell you how to prevent your computer from accepting new cookies,
how to have the browser notify you when you receive a new cookie, or how to
disable cookies altogether. Visitors to our Site who disable cookies will be
able to browse certain areas of the Site, but some features may not function.
Clear GIFs, pixel tags and other technologies.
Clear GIFs are tiny
graphics with a unique identifier, similar in function to cookies. In contrast
to cookies, which are stored on your computer’s hard drive, clear GIFs are
embedded invisibly on web pages. We may use clear GIFs (a.k.a. web beacons, web
bugs or pixel tags), in connection with our Site to, among other things, track
the activities of Site visitors, help us manage content, and compile statistics
about Site usage. We and our third-party service providers also use clear GIFs
in HTML e-mails to our customers, to help us track e-mail response rates,
identify when our e-mails are viewed, and track whether our e-mails are
Third Party Analytics.
We use automated
devices and applications, such as Google Analytics, to evaluate usage of our Site
and, to the extent permitted, our Application. We also may use other analytic
means to evaluate our Services. We use these tools to help us improve our
other tracking technologies to perform their services. We do not share your
personal information with these third parties.
User Generated Content
We may include
functionality for you to post content on our Site, including your comments,
pictures, and any other information that you would like to be available on our
Site. If you post content to our Site, all the information that you post will
be available to all visitors to our site. If you post your own content on
our Site or Services, your posting may become public and Veteran Entrepreneur
Alliance cannot prevent such information from being used in a manner that may
violate this Policy, the law, or your personal privacy.
Our Site and Services
may contain links to third-party websites. Any access to and use of such linked
websites is not governed by this Policy, but instead is governed by the privacy
policies of those third-party websites. We are not responsible for the
information practices of such third-party websites.
Security of My Personal Information
We have implemented safeguards
to protect the information we collect from loss, misuse, and unauthorized
access, disclosure, alteration, and destruction. Please be aware that despite
our efforts, no data security measures can guarantee 100% security.
You should take steps
to protect against unauthorized access to your password, phone, and computer
by, among other things, signing off after using a shared computer, choosing a
robust password that nobody else knows or can easily guess, and keeping your
log-in and password private. We are not responsible for any lost, stolen, or
compromised passwords or for any activity on your account via unauthorized
Access To My Personal Information
You may modify
personal information that you have submitted by logging into your account and
updating your profile information. Please note that copies of information that
you have updated, modified or deleted may remain viewable in cached and
archived pages of the Site or Application for a period of time.
What Choices Do I Have Regarding Use of My
We may send periodic
promotional or informational emails to you. You may opt-out of such
communications by following the opt-out instructions contained in the e-mail.
Please note that it may take up to 10 business days for us to process opt-out
requests. If you opt-out of receiving emails about recommendations or other
information we think may interest you, we may still send you e-mails about your
account or any Services you have requested or received from us.
Children Under 13
Our Services are not
designed for children under 13. If we discover that a child under 13 has
provided us with personal information, we will delete such information from our
Special Information for California Consumers
may request a list of certain third parties to which we have disclosed
personally identifiable information about you for their own direct marketing
purposes. You may make one request per calendar year. In your request, please attest
to the fact that you are a California resident and provide a current California
address for your response. You may request this information in writing by
contacting us at: firstname.lastname@example.org Please allow up to thirty (30) days
for a response.
If you have questions
about the privacy aspects of our Services or would like to make a complaint,
please contact us at email@example.com
Changes to this Policy
This Policy is current
as of the Effective Date set forth above. We may change this Policy from time
to time, so please be sure to check back periodically. We will post any changes
to this Policy on our Site. If we make any changes to this Policy that
materially affect our practices regarding the personal information we have
previously collected from you, we will endeavor to provide you with notice in
advance of such change by highlighting the change on our Site.