Suffolk County United Veterans Commitment to Security
Physical, electronic and managerial procedures have been employed to safeguard the security and integrity of personal information. SCUV encrypts billing information wherever practicable. Personal information is accessible only by staff and volunteers designated to handle complaints or requests. All SCUV and contractors with access to personal information obtained on the SCUV web site are also bound to adhere to this policy as part of their contract with the SCUV.
Personal Information that SCUV May Collect Online
The SCUV collects the following types of personal information: names, postal and e-mail addresses, phone and facsimile numbers, and complaint information. The SCUV may also collect business information from sole proprietorships that apply for membership or program participation, some of which might constitute personal information, as well as personal information from individuals acting solely in their business capacity.
The SCUV does not knowingly collect or maintain any personal information from children under the age of 13. In addition, no part of our site is designed with the purpose of attracting any person under age 13.
How the SCUV May Use Personal Information Collected Online
Unless you consent otherwise, SCUV will use your personal information only for the purpose for which it was submitted, such as to replying to inquiries, handling your complaints and business requests related to program participation. We will use such information to provide operational notices and program recordkeeping. Our research may lead to the publication of aggregate demographical data but will not result in the reporting or publication of any personal information provided to us. At certain points where personal information is collected on our site, there may be a box where you may indicate you would like to be on a list to receive information about other SCUV programs and services and about ways to support the SCUV. At any time you can add or remove your name from our mailing list by contacting us at Vetsplace@hotmail.com.
How Your Information May Be Shared
In any research we may do, SCUV research will not result in the reporting or publication of any personal information. SCUV never sells or rents personal information.
We will also release personal information under the following circumstances:
· Where release is required by law (for example, a subpoena) or regulation, or is requested by a government agency conducting investigations or proceedings;
· Where our records indicate a company may be engaged in fraudulent activity or other deceptive practices that a governmental agency should be made aware of;
· To appropriate persons, where your communication suggests possible harm to others.
Help Us Keep Your Personal Information Accurate
If your personal information changes or you would like to review the personal information we may have on file, please email us with the new information or your review request at Vetsplace@hotmail.com. Let us also know the department or SCUV program that led to your submission of personal information so we may efficiently locate your information.
Computer Tracking and Cookies
Our web site is not set up to track, collect or distribute personal information not entered by its visitors. Our site logs do generate certain kinds of non-identifying site usage data, such as the number of hits and visits to our site. This information is used for internal purposes by technical support staff to provide better services to the public and may also be provided to others, but again, the statistics contain no personal information and cannot be used to gather such information.
A cookie is a small amount of data that is sent to your browser from a Web server and stored on your computer's hard drive. SCUV uses non-identifying cookies to provide easier site navigation and access to forms. You can still use the SCUV site if your browser is set to reject cookies. Our cookies do not generate personal data, do not read personal data from your machine and are never tied to anything that could be used to identify you.