Privacy Statement
 
Overview
 
Thank you for visiting the Friends of the Battleship NORTH CAROLINA of Website (“Friends”) and reviewing our privacy policy. The Friends of the Battleship NORTH CAROLINA does not collect personal information about visitors to our Website unless you choose to provide that information to us. The Friends of the Battleship NORTH CAROLINA will use that information to respond to your message and to help us get you the information you have requested.
 
Information Collected and Stored Automatically
 
If you visit our Website, we automatically gather and store the following information about your visit so that we can track the use of our Website in order to make improvements. This information is stored and used in the aggregate only, and is not used to contact you personally:
 
The IP address from which you access our Website
The name of the domain from which you access the Internet (for example, aol.com, if you are connecting from an America Online account)
The type of browser and operating system used to access our Website
The date and time you access our site
The pages, files, documents and links that you visit
The Internet address of the website from which you linked to this Website
 
Cookies
 
In addition to information collected automatically, we use cookies, which are small pieces of information sent to your browser by a website that you visit. The cookies do not collect personally identifiable information. Cookies are used to track usage patterns, traffic trends and customer behavior, as well as to record other information from the Website. When you register on the Website, cookies also allow us to save information so that you will not have to re-enter it the next time you visit. Many content adjustments and customer service improvements are made based on the data derived from cookies. Some Friends of the Battleship NORTH CAROLINA websites use a third-party vendor, WebTrends, to place cookies and analyze the information collected by cookies in order to make the Friends of the Battleship NORTH CAROLINA website more interesting and useful to you. Information that we collect from cookies will not be used to create profiles of individual users and only will be used in aggregate form.
 
You may set your browser to refuse cookies from any website that you visit. If you so choose, you may still gain access to most of the Friends of the Battleship NORTH CAROLINA’s Website, but you may not be able to conduct certain types of transactions (such as shopping) or take advantage of some of the interactive elements offered.
 
 If You Send Us Personal Information
 
The Friends of the Battleship NORTH CAROLINA’s Website will only collect personal information which you knowingly and voluntarily provide by, for example, sending emails, completing membership forms, registering for classes, events, or other programs, responding to surveys or ordering merchandise. If you provide us with personal information, we will normally respond to your inquiry, request or order. We may also contact you to provide information about Friends of the Battleship NORTH CAROLINA activities, programs, membership and development opportunities, products and special events that may interest you. We will never share your name or information outside the Friends of the Battleship NORTH CAROLINA unless you affirmatively authorize us to do so by opting-in.
 
When we send you such information by email, you will always have an immediate opportunity to decline further communication. Please use the contact specified in the email so that we can remove you from the list that contains your name.
 
The Friends of the Battleship NORTH CAROLINA uses outside vendors to provide certain services on our behalf, such as companies who conduct customer satisfaction surveys on our behalf or who process credit card transactions for the Friends of the Battleship NORTH CAROLINA. These third-party vendors will have access to the information needed to perform their functions, but may not use your information for any other purpose.
 
Please note that the Friends of the Battleship NORTH CAROLINA may also provide your information to: (1) a Federal, State, or local law enforcement agency if the Friends of the Battleship NORTH CAROLINA becomes aware of a violation or potential violation of law or regulation; (2) a court or party in a court or Federal administrative proceeding if the Friends of the Battleship NORTH CAROLINA is a party or in order to comply with a subpoena; (3) the Department of Justice or in certain legal proceedings when the Friends of the Battleship NORTH CAROLINA, an employee of the Friends of the Battleship NORTH CAROLINA, or the United States is a party to litigation or has an interest in the litigation and the use of such records is deemed relevant and necessary to the litigation; (4) Friends of the Battleship NORTH CAROLINA officials, including the Inspector General, as needed to perform official duties; (5) a Committee of Congress in response to a formal request; and (6) any other person or entity as required by law.
 
Security
 
The Friends of the Battleship NORTH CAROLINA is committed to ensuring that its IT systems, applications and information technology infrastructure are secured. The Friends of the Battleship NORTH CAROLINA requires credit card processing be secured based on compliance to Payment Card Industry (PCI) standards. When you use your credit card for any purchase at the Friends of the Battleship NORTH CAROLINA’s Websites, that transaction is always encrypted when traveling over the Internet.
 
The Friends Website uses Secure Sockets Layer (SSL), the industry standard for Internet Commerce transaction security, to encrypt your credit card and personal information as it travels over the Internet to our secure servers. In addition, we employ an outside third party company to periodically test the security of our servers and ensure all credit card and personal information is properly safeguarded. 
 
Credit/Debit card charges will be authorized at the time of check out. Debit card authorizations may take up to five (5) days to post to your local bank. Customers should refer to their local financial institution concerning holds on debit card accounts.
  
 
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