Privacy Policy

USO of North Carolina strongly believes in protecting the integrity and privacy of personal information gathered from our members and visitors to our Website. Since the protection of your privacy is of great importance to us, we have created this privacy policy to communicate our practices regarding the collection and dissemination of personal information that can be linked to a specific individual, such as a name, address, phone number, e-mail address, or any other information, provided to us by our members and Web site visitors.

This privacy policy will be updated periodically, so please be sure to reread it from time to time. By submitting your personal information to us, you are agreeing that the USO of NC may use the information in accordance with this privacy policy.

Personal Information: We do not use this Website to collect any personally identifiable information about you other than what you provide voluntarily. We may use such voluntarily provided information to improve our understanding of your interests, to improve our services, or to contact you for future support either by e-mail or postal mail. We may collect demographic information from other sources to help us learn more about member characteristics and needs.

In order to utilize certain features of our site or receive information from the USO of NC, you may choose to provide personal information. If you do submit information to us, we will use that information for the purposes for which it was submitted. We may also use your information in other ways, such as to contact you about other USO of NC activities and/or fundraising campaigns or as otherwise disclosed to you at the point of collection. We may also use your name, postal delivery information and phone number to contact you offline. From time-to-time, we may also share your name and mailing address with certain direct marketing companies so that they may contact you about products, services or offers that we think would be of interest to you. If you do not wish us to contact you offline, receive such mailings, or allow us to share your information with these direct marketing companies, please contact us.

The USO of NC uses third-party vendors to provide services on this Website and in offline business operations. The information that you submit on this site may be provided to those vendors on a confidential basis so that those vendors can provide services (such as maintaining our database, sending e-mail messages, facilitating fundraising activities, or processing credit card transactions) on our behalf.

Other than as described in this privacy policy, or as may be necessary to protect the rights, property, and safety of our organization or others, or as may be necessary to comply with applicable law, the USO of NC will not give, or sell the personal information you provide online.

Financial Information: If you choose to make an online donation to the USO of NC, you will have to provide your credit card billing information. This information is collected and transferred over the Internet using Secure Socket Layer (SSL) encryption technology to our secure server. If you are making a donation, the credit card information that you provide at the time of donation is used only to process your donation and will not be used by us for any other purposes. Further security information is provided on our Donate page.

Use of E-mail Address: When you donate to the USO of North Carolina you will be asked to supply your e-mail address and other personal information. The USO of NC will only use your e-mail address to send information about the USO of NC (such as news and events, special programs and fundraising campaigns). You can unsubscribe from USO of NC email at anytime by following the instructions outlined on each email. Once you unsubscribe we will be unable to contact you by email for any reason, including news about upcoming activities and events.The information gathered from subscribers to USO of NC email (including email address) is not shared with other organizations or companies and we do not sell or rent email addresses. From time to time, we may send out email messages that might include information about like-minded organizations and companies, but we do not provide them with access to any personal information that you have provided.

Data Collection and Storage:

This Web site collects information such as the visitor’s domain name, site traffic patterns, and server usage statistics. This information is used to improve the performance and content of our Web pages and to personalize content and layout of our pages for individual visitors. We do not collect your email address unless you choose to communicate with us via email or you volunteer your email address on a form on this site.

Use of “Cookies”: The USO of NC Web site may use “cookies” and similar means to collect aggregate statistical information. Aggregate information does not identify any individual person. We may use or disclose aggregate information for any purpose. A cookie is a small text file that is placed on your hard disk by a Web page server. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and are designed to be read only by a Web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you. Cookies are also used to recognize visitor preferences, temporarily store session information and past activity at our site in order to provide better service and easier access when individuals return to our site. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of this or other Web sites you visit. We use third-party advertising companies to create and distribute advertising on our behalf. These companies may also employ cookies and action tags (also known as single pixel gifs or Web beacons) to measure advertising effectiveness. Any information these third parties collect via cookies and action tags is anonymous.

Disabling Cookies: To remove cookies from your computer, visit your Internet browser’s “Help” section for information on how to delete cookies. In addition, there are many Web sites that provide browser- and operating system-specific information on how to delete cookies. When thinking about whether you want to delete cookies, you should be aware that some sites require cookies to function properly. After you delete cookies, you may have to re-register with some sites or you may notice difficulty in browsing some sites.

Security: This Web site has security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse, and alteration of the information under our control. The security measures used on this site include, but are not limited to, industry-standard Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology, firewalls and internal policies to maintain the security of stored data. While we follow generally accepted industry standards to protect the personal information submitted to us, no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100 percent secure. Therefore, while we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

Warranties: THE USO OF NC MAKES NO WARRANTIES OR REPRESENTATIONS OF ANY KIND CONCERNING THE ACCURACY, SUITABILITY, OR SAFETY OF THE INFORMATION CONTAINED ON THIS WEB SITE OR ANY LINKED SITE FOR ANY PURPOSE. ALL SUCH INFORMATION IS PROVIDED “AS IS” AND WITH SPECIFIC DISCLAIMER OF ANY WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE OR NON-INFRINGEMENT. THE USO OF NC MAKES NO WARRANTIES OR REPRESENTATIONS OF ANY KIND THAT THE SERVICES PROVIDED BY THIS WEB SITE OR ANY LINKED SITE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, ERROR-FREE, OR THAT THE SITE OR THE SERVER THAT HOSTS THE SITE ARE FREE FROM VIRUSES OR OTHER FORMS OF HARMFUL COMPUTER CODE. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE USO OF NC, ITS EMPLOYEES, AGENTS OR ANY OTHER PERSON WHO HAS BEEN INVOLVED IN THE CREATION, PRODUCTION OR DELIVERY OF THIS WEB SITE, BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INCIDENTAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES RESULTING FROM THE USE OF THIS SITE OR ANY LINKED SITE.

External Links: Links to other Web sites do not imply an endorsement of the materials disseminated at those Web sites, nor does the existence of a link to another site imply that the organization or person publishing at that site endorses any of the materials at this site. Links to other Web sites are provided by the USO of NC as a convenience to its users. The USO of NC is not responsible for the materials contained at any Web site linked to this site. If you visit the Web sites of any of our partners, please consult their privacy policy. Our privacy policies apply only to your use of the USO of NC site. We do not disclose personally identifiable information to those operating linked sites and we are not responsible for their privacy practices.