THE HONOR FOUNDATION PRIVACY POLICY

This Privacy Policy explains the privacy practices of The Honor Foundation (“THF,” “we,” “us,” and “our”).  Please read this Privacy Policy carefully to learn how we collect, use, and share information relating to individuals (“Personal Information”), and to learn about your rights and choices regarding your Personal Information.  

This Privacy Policy applies any time that we collect Personal Information from or about individuals, whether online or offline, including information collected when you participate in our programming or utilize our services and resources through our website, applications that run on mobile devices or tablets, information collected when you communicate with us through phone or email, information we collect at our events, and information we collect about you from third-parties.  THF offers a variety of programs, services and an account portal that are collectively referred to as our “Services.”  By using any our Services, visiting our website, applying for or accepting employment with us, or otherwise providing your Personal Information to us, you understand and acknowledge that we will collect and use personal information as described in this Privacy Policy.

  1. PERSONAL INFORMATION WE COLLECT

In conducting every aspect of our business, we may collect Personal Information.  Such information may include, without limitation: your name, home and mailing addresses, email addresses, telephone numbers, military service history, history, driving history, criminal and legal history, insurance information, age, gender, billing information, social security number, and other types of Personal Information that you choose to provide to us or that we may obtain about you.  We collect Personal Information, as well as non-personal information, in multiple ways:

1.1        Information You Provide to Us:  We collect information you provide to us.  This may include, for example, when you use our Services, request information or materials from us, apply to be a mentor or coach, apply to be a faculty member, apply to participate in our programs as a Fellow, apply for or accept employment with us, donate to us, use any of the interactive portions of our website, register on the customer portal, communicate with us, or make purchase products from the THF Store.

1.2        Information We Collect from Other Sources:  We may collect information about you from a variety of third-parties.  For example, we may obtain information about you from:

1.3        Information We Collect Automatically:  When you use our Services (i.e. visit our website or use applications that run on mobile devices or tablets), we collect some information automatically.  For example, when you visit our website, we may collect device, usage and log information such as your computer’s operating system, Internet Protocol (IP) address, access times, browser type and language, the search engine you used to locate the website, and the website you visited before or after our site.  In addition, we gather certain navigational information about where you go on our website to help us determine which areas of the website are most frequently visited and helps us to tailor the sites to the needs and interests of our online visitors.  If you use our mobile applications or use our Services on a mobile device or tablet, we may also collect your device type, mobile phone number, operating system type, wireless carrier, and device IDs, on our mobile applications.  

We use technologies such as web beacons, pixels, tags, and JavaScript, alone or in conjunction with cookies, to gather this information.  When you visit our website, we, or an authorized third-party, place or recognize a unique cookie on your browser (including through use of pixel tags). that collects information, including Personal Information, about your online activities over time and across different sites.  

We also use web beacons and pixels in our emails to collect information about how you interact with our emails.  For example, we may place a pixel in marketing emails that notify us when you click on a link in the email.  We use these technologies and the information they collect to operate, evaluate the effectiveness of, and improve our marketing emails.

If you want to remove or block collection technology from your device at any time, you can update your browser settings (consult your browser’s “help” menu to learn how to remove or block cookies and similar technology).  You can find instructions on how to manage collection technology on different types of web browsers at www.allaboutcookies.org.

  1. HOW WE USE PERSONAL INFORMATION

We may use your Personal Information and other information to:

We may also use Personal information we have collected and aggregated, or anonymized Personal Information received from third-parties, to understand more about our users (for example, we may use aggregated information to calculate the percentage of our users who have a particular telephone area code). This includes demographic data, inferred commercial interests, and other information we may collect from you or from third-parties.

  1. HOW WE SHARE PERSONAL INFORMATION

We may share your Personal Information as follows. 

Service Providers.  We may share your Personal Information with third-parties who work on behalf of, or with, us such as vendors, processors, suppliers, agents, attorneys, and representatives (collectively, “Service Providers”).  Service Providers assist us with a variety of functions including, but not limited to, sending marketing communications, assisting with advertising and related analytics, delivering packages, scheduling and performing maintenance on our websites and applications, processing donations, processing and fulfilling sales of products and merchandise, shipping products and merchandise; conducting research or surveys, sending regular mail and e-mail, maintaining databases, and providing customer service representatives or software.

Partner Organizations.  We partner with for-profit and non-profit organizations to serve the special operator community (“Partner Organizations”).  These Partner Organizations may share resources with us or provide funding to us.  We may share your Personal Information with Partner Organizations so that they may assess our impact and the impact of our programs, our effectiveness, our employment statistics, and the impact of their donation or strategic partnership.  They may also use your Personal Information as part of their marketing, advertising, or social impact campaigns.  We may also share aggregated or anonymized information with our Partner Organizations.  A list of our Partner Organizations is available at https://www.honor.org/our-partners/. 

Potential Employers.  If you are a Fellow, we may share your Personal Information, including a copy of your resume, with potential employers to assist you in finding employment after your transition out of the military and into the private sector.  We may also share your Personal Information if you sign-up to visit the offices of a potential employer so that they may place you on their visitor list and otherwise prepare to host you as part of our visit.

Coaches, Mentors and Faculty Members.  If you are a Fellow, we may share your Personal Information with our coaches, mentors and faculty members so that they may support your participation in our programs.  

Government Agencies.  We may share your personal information with government agencies such as the Internal Revenue Service.

Disclosures Under Special Circumstances.  We may disclose your Personal Information to third-parties: (i) where we have a good faith belief that such disclosure is necessary to meet any applicable law, regulation, legal process or other legal obligation; (ii) when we believe disclosure is necessary to protect or prevent harm, illegal activity, or financial loss; (iii) to detect, investigate and help prevent security, fraud or technical issues; and (iv) to cooperate with law enforcement, government, quasi-governmental and public agency requests or reporting requirements.  

Corporate Transactions.  We may transfer your Personal Information in the event we: (i) sell or transfer, or are considering selling or transferring, all or a portion of our business or assets; or (ii) are considering or engaging in any reorganization, conversion, merger, sale, joint venture, assignment, transfer or disposition of all or any portion of our ownership interest, business or operations.  

At Your Request.  We may share your Personal Information with any individual or entity that you request we share your Personal Information with.

  1. PURCHASES FROM OUR STORE

When you purchase products or merchandise from us, you are directed to a third-party website – Shopify, Google Pay, or PayPal – to process your payment.  By entering your Personal Information in the interactive form, you are providing your Personal Information, including your payment information, to the third-party who will use that information to process your payment.  We will also collect your Personal Information in order to fulfil the order.  To do so, we will share your Personal Information with one of our Service Providers who will assist in fulfilling and shipping your order.  

  1. MAKING A DONATION

We use Classy Inc.’s donation processing services for online donations.  When you click on the link on our website to make a donation online, you are directed to a website that is operated by Classy.  By entering your Personal Information in the interactive form, you are providing your Personal Information, including your payment information, to Classy which will process your donation and will then provide your Personal Information to THF so that we may issue a receipt for your donation and keep a record of your donation for our files and tax purposes.  Your submission of information to Classy is governed by Classy’s privacy policy which is available at:  https://www.classy.org/terms/privacy/

  1. LINKING TO OTHER SITES

Our website may contain links to other websites that we do not own or operate.  We do not control, recommend, endorse or bear any responsibility for these websites or their content, products, services or privacy policies or practices.  These other websites may place their own cookies on your device or browser.  They may also independently collect information about you or from you and may or may not have their own published privacy policies.  The collection and processing of your Personal Information by these third-party websites is governed by their own information collection policies and practices not this Privacy Policy.  We are not responsible for the collection and use of your information by such third-parties.

  1. THIRD-PARTY APPLICATIONS

Third-party applications, such as Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, or Google buttons, may be available on our Sites.  The owners or providers of those third-party applications may collect Personal Information from you.  Your interactions with third-party applications on our website may also be shared with others within your social network.  The collection of information by these third-party applications is governed by their own information collection policies and practices not this Privacy Policy.  We are not responsible for the collection and use of your information by such third-parties.

  1. ANALYTICS

We partner with certain third-parties (in particular, Google Analytics) to collect information about the use of our website and the use of other websites, apps and online resources.  These third-parties may use server logs, web beacons, tags, pixels, and similar technologies, and they may set and access cookies on your browser.  We use the information collected by these third-parties to engage in analytics, auditing, research, and reporting. You can read Google’s Privacy Policy, which applies to Google Analytics and the information collected by Google Analytics, at http://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/.  You also can opt-out from being tracked by Google Analytics in the future by downloading and installing Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on for your current browser https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

  1. “DO NOT TRACK” DISCLOSURE

We do not collect or respond to Do Not Track signals and our websites do not function differently based on any Do Not Track preferences that may be received. For more information on Do Not Track signals, please visit https://allaboutdnt.com/ 

  1. PROTECTION OF PERSONAL INFORMATION

We store your information using reasonable physical, technical and administrative safeguards. Please be aware that the Services and data storage are run on software, hardware and networks, any component of which may, from time to time, require maintenance or experience problems or breaches of security beyond our control.  In addition, no transmission of data over the internet is guaranteed to be completely secure.  It may be possible for third-parties not under our control to intercept or access transmissions or private communications unlawfully.  We cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us over the internet.

  1. CHILDREN

The Website is not designed to solicit information from individuals under the age of 16. We do not knowingly collect or store any personal information from anyone under the age of 16. If we become aware that we have collected or stored personal information from an individual under age 16, we will remove his or her personal information from our files. If you are a parent or guardian and believe we may have inadvertently collected personal information from your child, please notify us immediately by sending an email to info@honor.org.

  1. MARKETING COMMUNICATIONS

If you no longer want to receive marketing-related emails from us on a going-forward basis, you may opt-out by contacting us by email at info@honor.org or by following the instructions in any such email you receive from us. We will try to comply with your request as soon as reasonably practicable. If you opt out of receiving marketing emails from us, we may still send you important administrative messages, from which you cannot opt out.

  1. INTERNATIONAL DATA TRANSFER

The Services are hosted in the United States and are governed by United States law. If you are using the Services from outside the United States, please be aware that your information may be transferred to, stored, and processed in the United States where our servers and databases are located.  The data protection and other laws of the United States and other countries might not be as comprehensive as those in your country.  By using the Services, you consent to your information being transferred to our facilities and to the facilities of those third-parties with whom we share it as described in this Policy.  In certain situations, we may be required to disclose personal data in response to lawful requests by public authorities, including to meet national security or law enforcement requirements.

  1. TERMS OF USE

Your use of our Services, as well as any dispute over privacy, are subject to this Privacy Policy and our Terms and Conditions, https://www.honor.org/terms-and-conditions/, including applicable limitations on damages and the resolution of disputes.

  1. UPDATING YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION

In certain circumstances, you may be able to review and request changes to your personal information on the website or by contacting us at info@honor.org.

  1. CHANGES TO THIS PRIVACY POLICY

The Privacy Policy may be revised from time to time. The “Last Updated” legend at the bottom of this page indicates when this Privacy Policy was last revised and became effective.  Your use of the Services following these changes means that you accept the revised Privacy Policy.

  1. CONTACT US

If you have any questions or concerns about this Privacy Policy or our privacy practices, please contact us at info@honor.org.

Last Updated: May 28, 2020