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Privacy Statement

 

Veterans Caucus, Inc respects your privacy and is providing this Privacy Policy to explain how we collect information from you, and how we use it. Please read this policy carefully. 

By accessing and/or using this Website, you consent and agree to be bound by the terms and conditions set forth below. Veterans Caucus, Inc reserves the right to change this Privacy Policy at any time. If we decide to change this Privacy Policy, we will post any changes on this Website. Material changes to this Privacy Policy may also be communicated to you by email or mail. If you object to such changes, we will honor our prior policies as to any data previously collected. If you disagree with changes in our policy, please do not access or use the site or Veterans Caucus, Inc products or services in the future. By purchasing goods and/or using services following the posting of changes to this Privacy Policy, you agree to all such changes.

1. Collection and Use of Information.

We may collect "Personally Identifiable Information" about you (for example, your name, address, telephone number, credit card information, etc.) in order to communicate with you or provide you with goods or services that you have requested. "Personally Identifiable Information" refers to information that you provide to us through the Internet that can be used to uniquely identify you. We may also send you email promotions and other information that may be of interest to you from Veterans Caucus, Inc.

Veterans Caucus, Inc products are sold through our website and at time via advertising on Ebay. Online shopping is fulfilled and sold directly by Veterans Caucus, Inc. If you are purchasing goods or services online from Veterans Caucus, Inc for the first time, we provide you with your Veterans Caucus, Inc Identification Number to enable Veterans Caucus, Inc to process your order online.

We will not sell, transfer or share any Personally Identifiable Information about you to any third parties outside of Veterans Caucus, Inc we agree to honor these privacy safeguards, except under circumstances as may be required by law or to protect legal rights.

We may collect, use and disclose information that is not Personally Identifiable Information (for example, we may keep track of, use or disclose aggregate statistics regarding the number of visitors to our website and other information that does not uniquely identify you). Typically, this data is gathered through the use of automated "cookies."

Cookies are alphanumeric identifiers that a Website transfers to an individual's hard drive for record-keeping purposes to track site and user activity. The use of cookies is an industry standard and you will find most major Websites use cookies. By showing how and when visitors use our site on an aggregate basis, cookies help us better determine which areas of our site are popular or useful, and which areas are not. Many improvements and updates to our site are based on such data as total number of visitors and pages viewed. In addition, we may also solicit your feedback in online surveys that are optional.

We employ some vendors to perform functions on our behalf. Examples may include fulfilling orders, delivering packages, email administrative functions, processing credit card payments, and providing customer service. These vendors are under a strict contractual obligation to use confidential data only for those purposes for which they are hired.

Except as otherwise provided in this Privacy Policy, as amended from time to time, we maintain full rights to any information collected on this Website, and may freely collect and use such information, unless prohibited by applicable law. In the event of a change in control of Veterans Caucus, Inc , any Personally Identifiable Information or other information owned by Veterans Caucus, Inc may be transferred to such successor, but only if the successor remains bound by this Privacy Policy.


2. Privacy Practices of Third Parties and Advertisers.


This Website may contain advertisements and links to other sites. Veterans Caucus, Inc is not responsible for the content or privacy policies or practices of any advertisers or linked sites or for the content, privacy policies or practices of any third parties. To the extent that you disclose Personally Identifiable Information to any advertisers, linked sites or other third parties, different rules may apply to their use or disclosure of Personally Identifiable Information, and we encourage you to review their privacy policies before disclosing Personally Identifiable Information to them.

3. Access or Corrections to Your Information.

If you identify any inaccuracy in your Personally Identifiable Information, or you need to make a change or would like to verify such information, please with your user name and password and make the necessary updates/corrections to the My Profile page. This will update the database automatically.


4. Security.

We use technical and organizational security measures in order to protect the data we have under our control against accidental or intentional manipulation, loss, destruction, or against access by unauthorized persons. Nevertheless, your confidential use of this Website cannot be guaranteed by us. We shall not be responsible for harm that you or any person may suffer as a result of breach of confidentiality in respect to your use of our site or any information you transmit to our site.

5. Contacting Us.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding this Privacy Policy, or you wish to access or make changes to information about you, please contact us by mail, email, or telephone as follows: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

Security Statement

 

 Veterans Caucus, Inc. is sensitive to your concerns regarding the security of using your credit cards to purchase products and services through the Internet. Safeguarding your privacy and confidentiality is of the utmost importance to us. Our site uses Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) which encrypts your data while it is being transferred over the Internet. This makes it very difficult for someone to steal your credit card information.

 Your personal information will be used for the sole purpose of doing business with the Veterans Caucus, Inc. Your information will not be traded, sold, or provided to any other company and or individual with out your consent.

 

 
 

Military Exchange Online (8/20/2016)

Military Times: Pentagon closer to extending generous new benefit to millions of veterans

 

Karen Jowers, Military Times    6:35 p.m. EDT August 15, 2016

Plans are progressing to extend online military exchange shopping privileges to all honorably discharged veterans, Military Times has learned.

The Defense Department’s Executive Resale Board voted unanimously Aug. 9 to recommend the policy change, sources said. Extended shopping privileges would apply only to the exchange system's online stores — not brick-and-mortar facilities located on military installations.


The Pentagon did not immediately confirm the board’s move, and it’s unclear what its next steps will be. Officials have said previously that they'd like to implement the expanded benefit on Veterans Day 2017.

Exchanges operate as discount department stores for the military community. Currently, access is authorized only for active-duty service members, reservists, National Guard personnel, retirees, veterans who are 100 percent disabled and immediate family members. Officials estimate that's about 10 percent of the nation's 21.7 million veterans.

If the plan proceeds, the Defense Manpower Data Center would be called on to verify veterans' status so they can shop at the exchange online.

The idea was proposed in May 2014 by Army and Air Force Exchange Service CEO Tom Shull, who touted it as a way to provide a modest benefit to veterans who didn’t serve long enough to retire from the military, including a number who have served multiple tours in combat in Iraq and Afghanistan. Navy Exchange Service Command CEO and retired Rear Adm. Robert Bianchi and Cindy Whitman Lacy, director of the Marine Corps Business and Support Services Division, have said they support the idea.

This would also benefit those currently serving, officials have said. Any increase in exchange profits would generate more money for the service's morale, welfare and recreation programs. According to one analysis, the exchanges could see an increase of $18 million to $72 million if online shopping is extended to all veterans.

Generally, about half of the exchanges' profits go to MWR dividends, and the rest goes to capital reinvestment in the exchanges, such as renovations and construction.

 



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