Privacy Policy of Wisconsin Veterans Network, aka VetsNet

Effective date: September 13, 2018

Wisconsin Veterans Network, aka VetsNet, ("us", "we", or "our") operates the http://wisvetsnet.org website.

We recognize that visitors to our site may be concerned about the information they provide to us and how we treat that information. This Privacy Policy addresses those concerns. This page informs you of our policies regarding the collection, use and disclosure of personal data when you use our website and webforms and the choices you have associated with that data.

No personal information is collected at this site unless provided voluntarily by an individual while participating in an activity that asks for the information.

We use your data to provide and improve the functions of our website. By using our website, you agree to the collection and use of information in accordance with this policy. Unless otherwise defined in this Privacy Policy, the terms used in this Privacy Policy have the same meanings as in our Terms and Conditions, accessible from https://wisvetsnet.org/terms-and-conditions.htm

Information Collection and Use

We collect several different types of information for various purposes to provide and improve our service to veterans and the public. When you ask for our help via our web-based Intake Form (Get Help Now) your answers to our questions go into a secure database protected by up-to-date security firewalls and other security measures.

Types of Data Collected

Personal Data

The Wisconsin Veterans Network website uses the collected information to respond appropriately to requests. This may be to respond directly to your needs or to improve the website. Requests for help you sent to this website may be maintained on our servers and/or forwarded to appropriate partner agencies,individuals or businesses in order to respond to the request. We are the hub and gateway of a network and sharing of information is implicit in our nonprofit's name.

While using our website, we may ask you to provide us with certain information that can be used to contact or identify you ("Personal Data"). Personally identifiable information may include, but is not limited to:

  • Email address
  • Cookies and Usage Data

If you have signed up for our Newsletter, you have given your consent to receive occaisional emails about VetsNet's charitable work. We promise not to flood your inbox. We may use your Personal Data to contact you with newsletters, event promotional materials and other information that may be of interest to you. You may opt out of receiving any, or all, of these communications from us by following the unsubscribe link or the instructions provided in any email we send.

Usage Data

We may also collect information on how the website is accessed and used ("Usage Data"). This Usage Data may include information such as your computer's Internet Protocol address (e.g. IP address), browser type, browser version, the pages of our site and forms that you visit, the time and date of your visit, the time spent on those pages, unique device identifiers and other diagnostic data.

Tracking & Cookies Data

We use cookies and similar tracking technologies to track the activity on our website and we hold certain profile information such as username and password in case of return visits by you..

Cookies are files with a small amount of data which may include an anonymous unique identifier. Cookies are sent to your browser from a website and stored on your device. Other tracking technologies are also used such as beacons, Google Analytics tags and scripts to collect and track information and to improve and analyse our ability to reach the greatest number of veterans, potential partner agencies and donors.

You can instruct your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent.

Use of Data

Wisconsin Veterans Network uses the collected data for various purposes:

  • To provide and maintain our website
  • To notify you about changes to our website
  • To allow you to participate in interactive features of our website when you choose to do so
  • To provide customer support
  • To gather analysis or valuable information so that we can improve our service
  • To monitor the usage of our services
  • To detect, prevent and address technical issues
  • To provide you with news and general information about other services and events which we offer that are similar to those that you have already inquired about unless you have opted not to receive such information.

Donor Privacy

Specific privacy protections are made in consideration of donors. Wisconsin Veterans Network will collect and store the information that you provide us when you submit an inquiry, register for an event, and/or make a donation. The information that you provide us includes personal information, such as your name, address, phone number and/or email address.

We do not sell, trade, or share your personal information, collected on the website or through any other business activities with anyone else. We do not send emails or mailings on behalf of other organizations.

Wisconsin Veterans Network honors and protects donors’ rights to anonymity. When a donor wishes to remain anonymous, we respect such wishes.

Retention of Data

Wisconsin Veterans Network will retain your Personal Data only for as long as is necessary for the purposes set out in this Privacy Policy. We will retain and use your Personal Data to the extent necessary to comply with our legal obligations (for example, if we are required to retain your data to comply with applicable laws), resolve disputes and enforce our legal agreements and policies.

Wisconsin Veterans Network will also retain Usage Data for internal analysis purposes. Usage Data is generally retained for a shorter period of time, except when this data is used to strengthen the security or to improve the functionality of our website, or we are legally obligated to retain this data for longer periods.

Security of Data

The security of your data is important to us, but remember that no method of transmission over the Internet or method of electronic storage is 100% secure. While we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your Personal Data, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

Service Providers

We may employ third party partners, companies and individuals to help up provide services ("Service Providers"), provide the service on our behalf, perform service-related services or assist us in analysing how our website is used.

These third parties have access to your Personal Data only to perform these tasks on our behalf and are obligated not to disclose or use it for any other purpose.

Analytics

We may use third-party Service Providers to monitor and analyse the use of our website.

  • Google Analytics

    Google Analytics is a web analytics service offered by Google that tracks and reports website traffic. Google uses the data collected to track and monitor the use of our website. This data is shared with other Google services. Google may use the collected data to contextualise and personalise the ads of its own advertising network.

    You can opt-out of having made your activity on our website (and others) available to Google Analytics by installing the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on. The add-on prevents the Google Analytics JavaScript (ga.js, analytics.js and dc.js) from sharing information with Google Analytics about visits activity.

    For more information on the privacy practices of Google, please visit the Google Privacy & Terms web page: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en

Links to Other Sites

Our website may contain links to other sites that are not operated by us. If you click a third party link, you will be directed to that third party's site. We strongly advise you to review the Privacy Policy of every site you visit.

We have no control over and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies or practices of any third party sites or services.

Children's Privacy

Our website does not address anyone under the age of 18 ("Children").

We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 18. If you are a parent or guardian and you are aware that your Child has provided us with Personal Data, please contact us. If we become aware that we have collected Personal Data from children without verification of parental consent, we take steps to remove that information from our servers.

Changes to This Privacy Policy

We may update our Privacy Policy from time to time. We will notify you of any changes by posting the new Privacy Policy on this page.

We will let you know via email and/or a prominent notice on our website, prior to the change becoming effective and update the "effective date" at the top of this Privacy Policy.

You are advised to review this Privacy Policy periodically for any changes. Changes to this Privacy Policy are effective when they are posted on this page.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact us:

  • By email: info@wisvetsnet.org
  • By phone number: 414-257-3624