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Privacy Policy

Effective April 14, 2022

Platoon Veteran Services Center at Goodwill (VSC) is committed to safeguarding your privacy. To that end, this Privacy Policy, as modified from time to time, describes VSC practices in connection with information collected through the Platoon 22 Veteran Services Center website (together with all subdomains; related websites; services; and related mobile device applications, the “Site”).

By using this site or/and our services, you consent to the Processing of your Personal Data as described in this Privacy Policy. The VSC is dedicated to providing essential services to veterans, first responders, and their families.

VSC collects your personal information, which may be used to provide promotions and services.
VSC will never share or sell your information to a third party without your consent. This Privacy Policy describes how your personal information is collected, used, and shared by VSC when you visit our website, www.platoonvsc.org receive communications from VSC, or utilize a service of VSC.

Definitions Used In This Privacy Policy

Personal Data – any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person.
Processing – any operation or set of operations which is performed on Personal Data or on sets of Personal Data.
Data Subject – a natural person whose Personal Data is being Processed.

Data Protection Principles We Follow

VSC follows the following data protection principles:

  • Processing is lawful, fair, and transparent. VSC’s processing activities have lawful grounds. VSC considers your rights before processing Personal Data.
  • Platoon 22 VSC will provide you information regarding processing upon request.
  • Processing is limited to the purpose. VSC’s processing activities fit the purpose for which Personal Data was gathered.
  • Processing is done with minimal data. VSC only gathers and processes the minimal amount of Personal Data required for any purpose.
  • Processing is limited with a time period. VSC will not store your Personal Data for longer than needed.
  • VSC will do its best to ensure the accuracy of data.
  • VSC will do its best to ensure the integrity and confidentiality of data.

What Rights Do You Have Regarding Your Personal Data

The Data Subject has the following rights:

  • Right to information – meaning you have to right to know whether your Personal Data is being processed; what data is gathered, from where it is obtained and why and by whom it is processed.
  • Right to access – meaning you have the right to access the data collected from/about you. This includes your right to request and obtain a copy of your Personal Data gathered.
  • Right to rectification – meaning you have the right to request rectification or erasure of your Personal Data that is inaccurate or incomplete.
  • Right to erasure – meaning in certain circumstances you can request for your Personal Data to be erased from our records.
  • Right to restrict processing – meaning where certain conditions apply, you have the right to restrict the Processing of your Personal Data.
  • Right to object to processing – meaning in certain cases you have the right to object to Processing of your Personal Data, for example in the case of direct marketing.
  • Right to object to automated Processing – meaning you have the right to object to automated Processing, including profiling; and not to be subject to a decision based solely on automated Processing. This right you can exercise whenever there is an outcome of the profiling that produces legal effects concerning or significantly affecting you.
  • Right to data portability – you have the right to obtain your Personal Data in a machine-readable format or if it is feasible, as a direct transfer from one Processor to another.
  • Right to lodge a complaint – in the event that we refuse your request under the Rights of Access, we will provide you with a reason as to why. If you are not satisfied with the way your request has been handled please contact us.
  • Right for the help of supervisory authority – meaning you have the right for the help of a supervisory authority and the right for other legal remedies such as claiming damages.
  • Right to withdraw consent – you have the right withdraw any given consent for Processing of your Personal Data.

What Personal Data We Gather About You

VSC collects two basic types of information from you in conjunction with your use of the Site — Personal Information and Device Information (collectively, “Personal Data”).

Personal Information Collection – Information You Provide
Some areas of this Site may ask You to submit personally identifiable information in order for you to benefit from specified features or to participate in a particular activity.

The information that VSC may collect includes:
(1) personal information (such as your e-mail address and phone number);
(2) demographic data (such as your gender, your date of birth and your zip code);
(3) other identifying information that you voluntarily choose to provide to us, including, without limitation, unique identifiers (such as passwords) and personal information in messages that you send to VSC.

You do not have to provide your personally identifiable information to use the Site, but if you do not, that may limit the features that you are able to access through the Site. VSC generally will take steps to inform you of what information is required and what information is optional for a given feature.

Device Information Collection – Information VSC Passively Collects

When you visit the site, we automatically collect certain information about your device, including information about your web browser, IP address, time zone, and some of the cookies that are installed on your device. Additionally, as you browse the Site, we collect information about the individual web pages or products that you view, what websites or search terms referred you to the Site, and information about how you interact with the Site. We refer to this automatically-collected information as “Device Information.”

Use of Personal Information For Career Service Purposes

VSC uses personal information to best serve job seekers who utilize VSC’s career services and events hosted by VSC or community partners.

Surveys

In addition to required member information, we may conduct surveys and ask users to volunteer demographic information to be used on an aggregate basis for organizational research. We use such information to best ensure a positive experience for our shoppers, donors, and job seekers.

Sharing Your Personal Information

VSC does not release information about a member or rent our membership email list. VSC is not able to control the practices of external websites and organizations that we may provide links to.

If you have questions about how such organizations use the information gathered when you link to their sites please read their privacy policies. We only share your Personal Information with third parties in order to help us use your Personal Information, as described above.

For example, we use Google Analytics to help us understand how our visitors use the Site – you can read more about how Google uses your Personal Information here, and you can also opt-out of Google Analytics here.

Finally, we may also share your Personal Information to comply with applicable laws and regulations, to respond to a subpoena, search warrant or other lawful requests for information we receive, or to otherwise protect our rights.

Do Not Track

Please note that we do not alter our Site’s data collection and use practices when we see a Do Not Track signal from your browser.

How Does VSC Secure User Information?

We do our best to keep your Personal Data safe. We use safe protocols for communication and transferring data (such as HTTPS). We use anonymizing and pseudonymizing where suitable. We monitor our systems for possible vulnerabilities and attacks.

Even though we try our best, we cannot guarantee the security of information. However, we promise to notify suitable authorities of data breaches. We will also notify you if there is a threat to your rights or interests. We will do everything we reasonably can to prevent security breaches and to assist authorities should any breaches occur.

How Can I Review, Updated, and Correct My Information?

To request user information, please submit a request to VSC at info@platoonvsc.org.

Who Else Has Access To Your Personal Data?

We do not share your Personal Data with third parties, unless you have consented to or there are legal grounds for it.

How Can I Opt-Out Of Communications From VCS?

To opt-out of receiving communications from the VSC, send an e-mail with subject line: “Opt-Out” to info@platoonvsc.org.

Contact Us

For any questions related to this policy, please send an e-mail to: info@platoonvsc.org.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

VSC reserves the right to make changes to this Privacy Policy. VSC encourages you to periodically review this page for the latest information on its privacy practices. Any amended Privacy Policy supersedes all previous versions.