What Information We Collect
Our system routinely collects information about origin and site navigation of website visitors. This site may use 'cookies' to collect information. A "cookie" is a text file placed on the browser of a website visitor to identify website use patterns. This information is used only to help us continually modify the site based on use patterns and is not linked to any personal identifying information. We do not collect any identifying or personal data on site users unless that information is submitted as part of a request for service or information, such as requesting a vessel safety check.
Who Is Collecting It
The only people using aggregate website access information are Auxiliary staff, in particular, our web team. If a visitor submits additional identifying information (as noted above), that information is available only to the Auxiliary staff who will be involved in implementing the requested activity.
How We Use It
Information about website use patterns will be utilized by the web team and other appropriate Auxiliary staff to modify and enhance the website. Identifying individual information (such as name, e-mail, and address) will be used only as requested by the visitor.
Who Shares It
Our flotilla does not sell, share or release any information about website users to any third parties, unless requested to do so by that user. Personal information about individual website users, as submitted as part of a service or information request, will not be shared for other than the stated purpose in any way without specific consent from the user. However, we may disclose information when legally compelled to do so.
Personal information about website users is collected only as part of a request for service. If information is required in order to provide a service, the website user will be informed as to which information in optional and which is essential for receipt of the service. Users have the option of asking that personal information be removed from our site once the service has been completed. Users also have the choice of ending any subscription or request for information by submitting a cancellation request by contacting us.
If users do not wish to have any "cookies" attached to their browser, they may disable cookies through their browser or Internet service company.
Email links are provided as a means to contact Auxiliary members for additional information or to make comments. The sender's return email address will be used to respond to comments and questions and may be made available to other members of the Auxiliary for the same purpose. Because normal e-mail is not encrypted, the possibility exists that unauthorized individuals may intercept e-mail messages with our flotilla. Our flotilla is not responsible for privacy of e-mail messages except those stored in our system.
Links to non-Coast Guard entities are not under the control of the United States Coast Guard or the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary, and are provided for the convenience of our customers. They do not, in any way, constitute an endorsement of the linked pages or any commercial or private issues or products presented there. We cannot make any warranty or representation concerning the content of these sites, or secondary sites from the pages to which they link.