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Privacy Policy


(March 12, 2005)

AMERICA SUPPORTING AMERICANS (ASA) has created this Privacy Policy to explain why we collect particular information and how we will protect your personal privacy within our Web site. The following discloses our information gathering and dissemination practices for the Web site located at the URL

In order to fully understand your rights we encourage you to read this Privacy Policy as well as our Terms of Use. ASA reserves the right at any time and without notice to change this Privacy Policy simply by posting such changes on our Site. Any such change will be effective immediately upon posting.

Because we want to demonstrate our commitment to your privacy, this Privacy Policy notifies you of the following:

1. What personally identifiable information of yours is collected through the Site;
2. Who collects such information;
3. How such information is used;
4. With whom your information may be shared;
5. What choices you have regarding collection, use and distribution of your information;
6. What kind of security procedures are in place to protect the loss, misuse or alteration of information under our control; and,
7. How you can correct any inaccuracies in your information.

Questions regarding this statement should be directed to ASAby sending an e-mail to Please reference this Privacy Policy in your subject line.


What Information We Collect and How We Use That Information:
Our registration forms require users to give us contact information that may include name, e-mail address, format preference (HTML vs. Text), mailing address, interests, and similar information. We do not request or store sensitive information from our visitors, such as credit card or social security numbers. Credit card numbers used to process online donations are not stored by or available to ASA.

We use the information you provide to gather information about user interest and involvement in ASA, to send email updates and newsletters as requested, to process online donations, and to identify you by first name and state of residence when you post messages of support to the troops in Sound Off! or make use of the ASA Community Message Board, if this service is available to you based on your level of authorized use. We will not make other personal identifying information, including email addresses, available to any other organization or individual unless required to do so by law. (Anyone posting a message to our Sound Off! page may choose to remain anonymous. For more informayion on policies and procedures regarding Sound Off! postings, please see our Site Policy.)


Internet Protocol Address:
We collect an IP address from all visitors to our Site. An IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer when you use the Internet. We use IP addresses to help diagnose problems with our server, administer our Site, analyze trends, track users' movement, gather broad demographic information for aggregate use in order for us to improve the site, and deliver customized, personalized content. IP addresses are not linked to personally identifiable information.


Use of "Cookies":
Our Site may use cookies to enhance your experience while using our Site. Cookies are pieces of information that some Web sites transfer to the computer that is browsing that Web site and are used for record-keeping purposes at many Web sites. Use of cookies makes Web-surfing easier by performing certain functions such as saving your passwords, your personal preferences regarding your use of the particular Web site and to make sure you don't see the same ad repeatedly. Many consider the use of cookies to be an industry standard.


Your browser is probably set to accept cookies. However, if you would prefer not to receive cookies, you can alter the configuration of your browser to refuse cookies. If you choose to have your browser refuse cookies, it is possible that some areas of our Site will not function properly when you view them.


All information provided to ASA is transmitted using SSL (Secure Socket Layer) encryption. SSL is a proven coding system that lets your browser automatically encrypt, or scramble, data before you send it to us. We also protect account information by placing it on a secure portion of our Site that is only accessible by certain qualified employees of ASA. Unfortunately, however, no data transmission over the Internet is 100% secure. While we strive to protect your information, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of such information. 


If a user elects to use our referral service for informing a friend about our Site, we ask them for the friend's name and e-mail address. ASA will automatically send the friend a one-time e-mail inviting them to visit the Site. ASA stores this information for the sole purpose of sending this one-time e-mail. Any individual referred to the Site in this way will not be placed on any online newsletter or other email list without his/her personal registration with ASA.


Other Web Sites:
Our Site contains links to other Web sites including, but not limited to, Adobe Reader, online versions of newspapers with articles about ASA adoption activities, and occasionally websites for adopted units that adoptive communities have asked us to include in their City & Unit News postings. Please note that when you click on one of these links, you are entering another Web site for which ASA has no responsibility. We encourage you to read the privacy statements on all such sites as their policies may be different than ours.


Contacting the Web Site:
If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, the practices of this Site, or your dealings with this Site, you can contact:


P.O. Box 574; Pacific Palisades, CA  90272
You can also send an e-mail to ASA:






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