Last updated: August, 2023
The American Battlefield Trust's online and offline resources are intended to supply our members, followers and website visitors with information about battlefield preservation and the American Battlefield Trust's mission. In the course of providing these services, for some materials, services or transactions, you may be asked to provide your name, address and additional information. The American Battlefield Trust will only collect personal information, which you knowingly and voluntarily provide by, for example, sending queries via email, completing membership forms, or responding to surveys.
Interactions requiring personal information include:
- Becoming a Member
- Donating to our organization
- Signing petitions for political outreach
- Signing up for email updates/newsletters
- Entering a contest
- Registering for an event
- Purchasing items from our online store
Certain of our mobile applications permit the use of camera devices in connection with your use of the apps. When utilized, images of individuals may also be captured. You are responsible for ensuring that the subjects of any photographs or video captured in connection with your use of such apps have consented to the collection of their images and other personal data.
In some cases, we may also collect information you provide about others, such as in giving a gift membership. We will use this information to fulfill your request and will provide the recipient our standard opportunity to opt out of further communications.
In addition, we automatically collect certain information when you access or use our websites or transact with us, including:
- Log Information: We collect information such as the browser type and version, access time, pages viewed, IP address and the referring website.
- Information Collected by Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies: We utilize cookies, web beacons (also known as "tracking pixels") and other tracking technologies to collect information about audience interactions with our website and email communications, including information about traffic to the site and browsing behavior. We use this information in aggregate for various purposes, such as improving our visitors’ online experience, understanding which areas and features of our sites and mobile apps are popular, understanding how visitors navigate our site, understanding campaign effectiveness, tailoring our communications, and other internal business purposes. See below for additional information regarding Cookies.
How We Use Information
We use information about you, the Customer, for various purposes, including to:
- Provide the services you request, process transactions (including fulfilling orders) and send you related information, including confirmations and receipts;
- Respond to your comments, questions and requests;
- Communicate with you about the American Battlefield Trust, including our events, news and information we think will be of interest to you.
- Personalize your online experience;
- Monitor and analyze trends, usage and activities; and
Sharing of Information
We may share information:
- With contractors, consultants and other service providers who need access to such information to carry out work on our behalf. Our contractors, consultants and service providers are contractually obligated to comply with their obligations under applicable data privacy laws, including with their obligations as data processors. Orders are processed through our third party payment processor, which will receive personal information, including credit card information, in order to facilitate the fulfillment process. When you initiate the payment process, you will be directed to the website of our third party processor and the privacy policies of the processor shall govern the collection and handling of information that you provide to them. With respect to credit card processing, we do not directly collect, store, or process any credit card information.
We emphasize that the American Battlefield Trust will not provide any of your personal information to other organizations when you inform us that you have elected to opt out. Opt Out Procedures are described below.
You may update, correct or delete your account information at any time by contacting us as described below. Note that we may retain certain information as required by law or for legitimate business purposes. We may also retain cached or archived copies of information about you for a certain period of time.
If you want to opt-out of Analytics for the web, visit the Google Analytics opt-out page and install the add-on for your browser. For more details on installing and uninstalling the add-on, please see the relevant help resources for your specific browser.
The Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on does not prevent data from being sent to the website itself or in other ways to web analytics services.
Opt Out Policy
The American Battlefield Trust provides three easy ways for you to opt-out of having any of your personal information shared or sold to other organizations:
- Email: email@example.com with the subject heading "Membership Confidentiality."
- Call: 202-367-1861, or toll-free at 800-298-7878, and request that you would like your information to be confidential.
- Mail: You may also write us at: American Battlefield Trust, 1156 15th Street NW, Suite 900, Washington, DC 20005
When contacting us please provide your full name, membership ID number (if you have one), and address.
We take our users' privacy very seriously. When users submit personal information to the American Battlefield Trust, we take steps designed to ensure the information remains secure both during transmission and while stored. Some of these measures include an enterprise grade firewall and a secured environment for the data storage. All sensitive donor information is stored in this manner and only accessed by authorized American Battlefield Trust staff through a monitored and recorded login process using secure communication and password protection.
For our users' protection, this website uses Secure Sockets Layer (SSL), the standard of World Wide Web security, whenever financial transactions are being conducted.
Children and Privacy
The American Battlefield Trust websites and other online resources are intended to be enjoyed by a general audience. We do not knowingly permit children under age 13 (in the United States) or age 16 (in the EEA) to register for any content, product, or service. We will not knowingly collect, use, or disclose personally identifiable information about people under age 13 (in the United States) or age 16 (in the EEA), except as permitted by law.
If children under 13 want to register with the American Battlefield Trust, they will need the consent of a parent or guardian. Our online registration process requires a confirmation via email, which provides the parent or legal guardian to give verifiable consent.
Links to Third Party Sites
While the American Battlefield Trust is highly selective about which sites we provide links to or from our websites, we do not control those websites. We encourage you to review the privacy policies posted on these third party sites, as these policies will govern treatment of your personal information on those websites.
For EU and UK individuals, essential cookies also help inform the Trust whether you require, or have already been served, an affirmative consent request in connection with the GDPR. Essential cookies include analytics cookies, which provide us data that allows the Trust to better understand its users and improve the website based on what we have learned from that data.
Please note that if you choose to remove or reject cookies, this could affect the availability and functionality of some areas of our website.
Managing Cookies in Your Browser
To reject cookies on your first visit to the battlefields.org, click “Reject cookies” in the red bar that appears at the bottom of the browser window. In addition, most browsers allow you to manage how cookies are set and used as you’re browsing, and to clear cookies and browsing data. Your browser may have settings letting you manage cookies on a site-by-site basis. For example, These settings allow you to delete existing cookies, allow or block all cookies, and set cookie preferences for websites. In “Private” or “Incognito” mode, your browser deletes your history and clears cookies on your device after you close your Private or Incognito windows. For additional information on how to opt-out of cookie-based advertising visit: http://optout.networkadvertising.org and https://www.neustar.biz/privacy/opt-out.
Our operations are conducted within the United States. If you access our websites from outside the United States, your connection may be through and to servers located in your country or the United States. Any personal information you provide may be processed and maintained in the United States on servers and/or other network systems operated by or for American Battlefield Trust’s benefit. The following explains our collection and processing policies with respect to the personal data of EU and UK residents.
Right to access: You have the right to request information about the personal data we hold on you at any time. You can contact us and we will provide you with your personal data via e-mail.
Right to portability: Whenever we process your personal data by automated means based on your consent or based on an agreement you have the right to get a copy of your data in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format transferred to you or to another party. This only includes the personal data you have submitted to us.
Right to rectification: You have the right to request rectification of your personal data if they are incorrect, including the right to have incomplete personal data completed. If you have an account you can edit your personal data under your account and membership pages.
Right to erasure: You have the right to erase any personal data processed by us at any time except for the following situations:
- you have an ongoing customer service matter with the Trust.
- you have an open order which has not yet been shipped or partially shipped.
- you have an unsettled debt with us, regardless of the payment method.
- if you are suspected or have misused our services within the last four years.
- your debt has been sold to a third party within the last three years or one year for deceased customers.
- if you have made any purchase, we will keep your personal data in connection to your transaction for bookkeeping rules.
Your right to object to processing based on legitimate interest: You have the right to object to processing of your personal data that you believe is not based on our legitimate interest. We will suspend processing of the personal data unless we can demonstrate a legitimate ground for the process which overrides your interest and rights or due to legal claims.
Your right to object to direct marketing, for example, direct mail pieces and email: You have the right to object to direct marketing, including profiling analysis made for direct marketing purposes. You can opt out from direct marketing by the following means:
- following the instruction in each marketing mails.
- by editing the settings of your account.
Right to restriction: You have the right to request that we restrict the processing of your personal data under the following circumstances:
- if you object to a processing based on our legitimate interest, we shall suspend all processing of such data pending the verification of the legitimate interest.
- if you claim that your personal data is incorrect, we will restrict all processing of such data pending the verification of the accuracy of the personal data.
- if the processing is unlawful you can oppose the erasure of personal data and instead request the restriction of the use of your personal data instead
- if we no longer need the personal data but it is required for you to make of defending legal claims.
How can you exercise your rights? We take data protection very seriously and therefore we have dedicated customer service personnel who handle your requests in relation to your rights stated above. You can reach them by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Right to complain to a supervisory authority: If you believe we are processing your personal data in an incorrect way you can contact us. You also have the right to turn in a complaint to a supervisory authority.
Notice to United States Consumers
- Phone: 202-367-1861 or 800-298-7878
- Email: email@example.com
- U.S. Mail: 1156 15th Street NW, Suite 900, Washington, D.C. 20005