AAP Privacy Policy

ADOPT A PLATOON PRIVACY POLICY

(AKA AdoptaPlatoon / AAP)

Our postal addresses are as follows:

P. O. Box 1846, MERRIFIELD, VA 22116-8046

P.O. Box 234, Lozano, TX 78568

We can be reached via e-mail at info@adoptaplatoon.org or contact@adoptaplatoon.org

Collected Information

When you donate to Adopt A Platoon (AdoptaPlatoon / AAP) on our website or by making a donation through the mail, we collect your name, address, telephone number and email address. When you visit our website, we collect user-specific information on what pages you accessed or visited and information volunteered by you, such as survey information and/or site registrations, name and address, e-mail address and telephone number.

Use of Information

We will use your information to send donation receipts, communicate with you about our mission, and ask for donations. Adopt A Platoon also exchanges and rents donor information with other worthy charities that include names, addresses and phone numbers. It does not include specific donation amounts or dates. By exchanging and renting donor information with other worthy charities, we are able to find new donors who support our mission. To opt out of having your information rented or exchanged with these organizations, please email contact@adoptaplatoon.org or info@adoptaplatoon.org. We will also disclose supporter information to our vendors and when legally required to do so, at the request of governmental authorities conducting an investigation, to verify or enforce compliance with the policies governing our Website and applicable laws or to protect against misuse or unauthorized use of our Website. Adopt A Platoon (AdoptaPlatoon / AAP) does not engage in phone call solicitations.

It is important that AdoptaPlatoon be compliant with all registrations that are appropriate for state charity offices. AdoptaPlatoon conducts fund raising by direct mail and by periodic email campaigns. Nonprofits that engage in fundraising need to register in every state that requires registration. Every state has its own rules, forms, exemptions, procedures, and deadlines. AdoptaPlatoon meets all requirements for registration in all U.S. states including renewal registration and reporting on-going financial reporting requirements.

When donors give a tax deductible monetary gift directly to Adopt A Platoon mailing their donation to P. O. Box 234, Lozano, TX 78568, and not participate in our fundraising campaigns, their information is not shared and kept strictly private.

Opting Out of Communications

If you would prefer to hear from Adopt A Platoon and support our deployed Troops via email campaign communications instead of ground mail, please let us know. Please contact us at following email addresses: contact@adoptaplatoon.org or info@adoptaplatoon.org

If you do not want to receive e-mail or ground mail contact from Adopt A Platoon in the future, please click on the “unsubscribe” link at the bottom of every e-mail we have sent you. To opt out of email or ground mail, simply send an email to the addresses listed above. You can also update your preferences by contacting us at: AdoptaPlatoon P.O. BOX 234 Lozano, TX 78568 or call us at (956) 748-4206 – Office Hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, CST.

JCA Allocation:

For nearly 23 years, AdoptaPlatoon has relied on direct mail to recruit and maintain the large Membership we have. . . Additionally, direct mail is used to maintain our subscriber base in our award winning publications. This is one of our primary mission statements. We communicate by postal mail -- and other channels -- not only to generate income and maintain our membership base, but to educate the public thereby advancing our mission. As a result, in accordance with the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) guidelines, we allocate a portion of our direct mail costs to program services and to fundraising.

Troop Information

We at Adopt A Platoon (AdoptaPlatoon / AAP) take measures to protect the information entrusted to us by U.S. deployed Troops very seriously and do everything in our power to keep Troop information secure. The on-line application process for deployed Troops to contact us via the AAP website is encrypted by a trusted database service and we take every effort possible to keep military information safe and secure and do not share said information with the public other than what we are able to post on the Adopt A Platoon website. Adopt A Platoon does not give the public access to U.S. deployed Troops for their safety, security and privacy.

Ida Hagg, Founder/Executive Director

January 2021