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                       United States Power Squadrons ®
                               Sail and Power Boating
                                     PO Box 30423
                                  Raleigh NC 27622
                                    www.USPS.org  

USPS has created this privacy statement in order to demonstrate our firm commitment to
privacy. The following discloses our data gathering and dissemination practices the
provisions of which shall be used as a minimum for all USPS Web sites whether at the
National, District or Squadron level, regardless of where they are located on the Internet.

Upon Entering the Web site - Cookies: We compile information on the IP addresses that
contact us so we can improve the services provided by our Site, but we will not provide
that information to others. We may keep track of the pages you visited by placing a small
entry in a text file called a "cookie" on your hard drive. The cookie contains an identifying
number that allows us to track the pages you’ve visited on our Website. We may also use
cookies to save your member access authorization (for a limited time, on our internal web
pages) so you do not have to re-enter it each time you visit our Site. We may use
member access authorization to maintain the privacy of our internal web pages.
Information voluntarily provided by you may help us tailor our Site to your needs and
interests.  

Cookies don’t reveal personal information. The only personal information a cookie can
contain is information you supply yourself. Cookies can’t read unrelated data off your
hard drive. The help function on most browsers contains information on how to set your
browser to notify you before accepting a cookie or to disable cookies entirely. However,
if you don’t accept cookies, you may not be able to take advantage of various features
on our site such as membership only pages.  

Links: Our Web sites may contain links to external Web sites that are not within our
control. If you decide to use any of these external links, you will be connected to a site
not covered by our privacy policies. We recommend that you read their privacy
statements, since they may differ from ours. This privacy statement applies only to
information collected on USPS Web sites.

Order Forms: Our Site uses order forms to request information, products and services.
We collect a visitor’s contact information (like an E-mail address), unique identifiers (like
a USPS certificate number), and financial information (like an account or credit card
number). Contact information from the order form is used to send products to our
customers. The contact information is also used to get in touch with the customer when
necessary.  

We do not maintain a repository of this information after the initial information is sent.
Financial information that is collected is used to check the user’s qualifications and bill the
user for products and services. Unique identifiers (such as a USPS certificate number)
are collected from Website visitors to verify the user’s identity and for use as account
numbers in our record system.  

Online Surveys: Our online surveys ask visitors for contact information (like their E-mail
address). The contact information is used to contact the visitor when necessary.  
Requested Information: Whenever our site asks a visitor to provide information, we will
provide the visitor the opportunity to decline to have their information used for subsequent
notices about our products or publications or those of our associates.

Security: We exercise care and diligence in managing, transmitting and securing personal
information once we receive it. Your personal information is protected by safeguards that
are appropriate to the sensitivity of the information and are in line with currently available
security technology. This may include use of passwords and encryption. It is important
for you to understand that data transmission over the Internet is not 100% secure.
Despite our best efforts, we cannot guarantee the absolute security of any information
you transmit to us, and you therefore do so at your own risk.  

Your Agreement to Be Bound By This Policy: By visiting our Web site, you agree that
your visit is governed by the USPS Privacy and Data Policy, and that the Policy may be
revised from time to time.  

Contact the Web site: If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the
practices of the USPS National Web site, or your dealings with that Web site, you can
contact the National Secretary:

                            By E-mail: ns@usps.org

                            By Postal mail:

                                 National Secretary
                     United States Power Squadrons, Inc.
                             1504 Blue Ridge Road
                                Raleigh, NC 27607

                By telephone: (888) FOR-USPS (367-8777)

                             By fax: (888) 304-0813