Privacy Policy

Last updated: April 2, 2018

The United States Navy Memorial Foundation (Navy Memorial) respects the privacy of its members and other visitors to its website and online community. The policies outlined here have been developed to ensure your information is used carefully and for our supporters to understand how the Memorial collects and uses your information. This privacy policy is effective immediately upon posting.


Information Collection and Use 
The Navy Memorial’s web servers automatically collect non-identifying information from your visits to to help measure our website activity and improve the user experience. Non-identifying information includes session cookies to track usage through, and IP addresses for viewing internet domains and monitoring time spent on our website.

The Navy Memorial does not collect any personal information from users browsing its public website. Users to the public areas of the Navy Memorial’s website browse anonymously. Only aggregate data -- such as the number of hits per page -- are collected. Aggregate data is only used for internal and marketing purposes and does not provide any personally identifying information.


Your Confidentiality
We reserve the right to share information with trusted third-party vendors that provide contracted services for the Navy Memorial and its membership. Those select vendors have been provided a copy of this policy and are expected to maintain your data according to these standards. We do not sell your information to other organizations or individuals in ways other than those disclosed in this Policy. We may rent our mailing lists for one-time use by other non-profits.

If you are a financial donor to the Navy Memorial, you may request that we withhold your mailing information from any list exchanges with other non-profits. Please email us at and in the subject field type “Mailing List Opt Out” and provide us your name, email and postal address or send postal mail to: US Navy Memorial, Attention: Donor Services/Unsubscribe, 701 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20004.


Use of Email Addresses by the Navy Memorial
When you donate to the Navy Memorial, you will be asked to supply your email address. Your email address is only available to the Navy Memorial employees who manage this information for purposes of contacting you or responding to user requests.

We may use your email address to send you information about the Navy Memorial (such as news and events, special programs, and fundraising campaigns).

The Navy memorial complies with the Controlling the Assault of Non-Solicited Pornography and Marketing (CAN-SPAM) act of 2003. All marketing email messages from the Navy Memorial tell you how to stop receiving them, and contain necessary language to allow recipients to opt-out of email correspondence. You may subscribe or unsubscribe to Navy Memorial email at any time. Email or send postal mail to: US Navy Memorial, Attention: Donor Services/Unsubscribe, 701 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20004.


Use of Financial Information by the Navy Memorial
If you choose to make an online donation or purchase merchandise from the Navy Memorial, you will have to provide your credit or debit card billing information, including your card number and expiration date. This information is collected and transferred over the Internet using Secure Socket Layer (SSL) encryption technology to the appropriate clearinghouse. If you are making a donation or purchase from the Navy Memorial, the credit or debit card information that you provide at the time of the donation or purchase is used only to process your donation or purchase, and will not be used or stored by the Navy Memorial for any other purposes. To process recurring sustainer donations, credit or debit card information of other digital payment processing information will be used and stored.


Use of IP Addresses
An IP address is a number that's automatically assigned to your computer whenever you're surfing the Web. Web servers automatically identify your computer by its IP address. The Navy Memorial collects IP addresses for the purposes of system administration and to audit the use of our site. When visitors request pages from the Navy Memorial, our servers log the visitors' IP addresses. We do not link IP addresses to anything personally identifiable, which means that a user's session will be logged, but the user remains anonymous to us.


Links to Other Sites
The Navy Memorial website includes links to other sites. These sites are beyond our control. These other sites may send their own cookies to users, collect data or solicit personal information. Please consult the privacy statement of individual sites that are linked to by the Navy Memorial for more specific information.

How to update or Change Your Personal Information
The Navy Memorial wants your Personal Information to be accurate and complete. To update or change your Personal Information, send your updated Personal Information by email to, or by postal mail to : US Navy Memorial, Attention: Donor Services, 701 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20004.


The Navy Memorial tries to provide security on pages that request personal data. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your personal information, the Navy Memorial can't ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us or from our online products or services, and you do so at your own risk. Once we receive your transmission, we make our best effort to ensure its security on our systems. When credit card information is collected and transferred, we use industry standard SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) encryption.


By using the Navy Memorial’s website, you consent to the collection and use of this information by the Navy Memorial. Any changes to the Memorial’s privacy policy will be posted in this area.


Collection of Information from Children
The Navy Memorial website is not designed specifically for children, and the Navy Memorial does not intentionally collect Personal Information from or knowingly market to children under the age of 13. If we discover that we have inadvertently collected Personal Information from a person under the age of 13, we will delete such information as quickly as reasonably practicable. In the event that you become aware of a child under the age of 13 posting Personal Information to Navy Memorial websites without verifiable consent from a parent or guardian, please contact the Navy Memorial by email at or by postal mail at US Navy Memorial, Attention: Donor Services, 701 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20004.


What Means Of Redress Are Available? 
If any user suspects the Navy Memorial has handled its personal information in a manner that does not comply with this privacy statement, please write to us at: US Navy Memorial Foundation, 701 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Suite 123, Washington, DC 20004. You may also contact us by sending an email to or by calling us at 202-737-2300.


Last Updated: April 2, 2018