Fort Meade Alliance Privacy Policy

This website is owned and operated by the Fort Meade Alliance (FMA). Our intention is to provide useful information about our organization and its programs.  FMA is committed to ensuring the privacy of our visitors' personal information. The intent of this Privacy Policy is to demonstrate our firm commitment to your privacy and to disclose the privacy practices of the website (the “Site”). 

By accessing or using the Site and/or providing any personal information to us, you are accepting the practices described in this Privacy Policy. If you do not accept these practices, you must not access or use the Site or provide us with your personal information.

What information does the Site collect?

You do not have to provide any personal information to read the content of our Site.  However, you will likely have to provide personal information when purchasing tickets for events, subscribing to our communications list, or contacting us for more information.  Some examples of information we collect include: your name, address, e-mail address, phone number, payment information (e.g., credit card information and billing address).  When you subscribe to our communications list or purchase tickets for events we will need to know your name, email address, mailing/billing address, phone number, credit card number, security code and expiration date.  We may also use the information to contact you if there is a problem with your purchase or for feedback on our programs.

If you use our Information Request form or other email correspondence, we may ask for your name, email address, mailing address, and phone number. This allows us to process your request and provide you with the most complete information via the quickest method. Media contact information will be used to disseminate news and information about FMA and its programs.

From time-to-time our Site requests information from users via surveys. Participation in these surveys is completely voluntary and the user therefore has a choice whether or not to disclose information.  Information requested may include contact information (such as name, email or mailing address), and demographic information (such as zip code, age, etc.). Survey information will be used for purposes of interpreting survey research results, monitoring or improving the use and satisfaction of this Site.

Like many websites, the Site also may collect information about visitors and the manner in which visitors utilize and navigate the Site.  For example, the Site may track the pages you visit on the Site, the URL that you visited before you came to the Site, the URL to which you next go, and your IP address. This information helps us to design and improve the Site to better suit our visitors’ needs.  We may use your IP address to help diagnose problems with our server, and to administer the Site.  Your IP address also may be used to help identify you and to gather broad demographic information. 

Our website is intended for a general audience and is not directed to children under the age of 13.  We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under the age of 13.

Does the Site use cookies?

Cookies are pieces of information that a website transfers to a user’s hard drive for record-keeping purposes while visiting a site.  Like most websites, we may use cookies on certain pages of the Site.  Cookies make using the Internet easier by, among other things, saving your passwords and preferences for you.  We may also use cookies to deliver content specific to your interests and for web traffic analysis and site navigation.  You are free not to accept the cookies by referring to your browser’s “help” feature, but certain features of the Site may not work as intended or may be slowed if you decline to accept cookies.

To whom do we disclose information?

Except as provided in this Policy, we will not knowingly sell, share or rent any information obtained about visitors to our site with third party organizations or businesses without permission, except to provide information requested by the visitor.  Information that we collect is used for internal purposes such as fulfilling your purchases, providing customer support/responding to your inquiries, compiling usage statistics regarding the Site, and analyzing visitor preferences regarding the Site and other products and services.    We may share the information collected on the Site with outside parties to the extent necessary to fulfill your requests for information or to fulfill any payments.  For example,we do use third party services to assist us in securely processing your credit card orders/donations.  We strive to ensure that any such parties willprovide at least the same level of protection as this Privacy Policy offers.  However, we are not responsible for the privacy practices of third parties and do not guarantee that these third parties have similar privacy practices. 

We will divulge personal information to law enforcement agencies or other governmental agencies when required to do so or when we in good faith believe it is necessary in order to comply with legal obligations.  We will, however, ask all governmental officials to provide us with acceptable reasons that we believe, in our sole discretion, support disclosure of personal information.  We may monitor email correspondence and telephone calls to track reported problems and to ensure quality assurance. Similarly, we may monitor web traffic in the aggregate for the purposes of evaluating marketing campaigns and content improvement.

In the event that this Site or substantially all of FMA’s assets are acquired, merged or reorganized, user information will of course be one of the transferred assets. 

What are the privacy policies of linked sites and other third parties?

The Site may contain links to other sites. This policy statement only addresses the use and disclosure of information collected by the Site. Although you may link to other sites or third parties via the Site, we are not responsible for the privacy practices of third parties or the content of linked sites. We encourage our website visitors to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each and every website that collects personally identifiable information.

How can you access or correct your information?

You may view, correct or update the personal information we have about you by sending a request to the e-mail address below.  If we use any of your personal information in a manner that you believe is inconsistent with this Privacy Policy, please notify us immediately by sending an email to the address below so that we may correct such inconsistency.

How may this privacy statement be amended?

From time to time, we may make changes to our information practices or alter the functionality of the Site.  If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes on our home page so our users are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under circumstances, if any, we disclose it.   We encourage you to periodically review this page and the Site’s home page for the latest information on our privacy practices for this Site.

What security measures does the Site employ?

The Site may have security measures in place that are intended to protect against the loss of information that the Site collects. However, you should keep in mind that this Site is run on software, hardware and networks, any component of which may, from time to time, require maintenance or experience problems or breaches of security.  You are solely responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your username and password and are responsible for any unauthorized use.

How can you contact us?

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, the practices of this Site, or your dealings with this Site, you can contact us by e-mail at

Effective Date: July 2013

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