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Privacy Policy

The American Battle Monuments Commission Web Site Privacy Policy

Thank you for visiting one of the web sites maintained by the American Battle Monuments Commission including its National World War II Memorial Project and viewing our privacy policy. Our policy is simple: We will collect no personal information about you when you visit our web site unless you choose to provide that information to us.

You do not have to give us personal information to visit our site. We collect personally identifiable information (name, e-mail address, mailing address, phone number, or other unique identifier) only if specifically and knowingly provided by you. Personally identifying information you provide will be used only for such purposes as described at the point of collection.

If you do nothing during your visit but browse through the web site, read pages, or download information, we will gather and store certain information about your visit automatically. This information does not identify you personally. We automatically collect and store only the date and time you access our site and the pages you visit. We use this information to measure the number of visitors to our site and to learn the types of information that is of most interest to our visitors. We do not track or record information about individuals and their visits.

If you send us personal information for purposes of making a donation to the National World War II Memorial, we will use that information to properly and securely process your donation and to provide you with the fulfillment premiums appropriate to the level of your gift. The personal information you provide, with the exception of credit card information, will be retained in our donor database. The information will be used by us to provide information to you about the progress of the National World War II Memorial project and to periodically offer you additional opportunities to support the memorial fund-raising campaign. We do not retain credit card information beyond the time required to process your donation through the U.S. Treasury, nor do we share credit card information with any other organization.

If you send us personal information for purposes of making a donation to another program administered by the American Battle Monuments Commission, we will apply the same restrictions on the use of that information as are noted above in regard to the National World War II Memorial.

If you send us personal information for purposes of enrolling yourself or someone else in the World War II Registry of Remembrances, we will use that information to properly process your enrollment and to provide you, if warranted, with a Certificate of Enrollment. The personal information you provide will be retained in the Registry of Remembrances database and will be accessible by members of the public who visit the National World War II Memorial or its web site. The information gathered from you for the Registry of Remembrances and accessible to the public is limited to the honoree’s name, hometown, military service branch (if appropriate), and brief description of wartime activity; and the submitter’s name and relationship to the honoree.

If you send us personal information for purposes other than making a donation or enrolling yourself or someone else in the World War II Registry of Remembrances, we will use that information to respond properly to your request. We are required to file our documents, but will not use any of that personal information for any purpose other than the response made to your request. We provide other government agencies that personal information only if that agency is required to respond to your request, or if otherwise required by law. We do not furnish that personal information to private nor commercial organizations.

Links to other web sites: Our web site occasionally furnishes links to other sites. Once you link to that site, you are subject to the privacy policy of that site.

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When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

If you request a password reset, your IP address will be included in the reset email.

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.