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             NOTICE: DISCLAIMER/PRIVACY

The Content of all U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary world wide web pages is unofficial and not authority for action with the following exception: Statements of policy or procedure provided by members of the Chief Director's Office, National Elected Officers or Department Chiefs posted on this web page should be regarded as official statements. Views and opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect those of the Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Coast Guard or the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary. Information may be reprinted, except AP wire stories and articles republished from other sources. Commercial use of Coast Guard Auxiliary emblems, logos, or other graphics must be approved by the Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard. Links to non-Coast Guard entities are provided for the convenience of our customers and do not, in any way, constitute an endorsement of the linked pages or any commercial or private issues or products presented there.Top Of This Page

PRIVACY STATEMENT

 No information will be sold or rented, in ways different than what is disclosed within this statement.


FORMS:

Numerous user submitted forms MAY be found throughout the  site. These include requests for assistance or information, notification, registration, and surveys. Some report submissions are transferred to the recipient by way of email, while others produce online database files. The information collected on all forms is considered confidential, and will only be used for the purpose for which it was provided. All forms information will be destroyed after its purpose has been fulfilled.


INFORMATION SECURITY:

All information gathered on the  site is stored and maintained in secure facilities that limit access to authorized personnel only. Strict control is maintained on who is granted access authorization. The  site is regularly tested to ensureTop Of This Page that all information collected is secure from unauthorized viewing.


LINKS:

www.ratlines.com contains links to other external Web sites. If you decide to utilize any of the external links, you will be directed to a site which is not covered by our privacy policies. We recommend that you to read the privacy statements of these sites, since their policies may differ from ours. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected on this Web site.


LOG FILES:

 www.ratlines.commaintains log files of the traffic that visits, or posts materials on this site. Log files are used to record data transmission loads and determine site utilization. Information collected on web site viewers are limited to the URL of the visited sites, and the number of bytes transferred. Users posting materials to a site will have their URL, the posted URL, and the number of bytes transferred included in the log. This information is maintained in a secure location, and access is limited to authorized personnel.Top Of This Page


NOTIFICATION OF CHANGES:

If the privacy policies of this site are changed, a notification will be immediately posted on our homepage. Information collected prior to the announcement of any policy change, shall continue to be used in accordance with the applicable polices in effect, when the information was collected.

www.ratlines.com  Revised: 12/18/07

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