Our system routinely collects information about origin and site navigation of website visitors. To collect this data, the site may use "session cookies". A "session cookie" is stored in temporary memory and is not retained after the browser is closed. This information is used only to help us establish website use patterns and to allow us to improve our website. We do not collect any identifying or personal data on site users unless that information is submitted as part of a request for service or information.
If a visitor submits any additional identifying information as noted above, that information is only available to the Auxiliary staff who will implement the requested activity, and personal information provided will not be shared, sold or otherwise made available to an outside organization, with the exception of legitimate law enforcement agencies.
Email links are provided as a means to contact Auxiliary members for additional information or to make comments. The sender's return email address will be used to respond to comments and questions and may be made available to other members of the Auxiliary for the same purpose. Because normal e-mail is not encrypted, the possibility exists that unauthorized individuals may intercept e-mail messages. We are not responsible for privacy of e-mail messages except those stored in our system.
Links to non-Coast Guard entities are not under the control of the United States Coast Guard or the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary, and are provided for the convenience of our customers. They do not, in any way, constitute an endorsement of the linked pages or any commercial or private issues or products presented there. We cannot make any warranty or representation concerning the content of these sites, or secondary sites to which they link.