Legal & Privacy
AmericasArmy.com is committed to protecting your privacy. Therefore, your use and implementation of the information and information request forms included in this web site are covered under the following guidelines. If you have any questions or comments about the information presented here, please contact the Webmaster.
AUTHORITY: Collection of this information is authorized by Title 10 of U.S. Code, section 3013.
PRINCIPAL PURPOSE: Information collected will only be used for security and identification.
ROUTINE USES: Statistical and demographic analysis.
DISCLOSURE: Voluntary, however, failure to provide the information may prevent participant from entering web site.
1. Information Collected and Stored Automatically
If you do nothing during your visit but browse through the website, 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 following information about your visit: ” The Internet domain (for example, “xcompany.com” if you use a private Internet access account, or “yourschool.edu” if you connect from a university’s domain), and IP address (an IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer whenever you are surfing the Web) from which you access our website, ” The type of browser and operating system used to access our site, ” The date and time you access our site, ” The pages you visit, and ” If you linked to our website from another website, the address of that website, ” If you link from our website to another website, the address of that website We use this information to help us make our site more useful to visitors — to learn about the number of visitors to our site and the types of technology our visitors use. We do not track or record information about individuals and their visits.
3. If You Send Us Personal Information
If you choose to provide us with personal information, such as by sending an e-mail or by filling out a form and submitting it through our Web site, we will use that information to respond to your message or to fulfill the stated purpose of the communication. Remember that e-mail is not necessarily secure against interception. If your communication is sensitive or includes personal information you may prefer to send it by postal mail instead.
We may share the information you give us with another government agency if your inquiry relates to that agency. In other limited circumstances, such as responses to requests from Congress and private individuals, we may be required by law to disclose information you submit. Before you submit personal information, such as on an online form, you may be given more specific guidance as to how your personal information may be used.
Electronically submitted information is maintained and destroyed according to the principles of the Federal Records Act and the regulations and records schedules of the National Archives and Records Administration and in some cases may be covered by the Privacy Act and subject to the Freedom of Information Act.
For site security purposes and to ensure that this service remains available to all users, this Government computer system employs software programs to monitor network traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information, or otherwise cause damage. Anyone using this system expressly consents to such monitoring and is advised that if such monitoring reveals evidence of possible abuse or criminal activity, such evidence may be provided to appropriate law enforcement officials. Unauthorized attempts to upload information or change information on this service are strictly prohibited and may be punishable under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act of 1986 and the National Information Infrastructure Protection Act.
The United States Army is dedicated to making all information and technology available to individuals with disabilities. In 1998, Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act Amendments, as amended by the Workforce Investment Act of 1998, issued accessibility standards setting forth electronic and information technology performance criteria. As amended, Section 508 requires that when Federal agencies develop, procure, maintain, or use electronic and information technology, they must ensure that this information is accessible to every individual.
Using accessibility guidelines, we are continuously improving our web pages for easy access to all visitors. The U.S. Army is making every effort to bring our web site into Section 508 compliance, and will continue with these efforts as new methods and technology becomes available.
If you find a problem that prevents access or you have any comments or questions about our policies, please contact our legal department.
1. ACCEPTANCE OF TERMS
2. CHANGES TO THIS AGREEMENT
DA reserves the right to change, supplement or amend the Agreement at any time, for any reason, and without prior notice or liability to you. The most current version of the Agreement can be reviewed by clicking on the “Legal and Privacy” hypertext link located at the bottom of each Americasarmy.com web page.
The Web Site is controlled and operated in whole or in part by DA from its offices within the United States. BY ACCESSING THE WEB SITE YOU AGREE THAT THE STATUTES AND LAWS OF THE UNITED STATES AND THE STATE OF VIRGINIA, U.S.A., WITHOUT REGARD TO CONFLICTS OF LAWS PRINCIPLES, WILL APPLY TO ALL MATTERS RELATING TO USE OF THE WEB SITE, AND YOU AGREE THAT ANY LITIGATION SHALL BE SUBJECT TO THE EXCLUSIVE JURISDICTION OF THE STATE OR FEDERAL COURTS IN VIRGINIA, U.S.A. Those who access the Web Site from other locations do so at their own risk and are responsible for compliance with applicable local laws. DA makes no representation that the text, photographs, graphics, software, video, and audio content (collectively the “Content”) found in the Web Site is appropriate or available for use in other locations. Access to the Web Site from territories where the Content is illegal is prohibited.
4. LINKS TO THIRD PARTY WEB SITES
The Web Site may contain links to other web sites operated by parties other than DA which are provided for convenience only. A link to a non-DA web site does not mean DA endorses or accepts any responsibility for the Content, or the use, of such web sites. Furthermore, DA makes no representations or warranties as to any products made available at such web sites.
5. LINKING, FRAMING, MIRRORING, AND SCRAPING THE WEB SITE
The framing, mirroring, scraping or data mining of the Web Site or any of its Content in any form and by any method is strictly prohibited.
Links to the Web Site not expressly authorized by this Agreement or without the express written permission of DA are strictly prohibited. To request permission to link to the Web Site, please see http://www.americasarmy.com/community.php for details. Use of “americasarmy.com” as a link to this Web Site is permitted, but shall not be construed as a waiver of any rights by DA. DA reserves the right to cancel and revoke any permission it may give to link to the Web Site at any time, for any reason, without any notice, and without any liability to you or any other person.
6. RESTRICTIONS ON USE OF CONTENT
The Web Site, its Contents, as well as the organization and layout of the Web Site are the property of DA or its affiliates and contains copyrighted material, trademarks, and other proprietary information protected by the laws of the United States, and international treaties. Except as stated herein, none of the Content may be copied, reproduced, distributed, republished, downloaded, displayed, posted or transmitted in any form or by any means, including, but not limited to, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, or otherwise, without the prior written permission of DA or the copyright owner. Additionally, you also may not mirror or distribute any part of this Web Site over any network, including a local area network, nor sell or offer it for sale. Any unauthorized use of any material contained on this Site may violate copyright laws, trademark laws, the laws of privacy and publicity, communications regulations and statutes, and other laws.
Unless otherwise explicitly stated herein, nothing in this Agreement shall be construed as conferring any license to intellectual property rights, whether by estoppel, implication, or otherwise. Permission is granted to display, copy, distribute and download the materials on this Web Site for personal, non-commercial use only, provided you do not modify the materials and that you retain all copyright, trademark, and other proprietary notices contained in the materials. This permission terminates automatically if you breach any of terms or conditions stated above. Upon termination, you must immediately destroy any downloaded and printed materials.
The registered trademarks U.S. ARMY® with star design, AMERICA’S ARMY, AA AMERICA’S ARMY, AMERICA’S ARMY: SPECIAL FORCES, AMERICA’S ARMY: OVERMATCH, EMPOWER YOURSELF, DEFEND FREEDOM, and THE OFFICIAL U.S. ARMY GAME (collectively the “Marks”) are the property of DA. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. Except as otherwise authorized by DA, you are not authorized to copy or reproduce any of the Marks. To the extent you may be authorized to reproduce the Marks, you acknowledge DA’s exclusive rights to its Marks and agree that any use of DA’s Marks by you shall inure to DA’s sole benefit. You agree not to incorporate any of DA’s Marks into your trademarks, service marks, company names, Internet addresses, domain names, or any other similar designations, for use on or in connection with computer or Internet-related products, games, services or technologies. DA has the right to withdraw at any time and for any reason all rights you may have been granted to reproduce DA’s Marks. You agree that upon receiving written notice from DA or its authorized representative, you will immediately cease all use of the Marks. This specifically includes removing the DA marks from any website you may own or control.
7. TERMINATION OF THIS AGREEMENT AND THE WEB SITE
If you breach any provision of this Agreement, you may no longer use the Web Site.
DA may, at any time and for any reason and in its discretion: (a) change, suspend or terminate, temporarily or permanently, the Web Site or any part of it; or (b) restrict, suspend or terminate (in whole or in part) your permission to access or use the Web Site; all without any notice or liability to you or any other person. If this Agreement or your permission to access or use the Web Site is terminated by you, or by a person you represent, or by DA, then this Agreement and all other then existing agreements between DA and any persons you represent will continue to apply and be binding upon you and any persons you represent, jointly and severally, regarding your prior access to and use of the Web Site, and anything connected with, relating to or arising therefrom.
8. COMPLETE AGREEMENT
This Agreement constitutes the entire Agreement between you and DA relating to your use of the Web Site, and supersedes all previous agreements, written, oral or otherwise, between you and DA with respect to your access and use of the Web Site.
If any provision of this Agreement is held to be invalid by any law, rule, order or regulation of any government or by the final determination of any state or federal court, such invalidity shall not affect the validity or enforceability of any other provision in this Agreement
10. PRIVACY AND PROTECTION OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
See the Privacy Statement disclosures relating to the collection and use of your information.
11. USER NAMES AND PASSWORDS
DA may in its sole discretion refuse to grant you a user name or password or any particular user name or password you may request. All user names and passwords remain the property of DA, and may be cancelled or suspended at any time by DA in its sole discretion and without any notice or liability to you or any other person. You are entirely responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your password and account. Furthermore, you are entirely responsible for any and all activities that occur under your account. You agree to notify DA immediately of any unauthorized use of your account or any other breach of security.
12. NOTICE SPECIFIC TO SOFTWARE AVAILABLE ON THIS WEB SITE.
Any software that is made available to download from this Web Site or its affiliates (“Software”) is the copyrighted work of DA and/or its suppliers. Use of the Software is governed by the terms of the end user license agreement which accompanies or is included with the Software (“License Agreement”). An end user will be unable to install any Software that is accompanied by or includes a License Agreement, unless he or she first agrees to the License Agreement terms.
The Software is made available for download solely for use by end users according to the License Agreement. Any reproduction or redistribution of the Software not in accordance with the License Agreement is expressly prohibited by law, and may result in severe civil and criminal penalties. Violators will be prosecuted to the maximum extent possible.
WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, COPYING OR REPRODUCTION OF THE SOFTWARE TO ANY OTHER SERVER OR LOCATION FOR FURTHER REPRODUCTION OR REDISTRIBUTION IS EXPRESSLY PROHIBITED, UNLESS SUCH REPRODUCTION OR REDISTRIBUTION IS EXPRESSLY PERMITTED BY THE LICENSE AGREEMENT ACCOMPANYING SUCH SOFTWARE OR EXPRESSLY CONSENTED TO BY DA.
THE SOFTWARE IS WARRANTED ONLY ACCORDING TO THE TERMS OF THE LICENSE AGREEMENT.
13. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
YOU EXPRESSLY UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT:
DA DOES NOT WARRANT OR MAKE ANY REPRESENTATIONS REGARDING THE USE, VALIDITY, ACCURACY, OR RELIABILITY OF, OR THE RESULTS OF THE USE OF, OR OTHERWISE RESPECTING, THE CONTENT OF THE WEB SITE OR ANY OTHER WEB SITES LINKED TO OR FROM THE WEB SITE. THE CONTENT OF THE WEB SITE IS PROVIDED “AS IS” WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT POSSIBLE PURSUANT TO APPLICABLE LAW, DA DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, NON-INFRINGEMENT, OR OTHER VIOLATION OF RIGHTS.
DA WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OF ANY KIND ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THE USE OR THE INABILITY TO USE THE WEB SITE, ITS CONTENT OR LINKS, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES. THIS DISCLAIMER SHALL APPLY EVEN IF DA KNEW OR SHOULD HAVE KNOWN THAT YOUR USE OF ITS WEB SITE WOULD CAUSE DAMAGE OR LOSS OF INFORMATION STORED ON YOUR COMPUTER.
ANY MATERIAL DOWNLOADED OR OTHERWISE OBTAINED THROUGH THE USE OF THE WEB SITE IS DONE AT YOUR OWN DISCRETION AND RISK AND THAT YOU WILL BE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE TO YOUR COMPUTER SYSTEM OR LOSS OF DATA THAT RESULTS FROM THE DOWNLOAD OF ANY SUCH
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