Last Updated: August 30, 2018
When you use the Services you may also be subject to the privacy policies of our customers or third party service providers with respect to their use and collection of your personal information.
Information we collect
We collect (i) information provided by you when you register on MyCommissary such as your name, email address, date of birth, last 4 digits of social security number (see Privacy Act Statement below), mailing address and telephone number; (ii) information we obtain from your use of our Services such as server log information (e.g., your queries, phone number and internet protocol address), device-specific information (e.g., your hardware model, operating system version, unique device identifiers and mobile network information including phone number), and physical location information collected from GPS location data and mobile wireless access points; (iii) information we collect during your grocery shopping sessions such as shopping list contents and ecommerce purchases; (iv) information provided by you when you participate in any promotions or contests offered by us or one of our affiliates; (v) information provided by you when offering feedback or completing profile forms; and (vi) loyalty card purchase information provided to us by our retailer clients.
Privacy Act Statement
Principal Purposes: To determine if an individual is authorized commissary privileges in accordance with DoD Directive 1330.17, Military Commissaries, and DoD 1330.17-R, Armed Services Commissary Regulations (ASCR).
Authority: The Social Security number is the primary means of identifying individuals’ eligibility to use this service through the DEERS system. Please reference The System of Records Notice (SORN) for the DEERS system page. That system includes the Social Security number and has as its purpose “to provide a database for determining the eligibility to DoD entitlements and privileges…” Among the various authorities allowing for the collection of personal information citied in the DEERS SORN is 10 U.S.C Chapter 54, Commissary and Exchange Benefits.
Mandatory or Voluntary: Voluntary. However, if you fail to provide the requested information, DEERS will not be able to verify your identity. If your identity is not verified, you will be unable to gain access to the website.
How we use information we collect
We will use your information to provide, maintain and improve our Services, to develop new Services and to protect DeCA and its users. We also use your information to personalize our Services for you such as delivering more relevant search results and targeted ads. We will also use your contact details to communicate with you on occasion, and we may use your information to send you offers and news. We may combine personal information from one Service with information, including personal information, from other DeCA Services. For example, when you download our mobile applications, DeCA obtains your consent to use information for pinpointing technology such as GPS and cell tower information. DeCA may use and store this information, in combination with other location-based information such as your IP address, billing postal code provided by your carrier or registration location, to provide enhanced location based services, serve location-targeted advertising, search results or other content. In addition, we may share your personally identifiable information with third party vendors that support our Services (e.g., email services or customer support tool provider) or our retailer partners’ services.
Information we Share
Other web sites
Notice regarding children’s privacy (Users under the Age of 13)
In response to concerns about protecting children’s privacy online, Congress enacted the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (“COPPA”), which sets forth rules and procedures governing the ways in which websites may collect, use and disclose any personal information for children under the age of 13. In accordance with COPPA regulations, we do not (1) request or knowingly collect personally identifiable information online or offline contact information from users under 13 years of age; or (2) knowingly use or share personal information from users under 13 years of age with third parties.
It is possible that by fraud or deception we may receive information given to us or pertaining to children under 13. If we are notified of this, as soon as we verify the information, we will immediately delete the information from our servers.
Questions regarding children’s privacy should be directed to us at the contact information provided below.
We follow generally accepted industry standards to protect the personal information submitted to us, both during transmission and once we receive it. No method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure, however. Therefore, while we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.
Defense Commissary Agency
ATTN: Privacy Officer
1300 E Avenue
Fort Lee, Virginia 23801-1800
Requests should contain: individual’s name and address, telephone, email address, SSN, DoD ID Number, and DoD ID Bar Code value.
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