Privacy Policy


NOVA Council Navy League Privacy and Internet Policy


NOVA Council respects the privacy of its members and other visitors to its web site.  NOVA Council strongly believes that if electronic commerce and online activities are to flourish, members must be assured that information provided online is used responsibly and appropriately. To protect online privacy, NOVA Council has implemented the following Privacy Policy, adapted from that of the Navy League of the United States.

Information Collection and Use

Information collected on NOVA Council's web site from NOVA Council visitors is done to fulfill requests inclusive of, but not limited to, facilitating communications between members through the online community, and registering for NOVA Council's meetings and other events.

NOVA Council will not sell, share, or rent this information to others in ways other than those disclosed in this statement.

NOVA Council does not collect any personal information from users browsing its public web site except that which is provided by the user via online forms, such as meeting reservations. Users of the public areas of NOVA Council's web site browse anonymously. Only aggregate data -- such as the number of hits per page -- are collected. Aggregate data are only used for internal information and do not provide any personally identifying information.


NOVA Council members who change or provide their e-mail address to NOVA Council may receive periodic e-mails describing the legislative, public affairs, meetings and convention, membership, dues notices, development updates or other activities of the Navy League, and NOVA Council in particular.   Upon receipt of the e-mail newsletters, the user may decide to opt-out of the e-mail distribution list by following the instructions at the bottom of the e-mail message. In addition, as a member, you may opt out at anytime by updating your preferences within the Navy League Member Profile Page by sending an email to or by calling the Navy League office at 800-356-5760 or 703-528-1775.

Guest Registration

NOVA Council web site users who are not NOVA Council members may be asked to fill in NOVA Council's guest book to access certain restricted areas of the site. NOVA Council web site users may also fill in the guest book voluntarily and independent of gaining access to restricted areas of the site. Persons who submit a guest book entry may be solicited for NOVA Council membership.


Occasionally, NOVA Council may conduct a survey. Participation is completely voluntary and the user therefore has a choice whether or not to disclose such information as user contact and demographic information. Information collected may be used to contact participants for solicitation purposes such as sending a request to join NOVA Council.

Use of Cookies

"Cookies" are pieces of information that a web site transfers to an individual's hard drive for record-keeping purposes. The use of cookies is an industry standard -- you'll find them at most major web sites.

At the time of signing in as a member or a guest, NOVA Council sets a cookie on your machine. This information simply identifies you as a member or guest. The cookie facilitates you gaining access to protected areas of the site, pre-populates information on certain forms to save your from re-keying your information, and delivers custom content and images. The cookie is set for a one period after which without activity, the cookie expires and you must identify yourself as a member or a guest through our sign in forms.

Most browsers are initially set up to accept cookies. You can reset your browser to refuse all cookies or indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, note that some parts of NOVA Council's web site will not function properly without the use of cookies.

Links to Other Sites

NOVA Council's web site includes links to other sites. These sites are beyond our control. These other sites may send their own cookies to users, collect data or solicit personal information. Please consult the privacy statement of individual sites that are linked to by NOVA Council for more specific information.


The NOVA Council web site is on a commercial, "shared" web server, which also hosts other Navy League web sites. 


By using NOVA Council's web site, you consent to the collection and use of this information by NOVA Council. Any changes to NOVA Council's privacy policy will be posted in this area.

What Means Of Redress Are Available?

If any User suspects NOVA Council has handled its personal information in a manner that does not comply with this privacy statement, please contact us by sending e-mail to: