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Last Revised: June 27, 2016, 12:57 pm

Privacy & Security Policy

  1. Welcome to the United States Marine Corps’ Concepts and Programs website. If you are looking for the official source of information about the United States Marine Corps, please visit http://www.marines.mil/, or, if you are looking for the official source of information about United States Marine Corps recruiting, please visit http://www.marines.com/home. This is a U.S. Government Website operated by the United States Marine Corps. For further information, please refer to the posted Terms of Use/Web Policy at the following address: www.marinecorpsconceptsandprograms.com/terms-of-use.

  2. Unless otherwise indicated, information presented by the Marine Corps on this Website is considered public information and may be distributed or copied. Use of appropriate byline/photo/image credit is requested, and requests for such credit information shall be made to the Marine Corps Concepts and Programs Project Officer at the following address: conceptsandprograms@usmc.mil.

  3. Unauthorized attempts to upload, access, or change information on this Website are strictly prohibited and may be punishable under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act of 1987 and the National Information Infrastructure Protection Act (18 U.S.C. §1030).

  4. If you have any questions or comments about the information presented here, or if you want to report either technical or information problems with the Website including accessibility problems please forward them to us at: conceptsandprograms@usmc.mil.

  5. Privacy Policy: At Marine Corps Concepts and Programs (the “Website” and/or “Application”) we, the Marine Corps (“we”, “us”, “our”), take your privacy very seriously. This privacy policy (“Privacy Policy”) explains how we intend to use any information you provide to us through the Website or Application. By using or accessing the Website or Application, you signify your express consent to our Privacy Policy. Moreover, if you do not agree to creating a non-descript account using your email address, you may not enjoy the full functionality of the Website and/or mobile device Application.

  6. Pursuant to [Section 503 of Title 10], United States Code, the information requested on this Website will only be used for enhanced features on our site, such as bookmarks, favorites, or sharing content. Disclosure is voluntary, although declining to provide information will prevent users from accessing these enhanced features.

  7. Protection for Children:

    This Website is not intended for, and we have no intention of collecting personally identifiable information from, children under the age of 13. Any child’s parent or legal guardian should contact us at conceptsandprograms@usmc.mil, if they would like the information submitted by their child deleted from the Website. If you live in a state where consent of a parent or guardian is required if you are under the age of 18, contact us at conceptsandprograms@usmc.mil for proper processing.

  8. Non-Personally Identifiable Information:

    For management of the Website, certain non-personally identifiable pieces of information (“Non-PII Data”) is collected by us, through the standard operation of our web servers and through the use of “cookies” (described more fully below). This Non-PII Data will be used for statistical purposes, including, without limitation, for analytics. This Website uses software programs to create summary statistics, which are used for such purposes as assessing what information is of most and least interest to the Website visitors, determining optimal technical design specifications, and identifying system performance or problem areas so that we can work on improving such areas of the Website. We only collect an email account to improve and enhance our users’ experience on the Website and application. This information is neither required nor gathered for any other purpose.

  9. For Website security purposes and to ensure that this Website remains available to all users, this Website employs software programs to monitor network traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change user information, or otherwise cause damage.

  10. Except for authorized law enforcement investigations, no other attempts are made to identify individual users or their usage habits. Moreover, except as set forth above, raw data logs are used for no other purposes than authorized law enforcement activities, and are scheduled for regular destruction in accordance with National Archives and Records Administration General Schedule 20.

  11. For purposes of evaluating site navigation, non-persistent cookies are used. This site does not use persistent cookies (persistent tokens that pass information back and forth from the client machine to the server).Session cookies (tokens that remain active only until you close your browser) are used in order to make the site easier to use. The user can choose not to accept these cookies, however you will not have the feature of bookmarking content. Refer to the help information in your browser software for instructions on how to disable cookies.

  12. Required Information:

    Participation in the following Website features: “Feedback Form” and “Contact Us” (collectively, the “Interactive Features”) is completely voluntary. You are under no obligation to provide any information and/or personal data to www.marinecorpsconceptsandprograms.com. However, in order to utilize some of the services or features offered by the Website and application, including but not limited to, the Interactive Features, you may be asked to provide an email address and a generic user name, i.e., pseudonym, for display purposes. You are not authorized to submit any Personally Identifiable Information of any other individual.

  13. Unless disclosed otherwise at the time of collection, we neither share your username nor your email address provided to the Website and or Application with any unaffiliated third party. Please Note, however, your email address may be provided to comply with applicable legal requirements. Furthermore, our agents and contractors who have access to your username and email address are required to protect this information in a manner that is consistent with this Privacy Policy by not using the information for any purpose other than to carry out the services being performed for the United States Marine Corps.

  14. Please note that we reserve the right to access and/or disseminate your username and email address when required by request of courts or administrative agencies and to the extent required to permit us to investigate: suspected fraud, harassment, or other violations of any law, rule or regulation; this Website’s rules or policies; and/or to investigate any suspected conduct which we deem improper.

  15. Unsubscribe:

    If you no longer wish to be contacted by us, you may delete your account by sending an email to conceptsandprograms@usmc.mil and request to be unsubscribed. Please note that there might be a brief delay between the time when you submit your request to unsubscribe, and when it is processed and reflected in our systems; accordingly you might continue to receive communications from us for a short time after you send your unsubscribe request.

  16. External Links:

    The appearance of the hyperlinks that are external to Official Marine Corps web sites does not constitute endorsement by the U.S. Marine Corps of the associated web sites or the information, products or services contained therein. For other than authorized activities such as military exchanges and Morale, Welfare and Recreation sites, the U.S. Marine Corps does not exercise any editorial control over the information you may find at other than official Marine Corps websites.

  17. Contact Us:

    If you have any questions, comments or concerns regarding this Privacy Policy and/or the practices described herein, please email us at conceptsandprograms@usmc.mil or write us at:

    Deputy Commandant Capabilities Development & Integration
    Concepts and Programs Program Manager
    3300 Russell Road,
    Quantico, VA 22134

  18. Governing Law:

    This Privacy Policy and our legal obligations hereunder are subject to federal laws, regardless of the location of any user.

This Privacy Policy is effective and was last updated on January 21, 2014.

  • About Concepts and Programs

    The vision of the Concepts and Programs project is to provide political and military leaders with timely, accurate, and relevant information. The Concepts and Programs project is the premier strategic communications vessel the Marine Corps relies on to inform Congress, the Office of Secretary of Defense, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and Think Tanks about the Corps’ vision.