Last Updated: April 20, 2009
The goal of the Edgewoodtestvets.org Web site (“this Site”) is to provide information about (1) litigation brought on behalf of Vietnam Veterans of America and certain U.S. military veterans involving the chemical and biological testing of U.S. military personnel that primarily took place at Edgewood Arsenal, in Maryland, during the 1950s to 1970s (the “Edgewood Test Vets Litigation”), including the lawsuit Vietnam Veterans of America v. CIA (click here for more information about this case), and (2) resources available to veterans who may have served at Edgewood Arsenal or been subjected to other chemical or biological tests. In addition, if you are a veteran who participated in the testing done at Edgewood Arsenal (and you are currently residing in the United States), this Site provides you an opportunity to fill out a questionnaire if you wish to be contacted about your service.
By using this Site, you agree to the terms and conditions of this Policy. If you do not agree to the terms and conditions of this Policy, please do not use the Site. We reserve the right to modify this Policy at any time. You can determine when this Policy was last revised by referring to the “Last Updated” legend at the top of this page. Any changes to this Policy will become effective upon posting of the revised Policy on this Site. Use of the Site following such changes constitutes your acceptance of the revised Policy then in effect.
What Information About Visitors Does This Site Gather?
- Information That You Provide: If you are a veteran who participated in the testing done at Edgewood Arsenal, and if you are currently residing in the United States, this Site gives you the chance to fill out a questionnaire about your experience. This questionnaire requests certain personally-identifiable information, such as your name, telephone number, military service, and other information. Your decision to provide any information requested in the questionnaire is entirely voluntary.
Before you submit information through this Site, you should be comfortable: (1) with that information being used and disclosed in the Edgewood Test Vets Litigation, as described below, and (2) with possibly being contacted by Morrison & Foerster or related parties regarding the information you provide.
This Site is not directed to children under thirteen (13) years of age, and Morrison & Foerster does not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from such children. If you are younger than thirteen, please do not provide any personally identifiable information while using this Site.
- Information That We Receive Automatically: This Site may automatically collect certain information whenever you visit this Site, including the date and time of your visit, the URL you visited prior to visiting this Site, the numerical Internet Protocol (IP) address of the computer you are using, the Internet Service Provider you are using to connect to the Internet, the kind of browser you are using and the version of that browser, or the type of computer operating system you are using. This information is logged, but Morrison & Foerster does not use it for any purpose other than to analyze Site traffic patterns and to identify and correct problems on this Site.
How Does Morrison & Foerster Use Information Collected Through This Site?
Any information collected through this Site, including personally-identifiable information, may be used in connection with the Edgewood Test Vets Litigation. For instance, Morrison & Foerster may use this information for the following purposes: investigating factual matters related to the Edgewood Test Vets Litigation; developing legal theories and case strategy; drafting and responding to motions and other legal proceedings; and assessing potential methods of case resolution.
How is Personally-Identifiable Information Disclosed?
Morrison & Foerster may share information collected through this Site, including personally-identifiable information received through questionnaires, with its clients in the Edgewood Test Vets Litigation. In certain cases, Morrison & Foerster also may determine it is necessary to make some of this information available to the defendants in the Edgewood Test Vets Litigation and their legal counsel, in order to comply with legal obligations or to represent the plaintiffs’ interests in the Edgewood Test Vets Litigation. Additionally, to the extent any of this information needs to be filed with the court or disclosed in courtroom proceedings, it may become publicly available in court records, although Morrison & Foerster will take any measures it believes are necessary or appropriate to protect personally identifiable information collected through this Site from disclosure to the general public. Morrison & Foerster also may be compelled by law to provide information that you have submitted through this Site, and we will comply with those obligations.
Morrison & Foerster works with third parties who provide web hosting services and other services of an administrative nature. We may share information about you with such third parties for the purpose of enabling them to provide these services.
Morrison & Foerster reserves the right to disclose or transfer any and all information that we collect in connection with this Site to any third-party law firm or lawyer retained as plaintiffs’ counsel in the Edgewood Test Vets Litigation, as well as to any consultant or expert retained by plaintiffs’ counsel in the Edgewood Test Vets Litigation.
Morrison & Foerster LLP seeks to adopt commercially reasonable security measures consistent with legal industry practice to assist in protecting against the loss, misuse, and alteration of personally identifiable information which is under our control. Unfortunately, no security system, or system of transmitting data over the Internet, can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result of the foregoing, while we undertake commercially reasonable efforts to protect your personally identifiable information, we cannot guarantee the security of the servers hosting this Site, the means by which information is transmitted between your computer and those servers, or any information provided to us or to any third party through or in connection with this Site. You provide all such information entirely at your own risk.
If you experience any technical problems with this Site, please contact: email@example.com. If you have any questions about privacy practices in connection with information collected through this Site, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Please understand that the information on this Site, and any correspondence we may have with you regarding information or questions you have submitted, is not intended as legal advice and does not establish an attorney-client relationship with Morrison & Foerster LLP or its Site operator or Edgewoodtestvets.org. Please also remember that email is not necessarily a secure or confidential form of communication.