Who we are

Our website address is: https://alpost21.com

General Statement on Privacy

The American Legion, Paul Herrick Post 21, Kenosha, WI will never request personal information from public facing internet platforms such as this website or facebook.  

The ONLY time we will require personal information is for membership, and that will be limited to the fields on the membership application form.  We consider even this data to be between the American Legion and yourself and we will never provide it to anyone unless it is specifically for membership.

We will only use your email address, local address, and/or phone number to contact you for American Legion business. We will NEVER give contact information to anyone outside of the American Legion for any reason without your specific approval. For example, if we are trying to get you help with the Veterans Service Office, we will ask you if it is alright to give them your contact information BEFORE we give it to them.

You can avoid us asking you for membership data by maintaining it yourself via myLegion.org.  For example we may call you about your email address if we believe we are having trouble contacting you, but your email address is something you can fix yourself in the myLegion database.

We highly recommend that you do not reply to requests for personal information from anyone unless you are completely confident they will use it in a way you would expect.  Most Business WILL NOT ASK FOR PERSONAL INFORMATION over the phone or through email.  It’s simply not a safe way to communicate.

WE WILL NEVER ASK YOU FOR YOUR SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER, YOUR CREDIT CARD, OR YOUR BANK ACCOUNT INFORMATION.  We do not need it for anything.  Be very wary of such requests and report them to Post 21 leadership and/or local authorities.

When you show us a COPY of your DD-214 for membership qualification, please cover the SSN field. (Your original should always stay in a safe place)

If you have any questions about information security, a good place to start is the Post Adjutant.  The email address is adjutant@alpost21.com and he or she will point you in the right direction.  

What personal data we collect and why we collect it


When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Contact forms


If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.


Who we share your data with

We will not share comments or personal information with anyone except data that pertains to membership and ONLY in tasks that have to do with your membership status in the American Legion and someone who holds a membership related position in the American Legion.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes. That data is limited tothe membership data on the membership application form.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service. Data you send us through the “Contact Us” page will only be used internally to fulfill the need you contacted us for.

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