It has been a while since I last posted. Things have been busy both personally and professionally. It’s time to catch up.
WP-ORG is currently underway on one of our two semi-annual fund raising drives. It re-affirms our commitment to provide the services we have provided to the extended West Point Community and is a vote of confidence on the job we have done. We appreciate your support in the past, present, and future. Please take a moment to go to our home page and you will see our donation link and our weekly fund drive message.
One service I did want to highlight again that was rolled out last fund drive is the ability to donate via extended/multiple payments. Instead of a single payment, you can spread your donation out up to six installments to allow for better budgeting. We hope to bring the capability in the future of a continuous donation payment system whereby you can specify a set amount each month and once started, will continue until you stop it. We know many of you have asked for this capability but we are not willing to bring it online until we are very confident we can do it safely and securely.
Recently, my class held its 30th Reunion and unfortunately I was not able to attend ( I hope I can make number 35). Although I was not able to attend, I was happy to see that WP-ORG was able to sponsor the Class Reunion site here:
You will note that the site is closed since the reunion is already over, but the site generally had the look and feel of our other reunion sites that WP-ORG has constructed, such as this one:
I noted that there are now other resources out there for providing graduate reunion websites. I explored several of those and I was somewhat shocked to read some of the privacy policies on these websites, such as this one:
“We will not sell, license, transmit or disclose your personal information outside of **contractor name deleted** or its affiliates without notice to
you unless (1) you expressly authorize us to do so, (2) it is necessary to allow our service providers, representatives, or agents to provide services for or to us, (3) it is necessary to provide our products or services to you, (4) it is disclosed to entities that perform marketing services on our behalf or to other entities with whom we have joint marketing or other agreements, (5) it is necessary or we deem it appropriate in connection with a sale of all or substantially all of the assets or business of **contractor name deleted**, a sale of stock or equity interests of **contractor name deleted**, or the merger of **contractor name deleted** into another entity or any consolidation, share exchange, combination, reorganization, or like transaction in which **contractor name deleted** is not the survivor, (6) it is necessary to protect and defend the rights or property of **contractor name deleted**, (7) it is necessary to act in urgent circumstances to protect the personal safety of **contractor name deleted** customers,
visitors to **contractor name deleted** website or the public, or (8) otherwise as we are required or permitted by law. “
The bottom line is that we share the minimum required information to get our mission accomplished – and no more. We do not “share” any data with any three letter agencies and the day that happens (other than by a legitimate court order), I will step down as CEO. Your privacy matters that much to us.