Last Updated: January 4, 2024
WORKMERK Website Portals
Mobile Apps (iOS and Android)
We collect information from you when you choose to give it to us either on the WORKMERK website or through the WORKMERK mobile app. This information may include, but is not limited to, the following:
Registration information, such as your name, address, e-mail address, telephone number, username, and password; demographic information, such as your gender, date of birth, and zip code or postal code; career information, such as your occupation, career history, resume, and cover letters; military service information, such as your affiliated branch of service, military rank, and unit/group/squadron.
Note that the registration information we collect will not be shared with other non-DoD entities, private organizations or companies.
The WORKMERK web portal and app may contain links to other sites over which we have no control. The 177th or WorkMerk are not responsible for the privacy policies or practices of third-party sites to which you choose to visit from the links hosted on WORKMERK portals or apps. We encourage you to review the privacy policies of those other sites so you can understand how they collect, use and share your personal information.
Information Automatically Collected About You When You Use this web site and mobile app
We automatically collect certain information from you when you use our site or mobile apps. This information is passively collected and the 177th uses it for internal purposes, including, but not limited to, testing, improving your user experience, and personalization. This information may include, but is not limited to, the following:
Behavioral information, including how you use the website and mobile apps, the areas of the site that you visit, which services you access, and how long you access those services; Hardware and software information, including your Internet protocol (IP) address; geolocation; browser type, operating system, and domain names; and Referring website addresses.
How We Use Information
We use the information that we collect to provide our services, respond to you, operate and improve our site, and foster a positive user experience.
By registering with WORKMERK, by managing your profile, or by opting-in when presented with the choice to do so, you have consented for us to use your information in the following ways:
To provide you with our services, which includes:
Creating an WORKMERK account for you; displaying personalized information; hosting articles and comments; and assisting you with contacting us and for us to respond to you.
To improve our services, which includes: conducting analytics and generating internal reports about the use of our site and mobile apps;
tracking which areas of our site and mobile apps that you use; preventing and investigating malicious or fraudulent activity; and enhancing your overall experience at our site and mobile apps.
How We Share Information
Your Privacy Rights
Cookies: The WORKMERK portals use both session ID cookies and persistent cookies. A session ID cookie is not permanently stored on your computer. Session ID cookies expire after two hours of inactivity or when you close your browser. A persistent cookie remains on your hard drive for an extended period of time. You have the ability to accept or decline cookies, including persistent cookies, at any time by modifying your browser settings. We use the following specific types of cookies:
Security: we use these cookies to secure your account
Preference: we use these cookies to store your preferences on how you use our site
Analytics: we use these cookies to track traffic patterns so we can identify popular content and potential problems
Features: we use these cookies to track which topics and services that you search for on our site
The WORKMERK portal has security measures in place to help protect against the loss, misuse or unauthorized alteration of the information under our control. You are the only user authorized to update your profile, unless you give your password information to another party. Ultimately, you are responsible for keeping your username and password secret.
WorkMerk helps protect personal information by using both online and offline security methods, including firewalls, passwords, restricted electronic access to your personal information, and restricted physical access to where your personal information is stored. Our staff members are trained to comply with our security procedures, and our security procedures are regularly reviewed and revised, if necessary, by the Privacy Office at Military.