If you or someone you know is in crisis, contact the Military Crisis Line at 988 and press 1, or Text 838255. You can also call 911.

Privacy Policy

Own Your Limits Website Privacy Policy

The Defense Department (DOD) created the Own Your Limits campaign and website as part of a comprehensive effort to promote drinking alcohol responsibly among U.S. Service members. We take your privacy very seriously. In compliance with the online privacy guidelines of the White House Office of Management and Budget, we do not sell, share or rent any personally identifying information about you.

Information You Submit

The information we receive depends on what you do when visiting our site. If you choose to submit a comment or question to the “Contact Us” submission page, we will request your e-mail address to respond. We will store the address only long enough to respond to your request. If you request materials to be sent and identify yourself as a point of contact for the Own Your Limits campaign, we may add your contact information to our database to receive materials and follow up information.

Information Collected and Stored Automatically

We automatically collect and store the following information about your visit:

  • The Internet domain and IP address from which you access our website.
    • An internet domain is, for example, “xcompany.com” if you use a private Internet access account, or “yourbranch.mil” if you connect from an installation’s domain.
    • An IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer whenever you are surfing the Web.
  • The type of browser and operating system used to access our site.
  • The date and time you access our site.
  • The pages you visit.
  • If you linked to the Own Your Limits website from another website, the address of that website.

On certain Web pages, we may use a certain type of “cookie” – what is known as a “session” cookie – to help you use our website interactively. Cookies are data a website can send to your browser. Session cookies (also known as session variables) are kept in your browser’s memory and are purged after your browser session is over. Session cookies are used to keep track of passwords, preferences, orders and various other aspects of a user’s “session” within a website. We may use session cookies to improve your interaction with selected pages on the site. We do not use session cookies to track or personally identify users. Further, we do not make use of “persistent cookies” – another type of cookie that, when used, are stored on your hard drive and can be used to track Web users over time and across websites.

To protect your privacy, be sure to close your browser completely after you have finished conducting business with a website that uses cookies. If you are concerned about the potential use of information gathered from your computer by cookies, you can set your browser to prompt you before it accepts a cookie. Most Internet browsers have settings that let you identify and/or reject cookies. These settings are usually located under “Tools” on your browser toolbar.


You should be aware that when you are on the Own Your Limits website, you could be directed to other sites that are beyond our control, because there are links to other sites outside of ownyourlimits.org. These other sites may collect data or solicit personal information. Always be aware of where you end up on the Web.

Security Intrusion and Detection

For site security purposes and to ensure that this service remains available to all users, this government computer system employs software programs to monitor network traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information, or otherwise cause damage.

Unauthorized attempts to upload information or change information on this service are strictly prohibited and may be punishable under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act of 1986 and the National Information Infrastructure Protection Act.

Notification of Changes

If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes on our Homepage so our users are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we disclose it.

Contact Information

If you have questions about our Privacy Policy, please contact us.

If you or someone you know is in crisis, contact the Military Crisis Line at 988 and press 1, or Text 838255. You can also call 911.