Privacy Policy

The basis of each customer relationship with SAR Foundation is built on trust. You have chosen to do business with SAR Foundation, and we guard that relationship with great care, beginning with the information you have chosen to share with us. We will not share your nonpublic personal information with others, as defined below.

SAR Foundation, its affiliates, partners and employees, are dedicated to protecting the privacy of your nonpublic personal information. We want you to understand our procedures for collecting this information, how we use it, and how we protect it. This notice serves as a standard for all SAR Foundation employees for collection, use, retention, and security of nonpublic personal consumer information.

While participating with our site, we may ask you for the following types of information: contact information, (such as name, address, phone number, and email address). This information is required to verify your identity and to fulfill our obligation to provide a service, such as giveaways or general information.

We may also collect information when you call us, send us emails, and other applications or forms. We may also collect information about your transactions with us, such as what products and services you ordered, as well as your transactions with any third parties we may have put you in communication with. In each of these circumstances, we will collect information only with your full knowledge and consent. We do not share your nonpublic personal information with third parties, except third parties that are performing services for us. We require these third party service providers to agree to use your nonpublic personal information only for the purpose of performing those services with or for us.

We may use cookies on our website. A cookie is a small text file that is stored on a user's computer for record keeping purposes. We link the information we store in cookies to personally identifiable information you submit while on our website. We use both session ID cookies and persistent cookies. We use session cookies to make it easier for you to navigate our site. A session ID cookie expires when you close your browser. A persistent cookie remains on your hard drive for an extended period of time. You can remove persistent cookies by following directions provided in your Internet browser's help file. We also use a third party cookie which provides us with usage information regarding our site. That cookie is not linked to any personally identifiable information you submit on our site. We prohibit third parties relationships from using your personally identifiable information for any purpose other than to complete the delivery and performance of our services.

Links to other sites: SAR Foundation and its Associates websites may contain links to other sites. SAR Foundation does not share your nonpublic personal information with those websites and is not responsible for their privacy policy. We urge you to review the privacy policy of any site that might use acquire your information. SAR Foundation cannot account for the usage of cookies on sites that have links on their website.

How we protect your nonpublic personal information: SAR Foundation and Associates use physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard the confidentiality and security of the information you provide us.

We do not disclose your nonpublic personal information except as described in this privacy notice. We limit access to your nonpublic personal information to individuals who are performing a business service directly related to you. We encrypt nonpublic personal information stored electronically. SAR Foundation's Associates will never use your information to market other products or solicit you for further services which you have not approved. SAR Foundation will only contact your regarding products and services for which you have enrolled.

You will always have access to the information we have about you. If you would like to review your nonpublic personal information that SAR Foundation and/or Associates may have, please contact us.

Children's online privacy protection act

SAR Foundation makes every effort to be in compliance with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998. The following explains the Act and what we do to meet its requirements.

About the Act: If you operate a commercial Web site or an online service directed to children under 13 that collects personal information from children or if you operate a general audience web site and have actual knowledge that you are collecting personal information from children, you must comply with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act. The Children's Online Privacy Protection Act and Rule applies to individually identifiable information about a child that is collected online, such as full name, home address, email address, telephone number or any other information that would allow someone to identify or contact the child. The Act and Rule also covers other types of information -- for example, hobbies, interests and information collected through cookies or other types of tracking mechanisms -- when they are tied to individually identifiable information.

How SAR Foundation complies with the Act: We do not collect individually identifiable information about children. We request that no child under 13 register on our site, or if they register that they provide their first name only, and a fictitious email address. Without a full name and an active email address, we have no information that would allow us to identify or contact the child.

This policy can be updated on the as-needed basis and without prior notice. If we decide to change our Privacy Policy, we will post those changes on our website. If at any point we decide to use personally identifiable information in a manner different from that stated at the time it was collected, we will notify our members by way of an email.

SAR Foundation Surveys

We may occasionally conduct online surveys to better target our offering to our audience. We may share any demographic data collected during these surveys with our partners, but only in the form of aggregated information. We will not share any information about specific individuals gathered during a survey with third parties. Please remember that your participation is optional and helps us improve our services.

Opting Out

You may request that we delete your personal information at any time. You also may choose not to receive communication from SAR Foundation and not to participate in enhanced areas of our site which eliminates the need for you to give us any personal information at all.

SAR Foundation and Associates communicate these privacy guidelines to all of our employees and agents. Our privacy statement is subject to change at any time. We encourage you to review our statement regularly for changes. If you have questions or concerns about SAR Foundation compliance with the Act, please contact us.

Happy Anniversary!

The SAR commemorates the 225th Anniversary, of our First President. 

Washington Pin The first inauguration of George Washington as the first president of the United States took place on April 30, 1789.

The inauguration marked the commencement of the first four-year term of George Washington as president. Sworn in by Chancellor of New York Robert Livingston during this first presidential inauguration, Washington became the first president of the United States following the ratification of the Constitution.

The first presidential term started on March 4, 1789. Following the ratification of the Constitution by the required nine states, that date had been set by the Congress of the Confederation for the beginning of the operations of the new government under the Constitution of the United States. On that date, the House of Representatives and the Senate assembled, but both convened without a quorum. The House of Representatives first achieved a quorum on April 1, when it elected its officers. The Senate first achieved a quorum and elected its officers on April 6. Also on April 6 the House and Senate met in joint session, and the electoral votes were counted. Washington and Adams were respectively declared elected president and vice president, and the results of the count were subsequently published in the journals of Congress.

On April 30, 1789, the inaugural ceremony took place on the balcony of Federal Hall in New York City, then the first US Capitol and the first site where the 1st United States Congress met.

Since nearly first light a crowd of people had begun to gather around Washington's home, and at noon they made their way to Federal Hall by way of Queen Street and Great Dock (both now Pearl Street) and Broad Street. Washington dressed in an American-made dark brown suit with white silk stockings and silver shoe buckles; he also wore a steel-hilted sword.

Upon his arrival at Federal Hall, Washington was formally introduced to the House and Senate in the then Senate chamber, after which already sworn-in Vice President John Adams announced it time for the inauguration. Washington moved to the second-floor balcony where he took the presidential oath of office, administered by Chancellor of New York Robert Livingston in view of throngs of people gathered on the streets. The Bible used in the ceremony was from St. John's Masonic Lodge No.1, and due to haste, it was opened at random to Genesis 49:13. Livingston shouted "Long live George Washington, President of the United States!" to the crowd, which was replied to with cheers and a 13 gun salute. The first inaugural address was subsequently delivered by Washington in the Senate chamber running 1419 words in length.

At this time there were no inaugural balls for the day of the ceremony, though a week later on May 7 a ball was held in New York to honor the first president.

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The SAR is a "lineage" society. This means that each member has traced their family tree back to a point of having an ancestor who supported the cause of American Independence during the years 1774-1783.