Effective Date: November 21, 2023
The National Foundation for Gun Rights, including its affiliates, (hereinafter NFGR or we) is the owner and operator of gunrightsfoundation.org (the Website).
We are operated entirely within the United States. If you are located outside of the United States, please note that any information – including personal data – that we collect about you will be transferred to and processed in the United States.
By accessing the Website and its affiliates’ Websites, you acknowledge and fully understand this Policy and freely consent to the information collection and use practices described in this Policy and agree to be bound by its terms, specifically, but not limited to, the mandatory arbitration of any disputes or claims pursuant to Paragraph XVI, and hereby consent to any and all transfers or use of such information by third-party websites or technology that facilitate your access to the Website.
WHAT TYPES OF INFORMATION DO WE COLLECT?
- PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION WE COLLECT FROM AND ABOUT YOU
- INFORMATION COLLECTED AUTOMATICALLY WHEN USING OUR SERVICES
HOW DO WE USE YOUR INFORMATION?
WITH WHOM DO WE SHARE THE INFORMATION WE COLLECT?
HOW CAN YOU MAKE CHOICES ABOUT THE INFORMATION THAT WE COLLECT ABOUT YOU?
LINKS TO OTHER (THIRD PARTY) WEBSITES
HOW DO WE SECURE YOUR PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION?
SPECIAL NOTICE TO CALIFORNIA CONSUMERS
CALIFORNIA SPECIFIC PROVISIONS RELATED TO MINORS
ADDITIONAL NOTICES FOR RESIDENTS OF CONNECTICUT, COLORADO, UTAH, AND VIRGINIA
HOW TO CONTACT US
I. WHAT TYPES OF INFORMATION DO WE COLLECT?
A. Personally Identifiable Information We Collect From and About You
Information We Collect Directly From You: NFGR may collect certain types of personally identifiable information — that is, information that can identify an individual — directly from you, including but not limited to:
- e-mail address
- date of birth
- zip code
- credit or debit card information
We may collect some or all of this information if you:
- visit the Website, make inquiries through the Website or offline
- purchase products or services on the Website
- use our Website
- share your e-mail address to subscribe to email newsletters
- post comments, messages, letters and the like on the Website
- participate in any surveys, contests, or sweepstakes sponsored by NFGR
- register for our Services
- provide tips, comments or questions to us
- contact us for customer service or other purposes
- provide it to us when contacting us about this Policy
B. Information Collected Automatically When Using Our Services
NFGR and our third-party service providers collect information automatically through the use of electronic tools such as web beacons, “cookies,” Flash, clickstream data, and other automated devices that are deployed on the Website. We and our third-party service providers may collect the following information about your use of our Website via these technologies: your IP address; your browser type and operating system; web pages you view; links you click; your interaction with our Website; length of time you are logged into our Website; date and time of your visit; and websites visited before our Website. By accessing the Website, regardless of method of access, you are consenting to our collection of this information.
Web Beacons – A web beacon is a type of picture file used on the Internet. Web beacons are used in combination with cookies to help monitor traffic at nationalgunrights.org and understand the ways in which users interact with content on the Website. Among other uses, we may use web beacons to count visitors to our Website or to monitor how our users navigate our Website. We may include web beacons in email messages to count how many of the messages that we sent were opened, acted upon, and forwarded. We use web beacons to compile aggregate statistics about our Services and our marketing campaigns.
- Session Cookies. Session cookies exist only during an online session. They disappear from your computer when you close your browser or turn off your computer. We use session cookies to allow our systems to uniquely identify you during a session or while you are logged into our Services.
- Persistent cookies. Persistent cookies remain on your computer after you have closed your browser or turned off your computer. We use persistent cookies to track aggregate and statistical information about user activity, which may be combined with other user information.
Third Party Cookies. We also engage third parties to track and analyze non-personally and personally identifiable Website data. To do so, we permit third parties to apply cookies to users of our Services, where permitted by law, and, subject to your right to opt-out through the Network Advertising Initiative (as discussed below). We use the data collected by such third parties to help us administer and improve the quality of our Services and to analyze the use of our Services. We also use such third parties to assist us in serving advertisements. Such third parties may combine the information that we provide about you with other information that they have collected.
ClickStream Data – NFGR may use third-party software to analyze the Web pages that your computer visits while using our Services. This information, called “clickstream data,” is associated with your computer’s Internet protocol (IP) address and/or device ID, and includes other information such as the type of browser your computer/device uses to access the Internet. We may collect clickstream data to optimize search engine results and may also use clickstream data to analyze which portions of our Website draw the most traffic so we can improve the performance of our Services. This clickstream data may be shared with third party advertisers and marketing companies.
Local Storage Objects – We and our third-party service providers may use Flash Local Storage Objects (“Flash LSOs”) to store your Website and Application preferences, to personalize your visit or to display content based upon what you view on our Website and Application. Flash LSOs are different from browser cookies because of the amount and type of data stored. In addition, you cannot control, delete, or disable the acceptance of Flash LSOs through your browser. For more information on Flash LSOs, or to learn how to manage your settings for Flash cookies, go to the Adobe Flash Player Help Page, choose “Global Storage Settings Panel” and follow the instructions. To see the Flash LSOs currently on your computer, choose “Website Storage Settings Panel” and follow the instructions to review and, if you choose, to delete any specific Flash LSO.
Analytics. We and our third-party service providers conduct analytics of our Services to help us track and understand how visitors use our Services, using the technologies described in this section. For example, we use a variety of third-party web analytics, to help us improve the performance and user experience of our Website and Application. Our primary service provider for web analytics is Google Analytics. The NFGR does not respond to “do not track” signals or other mechanisms that provide consumers with the ability to exercise choice regarding the collection of personally identifiable information and about the individuals consumer’s on-line activities over time.
II. HOW DO WE USE YOUR INFORMATION?
We may use your information, including the personally identifiable information that we collect about you (collectively, “information”), for various reasons, including:
- to deliver content that you have requested from our Services;
- to send e-mails that you have requested to receive from NFGR;
- to provide you with information, including via email, about services, products, and features that may be of interest to you, including products and services offered by third parties, as well as emails about our own Services;
- for customer service purposes, such as in response to inquiries that you initiate with us about any aspect of our Website, to provide information about our Services, or any other customer service purpose; and
- to understand how people use our Services, for research purposes, and to improve our Services.
III. WITH WHOM DO WE SHARE THE INFORMATION WE COLLECT?
NFGR may share personally identifiable information with others, such as:
- Third-Party Service Providers that provide services on our behalf. Examples of these services include, but are not limited to: technical support for the operation of our Services; Website evaluation and statistics; and fulfilling your orders for products and services made available through our Site;
- Law enforcement authorities, government agencies, courts, or other entities, when:
- we believe in good faith that the law requires it
- we deem it necessary or appropriate to provide such information
- to otherwise protect our rights, other persons, or other users of our Services
- Another entity, in the course of a sale to or merger of all or a part of our business with another entity
- A court, another business, or other interested party in the event of a bankruptcy proceeding, in which case the information about you would be among the many assets shared or transferred.
- Third-party merchants with from whom you choose to make a purchase through our Services;
- Other non-affiliated third parties. We may share your information, including personally identifiable information, with non-affiliated third parties for their own marketing purposes. If you are a California resident, please see the special notice to you below about how you can obtain additional information about this sharing.
- We also may disclose aggregate user statistics to third parties for a variety of purposes, including research, analytics, and marketing.
IV. HOW CAN YOU MAKE CHOICES ABOUT THE INFORMATION THAT WE COLLECT ABOUT YOU?
You can always choose not to submit any personally identifiable information to NFGR.
If you do not wish to receive promotional communications from NFGR, you can unsubscribe to our promotional e-mails. We will include an opt-out link or reply address in each such e-mail. Please allow us up to 10 business days to process your request. After unsubscribing, you may still receive messages about the status of your account, to resolve technical issues, to confirm a new registration with us, and for other customer services purposes.
You may opt-out of many third-party ad networks. The website http://www.networkadvertising.org/optout_nonppii.asp provides information regarding this practice by Network Advertising Initiative (“NAI”) members, and your choices regarding having this information used by these companies, including how to “opt-out” of third-party ad networks operated by NAI members.
You also may contact the Digital Advertising Alliance at http://www.aboutads.info/choices/ for information about opting out of targeted advertising and your choices regarding having information used by About Ads member companies, including how to “opt-out” of third-party ad networks operated by About Ads members. Opting out of one or more NAI members or DAI members (many of which will be the same) only means that those members no longer will deliver targeted content or ads to you, but it does not mean you will no longer receive any targeted content or ads on our Website or other websites. You may continue to receive advertisements, for example, based on the particular website that you are viewing. Also, if your browsers are configured to reject cookies when you visit this opt-out page, or you subsequently erase your cookies, use a different computer or change web browsers, your NAI or DAI opt-out may no longer be effective. Additional information is available on NAI’s and DAI’s websites accessible by the above links.
VI. LINKS TO OTHER (THIRD PARTY) WEBSITES
VII. HOW DO WE SECURE YOUR PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION?
To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the appropriate use of the personally identifiable information we collect, we have implemented physical, electronic, and administrative procedures. These measures are based on commercially reasonable standards that similar companies use.
NO DATA TRANSMITTED OVER THE INTERNET, HOWEVER, CAN BE GUARANTEED TO BE 100% SECURE AT ALL TIMES. Although we have implemented security measures to protect your personally identifiable information, we cannot and do not guarantee the security of such information.
This Website is not directed to children. NFGR does not knowingly collect or solicit personally identifiable information from or about children under 13, except as permitted by law. If we discover that we have received any personally identifiable information from a child under 13, we will delete such information from our servers and records promptly.
X. SPECIAL NOTICE TO CALIFORNIA CONSUMERS
California residents may request a list of all third parties to which NFGR has disclosed certain personally identifiable information about you for marketing purposes. You may make one request per calendar year. In your request, please attest to the fact that you are a California resident and provide a current California address for your response. You may request this information in writing by contacting us at the contact information listed below.
XI. CALIFORNIA SPECIFIC PROVISIONS RELATED TO MINORS
Additionally, if you are a registered user of online services under the ae of 18, and we have actual knowledge of your age, then under California law you may request and obtain removal of certain content or information you have posted on our online services.
To do so, please contact us at the contact information listed below. Please note that removal does not ensure complete or comprehensive removal of the content. For example, removal may not be possible or permitted if another provision of law requires the content to be maintained, if it was posted or reposted by others, or if we paid compensation to you in exchange for the posting.
XII. ADDITIONAL NOTICES FOR RESIDENTS OF CONNECTICUT, COLORADO, UTAH, AND VIRGINIA
- Targeted Advertising
The National Foundation for Gun Rights and its affiliates process personal information for targeted advertising. You can opt-out of targeted advertising by contacting the National Foundation for Gun Rights at the contact information listed below.
- Privacy Rights
Under applicable law, you may have the following rights, in each case under the conditions and to the extent set out in applicable law:
- Right of Access
A right to confirm whether the National Foundation for Gun Rights or its affiliates are processing personal information about you, and to request access such personal information (including, if applicable, in a portable and readily usable format).
- Right of Correction
A right to correct inaccuracies in certain personal information the National Foundation for Gun Rights or its affiliates may hold about you; and
- Right of Deletion
A right to request that the National Foundation for Gun Rights and its affiliates delete personal information concerning you. Please note that if you have requested a service that requires the use of your personal information, we may not be able to provide that service if you choose to delete your personal information.
- Execution and Appeal
If any of the above rights are available to you under applicable law, you can submit a request to exercise your rights by contacting the National Foundation for Gun Rights at the contact information listed below.
If your rights request is denied, applicable law may give you the right to lodge an appeal with us. The response to your rights request will inform you of any appeal rights you may have and tell you how you can exercise them.
- Additional Notices for Residents of California
- Personal Information
Identifiers such as a user’s full name, addresses, email addresses, internet protocol (IP) address, social media handles, username, password, and other contact information used to register and access the National Foundation for Gun Rights’ websites, engage in a petition, enter one of our competitions, or contact us through our online services.
The following categories of personal information described in California Civil Code § 1798.80(e):
- the personal information listed in the preceding bullet point as “identifiers”;
- telephone number;
- payment information (including payment card details or online payment services number and invoicing address) and financial information (such as bank account numbers);
- physical characteristics or description; and
- Commercial Information
- records of products or services purchased or received from the National Foundation for Gun Rights;
- username, password, or other account information used to obtain access to the National Foundation for Gun Rights’ online services;
- information on actions taken on the National Foundation for Gun Rights’ websites or mobile apps, which may include information about the National Foundation for Gun Rights’ activities considered and the times you visit our websites or use or mobile apps; and
- information about user preferences and behavior that we collect on our websites and mobile apps or purchase from third parties in order to target users for digital advertisements or to personalize content we deliver on our websites and mobile apps.
- Internet or Other Electronic Network Activity Information:
- browsing history, search history, and information regarding a user’s interaction with an Internet Web site, application, or advertisement, as well as the information listed above in Section 2 (Two);
- computer or mobile-device operating system and browser type;
- type of mobile device and its settings;
- unique device identifier (UDID) or mobile equipment identifier (MEID) for your mobile device;
- device and component serial numbers;
- advertising identifiers (for example, IDFAs and IFAs) or similar identifiers;
- referring website (a site that has led you to ours) or application;
- online activity on other websites, applications or social media; and
- activity related to how you use our online services, such as the pages you visit on our sites or in our mobile apps.
- Other Data:
- Geolocation data;
- Characteristics of protected classifications under California or federal law, such as demographic information like age or gender;
- Audio information from calls placed with the National Foundation for Gun Rights offices which may be recorded, and electronic information in the form of Internet or other electronic network activity information as described above. When you visit our physical offices, we may also capture video information via CCTV cameras that help us monitor safety;
- Inferences drawn from the information we collect when you visit our websites, use our apps, interact with our official social media pages, or otherwise interact with us;
- Information we collect, including through third-party suppliers, regarding content and other data posted on the Internet (such as public locations on the Internet); and
- Information about a user’s preferences and behavior that we collect on our websites and mobile apps or purchase from third parties in order to create a profile about a user reflecting the user’s preferences, characteristics, psychological trends, predispositions, behavior, attitudes, intelligence, abilities, or aptitudes.
- Sensitive personal information, such as account login credentials when combined with passwords, and precise geolocation data, as described above. If you win a competition, contest, prize draw, or sweepstakes, we may also collect your social security number and driver’s license or state identification card as part of legal compliance.
- Management of Personal Information
If you are a California resident, you have the following rights. We will honor requests received to the extent required by applicable law and within the time provided by law.
- Right to Access
Right to Access and Right to Know regarding Personal Information. You have the right to request that we disclose the following to you:
- the categories of Personal Information we have collected about you;
- the categories of sources from which the Personal Information is collected;
- our purpose for collecting or selling Personal Information;
- the categories of third parties with whom we share Personal Information; and
- the specific pieces of information we have collected about you.
- the categories of personal information about you, if any, that we have disclosed for monetary or other valuable consideration and the categories of third parties to which we have disclosed the information, by category or categories of personal information for each third party to which we disclosed the personal information; and
- the categories of personal information about you that we disclosed for a business purpose.
- Right to Correction
You have the right to request that we correct personal information that we maintain about you that is inaccurate.
- Right to Deletion
You have the right to request that we delete Personal Information about you that we have collected from you. Please note if you have requested a service that requires the use of your personal information, we may not be able to provide that service if you choose to delete your personal information.
For requests made in connection with the Right of Access, Right to Know, Right to Correct, and/or Right of Deletion, please note:
- as required under applicable law, we must take steps to verify your request before we can provide personal information to you, correct or delete personal information, or otherwise process your request. To verify your request, you must provide your name, email address, and state of residence, and you may also have the option to provide you phone number. If we believe we need further information to verify your request as required by law, we may ask you to provide additional information to us.
- we will process your request within 45 days after receipt of a verifiable request, unless we notify you that we require additional time to respond, in which case we will respond within such additional period of time required by law. If your request involves us providing personal information to you, we may deliver the personal information to you electronically or by mail.
- Disclosure Opt-Out
You have the right to opt out of the disclosure of personal information about you for consideration and the sharing of personal information about you for cross-context behavioral advertising.
To opt-out of collection of information by analytics, advertising, and social media partners, you can contact the National Foundation for Gun Rights using the contact information listed below.
XIII. FINANCIAL INFORMATION
Any financial information provided by a user directly to the National Foundation for Gun Rights or its affiliates will be stored in a confidential manner. Such information may only be accessed when there is an appropriate reason to do so, such as when a refund must be issued back to the credit card or when a pre-approved transaction may be conducted. We maintain physical, electronic and procedural safeguards to protect your information, and our employees/agents are required to follow these privacy standards including but not limited to the systematic destruction of records containing financial information.
The National Foundation for Gun Rights and its affiliates may utilize third party credit card processors and other financial services vendors. The National Foundation for Gun Rights and its affiliates expressly do not have responsibility for the contents, availability, operation, or performance of any of these third-party applications to which this website may be linked or from which this website may be accessed.
XIV. DISABILITY NOTICE
If you are a user with a disability, or an individual assisting a user with a disability, and have difficulty accessing or navigating our digital channels – including this Privacy Police – please contact us at the contact information listed below.
XV. GOVERNING LAW AND JURISDICTION
XVI. MANDATORY ARBITRATION OF DISPUTES
Any controversy or claim arising out of or relating to this Policy, or the breach thereof, shall be settled by arbitration administered by the American Arbitration Association in accordance with its Commercial Arbitration Rules, and judgment on the award rendered by the arbitrator(s) may be entered in any court having jurisdiction thereof.
XVII. HOW TO CONTACT US
National Foundation for Gun Rights
P.O. Box 1776
Loveland, CO 80539
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