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Firearms Policy Coalition

Privacy Policy

Updated: January 27, 2017

Firearms Policy Coalition, Inc. (“FPC”) realizes how important privacy is to our membership. We have prepared this Privacy Policy to provide you with important information about our privacy practices. This Privacy Policy applies when you use any FPC Web site, mobile application, or other online service (collectively, the “Services”) that links or refers to it. This policy describes what types of information we gather about you, how we use it, under what circumstances we disclose it to third parties, and how you can update it.

We reserve the right to change this Policy.  As a service to our users, we will post the date of the most recent updates to this policy at the top of the page.

You should also read, understand, and agree to FPC's Terms of Service and User Agreement for the Services, which you can find at this link.

1. Information Collection

We may collect personal information about our users in various ways. For example, we may collect information that you provide to us, information that we collect through your use of the Services, and information that we collect from publicly available sources or third parties.

We gather certain broad information about website use including the number of unique visitors, the frequency with which they visit, and the programs and Services preferred. We look at the data in summary form, rather than on an individual basis. We gather this information so we can learn how many people visit FPC sites and services, which pages are the most and least viewed, and which websites are referring visitors to our sites and Services. We use this information to help us in restructuring sites to meet our members’ needs. FPC sites and services do not respond to “Do Not Track” signals.

When you register or otherwise interact with the Services, you may be invited to provide personal information to enhance your experience on our site. For example, during account registration, we may ask for information such as your name, e-mail address, year of birth, gender, residence and/or mailing address, job title and industry, and other information. We may collect payment information, such as your credit card number and expiration date, where appropriate to process a financial transaction you have requested.

We also collect information that you provide us when you comment on articles, participate in message boards, and submit images, photos, videos, or other content to the Services.

We also compile lists for communications and marketing purposes. You may ask us to remove you from the lists by: (1) emailing us through our contact page, or directly to support@firearmspolicy.org; (2) calling us at (855) 372-7522; or (3) writing to us at Firearms Policy Coalition, ATTN: List Removal Requests; 4212 N. Freeway Blvd., STE 6, Sacramento, CA 95834.. We do not provide member information to telemarketers, mailing list brokers, or other companies that are not offering FPC-endorsed services or benefits. Third parties do not collect personally identifiable information about the online activities of individuals who visit FPC sites.

Under no circumstances will FPC sell your information to third parties or any commercial entities.

2. Cookies and Tracking Codes

FPC Services makes use of cookies, web beacons, pixels, and other kinds of tracking codes to personalize and customize your interaction with FPC and to provide you with the best possible online experience. A cookie is a tiny encrypted text file that is placed in your device’s data storage.

FPC uses cookies in conjunction with third parties (such as Facebook and Google) to provide measurement on marketing campaigns and send targeted advertisements to internet users. Using cookies allows personally identifiable information to remain undisclosed.

You can set your web browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. Some features of the Services may not function properly if the ability to accept cookies is disabled. For additional information on managing cookies and tracking codes, please select your browser below:

3. IP Addresses

We collect and analyze traffic on our Services by keeping track of the Internet Protocol (IP) addresses of our visitors.

4. Personal Information

You may be asked to provide different types of personal information, including your name, date of birth, email address, mailing address or telephone number. Particular Services may require additional information such as your billing address, credit card number and expiration date. For example, we may ask for information to process your membership application, a contribution, submit a petition, facilitate an online store purchase, or register for one of our events. There are also optional opportunities for you to share your preferences and interests.

5. Control of Personal Information

We also use your information to send you notices in the mail or by email about special member or supporter benefits, discounts and offers. If you do not wish to receive mailings, you can let us know by: (1) emailing us through our contact page, or directly to support@firearmspolicy.org; (2) calling us at (855) 372-7522; or (3) writing to us at Firearms Policy Coalition, ATTN: Personal Information Requests; 4212 N. Freeway Blvd., STE 6, Sacramento, CA 95834.

You can edit your personal information by using our Services' member self-service portal, emailing us through our contact page or directly to support@firearmspolicy.org; (2) calling us at (855) 372-7522; or (3) writing to us at Firearms Policy Coalition, ATTN: Personal Information Requests; 4212 N. Freeway Blvd., STE 6, Sacramento, CA 95834.

6. Data Security

We and our vendors have in place various procedures to protect the information we collect online. However, as effective as these measures are, no security system is impenetrable. We cannot guarantee the security of our database, nor can we guarantee that the information you supply will not be intercepted while being transmitted to us over the Internet.

We protect your personal information by using technologies and processes such as encryption, access control procedures, network firewalls, physical security and other measures. Data is secured in transit by Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) technology. Only authorized employees or agents with a legitimate business purpose are allowed to access your personal information. We train our employees and agents to implement and understand our privacy and confidentiality policies.

Please understand that FPC is not responsible for the privacy practices of websites linked to our sites or other third parties.  When leaving an FPC site using such a link or by clicking on an advertisement, you should review the applicable privacy policy of the other party.

7. Your California Privacy Rights

California residents are entitled once a year, free of charge, to request and obtain certain information regarding our disclosure, if any, of certain categories of personal information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes in the preceding calendar year. We do not share personal information with third parties for their own direct marketing purposes.

California residents who are registered users of the Services and are under the age of 18 are entitled, in accordance with California law, to request and obtain removal of content and information that they themselves post on the Services. You may request such removal by emailing us at support@firearmspolicy.org. In your request, please provide a description of the material that you want removed and information reasonably sufficient to permit us to locate the material, and include your name, email address and/or FPC website user name, year of birth, mailing address (including city, state, and zip code), and the subject line “California Removal Request” so that we can process your request. Please note that your request does not ensure complete or comprehensive removal of the material. For example, materials that you have posted may be republished or reposted by another user or third party.

8. Children’s Privacy

We do not knowingly collect any personal information from children under the age of 13 without parental consent, unless permitted by law. If we learn that a child under the age of 13 has provided us with personal information, we will delete it in accordance with applicable law.

9. Changes to Our Privacy Policy.

We may modify this Privacy Policy from time to time. We will notify you of changes by posting changes here, or by other appropriate means. Any changes to the Privacy Policy will become effective when the updated policy is posted on the Services. Your use of the Services or your provision of personal information to use the Services following such changes indicates your acceptance of the revised Privacy Policy.