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Privacy Policy and Cookie Disclosure

The Shooting Institute Online, LLC respects the privacy concerns of the users of its website, THESHOOTINGINSTITUEONLINE.COM and the services provided therein (the “Site”). The Site thus provides this privacy statement to explain what information is gathered during a visit to the Site and how such information may be used.

Please also review the Terms of Use at https://www.theshootinginstituteonline.com/pages/terms which also govern the use of this Site.

 

Responsible Company Entity: The Site is the controller of your Personal Data and responsible for the collection, processing, and disclosure of your Personal Data as described in this Privacy Statement unless expressly specified otherwise.

Use of Information: As a general policy, no personally identifiable information, such as your name, address, or e-mail address, is automatically collected from your visit to the Site. However, certain non-personal information is recorded by the standard operation of the Site’s internet servers. Information such as the type of browser being used, its operating system, and your IP address is gathered in order to enhance your online experience.

The Site’s various mailing lists, downloads, special offers, contests, registration forms, and surveys may request that you give us contact information such as your name, mailing and/or e-mail address, demographic information such as your age and gender, and personal preference information such as your preferred software and interests. Information submitted at the time of submission will be used by the Site only as necessary for our legitimate business interests, including without limitation the improvement of our products, services and the contents of the Site. The Site may also share such information with our business and promotional partners to further those interests. Personally, identifiable information is never sold or leased to any third parties. With your permission, we may use your contact information to send you information about our company and products. You may always opt-out of receiving future mailings as provided below. The Site does not store any credit card information it may receive in regard to a specific transaction and/or billing arrangement except as necessary to complete and satisfy its rights and obligations with regard to such transaction, billing arrangement, and/or as otherwise authorized by a user.

The Site may disclose user information in special cases when we have reason to believe that disclosing this information is necessary to identify, contact or bring legal action against someone who may be causing injury to or interference (either intentionally or unintentionally) with the Site's rights or property, other users of the Site, or anyone else that could be harmed by such activities.

Children Age 16 and Under: The Site recognizes the special obligation to protect personally identifiable information obtained from children age 16 and under. AS SUCH, IF YOU ARE 16 YEARS OLD OR YOUNGER, THE COMPANY REQUESTS THAT YOU NOT SUBMIT ANY PERSONAL INFORMATION TO THE SITE OR TO THE SITE. If the Site discovers that a child age 16 or younger has signed up on the Site or provided us with personally identifiable information, we will delete that child’s identifiable information from our records.

The Site nonetheless encourages parents to go online with their kids. Here are a few tips to help make a child’s online experience safer:

  1. Teach kids never to give personal information, unless supervised by a parent or responsible adult. Includes name, address, phone, school, etc.
  2. Know the sites your kids are visiting and which sites are appropriate.
  3. Look for Website privacy policies. Know how your child’s information is treated.
  4. Check out the FTC’s site for more tips on protecting children's privacy online

Use of Cookies: Cookies are pieces of information that include a unique reference code by which a website recognizes your device when you visit a website and which tracks and sometimes stores information about your visit. When you arrive at a website, a cookie may be sent to your browser by our Site server. The unique code of the cookie means that we can recognize your device as you move around the Site and we know that the cookie relates to the same visitor. A number of cookies we use will last only for the duration of your web session and expire when you close your browser. Other cookies are used to remember you when you return to the Site and last for longer. Some cookies are set by us and others are set by third parties who deliver services for us.

By continuing to use our site you understand that you agree to our cookies policy and understand how you can manage your cookie preferences and settings.

We may update this policy from time to time and any amended cookies policy will be updated to this Site. Please check this page for changes.

We use the following types of cookies for the following reasons:

Strictly necessary cookies 
These are cookies that enable you to navigate around the Site, manage your browsing session so you can move easily from one page to another within the Site, load your page requests in smooth and secure manner. These cookies are also essential for you to log-in to any secure areas of the Site and so that we can provide and manage the terms of any free software trials provided to users. You can at any time disable these and all cookies via your browser options, however, it is recommended that you consult your browser specifications and support in doing so.

 

Site Performance & Audience Analysis cookies 

Site Performance and Audience Analysis cookies allow for the collection of information on how visitors to our Site interact with our content and tools. From this we can derive helpful statistics that tell us, for example how many unique visitors there are to our Site, which parts of the Site are most popular, from which countries visitors come to the Site, or if there are certain Site features that need improving so that we can make changes to the Site and enhance the visitor experience.

 

We currently use Google Analytics to help us analyze how visitors to our Site use the Site. This information is typically held by Google on servers in the USA. Google allows users to opt-out of their use of the data generated by the cookie relating to the use of the website (including the IP address) by downloading their own browser plug-in opt-out tool from http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

 

Functionality cookies: We use cookies to help improve the functionality of the Site, and to customize our services to you. This can include features such as remembering information you enter or choices you select, (including when you input a username or choose your language or region).

 

Site Disclosure and Cookie Participation: For other non-essential cookies, like Site Performance & Audience Analysis cookies, the “cookie disclosure pop-up” will allow you the opportunity to allow or deny operation. By default, all non-essential cookies are inactive. This disclosure will remain until you, the user, either accept or deny participation. By choosing to allow cookies, you agree that the above data be collected for informational purposes of the Site related to the above Information Use of Information. By denying cookies, any non-essential cookies will continue to be inactive. Should you need to change your preference to either withdraw or give consent which is contrary to your previous decision, you will be provided the opportunity to do so with detailed instructions.

 

 

Malware/Spyware/Viruses: The Site does not knowingly permit the use of malware, spyware, viruses, and/or other similar types of software.

Links to External Sites: The Site is not responsible for the content or practices of third party websites that may be linked to the Site. The Site is also not responsible for any information that you might share with such linked websites. You should refer to each website’s respective privacy policy and practices prior to disclosing any information.

Bulletin Boards and Chat Areas: Guests of the Site are solely responsible for the content of messages they post on the Site's forums, such as chat rooms and bulletin boards. Users should be aware that when they voluntarily disclose personal information (e.g., username, e-mail address, phone number) on the bulletin boards or in the chat areas, that information can be collected and used by others and may result in unsolicited messages from other people. You are responsible for the personal information you choose to submit in these instances. Please take care when using these features.

Choice/Opt-Out: The Site may provide you the opportunity to opt-in to receive communications from us at the point where we request information about you. You always have the option of removing your name from any e-mail list in order to discontinue any such future communications. In order to ensure immediate removal from any list, please follow the specific instructions set forth within the communications you receive from the Site which you no longer wish to receive. If you are unsuccessful in completing the instructions specified in any such communication, please e-mail us at [email protected], including a copy of the undesired email attached to the request, and state you wish to be removed from the mailing list.

Transfer of Information Across National Borders: Our site and various information we collect are operated on servers located in various jurisdictions, including the United States. When you access or use the Site and/or our services, personal information about you may be transferred outside the country in which you are situated to these other locations. The Site's policies ensure that such personal information is protected to the same standard when processed by any Company entity or office around the world. We also ensure that appropriate contracts containing standard data protection clauses approved by the European Commission to protect that information and the rights of individuals are in place with any and all third-party service providers we may use.

Your Access to and Control Over Your Personally Identifiable Information: At any time, but only once per the calendar year, or as otherwise required under applicable law, users may contact the Site to review the personally identifiable information that the Site has collected about you. If you discover any errors, please notify Company and the information will be corrected. To review the personally identifiable information that company has collected about you, please send an email to [email protected] with the subject line: “Personal Information Review Request.” Users may also request that Company delete a user account(s) or if you have not established a user account, your email address, and any related data at any time. If you wish to delete your user account(s), please email us at [email protected] with the words “Delete Account” in the subject line. If you do not have a user account and wish to delete your email address or other personally identifiable information that you might have provided through your use of the Site, any Games, and/or any Services, please email us at [email protected]  with the words “Delete My Information” in the subject line.

You may also choose to confirm that the Site does not use your personal information in certain ways and/or to otherwise “opt out” of certain uses of that personal information, including without limitation (i) when your personal may to be disclosed to a third party unrelated to the Site and/or parties directly related to providing your Services and/or (ii) when your personal information may be used for a purpose that is materially different from the purpose(s) for which it was originally collected or subsequently authorized by you. If you wish to limit your personal data in either such way or have other questions about how the Site may use your personal data, please contact us at [email protected]  with the words “Privacy Shield Request” in the subject line.

 

Contact Information for Complaints or Concerns: If you have any complaints or concerns about the Company or about this privacy statement, please contact:

Via email: [email protected]  or

Via regular mail: The Shooting Institute Online, PO Box 242 Warrior, Alabama 35180

Information provided by you via general e-mail inquiries to the Site such as your e-mail address is used only to respond to your inquiries in the ordinary course of business and is never shared with third parties.

Security/How Your Personally Identifiable Information Is Protected: Security for all personally identifiable information is extremely important to us. We have implemented technical, administrative and physical security measures to attempt to protect your personally identifiable information from unauthorized access and improper use. We also protect your personally identifiable information offline. Only employees who need the information to perform a specific job (for example, customer service) are granted access to personally identifiable information. The computers/servers in which we store personally identifiable information are kept in a secure environment. We continually review all such measures and update them when appropriate. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your personal information, the Site cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit via the internet. By transmitting any such information to the Site, you accept that you do so at your own risk.

 

Your Acceptance of These Terms: By using the Site, you accept the policies and restrictions set forth in this Online Privacy Policy. If you do not agree to this policy, please do not use the Site. This Online Privacy Policy may be revised from time to time by updating this posting. You are bound by any such revisions and should therefore periodically visit this page to review the then current Online Privacy and Cookie Policy to which you are bound.

 

 

Last Updated: July 4, 2018

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