Privacy Policy

Overview

We are strongly committed to safeguarding consumer privacy on our website. We operate under the following set of strict privacy principles:

The only information our website will obtain from you is information we need to process credit card charges of membership fees or for other purchases. That information is never revealed, resold, or made public for any reason.

Our Online Community collects information from you when you register on our site and gathers data when you participate in the forum by interacting with content there.

When registering on our community, you may be asked to enter your name and e-mail address. You may, however, visit our community without registering. Your e-mail address will be verified by an email containing a unique link. If that link is visited, we know that you control the e-mail address.

When registered and posting in the community, we record the IP address that the post originated from. We also may retain server logs which include the IP address of every request to our server.

To protect your privacy when posting or replying to messages in the community message board, your personal information and email are not revealed.

However, remember that any information that you disclose in the message board areas can be read by all other members, so exercise caution when deciding to disclose your personal information.

Personally identifiable information that you provide to us (name, e-mail or home address, etc.) is never disclosed to anyone.

Cookies

Each time you log into our site, we store a temporary “cookie” in the browser files of your computer. This cookie is used during your online session to allow you free access to the member’s area, without repeatedly requiring you to re-enter your username and password.

Whenever you log off or leave the site, the cookies file is automatically removed.

Please also note: Third party vendors, including Google, use cookies to serve ads based on your prior visits to this website. You have the option to opt out of Google’s use of cookies by visiting the Google advertising opt-out page. Alternatively you can opt-out of cookies by visiting the Network Advertising Initiative op out page.

External Links

In order to provide visitors with greater value, some of our pages may provide links to various third party websites.

In no case is member information or ‘cookies’ provided to the third party sites. However, keep in mind that many sites do attempt to capture visitor information when you browse those sites.

Once you leave our site, we are not able to alert you should another site attempt to gather information from your browser.

Public Forums

Our members and non-members are able to participate on 3rd party platform forums associated with the USCCA (such as the USCCA Facebook page or the USCCA Google My Business page).

The 3rd party platforms are responsible for protecting your privacy on their platforms. For more information about these platforms, see their Privacy Policies and Terms of Use. These platforms are considered to be “public forums” so the information you post is “public information”. Public information is information that is public and can be seen by anyone, at anytime, and can be shared on any platform or website.

Remember that any information that you disclose on a 3rd party public forum is public information so exercise caution when deciding to disclose your personal information such as your name or pictures of yourself.

The USCCA reserves the right to utilize any posts, comments, or reviews made by any person on any USCCA webpage, the USCCA community pages, and on any 3rd party platform forum associated with the USCCA for marketing purposes.

Security

Our website and community have security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse, and alteration of the information under our control. We employ strict security measures to safeguard online transactions; personal information is stored in a secured database and is always sent via an encrypted Internet channel.

Choice/Opt-In

Our site gives users the opportunity to opt-in to receive communications from us. You can be assured that we never reveal, sell, or make available your email address to anyone for any purpose.

This site also gives users the option to remove their information from our database in order to stop receiving communications or our service.

Other

If you have questions regarding our privacy policy, feel free to let us know, using our Customer Service page.

Online Privacy Policy Only

This online privacy policy applies only to information collected through our site and not to information collected offline.

Your Consent

By using our site, you consent to our web site privacy policy.

Changes to our Privacy Policy

If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes on this page.