Privacy Policy

PRIVACY POLICY

Effective:  September 11, 2016

This Privacy Policy describes how www.thetruthaboutpolice.com (the “Site”) collects and uses your information.  Please read this Privacy Policy carefully, as it applies each time you use or access the Site and use its services through any device, including without limitation any computer, mobile phone, tablet or other electronic device, regardless of whether you make a purchase.  By accessing, using and/or registering on the Site, you expressly consent to and accept the terms of this Privacy Policy.   Prior to using this Site, we recommend that you review the [Site Terms of Use], as this Privacy Policy is incorporated by reference therein, and it includes important information about the use of this Site.  This Site  is owned and operated by the Law Enforcement Education Foundation, Corp., a Georgia corporation having an address at 3101 Towercreek Parkway, Suite 150, Atlanta, GA 30339 (the “Company”).

SECTION 1 – WHAT INFORMATION DO WE COLLECT FROM YOU?

When you access the Site, we collect information that you provide to us.  This may be done by registering for our Site, blog, or newsletter, registering a product, contacting customer service or by making a purchase on the Site.  This information may include, but is not limited to, your name, email address, physical address, and telephone number.

In addition, we may automatically collect information from the devices used to access the Site, such as device type, IP address, location information, browser type and language, access date and time, cookie information, system type, referring Site URLs, the presence of enabling software to access certain features of the Site and other information about your interaction with the Site.  The Site collects information automatically through the use of, without limitation, cookies and web beacons.

What are cookies?

“Cookies” are small text files that are stored on your device when you visit the Site. They allow the Site to recognize your device and to determine if you have been to the Site  before.  Cookies are very common web technology, widely used in order to make Site’s work more efficiently and to provide information to the owners and operators of Site’s. Cookies are used to track which portion of the Site people visit and to customize your user experience.  Cookies also provide information that helps us monitor and improve the Site’s performance.

What are the purpose of cookies?

Cookies are used for various purposes: mainly, to facilitate processes related to web browsing, with the aim of automating some of the procedures that would otherwise have to be repeated every time you browse on a site; store information related to configurations of the user’s terminal; store browsing preferences; and monitor technical elements related to browsing session.

How do you install or disable cookies?

It is possible to decide which cookies to allow through the browser settings. The default settings of most browsers allow cookies automatically, but each user can change these settings through the browser configuration. There are also various types of software that can prevent cookies from automatically accessing user information, such as web services or browser add-ons.  Each web browser contains instructions on how to allow or prevent cookies from automatically collecting information from your device.

What happens if the user disables cookies?

If the user chooses to disable cookies, certain functions of the Site may be unavailable to the user.

SECTION 2 – WHAT DO WE DO WITH YOUR INFORMATION?

The information provided to or collected by us may be used, without limitation, for the following purposes:

  1. To process transactions for the purchase of products and related activities;
  2. To register you to receive blogs or newsletters or partake in other marketing activities carried out by the Company and its affiliates;
  3. To enhance and customize your user experience on the Site ;
  4. To analyze user behavior and trends;
  5. To respond to requests, inquiries and communications initiated by you;
  6. To provide you with technical assistance in connection with your use of the Site or company products;
  7. To communicate with you and provide you with current information on the Company’s and its affiliates’ products, services, events and for other promotional purposes;
  8. To provide you with customer service; and
  9. For all other marketing purposes.

SECTION 3 – WILL WE SHARE YOUR INFORMATION AND, IF SO, WITH WHOM?

We may share your information with individuals, organizations and/or entities who express an interest in the information, services and/or goods offered by this website.

In addition, we may share your information with third party service providers responsible for handling certain activities on the Company’s behalf, including, without limitation, in connection with marketing activities, credit card processing services, shipping, data management, customer support, market research and direct marketing services.  In general, the third-party providers used by us will only collect, use and disclose your information to the extent necessary to allow them to perform the services they provide to us. However, certain third-party service providers, such as payment gateways and other payment transaction processors, have their own privacy policies with respect to the information we are required to provide to them for your purchase-related transactions. For these providers, we recommend that you read their privacy policies so you can understand the manner in which your personal information will be handled by these providers.  In particular, remember that certain providers may be located in or have facilities that are located outside of the United States.  Therefore, if you elect to proceed with a transaction that involves the services of a third-party service provider, then your information may become subject to the laws of the jurisdiction(s) in which that service provider or its facilities are located. As an example, if you are located in Canada and your transaction is processed by a payment gateway located in the United States, then your personal information used in completing that transaction may be subject to disclosure under United States legislation, including the Patriot Act.  Once you leave the Site or are redirected to a third-party Site or application, you are no longer governed by this Privacy Policy or our Site’s Terms of Use.

We may disclose your personal information if we are required by law, including upon governmental request, in response to a court order and/or to prevent violations of any of our policies, including our Terms of Use.

Your information may be transferred to a third party as a part of a sale of (i) the Company; or (ii) all or a portion of the Company’s assets.   In the event of a transfer in connection with a sale, we will provide you with notice of such transfer by posting to the Site or in another form of communication.

If you click on a link located on our Site, it may direct you away from our Site.   We are not responsible for any of the privacy practices of other sites; and, therefore, encourage you to read their privacy statements and other policies carefully before using such sites. We provide links to third party Site s for convenience purposes only.  The appearance of such links on the Site should not be deemed a recommendation or guarantee with respect to the security or such site or the goods and/or services found on any such third party Site.

SECTION 4 – HOW IS MY CONSENT GRANTED?

When you access the Site and/or provide us with personal information for any reason, including to subscribe to our newsletter, comment on the site; register a product, complete a transaction, verify your credit card, place an order, arrange for a delivery or return a purchase or for any other reason, you expressly consent to our use of the information provided by you in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

SECTION 5 – CAN I FIND OUT WHAT INFORMATION IS STORED BY THE COMPANY? HOW CAN I UPDATE OR REMOVE MY INFORMATION FROM YOUR SYSTEMS? HOW CAN I OPT-OUT FROM RECEIVING COMMUNICATIONS FROM THE COMPANY?

You may update, correct or remove your personal information from our data base, at any time and free of charge, by contacting us by contacting us at service@thetruthaboutpolice.com.

We will comply with your request as soon as reasonably practicable after receipt thereof.  Please note that we will fulfill each request to the extent permitted by applicable law and note that some of your personal information may need to be retained, as required by law or for recordkeeping purposes.

If you no longer wish to receive our newsletter or blog or other marketing communications, you may unsubscribe, at any time, by clicking on the “unsubscribe” button included in all of our marketing communications or by contacting us at the email address listed above.

SECTION 5 – HOW IS MY INFORMATION SECURED?

To protect your personal information, we take reasonable precautions and follow reasonable industry practices to make sure such information is not inappropriately lost, misused, accessed, disclosed, altered or destroyed. However, the Company cannot and will not guarantee the security or confidentiality of the information transmitted to us; and, therefore, any information provided to us, in any manner, including via the internet, is done at your own risk.

SECTION 6 – WHAT PRIVACY RIGHTS DO CALIFORNIA RESIDENTS HAVE?

Pursuant to California law, users of the Site who are residents of California must be informed that they may file grievances and complaints regarding this Site with the California Department of Consumer Affairs, 1625 North Market Blvd., Suite S202, Sacramento, CA 95834; or by telephone at (916) 445-1254 or (800) 952-5210; or by email to dca@dca.ca.gov.

Further, if you are a resident of California, you may send us a request in writing by email to service@thetruthaboutpolice.com to inquire as to the type of personal information we have shared with third parties for the third party’s direct marketing purposes and the names and addresses of all of the third parties that received personal information for such marketing purposes.

SECTION 7 – HOW WE RESPOND TO “DO NOT TRACK SIGNALS”?

Our web site does not recognize Do Not Track signals.

SECTION 8 – CAN A MINOR USE THIS SITE?

By using this site, you represent that you are at least 18 years of age.  If you are under the age of 18, you may only use this Site with the guidance of your parent or guardian.  We do not knowingly collect, solicit or use personal information of children under the age of 18.

SECTION 9 – HOW WILL YOU KNOW WHEN WE UPDATE OUR PRIVACY POLICY?

We reserve the right to modify this Privacy Policy at any time, so please review it regularly. Changes and clarifications will take effect immediately upon their posting on the Site. If we make material changes to this Privacy Policy, a notice will be included on this page or another section of the Site  that it has been updated, so that you are aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we use and/or disclose it.

NOTE TO INTERNATIONAL USERS

Activities on this Site are conducted, in whole or in part, in the United States.  Therefore, regardless of your residence, you consent to the transfer, processing and storage of your personal information in the United States.

QUESTIONS AND CONTACT INFORMATION

If you would like to: access, correct, amend or delete any personal information we have about you, register a complaint, or simply want more information contact us at service@thetruthaboutpolice.com or by mail.