Updated: April 25, 2007
NRA realizes how important privacy is to our
membership. Therefore, we have adopted the following policy to advise you of
your choices regarding the use of your personal information online. 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 your rights to update
or correct it.
Information We Collect
We gather certain broad information about web site 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 NRA sites, which pages are the most and least viewed, and
to identify which web sites are referring visitors to our sites. The data helps
us determine the extent to which our members use certain parts of our web site.
Thus, we use this information to help us in restructuring sites to better meet
the needs of our members.
Most NRA sites and services
are intended for general audiences and do not knowingly collect any personal
information from children under 13 years of age. For sites of interest to our
junior members, we are committed to complying fully with the Children’s Online
Privacy Protection Act of 1998. Of course the NRA encourages you to talk with
your children about communicating and disclosing personal information online.
We compile lists for communications and marketing
purposes. We will provide that information to NRA affinity partners who we
believe provide goods and/or services that might be useful to NRA members.
Contracts with these companies require them to keep the member information strictly
confidential and prohibit them from using it for any other purpose.
You may ask us to remove you from this list by (1) email: using our Contact Us page, (2) phone: at
1-800-672-3888, (3) mail: at National Rifle Association of America, 11250
Waples Mill Road; Fairfax, VA 22033. We do not provide member information to
telemarketers, mailing list brokers, or other companies that are not offering
NRA-endorsed services or benefits.
Cookies are small pieces of text stored on your computer’s hard drive by a Web
server. We use session cookies to identify your computer during a particular surfing session, I.E. when you are placing an order or signing into a site. Such cookies enable you to store your password for fast logon and to track the items you have placed in your "shopping cart" during a visit to our online stores. We do not store personal or sensitive information in cookies. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or to deliver viruses to your computer.
Most web browsers provide you the ability to accept or decline cookies,
as well as to be warned each time a cookie is being sent. If you choose to
decline cookies, however, you may not be able to access certain interactive
features and services offered on NRA sites.
We collect and analyze traffic on our web site by keeping track of the IP addresses of our
visitors. IP addresses are unique numeric identifiers that are assigned to each
computer browser accessing the Internet. An IP address, by itself, cannot
identify you personally. However, when combined with other information provided
by your Internet Service Provider (ISP), your IP address can be used to
identify the computer originating a message.
You may be required to provide personal information, including your name, email
address, home address, work address, or telephone number. Should you request
particular services, you may be asked for additional information such as your
billing address, credit card number and expiration date. For example, we may
ask for information so that we can process your membership
application, facilitate an online store purchase, create an
online account or register for one of our events. We store
this information to provide service for your membership account, send the
products you purchased, and provide entry or registration to one of our events.
This information may also be used to evaluate and improve services and programs
we offer our membership.
There will also be opportunities for you to provide us with additional information
regarding your preferences and interests. This information, however, is not
required and is completely optional on your part.
Control of Personal Information
We also use your membership information to send you notices in the mail or by email
about special member benefits, discounts, and offers. If you do not wish to
receive these mailings, you can: (1) opt-out of email lists immediately by
following the instructions at the bottom of the email, (2) email us using our Contact
Us page, (3) call us at 1-800-672-3888, (4) write to us at National Rifle
Association of America, 11250 Waples Mill Road; Fairfax, VA 22030.
Editing Your Personal Information
You may edit your personal information—change name and address information, etc.: (1)
on our account maintenance web site, www.NRAMemberServices.org
(2) call us at 1-800-672-3888, (3) write to us at National Rifle Association of
America, 11250 Waples Mill Road; Fairfax, VA 22030.
We protect your personal information by using technologies and processes such as
encryption, access control procedures, network firewalls, physical security,
and other measures. Whenever personal data is collected by an NRA web site the
data is secured in transit by Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) technology. SSL
ensures that the data in transit between the web server and your client machine
is encrypted and that the information was not changed in transit. Only
authorized employees or agents with a legitimate business purpose are allowed to access your personal information. We have policies and procedures in place to deal with employees
who violate our privacy and confidentiality policies. When credit card data is required, that data is additionally protected by internal encryption. Also, credit card data is only kept for the period of time required by our accounting processes and thereafter is purged from our system.
Some of our services require you to establish and use a password to protect your personal
Changes to This Policy
The National Rifle Association of America may occasionally update this Privacy
this Policy to be informed of how we are protecting your information.
Contacting the National Rifle Association of America
If you have questions about this statement or believe that
we have not adhered to it, please contact us via the email, address, or phone
number immediately below.
National Rifle Association of America
11250 Waples Mill Road
Fairfax, VA 22030