Use of GuardAmerican Services and Products
GuardAmerican is committed to encouraging responsible gun ownership. To achieve that goal, we provide curricula and materials to assist our visitors, registrants, and subscribers in their personal endeavors to improve their safe use of and competent management of guns they own or rent or otherwise have occasion to use.
There is no substitute for personal, hands-on, professional training by a qualified individual. GuardAmerican is not offered as a substitute for, but to complement, professional training.
By using GuardAmerican offerings, you acknowledge that you are solely and individually responsible for safe handling of any guns you use to complete the Lesson Plans, tips, or suggestions.
GuardAmerican is strongly committed to safeguarding consumer information supplied in relation to our site. To meet that commitment to you we operate under these strict privacy principles:
Personally identifiable information provided by members is never disclosed to anyone not required to maintain membership rights, use, and/or privileges.
What this means:
GuardAmerican obtains information about our subscribers that is required to process credit card charges for membership fees. This personally identifiable information includes name, email, home or billing address and is never sold, re-sold, revealed nor made public for any reason.
GuardAmerican provides means for members to track information associated with each subscriber’s account. This is known as the “User Profile.” Each member elects to share information of their choosing within their User Profile settings. Personally identifiable information contained in each member’s User Profile is never disclosed to anyone.
Subscribers logging into GuardAmerican.com will cause a temporary “cookie” to be stored in the browser files of the member computer used. This cookie is used during each online session to allow access to member areas, permitting full operation of the site. Without this cookie subscribers would be required to repeatedly re-enter their user name and password, seriously compromising ease-of-use. Therefore a cookie is used to allow the site to work as designed.
This temporary cookie file is automatically removed each time a subscriber logs off from GuardAmerican.com. An option is available for every subscriber to choose to retain this cookie by using the “Remember me” checkbox when logging into the site.
If the “Remember me” checkbox is checked the cookie will not be removed as described above. In general, cookies can be manually deleted from most computer systems at the discretion of the owner.
An important note about online privacy:
In order to provide visitors with valuable information and offers from other companies of interest to our visitors, some pages will provide links to third-party web sites. If you are logged into GuardAmerican many of these links may not appear. For instance, if you are logged in to GuardAmerican and visit the Blog page you will not see advertisements that non-members will see.
In no case is member information nor cookies provided to these third-party sites. Please bear in mind, however, that many sites do attempt to capture visitor information when you view those sites.
Once you leave GuardAmerican.com, we are unable to alert you should another site attempt to gather information from your browser.
Subscriber Forums & Blog Comments
GuardAmerican provides a Forum for members to share information easily so they can participate in discussions. By contrast, Blog comments are made available to everyone, members and non-members alike. It is possible for registrants (and later, only subscribers) to create discussions in GuardAmerican's subscriber Forum related to public Blog posts that non-registrants (later, non-subscribers) can access, but not modify. Members may also create discussions in the subscriber Forum related to other content in the site.
To protect privacy when posting or replying to messages in the Forum, Blog, or other areas where commenting is encouraged, subscriber personal information and email is never revealed. For non-subscribers commenting on the public Blog, emails are never revealed. Subscribers and commenters are urged to cautiously decide the Username they choose to use when creating an account or posting comments as this Username will be visible.
GuardAmerican provides subscribers a transparent ability to discuss all content once logged in. So please remember:
Please also bear in mind that any information disclosed by subscribers in the subscriber Forum can be responded to by all registrants (in contrast to Blog comments, which are public and can be responded to by non-registrants). Each member should cautiously decide what personal information is disclosed.
Our Web site has security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse, alteration, and disclosure of the information under our control. We employ strict security measures to safeguard online transactions; personal information is stored in a secured database and always sent via an encrypted Internet channel.
GuardAmerican provides an opt-in to receive communications from us. It is GuardAmerican policy to never reveal, sell, nor make available your email address to anyone for any purpose not directly required for our continuing business relationship (eg: communications about your membership and account, or requests to discontinue contact).
If GuardAmerican is required to provide any individual's information in relation to a court order or lawful subpoena, we will comply. We are, after all, law-abiding citizens.
GuardAmerican maintains a database of those who elect to remove their information from our database in order to stop receiving communications about our services.
If you have questions or concerns, please let us know by using the “Contact Us” link at the bottom of the Home page at www.GuardAmerican.com.
Thank you for the opportunity to serve you.