we collect information about you
When you visit the International Firearm
Specialist Academy, (hereinafter referred to as IFSA) website or use the
IFSA Services or IFSA application, we collect information sent to us by
your computer, mobile phone or other access device. This information may
include your IP address, device information including but not limited to
identifier, name and type, operating system, location, mobile network
information and standard web log information, such as your browser type,
traffic to and from our site and the pages you accessed on our website.
If you open an account or use IFSA’s
services, we may collect the following types of information:
information - your name, address, phone, email, Skype ID and other
information - the full bank account numbers and/or credit card numbers
that you link to your PayPal account or give us when you use the
Before permitting you to use the IFSA services,
we may require you to provide additional information we can use to
verify your identity or address or manage risk, such as your date of
birth, social security number or other information. We may also obtain
information about you from third parties such as credit bureaus and
identity verification services.
When you use the IFSA services, we collect information about your
transactions and your other activities on our website, application or
when using the IFSA services and we may collect information about your
computer or other access device for fraud prevention purposes.
You may choose to provide us with access to
certain personal information stored by third parties such as social
media sites (such as Facebook and Twitter). The information we have
access to varies by site and is controlled by your privacy settings on
that site and your authorization. By associating an account managed by a
third party with your IFSA account and authorizing IFSA to have access
to this information, you agree that IFSA may collect, store and use this
In order to help protect you from fraud and
misuse of your personal information, we may collect information about
your use and interaction with our website, application or the IFSA
services. For example, we may evaluate your computer, mobile phone or
other access device to identify any malicious software or activity that
may affect the availability of the IFSA services.
Finally, we may collect additional information from or about you in
other ways such as contacts with our customer support team or results
when you respond to a survey and from interactions with members of the
IFSA corporate family, and from other companies.
When you access our website or content or use
our application or the IFSA services, we or companies we work with, may
place small data files called cookies or pixel tags on your computer or
other device. We use these technologies to recognize you as an IFSA
customer, customize the IFSA services, content and advertising, measure
promotional effectiveness, collect information about your computer or
other access device to mitigate risk, help prevent fraud and promote
trust and safety.
We use both session and persistent cookies when you access our website
or content. Session cookies expire and no longer have any effect when
you log out of your account or close your browser. Persistent cookies
remain on your browser until you erase them or they expire.
We also use Local Shared Objects, commonly referred to as “Flash
cookies”, to help ensure that your account security is not
compromised, to spot irregularities in behavior to help prevent fraud
and to support our sites and services.
We encode our cookies so that only we can interpret the information
stored in them. You are free to decline our cookies if your browser or
browser add-on permits, but doing so may interfere with your use of our
website. The help section of most browsers or browser add-ons provides
instructions on blocking, deleting or disabling cookies.
You may encounter IFSA services cookies or pixel tags on websites that
we do not control. For example, if you view a web page created by a
third party or use an application developed by a third party, there may
be a cookie or pixel tag placed by the web page or application.
Likewise, these third parties may place cookies or pixel tags that are
How we protect and store personal
Throughout this policy, we use the term
"personal information" to describe information that can be
associated with a specific person and can be used to identify that
person. We do not consider personal information to include information
that has been anonymized so that it does not identify a specific user.
We store and process your personal information on our computers in the
US and elsewhere in the world where PayPal facilities or our service
providers are located, and we protect it by maintaining physical,
electronic and procedural safeguards in compliance with applicable US
federal and state regulations. We use computer safeguards such as
firewalls and data encryption, we enforce physical access controls to
our buildings and files, and we authorize access to personal information
only for those employees who require it to fulfill their job
How we use the personal information we
Our primary purpose in collecting personal
information is to provide you with a secure, smooth, efficient, and
customized experience. We may use your personal information to:
the IFSA services and customer support you request;
transactions and send notices about your transactions;
disputes, collect fees, and troubleshoot problems;
potentially prohibited or illegal activities, and enforce our User
measure, and improve the IFSA services and the content and layout of
our website and applications;
targeted marketing, service update notices, and promotional offers
based on your communication preferences;
information for accuracy and verify it with third parties.
We don't sell or rent your personal information
to third parties for their marketing purposes without your explicit
consent. We may combine your information with information we collect
from other companies and use it to improve and personalize the IFSA
services, content and advertising. If you don't wish to receive
marketing communications from us or participate in our ad-customization
programs, simply indicate your preference by logging into your account
and going to the Profile subtab under the My Account tab and adjusting
your preferences under Account Information, or by following the
directions provided with the communication or advertisement.
If you no longer wish to receive notifications
via our application, you can adjust your preferences by visiting the
settings page of the application.
You can opt out of receiving SMS messages by texting STOP to the number
we send from for that particular service. Alternatively, you can
indicate your preference by logging into your account and adjusting your
preferences under Account Information or by following the directions
provided with the communication.
How we share personal information with other
To process your payments, we may share some of
your personal information with the person or company that you are paying
or that is paying you. Your contact information, date of sign-up, the
number of payments you have received from verified IFSA services users,
and whether you have verified control of a bank account are provided to
other IFSA services users who you transact with through IFSA. In
addition, this and other information may also be shared with third
parties when you use these third parties to access the IFSA. Unless you
have agreed to it, these third parties are not allowed to use this
information for any purpose other than to enable the IFSA services.
If you are buying goods or services and pay through IFSA services, we
may also provide the seller with your shipping and confirmed credit card
billing address to help complete your transaction with the seller. The
seller is not allowed to use this information to market their services
to you unless you have agreed to it. If an attempt to pay your seller
fails, or is later invalidated, we may also provide your seller with
details of the unsuccessful payment. To facilitate dispute resolutions,
we may provide a buyer with the seller’s address so that goods can be
returned to the seller.
We work with third parties, including merchants, to enable them to
accept or facilitate payments from you using IFSA. In doing so, a third
party may share information about you with us, such as your email
address or mobile phone number to inform you that a payment is sent to
you or when you attempt to pay that merchant or through that third
party. We use this information to confirm that you are an IFSA customer
and that a form of payment can be enabled, or where a payment is sent to
you to send you notification that you have received a payment. Also, if
you request that we validate your status as an IFSA customer with a
third party, we will do so. Please note that merchants you buy from and
contract with have their own privacy policies, and IFSA may not be held
responsible for their operations, including, but not limited to, their
Regardless, we will not disclose your credit card number or bank account
number to anyone, except with your express permission or if we are
required to do so to comply with a credit card rules, subpoena or other
How we share personal information with other
We may share your personal information with:
of the IFSA corporate family to provide joint content, products and
services (like registration, transactions and customer support), to
help detect and prevent potentially illegal acts and violations of our
policies, and to guide decisions about their products, services and
communications. Members of our corporate family will use this
information to send you marketing communications only if you have
requested their services.
providers under contract who help with parts of our business
operations such as fraud prevention, bill collection, marketing and
technology services. Our contracts dictate that these service
providers only use your information in connection with the services
they perform for us and not for their own benefit.
institutions that we partner with to jointly create and offer a
product, where we share information with our bank to determine whether
you should receive pre-approved offers for credit services. These
financial institutions may only use this information to market IFSA-related
products, unless you have given consent for other uses.
bureaus to report account information, as permitted by law.
partners as required by credit card association rules for inclusion on
their list of terminated merchants (in the event that you meet their
criteria which includes having IFSA close your IFSA Account due to
your breach of the IFSA User Agreement).
that we plan to merge with or be acquired by. (Should such a
combination occur, we will require that the new combined entity follow
personal information could be used contrary to this policy, you will
receive prior notice.)
enforcement, government officials, or other third parties when
are compelled to do so by a subpoena, court order or similar legal
need to do so to comply with law or credit card rules
believe in good faith that the disclosure of personal information is
necessary to prevent physical harm or financial loss, to report
suspected illegal activity or to investigate violations of our User
third parties with your consent or direction to do so.
IFSA will not sell or rent any of your personal
information to third parties for their marketing purposes and only
shares your personal information with third parties as described in this
If you open an IFSA account directly on a third party website or via a
third party application, any information that you enter on that website
or application (and not directly on an IFSA website) will be shared with
the owner of the third party website or application and your information
may be subject to their privacy policies.
How you can restrict IFSA from sharing your
Federal and state laws allow you to restrict
the sharing of your personal information in certain instances. However,
these laws also state that you cannot restrict other types of sharing.
Because we have chosen to refrain from certain types of data sharing,
the only type of sharing of your personal information that you may
restrict is as follows:
If you do not want IFSA to share your personal information with
companies for the purpose of marketing their products or with other
financial institutions for the purpose of marketing our jointly offered
products to you, please log in to your account and uncheck the box in
the Information Sharing section of the Notifications and Information
Sharing page. This page can be accessed by going to the Profile
subtab under the My Account tab.
You can also control how we use your contact information to market IFSA
services to you in the notifications preferences.
How you can access or change your personal
You can review and edit your personal
information at any time by logging in to your account and clicking the Profile
sub-tab under the My Account tab. You can also close your account
through the IFSA website. If you close your IFSA account, we will mark
your account in our database as "Closed," but will keep your
account information in our database. This is necessary in order to deter
fraud, by ensuring that persons who try to commit fraud will not be able
to avoid detection simply by closing their account and opening a new
account. However, if you close your account, your personally
identifiable information will not be used by us for any further
purposes, nor sold or shared with third parties, except as necessary to
prevent fraud and assist law enforcement, as required by law or in
How you can contact us about privacy
If you have questions or concerns regarding
this policy, you should contact us by writing to us at IFSA, Attn:
Privacy Department, PO Box 338
Lake Dallas, TX 75075.