1. Introduction

USPSA North Carolina Section, Inc. (NC Section) respects the privacy of every person who visits our website. This Privacy Policy outlines the information the NC Section will collect and how we will use that information. This statement will also tell you how you can verify the accuracy of your personal data submitted to the NC Section through our website via computer, smartphone and other devices, and how you can request that we delete or update your personal data. We have developed our privacy policy from industry guidelines and standards, and national laws and requirements. This Privacy Statement highlights our strong commitment to protect your privacy. Thanks again for placing your trust in the NC Section.

2. What is the NC Section

The NC Section nonprofit corporation organized and operated exclusively for charitable purposes, specifically to administrate and run the state and local Section match, as well as all safety education training for range officers.

The mission of the North Carolina Section of the United States Practical Shooting Association (USPSA) is to promote the safe and practical sport of shooting by presenting annual programs and continuing education programs to our member athletes. The Section will encourage athletes to promote the principles of sportsmanship, honor, integrity, and courtesy at all events. The Section shall promote skill development with young people through annual events designed to develop self-esteems, leadership, and the core values of safe and courteous athletes. Our members will become ambassadors for the shooting sports as they represent the Section at local, state, regional, and national competitive shooting events.

The NC Section is based North Carolina and relies on the work of volunteers to accomplish its objectives.

3. Information We Collect

The NC Sections primary goal in collecting personal data from you is to give you a meaningful, enjoyable and customized experience while using our website and to allow us to develop new interactions that are relevant to visitors like you. Personal data also allows us to provide services and features that most likely meet your needs, and to customize our service to make your online experience smooth and efficient.

Personal Data

To provide access to certain information on our website, we need to collect certain personal data identifying who you are, your email address and your mailing address. Visitors may also be asked to select a user ID and password. If you opt not to provide your personal data, you can still access our website; however, you may be unable to gain access to certain information.

Aggregate and Statistical Data

The NC Section may collect certain aggregate data called web log information (such as your web browser, operating system, pages visited, mobile device information if applicable, etc.) and use cookies when you visit sites. For instance, when you visit one of our sites, our web server will automatically recognize some non-personal data, including but not limited to the date and time you visited our site, the pages you visited, the referrer (the website you came from), the type of browser you are using (e.g. Internet Explorer, Mozilla), the type of operating system you are using (e.g., Windows or Mac OS), and the domain name and address of your Internet service provider. Neither the web log information nor cookies collect any personal data. They do not contain personal data, such as your name or email address, and in no way are used to identify our users.

4. Sensitive Information

We will not collect sensitive information through our websites unless it is required. We ask that you not send us or share any sensitive Personal Data (e.g., government-issued or financial account numbers, information related to racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religion or other beliefs, health, genetic, or biometric data, criminal background or trade union membership) unless we specifically request this information.

5. Children’s Information

The NC Section website is not directed to minors. If you believe that we have mistakenly or unintentionally collected Personal Data of a minor through our website without appropriate consent, please notify us, as detailed in our Contact Information section below, so that we may immediately delete the information from our servers and make any other necessary corrections.

6. How We Use Your Information

Personal Data

We use personal data about you to improve our marketing and promotional efforts; to statistically analyze site usage; to improve our content and offerings; and to customize our sites’ content, layout and services. We may also use your personal data to deliver information to you that, in some cases, is targeted to your interests, events and fundraising promotions. We believe these uses allow us to improve our site and better tailor it to meet our visitors’ needs. The NC Section may combine non-personal data collected automatically (e.g., through web log data) with your previously submitted personal data.

Aggregate and Statistical Data

The NC Section uses web log information (such as your web browser, operating system, pages visited, etc.) to help us design our website, to identify popular features, and for other managerial purposes. However, web logs may be used if necessary to help identify any person attempting to break into or damage our website. We may share web log information with law enforcement agencies if we believe that we have evidence of a violation of computer security or related laws.

7. Legal Basis of Processing

We collect and process (i.e. use) personal data about you where we have lawful bases. In a majority of the cases, processing will be justified on the basis of:


In specific situations, we can collect and process your data with your consent.
When collecting your personal data, we will make clear to you which data is necessary in connection with a particular service.

Contractual obligations

In certain circumstances, we need customers’ personal data to comply with our contractual obligations.

Legal compliance

If the law requires us to, we may need to collect and process your data.

Legitimate interest

In specific situations, we require your data to pursue our legitimate interests in a way which might reasonably be expected as part of running our business and which does not materially impact your rights, freedom or interests.

8. How We Protect Your Information

The NC Section is committed to keeping the data you provide us secure and will take reasonable precautions to protect your personal data from loss, misuse or alteration. Vendors, contractors, or partners of the NC Section who have access to your personal data in connection with providing services for the NC Section are required to keep the information confidential and are not permitted to use this information for any other purpose than to carry out the services they are performing for us. When necessary, we use secure connections on our website to protect information during its transmission. Access to your personal data is password-protected and we regularly monitor our system for possible vulnerabilities and attacks.

9. How Long Will We Retain Your Personal Data?

Whenever we collect or process your personal data, we’ll only keep it for as long as is necessary for the purpose for which it was collected. At the end of that retention period, your data will either be deleted completely or anonymized, for example by aggregation with other data so that it can be used in a non-identifiable way for statistical analysis and business planning.

10. How We May Share Your Data

Except as stated below, we will not share, trade or sell personal data of our visitors for use by any business. However, aggregated and statistical data from our visitors may be shared with our partners in a manner that does not identify you personally. For example, we may let a partner know that approximately “75% of our visitors use high speed connections or access our site after 7pm.” We may share personal data with service providers or contractors that perform services for us and act at our direction. The services they provide may include such activities as direct mailing, fulfillment services, or email campaigns. When you have agreed to receive such services, we also may share personal data with our business partners that provide joint offerings with us. When we do so, such business partners are restricted in using your data to provide the services you’ve agreed to.

The NC Section may share your personal data with any person or company that acquires the NC Section business or any portion of the the NC Section business to which your personal data relates. The NC Section will ensure that any person or company to which your personal data is transferred agrees to abide by the same privacy obligations as the NC Section. The NC Section also reserves the right to share personal data to respond to duly authorized information requests of governmental authorities or where required by law. We may also share personal data in responding to requests from law enforcement officials, government bodies or judicial authorities to address matters of personal or public safety, national security, litigation, investigations (including data security incident investigations), and other legal matters where the data is pertinent.

11. Cross-Border Data Transfers

Although the NC Section does not operate internationally, it has developed global data privacy and security practices designed to ensure that your personal data is appropriately handled and protected. Please note that personal data may be transferred, accessed and stored globally as necessary for the uses and disclosures stated above in accordance with this policy. By providing your personal data to the NC Section you consent to the NC Section transferring your personal data to its affiliates globally and to third party entities that provide services to the NC Section.

12. Third Party Websites

Our website may provide, or third parties may provide, links to other websites or resources. This Policy applies only to our website. It does not apply to services offered by third parties, including websites and other online services to which our website may display links. When you click on such links, you may be visiting websites or interactive services operated by third parties, who have their own information collection practices. We do not have control over how any third party collects or uses information, so we recommend that you review their privacy policies to learn of their practices.

13. What Are Your Rights Over Your Personal Data?

If you are a resident of the EEA, subject to certain exemptions, the processing activity and jurisdiction:

You have the right to:

  • Access to the personal data we hold about you, free of charge in most cases. You can access your account information by logging in to your account. If you request access to additional personal data, you can contact us at the information below.
  • The correction of your personal data when it is incorrect, out of date or incomplete. You can correct your account information by logging in to your account. If you would like to request correction of additional personal data, you can contact us at the information below.
  • That we stop using your personal data for direct marketing (either through specific channels, or all channels).
  • That we stop any consent-based processing of your personal data after you withdraw that consent.
  • The NC Section does not currently engage in activities in which decisions are made that are solely based on automatic processing of data (i.e. where no human has yet reviewed the outcome and criteria for the decision); however, to the extent that the NC Section begins to engage in this type of processing, you may request a review of any decision that is made in this manner.

You can send us a request to exercise these rights and access, correct, or remove your personal data by contacting us at any time at [email protected]. If you send us a written request to access, correct, or remove your personal data or to remove yourself from a database, we will respond to your request within 30 days.

Your right to withdraw consent:

  • Whenever you have given us your consent to use your personal data, you have the right to change your mind at any time and withdraw that consent.
  • Where we rely on our legitimate interest
  • In cases where we are processing your personal data on the basis of our legitimate interest, you can ask us to stop for reasons connected to your individual situation.
  • We must then do so unless we believe we have a legitimate overriding reason to continue processing your personal data

Your Right to Object to Direct Marketing

  • You have the right to stop the use of your personal data for direct marketing activity through all channels, or selected channels.
  • You may opt out of email marketing by using our general unsubscribe automated link that is included in the NC Section marketing emails.

Checking your identity

To protect the confidentiality of your information, we will ask you to verify your identity before proceeding with any request you make under this Privacy Policy.

If you have authorized a third party to submit a request on your behalf, we will ask them to prove they have your permission to act.

14. Contact Information

We hope this Privacy Policy has been helpful in explaining how we handle your personal data and your rights to control it.

If you have any questions that we have not answered, please contact us directly at [email protected].

If you have any complaints regarding our compliance with this Privacy Policy, you should first contact the NC Section at the contact information listed above. The NC Section will investigate and attempt to resolve complaints and disputes regarding collection, use, and disclosure of personal data in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

15. Updates

We may update this Privacy Policy from time to time. When we update this Privacy Policy, we will post the changes on our website and applications. We encourage you to check this Privacy Policy regularly for changes. If we make any material changes to this Privacy Policy we will notify you before they take effect either through the Site or Application or by sending you a notification. Unless otherwise noted, any changes we make to this Privacy Policy will become effective immediately once posted on this page. Please see the effective date noted below for the latest revision date. Your continued use of the Services following any changes to this Privacy Policy indicates your consent to the practices described in the revised Privacy Policy.


Date of Last Update: January 1, 2019