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We are committed to maintaining your confidence and trust with respect to the information
we use your information, and the choices you have about how we use your information.
PoliceOne is dedicated to safeguarding your privacy online. As a policy, we will
not sell or otherwise misuse your personal information. Your personal information
helps us customize PoliceOne to your interests and allows us to negotiate valuable
member discounts and related services. Please read the following policy to understand
how your personal information will be treated as you make full use of our many
What personal information does PoliceOne collect from me?
PoliceOne collects information in several ways from different parts of our network
of web sites.
Some personal information is gathered when you register. During registration, PoliceOne
asks all users for your name, date of birth, email address, city, occupation, department
information, industry and personal interests. Once you register you are no
longer anonymous to PoliceOne - you will select an appropriate PoliceOne username
and then given access to PoliceOne's many offerings.
In addition to registration we may ask you for personal information (such as the
above) at other times, including (but not limited to) when you enter a sweepstakes,
contest or promotion sponsored by PoliceOne and/or our many partners; when you
post a PoliceOne Classified ad; when you submit a listing for a web site; and when
you report a problem with one of our sites or services. If you contact PoliceOne
we may keep a record of that correspondence. PoliceOne also occasionally asks users
to complete surveys that we use for research purposes. Wherever PoliceOne collects
What are cookies/tracking technologies and how does PoliceOne use them?
Technologies such as: cookies, beacons, tags and scripts are used by PoliceOne and
our partners, affiliates, or analytics or service providers. These technologies
are used in analyzing trends, administering the site, tracking users’ movements
around the site and to gather demographic information about our user base as a
whole. We may receive reports based on the use of these technologies by these companies
on an individual as well as aggregated basis.
1. Remind us of whom you are and to access your account information (stored on our
computers) in order to deliver to you a better and more personalized service. This
cookie passes your username and password when you register or "Sign In"
and is modified when you "Sign Out" of our services. Other submitted
personal information such as occupation and city are not linked to cookies.
2. Estimate our audience size. Each browser accessing PoliceOne is given a unique
cookie which is then used to determine the extent of repeat usage, usage by a registered
user versus by an unregistered user, and to help target advertisements based on
user interests and behavior.
3. Track your progress and number of entries in some of our promotions, sweepstakes
to the cookie indicates the player's progress through the promotion, and may
be used to track entries, submissions, and status in prize drawings.
4. Measure certain traffic patterns, which areas of PoliceOne's network of web
sites you have visited, and your visiting patterns in the aggregate. We use this
research to understand how our users' habits are similar or different from
one another so that we can make each new experience on PoliceOne a better one.
We may use this information to better personalize the content, banners, and promotions
that you and other users will see on our sites.
Advertising networks that serve ads onto PoliceOne may also use their own cookies.
We have no access to or control over these cookies. This privacy statement
by any of these third parties. If you wish to not have this information used for
the purpose of serving you targeted ads, you may opt-out by clicking here.
Please note this does not opt you out of being served advertising. You will
continue to receive generic ads from our advertisers.
You also have choices with respect to cookies. By modifying your browser preferences,
you have the choice to accept all cookies, to be notified when a cookie is set,
or to reject all cookies. If you choose to reject all cookies you will be unable
to use those PoliceOne services that require registration in order to participate.
We use Local Storage Objects (LSOs) such as HTML5 and Flash to store content information
and preferences. Third parties with whom we partner to provide certain features
on our site or to display advertising based upon your Web browsing activity use
LSOs such as HTML 5 and Flash to collect and store information. To learn how to
manage privacy and storage settings for Flash cookies
As is true of most web sites, we gather certain information automatically and store
it in log files. PoliceOne also collects IP addresses, browser type, internet service
provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, operating system, date/time stamp, and/or
clickstream data for system administration and to report aggregate information
to our advertisers. In addition, PoliceOne Mail includes IP addresses in outgoing
mail message headers. We do not link this automatically collected data to other
information we collect about you.
Our tracking technology used to for client campaigns throughout the site does not
collect any personal identifiable information that you provide as a part of your
PoliceOne membership. Your personal information stored in cookies is only
used for the purposes listed above to help improve your user experience.
Who is collecting information?
When you are on a PoliceOne site and are asked for personal information, you are
sharing that information with PoliceOne alone, unless it is specifically stated
otherwise. For example, some PoliceOne services, like BLUtube, are offered as a
brand of PoliceOne using the same infrastructure and member database. This
information is stored within a cookie during login and not otherwise collected
by a partner company for any purpose. If data is being collected and/or maintained
by any company other than PoliceOne, you will be notified prior to the time of
the data collection or transfer. If you do not want your data to be shared, you
can choose not to allow the transfer by not using that particular service.
sites. You should read the privacy statement of our co-branded partner. If
you have any questions about the use of your information by co-branded sites or
experience login problems on a co-branded site please visit the technical support section.
Promotions that run on PoliceOne may be sponsored by companies other than PoliceOne
or may be cosponsored by PoliceOne and another company. Some or all data collected
during a promotion may be shared with the sponsor. If data will be shared, you
will be notified prior to the time of data collection or transfer. You can decide
not to participate in the promotion if you don't want your data to be shared.
Please be aware that PoliceOne advertisers or web sites that have links on our site
may collect personal information about you. The information practices of those
web sites linked to PoliceOne are not covered by this privacy statement. We encourage
With whom does PoliceOne share my information?
As a general rule, PoliceOne will not disclose any of your personal information except
when we have your permission or under special circumstances, such as when we believe
in good faith that the law requires it or under the circumstances described below.
Please see the Terms of Service or Use Agreements for each of our products and
services for more detailed information about how your personal information may
be shared. The following describes some of the ways that your information may be
Business Partners & Sponsors: PoliceOne may disclose your personal information
to business partners or sponsors, but this is specifically described to you prior
to data collection or prior to transferring the data. Details of shared use can
be found in specific Terms of Service or Use Agreements, and sweepstakes and promotions
rules. Some or all data collected during a PoliceOne promotion may be shared with
a sponsor. If your personal information will be shared, we will tell you before
we collect or transfer the data.
Many promotions offer opportunities to request additional information from sponsors.
By requesting more information, you give PoliceOne permission to transfer your
personal information to the sponsor so they can fulfill your request. In many instances,
only your email address will be shared. If more information will be shared with
the sponsor, you will be notified prior to the transfer.
Merchants listed on PoliceOne have separate privacy and data collection practices.
PoliceOne has no responsibility or liability for these independent policies. For
more information regarding the merchant, their store, and their privacy policies,
return to that store's home page and click on their Information link.
From time to time, you may be offered the opportunity to receive materials or special
offers from third parties. If you opt-in to receive information from these third
parties, PoliceOne will (with your permission) share your name and email address
with them. If you wish to no longer receive materials from these third parties,
please contact them directly.
Third Party Data & Data in the Aggregate: Under confidentiality agreements, PoliceOne
may match user information with third party data. Also, PoliceOne discloses aggregated
user statistics (for example, 75% of our users are male and are interested in firefighting)
in order to describe our services to prospective partners, advertisers, and other
third parties, and for other lawful purposes.
Disclosure of Personal Information to Third Parties
Access to your personal information is restricted to our employees, agents, representatives
and service providers and entities for whom we are acting as an agent, licensee
or publisher, such as societies and our affiliated group companies, for the purposes
set forth above. Service providers are only allowed to use your personal information
only as necessary to provide these services to us.
With your consent, we also may share your personal information with our affiliated
group companies and/or with non-affiliated third parties that wish to send you
information about their products and services that may be of interest to you, and
users who have consented to receive such information may receive communications
from these third parties.
We will not otherwise disclose any personal information without your consent except
under the following circumstances:
- In response to subpoenas, court orders, or legal process, or to establish or exercise
our rights to defend against legal claims, protect your safety or the safety of
- If we believe it is necessary to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding
illegal activities, suspected fraud, safety of person or property, violation of
our policies, or as otherwise required by law; and
- If PoliceOne, a related asset or line of business is acquired by, transferred to
or merged with another company, in which case, you will be notified via email and/or
a prominent notice on our Web site of any change in ownership or uses of your personal
information, as well as any choices you may have regarding your personal information.
What are my choices regarding collection, use, and distribution of my information?
PoliceOne may, from time to time, send you email regarding our products and services.
In addition, if you indicated upon registration that you are interested in receiving
offers or information from PoliceOne and our partners, we may occasionally send
you direct mail about products and services that we feel may be of interest to
you. Only PoliceOne (or agents working on behalf of PoliceOne and under confidentiality
agreements) will send you these direct mailings and only if you indicated that
you do not object to these offers. If you do not want to receive such mailings,
simply tell us when you give us your personal information. Or, at any time you
can easily edit your PoliceOne Account Information to no longer receive such offers
and mailings. You will need your PoliceOne ID and Password in order to access your
PoliceOne Account Information. To update your profile, subscription options
or any other PoliceOne member information please visit your profile page.
On some types of PoliceOne promotions, we will ask for your email address in order
to update you on your score, entries, and status in prize drawings. When you participate
in these types of promotions, you automatically receive promotion-related email,
unless you choose the no-email option that some promotions offer. Occasionally
these promotion-related email messages may include targeted advertisements.
PoliceOne does not sell or rent user information to anyone. We will only share PII
you at the time of data collection or transfer if your data will be shared with
a third party and you will always have the option of not permitting the transfer.
If you do not wish to allow your data to be shared, you can choose not to use a
particular service or not to participate in certain promotions or contests or you
contact us at customersupport@PoliceOne.com.
What is PoliceOne's policy on allowing me to update, correct, or delete my personal information?
You may edit, update or delete your PoliceOne Account Information and your public
PoliceOne Profile at any time by using your PoliceOne ID and password. If you have
forgotten your password, please click here to request a new password. For all other problems signing in to PoliceOne, please
contact us at customersupport@PoliceOne.com.
The profile you create on our site will be publically accessible unless otherwise
indicated. You may change the privacy settings of your profile through your account
If an account/profile was created without your knowledge/authorization, please contact
us at (email) to request removal of the profile.
Your PoliceOne account can be deleted or deactivated, but doing so will result in
not being able to access any members-only area of the PoliceOne network, including
your PoliceOne Mail account (if you have one). If you saved the confirmation email
you received when you first created your PoliceOne account, you can use the URL
provided in that message to delete your account at any time. Please contact privacypolicy@PoliceOne.com
for further instructions about deleting or deactivating your PoliceOne account.
If you are participating in a PoliceOne promotion and you wish to update your email
address on the promotions mailing list or to quit a promotion and cease receiving
promotion-related email, please contact feedback@PoliceOne.com or update the subscription
settings on your personal profile. All login pages where you are required to enter
your username and password are protected by industry-standard, SSL (secure socket
Knowing that you use certain services or features may help us to offer you better
and more relevant content and advertisements. But as with all personal information,
we do not make this available to any third parties without your permission. Any
user statistics that we may provide to prospective advertisers or partners regarding
financial product or service usage on PoliceOne are provided in the aggregate only
and do not include any personal information about any individual user.
We retain the personal information we collect from you for as long as the information
is relevant to our business purposes or until you request that we remove the data
by contacting Praetorian Digital below. We will retain and use your information
as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce
Unsubscribing and opting out of personal information
Your username may be displayed while participating in the PoliceOne Forums, BLUtube
and when submitting member comments to any article, tip or video on PoliceOne.
Your email address will only be used for us to send you materials that you have
subscribed to in the past. We provide you the opportunity to ‘opt-out’
of having your personal information used for certain purposes, when we ask for
this information. If you wish to update or remove any of your personal information
please visit your profile page at anytime.
If you no longer wish to receive our newsletter or other promotional communications,
you may opt-out of receiving them by following the unsubscribe instructions included
in each communication, by updating your profile or emailing customersupport@PoliceOne.com.
If you continue to have issues after using all the resources above, then give us
a call at 866-402-4371 to talk to our Member Services Coordinator.
You will be notified when your personal information is collected by any third party
that is not our agent/service provider, so you can make an informed choice as to
whether or not to share your information with that party.
Tell a Friend
If you choose to use our referral service to tell a friend about our site, we will
ask you for your friend’s name and email address. This feature is available
with PoliceOne articles, tips and videos throughout PoliceOne.com and http://BLUtube.PoliceOne.com/.
We will automatically send your friend a one-time email inviting him or her to
visit the site. PoliceOne does not store this information and will not send any
additional messages to the referred user.
Service Providers Public Forums
We use other third parties to provide forums on PoliceOne.com. When you sign up for
a PoliceOne member account, we will share your username as necessary for the forums
application to provide that service. If you use a bulletin board, blog, or forum
on this Web site, you should be aware that any personal information you submit
there can be read, collected, or used by other users of these forums, and could
be used to send you unsolicited messages. We are not responsible for the personal
information you choose to submit in these forums. These third parties are prohibited
from using your personal information for any other purpose than listed above. To
request removal of your personal information from our blog or community forum,
contact us at customersupport@PoliceOne.com. In some cases, we may not be
able to remove your personal information, in which case we will let you know if
we are unable to do so and why.
What security precautions are in place to protect the loss, misuse, or alteration of my information?
Your PoliceOne Account Information and PoliceOne Profile are password-protected so
that you and only you have access to this personal information. You may edit your
PoliceOne Account Information and PoliceOne Profile by using your PoliceOne ID
We recommend that you do not divulge your password to anyone. PoliceOne will never
ask you for your password in an unsolicited phone call or in an unsolicited email.
Also remember to sign out of your PoliceOne account and close your browser window
when you have finished your work. This is to ensure that others cannot access your
personal information and correspondence if you share a computer with someone else
or are using a computer in a public place like a library or Internet cafe.
Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100%
secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your personal information, PoliceOne
cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us or
from our online products or services, and you do so at your own risk. Once we receive
your transmission, we make our best effort to ensure its security on our systems.
What security precautions are in place to protect the identity and security of Law Enforcement officials on PoliceOne?
PoliceOne has taken several precautions to protect the identity, account names and
passwords of officers when they register and log on to PoliceOne.com. All transfer
of registration and login information is encrypted using Secure Socket Layer (SSL).
Unfortunately, this process cannot be 100% secure and PoliceOne is not responsible
for the misuse of these user names and passwords. Despite all of our precautions,
you use PoliceOne at your own risk.
We periodically post member testimonials on PoliceOne which may contain personal
information such as the member's username. We do obtain the member's consent
prior to posting each testimonial. If you have any questions regarding testimonials
on PoliceOne or would like a testimonial that includes your personal information
removed please contact us.
Social Media Widgets
Our Web site includes Social Media Features, such as the Facebook Like button and
Widgets, such as the Share this button or interactive mini-programs that run on
our site. These Features may collect your IP address, which page you are visiting
on our site, and may set a cookie to enable the Feature to function properly.
Social Media Features and Widgets are either hosted by a third party or hosted
directly on our Site. Your interactions with these Features are governed by the
Changes in this Privacy Statement
statement, the home page, and other places we deem appropriate so that you are
aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances,
if any, we disclose it.
We reserve the right to modify this privacy statement at any time, so please review
it frequently. If we make material changes to this policy, we will notify
you here, by email, or by means of a notice on our home page prior to the change