Privacy Policy

Your Privacy and Safety Are Important to Us!

Welcome to! This website (this “site”) is owned and operated by The International Defensive Pistol Association (“IDPA”€). Today, with over 23,000 members in 20 countries we are dedicated to keeping in touch with our members through our publications, and providing information on gun safety and governing rules relating to competitions in this fun and challenging shooting sport.

This Web Site Privacy Statement

We are committed to respecting the personal privacy of the individuals who use this Site. This Web Site Privacy Statement (this “€œPrivacy Statement”€) describes our current policies and practices with regard to the personal information we collect through this Site. The term “personal information” means individually identifiable information about an individual collected through this Site, such as, the name, age, telephone number, e-mail address, or mailing address of that individual.

Children Under 13

We recognize the need to provide additional privacy protections for children who visit this Site. Our Site, however, is not directed at or intended to solicit information from children.

Terms of Use

This Privacy Statement is part of the Terms of Use for this Site. Please be sure to read the Legal Disclaimers, Terms, and Conditions. By using this Site, you agree to be bound by the Terms of Use. If you do not agree to the Terms of Use, you must not use this Site.

Your Consent

By using this Site, you consent to the collection, use, and disclosure of your personal information as described in this Privacy Statement. If you do not consent to the terms of this Privacy Statement, you must not use this Site.

Changes to this Privacy Statement

This Privacy Statement describes our current policies and practices regarding personal information collected through this Site. We reserve the right to update or modify this Privacy Statement at any time without prior notice. We will do so by posting an updated or modified version of this Privacy Statement on this Site. Your use of this Site following any such change constitutes your agreement that personal information collected from or about you through this Site after the revised Privacy Statement is posted will be subject to the terms of the revised Privacy Statement. For this reason, we encourage you to review this Privacy Statement regularly. You may access the current version of this Privacy Statement by clicking on the link marked “Privacy Statement.” This Privacy Statement was last revised on January 28, 2006.

What Personal Information Is Collected Through This Site

We collect personally identifiable information (which includes name, title, address, phone number, fax number, and e-mail address) when you provide it to us, such as when you apply for membership through our site when you subscribe for a publication such as our Tactical Journal. Several of the services that we offer on our site, such as Shopping, may require additional information for purchases as a condition of use. Once you apply to become a member or use such services you are no longer anonymous to us. We may also receive information about you from other sources and add it to the information you provided to us.

How We Use Personal Information

We use your personal information only to provide the information, offerings, and services you request. For example, we use your e-mail address to respond to your comments and questions or to send e-mail publications and notifications or newsletters. We may use your personal information to personalize this Site to meet your specific needs. We also use personal information collected through this Site to improve the content and functionality of this Site, to better understand our visitors and members, to improve our offerings and services, and to market our events, offerings, and services to our visitors and members. In addition, we use personal information to contact you with offers and information about events, offerings, and services from other organizations that we believe will be of interest to you. If you would prefer that we not contact you for such purposes, you may indicate this preference by sending an email to or by writing us at The International Defensive Pistol Association, 150 CR 4603, Bogata, TX 75417, Attn: Joyce Wilson, or to contact us regarding any privacy issue. Please include in your correspondence the information, competition, or publication to which you are referring. We will use reasonable efforts to honor such requests. You must understand, however, that even if you “opt-out,” you may still receive communications from us, for example, if we receive your contact information from another source or if we initiated the communication before we received your “opt-out” request.

Disclosure of Personal Information
We do not share personal information collected through this Site with any other persons or organizations (including sponsor sites we associate with, trade associations, or vendors).

Other Information Collected Through This Site

We use technology that tells us how visitors use this Site, for example, which pages they view, which links they use, and which search terms they input. This information is called ‘€œclick-stream data.’€ Click-stream data helps us determine what is important to you and what is not. It helps us decide what content and features to add and what to discard. It also helps us determine whether our Site is easy to use or whether we need to redesign certain pages and links. Click-stream data does not identify you personally. We also use technology to collect the following information and other information of a similar nature: the name of your Internet service provider; your IP address; your operating system (Windows, Macintosh, Unix, and so on); and your browser type (Netscape, Internet Explorer, and so on). We use this information to compile statistics about the technology used by our visitors. These statistics help us improve our Site and make it more compatible with the technology used by our visitors.


This Site uses certain software technology known as “cookies.” Cookies are small text files that a website places on a visitor’s computer browser to store certain information about the visitor, such as a visitor’s preferences. Some web browsers provide you with the ability to turn off or refuse cookies. However, if you turn off cookies or refuse cookies, some of the features of this Site may not function properly.

Links to Other Web Sites

This privacy statement applies only to this Site. This Site contains links to other websites, including those of advertisers and sponsors. These other websites have their own policies regarding privacy. We urge you to review the privacy policy posted on any site you visit before using the site or providing any personal information about yourself. In addition, you may have linked to this site through another site. For example, in certain cases, you may have linked to this site through banner advertising on another site. In such cases, the site you linked from may collect information from people who click on the banner or link. You may want to refer to the privacy policies on those sites to see how they collect and use this information.

Questions About This Privacy Statement

If you have any questions about this Privacy Statement or concerns about the way we process your personal information, please contact us at The International Defensive Pistol Association, 150 CR 4603, Bogata, TX 75417, Attn: Joyce Wilson or via email.