Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

This privacy notice discloses the privacy practices for www.forceinvestigation.org. This privacy notice applies solely to information collected by this website. It will notify you of the following:

  1. What personally identifiable information is collected from you through the website, how it is used and with whom it may be shared.
  2. What choices are available to you regarding the use of your data.
  3. The security procedures in place to protect the misuse of your information.
  4. How you can correct any inaccuracies in the information.

Information Collection, Use, and Sharing

We are the sole owners of the information collected on this site. We only have access to/collect information that you voluntarily give us via email or other direct contact from you. We will not sell or rent this information to anyone.

We will use your information to respond to you, regarding the reason you contacted us. We will not share your information with any third party outside of our organization, other than as necessary to fulfill your request, e.g.: member networking roster.

Unless you ask us not to, we may contact you via email in the future to tell you about specials, new products or services, or changes to this privacy policy.

Your Access to and Control Over Information

You may opt out of any future contacts from us at any time. You can do the following at any time by contacting us via the email address or phone number given on our website:

  • See what data we have about you, if any.
  • Change/correct any data we have about you.
  • Have us delete any data we have about you.
  • Express any concern you have about our use of your data.

Security

We take precautions to protect your information. When you submit sensitive information via the website, your information is protected both online and offline.

Wherever we collect sensitive information, that information is encrypted and transmitted to us in a secure way. You can verify this by looking for a lock icon in the address bar and looking for "https" at the beginning of the address of the Web page.

While we use encryption to protect sensitive information transmitted online, we also protect your information offline. Only employees who need the information to perform a specific job (for example, billing or customer service) are granted access to personally identifiable information, except as permitted by you. The computers/servers in which we store personally identifiable information are kept in a secure environment.

Registration

Many portions of this website are for members only.  Membership requires approval under the guidelines of our bylaws*.  A user must first complete registration, meet our requirements, and be approved by SIFIR prior to accessing the private areas of this website. During registration users are required to give certain information (such as name and email address). This information is used for membership tracking purposes and to contact you about the products/services on our site in which you have expressed interest. At your option, you may also provide demographic information about yourself that may assist us in tailoring the organization and website to better serve its membership, but you are not required to provide this information.

*SIFIR By-laws Article 2.2 states: In order to qualify for membership, a person shall qualify as a bona fide use of force investigator, evaluator, trainer, or reporter in the field of law enforcement. The person is not required to be a sworn law enforcement officer, but must have a public interest (that is, for the public good and not any particular political or personal interest) in the fair and unbiased investigation, reporting, or evaluation of the application of physical force by law enforcement officers. Such positions include but are not limited to: police detectives charged with investigating use of force, command level officers, use of force trainers, internal affairs investigators, force review board members, inspectors general, legal counsel, or other positions approved by the board upon application and review.

Links

This website may contain links to other sites. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the content or privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of any other site that collects personally identifiable information.

If you feel that we are not abiding by this privacy policy, you should contact us immediately.