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Privacy and Security policy

We believe your privacy and security are important and will protect it to the best of our ability. This policy applies to all of our classes and services.

Personal Privacy and Security

We do confirm your identity against your photo ID before the class. That is the only use of your photographic image. Absolutely NO CAMERAS OR CELL PHONES are allowed in the classroom or on the range.

We do work with local gun ranges in our training and qualification sessions and are cleared by the owners and managers of such facilities ahead of time. We will have you complete range-relevant documentation as specified by that facility. An NRA-trained BOT Range Safety Officer, pre-cleared by and known to range management, is present for every range session.

Digital Privacy and Security

We are a California corporation and for that and other reasons seek to comply with the California Online Privacy Protection Act (CalOPPA), which specifies clarity in these categories:

Categories of personally identifiable information we collect via the website:


Categories of third parties with whom we may share such personally identifiable information:


Process (if any) by which you can review and request changes to his or her personally identifiable information as collected by us:


Process by which we notify consumers of material changes to the operator’s privacy policy:

Website updates and distribution to those signed up for The Bullet List newsletter.

Effective date of the privacy policy:

Since the outset in 2014, but let's go with our date of incorporation: April 12, 2018.


Cookies: We do not set cookies.

Sale of information: We do not sell or otherwise seek to profit from the contact information you provide. We may preserve some contact information for use by Black Oak Training, Inc.

Email list privacy: We have an email list (The Bullet List) which we manage through MailChimp. So you know, MailChimp is a licensee of the TRUSTe® Privacy Program. MailChimp has been awarded TRUSTe's Privacy Seal signifying that their privacy policy and practices have been reviewed by TRUSTe for compliance with TRUSTe's program requirements including transparency, accountability and choice regarding the collection and use of your personal information.

Incidentally, we figure we have two reasons to send you email:

  • The first reason is simple newsletter stuff. The Bullet List comes out at intermittent intervals based entirely on when we get a shiny new idea or accumulate enough new info to create a message we think you'll find interesting. This includes alerts on changes in CCW-relevant law, as we learn of them, and new classes.
  • The second reason is reminders for our CCW and RSO graduates. We'll send you a notification when your CCW is getting close to its expiration date or your NRA ratings (including your RSO certification) are up for renewal, based either on when you completed that class with us or on a date you provide.

You also should know that you can manage your subscription profile or safely unsubscribe from this email list at any time by using links included at the bottom of each email message.


If you have questions about this privacy policy for Black Oak Training, Inc., please contact us.

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