Privacy Policy

Last Updated: January 23, 2024

1. Introduction

Welcome to the website of the Honorary Deputy Sheriff’s Association (“HDSA,” “we,” “us,” or “our”). This Privacy Policy is designed to inform you about how we collect, use, disclose, and protect your personal information when you visit our website (the “Website”). We value your privacy and are committed to protecting your personal information.

By using our Website, you consent to the practices described in this Privacy Policy. Please take the time to read and understand this Privacy Policy before using our Website or providing us with any personal information. Residents of California may have additional rights as outlined in our CCPA Policy.

2. Information We Collect

2.1. Personal Information

We may collect personal information that you provide directly to us, such as your name, email address, postal address, and phone number when you:

  • Contact us through the contact form on our Website.
  • Sign up for our newsletter or updates.
  • Make a donation or payment on our Website.

2.2. Automatically Collected Information

When you visit our Website, we may collect certain information automatically, including:

  • Your IP address.
  • Browser type and version.
  • Operating system.
  • Date and time of your visit.
  • Pages you visit on our Website.
  • Referring/exit pages.
  • Clickstream data.
  • Other technical information about your device and usage.

This information helps us to improve our Website and provide a better user experience.

  1. 3. How We Use Your Information

We may use your personal information for the following purposes:

  • To respond to your inquiries or requests.
  • To send you newsletters, updates, and other communications.
  • To process your donations or payments.
  • To analyze and improve our Website.
  • To protect our rights and the rights of others.
  • To comply with legal obligations.

4. Disclosure of Your Information

We may share your personal information with third parties in the following circumstances:

  • With service providers, vendors, or contractors who assist us in providing services or operating our Website.
  • To comply with legal obligations or respond to lawful requests from government authorities.
  • In connection with the sale, merger, or transfer of all or part of our organization.

We do not sell or rent your personal information to third parties for marketing purposes.

5. Cookies and Similar Technologies

We may use cookies and similar tracking technologies on our Website to collect and store information. You can manage your cookie preferences through your browser settings.

6. Security

We take reasonable measures to protect your personal information from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. However, no method of transmission over the internet or electronic storage is completely secure, so we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

7. Links to Other Websites

Our Website may contain links to third-party websites. We are not responsible for the privacy practices or content of these third-party websites. We encourage you to read the privacy policies of those websites.

8. Your Choices

You have choices regarding the personal information you provide to us. You can:

  • Opt-out of receiving newsletters or promotional emails from us.
  • Update or correct your personal information.
  • Request the deletion of your personal information, subject to legal requirements.

To exercise any of these rights or for any questions regarding your personal information, please contact us using the information provided in Section 10 below.

9. Children’s Privacy

Our Website is not intended for use by children under the age of 13. We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under the age of 13. If you believe that a child under 13 has provided us with personal information, please contact us, and we will take appropriate steps to delete such information.

10. Contact Us

If you have any questions, concerns, or requests regarding this Privacy Policy or our practices, please contact us at:

Honorary Deputy Sheriff’s Association Mailing Address: PO Box 421260 San Diego, CA 92142-1260


11. Changes to this Privacy Policy

We may update this Privacy Policy from time to time to reflect changes in our practices or for other operational, legal, or regulatory reasons. We will post the updated Privacy Policy on our Website with a new effective date. Please check this page periodically for the latest information on our privacy practices.

Thank you for visiting the Honorary Deputy Sheriff’s Association website and for trusting us with your personal information.