Privacy Policy

Your personal privacy and the privacy of your data is paramount at Montana Gun Trader. Montana Gun Trader has prepared this Privacy Policy to clearly explain how it protects you and your data.

Illegal activity is not permitted.

Your actions will not be policed here but if Montana Gun Trader is made aware of illegal activity, it will take appropriate action. Montana Gun Trader asks that you not post any unlawful, harmful, hateful, obscene, or pornographic content. Please see our Terms of Use for the list of activities that are not permitted at Montana Gun Trader.

Content Privacy Policy: You Own Your Content

All of your content belongs to you unlike other social networks. Montana Gun Trader doesn’t share your content and doesn’t spy on you or your content. Montana Gun Trader will never use your content to sell you relevant products like most other social media networking sites.

Tracking Policy: Montana Gun Trader Respects Your Privacy

Montana Gun Trader doesn’t track you personally and will never sell your personal data. Here is what Montana Gun Trader tracks: it tracks how users use the site in general so that we can make it better. Montana Gun Trader is monitoring traffic, usage activity, site performance, and general analytic tools so that we can improve your experience. Montana Gun Trader does not associate any of this data with you personally. Montana Gun Trader will never sell or share your personally identifiable information unless required to do so by law.

Advertising Policy

Montana Gun Trader doesn’t provide or share with third-party advertisers, search providers, and content based ad networks and will never employ content based Google ad-sense type ads or other browser intrusive or popup ad types. External affiliate links to associated firearms friendly websites and local sponsors is the only advertising that will ever be used to help support development and promotion of this site.

Montana Gun Trader Messages

You have the ability to send certain types of messages through site services that will periodically be removed. If you send messages through Montana Gun Trader they will be deleted once they have been viewed or have expired. It is up to you, to remove old messages from your inbox. A purge of messages and old forum content may be employed to improve and maintain website performance.

You should understand that users who see your messages can always save them, either by taking a screenshot or by using some other image-capture technology. The same common sense that applies to the Internet at large applies to Montana Gun Trader as well: Don’t send messages that you wouldn’t want someone to save or share.

Montana Gun Trader can’t guarantee that messages will be deleted within a specific time-frame. And even after message deletion, that same data may remain in backup.

Montana Gun Trader may receive requests from law enforcement requiring us by law to suspend our ordinary server-deletion practices for specific information.

As with any digital information, there may be ways to access messages while still in temporary storage on recipients’ devices or, forensically, even after they are deleted.

Montana Gun Trader does not share any personal information about members with any third parties unless directly requested by you or are required to do so by law.

Your Identity: Montana Gun Trader Protects It To The Extent The Law Allows

Montana Gun Trader does its best to protect your identity at all times and is respectful of the law. Montana Gun Trader will disclose personally-identifying information when required to do so by law.

Montana Gun Trader maintains physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards to protect the confidentiality and security of your personal user data and other information transmitted to us. However, no data transmission over the Internet or other network can be guaranteed to be 100% secure.

Children’s Privacy

Registered members of Montana Gun Trader have been asked if they are eighteen years of age or older to gain membership at the site but we obviously have no way of preventing people from lying. Before member approval, two simple methods available to anyone are employed. An IP address range within Montana and a location provided by those who join.

Montana Gun Trader does not knowingly collect personal information from those under the age of 18. If Montana Gun Trader becomes aware that we have inadvertently received personal information from those under the age of 18, we will delete such information from our records and remove that member.

Notifications: Montana Gun Trader Would Like To Keep You Up To Date

If you are a registered user of the Montana Gun Trader site and have supplied your email address, Montana Gun Trader will want to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, and keep you up to date about the privacy and integrity issues we care most about and how we are working to support them. And you have the option to opt-out of these notifications.

Registration Approval

This site was once wide open to the general public. Anyone could post ads. When spammers and spammers figured out how to post ads, registration became required to help weed out these pests.Although no method is 100% secure. Use common sense before contacting anyone in a classified ad anywhere.

In an attempt to help limit the amount of spams and scams that are posted at Montana Gun Trader,  all registrations at Montana Gun Trader are approved manually by a Montana administrator before members can join and post ads. Five or less criteria are used to determine eligibility to join this site and become able to post ads. No background checks of any kind are performed in order to register at this site. The legality of any and all transactions is left to members who transact, whether the other party is a member or not. Do a Montana Background Check for Free using the Montana Correctional Offender Network.

If your IP address is in Montana, you are automatically approved. IP addresses outside of the United States even being able to view this website are obstructed by scripting. If somehow someone is able to get over this barrier, IP addresses outside of the United States are never approved. If your IP address is not registered in Montana such as mobile carriers, the location and telephone number entered by the user during registration are compared. If both are legitimate in appearance only, such as Helena location and a telephone number with an area code such as 406, they are approved.

Exception: Those who create groups will receive notifications for every member who joins their group. There is no opt out for this function. It is a responsibility of group creation.

Privacy Policy Changes: Immediate Notification and Easy Opt Out

If Montana Gun Trader changes any aspect of its Privacy Policy, we will post in the General Discussion Group which you can easily join, leave or unsubscribe from. It is your responsibility to stay up to date and review this websites terms and privacy.