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American Gunsmithing Institute Privacy Policy

CATCo. Inc. DBA American Gunsmithing Institute operates the American Gunsmithing Institute website, which provides the SERVICE.

This page is used to inform website visitors regarding our policies with the collection, use, and disclosure of Personal Information if anyone decided to use our Service, the American Gunsmithing Institute website.

If you choose to use our Service, then you agree to the collection and use of information in relation with this policy. Personal Information that we collect is used for providing and improving the Service. We will not use or share your information with anyone except as described in this Privacy Policy.

The terms used in this Privacy Policy have the same meanings as in our Terms and Conditions, which is accessible at our Terms and Conditions Page unless otherwise defined in this Privacy Policy.

Information Collection and Use

The American Gunsmithing Institute is committed to safeguarding the student’s privacy. This privacy policy applies to the Institute’s websites and governs data collection and usage at all the Institute’s sites, services, and offices. In addition, the Institute maintains policies for conforming to the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).

For a better experience while using our Service, we may require you to provide us with certain personally identifiable information, including but not limited to your name, phone number, email address, and postal address. The information that we collect will be used to contact or identify you.

The Institute will not disclose the student’s personal information, except as required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary in order to accomplish the following:

Log Data

The Institute keeps track of visits to AGI websites and pages in order to deliver customized content and to gauge the popularity and efficiency of sites, sections, and services. On some pages on the AGI site, the Institute may request personally identifiable information, such as user’s email address, name, home or work addresses, or telephone numbers. In addition, information about the user’s computer hardware and software is automatically collected by the Institute or by other internet entities.

This information may include the user’s IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring website addresses. This collected information serves to provide operational and statistical feedback. AGI may share data with trusted partners who help AGI perform statistical analysis. All such third parties are prohibited from using the student’s personal information except to provide services to the Institute and are required to maintain the confidentiality of the student’s information. 


Cookies are files with small amount of data that is commonly used an anonymous unique identifier. These are sent to your browser from the website that you visit and are stored on your computer’s hard drive.

Our website uses these “cookies” to collection information and to improve our Service. You have the option to either accept or refuse these cookies, and know when a cookie is being sent to your computer. If you choose to refuse our cookies, you may not be able to use some portions of our Service.

Service Providers

We may employ third-party companies and individuals due to the following reasons:

To facilitate our Service;

To provide the Service on our behalf;

To perform Service-related services; or

To assist us in analyzing how our Service is used.

We want to inform our Service users that these third parties have access to your Personal Information. The reason is to perform the tasks assigned to them on our behalf. However, they are obligated not to disclose or use the information for any other purpose.


We value your trust in providing us your Personal Information, and we are striving to use all reasonably acceptable means of protecting it. However, no method of transmission over the internet, or method of electronic storage is 100% secure and reliable, and we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

The Institute secures students’ personal information from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. The Institute secures this personally identifiable information on computer servers in a controlled, secure environment, protected from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. Personal information, such as a credit card number, is only transmitted to other websites using Secure Socket Layer (SSL) encrypted protection.

Links to Other Sites

Our Service may contain links to other sites. If you click on a third-party link, you will be directed to that site. Note that these external sites are not operated by us. Therefore, we strongly advise you to review the Privacy Policy of these websites. We have no control over, and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies, or practices of any third-party sites or services.

Children’s Privacy

Our Services do not address anyone under the age of 18. We do not knowingly collect personal identifiable information from children under 18. In the case we discover that a child under 18 has provided us with personal information, we immediately delete this from our servers. If you are a parent or guardian and you are aware that your child has provided us with personal information, please contact us so that we will be able to take the necessary action to remove that information.


The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (“FERPA”) affords students certain rights with respect to their education records.

These rights include:

  1. The right to inspect and review the student’s education records within 45 days of the day the school receives a written request for access. Students should submit to the Campus President a written request that identifies the record(s) the student wishes to inspect. A school official will make arrangements for access and notify the student of the time and place where the records may be inspected.
  2. The right to request the amendment of the student’s education records that the student believes are inaccurate, misleading or otherwise in violation of the student’s privacy rights under FERPA. A student may request the school to amend an education record the student believes is inaccurate or misleading. The student must write to the Campus President, clearly identify the part of the education record the student wants changed and specify why the education record is inaccurate, misleading or otherwise in violation of the student’s privacy rights under FERPA.

If the school decides not to amend the education record as requested by the student, the school will notify the student of the decision and advise the student of his or her right to a hearing regarding the student’s request for amendment. Additional information regarding the hearing procedures will be provided to the student when the student is notified by the school of his or her right to a hearing.

  1. The right to consent to disclosures of personally identifiable information contained in the student’s education records, except to the extent that FERPA authorizes disclosure without the student’s consent.

One exception permits the school to disclose personally identifiable information contained in the student’s education records without the student’s consent to school officials with legitimate educational interests. A school official is: a person employed by the school in an administrative supervisory, academic or research, or support staff position; a person or company with whom the school has contracted; a person serving on an advisory board; or a student assisting a school official in performing his or her tasks. A school official has a legitimate educational interest if the official needs to review an education record in order to fulfill his or her responsibility. Upon request, the school discloses education records without student consent to officials of other schools at which the student seeks or intends to enroll or where the student is already enrolled, so long as the disclosure is for purposes related to the student’s enrollment or transfer.

  1. The right to file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education concerning alleged failures by the school to comply with the requirements of FERPA. The name and address of the Office that administers FERPA is: Family Policy Compliance Office, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, DC 20202-4605
  2. Directory information (as defined below) in a student’s education records may be unconditionally released by the school without the student’s consent unless the student specifically requests in writing that such information may not be released. The school requires that any such request by the student must (i) specify what categories of Directory Information are to be withheld and (ii) be delivered to the Campus President within 15 days after the student starts class. Any such request must be renewed annually by the student.

*Directory Information means information contained in a student’s education record which would generally not be considered harmful or an invasion of privacy if disclosed. Directory Information includes, but is not limited to, the student’s: name; address(es); telephone number(s); electronic mail address(es); photograph; grade level; enrollment status (e.g., full-time or part-time); date and place of birth; program of study; extracurricular activities; credentials, awards and recognition (i.e. honors) received; last school attended; dates of attendance; (i.e., enrollment periods(s), not daily attendance record); and student or user ID number (other than a social security number), but only if the identifier cannot be used to gain access to education records except when used in conjunction with one or more factors that authenticate the user’s identity which are known or possessed only by the authorized user.

Changes to This Privacy Policy

We may update our Privacy Policy from time to time. Thus, we advise you to review this page periodically for any changes. We will notify you of any changes by posting the new Privacy Policy on this page. These changes are effective immediately, after they are posted on this page.

Contact Us

If you have any questions or suggestions about our Privacy Policy, you may contact us through the Contact Us Page on this site or by email at [email protected] , by phone at 1-800-797-0867 and by mail at

American Gunsmithing Institute 351 2nd Street Napa CA 94559