The United States Team Penning Association (USTPA) knows how important your personal privacy is to you. We recognize that you expect privacy and security when it comes to information that personally identifies you and allows you to be individually contacted (“Personal Information”). USTPA has adopted the following privacy policy because we understand the need to safeguard the information you may be providing to us at our web site.

Why we request information about you.
USTPA offers a variety of programs and services to you as a member. We collect and retain information about you only when we believe it will help us provide you with the services and information that you desire.

When you sign up as a member, we may use that information to occasionally notify you about important functionality changes to our web site, new USTPA events, products or services, and special offers we think you’ll find valuable. If you would rather not receive this information, please let us know by emailing:

When you request other information from us through our various forms, we need to know your name, e-mail address, mailing address and telephone numbers so we can be sure to get in touch with you when and how you ask us to. For instance, when you apply for a membership, we need to know your name, social security number, e-mail address, mailing address. This information is necessary to complete your membership and ensure that you receive all of our services including our publications and annual information on taxable earnings.

How We Protect Your Information

When you apply for a membership, we offer the use of a secure server. The secure server software (SSL) encrypts all information you input before it is sent to us. You can tell you’re protected by the small lock symbol in the corner of your Internet browser. The information we receive from you also is protected against unauthorized access once we receive it. We limit access to your information to employees who have a business reason for accessing it. We also educate our employees about the importance of your privacy through our educational programs and company policies.

How to Protect Yourself

1. Keep your passwords private.
2. Keep your membership number private.
3. Delete your online history regularly.

Terms of Use

We use “cookies”
Cookies are small pieces of information that are stored by your browser on your computer’s hard drive. Our cookies allow us to welcome you back to our site and provide you with your personalized home searches. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can change your browser to prevent cookies from being placed on your computer without your consent. You can still use our regular home search feature and every other function on our site even though your computer will not accept cookies. Display ads on our site may also contain cookies. Our advertising company collects cookies received with ads, and we do not have access to this information. Some customer data may be shared with the advertising companies. Cookies, by themselves, cannot be used to discover your identity and we have no way of knowing your identity unless you tell us.