General Policies

Personal Firearms Carry Policy

Per Sands Expo Convention Center (SECC) policy, personal firearms or ammunition are not allowed. Only firearms on display by exhibitors whose firing pins have been removed (and have been inspected by SHOT Show® Safety Advisors) will be permitted on the show floor.

Privacy Policy

The SHOT Show respects the information provided by our customers. Because we gather certain types of information when our customers communicate with us, we believe you should fully understand the terms and conditions surrounding the information we capture and the use of that information. This privacy statement discloses the type of information we capture about our customers, how we use it to communicate with our customers, and how you can request to no longer receive communications from SHOT Show.

SHOT Show Names, Logos and Images

The “SHOT Show®” and “Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Trade ShowSM” names, logos and images are trademarks or registered trademarks of the National Shooting Sports Foundation, Inc. The show’s names, logos, and images may not be used without prior license from NSSF and compliance with the SHOT Show Trademark Branding Guidelines. Usage of the SHOT Show trademarks, if granted, shall be limited to registered and verified exhibitors and media of the 2013 show to promote their participation in or for news coverage of the 2013 show.

Suitcasing/Outboarding

The National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) is striving to help all exhibitors have a successful SHOT Show®. As such we are mandating increased measures to protect exhibitors from “suitcasing/outboarding” at the show. This is NSSF’s Suitcasing/Outboarding Policy, which will be posted using signage around the exhibit hall and included in the onsite guide for all attendees.

Read the complete policy.

Terms of Use

This Terms of Use Statement governs all NSSF supported Web sites, including:

Description of Services

  • NSSF supported Web sites currently provide users with access to a host of online resources and services, including various communications and news, blogs, forums, bulletin boards and branded programming. Any new features that augment or enhance NSSF supported Web sites, including the release of new NSSF resources and services, are subject to this Terms of Use Statement. In some instances, this Terms of Use Statement and separate terms and conditions will apply.F Sites.

Ownership and Usage Restrictions

  • All content and materials contained on NSSF supported Web sites is owned or licensed by or to the NSSF or its affiliates or used by NSSF or its affiliates as permitted by law, and is protected by United States and international copyright and trademark laws, and various other intellectual property rights. The compilation of content on NSSF supported Web sites (meaning the collection, arrangement, assembly and general “look and feel” of NSSF supported Web sites) is the exclusive property of NSSF and is likewise protected by United States and international copyright, trademark, and other laws.
  • All trade names, trademarks and service marks, including, without limitation, all text, graphics, images, logos and any combination thereof (collectively “Marks”) are trademarks or registered trademarks of and proprietary to NSSF and its affiliates or other third parties that have granted NSSF supported Web sites the right to use such Marks, or the use of which is permitted by law. Nothing on NSSF supported Web sites shall be construed as granting, by implication, estoppel or otherwise any license or right to use any Marks displayed on NSSF supported Web sites without the prior written consent of the trademark owner.
  • NSSF supported Web sites are maintained solely for the enjoyment, education and communication purposes of online visitors. Use of NSSF supported Web Sites is subject to all applicable local, state, United States and international laws and regulations. Online visitors agree not to use NSSF supported Web sites or any content or materials therein to engage in or assist or encourage others to engage in (i) conduct which is illegal, harmful, harassing, offensive or otherwise inappropriate; (ii) conduct which conflicts with the purposes for which NSSF supported Web sites have been created; or (iii) conduct which is in violation of this Terms of Use Statement or the terms and conditions applicable to the specific service being accessed on NSSF supported Web sites (if any).
  • Online visitors may access and browse NSSF supported Web sites whenever they wish subject to Terms of Use Statement. Online visitors may download, distribute, publish, post on other Web sites or otherwise use any content or materials displayed on NSSF supported Web sites provided 1) content and materials are used or re-transmitted in their entirety, 2) copyright and other proprietary notices contained therein remain intact, including the source of the content or materials, and 3) no fee is charged. Separate permission may need to be obtained from third parties for use of their content. Any use, copying or distribution of any content or materials not expressly authorized by this paragraph may violate copyright, trademark and other laws.
  • Users posting materials and content on NSSF supported Web sites that permit such postings are responsible for the materials and content posted. Neither NSSF nor it affiliates endorse or have control over the content users post, including, without limitations, messages, uploaded files, posted data, or any other materials or communications, and shall not be responsible whatsoever in connection with, or arising from such user submissions, or materials or information of third parties that may be found on NSSF supported Web sites or accessed through NSSF supported Web sites. Users acknowledge that NSSF or affiliates may not pre-screen submissions posted on or transmitted through NSSF supported Web sites and are not obligated or responsible for verifying the accuracy, reliability or appropriateness of user postings. However, NSSF and its affiliates may, in their sole discretion, refuse to post, store or transmit any user submissions or move, remove, edit or modify any submissions for any reason at any time.
  • User postings remain the intellectual property of the individual posting such submission. By posting submissions on an NSSF website, users expressly grant NSSF a non-exclusive, perpetual, irrevocable, royalty-free, no compensation required, fully sub-licensable right to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, transmit, perform and display such content and users names and likenesses as may be contained in their submissions, in whole or in part, and in any form throughout the world in any media or technology, whether now known or hereafter discovered, including all promotion, advertising, marketing, publicity and any other ancillary uses thereof, and including the unfettered right to sublicense such rights, in perpetuity throughout the universe. Users release and hold harmless NSSF and its affiliates from all claims, including claims relating to rights to privacy and/or publicity, with respect to the use of any submissions by NSSF, its affiliates or other third parties.
  • Users agree that any submissions they submit: (i) will not be fraudulent or intentionally misleading or inaccurate; (ii) will not be unlawful, defamatory, threatening, harassing, obscene, vulgar, pornographic, profane or indecent including any communication that constitutes (or encourages conduct that would constitute) a criminal offense, gives rise to civil liability or otherwise violates any local, state, national or international law; (iii) will not infringe or otherwise violate the copyright, trade secret, trademark or other intellectual property rights or rights of privacy or publicity of any other person; (iv) will not be intentionally malicious or derogatory toward NSSF or its affiliates or any of their respective directors, officers, employees, representatives, advertisers, licensors or business partners; (v) will not be for commercial purposes or contain any unsolicited advertising, promotional materials, junk mail, spam, chain letters or pyramid schemes; and (vi) will not contain any virus, worm, or other program or method that is intended to damage, interfere with or intercept, misappropriate or gain control over any computer, system, data or personal information.

Promotions

  • NSSF supported Web sites may contain or offer sweepstakes, contests or other promotions, which may be governed by separate rules that describe the sweepstakes, contest or promotion, and may have eligibility requirements and other restrictions. It is your responsibility to read and abide by those rules.
  • Third Party Web Sites
  • As a convenience to online visitors, NSSF supported Web sites may provide links to Web sites operated by nonaffiliated third parties. Such linked sites are not controlled by the NSSF or its affiliates. If visitors choose to use these sites, they will leave NSSF supported Web sites and it is their responsibility to take all protective measures to guard against viruses or other destructive elements. Third party sites may offer goods, services and other materials to you. Your correspondence and business dealings with third parties including, without limitation, the payment and delivery of products and services, and any terms, conditions, warranties and representations associated with such dealings, are solely between you and those parties. Neither NSSF nor any of its affiliates will be responsible or liable for any loss or damage of any sort incurred as the result of any such dealings or the offering of such products, services, and other content on third party Web sites, or does NSSF or its affiliates make any warranty or representation regarding, and do not endorse, any linked Web sites or the content, privacy policies, data security measures, or other links contained on such Web pages or any of the products or services described therein.
  • External Links to NSSF Web Sites
  • All nonaffiliated third party links to NSSF supported Web sites must be in accordance with NSSF’s Linking Policy.

Disclaimer

  • THE CONTENT AND MATERIALS ON NSSF SUPPORTED WEB SITES ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” AND WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE BY APPLICABLE LAW, THE NSSF AND ITS AFFILIATES DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, IMPLIED WARRANTIES CONCERNING THE FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR USE, MERCHANTIBILITY, NON-INFRINGEMENT OF THIRD PARTY INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS OR COMPLIANCE WITH ANY APPLICABLE STATUTE, RULE OR REGULATION OF ANY CONTENT OR MATERIALS CONTAINED HEREIN. THE NSSF AND ITS AFFILIATES DO NOT WARRANT THAT THE CONTENT OR MATERIALS ON ANY NSSF SITE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE, THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED OR THAT ANY NSSF SUPPORTED WEB SITES OR THE SERVERS THAT MAKE SUCH CONTENT OR MATERIALS AVAILABLE ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. THE NSSF AND ITS AFFILIATES DO NOT WARRANT OR MAKE ANY REPRESENTATIONS REGARDING THE USE OR THE RESULTS OF THE USE OF THE CONTENT OR MATERIALS ON ANY NSSF SITE IN TERMS OF THEIR ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS, RELIABILITY OR OTHERWISE.

Jurisdictional Issues

  • Unless otherwise specified, the information and materials on NSSF supported Web sites are presented solely for the purpose of promoting, protecting and preserving hunting and the shooting sports and reaffirming the safe and responsible enjoyment of firearms and ammunition products. Neither the NSSF nor its affiliates make any representation that information or materials on NSSF supported Web sites are appropriate or available for use in any particular location. Visitors who choose to access NSSF supported Web sites do so on their own initiative and are responsible for compliance with all applicable jurisdictional laws.

Limitation of Liability

  • Under no circumstances shall NSSF or any of its affiliates be liable for any direct, indirect, special, punitive, incidental or consequential damages (including lost profits) that arise out of or in connection with any failure of performance, errors, inaccuracies, omissions, defects, interruption, deletion, delay in operation or transmission, computer virus, communication line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to, alteration of any content or materials on NSSF supported Web sites, or the use or inability to use NSSF supported Web sites or any content or materials therein.

Indemnification

  • Each visitor to NSSF supported Web sites agrees to defend, indemnify and hold the NSSF and its affiliates, and each of their respective current and former directors, officers, employees, and other representatives harmless from and against any claims, demands, actions, suits, proceedings, liabilities, damages, losses, judgments and expenses (including reasonable attorney’s fees and costs) made against NSSF or its affiliates due to or arising out of or in connection with his or her misuse of NSSF supported Web sites or any violation of this Terms of Use Statement. Each visitor shall cooperate with NSSF and its affiliates in the defense of any claim.

Choice of Law

  • All disputes arising from the use of NSSF supported Web sites or relating to this Terms of Use Statement shall be construed and governed by the laws of the State of Connecticut, without giving effect to any principles of conflicts of law thereunder that would require or permit the application of any other laws.

Disputes

  • All disputes arising from the use of NSSF supported Web sites or relating to this Terms of Use Statement shall be brought exclusively in a federal or state court located in the State of Connecticut, of NSSF’s or of its affiliates’ sole choosing, the jurisdiction of which each user expressly and irrevocably gives his or her consent.
  • This is the entire agreement between the parties relating to the matters contained herein and shall not be modified except in writing, signed by the NSSF or its affiliates.

Contact Us

If you have any comments or questions about this Terms of Use Statement, please contact:

Webmaster
National Shooting Sports Foundation, Inc.
11 Mile Hill Road
Newtown, Connecticut 06470-2539
(855) 355-7468 or (203) 270-2370
webmaster@nssf.org

Linking Policy

  • www.nssf.org (and .com), www.dontlie.org, www.familiesafield.org (and .com), www.firstshots.org, www.heritagefund.org, www.hsshf.org, www.huntandshoot.org, www.huntinfo.org, www.nafr.org, www.nhfday.org, www.projectchildsafe.org (and .com), www.projecthomesafe.org (and .com), www.rangeinfo.org, www.shotshow.org (and .com), www.stepoutside.org, www.wheretohunt.org, www.wheretoshoot.org, www.wingshootingusa.org (and .com)
  • PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING TERMS OF USE STATEMENT CAREFULLY BEFORE ACCESSING NSSF SUPPORTED WEB SITES. By accessing NSSF supported Web sites, online visitors acknowledge that they have read and agree to be bound by this Terms of Use Statement in addition to any supplemental terms and conditions of use statements applicable to the specific service being accessed on NSSF supported Web sites, our Privacy Policy and all applicable local, state, United States and international laws and regulations. If visitors do not agree to these conditions, they should not use NSSF supported Web Sites. The NSSF reserves the right to change, add, remove or otherwise modify portions of this Terms of Use Statement at any time without notice. Visitors should check this page frequently for changes. The continued use of NSSF supported Web Sites following the posting of any changes to this Terms of Use Statement means visitors accept those changes.
  • If you want to link to any NSSF® supported Web site, you may do so, provided you agree to the Linking Policy below. By creating a link to NSSF’s Web sites, you agree to be bound by this Linking Policy. If you do not agree to this Linking Policy, you shall not be authorized to link to any NSSF Web site.
  • You are granted non-exclusive, non-transferable, limited permission to use the plain text-only name of the “National Shooting Sports Foundation” or of any of its programs for the sole purpose of serving as a direct link from your Web site to any of NSSF’s sites. Logos of the NSSF and its programs are trademarks and registered trademarks of the NSSF and their use is restricted to members-only or upon prior written consent of NSSF.
  • You acknowledge that all rights to NSSF’s logos, images, trademarks and registered trademarks, any content appearing on NSSF’s Web sites, and the design, trade dress and other appearance of NSSF’s sites belong to or is licensed by the NSSF. At no time shall you directly or indirectly contest or infringe upon these rights.
  • If you link to any of NSSF’s Web sites, your Web site: Shall not establish any links intended to disguise NSSF’s URL or by-pass NSSF’s homepage or the homepages of any NSSF supported site
  • Shall not create frames around NSSF’s sites or use other techniques that alter, distort or obscure the visual presentation of the NSSF’s sites.
  • Shall not express or imply that NSSF or any of its sister organizations or affiliates endorses you or your products or services, or any opinions or materials contained on your Web site.
  • Shall not express or imply any affiliation between your company and NSSF or any of NSSF’s sister organizations or affiliates (unless your company is a member in good standing with the NSSF).
  • Shall not misrepresent your relationship with NSSF or present false or misleading impressions about the NSSF.
  • Shall not contain materials that may be unlawful or interpreted as distasteful or offensive or adversely affect the name, reputation and goodwill of NSSF.
  • NSSF shall have no responsibility or liability for any content appearing on your Web site or for the content of other Web sites to which your site may be linked. By linking to any of NSSF’s Web sites, you agree to defend, indemnify and hold NSSF, its affiliates, and each of their respective current and former directors, officers, employees, agents and volunteers harmless from and against any damages, demands, claims, suits, actions, liabilities, judgments, settlement amounts and liabilities (including reasonable attorney’s fees and costs) that may arise out of or result from content appearing on your Web site.
  • NSSF may cancel your authority to link to any NSSF Web site at any time and for any reason. If NSSF exercises this right, you shall immediately terminate all links to NSSF’s Web sites and cease using the Marks.
  • You agree that, in addition to any other rights and remedies which NSSF may have at law or in equity (including the right to monetary damages), NSSF shall be entitled to seek a temporary restraining order, injunction or other equitable relief in the event of, or to prevent, a breach of this Linking Policy. In addition, NSSF shall be entitled to reimbursement of its attorney’s fees and costs.
  • The NSSF may at any time revise this Linking Policy. You agree to be bound by any such revisions and should, therefore, periodically visit this page to review the then-current Linking Policy to which you are bound.

If you have any comments or questions about this Linking Policy, please contact:

Webmaster
National Shooting Sports Foundation, Inc.
11 Mile Hill Road
Newtown, Connecticut 06470-2539
(855) 355-7468 or (203) 270-2370
webmaster@nssf.org

Technical Data

Caution – the Unlicensed Export of “Technical Data” on Firearms and Ammunition is Illegal

Exhibitors of firearm and ammunition products should be aware that under federal law — the Arms Export Control Act (AECA) and International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) — it is unlawful and illegal to “export” without a U.S. State Department-issued license any “defense article” on the U.S. Munitions List (USML), which includes firearms and ammunition products (except non-combat shotguns and shot shells). See e.g. ITAR Section 121.1 Categories I to III. The unlicensed “export” of “technical data” for firearms and ammunition products is also unlawful and illegal. An unlicensed “export” can occur within the United States if “technical data” is disclosed (including orally or visually) or transferred to a “foreign person” (meaning any natural person not a lawful permanent resident of the United States, i.e. “green card” holder, persons granted asylum in the United States, any foreign corporation, business association, partnership, trust, society, or any other entity or group that is not incorporated or organized to do business in the United States, any foreign government or agency or subdivision thereof). Please be advised that foreign persons are present at the SHOT Show both as exhibitors and attendees.

“Technical data” is defined as information required for the design, development, production, manufacture, assembly, operation, repair, testing, maintenance or modification of firearms and ammunition products, and includes information in the form of blueprints, drawings, photographs, plans, instructions or documentation. See ITAR Section 120.10. Excluded from the definition is information concerning general scientific, mathematical or engineering principles commonly taught in schools, or information in the “public domain,” which is itself a defined term narrowly interpreted by the State Department. Importantly, for purposes of the SHOT Show, basic marketing information on function or purpose or general product descriptions are not considered “technical data.”

The civil and criminal penalties for violations of the AECA and ITAR are substantial. You may wish to review your marketing and promotional materials you plan to use at the SHOT Show to be sure that it does not contain “technical data” that might be unlawfully and illegally disclosed or transferred (exported) to a foreign person. If you have any questions you should consult with an attorney.

The other products on display at the SHOT Show, particularly in the law enforcement section, might be “defense articles” listed in the USML. Exhibitors are encouraged to review the USML to determine whether the AECA and ITAR apply to their products. The National Shooting Sports Foundation is not responsible for ensuring compliance with the AECA or ITAR, which is the sole responsibility of the exhibitor and attendees.