LA CHP Terms of Use Policy

The Louisiana Department of Public Safety, hereafter referred to as "LADPS", is providing this website as a service to the public. The usage of the content, images and logos on the LADPS site by any other website is strictly prohibited by law. The usage of data without the expressed written consent of LADPS is a violation of copyright and other proprietary rights. The misrepresentation via modification of information from this website in any presentation is injudicious and shall be dealt with accordingly to the fullest extent of the law. Site information may be distributed or copied, to the extent provided by law. Unauthorized use of the words "Louisiana Department of Public Safety", or the initials "LADPS", or any imitation is prohibited. This policy focuses on the conduct of this site's users, the collection, disclosure, access and security of information that may be obtained through the use of the LADPS website.

By using this Website, the user (1) consents to, and agrees to abide by and be subject to, any and all policies/disclaimers/terms and conditions for access applicable to the LADPS, Office of State Police, Concealed Handgun Permit Unit Website, and (2) waives any and all rights that the user may or might have against the Department, or any of its officials, employees, or contractors, arising out of use of and/or reliance on this Website.

Online Conduct Policy

The user agrees to use the LADPS website only for lawful purposes. User is prohibited from posting on or transmitting through the LADPS's website any unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, sexually explicit, profane, hateful, racially, ethnically, or otherwise objectionable material of any kind, including but not limited to any material that encourages conduct that would constitute a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability, or otherwise violate any applicable local, state, national, or international law.

If the LADPS is notified of allegedly infringing, defamatory, damaging, illegal, or offensive content provided by User (e.g., through an author, chat or online review), LADPS may investigate the allegation and determine in its sole discretion whether to remove or request the removal of such content from the LADPS's website. LADPS may disclose any content or electronic communication of any kind to satisfy any law, regulation, or government request; if such disclosure is necessary or appropriate to operate the LADPS's website; or to protect the rights or property of LADPS, its Users or Providers.

LADPS reserves the right to prohibit conduct, communication, or content that it deems in its sole discretion to be harmful to individual users, this state Department, the communities that make up the LADPS website, or any rights of LADPS or any third party, or to violate any applicable law. Notwithstanding the foregoing, neither LADPS nor its Providers can ensure prompt removal of questionable content after online posting. Accordingly, neither LADPS, nor its affiliates, nor any of their officers, directors, employees, or agents, nor Providers shall assume liability for any action or inaction with respect to conduct, communication, or content on LADPS's website.

Privacy Policy

LADPS is providing this website as a service to the public. LADPS is dedicated to helping the Louisiana citizen in any way possible. We want to provide you with information that will assist you in completing any Concealed Handgun Permit Unit transaction. We are aware that with increasing technology and usage of the electronic beltway to do business there exists an increasing faction determined to breach the walls of security aimed at protecting confidential information of our citizens. We have gone to great lengths to insure and preserve your privacy when visiting our site.

This policy focuses on the collection, disclosure, access, security and submission of information that may be obtained through the use of the LADPS site. It incorporates the following areas: Disclaimer Privacy Statement Cookies Disclosure of Information Links to Third Party Sites Electronic Submission

I. Disclaimer

The purpose of this site is to provide immediate access to public and private information concerning LADP’S business requirements, and enforcement of regulations as administered by LADPS. We strive to provide current, reliable and accurate information; however, we fully recognize the possibility of human and/or mechanical error occurring. We, the LADPS, its employees, officers and agencies, deny any warranty (expressed or implied) of accuracy, reliability or timeliness of any information published via this site and shall not be held liable for any losses caused by usage and reliance upon the accuracy, reliability or timeliness of such information. Any person or entity that relies upon such information obtained from this site does so at his or her own risk. The user expressly agrees that the use of this site is at the user's sole risk. If any portion or item of this application thereof is held invalid, such invalidity shall not affect other provisions or items of this application and to this end the provisions of this application are hereby deemed severable.

II. Privacy Statement

Any personal information requested or gathered via this site will be used only for purposes necessary to conduct government business with you. It will not be traded, sold, or given to any other party except as specifically allowed or required by law. We cannot guarantee the privacy and confidentiality of information provided to us via this site; however, we will do everything reasonably possible to protect your information using technology and good business practices. Pass codes, passwords, user names, and etc. will be confidential. Pass codes, passwords, user names, and etc. will be confidential.

III. Cookies

We occasionally use cookies to enhance service to you by customizing your browsing experience. Cookies are simple text files stored by your web browser to collect information about your activities while accessing the LADPS website.

Refuse or Delete Cookies: You can refuse the cookie or delete the cookie file from your computer at any time by using any one of a number of widely available methods. Also, by not using cookies, your overall Internet browsing experience may be affected.

IV. Disclosure Of Information

The LADPS, Office of State Police, Concealed Handgun Permit Unit, maintains the confidentiality of information collected pursuant La. R.S. 40:1379.3A(2). In particular, any information or records, either verbal or written and whether said records are public, private, confidential or privileged in nature, which are provided to LADPS in connection with a concealed handgun permit application shall be held confidential and not subject to any public records request pursuant to La. R.S. 44:1 et seq.

V. Links To Third Party Sites

The LADPS website may contain links to third-party websites, including but not limited to other government agencies, the federal government and reciprocating sites. The linked sites are not under the control of the LADPS; furthermore, LADPS is not responsible for the contents of any linked site or any link contained in a linked site. LADPS is providing these links only as a convenience to the public and/or reciprocating measure, and the inclusion of a link does not imply endorsement of content, viewpoint, policies, products or services of that website by this agency. If you feel that information you have obtained via a third-party link is inaccurate or offensive, we suggest you contact the original producer/distributor of that information.

Please be aware that LADPS is not responsible for the privacy practices of third-party websites. Once you link to another website not maintained by LADPS, you are subject to the terms and conditions of that website, including but not limited to its privacy policy.

VI. Electronic Submission

By using the electronic submission feature of this Website, you agree to conduct transactions with electronic records and electronic signatures instead of paper-based documents and signatures. You are under no obligation to transact business electronically. You may choose to simply download forms from this Website and submit them via regular mail.

By your use of the electronic submission feature of this Website, you represent and warrant without reservation that you have the legal right, power, and authority to agree to all terms contained in the electronic records on this Website. You further agree that your use of the electronic submission feature of this Website constitutes an "electronic signature" as defined by the Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce Act ("E-Sign"), the Uniform Electronic Transactions Act ("UETA") and La. R.S. 9:2601, et. seq., the Louisiana Uniform Electronic Transactions Act and that you have formed, executed, entered into, accepted the terms of, and otherwise authenticated the terms specified herein for the use of the electronic submission feature of this Website. You further acknowledge and agree that proceeding to use the electronic submission feature of this Website constitutes your full agreement to all terms and conditions contained herein and that such agreement is an "electronic record" for purposes of E-Sign, UETA, Louisiana Uniform Electronic Transactions Act and the Uniform Computer Information Transactions Act and as such is completely valid, has legal effect, is enforceable, and is binding on, and non refutable, as if it were any other duly executed paper contract.

By your use of the electronic submission feature of this Website, you affirm that you have read every record and document before electronically submitting it and that your responses and information contained within this application are true and correct and are an accurate account of the requested information. You further affirm that you have read, understood and agree to comply with the statutes contained in La. R.S. 40:1379.3 and 1382, and the corresponding administrative regulations contained in LAC 55:I:1301 et seq. By your use of the electronic feature of this Website, you acknowledge, agree and affirm that you have voluntarily electronically submitted this application, and all attachments thereto and that the failure to provide truthful information and/or the submission of false or misleading information on this electronic concealed handgun permit application shall be grounds for the denial or revocation of a concealed handgun permit. In addition, you affirm that the making of any false statement or response in this application is a violation of La. R.S. 14:133, Filing False Public Records, a criminal offense punishable by imprisonment for not more than five (5) years, with or without hard labor or fine not to exceed five thousand dollars, or both. In addition, documented proof of training in pistols, revolvers, or both shall be submitted with this application as an electronic attachment. Furthermore, you affirm that you will notify LADPS, Office of State Police, Concealed Handgun Permit Unit of any address and/or name change within thirty days of such change and that failure to timely notify LADPS, Concealed Handgun Permit Unit of a name and/or address change may result in suspension of the permit for up to thirty days.

By your use of the electronic feature of this Website, you acknowledge and affirm that pursuant to La. R.S. 40:1379.3, you agree to indemnify and hold harmless the state of Louisiana, LADPS, the Secretary and Deputy Secretary of LADPS, any of its agents or employees, and any peace officer within this state, from and against any and all liability, claims, actions, fines or losses of any kind, including costs and attorney’s fees, in any way arising out of, connected with or related to the issuance or use of your Louisiana Concealed Handgun Permit.

By use of the electronic feature of this website, you give your consent and authorize LADPS, Office of State Police, Concealed Handgun Unit to obtain information for the purpose of determining your eligibility for a Louisiana Concealed Handgun Permit, including but limited to any and all medical, criminal, or other personal information records regarding physical, psychiatric, or substance abuse treatment and/or consultation records, and all records pertaining to your conduct, such as background reports, criminal history records, etc… Furthermore, you certify that any person(s) who may furnish such information shall not be liable for giving said information and are released from any and all liability which may be incurred as a result of furnishing such information.

If you do not understand any record or document, then you agree to communicate directly with an appropriate agent of LADPS, Office of State Police, Concealed Handgun Permit Unit, concerning your understanding PRIOR to your continued use of the electronic submission feature of this Website.

Security Policy

For site security purposes and to ensure that this service remains available to all users, the LADPS web servers employ industry-standard methods to monitor network traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information, or otherwise cause damage. Unauthorized attempts to upload information or change information on the LADPS servers are strictly prohibited and may be punishable by law.

The information contained in this security policy should not be construed in any way as giving business, legal or other advice, or warranting as fail proof, the security of information provided via the LADPS website.

Any additional questions, concerns or statements regarding confidentiality and data usage may be directed to the Information Technology Division of LADPS.