Effective Date: April 10th, 2021
Your use of the Website is also governed by our Terms of Service.
AFM may collect personal or aggregate information about Users of the Website. Personal information includes, for example:
Your name, email address, mailing address, phone number or other information or preferences that you voluntarily provide to AFM (e.g., when registering for an account). Personal information also includes the username or password used to create a registered account necessary to access Members-only areas or services.
Usage information, such as how you and your device interact with our Website (e.g., the pages you visit, the search terms you enter).
Information you voluntarily provide when making a donation, such as billing address.
Other information you provide to us when you sign up to receive newsletters from us or otherwise contact us.
This information AFM agrees to maintain the confidentiality of personal information in accordance with the exceptions described herein.
Aggregate information is non-personally identifiable or anonymous information about Users, such as but not limited to the frequency that certain webpages are accessed by Users and the amount of time spent on individual webpages or sections of the Website, the number of visits to the Website by Users, types of browsers used by Users, cookie preferences, and search terms entered by Users. Aggregate information is used in a collective manner, and no single person can be identified by the compiled information.
Use of Information Collected
We use the information we collect from you for the following purposes:
To provide our Website and services.
To send you newsletters.
To respond to inquiries.
To improve User experiences by making our Website easier to use and navigate.
To request donations.
For other legitimate business purposes.
Collection and Use of Information from Children
In accordance with COPPA, AFM does not knowingly request or solicit personal information from anyone under the age of 13 without prior verifiable parental consent, and so does not intentionally collect personal information from children in violation of COPPA. However, if AFM receives actual knowledge that it has collected such personal information without the requisite and verifiable parental consent, AFM will delete that information from the Website as quickly as is reasonably practical.
Sharing and Disclosure of Personal Information
From time to time, AFM may be required to disclose personal information in response to a valid court order, subpoena, government investigation, or as otherwise required by law, or if AFM reasonably believes that a User has committed unlawful acts or acts may endanger the health or safety of another User or the general public. AFM also reserves the right to report to law enforcement agencies any activities that AFM, in good faith, believe to be unlawful.
AFM may also disclose personal information with third party service providers, agents or independent contractors who help us maintain our Website and provide other administrative services to us.
If you make a donation, we share your personal information with unaffiliated third parties, such as our payment processor, necessary to fulfill your donation.
Finally, we may share your personal information in the course of any direct or indirect reorganization process including, but not limited to, mergers, acquisitions, and sales of all or substantially all of our assets.
Cookies and Other Similar Technologies
We provide you the opportunity to opt-out of marketing communications by clicking the “unsubscribe” link in email communications or by contacting us using the contact information provided below. We will process your request as soon as possible in accordance with applicable law, but please be aware that in some circumstances you may receive a few more messages until the unsubscribe is processed.
Additionally, we may send you information regarding our Website and services, such as information about changes to our policies and other notices and disclosures required by law. Generally, Users cannot opt out of these communications, but they will be primarily informational in nature, rather than promotional.
Third Party Links
Our Website contain links to other sites. We are not responsible for the privacy practices or content of such other sites. If you have any questions about how these other sites use your information, you should review their policies and contact them directly.
Notice Regarding Public Posting Areas
Please note that any information you include in a message you post to any chat room, forum or other public posting area is available to anyone with Internet access. If you do not want people to know your email address, for example, do not include it in any message you post publicly. PLEASE BE EXTREMELY CAREFUL WHEN DISCLOSING ANY INFORMATION IN CHAT ROOMS, FORUMS AND OTHER PUBLIC POSTING AREAS. WE ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR THE USE BY OTHERS OF THE INFORMATION THAT YOU DISCLOSE IN CHAT ROOMS, FORUMS AND OTHER PUBLIC POSTING AREAS.
We implement reasonable security measures to ensure the security of your personal information. Please understand, however, that no data transmissions over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. Consequently, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us and you understand that any information that you transfer to us is done at your own risk. If we learn of a security systems breach we may attempt to notify you electronically so that you can take appropriate protective steps. By using our Website or providing personal information to us, you agree that we can communicate with you electronically regarding security, privacy and administrative issues relating to your use of the Website. We may post a notice via our Website if a security breach occurs. We may also send an email to you at the email address you have provided to us in these circumstances. Depending on where you live, you may have a legal right to receive notice of a security breach in writing.
International Data Transfers
Your California Privacy Rights and How We Respond to “Do Not Track” Signals
California Civil Code Section 1798.83 permits Users who are California residents to request certain information, once a year, regarding our disclosure of personal information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes. We do not share personal information with third parties for their direct marketing purposes.
At this time our Website does recognize automated browser signals regarding tracking mechanisms, which may include “Do Not Track” instructions.
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