Website User Privacy Policy
This privacy policy applies to any website owned or developed by the American Federation for Children Growth Fund (AFC-GF) and its affiliates, including any interactive features, communications, or services provided by AFC-GF, however used or accessed, that are made available, operated, maintained or produced by AFC-GF.

AFC-GF is committed to respecting the privacy of our visitors. AFC-GF has established this policy to inform you of the kinds of personal information we may gather in your visit to our websites.  You can visit most portions of our websites without letting us know who you are or revealing any personal information.

Personal Information
Your personal information is collected on a voluntary basis when you complete the “Contact Us” form, sign up for the newsletter, fill out a “Take Action” form or contribute through the donation form. You may be asked for, as appropriate, your name, email address, mailing address, phone number, and credit card information. You can refuse to supply personal identification information, though it may prevent you from participating in certain activities on the website.

Our website is not intended for use by children under age 13.  AFC-GF does not knowingly collect personal identifiable information from children under age 13. If AFC-GF discovers that a child under the age of 13 has provided AFC-GF with personally identifiable information, AFC-GF will immediately delete that child’s information from our websites.

Social media
When you interact with any AFC-GF website or account on a social media platform, such as Facebook, we may collect personal information that you make available to us on that page or account including your account ID.  However, we will comply with the privacy policies of the corresponding social media platform and we will only collect and store such personal information that we are permitted to collect by these social media platforms.

Donor Privacy Policy
AFC-GF respects the privacy of our donors and their choice not to have personal information shared with others. We do not and will not sell, rent, or trade donor information (collected online or offline) to organizations that use such information for commercial purposes. Occasionally we may make donor mailing lists available for one time use by selected nonprofits in return for donor lists from those organizations. This helps AFC-GF continue to grow. Our donors may instruct that we exclude their information from any lists that we share. All such requests — directed to Elisa Clements, eclements@federationforchildren.org or via mail to 1020 19th Street, NW Suite 675 Washington, DC 20036 — will be implemented as soon as possible.

Credit Card Transactions
Contributions on the website via credit card are secured by an SSL certificate. Credit card information is not stored on the AFC-GF website, nor will it be disclosed to third parties except to the extent necessary to complete a transaction initiated through our secure online contribution form.

Google Analytics
Our websites use a tool called Google Analytics to collect information about use of this site.  Google Analytics collects information such as how often users visit our sites, what pages they visit when they do so, and what other sites they used prior to coming to the site. We use information from Google Analytics to improve our websites.  More about how Google uses information from sites that use their services is available here: https://policies.google.com/technologies/partner-sites.

Web Browser Cookies
Our website may use “cookies” to enhance your experience. Your web browser places cookies on your hard drive for record-keeping purposes and sometimes to track information about you. You may choose to set your web browser to refuse cookies, or to alert you when cookies are being sent. If you do so, please note that some parts of the website may not function properly.

Linking to or from Third Party Websites
Websites owned or developed by AFC-GF may contain links to other websites operated by third parties.  Please be advised that the practices described in our policy do not apply to information gathered through those other websites.  AFC-GF is not responsible for the privacy policies or actions of third parties or other websites.

Governing Law
Websites owned or developed by AFC-GF and its affiliates are published in the United States. Our websites are located and targeted to U.S. citizens and our policies are directed at compliance with U.S. law.

Changes to the Privacy Policy
AFC-GF reserves the right to change this policy at any time without prior notification to you. Any notice of changes will be posted on this website.

Your Acceptance of These Terms
By using our websites, you signify your acceptance of our privacy policy. If you do not agree to this policy, please do not use our site. Your continued use of the site following the posting of changes to this policy will be deemed your acceptance of those changes. If you have any questions or concerns about this privacy policy or how our websites have handled your information, please contact Elisa Clements by email at eclements@federationforchildren.org.

Last updated 2/19/20