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Privacy Statement

The American Humanist Association (AHA) is committed to protecting your privacy and developing technology that gives you the most powerful and safe online experience. This Statement of Privacy applies to the AHA Web site and governs data collection and usage. By using the AHA website, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.

Collection of your Personal Information

AHA collects personally identifiable information, such as your e-mail address, name, home or work address or telephone number. AHA also collects anonymous demographic information, which is not unique to you, such as your ZIP code, age, gender, preferences, interests and favorites.

There is also information about your computer hardware and software that is automatically collected by the AHA. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring Web site addresses. This information is used by AHA for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the AHA Web site.

Use of your Personal Information

The American Humanist Association stores all contact information that is voluntarily provided by Web site visitors. On some pages, you can order products, sign up for email alerts, purchase tickets to a conference or event, join or renew your AHA membership, or donate. The type of personal information collected at these pages include: names, addresses, email addresses, phone numbers, and credit/debit card information.

The AHA uses the information you provide about yourself to fulfill your specific request, whether you are purchasing a product, donating to a cause, or joining or renewing your membership. The AHA will never share your credit card information, phone number, or email address with outside parties except to the extent necessary to fulfill your specific request.

From time to time, the AHA may share your name and mailing address with other like-minded organizations. This exchange benefits the AHA in a number of ways, including the opportunity to increase our membership base by reaching out to potential new members, thus increasing overall effectiveness. However, if you prefer to opt-out of this exchange, you may send us a letter in writing, call us 800-837-3792, or email

The AHA will not share, sell, or exchange your email address or phone number with third parties, nor will we ever ask to provide your Social Security number, Driver’s License number, or any other personal identity information

Use of Cookies

The AHA web site uses "cookies" to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a Web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.

One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the Web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you personalize AHA pages, or register with AHA site or services, a cookie helps AHA to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information, such as billing addresses, shipping addresses, and so on. When you return to the same AHA Web site, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the AHA features that you customized.

You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the AHA services or Web sites you visit.

Security of your Personal Information

AHA secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. AHA secures the personally identifiable information you provide on computer servers in a controlled, secure environment, protected from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. When personal information (such as a credit card number) is transmitted to other Web sites, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol.

Changes to this Statement

AHA will occasionally update this Statement of Privacy to reflect company and customer feedback. AHA encourages you to periodically review this Statement to be informed of how AHA is protecting your information.

Contact Information

AHA welcomes your comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. If you believe that AHA has not adhered to this Statement, please write to American Humanist Association, Member Services, 1777 T Street, NW, Washington, DC 20009-7125, email, or call 800-837-3792. We will use commercially reasonable efforts to promptly determine and remedy the problem.