Privacy Policy

Effective March 20, 2019

The American Fidelity Foundation (“AF Foundation”) understands that privacy is an important issue for visitors to our website. It is the policy of AF Foundation to protect the nonpublic personal information ("personal information") we collect from current, prospective, or former donors or recipients and from visitors to our websites. We will keep this information secure and confidential. The following statement is provided to help our website visitors understand what information is gathered through our sites and applications and how that information is handled and used once it is gathered. This Internet Privacy Policy applies to our publicly available websites and any subsites (including any password protected sections of those sites). We will make every effort to update this information prior to making any changes to our online privacy practices. When our online privacy practices do change, we will post the update on this website. We respect your privacy and promise to treat your personal information responsibly. Your privacy is as important to us as it is to you.

We will not knowingly allow any minor to register for services, make donations, or access any areas which require registration.

Information We Collect

We may collect and maintain information about you so that we can process donations or donation requests, or otherwise conduct research, or to perform our necessary business functions.

We require you to share your personal information with us for some of our online activities. Personal information is any information that identities you and describes your relationship with AF Foundation. Some examples of the personal information that we may collect include information:

* You give us, such as: name, address, age, marital status, Social Security number, annual income, and other financial information. This includes information that you or your authorized representative may provide on applications or forms.

* About your transactional activity, such as grant recommendations or contributions.

* Information obtained from any other sources that is obtained with your consent or the consent of your authorized representative.

How We Protect Information About You

We maintain appropriate physical, electronic and procedural safeguards to maintain the confidentiality and security of your personal information. We restrict access to personal information about you to those employees who need to know information to provide products or services to you. Physical and electronic files are kept in secure areas. We educate our employees about the importance of confidentiality and customer privacy. We also enforce employee privacy responsibilities. Our handling and protection of your personal information is governed by a range of state and federal laws, rules and regulations. Information you may consent to provide using the Internet is afforded the same protection as it would be if you provided it in writing, by phone or in conversation with one of our representatives. We collect, retain and share your personal information only for particular business-related purposes and only as authorized by state and federal law. For example, we may share your information with vendors that assist us with account administration or data processing.

It is our goal to demonstrate AF Foundation’s commitment to your privacy and describe our policy for collecting, safeguarding and administering your personal information. Here are our some additional answers to some common questions about privacy and security. We hope this information addresses your concerns. If you have further questions or comments about our privacy policy, please contact our privacy team at (1-866-554-4722).

What do we track and record?

You are not required to provide personal information or reveal your identity to browse our public website.

When visitors access our public pages our web servers may log the IP address (the numeric Internet address of a computer). We do not link IP addresses to any personal information. IP address tracking allows us to track a visitor's session but the visitor remains anonymous. This provides information about parts of the site visited and the length of time spent there. We also record the information your browser provides about browser type and version. We use this information to administer our system and improve the information and services offered on our public website.

Information may also be collected by AF Foundation when you voluntarily provide it to us. In this case, we collect only the information you voluntarily provide and use it only for the specific purpose it was provided.

Our Cookie Policy

This website may use Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics uses "cookies", which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.

This website may also use Facebook Pixel or similar remarketing programs that employ tracking cookies. Remarketing cookies allow us to show ads to you as you visit other websites.

Will you honor my Do Not Track requests?

Information about your visit to our website, including any information you provide to us, is aggregated and is never tied to your personal information. We use Google Analytics as our data tracking and aggregation service. Google’s terms of use prevent us from sending your personal information (such as name, address, and billing information) to them, and Google does not store or process any personal information that they do receive. Should you wish to prevent Google from receiving any information regarding your visit to our site, you may visit https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/181881?hl=en to download a tool that will prevent Google Analytics from receiving any information about your visit to this or other websites. (Please note that this is a third-party service, provided by Google, and not a service created or maintained by AF Foundation. As such, AF Foundation makes no representation as to the efficacy or usability of this service.)

What about e-mail addresses?

We only capture the e-mail address of visitors to our public site who request information, select e-mail as the preferred response, and provide us an e-mail address. We do not use e-mail addresses provided in this manner for e-mail mass marketing.

AGREEMENT

Your voluntary use of our website signifies that you consent to our Internet privacy policy. Should you not consent to our policy, you will need to vacate this website or delete our mobile application immediately. We reserve all rights to modify our Internet privacy policy in the future as we see fit and/or as required by applicable law. However, prior to implementing any changes, we will make every attempt to provide adequate notice on this website.

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