Our Commitment to Your Privacy

American Forests has created this comprehensive privacy policy to demonstrate our strong commitment to best practices and your privacy concerns. The following discloses the information gathering and dissemination practices for American Forests. We protect your personal information from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure on computer servers in a controlled, secure environment.

Terms of Use

By using American Forests’ website and its content, or any other American Forests content, you agree to be bound by and acknowledge your acceptance of the following Terms of Use and applicable laws. By accessing and browsing this website you fully acknowledge and accept the following terms and conditions.

The Information We Collect

American Forests collects and uses personal information voluntarily provided to us through our website, over the phone, through signup sheets, buck slips, through the mail, at events, and any other channels. Sometimes it is possible to submit information about other people. For example, when ordering a gift and requiring it to be sent directly to the recipient, we may require the recipient’s name, postal address, and/or email address.

American Forests uses Google Analytics to measure visitor interaction with the website.

Google Analytics Privacy Policy

When you visit our website, information about your computer hardware and software is automatically collected by American Forests.

Portions of our website use temporary cookies to maintain data related to the user during navigation, such as shopping cart information. No personal data is collected through the use of cookies. Website users will remain anonymous unless they choose to enter their personal information.

The Way We Use Personal Information

American Forests will not sell or rent to third parties any individually identifying information, such as names, email addresses, mailing addresses, telephone numbers, and other personal information which you voluntarily provide to us, except in the following situations:

  1. To provide the services you have requested
  2. To the extent necessary to comply with applicable laws or valid legal processes.
  3. To protect American Forests intellectual property and other legal rights.
  4. Limited and controlled exchange of names and postal addresses with other like-minded organizations using a process that does not permit the other organization to review or retain a copy of the information. These periodic exchanges allows American Forests to expand its membership base by obtaining the names and addresses of other likely donors. Any user may choose to opt out of these exchanges by contacting us at our mailing address below, by email at memberservices@americanforests.org or over the phone at 202.737.1944.

To Unsubscribe

American Forests provides email information updates and newsletters to those who have opted into those services. You may opt out of any American Forests email or e-newsletter by clicking “unsubscribe” at the bottom of each email. If you would like to opt out of receiving other communications, by postage or otherwise, please contact American Forests at memberservices@americanforests.org, over the phone at 202.737.1944, or at our mailing address listed below.

Our Commitment to Data Security

American Forests uses VeriSign EV Professional SSL (Extended Validation Certificates) to encrypt all credit card transactions via our website. Please note that as an added level of protection, we do not store any credit card information.

Managing Your Information

You can gain access to, update, and/or correct any voluntarily provided information by calling our office at 202.737.1944. Each specific electronic communication sent from American Forests always includes a link to unsubscribe. Updates to personal information can be made by calling our membership department at 202.737.1944, by email at memberservices@americanforests.org, or by contacting us via postal mail (address below).

Information for Those Under 18

For their protection, American Forests asks that those under 18 years of age do not submit information to us without the consent of a parent or guardian. For questions regarding our privacy policy, please send an email to info@americanforests.org or call our toll free number 1-800-368-5748 during normal business hours (9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m., ET).


Images, text, software, documentation, electronic text and image files, audio and video clips, and other materials are the property of the American Forests except where otherwise indicated and will be protected by copyright laws and other restrictions. Furthermore, copyrights and other proprietary rights in the materials on this site may belong to individuals and entities other than American Forests.

American Forests expressly prohibits the copying of any protected materials on American Forests’ website, except for the purposes of fair use as defined by copyright law and as described below. This prohibition includes the downloading of site content for commercial use or for use on personal websites.

Fair Use

Fair use of copyrighted material includes the use of protected materials for noncommercial educational purposes, such as teaching, scholarship, research, criticism, commentary, and news reporting. Users who wish to download or print text and image files from the American Forests website for such uses must request American Forests’ express permission by contacting Christopher Horn, Director of Communications at 202.350.4517 or by email. Users must cite the author and source for this material as they would material from any printed work and the citation should include the URL <http://www.americanforests.org.> None of the content may be altered or modified.

More Questions?

Please send inquiries to:

Email: memberservices@americanforests.org
Telephone: 202.737.1944
Fax: 202.737.2457
Mail: American Forests, 1220 L St, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20005-4079