Our Commitment to Your Privacy
The Information We Collect
When you visit our website, information about your computer hardware and software is automatically collected by American Forests.
American Forests collects and uses personal information voluntarily provided to us through our website, over the phone, through signup sheets, buck slips, 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.
The Way We Use Personal Information
American Forests uses the information voluntarily provided to us to deliver those services that have been requested. Such services may include the delivery of our opt-in only monthly e-newsletter, Forest Files, donation confirmation receipts, requests to support our environment, any purchased items, our quarterly award-winning magazine, American Forests, and other items.
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 logging in to your americanforests.org account. Each specific electronic communication sent from American Forests always includes a link to unsubscribe.
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.
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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 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.