Privacy Policy

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 our information gathering and dissemination practices for www.americanforests.org. We protect your personal information from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure on computer servers in a controlled, secure environment. We never sell, trade, or share your personal information with anyone outside of our organization without your permission.

The Information We Collect

When you visit our website, information about your computer hardware and software is automatically collected by American Forests, but is not shared with other websites. Our web server automatically recognizes a visitor’s domain name, but not their e-mail address.

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.

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, Forestbytes, 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

To gain access to, update, and/or correct any voluntarily provided information, please email your request to info@americanforests.org, call 1-800-368-5748 during normal business hours (9-5PM EST) or post a self-addressed return envelope with stamp affixed to: Membership Department, American Forests, 1220 L Street NW, Ste 750, Washington, DC 20005.

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.

For questions regarding our privacy policy, please send an email to info@americanforests.org or call 1-800-368-5748 during normal business hours (9-5)

Terms of Use

By using American Forests’ website and its 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.

Copyright

Images, text, software, documentation, electronic text and image files, audio and video clips, and other materials are the property of the American Forests 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 lsloan@americanforests.org. 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.