Americans United is committed to protecting the privacy of our donors and website users, and we want you to be aware of our information gathering and dissemination practices for all digital resources hosted by Americans United (AU).
When you visit our websites, AU automatically collects certain information—including Internet Protocol (IP) address, name of your Internet Service Provider, browser type, and [number of clicks, etc.]. This information allows us to improve our websites, diagnose any problems with our server, and better our marketing efforts. For example, we utilize analytics on this information to measure website traffic, including page views, number of visitors, time spent on the site, one-time and repeat visitors, and frequency of visits. AU does not automatically collect any other information from people who visit or interact with our websites.
If you provide your name, mailing address, email address, phone number, or other information via a form on any of our websites, we may store that information and contact you about our work. AU on occasion uses third-party vendors to provide services to its sites or to AU. These services can include processing credit card transactions or facilitating fundraising campaigns. Information you provide on AU’s sites may be provided to these vendors on a confidential basis solely for the purpose of providing these services.
A cookie is a small piece of information exchanged between a website and your browser. Your browser stores cookies in your computer’s temporary file memory.
- The cookies provided by AU are intended to enhance the browsing experience for visitors to our websites as described above.
- Certain parts of AU websites will allow you to utilize cookies in order to automatically store your website login information for subsequent visits. If you are using a public computer, it is highly suggested you do not use this feature.
- You may be able to refuse or disable cookies by adjusting your web browser settings. Some browsers have options that allow the visitor to control whether the browser will accept cookies, reject cookies, or notify the visitor each time a cookie is sent. Because each browser is different, please consult the instructions provided by your browser (typically in the “help” section).