amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research

Privacy Policy & Donor Privacy Policy

Donor Privacy Policy

amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research, will only share or sell personal information (personal information refers to any donor information, including both email and physical addresses, as well as phone numbers) once the donor has given amfAR specific permission to do so.

If you are a donor who is currently receiving messages from amfAR and would like to opt out of any mailing, either physical or via email, please contact in order to opt out. Please note that it could take 24-48 hours to process your request.

Your privacy is important to us. This notice explains amfAR's online information practices and the choices you can make about the way the information you provide us is collected and used. This privacy notice is available on amfAR's homepage and on all other pages of the site.

Domain Name

amfAR's server automatically recognizes, but does not collect or use your domain name (IP address). amfAR anonymously tracks your visit in order to compile statistical information about the use of its website. We do not collect individual information about you or your use of this site.

The Information We Collect

amfAR is the sole owner of and the only organization that uses the information collected on this site. We only sell, share, or rent this information to others once the donor or visitor has given amfAR specific permission to do so via an opt-in. We collect information from users only in connection with online donations, sales of tickets to special events, conference registrations, and for any other purposes that are clearly and explicitly identified.

On the online financial transactions pages listed above, we collect the following personally identifiable information: name, address, e-mail address, phone number, and credit card information. The personally identifiable information you provide is used to acknowledge receipt of your donation for tax purposes and to include you on amfAR's mailing list. If you do not wish to be added to our mailing list, please let us know. Our online donation form has an "opt-out" mechanism for those users who wish to make donations, but do not want to receive any additional information or other material from amfAR.

Also, when you send a donation in honor or in memory of someone and request that an acknowledgment be sent to another individual/family, we will use the name and address of that individual/family for acknowledgment purposes only.

Correcting Your Information

You may correct or amend the personal information maintained in amfAR's mailing lists by contacting Kimberly Abuelhaj at amfAR at 212-806-1629. To protect your privacy and security, we will take reasonable steps to verify your identity before granting access or making corrections. Prior to being given any information, callers will be asked cross-referenced questions, i.e., full name, address, phone number, and, if applicable, credit card expiration date, in order to verify their identity and protect the privacy of amfAR's donors.

Links to Other Sites

This site contains links to other sites. amfAR is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of these linked websites.

Our Commitment to Data Security

Personally identifiable information is securely stored and is not publically accessible. To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the correct use of information, amfAR has put in place appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online. We process financial transactions securely using the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard, including encrypting the transactions to provide an additional layer of security.

Our Commitment to Children's Privacy

Protecting the privacy of children and young people is especially important. For that reason, we never collect or maintain information on our website from those we know to be under 13 years of age, and no part of our website is structured or intended to attract anyone under 13 years of age.

Notification of Changes

In the event that amfAR decides to change its privacy policy, we will post those changes on our homepage so that users are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we disclose it. In the event of any changes, however, we will use information in accordance with the privacy policy under which the information was collected.

How to Contact Us

Should you have any questions or concerns about these privacy policies, please call us at 212-806-1600 or send an e-mail to