Updated March 2, 2021

This privacy policy applies to this website, which is owned and operated by American Friends of PSE, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization (“American Friends of PSE” or “we”).

American Friends of PSE is committed to respecting and protecting the privacy of our visitors. This privacy policy discloses how we collect, protect, and use Personal Data you provide or we collect online. “Personal Data” is any information relating to an identified or identifiable person, for example, your email address, name, or phone number. American Friends of PSE reserves the right to modify the information contained on this site at any time without notice. By visiting this site or other services covered by this posted Privacy Policy, you are accepting the practices described in the Privacy Policy.

Collection of Personal Information

On this site, we do not collect Personal Data from individuals unless they provide it to us voluntarily and knowingly and as described in this Privacy Policy.

There are instances where American Friends of PSE requests Personal Data to provide you with services or correspondence. This information, such as [name, mailing address, email address, type of request and possibly additional information] , is collected and stored in a manner appropriate to the nature of the data by American Friends of PSE and is used to fulfill your request. [American Friends of PSE makes every effort to insure the secure collection and transmission of sensitive user information using industry accepted data collection and encryption methodologies such as SSL (Secure Sockets Layer).”] You may opt-out of receiving these services and correspondence.

American Friends of PSE may automatically collect, on an aggregate basis only, certain technical information from your computer such as your internet service provider, the browser and type of machine you are using, the web pages viewed, the web pages viewed immediately before and after accessing this site, and the search terms entered to get to our site. We use this information to generate statistics and measure site activity to improve the usefulness of the site to our visitors.

Use and Sharing of Personal Data

The Personal Data you provide and that we collect is used and processed by American Friends of PSE and other entities who are involved by us in the operation of this site or who provide support for the American Friends of PSE mission and programs to respond to your inquiries, prevent transactional fraud, engage in policy initiatives to communicate with you and others to further our mission; provide you with customized content; contact you with information, newsletters, and promotional materials from American Friends of PSE; and as described to you at the point of data collection.

We do not sell Personal Data or other information you provide to us online with third parties. We may share Personal Data with the following categories of third parties: (i) when the person submitting the information authorizes us to share it; (ii) when sharing the information is with a service provider in furtherance of our operations or the operation of the site, for instance, to process a transaction you make; (iii) to engage in American Friends of PSE fundraising, marketing communications, and promotions; (iv) to comply with legal processes such as a subpoena or court order or to otherwise protect your or our legal rights; or (v) for other purposes for which you provided the information. American Friends of PSE has no control over, or responsibility for, the data collection and use practices of third parties that process online transactions. For example, if you make a transaction on our site using Paypal or similar account of a third-party payment provider, certain information is transmitted to the payment provider and is subject to a third party’s own privacy policy. We do not share or exchange your Personal Data collected online or offline with third parties for their fundraising or marketing purposes, except accordance with applicable law and any required consents.

Your Personal Data is collected through, stored, and processed by us or our service providers in the United States of America or other countries that may not be your home country and that might not be deemed to provide protections equivalent to your home country.

Use of Cookies and Similar Technologies

Visitors should be aware that Personal Data and non-personal information and data may be automatically collected by the American Friends of PSE site through the use of “cookies” or other similar technologies such as web beacons. “Cookies” are small text files a website can use to recognize repeat visitors, facilitate the visitor’s ongoing access to and use of the site, and allow a site to track usage behavior and compile aggregate data that will allow content improvements. Cookies are not programs that come onto a visitor’s system and damage files. Generally, cookies work by assigning a unique number to the visitor that has no meaning outside the assigning site. If a visitor does not want information collected through the use of cookies, there is a simple procedure in most browsers that allows the visitor to deny or accept the cookie feature. “Web beacons” are a small snippet of code embedded in webpages typically used to monitor activity on a webpage and transfer or collect information, such as information about your Internet Protocol address, the URL of the page on which the beacon is located, the browser type that is accessing the site, and the ID number of cookies placed on your computer.

Online Tracking/Do Not Track

American Friends of PSE uses “cookie” technology only to obtain information, including Personal Data from its online visitors in order to improve visitors’ online experience and facilitate their visit within our site. American Friends of PSE may use web beacons to improve website services, conduct website analytics, first party advertising relating to us and our sponsors, and to optimize the browsing experience.

Where required by the law, when you first visit this site, you will be asked to consent to the use of cookies on the site, and if you accept, we will store cookies on your computer.

Information About Children

American Friends of PSE is a general audience website and does not collect information about a visitor’s age. We do not knowingly collect or store any personal data about children under the age of 16.

Links to Other Web Sites and Services

This site may be linked to other sites and services that are not maintained by American Friends of PSE. These websites have their own privacy policies, which you should review prior to visiting them. We have no responsibility for linked websites and provide these links solely for the convenience and information of our visitors.


American Friends of PSE understands the importance of keeping your information secure and confidential. We take reasonable and appropriate measures to protect personal data from loss, misuse, and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, and destruction, taking into account the risks involved in the processing and the nature of the personal data. However, your confidential use of this site cannot be guaranteed by American Friends of PSE. American Friends of PSE shall not be responsible for any harm that you or any person may suffer as a result of a breach of confidentiality in respect of your use of this site or any information your transmitted to this site.

Your Right to Opt Out from Receiving Marketing Communications

You may opt out from our using your Personal Data to send marketing communication to you. You may unsubscribe from marketing communications at any time. For example, email messages will contain instructions on how to “unsubscribe” from receiving the email in question.

Your Right to Access, Correct, and Delete Your Personal Data

You have the right to ask us which Personal Data we hold about you. In addition, you have the right to correct or delete Personal Data we hold about you. If you want to request a correction or deletion of the Personal Data, we hold about you, you must contact us by [mail / email] at: [email address or mailing address].

How to Contact Us

If you have any questions about our Privacy Policy, you can contact us at:
American Friends of PSE
2134 Cipriani Blvd
Belmont, CA 94002
Send us your question and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
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