AIP Foundation

Privacy Statement

AIP Foundation has created this Privacy Policy to explain why we collect particular information and how we will protect your personal privacy within our Web site. The following discloses our information gathering and dissemination practices for the web site that is located at

The AIP Foundation is a non-governmental and nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization.

We consider “personally identifying information” to be: your name or a unique identifier (such as an IP address), your e-mail address, your mailing address, your telephone number, and any financial information relating to you or your accounts that you may provide to us.

Our system does not use “persistent cookies.” We consider “persistent cookies” to be computer files that a web site surreptitiously places on your computer system without your knowledge or permission.

Our system collects server log data which will include your IP address, your domain name, the type of browser and operating system you used, the pages you viewed, search requests, in some cases data you submitted via web forms, and, if you linked to our site from another web site, that web site’s address. This data helps us to ascertain the volume of our web site users’ interest in portions of our web site, and helps us understand how to improve the navigation and content of our web site.

Personally identifying information that you provide by email or web forms will be used only for such purposes as are described at the point of collection (for example on a web form), such as to send information to you, or to respond to your questions or comments. If you provide contact information, AIP Foundation staff, or our contractors may contact you to clarify your comment or question, or to learn about your level of satisfaction with our services.

We do not sell any personal information to third parties.

We may transfer personal information to a third party only in the following cases:

  • To a bank or United States Department of the Treasury account, which must receive payment for a transaction that you initiated; To a company that is contracted to assist us with specific services, including electronic commerce or donations, and which agrees not to sell or use personal information for other purposes;
  • To legal authorities if we suspect that you are attempting to change or otherwise damage this web site, or you are using it in violation of Federal or local laws;
  • To the AIP Foundation, a non-governmental 501(c)(3) organization when you use our online services to make a donation; or to Congress or a court in response to a subpoena.

Some parts of this site use browser plug-ins, for example Adobe Flash. While the plug-ins are needed to view or listen to some content, you retain control and choice about conducting the download. At the time that we create and post the web pages that require these software plug-ins for viewing, they are provided by their manufacturer for download and use free of charge. We cannot guarantee, however, that the plug-in will remain free, or that the manufacturer will not collect personally identifying information about you when you elect to download the software from its site. If you choose to visit the manufacturer’s web site to obtain the plug-in, please carefully review the manufacturer’s posted policies for details about personal privacy and use of downloaded plug-ins.
Although questions, comments, and other communications that we receive generally are not retained as permanent records, please note that it is possible that any mail, electronic or paper, that we (or any Federal agency, for that matter) receive could become part of the permanent record of the agency, if the mail is part of materials that are scheduled for permanent retention.

Child Privacy

The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child states that:

  • All children have equal rights to protection from abuse and exploitation
  • Everyone has the responsibility to support the care and protection of children
  • We are all accountable and have a duty to help eradicate child abuse

AIP Foundation has a zero tolerance approach to child abuse and child pornography.

We take potential misuse of child photographs on the web very seriously. AIP Foundation protects the integrity of the information about children that is given, including photographs. Privacy also demands that children, their families and communities be shielded from any potential inappropriate contact from sponsors or others. AIP Foundation also does not allow downloading, copying, or replicating photos or other information relating to children and their communities on our website without our prior written permission.


All donations made through this site are handled by PayPal and Network For The Good through their web sites. Those sites  are third party web sites that are not controlled or operated by the AIP Foundation. You should visit the PayPal and Network for Good sites to determine the security measures they take to protect your credit card information.

Tell-A-Friend / ShareThis

If a user elects to use our referral service for informing a friend about our Site or bookmark it, we ask them for the friend’s name and e-mail address. AIP Foundation will automatically send the friend a one-time e-mail inviting them to visit the Site. AIP Foundation stores this information for the sole purpose of sending this one-time e-mail. ShareThis is a third party web site that is not controlled or operated by the AIP Foundation. You should visit the ShareThis web site to determine the security measures they take to protect your information.

Other Web Sites:

Our Site contains links to other Web sites. Please note that when you click on one of these links, you are entering another Web site for which AIP Foundation has no responsibility. We encourage you to read the privacy statements on all such sites as their policies may be different than ours.

Contacting the Web Site:

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, the practices of this Site, or your dealings with this Site, you can contact one of our offices.