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Privacy Policy

AIDA is committed to maintaining the privacy of those who visit or

AIDA is the sole owner of the information collected on this website. This information will not be sold or rented to others in ways different from what is disclosed in this statement. AIDA collects information from site visitors at several different points on this website.

We collect only the domain name, but not the e-mail address, of visitors to our website, aggregate information on what pages visitors access, information volunteered by the visitor (such as survey information, e-mail and other addresses), and other personal information. If you volunteer your contact information, we may contact you in the future to tell you about program developments, opportunities to support AIDA’s work, or changes to this privacy policy.

The information we collect is used to improve the content of our website, to notify visitors about updates to our website, and alert visitors about issues and opportunities. The information is not shared with other organizations for commercial purposes. All personal information is stored on a secure server with password protection.


While we use encryption to protect sensitive information transmitted online, we also protect your information offline. Only employees who need the information to perform a specific job (for example, billing or customer service) are granted access to personally identifiable information. The computers/servers in which we store personally identifiable information are kept in a secure environment.

AIDA will never share donor giving information with other organizations. However, like many other groups, AIDA may exchange its donor mailing list with like-minded organizations. You may opt out of any future contacts from us at any time. If you wish to opt out of having your name and address shared with other organizations, call, email, or write to us at:

50 California Street, Suite 500
San Francisco, CA  94111
1 (415) 217-2156

[email protected] or


To process a charitable contribution, it is necessary for AIDA to gather the visitor's name, email address, mailing address, phone, and credit card information. This information is used to verify identity and execute the financial transaction. Additionally, phone number and email address information may be used to contact visitors if there is a problem with the transaction.

AIDA uses service providers (such as merchant banks and ecommerce integrators) for the express purpose of conducting financial transactions. Personal information collected to conduct financial transactions is kept private and secure and is not sold, rented, or traded to third parties. It is important to note that credit card numbers are used only at the time of the transaction, and are not stored following the conclusion of the transaction unless a transaction is selected that occurs on a regular basis. For transactions that recur, credit card information is stored in an encrypted format.

Whenever we collect sensitive information (such as credit card data), that information is encrypted and transmitted to us in a secure way. You can verify this by looking for a lock icon in the address bar and looking for “https” at the beginning of the address of the web page.


We use "cookies" on this site. A cookie is a piece of data stored on a site visitor's hard drive to help us improve your access to our site and identify repeat visitors to our site. For instance, when we use a cookie to identify you, you would not have to select your language preference, thereby saving time while on our site. Cookies can also enable us to track and target the interests of our users to enhance the experience on our site. Usage of a cookie is in no way linked to any personally identifiable information on our site.


If a site visitor chooses to subscribe to our electronic newsletter through the sign-up forms on our site, AIDA requests your email address.


AIDA provides an advocacy service allowing site visitors to contact policy makers on issues of concern. Contact information such as name and email address are requested. If cookies are enabled on a visitor's computer, then our site will use cookies to identify previous users of our advocacy service to enhance their experience.


AIDA provides links to other websites. AIDA is not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. Site visitors are encouraged to be aware when they leave or and to read the privacy statements of each and every website that collects personally identifiable information. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by or


AIDA reserves the right, in its sole discretion and without any obligation, to modify or correct any errors or omissions in any portion of this website. If our information practices change at some time in the future, we will post the policy changes to our website to notify you of these changes and provide you with the ability to opt out of these new uses. If you are concerned about how your information is used, you should check back at our website periodically.


For questions:

  • Regarding this policy statement,
  • The practices of this site,
  • If you feel that this site is not following its stated information policy,
  • Or to review or request changes to your contact information,

You may contact us at:

50 California Street, Suite 500
San Francisco, CA  94111
1 (415) 217-2156

[email protected] or


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