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Privacy Statement

This is the Web site of the Atlanta Council on International Relations (ACIR). The ACIR is committed to protecting your privacy and developing technology that gives you the most powerful and safe online experience. This Statement of Privacy applies to the ACIR web site, and both online and written donations to the ACIR. By using the ACIR web site and/or donating to the ACIR, you consent to the practices described in this statement.

The ACIR can be reached at

Collection of Personal Information Online

There is information about your computer hardware and software that is automatically collected by the ACIR. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring web site addresses. This information is used by the ACIR for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the ACIR web site.

The ACIR collects personally identifiable information, such as e-mail address, name, home and/or work address, and telephone number, of those who communicate with us.

The ACIR is not responsible for the privacy statements or other content on web sites outside of the ACIR and the ACIR family of web sites.

Use of Online Personal Information

The ACIR collects and uses your personal information to operate the ACIR web site and deliver the services you have requested. The ACIR also uses your personally identifiable information to inform you of other products or services available from the ACIR and its affiliates.

The ACIR does not sell, rent, or lease its customer lists to third parties. The ACIR may share data with trusted partners to help us perform statistical analysis, send you email or postal mail, provide customer support, or arrange for deliveries. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to the ACIR, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.

The ACIR does not use or disclose sensitive personal information, such as race, religion, or political affiliations.

The ACIR keeps track of the web sites and pages our customers visit within the ACIR, in order to determine what ACIR services are the most popular. This data is used to deliver customized content and advertising within the ACIR to customers whose behavior indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area.

Upon request the ACIR will provide site visitors with access to a description of information that we maintain about them.

The ACIR web sites will disclose your personal information, without notice, only if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on the ACIR or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of the ACIR; and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of the ACIR, or the public.

Use of Cookies

The ACIR web site may use "cookies" to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.

You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer.

Security of Online Personal Information

The ACIR secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. The ACIR secures the personally identifiable information you provide on computer servers in a controlled, secure environment, protected from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. When personal information (such as a credit card number) is transmitted to other web sites, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol.

Information Collected from Donors

The ACIR collects and uses various personal information from donors that includes: amount donated, address, telephone number, donor comments and e-mail address. Tax laws in the United States require the ACIR to keep contact information and contribution level of donors on file.

How Donor Information is Used

The ACIR will never publish, sell, trade, rent or share names (unless released for publication), e-mail or mail addresses, or telephone numbers of our donors. The ACIR will use contact information (e-mail, telephone number and address) of donors for these purposes only:

  • Distribute receipts for donations
  • Thank donors for their donation
  • Inform donors about upcoming fundraising and other activities of the ACIR
  • Internal analysis and record keeping
  • Reporting to relevant U.S. and State agencies (these reports are not for public inspection)
  • Contact donors about changes to this policy

Comments given in donor forms are published in public lists and may be used in promotional materials, while comments sent to us via email, fax or telephone are kept strictly confidential.

Security of Financial Information

All access to donor financial information is strictly limited to professional staff who need to process those data. No such data are given to any person, organization or group who does not need to access those data.

The ACIR only uses online payment processing services with world class security and strong reputations. The ACIR does not store, nor does it have access to, your credit card information, bank account numbers, or other account data sent to those processing services.

Changes to this Statement

The ACIR will occasionally update this Statement of Privacy to reflect company and customer feedback. The ACIR encourages you to periodically review this Statement to be informed of how the ACIR is protecting your information.

E-mail List Removal

If you do not want to receive e-mail from the ACIR in the future, please let us know by sending us an e-mail at the above address.  You may also unsubscribe from our e-mail list by clicking on the 'opt-out' link at the bottom of each of our e-mails.

Contact Information

The ACIR welcomes your comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. If you believe that the ACIR has not adhered to this Statement, please contact the ACIR at