Association of Fundraising Professionals (“AFP”) Cookie Policy

See also: Association of Fundraising Professionals (“AFP”) Privacy Policy

This Cookie Policy applies to the Association of Fundraising Professionals ("we", "us", "our").

Like most businesses, we employ “cookies” or similar technologies. This Cookie Policy tells you about the use of cookies and similar technologies on all websites, mobile applications, and other digital platforms linking to or posting this cookie policy (collectively, the “Sites”). 

When you first access the Sites from certain jurisdictions, you will receive a message advising you that cookies and similar technologies are in use. By clicking “accept cookies”, closing the message, or continuing to browse the Sites, you signify that you understand and agree to the use of these technologies, as described in this Cookie Policy.

You do not have to accept cookies and consent can be withdrawn at any time (see How to Control Cookies, below). You can change your browser settings to refuse or restrict cookies, and you may delete them after they have been placed on your device at any time. If you do not accept or delete our cookies, some areas of the Site that you access may take more time to work, or may not function properly.

How do you contact us?

We welcome all inquiries. Please contact us about this Cookie Policy and/or about your Personally Identifiable Information:

    • Telephone: 703-684-0410 | 800-666-3863
    • Address: AFP, 4300 Wilson Blvd. Suite 300, Arlington, VA 22203 – Human Resources/Privacy Policy.
    • Email: privacypolicy@afpglobal.org 

    What Are Cookies?

    Cookies are small files containing a string of characters that we may store on your computer or mobile device when you visit the Sites.  When you visit the Sites again, the cookies allow us to recognize your browser. Cookies may store your preferences and other information but cannot read data off your hard disk or read cookie files created by other sites.

    Cookies set by a website owner (in this case, AFP) are called “first party cookies”. Cookies set by parties other than the website owner are called “third party cookies”. Third party cookies enable us to provide third party features or functionality through the Sites (i.e. advertising, social media functions and analytics).

    The Cookies We Use

    Cookies make the use of the Sites easier by, among other things, saving your preferences. We may also use cookies to deliver content tailored to your interests. Our cookies may enable us to relate your use of the Sites to personal information that you previously provided.

    The information that we collect with cookies allows us to statistically analyze usage of the Sites, and to improve and customize our content and other offerings. However, we only disclose information collected with cookies to third parties on an aggregated basis without the use of any information that personally identifies you. 

    The specific types of first party and third party cookies placed by the Sites and the purposes they perform are described in the table below:

    Type of Cookies

    Who serves these cookies

    How to Refuse

    Strictly Necessary Cookies

    These are cookies that are required for the operation of the Sites. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our websites, use a shopping cart or make use of e-billing.

    - AFP

    - Adobe ColdFusion

       

    These cookies are strictly necessary to deliver the Sites and therefore cannot be refused. They can be deleted or blocked using your browser settings, however (see How to Control Cookies, below).

    Performance and Functionality Cookies

    These are used to recognize you when you return to the Sites. This enables us to personalize our content for you and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region), but are non-essential to the performance of the Sites.

    - AFP

    - Personify eBiz

    - Higher Logic

    - AddToAny

    - Google (Maps)

    - Riverbed (Stingray Traffic Manager)

    These cookies can be deleted or blocked using your browser settings (see How to Control Cookies, below).

    Analytical or Customization Cookies

    These cookies collect information about how users access and move through the Sites. We use this information in either aggregate form to help us to improve the way the Sites work, or to personalize the Sites to your interests.

    - AFP

    - Google Universal Analytics

    These cookies can be deleted or blocked using your browser settings (see How to Control Cookies, below).

    Alternatively, please follow the links below to review the third party’s privacy policy or to opt-out:

    - Google Universal Analytics https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout     

    Advertising Cookies

    These cookies are used to make the advertising displayed on the Sites more relevant to you. These cookies prevent ads reappearing and ensure that ads are properly displayed. Certain third party cookies may track users over different websites are will provide ads relevant to your interests.

    - DoubleClick

    These cookies can be deleted or blocked using your browser settings (see How to Control Cookies, below).

    Alternatively, please follow the links below to review the third party’s privacy policy or to opt-out:

    - DoubleClick https://www.google.com/settings/ads/plugin 

    Social Media Cookies

    These cookies allow us to integrate social media functions into our Service and may also be used for advertising purposes.

    - Facebook

    - Twitter

    These cookies can be deleted or blocked using your browser settings (see How to Control Cookie, below). Alternatively, please follow the links below to review the third party’s privacy policy or to opt-out:

    - Facebook  https://www.facebook.com/ads/settings

    - Twitter https://help.twitter.com/en/rules-and-policies/twitter-cookies

    How to Control Cookies

    When you first access the Sites from certain jurisdictions, you will receive a message advising you that cookies and similar technologies are in use. By clicking “accept cookies”, closing the message, or continuing to browse the website, you signify that you understand and agree to the use of these technologies, as described in this Cookie Policy.

    You do not have to accept cookies and consent can be withdrawn at any time, although you may not be able to use certain features on the Sites. You can do this by clicking the appropriate opt-out provided in the cookie table above or by activating the settings on your browser that allows you to refuse all or some cookies.

    Please follow the links below to helpful information for the most popular browsers:

    In addition, you can exercise advertising cookie choices by visiting:

    Web Beacons

    As well as cookies, we may at times use other technologies to recognize and track visitors to the Sites. A web beacon (also known as a “tracking pixel” or “clear GIF”) is a clear graphic image (typically a one-pixel tag) that is delivered through a web browser or HTML e-mail, typically in conjunction with a cookie.

    When used, web beacons allows us, for example, to monitor how users move from one page within our websites to another, to track access to our communications, to understand whether users have come to our websites from an online advertisement displayed on a third-party website, to measure how ads have been viewed and to improve site performance. 

    Targeting Advertising

    Please note that third parties (including, for example, advertising networks and providers of external services like web traffic analysis services) use cookies, over which we have no control. These cookies are likely to be analytical/performance cookies or targeting cookies. These companies may use information about your visits to this and other websites in order to provide relevant advertisements about goods and service that you may be interested in. They may also employ technology that is used to measure the effectiveness of advertisements.

    Revisions to the Cookie Policy

    As AFP, its membership, programs and services evolve and transform, this Cookie Policy will be modified as needed. In addition, AFP reserves the right to amend the Cookie Policy at any time, for any reason. The date of the last revision to the Cookie Policy will be indicated by the "Last updated" date at the bottom of this policy page.

    Last updated July 29, 2018

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