Americans United for Separation of Church and State has created this Privacy Policy to explain how and why personal information is collected on AU Websites, including,,, and The following discloses the information gathering and dissemination practices for all digital resources hosted by Americans United. 

What features on the Web site does the Privacy Policy pertain to?

There are many features of the AU Web site addressed in this Privacy Policy. If you were referred here for a particular explanation of a feature, consult the description of the feature in the list below.

Facebook commenting

The Web site utilizes the Facebook commenting feature. While we can not directly control what information you share about yourself on Facebook, we encourage you to learn more about privacy on Facebook.

Donation Forms

The Web site provides visitors with the ability to securely make donations online. For more information about Web site security, please refer to the AU Security Policy. When making an online donation, contact information and a valid credit card are required.

The handling of contact information and credit card information is addressed in Contact Information and the Credit Cards sections of the Privacy Policy; read the entire Privacy Policy to understand the full context.

Privacy Policy

In order to fully understand your rights, you are encouraged to read this Privacy Policy fully, in addition to the Security Policy provided on the Web site. Americans United reserves the right to change this Privacy Policy at any time and without notice by posting such changes on the Web site. Any such changes will be effective immediately upon posting.

Contact Information

  • AU stores all contact information voluntarily provided by Web site visitors.
  • AU does NOT share, sell, or provide your email address or phone number with or to third parties.
  • AU may share your name and mailing address with other like-minded organizations, unless explicitly requested not to do so.

Credit Card and Bank Information

  • AU cannot retrieve credit card information provided on the Web site after the credit card transaction has been processed.
  • All credit card information and processing is handled by and Blackbaud Merchant Services.

Social Security Number, Driver’s License, etc.

  • AU will NEVER ask for you to provide your Social Security number, Driver’s License, Passport or any other personal identity information.


  • A cookie is a small piece of information exchanged between a Web site and your browser. Your browser stores cookies in your computer’s memory.
  • The cookies provided by Americans United are intended to enhance the browsing experience for visitors to
  • Web sites cannot read cookies set by other Web sites on separate domains. AU cannot read cookies set by other Web sites; nor can other Web sites read cookies set by AU.
  • Certain parts of the Americans United Web site will allow you to utilize cookies in order to automatically store your Web site login information for subsequent visits. If you are using a public computer, it is highly suggested you do not use this feature.
  • Your browser is probably set to accept cookies. However, if you would prefer not to receive cookies, you can alter the configuration of your browser to refuse cookies.
  • If you choose to have your browser refuse cookies, it is possible that some areas of the AU Web site will not function properly when you view them.

Review Your Information

If you wish to review your personal information collected or to request corrections, please email us, call us at 202-466-3234 or contact us by mail at: 1901 L Street NW, Suite 400, Washington, DC 20036.


If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, the practices of this Web site, or your dealings with this Web site, please direct your questions by mail to: 1901 L Street NW, Suite 400, Washington, DC 20036. You may also email us; please reference this Privacy Policy in your subject line.