Privacy Policy

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American Hiking Society is committed to protecting your privacy. The information below describes the data that American Hiking collects on our website and how we use it.

 

PERSONAL INFORMATION

American Hiking Society collects no personal information about you when you visit this website unless you choose to provide this information, such as answers to survey questions, information collected when joining or renewing, or purchasing American Hiking products, and information collected when contacting us for information. American Hiking also collects general information about website use, such as which pages and sections are most popular with users. No personally identifiable information is collected about individuals without their knowledge.

 

WHAT WE COLLECT AND STORE AUTOMATICALLY

If you do nothing during your visit but browse through the website, read pages, or download information, we will gather and store certain information about your visit automatically. Please note that this information does not identify you personally in any way.

We use the information we collect in this fashion to count the number and type of visitors to the different pages on our site, and to help us make our site more useful to visitors like you. Our website logs are not personally identifiable, and we make no attempt to link them with the individuals that actually browse the site.

 

IF YOU FILL OUT ANY ONLINE FORMS

Any electronic commerce applications that we provide for program registration, membership, or merchandise are conducted using secure servers to protect your credit card information. Again, all information requested and provided by you in the processing of any of these electronic commerce transactions will only be used to respond to you and fulfill your request.

 

WHEN AND WITH WHOM AMERICAN HIKING SOCIETY SHARES INFORMATION

When you join or renew your membership with American Hiking Society, and subject to your right to opt out, American Hiking Society may share your name and postal address (but not your e-mail address or phone number) with organizations that offer products or services that we believe may interest you. American Hiking Society may also share your name and postal address with a third party in order to fulfill your membership benefits such as a magazine subscription published by a third party.

You are provided an opportunity to opt out whenever you join or renew your membership on-line. Additionally, you have the right to opt out of such information sharing by simply contacting the Membership Department at 1-800-972-8608 x207 or by e-mailing membership@AmericanHiking.org.

 

EMAIL POLICY

American Hiking Society will not distribute, trade or re-sell your email address.

American Hiking provides forms on its website where users can sign-up to receive electronic newsletters and alerts, and sign our guestbook. No one is placed on a regular email list that has not requested subscription through these forms or in some other manner.

If you have opted to receive any of our publications by email, you are able at any time to unsubscribe by following the directions in the email publication itself or by contacting American Hiking Society at membership@AmericanHiking.org.

By signing our guestbook or providing your e-mail via some other mechanism on our website, American Hiking Society may contact you by e-mail to invite you to become a member. To opt out of this, contact the Membership Department at 1-800-972-8608 x207 or by e-mailing membership@AmericanHiking.org.

 

LINKS TO OTHER SITES

Our website has many links to our partners, members of the Alliance of Hiking Organizations, and numerous other external sites. In a few cases we link to commercial organizations. When you link to another site, you are no longer on our site and are subject to the privacy policy of the new site.

 

LIABILITY NOTICE

American Hiking Society makes no claims, promises or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness, or adequacy of the contents of this website and expressly disclaims liability for errors and omissions in the contents of this website for any material provided or represented by other than the staff of American Hiking. No warranty of any kind, implied, expressed or statutory, including but not limited to the warranties of non-infringement of third party rights, title, merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose and freedom from computer virus, is given with respect to the contents of this web site or its hyperlinks to other Internet resources. Reference in this website to any specific commercial products, processes, or services, or the use of any trade, firm or corporation name is for the information and convenience of the public, except where otherwise noted, and does not constitute endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by American Hiking Society.

 

OWNERSHIP

Information presented on this website is copyright protected and may be distributed or copied only with the express written permission of American Hiking Society. American Hiking shall have the unlimited right to use for any purpose, free of any charge, all information submitted to American Hiking via this site except those submissions made under separate legal contract.