Privacy Policy

AIDS Foundation Chicago (AFC) and the Center for Housing and Health (CHH) is committed to protecting the privacy of our constituent and clients. We have created this policy to outline the protection and use of personal information collected through our website, social media, direct marketing, special events, or other interactions with AFC and CHH communications or services.  

We define personal information as information that can be linked to a specific individual (e.g. name, address, phone number, e-mail address or any other information provided to us by members, visitors or clients).


How we use the information gathered when you sign up to receive AFC communications or use AFC's on-line services?

AFC gathers contact information when you register for email communications at; contribute to AFC on-line, by mail, or on the telephone; when you participate in an event; or contact AFC. We use this information to send AFC and policy-related action alerts, event invitations, updates, press releases as well as information about AFC's programmatic accomplishments and initiatives, volunteer opportunities, memberships and renewal appeals.

AFC collects information from our supporters, volunteers, and donors, including information from the internet, as well as through oral, written, or electronic communications. AFC ensures that information about donations will be handled with respect and confidentiality to the extent provided by law.

AFC collects and maintains donor information that is voluntarily provided to us, such as: 1) name, address, telephone number and e-mail address; gift giving information (including payment information); 2) information on events attended, publications received and special requests for information related to AFC or its programs; and 3) information provided in the form of comments and suggestions. Payment information is used only for donation or payment processing and is not retained for other purposes. 

AFC uses this information to provide our donors, volunteers, and supporters with better service and with information about AFC hosted events and support or volunteer opportunities. All AFC donors are entitled to information about the organization’s mission, the way the organization intends to use donated resources, and its capacity to use donations effectively for their intended purposes.

AFC also gathers aggregate information about website usage. Our web server automatically records the domain name and Internet Protocol (IP) address of each visitor to our site. We collect and analyze this information, which helps us determine which pages are most frequently visited, to improve the site and its resources for our visitors. AFC does not track individual usage of our website.


What anonymous information is collected on this site?

Anonymous clickstream information is collected from every visitor to this site. This includes pages viewed, date and time, and browser type. IP numbers are used to determine domain type and, in some cases, geographic region.


Does this site use cookies?

AFC uses remote data structures ("cookies") and monitor users' Internet protocol (IP) addresses to operate the interactive sections of this website (those that require member registration and sign-in). Cookies contain anonymous information only and are never used to retrieve any information about your identity. AFC uses these functions exclusively for identification and internal evaluative purposes, and does not share any information thereby collected with third parties.



The website contains links to external sites with their own data collection and privacy policies. Please note that when you click on one of these links, you are entering another site. We encourage you to read the privacy statements of these linked sites as their privacy policy may differ from ours. AFC is not responsible or liable for information submitted to these sites or use of that information.


Children under 13

The website is not intended for use of unsupervised children under the age of 13. AFC does not solicit or collect personal information from children under the age of 13. If you are a child under the age of 13, please get the permission of a parent or guardian before submitting any personal information.


How your information is protected

AFC holds your personal information to the highest level of confidence and security. Our website is securely protected against the loss, theft, misuse or misrepresentation of information under our control. Access to AFC's database information is limited only to specific qualified AFC or CHH employees. Additionally, when you make a contribution to AFC on-line, your financial information is transmitted using a Secure Socket Layer (SSL) encryption. SSL is a proven coding system that lets your browser encrypt, or scramble, data before being sent to our payment processor.

Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet can ever be 100% secure. While we strive to fully protect your information, we cannot ensure or completely guarantee the security of such information.

We take the utmost precaution to keep your credit card information safe and secure. But if you are uncomfortable submitting your credit card information online, contact Donor Services at


How to unsubscribe from mailing lists

To remove your name from our email or postal mailing list please email indicating what type of communication you received from us and at what address.


Acceptance of Constituent Privacy Policy

To further our mission and better serve our constituents, AFC is continually improving and adding new functionality and features to our Web site and improving and adding to its existing services and programs. Because of these ongoing changes and the changing nature of technology, AFC's information practices will change from time to time.

If and when its information practices change, AFC will post the policy changes to its Web site to notify its constituents of the changes and, where appropriate and practical, give them the opportunity to "opt-out" of the new programs and practices. If you are concerned about how your personal information is used, please check back at the AFC site frequently or contact

How to contact AFC with questions, comments or concerns regarding privacy issues.

Questions, comments or concerns regarding AFC's privacy policy or information sent to you by AFC, please email You can also reach us via US Mail by sending requests to:


AIDS Foundation of Chicago|
200 West Monroe Street
Suite 1150
Chicago, IL 60606-5075
Phone: 312-922-2322
Fax: 312-922-2916


Last Updated March 1, 2022