Last updated: 1/2/2022

At the American Folklore Society (AFS), we are committed to protecting your privacy. We aim to collect only the information that is required to provide services to our members or event attendees. If you have any concerns or questions about data privacy, contact us at [email protected].

We are committed to on-going efforts to be explicit when we collect data about how it will be used, and to give you an opportunity to give or withhold consent.

AFS operates a WordPress website,, which is our primary system for sharing information with the public. We may publish information that is submitted using the Calendar, News or Resource submission forms. Personal information that is submitted using the Newsletter subscription forms will not be shared with any other party, but will be used to email News to subscribers. Likewise, information submitted using the Contact Us form will be used only for further communication.

AFS operates a membership website, which is our primary system for: managing all data, including membership and event registration transactions, that are collected online; recording membership, event, store and donation transaction details, including those that are paid by cash or check (transaction details include the date, billing name and mailing address, amount and method of payment, and product details; they do not include credit card, account or routing information); and communicating with members. This website is a service provided by Growth Zone; for more information about how Growth Zone manages the data collected on our website, see

AFS uses BluePay to process all credit card payments that we receive. AFS can access the billing information, like name and address data, but not the credit card information associated with these transactions. For more information about how BluePay manages data privacy, see

AFS uses services provided by Zoho to collect and manage annual meeting proposal data. For more information about how Zoho manages data privacy, see


The security of your Personal Information is important to us, but remember that no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure. While we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

Changes to This Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy is effective as of the date above and will remain in effect except with respect to any changes in its provisions in the future, which will be in effect immediately after being posted on this page.

We reserve the right to update or change our Privacy Policy at any time and you should check this Privacy Policy periodically. Your continued use of the Service after we post any modifications to the Privacy Policy on this page will constitute your acknowledgment of the modifications and your consent to abide and be bound by the modified Privacy Policy.

If we make any material changes to this Privacy Policy, we will notify you either through the email address you have provided us, or by placing a prominent notice on our website.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact us at [email protected].