Privacy Policy/Terms of Use Agreement

Thank you for visiting the African American Historical and Genealogical Society (AAHGS) website. Please review this Privacy Policy and Terms of Use Agreement to assist you in making informed decisions when you use our site. The AAHGS website is provided for informational purposes only.  By using the AAHGS website you accept these Terms of Use and acknowledge that you agree to abide by the policies and conditions sent forth by these Terms of Use.  Please do not access the AAHGS website if you do not agree with these Terms.

Your Privacy Is Important to Us

Our Privacy Policy is simple— we collect no personally identifiable information about you when you visit the AAHGS website unless you choose to provide that information. This Privacy Policy does not describe information collection practices on other sites, including those linked to or from the AAHGS website.

Information We Collect

When you visit the AAHGS website you may provide us with two types of information:

•   Personal Information You Choose to Provide

When You Submit an Online Form: You provide us information about yourself, your company or organization, and your purpose for contacting us when you submit an online form requesting information or assistance from AAHGS.

When You Email Employment Information: You can apply for employment at AAHGS via email by attaching resumes and other employment-related documents.

•   Website Use Information

Similar to other business websites, the AAHGS website utilizes a standard technology called "cookies" and web server logs to collect information about how our website is used. Information gathered through cookies and web server logs may include the date and time of visits, the pages viewed, time spent at our website, and the websites visited just before and just after our website. This collective data contains no personally identifiable information.

How We Use the Information That You Provide to Us

AAHGS does not sell, rent, or trade personal information you provide us through this website unless such disclosure is necessary or advisable to (a) protect the rights, safety, or property of AAHGS or others or (b) conform to legal or regulatory requirements. If you choose to use email to contact AAHGS via our online forms or specific email address, we may retain the content of your email messages and attachments together with your email address and our responses.

How We Use Information We Collect from Cookies

As you use our website, the site uses its cookies to differentiate you from other users. Cookies, in conjunction with our web server's log files, allow us to calculate the aggregate number of people visiting our Web site and which parts of the site are most popular. This helps us gather feedback in order to constantly improve our website and better serve our customers. Cookies do not allow us to gather any personal information about you and we do not generally store any personal information that you provided to us in your cookies.

How We Protect Your Information

Email is not a secure medium of communication. AAHGS discourages sending any information that you consider to be confidential or proprietary via email. Any such information supplied through the website will be deemed non-confidential.

Other Websites Linked to Our Website

AAHGS is not responsible for the practices employed by websites linked to or from the AAHGS website nor the information or content contained therein. Often links to other websites are provided solely as pointers to information on topics that may be useful to the users of our website.

Please remember that when you use a link to go from the AAHGS website to another website, our Privacy Policy is no longer in effect. Your browsing and interaction on any other website, including websites which have a link on our website, is subject to that website's own rules and policies. Please read over those rules and policies before proceeding.

Children’s Online Privacy Protection

AAHGS is committed to protecting children’s privacy online. Our website is not intentionally designed for or directed at children. In accordance with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (COPPA), AAHGS will not intentionally collect or maintain information about anyone under 13 years of age.

Intellectual Property

All information on this website—including without limitation all design, text, images, news releases, and other documents—is subject to copyright protection under United States and other copyright laws and is owned by AAHGS or used under license from the copyright owner. Permission is granted to view and print materials for non-commercial purpose of viewing, reading, and retaining for reference. Any other copying, distribution, retransmission, or modification of information or materials on this website, whether in electronic or hard copy form, without express prior written permission of AAHGS, is prohibited.

AAHGS’s registered marks, trademarks, logos, taglines, and images used on this site are the property of AAHGS and may not be used without expressed written permission from AAHGS. Other product or company names may be the trademarks or service marks of their respective owners.

Linking to the AAHGS Web Site

All links to the AAHGS website must be approved in writing by AAHGS. All AAHGS-approved links must point to, and when activated by a user, display that page full-screen in a fully operable and navigable browser window and not within a “frame” on the linked website. AAHGS reserves the right to revoke this consent to link at any time at our sole discretion.

Links to Third Party Web Sites

The AAHGS website may include links to websites operated by other entities. Visiting these third party Web sites will be done at your own risk. AAHGS has no control over such sites and is not responsible for the privacy, accuracy, legality, or any other aspect of their content or operability.


AAHGS strives to maintain updated and accurate content on our website. However, all material is presented “as is,” without any representation or warranty, express or implied, including the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, and non-infringement of intellectual property in connection with this website and its content. AAHGS does not warrant the accuracy or completeness of the materials or the reliability of any advice, opinion, statement, or other information displayed or distributed through the website.

Neither AAHGS nor any party involved in creating, producing or delivering this website shall be liable for any damages, including, without limitation, direct, incidental, consequential, indirect, or punitive damages arising out of access to, use of, or inability to use this website, or any errors or omissions in content.  This limitation applies to damages to, including viruses that infect, your computer equipment.

Limitation of Liability

In no event shall AAHGS be liable to any party for any direct, indirect, special, consequential or other damages (including without limitation, damages for lost profits, lost data, or business interruption) that are related to the use of, or the inability to use the website, the content, materials, and functions of the website, even if AAHGS has been expressly advised of the possibility of such damages.


You agree to indemnity, defend, and hold harmless AAHGS, its officers, employees, agents, suppliers, and third-party partners from and against all losses, expenses, damages, and costs, including reasonable attorney’s fees, resulting from any violation by you of these Terms.