Privacy Statement: The AAFD maintains a policy of nondisclosure of member lists or member information.  AAFD Branded Program partners are given access to our membership list for purposes of marketing AAFD Branded programs.  In rare instances, our Board of Trustees may authorize disclosure of our membership for a specific purpose which in the opinion of the Board will provide significant value. However, if you prefer to receive mailings only from the Association and have your name and address removed from the list provided to these companies and organizations, please call the AAFD Member Services at 1-800-733-9858 or write to: Membership Services P.O. Box 10158, Palm Desert, CA 92250-1058

The American Association of Franchisees & Dealers respects the privacy rights of our online visitors and recognizes the importance of protecting the information collected about you. We have adopted an Online Privacy Policy that guides how we collect, store and use the information you provide.

What information is collected?

The American Association of Franchisees & Dealers only collects personal information from our online visitors on a voluntary basis and only during (1) membership registration, (2) support and discussion forum registration and (3) registration for special event participation. Personal information collected may include your name, e-mail address, phone number, home address and birthdate. We do not require this information to obtain access to every area of our website; however, you will not be able to access areas that require registration.

Visitors purchasing goods and services through our online store will need to provide a valid credit card number and expiration date, in addition to name, mailing address, phone number and e-mail address.

Safeguarding your personally identifiable information

We will only collect personally identifiable information to the extent deemed reasonably necessary to serve our legitimate business purposes, and we will maintain appropriate safeguards to ensure the security, integrity and privacy of the information you have provided. In addition, we will take reasonable steps to assure that third parties to whom we transfer any data will provide sufficient protection of that personal information.

Cookie Usage

Certain areas of our site use cookies to keep track of your shopping cart and make sure you don’t see the same content repeatedly. Also, we use cookies to deliver content specific to your interest and for other purposes. (Cookies are small files downloaded to your computer to track movements within web sites.) No consumer data is shared with any advertising company. Most browsers are automatically set to accept cookies. You can disable cookies or set your browser to alert you when cookies are being sent. However some areas, such as the online shopping cart will not function properly if you do so.

In Addition:

  • The American Association of Franchisees & Dealers will not provide, distribute, sell, nor make publicly available member information.
  • All member information is for the sole use of The American Association of Franchisees & Dealers.
  • We strongly respect our members’ privacy on the Internet, and suggest that all members and visitors make sure that before you purchase goods or submit information to a site, that the site has a privacy statement.