Privacy Policy

The Alaska World Affairs Council is committed to protecting your privacy and developing technology that gives you the most powerful and safe online experience. This Privacy Policy applies to the Alaska World Affairs Council website and governs data collection and usage. By using the Alaska World Affairs Council website, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.

This Privacy Policy also describes how your personal information is collected, used, and shared when you visit (the “Site”).

Collection of your Personal Information
The Alaska World Affairs Council collects personally identifiable information, such as your e-mail address, name, home or work address or telephone number. The Alaska World Affairs Council also collects anonymous demographic information, which is not unique to you, such as your ZIP code, age, gender, preferences, interests and favorites.

When you visit the Site, we automatically collect certain information about your device, including information about your web browser, IP address, time zone, and some of the cookies that are installed on your device. Additionally, as you browse the Site, we collect information about the individual web pages or products that you view, what websites or search terms referred you to the Site, and information about how you interact with the Site. We refer to this automatically-collected information as “Device Information.”

We collect Device Information using the following technologies:

– “Cookies” are data files that are placed on your device or computer and often include an anonymous unique identifier. For more information about cookies, and how to disable cookies, visit
– “Log files” track actions occurring on the Site, and collect data including your IP address, browser type, Internet service provider, referring/exit pages, and date/time stamps.
– “Web beacons,” “tags,” and “pixels” are electronic files used to record information about how you browse the Site.

Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose personally identifiable information or personally sensitive data through the Alaska World Affairs Council public message boards, this information may be collected and used by others. Note: the Alaska World Affairs Council does not read any of your private online communications.

The Alaska World Affairs Council encourages you to review the privacy statements of websites you choose to visit from the Alaska World Affairs Council’s website so that you can understand how those websites collect, use and share your information. The Alaska World Affairs Council is not responsible for the privacy statements or other content on websites outside of the Alaska World Affairs Council and the Alaska World Affairs Council family of websites.

When we talk about “Personal Information” in this Privacy Policy, we are talking both about Device Information and Donation and Form Information.

Use of your Personal Information
The Alaska World Affairs Council collects and uses your personal information to operate the Site and deliver the services you have requested. The Alaska World Affairs Council also uses your personally identifiable information to inform you of other products or services available from the Alaska World Affairs Council and its affiliates. We may also contact you via surveys to conduct research about your opinion of current services or of potential new services that may be offered.

We use Google Analytics to help us understand how our customers use the Site–you can read more about how Google uses your Personal Information here: You can also opt-out of Google Analytics here:

The Alaska World Affairs Council does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties. We may, from time to time, contact you on behalf of external business partners about a particular offering that may be of interest to you. In those cases, your unique personally identifiable information (e-mail, name, address, telephone number) is not transferred to the third party. In addition, the Alaska World Affairs Council may share data with trusted partners to help us perform statistical analysis, send you email or postal mail, provide customer support, or arrange for deliveries. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to the Alaska World Affairs Council, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.

The Alaska World Affairs Council does not use or disclose sensitive personal information, such as race, religion, or political affiliations, without your explicit consent.

The Alaska World Affairs Council keeps track of the websites and pages our customers visit within the Site, in order to determine what services are the most popular. This data is used to deliver customized content and advertising within the Site to customers whose behavior indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area.

The Alaska World Affairs Council websites will disclose your personal information, without notice, only if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on the Alaska World Affairs Council or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of the Alaska World Affairs Council; and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of the Site, or the public.

Do Not Track
Please note that we do not alter our Site’s data collection and use practices when we see a Do Not Track signal from your browser.

Use of Cookies
The Alaska World Affairs Council website use “cookies” to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a Web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.

One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the Web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you personalize Alaska World Affairs Council pages, or register with Alaska World Affairs Council site or services, a cookie helps us to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information, such as billing addresses, shipping addresses, and so on. When you return to the same Alaska World Affairs Council website, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the Alaska World Affairs Council features that you customized.

You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the Alaska World Affairs Council services or websites you visit.

Your Rights
If you are a European resident, you have the right to access personal information we hold about you and to ask that your personal information be corrected, updated, or deleted. If you would like to exercise this right, please contact us through the contact information below.

Additionally, if you are a European resident we note that we are processing your information in order to fulfill contracts we might have with you (for example if you make an order through the Site), or otherwise to pursue our legitimate business interests listed above. Additionally, please note that your information will be transferred outside of Europe, including to Canada and the United States.

Security of your Personal Information
The Alaska World Affairs Council secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. The Alaska World Affairs Council secures the personally identifiable information you provide on computer servers in a controlled, secure environment, protected from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. When personal information (such as a credit card number) is transmitted to other websites, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol.

Changes to this Statement
The Alaska World Affairs Council will occasionally update this Statement of Privacy to reflect company and customer feedback. The Alaska World Affairs Council encourages you to periodically review this Statement to be informed of how the Alaska World Affairs Council is protecting your information.

Contact Information
For more information about our privacy practices, if you have questions, or if you would like to make a complaint, please contact us by e-mail at or by mail using the details provided below:

406 G. St., Ste. 207, Anchorage, AK 99501, United States