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American Numismatic Association
Website Privacy Policy

Your privacy is very important to the American Numismatic Association. Accordingly, the ANA has developed this Policy in order for you to understand how we collect, use, communicate and disclose and make use of personal information. The following outlines our privacy policy.


  • The ANA maintains personal information collected for maintaining relationship with members and as required by law. Personal information is collected by lawful and fair means with the knowledge and consent of the website visitor.

  • The ANA collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. The ANA’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how visitors use its websites. From time to time, the ANA may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.

  • The ANA also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on Money.org’s blogs and forums. The ANA only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below.

  • Certain visitors to the ANA’s websites choose to interact with the ANA in ways that require the ANA to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that the ANA gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up for an account at Money.org provide a name, username and email address. Those who engage in transactions with the ANA – by purchasing a membership, for example – are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, the ANA collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with the ANA. The ANA does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.

  • The ANA may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. For instance, the ANA may monitor the most popular blog posts on Money.org. The ANA may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, the ANA does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.

  • The ANA shall protect personal information by reasonable security safeguards against loss or theft, as well as unauthorized access, disclosure, copying, use or modification.

  • The ANA shall make readily available to ANA members information about our policies and practices relating to the management of personal information.

  • The ANA discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, that need to know that information in order to process it on the ANA’s behalf or to provide services available at the ANA’s websites. The ANA will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. If you are a registered user of an ANA website and have supplied your email address, the ANA may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, to deliver announcements or special offers from official ANA partners, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with the ANA and our products. We primarily use our various blogs to communicate this type of information, so we expect to keep this type of email to a minimum. If you send us a request (for example via a support email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. The ANA takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.

  • The ANA shall disclose personal information, potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to law enforcement only when required to do so by lawfully obtained and executed court order.


The ANA is committed to conducting association business in accordance with these principles, ANA Bylaws and the ANA Code of Ethics in order to ensure that the confidentiality of personal information is protected and maintained.


Use of Cookies

The ANA website uses cookies. A cookie is a small piece of information that is placed on your computer when you visit certain websites. As part of your experience on this website, the ANA shall use the following types of cookies:

  • Service cookies help us to make our website work as efficiently as possible. Cookies do not typically contain any information that personally identifies a user, but personal information that the ANA stores about you may be linked to the information stored in and obtained from cookies. Cookies also help remember your settings preferences to provide consistent service across the website.

  • Analytics cookies that anonymously remember your computer or mobile device when you visit our website. They keep track of browsing patterns and build up a profile of how our readers use the website. We might use that information to target advertisements to you on our and other websites.

  • Ads appearing on any of our websites may be delivered to users by advertising partners, who may set cookies. These cookies allow the ad server to recognize your computer each time they send you an online advertisement to compile information about you or others who use your computer. This information allows ad networks to, among other things, deliver targeted advertisements that they believe will be of most interest to you. This Privacy Policy covers the use of cookies by the ANA and does not cover the use of cookies by any advertisers.

Visitors to the ANA’s websites who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using the ANA’s websites, with the drawback that certain features of the ANA’s websites may not function properly without the aid of cookies.


 LAST MODIFIED: June 10, 2014


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