Privacy Policy

This section of our Privacy Policy relates specifically to our website. Read our Donor Privacy Policy here.

By visiting the Website, you are accepting the policies described in this Privacy Policy.

The Aga Khan Foundation USA takes your privacy very seriously. This notice describes AKF USA’s privacy policy as it relates to the and websites (collectively, the “Website”). By visiting the Website, you are accepting the policies described in this Privacy Policy. If you do not agree with this Privacy Policy, you are not permitted to use the Website. AKF USA may revise this privacy policy from time to time. We will post any changes here, so please check back periodically.

Collection of Information

AKF USA may ask for and collect personally identifiable information from you at various points throughout the site. Depending on the information and/or services you request, you may be asked to provide your name, email address, address, phone number, payment details, and similar information. Once you provide your personal information, you are not anonymous to AKF USA. You may opt out of e-mail communications at any time by clicking the unsubscribe link that is included at the bottom of every email communication from AKF USA.

Security of Personal Data

Donor Data: AKF USA’s donor data is stored in a cloud-based database which resides at a third-party vendor’s premises. Access to the database is limited to the Foundation’s staff and volunteers. The data can only be accessed through a secure firewall by an individual with a username and password, and who has been given access to the database.

Personnel Data: AKF USA stores all personal information on a secured server. Information on personnel is stored in a dedicated and secure drive with access limited to the senior staff responsible for overall operations. Documents from staffing and volunteer recruitments, and staff traveling abroad are also stored in a dedicated and secure drive with access limited to the senior management team.

Use of Online information

AKF USA uses the information we collect about you to send you communications such as our e-newsletter and various printed publications or mail appeals, and to help administer and improve our web sites. We do not sell our organization’s contact lists third parties.

Use of Cookies

Cookies are small text-only files that are stored on your computer and that can be used to help identify you when you visit our Website. A cookie cannot read data off your computer hard disk, nor can it read cookie files created by other websites. We may use cookies to make visiting and using our site easier, for instance, so that you do not have to continually re-enter information.

Credit Card information

– We employ a third-party company, Axia Payments, to process credit card payments. AKF USA neither stores nor has access to any credit card information, and therefore doesn’t use your credit card information for any reason. To view Axia’s privacy policy please visit


This Website is not directed toward children under 13 years of age nor does AKF USA knowingly collect information from children under 13. If you are under 13, please do not submit any personally identifiable information to AKF USA.

Your California Privacy Rights

If you are a California resident, you are entitled by law to request an Information Sharing Disclosure. If you provide notice to the address below, we will provide you with a notice of your right to prevent sharing of your personal information as well as a cost-free means of doing so. To receive such a notice, submit a written request to the address listed in the Access section below, specifying that you seek your “California Customer Choice Notice.” Please allow thirty days for a response.


If you would like us to update your contact information or any other part of your membership file, please call our office at 202-293-2537, email us at, or write us at:

Aga Khan Foundation USA
1825 K Street, NW Suite 901
Washington, DC 20006

Who AKF USA shares the information with

AKF USA generally does not share your name, postal address or email address with any other organization. AKF USA may share your information with third parties in the following situations: a) to complete your request, b) to outsource one or more of the functions described above, or c) to share your information with the authorities in response to a legal order or official request, or when we believe you have acted in violation of our Terms of Use.

Links to third-party sites

The AKF USA Website provides links to several other third-party websites. While we make efforts to choose our links carefully, AKF USA is not responsible for the content of linked websites, or for the privacy policies of websites we link to. Since we do not control those websites, we encourage you to review the privacy policies of those websites prior to any use.

Linking to the AKF USA Website

Generally, other websites may link to AKF USA’s website without seeking the permission of AKF USA. However, such links must clearly identify AKF USA as the source of the information displayed and preserve the integrity of the AKF USA web pages without alteration.


This privacy applies to the Website and is inapplicable to information that you may send to AKF USA by email or by other means of communication. We may retain your emails or other communications in order to process your inquiries, respond to your requests, and improve our services.

Privacy policy changes

AKF USA may amend this privacy policy from time to time. We will post the revised policy on our Website so that you are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances we disclose it. Your continued use of our Website after the date that such notices are posted will be deemed to be your agreement to the changed terms.

April 23, 2014

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