Privacy Policy

The American Geosciences Institute's On-Line Privacy Policy

The American Geosciences Institute (AGI) is committed to protecting your privacy. Any information we collect about your access to the website is used to better serve you and to enable special applications, such as ordering of books and subscriptions.  Details about our privacy policy are outlined below:

What information do we collect? How do we use it? 

  • Unless you log in to the website, the only identifying information generated on our system is recording your IP address in the access logs.  This information is only used to evaluate performance of our systems.
  • AGI does utilize Google Analytics, which if you have an active Google account, may identify you to Google as visiting our site.  We do not have any access to this information.  For information regarding Google users and Google Analytics, please refer to Google's privacy policy.
  • When you create and account, log into the system, or submit a form with indentifying information, we will use that information to provide customer service and support, site customization, and verification of eligibility to access restricted content on that site.
  • When you place an order for a book or subscription through the website, we require your name, address, phone, and email information.  This information is also stored in our systems for customer support.  However, AGI uses payment processors that do not require our servers to ever store your credit cart or other financial information.
  • When you enter a contest or other promotional feature, we may ask for your name, address, and e-mail address so that we can administer the contest and notify winners.
  • We also monitor visitor traffic patterns and site usage to help us develop the design and layout of the store.
  • AGI does not sell e-mail addresses of registered users to third parties.  We may provide subscriber postal addresses to geoscience-related organizations for their own solicitations.  If you wish to be opted out, please email

Your consent

By using our Web site, you consent to the collection and use of any above described information by AGI.  If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes on this page so that you are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances we disclose it.

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