AFS-USA’s Privacy Policy and the AFS Global Online Privacy Policy, which is incorporated into AFS-USA’s Privacy Policy, inform you about the PII that we may collect, how we may use it and keep it safe, and the choices you can make about your personal information. If you have any question about the AFS USA’s Privacy Policy, please contact us at [email protected].

The full text of the AFS-USA’s Privacy Policy and the AFS Global Online Privacy Policy can be accessed by clicking on the hyperlinks provided above and below.

A summary of our privacy policy is provided below:

  • Depending on your level of involvement with AFS, PII that you submit to us may include, amongst other things, your identity, your home and e-mail address, your date of birth, your (mobile) telephone number, schools attended, highest grade/qualification received, an image, photo or video of you, specific AFS program information (type, year, etc.), travel itineraries, a personal statement, your CV or resumé, certain medical history and medical disclosures, as well as answers to specific questions;
  • AFS-USA collects and uses your PII for the purpose of operating AFS programs and activities, informing you about AFS programs, and, depending on your level of involvement, helping you fulfill your role as an AFS staff, volunteer, host family, or participant;
  • For the purpose of providing its services, AFS-USA may transfer this PII to AFS organizations and other parties involved in the provision of AFS services in other countries;
  • AFS-USA transfers this PII across international borders to securely store this

information in other countries. Currently those locations are in the United States of

America, Germany and Thailand;

  • Subject to certain conditions and limitations, you have the right to access and update your PII and, in some circumstances you have the right to request the erasure of your PII;
  • AFS-USA may use (third party) cookies and other similar techniques to obtain
    information from you when using the AFS USA websites in order to facilitate your use of these websites;
  • If you are a minor and your parent’s/legal guardian’s consent is required for you to provide PII, ask for your parent’s/legal guardian’s for permission.

Please note that this is only a summary of the AFS-USA Privacy Policy enabling the reader to have a quick understanding of the content. This summary does not replace AFS-USA’s Privacy Policy or the AFS Global Online Privacy Policy incorporated into the AFS-USA Privacy Policy.