MAFA respects the privacy of its members and visitors. If you have any questions about the operation of our website, please email

Our website contains links to other websites. Please note that when you click on one of these links, you may be entering another website, for which MAFA is not responsible. This includes the actual conference registration program used by MAFA.

By using, you signify your agreement to our privacy policy as stated. Note that this policy may be revised periodically without notice. Please re-read this policy prior to submitting any personal information if you have concerns about how your information is being collected and used.


Our website collects names, email addresses, and other personal information from visitors only when submitted via one of our online forms, such as a grant or fellowship application, a membership application or a classified ad. This data is used solely by MAFA and is not shared, traded, or sold to third parties.

Under most circumstances, MAFA will not reveal personally identifiable information of individual users. However, MAFA may be obligated to release such information to law enforcement agents in response to a search warrant, subpoena, or other lawful directive. Under certain circumstances, we may be prohibited from informing you that we have received such a request.

Records of grants and fellowships may be made available for public inspection as required by law.


Our web-server also records IP addresses from all visitors to our site. An IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer when you use the Internet. We use IP addresses to help diagnose problems with our server, to administer our site, to analyze trends, to track user movement, and to gather broad demographic information—all for the purpose of continually improving our website and its content. IP addresses are not linked to personally identifiable information, and their collection is standard procedure in most web-server environments.

We use a tool called “Google Analytics” to collect information about use of this site. Google Analytics collects information such as how often users visit this site, what pages they visit when they do so, and what other sites they visited prior to coming to this site. We use the information we get from Google Analytics solely to improve this site. Google Analytics collects only the IP address assigned to you on the date you visit this site, rather than your name or other identifying information. We do not combine the information collected through the use of Google Analytics with personally identifiable information.

Although Google Analytics plants a permanent cookie on your web browser to identify you as a unique user the next time you visit this site, the cookie cannot be used by anyone but Google. Google’s ability to use and share information collected by Google Analytics about your visits to this site is restricted by the Google Analytics Terms ( of Use and the Google Privacy Policy ( You can prevent Google Analytics from recognizing you on return visits to this site by disabling cookies on your browser.

Approved by MAFA Board of Directors, 2/3/2018