About Us


CountdownAIDS2012.org is an open, public project for sharing information and mobilizing around the 19th International AIDS Conference, known as AIDS 2012.

AIDS 2012 will be held in the United States in Washington, D.C. from July 22-27, 2012. CountdownAIDS2012.org will provide an online public forum for posting information on AIDS 2012-associated planning, public events, organizing materials and mobilization information, as well as timely updates and activist perspectives before, during and after the conference.

CountdownAIDS2012.org is an initiative of AIDS Foundation of Chicago and its national and international policy projects and networks: Dose of Change, HIV Prevention Justice Alliance (HIV PJA) and the International Rectal Microbicides Advocates (IRMA).



CountdownAIDS2012.org is not affiliated with, authorized by or connected with the International AIDS Society, which organizes the AIDS 2012 conference.  Opinions expressed on this site are the opinions of the author only.



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What personally identifiable information is collected on the CountdownAIDS2012.org website?
The AIDS Foundation of Chicago (AFC), which administers the CountdownAIDS2012.org website, respects the right of privacy of those who visit the website. We do not collect personally identifying information about individual users except when specifically and knowingly provided by those users. This means that you can visit our site without telling us who you are or revealing any personally identifiable information about yourself. When a visitor becomes a member and supplies personal information during the registration process, (name and/or email address) that information will only be made publicly available to others if so designated by that user.

Personally identifiable information is stored on servers that are not publicly accessible. This information is only accessed by the webmaster on a "need to know" basis.

What anonymous information is collected on this site?
Anonymous clickstream information is collected from every visitor to this site. This includes pages viewed, date and time, and browser type. IP numbers are used to determine domain type and in some cases, geographic region.

How is this information used?
AFC will not disclose information about individual users to third parties except to comply with applicable laws or valid legal processes. We do not rent, sell, or trade users' information with third parties, however we do reserve the right to retain users' information for evaluation purposes, i.e. to determine the popularity and effectiveness of the website.

Does this site use cookies?
AFC uses remote data structures ("cookies") and monitor users' Internet protocol (IP) addresses to operate the interactive sections of this website (those that require member registration and sign-in). Cookies contain anonymous information only and are never used to retrieve any information about your identity. AFC uses these functions exclusively for identification and internal evaluative purposes, and does not share any information thereby collected with third parties.

The website contains links to external sites with their own data collection and privacy policies. Please note that when you click on one of these links, you are entering another site. We encourage you to read the privacy statements of these linked sites as their privacy policy may differ from ours. AFC is not responsible or liable for information submitted to these sites or use of that information.

Children under 13
The website is not intended for use of unsupervised children under the age of 13. AFC does not solicit or collect personal information from children under the age of 13. If you are a child under the age of 13, please get the permission of a parent or guardian before submitting any personal information.

Complaints, comments or corrections
If you have any questions about personal information, please contact the webmaster.

The information contained in this website is for general information purposes only. The information is provided by AFC and while we endeavor to keep the information up to date and correct, we make no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, reliability, suitability or availability with respect to the website or the information, products, services, or related graphics contained on the website for any purpose. Any reliance you place on such information is therefore strictly at your own risk.

Every effort is made to keep the website up and running smoothly. However, AFC will not be liable for the website being temporarily unavailable due to technical issues beyond our control.

If there are any changes to AFC's privacy policy, or use and collection practices of personal information on the website, those changes will be posted on this page. Policy changes will apply only to information collected after the date of the change. If you have any questions, concerns or comments, please email the webmaster.

This policy was last modified on June 23, 2011.