Privacy Policy and Terms Of Use

The American Enterprise Institute (“AEI”) provides this privacy policy (Privacy Policy), which describes how AEI processes your personal information. This Privacy Policy applies only to AEI’s online resources and website; it does not govern the practices of any third parties, which may be linked on AEI’s pages, or personal information that AEI may receive otherwise.

Important Notice to Non-U.S. Residents

AEI’s Website and their servers are located and operated in the United States. We do not solicit or knowingly collect personal data from individuals in the European Economic Area (EEA), United Kingdom or Switzerland and other countries. Individuals from outside the United States who contact us and send us personal information voluntarily are advised that the protection of such information may be different from data protection in the countries where they reside. They are also advised to consider before they voluntarily send personal information to us that there might not be an independent data protection authority and/or safeguards of the data processing principles and/or safeguards of data subject rights as set forth under the GDPR and comparable laws in the United States, unless such rights are explicitly mentioned in this Privacy Policy.

Collection of Personal Information

When you register on the AEI website, we ask you for personal information (such as your name, e-mail address, and an account password). For certain services, such as book sales or donations, we also request credit card or other payment account information. AEI will collect information on this website and further process it only to the extent necessary to provide features and services, to complete online transactions, or to maintain the security of our network and maintain services as detailed below.

Other Websites

AEI’s website may, from time to time, contain links to external websites. AEI encourages you to review the privacy and security policies of any externally linked websites that may be accessed through the Websites. AEI assumes no responsibility or liability for the information, collection and disclosure practices of any external websites that a user can access through the Websites.

Cookie/Tracking Technology

AEI uses cookies, pixels, beacons, and other reporting technologies across its web properties. The purpose of these tools is to operate the website to improve the quality of our service by monitoring user preferences, activities, and trends. These tools only collect aggregate, anonymous data unless you have already registered with AEI. 

Sharing Personal Information

AEI only shares personal information covered by this Privacy Policy with other companies or individuals outside of AEI in the following limited circumstances:

(1) We provide such information to other trusted businesses or persons for the purpose of processing personal information on our behalf. We require that these parties agree to process such information based on our instructions and in compliance with this Privacy Policy and any other appropriate confidentiality and security measures.

(2) We have  reason to believe that access, use, preservation, or disclosure of such personal information is reasonably necessary to (a) satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process, or enforceable governmental request; (b) enforce applicable Terms of Service and this Privacy Policy, including investigation of potential violations thereof; (c) detect, prevent, or otherwise address fraud, security, or technical issues; or (d) protect against imminent harm to the rights, property, or safety of AEI, its users, or the public as required or permitted by law.

We may share with third parties certain pieces of aggregated, non-personal information, such as the number of users who searched for a particular term, for example, or how many users clicked on a particular article. Such information does not identify you individually.

Commitment to Data Security

We take appropriate security measures to protect against unauthorized access to or unauthorized alteration, disclosure, or destruction of data. These measures include internal reviews of our data collection, storage, and processing practices and security measures, as well as physical security measures to guard against unauthorized access to systems where we store personal data.

We restrict access to personal information to AEI employees, contractors, and agents who need to know that information in order to operate, develop, or improve our services. These individuals are bound by confidentiality and data security obligations and may be subject to discipline, including termination and criminal prosecution, if they fail to meet these obligations.

AEI’s Participation in Amazon’s Associates Program

AEI is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to You find more information at with the applicable privacy notice at

Your Online Subscription to Marketing

If you have subscribed to our email marketing, you may manage your receipt of marketing and non-transactional communications at any time by clicking on the “manage preferences” or “unsubscribe” links located on the bottom of AEI’s emails. Additionally, you may unsubscribe here on our website.


We are committed to protecting the privacy of children. You should be aware that the Website is not intended or designed to attract children under the age of 13. We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under the age of 13 through the Websites.

Changes to Our Privacy Policy and Contact

We may modify this Privacy Policy from time to time. Any changes to the Privacy Policy will be noted in a revised policy statement and become effective when the updated policy is posted. For any issues related to AEI’s Privacy Policy, please contact [email protected] by e-mail or call 202-862-5800 and ask to speak to the webmaster.