Privacy Policy

Lake Michigan beach - a rockhound's dream, Image Credit: Angie Hartley

This privacy policy discloses the privacy practices for this website ( This privacy policy applies solely to information collected by this website.

What personally identifiable information is collected from you through the website when you submit an online form, whether or not particular information is required, and how the information is used.

The American Federation of Mineralogical Societies, Inc. may collect the following information to conduct the society's business with members. The information is never shared outside the organization.

  • Club Name

  • Contact Name

  • Contact Phone

  • Email Address

  • Mailing Address

Security procedures in place to protect your information

The American Federation of Mineralogical Societies, Inc. does not handle or store any credit card information.

Information stored and used by the AFMS is either accessible by authorized AFMS members only through Google Workspace security or has been authorized by you to be displayed publicly.

Links to other websites

Links are provided to other websites that may be of interest to you. The American Federation of Mineralogical Societies, Inc. is not responsible for the content or privacy practices of other websites. Please be aware when you are leaving the AFMS website and be sure to read the privacy statement of any other site that collects personally identifiable information.

Information you provided that you can access

Some information is accessible through the website by authorized people only. Security is provided by Google Workspace and via close monitoring by AFMS members.

How you can correct any inaccuracies in the information

If corrections are necessary to any of the information you provided, please contact the AFMS webmaster at the email address available below. You may also contact your state director. Click here for the contact page.

About the image on this page

Whether you are searching for Petoskey stone coral, Fluorescent Sodalite, a myriad of igneous and metamorphic beauties washed down from Canada, or even heart-shaped rocks... Great Lakes beaches are a great place to rockhound!

Image Credit: Angie Hartley