Privacy Policy

Reading Religion is published by the American Academy of Religion, Inc. (AAR).

The AAR is committed to safeguarding the privacy of its members as well as visitors to its website and adheres to the following policies regarding communications as well as the gathering and dissemination of personal information.


The Reading Religion website may use cookies to enhance site navigation.

Collecting Information for Registered Users

By necessity, Reading Religion collects contact information on its registered users, including, but not limited to, name, address, telephone numbers, fax number, and email address. This information is requested on various forms.

Collecting Information on Website Visitors

Reading Religion does not use any technique to collect information on its website visitors beyond that which they freely provide us. Please be aware, however, that when any website is visited, the Web browser provides information about the connection and browsing program. We sometimes read some of this information, especially on pages with occasional malfunctions that have not yet been fully diagnosed, to see if we can find ways to make the website more functional and reliable.

Demographic Information

On Reading Religion, we request demographic information on registered users. This information is used to help us to plan programs and to assess whether we are making adequate progress in reaching out to members and prospective members of diverse backgrounds. This information is optional; withholding it will not in any way affect a member’s standing in the AAR.

Email Notices

Reading Religion sends out a monthly newsletter, as well as other occasional emails. Reading Religion only contacts users who opt-in to this service.

Reading Religion never provides any outside organization with email addresses, unless required to do so by law.

Google Analytics

Reading Religion uses Google Analytics and demographic data to aggregate web traffic information. This information allows us to enhance and improve the functionality of the site. Google Analytics anonymizes IP addresses before storing and processing data that have been collected. You may opt-out of Google Analytics tracking by installing the appropriate browser add-on available here for most common web browsers:

Other Sites

Reading Religion contains links to other websites and has no control over, and no responsibility for, the privacy practices or content of such websites.