Access to Records, Retention & Privacy Policy


The AOA will disclose personal information when required by law or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary to: conform to the edicts of the law or comply with a legal process served on the AOA, protect and defend the rights or property of the AOA, or visitors to the AOA web site, identify persons who may be violating the law, the legal notice, or the rights of third parties, cooperate with the investigations of purported unlawful activities.

It is the policy of the AOA to allow members to inspect the following records of the organization:

•  IRS Form 990
•  Original applications for tax-exempt status
•  Articles of incorporation
•  Bylaws
•  Audited financial statements

Access will be granted at AOA Headquarters at a mutually agreed upon time. A responsible AOA employee will remain in the presence of the individual(s) requesting access to this information. Individuals will be allowed a reasonable amount of time to review the records, but access to copying machines and the like may be denied.

AOA legal counsel is Gaido & Fintzen, 30 North LaSalle, Suite 3010, Chicago, IL 60602.

Contact information will not be shared or sold to third parties for any purpose