Privacy Policy

Sand with slag, Image Credit: Leo Kenney

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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 Southeast Federation of Mineralogical Societies, Inc. collects the following information to conduct the society's business with members.

  • Club Name - Required - Identifies member club

  • Contact Name - Required - So the SFMS can communicate with the member club

  • Contact Phone - Required - So the SFMS can communicate with the member club

  • Email Address - Required - So the SFMS can communicate with the member club

  • Mailing Address - Required - For communications necessary via physical media

  • Meeting Address - Optional - Used for a map pin on the map of SFMS clubs

Security procedures in place to protect your information

The Southeast Federation of Mineralogical Societies, Inc. does not handle or store any credit card information. All online payment processing is managed by PayPal.

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Information stored and used by the SFMS is either accessible by authorized SFMS 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 Southeast 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 SFMS 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 SFMS members.

How you can correct any inaccuracies in the information

If corrections are necessary to any of the information you provided, please contact the SFMS 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

Sand with Slag

This sand was collected in a creek near an old iron furnace. When iron ore is heated until it is molten, the heavy iron sinks and impurities float. When the molten mass is cooled, the impurities, now called slag, are discarded. The glassy blue bits and green bits are slag from the old iron furnace. The rest is mostly quartz and maybe some limestone, but the cylinder shaped bit just to the right of center is a fossil that appears to be a piece of a bryozoan. The one with dots towards the upper left may be a piece of a fossil too.

Image Credit: Leo Kenney