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Aeon is a registered charity committed to the spread of knowledge and a cosmopolitan worldview.
But we can’t do it without you.

Aeon is a registered charity committed to the spread of knowledge and a cosmopolitan worldview. Our mission is to create a sanctuary online for serious thinking.

No ads, no paywall, no clickbait – just thought-provoking ideas from the world’s leading thinkers, free to all. But we can’t do it without you.

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Friends of Aeon

By signing up to participate in Friends of Aeon, you accept these terms and conditions. Please read them carefully.

Friends of Aeon is a donations programme of recurring monthly or annual donations. You can find information about Friends of Aeon, the benefits and the costs here.

Who we are

We are a not-for-profit, registered charity operated by Aeon Media Group Ltd (ABN 80 612 076 614). Donations received for Friends of Aeon are accepted through our affiliate company, Aeon America Inc (EIN 81-3741044), which is tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Service Code in the US.

Donations made by US taxpayers are tax-deductible, and you will receive a tax receipt from Aeon America Inc. Donations are tax-deductible to the donor to the extent allowed under applicable law.

If you need advice on your eligibility to claim a tax deduction, please consult your tax adviser.

If you have any questions about Friends of Aeon or these terms and conditions that aren’t answered here, or in our FAQS, email us at support@aeon.co

Billing authorisation and refund policy

When you become a Friend of Aeon, you authorise us to deduct a donation each billing period, at the then-current rate, to the payment account you provide when you signed up to Friends of Aeon.

‘Billing period’ means monthly if you choose to pay monthly or annual if you choose to pay annually.

If you choose to pay monthly for your Friends of Aeon donation, payment will be charged to your chosen payment account each month. If you choose to pay annually for your Friends of Aeon donation, the total annual fee for the year will be charged to your chosen payment account 12 months after you made your first payment and annually thereafter.

Your Friends of Aeon donation will continue at the end of each billing period until you cancel it (please see below for details regarding how you can cancel your Friends of Aeon donation). If you choose to pay for your Friends of Aeon donation annually, we will send you a reminder 30 days prior to the date when your Friends of Aeon donation is going to renew. You must cancel your Friends of Aeon donation before it renews at the start of the next billing period in order to avoid the next billing period’s donation being billed to your payment account.

Friends of Aeon donation payments are non-refundable and there are no refunds or credits for partially used periods.

If a payment is not successfully settled, due to expiration, insufficient funds, or otherwise, and you do not edit your payment account information or cancel your account, we may cease your Friends of Aeon benefits.

You can find details about Friends of Aeon donations and payment methods here.

Cancellation

If you would like to change or cancel your ongoing credit-card donation, just contact us at support@aeon.co. If you would like to change or cancel your ongoing donation via PayPal, simply log in to your PayPal account. If you have any questions, please contact PayPal support.

You may cancel your Friends of Aeon donation at any time, and you will continue to have access to the Friends of Aeon benefits for a further two weeks after which time they will cease.

Privacy

Aeon is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Aeon will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law to do so. Please read our privacy policy for further detail.