The American Kratom Association (AKA) is dedicated to protecting the rights of all Americans to legally consume safe kratom to better manage their overall health and well-being.
The American Kratom Association has 5 main goals:
Support Consumers. The FDA does everything it can do to interfere with the right of consumers to make informed choices about products they use for their health and well being, and their war on kratom includes distributing disinformation on kratom that materially misleads consumers and policy makers. Our goal is to change that.
Educate. Kratom is a natural plant that helps consumers improve their health and well being for centuries. Our goal is to educate all Americans with the truth about kratom — from potential consumers to regulators and everyone in between.
Speaking the Truth on Kratom. We represent millions of Americans that each have a story to tell. The FDA wants to drown out the individual voices, but we will raise those voices and together we will be heard across America.
Global Awareness. Anti-kratom detractors are trying to expand kratom bans across the world. We hope to demonstrate responsible use and the health benefits of kratom will convince other countries to responsibly regulate kratom, not ban it.
Protect Natural Resources. Kratom is a precious natural resource that is an important part of our global ecosystem. We support and advocate for sustainable harvesting techniques and reforestation protecting existing kratom forests to protect the climate and the invaluable carbon exchange kratom trees contribute to the environment.
The American Kratom Association is governed by a board of directors who establish and oversee the mission, policies, and programs executed on behalf of the organization by an Executive Director and efficient staff.
Rep. Matt Salmon, who represented the 5th District of Arizona for five terms in Washington, has recently joined the American Kratom Association as its Board of Directors' Chairman.
Salmon attended public school in Mesa, Arizona and graduated from ASU in 1981, and holds a Master of Public Administration graduate degree from Brigham Young University. He currently serves at Arizona State University as Vice President of Government Affairs since 2017.
He spent 13 years in the telecommunications industry in Arizona, before being elected to the Arizona State Senate, where he rose to assistant majority leader and chairman of the Rules Committee before his election to Congress in 1994. Salmon served three terms before honoring a self-imposed term limit, leaving Congress in 2000, at which time he worked as a consultant to ASU on matters related to education policy. He returned to Congress in 2012 and was re-elected in 2014. Salmon was a member of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs and speaks fluent Mandarin. Salmon has served as chairman of the Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere and as chairman of the Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific, and he has led numerous delegations to China.In 2016, Congressman Salmon led the effort to oppose the FDA's recommended scheduling of kratom made to the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). Salmon actively worked to convince a bipartisan group of 51 Members of Congress and 13 Senators to oppose the ban in kratom and his tireless efforts to protect consumer's freedom to make their own choices on the products they use to maintain their health and well-being is credited with helping convince the DEA to withdraw the Federal Register Notice that would have banned kratom.He and his wife, Nancy, have been married for 40 years and are the proud parents of four children and the proud grandparents of nine grandchildren.
Established in 2014, the American Kratom Association (AKA) is committed to restoring full consumer access to kratom and to preserve and protect the freedom of consumers in the United States to make their own choices on their well-being and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. The AKA is a Virginia-registered non-profit corporation, operating as a 501 c(4).
Through the services of its Executive Director and a third-party CPA, the AKA ensures its compliance with both State and Federal regulations through timely internal financial reconciliations and strict board-adopted conduct policies. AKA is committed to bringing confidence to each donor that their money is being spent wisely.
It is only through the generosity of individual donors and volunteers that we have been able to fight anti-kratom legislation across the United States.
The American Kratom Association (AKA) believes strongly that people who contribute to a non-profit organization have the right to know how their money is spent. With our mission being to protect the rights of individuals to consume kratom for improved health and well-being, we work to make sure every dollar is spent wisely.
The AKA is proud that all contributions go directly toward activities focused on keeping kratom legal. The Association maintains one of the top legal firms in the country, an experienced lobbying team, and experts in the field of public relations and social media – all of which are working to push back efforts to prohibit the sales and use of natural kratom.
Funding to keep kratom legal comes from individual donors and organizations interested in supporting the mission of AKA.
To review the 990 of the AKA please find them on the IRS page by searching the American Kratom Association or contacting us.
The American Kratom Association (AKA) recognizes that every effort should be made to keep kratom risks low, and protect consumers from adulterated and contaminated kratom products. With appropriate FDA consumer regulation, we can maximize the potential for kratom to be responsibly used for the improvement of health and well-being of individuals and public health in America. To that end, AKA supports the following efforts:
Protecting your private information is our priority. This Statement of Privacy applies to
AKA is a licensee of the TRUSTe Privacy Program. TRUSTe is an independent organization whose mission is to build users' trust and confidence in the Internet by promoting the use of fair information practices. Because we want to demonstrate our commitment to your privacy, we have agreed to disclose our information practices and have our privacy practices reviewed for compliance by TRUSTe.
If you have questions or concerns regarding this policy, you should first contact us at
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Collection of your Personal Information
AKA may collect personally identifiable information, such as your:
- E-mail Address
- Phone Number
If you purchase AKA's products and services, we collect billing and credit card information. This information is used to complete the purchase transaction.
Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose personally identifiable information or personally sensitive data through AKA's public message boards, this information may be collected and used by others.
AKA encourages you to review the privacy statements of websites you choose to link to from AKA so that you can understand how those websites collect, use and share your information. AKA is not responsible for the privacy statements or other content on websites outside of the AKA website.
Use of your Personal Information
AKA collects and uses your personal information to operate its website(s) and deliver the services
you have requested.
AKA may also use your personally identifiable information to inform you of other products or services available from AKA and its affiliates.
AKA may also contact you via surveys to conduct research about your opinion of current services or of potential new services that may be offered.
AKA does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties.
AKA may share data with trusted partners to help perform statistical analysis, send you email or postal mail, provide customer support, or arrange for deliveries. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to AKA, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.
AKA will disclose your personal information, without notice, only if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on AKA or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of AKA; and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of AKA, or the public.
Automatically Collected Information
Information about your computer hardware and software may be automatically collected by AKA. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring website addresses. This information is used for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the AKA website.
The AKA website may use "cookies" to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.
One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the Web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you personalize AKA pages, or register with AKA site or services, a cookie helps AKA to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information, such as billing addresses, shipping addresses, and so on. When you return to the same AKA website, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the AKA features that you customized.
You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the AKA services or websites you visit.
Security of your Personal Information
AKA secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. AKA uses the following methods for this purpose:
- SSL Protocol
Verisign is an independent, third-party company engaged in the development of digital trust. Verisign provides authentication of Internet services, digital identity, and intellectual property. By clicking on the Verisign logo, the Verisign website will serve up a web page that confirms that American Kratom Association is "Verisign Authenticated."
When personal information (such as a credit card number) is transmitted to other websites, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) protocol.
Children Under Thirteen
AKA does not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under the age of thirteen. If you are under the age of thirteen, you must ask your parent or guardian for permission to use this website.
Disconnecting your AKA Account from Third Party Websites.
You will be able to connect your AKA account to third party accounts. BY CONNECTING YOUR AKA ACCOUNT TO YOUR THIRD PARTY ACCOUNT, YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT YOU ARE CONSENTING TO THE CONTINUOUS RELEASE OF INFORMATION ABOUT YOU TO OTHERS (IN ACCORDANCE WITH YOUR PRIVACY SETTINGS ON THOSE THIRD PARTY SITES). IF YOU DO NOT WANT INFORMATION ABOUT YOU, INCLUDING PERSONALLY IDENTIFYING INFORMATION, TO BE SHARED INTHIS MANNER, DO NOT USE THE THIS FEATURE. You may disconnect your account from a third party account at any time. By removing their log in information. Users may also contact us by email or telephone.
Opt-Out & Unsubscribe
We respect your privacy and give you an opportunity to opt-out of receiving announcements of certain information. Users may opt-out of receiving any or all communications from AKA by contacting us here:
- Web page: Contact Us
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Changes to this Statement
AKA will occasionally update this Statement of Privacy to reflect company and customer feedback. AKA encourages you to periodically review this Statement to be informed of how AKA is protecting your information.
AKA welcomes your questions or comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. If you believe
that AKA has not adhered to this Statement, please contact AKA at:
American Kratom Association
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Effective as of January 1, 2022