Privacy Policy

Last Updated: 2015


Women Speak For Themselves wants you to know how we address privacy issues on the Women Speak For Themselves web site, including all apps published by [Name of Organization], whether for tablets or mobile devices or any other platform (the “Site”). We have established the privacy policy below (the “Privacy Policy”) to explain how your personal information will be treated by us. [Name of Organization] reserves the right to amend this Privacy Policy at any time. Please check back frequently in order to see changes, and your use of the Site constitutes your acceptance of the Privacy Policy, as it may be changed from time to time.


Collection of Personal Information from Site Users


  1. Women Speak For Themselves may collect and/or track (a) the home server domain names, e-mail addresses, type of computer, and type of Web browser of visitors to the Site, (b) the e-mail addresses of visitors that communicate with [Name of Organization] or the Site via e-mail, (c) information knowingly provided by the visitor in online forms, registration forms and surveys, (including name, address, e-mail and other personal profile data), and (d) aggregate and user-specific information regarding page views.


  1. Women Speak For Themselves may use Internet “cookies”, web beacons, or other technology to collect information from visitors’ hard drives. Cookies or other like technologies save data about individual visitors, such as the visitor’s name, password, user-name, screen preferences, the pages of a site viewed by the visitor, and the advertisements viewed or clicked by the visitor. When the visitor revisits the Site, Women Speak For Themselves may recognize the visitor by the Internet cookie or other technology and customize the visitor’s experience accordingly. Visitors may decline Internet cookies, if any, by using the appropriate feature of their Web client software, if available; however, this may impair certain features of the Site.


  1. When a visitor performs a search within the Site, [Name of Organization] may record information identifying the visitor or linking the visitor to the search performed. [Name of Organization] may also record limited information associated with every search request made by the visitor and use that information to, among other things, solve technical problems with the service and to calculate overall usage statistics.


Use of Personal Data Collected


Women Speak For Themselves may use personally identifiable information in a number of ways, such as:


  1. To communicate with you about your account, if applicable, or to communicate information about the Site. For example, we may send all new users a registration email, and we will also occasionally send important notices or information.


  1. To build higher?quality, more useful services, such as by analyzing usage trends, and by measuring demographics and interests regarding specific areas of the Site.


  1. To provide you with prompt and effective customer service.


  1. To support the operation of the Site (such as account maintenance and record?keeping), troubleshoot problems, resolve disputes, and to enforce our Terms of Use.


Disclosure of Personal Data Collected


Women Speak For Themselves may disclose personally identifiable information about you to Third Parties as follows:


  1. With your consent.


  1. As [Women Speak For Themselves believes necessary to: (a) comply with law (including court and government orders, and civil subpoenas); (b) enforce or apply [Name of Organization]’ Terms of Use and other agreements; or (c) protect the rights, property, or safety of [Name of Organization], our users, or others.


  1. If you partake (or we reasonably suspect that you are partaking) in any illegal or potentially illegal activity. We may disclose personal information even without a subpoena, warrant, or other court order, to the extent we feel is necessary to inform and cooperate with law enforcement agencies or other appropriate authorities.


  1. In aggregated form, i.e., information about multiple users collectively without identifying any individual user, such as the total number of visitors to a particular section in a given week.


Collection of Personal Data from Children


To the extent that Women Speak For Themselves is able to determine the age of users by their submissions to, or communications with, the Site, Women Speak For Themselves will not knowingly (a) collect or post information from individuals under thirteen years of age (“Children” or “Child”) without their parent’s or guardian’s consent, or (b) provide any personally identifying information collected from Children, regardless of its source, to any third party (non-law enforcement) for any purpose whatsoever. We do not ask for more personal information than is reasonably necessary for a child to participate in an activity. Parents can ask us to update or delete their children’s information at any time.

Third Party Web Sites


The Site may contain links to other Internet web sites. Unless we explicitly state otherwise, we have no control over these third party sites and their privacy practices, and this Privacy Policy applies only to information you supply (or that we collect) in connection with use of the Site. You should review third party privacy policies in connection with visiting other Sites.


Opt-Out Right


Visitors may opt-out of having their personal information collected by Women Speak For Themselves used by [Name of Organization] for secondary purposes, or used by [Name of Organization] to send promotional correspondence to the visitor, by contacting or via postal mail or telephone at the address and phone number below.


Access to and Ability to Correct Personal Data


Upon request via postal mail, e-mail, or telephone (during regular business hours), [Name of Organization] will provide to visitors a summary of any personally identifiable information retained by Women Speak For Themselves regarding the visitor. Visitors may modify, correct, change or update personally identifiable information that [Name of Organization] has collected through the Site or may use their personal record to be removed from Women Speak For Themselvesdatabase by contacting Women Speak For Themselves via postal mail, e-mail, or the telephone number indicated below.


Our Contact Information


If you have any questions regarding this Privacy Policy or you would like to review, change, and/or remove your personal information, you may contact us at:



Telephone: 202-888-2420

Mailing address: 1130 Connecticut Ave, Suite 425,Washington DC 20035


Governing Law


This Privacy Policy and the privacy practices of Women Speak For Themselveswill be subject exclusively to the laws of the District of Columbia within the United States of America. Women Speak For Themselves makes no representation that this Privacy Policy and such practices comply with the laws of any other country. Visitors who use the Site and reside outside the United States do so on their own initiative and are responsible for compliance with local laws, if and to the extent local laws are applicable. If you reside outside of the United States, by using the Site, you consent to the transfer and use of your information outside your country.


Special California Privacy Notice


California Civil Code Section 1798.83 (also known as S.B. 27 or the “Shine the Light” law), allows users that are California residents to request certain information regarding Women Speak For Themselves’ disclosure, if any, of personal information to third parties for the third-parties’ direct marketing purposes. To make such a request, please send an email message to with “Request for California Privacy Information” in the subject line. If applicable, we will provide you, by email, a list of the categories of personal information disclosed to third parties for their direct marketing purposes during the immediately preceding calendar year, along with the third parties’ names and addresses. Please note that not all personal information sharing is covered by S.B. 27’s requirements.