GIRLS WHO INVEST PRIVACY POLICY

Effective Date: October 31, 2015

Introduction

Girls Who Invest (“GWI,” or we,” “us,” or “our”) respects your privacy and we are committed to protecting it through our compliance with this policy. This policy describes the types of information we may collect from you or that you may provide when you visit the GWI website at girlswhoinvest.org (the “Website”) and our practices for collecting, using, maintaining, protecting and disclosing that information.

Our privacy policy explains:

  • The information we collect on the Website and how we collect it
  • How we use the information we receive 
  • How we may share information with third parties
  • The security of your information
  • How we make changes to our privacy policy
  • How to contact us with questions about our privacy policy

User Consent

PLEASE READ THIS PRIVACY POLICY CAREFULLY TO UNDERSTAND OUR POLICIES AND PRACTICES REGARDING YOUR INFORMATION AND HOW WE WILL TREAT IT. OUR WEBSITE IS ALSO SUBJECT TO OUR TERMS OF USE. THE TERMS OF USE CONTAIN PROVISIONS THAT LIMIT OUR LIABILITY TO YOU AND REQUIRE YOU TO RESOLVE ANY DISPUTE WITH US ON AN INDIVIDUAL BASIS AND NOT AS PART OF ANY CLASS OR REPRESENTATIVE ACTION. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE WITH OUR POLICIES AND PRACTICES, YOUR CHOICE IS NOT TO USE OUR WEBSITE. BY ACCESSING OR USING THIS WEBSITE, YOU ACCEPT THE TERMS OF OUR PRIVACY POLICY AND TERMS OF USE AND CONSENT TO OUR COLLECTION, USE, DISCLOSURE AND RETENTION OF YOUR INFORMATION AS DESCRIBED IN THIS PRIVACY POLICY. 

Links to Third Party Websites

From time to time we may provide links to third party websites and services that we think may be of interest to you.  We do not own or control those third party websites and your use of those third party websites is not subject to this privacy policy.  We encourage you to read the privacy statements of all websites that you may visit.   

Information We Collect About You and How We Collect It

Information You Provide To Us.  You can provide information to us on our Website through various means, including when you use the “Contact Us” feature of our website to request information, volunteer or otherwise express an interest in or provide feedback to GWI.  The information we collect includes personal information such as your name, your email address and your phone number. When you contact us you may also provide other types of personal information in your message to us.

Donations. We use a third party service provider to assist us in processing payment information related to any donations you make through our website.  When you use the “Donate” function on our Website, you will be directed to our third party service provider’s website to complete the transaction.  Our third party service provider may in turn use a third party payment processor to facilitate those donation transactions.  Our third party service provider will inform you which payment processor is used when processing those payments.  Your use of our third party service provider’s website to make a donation is governed by the terms of our third party service provider’s privacy policy available here.  We encourage you to read their privacy policy before submitting your payment and other personal information to them.    

Information We Collect Through Automatic Data Collection Technologies. As you navigate through and interact with our Website, we may use automatic data collection technologies to collect certain information about your equipment, browsing actions and patterns, including:

  • IP address
  • Browser type
  • Computer or device type
  • Unique device identifiers
  • Operating system version
  • The website from where you navigated to our Website
  • Time and date of using our Website
  • The pages on our Website that you view
  • The name of your Internet service provider (ISP)

Social Media Widgets.  The Website may include social media features, such as widgets.  These features may collect your IP address, which page you are visiting on that website, and may set a cookie to enable the feature to function properly.  Social media features and widgets are either hosted by a third party or hosted directly on the Website.  Your interactions with these features are governed by the privacy policy of the company providing it.

Cookies.  When you visit our Website we may send one or more “cookies” to your computer or other device. A cookie is a small file containing a string of characters that is sent to your computer when you visit a website. When you visit the website again, the cookie allows that site to recognize your browser. Cookies may store unique identifiers, user preferences and other information. You can set your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, some website features or services may not function properly without cookies.     

Web Beacons.  We may use “web beacons,” which are small graphic files that allow us to monitor the use of our websites.  A web beacon is a type of technology placed on a website or within the body of an email for the purpose of tracking activity on websites, or when emails are opened or accessed, and is often used in combination with cookies. A web beacon can collect information such as the IP (Internet Protocol) address of the computer that downloaded the page on which the tag appears; the URL of the page on which the web beacon appears; the time the page containing the web beacon was viewed; the type of browser that fetched the web beacon; and the identification number of any cookie on the computer previously placed by that server.

Children Under the Age of 13.  Our Website is not intended for children under 13 years of age. We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under 13. If we learn we have collected or received personal information from a child under 13 without verification of parental consent, we will delete that information. 

How We Use Your Information

We use information that we collect about you or that you provide to us, including any personal information:

  • To provide our Website and its contents to you
  • To provide you with information that you request from us
  • To enforce our Terms of Use and other applicable policies
  • To fulfill any other purpose for which you provide it

How we May Share Information with Third Parties

We may share personal information that we collect or you provide with third parties:

  • To fulfill the purpose for which you provide it 
  • To contractors, service providers and other third parties we use to support our Website and activities
  • To our affiliates and partners
  • In connection with the transfer of assets related to the Website
  • With your consent.
  • To comply with any court order, law or legal process, including to respond to any government or regulatory request
  • To enforce or apply our terms of use 
  • If we believe disclosure is necessary or appropriate to protect the rights, property, or safety of GWI, our customers or others 

Security of Your Information

We use industry standard physical, technical and administrative security measures and safeguards to protect the confidentiality and security of your personal information.  However, since the Internet is not a 100% secure environment, we cannot guarantee the security of any information you transmit to us.  There is no guarantee that information will not be accessed, disclosed, altered, or destroyed by breach of any of our physical, technical, or managerial safeguards.  We are not responsible for any interception or interruption of any communications through the Internet or for changes to or losses of data. In order to protect you and your data, we may suspend your use of any of the Website, without notice if any breach of security is suspected. Users of the Website are responsible for maintaining the security of any password, user ID or other form of authentication involved in obtaining access to password protected or secure areas of our Website. Access to and use of password protected and/or secure areas of any of the Website are restricted to authorized users only. Unauthorized access to such areas is prohibited and may lead to criminal prosecution.

California Privacy Disclosures

We do not share personal information with third parties for their marketing purposes.

Our Website does not support Do Not Track at this time. Do Not Track (DNT) is a privacy preference that you can set in your web browser to indicate that you do not want certain information about your webpage visits collected across websites when you have not interacted with that service on the page. For all the details, including how to turn on Do Not Track, visit donottrack.us.

Changes to Our Privacy Policy

Our privacy policy may change from time to time.  We will post any changes we make to our privacy policy on this page. Your continued use of this Website after we make changes is deemed to be acceptance of those changes, so please check the policy periodically for updates. 

Contact Information

To ask questions or comment about this privacy policy and our privacy practices, email us at info@girslwhoinvest.org or contact us by US postal mail at the following address:

Girls Who Invest
225 Fifth Avenue
Unit 8T
New York, New York 10010