What Personal Data We Collect, and Why We Collect It
WomenStrong International collects information from our visitors at several different points on our websites. Our womenstrong.org website offers the opportunity for visitors to register for our email list. Users may be asked to provide contact information (name, email, phone numbers, etc.). We may use this contact information to send users updates from WomenStrong and information about various initiatives. We also allow users to make financial contributions via the womenstrong.org website. We collect necessary information to facilitate contributions (such as credit card information) and use that information to process the transaction. We retain records of the date and amount of each contribution, but credit card information is not stored on our systems after a contribution has been processed. WomenStrong also uses Google Analytics software to track IP addresses, browser types, pages viewed, resources downloaded, and other information to help us improve user experience on our websites.
WomenStrong’s websites include a private portal for Learning Lab members to interact and to upload and download resources. Members will be asked to create an account and to provide contact information in order to gain access to the portal. The portal tracks user behavior, such as materials downloaded, to help us improve user experiences. Users of the portal will also receive regular email updates, including recently added content.
When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.
If you upload images to the Member Learning Lab Portal, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included.
Visitors to the womenstrong.org website can download and extract any location data from images found on womenstrong.org.
Web Data and Cookies
In addition to your personal information, we may also collect standard Web server traffic pattern information generated by your use of WomenStrong websites. General traffic, site usage, and length-of-stay information may be collected and stored in log files for the purpose of improving the user experience and preventing spam. This may include information such as IP address, browser type and version, webpages you view, how you got to our websites, and any links you click in order to leave our websites. This type of information is shared externally only on an aggregated basis.
If you leave a comment on our websites, you may opt in to saving your name, email address, and website in cookies. These are for your convenience, so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.
If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine whether your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.
When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me,” your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.
If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just posted or edited. It expires after one day.
Embedded Content from Other Websites
Articles on these websites may include embedded content (e.g., videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in exactly the same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.
Those With Whom We May Share Your Data
We will never share, sell, or rent your personal information with third parties for their promotional use. We occasionally enter into contracts with third parties so that they can assist us in servicing you (for example, by providing customer service). The contracts prohibit these third parties from using any of your personal information for their own purposes, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of the information we provide to them.
Additionally, we may disclose personal information where we, in good faith, deem it appropriate or necessary to: identify, contact, or bring legal action against someone who may be causing injury to or interference with (either intentionally or unintentionally) the rights or property of WomenStrong International, any individual, or the general public; maintain and protect the security and integrity of our services or infrastructure; protect ourselves and our services from fraudulent, abusive, or unlawful uses; investigate and defend ourselves against third-party claims or allegations; or assist government enforcement agencies.
How Long We Retain Your Data
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so that we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically, instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
For users who register on our portal, we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Administrators can also see and edit that information. To have your profile deleted, please email [email protected] with that request.
For users who make financial contributions on our websites, information about the contribution (name, contact information, date, and amount of contribution) are retained indefinitely. Users may request to stop receiving communications from WomenStrong by using the “Unsubscribe” button on our emails or by emailing [email protected] with the subject line, “Unsubscribe.”
As mentioned above, credit card information used to make a contribution is not retained after the contribution is processed.
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
Where We Send Your Data
How We Protect Your Data
We take every precaution to protect the confidentiality and security of your personal information by using industry-recognized security safeguards such as firewalls, coupled with carefully developed security procedures, to protect your information from loss, misuse, or unauthorized alteration. If we ask for sensitive information, such as credit card numbers, we protect it through the use of encryption during transmission, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol.
WomenStrong takes care to reinforce the importance of our website visitors’ security and privacy among our employees. Our employees are trained and required to safeguard your information, and, using physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards, we restrict access to personal information to those employees and agents for business purposes only. WomenStrong is not responsible for the information collection practices of any websites to which WomenStrong’s websites link.
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About WomenStrong International
WomenStrong International provides trust-based funding, capacity strengthening, and a peer learning community to grantee partners addressing some of the most critical needs of women and girls: keeping girls in school, accessing lifesaving reproductive health care, preventing gender-based violence, and creating pathways to economic security. Learn More