Terms of Use/Privacy Policy

Thank you for your interest in WomenStrong International. Use of WomenStrong-hosted websites constitutes acceptance of the terms of use and privacy policy outlined. The terms of use and privacy policy apply to the WomenStrong International website (https://www.womenstrong.org/), its member portal site (https://portal.womenstrong.org), and services offered on the womenstrong.org domain (the “Site”). WomenStrong International is the sole owner of the information collected on these websites. We will not sell, share, or rent this information to others in ways different from what is disclosed in this statement.

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.

Users may update their information or opt out of receiving communications at any time by emailing [email protected]. To unsubscribe, please put “unsubscribe” in the subject line. CommentsThank you for your interest in WomenStrong International. Use of WomenStrong-hosted websites constitutes acceptance of the terms of use and privacy policy outlined. The terms of use and privacy policy apply to the WomenStrong International website (https://www.womenstrong.org/), its member portal site (https://portal.womenstrong.org), and services offered on the womenstrong.org domain (the “Site”). WomenStrong International is the sole owner of the information collected on these websites. We will not sell, share, or rent this information to others in ways different from what is disclosed in this statement.

Comments

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.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Media

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.

Visitors should be aware that non-personal information and data may be automatically collected on our websites through the use of “cookies.” Cookies are small text files stored as text on a computer hard drive. Our websites can use cookies to recognize repeat visitors, facilitate the visitor’s ongoing access to and use of the websites, allow the websites to track usage behavior, and compile aggregate data that will allow content improvements. We use cookie technology only to obtain non-personal information from online visitors in order to improve visitors’ online experience and facilitate their visit within our websites. 

If a visitor does not want information collected through the use of cookies, there is a simple procedure in most browsers that allows the visitor to deny or accept the cookie feature. You can choose to prevent us from establishing a unique user ID. We recommend that you visit any of the commonly available Cookie FAQs on the Internet to learn more about this. 

We use a tool called “Google Analytics” to collect information about use of our websites. Google Analytics collects information such as how often users visit the websites, what pages they visit when they do so, and what other websites they used prior to coming to the site. We use the information we get from Google Analytics only to improve the websites. Google Analytics collects only the IP address assigned to you on the date you visit these websites, rather than your name or other identifying information. We do not combine the information collected through the use of Google Analytics with personal information. Although Google Analytics plants a permanent cookie on your web browser to identify you as a unique user the next time you visit a website, the cookie cannot be used by anyone but Google. Google’s ability to use and share information collected by Google Analytics about your visits is restricted by the Google Analytics Terms of Use and the Google Privacy Policy. You can prevent Google Analytics from recognizing you on return visits to our websites by disabling cookies on your browser.

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.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in.

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. 

In addition to the disclosures otherwise permitted by this privacy policy, we may disclose or report personal information, if we believe in good faith that disclosure is required by a subpoena or other judicial or administrative order or is otherwise required by law. In the event that we receive a subpoena affecting your privacy, we may elect to notify you, to give you an opportunity to file a motion to quash the subpoena, or we may attempt to quash it ourselves, but we are not obligated to do either.  

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

We will never share, sell, or rent your personal information with third parties for their promotional use. We do use third-party providers to help service you in the following ways: Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service. We use Google Analytics to track and analyze information about the function of our websites, and you can read the Google Analytics privacy policy. We use Form Assembly to collect credit card contribution information and Stripe to process credit card contributions, and you can read their privacy policies here: https://www.formassembly.com/privacy-policy/#privacyshieldInfo and here: https://stripe.com/privacy. We will not sell, rent, or give data collected via these websites to any third party, excepting the vendors contracted by WomenStrong to complete its work.If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

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. 

Notification of Changes

If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes on our WomenStrong websites, so that our users are always aware of the types of information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we would disclose it. This policy is effective as of July 1, 2020.

About WomenStrong International

WomenStrong International is a global community of organizations working with women and girls to end extreme urban poverty. We start and end by listening to urban women and girls, who know best what they need, in order to thrive. WomenStrong finds, funds, nurtures, and shares women-driven solutions that can transform lives. Learn More