Effective Date: October 1, 2015
Your information and
how our Site makes use of it
Like many nonprofit organizations, AAUW obtains the names of potential supporters by renting membership lists of our Affiliated Third Parties such as like-minded organizations and publications. Sometimes, instead of paying the rental fee, AAUW exchanges its list with another group's list for a single use. By receiving email or mail from other similar groups, you help AAUW grow its programs and services. You may have your name excluded from any lists that AAUW sells or exchanges by contacting
From time to time, the Site may collect general statistical or aggregate information. Such information can include the type of browsers being used (e.g., Internet Explorer, Chrome, Firefox), the operating system you are using (e.g., iOS, Android, Windows, or Mac OS), the number of users that visit a specific page on the Site and the character and duration of such visits. This information may be used to help analyze Site traffic and improve our services. At no point, however, will the aggregated information personally identify you.
We reserve the right to disclose any personal or aggregate information if required to do so by law, including compliance with legal process served on AAUW, or if we believe that such action is necessary in order to: (a) protect or defend the legal rights or property of AAUW, the Site, or its users; or (b) in an emergency to protect the health and safety of the Site's users or the general public.
You should refer to the rest of this Policy to see how we use, disclose and protect this information:
Information You Give Us
We collect information you give us when you use our Site. Examples include, but are not limited to, the following:
Automatically Collected Information
We automatically receive certain types of information whenever you interact with us. For example, when you visit the Site, our systems automatically collect your IP address and the type of browser you use. Information may be automatically collected through the use of "cookies" which are discussed in more detail below. We may also collect information about your browsing behavior, such as IP address information, entry and exit points for the Site, search terms (as applicable), website addresses you visit, page views, and impressions.
Similar in function to Cookies, Web Beacons are small, transparent images that collect information such as the IP address of the requesting computer, the time for which the material was viewed, the type of web browser that retrieved the web beacon image, and the existence of cookies previously set by the Site's server.
Do Not Track Requests
The Site does not respond to browser-based, Do Not Track requests or signals.Further, AAUW does not allow other parties to collect PII over time and across different websites when a user accesses the Site.
This website is intended for use by individuals who are 18 years of age or older. Accordingly, AAUW does not knowingly, directly or passively collect information from individuals under the age of 18. If we create services that make it appropriate to collect information from individuals under the age of 18, we will notify you of the change in this Policy.
USE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
Internal Use of PII
In general, we use PII internally to serve our users, to enhance and extend our user relationships so our users may take maximum advantage of our services. For example, by understanding how you use our Site from your computer or mobile device, we are able to customize and personalize your experience. More specifically, we use PII to provide services or to anticipate and resolve problems with our Site, or to respond to your support inquiries, and to create and inform you of new services or information from AAUW or others that may better meet your needs. You should review the following section to understand when AAUW discloses PII.
Disclosure of PII
As referenced above, when you submit Material, we will ask you to provide PII. The following section describes these disclosure practices more fully:
We may use information about you for our own internal statistical, design, or operational purposes, such as to estimate our audience size, measure aggregate traffic patterns as well as to understand demographic, user interest, and other trends among our users. We may outsource these tasks to third parties; however, the third parties may not use or disclose your PII for any other purposes.
As referenced above, we may disclose your PII to like-minded Affiliated Third Parties so they can inform you about their services or provide information about their organization.
PII as well as aggregate information shared with our Affiliated Third Parties may be stored on our internal equipment to which we allow access, or, the data may reside on their own respective external equipment.
Information about our users and the Site is one of our most important business assets. Therefore, information about our users, including PII, will be disclosed as part of any merger or acquisition, creation of a separate business, fulfill services, or sale/pledge of AAUW assets as well as in the event of an insolvency, bankruptcy or receivership in which PII would be transferred as one of the business assets of the AAUW.
Protection of AAUW and Others
As referenced above, we release PII when we believe it is appropriate to comply with the law (e.g., a lawful subpoena, warrant or court order); to enforce or apply our policies; to protect our rights or property, or to protect our users from fraudulent, abusive, or unlawful use of, our Site; or if we reasonably believe that an emergency involving immediate danger of death or serious physical injury to any person requires disclosure of communications or justifies disclosure of records without delay.
Security of PII
We maintain administrative, technical and physical safeguards to protect against unauthorized access, use, modification and disclosure of PII in our custody and control. We also are committed to employing reasonable technology in order to protect the security of our Site. However, even with the best technology, no Site is 100% secure. We will take reasonable measures which we believe are appropriate to protect your PII from loss, misuse, alteration or destruction, and, where possible, will ask that any third parties to whom we may transfer such information to take comparable steps to protect that security.
Third Party Websites
Please be aware that we may provide links to third party websites from the Site as a service to our users and we are not responsible for the content or information collection practices of those sites. Please also note that these websites' privacy policies will differ from those of AAUW. Therefore, we encourage you to review and understand their privacy practices before providing them with information.
Network and Information Security
You should be aware that AAUW has no control over the security of other websites on the Internet that you might visit, interact with, or from which you buy products or services.
Updating This Policy
If you have any questions, comments or concerns about this Policy, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.