Privacy Policy

This is the web site of WIE Unbound.

WIE Unbound is committed to maintaining the privacy of any personal information that you provide to us when you use our website. The following policy describes our privacy practices and explains how we treat information that we receive when you access our website or use our various online services. Please note this policy may change from time to time. Accordingly, we recommend that you review this policy periodically in order to ensure that you are familiar with our current privacy practices.

Our Privacy Practices

  1. What information we collect
  2. What personally identifiable information is collected from you
  3. What are cookies and how are they used
  4. Who is collecting your information
  5. How your information is used
  6. With whom your information may be shared
  7. What choices are available to you regarding collection, use, and distribution of your information
  8. How you can access, update or delete your information and password
  9. The kind of security precautions used to protect the loss, misuse or alteration of your personal information
  10. What else you should know about your online privacy
  11. Changes to Privacy Policy
  12. How do I contact WIE Unbound

 

What information we collect

WIE Unbound collects aggregate and user-specific information on which pages members access or visit. The information we collect is used for internal review to improve the content of our website. WIE Unbound does not link this information to any personal information you provide.

 

What personal information is collected from you

For each visitor to our website, our web server automatically recognizes the IP address of your computer. WIE Unbound does not link this information to any personal information you may provide. WIE Unbound collects personal information from several different parts of our website. Some information is gathered when you register. We ask for your name and email address. Only fields marked with an asterisk (*) on the registration form are required. We also ask for credit card information (e.g. credit card number and expiration date). This information is used for billing purposes only. If we experience difficulty processing your membership, we may use your contact information to contact you.

The system will also request your street address, city, state, zip code, and telephone number. Only fields marked with an asterisk (*) on the registration form are required. While registering, you will be asked to supply a username and password.

We may also provide you with the opportunity to supply personal information (e.g. surveys) at other times. If you contact us via email, we may also elect to maintain a record of such correspondence.

If you supply us with your postal address on-line, you may receive occasional mailings from us with information on new products and services or upcoming events. If you do not wish to receive such mailings, please let us know by sending us an email at wieunbound@wie.org.

If you choose to use our recommendation service to inform a friend about our website, we will ask for your friend's name and email address. Once you submit this information, we will automatically send your friend an email informing him or her of the position. WIE Unbound uses this information solely for the purpose of sending this email to your friend.

WIE Unbound is the sole owner of the information collected on this website. We will not sell, share or rent this information to third parties in any way other than stated herein without your express permission.

 

What are cookies and how are they used

WIE Unbound uses cookies. A cookie is a small chunk of text that a website puts into a file on your computer's hard drive. A cookie file enables you to log on automatically from the computer on which the cookie is stored without reentering your user name and password. WIE Unbound may also use cookies to store and track information about your visit. The code in the cookie file does not identify you as a particular user, nor does it identify you by name or address unless you set up preferences in your browser to do so automatically. Several features on our website require that you accept cookies in order for these features to work properly.

Some browsers enable you to decide if you want to receive cookies, and some programs notify you when a website is about to deposit a cookie on your hard drive. You can check for cookies on your computer in the following way: search your hard drive for a file labeled "cookies.txt" if you have a PC or for a file called "magic cookies" if you have a Mac. If you wish, these files can be deleted from your hard drive.

WIE Unbound may also collect IP addresses for system administration and to make changes to our website. IP addresses are not tied to your personally identifiable information. Under no circumstances will IP addresses be shared with non-related third parties.

 

Who is collecting your information

When you are asked for personal information on our website, you are sharing that information solely with WIE Unbound, unless specifically stated otherwise.

 

How is your information used

The primary objective of WIE Unbound in collecting your personal information is to provide you with a customized experience and to assist your navigation throughout our website.

WIE Unbound also uses personal information collected from our site to send certain emails to members. For example, after registering on our website, members will receive an email welcoming them to WIE Unbound.

 

With whom your information may be shared

As a general rule, WIE Unbound will not disclose any of your personally identifiable information to any third party without your permission, except under special circumstances, such as when we believe in good faith that we are required by law to do so.

In addition, we may disclose personal and account information in special cases when we have reason to believe that disclosing this information is necessary to identify, contact or bring legal action against someone who may be violating our User Agreement or causing injury to or interference with (either intentionally or unintentionally) the rights or property of WIE Unbound, any visitor(s) to our website, or anyone else who could be harmed by such activities. WIE Unbound also may disclose or access personal and account information that we deem necessary to maintain, service and improve our products and services.

WIE Unbound uses an outside credit card processing company to accept payment for membership. Our credit card processing vendor does not retain, share, store or use personally identifiable information for any other reason.

 

What choices are available to you regarding collection, use, and distribution of your information

WIE Unbound does not sell, share or rent user information to any non-related third parties. We will notify you at the time of data collection or transfer if your data will be shared with a non-related third party and you will always have the option of not permitting the transfer.

WIE Unbound will send you a weekly email regarding upcoming new releases. If you do not wish to receive these emails, please notify us directly via email at wieunbound@wie.org. You may also contact us via regular mail at WIE Unbound, PO Box 2360, Lenox, Massachusetts 01240.

 

How can you access, update or delete your information and password

WIE Unbound provides you with the means to ensure that your personal information is complete and accurate. You may edit or delete your user profile at any time by clicking on the Manage Your Account link located in the Member Login box on the WIE Unbound homepage. Please be aware that after you log into your account, your personal information will be available to any user(s) of your computer terminal unless and until you click the "logout" link in the upper right-hand corner of your computer screen.

If you are a previously registered user and have lost or forgotten your account password, you may obtain it by clicking the Forgot Your Password link in the Member Login box and entering your email address into the text box on the Retrieve Your Password page. Click the Send Details button to request that your user details be emailed to you. We cannot provide you with your password by any other means.

You may delete your WIE Unbound account from our system at any time, but doing so will result in you not being able to access any of the features on our website that require user registration.

 

The kind of security precautions used to protect the loss, misuse or alteration of your personal information

Other than certain members of the WIE Unbound team, you are the only person with access to the personal information you have entered into our registration form and payment processing screen. Your username is password-protected to prevent unauthorized access to these areas of our website. Your password cannot be obtained by anyone other than you or someone who knows both your username and the email address that you used to register with us.

We recommend that you do not disclose your password to anyone. WIE Unbound will never ask you for your password in an unsolicited telephone call or email. You should also log off of our website after you have completed using our service. This is to ensure that unauthorized individuals cannot access your personal information if you share a computer with someone else or are using a computer in a public place, such as a library or internet café.

When our registration or payment screens ask you to enter sensitive information (such as your credit card number and expiration date), such information is encrypted and protected by our 128-bit SSL encryption system.

While we have taken the above precautions, unfortunately no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your personal information, WIE Unbound cannot completely ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us through our online service, and you do so at your own risk. Once we receive your transmission, we make our best effort to ensure its security on our computer systems and servers.

 

What else you should know about online privacy

Please be aware that whenever you voluntarily disclose personal information online (for instance, while registering on our website), this information theoretically can be intercepted and used by others.

You are solely responsible for maintaining the secrecy of your account name, password and all of your other account information. Please be careful whenever you are online and whenever you leave your computer.

Please review our online User Agreement for additional information before using our website.

 

Changes to Privacy Policy

We reserve the right to modify this Privacy Policy at any time. If we make material changes, we will notify you of such changes on this page, by email and/or by posting a notice on our home page so that you are aware of them. Please review this page frequently to ensure you are aware of our most current privacy practices.

 

Contact Us

If you have any questions or comments regarding our Privacy Policy, please contact us via email at wieunbound@wie.org or via regular mail at WIE Unbound, PO Box 2360, Lenox, Massachusetts 01240.