Independent Women’s Voice’s Website Privacy Policy for

Your privacy is critically important to us.

Independent Women’s Voice has a few fundamental principles about privacy and the information we collect.

  • Independent Women’s Voice will not ask you for personal information unless it is truly necessary;
  • Independent Women’s Voice will not share your personal information with anyone except as required in order to comply with the law or protect our rights (as further discussed below);
  • Independent Women’s Voice will utilize safe, secure technology to protect your personally identifiable information; and
  • You retain copyright and any other rights you already hold in Content, which you may submit, post or display through

Below is our privacy policy, which incorporates these goals.

Independent Women’s Voice Inc. (“IWV”), a qualified 501(c)(4) non-partisan, non-profit organization, operates a website at and It is IWV’s policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our website.

Website Visitors

Like most website operators, IWV collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. Independent Women’s Voice’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how IWV’s visitors use its website. From time to time, IWV may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.

IWV also collects potentially personally identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses. IWV does not use such information to identify its visitors, however, and does not disclose such information, other than under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally identifying information, as described below.

Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information

Certain visitors to IWV’s websites choose to interact with IWV in ways that require IWV to gather personally identifying information. The amount and type of information that IWV gathers depends on the nature of the transaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up as a subscriber to the newsletter at to provide an email address. Those who engage in transactions with IWV– by signing petitions or joining a newsletter at or , for example – are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal information required to process those transactions. In each case, IWV collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with IWV. IWV does not disclose personally identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.

IWV has created these web pages for your personal information and education. However, you are only authorized to access this website or to use the materials contained in the site if you agree to abide by all applicable laws, which constitutes an Agreement between you and IWV.

Opt-Out Policy

Independent Women’s Voice offers its visitors and customers a means to choose how we may use information provided. If, at any time after registering for information or ordering services at , you change your mind about receiving information from us or about sharing your information with third parties, simply send as a request at [email protected] .

Aggregated Statistics

IWV may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. IWV may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, IWV does not disclose personally identifying information other than as described below.

Protection of Certain Personally Identifying Information

IWV discloses potentially personally-identifying information (which throughout this document includes information that may already be personally-identifying) only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on IWV’s behalf or to provide services available at IWV’s websites, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country. By using IWV will not rent or sell potentially personally identifying and personally identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, IWV discloses potentially personally-identifying information only when required to do so by law, or when IWV believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of IWV, third parties, or the public at large. If you are a registered user of and have supplied your email address, Independent Women’s Voice may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with updates on Independent Women’s Voice. We primarily use our various email lists, social media profiles and blogs to communicate this type of information, so we expect to keep this type of email to a minimum. If you send us a request (for example via a support email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. IWV takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying information.


A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor’s computer, and that the visitor’s browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. IWV reserves the right to use cookies to help IWV identify and track visitors, their usage of IWV’s website, and their website access preferences. IWV visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using IWV’s websites, with the drawback that certain features of IWV’s websites may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

Reprint and Forward Policy

Subscribers may reprint or forward IWV information and newsletters, in whole or part, with appropriate citation ["source: Independent Women's Voice, Inc."] in accordance with “fair use” rules.

Third Party Websites

IWV uses third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit our website. These companies may use information (not including your name, address, emails, address, or telephone number) about your visits to this and other websites to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you. Independent Women’s Voice is not responsible for the privacy practices of other websites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave to read the privacy statements of each and every website to learn how such website collects and uses personally identifiable information.

Notice and takedown policy

IWV respects the Intellectual Property Rights of third parties. Pursuant to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, 17 U.S.C. §512(c)(3), if you believe that your content has been copied in a way that constitutes trademark and/or copyright infringement, please inform us IMMEDIATELY, by stating the following:

  1. Your contact details.
  2. A description of the content.
  3. The website address (URL) where the content is, or alternatively, the date when it was uploaded.
  4. An explanation of why the content should not be on
  5. A statement that, under penalty of perjury, you are the owner of the Intellectual Property Rights or are authorized to act for the owner of the Intellectual Property Rights in the content.

The process for handling requests to remove content from is as follows:

  1. You will be notified as soon as possible of our receipt of your email; usually within two (2) days;
  2. The content will be removed as soon as possible.
  3. Independent Women’s Voice will retain the email stating that you are the owner of the Intellectual Property Rights of said content or the representative and why the item should be removed.
  4. If you are identified as selling unauthorized goods, IWV reserves the right to disclose your identity and contact information, including any aliases or email address(es) that you may have previously used, upon request of the trademark and/or copyright owner, and to assist in any prosecution. This disclosure may be made without notice to you.

Website Privacy Policy Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, IWV reserves the right to modify, amend, or alter its Privacy Policy from time to time. IWV encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.

DATED: 21 September 2010