WIT Privacy Policy

Effective Date: October 2018

This privacy policy describes how Women in Technology (“WIT,” “we,” or “us”) may collect, use, and share personal information through our website located at www.womenintechnology.org and our other websites and blogs that link directly to this policy (collectively, the “site”).  For additional information about the site, please see our Terms of Use.. 

Information Collection

Personal Information

When you use our site, you may voluntarily provide personal information, which includes your name, email address, phone number, or mailing address.  If you use the job boards that we provide, you may also provide employment or educational information that is linked to your personal information.  For example, you may provide this information to us when you register to join WIT, apply for or post a job, apply to participate in a mentoring program, fill out surveys, register for an event, sign up for our e-newsletter, send us an email, or otherwise provide information to us.  You may use most features of the site without providing this information, but you may have limited access to certain features and content. 

Technical Information

In addition to personal information, we may also gather technical information automatically when you use the site, including but not limited to, operating system, browser type, pages visited and other activities on the site, device type, and time and date of visit.  We may use cookies or similar technologies to collect such information.  You may be able to set your browser to notify you when a cookie is sent or to refuse cookies altogether, but certain features of this site might not work without cookies.  See the Digital Advertising & Analytics section to learn more about the use of this information.

Information Use

We may use personal information, for example, to:

  • Maintain, operate, customize, and improve the site;
  • Communicate with users;
  • Carry out our mission and purposes, such as facilitating member enrollment;
  • Respond to requests for information;
  • Provide updates, surveys, newsletters, and other content that may be of interest to you;
  • Engage in statistical analysis, research, and other analytical activities;
  • Monitor the site for compliance with our terms of service and the law; and
  • Carry out other purposes disclosed at the time of collection.

Information Sharing

We may share personal information:

  • With your consent or as disclosed to you;
  • With other WIT members in good standing, through our Membership Directory, mentoring program, and other services;
  • Third party service providers that assist us, such as to process membership fees, send mailings, and for other operational services;
  • Pursuant to a court order, subpoena, warrant, or when otherwise required by law, or in response to a law enforcement request;
  • To protect our rights and the rights or safety of third parties, including to protect the security and integrity of the site; and
  • As part of a sale or merger of all of WIT, including in the normal course of business or  bankruptcy.

If you decide to participate in social sharing features of the site, such as by commenting on a blog post, the information you provide will be available to other WIT members and/or the general public.

We may share technical information, as well as any other information that has been de-identified so that it does not identify you personally, without restriction.

Third-Party Links

This site may contain links or references to other websites that are operated by third parties, including social media platforms.  This privacy policy does not apply to the practices of these other parties.  We encourage you to read the privacy policy of every website that you visit.  Please note that information that you share via social media may be made available to the general public.

Your Choices

If you would like to stop receiving our e-newsletter or other publications, you can send an email to [email protected] requesting to be removed from the mailing list

Site Analytics & Digital Advertising

We may use analytics services provided by third parties that use cookies and other technologies to collect information about your activities across this site and other sites over time, including Google Analytics.  To learn more about how Google Analytics collects and processes data and the choices Google may offer to control these activities, you may visit Google Analytics.    

WIT currently does not partner with interest based advertisers on this site. Interest based advertisers are ad networks and other ad serving providers (“Advertising Providers”) that serve ads on websites and across non-affiliated websites.  Some of those ads may be personalized, meaning that they are intended to be relevant to you based on information Advertising Providers collect about your use of the site and other sites over time.  This type of advertising is known as interest-based advertising.

You may visit www.aboutads.info to learn more about interest-based advertising and how to opt-out of such advertising from companies participating in the Digital Advertising Alliance (“DAA”) self-regulatory program.  If you delete your cookies or use a different browser or mobile device, you may need to renew your opt-out choice.  Note that electing to opt-out will not stop advertising from appearing in your browser or applications.  It may make the ads you see less relevant to your interests.  WIT supports the Digital Advertising Alliance Self-Regulatory Principles.  

Updating Your Information

If you wish to update your personal information, please sign in to your WIT account and find the “My Profile” tab.  From here you may view and update your profile information. If you have questions about updating your personal information or would like to request that we delete your personal information from our active files, please contact us at [email protected] 

Changes to Our Privacy Policy

We may change this privacy policy from time to time.  We will post these changes in this policy, and suggest that you revisit this policy periodically to stay informed of any changes.

Contact Us

Please contact us with questions regarding this policy at: [email protected]