Who we are
AWE is an membership organization of women business owners run by Karen Bate and Evelyn Powers.
What personal data we collect and why we collect it
We collect two types of information about our users: Personally Identifiable Information and Non-Personally Identifiable Information. Our primary goal in collecting information from you is to provide you with a smooth, efficient, and customized experience while using our site.
Personally Identifiable Information
This refers to information that lets us know the specifics of who you are. When you engage in certain activities on this site, such as subscribing to our newsletter, registering for an event, submitting a comment, filling out a survey, downloading our packages, or sending us feedback, we may ask you to provide certain personal information. This information will be provided by you as you fill out and submit an online form. It is completely optional for you to engage in any activity that necessitates the submission of Personally Identifiable Information. If, however, you do elect to engage in these activities, we may ask that you provide us personal information, such as your first and last name, mailing address (including zip code), email address, telephone numbers, and other personal identifying information. When ordering services on the site, you may be asked to provide a credit card number. Depending upon the activity, some of the information we ask you to provide is identified as mandatory and some as voluntary. If you do not provide the mandatory data with respect to a particular activity, you will not be able to engage in that activity.
Non-Personally Identifiable Information
This refers to information that does not by itself identify a specific individual. We gather certain information about you based upon where you visit on our site in several ways. This information is compiled and analyzed on both a personal and an aggregated basis. This information may include the Web site’s Uniform Resource Locator (“URL”) from whence you recently arrived, which URL you next go to, the browser you are using, and your Internet Protocol (“IP”) address. A URL is the global address of documents and other resources on the World Wide Web. An IP address is an identifier for a computer or device on a Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (“TCP/IP”) network, such as the World Wide Web. Networks like the Web use the TCP/IP protocol to route information based on the IP address of the destination. In other words, an IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer whenever you are surfing the web, allowing web servers to locate and identify your computer. Computers require IP addresses in order for users to communicate on the Internet.
When subscribing to our services or setting up an account at AWE, you will be asked to provide certain information, including contact information (such as name, address, email, or telephone number), and professional information.
If you are paying for any of our Services (for example, through one of our online check-out pages), we may require you to provide credit card or other financial information in order to process a payment from you. You should not provide credit card information through e-mail or text.
We will maintain a record of your purchases, transactional information, your services history, and usage. We may also retain your communications with us and our responses.
You may elect to provide information in connection with surveys in which you participate.
Emails to AWE
If you send us emails, you should be aware that any information provided in an email may not be secure or encrypted and therefore may be available to others. Please exercise caution if you decide to disclose any personal or confidential information to us in any email.
Embedded Content from Other Websites
Information we Collect from Third Party Sources
From time to time we may obtain personal information about you from third party sources, such as public databases, social networking services, third party data providers and our joint marketing partners. Examples of the information we may receive from third party sources include job title, company, location, updated contact information, and other demographic and professional information. We use this information, alone or in combination with other information (including personal information we collect), to enhance our ability to provide relevant marketing and content to you and to develop and provide you with more relevant products, features, and services.
How we use the Information we Collect
Provide the services you request, process transactions, and send you related information, including confirmations and receipts.
Provide support and improve the Services and to manage system administration and security.
Respond to your comments, inquiries, and requests and provide customer service.
Link or combine information that we collect directly with information from third-party sources or multiple devices to help understand your needs, provide you with personalized content, and provide you with better service.
Personalize and improve your experience and deliver content or features that match your profile and interests, including to show you targeted advertising.
Send you marketing and promotional communications. Please see How to Opt-out below.
Send you e-mail newsletters and alerts. Please see Choice/How to Opt-out below.
Perform statistical and marketing analyses of user behavior.
Information Sharing and Disclosure
Be assured that we do not sell, trade, or rent your Personally Identifiable Information to others. We do provide some of our services through contractual arrangements with affiliates, services providers, partners and other third parties. We and our service partners use your Personally Identifiable Information to operate our site and to deliver their services. For example, we must release your credit card information to the card-issuing bank to confirm payment for products and services purchased on this site; release your address information to the delivery service to deliver products that you ordered; and provide order information to third parties that help us provide customer service. We do not share your information with any credit reference agencies or fraud prevention agencies. The use of your Personally Identifiable Information by our service partners is governed by the privacy policies of those service partners, and is not subject to our control.
Occasionally we may be required by law enforcement or judicial authorities to provide Personally Identifiable Information to the appropriate governmental authorities. We will disclose Personally Identifiable Information upon receipt of a court order, subpoena, or to cooperate with a law enforcement investigation. We reserve the right to report to law enforcement agencies any activities that we in good faith believe to be unlawful.
We may also provide Non-Personally Identifiable Information about our customers’ sales, traffic patterns, and related site information to third party advertisers, but these statistics do not include any Personally Identifiable Information.
Sometimes we need to share your information with our third-party service providers, who help us provide and support the Services and other business functions. For example, we use service providers to assist with the following: analyzing data, hosting data, engaging technical support, processing payments, delivering content, mailing statements to subscribers, email distribution, and providing customer service.
Should AWE undergo a sale, merger, consolidation, change in control, transfer of substantial assets, reorganization, or liquidation, AWE’s accumulated customer information will be treated as an asset and, like other business assets, subject to transfer to or acquisition by a third party. We may also disclose information about our users in connection with a commercial transaction where we, or any one of our businesses, is seeking financing, investment, support, or funding.
Tracking Technologies and Analytics
We and future third party partners and vendors may use Tracking Technologies, such as cookies, pixels, and web beacons and collect and store information about you when you use or interact with our Services, marketing communications, advertising content and/or third party websites, in order to provide you with targeted advertising based on your browsing activities and interests. These third parties automatically receive your IP address or mobile device identifier when you access the Services or third party websites. They may also use Tracking Technologies to measure the effectiveness of advertisements, to personalize the advertising content, and to serve you advertisements that are relevant to your regional location. We may also use information collected using third party cookies and beacons on the Services and in our emails to deliver advertising about our Services when you visit third party websites. We do not use any automated decision-making tools for marketing or advertising purposes.
Analytics and Ad Serving
Google, facebook, and twitter are some of the companies that we may use to serve advertising and perform analytics on some of the Services. When you access the Services, our third-party vendors use third-party cookies to serve you ads based on your previous visit to our website and other websites.
Cross Device Tracking
We may (and our third party service providers) also use Tracking Technologies that recognize and collect usage information and information about the devices you use to connect with our Services and third party websites. When these tools are enabled, the data that we and our third-party service providers collect about these devices is used to enable delivery of product recommendations, advertising, or other promotional materials across your devices that are more relevant information to you, or to measure the effectiveness of our Services and advertising. They automatically receive your IP address or mobile device identifier when you connect to the Services or third party websites. This data may be combined with the same information from another browser or device if you use multiple browsers or devices. You may opt-out of this type of tracking/information collection by clicking here. This opt-out applies to the specific device/browser combination on which you are browsing, so you will need to opt-out on each device and browser separately. Please note opting out of targeted advertising does not opt you out of being served ads. You will continue to receive untargeted generic ads.
Opt-out Links: Any recipient of email notices may opt out of receiving them at any time. To opt out of receiving emails, follow the unsubscribe instructions located near the bottom of each service update, newsletter, or promotional email, or email your request to mailto:info@Awesomewomen.org.
Email Newsletters: You can view, change, or update any or all of your email newsletter subscriptions by going through the email preferences link in the footer of the email newsletter or contacting us at mailto:info@Awesomewomen.org.
Marketing Emails: You can view, change, or update any or all of your email newsletter subscriptions by going through the email preferences link in the footer of the email newsletter or contacting us at mailto:info@Awesomewomen.org.
Postal Addresses: AWE provides the option of collecting postal mailing address information from you so that AWE can inform you of AWE programs, products, and services in which you may be interested. If you want to opt-out of receiving marketing communications via postal mail in the future, please send an email to mailto:info@Awesomewomen.org.
Third Party Event Sponsors
When you register for an AWE related event we may share the information you provide, such as your name, company name, postal address and email address, with third parties who are sponsoring the event. You have the option to opt-out of having such information shared for this purpose when registering.
Turning Off Tracking Technologies
You can choose to have your computer warn you each time a persistent or session cookie is being sent, or you can choose to turn off such cookies through your browser settings. Each browser is a little different, so look at your browser’s Help menu to learn the correct way to modify your cookies.
Links to Other Sites
AWE sites may contain links to blogs and other websites that are not owned or controlled by AWE. We are not responsible for the privacy policies of such other sites.
Privacy of Minors
We do not collect or maintain information on AWE sites from those people we actually know are under 16 years old, and no part of any AWE site is structured to attract anyone under 16 years old.
Security and Confidentiality
To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the correct use of information, we have put in place procedures designed to safeguard and secure the information we collect online. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet or any wireless network can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your Personally Identifiable Information, you acknowledge that: (a) there are security and privacy limitations of the Internet which are beyond our control; (b) the security, integrity and privacy of any and all information and data exchanged between you and us through this site cannot be guaranteed; and (c) any such information and data may be viewed or tampered with in transit by a third party.
How long we retain your data
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. For users that register on our website (if any), 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). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.
What rights you have over your data
You may request access to or ask us to correct, update, or delete your personal information. You can update account information by contacting us at mailto:info@Awesomewomen.org. You can view, change, or update any or all of your email newsletter subscriptions by going through the email preferences link in the footer of the email newsletter or contacting us at mailto:info@Awesomewomen.org. If you don’t have an account with us, you can do so at any time by contacting us mailto:info@Awesomewomen.org.
We will consider your request in accordance with applicable laws. In addition, you can object to processing of your personal information, ask us to restrict processing of your personal information, or request portability of your personal information. Again, you can exercise these rights by contacting us mailto:info@Awesomewomen.org. Similarly, if we have collected and processed your personal information with your consent, you can withdraw your consent at any time. Withdrawing your consent will not affect the lawfulness of any processing we conducted prior to your withdrawal, nor will it affect processing of your personal information conducted in reliance on lawful processing grounds other than consent.
Legal Basis for Processing Personal Information
International Data Transfers
The Services are operated in the United States. If you are located anywhere outside of the United States (including in the EEA), please be aware that information we collect, including personal information, will be transferred to, processed and stored in the United States. The data protection laws in the United States may differ from those of the country in which you are located, and your personal information may be subject to access requests from governments, courts, or law enforcement in the United States according to the laws of the United States.
If you have any questions, comments or concerns, please contact us using the details below:
Arlington Women Entrepreneurs, LLC
(dba) as Awesome Women Entrepreneurs
Attn: Karen Bate
1116 N. Roosevelt Street
Arlington, VA 22205