Collection Of Information
Our web site will log a user's IP address, browser type and version, dial-up domain, and computer operating system when he/she visits the site. IP addresses will in some cases be linked to personal, identifiable information. We use the tracked information only to help diagnose problems with our server and to administer our website.
Our site uses what are called "cookies." Cookies are small data files that certain web sites write to a user's hard drive during a visit. A cookie file tracks information as the user visits pages within the site. It can't read data on a user's hard drive and will not harm the hard drive. If people prefer to reject these cookies, it would affect the ability to add items to their shopping cart. We do link the information we store in cookies to your username when you log into your account on our site.
Our site's registration form asks users to give us contact information (such as their name, address, and email address)(Note: see the Minors section regarding the collection of information from a minor). We use customer contact information from the registration form to send the user information about our company. We occasionally send email messages to people who opt-in to receive communications from us. These email messages provide transaction notices, updates about the company, inform people about promotions, and let them know of upcoming events. Financial information that is collected is used to bill the user for services.
Demographic and profile data is also collected on a voluntary basis at our site. AcademyWomen will not distribute a user's private data or information concerning the user or the user's order to anyone outside our organization. (Note: The only exception may be if we were to be subpoenaed or ordered by a court of law to disclose such information; see the Sharing section below.) Much of this information is used for processing of a AcademyWomen index and becomes part of our research database. This allows us to continue doing research about conation on an anonymous basis.
We collect visitors' contact information (such as their address and email address) and financial information (such as their account or credit card numbers). Contact information from the order form is used to send orders to our customers. Financial information that is collected is used to bill the user for services. Our site may also conduct surveys or run contests during which similar information will be collected and used for the same purposes listed above.
Legal Disclaimer Though we make every effort to preserve user privacy we may need to disclose personal information when required by law wherein we have a good-faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with a current judicial proceeding, a court order or legal process served on our Web site.
Aggregate Information (non-personal, identifiable) We share aggregated demographic information with our partners. This data contains generic demographic information regarding the statistical analysis of visitors/users of the site. This information may be shared with investors, research teams and strategic partners with the interests of the users leading the way. This information is not linked to any personal, identifiable information when presented to affiliates.
If, however, we are going to use users' personal, identifiable information in a manner different from that stated at the time of collection we will notify users via email. Users will have a choice as to whether or not we use their information in this different manner. However, if users have opted out of all communication with the site, or deleted/deactivated their account, then they will not be contacted, nor will their personal information be used in this new manner. In addition, if we make any material changes in our privacy practices that do not affect user information already stored in our database, we will post a prominent notice on our Web site notifying users of the change. In some cases where we post a notice we will also email users, who have opted to receive communications from us, notifying them of the changes in our privacy practices.
If you have any questions, comments or concerns about this privacy statement or the practices of this site, you may contact us via email.