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The Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) and WeConnect International jointly own and maintain this website.
This Policy was last updated on September 1, 2021.
BY USING OUR WEBSITE, YOU AGREE AND CONSENT TO OUR USE OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION AS DESCRIBED IN THIS POLICY.
IF YOU DO NOT AGREE WITH AND CONSENT TO OUR USE OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION AS DESCRIBED IN THIS POLICY, PLEASE DO NOT PROVIDE YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION TO US THROUGH THIS WEBSITE.
This policy informs you about:
What personal information we collect;
How we use your personal information and what information we disclose;
What choices you have regarding collection, use and disclosure of your personal information;
How to correct, update, or delete your personal information;
What kind of security procedures we use to protect against the loss, misuse, or alteration of information under our control; and
How this policy may be amended.
“Personal information” is information that would allow someone to identify or contact you, including, for example, your full name, postal address, telephone number, facsimile number, company name and/or title, IP Address, and email address. Personal information does not include publicly available information from government records or deidentified or aggregated information that, by itself, does not permit the identification of any one individual.
1. What Information Is Collected.
For example, in some cases for certification, we may collect additional personal information such as your passport, birth certificate, driver’s license, naturalization papers, or green card; if your business is less than three years old, your personal federal tax returns (you may black out all social security numbers and dependent names); personal information that may be included on business debt instruments, equipment rental and purchase agreements, or real estate leases; personal information relating to investment by owners, which may include cancelled checks; personal information relating to each employee, including their name, title/position, hours worked, compensation, gross earnings, Social Security earnings, Medicare earnings, other income (i.e., rent, royalties, prize winning) and federal and state taxes withheld; and any personal information contained on agreements between the company and other individuals or third parties.
If you are interested in applying for a position at WBENC, you may provide us with personal information when you contact us through our HR email address. Any information we collect regarding your job application will be used for us to assess your qualifications for a position at WBENC. We may also collect personal information from you at other points on our Website that state that personal information is being collected.
To receive some WBENC information, you may subscribe to receive information via a subscription form. This form will request certain personal information about the Website user and will be compiled into a profile. Such information may include at least the following: your name, email address, and company name.
2. How We Use Your Information and what information we disclose.
We use the personal information collected through this Website to administer and deliver our services and programs. In connection with the delivery of our services and programs, we may share your personal information with third-party partners or vendors who help deliver or administer the services and programs. In these cases, our partners and vendors are only permitted to use the information in connection with the delivery or administration of these services and programs.
We may also use the personal information collected through the Website to provide you with information or newsletters related to our services and programs, and to promote our services and programs to you or your company as listed in your profile. This may include sending you information and promotions via email, postal mail, or telephone calls. However, for information that we have collected through your voluntary participation in an online customer survey to obtain your suggestions or comments about WBENC’s services or programs, we use such information only for the purpose for which it was collected. We will not use such survey information for direct marketing or disclosure to other companies.
We also use personal information on an aggregated basis for a variety of purposes, including operating and enhancing our Website and our services and programs, internal marketing research, and management reporting. We reserve the right to use and disclose this aggregated information to third parties for any purpose. Aggregate information will not identify any one specific individual.
We may also share your information, through our automatic data collection practices, with online platforms such as, for example, Google Analytics, to provide us with marketing analytical services.
3. Controlling the Collection, Use and Distribution of Your Information.
You can control the content of the personal information we collect from you by following the instructions stated below in Section 4. In addition, if you do not want to receive marketing materials or communications from us or, subject to Section 4, do not want your contact information disclosed to third parties apart from the delivery or administration of our services and programs, you can opt-out by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
4. Correcting, Updating and Deleting Your Personal Information.
You can access, update, or delete your personal information by contacting us at email@example.com.
However, for verification and security purposes, before we allow you to access, update, or delete your personal information through any means, you may be asked to provide to us certain personal information.
If you choose to delete any of your personal information that is maintained by us, it will not be used by us or disclosed to third parties in the future in the ordinary course of business. However, even if you delete or change some personal information in our registration database, it may still be stored on other databases (including those kept for archival purposes) and we will modify such databases in accordance with any applicable law. Also, because we need to have certain of your personal information in order to deliver our services and programs, you may not be able to receive such services or programs if you delete such personal information.
5. Our Security Procedures.
We have established, and we work to maintain, reasonable security procedures to protect the confidentiality, security and integrity of your personal information. We use encryption as necessary when transmitting sensitive information, Secure Socket Layers, and firewalls, and we implement off-line efforts to further protect this information, including limiting employee access to personal information on a need to know basis and updating our employees regarding our security practices and privacy policies. However, please recognize that “perfect security” does not exist on the Internet. As a result, while we have taken steps to protect your information, we cannot ensure the security of our Website or any information you provide to us.
This Website is maintained in the United States of America. By using this Website, you authorize and agree to your personal information being sent to and stored in the U.S.A. and used in accordance with this Policy.
6. Changes to this Policy.
7. Effective Date
If you have any questions, you may contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or through our mailing address WBENC, 1120 Connecticut Avenue NW, Suite 1000, Washington, DC 20036, Attention: Ann Bowman.