Privacy Policy


Privacy Statement for SheNOW.org
Last update August 1, 2011.

Please note that the practices of SheNOW.org (“SheNow,”"we,”or “us”), with respect to personal information, are now governed by this Privacy Policy as same may be amended from time to time. We encourage visitors to and users of our site to regularly review our Privacy Policy.

This Privacy Policy covers the site, www.shenow.org (the “Site”).

Changes in Privacy Policy

All “Personal Information” (“Personal Information” is defined as any information that identifies or can be used to identify, contact, or locate the person to whom such information pertains) that we collect and maintain will be subject to this Privacy Policy, as amended from time to time. SheNOW reserves the right to amend the Privacy Policy from time to time at its sole discretion at its sole discretion and will provide notice on the home page of the Site when we make material changes to this Privacy Policy. Changes to the Privacy Policy are effective when they are posted on this page.

You will be deemed to have been made aware of, and will be subject to, any material changes to the Privacy Policy after such notice has been posted with the following exception: If SheNow is acquired by or merged with another entity, SheNow may provide to such entity customer information that is related to that part of our business that was sold to or merged with the other entity without your consent, but SheNow will provide notice of such asset sales, acquisitions, or mergers on this Site.

Links to Other Websites

This web site contains links to other sites. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the practices employed, the content or information therein, or the privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of any other site that collects personally identifiable information as our Privacy Policy would no longer be in effect.

Updating Your Personal Information and Privacy Preferences

You have the right to access and correct your Personal Information and privacy preferences at any time. For security purposes certain Personal Information can only be changed by contacting support by email.

Collection of Personal Information

As a visitor to the Site, you can engage in many activities without providing any Personal Information.

However, when you access certain restricted areas or services as a SheNow subscriber, we may collect Personal Information from you. You provide SheNow with information about yourself, such as your name and e-mail address, when you register with SheNow. If you correspond with us by email, we may retain the content of your email messages, your email address and our responses.

Depending upon the activity, some of the information that 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.

As is true of most websites, when you use the Site, SheNow or third-parties authorized by SheNow may also collect certain technical and routing information about your computer to facilitate your use of the Site and its services. For example, we may log environmental variables, such as browser type, operating system, CPU speed, and the Internet Protocol (IP) address of your computer. We use these environmental variables to facilitate and track your use of the Site and its services. SheNow also uses such environmental variables to measure traffic patterns on the Site. To better understand the needs of our visitors to the Site we may occasionally match such information with your Personal Information.

Tracking Partnerships

We use “cookies” on this site. A cookie is a piece of data stored on a site visitor’s hard drive to help us improve your access to our site and identify repeat visitors to our site. For instance, when we use a cookie to identify you, you would not have to log in a password more than once, thereby saving time while on our site. Cookies can also enable us to track and target the interests of our users to enhance the experience on our site. Usage of a cookie is in no way linked to any personally identifiable information on our site.

Some of our business partners may use cookies on our site (for example, advertisers). However, we have no access to or control over these cookies. Please note that a cookie does not collect personal information about you.

Electronic tracking technologies are used to enhance your experience on the Site, including allowing you to remain logged in on the Site. Cookies and pixel tags may also be used to collect general usage and aggregated statistical information that does not identify you personally. However, we and our third-party partners may use cookies to store some of your preferences (including limited Personal Information) or to display relevant content based upon what you view on our site.

How SheNow Uses Your Personal Information

We do not sell, rent or share your personally identifiable information to or with third-parties in any way other than as disclosed in this Privacy Policy. SheNow collects your information in order to record and support your participation in the activities you select. We use the personal information you submit to operate, maintain, and provide to you the features and functionality of the Site.

Any information you voluntarily disclose for posting to the Site (for instance, in Posts, Comments, etc) becomes available to the public. If you remove your information, copies may remain viewable in cached and archived pages or if other users have copied or stored your content/information.

By providing SheNow your email address you consent to our using the email address to send you Service-related notices, including any notices required by law, in lieu of communication by postal mail. We may also use your email address to send you other messages, such as newsletters, changes to features of the Service, or special offers. If you do not want to receive such email messages, you may opt out by sending an email message to info@shenow.org with the word “Opt Out” in the subject field. Opting out may prevent you from receiving email messages regarding updates, improvements, or offers.

SheNow may use certain information about you and/or your profile without identifying you as an individual to third-parties. We do this for purposes such as analyzing how the Service is used, diagnosing service or technical problems, maintaining security, and personalizing advertisements and promotions.

SheNow reserves the right, but has no obligation, to monitor the content and information you post on the site. SheNow has the right to remove any such information or material for any reason or no reason, including without limitation, if in its sole opinion, such information or material violates, or may violate, any applicable law or our Terms and Conditions or to protect or defend its rights or property or those of any third-party. SheNow also reserves the right to remove information upon the request of any third-party.

We store information that we collect through cookies, log files, transparent images, and/or third-party sources to create a summary of your preferences. We tie your personally identifiable information, and/or your membership usage history, to information in the summary, in order to provide tailored promotions and marketing offers, to improve the content of the site for you and/or to determine your preferences.

We further reserve the right to disclose your Personal Information as required by law (e.g., to comply with a subpoena, warrant, court order, or legal process served on
SheNow ) and when we believe that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights, avoid litigation, protect your safety or the safety of others, investigate fraud, and/or respond to a government request. We may also disclose information about you if we determine that such disclosure should be made for reasons of national security, law enforcement, or other issues of public importance.

Information Sharing with Service Providers/Agents

We share aggregated demographic information with our partners and advertisers. This is not linked to any personal information that can identify any individual person. SheNow will not rent or sell your personally identifiable information to others. SheNow may share your personally identifiable information with third-parties solely for the purpose of providing services to you. If we do this, such third-parties’ use of your information will be bound by this Privacy Policy. We may store personal information in locations outside the direct control of Company (for instance, on servers or databases co-located with hosting providers).

SheNow uses one or more outside credit card processing companies to bill you for donations, goods and services. To the best of our knowledge, these companies do not retain, share, store or use personally identifiable information for any other purpose.

We also share Personal Information with certain companies that perform services on our behalf. We only share the Personal Information which is necessary for them to perform those services. We require any company with which we may share Personal Information to protect that data in a manner consistent with this policy and to limit the use of such Personal Information to the performance of services for SheNow.

As we develop our business, we may buy or sell assets or business offerings. Customer, email, and visitor information is generally one of the transferred business assets in these types of transactions. We may also transfer such information in the course of corporate divestitures, mergers, or dissolution.

We may share non-personally identifiable information (such as anonymous usage data, referring/exit pages and URLs, platform types, number of clicks, etc. ) with interested third-parties to help them understand the usage patterns for certain SheNow services.

SheNow allows other companies, called third-party ad servers or ad networks, to serve advertisements on the Site. These third-party ad servers or ad networks use technology to send, directly to your browser, the advertisements and links that appear on the Site. They automatically receive your IP address when this happens. They may also use other technologies (such as cookies, JavaScript, or Web Beacons) to measure the effectiveness of their advertisements and to personalize the advertising content.

SheNow does not provide any personally identifiable information to these third-party ad servers or ad networks without your consent. However, please note that if an advertiser asks SheNow to show an advertisement to a certain audience and you respond to that advertisement, the advertiser or ad-server may conclude that you fit the description of the audience they are trying to reach.

You should consult the respective privacy policies of these third-party ad servers or ad networks. The SheNow privacy policy does not apply to, and we cannot control the activities of, such advertisers.

Data Retention

We will retain your information for as long as your account is active or as needed to provide you services. If you wish to delete your account or request that we no longer use your information to provide you services contact us at info@shenow.org. We will retain and use your information as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements.

Protection of Your Personal Information

We strive to protect the Personal Information submitted to us. SheNow uses commercially reasonable physical, managerial, and technical safeguards to preserve the integrity and security of your personal information via our web hosting company. We cannot, however, ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to SheNow and you do so at your own risk. Once we receive your transmission of information, SheNow makes commercially reasonable efforts to ensure the security of our systems. However, please note that this is not a guarantee that such information may not be accessed, disclosed, altered, or destroyed by breach of any of our physical, technical, or managerial safeguards.

To protect your privacy and security, we take reasonable steps (such as requesting a unique password) to verify your identity before granting you access to your account. You are responsible for maintaining the secrecy of your unique password and account information, and for controlling access to your email communications from SheNow, at all times.

Online Community

We enable you to create a profile for accessing blogs or online communities for sharing information such as messages, photos and videos. Please note that we cannot control the actions of others with whom you may choose to share your pages and information. Any information you post to a public bulletin board or chat room, such as the Forums(the “Forums”), is available to all persons accessing that location.

Children

We do not intend to solicit or collect Personal Information from anyone under the age of 18. If you are under 18, do not enter information on this site or engage our services. If you believe a child of yours under the age of 18 has entered Personal Information please contact info@shenow.org to have the data removed.

Privacy Complaints

SheNow takes its users’ privacy concerns seriously. If you believe that SheNow has not complied with this Privacy Policy with respect to your Personal Information, you may contact the Privacy Officer at info@shenow.org. In your e-mail, please describe in as much detail as possible the ways in which you believe that the SheNow Privacy Policy has not been complied with. We will investigate your complaint promptly.

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