Effective as of August 1, 2012

By providing information to Independent Women’s Voice (IWV), contacting us or otherwise using our Website, you expressly agree to this Privacy Policy. Your privacy is important to IWV. This privacy statement provides information about the personal information that IWV collects, and the ways in which IWV uses and protects that personal information. If you would like to opt-out of our personalized advertising, please click here.

If you do not agree with our policies and practices, you can choose not to use our Website. By accessing or using our Website, you agree to this privacy policy. This policy may change from time to time. When we do, we will revise the “Effective Date” on the Privacy Policy. Your continued use of the Website after we make changes is deemed to be acceptance of those changes, so please check the policy periodically for updates.

Personal information collection

IWV may collect and use the following kinds of personal information:

  • Information about your use of this website
  • Information about transactions carried out over this website
  • Information that you provide for the purpose of subscribing to the website services
  • Information that you provide as part of IWV
  • Any other information that you send to IWV through this Website

We may collect information from other websites and third parties.  We may combine these types of information together, along with information we receive from other sources and aggregated information, and collectively refer to all of this information in this Privacy Policy as “Information.”

Using personal information

IWV may use your personal information to:

  • Administer this website;
  • Personalize the website for you;
  • Enable your access to and use of the website services;
  • Publish personal stories, or names of contest winners (though we will not publish personal identifiers without permission);
  • Solicit and collect donations;
  • Communicate with you about important public policy issues; and
  • Send you marketing communications.

IWV may disclose your personal information to the extent that it is required to do so by law, in connection with any legal proceedings or prospective legal proceedings, and in order to establish, exercise or defend its legal rights.

Cookies and Similar Technologies

We may also use cookies, web beacons, and similar technologies. A cookie is a small piece of information that a website can store on a computer and later use to recognize a user. We use cookies and similar technologies for a variety of purposes, to distinguish you from other users, understand usage of our Website, the effectiveness of our communications with you, and to enhance your ability to receive the information you want. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our Website and also allows us to improve our Website and communications with you. We use Google Analytics as part of these functions. Please click here to learn more about this service and how to opt out of data collection by Google Analytics.

Children Under the Age of 13

Our Website is not intended for children under 13 years of age, and no one under age 13 may provide any information to this Website. We do not knowingly collect Personal Information from children under 13. If you are under 13, do not use or provide any information on this Website, make any purchases through this Website, use any of the interactive or public comment features of this Website or provide any information about yourself to us, including your name, address, telephone number, e-mail address or any screen name or user name you may use. If we learn we have collected or received Personal Information from a child under 13 without verification of parental consent, we will delete that information. If you believe we might have any information from or about a child under 13, please contact us at:

4 Weems Lane, #312
Winchester, VA 22601

Visitors from Outside of the United States

Because our Website is focused on public policy issues in the United States, it not intended for individuals who are located outside of the United States. We do not knowingly collect Personal Information from those located outside of the U.S.

Securing your data

IWV will take reasonable technical and organizational precautions to prevent the loss, misuse or alteration of your personal information.

IWV will store all the personal information you provide on its secure servers.

Information relating to electronic transactions entered into via this website will be protected by encryption technology.

Sharing of Information

IWV may share information about you as follows or as otherwise described in this Privacy Policy:

  • With vendors, consultants and other service providers or volunteers who need access to such information to carry out work on our behalf;
  • With Independent Women’s Voice and Independent Women’s Forum;
  • With organizations, groups or causes that we believe have similar viewpoints, principles or objectives or share similar goals and with organizations that facilitate communications and information sharing among such groups
  • The above excludes text messaging originator opt-in data and consent; this information will not be shared with any third parties.

Updating this statement

IWV may update this privacy policy by posting a new version on this website.

You should check this page occasionally to ensure you are familiar with any changes.

Other websites

This website contains links to other websites.

IWV is not responsible for the privacy policies or practices of any third party.

Contact IWV

If you have any questions about this privacy policy or IWV’s treatment of your personal information, please contact us at [email protected]