Effective Date: July 4th, 2017
Last Modified: July 4th, 2017

The Institute of Women’s Enlightenment, LLC (i-We) is committed to protecting your privacy, security, and developing technology that gives you a safe and fulfilling Online experience. Part of your journey toward enlightenment is reading this Privacy Policy.

This Privacy Policy applies to information collected online from users of this Website. In this policy, you will learn what types of information we collect, when and how we might use this information, how we secure the information, and the choices you can make with respect to your personal information.

Whew! Sounds like a great deal of mind-boggling stuff! So, let’s jump in and begin this path on our journey of understanding! So, please read it carefully. (There’s a quiz at the end!)

This Privacy Policy Statement applies to the Institute of Women’s Enlightenment Website and governs data collection and usage. By using the Institute of Women’s Enlightenment Website, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.

Updates and Revisions: We will keep you on your toes because the following Privacy Policy is subject to change at any time and at the sole discretion of the Site owner and operator. Our Company reserves the right to revise, amend, or modify this policy, our Terms Of Use and our other policies and agreements at any time and in any manner, by updating this posting.

Acceptance and Privacy Policy Changes: i-We will use your personally identifiable information in a manner consistent with the Privacy Policy in effect at the time you submitted the information, however, by continuing to use this Site, you are consenting to any new or revised policies.

Please visit the site regularly for updates!

Who do you collect information from, what information, and why do you want it?

Well, let’s start with why we collect information. We do it to make your visit to our Website the best experience ever. And so, we use lots of Internet tools, information, and opportunities to provide this service to you.

i-We collects information from all end users of our Internet services (“services”), including those who access some of our Services but do not have accounts (“visitors”) and those who may purchase Products and/or pay a monthly service fee to subscribe to the Service (“Members”).

If you’re just visiting (“Visitor”) our site, then, rest assured, you may involve yourself in many activities without providing any personal information.

As a Member, you may be asked to provide some personal information when you sign up for our Products or Services including name, address, telephone number, billing information (such as a credit card number), and the type of personal computer being used to access the Services. The personal information collected from a Member during registration (or at any other time) is used to provide a customized experience for you as you use our Products and Services.

We will never license or sell your information to any third party. However, we may make limited disclosure of personal information under some specific circumstances as described below:

We collect your information to record and support your participation in the activities you select. If you register for a webinar, for example, the information is used to reserve your seat, track your preferences, and to keep you informed of upcoming events that may be of interest to you.

We also use your information so that we may contact you regarding our products, upcoming events, and improvements in our service, special offers, and special announcements. If you supply us with your contact information you may receive periodic emails, mailings or calls from us.

We have affiliate links and if you have accessed our site or purchased any products or services through an affiliate link, then that affiliate will have your information. Then you need to read their Privacy Policy (oh, great!).

We will never intentionally disclose any personal identification information about you as an individual user to any third party without having received your permission.

Can I use this Website if I am a minor or under the age of 18?

No, in fact, this Website is directed to people 18 years and older and for their use only.

This Site DOES NOT meet the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) standards and is not intended for use by minors nor does it knowingly collect any personally identifiable information from children younger than 13.

The Online Eraser Law does not apply to i-We as minors are not to use this Site, nor post content or information. i-We has no actual knowledge that a minor is using the Site and we have initiated a Release Form requiring a legal signature to help prevent minors from accessing the offerings and services.

What should I do if I want to update my information or unsubscribe?

If you wish to update account information, you can do so from your personalized setting on the Site.

If you wish to unsubscribe from receiving commercial email from the Website, you can do so by clicking the link contained within an email sent to you.

If you wish to be removed from any postal, email, phone, or other lists, please let us know by contacting us through the contact form provided on this Website. You may also write us or call us at the contact information listed on the Site and provide us with your exact name, email address, mailing address, and phone number.

You should be aware that it is not always possible to completely remove or modify information in our databases. In addition, we may institute a policy in which user information is deleted after a certain amount of time, and therefore, your user information may no longer exist in The Institute of Women’s Enlightenment Database or the Website’s active database(s). In addition, even if you choose to unsubscribe or otherwise modify your user account settings, i-We reserves the right to contact you regarding your account and your use of this Website.

i-We does not collect personal data for nor use Interest-Based advertising and as such is not required to comply with the NAI Code of Conduct where Users can access all of the advertising member companies on one page and opt out from any or all of them easily and conveniently.

Do you wish to keep my email address?

When you send an email inquiry to us, the return email address is used to answer your email. We do not use your email address for any other purpose nor do we share it with any third party. When you become a Member through the purchase of products or services, we will keep your email address because we love you and want to continue corresponding with you!

Do you collect “other” Information?

We or our authorized technology services provider may also collect certain technical and routing information from you to facilitate your use of i-We and its services. We use this information to administer i-We and to understand and measure traffic patterns to know which areas are favorites of our users, which areas need improvement, and what technologies are being used so that we may continually improve our sites.

Cookies, Web Server Logs, Web Beacons, IP Addresses…Hello, what’s this all about?

Well, “Cookies” are small pieces of information stored by your browser on your computer’s hard drive, at a website’s request. It can only be read by the server that gave it to you. It really functions as your identification card and enables us to record your passwords, purchases, and preferences. It cannot be executed as code nor can it deliver viruses. We use them to collect information.

Unfortunately, we can’t eat them!

i-We Cookies do not contain any personal information but are used to provide extended functionality. We use them to keep track of temporary information; register you in special programs allowing us to remember you when you log into the places on our site that require Membership; facilitating your ability to navigate the website; to help us understand the size of our audience and traffic patterns; limiting multiple responses and registrations; and as part of a verification or screening process.

Most browsers are usually set up to accept cookies. You may set your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent by indicating this in the options menu in your browser. However, if you disable the cookies some parts of this website may not operate correctly, and you may not be able to fully use the Website’s features. For some web pages that require authorization (passwords), cookies are not optional. Users choosing not to accept cookies won’t be able to access those pages and can’t dip them in milk!

i-We complies with EU Cookie Disclosure and the EU Cookie Law.

“Web server logs” records and stores activities on our sites by tracking information about your visit. The servers automatically capture and save the information electronically.

Some of the information i-We collects includes:

  • your unique Internet protocol address;
  • the name of your unique Internet service provider;
  • the town/city, county/state and country from which you access our website;
  • the kind of browser or computer you use;
  • the number of links you click within the site;
  • the date and time of your visit;
  • the web page from which you arrived at our site;
  • the pages you viewed on the site; and
  • certain searches/queries that you conducted via our Website(s).

The information we collect in web server logs helps us administer the site, analyze its usage, protect the Website and its content from inappropriate use, and improve the user’s experience.

And now…, a “Web Beacon” is a small graphic image that allows the party that set the web beacon to monitor and collect certain information about the viewer of the web page, web-based document or email message. They are also known as “tracker gifs” and capture the type of browser (e.g. Internet Explorer, NetScape, Chrome), requesting the web beacon, the IP address of the computer that the web beacon is sent to, and the time the web beacon was viewed. We may place web beacons on many pages on our Website, in Online advertising with third parties, and in our email. We collect non-personal data on the usage of our site, pages visited, the referring web page, the type of operating system (e.g. Windows, Linux or Mac), and the domain name of the visitor’s Internet service provider (e.g. AOL). This information is collected from thousands of i-We site visits and analyzed as a whole. With it, we can track the performance of our Online advertising such as Online banner ads to determine where to place future advertising on other Websites. We’re also able to count how many visitors we have to our i-We site! We enjoy knowing that we have many friends all following a path to Enlightenment together!

An “IP address”, or Internet Protocol Address, is a number that is assigned to your computer or network when you are on the Internet. When you request pages from this Website, our servers may log your IP address. The servers automatically capture and save the information electronically.

Here are some examples of information we may collect:

  • The number of links you click within the site
  • The date and time of your visit
  • The town/city, county/state, and country from which you access our Website
  • Certain searches and/or queries that you conducted via our Website

The Cookies, Web Server Logs, Web Beacons, and IP Address all work together to collect this information. What we collect helps us administer the site, analyze its usage, protect the Website and its content from inappropriate use, and improve the user’s experience. We don’t share any of the information you provide directly (registrations), nor from Cookies, Web Server Logs, Web Beacons or IP Addresses. The information is used to enhance your experience. We don’t share any of the information you provide with others unless we say so in this Privacy Policy, or when we believe, in good faith, that the law requires it. By visiting this Website, you consent to the use of cookies, web server logs, web beacons, and other technologies in accordance with this Privacy Policy Statement.

Are you California Dreamin’ with California Do Not Track?

Our web services do not alter, change, or respond upon receiving Do Not Track (DNT) requests or signals in browsers. As described in more detail above, we track user activity using web beacons, cookies, and similar technologies.

Who’s going to get my information?

We will not sell, rent, or lease mailing lists or other user data to others, and we will not make your personal information available to any unaffiliated parties except as follows:

To agents, website vendors and/or contractors who may use it on our behalf or in connection with their relationship with us;

If we are unable to assist with your matter but know an unaffiliated firm that may be able to help you, we may refer you and share information you provided us with that party; as required by law, in a matter of public safety or policy, as needed in connection with the transfer of our business assets (if we are acquired by another firm or liquidated during bankruptcy proceedings), or if we believe, in good faith, that sharing the data is necessary to protect our rights or property.

We may use services provided by third parties to display relevant content, products, services, and advertising to you. These third parties may use cookies and web beacons to collect or receive information from i-We and elsewhere on the Internet. They may then use that information to provide measurement services so we can understand your interests and retarget advertisements based on your previous visits to i-We. We may use this information gathered for future research and to better develop our products, services, and sites for you.

Do you have links to outside websites and services, what do I need to know?

This Website contains links to other websites such as FinishAgent.com, Amazon.com, Facebook.com, etc. The Website and communications sent by i-We may contain links that take you outside of our services, that include but are not limited to websites of event sponsors, on-line event signup, referrals, etc.

These Sites are not maintained by i-We, however, they offer products and/or services that our customers will find useful. i-We is not responsible for the content of those sites. Consequently, we cannot be held responsible for the accuracy, relevancy, copyright compliance, legality, or decency of material contained in sites listed on or otherwise linked to an i-We site. The inclusion of any link to such sites does not imply endorsement by i-We. i-We makes no representations whatsoever about any other website which you may access through this one.

These outside Sites may request information from you. In such instances, the collection and use of your personal information will be governed by the privacy policy applicable to that Site. We do not control the privacy policies, contents, or links that appear on these sites. We encourage you to review the privacy policies of any third party Sites or services before providing any of them with your personal information.

Please exercise discretion while browsing the Internet. Other sites may send their own cookies to users, collect data, solicit personal information, or contain information that you may find inappropriate or offensive. Please keep in mind that whenever you give out personal information online that information can be collected and used by people you don’t know. While i-We strives to protect your personal information and privacy, we cannot guarantee the security of any information you disclose online; you make such disclosures at your own risk.

We reserve the right to disable links from third-party sites to The Institute of Women’s Enlightenment Website.

Are you going to respect my privacy in Support Groups, Chat Rooms, and Forums?

When you participate in membership, support groups, chat rooms, forums, and Facebook Communities will be made available to you and when you fill out the “contact” form on this website, we will only ask you to provide some basic personal information (such as email address, name, phone number, and state). Please do not submit any confidential, proprietary or sensitive personally identifiable information (e.g. Social Security number, date of birth, driver’s license number or credit card or any financial information!).

We will protect your privacy, but please be discreet when posting personal information about yourself! Share only information that is comfortable for you. It’s up to you!

Do you keep my information from Online shopping or donations given?

We will use your personal information if you request services or products directly from i-We to process that order. We do not share this information with outside parties except to the extent necessary to complete that order. When you are shopping through Amazon through i-We, please refer to Amazon’s Privacy Policy.

We do keep a record of all donations received because we like to say “Thank You” in an email!

How good is your data security?

Well, we are as good as it gets! However, no data transmission over the Internet or electronic storage can be guaranteed 100% secure, but we take security seriously! We have measures in place to protect your personal information from accidental loss as well as from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. That being said, hackers are ever more ingenious and find ways to hack and thus, we are ever more vigilant in protecting your security.

This Website is operated in the United States. If you are located outside of the United States, please be aware that any information you provide to us will be transferred to the United States. By using this website or providing us with your information, you consent to this transfer. Persons who choose to access this site from other locations do so on their own initiative and are responsible for compliance with local laws if and to the extent local laws are applicable.

Do you have jurisdictional issues?

Even though this Website is available internationally, there may be references to our offerings, products, and services that are not available in your country, state, or particular location. These references do not imply that i-We or the Website intends to announce or provide offerings, products, or services in your country, state, or particular location.

Unless otherwise specified, the contents of this Website, or provided by The Institute of Women’s Enlightenment, are presented solely for the purposes of promoting programs, products, services, and other content available in the United States and its territories, possessions, and protectorates. Those who choose to access the Website do so on their own initiative and are responsible for compliance with local laws, if and to the extent local laws are applicable.

What if I have questions regarding this Policy?

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy or the practices described herein, you may contact us through the contact form provided on this Website.

What Miscellaneous information do I need to know?

These terms will be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of California, without regard to any principles of conflicts of law. You agree that any action at law or in equity that arises out of or relates to these terms will be subject to mediation in the State of California. If any of these terms of use are found unlawful, void, or for any reason unenforceable, then that provision will be considered severable from the remaining terms of use, and will not affect the validity and enforceability of the remaining provisions. These terms may be modified only by our posting of changes to these terms of use on our Sites.

Okay, so what’s really important for me to know on the quiz?

Are you ready; here’s the cheat sheet!

While we are committed to keeping your information secure and private, we would like you to note:

  • We will release specific information about you or your account to comply with any valid legal inquiry or process such as a search warrant, subpoena, statute or court order.
  • We will also release specific information in special cases, such as an attempted breach of the security of the website, or a physical or property threat to you or others.
  • The information you enter when making a purchase or an Online donation will be shared with payment processors, financial gateways, and your credit card company to authorize credit card payments. Such information may also be shared with necessary third parties solely for the purpose of carrying out the transactions.

Please note that if you give out personal information Online through a discussion board or posting site, that information can be collected and used by third parties. We do strive to protect our users’ privacy, however, we cannot guarantee the security of information you post. We hope you use discretion wisely.

By using this site, you agree to the terms of this Privacy Policy.

You’ve passed the quiz!