We use appropriate security measures to protect any personally identifiable information we transmit or store.
Personally Identifiable Information
This Policy applies to personally identifiable information. “Personally identifiable information” is any information that could be used to contact or locate the person to whom it relates (such as name, address, telephone number, or any other identifying information). Personally identifiable information does not include information that is collected anonymously, or information about groups of people rather than individuals.
Use of Personally Identifiable Information
Except as otherwise provided in this Policy, we will keep your personally identifiable information private and will not share it with third parties unless such disclosure is necessary and permitted by applicable law to: (a) comply with legal process (such as a court order) or other legal requirements of any governmental authority; (b) protect our rights or property; (c) enforce any terms and conditions of use or agreements applicable to our Website and that incorporate this Policy by reference; (d) protect the interest of users of our Website, other than you, or any other person; or (e) operate or conduct maintenance and repair of our services or equipment, as authorized by law.
In order for you to access certain services that we may offer via our Website or otherwise, we may require you to provide us with personally identifying information. We use personally identifiable information to deliver the services or carry out the transactions you have requested. We also use your personally identifiable information to communicate with you. You may choose not to provide us with any personally identifiable information. In such an event, you can still access and use much of this Website. You, however, will not be able to access and use those portions of the Website that require your personally identifiable information.
Except as otherwise stated in this Policy, we do not use personally identifiable information for any purpose other than the purpose for which the information was originally supplied, or the purposes described in this Policy, unless we have obtained consent from the affected persons.
Whenever we use a call center, mail house, or any other third party who may need to receive or handle personally identifiable information on our behalf, we require them to enter into a written non-disclosure agreement and agree not to use personally identifiable information for any purpose other than the purpose for which we retained them. We also require any third parties we retain to comply with all applicable state, federal, and international privacy requirements.
Whenever we store or transmit personally identifiable information, we use a number of security procedures to prevent unauthorized access or disclosure. Our Website has security measures in place intended to protect the loss, misuse, and alteration of the information under our control. We will take reasonable steps to safeguard personally identifiable information we collect from unauthorized access or disclosure and accidental loss, alteration, or destruction.
Security of Your Information
We use appropriate technical, administrative and physical safeguards to protect data that pertains to you from loss, misuse or alteration. In addition, we take steps to ensure that our safeguards take into account new known threats. Of course, no organization can guarantee the absolute security of personal information. You should keep in mind that Internet transmissions, particularly email transmissions, are never 100% secure or error-free. Accordingly, we also caution you to guard your own computer and password against unauthorized access by others.
If we experience a business transition that affects the way personally identifiable information is treated in any material way, such changes will be included in an updated version of this Policy posted in the same locations as the previous version of the Policy.
By using our Website, you signify your assent to our Policy. If you do not agree with this Policy, please do not use our Website. Your continued use of this Website following posting of changes to these terms will mean you accept those changes.
Other Inquiries, Comments, or Complaints
If you have a concern or complaint about our handling of your personally identifiable information, or if you believe our response to an inquiry has not been satisfactory, please contact SWS at the address below. We will investigate and try to resolve in a timely manner any concern or complaint about our use or disclosure of your personally identifiable information in accordance with the principles contained in this Policy. For any concern or complaint that cannot be resolved in this way, we have agreed to cooperate with the American Arbitration Association to resolve any disputes relating to this Policy. The American Arbitration Association can be contacted at www.adr.org or 1.800.778.7879.
Terms and Conditions
By using this Website, you agree to the following terms and conditions of use. Please read this page carefully. If you do not accept the Terms and Conditions stated here, do not use this Website. Sociologists for Women in Society (“SWS”), may revise these Terms and Conditions at any time by updating this posting. The most current version is always available to you by clicking on a link on the bottom of the home page.
Acceptable Site Use
The Website may only be used for lawful purposes. Users may not use the Website in order to transmit, distribute, store or destroy material (a) in violation of any applicable law or regulation, (b) in a manner that will infringe the copyright, trademark, trade secret or other intellectual property rights of others or violate the privacy, publicity or other personal rights of others, or (c) that is defamatory, obscene, threatening or abusive.
Website Security Rules
Users are prohibited from violating or attempting to violate the security of the Website, including, without limitation, (a) disclosing any information on this Website to any third person; (b) accessing data not intended for such user or logging into a server or account which the user is not authorized to access, (c) attempting to probe, scan or test the vulnerability of a system or network or to breach security or authentication measures without proper authorization, (d) attempting to interfere with service to any user, host or network, including, without limitation, via means of submitting a virus to the Website, overloading, “flooding”, “spamming”, “mail bombing” or “crashing”, or (e) sending unsolicited e-mail, including promotions and/or advertising of products or services. Violations of system or network security may result in civil or criminal liability. SWS will cooperate with law enforcement authorities in prosecuting users who are involved in such violations.
SWS makes no representations about the accuracy, reliability, completeness, or timeliness of the information maintained on this Website. The use of this Website is at your own risk. Changes are periodically made to the Website and may be made at any time. SWS DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THE WEBSITE WILL OPERATE ERROR-FREE OR THAT THE WEBSITE AND ITS SERVER ARE FREE OF COMPUTER VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL MECHANISMS. IF YOUR USE OF THE WEBSITE OR THE MATERIAL RESULTS IN THE NEED FOR SERVICING OR REPLACING EQUIPMENT OR DATA, SWS IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR THOSE COSTS. THIS WEBSITE AND THE INFORMATION CONTAINED ON THIS WEBSITE ARE PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” BASIS WITHOUT ANY WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND. SWS, TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING THE WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. SWS MAKES NO WARRANTIES ABOUT THE ACCURACY, RELIABILITY, COMPLETENESS, OR TIMELINESS OF THE INFORMATION, SERVICES, SOFTWARE, TEXT, GRAPHICS, AND LINKS. IN NO EVENT SHALL SWS, ITS SUPPLIERS, OR ANY THIRD PARTIES MENTIONED ON THE WEBSITE BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, INCIDENTAL AND CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, LOST PROFITS, OR DAMAGES RESULTING FROM LOST DATA OR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION) RESULTING FROM THE USE OR INABILITY TO USE THE WEBSITE AND THE MATERIAL, WHETHER BASED ON WARRANTY, CONTRACT, TORT, OR ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY, AND WHETHER OR NOT THE COMPANY IS ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.
SWS reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to immediately terminate access to the Website and/or any other service provided if you breach any of these Terms and Conditions.
You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless SWS, its officers, directors, employees and agents, from and against any claims, actions or demands, including without limitation reasonable legal and accounting fees, resulting from your use of the information on this Website or your breach of the terms of these Terms and Conditions. SWS shall provide notice to you promptly of any such claim, suit, or proceeding and shall assist you, at your expense, in defending any such claim, suit or proceeding.
This Website contains links to third-party Websites. These links are provided solely as a convenience to you and not as an endorsement by SWS of the contents of any third-party Websites. SWS is not responsible for the content or functionality of any linked third-party sites and does not make any representations regarding the content, accuracy of materials, functionality or privacy protection on such third-party Websites. If you decide to access linked third-party Websites, you do so at your own risk. However, we invite your comments on the accuracy of any linked sites or any other part of this Website.
SWS may make changes to these Terms and Conditions from time to time. If we make any substantial changes, we will notify you by posting an announcement on this Website.
This Website and all information included on this Website, such as text, graphics, logos, button icons, images, audio clips, video clips, and software, is the property of SWS, its assigns, or its content suppliers, and is copyrighted and protected under U.S. and international copyright laws. The compilation of the information on this Website is the exclusive property of SWS., and is protected by U.S. and international copyright laws. All software used on this site is the property of SWS or its software suppliers and is protected by U.S. and international copyright laws. Any other use, including the reproduction, modification, distribution, transmission, republication, display, or performance of the content on this site is strictly prohibited without prior written approval of SWS.
SWS makes no claims that this Website may be lawfully viewed or downloaded outside of the United States. Access to this Website may not be legal by certain persons or in certain countries. If you access the Website from outside of the United States, you do so at your own risk and are responsible for compliance with the laws of your jurisdiction. These Terms and Conditions are governed by the internal substantive laws of the State of Connecticut, U.S., without respect to its conflict of laws principles. Jurisdiction for any claims arising under these Terms and Conditions shall lie exclusively with the state or federal courts within Connecitcut. If any provision of these Terms and Conditions is found to be invalid by any court having competent jurisdiction, the invalidity of such provision shall not affect the validity of the remaining provisions of these Terms and Conditions, which shall remain in full force and effect. No waiver of any term of these Terms and Conditions shall be deemed a further or continuing waiver of such term or any other term. Except as expressly provided in a particular “Legal Notice,” or Software License or material on particular Web pages, these Terms and Conditions constitute the entire agreement between you and SWS with respect to the use of this Website. No changes to these Terms and Conditions shall be made except by a revised posting on this page.
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