Privacy Policy


Women Presidents’ Educational Organization (“WPEO”) has created this privacy policy (“Privacy Policy”) to explain and summarize how we collect, use and protect your personal information as you interact with us online through WPEO’s website (the “Website”). WPEO reserves the right to change this Privacy Policy at any time in its sole discretion by posting the modified privacy policy on the Website. The modifications will be effective upon posting unless some other date is specified. You are responsible for periodically checking the Privacy Policy for changes. By accessing the Website, you indicate your agreement to and acceptance of the terms of this Privacy Policy, and consent to the collection, retention and use of your personally identifiable information consistent with this Privacy Policy, as amended from time to time. Your use of the Website is governed at all times by the WPEO Terms of Use. If you are a resident of the State of California or a resident of a country in the European Union, there are special rules on your use of this Website as described below.

    1. Information We Collect and How We Use the Information 
      1. WPEO collects and uses information you provide to us or that we learn from your use of this Website. This information includes your name and contact information (such as an email address), date of birth or other details of that nature that is captured in user-controlled profiles, which are optional, on our member communications platform. WPEO does not share your personal information with third parties for their direct marketing purposes. We may share your personal information with third parties that process applications and payments, such as, where it is necessary for us to complete a transaction or complete an activity that you have asked us to do. You may withdraw your consent to the sharing of such information by notifying us as described below under “Withdrawal of Consent to Use or Processing of Information” and “Contacting WPEO”.
      2. WPEO collects and uses your personal information in several ways:Website Usage. WPEO, or a WPEO-authorized service provider such as Google Analytics (see our “Cookie Policy”, below) may observe your activities relating to your use of this Website. While we may collect or log this information, we do not identify you or match this information with your other personal information. We may use this collected or logged information to diagnose website technical problems, to facilitate your use of the Website, or to track aggregate traffic patterns throughout the Website.

        Public and Shared Areas. Any information and other content supplied by you (such as written works, research results, graphics, pictures or videos) and disclosed on the Website will become public information. We cannot control the use of information and other content disclosed in public forums, such as bulletin boards, news groups, communication facilities and chat rooms (including those which limit access to registered users), nor can we control information and other content disclosed through shared sites or pages. You should exercise caution when disclosing information and other content in public or shared areas and should refrain from disclosing personal information that you consider to be sensitive. Please remember that any information or other content that is disclosed in these areas, including your name, becomes available to others and you should exercise caution when deciding to disclose your personal information and avoid posting sensitive personal data that you would not want to be available to the public.


        Information That Is Automatically Collected. When you access the Website, certain information about your visit may be automatically collected using tools such as cookies, web beacons, and other similar technologies. The information collected automatically when you visit the Website may include your IP address, characteristics of your operating system, information about your browser and system settings, data about the computer or mobile device you use to access the Website, unique device identifiers, and clickstream data (which shows the page-by-page path you take as you browse the Website).

        Cookies: Cookies are small files that websites and other online services use to store information about users on the users’ own computers. The Website may use cookies as well as other types of local storage. For more information about cookies, you may visit See the section titled “Cookie Policy” below to learn more about how you may limit or disable cookies on your computer. If you choose to disable cookies, that could affect certain features of the Website that use cookies to enhance their functionality.

        Do Not Track” Signals: Your browser settings may allow you to automatically transmit a “do not track” signal to websites and online services you visit. At this time there is no consensus among industry participants as to the meaning of “do not track” in this context. Like many other websites, the Website is not configured to respond to “do not track” signals from browsers. You can learn more about “do not track” signals by visiting

    2. Other Use of Collected Information 
      1. Merger. If WPEO should ever merge with, acquire or be acquired by another organization, WPEO may be required to disclose your personal information to such other organization. We may share or transfer information we collect under this privacy policy in connection with any such transaction. You will be notified via email and/or a general notice on our Website if such a transaction takes place, as well as any choices you may have regarding your information. WPEO will endeavor to seek appropriate protection for information disclosed in these types of transactions.
      2. As Required by Law and Other Extraordinary Disclosures. WPEO may be required to disclose your personal information if we believe that such disclosure : (i) is reasonably necessary to comply with applicable laws, legal process (such as a court order, subpoena, search warrant, etc.) or other legal requirements of any governmental authority; (ii) would potentially mitigate our liability in an actual or potential lawsuit; (iii) is otherwise necessary to protect our rights or property; or (iv) is necessary protect the interest of other users of our Website.
    3. Withdrawal of Consent to Use or Processing of Information To the extent that the legal basis for WPEO’s use or processing of your personal information is consent, you have the right to withdraw that consent at any time by contacting us, as provided below under “Contacting WPEO”. Withdrawal will not affect the lawfulness of information processing before the withdrawal. You may opt out of receiving promotional communications from us by, as applicable, using the unsubscribe link within each email, updating your email preferences within your account settings menu, or by contacting us as provided below to have your contact information removed from our promotional email list or registration database.
    4. Verification, Updating, Correction or Deletion of Information 

      You may check your information to verify, update or correct it, and to have any of your information deleted. If you created an account on our Website, you can access and change your online profile. You can also ask to review any information we have retained, how we have used it, and to whom we have disclosed it by contacting us below as described under “Contacting WPEO”. Subject to certain exceptions prescribed by law, and provided we can authenticate your identity, you will be given reasonable access to your personal information and will be entitled to challenge the accuracy and completeness of the information and have it amended as appropriate. You may also ask us to change your preferences regarding how we use or disclose your information or let us know that you do not wish to receive any further communication from us.Upon request, we will provide you with your personal information in a machine-readable format.We may refuse to comply with a request if the request is manifestly unfounded or excessive or repetitive in nature.  We may be entitled to refuse requests, wholly or partly, where exceptions under applicable law apply. We may refuse a request for erasure of personal information, for example, where the processing is necessary to comply with a legal obligation or necessary for the establishment, exercise or defense of legal claims or for record-keeping purposes.

    5. Security 
      1. No data transmissions over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. Consequently, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us and you do so at your own risk. Once we receive your transmission, we make reasonable efforts to ensure security on our systems.
      2. You understand and acknowledge that, even after removal, copies of your information may remain viewable in cached or archived pages or if other users who you permitted to access your information have copied or stored your information.
      3. If WPEO learns of a security systems breach we may attempt to notify you electronically as soon as reasonably feasible, in accordance with applicable law, so that you can take appropriate protective steps. By using this Website or providing personal information to us, you agree that we can communicate with you electronically regarding security, privacy and administrative issues relating to your use of the Website. WPEO may post a notice on our Website if a security breach occurs. If this happens, you will need a web browser enabling you to view the Website. WPEO may also send an email to you at the email address you have provided to us. Depending on where you live, you may have a legal right to receive notice of a security breach in writing. To receive free written notice of a security breach (or to withdraw your consent from receiving electronic notice) you should notify us at 155 E. 55th Street, New York, NY 10022 or by email at
    6. Information for Users Outside the United States and Consent to Transfer Information 

      This Website is hosted in the United States and is intended for United States visitors. If you are a resident of the European Union or other regions with laws governing data collection and use that differ from United States law, please note that you are transferring your personal data to the United States, a jurisdiction in which the privacy laws may not be as comprehensive as those in the country where you reside or are a citizen. By providing your personal data you consent to that transfer. When you provide personal data to WPEO or our service providers or vendors, you consent to the processing and storage of your data in the United States as the Website is operated in the United States.

    7. Links to Third Party Sites 
      1. This Website may contain links to third-party sites, however, please be aware that WPEO is not responsible for and cannot control the privacy practices of these other sites. We encourage you to read the privacy policies for these other sites, as they may differ from ours.
      2. Advertisements that appear on the Website in the form of hyperlinked logos of our corporate sponsors are delivered (or “served”) directly to users. Such third parties automatically receive your IP address when this happens. These third party advertisers may also download cookies to your computer, or use other technologies such as JavaScript and “web beacons” (also known as “1×1 gifs”) to measure the effectiveness of their ads and to personalize advertising content. Doing this allows the advertising network to recognize your computer each time they send you an advertisement in order to measure the effectiveness of their ads and to personalize advertising content. In this way, they may compile information about where individuals using your computer or browser saw their advertisements and determine which advertisements are clicked. WPEO does not have access to or control of the cookies that may be placed by the third party advertisers. Third party advertisers have no access to your contact information stored on the Website unless you choose to share it with them. This Privacy Policy covers the use of cookies by WPEO and does not cover the use of cookies or other tracking technologies by any of its advertisers.
    8. Cookie Policy 

      We have developed this cookie policy (the “Cookie Policy”) in order to explain how we use cookies and similar technologies (together, “Cookies”) on the Website, your choices regarding Cookies, and to demonstrate our firm commitment to the privacy of your personal information.The first time that you visit our Website, we notify you about our use of Cookies through a notification banner. By continuing to use the Website, you consent to our use of Cookies as described in this Cookie Policy. However, you can choose whether or not to continue accepting Cookies at any later time. Information on how to manage Cookies is described below in this Cookie Policy.

      What are Cookies?

      Cookies are small text files containing user IDs that are automatically placed on your computer or other device by when you visit a website. The Cookies are stored by the internet browser. The browser sends the Cookies back to the website on each subsequent visit, allowing the website to recognize your computer or device. This recognition enables the website provider to observe your activity on the website, deliver a personalized, responsive service and improve the website.

      Cookies can be ‘Session Cookies’ or ‘Persistent Cookies’. Session Cookies allow a website to link a series of your actions during one browser session. Session Cookies expire after a browser session and are therefore not stored on your computer or device afterwards. Persistent Cookies are stored on your computer or device between browser sessions and can be used when you make subsequent visits to the website – for example to remember your website preferences, such as font size.

      Cookies We Use and Their Purpose

      We use both session and persistent Cookies on our Website. Cookies are generally classified into four categories – ‘Strictly Necessary’ (also known as ‘Essential’) Cookies, ‘Performance’ or (‘Analytics’) Cookies, ‘Functionality’ Cookies and ‘Targeting’ or ‘Advertising’ Cookies. Each type of Cookie and the purposes for which we use them are described in this section. To learn about the specific Cookies we use, please see “WPEO Cookie Disclosure – List of Cookies.”

      Strictly Necessary Cookies

      ‘Strictly Necessary’ (or ‘Essential’) Cookies enable you to move around the Website and use essential features. For example, if you log into the Website, we use a Cookie to keep you logged in and allow you to access restricted areas, without you having to repeatedly enter your login details. If you are registering for or purchasing a product or service, we will use Cookies to remember your information and selections as you move through the registration or purchase process. We also use Strictly Necessary Cookies to authenticate users and prevent fraudulent use of user accounts. Strictly Necessary Cookies are necessary for our Website to provide you with a full service. If you disable them, certain essential features of the Website will not be available to you and the performance of the Website will be impeded.

      Performance (Analytics) Cookies

      ‘Performance’ (or ‘Analytics’) Cookies collect information about how you use our Website – for example, which pages you visit and if you experience any errors. These Cookies don’t collect any information that could identify you – all the information collected is anonymous. We may use these Cookies to help us understand how you use the Website and assess how well the Website performs and how we could improve it for you. We may also use such Cookies to discover which parts of the Website interest you and measure the effectiveness of our advertising.

      Functionality Cookies

       ‘Functionality’ Cookies enable a website to provide you with specific services or a customized experience. We may use these Cookies to provide you with services such as watching a video or adding user comments. We may also use such Cookies to remember changes you make to your settings or preferences (for example, changes to text size) or offer you time-saving or personalized features. You can control whether or not Functionality Cookies are used, but disabling them may mean we are unable to provide you with some services or features of the Website.

      Targeting or Advertising Cookies

      ‘Targeting’ or ‘Advertising’ Cookies enable a website to show you relevant advertising or facilitate your use of third party services. We do not accept advertising, so we do not use these cookies to track or target data based on tracking the website user’s history.

      First and Third Party Cookies

      ‘First Party’ Cookies are Cookies that are placed there by us, or by third party service providers acting on our behalf. We do not use any First Party Cookies.

      The Cookies placed on your computer or device are ‘Third Party’ Cookies, meaning Cookies that are placed there by third parties. Please see the website terms and policies of these third parties for further information on their use of Cookies.

      To learn about the specific Cookies used by our Website and manage them, please see our List of Cookies below.

      WPEO Cookie Disclosure – List of Cookies

      Provider Name of Cookie Purpose Type Duration
       Twitter  tfw_exp Functionality Cookie: Used for integration with Twitter to show tweets on the website  persistent   1 day
      Google Analytics __utma, __utmb, __utmc, __utmt, __utmz, DV Analytics Cookies: Used to distinguish visitors in an anonymous form, pages visited, the date and time of first visit, time of current visit, total number of visits made, new sessions, referrers, throttle request rate  persistent  session – 2 years
      Google Captcha  

      1P_JAR, NID

      Analytics Cookie: Used for reCAPTCHA for form submission and tracking purposes.  persistent  1 week – 6 months 


      Functionality Cookie: Navigation assistance for Done Deals views session   



      Functionality Cookies: On login, wordpress uses the wordpress_[hash] cookie to store your authentication details.
      After login, wordpress sets the wordpress_logged_in_[hash] cookie, which indicates when you’re logged in, and who you are, for most interface use.
      persistent   2 weeks

      Managing Cookies

      You always have a choice over whether or not to accept Cookies. When you first visit the Website and we notify you about our use of Cookies, you can choose not to consent to such use. If you continue to use the Website, you are consenting to our use of Cookies for the time being. However, you can choose not to continue accepting Cookies at any later time. In this section, we describe ways to manage Cookies, including how to disable them.
      You can manage Cookies through the settings of your internet browser. You can choose to block or restrict Cookies from being placed on your computer or device. You can also review periodically review the Cookies that have been placed there and disable some or all of them.
      You can learn more about how to manage Cookies on the following websites: and
      Please be aware that if you choose not to accept certain Cookies, it may mean we are unable to provide you with some services or features of the Website.
      Changes to Cookie Policy

      In order to keep up with changing legislation and best practice, we may revise this Cookie Policy at any time without notice by posting a revised version on this Website. Please check back periodically so that you are aware of any changes.
      Questions or Concerns
      If you have any questions or concerns about this Cookie Policy or our use of Cookies on the Website, please contact us by email to [] or alternatively write to us at:
      Women Presidents’ Educational Organization
      155 E. 55th Street, Suite 4H
      New York, NY 10022
      Attention: Susan Johnson, Director of Communications
      This Cookie Policy was last updated on November 15, 2018.

    9. Children’s Privacy 

      The Website is not designed or intended for use by children, and we do not knowingly collect personal data from children under the age of 16. If we become aware that we have collected personal data from a child under the age of 16, we will delete any such information.

    10. Contact Preferences

      When you provide WPEO with your contact information, you agree that we may communicate with you about topics of your choosing and send you marketing communications.Generally, when we contact you, we will try to provide you with an easy and convenient way to notify us if you would not like further similar communications. To “opt-out” of any further e-mail or contact, send a request to 155 E. 55th Street, Suite 4-H, New York, NY 10022 or send an email request to Susan Johnson, Director of Communications at or, if available, click “unsubscribe”. WPEO will make a good faith effort to comply with such written request within thirty days of receipt of the request.
    11. Contacting WPEO 

      If you have any questions, comments, or concerns about this Privacy Policy, or would like to make changes to your personal information or contact preferences, or delete personal information you have provided to us, you may contact WPEO as follows:By email, at: mail, at:
      Women Presidents’ Educational Organization
      155 E. 55th Street, Suite 4H
      New York, NY 10022
      Attention: Susan Johnson, Director of Communications

      If you are a California resident inquiring about your California privacy rights, please include “California privacy rights request” in the subject line of your email or other communication.

      If you are a resident of the European Economic Area inquiring about your rights under the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”), please include “GDPR privacy rights request” in the subject line of your email or other communication.

      If you have a privacy concern regarding WPEO or this Privacy Policy and if you cannot satisfactorily resolve it through the use of this Website you should then write to us at the above addresses. In the event that we are still unable to resolve your concerns, WPEO is committed to cooperating to achieve a proper resolution of your privacy concerns.

    12. Jurisdiction-Specific Provisions 
      1. Notice to California Residents 

        Under California law, California resident users may opt-out of the disclosure of personal information to third parties for the third parties’ direct marketing purposes. You may contact us for such information or to opt out of the sharing of your personal information with third parties for marketing purposes as detailed above at any time by contacting us as described in “Contacting WPEO”. You must put the statement “My California Privacy Rights” in the body of your request, as well as your name, street address, city, state, and zip code. In the body of your request, please provide enough information for us to determine if this applies to you.

      2. If you are located in the European Economic Area (EEA): 
        1. Compliance with Law: 

          We will only process your personal information in accordance with applicable data protection and privacy laws, including the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Data received from the EEA is not automatically segregated or separately classified on our system.

        2. Controller of your Personal Data: 

          For the purposes of EU data protection legislation, the controller of your personal data under this Privacy Policy is Women Presidents’ Educational Organization, 155 E. 55th Street, Suite 4H, New York, NY 10022, attention: Susan Johnson, Director of Communications, email:

        3. Legal Bases for Using Personal Data 

          We process your personal data only if we have a legal basis to do so, including:

          1. to comply with our legal and regulatory obligations;
          2. for the performance of our contract with you or to take steps at your request before entering into a contract;
          3. for our legitimate interests or those of a third party; or
          4. where you have given consent to our specific use.The purpose for which we use and process your information and the legal basis on which we carry out each type of processing is further explained below.
            Purposes for which we will process the information Legal Basis for the Processing
            To provide services you request. It is necessary for us to process your personal data in order to deliver the services and process transactions either with your consent or according to the applicable contract between us.
            To respond to requests, questions, and comments, and provide other types of user support. It is necessary for us to respond to requests, questions, and comments, and provide other types of user support in order to take steps at your request or according to the applicable contract between us.
            To communicate about, and administer your participation in, events and programs, We will send electronic communications to you if you have consented to these communications.
            To carry out, evaluate, and improve our business (which may include developing new features for the Website; analyzing and enhancing the user experience on the Website; and managing our communications). It is in our legitimate interests to process your personal data to carry out these activities.
            To perform data analytics regarding usage of the Website (including market and customer research, trend analysis, financial analysis, and anonymization of personal data). It is in our legitimate interests to process your personal data to carry out these activities.
            To notify you of any changes to the Website that may affect you. It is necessary for us to process your personal data in order to deliver the services and process transactions if you have consented to this or according to the applicable contract between us.
            o   If we are required to do so by law, regulation, or legal process (such as a court order or subpoena);
            o   In response to requests from government agencies, such as law enforcement authorities;
            o   If we believe disclosure is necessary or appropriate to prevent physical harm or financial loss, or in connection with an investigation of suspected or actual illegal activity; or
            o   In the event we sell or transfer all or a portion of our business or assets (including a reorganization, dissolution, or liquidation)
            o   Guard against, identify, and prevent fraud and other criminal activity, claims, and other liabilities; and
            We conduct this processing to comply with our legal obligations and to protect the public interest.
        4. Retention of Personal DataWe will retain your personal data only for as long as necessary for the purposes it was retained, such as to enable you to use the Website or to provide services to you. In some instances, we may retain data for longer periods in order to comply with applicable laws (including those regarding document retention), resolve disputes with any parties, and otherwise as necessary to allow us to conduct our business. All personal data we retain will be subject to this Privacy Policy and our internal retention guidelines.
        5. Data Subject Access Rights 

          You have the following rights:

          • Right of access to your personal data: You have the right to ask us for confirmation on whether we are processing your personal data, and access to the personal data and related information.
          • Right to correction: You have the right to have your personal data corrected, as permitted by law.
          • Right to erasure: You have the right to ask us to delete your personal data, as permitted by law.
          • Right to withdraw consent: You have the right to withdraw consent that you have provided.
          • Right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority: You have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority in the member state of your habitual residence.
          • Right to restriction of processing: You have the right to request the limiting of our processing under limited circumstances.
          • Right to data portability: You have the right to receive the personal data that you have provided to us, in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format, and you have the right to transmit that information to another controller, including to have it transmitted directly, where technically feasible.
          • Right to object: You have the right to object to our processing of your personal data, as permitted by law, under limited circumstances.In order to exercise any of these rights, please contact us according to the “Contacting WPEO” section in this Privacy Policy. Please note that the above rights are not absolute and we may be entitled to refuse requests, wholly or partly, where exceptions under applicable law apply.
        6. We do not collect or process the following categories of data unless required by law: 

          Race or ethnic origin
          Political opinions
          Religious or philosophical beliefs
          Trade union memberships
          Genetic or biometric data
          Health or mortality data
          Sex life or sexual orientation

        7. Data Protection Authorities. If you are not satisfied with the way WPEO processes your personal information under this Privacy Policy, you have the right to lodge a complaint with a data protection authority. If you reside within the European Union, a list of data protection authorities can be found at bodies/authorities/index_en.htm.

Updated: November 15, 2018

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