Last Updated: April 2019
Information We Collect.
THE TYPES OF DATA COLLECTED BY PWF WILL VARY WITH YOUR PARTICULAR USE OF THE PWF SITE. Below, PWF provides general detail on the type(s) of PII (or related information) PWF may collect through the PWF Site.
Contact Information: PWF may collect certain contact information, such as, without limitation, your name, phone number, address, and email address.
Demographic & Survey Information: PWF may collect demographic and general profile data (e.g., educational, professional, accounting, and geographic information).
Transactional Information: PWF may collect information about the transactions that occur on the PWF Site (e.g., tool or feature (and related database) utilization and activity, navigation, exit page tracking, or content selection data).
Technical Information: PWF may collect Internet Protocol (IP) addresses or a unique identifier for a mobile device from users of the PWF Site as well as the date and time of access and the Web page(s) or feature accessed. PWF may also catalog the type of computer, browser, wireless network, mobile network, or operating system used by you.
Use of Information.
PWF may use PII collected from the PWF Site to operate the PWF Site, provide, and/or enhance certain of its features, tools, and functionality, and to otherwise provide and improve the quality of the PWF Site. Below please find additional information on how PWF may use PII collected from the PWF Site.
Contact Information: PWF may use your contact information in connection with the provision of its services, programs, information, and materials. PWF may also use your contact information to (i) promote programs, information, and materials in furtherance of PWF’s mission, (ii) create a personalized experience for you when using the PWF Site, (iii) provide you with news, materials, and information, (iv) assist with security or fraud prevention or response measures, (v) facilitate a PWF Site feature or tool, (vi) get in touch with you with respect to any (a) transaction(s) conducted through the PWF Site, (b) support request or question you bring to PWF’s attention, (c) changes made to the PWF Site, including updates or its terms, policies, and/or agreements, or (d) new services, programs, information, or materials offered by PWF, or (vii) for any other lawful purposes as determined by PWF in its sole discretion.
PWF also may share your contact information with third parties including, without limitation, PWF’s vendors, members, or business partners, to (i) facilitate or implement the foregoing, (ii) promote the products or services of others, (iii) allow for online registration or submission, and/or (iv) for other internal business purposes. In addition, PWF may (x) supplement the PII collected from you with information about you obtained from other sources, such as, without limitation, from PWF’s contractors, vendors, or business partners, or (y) engage in cross-border transfers of PII for the foregoing purposes.
For news meetings and special event announcements posted on the PWF Site, PWF may also provide the contact information of authors of contributed articles or blog postings.
Further, membership rosters may be displayed through the PWF Site and such display may publish your contact information including your (or your organization’s) name, address, and phone number.
Demographic & Survey Information: PWF may use demographic information in connection with the provision of its PWF Site or for administrative, management, and monitoring purposes. In addition, PWF may generate, maintain, and share survey results and aggregated demographic data collected through the Site with its affiliates, business partners, the general public, the news media, and with the U.S. Government and state governments, not only as may be required by law, but also for promotional purposes, for release to third parties, and to participate in government programs and initiatives. But, such survey or aggregated information will not identify any particular user. Moreover, participation in a survey is voluntary.
Transactional Information: PWF may use transactional information for marketing, administrative, and support purposes in order to provide or improve the PWF Site or any of its other services, programs, information, or materials. In addition, PWF may also share such transactional data on an aggregated basis (which will not identify any particular user) with or to third parties, including, without limitation, vendors, advertisers, or business partners. PWF will also share information when using a credit card processing company to bill or process payment from users.
Technical Information: PWF may use technical information, such as your IP address (i.e., number assigned to your computer or network when linked to the Internet) or browser type, for system administration and to help diagnose problems with PWF’s servers, analyze PWF Site usage trends, e.g., when you access a particular page or feature, track navigation on the PWF Site, and to otherwise improve, troubleshoot, manage, and monitor the PWF Site. We may associate your IP address with the PII you provide in order to allow the PWF Site to recognize you. We also may share aggregated technical information with our business partners, but only on a de-identified basis.
Business Transactions: In the event that PWF goes through a business transaction, such as a bankruptcy event, merger, investment transaction, or acquisition by another entity involving the sale of all or a portion of its assets, please note that certain or all of the PII collected and retained by PWF may be among the assets transferred or reviewed.
Legal Action: PWF may disclose certain or all PII when legally required to do so in accordance with subpoenas, government requests or regulations, or legal proceedings. PWF may also disclose certain or all PII to protect against misuse or unauthorized use of the PWF Site or as is otherwise required to limit legal liability, protect or defend PWF’s rights, property, or interests, or protect the safety, rights, or property of others.
Cookies & Similar Identifier Technologies.
Links to Third Party Sites.
You should maintain your password or other access credentials in a confidential manner. PWF maintains commercially reasonable data security measures for the PWF Site to protect the PII under its control against unauthorized access, loss, and disclosure. These measures include the implementation of reasonable (or required by law) technical, physical and administrative data security safeguards.
Enhanced security measures are utilized to protect financial information collected or processed through the PWF Site. Unfortunately, no security is 100% secure, particularly data transmission over the Internet or any wireless network over which PWF has not control. As a result, while PWF strives to protect information, PWF cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information and particularly, any information transmitted using the PWF Site. You use the PWF Site at your own risk.
We retain information for as long as is required, allowed or PWF believes it useful, but we are not otherwise obligated to retain information for any period of time. Subject to applicable law, PWF may dispose of your information in our sole discretion without notice. If you contact us by mail, voice, email or any other form for transmission, we may keep a record of your correspondence, including any information contained therein.
What about Children?
PWF cares about the safety of children on its PWF Site and encourages parents and guardians to monitor their children’s use of the Internet. Although the PWF Site is suitable for a general audience, the PWF Site is intended for use only by users who are over eighteen (18) years of age. Accordingly, PWF does not knowingly solicit PII from or send direct requests for PII to children. If you become aware that your child has provided PII to PWF, please contact PWF immediately.