Privacy and terms of use

Women Business Owners (WBO), a non-profit organization, is dedicated to helping women-owned businesses succeed. WBO’s activities are guided by its commitment to educating women in business development, to building a welcoming, supportive community among its members, and to providing information, resources, and referrals through its network of members, guests, and speakers. WBO’s strength lies in its business referral network, which is supported by personal interaction at monthly meetings and events as well as by enhanced Web site capabilities.

PRIVACY STATEMENT
This privacy statement will inform you about the information WBO collects about members and visitors and how WBO uses that information. Questions about this privacy statement should be directed to info@womenbusinessowners.org. Please specify “Privacy Statement” in the subject line of your email when contacting us.

Membership Applications
WBO collects contact and business information from individuals who wish to become WBO members. WBO may contact members about WBO and other events and opportunities that are considered to be of interest to women business owners. Authorized WBO personnel may review individual payment information submitted by applicants for membership management purposes. WBO will not share this payment information with other parties except for purposes of fund collection and WBO operations. To protect your data, payment information submitted on the Web site is transmitted using industry-standard Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) and other encryption technologies.

Online Membership Listings
WBO Membership Listings are published on the WBO Web site, updated monthly, and open to visitors for viewing. The purpose of the Online Membership Listings is to facilitate networking and business promotional opportunities for participating WBO members. Members submit contact information and business descriptions to WBO and may authorize WBO to publish them on the Web site. Members may elect not to publish their contact and business information in the Online Membership Listings. Members may also elect to remove their contact and business information from the Online Membership Listings by contacting the WBO office; their opt-out requests will be implemented in the next scheduled update. Members may contact the WBO office to update their information contained in the Online Membership Listings; their requests will be implemented in the next scheduled update.

Membership Directory
A WBO Membership Directory is published in a members-only area, updated monthly. Access to the members-only area is obtained by using a password issued to WBO members. The purpose of the WBO Membership Directory is to facilitate networking and business promotional opportunities among WBO members. Members submit contact information and business descriptions to WBO and may authorize WBO to publish them in the Membership Directory on the Web site. Members may elect not to publish their contact and business information in the Membership Directory. Members may also elect to remove their information from the WBO Membership Directory by contacting the WBO office; their opt-out requests will be implemented in the next scheduled update. Members may contact the WBO office to update their information contained in the Membership Directory; their requests will be implemented in the next scheduled update.

WBO ListServ
WBO maintains a members-only WBO ListServ. The purpose of the WBO ListServ is to facilitate networking and information sharing among WBO members. Members may subscribe to the WBO ListServ, and may also un-subscribe from it by contacting the WBO office. Their requests will be implemented in the next monthly subscription update.

Event Registration
Members and visitors may register for WBO events on the WBO Web site. WBO will collect their information for the purposes of event planning and organization, may use their information for the purposes of future event planning and membership development, and may add their contact information to the WBO email list. Authorized WBO personnel may review individual payment information submitted by attendees for event management and WBO operations purposes. WBO will not share this payment information with other parties except for purposes of fund collection and event management. To protect your data, payment information submitted on the Web site is transmitted using industry-standard Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) and other encryption technologies. WBO event registration fees and WBO membership dues are non-refundable.

WBO Keep Me Posted Email List
Visitors may request to join the WBO email list to receive reminders about WBO events and other events and opportunities of interest to women business owners. They may unsubscribe to the list by contacting the WBO office.

Visitor Information
Visitors may contact WBO by phone, by e-mail, or by filling in an online form. Their information may be used by WBO to respond to the inquiries, and their contact information may be added to the WBO mailing list used to promote WBO and other events and opportunities of interest to women business owners. Visitors may contact the WBO office to opt-out of receiving notices sent to the mailing list.

Web Site Visitor Statistical Information
The WBO Web server may automatically collect certain statistical information about visitors to the WBO Web site. This information is used for statistical aggregation only, and does not personally identify you. Examples of statistics WBO may monitor are which pages people visit, how many people visit our site, when people visit, the domains and/or IP addresses used to visit, and the software (e.g., browsers) people use to visit.

TERMS OF USE

Membership Listings and Membership Directory
WBO publishes and maintains Membership Listings and a Membership Directory for the purpose of facilitating networking among members. Information about individual members is provided voluntarily by members and is not verified by WBO or other third parties. WBO and its respective sponsors make no representations about the accuracy and suitability of the information contained in the Membership Listings and Membership Directory. All such information is provided “as is” without warranty of any kind. WBO and its respective sponsors do not endorse any of the individuals or businesses listed on the Web site. In no event shall WBO and/or its respective sponsors be liable for any special, indirect, or consequential damages or any damages whatsoever resulting from the use of information available from this site. Please use good sense in evaluating information contained in this site.

WBO ListServ
WBO ListServ is provided to facilitate networking and information sharing among WBO members. This is an unmoderated ListServ; subscribers are asked to observe the WBO ListServ Guidelines. Information contained in the ListServ correspondence is provided by members and is not verified by WBO or by other third parties. WBO and its respective sponsors make no representations about the accuracy and suitability of the information contained in the ListServ correspondence. All such information is provided by the authors and does not represent the views or have the endorsement of WBO. WBO and its respective sponsors do not endorse any of the individuals or businesses participating in the ListServ, or any of their offers and views. In no event shall WBO and/or its respective sponsors be liable for any special, indirect, or consequential damages or any damages whatsoever resulting from the use of information resulting from the ListServ. Please use good sense in evaluating information contained in ListServ correspondence.

Links to Third Party Sites
There are links in certain areas which will let you leave the WBO Web site. The linked sites are not under the control of WBO and WBO is not responsible for the contents of any linked site or any link contained in a linked site or any changes or updates to such sites. WBO is providing these links to you only as a convenience, and the inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement by WBO of the site.