At Women of Influence Inc. we understand that privacy is one of the biggest concerns for Internet users. Women of Influence Inc. respects the privacy of every person who visits our Web site. We’ve created this statement to demonstrate our commitment to your privacy and to show the value we place on the information you provide to us.

WHAT WOMEN OF INFLUENCE INC. DOES
Women of Influence Inc. is a media company focused on building the female business community for the advancement of women in the workforce and aiding corporations in gaining access to influential and affluent professional women. We are the creators of the highly successful Women of Influence Luncheon Series, which operates in eight cities and in two languages. In addition, Women of Influence Inc. developed the Young Women of Influence Evening Series, the RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards, the Senior Executive Dinner Series
across North America, the Top 25 Women of Influence™ program, the Future Women of Influence Auction, and Women of Influence Magazine.

Links to Other Web Sites
Women of Influence Inc. Web sites contain links to other sites. Women of Influence Inc. is not responsible for the content or privacy practices of these sites. We encourage you to read the privacy statements of these linked sites, as their policies may differ from our own.

ABOUT INFORMATION YOU VOLUNTEER
In various places on our Web sites, we may request information from you. This might include your name, email address, other contact info, and demographic data such as your occupation. We use this information to:

  • send you an electronic newsletter, if you’ve requested it,
  • alert you about new products or product updates,
  • provide you with information you have requested about the company or about our products,
  • collect survey data to improve our products and services,
  • notify winners of contests we run periodically,
  • send you or a colleague an email you’ve requested,
  • send you an email confirming a subscription or download,
  • classify our users and correspondents into demographic categories so that we can better track the issues, concerns and preferences of those groups and, ultimately, deliver products and services that more accurately meet their needs.

We will never share, sell, or rent individual personal information without your advance permission or unless ordered by a court of law. When you volunteer information that may be shared with our partners, we will ask you explicitly to grant us such permission by opting in on a Web page.

For visitors to our site who are under 18 years of age we strongly recommend that you obtain the permission of a parent or guardian before providing us with any information.

Send a Friend a Message
Women of Influence Inc. provides facilities for you to send a friend an email message. We use the email addresses you enter to send the requested email, and we track the number of emails sent, but we do not use the email addresses for any other purpose.

Contests and Surveys
Periodically, we run contests and surveys for our clients. Participation in these is entirely voluntary, and you have a choice whether or not you disclose the requested information. Information requested may include contact information (such as name, email address) and demographic information (age, zip code, answers to specific questions such as computer use).

We use contact information to notify winners. Other information we collect is aggregated and used by Women of Influence Inc. and the sponsoring client to improve the client’s offerings.

Opting Out
When you subscribe to a Women of Influence Inc. newsletter, we provide simple instructions, in each newsletter, on how you can cancel your subscription.

Each message deployed by Women of Influence Inc. contains instructions on how you can opt out of future communications, either via email or through a Web page, or Manage Your Preferences to determine which electronic mailings you would like to receive. .

Purchasing Products
Women of Influence Inc. uses Surefire’s Firepay to process our online commerce transactions. We use Netscape’s Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) to transmit sensitive data, such as your credit card information, to Surefire’s secure Transaction Server. Information sent from the Surefire server back to you is also sent via SSL. Women of Influence Inc. uses 128-bit encryption, the highest level of protection possible for Internet communications.

Secure pages are indicated in your browser. If you use Internet Explorer, you’ll see a yellow lock icon in the status bar, to the lower right corner. If you use Netscape Navigator, you’ll see a blue lock in a yellow box in the lower left corner. All secure pages begin with https://.

Women of Influence Inc. does not store your credit card information. Women of Influence Inc. does store your contact information to expedite technical support if you request it, and to provide you with information about new products and upgrades.

ABOUT INFORMATION WE COLLECT AUTOMATICALLY
Technical and Demographic Information
Women of Influence Inc. collects technical and demographic information about you that does not personally identify you. Examples of this type of information include the computer operating system you use, your Internet browser, your domain name and IP address, and the Web pages you view. IP addresses are not linked to personally identifiable information.

We use this information to diagnose problems with our Web site and to better tailor its content to your needs.

How We Use Cookies
A cookie is a small text file placed on your computer that uniquely identifies you. It tells our Web server when you return to a page you’ve already visited. We use cookies in several places:

When you download our software, we use a cookie to save the information you enter. If you return to the same page later, we can fill in your email address, so you don’t have to re-enter it.
When we send you an email with a link to a Web page, we use a cookie to automatically enter your email address on a Web page form, so you don’t have to type it.

Open Rates and Clicks
Women of Influence Inc. sends email, on behalf of itself, and tracks the open rates of the HTML version of these messages. This allows us to improve the quality of the messages we send. Women of Influence Inc. cannot track open rates on plain text messages.

Women of Influence Inc. may also track clicks on Web site links included in the messages.

Information regarding the activity of email recipients is reported to the client who deployed the message through Women of Influence Inc., and may be used in case studies. Information about specific email recipients is only shared with the client who owns the list on which the recipient’s email address originally appeared.

We may share aggregated demographic information with our partners and clients. This is not linked to personal information that can identify any individual person.

HOW WE PROTECT THE INFORMATION YOU PROVIDED
Women of Influence Inc. takes strong precautions to protect the information you provide from loss, misuse, unauthorized access, alteration, or destruction.

Information you provide is stored on a secure server on Women of Influence Inc. premises, in a locked room. Only Women of Influence Inc. employees who need this information to do their jobs have access to it.

All Women of Influence Inc. employees are made aware of the importance we place on privacy, and what they can do to ensure customer information is protected.

HOW YOU CAN CHANGE INFORMATION YOU PROVIDED
If you have provided information to Women of Influence Inc. and would like it deleted from our records, or you would like to update information you’ve given us, please send an email to [email protected]

CONTACTING US
If You Feel You Have Received Unsolicited Email
Women of Influence Inc. does not send or condone unsolicited email, or “spam”. We send email only to people who have requested our newsletter, or asked for information about our products.

If you feel you’ve received unsolicited email from Women of Influence Inc., please send a message to [email protected]. We promise to deal with your issue promptly.

Other Concerns
If you have questions or concerns about our privacy policy, you can contact us by phone, fax, email or conventional mail.

Women of Influence Inc.
355 Adelaide Street West
Suite 410
Toronto, Ontario
M5V 1S2
Phone: 416.923.1688
Fax: 416.923.2862
Email: [email protected]