No Spam Policy
Women’s eCommerce Association, International (hereinafter referred to as Women in Ecommerce) uses “permission marketing” in all our electronic communications. This means that we will not send electronic notification to anyone unless they have been referred to us by a member in good standing or have explicitly requested the information.
Women in Ecommerce does not knowingly or intentionally distribute, condone or encourage spamming practices. We only work with vendors who have validated opt-in lists. Furthermore we request that members respect and adhere to this No Spam Policy and strictly conform to “Spam Legislation” worldwide.
Women in Ecommerce provides recipients with the opportunity to opt-out or unsubscribe with a single click.
Women in Ecommerce requires that all of our sponsors and advertisers contractually agree to use their best effort to ensure that any Women in Ecommerce related correspondence results in a positive e-mail experience for all recipients. To report any incident of spamming by one of our sponsors or advertisers, click here or go to SpamArrest.
Full membership refunds will be given upon written request when notice is given within 24 hours of joining Women in Ecommerce. Any requests received after the 24 hours following the membership registration process will be prorated as follows:
1 – 10 days notification will receive a refund of 67% of the membership dues paid.
11–30 days notification will receive a refund of 33% of the membership dues paid.
NO REFUND is offered if notification is received more than 30 days after joining.
Once request has been received by member, member will immediately be removed from membership directory and all membership privileges are terminated.
Any request for refunds should be submitted to Heidi Richards.
At Women in Ecommerce, we are committed to protecting the privacy of all visitors to our Web site by creating an environment where women feel safe to share their information with one another. When you complete your profile, you will be given the opportunity to select that information you want posted on Women in Ecommerce. All information you choose not to post on this site will be used internally by Women in Ecommerce. Your personal information and the information of all Women in Ecommerce visitors is used by us to insure that we are providing you with the most relevant information, content and opportunities. Please read the following privacy information carefully, which outlines how and why visitors’ personal information is collected and how our Web site and businesses use it.
How we collect information
Women in Ecommerce obtains information from and about you in a variety of ways. Some information is gathered automatically when you access the Site such as IP address, browser information and operating system, as an example. We gather and store statistics and other information about online activities of our visitors on a collective basis. For example, we track the number of people who view each page to learn which features are most popular. When you visit the Women in Ecommerce Web site, you may be asked to provide personal information (name and contact information) for various reasons. They include:
- To join Women in Ecommerce and receive the benefits of membership, including discounts on products and services provided by our affiliates, member discounts to Women in Ecommerce sponsored events, and WEcommerce News EMagazine.
- To join or renew your membership with Women in Ecommerce (You can access and update your personal information anytime).
- To register for a Women in Ecommerce-sponsored event.
Personal information is not gathered automatically at the site. If you wish to provide personal information, you must do so voluntarily such as a submission of an online form or via email submission. Personal information is NEVER given to third parties for advertising or any other reason. Some personal information is published on the Web site such as your business name and business address in areas where you have volunteered and are willing to have that information published so that we can promote your business on the internet.
Cookies are small pieces of data that are stored by a user’s web browser on the hard drive of a user’s computer. Cookies can remember what information a user accesses on one web page to simplify subsequent interactions with that web site by the same user. Cookies are usually used to store information such as products you have clicked to add to your shopping cart. They also allow you to store your password without having to constantly re-enter it. The shopping cart cannot “tally” a total without using Cookies to remember what you have selected to purchase so far.
Other Uses of Information
In addition to the uses outlined above, Women in Ecommerce may, from time to time, use your personal data to send you information about news and events that may be of interest to you. However, we value your interest in and relationship with Women in Ecommerce and are committed to protecting your information from unauthorized use. Women in Ecommerce limits the collection and use of personal information to what is necessary to administer our business and to deliver superior service to you. This may include advising you about our products or services, those of our business partners, and other opportunities that we believe may interest you. To serve you better, we may combine information you give us on the Internet or through other channels.
Women in Ecommerce cautions you to use discretion when sharing personal information in community areas on this web site such as message boards, mailing lists and directories. If you disclose personal information in such areas, you understand and agree that such personal information may be used and disclosed by others without restriction.
Please note that if you provide any information on your own or directly to parties who provide service to Women in Ecommerce, any merchants who offer discounts to our members, or any other sites you encounter on the Internet (even if these sites are branded with our branding), different rules may apply to their use or disclosure of the personal information you disclose to them. We encourage you to investigate and ask questions before disclosing information to third parties. (Note: Women in Ecommerce. places advertising on our sites that originates from outside advertisers and/or advertising agencies. In some cases, if you click on or view these ads, a cookie may be assigned by the advertiser).
The Limits of Our Abilities
Although your privacy is very important to us, due to the existing legal regulatory and security environment, we cannot fully ensure that your private communications and other personally identifiable information will not be disclosed to third parties. The government or third parties under certain circumstances may intercept or access transmissions or private communications.
We use industry-standard efforts to safeguard the confidentiality of your personal identifiable information, such as firewalls and Secure Socket Layers where appropriate. However, no data transmissions over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. When you transmit data over the internet, you do so at your own risk. In many cases – such as event registration – other options may be available to you such as snail mail, the telephone or by fax.
We will update and correct any information that is found or known to be incorrect either through our own record-keeping or as advised by a member of Women in Ecommerce. Membership in Women in Ecommerce is pursuant to payment of dues and renewal; expired membership names are removed immediately upon non-renewal.
Last updated: November 1, 2015