Privacy Policy

Over the years, the Women’s Congressional Policy Institute (WCPI) has worked to bring women policymakers together across party lines to advance issues of importance to women and their families. WCPI strives to achieve this mission, in part, by sharing with you, our subscribers, valuable information, including invitations to our briefings, as well as timely information on congressional actions affecting women.

In light of the recent implementation of the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), WCPI has taken steps to review its policies regarding the protection of your data. Since WCPI does not have a physical presence in the European Union, nor does WCPI target EU markets in order to offer goods or services, we do not believe that WCPI falls within the scope of the GDPR regulations. Nonetheless, we are committed to protecting the privacy and security of the personal data we collect and will follow applicable guidelines as reflected in our Privacy Policy , which may be updated from time to time, and can be found on our website.

Through direct contact with you and related other resources, we collect personal information that we use to invite you to our events and congressional briefings, to send weekly editions of The Source, and to improve the information on our site. Please note that you are able to opt out of receiving any or all of our e-mails at any time.

By using our services, you agree to this Privacy Policy. Questions or concerns regarding WCPI’s Privacy Policy should be directed to Women’s Congressional Policy Institute, 409 12th Street, SW, Suite 702, Washington, D.C. 20024 or webmaster@wcpinst.org. We will use commercially reasonable efforts to promptly determine and remedy the problem.

Privacy Policy

Updated June 1, 2018

This Privacy Policy (hereafter “the Policy” or “Policy”) discloses the online privacy practices for Women’s Congressional Policy Institute (WCPI). This privacy notice is intended to explain how we collect, use, and disclose information from you. It will notify you of the following:

1. What personally identifiable information is collected from you, how it is used, and with whom it may be shared;
2. What choices are available to you regarding the use of your data;
3. The security procedures in place to protect the misuse of your information; and
4. How you can correct any inaccuracies in the information.

Changes to Our Privacy Policy

WCPI may update its Privacy Policy at any time and will share the updated version on our website. You are responsible for reviewing the Policy and any updates or changes. By continuing to use these services, you are deemed to have accepted the updates to our Policy.

Information Collection, Use, and Sharing

WCPI is the sole owner of the information collected on this site. We may collect personally identifiable information in several ways, including, but not limited to, direct contact with you, and the use of third-party vendors. Such information may include your name, mailing address, email, phone number, credit card information (as applicable), job title, and the organization or company for which you work. In addition, if you disclose personally identifiable information regarding other individuals to us, you represent that you have the authority to permit us to use the information in agreement with this Policy. We may disclose your information to our employees, third-party vendors, and law-enforcement as is reasonably necessary. We will not sell or rent this information to anyone.

WCPI will use your information for our legitimate business interests, such as inviting you to our congressional briefings, sending you our weekly legislative report, The Source, fundraising for WCPI programs, and responding to you regarding any other reason you contacted us.

WCPI uses third-party vendors Constant Contact and Give Direct to facilitate our ability to correspond with you in the ways described above. Neither Constant Contact nor Give Direct are permitted to use personally identifiable information except for the purpose of providing these services.

In addition, we use Google Analytics, which utilizes “cookies,” to generically track how users are viewing our online content. A “cookie” is a piece of data stored on a site visitor’s hard drive to help us improve your access to our site and identify repeat visitors to our site. The use of cookies is in no way linked to personally identifiable information on our site.

WCPI promotes its events and programs using photographs and/or video taken by third-party vendors and posting them on its website. By attending our events, you grant WCPI permission to use photos and/or video that may include images taken of you for the purpose of publication, promotion, illustration, advertising, or trade, in any manner or medium, without or without your name.

Your Access to, and Control Over, Information

You may opt out of any and all future contact from us at any time. You can do the following at any time by contacting us via e-mail address or phone number on our website:
• See what data we have about you, if any;
• Change or correct any data we have about you;
• Request that we delete any data we have about you; and
• Express any concern you have about our use of your data.

Security

WCPI takes precautions to protect your information. When you submit sensitive information via the website, your information is protected online and offline. Our third-party vendors, Constant Contact and Give Direct, who process your data, are in full compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) implemented by the European Union.

Whenever we collect sensitive information, that information is encrypted and transmitted to us in a secure way. You can verify this by looking for “https” at the beginning of the address of the webpage.

Links to Affiliate, Partner, and other Third-Party Websites

To the extent that our website contains links to any networked web pages and/or other websites operated by affiliates, partners, or third-parties, the privacy policy featured on such affiliate, partner, or third-party sites shall control. WCPI is not responsible for the privacy policies of the partner, affiliate, or other third-party websites you choose to visit.

Retention

We will retain personally identifiable information for the period necessary to provide you with our services and resources unless you request otherwise.

If you feel that we are not abiding by this Privacy Policy, you should contact us immediately via e-mail or phone at (202) 554-2323.