Privacy Policy


Leading Women in Technology (“LWT”) is committed to protecting the privacy of visitors to its website. This Privacy Policy sets forth how we collect, use, and disclose Personal Information (as defined below) collected from you and about you when you visit (the “Website”) as well as your choices about how Personal Information will be used.

We encourage you to read this Privacy Policy in full to understand our privacy practices before using this Website or submitting any Personal Information. By using this Website, you accept the privacy practices contained in this Privacy Policy.

By using the Website, or registering for the WILpower program or another LWT seminar, webinar or event, you consent to the collection, use, and disclosure of information described in this Privacy Policy.


This Privacy Policy applies exclusively to our Website and the LWT activities described herein. This Privacy Policy does not apply if you visit third-party websites, even if that third-party website contains information about LWT.
Personal Information

“Personal Information” means any information or set of information that identifies or can reasonably be used to identify an individual. Personal Information does not include information that is encoded, anonymized, or publicly available.

Information Collected and How It Is Used

We collect Personal Information, in the following instances:

  • If you register for the WILpower program, or a seminar, webinar, or event, we may collect your name, contact information, place of employment, job title, LinkedIn profile, or skills and personal interests.

  • If you request to join our participant database, we will request your name, contact information, place of employment, job title, LinkedIn profile, and other information regarding your career and interests.

  • If you request to participate as a director, officer, or employee of LWT, we will ask you to provide your name, contact information, phone number, and general resume details.

  • If you would like to receive information from us, we will ask you to provide your name, contact information, and a description of your comment or question.

  • If you email us directly via an email hyperlink to provide us feedback or to ask us a question regarding the Website or our business, we will collect any information contained in such email.

  • Pursuant to the LWT Photo, Video and Audio Recording Policy.

Personal Information Use

We collect Personal Information from you to fulfill your requests. For example, we may use your Personal Information to process an application, register you for an event, or answer a question.

We may use your email address to notify you of products or services that may interest you, to keep you informed about events or other items of interest, or to notify you of recent updates to our Website. We may use various methods to contact you, including Google mail, MailChimp, Fonteva, Eventbrite, Zoom or other technologies to do so. You may opt-out from receiving promotional or marketing emails by notifying us at the address specified at the bottom of any unwanted email. These opt-out procedures may not be available for transactional or relationship messages, such as emails that are necessary to provide you with confirmation of a completed transaction.
From time to time, we may post user photos and testimonials on our Website. These testimonials may include names, photos, and other personal information and we acquire permission from our users prior to posting these on our Website.
Cookies, Web Beacons, and Other Tracking Technologies

We may use cookies, web beacons, and other tracking technologies to collect information on our Website. Cookies are small data files placed on the hard drive of your computer, your mobile phone, or other internet-enabled device. Web beacons are small images embedded into emails that track whether an email was delivered and opened and whether links within the email were clicked.

We may use tracking technologies for a variety of purposes, including but not limited to evaluating how our Website is used and improving your visits to our Website. For example, tracking technologies help us distinguish you from other visitors. Information collected by tracking technologies is generally not Personal Information.

Most browsers are set to accept cookies. You may reset your browser to disable all cookies. Please note that certain features of the Website may not be available or function properly once cookies are disabled.
Online Marketing and Third Parties We Work With

We work with third-party companies for communication and marketing purposes, mainly for
emailing information and updates about LWT, our programming, and our events. We share
information with these companies solely to direct these communications. These third-party
companies may also possess or obtain information about you from your interactions directly with
the third-party companies; with other websites, mobile applications, or companies that the third-
party companies work with; or from your interactions with advertisements the third-party
companies help to display to you.

We may share personal information with the third-party companies we work with for our purposes, though in general we do not share personal information about you with third parties for third-party marketing or advertising purposes. We urge you to review any and all third-party company privacy policies to ensure you are comfortable with their privacy practices.

“Do-Not-Track” Technologies

We do not respond to web browser “Do-Not-Track” signals.

Personal Information Disclosure

We do not sell your Personal Information to third parties. We may provide your Personal Information to third-party service providers and business partners to help us with our business activities, products, and services. These companies are authorized to use your information only as strictly necessary to provide these services to us.

We may also disclose your information:

  •  As required by law, for example to comply with subpoena or legal process request.

  • When we believe in good faith that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights or property, protect your health and safety or health and safety of others, investigate fraud, or respond to a government request.

  • If LWT is involved in merger, acquisition, or sale of all or a portion of its assets.

  • To any other third party with your prior consent to do so.

Accessing, Correcting and Updating Your Information

We realize that your Personal Information, including your name, contact information, or employment company, is subject to change and we would like to maintain its accuracy. If you would like to update your information, please email us using our contact form in the Contact Us section. We respond to all inquiries within 30 days.
Your Choice

Where appropriate or legally required, we will describe how Personal Information about you that we collect on our Website will be used and will provide choices about whether or not to allow us to engage in that use. You can notify us of your preferences during the information collection process or using the contact form provided in the Contact Us section. You may change your choices and request that we delete your information at any time by contacting us directly.

From time to time, we may send emails to you regarding new services, programming, and upcoming events. You may opt out of receiving newsletters and other secondary messages from LWT by selecting the ‘unsubscribe’ function present in every email we send. However, you will continue to receive essential transactional emails.
Information Retention

We will retain your Personal Information for as long as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, enforce our rights, or as reasonably necessary for commercial purposes.
Information Protection

We use reasonable and appropriate physical, technical, and administrative industry safeguards to protect your information from unauthorized use, access, loss, misuse, alteration, or extraction. Notwithstanding our security safeguards, it is impossible to guarantee 100% security in all situations. If you have any questions about security on our Website, please contact us using the form in the Contact Us section.

Children’s Privacy

This Website is not directed to children under the age of 13, and we do not know knowingly collect information from children under the age of 13.
Links to Other Websites

Some pages of our Website contain external links to other websites. We recommend you carefully read the privacy practices of all third-party websites, as these websites are not governed by this Privacy Policy. When you use a link to go from our Website to another website, our Privacy Policy is no longer in effect.
Changes to this Privacy Policy

LWT may periodically change this Privacy Policy to describe new Website features, products, or services and how it may affect our use of information about you and related controls. If we make material changes to this Privacy Policy, LWT will provide notification through our Website or notify you directly. Regardless, we encourage you to review this Privacy Policy each time you visit our Website.
Contact Us

If you have questions regarding this Privacy Policy or our information handling practices, please contact LWT Privacy by clicking submitting your request form on our Website at Contact Us or send mail to the following postal address:

Leading Women in Technology 
P.O. Box 583 
Mountain View CA 94042

We welcome your comments or questions regarding this Privacy Policy or LWT in general.
Effective Date: September 11, 2020