Women in Security & Privacy - Privacy Policy

Last Revised Date: May 8, 2017

Women in Security and Privacy (a fiscally sponsored project of Community Initiatives, a public charity) = "WISP", "us", "our", or "Site"


Information we collect.

If you opt-in to our email list, sign up for our events, or donate to us in any way (online or offline), we collect personal information from you. That information includes your name and contact information, any financial information that you provide, and other info you provide. We may also periodically put out polls/surveys where we will collect information from you if you affirmatively provide it to us.  

If you sign up for WISP Tandems or Equal Respect Speakers Bureau, we will collect personal information from you and information related to your interests and expertise.  

We also passively collect information via Google Analytics as well as other service providers that help us improve site performance. Information we collect includes, but is not limited to, your browser, general location, and other browsing based information. Google Analytics opt-out: Google Analytics Opt-Out

Technology We Use.

We use cookies to collect information. If you don't like cookies, there are a number of services you can use to block cookies on your browser.  

We use third party service providers to collect and store your information, and to reach you, e.g. via email or ads. Such providers include Mailchimp, Eventbrite, and Facebook. 

How We Use Your Information.

We use your information for various purposes to further our mission to advance women in the industry, including to invite you to events, connect you to other members, reach you  via ads, and make our site and programs better.  We use your information internally to gather insights about our organization and women across the industry.  We may then share these insights on an aggregated or anonymized basis, either publicly or with third parties (e.g. how many people are enrolled in our programs). 

How We Share Your Information.

We will share your information with our third party service providers, payment processors, event partners, with nonprofit organizations that sponsor us or with whom we partner.  For Tandems, we will share your info with any WISP Tandem partners with whom you are shared.  For the Equal Respect Speakers Bureau, we will share your info with potential organizations looking for speakers (or with speakers if you are looking for a speaker) and with the individuals that run Equal Respect.   We may also share aggregate information with third parties for processing for statistical and market research.

How We Keep Your Information.

We will store your information as long as we think it could be helpful to WISP and advancing women in the security and privacy industry. If you would like us to delete your information, please contact us.

By sharing information with us, you consent to the worldwide transfer and processing of your information, even in jurisdictions that may have less restrictive privacy practices than your own.

OPT-OUT and deletion.

If you signed up for emails, please "unsubscribe" using the directions at the bottom of your email.  If you would like us to delete your information from being a tandem, speaker, or other sign up, please contact us below.  

Updates to this policy

We may update this policy from time to time to reflect our current practices. 

Contact Us

If you'd like more information about our privacy practices or want us to delete your personal information, feel free to contact us at [email protected].


Community Initiatives

ATTN: Women in Security and Privacy

354 Pine Street, Suite 700

San Francisco, CA 94104