Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

By using the Women in Capital Markets (WCM) website you signify your acceptance of our Privacy Policy. If you do not agree to this policy, please do not use our website. Changes to this policy will be posted periodically. Please review this policy from time to time to see if any changes have been posted.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us.

Our Commitment

This privacy policy has been developed as an extension of WCM's commitment to conduct all of its interactions and events with the highest level of integrity in dealing with the public and its members.

Scope

This policy guides how WCM collects, stores, and uses information that is both collected by WCM or provided to WCM, whether through its website or by other methods including applications, registrations or other means. This statement does not cover outside websites that are linked to or from the WCM website.

Automatic Collection of Information

If you do nothing during your visit but browse through the WCM website, read pages, or download information, certain information about your visit will be gathered and stored automatically. This information does not identify you personally. WCM uses this information to help make our site more useful to visitors, to learn about the number of visitors to our site, and to determine the types of technology our visitors use. We do assign session "cookies" to your computer that allow us to recognize your computer and make your experience more convenient. You can set your browser to disable cookies, but some websites may not work properly if you do this.

WCM may also use Google Analytics. Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc., helps to measure traffic patterns to, from, and within the Website and uses cookies to collect aggregated information about you. Information collected by Google Analytics is stored on Google servers in the United States and may be subject to the governing legislation in that country (for example, the USA Patriot Act). Your IP address is anonymized prior to being stored on Google's servers in order to help safeguard your privacy. For further information about Google Analytics, please read this page

If you wish, you may opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics by disabling or refusing the cookies; by disabling JavaScript within your browser; or by using this tool. Disabling Google Analytics or JavaScript will still permit you to access comparable information or services from the website.

Use of Information

If you choose to provide us with personal information, such as your name and address, when registering for our programs or other means, WCM may use that information for billing purposes, to send information to you, to respond to you, for market research, to analyze website usage, to improve WCM's features and content, to send you promotional materials and other information with your consent, to provide you with content that is customized to your interests based on the information you have provided to us and your activities on the site, and for other purposes related to the reason you provided the information to WCM. For example, if you are a member, WCM will use the information you provide us to process your application, maintain your membership, send information to you and respond to you. 

WCM collects information, such as your name, mailing address, e-mail address, and telephone number. If you are applying for membership with WCM, we may also collect information about your education, job description and employer. 

WCM is committed to protecting the security of your personal information. WCM uses advanced security technologies and procedures to help protect your personal information from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure.

WCM commits to not knowingly release your personal information to external organizations without your approval, other than companies that process your credit card if you register for any events or if you apply to become a WCM member, or to other organizations as required by applicable laws or regulations.

Please note that WCM may aggregate the data (including personal information) it collects and, by disclosing your personal information on this website, you hereby agree and consent to WCM's collection, use and disclosure of such data in aggregate anonymized.

By becoming a member of WCM, you have consented to the release of your work related information on the members–only section of the WCM website.

Opting Out of the Release of Your Personal Information to Third Parties

If you do not wish WCM to release your personal information to third parties, please send a written request in which you identify yourself and clearly state your preference that WCM not release your information to one or more of the individuals or entities listed above. Please do the same if you wish your name to be removed from the WCM email mailing list. Please note that withdrawing consent may result in a reduction in access to the website and to the specific features of the website and may affect membership services. Please also note that any request for withdrawal of consent will not prevent WCM from using the personal data you have provided in anonymized form nor will it prevent WCM from disclosing your personal data in the event it is compelled to do so by law.

Send your request by mail or by email to:

WCM
Attention: Opt Out
357 Bay Street, Suite 402
Toronto Ontario M5H 2T7

Send your request to [email protected].

If you choose to opt out, please be aware that WCM will not be able to fulfill some of your requests. For example, in order to process a registration fee charged to your credit card, WCM must send your credit card information to a credit card processing company.

Notification of Changes

WCM reserves the right to change the Privacy Policy at any time. As a result, WCM requests that you read this policy from time to time in order to be informed of possible changes in the WCM's Privacy Policy. If the Privacy Policy changes, and personal information is collected for a purpose that is different from that stated at the time that it was originally collected, the Privacy Policy will be modified and updated as necessary. Changes to the Privacy Policy will take effect on the 31st day from the date the updated Privacy Policy is posted.

Retention of Information

Council will retain personal information as long as it is necessary for the purposes described in this Privacy Policy and as required by law, after which time, the information will be deleted and destroyed.
For further information on WCM's Privacy Policy, please contact WCM's Privacy Officer who is WCM's Director of Operations at the email address found on the Contact Us page or by email at [email protected], or by phone at 416-502-3614.

English Only

The parties acknowledge that they require that this agreement be drawn up in the English language only.
Les parties reconnaissent qu'elles ont exigé que la présente convention soit rédigée en langue anglaise seulement.

Last modified: May 25, 2014

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