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Privacy Policy

Junior League of Washington

Privacy Statement

At the Junior League of Washington we are committed to honoring the privacy of our members and visitors to the Junior League of Washington’s Web site (“Site”). We recognize the importance to you of maintaining an appropriate level of privacy and security for the information we collect from you over the Internet. The following addresses our Site information gathering and use practices, and is limited to the protection and use of personal information collected by us in the online environment. Your access to and use of our Site are subject to this policy and any other terms of use or policies posted by us. Please note that this privacy statement applies only to this Site and not to the Web sites of our sponsors or of other companies or organizations to which we link.


  • Part One:  Information Collection and Use
    • What Kinds of Information Does the Junior League of Washington collect?
    • How is Collected Information Used?
    • Cookies
    • Public Areas
  • Part Two:  Disclosure of Information
    • Disclosure Required by Law
    • Disclosure to Operations and Maintenance Contractors
    • Disclosure to Affiliated Organizations
    • Disclosure to Linked Sites
    • Disclosure of Aggregate Information
  • Part Three:  Security
    • Technological Security
    • Procedural Security
    • Phishing
  • Part Four:  Choice 
    • Your Privacy Choices
    • Updating Your PII
    • Changes to This Policy
    • Contact Us

Part One:  Information Collection and Use

A.  What kinds of information does the Junior League of Washington Collect?

This Privacy Policy addresses the collection and use of information that can be used to identify you or contact you.  This type of data is commonly referred to as “Personally Identifiable Information” (“PII”) and often includes such data as name, address, phone number(s), e-mail address(es), identification number(s), etc. 

Members:  When you register to use our Site, we collect PII from you such as your name, e-mail address, phone numbers, and mailing address.  We also collect the PII that you provide when using the interactive services available on our Site, such as JLW store purchases, event registration, dues payments, and any PII you send to us by e-mail.

Visitors:  The only PII we collect about visitors is provided voluntarily. In general, you can visit our Site without telling us who you are or revealing any PII about yourself. However, some portions of our Site may be accessible only to users who have registered with us (and who may be asked to provide certain information as part of the registration or login process).

Generally:  In addition, our Web servers may use “cookies” (described below) to collect information about visitors such as domain names, but not your e-mail addresses.  This information may be aggregated to measure such things as the number of visits, average time spent on the Site, number of pages viewed, and methods by which our Site was found. The Junior League of Washington uses such information to evaluate the use of our Site and to continuously improve the content and services being provided.

At times we may ask you for contact information or conduct online surveys in order to better understand your needs so that we can provide you with a customized experience.  If we wish to use this information other than as set forth in this statement, we will let you know at the time of collection. We will take commercially reasonable steps to safeguard this information from unauthorized access.

B.  How is Collected Information Used?

When you access your account information, order a product, make an event reservation, register for a placement, send us e-mail, or register to receive news or information alerts, we may ask you to provide PII to us. Except as otherwise provided in this policy, when you supply information about yourself for a specific purpose, we use the information for that purpose and to manage the internal operations and security of our Web Site consistent with the terms of use and policies established from time to time governing this Site. Such purpose may involve the disclosure of such information to unaffiliated companies/vendors where necessary to and for the limited purpose of processing your request, processing a transaction authorized by you or providing you with products or services you requested.

Unless we specifically disclose it to you at the time of collection or subsequently obtain your approval, we will not make visitor or member-specific information that is gathered on our Site available to unaffiliated organizations for commercial purposes unrelated to the business of The Junior League of Washington. The Junior League of Washington and its affiliated vendors use this information to help us deliver the services you have requested, or to design or offer specific products or services that we believe will be useful to you. While we may use this information to contact you or to send materials to you for marketing purposes, we will take commercially reasonable steps to safeguard such information from unauthorized access by any other parties. As we strive to meet the needs of our members (and non-members alike), we may disclose PII we collect, as described above, to companies and vendors that perform marketing or other services on our behalf or with whom we have joint marketing agreements so that we may provide a full range of products and services to you. Our policy is to prohibit these companies from otherwise selling or disclosing the PII we provide.

C.  Cookies

Our Site may make use of cookies (or a similar technology) to better manage our Site and to assist us in providing you with tailored information and services. A cookie is a tiny element of data that a Web site can send to your browser, which is stored on your hard drive.  The use of cookies allows us to do things to better serve you as you navigate through our Site or when you return. You may set your browser to notify you or decline the receipt of a cookie; however, certain features of our Site may not function properly or be available if your browser is configured to disable cookies.

D.  Public Areas

Any PII you post on bulletin boards, chat rooms, public question and answer forums, public profile pages, or other public areas (“Public Areas”) of this Site is not protected by this Privacy Policy and we do not control the use and disclosure of this information.  PII that you post to a Public Area or communicate through a Public Area may be used by third parties to contact you or to communicate this information to others, including in other Public Areas of other Web sites.  Please do not post any information in a Public Area that you do not want disclosed to the general public and used without limitation.

 Part Two:  Disclosure of Information

Except as set forth in this Privacy Policy or as specifically agreed to by you, The Junior League of Washington will not disclose any PII you submit through our Site to third parties.

A.  Disclosure Required by Law

In exceptional circumstances, It may be necessary to share information with others in order to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, situations involving potential threats to the physical safety of any person, violations of the Junior League of Washington’s Terms of Use, or as otherwise required by law.  Indeed, certain federal, state and local laws or government regulations may require us to disclose non-public PII about you. In these circumstances, we will use reasonable efforts to disclose only the information required by law, subpoena or court order to be disclosed.  In the event that we are legally compelled to disclose your PII to a third party, we will notify you unless doing so would violate the law or court order.

B.  Disclosure to Operations and Maintenance Contractors

Third parties with whom we contract to maintain or service our Site or our organization sometimes have limited access to your PII in the course of providing products or services to us. These contractors include vendors and suppliers that provide us with technology, services, and/or content related to better operation and maintenance of our Site and vendors such as our attorneys and auditors. Access to your PII by these contractors is limited to the information reasonably necessary in order for the contractor to perform its limited function for the Site. We also contractually require that these contractors not use or disclose your PII for any purpose other than providing us with products and services.

C.  Disclosure to Affiliated Organizations

We will share your PII with the Association of Junior Leagues International.

D.  Disclosure to Linked Sites

For your convenience the Site may provide links to Web sites operated by companies and organizations other than the Junior League of Washington ("Third Party Web Sites").  In addition when you click on an advertisement on our Site, you may be linked to a Third Party Web Site by that advertiser.  The Junior League of Washington does not disclose your PII to these Third Party Web Sites and the Junior League of Washington does not endorse and is not responsible for the privacy practices of these sites. If you choose to link to one of these Third Party Web Sites, you should review the privacy policy posted on that site to understand how that Third Party Web Site collects and uses your PII.

E.  Disclosure of Aggregate Information

The Junior League of Washington may provide non-PII about you to third parties that does not allow you to be identified or contacted and that is combined with the non-PII of other users. For example, we might inform third parties regarding the number of users of our Site and the activities they conduct while on our Site. Depending on the circumstances, we may or may not charge third parties for this Aggregate Information. We also may not limit the third parties' use of the Aggregate Information, except that we do require third parties to whom we disclose Aggregate Information to agree that they will not attempt to make this information personally identifiable by combining it with other databases or otherwise.

Part Three:  Security

The Junior League Washington wants your PII to remain secure. That is why we maintain a dual level of security for our Site that utilizes both technological and procedural safeguards designed to protect the confidentiality of PII provided by you at our Site.

A.  Technological Security

To help ensure the security of your information, unique passcodes or passwords are required to access a number of our Web Site services. In addition to requiring the use of a unique passcode or password, all payments processed through our Web Site require personal transactional information provided by you to be sent in a “Secure Session” using Secure Socket Layer encryption technology. This technology encrypts – or scrambles – your financial or credit card account information to help prevent unauthorized parties from reading it. We regularly test and update our technology to help protect your PII. However, such precautions do not guarantee that our Web Site is invulnerable to all security breaches. The Junior League of Washington makes no warranty, guarantee, or representation that use of our Site is protected from all viruses, security threats or other vulnerabilities and that your information will always be secure. When doing business with others, such as sponsors to whom you can link from our Site, you should consider the separate security and privacy policies of those other Sites.

B.  Procedural Security

Only members, officers, the Web Master, and employees of the Junior League of Washington are authorized to access your PII and then only for Junior League of Washington authorized business. All authorized parties must abide by our Privacy Policy and those who violate our Privacy Policy are subject to disciplinary action, up to and including termination from employment, removal from office, and/or revocation of membership. Although we will make every reasonable effort to protect your PII from loss, misuse, or alteration by third parties, you should be aware that there is always some risk involved in transmitting information over the Internet. There is also some risk that thieves could find a way to thwart our security systems.

C.  Phishing

We do not ask you to disclose PII in an e-mail. Before you access your Junior League of Washington account online and are asked to disclose such information to us, you will be asked to enter your login name and password on our Site for authentication purposes.

Our normal practice is to send you an e-mail confirming significant changes made to your account online, such as, updates to the e-mail address registered with us, payments received, product purchases, event reservations, etc.

You can protect yourself by regularly logging into your online account to ensure that all activities are legitimate. Other tips on how you can protect yourself can be found at http://www.antiphishing.org/consumer_recs.html.

Part Four:  Choice 

A.  Your Privacy Choices

You are not required to submit any e-mails with any PII to the Junior League of Washington.  It is completely your choice. You may also opt out of receiving e-mails and newsletters at any time by sending us an e-mail at office@jlw.org that requests us not to contact you in the future (except for purposes such as notifying you of revisions to this Privacy Policy or otherwise as required by law or safety issues).

B.  Updating Your PII

You can always contact us in order to (1) update the PII that you have provided to us, and (2) change your preferences with respect to marketing contacts or other activities, by e-mailing us at office@jlw.org.  Members can delete their e-mail addresses from our Site database but cannot delete their membership information while they remain members. Such changes will not have any effect on other information that the Junior League of Washington maintains.  You should be aware that it is not technologically possible to remove each and every record of the information you have provided to the Junior League of Washington from our servers. The need to back-up our systems to protect information from inadvertent loss means that a copy of your PII may exist in a non-erasable form that will be difficult or impossible for us to locate. Nevertheless, we promise that upon receiving your request, all PII stored in the databases we actively use for research and daily business activities will be deleted. C.  Changes to This Policy Privacy as it applies to the Internet is a dynamic, rapidly developing area. In the future, we may make significant changes to our privacy policy affecting the use of the PII we collect. We will notify you by e-mail of any material changes to our use of PII and your continued use of this Site will confirm your agreement to those changes.  We may also make non-significant changes to our Privacy Policy that generally will not affect our use of your PII. You should check this posted Privacy Policy for any future changes. If you do not agree to the terms of this Privacy Policy or any revised policy, please exit the Site immediately. D.  Contact Us If you have questions or complaints about our privacy practices, you may contact us at office@jlw.org.  We can be reached by phone at (202) 337-2001.

This policy is effective as of September 5, 2006.