Privacy Policy

The AAUW National Convention website, convention.aauw.org, and related online communications provide information and services in furtherance of AAUW’s mission to advance equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research. Content focuses on all aspects of the AAUW National Convention.

This policy is designed to maintain the integrity of the AAUW National Convention on the World Wide Web and in other online communications and to avoid the use of AAUW’s name in ways inconsistent with its image, mission, policies, and programs.

1. CONVENTION.AAUW.ORG (INCLUDING LOGOS, WRITTEN CONTENT, PHOTOGRAPHS, GRAPHICS, VIDEO, AND AUDIO)

Any entity or individual who uses, accesses, or links to convention.aauw.org — including logos, written content, photographs, graphics, video, and audio — is bound by this policy. Use of, access to, or linkage to convention.aauw.org shall constitute acceptance of and agreement to be bound by the terms in this policy. Entities or individuals who do not wish to be bound by these terms should not use, access, or link to convention.aauw.org. AAUW has the right to restrict or revoke access to any entity or individual that violates any provision of this policy.

AAUW reserves the right to remove or not post any materials of external users onto convention.aauw.org or materials that AAUW considers to be objectionable or outside its mission. Notwithstanding the reservation of this right, AAUW is not responsible for any material posted by any external users, for instance on chat rooms, comments, or bulletin boards. AAUW specifically disclaims any and all liability for any claims or damages that result from postings by external users. Although convention.aauw.org includes links providing direct access to other Internet sites, AAUW has not participated in the development of those other sites and does not exert any editorial or other control over those sites.

A. AAUW Members

  • AAUW members may use convention.aauw.org in AAUW branch and state websites and online notices for AAUW activities. Standardized logos and placement specifications are provided through the Member Center at www.aauw.org.
  • AAUW members shall not amend, alter, distort, or otherwise change the standardized AAUW logo or any placement specifications.
  • AAUW members may reprint materials in accordance with this policy provided that credit is given to the AAUW website, and usage is consistent with AAUW’s mission, policies, and programs.
  • Convention.aauw.org cannot be linked to or used for personal, professional, financial, or political gain without approval by an authorized representative of AAUW staff in advance.
  • AAUW members that use convention.aauw.org to market, sell products, or raise funds across state lines, including marketing, sales, and fundraising via the Internet, need prior approval from AAUW. If approval is given, a standard contract will be executed between AAUW and the state or branch.

B. AAUW Staff

  • Staff may use convention.aauw.org in AAUW publications, newsletters, online notices, and other materials in furtherance of AAUW’s mission and consistent with AAUW’s policies and programs. Standardized logos and placement specifications are provided through the Member Center at www.aauw.org.
  • Convention.aauw.org cannot be linked to or used for personal, professional, financial, or political gain without approval by an authorized representative of AAUW staff in advance.

C. Other Users

  • Convention.aauw.org (including but not limited to text, content, photographs, video, and audio) is protected by copyright as a collective work or compilation under U.S. copyright and other laws. Other users must abide by all additional restrictions in this agreement.
  • Other users may create web links to any URL on convention.aauw.org so long as such link is for educational and informational purposes; in furtherance of AAUW’s work to promote equity for all women and girls, lifelong education, and positive societal change; and consistent with AAUW policies and programs. Use may not create an implication of AAUW’s endorsement of affiliation with any third party. Any third-party affiliation must be approved in writing from an authorized representative of AAUW in advance of that party’s use of links.
  • Without the advance, explicit, written permission of an authorized representative of the AAUW national staff, users may not copy, reproduce, distribute, publish, display, perform, modify, create derivative works, transmit, or in any way exploit convention.aauw.org, except that external users may download material for their own personal, noncommercial use. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, other users may not distribute any part of this service over any network, including a local area network, nor sell nor offer it for sale. In addition, convention.aauw.org may not be used to construct any kind of database.

2. LINKS FROM CONVENTION.AAUW.ORG

  • Convention.aauw.org links only to websites that are affiliated with, working with, or supported by AAUW or web pages that support AAUW’s work to promote equity for all women and girls, lifelong education, and positive societal change and are consistent with AAUW ‘s mission, policies, and programs.
  • AAUW is not responsible for any content on sites or web pages linked from convention.aauw.org.

3. PRIVACY

A. General Browsing Information

AAUW does not collect any personal information from users browsing the AAUW National Convention website, except as specifically authorized by the user in furtherance of the interests of such user. Only aggregate data — such as the number of hits per page — are collected. Aggregate data are used for internal and marketing purposes and do not provide any personally identifying information.

B. Personally Identifiable Information

AAUW collects personally identifiable information during convention registration and through forms to request event e-mail updates. Like many nonprofit organizations, AAUW obtains the names of potential supporters by renting membership lists of like-minded organizations and publications. Sometimes, instead of paying the rental fee, AAUW exchanges its list with another group’s list for a single use. By receiving mail from similar groups, you help AAUW’s programs and services. Please be assured, however, that any time you provide personally identifiable information to AAUW, upon request you can have your name excluded from any lists that AAUW sells or exchanges.

C. Third-Party Sites

Convention.aauw.org has links to third-party sites. Since AAUW does not control those websites, users are  encouraged to review the privacy and other policies posted on these third-party sites.

D. Cookies and Other Technologies

AAUW uses “cookies,” a string of characters that can be written to a file on the user’s hard drive when the user visits a website, to collect information. Only the website that sets the cookie can read it, and it can only be used as a record-keeping device to store user IDs and information that the site already has. It cannot be used to read other information from the user’s hard drive. AAUW uses cookies to track users’ activity through the site in order to improve the site’s architecture, offer the user interactive features that would not be possible without cookies, and recall specific information to save the user time during subsequent visits to the site.

E. Unsubscribing from AAUW Electronic Communications

All e-mail updates sent by AAUW include information on how to unsubscribe through an automated system. If at any time you wish to opt out of receiving communications from AAUW, you may also send a written request to AAUW. AAUW unsubscribe requests are processed every week. If you wish to unsubscribe or need to process a change to your e-mail address, send your requested changes to connect@aauw.org.

4. SECURITY

AAUW has in place appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information it collects online. Credit card information provided to AAUW is protected against unauthorized use by 128-bit encryption and Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) security features, which scramble your personal information so that only your web browser and the AAUW website’s server can decipher it. However, no Internet or e-mail transmission is ever fully secure or error free. Because most e-mail is not encrypted, you should take special care in deciding what information you send to AAUW via e-mail.

5. REFUND POLICY

Cancellation and refund policies regarding the AAUW National Convention are available on the registration page.

Contacting the Website
If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this website, you can contact

AAUW

1310 L St. NW
Washington, DC 20005
Tel: 800.326.AAUW (2289)
E-mail: connect@aauw.org