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About Women's Web
Women's Web is a woman-to-woman community offering information and support.
You can, of course, use most of the Women's Web web site without having to provide any personal information. Demographic information about our users is occasionally provided to third-party advertisers or affiliates.
Information Women's Web collects
Women's Web collects two types of information.
Information provided to Women's Web
In order to use our message boards, we ask you to register and become a member. During this member registration process, we will ask you for personally identifable information such as your name, e-mail address, member name and password.
We may, from time to time, post user surveys (see below) and ask you to provide additional information including marital status, household income, education, and employment status.
Women's Web gathers this information in order to better understand more about our audience's interests. By developing this understanding, we are better able to personalize tools, content, services and e-mail messages. We also use this information to build new services and develop affiliate partnerships we believe are more valuable and important to you.
Women's Web will obtain your permission whenever personally identifiable information provided by you is:
Information collected by Women's Web
When you use the Women's Web website and the information herein, Women's Web and its affiliate partners may collect information on your actions. This type of information is generally collected from:
How information is collected, used and disseminated
Information collected by Women's Web is used to create profiles of our audience. These profiles present anonymous statistical demographic information but no personally identifiable information. Aggregated demographic information is used to determine user trends and needs. In addition, it is also used to supply market research to potential advertisers and affiliates in order to help them better understand the Women's Web audience. Let's say, as an example, that Women's Web creates a report telling advertisers that 90% of our members are women between 35 and 45. Such a report allows these advertisers to determine which products and services are most appropriate for our members.
Public message boards
Please remember that any information you disclose on our message boards becomes public information and is immediately accessible to the general public. It is therefore important that you exercise discretion and caution when deciding to reveal personal information in our online community. Women's Web may, in its sole discretion, decide to use this information in the formulation of articles, FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions), and message board content. In such instances, we will endeavor to provide author credit by listing the author's member name. Therefore, we advise you to use care in choosing a member name. Please choose a name that protects your identity and keep your member name confidential.
Our Women's Web message boards are reserved for members who have registered with us. Although it is free, member registration is necessary so that Women's Web can assure the quality of its forums.
Membership registration requires you to choose a member name and password and to provide Women's Web with your e-mail address. This information will not be given to third parties without your consent.
Order forms and transaction with e-commerce advertisers and affiliates
Surveys and polls
Polls and surveys appearing on the Women's Web website ask your opinions on various issues. These polls and surveys may be associated with our advertisers and affiliates. Most information obtained from surveys and polls is aggregated and presented to advertisers and affiliates in aggregated form.
Links to affiliate and advertiser sites
IP address and cookies
Your IP address is number assigned to your computer by your Internet Service Provider. The IP address identifies the location of your computer. IP addresses are used to help diagnose problems with our servers and in the administration of the Women's Web web site. We will occasionally use IP addresses to communicate with users and we may ban those members who fail to abide by our Terms of Service.
You can modify your web browser preferences to accept all cookies, to be notified when a cookie is set, or to reject all cookies. You should note that if you reject all cookies, you may not be able to access the message boards and will have to re-register/re-login each time you visit the Women's Web website.
Protecting children on the Internet
Women's Web takes the protection of children and of their personal information very seriously. Women's Web does not encourage or solicit visits or membership by children and does not accept membership applications from those known to be under the age of 13. Women's Web acknowledges that sexuality is an inherent part of being a woman; nevertheless, we discourage those under the age of 18 from participating in message boards where sex or sexuality is openly discussed.
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