PRIVACY POLICY

Last Updated December 20, 2018

The Dynamic Professional Women’s Network, Inc. dba DPWN (hereinafter “DPWN”, “our”, “us” or “we”) provides this privacy policy (“Privacy Policy”) to describe how we use and process certain information that we obtain through the web site at www.christieruffino.com (hereinafter “Site”). We invite all visitors to, or users of, the Site (“You”) to carefully review this Privacy Policy before continuing to access or use the Site.

The Dynamic Professional Women’s Network, Inc. reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to modify, alter or otherwise update this Privacy Policy at any time. Such modifications shall be effective immediately upon posting.

We collect certain personally identifiable data that You submit through the Site (“Personal Data”) as well as other non-personally identifiable data that we collect through cookies and other tracking technologies (“Data”) in order for us to understand Your needs better and make Your experience at the Site more valuable to You. We may share this Personal Data and Data with our affiliates and use it consistent with this Privacy Policy. They may also combine it with other information to provide and improve our products, services, content, and advertising. You are not required to provide the Personal Data that we have requested, but, if You choose not to do so, in many cases we will not be able to provide You with our products or services or respond to any queries You may have.

You may sign up for membership, post articles, network with others or otherwise actively send us Personal Data using the Site. “Personal Data” includes, but is not limited to, Your name, email address(es), billing address(es), delivery address(es), telephone number(s), contact preferences and credit card information. You can amend or update Your DPWN profile at any time and You can close such profile at any time. We use Personal Data primarily for the purpose for which You originally provided it (for example, to receive access to member events, to network with others, or the like), and for purposes of improving our products and services and for market research. We may use Personal Data to transmit direct marketing communications to You by email.

This Site is not intended for use by persons under the age of thirteen. Individuals who are under the age of thirteen are expressly prohibited from submitting to DPWN or posting to the Site any personally identifiable information about themselves.

When You visit the Site, we may passively collect Data through the use of cookies on Your computer and Internet connection, such as the IP address of Your computer and/or Internet service provider, the date and time You access the Site, the Internet address of websites from which You link to our Site, the computer technology You are using and Your movements and preferences on our Site. We may also use such cookies to collect information in connection with future visits to the Site (such as to remember Your user name and password), to recognize You as a previous visitor, and to track Your activity on the Site. We also reserve the right to use other technologies such as Internet tags, web beacons, and navigational Data collection tools to administer, protect, and improve our Site and our systems. We use this information for internal use only; we don’t share it with others. If You choose to refuse to accept cookies, You may experience loss in Site functionality.

From time to time, we may contract with selected third parties that provide services on our behalf to maintain our Site, analyze data, provide marketing and customer assistance, and provide other services. The Personal Data that we obtain through this Site may be accessed by these third parties as necessary to perform their functions, solely on our behalf, but we generally do not authorize these service providers to make any other use of Your Personal Data. By accepting to be bound by the Terms of Use You are consenting to our disclosure of such information to such third parties. We may also use data we have about You (such as the interests and preferences You have expressed) to determine whether You might be interested in career opportunities of a particular third party. We may also disclose Personal Data to financial institutions or other third parties in connection with performing payment transactions. We do not otherwise disclose Your Personal Data to third parties, unless such disclosure is required by law, necessary in connection with a legal claim or proceeding, necessary to protect the rights or interests of DPWN or third parties, necessary to prevent a crime or protect national security, or necessary to protect the personal safety of users or the public. We cooperate with law enforcement agencies in identifying those who may be using our servers or services for illegal activities.

We reserve the right to disclose information submitted by or concerning any Member, as we reasonably believe is necessary to protect our systems or business. Specifically, but without limitation, we reserve the right to disclose such information when a Member is in violation of our Terms of Use or other published guidelines, or partakes (or is reasonably suspected of partaking) in any harmful, infringing or illegal activity, even without a subpoena, warrant, or other court order. We also reserve the right to report any suspected illegal activity to law enforcement for investigation or prosecution, or to suspend or terminate Your membership in connection with any suspected illegal or infringing activity.

If DPWN is acquired by another entity or is merged or consolidated or subject to any other corporate transaction (collectively, “Corporate Transactions”), Personal Data may be made available to the prospective, acquiring, or resulting entity. However, in the event a Corporate Transaction occurs, DPWN shall require such prospective or acquiring entity to protect the Personal Data in a manner that is consistent with this Privacy Policy.

Members can be held liable for any illegal or prohibited User Content they provide to the Site or to other Members, including, for example, infringing, defamatory, or offensive materials. So that the Site is available for all users to enjoy, You may not, and hereby represent and warrant that You will not, post, transmit, email or otherwise make accessible on or through the Site User Content that:
(i) is unlawful, harmful, threatening, tortious, defamatory, libelous, abusive, disparaging, pedophilic, pornographic, obscene, invasive of another’s privacy, hateful, or malicious;
(ii) contains hate propaganda or promotes discrimination or violence against any people on account of their race, national origin, religion, age, gender, disability, or sexual orientation;
(iii) is or could be harmful to minors;
(iv) harasses or advocates harassment of another person;
(v) involves the transmission of “junk mail,” “chain letters,” or unsolicited mass mailing (or “spamming”);
(vi) promotes information that You know is false, misleading, or promotes illegal activities or conduct;
(vii) is or promotes an illegal or unauthorized copy of another person’s work, such as providing pirated computer programs or links to them, or providing information to circumvent manufacture-installed copy-protect devices;
(viii) infringes any patent, copyright, trademark, service mark, trade secret, or other proprietary right of any other party;
(ix) contains restricted password only access pages, or hidden pages or images (those not linked to or from another accessible page);
(x) provides material that exploits people under the age of 18 in a sexual or violent manner, or solicits personal information from anyone under the age of 18;
(xi) provides instructional information about illegal activities such as making or buying illegal weapons, or providing or creating computer viruses;
(xii) contains a software virus or any other code files or programs that are designed to or have the ability to interrupt, destroy, compromise, or otherwise limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment whether owned by DPWN or any other party;
(xiii) solicits passwords, or personal identifying information for commercial or unlawful purposes from other users; or
(xiv) otherwise violates any local, state, national or other applicable law or regulation.

In addition, You may not, in connection with Your use of the Site:
(i) impersonate any person or entity, including an DPWN officer or employee, or falsely misrepresent Your affiliation with any other person or entity;
(ii) forge headers or otherwise manipulate identifiers for the purpose of disguising the origin of any User Content posted or transmitted through or on the Site;
(iii) engage in commercial activities and/or sales without DPWN’s prior written consent including, without limitation, contests, sweepstakes, barter or advertising;
(iv) post or transmit any Content that You do not have the right to post or transmit;
(v) post or submit unsolicited commercial e-mail, chain letters, pyramid schemes, or seek or encourage others to engage in these activities;
(vi) disrupt the ordinary flow and operation of any portion of the Site, including causing a screen to scroll faster than another User may be able to type in a chat room or bulletin board environment;
(vii) interfere with or disrupt the Site or any server or network involved with the operation of the Site;
(viii) stalk or harass any other person; or
(ix) collect or “harvest” from the Site the names of other users for the purpose of transmitting to those other users unsolicited commercial messages.

DPWN may include various forums, blogs and chat rooms where you can post your observations and comments on designated topics. DPWN cannot guarantee that other Members will not use the ideas and information that you share. Therefore, if you have an idea or information that you would like to keep confidential and/or don’t want others to use, do not post it on the Services. DPWN AND THE DPWN AFFILIATES ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR A MEMBER’S MISUSE OR MISAPPROPRIATION OF ANY CONTENT OR INFORMATION YOU POST IN ANY FORUMS, BLOGS AND CHAT ROOMS.

DPWN has no obligation and assumes no responsibility for verifying the identity of any Users when they are connected to this Website as well as various forums, blogs and chat rooms for inappropriate Content or conduct. DPWN does not endorse and exercises no control over any Content you or others submit while using the Services. Further, DPWN has no obligation to store, maintain or provide you a copy of any content that you or other Users provide when using the Services. DPWN reserves the right to withhold, remove and/or discard any Content available as part of your account, with or without notice. DPWN may delete any Content that in its sole judgment violates this Agreement or which may be offensive, illegal or violate the rights, harm, or threaten the safety of any person. DPWN makes no warranties, express or implied, as to the Content or to the accuracy and reliability of the Content or any material or information that you transmit to other Members. Under no circumstances will DPWN be liable in any way for any Content, including, but not limited to, any errors or omissions in any Content, or any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of the use of any Content posted, emailed, transmitted or otherwise made available via the Services.

You do not have to submit anything to us, but if you choose to submit something (including but not limited to ideas, articles, photos, testimonials, editorials, concepts, techniques and data), you grant DPWN a nonexclusive, irrevocable, worldwide, perpetual, unlimited, assignable, sub- licensable, fully paid up and royalty-free right to us to copy, prepare derivative works of, improve, edit, distribute, publish, remove, retain, add, and use and commercialize, in any way now known or in the future discovered, anything that you submit to us, without any further consent, notice and/or compensation to you or to any third parties. By submitting any information to us, you represent and warrant that such submission is accurate, is not confidential, and is not in violation of any contractual restrictions or other third-party rights.

This Privacy Policy is effective as of November 28, 2018. This Privacy Policy is subject to the Terms and Conditions posted on the Site, including provisions regarding change or modification of this Privacy Policy and other policies as set forth in the Terms and Conditions and this Privacy Policy. You are responsible for checking this page periodically for changes and updates to the Privacy Policy. If we make material changes, we will post a revised version of the Privacy Policy on the Site and notify You by indicating that the Privacy Policy has been revised. Your use of the Site following any posted changes to the Privacy Policy will be deemed an acceptance of such changes. This Privacy Policy is part of, and incorporated into the Terms and Conditions.

Please check back periodically, and especially before You provide any data to us. We will also indicate a revised Effective Date at the top of this Privacy Policy and the changes in the Privacy Policy will not be effective until thirty (30) days after first posting the revised version.

CONTACT INFORMATION
Any questions or concerns pertaining to our Terms and Conditions or Privacy Policy should be directed in writing or via email to:

Dynamic Professional Women’s Network, Inc.
1879 N. Neltnor Blvd. #316
West Chicago, IL 60185
630-336-3773
info@ourdpwn.com

 

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