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Privacy Policy

Effective August 1, 2009

Greetings from The Leading Women Project and welcome to our site! We extend the following information to assure you, our guest, that we are concerned about and respect your privacy while visiting our Web site. The Leading Women Project will never sell, lease or rent your confidential information. However, if it is necessary, we will share information for legal reasons. We will always endeavor to take steps to assure that any information you provide to us will remain secure. We want you to feel safe in your online experience while visiting our site. We therefore request that you take a moment to review the following valuable information.

Collection of Information

The Leading Women Project does not collect personal information without your knowledge during your visit to our Web sites. However, The Leading Women Project does at times ask that you provide us with personal information while online. The type of information we collect typically, but not always, corresponds directly with the service you request. As a visitor, the personal information you provide may also be used to improve the usability of, and information available on, our sites. In other words, at times we will ask you for more information, beyond just your name and contact information, than is needed to facilitate our response to your specific request. Your provision of such additional information is your acknowledgement that you consent to our use of such information to better serve you, our visitor, and others coming to our sites.

The Leading Women Project does not sell, lease or rent your confidential information. However, we may need to disclose personal information as required by law, such as a law, regulation, court order, subpoena, search warrant, in the course of a legal proceeding or in response to a law enforcement agency request, to enforce our Terms of Service, or site rules; or to protect the safety and security of our visitors and our sites.

Changes

The Leading Women Project reserves the right to make changes to this privacy policy at any time and requests that you review this policy for updates.

Questions or Suggestions

Please direct all questions or comments regarding this privacy policy to info@nullleading-women.com or using the form on the GET IN TOUCH page. Web site may provide links to external Web sites maintained by individuals or organizations external to the Leading Women Project. Once you access information that links you to another Web site, you are subject to the privacy policy of the Web site containing the information you have linked to.

Additional Information About Our Online Resource Center

Cookies: The Leading Women Project uses cookies to store and track your preferences to provide you with a more personalized user experience. A cookie is a message that is sent to your browser from a Web server and stored on your computer’s hard drive. Most Internet sites use cookies. You can set your browser preferences to reject all cookies but then you will not be able to participate in most customized services, and you may be required to repeatedly log in to participate in various services and offerings. Cookies make your experience easier by saving preferences and passwords.

We also may use cookies that contain no personal information at all. These cookies help us estimate our audience size and determine which areas of The Leading Women Project site are the most popular.
Some parts of The Leading Women Project site may use cookies to collect information about visitors’ use of the Web site and to facilitate return visits. The information collected from cookies is tracked to enhance security and to improve the functionality of the Web site by avoiding duplicate data entry, facilitating navigation, and increasing the relevance of content. Cookies on the site may collect the following information: a unique identifier, user preferences and profile information used to personalize the content that is shown, and membership information to access services. Some cookies used by The Leading Women Project may remain on the user’s computer after they leave the Web site.

Most browsers can be configured to reject cookies or alert you when cookies are being sent. Keep in mind that if you refuse cookies, it is possible that some portions of The Leading Women Project sites may not function exactly as intended.

Terms and Conditions of Use

We have taken every effort to design our Web sites to be useful, informative, helpful, honest and fun. Hopefully we’ve accomplished that – and would ask that you let us know if you’d like to see improvements or changes that would make it even easier for you to find the information you need and want.

The Leading Women Project exists to bring women together to explore personal leadership topics. We appreciate your openness and respectful consideration of  all viewpoints expressed on the site.

All we ask is that you agree to abide by the following Terms and Conditions. Take a few minutes to look them over because by using our site you automatically agree to them. Naturally, if you don’t agree, please do not use the site. We reserve the right to make any modifications that we deem necessary at any time. Please continue to check these terms to see what those changes may be! Your continued use of the The Leading Women Project Web sites means that you accept those changes.

Restrictions on Use of Our Online Materials

All materials contained in the The Leading Women Project Web sites (“Online Material”) are the copyrighted property of The Leading Women Project. All trademarks, service marks, and trade names are proprietary to The Leading Women Project. No Online Material from our Web sites may be copied, reproduced, republished, uploaded, posted, transmitted, or distributed in any way, except that you may download one copy of the materials on any single computer for your personal, noncommercial home use only, provided that you 1) retain all copyright, trademark and propriety notices, 2) you make no modifications to the materials, 3) you do not use the materials in a manner that suggests an association with any of our products, services, events or brands, and 4) you do not download quantities of materials to a database, server, or personal computer for reuse for commercial purposes. You may not, however, copy, reproduce, republish, upload, post, transmit or distribute our Online Material in any way or for any other purpose unless you get our written permission first. Neither may you add, delete, distort or misrepresent any content on the The Leading Women Project sites. Any attempts to modify any Online Material, or to defeat or circumvent our security features is prohibited.

Everything you download, any software, plus all files, all images incorporated in or generated by the software, and all data accompanying it, is considered licensed to you by The Leading Women Project or third-party licensors for your personal, non-commercial home use only. We do not transfer title of the software to you. That means that we retain full and complete title to the software and to all of the associated intellectual-property rights. You’re not allowed to redistribute or sell the material or to reverse-engineer, disassemble or otherwise convert it to any other form that people can use.

Submitting Your Online Material to Us

All remarks, suggestions, ideas, graphics, comments, or other information that you send to The Leading Women Project through our sites (other than information we promise to protect under our Privacy Policy), becomes and remains our property, even if this agreement is later terminated.

That means that we don’t have to treat any such submission as confidential. You can’t sue us for using ideas you submit. If we use them, or anything like them, we don’t have to pay you or anyone else for them. We will have the exclusive ownership of all present and future rights to submissions of any kind. We can use them for any purpose we deem appropriate to our The Leading Women Project mission, without compensating you or anyone else for them.

You acknowledge that you are responsible for any submission you make. This means that you (and not we) have full responsibility for the message, including its legality, reliability, appropriateness, originality, and copyright.

Information About Health

Information accessible on this site is not intended to substitute for professional advice and information. Information provided is general in nature and may be helpful to some people but not others, depending upon their personal needs. This is why you should always consult with your personal healthcare provider prior to changing or undertaking a new diet, exercise program or following advice designed for general audiences only. Your healthcare provider is typically best able to evaluate whether or not a specific health suggestion or potential course of treatment is best for you. Advance consultation with your physician is especially important if you are under eighteen (18), pregnant, nursing a baby, or have health problems. Never disregard professional advice or delay to seek it because of something you may have read on this site.

Limitation of Liability

THE LEADING WOMEN PROJECT WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OR INJURY THAT ACCOMPANY OR RESULT FROM YOUR USE OF ANY OF ITS SITES.

THESE INCLUDE (BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO) DAMAGES OR INJURY CAUSED BY ANY:

  • USE OF (OR INABILITY TO USE) THE SITES
  • USE OF (OR INABILITY TO USE) ANY SITE TO WHICH YOU HYPERLINK FROM OUR SITES
  • FAILURE OF OUR SITES TO PERFORM IN THE MANNER YOU EXPECTED OR DESIRED
  • ERROR ON OUR SITES
  • OMISSION ON OUR SITES
  • INTERRUPTION OF AVAILABILITY OF OUR SITES
  • DEFECT ON OUR SITES
  • DELAY IN OPERATION OR TRANSMISSION OF OUR SITES
  • COMPUTER VIRUS OR LINE FAILURE
  • PLEASE NOTE THAT WE ARE NOT LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES, INCLUDING:
    • DAMAGES INTENDED TO COMPENSATE SOMEONE DIRECTLY FOR A LOSS OR INJURY
    • DAMAGES REASONABLY EXPECTED TO RESULT FROM A LOSS OR INJURY (KNOWN IN LEGAL TERMS AS “CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES.”)
    • OTHER MISCELLANEOUS DAMAGES AND EXPENSES RESULTING DIRECTLY FROM A LOSS OR INJURY (KNOWN IN LEGAL TERMS AS “INCIDENTIAL DAMAGES.”)

WE ARE NOT LIABLE EVEN IF WE’VE BEEN NEGLIGENT OR IF OUR AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITIY OF SUCH DAMAGES OR BOTH.

EXCEPTION: CERTAIN STATE LAWS MAY NOT ALLOW US TO LIMIT OR EXCLUDE LIABILITY FOR THESE “INCIDENTAL” OR “CONSEQUENTIAL” DAMAGES. IF YOU LIVE IN ONE OF THOSE STATES, THE ABOVE LIMITATION OBVIOUSLY WOULD NOT APPLY WHICH WOULD MEAN THAT YOU MIGHT HAVE THE RIGHT TO RECOVER THESE TYPES OF DAMAGES.

HOWEVER, IN ANY EVENT, OUR LIABILITY TO YOU FOR ALL LOSSES, DAMAGES, INJURIES, AND CLAIMS OF ANY AND EVERY KIND (WHETHER THE DAMAGES ARE CLAIMED UNDER THE TERMS OF A CONTRACT, OR CLAIMED TO BE CAUSED BY NEGLIGLENCE OR OTHER WRONGFUL CONDUCT, OR THEY’RE CLAIMED UNDER ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY) WILL NOT BE GREATER THAN THE AMOUNT YOU PAID TO ACCESS OUR SITES.

Links to Other Sites

We sometimes provide referrals to and links to other World Wide Web sites from our sites. Such a link should not be seen as an endorsement, approval or agreement with any information or resources offered at sites you can access through our sites. If in doubt, always check the Uniform Resource Locator (URL) address provided in your WWW browser to see if you are still in a The Leading Women Project-operated site or have moved to another site. The Leading Women Project is not responsible for the content or practices of third party sites that may be linked to our sites. When The Leading Women Project provides links or references to other Web sites, no inference or assumption should be made and no representation should be inferred that The Leading Women Project is connected with, operates or controls these Web sites. Any approved link must not represent in any way, either explicitly or by implication, that you have received the endorsement, sponsorship or support of any The Leading Women Project site or endorsement, sponsorship or support of The Leading Women Project, including its respective employees, agents or directors.

Monitoring Online Postings

The Leading Women Project shall have the right to monitor and review the content of any discussions, chats, forums, postings, transmissions and bulletin boards, although The Leading Women Project is not under legal obligation to do so. We expect visitors to our sites, and anyone using our communication tools to adhere to a sense of decency and decorum that we deem appropriate. We are the sole authority on questions of appropriateness. Naturally, The Leading Women Project assumes no responsibility or liability arising from the content of an online posting. However, we do specifically prohibit you or any visitor from posting or transmitting any unlawful, threatening, libelous, obscene, scandalous, inflammatory, pornographic, or profane material or any material that could constitute or encourage what could be considered a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability or otherwise violate any law. The Leading Women Project will fully cooperate with authorities or court orders requesting details of criminal postings. The Leading Women Project shall have the right in its sole discretion to edit, refuse to post or remove any material submitted to or posted on any The Leading Women Project web site. The Leading Women Project shall have the right to remove any material that it determines to be in violation of these provisions or otherwise objectionable.

In addition, children 12 and under are not authorized to post messages or participate in Forums on any The Leading Women Project Web site unless the site has been specifically designed for them and all appropriate parental notification and approval devices have been complied with fully.

Termination of This Agreement

This agreement is effective until terminated by either party. You may terminate this agreement at any time, by destroying all materials obtained from all The Leading Women Project Web sites, along with all related documentation and all copies and installations. The Leading Women Project may terminate this agreement at any time and without notice to you, if, in its sole judgment, you breach any term or condition of this agreement. Upon termination, you must destroy all materials. In addition, by providing material on our Web sites, we do not in any way promise that the materials will remain available to you. And The Leading Women Project is entitled to terminate all or any part of any of its Web sites without notice to you.

Jurisdiction and Other Points to Consider

Unless otherwise specified, the Online Materials on our sites are presented to provide information and resources for women. The Leading Women Project was organized under the laws of Pennsylvania, in the United States of America. If you use our sites from locations outside of the United States, you are responsible for compliance with any applicable local laws. These Terms of Use, and the agreement they create, shall be governed by and interpreted according to the laws of the State of Pennsylvania (without applying the state’s conflict-of-law principles). If any provision of this agreement is unlawful, void or unenforceable, it will not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions. The Leading Women Project may modify these Terms of Use, and the agreement they create, at any time, simply by updating this posting and without notice to you. This is the ENTIRE agreement regarding all the matters that have been discussed.