Welcome to www.awis.org, the official Web site of the Association for Women in Science (AWIS). We are committed to protecting your privacy and want to make sure that you understand that your membership information will be handled with the utmost care.
You do not have to identify yourself or provide personal information unless you choose. You decide the amount of personal information you provide to us. Any and all information collected on this site will be kept confidential and will not be sold, rented, loaned, or otherwise disclosed without your permission.
We do not disclose credit card account information provided by our members and customers. When members and customers choose to pay using their credit cards, we submit the information needed to obtain payment to the appropriate clearinghouse using a secured/encrypted server.
While we do not monitor your personal activity on our site, we do track aggregated, anonymous user data to evaluate the effectiveness of our website and help us improve our service. For example, we may compile statistics about our daily number of site visitors or specific page requests. This data is generic in nature and contains no personal information.
Our website contains numerous links to sites developed by other companies and organizations. Be aware that other sites’ privacy policies may differ from ours and we have no influence over third-party privacy policies.
The same pledge to respect your privacy applies to any individual who either joins or contributes online via this website.
Opt-out for the European Union and Other Users
In accordance with EU and other guidelines, you may decline to provide the information requested by the AWIS. Please be advised, however, that AWIS may be unable to provide certain services unless such information is provided for security and identification purposes.
A cookie is a piece of data stored on the user’s hard drive that sometimes links to personally identifiable information about the user. AWIS uses session cookies which are designed not to be permanent or persistent. The session cookie is designed so that, once you close your browser, the cookie will simply terminate. If you configure your browser to reject cookies, you may still use some, but not all, portions of our site. For example, accessing our online journals requires that your browser accepts cookies. We recommend closing browsers on publicly available machines (such as those in libraries) after use.
For more information or ask questions about your membership information, please contact us at:
Association for Women in Science
1667 “K” Street, NW Suite 800
Washington, DC 20006