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Privacy Policy

The Army of Women (AOW) is committed to respecting your privacy. We’ve structured this Web site ( so you can visit it without identifying yourself or revealing any personal information. If you choose to participate in any research projects and would like to sign up online, you will have to create a secure account and provide us with minimum personally identifiable information. If you choose to provide us personally identifiable information (any information by which you can be identified), you can be assured it will be used only to support your relationship with the AOW.

This statement regarding the privacy of the information you provide online covers seven main areas:

The AOW provides this Online Privacy Statement to make you aware of our privacy policy and practices and of the choices you can make about the way your information is collected and used. To make this notice easy to find, we make it available on the home page and from the bottom of every page on this site.

What We Collect

Web Statistics
As you browse through this Web site, the AOW collects some non-personally identifiable data, such as:

  • The type of browser used to access the site
  • The date and time of your visit
  • The pages you visited
  • The address of the Web site that referred you if you clicked a link to get to this site

The AOW collects this information for statistical purposes and for evaluating this Web site to make it more useful to visitors.

If you have signed up to receive information by e-mail from the AOW, the e-mail may contain a “click-through” URL. When you click one of these URLs, you pass through our Web server before arriving at the AOW Web page that is your destination. We track click-throughs to help us determine your interest in particular topics and measure the effectiveness of our communications.

Personal Information
This Web site collects personally identifiable information only if you voluntarily submit it. On some pages, you can update your contact information, choose to provide an online contribution, join the AOW (by providing us with your first name, last name, year of birth, zip code, ethnicity and email), RSVP for a specific research project, or submit other requests to the AOW. The personal information collected on these pages is your name and contact information. In some cases, you may submit additional information as needed to complete your request.

If you choose to make an online financial contribution to AOW, those transactions are handled by Kintera, Inc., an Internet software and services company that provides online constituent relationship management solutions for nonprofit organizations. All information collected by Kintera is encrypted and transactions are conducted through a secure socket layer (SSL). Kintera will not disclose your name or any other personally identifiable information (such as your e-mail address) to any party other than the AOW. Neither AOW nor Kintera store sensitive information such as credit card numbers. If you provide credit card information to make a financial contribution, that information is used solely for the purpose of completing that specific transaction and is not retained by AOW or Kintera.

We may also ask you to voluntarily provide us with information regarding your experience with breast cancer, personal or professional interests, demographics and contact preferences to tailor our subsequent communications with you and continuously improve our Web site and services.

How We Use It
When you choose to submit personally identifiable information to the AOW, we use your information only for the purposes for which you submitted the information.

Change of Address Requests
All information submitted to the AOW via the Update Your Account form will be automatically updated in the database. The information provided will not be sold or given to any other organization outside of the AOW.

Other Requests
When you submit other requests, such as questions, the AOW uses your name and contact information for the sole purpose of completing your request. If you request materials, your name and contact information is kept in a limited-access database and is not sold or given to any other organization outside of the AOW.

Who We Share It With
The AOW will not sell, rent or lease your personally identifiable information to others.

Unless we have your permission or are required by law, the personal data you provide the AOW online will be shared only with other AOW entities and/or business partners who are acting on our behalf to complete the activities described above. Such AOW entities and/or business partners, including those located in other countries, are required by agreement to protect the privacy of your personally identifiable information as set out in this Privacy Statement. Your personal information may also be shared with the designated AOW center(s) or scientist(s) in order to schedule appointments for biological sample collection, screening for a specific research project, and/or ask additional questions.

The AOW will not use or share the personally identifiable information provided to us online in ways unrelated to the ones described above without letting you know beforehand and offering you the opportunity to withhold your consent for AOW to use your information in this way.

The AOW is committed to ensuring the security of your information. To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy and ensure the appropriate use of information, we have put in place appropriate physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online. This includes the use of Secure Socket Layer (SSL) software, which encrypts the information you submit to keep it secure during transmission.

If you have comments or questions about our privacy policy, please send them to this e-mail address: