WEV Website Privacy Policy

Women’s Economic Ventures of Santa Barbara, a California nonprofit public benefit corporation, (“WEV”) is committed to protecting the privacy and security of your personal information. By visiting or using WEV’s Website, you consent to the data collection and use practices described in this policy (“Policy”). If you do not agree with the Policy, please do not use our Website. The mere act of visiting or using this Website, even without reading the subject legal document, will be viewed as acceptance of the terms contained in this Policy.


WEV is the sole owner of the information collected on this Website. WEV will not sell, share, or rent this information to others in ways different from what is disclosed in this Policy. WEV reserves the right to share such information with its affiliates and subsidiaries without your permission. WEV further reserves the right to disclose your personal information, without notice, if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to (a) conform to law or comply with legal process served on WEV or its Website; and (b) protect and defend the rights or property of WEV or its Website. By providing your mobile number and opting-in to text message communication through a form on this Website, application, or text message, you give us consent to receive text messages and notifications for informational and promotional purposes. No mobile information will be shared with third parties/affiliates for marketing/promotional purposes. All other categories exclude text messaging originator opt-in data and consent; this information will not be shared with any third parties. The frequency of messages may vary depending on your interactions with our website and/or programs. Standard message and data rates may apply. You may opt-out out at any time by texting STOP to 805-667-0675. WEV partners with DonorPerfect, SafeSave Payment Services, and Stripe for purposes of billing and donation processing, and may collect user credit card information directly at the user’s request.

To access the base content on our Website, you will not be required to provide us with personal information. However, in order to access certain conveniences of this Website, users may be required to provide information during registration for such conveniences (e.g., class registration, newsletter subscription, forums). Information requested may vary but will typically include your name and at least one active email address. Information concerning your computer hardware and software is automatically collected. This information may include your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring website addresses. WEV uses this information to maintain the quality of its service and to provide general statistics about Website visitors. WEV may store and process information in the United States or any other country in which WEV or its affiliates, subsidiaries or agents maintain facilities. By using WEV’s Website, you consent to any such transfer of information outside of your country.


WEV collects information about online visitors to help manage the website and improve service. This information includes the pages visited on the website, the date and time of the visit, the internet address (URL or IP address) of the referring site, the domain name and IP address from which the access occurred, the version of browser used, the capabilities of the browser and search terms used on our search engines. This website makes no attempt to identify individual visitors from this information.


This Website takes precautions to protect the users’ information. When users submit sensitive information via the Website, the information is protected. Standard Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology is used to protect information using both server authentication and data encryption to help ensure that data is safe, secure and available only to the user.

Access to users’ information is restricted. Only employees and consultants of WEV or its affiliates, subsidiaries or agents who need the information to perform a specific job (for example, any program staff, development staff and data managers) are granted access to personally identifiable information. Furthermore, all employees are kept up-to-date on our security and privacy practices. As new policies are added, our employees are notified and/or reminded about the importance we place on privacy. You must keep your password confidential and not share this information with anyone. It is, however, important to understand that information transmitted or disclosed online can be collected and used by others or unlawfully intercepted by third parties. No data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. While we take necessary steps to ensure the protection of your personal information, we cannot warrant the security of any such information transmitted to us.


This Website uses cookies to assist you by saving time when you next visit this Website. A cookie is a piece of data stored on the user’s hard drive containing information about the user. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Once the user closes the browser, the cookie becomes dormant until the user’s next visit to the Website, at which time it assists the user. For instance, the cookie avoids the need for a user to log in a password with each visit, thereby saving time while on our Website. You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. If a user rejects the cookie, they may still use our Website. The only drawback to this is that the user will be limited in some areas of our Website. Cookies can also enable us to track and target the interests of our users to enhance the experience on our Website.


This Website contains links to other sites. Please be aware that WEV is not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. WEV encourage users to be aware when they leave WEV’s Website and to read the privacy statements of each and every Website that collects personally identifiable information. This Policy applies solely to information collected by this Website.


This website is not intended for use by children under age 13 and we do not knowingly collect personal information from children under age 13. If you are under the age of 13, please do not submit any personal information through this website. We encourage parents and legal guardians to monitor their children’s internet usage and to help enforce our Privacy Policy by instructing children never to provide personal information on this website without their permission. If you have reason to believe that we may have accidentally received personal information from a child under age 13, please contact us immediately.


To keep your information accurate, please contact us at:
Phone: 805-965-6073
Email: info@wevonline.org

We will take reasonable steps to update or correct information in our possession that has been submitted via the website. Please also feel free to contact us if you have any questions about this Privacy Policy or the information practices of the site.


WEV reserves the right to update this Policy. At such time, WEV will also revise the “last updated” date at the end of this Policy. For material changes to this Policy, WEV will notify you by placing prominent notice on the Website. We recommend that you periodically review this Policy. You can access some of the information that WEV collects and processes about you, such as personally identifiable information (name, email and password). Users will be able to access and update such personally identifiable information.


This website is operated in the United States in accordance with laws of the United States and users of and visitors to this website should be aware that the laws of the United States may differ from those of your country of residence. The information that we collect from you will be transferred to, stored and processed in the United States. By submitting your information via this website, you agree to any such transfers, storage or other processing. It is important to note that some or all of your information provided to third party service providers may be held by them in countries other than your own, including the United States. You acknowledge and understand that your information will be subject to the applicable laws of each such jurisdiction, which may not provide for the same protection as your country of residence.


Last updated June 2024