The WomenDrivingWomen website and app collects some Personal Data from its Members, registered users, and visitors. Members may be subject to different protection standards and broader standards may, therefore, apply to some.
Owner and Data Controller
P.O. Box 15146
Santa Rosa, California
United States 95402
Types of Data Collected
Among the types of Personal Data that this website and the WomenDrivingWomen app collects, by itself or through third parties, there are Cookies; Usage Data; various types of Data; email address; first name; last name; username; website.
Unless specified otherwise, all Data requested by this website and the WomenDrivingWomen app is mandatory and failure to provide this Data may make it impossible for WomenDrivingWomen to provide its services. In cases where this website or the WomenDrivingWomen app specifically states that some Data is not mandatory, Members and site visitors are free not to communicate this Data without consequences to the availability or the functioning of the website.
Members who are uncertain about which Personal Data is mandatory are welcome to contact WomenDrivingWomen.
Members are responsible for any third-party Personal Data obtained, published or shared through this website or the WomenDrivingWomen app and confirm that they have the third party’s consent to provide the Data to WomenDrivingWomen.
Mode and Place of Processing Data
Methods of processing
WomenDrivingWomen takes appropriate security measures to prevent unauthorized access, disclosure, modification, or unauthorized destruction of Members, registered users, commenters, and visitors Data.
Data processing is carried out using computers and/or IT-enabled tools, following organizational procedures and modes strictly related to the purposes indicated. In addition to the WomenDrivingWomen, in some cases, the Data may be accessible to certain types of persons in charge, involved with the operation of this website and the WomenDrivingWomen app (administration, sales, marketing, legal, system administration) or external parties (such as third-party technical service providers, mail carriers, hosting providers, IT companies, communications agencies, payment gateways, credit card processors) appointed, if necessary, as Data Processors by WomenDrivingWomen. The updated list of these parties may be requested from WomenDrivingWomen at any time.
Legal basis of processing
WomenDrivingWomen may process Personal Data relating to Members if one of the following applies:
Members have given their consent for one or more specific purposes. Note: Under some legislation, WomenDrivingWomen may be allowed to process Personal Data until the Member or visitor objects to such processing (“opt-out”), without having to rely on consent or any other of the following legal bases. This, however, does not apply, whenever the processing of Personal Data is subject to European data protection law;
provision of Data is necessary for the performance of an agreement with the Member and/or for any pre-contractual obligations thereof;
processing is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation to which WomenDriving is subject;
processing is related to a task that is carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in WomenDrivingWomen;
processing is necessary for the purposes of the legitimate interests pursued by WomenDrivingWomen or by a third party.
In any case, WomenDrivingWomen will gladly help to clarify the specific legal basis that applies to the processing, and in particular whether the provision of Personal Data is a statutory or contractual requirement, or a requirement necessary to enter into a contract.
The Data is processed at the WomenDrivingWomen’s operating offices and in any other places where the parties involved in the processing are located.
Depending on the Member’s location, data transfers may involve transferring the Members’s Data to a location other than their own.
If any such transfer takes place, Members can find out more by checking the relevant sections of this page or inquire with WomenDrivingWomen using the information provided in the contact section.
Personal Data shall be processed and stored for as long as required by the purpose they have been collected for.
- Personal Data collected for purposes related to the performance of a contract between WomenDrivingWomen and the Member shall be retained until such contract has been fully performed.
- Personal Data collected for the purposes of the WomenDrivingWomen’s legitimate interests shall be retained as long as needed to fulfill such purposes. Members may find specific information regarding the legitimate interests pursued by WomenDrivingWomen within the relevant sections of this document or by contacting WomenDrivingWomen.
WomenDrivingWomen may be allowed to retain Personal Data for a longer period whenever the Member has given consent to such processing, as long as such consent is not withdrawn. Furthermore, WomenDrivingWomen may be obliged to retain Personal Data for a longer period whenever required to do so for the performance of a legal obligation or upon order of an authority.
Once the retention period expires, Personal Data shall be deleted. Therefore, the right to access, the right to erasure, the right to rectification and the right to data portability cannot be enforced after the expiration of the retention period.
The Purposes of Processing
The Data concerning Members is collected to allow WomenDrivingWomen to provide its Services, as well as for the following purposes: Analytics, Tag Management, Heat mapping and session recording, Interaction with online survey platforms, Remarketing and behavioral targeting, Managing contacts and sending messages, Contacting Members, Advertising, Handling payments, Registration and authentication, SPAM protection, Content commenting, Commercial affiliation, Displaying content from external platforms and Hosting and backend infrastructure.
Members, registered users, commenters, and visitors can find further detailed information about such purposes of processing and about the specific Personal Data used for each purpose in the respective sections of this page.
Detailed Information on the Processing of Personal Data
Personal Data is collected for the following purposes and using the following services:
This type of service allows visitor’s Data to be utilized for advertising communication purposes displayed in the form of banners and other advertisements on this website or within the WomenDrivingWomen app, possibly based on visitor interests.
This does not mean that all Personal Data are used for this purpose. Information and conditions of use are shown below.
Direct Email Marketing
This website and the WomenDrivingWomen app uses the Member, commenter, registered user, and visitor Data to propose services and products provided by third parties or unrelated to the product or service provided by WomenDrivingWomen.
Personal Data collected: First name, Last name, and Email address.
The services contained in this section enable the Owner to monitor and analyze web traffic and can be used to keep track of visitor and user behavior.
Google Analytics (Google Inc.)
Google Analytics is a web analysis service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”). Google utilizes the Data collected to track and examine the use of this Application, to prepare reports on its activities and share them with other Google services.
Google may use the Data collected to contextualize and personalize the ads of its own advertising network.
Personal Data collected: Cookies; Usage Data.
WordPress Stats (GoDaddy, LLC.)
Search Engine Optimization is an analytics service provided by GoDaddy.
Personal Data collected: Cookies; Usage Data.
MailChimp (The Rocket Science Group, LLC)
MailChimp is a newsletter service provided by The Rocket Science Group LLC.
Personal Data collected: Email address; First Name; Last Name; Location; Cookies; Usage Data.
Contacting a Member, Commenter, and/or Registered User
Mailing list or newsletter (this website)
By registering on the WomenDrivingWomen mailing list or for the newsletter, the Member’s, commenter’s, registered user’s and/or visitor’s email address will be added to the contact list of those who may receive email messages containing information of commercial or promotional nature concerning WomenDrivingWomen. Your email address might also be added to this list as a result of signing up for a membership or the WomenDrivingWomen app or after processing a commercial transaction.
Personal Data collected: Email address; First name; Last name; IP address.
Contact form (this website)
By filling in the contact form with their Data, inquirers authorize WomenDrivingWomen to use these details to reply to requests for information, quotes or any other kind of request as indicated by the form’s header.
Personal Data collected: Email address; First name; Last name.
Content commenting (this website)
Content commenting services allow Members, registered users, and visitors to make and publish their comments on the article blog posts on this website.
Depending on the settings chosen by WomenDrivingWomen, like an email address among the Personal Data provided by Members, registered users, commenters, and/or visitors, it may be used to send notifications of comments on the same content. Members, registered users, commenters, and visitors are responsible for the content of their own comments.
If a content commenting service provided by third parties is installed, it may still collect web traffic data for the pages where the comment service is installed, even when Members, registered users, commenters, and visitors do not use the content commenting service.
Comment system managed directly (this website)
WomenDrivingWomen uses WordPress’ internal content comment system.
Personal Data collected: email address; first name; last name; username; website.
Displaying Content from External Platforms
This type of service allows you to view content hosted on external platforms directly from the pages of this website and interact with them.
This type of service might still collect web traffic data for the pages where the service is installed, even when visitors do not use it.
Gravatar (Automattic Inc.)
Gravatar is an image visualization service provided by Automattic Inc. that allows this Application to incorporate content of this kind on its pages.
Please note that if Gravatar images are used for comment forms, the commenter’s email address or parts of it may be sent to Gravatar – even if the commenter has not signed up for that service.
Personal Data collected: email address; Usage Data.
Google Site Search (Google Inc.)
Google Site Search is a search engine embedding service provided by Google Inc. that allows this Application to incorporate content of this kind on its pages.
Personal Data collected: Cookies; Usage Data.
Adobe Edge Web Fonts (Adobe Systems Incorporated)
Adobe Edge Web Fonts is a typeface visualization service provided by Adobe Systems Incorporated that allows the WomenDrivingWomen app to incorporate content of this kind on its pages.
Adobe Fonts (Adobe Systems Incorporated)
Adobe Fonts is a typeface visualization service provided by Adobe Systems Incorporated that allows the WomenDrivingWomen app to incorporate content of this kind on its pages.
Payment processing services enable this website and the WomenDrivingWomen app to process payments by credit card, bank transfer or other means. To ensure greater security, this website and the WomenDrivingWomen app shares only the information necessary to execute the transaction with the financial intermediaries handling the transaction.
Some of these services may also enable the sending of timed messages to Members, such as emails containing invoices or notifications concerning the payment.
Authorize.Net is a payment service provided by Authorize.Net.
PayPal (PayPal Inc.)
PayPal is a payment service provided by PayPal Inc., which allows Users to make online payments.
Heat Mapping and Session Recording
Heat mapping services are used to display the areas of a page where site visitors most frequently move the mouse or click. This shows where the points of interest are. These services make it possible to monitor and analyze web traffic and keep track of visitor behavior.
Some of these services may record sessions and make them available for a later visual playback.
Place of processing: TBD.
Hosting and Backend Infrastructure
This type of service has the purpose of hosting Data and files that enable this website to run and be distributed as well as to provide a ready-made infrastructure to run specific features or parts of this website. Some of these services work through geographically distributed servers, making it difficult to determine the actual location where the Personal Data are stored.
GoDaddy (GoDaddy.com, LLC)
GoDaddy is a hosting and backend service provided by GoDaddy.com, LLC.
WomenDrivingWomen app (Hosting provider TBD)
Information about the app hosting provider will be listed here as soon as the WomenDrivingWomen app is published.
Place of processing: TBD.
Google Drive (Google, LLC.)
Google Drive is a cloud storage service provided by Google, LLC.
We do not mine or save the information from your Google Account or Google Drive that is processed by WomenDrivingWomen.
Interaction with Online Survey Platforms
This type of service allows Users to interact with third-party online survey platforms directly from the pages of this website.
If one of these services is installed, it may collect browsing and Usage Data in the pages where it is installed, even if the Members and Visitors do not actively use the service.
Ninja Forms (WP Ninjas, LLC.)
Ninja Forms is a product developed by WP Ninjas, LLC., a WordPress development company. The Ninja Forms Survey and GoDaddy interface enable interaction with the survey platform provided by WP Ninjas, LLC.
WP Ninjas, LLC. honors generic “Do Not Track” headers. This means the browser can tell its script not to collect any of the Member, Visitor, or User data. This is a setting that is available in all major browsers.
Personal Data collected: Cookies; Usage Data; various types of Data.
Managing Contacts and Sending Messages
This type of service makes it possible to manage a database of email contacts, phone contacts or any other contact information to communicate with Members, registered users, and commenters.
These services may also collect data concerning the date and time when the message was viewed by the User, as well as when the User interacted with it, such as by clicking on links included in the message.
WomenDrivingWomen WordPress User Registration
Wordpress User Registration is part of the WordPress content management system (CMS) based on PHP & MySQL provided by WordPress Foundation. When visitors register to become Members of the WomenDrivingWomen website or leave comments on the WomenDrivingWomen site, we collect the data shown in the registration and/or application form, the visitor’s IP address, and browser user agent string to help spam detection.
PLEASE NOTE: We do not allow anonymous comments to be posted; thus, posting a comment on this site signifies the user’s understanding and agreement to have his or her user information that was created when registering via WomenDrivingWomen.org to be publicly displayed along with the registered user’s comment.
Personal Data collected: Cookies; Email address; First name; Last Name; Contact information; Usage Data.
Registration and authentication
When registering or authenticating, Members, registered users, commenters, and visitors allow WomenDrivingWomen to identify them and give them access to dedicated services.
Direct registration (Membership applications)
The member registers by filling out the Membership application form and providing the Personal Data directly to WomenDrivingWomen.
Personal Data collected: Contact Information; Personal Information needed for screening purposes; Email address; First name; Last name.
This type of service analyzes the traffic of this website, potentially containing Member’s, registered users’ and commenter’s Personal Data, with the purpose of filtering it from parts of traffic, messages, and content that are recognized as SPAM.
Akismet (Automattic Inc.)
Akismet is a SPAM protection service provided by Automattic Inc.
This type of service helps WomenDrivingWomen to manage the tags or scripts needed on this website and app in a centralized fashion. This results in the visitor’s Data flowing through these services, potentially resulting in the retention of this Data.
Google Tag Manager (Google LLC)
Google Tag Manager is a tag management service provided by Google LLC.
Personal Data collected: Cookies; Usage Data.
The rights of Members and Visitors
Members, registered users, commenters, and visitors may exercise certain rights regarding their Data processed by WomenDrivingWomen.
Members, registered users, commenters, and visitors entitled to broader protection standards may exercise any of the rights described below. In all other cases, Members, registered users, commenters, and visitors may inquire with WomenDrivingWomen to find out which rights apply to them.
In particular, Members registered users, commenters and visitors have the right to do the following:
- Withdraw their consent at any time. Members, commenters, registered users, and visitors the right to withdraw consent where they have previously given their consent to the processing of their Personal Data.
- Object to processing of their Data. Members, registered users, commenters, and visitors have the right to object to the processing of their Data if the processing is carried out on a legal basis other than consent.
- Access their Data. Members, commenters registered users, and visitors have the right to learn if Data is being processed by WomenDrivingWomen, obtain disclosure regarding certain aspects of the processing and obtain a copy of the Data undergoing processing.
- Verify and seek rectification. Members, registered users, and commenters have the right to verify the accuracy of their Data and ask for it to be updated or corrected.
- Restrict the processing of their Data. Members registered users, and commenters have the right, under certain circumstances, to restrict the processing of their Data. In this case, WomenDrivingWomen will not process their Data for any purpose other than storing it.
- Have their Personal Data deleted or otherwise removed. Members, registered users, commenters, and visitors have the right, under certain circumstances, to obtain the erasure of their Data from WomenDrivingWomen.
- Receive their Data and have it transferred to another controller. Members, commenters, and registered users have the right to receive their Data in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format and, if technically feasible, to have it transmitted to another controller without any hindrance. This provision is applicable provided that the Data is processed by automated means and that the processing is based on the Member’s, registered user’s, or commenters consent, on a contract which the Member, registered user, or commenter is part of or on pre-contractual obligations thereof.
- Lodge a complaint. Members, visitors, registered users, and commenters have the right to bring a claim before their competent data protection authority.
Details about the right to object to processing
Where Personal Data is processed for a public interest, in the exercise of an official authority vested in WomenDrivingWomen or for the purposes of the legitimate interests pursued by WomenDrivingWomen, Members, registered users, commenters, and visitors may object to such processing by providing a ground related to their particular situation to justify the objection.
Members, commenters, visitors, and registered users must know that, however, should their Personal Data be processed for direct marketing purposes, they can object to that processing at any time without providing any justification. To learn, whether WomenDrivingWomen is processing Personal Data for direct marketing purposes, Members, commenters and registered users may refer to the relevant sections of this page.
How to exercise these rights
Any requests to exercise your rights can be directed to WomenDrivingWomen through the contact details provided on this website. These requests can be exercised free of charge and will be addressed by WomenDrivingWomen as early as possible and always within 90 days.
Cookies consist of portions of code installed in the browser that assist WomenDrivingWomen in providing the Service according to the purposes described. Some of the purposes for which Cookies are installed may also require the Member’s, visitor’s, commenter’s, and registered user’s consent.
Where the installation of Cookies is based on consent, such consent can be freely withdrawn at any time following the instructions provided on this page.
Technical Cookies and Cookies serving aggregated statistical purposes
Activity strictly necessary for the functioning of the WomenDrivingWomen Service
How to provide or withdraw consent to the installation of Cookies
In addition to what is specified on this page, Members, commenters, registered users, and visitors can manage preferences for Cookies directly from within their own browser and prevent, for example, third parties from installing Cookies.
Through browser preferences, it is also possible to delete Cookies installed in the past, including the Cookies that may have saved the initial consent for the installation of Cookies by the WomenDrivingWomen website.
You can, for example, find information about how to manage Cookies in the most commonly used browsers at the following websites: Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari, and Microsoft Internet Explorer.
Notwithstanding the above, WomenDrivingWomen informs that Members, visitors, registered users, and commenters may follow the instructions provided on the subsequently linked initiatives by the Network Advertising Initiative (US) and the Digital Advertising Alliance (US), and The California Online Privacy Protection Act of 2003 (CalOPPA). Such initiatives allow Members, visitors, registered users, and commenters to select their tracking preferences for most of the advertising tools. WomenDrivingWomen thus recommends that Members, visitors, registered users, and commenters make use of these resources in addition to the information provided on this page.
Additional information about Data Collection and Processing
The Members, visitors, registered users, and commenters Personal Data may be used for legal purposes by WomenDrivingWomen in Court or in the stages leading to possible legal action arising from improper use of this website or the WomenDrivingWomen app and related Services.
Members, visitors, registered users, and commenters declare to be aware that WomenDrivingWomen may be required to reveal personal data upon request of public authorities.
Additional Information about User’s Personal Data
System logs and maintenance
For operation and maintenance purposes, this website, the WomenDrivingWomen app, and any third-party services may collect files that record interaction with this website and the WomenDrivingWomen Application (System logs) use other Personal Data (such as the IP Address) for this purpose.
Information not contained in this policy
More details concerning the collection or processing of Personal Data may be requested from WomenDrivingWomen at any time. Please see the contact information at the beginning of this page.
How “Do Not Track” requests are handled
This website and the WomenDrivingWomen app does not support “Do Not Track” requests.
To determine whether any of the third-party services it uses honor the “Do Not Track” requests, please read their privacy policies.
Should the changes affect processing activities performed on the basis of Members, visitors, registered users, and commenters consent, WomenDrivingWomen shall collect new consent from Members, visitors, registered users, and commenters, where required.
Latest update: January 1, 2020