Legal and Corporate

PRIVACY POLICY

What type of information does WIAN collect?


We receive, collect and store any information you enter on our website or provide us in any other way. In addition, we collect the Internet protocol (IP) address used to connect your computer to the Internet; login; e-mail address; password; computer and connection information and purchase history. We may use software tools to measure and collect session information, including page response times, length of visits to certain pages, page interaction information, and methods used to browse away from the page. We also collect personally identifiable information (including name, email, password, communications); payment details (including credit card information), comments, feedback, product reviews, recommendations, and personal profile.




How does WIAN collect information?


  1. To provide and operate the Services;
  2. To provide our Users with ongoing customer assistance and technical support;
  3. To be able to contact our Visitors and Users with general or personalized service-related notices and promotional messages;
  4. To create aggregated statistical data and other aggregated and/or inferred Non-personal Information, which we or our business partners may use to provide and improve our respective services;
  5. To comply with any applicable laws and regulations.




How does WIAN store, use, share and/or disclose personal user data?


WIAN is hosted on the Wix.com platform. Wix.com provides us with the online platform that allows us to sell our products and services to you. Your data may be stored through Wix.com’s data storage, databases and the general Wix.com applications. They store your data on secure servers behind a firewall.




How does WIAN communicate with site users?


We may contact you to notify you regarding your account, to troubleshoot problems with your account, to resolve a dispute, to collect fees or monies owed, to poll your opinions through surveys or questionnaires, to send updates about our company, or as otherwise necessary to contact you to enforce our User Agreement, applicable national laws, and any agreement we may have with you. For these purposes we may contact you via email, telephone, text messages, and postal mail.




How does WIAN utilise tracking programmes and cookies?


For more information on how cookies and tracking tools are used on this site, please visit: https://support.wix.com/en/article/cookies-and-your-wix-site.




How can I withdraw my consent from my data being processed?


Withdrawing consent may mean that you no longer have access to WIAN's programmes and services. If you don’t want us to process your data anymore, please contact us at communitycare@wianetwork.com.




How can I keep my personal information up-to-date?


Once logged in, members can update their personal information and details by accessing the 'My Account' portal. If you still have any difficulties, or would like us to access, correct, amend or delete any personal information we have about you - including your password - you are invited to contact us at communitycare@wianetwork.com.




Will you change or make updates to your policy?


WIAN reserves the right to modify this privacy policy at any time, so please review it frequently. Changes and clarifications will take effect immediately upon their posting on the website. If we make material changes to this policy, we will notify you here that it has been updated, so that you are aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we use and/or disclose it.




About the Women in International Affairs Network (WIAN).


The Women in International Affairs Network ('We'), ('The Network'), regards your privacy, personal data and security on the internet of the utmost importance and is committed to protecting and respecting the privacy of our subscribers and visitors. This privacy statement describes WIAN’s policy concerning the gathering and sharing of visitors’ information through WIAN websites (‘the site’). This policy applies to all areas of the site, and all subsidiary sites with the wianetwork.com and/or wianetwork. This policy applies to all sites regardless of whether the user is required to log in or not. This Privacy Policy applies to all users of our site and includes all individuals that access our site and applies to the use of information collected by members of staff, online, offline, through subscription if you are subscribed. By visiting WIAN’s website(s), you are accepting the practices described in this policy. All visitors can view a variety of content on our site, www.wianetwork.com, without needing to provide any information. Any viewer that desires to know further information or view any additional content can voluntarily subscribe to our regular mailing list, social media platforms, and join our event spaces as described on the site and within this Privacy Policy web-page. Please read the following carefully to understand our views and practices regarding your personal data and how we will treat it.




What happens if I do not provide personal data?


If we need to process the data you provide us with about yourself to fulfil our service and you fail to provide that data when requested, we may not be able to perform the service, in which case, we may have to cancel a product or service you have with us. We will of course notify you if this is the case at the time.




General Rights


WIAN reserves its exclusive right in its sole discretion to alter, limit or discontinue the site, this policy statement, or any materials in any respect. WIAN reserves the right to deny, in its sole discretion, any user access to this site or any portion thereof without notice. The Network shall have no obligation to take the needs of any user into consideration in connection therewith. Any user that does not agree or is dissatisfied with this policy, the Terms and Conditions and any other material on this site, the sole and exclusive remedy is to discontinue using the site. We may choose to change aspects of this policy throughout our organisations progression and therefore we recommend users and subscribers watch this space for any informative updates made. If you do not agree to the current Privacy Policy or any future changes, we recommend not to subscribe or register to the Site. Any data and information collected by the Network will be used in a manner consistent with this Privacy Policy document. This means that by accessing and providing information to our site and by, all users agree to the use of personal data for such purposes.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding our organisation's Privacy Policy, please contact us at business@wianetwork.com.





TERMS OF USE

WIAN © Copyright Policy


© Copyright WIAN | The Women in International Affairs Network The information in the various pages of the WIAN Website (hereafter referred to as “the Website”) is issued by the Women in International Affairs Network (hereafter referred to as WIAN) for general distribution. The information presented is protected under the Berne Convention for the Protection of Literature and Artistic works, Copyright, the 1988 Designs and Patents Act, and other international conventions and national laws on copyright. Extracts of the information in the Website may be reviewed, reproduced or translated for information, research or private study, but may not be used for sale or for use in conjunction with commercial purposes. Any use of information from the Website should be accompanied by an acknowledgement of WIAN as the source, citing the uniform resource locator (URL) of the article. Reproduction or translation of substantial portions of the Website, or any use other than for educational or other non-commercial purposes, require explicit, prior authorisation in writing. Applications for use and enquiries should be addressed to business@wianetwork.com. The mention of specific companies, organisations and departments does not imply that they are endorsed, recommended or partnered with WIAN. WIAN does not warrant that the information contained in the Website is complete and correct and shall not be liable whatsoever for any damages incurred as a result of its use. The use of this Website constitutes agreement with the following terms and conditions:

  1. WIAN maintains this Website as a courtesy to those who may choose to access the site (“users”). The information presented herein is for informative purposes only.
  2. WIAN grants permission to users to visit the site, and to download relevant information, documents and materials from the site for the user’s personal, non-commercial use, without any right to resell or redistribute them or to compile or create derivative works therefrom, subject to the terms and conditions outlined, and also subject to more specific restrictions that may apply to specific material within this site.
The Women in International Affairs Network administers this site. All material on this site from WIAN appears subject to the present Terms and Conditions. Unless expressly stated otherwise, the findings, interpretations and conclusions expressed in the materials on this site are those of the various WIAN staff members, consultants, contributors and advisers who prepared the work, and do not necessarily represent the views of WIAN as a whole.




Site Use Disclaimer


Materials provided on this Website are provided “as is”, without warranty of any kind, either express or implied. The information contained on this website is provided for general and information purposes only, and is not intended to, and should not be considered to constitute legal advice on any matter. Readers should not place any reliance on, or take any action based on the content of this website. Every effort is made to keep the website up and running smoothly. However, WIAN takes no responsibility for, and will not be liable for, the website being temporarily unavailable due to technical issues beyond our control. WIAN periodically adds, changes, improves or updates the materials on this Website without notice. While WIAN will endeavour to keep the information on this Website up to date and correct, WIAN specifically does not make any representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, reliability, suitability, availability, completeness or appropriateness with respect to the website or the information, products, services, or related graphics contained on the website for any purpose. Therefore, any reliance you place on such information is strictly at your own risk. Under no circumstances shall WIAN be liable for any loss, damage, liability or expense incurred or suffered that is claimed to have resulted from the use of this site, including, without limitation, any fault, error, omission, interruption or delay with respect thereto. The use of this Website is at the user’s sole risk. Under no circumstances, including but not limited to negligence, shall WIAN, its partners or affiliates be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special or consequential damages, even if WIAN has been advised of the possibility of such damages. The user specifically acknowledges and agrees that WIAN is not liable for any conduct of any user. Use of this website is not intended to create a lawyer-client relationship between WIAN and any reader. WIAN recommends that readers seek their own legal advice before taking any action in relation to the matters mentioned on this website. In no event will we be liable for any loss or damage including without limitation, indirect or consequential loss or damage, or any loss or damage whatsoever arising from loss of data or profits arising out of, or in connection with, the use of this website. WIAN excludes all liability in respect of any or all of the information displayed on this website to the fullest extent permitted by law. This Website may contain advice, opinions and statements of various information providers. WIAN does not represent or endorse the accuracy or reliability of any advice, opinion, statement or other information provided by any information provider, any user of this site or any other person or entity. Reliance upon any such advice, opinion, statement, or other information shall also be at the user’s own risk. Neither the WIAN, its partners or affiliates, nor any of their respective agents, employees, information providers or content providers, shall be liable to any user or anyone else for any inaccuracy, error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, alteration of or use of any content herein, or for its timeliness or completeness, nor shall they be liable for any failure of performance, computer virus or communication line failure, regardless of cause, or for any damages resulting therefrom. As a condition of use of this site, the user agrees to indemnify WIAN, its partners and affiliates from and against any and all actions, claims, losses, damages, liabilities and expenses (including reasonable attorneys’ fees) arising out of the user’s use of this site, including, without limitation, any claims alleging facts that if true would constitute a breach by the user of these Terms and Conditions. If the user is dissatisfied with any material on this Website or with any of its Terms and Conditions of use, the user’s sole and exclusive remedy is to discontinue using the Website.




Use of Links and Third-Party References


This Website may contain links and references to third-party websites. The linked sites are not under the control of WIAN, and WIAN is not responsible for the nature, availability or content of any linked site or any link contained in a linked site. WIAN provides these links only as a convenience, and the inclusion of a link or reference does not imply a recommendation by WIAN or the endorsement of the linked site or the views expressed within them.




Forums and Community Engagement


If this Website contains bulletin boards, comment sections, chat rooms, access to mailing lists or other message or communication facilities (collectively, “Forums”), the user agrees to use the Forums only to send and receive messages and materials that are proper and related to the particular Forum. By way of example and not as a limitation, the user agrees that when using a Forum, he or she shall not do any of the following:

  1. Defame, abuse, harass, stalk, threaten or otherwise violate the legal rights (such as rights of privacy and publicity) of others;
  2. Publish, post, distribute or disseminate any defamatory, infringing, obscene, indecent or unlawful material or information;
  3. Upload or attach files that contain software or other material protected by intellectual property laws (or by rights of privacy and publicity) unless the user owns or controls the rights thereto or has received all consents as may be required by law;
  4. Upload or attach files that contain viruses, corrupted files or any other similar software or programs that may damage the operation of another’s computer;
  5. Delete any author attributions, legal notices or proprietary designations or labels in any file that is uploaded;
  6. Falsify the origin or source of software or other material contained in a file that is uploaded;
  7. (Advertise or offer to sell any goods or services, or conduct or forward surveys, contests or chain letters, or download any file posted by another user of a Forum that the user knows, or reasonably should know, cannot be legally distributed in such manner.
The user acknowledges that all Forums and discussion groups are public and not private communications. Further, the user acknowledges that chats, postings, conferences, e-mails and other communications by other users are not endorsed by WIAN, and that such communications shall not be considered to have been reviewed, screened or approved by WIAN. WIAN reserves the right to remove, for any reason and without notice, any content of the Forums received from Users, including, without limitation, e-mail and bulletin board postings.




Job Board Use and Disclaimer


Please be aware that listed organisations are not affiliated with the Women in International Affairs Network (WIAN). Returned search results, descriptions and links do not act as an official recommendation of employment or services, and any application made is at your discretion. WIAN is not involved in any decision made by an employer/recruiter, and therefore does not guarantee that applications sent will result in candidates being shortlisted/selected for any position. The designations employed and the presentation/categorisation of countries and regions do not imply the expression of any opinion whatsoever on the part of the WIAN concerning the legal status of any country, territory, city or area or its authorities, or concerning the delimitation of its frontiers or boundaries. To stay safe in your job search we recommend that you visit SAFERjobs, a UK-based non-profit, joint industry and law enforcement organisation working to combat job scams, exploitation of vulnerable seekers and criminal activities in the recruitment industry. Visit the SAFERjobs website for information on common scams and to get free, expert advice for a safer job search.




Consent


By emailing, registering or subscribing to our membership or any of our exclusive content, you are expressly consenting to the collection, use, retention, transfer, and internal disclosure, of your information as described in this Privacy Policy. Each time we are contacted by you, the user, you are giving consent to the said process of collection, use, retention, and transference of data collected. If you wish to opt out and withdraw your consent, you may do so at any time through choosing to unsubscribe on any social media platform or our mailing list, or by writing to us directly at business@wianetwork.com. If you, as a user, choose to opt out and withdraw consent, you will no longer receive our content.
Find out more in this section for our full suite of conditions and terms of use.




Website and other WIAN Content


The views expressed in all material produced contained on this website are primarily those of the respective authors and not necessarily those of WIAN (the Network). Although WIAN have made every effort to ensure that the information contained in this material is accurate at the time of publishing, we give no warranties and make no representations, express or limited, as to the accuracy, quality, validity or completeness of any information. WIAN shall be under no obligation to notify any person of any error. The Network and our respective staff accept no responsibility for any use which is made of advice or information contained in this material and shall not be liable to any person for any direct or indirect loss or damage, including loss of profits, loss of revenue, loss of data or any third-party claims which may arise from the use of information contained in this material. The copyright of all text, presentation and structures of this website is held by or licensed to the Women in International Affairs Network (WIAN). For permission to use it other than as specified below, please contact content@wianetwork.com. The Network makes all information available in order to help students, graduates and early career professionals make well informed choices regarding employment opportunities, postgraduate study options and career paths. Our information and content must not be copied or distributed for commercial gain in any way unless we have given permission. Printing or saving copies for personal use is allowed provided that no attempts are made to remove the identification logos which appear on relevant pages. Changing the pages or using the content in any other product without consent will be considered a breach of our copyright and may result in legal action. Find out more in this section for our full suite of conditions and terms of use.




Membership Service


The Women in International Affairs Network provides a membership based members service (Membership Service) that allows our members to access events and exclusive content via the internet, in exchange for a subscription fee. These terms and conditions (“Subscription Terms”) apply to your use of our Services if you have a Membership Service account. By signing up for or using a Membership Service account you are agreeing to these Subscription Terms and our general service terms (“Terms”), which are incorporated into and form part of these Subscription Terms. If you do not agree to these Subscription Terms and our Terms, you may not use the Membership Service. If there is any inconsistency between these Subscription Terms and our general Terms, these Subscription Terms will prevail. WIAN is a publishing, information and membership service trading as part of The Women in International Affairs Network (WIAN) C.I.C. WIAN is registered in the United Kingdom under company number 12597354. Our registered address is Kemp House 152-160 City Road, London, England, EC1V 2NX. Membership 1.1. Your (The) WIAN membership (“Membership Service”) will commence on the date stated in your membership confirmation email and will continue until terminated. To use any paid versions of our Membership Service, you must have Internet access and provide us with one or more Payment Methods. "Payment Method" means a current, valid, accepted method of payment, as may be updated from time to time, and which may include payment through your account with a third party. Unless you cancel your membership before your billing date, you authorise us to charge the membership fee for the next billing cycle to your Payment Method (see "Cancellation" below). 1.2. We may offer a number of membership plans as part of the Membership Service, including memberships offered by third parties in conjunction with the provision of their own products and services. Some membership plans may have differing conditions and limitations, which will be disclosed at your sign-up for the Membership Service or in other communications made available to you. You can find specific details regarding your Membership Service membership by visiting our website and clicking into your account. Promotional Offers 2.1. We may from time to time offer special promotional offers, plans or memberships (“Offers”). Offer eligibility is determined by WIAN at its sole discretion and we reserve the right to revoke an Offer and put your account on hold in the event that we determine you are not eligible. Recent members of the Membership Service may not be eligible for certain introductory Offers. We may use information such as device ID, method of payment or an account email address used with an existing or recent membership to determine Offer eligibility. The eligibility requirements and other limitations and conditions will be disclosed when you sign-up for the Offer or in other communications made available to you. Membership Billing 3.1. Billing Cycle. Your membership in the Membership Service will start on the day you sign up, and will continue for the period of time agreed with you at the time you sign up (“Subscription Term”). The membership fee for the Membership Service and the intervals at which you will be charged will be communicated to you at the time you sign up for the Membership Service and will be charged to your Payment Method on the specific payment date indicated on the "Account" Page of your WIAN account. The length of your billing cycle will depend on the type of membership that you choose when you signed up, and will be communicated to you at the time you sign up. In some cases your payment date may change, for example if your Payment Method has not successfully settled, when you change your membership plan or if your paid membership began on a day not contained in a given month. Visit our website and click into your account area to see your next payment date. 3.2. Payment Methods. To use the Membership Services you must provide one or more payment methods that are accepted by us (“Payment Methods”). You agree to make all payments on your payment plan and authorise us to charge any Payment Method associated to your account in advance on a periodic basis in accordance with the terms of your Membership Service subscription, until your membership is terminated. You remain responsible for any uncollected amounts. If you dispute any charges you must let us know within sixty (60) days after the date that we charge you. You are responsible for all taxes associated with your use of the Membership Service other than taxes based on our net income. If a payment is not successfully settled, due to expiration, insufficient funds, or otherwise, and you do not cancel your account, we may suspend your access to the service until we have successfully received payment in full via a valid Payment Method. For some Payment Methods, the issuer may charge you certain fees, such as foreign transaction fees or other fees relating to the processing of your Payment Method. Check with your Payment Method service provider for details. 3.3. Updating your Payment Methods. You can update your Payment Methods by going to the "Account" page. We may also update your Payment Methods using information provided by the payment service providers. Following any update, you authorise us to continue to charge the applicable Payment Method. 3.4. Changes to the Price and Subscription Plans. We may change our membership plans and the price of our service from time to time; however, any price changes or changes to your membership plans will apply no earlier than 30 days following notice to you. If we increase the fees for the Membership Service and you don’t agree to the change, you may cancel your membership and we will refund to you any fees paid for a period of your Subscription Term after the date you cancel. 3.5. Subscriptions to the Membership Service will automatically renew at the end of each Subscription Term for the same period of time, until you cancel your membership, or we terminate it, in accordance with these Subscription Terms or our Service Terms. We will contact you before your current Subscription Term ends to let you know that your membership will automatically renew if you don’t elect to cancel it, and to give you the opportunity to cancel it. Cancellation 4.1. You can cancel your membership at any time, and you will continue to have access to the Membership Service until the end of your Subscription Term. Subject to section 4.2 below, all payments in respect of your access to the Membership Service are non-refundable. To cancel, go to the "Account" page and follow the instructions for cancellation. If you cancel your membership, your account will automatically close at the end of your current Subscription Term. 4.2. If you are a consumer in the European Union or the United Kingdom, consumer laws give you a right to change your mind and cancel your Membership Service within 14 days of the date your Subscription Period started (“Cooling Off Period”). If you wish to exercise this right of cancellation, you must inform us of your decision within this Cooling Off Period please contact us on communitycare@thestack.world. If you cancel your Membership Service within your Cooling Off Period, you must pay us for the period of your Subscription Term up until the time you tell us that you have changed your mind. We will refund the subscription fees paid to us, less an amount to compensate us for the period of your Subscription Term before you cancelled your subscription (we calculate this as a daily rate based on the fees for the entire Subscription Term). We will make this refund no later than 14 days after the day on which you told us you were cancelling your subscription, using the same payment method as you used to pay your Membership Service fees. 4.3. We may terminate or suspend your Membership Service, or stop providing all or any part of the Membership Service, at any time in our discretion, with or without notice. If we suspend access to your Account generally under our general Terms, such suspension or termination will automatically suspend or terminate your Membership Service. If we suspend or terminate your Membership Service for any reason except your breach of these Subscription Terms or our general Terms, we will refund any fees paid under your payment plan that relate to the period after the date the termination takes effect, or we will suspend payment under your payment plan until your Membership Service is reinstated (as applicable).





COOKIES AND TRACKING

Why and how does WIAN use cookies?


By using the Network's website you’re confirming that you’re happy to accept our use of cookies. Here you can find out more about how we use them. If you are concerned about cookies, it is important that you read about and understand their usage. They are very important to the working of this website as they are involved in the property search functionality.




What are cookies?


Cookies are small, harmless files placed on your computer’s hard drive or in your browser memory when you visit a website.




What do cookies do?


Cookies help to make the interaction between users and websites faster and easier. For example, they can remember your login details or information you supply as you set up your user account. What cookies don't do is store any personal or confidential information about you.




Are cookies safe?


Yes, cookies are harmless text files. They can’t look into your computer or read any personal information or other material on your hard drive. Cookies can’t carry viruses or install anything harmful on your computer.




Why should I keep cookies switched on?


We advise you to keep cookies active during your visits to our website because parts of the site rely on them to work properly. For example, you won’t be able to sign in to your account if cookies are disabled.




What types of cookies does WIAN use?


Like most large websites, the Network uses session cookies and persistent cookies. Neither session cookies nor persistent cookies collect any personally identifiable information. Session cookies
Without session cookies many user functions on our website would not work. A unique ID will track your session from page to page in order to make sure things run smoothly while you are using our website. This keeps you signed in whilst you use certain pages. We use session cookies, which last only for the duration of your visit (your 'session') and are deleted when you close your browser. These simply enable us to identify that the same person is moving from page to page. Read the paragraph on the right to learn more. Persistent cookies Persistent cookies help our website remember you when you revisit us. This helps us know things like how many unique visitors we are getting to the site. Persistent cookies last for a pre-defined period unless they are deleted. We use Google Analytics and other software to track how popular our site is and to record visitor trends over time such as tracking which pages users go to. Cookies used for this purpose don’t contain any personally identifiable information – just your computer’s IP address (its unique number) to determine where in the world you are accessing the site from, and to track your page visits within the site. We use certain cookies that are persistent, meaning that they last beyond your session. Persistent cookies help our website remember you as a user each time you use the same computer to revisit us. Read the paragraph on the right to learn more. Third party cookies
As well as using cookies from our advertising partners, from time to time we may also embed external content from other third party websites within our website. These include sites such as Facebook and Twitter, whose cookie usage policy you can view on their own websites.




Should I keep my cookies on or off?


You have a number of options when it comes to receiving cookies. You can set your browser either to reject all cookies, to allow only ‘trusted’ sites to send them, or to accept only those cookies from websites you are currently using. We recommend that you don’t block all cookies because parts of our website rely on them to work properly. If you prefer not to receive cookies then you won't be able to set up a user account or register for some of the services we offer because both rely on cookies to function effectively.