Privacy Policy

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 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,, 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 document. 

Please read the following carefully to understand our views and practices regarding your personal data and how we will treat it. 


If you 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. 


What information do we use?

We will collect and process the following data about you: 

Information you give us about you: This is information about you that you give us by filling in forms on our website ( that you may access directly or through another website, or by corresponding with us by phone, e-mail, social media, or by sending us information about you, such as your CV, for the purposes of prospective employment positions which may come to us through our network. The information includes basic personal data required for you to be able to use our site, including participating in discussion boards or other social media functions on our site, entering a competition, promotion or survey, or when you report a problem with our website; and, in order for you to subscribe to our service or register with us. The information you give us may include your full name, date of birth, gender, address, e-mail address and phone number, immigration status, financial and credit card information, personal description, photograph, as well employment and education/qualification history.


With regard to each of your visits to our website we will automatically collect the following information:

  • technical information, including the Internet protocol (IP) address used to connect your computer to the Internet, your login information, browser type and version, time zone setting, browser plug-in types and versions, operating system and platform;

  • information about your visit, including the full Uniform Resource Locators (URL), clickstream to, through and from our website (including date and time), products you viewed or searched for, page response times, download errors, length of visits to certain pages, page interaction information (such as scrolling, clicks, and mouse-overs), methods used to browse away from the page, and any phone number used to call our customer service number.


We may also collect personal data from you throughout the ordinary course of our relationship with you, including: 

  • references from previous employers or education institutions, with your consent;

  • information regarding family members or friends, including emergency contact details;

  • written work you may submit or case studies you may participate in as part of an application for a potential employment position;

  • covering letters or application forms you may submit as part of an application for a potential employment position;

  • the results of any tests you may take in the course of applying for a potential employment position; and information in relation to any interviews you undergo in the course of applying for a potential employment position (such as your responses to interview questions or feedback we receive regarding your interview performance).


Information we receive from other sources: This is information we receive about you if you use any of the other websites we operate or the other services we provide, or if you use our social media. We also work closely with third parties (including, for example, business partners, sub-contractors in technical, payment and delivery services, analytics providers, search information providers, credit reference agencies) and we may receive information about you from them. We will notify you when we receive personal data about you from them and the purposes for which we intend to use that information.

We may also receive personal data about you from certain public sources, such as Companies House and LinkedIn for example.


Sensitive Personal Data: From time to time, we may collect sensitive personal data from you, including information regarding your racial or ethnic origin, your political or religious views, and certain biometric data, however, we only collect this information with your explicit consent, including where you provide us with this information voluntarily.


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


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 If you, as a user, chooses to opt out and withdraw consent, you will no longer receive our content. 
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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.


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