The Mission List Privacy Policy

Last Updated: January 1, 2012

The very nature of The Mission List is to connect women by their names and interests. Since you will readily be using your identity on the site, please be conscious of all information and content you provide as part of your profile.

This Privacy Policy is a legal notice about how The Mission List will use personal information collected on this website. The information below outlines what information is collected, how we may use that information), the persons to whom the personal information may be disclosed and the security measures taken to protect the personal information.

Please review The Mission List’s Terms of Use in conjunction with this Privacy Policy.

SUMMARY.

At The Mission List, we take the privacy of our members very seriously. Please read this Privacy Policy to learn more about how we treat personally identifiable information. We provide this Privacy Policy because you have a right to know what information we collect, how it is protected and used and the circumstances under which it may be disclosed. If you have comments, suggestions, questions or concerns about our Privacy Policy, please contact us via email at morra[@]wearewomenonline.com or in writing at 1 Davis Square, Suite 302 Somerville, MA 02144.

Online Privacy Standards. While there are no official standards governing privacy practices on the Internet, The Mission List follows the principles supported by the Federal Trade Commission's Fair Information Practices Principles, currently available at http://www.ftc.gov/reports/privacy3/fairinfo.htm.

What This Policy Covers. This policy covers The Mission List’s treatment of personally identifiable information that we obtain when you visit our website or become a member of The Mission List. The Mission List regards personally identifiable information as information that someone can use to identify or contact you in person, such as your name and email address or your geographic location. Information that we use internally to identify you as a member in our system, such as your selected username, is not considered personally identifiable information.

What This Policy Does Not Cover. This policy does not cover the privacy practices of third parties that we do not own or control, such as any partners and advertisers we may work with, including platforms we may integrate with such as Twitter and Facebook. In addition, we may provide links to other services and on occasion to other sites that may interest you. All of these sites operate independently of The Mission List, and they have their own privacy or security practices. For your best online experience, The Mission List encourages you to review their policies before submitting any personal information to them.

1. Information You Provide.

Required Registration Information. During the registration process, we collect your name, email address, zip code, interests, non-profit board membership and affiliations with charities and causes. This is the required information we collect on the site; other requested information is voluntary. The Mission List will send you an email to verify that you are the owner of this address.

Access To Your Personal Information. In general, The Mission List makes it easy for you to view the personally identifiable information The Mission List has collected from you in your member profile, where you can add, edit or delete it as you see fit.

2. Information We Do Not Collect.

Children. As explained further in our Terms of Use, currently available at http://www.themissionlist.com/terms-and-conditions/, you must be 13 years of age or older to use our website. Therefore, The Mission List does not knowingly collect personally identifiable information about children. If you believe that The Mission List has information from or about anyone under 13 years of age, please notify The Mission List by email at morra[@]wearewomenonline.com or write to The Mission List at the address noted above.

3. Information We Track.

Log Files. Similar to many websites, The Mission List gathers certain anonymous, non-personal information automatically and stores it in web server log files. This information includes Internet protocol addresses, browser type, Internet service provider (ISP), site entry/exit pages, operating system, date/time stamp and clickstream data. The Mission List uses this information to improve our site, analyze trends, administer the site, track users' movements around the site and gather aggregate information about our user base as a whole. Aggregate information is data The Mission List collects about a group or category of services or members from which individual member identities have been removed, and therefore does not include your personally identifiable information.

Cookies. A cookie is a small text file that is stored on a user's computer for record-keeping purposes. It can also help us understand how The Mission List’s site visitors click to our site, and what pages they view during their visit. Similar to many websites, The Mission List stores an encrypted cookie on your computer so The Mission List can remember you when you come back to The Mission List’s website without requiring you to log in every time. Cookies also allow The Mission List to track and understand the interests of our users to enhance the overall experience on our site.

You can set your web browser software to disable cookies. To do so, please refer to the help section of your specific browser for more information on how to manage or disable cookies. If you disable cookies, you may still view our site, but some areas of The Mission List’s site may not work properly.

Some The Mission List’s partners and other third parties, such as potential advertisers, may also set and access their own cookies on The Mission List’s site. The Mission List has no access to or control over these cookies, and, as noted above, this Privacy Policy does not govern the use of cookies by The Mission List’s partners or advertisers. Such third parties' use of cookies is subject to their own privacy policies, which may differ from this one. Such third parties do not have access to The Mission List’s cookies.

HOW INFORMATION IS USED.

1. In Company Communications.

The Mission List uses emails and/or prominent notifications on The Mission List’s website as our primary means to inform our members of important service and promotional announcements.

System-related Announcements. The Mission List uses your email address to deliver important system-related announcements. Example system-related announcements include: email verification during registration, requests for password reset, important security or server maintenance updates or policy changes. These service-related announcements are considered a fundamental part of our service, and members cannot opt-out of these email announcements.

Promotional Announcements. In order to improve the experience for our members, The Mission List may offer you the ability to sign up for optional email communications, such as updates from The Mission List, periodic newsletters or invitations to events. These communications are enhancements to The Mission List’s service and are entirely optional. The Mission List will ask for your consent before sending you promotional communications and will make it easy for you to unsubscribe from these communications, either through the emails or though your member profile.

2. On The Mission List's Website

Identification Of Authors By Name. The Mission List’s website offers opportunities for members to comment on content found on The Mission List’s website, engage in dialogue, share information and submit original content. This means that to some extent, The Mission List depends on the contributions and actions of our members to improve the quality of the site experience. When you make a contribution to the site (such as adding a photo or posting a blog entry), you will be identified by your name as the author of that contribution.

Public Profile. When you register, we will create a public member profile based on your name. You have the option to include personally identifiable information in your public profile, but you are not required to do so. You can easily add, edit and delete information in your public member profile from the profile page. Whenever you voluntarily post public information to your public member profile, that information can be accessed by the public and can in turn be used by those people to send you unsolicited communications.

The very nature of The Mission List is to connect women by their names and interests. Since you will readily be using your identity on the site, please be conscious of all information and content you provide as part of your profile.

Site Statistics. As noted above, The Mission List may use information collected from our web log files to calculate and publish anonymous, non-personal, aggregate statistics that we believe our members are interested in viewing. For example, The Mission List may track and publish the total number of users who have viewed a particular web page. The Mission List may publish this data in aggregate form only and will not tie it to any personally identifiable information.

3. For Internal Reporting And Analysis.

As noted above, we use information gathered from log files and cookies to improve our site, analyze trends, administer the site, track users' movements around the site and to gather aggregate information about our user base as a whole. We do not tie this data to personally identifiable information.

HOW INFORMATION IS SHARED AND DISCLOSED.

1. On Our Website.

Public Messages. Some of our features allow you to share information with other list members. Please be aware that what you write in these public messages can be viewed, collected or used by anyone who visits our website. The Mission List is not responsible for any personally identifiable information that you submit or permit others to submit through public communication tools on the site.

2. With Third Parties.

Linked Services. In some cases, The Mission List allows you to access or link to other web services through our website. The Mission List makes it easy for you to determine when you are accessing or linking to these other web services through or website. In all of these cases, our partners may choose to collect your personal information, as they deem appropriate. As noted above, The Mission List is not responsible for or in control of how our partners collect, use, or disclose your information obtained through these linked services. The Mission List encourages you to be aware when you are using these partner services and, for your best online experience, The Mission List encourages you to review their policies before submitting any personal information to them.

3. As Necessary In Certain Legal Circumstances.

Legal Requirements. The Mission List reserves the right to disclose your personally identifiable information as required by law and when The Mission List believes that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights and/or to comply with a judicial proceeding, court order or legal process served on our website.

Acquisition or Other Transfer. If The Mission List is acquired, all of our assets, including member information, may be transferred to the acquiring company. At that time, your member information, including personally identifiable information, may become subject to the acquiring company's privacy policy. In addition, in the event that The Mission List must liquidate our assets due to bankruptcy or other event, The Mission List will consider our subscriber and membership information, including personally identifiable information, as a unique asset subject to sale or other transfer. Before The Mission List transfers your information under any of these scenarios, The Mission List will notify you either by email or by posting a notice on our site, and The Mission List will remind you of your ability to add, edit or delete your personally identifiable information from your member profile in advance of any such transfer.

HOW INFORMATION IS KEPT SECURE.

Security of Account Information. Your member account information is password-protected. The Mission List will not share your password with anyone. Please do not share your password with anyone and remember to change your password from time to time, to keep your account information secure.

Network Security. The Mission List has implemented a variety of commercially standard encryption and security technologies and procedures to protect information, including your personal information, stored in our computer systems from unauthorized access. Please be aware that no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure, thus The Mission List strives to use commercially acceptable means to protect your personal information, but The Mission List cannot guarantee its absolute security.

Management Procedures. The Mission List also maintains standard physical and electronic procedural safeguards that limit access to your personally identifiable information to our employees (or people working on our behalf and under confidentiality agreements) who, through the course of standard business activities, need to access your personally identifiable information.

YOUR PERSONAL CHOICES.

Sharing Information With Other Members. You are able to control what personal information about you is shared with other members in your public member profile, and what information you choose to keep private. You can view, add, edit and delete information in your public member profile by visiting the profile page.

Receiving Communications. If you subscribe to any optional promotional communications, you will be able to unsubscribe from them through your member profile or through the emails we send you.

Editing, Updating Or Deleting Member Profile Information. You can view the personally identifiable information we have collected from you in your member profile where you can add, edit or delete it as you see fit. You may also request deletion of your member account through your member profile.

SPECIAL NOTE TO INTERNATIONAL USERS.

The Mission List’s website is intended for and directed to users in the United States. If you are accessing The Mission List website from the European Union, Asia or any other region with laws or regulations governing personal data collection, use and disclosure that differ from United States laws, please be advised that through your continued use of The Mission List website which is governed by U.S. law, this Privacy Notice and our Terms of Use, you are transferring your personal information to the United States and you consent to that transfer.

UPDATES TO OUR PRIVACY POLICY.

The Mission List’s service is evolving and developing. From time to time, The Mission List will review and make changes to our Privacy Policy. When we do so, The Mission List will notify you either by email or place a prominent notice on our website. The most recent version of our Privacy Policy is always available from a link on our homepage, and at http://www.themissionlist.com/privacy-policy/. The Mission List encourages you to visit this site frequently to stay up to date on our current policy. It is your responsibility as a user of this site to keep yourself informed of both the contents of this Privacy Policy and The Mission List’s Terms of Use.