The Society for Women’s Health Research (SWHR®) is fully committed to protecting the privacy of our Web site visitors. This privacy policy explains information of yours we collect, how we use it, and how we protect your personal privacy within our Web sites. In order to fully understand your rights, we encourage you to read this Privacy Policy, as well as the Legal Notices provided on this Web site. The following discloses our information gathering and dissemination practices for the Web sites located at the following URLs: and

What Information We Collect and Use:
We only collect information that personally identifies you or allows us to contact you when this information is voluntarily provided to us. Such information is generally requested and provided when you register for meetings, donate to SWHR or OSSD, or make purchases at our online store. Credit card information is obtained for the sole purpose of obtaining payment for items purchased at the online store, but it is not transmitted, used, or retained for any other purpose. We maintain this information on our secure servers for our internal processes only. Our registration forms require users to give us contact information that may include name, email address, format preference (HTML vs. text), address, interests, and similar information. We do not request or store sensitive information from our visitors, such as social security numbers.

The referral service for informing a friend about asks for the friend’s name and email address. The Society for Women’s Health Research will automatically send the friend a one-time email inviting them to visit the site. The Society for Women’s Health Research stores this information for the sole purpose of sending this one-time email.

Correcting/Updating Personal Information:
If your information changes, or if you no longer desire to receive any information from us, please email us at Upon receiving your request, we will remove your information from our databases.

Donor Privacy Policy:

SWHR is committed to providing donors with a safe, secure environment in which to provide personal information. SWHR will use every reasonable effort to ensure that the information you provide remains private, and is used only for the purposes you request and in accordance with applicable laws. SWHR does not sell, rent, trade or share its donor list or donor’s personal information with any other organization. SWHR will only share personal information once the donor has given specific permission to do so. This policy will help ensure that all personal information is properly collected, used only for the purposes for which it is collected, and is irretrievably disposed of in a secure and timely manner when it is no longer needed.

To ensure that this happens, SWHR pledges to the Donor Bill of Rights developed in part by the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP). If you have any questions regarding policies around donor’s rights, please feel free to contact us at

Internet Protocol Address:
We collect an IP address from all visitors to our site. An IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer when you use the Internet. We use IP addresses to help diagnose problems with our server, administer our site, analyze trends, track users’ movement, gather broad demographic information for aggregate use in order for us to improve the site, and deliver customized, personalized content. IP addresses are not linked to personally identifiable information. We do not release any information about the collection of this address to any third parties.

Use of Cookies:
Our sites may use cookies to enhance your experience while using them. Cookies are pieces of non-personal information that some Web sites transfer to the computer that is browsing that Web site and are used for record-keeping purposes at many Web sites. We use this information to improve our Web sites by evaluating traffic. We do not use cookies to track personal information. Use of cookies makes web-surfing easier by performing certain functions such as saving your passwords and your personal preferences regarding your use of the particular site and making sure you don’t see the same ad repeatedly. Many consider the use of cookies to be an industry standard. Your browser probably is set to accept cookies. However, if you would prefer not to receive cookies, you can alter the configuration of your browser to refuse cookies. If you choose to have your browser refuse cookies, it is possible that some areas of our sites will not function properly when you view them.

Disclosure of Your Information:
We do NOT sell or rent your personal information to third parties for commercial or any other purposes, except in response to subpoenas or for other legal reasons. You may choose to be excluded from any non-SWHR mailings by contacting us.

Links/Other Web Sites:
Our sites contain links to other Web sites. Please note that when you click on one of these links, you may be entering another Web site for which the Society for Women’s Health Research has no responsibility or control. We encourage you to read the privacy statements on all such sites as their policies may be different than ours. Any information you share with these Web sites is subject to their policies and practices and is independent of the Society for Women’s Health Research.

All information provided to the Society for Women’s Health Research is transmitted using SSL (Secure Socket Layer) encryption. SSL is a proven coding system that lets your browser automatically encrypt, or scramble, data before you send it to us. We also protect account information by placing it on a secure portion of the site that is accessible only by certain qualified employees of the Society for Women’s Health Research. Unfortunately, however, no data transmission over the Internet is 100% secure. While we strive to protect your information, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of such information.

By using our Web site, you consent to the collection and use of this information by the Society for Women’s Health Research, as outlined herein.

Notification of Policy Changes:
The Society for Women’s Health Research reserves the right to change this Privacy Policy. If we decide to change our Privacy Policy, we will post those changes on our home page so that you are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we disclose it. Any such change will be effective immediately upon posting.

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, the practices of the Society for Women’s Health Research sites, or your dealings with these sites, you can contact:

Society for Women’s Health Research
1025 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Suite 601
Washington, DC 20036

You can also send an email to: Please reference this Privacy Policy in your subject line.