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Last Revised: January 28, 2016

General Statement

The Global Women's Institute at the George Washington University (the "University") appreciates your visit to the COMMUNICATIONS X-CHANGE (the “Site”). By using the Site, you agree and consent to the following privacy policy (“Privacy Policy”). If the University decides to change its Privacy Policy, the University will post those changes on this page, so be sure to check back periodically. If you do not agree to this Privacy Policy, please do not use the Site. Parts of the Site may make far less use of personal information than the University has outlined in this Privacy Policy, but the University wanted to provide you with an inclusive statement of our practices.

Collection and Use

The University respects your preferences concerning the collection and use of your personal data. The University collects information from users for the following purposes: 1) To select content. Information may be collected to help create web site content and navigation that is most relevant and user friendly for visitors. This includes information collected as a result of site navigation and information provided in forms. 2) To respond to user inquiries and requests for information. This information includes registrations for newsletters and specific requests for further information. 3) To engage in communications. The University may use this information to occasionally notify you about important functional changes to the Site and other domestic violence issues in which the University thinks you may be interested. Each message the University sends you will include information on how to unsubscribe yourself from our mailing list. 4) To comply with any applicable legal requirements.


The University is concerned with the security of the personally identifiable information the University has collected and has in place reasonable measures to prevent unauthorized access to that information. You may be asked to provide the University with identifiable information in order to utilize certain services and retrieve information. Should you choose to provide the University with any personal information the University will not sell, trade, or rent your personal information to others. The University may release account information when the University believe, in good faith, that such release is reasonably necessary to: (i) comply with law, or (ii) protect the rights, property or safety of the University, its users, or others. As with most other Internet sites, our web servers record the IP address of each visitor to the Site. This IP address identifies which domain you visited from (for instance,, but not your email address or other private and personal information. The University may use this information to help diagnose problems with its servers, to administer the Site more effectively, and to gather broad demographic information about what countries and domains our visitors hail from and their behavior on the Site.

Changing Your Information

The Site gives users the following options for removing their information from our database to not receive future communications or to no longer receive our service, or for changing or modifying information previously provided: 1. Send an email to 2. Send postal mail to the following address: Global Women's Institute The George Washington University 2140 G St. NW Washington, DC 20052 3. Call the following telephone number: 202-994-7177. When contacting the University to change your status, be sure to include any information that would help us identify you on its lists, such as individual name, organization name, and email address.

Changes To This Policy

The University reviews its Privacy Policy periodically. The University reserves the right to make changes to this Privacy Policy without advance notice. The University reserve the right, at its discretion, to modify or remove portions of this Privacy Policy at any time. The University may update this policy from time to time to describe how new site features affect our use of your information and to let you know of new control and preference features that the University may provide you.

Contacting the Website

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, you can contact: Global Women's Institute 2140 G St. NW Washington, DC 20052 or

Third Party Links

The University also provides links to third party web pages the University believes may be of interest to you. These web pages are provided as a convenience and are beyond our control. These web pages are not operated by the University and the University are not responsible for the content or privacy practices of these third party web pages. You are advised to check the privacy policies of those web pages before providing your personal information to them. This Site may also be linked to web web pages operated by organizations not affiliated with the the University. Visitors to those web pages should refer to their separate privacy policies and practices. Copyright © 2016, The George Washington University. All Rights Reserved