POLICY (June 10, 2021 – Last Updated)

The American Business Women’s Association and ABWA Management, LLC (collectively “ABWA”) considers stewardship of ABWA members and their privacy a top priority. This

Privacy Policy was created to give you confidence regarding our responsible stewardship of your information. In addition to this Privacy Policy, we are ensuring all data that is submitted on our website is secure.

General Statement

ABWA remains a steward of all of the personal information received from members and others, both through traditional means and online.

From the standpoint of the ABWA website, each time you access ABWA’s website, the current version of the Privacy Policy applies. By visiting you acknowledge that you’ve read and understood the processes and polices outlined in this Privacy Policy and consent to our data collection and usage practices. In addition, each time you attend an ABWA Nationally sponsored event, pay membership dues, or send information to us via means other than the website – among other communications, this Privacy Policy will generally apply to our collection and use of such information.

ABWA respects the privacy of visitors to the website and the privacy of its members. Any and all personal information collected at this site is maintained confidentially. We collect and utilize your non-personal data to provide you with a better experience through the ABWA websites (,, ) and through other ABWA programs and activities and utilize your personal data to mail, call, email or provide direct communications through other means (the “Purposes”) and as required or permitted by applicable law.

Personal Information may be sold, rented, or loaned, including to third-party service providers engaged to help us carry out the organization’s purpose of providing you with member benefits. You may opt out of our sharing of this information at any time.

If you do submit information to us, we will use that information for the purposes for which it was submitted and by providing it, you are consenting to such use. You may withdraw consent with how we collect and/or use your personal information, subject to reasonable notice. If you wish to withdraw your consent at any time, please contact ABWA at or (see “How to Contact Us” below). We will inform you of the implications of withdrawing consent.

This policy will be updated periodically, so please be sure to reread it from time to time. By submitting your personal information to us, you are agreeing that ABWA may use the information in accordance with this Policy. If you provided personal information under an older version of this Policy, please be advised that this Policy applies to you and supersedes any previous Policy.

Protecting your Privacy

The Privacy Policy is current as of the “last updated” date which appears at the top of this policy. Examples of the Purposes for which we collect, use, and disclose Personal Information are set out throughout this Privacy Policy. We recommend you review this Privacy Policy periodically. From time to time, we may make changes to this Privacy Policy with or without notice to you. We will treat Personal Information in a manner consistent with this Privacy Policy. If you wish ABWA to delete your name from lists of email or postal addresses we may share with other organizations please notify us and we will be sure your name is removed from any such lists.

What is Personal Information?

Personal Information is any information that is identifiable with you and that you’ve added to your member record. This information may include but is not limited to your name, personal mailing address, personal phone numbers, and personal email address that you’ve provided us or that we’ve captured as a result of your participation in ABWA (e.g., awards and recognition). Personal Information, however, does not include your business name, business title, business address, and business telephone number in your capacity as an employee of an organization unless you’ve otherwise have added it to your personal member record.

How ABWA National uses your information

  • Send/email you invoices for member
  • To process and respond to inquiries and for the purposes for which you provided the information, such as for us to provide you with member benefits and activities, register or renew you as a member, or receive informationabout ABWA-related
  • To recognize your milestone anniversaries and awards (e.g., Top Ten Business Woman, Woman of the Year, Inner Circle Recognition, KU-MBA Essentials Graduate,).
  • To alert you to new newsletter publications, projects, site features, special events, and
  • To provide you with personalized mail, emails, or other directcommunications, provided you give your
  • To conduct surveys to measure your satisfaction with our
  • To personalize the content and improve the navigability of the
  • To personalize the content you see on both our website and other membership promotions.

ABWA complies with those provisions of the CAN-SPAM Act applicable to nonprofit organizations.

All email messages sent to those who have provided us with their email as a point of contact contain a link to unsubscribe from ABWA email. You may subscribe or

unsubscribe at any time by contacting us or by giving a notice by United States mail or email to the address provided at the end of this policy.

Browser Information Collected on the Site and Advertising

The website collects statistical information through a log file. This generates a monthly report that indicates which pages were visited and how frequently, referring pages, and IP addresses. Individual identities cannot be determined from these reports. The developers of this site use and disclose this information, including your IP address, to help us develop further content and features for the site

Privacy Policies of Other Sites

Our website may provide links to other sites. Some of these sites may use cookies to collect personal information or commercial data. ABWA is not responsible for the privacy practices of sites to which it links, and advises you to review the privacy policies of those sites when visiting such sites.

Use of Cookies

Our Site may use cookies to enhance your experience while using our Site. Cookies are pieces of 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. Use of cookies makes Web-surfing easier by performing certain functions such as saving your passwords, your personal preferences regarding your use of the particular Web site and to make sure you don’t see the same ad repeatedly. Many consider the use of cookies to be an industry standard.

Your browser is probably 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 Site will not function properly when you view them.

Disabling cookies

If you wish, you can usually adjust your browser so that your computer does not accept cookies:

  1. Go to the heading “Manage Cookies” and click onto the option you prefer,either stopping cookies being installed, or notifying you of them;
  2. From the list provided, click onto the program which your computer uses; if this is not shown on the list, click on the “help” heading on the bar at the top of this page, search for information on “cookies” − an explanation of how to delete cookies will appear, then follow the

Alternatively, you can adjust your browser to tell you when a website tries to put a cookie on your computer.

How you adjust your browser to stop it accepting cookies or to notify you of them, will depend on the type of internet browser program your computer uses. You can follow the appropriate instructions for your specific browser type

at, or visit your internet browser’s “help” section. (Please note that this link will open a new window and will lead to an external website and that we are not responsible for the content of external websites).


All information provided to ABWA is transmitted using SSL (Secure Socket Layer) encryption. SSL is a proven coding system that lets your browser encrypt data that is submitted via ABWA’s website. While no data transmission over the Internet is 100% secure we take every precaution and strive for the highest standard of security to protect your information.

A Special Note About Children

ABWA does not knowingly gather any personally identifiable information from children under the age of 13. You must be 13 years of age or older to access the Site.

Your California Privacy Rights

Residents of California with whom ABWA has an established relationship, are entitled to certain information with respect to the types of personal information we share with third parties for direct marketing purposes by such third party and the identities of the third parties with whom the business has shared such information during the immediately preceding calendar year. Please review this privacy policy closely for information on how we share such information.

Exercising California Privacy Rights

You may contact us and obtain information on the kind of data we’ve collected about you (e.g., awards received, number of conferences attended, number of members sponsored, positions served, Apex Courses completed, join date, etc.) and the types of third parties we share it with. At your request, we will provide a copy of your data, if you want however, it is also viewable by you in your member record. If you’d like to delete or edit your data you may do so at any time on your member record, or otherwise opt-out of the sale or sharing of your information, you can do that by

following the provisions of this Privacy Policy under “Your Options and Opting Out or Requesting Deletion” (below) or again, on you may opt out on your member record at any time.

We provide these options for your benefit and we will never discriminate against you for using them. But if you choose to delete your data, we won’t be able to offer you any information, services, or other support that require us to use your data.

Your Options and Opting out or Requesting Deletion/Notice of Right to Opt-Out of Sale of Personal Information

ABWA does not retain credit card or other payment information on your member record. The purpose of this notice is to inform you of your right to request we not sell your personal information or to have your information deleted. You may restrict our internal and our external use and/or sharing of your personal information by contacting us using the contact information in this section. For example, you may request (a) that we no longer communicate with you regarding our programs, and/or

(b) that we not sell or share your personal information with other organizations. You may opt-out at any time, and the option to opt-out applies to both online and offline donors. Please include your full name, address, phone number, and e-mail address in your opt-out request, and indicate how you would like your information restricted. You may submit any such opt-out request at You may also send a written request to opt-out to

ABWA Management, LLC
8001 Conser Street, Suite 240
Overland Park, Kansas


Data Retention

We will only retain your personal data for as long as necessary to fulfil the purposes we collected it for, including for the purposes of satisfying any legal, accounting, or reporting requirements.

To determine the appropriate retention period for personal data, we consider the amount, nature, and sensitivity of the personal data, the potential risk of harm from unauthorized use or disclosure of your personal data, the purposes for which we process your personal data and whether we can achieve those purposes through other means, and the applicable legal requirements.

Your Legal Rights

Under certain circumstances, you have rights under data protection laws in relation to your personal data.

You have the right to:

Request access to your personal data (commonly known as a “data subject access request”). This enables you to receive a copy of the personal data we hold about you and to check that we are lawfully processing it.

Request correction of the personal data that we hold about you. This enables you to have any incomplete or inaccurate data we hold about you corrected, though we may need to verify the accuracy of the new data you provide to us.

Limit processing of your personal data where we are relying on a legitimate interest (or those of a third party) and there is something about your particular situation which makes you want to object to processing on this ground as you feel it impacts on your fundamental rights and freedoms. You also have the right to object where we are processing your personal data for direct marketing purposes. In some cases, we may demonstrate that we have compelling legitimate grounds to process your information which override your rights and freedoms.

Request restriction of processing of your personal data. This enables you to ask us to suspend the processing of your personal data in the following scenarios: (a) if you want us to establish the data’s accuracy; (b) where our use of the data is unlawful but you do not want us to erase it; (c) where you need us to hold the data even if we no longer require it as you need it to establish, exercise or defend legal claims; or (d) you have objected to our use of your data but we need to verify whether we have overriding legitimate grounds to use it.

Withdraw consent at any time where we are relying on consent to process your personal data. If you withdraw your consent, we may not be able to provide certain products or services to you. We will advise you if this is the case at the time you withdraw your consent.

How to Contact Us

All comments, questions, concerns, or requests, including access requests, regarding your Personal Information or our Privacy Policy and practices, should be forwarded to as follows:

In writing:

ABWA Management, LLC
8001 Conser Street, Suite 240
Overland Park, Kansas

Or send an e-mail to: