Last Updated on May 2016.

Welcome to the IWEC Foundation Website

Respecting and protecting Your privacy is of uttermost importance for the IWEC Foundation (henceforth “we” or “IWEC”).

This Privacy Statement informs You of our privacy practices and of the choices You can make about the way information about You, including from Your online activity, is collected and used by IWEC.

We will not use or share Your information with anyone except as outlined in this Privacy Policy.

Collection of Personal Information
Personal information is any information that personally identifies You or from which You could be identified. This may include Your name, address, telephone number, email address and company name.
IWEC may collect Your personal information through Your access and use of website, web-based applications, or mobile applications, during conversations or correspondence with IWEC representatives, when You make a donation or complete an online form.

We collect your personal information in order to provide the best possible service to those who wish to take advantage of information and IWEC’s programs as well as to reach out to those who want to contribute to our mission. It helps us deliver a superior level of customer service. In addition, your personal information helps us keep you posted on the latest announcements and events that you might like to hear about.

We may collect personal information from You in connection with the following:

  • Your IWEC membership or sponsorship;
  • Event registration;
  • General inquiries;
  • Newsletter subscriptions;
  • Contest entries or survey participation;
  • Donations;
  • Membership requests;
  • Sponsorship requests;
  • Job applications;
  • Complaints;
  • Visiting or browsing the IWEC website.

The types of personal information IWEC may collect from You includes but is not limited to:

  • Personal and business contact information, such as name, address, telephone number, and email address;
  • Financial information, such as Your credit/debit card number or other billing information exclusively for the purpose of processing payments and fraud protection;
  • Geo-location data, such as Your IP address;
  • Any additional information relating to You that You provide to us directly through the websites or indirectly through use of our website or social media presence, through our representatives or otherwise;
  • Information You provide to us through our attending one of our events, meeting with one of our representatives, or engaging in any other form of communication with an IWEC team member.
  • Other information that cannot be used to easily identify you, such as information about your computer hardware and software

IWEC may also collect some information that is not personal information because it does not identify You or anyone else.

Usage of Information
IWEC may use Your information to:

  • Manage our relationship with You, including Your membership or sponsorship;
  • Assist You in completing an event registration, transaction or donation;
  • Prevent and detect security threats, fraud or other malicious activity;
  • Share marketing communications with You;
  • Answer inquiries, provide information, support or advice about existing and new programs;
  • Keep Your contact details up to date;
  • Process and respond to any inquiries or complaint made by You.

You can opt out of any marketing communications we send to you by contacting us at:

The IWEC Foundation
Nancy Ploeger
54 W. 40th Street, Suite 1117
New York, NY 10018

Credit Card and Bank Information
Credit card and bank information are exclusively used or payment processing and fraud prevention, not for any other purposes. All electronic payments are processed via our secure payment gateway partner, guaranteeing PCI compliance.

IP Addresses
IWEC uses Your IP address to help diagnose problems with our server, to manage our site, and for statistical metrics used to track website visitor traffic anonymously.

Cookies are files with small amount of data, which may include an anonymous unique identifier. We use cookies to collect information. You can reject cookies or cancel them by instructing Your Web browser accordingly.

Information Privacy
IWEC does not share, sell, rent or lease Your personal information to others except as described in this Privacy Policy. IWEC may share Your information to:

  • Work with service providers: We may employ third party companies and individuals to facilitate our service, to provide the service on our behalf, to perform service-related services or to assist us in analyzing how our service is used. These third parties have access to Your Personal Information only to perform these tasks on our behalf and are obligated not to disclose or use it for any other purpose.
  • Enter into a partnership or sponsorship agreement with third parties: In this case, IWEC may share Your full name, email address, phone number, and occupation with this third party for the sole purpose of delivering marketing communication to You. In case You wish for all Your personal and business information to remain with IWEC only, please send an email to If You choose to allow the sharing of personal information with third parties, please note that such information will be handled according to the privacy policy of the third parties.

We thrive to use the best means possible to keep Your personal information safe. However, no method of transmission over the web or method of electronic storage is 100% secure and we cannot guarantee absolute security. Accordingly, we assume no liability for any disclosure of data due to errors in transmission, unauthorized third party access or other acts of third parties, or acts or omissions beyond our reasonable control.

Record Keeping
IWEC is committed to keeping Your personal information safely stored.
Please contact IWEC to review, update or delete any personal information that You directly provided to us:

The IWEC Foundation
Nancy Ploeger
54 W. 40th Street, Suite 1117
New York, NY 10018

External Links
The IWEC Website includes links to external websites. These links do not fall under the IWEC domain. Your access and use of any linked website is solely at Your own discretion and risk. IWEC does not exercise any control over third party sites and their privacy practices and the IWEC Terms of Use and Privacy Policy do not apply to those sites. Outbound and inbound links do not constitute our endorsement of or representations about any third-party sites.

Social Media
The IWEC Website provides social media features, including but not limited to social sharing and following IWEC on various social media outlets. Your use of these features may result in the collection or sharing of information about You, depending on the feature. Please read the information that may be collected, used, and shared by those sites.

Children’s Privacy
IWEC does not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children as defined by local law, and does not target its websites or mobile applications to children. If we discover or You notify us that a child has provided us with personal information, we will delete such information from our servers immediately.

Your feedback matters to us. If You have comments, questions or complaints about this Privacy Statement, please contact us at:

The IWEC Foundation
Nancy Ploeger
54 W. 40th Street, Suite 1117
New York, NY 10018

IWEC, in its sole and absolute discretion, reserves the right to amend or change this Privacy Policy at any time by posting the updated version to this Site. Please review it periodically. Your continued use of our website after the date that such update is posted will be deemed to be Your acknowledgement of agreement to the changed Privacy Policy.