Privacy Policy

This privacy policy has been compiled to better serve those who are concerned with how their “Personally identifiable information” (PII) is being used online. PII, as used in U.S. privacy law and information security, is information that can be used on its own or with other information to identify, contact, or locate a single person, or to identify an individual in context. Please read our privacy policy carefully to get a clear understanding of how we collect, use, protect or otherwise handle your Personally Identifiable Information in accordance with our website.

How do we protect visitor information?
Our website is hosted through GoDaddy with secure sockets layer in order to make your visit to our site as safe as possible.

All transactions are processed through a gateway provider, PayPal, and are not stored or processed on our servers.

Third Party Disclosure
We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information.

Third party links
We do not include or offer third party products or services on our website.

COPPA (Children Online Privacy Protection Act)
When it comes to the collection of personal information from children under 13, the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) puts parents in control. The Federal Trade Commission, the nation’s consumer protection agency, enforces the COPPA Rule, which spells out what operators of websites and online services must do to protect children’s privacy and safety online.

We do not specifically market to children under 13.

The material contained on this Website is provided for informational purposes only and does not constitute individualized legal advice. The publication and receipt of any information contained on this Website does not create an attorney-client relationship with the Women’s Bar Foundation or with any attorneys identified on this website. Readers should not act upon any information without seeking professional legal counsel. While the information on this website is maintained and periodically updated for accuracy, this information may contain omissions or errors for which we disclaim any liability.

Attorney Advertising
This website may be considered attorney advertising under the rules of some states.  Please contact the website administrator for questions arising out of the information contained on this website.

Terms and Conditions
Please read this agreement carefully before using this website. By accessing this website, you agree to be bound by the terms and conditions below. If you do not wish to be bound by these terms and conditions, you should not access or use this website.

The Women’s Bar Foundation (“WBF”) presents the information on this website and its affiliated websites as a service to its directors, recipients, and other Internet users. Information on this site or any site to which we link does not constitute legal advice. Any unauthorized downloading or distribution of any copyrighted material from this website or other websites to which we link, without the copyright owner’s express written permission, is strictly prohibited.

Social Media
The WBF might from time to time establish platforms on third-party hosted social media sites such as Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, YouTube, and others. These platforms are for the benefit of directors, recipients, and other Internet users. These platforms are covered by the WBF’s website Terms and Conditions, Privacy, and related policies. Use of these platforms will not be moderated or monitored except on an infrequent basis or as issues are brought to the WBF’s attention. The opinions and views expressed on these platforms by directors, recipients, and other Internet users do not reflect the views of the WBF. Posting commercial information or advertising is prohibited. The WBF reserves the right to edit or remove any objectionable material or prohibit individual users from posting for any reason. Users of these platforms are cautioned that they are hosted by third-parties and governed by the privacy, terms and conditions, and other policies of the third-party host.

WBF Directors and Recipients
The WBF provides a list of its directors, advisory board, and past recipients that includes information provided by such persons. The WBF does not verify any information provided by such persons for this website and is not responsible for the information so provided.

Unless otherwise noted, materials on the WBF website and its affiliated websites are the copyrighted property of the WBF and may not be reproduced or distributed without the express permission of the WBF. Requests to use any materials on this website should be directed to the website administrator on the website’s Contact Page. Additionally, materials on the WBF’s website and its affiliated websites may not be used to create any other publications, online services, or websites without the express written consent of the WBF. To the best of our knowledge, materials on any site to which we link are those of its copyright owner.

If you see information or materials on this, or an affiliated, website or WBF social media platforms in which you claim a copyright that you believe is being infringed, please provide the required notification under Title 17, United States Code, Section 512, et. seq. to the WBF’s Designated (copyright) Agent: Maureen Beacom Gorman, Marshall Gerstein & Borun, LLP, 233 S. Wacker Drive, Suite 6300, Chicago, Illinois 60606; email: mgorman@,

Disclaimer of Liability
The WBF provides the information on its websites as a service to our directors, recipients, and other Internet users. If you have questions about the application of the law in a particular case, consult your lawyer. The law is constantly changing. Information on this site or any site to which we link does not constitute legal advice. The WBF makes no warranty or guarantee concerning the accuracy or reliability of any content on its websites or the websites to which we link.

The WBF disclaims all warranties with regard to information on this, or an affiliated, website or any WBF social media platform, whether posted by the WBF or a third party. This disclaimer includes all implied warranties of Merchantability and Fitness for a Particular Purpose. In no event shall the WBF be liable for any special, indirect, or consequential damages or any damages whatsoever resulting from loss of use, data, or profits arising out of or in connection with the use or performance of any information posted on this site. Any information or material viewed, accessed, downloaded, or otherwise obtained through the use of this, or an affiliated, website or any WBF social media platform, is accessed at your own discretion and risk, and you are solely responsible for any use of such information or material.

By using this, or an affiliated, website or any WBF social media platform, you are acknowledging and agreeing that you’ve read this disclaimer, understand it, and are waiving any cause of action you may have against the WBF.

No Service Warranties
The WBF makes every effort to keep its websites available at all times. However, loss of Internet connectivity or failures of hardware or software may still occur. The WBF cannot guarantee the availability of its website and the information, software, and other materials available or accessible through this website. For these reasons, availability is on an “as is” and “and available basis” without warranties of any kind, either express or implied. The WBF does not warrant, represent, or otherwise guarantee that its website services will be error free or uninterrupted, or that any material available or accessible through the website is free of viruses, worms, Trojan horses, malware, hacking, security intrusions of any kind, or other harmful components.

Under no circumstances shall the WBF be liable for any damages that result in any way from your use or inability to use the website or your reliance on or use of information, products, or services provided on or accessible through its website.

By using this website, you agree to defend, indemnify, and hold the WBF harmless from any and all liabilities, costs, and expenses, including attorneys’ fees, related to any violation of these terms and conditions by you.

Changes to this Statement
WBF may occasionally update this Statement on Terms of Use, Copyright, and Disclaimers. WBF encourages directors, recipients, and other Internet users periodically to review this statement.

Effective February 10, 2016.

Contacting Us
If there are any questions regarding this privacy policy you may contact us using the information below or through our contact form.

Women’s Bar Foundation
P.O. Box 641068
Chicago, IL 60664-1068
United States

Last Edited on 2016-02-09