Seattle AWIS Privacy Statement

Welcome to, the official Website of the Seattle Chapter of the Association for Women in Science (AWIS). We are committed to protecting your privacy and want to make sure that you understand that your membership information will be handled with the utmost care.

Personal Information
You do not have to identify yourself or provide personal information unless you choose. You decide the amount of personal information you provide to us. Any and all information collected on this site will be kept confidential and will not be sold, rented, loaned, or otherwise disclosed without your permission.

We do collect information about you when you register with us for our events, to receive our email newsletters or when you join as a chapter member through the National AWIS website. We also collect information when you voluntarily complete surveys, provide feedback, and use our website contact forms. Website usage information is collected using cookies.

While we do not monitor your personal activity on our site, we do track aggregated, anonymous user data to evaluate the effectiveness of our website and help us improve our service. For example, we may compile statistics about our daily number of site visitors or specific page requests. This data is generic in nature and contains no personal information.

Our website may contain links to sites developed by other companies and organizations. Be aware that other sites’ privacy policies may differ from ours and we have no influence over third-party privacy policies.

The same pledge to respect your privacy applies to any individual who either joins or contributes online via this website.

Opt-out for the European Union and Other Users
In accordance with EU and other guidelines, you may decline to provide the information requested by Seattle AWIS. Please be advised, however, that Seattle AWIS may be unable to provide certain services unless such information is provided for security and identification purposes. You also have the right to request a copy of the information that we hold about you. If you would like a copy of some or all of your personal information, please email You may ask us to correct or remove information you think is inaccurate.

A cookie is a piece of data stored on the user’s hard drive that sometimes links to personally identifiable information about the user. Seattle AWIS uses session cookies which are designed not to be permanent or persistent. The session cookie is designed so that, once you close your browser, the cookie will simply terminate. If you configure your browser to reject cookies, you may still use some, but not all, portions of our site. For example, accessing our online journals requires that your browser accepts cookies. We recommend closing browsers on publicly available machines (such as those in libraries) after use. More information about cookies can be found at and

For more information or to ask questions about your membership information, please contact us at:

Seattle Association for Women in Science
Seattle Association for Women in Science · 7541 32nd Ave NE · Seattle, Wa 98115 · USA

This privacy policy was last updated on 1 Sept 2021 and is updated regularly as necessitated by internal review and/or changing laws.