What information does www.LWV.org collect from Web site visitors and how is this information used?

When you visit the League of Women Voters’ Web site, your browser automatically sends us an Internet Protocol ("IP") address and certain other information (including the type of browser you use). We will use this IP address and other information to manage our Web site.

We will ask you to provide additional contact information, which may include your name, street address, city, state, zip code, phone number and billing information, depending upon which of the following you wish to do:

  • receive our monthly electronic newsletter The LeaguE-Voice;
  • receive our electronic Grassroots Lobby Corps Action Alerts;
  • order our publications or other products;
  • make a contribution;

The League may, from time to time, share the name and mailing address of its non-member financial supporters with other non-profit organizations.  Members and supporters, (such as donors, Grassroots Lobby Corps and LeaguE-Voice recipients) may also receive additional communications from the League, such as occasional news and alerts about the issues on which we work.

The League will not rent, sell or trade your email address or phone number with any third party.

All League members registering to access the members-only area of the Web site for the first time will receive a welcoming email to verify password and username.

Like many Web sites, we use "cookie" technology.  A "cookie" is a piece of data stored on the user's machine that enables the browser to store and recall information and only has meaning to the League's Web site. This cookie is used to facilitate access to www.lwv.org.  Some portions of the League's Web site are hosted by vendors providing services to the League, such as our online voter registration tool (VoteNet) and our grassroots advocacy tool (Wired For Change); these vendors have their own privacy policies. 

For general information on cookies, you may want to consult http://www.webopedia.com/TERM/c/cookie.html   

How do we protect your information?

The League takes every precaution available to us to protect our Web site users’ information.  When users submit sensitive information via the Web site, their information is protected both online and off-line. Our servers are in a locked, secure data center. Our online transactions (join, donate, etc.) use a secure server and encryption to protect your personal information during processing.

How can you contact the League about your information?  

You may contact the League by emailing us at membership@lwv.org or phoning us at 202/429-1965 to facilitate a review of your personal information and request corrections. A financial supporter may request that the League withhold mailing information from any mailing list exchanges with other non-profit organizations, by emailing us at development@lwv.org or phoning us at 202/429-1965.