Privacy Policy

Privacy & Security

Your privacy & security are important to us.

We follow these principles to protect your privacy:

We will never rent or sell your personal information to third parties We secure any sensitive information you send us with industry standard protocols and technology.

Please read this privacy policy to learn more about: What personally identifiable information of yours is collected by nerdgirls.com. How the information is used. With whom the information may be shared. How you can access and change your account information. What security procedures are in place to protect the loss, misuse or alteration of information collected by nerdgirls.com. How to contact us.

Information Collection

Registration:

In order to become a nerdgirls.com user, you must first create an account on this web site. To create an account you are required to provide a valid email address, a username, and your choice of password.

Cookies & Log Files:

Like most web sites, nerdgirls.com uses cookies and web log files to track site usage. A cookie is a tiny data file that resides on your computer which allows nerdgirls.com to recognize you as a user when you return to our site using the same computer and web browser. Unfortunately, if your browser settings do not allow cookies, you will not be able to use our website. Like the information you enter at registration or in your profile, cookie and log file data is used to customize your experience on the web site.

One type of cookie, known as a “persistent” cookie, is set once you’ve logged in to your nerdgirls.com account. The next time you visit the nerdgirls.com web site, the persistent cookie will allow us to recognize you as an existing user so you will not need to log in before using the service. In order to access or change any of your private information, however, you must log in securely again with your password even if your computer contains your persistent cookie.

Additionally, if you log out of the nerdgirls.com site you will need to re-enter your password the next time you visit in order to log in to your account. Another type of cookie, called a “session” cookie, is used to identify a particular visit to the nerdgirls.com site. Session cookies expire after a short time or when you close your web browser.

Due to the communications standards on the Internet, when you visit the nerdgirls.com web site we automatically receive the URL of the site from which you came and the site to which you are going when you leave nerdgirls.com. We also receive the Internet protocol (IP) address of your computer (or the proxy server you use to access the World Wide Web), your computer operating system and type of web browser you are using, as well as the name of your ISP. This information is used to analyze overall trends to help us improve the nerdgirls.com service, but is not linked to personally identifiable information in any way.

Children:

Children are not eligible to use our service and we ask that minors under the age of 13 do not submit any personal information to us or use the service.

Communications and Content

nerdgirls.com Communications:

nerdgirls.com will communicate with you through email and notices posted on this website. These include a series of welcome emails which help inform new users about various features of the service. Please be aware that you will always receive certain emails from nerdgirls.com related to the proper functioning of your account.

Customized Content:

Information you provide at registration or in your profile section is also used to customize your experience on the web site.

Information Sharing

Sharing Information With Third Parties:

nerdgirls.com takes the privacy of our users very seriously. We will never sell, rent, or otherwise provide your personally identifiable information to any third parties for marketing purposes. We will only share your information with third parties to carry out your instructions and to provide specific services. For instance, we may use a credit card processing company to bill users for subscription fees or to verify age and identity. These third parties do not retain, share, or store any personally identifiable information except to provide these services and are bound by strict confidentiality agreements that limit their use of such information.

Information Use:

nerdgirls.com is an online service dedicated to empowering women in science and engineering. The information you choose to provide on this site is used to help you describe yourself to other users. In addition, nerdgirls.com collects certain types of information in order to operate and improve our service to you and other users. Nerd Girls, Inc. is the sole owner of the information collected on this site.

Legal Disclaimer:

It is possible that we may need to disclose personal information when required by law. We will disclose such information wherein we have a good-faith belief that it is necessary to comply with a court order, ongoing judicial proceeding, or other legal process served on our company or to exercise our legal rights or defend against legal claims.

Accessing and Changing Your Account Information:

You can review the personal information you provided us and make any desired changes to the information, or to the settings for your nerdgirls.com account, at any time by logging in to your account on the nerdgirls.com website and editing the information on your profile page. You can also close your account through the nerdgirls.com website. If you close your nerdgirls.com account, we will remove your name and other personally identifiable information from our database. To request that we close your account and remove your information please log into your account and select “cancel membership”.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

nerdgirls.com may update this privacy policy. In the event there are significant changes in the way we treat your personal information, we will send a notice to the primary email address specified in your nerdgirls.com account or by displaying a prominent notice on this site.

Questions or Comments

If you have questions or comments about this privacy policy, please email us atsupport@nerdgirls.com.