Last updated July 7, 2018

The Caucus for Women in Statistics and Data Science (CWS) is non-profit organization whose goal is to foster opportunities for the education, employment and advancement of women in statistics. By using this website, you agree to the following terms of service:


CWS recognizes the importance of protecting the privacy of its website users. Any personal information that you provide to CWS should be done by you on a completely voluntary basis. Information collected may include your name, email address, street address, phone number, job title, and other related demographic information. In addition, we compile aggregate statistics about traffic on our website for internal use only. The CWS will endeavor to keep your information confidential and focus on using the information as part of the CWS’s service to you and its mission.

Information Use

The CWS uses the information you voluntarily provide to process your requests and/or to provide you with additional information about the organization and its programs, services and publications.


The CWS takes precautions to help protect the information you provide us. Our site is guarded by an SSL certificate. SSL Certificates are small data files that digitally bind a cryptographic key to an organization’s details. When installed on a web server, it activates the padlock and the https protocol and allows secure connections from a web server to a browser. Typically, SSL is used to secure credit card transactions, data transfer and logins, and more recently is becoming the norm when securing browsing of social media sites.


For your convenience and security we are partnered with two payment processors, PayPal and Stripe. When you purchase a membership, donate, advertise, or make any payment online through our site we do not collect your payment information. This information is instead securely processed through PayPal or Stripe. Please click on their links above to learn more on how these popular payment processors protect your information.


By registering as a member, or submitting one of our contact forms, you are agreeing to receive communications from CWS. Our mailing list, hosted by MailChimp, can be opted out of by clicking the “unsubscribe” link in the emails we send out, or by emailing

Personal Information

You have access to the personal information you have provided us within your User Account page. You can correct/update this information at any time by logging into your account and clicking the Profile tab. If you would like to delete your account please email


The CWS site contains links to other sites. When you access a non-CWS website please be aware that we are not responsible for the privacy practices (or other practices, goods, services, or content) of other sites. In addition, a link to a non-CWS website does not mean that CWS endorses or accepts any responsibility for the content, or the use, of such website. We encourage you to be aware when you leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each website that collects personally identifiable information. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by CWS.


Cookies are pieces of data stored on the user’s hard drive that sometimes links to personally identifiable information about the user. When you surf a website that makes use of Cookies, the website tells your web browser to create in your device (computer, laptop, phone, tablet) small data files with information necessary for the website to function properly.  These data files are an integral part of the web technology and are not inherently harmful. Browsing this website means that you accept our use of cookies according to this policy. If you do not accept cookies, you may turn them off in your browser. If you do however, it is possible that some features will not work properly. We recommend closing browsers and clearing cookies, caches, and browser history on publicly available machines (such as those in libraries) after use.


This website (including, but not limited to, text, content, graphics, video, and audio) is protected by copyright as a collective work or compilation under U.S. copyright and other laws. Any unauthorized republication or redistribution is strictly prohibited. You may, however, create links to any URL on this website without receiving prior permission.

Policy Updates

If changes are made to our privacy policy, these changes will be posted to this privacy policy page. You should review this page regularly for updates. The date of the update will be posted at the top of the page.