Privacy Policy

Last Updated: June 24, 2024

Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology (“” or “Company” or “We”) respect your privacy and are committed to protected it through our compliance with this policy. This policy described what information we may collect from you or that you may provide when you visit our Site(s) (as defined below), use our online services, attend an event, or otherwise engage with us, and our practices for collecting, using, maintaining, protecting, and disclosing that information.

This policy applies to information we collect:

  • On this website.
  • In email, text, and other electronic messages between you and this Website.
  • When you interact with third-party websites and services, if those applications include links to this policy.

Your Acceptance To the Terms of This Privacy Policy

Please read this policy carefully to understand our policies and practices regarding your information and how we will treat it. By using the Site(s), you expressly accept this Privacy Policy. If you do not want information about you to be used in the manner set forth in this Privacy Policy, please do not use the Site(s).

This is our entire and exclusive Privacy Policy and it supersedes any earlier version. This Privacy Policy is incorporated into by reference and made a part of our Terms of Use for the Sites. We may periodically make changes to this Privacy Policy that we will include on this page. The effective or “Last Updated” date at the top of this page indicates the date of the most current Privacy Policy in effect. It is your responsibility to review this Privacy Policy frequently and remain informed about any changes to it, so we encourage you to visit this page often. Your continued use of the Site(s) after changes are made is deemed to be acceptance of any changes made.

Scope of Policy

This Privacy Policy explains the data collection and use practices of,, and any other websites or services, available through such sites, owned or operated by (each a “Site” and, collectively, the “Sites”). This Privacy Policy does not apply to third-party sites with which may be affiliated unless this policy is explicitly linked. Please consult the privacy policies of such third-party sites. Certain additional terms governing privacy on the site (“Systers Site”) and restricted-access e-mail discussion lists, now or in the future (the “Systers Lists”) are set forth on the Systers List FAQs and below. The Systers Site is a conversation-style site where members post questions and answers to each other and engage in other forms of communication based on the interests of the collective group. Unless otherwise notified, only provides information to third-parties that is necessary to successfully achieve the purpose for which the information was collected.
For the purpose of this Privacy Policy, “Personal Information” means any information relating to an identified or identifiable individual.

Your Rights is committed to honoring your privacy rights. Depending on the applicable law, you may have the following privacy rights:

  • Right of access to your Personal Information.
  • Right to rectification of Personal Information help where it is incorrect or incomplete.
  • Right of erasure of Personal Information (the “right to be forgotten”) if certain grounds are met.
  • Right to restrict or suspend the processing of Personal Information.
  • Right to complain to a supervisory authority.
  • Right of data portability (if processing is based on consent or on a contract and carried out by automated means).
  • Right to withdraw consent at any time and free of charge (if processing is based on consent). We will apply your preferences going forward and this will not affect the lawfulness of the processing before you withdrew your consent.
  • Right to object to processing (if processing is based on legitimate interests).
  • Right to object to processing of Personal Information for direct marketing purposes.

You may submit a request to exercise any of these rights by contacting us as set out below. Before meeting your request, we may ask you to provide reasonable information to verify your identity. Please note that there may be exceptions and limitations to each of these rights under local laws.

What Information Is Collected?

We may collect Personal Information about you directly from you and from third parties, as well as automatically through your use of our Site(s), and when you participate in our events.

Information We Collect Directly From You

  • Site Users. may collect certain Personal Information from you when you register for events or mailing lists, submit job applications, respond to survey questions, provide comments, suggestions, and other information that you voluntarily submit through our Site(s). If you choose to provide such information, you are giving the permission to use and store it consistent with this Privacy Policy. The Personal Information we collect directly from you may include your:
    • Name
    • Email address
    • Country of residence
    • Date of birth
    • Company affiliation
    • Career level
    • Information typically included on a resume
    • Payment processing information such as credit card number, postal code, and bank account information
    • Gender
    • Mailing address
    • Phone number
    • Age
    • Organization/Company
    • Professional Title
    • Professional Affiliations
    • Education
    • Special Accommodations
    • Social Media Handles
    • Biological Sex
    • Caregiver status
    • Preferred Pronouns
    • Veteran Status

You may also provide us with your ethnic and/or racial identity, food allergens, and whether you are a member of the LGBTQIA+ community. Where required by applicable law, we will request your consent to process such information.
Information you provide to us though registrations, subscriptions, posts, requesting further services, or other correspondence may not be included in the list above, but will also be collected and maintained.
We may also collect other information about you that does not necessarily identify you such as event attendance, online engagement, information about your internet connection, the equipment you use to access the Site(s), and other usage details.

  • Donations. You may provide personal information to in connection with making a donation to For the purpose of this Privacy Policy, “Donor Information” is personal information directly associated with donations Donor Information may include: first and last name, mailing address, e-mail address, phone number, and credit card number and expiration date. Except with your explicit permission, we will not sell, share or trade Donor Information with any third-party, nor send mailings using Donor information on behalf of other organizations. To the extent any Donor Information is processed through a third-party service provider, Donor Information will only be used for purposes necessary to process that activity.
  • Systers Site. collects the following personal information from you when you register to use the Systers List: e-mail address, full name, gender, and a short essay discussing involvement in technical computing. We also collect and archive submissions to the Systers List and thus we retain any personal information you choose to include in those submissions.
    You may also provide information to be published or displayed (hereinafter, “Posted”) on public areas of the Site(s), or transmitted to other users of the Site(s) or third parties (collectively, “User Contributions”). Your User Contributions are posted on and transmitted to others at your own risk. Although we limit access to certain pages, please be aware that no security measures are perfect or impenetrable. Additionally, we cannot control the actions of others users of the Site(s) with whom you may choose to share your User Contributions. Therefore, we cannot and do not guarantee that your User Contributions will not be viewed by unauthorized persons.
  • Communications. If you contact us directly (e.g., via email, phone, etc.), we will collect your name, contact details, the content, date and time of your message and any attachments thereto, and other information you may directly provide to us. Generally, the information you provide when interacting with is optional, but some Personal Information may be required in order for a particular process, transaction, or other interaction to properly execute. Where applicable, we indicate whether and why you must provide us with your Personal Information, as well as the consequences of failing to do so. may be unable to provide you with certain products or services should you elect not to share information that we require to be collected for a particular purpose. If you have questions about what information we will require to be collected for a particular purpose, please contact us at

The accuracy of information provided by you is your responsibility. You agree you will not knowingly provide us inaccurate information. If someone has spoofed your e-mail address or you have another reason you would like to have such information edited or removed, please send an email to with your request.

Information We Collect Automatically

As you navigate through and interact with the Site(s), we may use automatic data collection technologies, such as web beacons, pixel tags, JavaScript code, cookies, and other technologies, to collect certain information about your equipment, browsing actions, and patterns, including:
This automatically collected information may include your IP address or other device address or ID, web browser and/or device type, operating system, the web pages or sites that you visit just before or just after you use the Site(s), the pages or other content you view or otherwise interact with on the Site(s), and the dates and times that you visit, access, or use the Site(s). We also may use these technologies to collect information regarding your interaction with email messages, such as whether you opened, clicked on, or forwarded a message. This information is gathered from all users and may be collected with other information about you.
We may also automatically collect the page you request through a metrics platform such as Google Analytics. This information is automatically logged through these services and will not be connected to your other Personal Information by for any reason.

Information We Collect About You at Our Events

If you are a speaker at an event, we may record your presentation in audio and/or video format and display it on our Site(s), membership services, online video streaming, and social media sites (including and use it for related advertising. Where required by applicable law, we will request your consent to use your image in this manner.

Information We Collect From Third Parties

We may also obtain information, including Personal Information, from third parties, such as the GitHub site, social media, Google analytics, and others. This information may include your user handle, a submission, User Contributions, and other data. If we combine or associate information from other sources with Personal Information that we collect, we will treat the combined information as Personal Information in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

How Is Such Information Used?

We use your Personal Information for the following purposes:

  • To operate, provide, maintain, and enhance our Site(s) and services, including our events. This includes understanding and analyzing the usage, trends, and preferences of our users, viewing, and demographic patters for certain programs, content, services, and advertisements, promotions, and/or functionality on the Site(s) to improve the way the Site(s) work and look, and to create new features and functionality.
  • To contact you about your membership, provide local networking and educational opportunities, and share with you information that we feel may be of interest to you, such as invitations to attend events or the events of other carefully chosen organizations. Where required under applicable law, we will only send you marketing communications with your consent. You may opt-out of such communications by following the opt-out instructions contained in the e-mail.
  • To personalize your experience on our Site(s) and services such as presenting tailored content.
  • To process your job application.
  • To provide you with notices about your account, including expiration and renewal notices.
  • To provide you with information, products, or services you request from us.
  • To fulfill any other purpose for which you provide it.
  • To carry out our obligations and enforce our rights arising from any contracts entered into between you and us, including for billing and collection.
  • To notify you about changes to our Site(s) or any products or services we offer or provide.
  • To allow you to participate in interactive features on our Site(s).
  • To conduct research on our customer demographics, internet usage, and interests and behavior, including on the basis of de-identified information.
  • To process your donation.
  • To enable registration, maintenance, support, and participation in the Systers List. This includes for the purpose of maintaining the integrity of site access. No marketing is associated with the Sisters List, only notifications regarding updates, policy changes, and required communications.
  • To enable registration, maintenance, support, and participation of virtual and in-person events.
  • To review and enhance our products and service offerings.
  • For advertising and promotional purposes.
  • To anonymize Personal Information.
  • To otherwise further our charitable purpose.
  • To comply with applicable law.
  • To provide attendee data to certain sponsors of events and/or sessions. You will always be notified before attending a session or event in which your data is shared with the identified sponsor (such as networking events, recruiting events, etc.)
  • In any other way we may describe when you provide the information.
  • For any other purpose with your consent.

If you make charitable donations to or otherwise engage in off-line activities with, your information may be merged in our database with your online Personal Information. If the processing of your Personal Information is subject to data protection laws in the European Economic Area or the United Kingdom (together “Europe”), we only process your Personal Information based on a valid legal group, including when:

  • Consent. We may use your Personal Information when you have given your consent to do so. For example, to send you marketing communications.
  • Contractual Necessity.We may use your Personal Information to perform our end of our contracts with you. For example, to provide you with entrance to an event for which you have registered.
  • Legal Obligations.We may use your Personal Information when we are legally required to. For example, to comply with tax and accounting obligations, or to comply with a court order.
  • Legitimate Interest.We may use your Personal Information when we, or a third party, have a legitimate interest in doing so. For example, we have a legitimate interest in responding to your questions regarding an event for which you have registered. We only rely on our or a third party’s legitimate interests to process Personal Information when these interests are not overridden by your rights and interests.

Any time you voluntarily submit information, you are providing the information on a voluntary basis whereby you accept our use of the information as described at the time requested. You can contact us at any time to adjust your privacy preferences or ask questions about how the information might be used.


Your personal information is only retained by for as long as needed to facilitate the product or service, facilitate communication, or otherwise execute the purpose for which the information was obtained in the first place. This means that although much of the information can be deleted automatically (e.g. when you elect to unsubscribe from a newsletter), some will require manual review before doing so (e.g. you have purchased a ticket for an event and we need some way to verify who you are in order to be admitted to the event). When determining the retention period for Personal Information, we take into account various criteria, such as the type of services requested by or provided to you, the nature and length of our relationship with you, possible re-enrollment with our services, the impact on the services we provide to you if we delete some information from or about you, mandatory retention periods provided by law and the statute of limitations.

When Discloses Information

We disclose your Personal Information to the following recipients:

  • Upon Request. will disclose Personal Information to fulfill the purpose for which you provide it.
  • Personnel and Volunteers. Tasks related to event organization and other functions of are performed both by employees, agents, and contractors of and by volunteers (“ Volunteers”) who are not employees. employees, agents, contractors, and Volunteers will only process your Personal Information as necessary perform the relevant task.
  • Vendors and Service Providers. discloses Personal Information to agents, contractors or subcontractors, and other third parties, who are engaged by in making the products and services available and otherwise assisting to support the business, including in its charitable purpose, such as fundraising.
  • Partners. discloses Personal Information to selected affiliates, business partners, advertisers, marketing partners, and other organizations that may affiliate with in furtherance of its charitable purpose. We may enter into agreements with outside companies that possess technology that allows us to customize our advertising and marketing messages. Information about your activities may be shared with these companies so this customization can be accomplished. Our agreement with these companies prohibits them from sharing your information with any third party or using it for any other purpose.
  • Attendees. If you register to attend an event or conference hosted by, may disclose attendee contact information to other attendees, vendors, contractors, or sponsors at such conference or event; provided, that will provide attendees with the notice of such disclosure and may provide the opportunity to opt-in or opt-out, depending on the requirements under applicable law.
  • On the Site(s). Under certain circumstances (for example if you win a contest), we may post your Personal Information on the Site(s). However, we will notify you of this possibility when collecting Personal Information or we will obtain your consent to post this information. We may share your Personal Information with certain other websites that we link to (and that you click upon) in order to achieve the purpose of the connection with the Site(s).
  • Systers List Members. Archives of emails sent to the Systers List are maintained on the Systers Site and are accessible to list members. When they register to participate, Systers List members agree to be bound by the Systers List FAQs, which requires that information posted to the Systers List not be shared with non-members unless the explicit permission of the poster is sought and received, but is not responsible for any undesired dissemination of information by members of the Systers List. You can unsubscribe from the Systers List at any time by entering your email address at the bottom of the site and clicking “Unsubscribe or edit options.”
  • As Required by Law and Similar Disclosures. may disclose information if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (1) comply with state or federal laws (such as U.S. Copyright law), or respond to a court order, judicial or other government subpoena or warrant, or otherwise comply with legal process served on or the Site(s); (2) protect and defend the rights or property of or otherwise take precautions against liability; or (3) act in urgent circumstances to protect the rights, property, or personal safety of and users of, its websites or the public; (4) protect from fraudulent, abusive, or unlawful uses;(5) investigate and defend ourselves against third party claims or allegations; (6) assist government enforcement agencies; or (7) protect the security or integrity of the Site(s). If your Personal Information is subject to European data protection laws, the above paragraph applies to the extent permitted under those laws.
  • Merger, Sale, Affiliates, Subsidiaries, or Assigns. In the event that is acquired by or merged with a third-party entity, we reserve the right, in any of these circumstances, to transfer or assign the information that we have collected from users as part of such merger, acquisition, sale, or other change of control. In these circumstances, we may disclose and transfer your Personal Information to advisors, potential transaction partners, or other third parties in connection with the change of control. may share your Personal Information with our subsidiaries and affiliates.
  • In Compliance with the law. We may also disclose your Personal Information to comply with any court order, law, or legal process, including to respond to any government or regulatory request.

Except with your explicit permission, we will not sell, share, or trade Donor Information with any third party, nor send mailings using Donor Information on behalf of other organizations. To the extent any Donor Information is processed through a third party service provider, Donor Information will only be used for purposes necessary to process that activity.
We may disclose aggregated information about our users without restriction.

Security Notice

While uses appropriate measures intended to ensure the security of Personal Information, it is possible that information, including Personal Information, you provide us could be intercepted or otherwise accessed by unauthorized parties. In addition, any information sent to us by email may not be secure during transit, due to the nature of email. To the extent permitted by applicable law, does not provide any guarantees that information will not be accessed, disclosed, altered or destroyed by breach of any of our physical, technical, or managerial safeguards. If learns of a security breach we will notify you electronically insofar required by applicable law so that you can take appropriate protective steps and inform you of what we are doing to help remedy the situation.

International Transfers

The Site(s) are hosted in the United States. If you choose to use the Site(s) from European or other regions of the world with laws governing data collection and use that may differ from U.S. law, then please note that you are transferring your Personal Information outside of those regions to the United States and by providing your Personal Information on the Site(s) you consent to that transfer. will comply with the terms of this Privacy Policy regardless of where the information originates. If the transfer of your Personal Information is subject to European data protection laws, please note that we may transfer your Personal Information to countries that have been found to provide adequate protection according to the competent authorities (such as the European Commission), use contractual protections for the transfer of Personal Information, transfer to recipients who have adopted Binding Corporate Rules, or rely on a derogation from data transfer rules in a specific situation. For more information about how we transfer Personal Information that is subject to European data protection laws, or to obtain a copy of the contractual safeguards we use for such transfers, you may contact us as specified below.

Non-identifiable Aggregated Data

Non-identifiable data is information that subsequently is used in aggregate form or in a manner that does not readily identify an individual. We may collect non-identifiable data whether or not you are a registered member of We may use non-identifiable data for purposes of research or analysis. We may conduct research on our customer demographics, internet usage, and interests and behavior based on personal data we gather. Although non-identifiable data may be based in part on personal information, it does not identify you personally. may share this type of non-identifiable data with a variety of third parties, including its affiliates, advertisers and other current and prospective business partners. may use non-identifiable data collected for website administration, advertising and promotional purposes, for understanding the usage, viewing, and demographic patterns for certain programs, content, services, advertisements, promotions, and/or functionality on the Site(s), and we may share such information with various affiliated and unaffiliated entities for such purposes. We may also enter into agreements with outside companies that possess technology that allows us to customize our advertising and marketing messages. Your non-personally identifiable information and click stream data about your activities may be shared with these companies so this customization can be accomplished. Our agreement with these companies prohibits them from sharing your information with any third-party or using it for any other purpose. Non-identifiable click stream and demographic information may also be shared with our advertisers and business partners.


You may, of course, decline to share your personal information with, in which case will not be able to provide to you some of the features and functionality found on the Site(s). If you would like us to limit communications to you or use or disclosure of your personal information, please make your request by email to We will respond within a reasonable period to notify you either that we will use reasonable efforts to accommodate your request or alternatively, that we are unable to do so and will delete your personal information from our databases. You may request a copy of any information we have about you, update your information, or request any information about to be deleted from our databases at any time by emailing


The accuracy of information provided by you is your responsibility. You agree you will not knowingly provide us inaccurate information. If someone has spoofed your e-mail address or you have another reason you would like to have such information edited or removed, please send an email to with your request. Other personal information may be corrected, amended or deleted by requesting changes by email to

Links to Other Sites

The Site(s) may be linked to internet websites operated by other companies or third-party sponsors. Some of these websites may be co-branded with our name or logo, even though they are not operated or maintained by us. You should consult the respective privacy policies of these third party websites.’s privacy policy does not apply to, and we cannot control the activities of, such other third party websites. Please be aware that does not warn you when you have chosen to link through to another website from the Site(s).


Protecting the privacy of young children is especially important. For that reason, the Site(s) are not intended for or directed to persons under the age of 16 and does not knowingly collect or maintain personal information on the Site(s) from persons under 16 years-of-age. Any person who provides their information to through any part of Site(s) represents to that they are 16 years of age or older. If learns that personal information of persons less than 16 years-of-age has been collected on without verifiable parental consent, then will delete this information. If you are a parent or guardian and discover that your child under the age of 16 has provided personal information to, then you may alert at and request that delete that child’s personal information from its systems.
Residents of certain states under 13, 16, or 18 years of age may have additional rights regarding the collection and sale of their personal information. Please see Your State Privacy Rights for more information.

Cookies and Similar Technologies

Cookies are data files that are written onto your computer by a website. Cookies remember information about your activities on a website. We and third-party partners collect information using cookies and other similar technologies, such as web beacons, pixel tags, and JavaScript code (altogether “Cookies”). and third-party partners may use the following Cookies:

  • Functional Cookies. Some Cookies are strictly necessary to make our Site(s) available to you. For example, to provide login functionality or to allow you to fill out forms. They may also be used to recognize you when you return to our Site(s). For example, to remember your information so that you will not have to re-enter it during your visit or the next time you visit the Site.
  • Analytics Cookies. TThese are used to monitor the effectiveness of third-party marketing campaigns, monitor aggregate site usage metrics such as total number of visitors and pages viewed, and track your entries, submissions, and status in any promotions or other activities. We use Google Analytics to collect and process certain analytics data on our behalf. Google Analytics helps us understand how you engage with our Site(s). You can learn about Google’s practices by going to, and opt out of them by downloading the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on, available at
  • Advertising Cookies. We work with third party advertising partners to show you customized advertisements within the Site(s). These third-party advertising partners may use technology to send, directly to your browser, some of the advertisements and links that appear on the Site(s). These advertisers may automatically receive your IP address if this happens. We may also work with other third parties (e.g., Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook) who use Cookies to collect or receive information from our Site and elsewhere on the internet and use that information to provide measurement and conversion services and target advertisements. You may be able to opt-out of the collection and use of information for ad targeting by visiting or by enabling do-not-track settings in your browser if your browser provides those settings.

The data collected by the Cookies is associated with your computer IP address for the duration of the Cookie. may use both session cookies and persistent cookies. A session cookie disappears after you close your browser. A persistent cookie remains after you close your browser and may be used by your browser on subsequent visits to our Site(s). Please review your web browser “Help” file to learn the proper way to modify your Cookie settings. However, without Cookies you may not have access to certain services on the Site(s). Third party advertisements displayed in connection with the Site(s) may also contain Cookies set by internet advertisers. We do not control these Cookies and users of the Site should check the privacy policy of the advertisers to see whether and how it uses Cookies.

Your State Privacy Rights

State consumer privacy laws may provide their residents with additional rights regarding out use of their personal information.
California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Indiana, Iowa, Montana, Oregon, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, and Virginia provide (now or in the future) their state residents with rights to:

  • Confirm whether we process their personal information.
  • Access and delete certain personal information.
  • Correct inaccuracies in their personal information, taking into account the information’s nature processing purpose (excluding Iowa and Utah).
  • Data portability.
  • Opt-out of personal data processing for:
    • Targeted advertising (excluding Iowa);
    • Sales; or
    • Profiling in furtherance of decisions that produce legal or similarly significant effects (excluding Iowa and Utah).
    • Either limit (opt-out of) or require consent to process sensitive personal data.

The exact scope of these rights may vary by state. To exercise any of these rights please email .

Changes to Our Privacy Policy

It is out policy to post changes we make to our privacy policy on this page. If we make material changes to how we treat our user’s personal information, we will notify you either via email or through a notice on the homepage. The date the privacy policy was last revised is identified at the top of the page. You are responsible for periodically visiting our website and this privacy policy to check for any changes.


The entity responsible for the processing of your Personal Information is If you would like to contact regarding this Privacy Policy, please contact us by email at or by postal mail at Privacy Director, Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology, 2108 N St. #8268, Sacramento, CA 95816, United States.