Privacy Policy

Updated: March 2012

Online Privacy Policy

IWD values all of our members and understand that you care about the privacy and security of your personal information. IWD is committed to protecting your information.  This privacy policy will advise you about how IWD protects your personal information, and about what choices you have concerning our use of such information. Please read this policy carefully. IWD may need to change this policy from time to time in order to address new issues and reflect changes on our sites. IWD will post those changes here so that you will always know what information we gather, how we might use that information, and whether we will disclose that information to anyone.


Personal Identification Information

IWD will never intentionally disclose any personal identification information about you as an individual user (such as, for example, your full name, street address, telephone number, credit card number or email address) to any third party without having received your permission. When you contribute a comment to IWD, that posting will have a designated number, which is never made public. When interviews or essays by members are published, the person will be identified only if they give permission.


Please remember that any information you disclose in your comments to IWD becomes public information and is immediately accessible to visitors to the site, so it is important for you to exercise discretion and appropriate caution when deciding to reveal personal and specific information.


Identification Requests

In the instance that IWD requests personal identification information from you in connection with your use of, or participation in, our surveys, forums, registration, content submissions, chats, bulletin boards, discussion groups, requests for suggestions, visitors' requests for free products or services, special promotional opportunities, or additional information, and in connection with other activities, services or resources IWD makes available on any of our sites, IWD will collect information from you only if you voluntarily submit such information to us. If you do provide us with personal information, we may use it to conduct the activities described above.


Email Communication

If you identify yourself to us by sending us an email with questions or comments, we may use your personal information to respond to your questions or comments. IWD may file your comments for future reference, or it may discard the information after it has reviewed it. We may also contact you to confirm your registration and about your account status and regarding changes to the site's Terms of Service and this Privacy Policy.


Marketing and Promotional Purposes

If you give IWD your permission, it may also use personal identification information for internal or external marketing and promotional purposes. You may choose to "opt-out" at any time, even after you have provided personal information, by following the procedures set forth below at the end of this Privacy Policy. Please note, however, that under certain circumstances, if you initially do not choose to "opt-in," or if you later "opt-out," you may not be eligible for certain benefits for which a name, email address, telephone number or other personal identification information is needed. IWD has the following exceptions to these policies: IWD will release specific information about you or your account to comply with any valid legal process such as a search warrant, subpoena, statute or court order. IWD will also release specific information in special cases, such as if there is an attempted breach of the security of the site, or a physical threat to you or others. Please note that if you give out personal information online – for example, through a message board or chat room – that information can be collected and used by third parties. Although IWD strives to protect our users' privacy, we cannot guarantee the security of information you post in these forums. You disclose such information at your own risk.


Links To Other Sites

Users may find advertising or other contents on our site that link to the sites and services of our partners, suppliers, advertisers, sponsors, licensors and other third parties. In many cases, the links represent cooperative projects or are mutual links established with persons or entities connected with IWD’s site. Although IWD initially visits the sites or services that are so linked, it does not control the contents or links that appear on these sites. In addition, these sites or services, including their contents and links, may be constantly changing. These sites and services may have their own privacy policies and customer service policies, or no policy (policies) at all. IWD encourages you to review the privacy policies of any third party sites or services before providing any of them with your personal information.


Security Policy

Protecting your privacy and your information is a top priority. IWD follows security standards, processes and procedures that are designed to protect your personal information.



If you "opt-in" to receive information from the site, you can change your mind later. If at any time you would like to stop receiving such information, you can let IWD know by simply selecting remove me.


Your Acceptance of These Terms

By using any of the site, you signify your acceptance of IWD’s Privacy Policy. If you do not agree to this policy, please do not use this site. Your continued use of the site following the posting of changes to these terms will mean that you accept those changes.