Terms of Use and Privacy Policy

Terms of Use and Privacy Policy

Web Site Disclaimer

All materials posted on this site are subject to copyrights owned by SOWINS (South Okanagan Women in Need Society) or other individuals or entities. Any reproduction, retransmission, or republication of all or part of any document found on this site is expressly prohibited, unless SOWINS or the copyright owner of the material has expressly granted its prior written consent to so reproduce, retransmit or republish the material. All other rights reserved.

The names, trademarks, service marks and logos of SOWINS appearing on this site may not be used in any advertising or publicity, or otherwise to indicate the organization’s sponsorship of or affiliation with any product or service, with the organization’s prior express written permission.

Although this Web site features links to other sites, SOWINS takes no responsibility for the content or information contained on those sites, as we do not exercise editorial or other control over these sites.

This Web site provides information and services in furtherance of our mission. We make no representations about the suitability or accuracy of the information on this site for any purpose.

If you see any objectionable, inaccurate or improperly functioning content or features on this site, please contactinfo@sowins.com or call 250 493-4366 as soon as possible.

Web Privacy Policy

The following policy statement is posted on our Web site:

SOWINS (South Okanagan Women in Need Society) respects the privacy of visitors to its Web site. We strongly believe that if electronic commerce and online activities are to flourish, consumers must be assured that information provided online is used responsibly and appropriately. To protect online privacy, the organization has implemented the following policy.

About the Information We Collect – Most of the data and information we collect through our Web site is used only to help us achieve our mission. It is our policy to collect and store only personal information that our clients knowingly provide.

  • From Casual Web Site Visitors and General Users. We do not collect any personal information from users browsing our Web site. When you use the public areas of our Web site you are doing so anonymously. We do collect aggregate use information, such as the number of hits (visits) per page. We use aggregate data for internal and marketing purposes, but we don’t collect any personally identifying information.  We do have access to your information if you interact with us by liking a page or post, signing up for the newsletter or donating.
  • From Our Clients, Donors and Other Customers. If while visiting our Web site you submit a technical assistance question, or request other information, you will be asked to provide certain information. In all cases this information is submitted voluntarily. In most cases, we ask clients to provide their name, title, organization name, address, telephone, and e-mail.
  • Donations. SOWINS accepts payments on its website through a third party, Canada Helps.  For information regarding Canada Helps’ privacy policy, please visit:  https://www.canadahelps.org/en/privacy-policy/

Customer Lists – Our client list is not for sale. When you visit our Web site or become a client, your name and mailing information will not be sold to a commercial organization.

Credit Card Account Information – SOWINS does not collect credit card information.

How We Use Cookies – Cookies are small text files that are sent to your computer when you logon to a Web site that allow us to identify you when you return to the site. SOWINS uses cookies to provide necessary website functionality, newsletter signup features and social media features.