Privacy Policy

Your privacy is critically important to us. At Dress for Success Worldwide, we have a few fundamental principles:

  • We don’t ask you for personal information unless we truly need it.
  • We don’t share your personal information with anyone except to comply with the law, develop our products, or protect our rights.
  • We don’t store personal information on our servers unless required for the ongoing operation of one of our services.
  • In our blogging products, we aim to make it as simple as possible for you to control what’s visible to the public, seen by search engines, kept private, and permanently deleted.
  • We acknowledge and respect your right to control your personal information.

Below is our privacy policy, which incorporates these goals.
If you have questions about deleting or correcting the personal information you have shared with us, please contact our support team at privacy@dressforsuccess.org.
Dress for Success Worldwide (“Dress for Success”) operates several websites including dressforsuccess.org, blog.dressforsuccess.org, yourhourherpower.org, dfspowerpiece.org, dfsmovingforward.org and all subdomains of dressforsuccess.org (collectively, “websites”). It is Dress for Success’ policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our websites.
All of our websites are protected by SSL certificates to ensure that data is secure.
The information we collect from these websites may be shared with our local Dress for Success affiliates (“Affiliate Organizations”). What we say below is true and binding for both Dress for Success and its Affiliate Organizations, and the promises we make below are true against both Dress for Success and our Affiliate Organizations.
Website Visitors
Like most website operators, Dress for Success collects information that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. Dress for Success’ purpose in collecting this technical information is to better understand how Dress for Success’ visitors use its website.
Dress for Success also collects personal information that may directly or indirectly identify you, like your Internet Protocol (IP) address, full name, and your email address if you create an account with us. Dress for Success only discloses logged in user IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses the personal information as described below.
Gathering and Use of Personal Information
Certain visitors to Dress for Success’ websites choose to interact with Dress for Success in ways that require Dress for Success to gather personal information. The amount and type of information that Dress for Success gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up for an account at dressforsuccess.org to provide their full name, physical address and email address. Those who engage in transactions with Dress for Success – by donating, for example – are asked to provide additional information, such as credit card information required to process the donations. In each case, Dress for Success collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with Dress for Success.
Dress for Success does not disclose personal information other than as described below. Visitors can always refuse to supply personal information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.
When you share your information with us or make a donation, we assume that means that you would like to stay engaged with our organization. If, however, you do not engage with us over the course of six years, we will delete your information in order to respect your privacy.
Aggregated Statistics
Dress for Success may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. For instance, Dress for Success may monitor the most popular page on dressforsuccess.org. Dress for Success may display this aggregated information publicly or provide it to others. However, Dress for Success does not disclose personal information other than as described below.
Protection of Certain Personal Information
Dress for Success discloses personal information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to access that information in order to process it on Dress for Success’ behalf or to provide services available at Dress for Success websites, and (ii) maintain privacy and security measures that reflect the importance of your personal information.
Dress for Success will not rent or sell personal information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and Affiliated Organizations, as described above, Dress for Success discloses personal information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when Dress for Success believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Dress for Success, third parties or the public at large.
If you are a registered user of our dressforsuccess.org website and have supplied your email address, Dress for Success may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with Dress for Success and our services. If you would not like to receive these emails, please contact us at privacy@dressforsuccess.org or click the “unsubscribe” link in our emails. If you send us a request (for example via a support email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. Dress for Success takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of personal information. All website user accounts are password protected; only users have access to their individual passwords. Our email, database and website are SSL encrypted
Dress for Success endeavors to protect your privacy with utmost care. We encourage you to contact us with any concerns.
Cross-Border Transfers
Dress for Success is a global network. Any information you share with us, or that we otherwise collect from you, is shared only with the local Affiliated Organization through which you register. Your personal data may be transferred out of the country in which you live. Users in the European Union should know that their data will be transferred to countries that have not been deemed to provide adequate safeguards under the General Data Protection Regulation. The absence of adequate safeguards means that the European Union has not determined that the countries to which your data is being transferred provide adequate protections for your personal data, including the right to pursue legal action for privacy-related matters. We will inform you that your personal information may be transferred out of the EU and we will ask for your consent to do so before we collect any information that may be transferred.
Cookies
A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor’s computer, and that the visitor’s browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. Dress for Success uses cookies to help Dress for Success identify and track visitors, their usage of Dress for Success website, and their website access preferences. Cookies from our website do not collect personal information.
Dress for Success visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using Dress for Success’ websites, with the drawback that certain features of Dress for Success’ websites may not function properly without the aid of cookies. We use cookies as outlined in Table 1 below.
Business Transfers
If Dress for Success, or substantially all of its assets, were acquired, or in the unlikely event that Dress for Success goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, user information would be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any acquirer of Dress for Success may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.
Third-Party Links
Our websites may contain links that direct you to websites not controlled or affiliated with Dress for Success. This privacy policy does not apply to external links, and you should be aware that external links will be governed by the privacy policies of those third parties.
For Residents of the EU
This privacy policy applies globally, regardless of the jurisdiction from which we collect information. Dress for Success processes personal information where it is necessary for our legitimate interests in advancing our mission and engaging with community members like you. The information we process enables us to connect with volunteers, coordinate both in-kind and monetary donations, keep in touch with those who share our mission, and provide a platform through which our users can engage in Dress for Success’ mission.
Information collected through our website is accessible to Dress for Success, which is located in the United States, and its Affiliated Organizations regardless of jurisdiction. This means that your data may be transferred to another country, including the United States and other countries that have not been identified as having adequate protections for transfers under the GDPR.
Please note that we have put in place procedures to deal with any suspected personal data breach. We will notify you and any applicable government authority of a breach where we are legally required to do so.
Additionally, you have certain rights regarding your personal information under the GDPR. These include:

  • the right to request access to your personal information and obtain a copy of the information we hold about you;
  • the right to correct your personal information that we hold where it is incomplete or inaccurate;
  • the right to have your personal information erased where there is no good reason for us continuing to use or retain it;
  • the right to request that your personal information is used only for restricted purposes;
  • if the lawful basis for processing your personal information is either our or a third party’s legitimate interests, the right to object to your personal information being processed;
  • the right to require certain of your personal information to be transferred to you or a third party; and
  • the right to lodge a complaint with the relevant data protection authority in your jurisdiction (for example, the Information Commissioner’s Office in the United Kingdom).


Privacy Policy Changes
Although most changes are likely to be minor, Dress for Success may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in Dress for Success’ sole discretion. Dress for Success encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acknowledgement of such change.
Children’s Privacy
Our services are not directed at individuals under the age of 18. We do not knowingly collect information from children under the age of 13. If we become aware that a child under 13 has provided us personal information without parental consent, we will delete such information from our files.