Privacy Policy & Disclaimers

Privacy and Security

This is the Web site of the League of Women Voters of Berkeley, Albany, Emeryville [LWVBAE]. Our postal address and telephone are at the bottom of this and every page. We create and maintain the contents of our website.  Computer Courage  helped design this site and helps maintain it. WP Engine hosts our site. For technical details about the operation of this site please consult their websites.

The League of Women Voters of Berkeley, Albany, Emeryville does not share information with outside organizations or permit ads on our site.   If you send us emails or messages via this site, join or donate, or subscribe to our newsletter, or join one of our e-mail lists we will respond to your request. We may also send you a follow-up email about related issues or a limited number of messages as mentioned below.

We will not put you on our regular emailing or mailing lists without your permission. If you ask to be removed from our list, we will respond promptly.

To operate the site effectively, LWVBAE or Computer Courage or WP Engine may collect domain names and email address or leave cookies (when your browser permits us to do so).  We and our agents may use such information to improve the content of our Web page, customize the content/layout for each individual visitor, notify consumers about updates to our website, and communicate for marketing purposes. If you have provided us with your postal address and/or phone number, that contact information may be used for verification purposes or to update you on our latest news or to see if you would like to further support and/or participate in our programs and services.

Our  forms require users to give us contact information that may include name, email address, format preference (HTML vs. Text), address, interests, and similar information. We do not request or store sensitive information from our visitors, such as credit card numbers or billing addresses. On-line payments to us are made through PayPal. We collect an IP address from all visitors to our Site. We use IP addresses to help diagnose problems with our server, administer our Site, analyze trends, track users’ movement, gather broad demographic information for aggregate use in order for us to improve the site, and deliver customized, personalized content. IP addresses are not linked to personally identifiable information.


We rely on Computer Courage and WP Engine to provide security for our site and PayPal to provide security for payments to us. Please consult their policies for further information. Please realize that no data transmission over the Internet is 100% secure. While we strive to make sure your information is protected, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of such information.


If a user elects to use our referral service for informing a friend about our Site, we ask them the friend’s name and email address. The League of Women Voters of Berkeley, Albany, Emeryville may automatically send the friend a one-time email inviting them to visit the Site. LWVBAE stores this information for the sole purpose of sending this one- email. Users of our website may opt out of receiving additional correspondence.

Other Web sites:

Our Site contains links to other Web sites. Please note that when you click on one of these you are entering another Web site for which the LWVBAE has no responsibility. Their privacy policies may be different than ours. Our national organization provided us with these statements about different sites we link to:

Link to campaign/coalition: a link to an entity usually, where the League of Women Voters of Berkeley, Albany, Emeryville [or the League of Women Voters of California, or the League of  Women Voters of the United States or another League organization are part of the organization and therefore 100% support its work and everything on the site. These links are provided as a convenience and service to the users of this website. While the LWV supports this particular initiative or activity or group, this link does not imply blanket approval or sponsorship of all information or activities conducted by, or found on this/these site[s] over time. When you access one of these web sites you are leaving our website.

Link to specific item: we are not part of the hosting organization, but we are linking to their site for a particular publication, resource, article etc which we have reviewed and have officially decided to recommend. These links are provided as a convenience and service to the users of this League of Women Voters of Berkeley, Albany, Emeryville [LWVBAE] website. While the LWVBAE believes this information may be of interest, this link does not imply LWV sponsorship or approval of all information or activities found on this/these sites When you access one of these web sites you are leaving our website.

Link to further information: we neither support nor oppose what we are linking to, taking no responsibility for it, but believe someone will find it helpful in understanding the breadth of a topic from all sides. You are about to leave this League of Women Voters of Berkeley, Albany, Emeryville (LWVBAE) website. LWVBAE provides links to other Internet sites as a convenience and service to its users, and is not responsible for the availability or content of these external sites. The League does not endorse, approve, certify, or control these external sites and does not guarantee the accuracy, completeness, efficacy, timeliness, or correct sequencing of information located there. Reference therein to any specific commercial product, process, or service by trade name, trademark, service mark, manufacturer, or otherwise does not constitute or imply endorsement, recommendation or favoring by the League.

Contacting Us About the Web site:

Questions regarding this statement should be directed to the LWVBAE by sending an email to or or you can reach us by telephone at the number below. Please mention this in your subject line.