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Information We Gather

WashingtonRise collects personal data on some of the Sites’ areas when you register for or apply for jobs, sign up for events and conferences, register for WashingtonRise newsletters and alerts and/or engage in public user posting areas such as discussion forums, bulletin boards and surveys. Collected personal data varies across the Sites such as your name, telephone number, fax number, e-mail address, mailing address and other information needed to apply for a job. For example, by signing up for WashingtonRise alerts or newsletters, you agree to receive the communications that you have signed up to at the email address you have provided. Only WashingtonRise or its authorized agents will contact you at this e-mail address. We can also gather information about the devices you are using to interact with our Sites. The information we collect may contain IP addresses, web browser, device identifier and browser cookie-collected information, web beacons, clear gifs, pixels, and other technologies (collectively “Cookies and Other Related Tracking Technologies”) on our Sites.

Use of Information

The collected personal data can be used where we have your consent to do so, or where WashingtonRise has legal basis or a legitimate interest for processing such information. In some cases, personal data collection may be necessary for the functioning of the Sites or to make certain services or products available. WashingtonRise uses your personal data to fulfill your information requests, process your requests to participate in event and conferences, personalize the content you receive or view on the Sites, improve and evaluate our services, distribute alerts and newsletters for you, evaluate and recruit job applicants, analyze the Sites’ functioning and performance, publish your letters to the editor or enforce our terms of use, prevent fraud, comments, comply with all corporate reporting obligations and applicable laws, enforce WashingtonRise’s agreements, and conduct other purposes you may request or initiate. We may keep and use any of your personal data to contact you. WashingtonRise may use several types of cookies, such as first and third party cookies and Other Related Tracking Technologies to manage and gather analytics about how you use our Sites and Services. Information about cookies provided throughout this Privacy Policy is also applicable to other tracking technologies. Check our Cookie Policy for more information about our cookie use. Our Sites do not collect personal information about your online activity over time and through third party websites or other online services. Therefore, “do not track” requests from web browsers are not applicable to our Sites, and we do not modify any of our use practices and data collection when such request is received.

Use of information collected by mobile devices

Our mobile apps, may use third party service providers to analyze activity of non-personally identifiable users to correct errors, perform monitor usage, and improve mobile applications performance. For instance, WashingtonRise receives reports on the aggregate usage and browsing patterns of some of our mobile applications, including the type of device used, accessed insights, and app events. WashingtonRise also receives reports from mobile applications regarding certain errors. Third party service providers do not collect information for the purpose of personally identifying any particular user.

International Data Transfers and Data Recipients

From time to time, personal data collected on the Sites can be transferred to WashingtonRise affiliates and subsidiaries and their staff throughout our global organization, as well as to third party service providers located worldwide, including countries where you may be granted fewer rights under local law.

We have put legal mechanisms in place where required by law intended to ensure that your personal data is adequately protected by WashingtonRise affiliates, subsidiaries, and third-party service providers, including transferring your personal information to countries other than the one you live in.

By using any of the Sites and entering information on any of them, you voluntarily give permission to the transfer of such information across borders. WashingtonRise will not intentionally transfer or disclose and will take appropriate measures to prevent the accidental or unauthorized disclosure of your personal information to third parties without your authorization, whether for own marketing purposes of third parties or otherwise, except as follows.

WashingtonRise can provide third party service providers with access to your personal information, provided that they first agree to keep such information strictly confidential And provide that they can safeguard the level of data security provided by WashingtonRise.

We may share your personal information with third party service providers, who conduct services on our behalf to support our interactions with you, for instance, administering contests or surveys, processing recruitment materials, or communicating with you. Third party service providers are not allowed to disclose or use your personal information except as required for performing services on our behalf or complying with legal requirements.

We may disclose information about you: (a) To law enforcement or other government officials; (b) If the law or legal process requires us to do so; (c) To prevent fraud against WashingtonRise, our affiliates, subsidiaries, and/or business partners; (d) Where disclosure is required to protect a person’s vital interests; (e) If we believe that disclosure is appropriate or necessary to prevent financial loss or physical harm or to investigate suspicious or illegal activity; (f) To enforce our Terms of use; (g) To support compliance, auditing and corporate governance functions; (h) To protect our services, property, and legal rights; (i) To abide with any and all applicable laws;

Our processes are designed to ensure that personal data is processed by third party service providers in accordance with this Privacy Policy and protects the availability, integrity and confidentiality of your personal data.

In addition, we may transfer or disclose your personal data in the case of a merger, re-organization, joint venture, sale, assignment, or other disposition or transfer or of all or any part of our company.


You should be aware that others may collect and use this information when you publicly disclose information online. WashingtonRise is not responsible for any third-party policies or actions that collect information that users disclose publicly in any of the Sites’ forums.

Link to third-party sites

WashingtonRise may provide our users with links or information to third-party websites as a service. You will leave the Sites if you use these links.

Such links do not imply or constitute a sponsorship, endorsement, or recommendation by WashingtonRise of the third party website, or the information included therein, and WashingtonRise shall not be liable or responsible for your use thereof. Such use is subject to the Privacy Policies and Terms of Use applicable to those sites.


WashingtonRise has implemented operational standards and technology to secure personal data from loss, alteration, misuse, or destruction. Only WashingtonRise staff and third party service providers are granted access to personal data, and are required to treat this information as confidential. WashingtonRise can not guarantee that your personal data will not be accessed by unauthorized persons.

Policy on Data Retention

WashingtonRise maintains as required personal data, for the duration of the business relationship. Personal data may be maintained for longer than the business relationship duration should we require to maintain it to safeguard ourselves against legal claims, use it for historical record-keeping or analysis, or comply with our schedules and data management policies. If you ask us to delete your personal data, WashingtonRise will make reasonable efforts to delete all instances of information. For requests for corrections, access or deletion, refer to the “Your Privacy Rights” section of this Privacy Policy.


The Sites are not directed to or intended for children aged 13 or younger, and WashingtonRise will not retain or collect personal information about anyone under this age

Your Privacy Rights

Where local law permits, you may have the right, in the interests of modifying, reviewing or asking for deletion, to request access to the personal information we have collected about you and to correct any inaccuracies in the data.

If you intend to make a request to access, correct or review your personal data or to discuss how we process it, please use the contact us page. To help protect your security and privacy, we take reasonable action to validate your identity, such as requiring a user ID and password, before authorizing access to your personal data. We will take reasonable efforts to comply, investigate or otherwise reply promptly to your requests as required by applicable law.

Several laws may prevent us from making your personal data available to you or fulfill your request in full, depending on the request and the circumstances, where your information can reveal someone else’s identity. We reserve the right to charge an appropriate fee to fulfill your request where permitted by applicable law, and/or deny your requests if they are clearly unfounded or objectionable, or otherwise excessive or unwarranted under applicable law.

You may unsubscribe from any registrations or mailing lists on any of the Sites.

Follow the instructions on the Site page to do so, where you provided this information, registered or subscribed or contact us at the address provide at the bottom of this Privacy Policy.

Changes to Privacy Policy

By using the Sites, you agree with us to collect, use and store your personal data in the manner set out in this Privacy Policy and elsewhere on the Sites. From time to time, we reserve the right to make changes to the Privacy Policy. By updating this Privacy Policy, we will notify you of any such changes. If we make substantial changes to this Privacy Policy which increase our rights to use the personal data we have collected about you, we will either obtain your consent by email to the email address you have registered or by posting the changes to our Sites.

Contact Us

You may use the contact us page for any inquiries about this Privacy Statement.