Privacy Policy


This privacy policy (“policy”) will help you understand how United Women Singapore (“us”, “we”, “our”) uses and protects the data you provide to us when you visit and use (“website”, “service”). We respect your privacy.

This policy applies to all of our members, their parents/guardians, any of our volunteers or anyone else who uses our website or interacts with us (collectively referred to in this policy as “individuals”). This will give you information about how we process your personal data, including any data collected by us on this website and any data we collect through our membership list and our interactions with individuals through our programmes.


  1. In this policy, the words “process” or “processing” means anything that happens to, or that we do to or with, your personal data. This includes collecting, using, storing, adapting and sharing your personal data.
  2. It is important that you read this privacy policy together with any other privacy policy or fair processing policy we may provide on specific occasions when we are collecting or processing your personal data so that you are fully aware of how and why we are using your personal data.
  3. We reserve the right to change this policy at any given time, of which you will be promptly updated. If you want to make sure that you are up to date with the latest changes, we advise you to frequently visit this page.

What User Data We Collect

  1. Personal data, or personal information, means any information which identifies you or any information that can be used to identify you. It does not include data where your identity has been removed (anonymous data).
  2. When you visit the website, we may collect, store and transfer the following data:
  • Identity data such as your name, date of birth, gender and photographs/videos that identify you.
  • Contact data such as residential address, email address and contact number.
  • Technical data such as your IP addressUsage data such as how you use our website, programmes, social media platforms and services.
  • Marketing and communications data such as your preferences in receiving marketing from us and your preferred way of being contacted.
  • Profile data such as your interests, preferences, feedback and survey responses.
  • Data profile regarding your online behavior on our website.
  1. We also process aggregated data which is data about many different users which we gather and combine to perform statistical analysis of, for example, the percentage of users accessing certain parts of our website. Aggregated data could be derived from your personal data but is not considered personal data in law as it will not directly or indirectly reveal your identity. However, if we combine or connect the aggregated data with your personal data so that it can directly or indirectly identify you, we will treat the combined data as personal data, and will only use it in accordance with this privacy policy.
  2. We do not process personal data relating to criminal offences or convictions.

Why We Collect Your Data

  1. We are collecting your data for several reasons (“Permitted Purposes”):
  • To better understand your needs
  • To improve our services and products.
  • To send you promotional emails containing the information we think you will find interesting.
  • To contact you to fill out surveys and participate in other types of market research.
  • To invite you to take part in our events or subscribe to our publications.
  • To support our legitimate interests where we process your personal data to support our activities and help us grow and our interests are not overridden by the impact that our use of your personal data will have on you.
  • To customize our website according to your online behavior and personal preferences.
  1. We may process your personal data for more than one of these reasons, depending on what we are using your personal data for.
  2. You may contact us at if you need more details about which lawful basis we are relying on to process your personal data, where more than one reason has been set out in the Permitted Purposes or to withdraw your consent to allow us to use your personal data for any one of the Permitted Purposes.
  3. If we need to use your personal data for an unrelated purpose, we will tell you that we are doing this and explain the legal reasons that allow us to do so. Please note that we may process your personal data without your knowledge or consent, in compliance with the above rules, where this is required or permitted by law.
  4. We will only keep your personal data for as long as we need it to fulfil the Permitted Purposes. If we no longer need your personal data for these purposes, we will either:
  • anonymise your personal data (so that it can no longer be associated with you) and process it for research or statistical purposes; or
  • delete your personal data.
  1. You can ask us to delete your personal data by emailing us at

How We Collect Your Personal Data

  1. We use different methods to collect data from and about you including through:
  • Direct interaction: You may give us your identity or contact data by filling in forms or by communicating with us by post, phone, email or any other method. This includes personal data you provide when you:
  • apply for or use any of our services;
  • attend any of our events;
  • subscribe to our materials;
  • complete our surveys that will be used for our impact reporting or publications;
  • request marketing to be sent to you;
  • give us feedback; or
  • contact us.
  • Automated technologies or interactions: When you use our website, we will automatically collect technical data about your equipment, browser actions (for example mouse movements and clicks) and patterns. We collect this personal data by using cookies and other similar technologies. We may also receive technical data about you if you visit our website employing our cookies. Please see the section on cookies below for more information.
  • Third parties or publicly available sources: We will receive personal data about you from various third parties including:
  • Identity and contact data from schools, colleges, universities and other educational institutions.
  • Identity and contact data from our sponsors and other professional partners.
  • Identity, contact, profile, technical and marketing and communications data from providers of event organisation services, IT administration services, data analytics services, advertising networks and search information providers.
  • Contact, financial and transaction data from providers of technical services.

Safeguarding and Securing the Data

  1. We are the controller and this means that we are responsible for your personal data. We are committed to securing your data and keeping it confidential. We have made our best reasonable efforts to prevent data theft, unauthorized access, and disclosure by implementing the latest technologies and software, which help us safeguard all the information we collect online.
  2. In addition, we only give access to your personal data to employees, partners, volunteers and other third parties who need to see your personal data. They will only process your personal data under our instructions, and they must keep your personal data confidential.
  3. We have put in place procedures to deal with any suspected personal data breach and will let you know about any breach that happens. We will also inform any applicable authorities of the breach where we are legally obliged to do so.

Third Parties

  1. We may share your personal data with third parties with respect to the Permitted Purposes. We require all third parties to respect the security of your personal data and to treat it in accordance with the law. We do not allow our third-party service providers to use your personal data for their own purposes and only permit them to process your personal data for certain reasons which we agree with. The types of third parties that we share your personal data with include:
  • Service providers, acting as processors who provide event organisation services, IT administration services, data analytics services, advertising services, or search information services.
  • Professional advisers acting as processors or joint controllers including lawyers, bankers, auditors and insurers who provide consultancy, banking, legal, insurance and accounting services.
  • Schools, colleges, universities and other educational institutions to facilitate our activities and events; and
  • Government and/or government agencies in accordance with the laws of the Republic of Singapore.
  1. This website may include links to third-party websites, plug-ins and applications. Clicking on those links or using those plug-ins or apps may let third parties collect or share data about you. This means that someone other than us may be able to access data about you. We do not control these third party websites and are not responsible for their privacy statements. When you leave our website, we encourage you to read the privacy policy of every website you visit.

Our Cookie Policy

  1. Once you agree to allow our website to use cookies, you also agree to use the data it collects regarding your online behavior (analyze web traffic, web pages you spend the most time on, and websites you visit).
  2. The data we collect by using cookies is used to customize our website to your needs. After we use the data for statistical analysis, the data is completely removed from our systems.
  3. Please note that cookies do not allow us to gain control of your computer in any way. They are strictly used to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not so that we can provide a better experience for you.
  4. If you want to disable cookies, you can do it by accessing the settings of your internet browser.

Restricting the Collection of your Personal Data

  1. At some point, you might wish to restrict the use and collection of your personal data. You can achieve this by doing the following:
  • When you are filling the forms on the website, please ensure to check if there is a box which you can leave unchecked if you do not want to disclose your personal information.
  • If you have already agreed to share your information with us, feel free to contact us via email at and we will be more than happy to change this for you.
  1. We will not lease, sell or distribute your personal information to any third parties, unless we have your permission. We might do so if the law forces us. Your personal information will be used when we need to send you promotional materials if you agree to this privacy policy.

Contact Details

  1. If you have any questions about this privacy policy or our privacy practices, you may contact us at For urgent enquiries with respect to your data, please contact


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