Privacy Policy

In this Notice, we, Family Watch International (“FWI”) (aka Global Helping Advance Women and Children-Global HAWC) and its entities, provide you with information about how we process your personal data. When referring to “us” or “we” or “our” we mean FWI and FWI entities.


Who controls your personal data?

Family Watch International (aka Global Helping Advance Women and Children) acts through its representatives and FWI entities when we process your personal data. When you share personal data with us, you are sharing it with FWI.


  • FWI: Family Watch International (aka Global Helping Advance Women and Children) ( “FWI”) is a global nonprofit working to protect families, children, the unborn, and religious freedom. Local units of FWI, such as chapters or coalitions, are not separate legal entities.

  • FWI entities: FWI participates in and is a member of several coalitions. Sometimes you provide personal data to these entities that is also provided to FWI. At your request, we will provide you with information as to which FWI entities process your personal data.


What personal data do we collect?

We collect personal data that (a) you actively submit to us, (b) we record, and (c) we obtain from third parties. We may process your personal data with or without automatic means, including collection, recording, organization, structuring, storage, adaptation or alteration, retrieval, consultation, use, disclosure by transmission, dissemination or otherwise making available, alignment or combination, restriction, erasure, or destruction of your personal data.


  • Actively submitted data. You submit personal data to us when you join FWI, request FWI materials, request access to FWI tools or services, purchase materials, sign up for webinars or other events, or engage in other interactions or communications with FWI. When you interact with FWI, we generally process name, telephone number, email address, physical address, photo, gender, donation/payment information, and so on. You may provide us with additional information to participate at your own initiative in surveys, contests, or other activities or events. Participation in surveys, contests, and similar activities is optional. If you do not wish to participate in, or provide personal data in connection with, such activities, this will not affect your membership status or ability to use publicly available FWI tools or services. In each such case you will know what personal data you provide to us because you actively and voluntarily submit the data.

  • Data we obtain from third parties and passively submitted data. When local law permits, you may submit personal data, including contact information about someone other than yourself (in other words, a third party) to allow us to make contact with that person, make a delivery, or otherwise meet your request. When providing personal data about anyone other than yourself, you must first obtain the other person’s informed consent if his or her consent is legally required. If you or someone else has provided us with your personal contact information and you would like to request that we do not contact you further, please follow the unsubscribe or opt-out procedures provided on the specific site, newsletter, email notification, or please contact us at

    We may process and make publicly available personal data obtained from published sources. We may process and publish information in compliance with applicable local laws.

    When you visit any of our resources, our servers (using log files or filtering systems) may collect information that your web browser sends any time you visit a website. This information may include but is not limited to your Internet Protocol address (IP address), browser type, operating system, language preference, any referring web page you were visiting before you came to our site, the date and time of each visitor request, information you search for on our resources, and other information collected by cookies or similar technologies. Please read our Cookie Policy posted on each of our mobile applications and websites to learn more about cookies and similar technologies and how we use them.


For what purposes do we process personal data?

We process personal data for education, advocacy, networking, purchasing, participation and other operational and administrative purposes.


We use personal data to provide related services to fulfill the mission of FWI. We may use personal data to (a) contact you or others, (b) create and maintain membership records, (c) fulfill requests you make, (d) seek your voluntary feedback, (e) customize features or content on our tools or services, or (f) administer FWI education, advocacy, or other FWI programs. In this context, the legal basis for our processing of your personal data is either the necessity to perform contractual and other obligations that we have towards you or carrying out of our legitimate activities as a FWI.


We may also use your data to comply with applicable laws and exercise legal rights as the basis for our data processing. We may also use your personal data for internal purposes, including auditing, data analysis, system troubleshooting, and research. In these cases, we base our processing on legitimate interests in performing the activities of FWI.


With whom do we share personal data?

We share your personal data with other parties in the following circumstances:


  • Third-party providers. We may provide personal data to third parties for their processing in performing functions on our behalf as data processors (for example, payment processing, maintenance, security, data analysis, hosting, measurement services, data-driven social media messaging, surveys, and so on). In such instances, in accordance with this Notice and applicable laws, the providers will be contractually required to protect personal data from additional processing (including for marketing purposes) and from transfer.

  • FWI entities. We may transfer personal data to any FWI entity to accomplish FWI purposes. If you are a member of FWI, your general membership information and any optional information you may choose to provide (for example, email address and photo) may be shared with FWI members as necessary for FWI purposes listed above.

  • Legal requirements. We may access and disclose your personal data, posts, online chats, personal notes, content, or other submissions to any resource if we have a good-faith belief that doing so is required by a subpoena, by a judicial or administrative order, or is otherwise required by law. Additionally, we may disclose your personal information and other information: as required by law or to exercise or defend legal rights; to take precautions against liability; to protect the rights, property, or safety of the resource of any individual or of the general public; to maintain and protect the security and integrity of our services or infrastructure; to protect ourselves and our services from fraudulent, abusive, or unlawful uses; to investigate and defend ourselves against third-party claims or allegations; or to assist government law enforcement agencies.


Where do we store personal data?

We may store your personal data in data centers in the United States, in cloud storage solutions, or on the premises of FWI entities. To ensure the adequacy of protection of data that we transfer to other jurisdictions, we have concluded data transfer and processing agreements between the respective FWI entities and their service providers, which agreements include Standard Contractual Clauses approved by the European Commission in compliance with EU law (which you may be entitled to review if you contact us as suggested at the end of this Notice).


How do we secure personal data?

We use technical and organizational measures to protect the personal data we receive against loss, misuse, and unauthorized alteration and to protect its confidentiality. We regularly review our security procedures and consider appropriate new security technology and methods. We also use current encryption technology to encrypt the transmission of data on our log-in pages. However, because we cannot guarantee the complete security of these encryption technologies, please use caution when submitting personal data online.


How long do we retain personal data?

We retain collected personal data, including information collected via mobile applications and other submissions, for a reasonable period of time to fulfill the processing purposes mentioned above. We then archive it for time periods required or necessitated by law or legal considerations. When archival is no longer required, we delete personal data from our records, with the exception of FWI historical record.


How can you access and correct your personal data?

We endeavor to maintain the accuracy of personal data and rely on you to ensure your personal data is complete and accurate. You may request access to your personal data and verify, correct, or rectify (including update) it, and block your personal data by informing FWI at


You may contact us to exercise additional statutory rights such as data portability, objection in accordance with applicable laws, restriction of processing, and erasure of your personal data. You also have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority. If you experience problems with modifying or updating your personal data, you can contact us as suggested at the end of this Notice.


Effective date and amendments.

This Notice is effective June 1, 2020, and may be amended from time to time.


Contact Us.

We have a global chief data protection officer who can answer questions about data privacy or security issues. Inquiries concerning this Notice or the security of personal data that we process may be sent through email, fax, or mail:


Data Privacy Office
P.O. Box 1432
Gilbert, AZ 85299