Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy & Cookie/Data Usage and Storage Policy for

Acknowledgment & Acceptance of Terms

The website is committed to protecting your privacy and takes very seriously the usage, collection and transference of your personal data. The policy below states our current privacy practices with regard to the information we collect when your computer or you personally interact with our Web site.

By accessing, you acknowledge and freely consent to the practices described in this privacy policy. You also give your consent to the information collection practices described below.

Participating Vendor/Merchant Policies

This website offers services to you through data collection forms that link to Web sites other than These sites have their own privacy terms. Because we do not have direct control over these sites, we are not responsible for the content or the privacy practices of those sites.

Below you will find links to the sites we connect with, along with links to their privacy policies. We recommend that you review these policies before providing personal or confidential data or before completing any transactions with these sites.

Information Collection & Cookies

We use cookies on for a number of purposes. They help us to provide you with a good experience when you browse this website. They also allow us to improve the site and deliver to you a Web site you want to browse, benefit from, and enjoy. By continuing to browse the site, you agree to the use of cookies as detailed below.

First, what is a cookie?

A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we store on your browser or the hard drive of your computer. You can find more information about web cookies here.

We use the following cookies:

  • Strictly necessary cookies. These are cookies that are required for you to use the features available on this website. They include, for example, the ability to login as well as download promotions and special materials.
  • Analytical/performance cookies. These cookies allow us to recognize, track, and count the number of visitors who come to this website. They also allow us to track broken pages on the website and to count what visitors do when they click through the website. Your information remains anonymous.
  • Functionality cookies. These cookies allow us to track and remember your preferences for our website. For example, we may personalize content for you, greet you by name and/or remember your preferences.

We use two different kinds of cookies on this website: first-party and third-party cookies (both defined in detail on the Wikipedia link above).

First-party cookies

These cookies are specifically about and track your usage of this website These cookies are considered essential for the website to operate correctly. These cookies, none of which capture personally identifiable information, include:

  • Visitor ID – this cookie is a numeric value that identifies unique visitors and provides coherence and consistency to a site visit- it is anonymous and contains no personally identifying information;
  • Page number – this cookie identifies the page you are on;
  • Session ID – this cookie identifies your website session;
  • Test – this cookie checks whether or not your browser supports cookies;

Third-party cookies

This website sets different types of third-party cookies to track usage, social sharing and more. These cookies are not under our control and serve to help us understand the interests of visitors who come to the Web site, as well as to support our connection to other third-party sites. (Again, see the Wikipedia page above for detailed explanations of third-party services/cookies).

Included in our list of third-party cookies are the following services:

  • Google Analytics –Google Analytics is used to collect data about website usage. This data does not include personally identifiable information. Data is stored anonymously for 14 months and per Google’s policies, this data is automatically deleted after 14 months. You can view Google’s Privacy Policy here.
  • For Google Analytics and Data Retention /GDPR see this page.
    • For the data processing compliance regulations see this page.
  • Social sharing plugins– A cookie is used when you use the social sharing service on our website to share a link with LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, etc. For information about their privacy policies please see the following: (1) LinkedIn’s policy is here (2) Facebook’s policy is here and (3) Twitter’s privacy policy is here.
  • Another plugin that collects / stores personal data about your contact information is Mailchimp. A copy of MailChimp’s Privacy Policy can be found here.

Your rights with cookies:

Cookies are set by many entities and may include the website’s owners/developers/managers, plugins, third-party providers, advertisers and anyone else who collects or uses the webite’s data.

As a user of this (or any) website, you can block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of some, or all cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of this site.

To learn how to block cookies, please go to Google and type in “how do I block cookies” on whatever browser you use (Chrome, Firefox etc.) and you will find the details needed to block some or all cookies on your browser.

Additional data storage and privacy policy considerations

In addition to the non-personally identifiable data collected by cookies, this website also offers the ability to be in contact with us via contact forms, newsletter registration forms, downloadable eBooks, free downloadable sources of information for your professional and personal development, webinars and other similar files.

To receive free information sources from this website, we request that you share your personal information consisting of your first and last name and your email address. In most cases, information that is gathered and stored in the website database or via a third-party service (e.g. Mailchimp) can be deleted upon your request to unsubscribe.

Information and related items for you professional and personal progress are provided in exchange for adding your email address and possibly your name, business and or Web site information to one of our mailing lists. All mailing lists are stored and executed via Mailchimp for the sole purpose of communicating information, as well as, occasional marketing of services and products. Each mailing list will specifically detail what type of emails you may receive and possibly the frequency. You may unsubscribe from said email list(s) at any time by using the unsubscribe link provided in every email. For details, see the following:

MailChimp & GDPR


A copy of MailChimp’s Privacy Policy can be found here.

Articles and other materials on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other Web sites behave in the same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracing your interaction with the embedded content as if you have an account and are logged in to that Web site.

When visitors leave comments on the site using the Contact Us Form, the data collection form collects the data shown in the Contact Us Form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

Your Data Rights

If you have left comments in the Contact Us Form, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Your information is never shared or sold to others for marketing purposes and is only shared with third-party services as necessary and explained above. If at any time you wish to find out how your data is stored and/or opt out of communication, email notices, or to have your data deleted, please direct your request to the email or phone number below or possibly write using the mailing address, also below.

If you wish to contact us, the best ways are:

Email: or phone at 202.659.1772.

Mailing address: 2555 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, #514, Washington, DC 20037-1614

Effective date: June 12, 2018

Last update: Jun 12, 2018

Please review the related Terms of Service.