Financial Empowerment Network Privacy Policy

Updated April 2022

Financial Empowerment Network (FEN) is focused on protecting your privacy. This privacy policy was created to outline FEN’s commitment to the privacy of our partners, event attendees, and website users. This policy explains what types of information are collected by FEN and how that information is used. Information is collected via the following websites: and as well as through surveys, event registrations, email sign-up forms, and personal meetings with staff, board and partners.

What Personally Identifiable Information is Collected
The types of personal information we collect depends on your type of engagement with us. Individuals that register for event participation or e-communications, or complete a survey voluntarily provide us with contact information (such as name, address, employer, and e-mail address). We may use this information for specific, limited purposes. You may always “opt out,” either now or at any time in the future, if you do not wish to receive our messages. FEN also collects information regarding your types of engagement with FEN (for example, event attendance, committee participation, etc.) and financial contributions you have made to FEN.

FEN will not collect other types of sensitive personal information, such as social security number, date of birth, driver’s license number, or health information.

IP addresses
FEN uses your IP address to help diagnose problems with our server, to administer websites ( and and for statistical metrics used to track website visitor traffic.

FEN uses “cookie” messages to automatically help provide better services. They remind us who you are and your preferences for our website based on what you’ve done and told us before. The “cookie” is placed in your computer and is read when you come back to our website. Cookies let us take you to the information and features you’re particularly interested in. They also let us track your usage of our websites so we know which parts of our sites are most popular. You can reject cookies or cancel them by instructing your Web browser accordingly.

How Your Information May Be Used
We use your personal information to provide you with personalized service; to send e-mail newsletters or alerts to you; to answer your requests; to invite you to events; to provide certificates of attendance; etc. You may choose to opt out at any time, which will cease all communications from us. We may also use your information to track visitor to our websites. This lets us see which of our features are the most popular so we can better serve our users’ needs. It also lets us provide aggregate data about our traffic (not identifying you personally, but showing how many visitors used which features, for example) to outside parties

Email Privacy
FEN does not provide, sell, or rent email addresses to anyone outside the organization.

External Links and include links to external websites. These links do not fall under the FEN domains, and FEN is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of external websites. Your use of any linked website is solely at your own risk.

Storage of Information
Personally identifying information is stored in a secured database, with access provided only to our staff and select board members. Information is typically stored for 5 years or unless removal is requested.

Acceptance of Privacy Notice
Your use of our services and/or website, including any dispute concerning privacy, is subject to this Privacy Notice. By using our services or website, you are accepting the practices set out in this privacy policy.

We may amend this privacy policy from time to time; please review it periodically. We maintain the option to modify this privacy at any time by electronic notice posted on our website. Your continued use of our website after the date that such notices are posted will be deemed to be your agreement to the changed terms.

Contact Us
For any questions regarding the Financial Empowerment privacy policy please contact us at: (360) 830-6190, or 12819 SE 38th St. #340, Bellevue, WA 98006