Who we are

Our website address is: http://www.encouraginggirls.com.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection. An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Contact forms

Information provided in our contact form is sent directly to The Encouraging Girls Project and not third-parties.


If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact 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 tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

Retention of Personal Information and Withdrawal of Consent

The Encouraging Girls Project retains your personal information for only as long as is necessary to fulfill the purposes in this Privacy Policy.
You are free to refuse or withdraw consent at any time. If you wish to deactivate your account or request that The Encouraging Girls Project no longer use your personal information, you can do so by contacting The Encouraging Girls Project at info@encouraginggirls.com.

The Encouraging Girls Project will retain and use your personal information as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our contractual arrangements.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, 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.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Your contact information

The Encouraging Girls Project
Email: info@encouraginggirls.com
Tel: (615) 804-2238

Additional information

We will communicate with you to respond to your inquiries, provide The Encouraging Girls Project package you request, and to manage your account.

How we protect your data

The Encouraging Girls Project uses standard, industry-wide, and commercially reasonable measures to protect your personal information. These may include physical, electronic, contractual or managerial measures. The Encouraging Girls Project cannot guarantee the security of our database or that information will not be intercepted. You transmit information to The Encouraging Girls Project via the Internet at your own risk. However, we ensure that our website data is securely hosted and backed up for added page protection.

What data breach procedures we have in place

We constantly monitor our website for an intrusion and have an incident response team in plane to mitigate any vulnerabilities.

What third parties we receive data from

The Services may include third party features and widgets. These features and widgets may collect your IP address, pages you visit, and may set a cookie to enable the feature or widget to function properly. These features and widgets are governed by the privacy policies of the companies providing them.

The Encouraging Girls Project is not responsible for and does not control the privacy policies of these companies.

Links to Third Party Websites

The Encouraging Girls Project is not responsible for the privacy practices of any third party websites whose advertising may appear on the Services. If you click on any third party advertising, this may take you away from the Services and onto a third party website.

The Encouraging Girls Project encourages you to read the privacy policies of all third party websites or applications before you submit any personal information to third parties. The Encouraging Girls Project is not responsible for and does not control the privacy policies of third party websites.

Industry regulatory disclosure requirements

The Encouraging Girls Project does not sell, share, rent, trade or transfer your personal information or geo-location to any third party, except as disclosed in this Privacy Policy.

The Encouraging Girls Project may disclose your personal information with our volunteers, hosting service provider, agents and other third party companies and individuals for administrative purposes, to provide and facilitate the Services, to fulfill and facilitate The Encouraging Girls Project, to package down requests, to provide customer support, to perform services related to our website or mobile application, or to assist us in analyzing the Services. These third parties have access to your personal information only to perform these tasks. They may not to collect, use or disclose your personal information for any other purposes.

The Encouraging Girls Project may disclose your personal information when required or permitted to do so by law or applicable regulations.

The Encouraging Girls Project may disclose your personal information if The Encouraging Girls Project is involved in a merger or acquisition of all or part of our assets.

The Encouraging Girls Project may share aggregated information with third parties. The Encouraging Girls Project does not share any information that is capable of personally identifying you.


Children under 18 are permitted to use our services with parent or adult supervision. The Encouraging Girls Project does not knowingly collect personal information from any person under 18 years of age.