The American Women's Club in Denmark

The AWC is a non-profit, voluntary organization that provides fun, friendship and social support to its members living permanently or temporarily in Denmark and promotes mutual understanding between the US and Denmark, particularly through philanthropic work.

We raise money for annual philanthropic grants to projects in Copenhagen, tri-annual cultural awards to Americans in Denmark and tri-annual scholarships to Danes wishing to study in the United States. We encourage the American spirit of volunteerism among our membership by asking members to contribute time and energy to out fundraising and community efforts. If this sounds like fun to you, join us! You can e-mail us at membership@awcdenmark.org

We have about 100 members, both women and men, of numerous nationalities, though we are predominantly Americans (65%) and predominantly women (95%).

AWC is a member organization of FAWCO, the Federation of American Women's Club Overseas: a network of independent American and international volunteer organizations representing private-sector American citizens overseas.

It is a resource and channel of information for its member clubs, contributes actively to the global community and represents the interests of all Americans abroad. Founded in 1931, FAWCO has over 75 member clubs throughout the world with more than 15,000 members. A recognized non-governmental organization (NGO) since 1995, FAWCO was granted special consultative status to the Economic and Social Council of the UN in 1997.

AWC Denmark Privacy Policy

This privacy policy will explain how our organization uses the personal data we collect from you when you use our website.

What data do we collect?

AWC collects the following data:

  • personal identification information (name, email address, phone number, etc.).

How we collect your data

You directly provide AWC with most of the data we collect. We collect data and process data when you:

  • become a member or sign up for club activities;
  • voluntarily complete a survey or provide feedback on any of our message boards or via email;
  • use or view our website via your browser’s cookies.

How we will use your data

AWC collects your data so that we can:

  • process your membership and manage your account;
  • email you with information about club events and activities;
  • prepare a Membership Directory;
  • use your name and photo in reports from club events in our newsletter, on our website and on Facebook (only with your consent).

When AWC processes your event or activity registration, it may share your data to activity leaders. 

How we store your data

AWC securely stores your data on an dedicated external hard-disk.
AWC will keep your name, address, email address and phone number for as long as you are a member. Once you request it, we will delete your data from our electronic record within one year. Membership directories remain in our archives. 

Your data protection rights

AWC would like to make sure you are fully aware of all of your data protection rights. Every user is entitled to the following.

  • The right to access – You have the right to request copies of your personal data.
  • The right to rectification – You have the right to request that AWC correct any information you believe is inaccurate. You also have the right to request AWC to complete any information that you believe is incomplete.
  • The right to erasure – You have the right to request that AWC erase your personal data, under certain conditions.
  • The right to restrict processing – You have the right to request that AWC restrict the processing of your personal data, under certain conditions.
  • The right to object to processing – You have the right to object to AWC’s processing of your personal data, under certain conditions.
  • The right to data portability – You have the right to request that AWC transfer the data that we have collected to another organization, or directly to you, under certain conditions.

If you make a request, we have one month to respond to you. If you would like to exercise any of these rights, please contact us at our email: vicepresident@awcdenmark.org.

Privacy policies of other websites

The AWC website contains links to other websites. Our privacy policy applies only to our website, so if you click on a link to another website, you should read their privacy policy.

Changes to our privacy policy

AWC keeps its privacy policy under regular review and places any updates on this web page. This privacy policy was last updated on 9 November 2020.

How to contact us

If you have any questions about AWC’s privacy policy, the data we hold on you, or you would like to exercise one of your data protection rights, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Email us at: vicepresident@awcdenmark.org.

How to contact the appropriate authority

Should you wish to report a complaint or if you feel that AWC has not addressed your concern in a satisfactory manner, you may contact the Information Commissioner’s Office through the Danish Data Protection Authority (Datatilsynet - https://www.datatilsynet.dk; tel.: 33 19 32 00).
















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