Thank you for visiting our website. The Workie Institute for Social and Educational Research (WISER) is committed to protecting your privacy. Please read this notice to learn about WISER’s privacy policies for its website

This privacy notice applies solely to information collected by this website, except where stated otherwise. WISER reserves the right at any time and without notice to change this privacy policy simply by posting such changes on our website. Any changes will be effective immediately upon posting.

Personal Information


You can visit our website without revealing any personal information. You may voluntarily submit your email address or other personally identifiable data to take part in an activity on the site, such as sharing your story or making a donation. In that case and with your approval, we may send you occasional messages about WISER projects and events.


You can select the level of privacy you want when you share your story with WISER. Just indicate your privacy setting on the online form. You can give WISER permission to share your story publicly or let us know that it should not be shared outside of WISER. You can also ask us to change or remove the names in your story. When you give WISER permission to share your story, that means we may post it on our website, include it in our outreach, add it as part of our educational material or use it in another part of our work.

When you make a donation, WISER will collect payment information, billing address and other information necessary to process a donation. We may contact you to thank you for your donations. If you want to donate anonymously, you can let WISER know by sending an email to

WISER’s email lists are never shared with third parties without your permission unless we are required to share them by law. WISER will not send you mailings on behalf of other organizations. WISER will not sell or trade your personally identifiable information to any third parties.

Your Rights


You can unsubscribe from a WISER mailing list at any time by responding to the instructions provided at the bottom of each message. You can also do any of the following at any time by contacting us via the email address or phone number provided on our website:

1.  See what data we have about you, if any 

2.  Change or correct any data we have about you 

3.  Have us delete any data we have about you; or 

4.  Express any concern you have about our use of your data.

Text Messages


WISER may communicate with you by text if you opt-in.  Texting is a quick, easy and fun way to get exclusive updates.  To join, text 'WISER' to 797979.  We typically send up to four texts per month.


You must be at least 18 years of age or have parental permission to receive text messages. If you are under age 14, you cannot use this service. Message and data rates may apply in the U.S.  Standard message and data rates apply in Canada. To unsubscribe, simply text ‘STOP’ to 797979.  For help, text 'HELP' to 797979.  This services is powered by EZ Texting ®.  



Like many other websites, we may use "cookies" on this site. A cookie is a piece of data stored on a site visitor's hard drive to help us improve your access to our site and identify repeat visitors to our site. For instance, when we use a cookie to identify you, you would not have to log in a password more than once, thereby saving time while on our site. Cookies can also enable us to track and target the interests of our users to enhance their experience on our site. Usage of a cookie is in no way linked to any personally identifiable information on our site.



We take precautions to protect your information. When you submit sensitive information via the website, your information is protected both online and offline.

Wherever we collect sensitive information (such as credit card data), that information is transmitted through Secure Socket Layer (SSL) encryption. You can verify this by looking for a closed lock icon on your web browser, or looking for "https" at the beginning of the address of the web page.

While we use encryption to protect sensitive information transmitted online, we also protect your information offline. Only employees who need the information to perform a specific job (e.g. creating story banks, processing donations) are granted access to personally identifiable information. The computers and servers on which we store personally identifiable information are kept in a secure environment.


This web site contains links to other sites. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the content or privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of any other site that collects personally identifiable information.

Comments & Questions

If you have any questions about this privacy notice, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this site, please contact or 833-WISER- US (833-947- 3787).