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Worldwide Who's Who, Inc. ("Worldwide Who's Who") recognizes and respects the importance of individual privacy and values the confidence of its customers. The globalization of business in this increasing electronic economy makes the collection of personal information of individuals a necessity. It is our goal to balance the benefits of e-commerce with the preservation of individual privacy rights.
Collecting Personally Identifiable Information
Generally, you browse our Website anonymously. However, in some circumstances, we may request you to provide personally identifiable information. Although, your response to such a request is completely voluntary, there are areas of our Website that require this information such as the Basic Listing Page, Online Application for Worldwide Who's Who and the Nomination Ballot which functions may not be available to those individuals who elect not to provide the information requested.
Use of Personally Identifiable Information
Worldwide Who's Who may use the personally identifiable information it collects from you during the course of your use of the Website for a variety of business and marketing purposes including specifically, without limitation, (1) processing online membership applications, (2) contacting potential registry nominees, (3) maintaining the accuracy and integrity of the online registry, (4) conducting transactions, (5) for record-keeping and archival purposes pursuant to applicable law, (6) promoting Website development and registration, (7) customer service purposes, (8) to contact and correspond with you for marketing and other business purposes, and (9) for Worldwide Who's Who to call you and inform you of your nomination.
Worldwide Who's Who also collects domain information as a part of our analysis of the use of our Website. This data enables us to become more familiar with which customers visit our Website and web pages, how often they visit, and what parts of the Website they visit most often. Worldwide Who's Who uses this information to improve our web-based offerings. This information is collected automatically and requires no action on your part.
In addition, Worldwide Who's Who may provide customer satisfaction surveys or other surveys which you may complete at your sole option. These surveys may collect information to help us determine which products, services and offers are of most interest to our current and future customers.
Disclosure of Your Information to Third Parties
Worldwide Who's Who may share and disclose your personally identifiable information (with the exception of credit card information) with its (1) business partners, (2) affiliates, (3) subsidiaries, (4) legal representatives, (5) sales agents, (6) independent contractors, and (7) third-party vendors and suppliers for Worldwide Who's Who’ business purposes described above, across borders and from your country of residence or jurisdiction to other countries around the world. Notwithstanding anything stated to contrary herein, Worldwide Who's Who will not share your personally identifiable information with third-parties for third parties’ direct marketing purposes, that are unrelated to Worldwide Who's Who products and services.
Collecting Your Information Through Cookies
Securing Your Information
Other than the personally identifiable information you provide to us during the course of using the Website, any material, information or other communication you transmit or post to our Website will be considered non-confidential and non-proprietary ("Communications"). Except as otherwise provided by applicable law that cannot be waived, Worldwide Who's Who will have no obligations with respect to the Communications. Accordingly, you hereby acknowledge and agree that Communications will not be entitled to any security or privacy protection by Worldwide Who's Who and that Worldwide Who's Who has no obligation to protect the security or privacy of Communications. Worldwide Who's Who and its designees will be free to copy, disclose, distribute, incorporate and otherwise use the Communications and all data, images, sounds, text and other things embodied therein for any and all commercial or non-commercial purposes. You are prohibited from posting or transmitting to or from our Website any unlawful, threatening, libelous, defamatory, obscene, pornographic, or other material that would violate any law.