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PRIVACY POLICY

Effective date: 14 August 2020

Open World Alliance (“us”, “we”, or “our”) operates the https://www.openworldalliance.org website platform (hereinafter referred to as the “Service”).

This Privacy Policy (the “Policy”) informs you of our policies regarding the collection, use and disclosure of personal data when you use our Service and the choices you have associated with that data.

By accessing and/or using the Service you signify that you have read, understood and agree to the collection, storage, use and disclosure of your personal information as described in this Policy.

Unless otherwise defined in this Privacy Policy, the terms used in this Privacy Policy have the same meanings as in our Terms and Conditions, accessible from https://www.openworldalliance.org/terms/

  1. DEFINITIONS

  • Service
    Service is the https://www.openworldalliance.org website operated by Open World Alliance.

  • Personal Data
    Personal Data means data about a living individual who can be identified from those data (or from those and other information either in our possession or likely to come into our possession).

  • Usage Data
    Usage Data is data collected automatically either generated by the use of the Service or from the Service infrastructure itself.

  • Data Controller
    Data Controller means the natural or legal person who (either alone or jointly or in common with other persons) determines the purposes for which and the manner in which any personal information are, or are to be, processed. For the purpose of this Privacy Policy, we are a Data Controller of your Personal Data.

  • Data Processors (or Service Providers)
    Data Processor (or Service Provider) means any natural or legal person who processes the data on behalf of the Data Controller. We may use the services of various Service Providers in order to process your data more effectively.

  • Data Subject (or User)
    Data Subject is any living individual who is using our Service and is the subject of Personal Data.

2. INFORMATION WE COLLECT, AND HOW WE COLLECT IT

We collect information and personal information in connection with your use of the Service. This collection includes:

  • information that you provide in connection with the Service

  • information collected automatically eg. use of cookies and other technologies.

  • information from third parties

2.1 Information That You Provide

We may collect Personal Data you provide to us, that can be used to contact or identify you. This may include, but is not limited to:

  • Email address

  • First name and last name

  • Phone number

  • Address, State, ZIP/Postal code, City, Country

2.2 Information Collected Automatically (Cookies and Other Technologies)

We also automatically collect Usage Data, including information such as your computer’s Internet Protocol address (e.g. IP address), browser type, browser version, the pages of our Service that you visit, the time and date of your visit, the time spent on those pages, unique device identifiers and other diagnostic data. 

2.3 Information Third Parties Collect

When you visit or use the Service, third parties such as email service providers and ReCAPTCHA also obtain information about you or your computer or device, using cookies and other technologies. You may be able to “opt-out” of some of this information collection by actively managing the settings on your browser or mobile device, but we do not promise that such settings will be effective. Please refer to your browser’s or mobile device’s technical information for information on the settings offered for cookies or other tracking technologies.

 

3. WHAT ARE COOKIES?

Cookies are small text files placed on your computer to collect standard Internet log information and visitor behavior information. When you visit our website information may be automatically collected through cookies or similar technology. In general, cookies are used to retain user preferences, provide anonymised tracking data and help the site provide a better user experience. You can instruct your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. We suggest consulting the Help section of your browser or visit allaboutcookies.org


4. HOW WE USE INFORMATION

We collect, use, process, combine, retain and store personal information that we collect or receive for various purposes, including:

  • To provide and maintain our business activities, including to operate the Service

  • To notify you about changes to our Service

  • To communicate with you, respond to your requests and provide customer support

  • For analytics and research purposes to understand how you use our website and services so that we can make them more intuitive

  • To monitor the usage of our Service

  • To detect, prevent and address technical issues

  • For payment processing purposes

  • To provide you with newsletters, marketing or promotional materials and other information that may be of interest to you

  • To enforce this Policy, to resolve disputes, and otherwise to carry out our obligations and enforce our rights, and to protect our business interests and the interests and rights of third parties;

  • To comply with contractual and legal obligations and requirements;

  • To fulfil any other purpose for which you provide personal information; and

  • For any other lawful purpose, or another purpose that you consent to.

5. SERVICE PROVIDERS

We may employ third party companies and individuals to facilitate our Service, provide the Service on our behalf, perform Service-related services or assist us in analysing how our Service is used.

These third parties, such as email service and analytics providers, have access to your Personal Data only to perform these tasks on our behalf and are obligated not to disclose or use it for any other purpose.

6. DISCLOSURE OF DATA

We may transmit, disclose, grant access to, make available, and provide personal information to third parties, including:

  • To service providers, subcontractors, partners, vendors, consultants, and others that help us with any of the purposes noted above or otherwise in this Policy;

  • To our affiliates, parent companies, subsidiaries, and other related companies, all for the purposes noted above or otherwise in this Policy;

  • Legal Requirements - In the good faith belief that such action is necessary to:

  1. To comply with a legal obligation

  2. To protect and defend the rights or property of Open World Alliance

  3. To prevent or investigate possible wrongdoing in connection with the Service

  4. To protect the personal safety of users of the Service or the public

  5. To protect against legal liability

  • Law Enforcement - Under certain circumstances, we may be required to disclose your Personal Data if required to do so by law or in response to valid requests by public authorities e.g. a court or a government agency. (with or without notice to you, in our discretion);

  • Business Transaction- If we are involved in a merger, acquisition, restructuring, reorganization, dissolution or other sale or transfer of some or all of our assets, your personal information held by us may be among the assets transferred. We will provide notice before your Personal Data is transferred and becomes subject to a different Privacy Policy. 

  • To other third parties with your consent or upon your consent; 

7. INFORMATION ACCESS 

You may opt out of receiving any, or all, of these communications from us by following the unsubscribe link or instructions provided in any email we send or by contacting us at info@openworldalliance.org

If you would like to request access to or correction or deletion of personal information, please contact us.

We will work to honour your request within 10 business days. We may require you to provide additional information to identify yourself.

We do not promise that we will be able to satisfy your request. We also may not accommodate a request to change information if we believe the change would violate any law or legal requirement, cause the information to be incorrect, or if doing so would be burdensome in our discretion.

If you opt-out, we may still send you emails for service purposes, such as for responses to your requests or communications about your account.


8. DATA PROTECTION

The security of your data is important to us, however no method of transmission over the Internet or method of electronic storage is 100% secure. While we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your Personal Data, we cannot guarantee its absolute security. Any transmission of personal information by you is at your own risk. We are not responsible for circumvention of any privacy settings or security measures contained on the Service, including the illegal acts of third parties (such as criminal hacking).

9. DATA RETENTION

We will retain your Personal Data only for as long as we deem necessary for our business purposes, or as otherwise required to operate the Service, comply with your requests, or comply with applicable law, resolve disputes and enforce our legal agreements and policies.
 

10. TRANSFER OF DATA

Your information, including Personal Data, may be transferred to, and maintained on, computers located outside of your state, province, country or other governmental jurisdiction where the data protection laws may differ from those of your jurisdiction.

Your consent to this Privacy Policy followed by your submission of such information represents your agreement to that transfer.

We will take all the steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your data is treated securely and in accordance with this Privacy Policy and no transfer of your Personal Data will take place to an organisation or a country unless there are deemed adequate controls in place.

11. INFORMATION FROM CHILDREN

Our Service does not address anyone under the age of 18 (“Children”). We do not knowingly collect personal information from children. If you are a parent or guardian of a child and believe that your child may have provided us with personal information, please contact us. If we become aware that we have collected Personal Data from children without verification of parental consent, we will take steps to remove that information from our servers.

12. THIRD-PARTY WEBSITE PRIVACY POLICIES

The Service may provide links to third-party websites and online services. Our Policy applies only to our website, so if you click on a link to another website, please review their privacy policies before providing personal information to them. We have no control over and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies or practices of any third party sites or services.

13. YOUR DATA PROTECTION RIGHTS UNDER THE GENERAL DATA PROTECTION REGULATION (GDPR)

If you are a resident of the European Economic Area (EEA), you have certain data protection rights. We 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, update or delete the information we have on you. Whenever made possible, you can access, update or request deletion of your Personal Data directly within your account settings section. If you are unable to perform these actions yourself, please contact us to assist you.

  • The right of rectification. You have the right to have your information rectified if that information is inaccurate or incomplete.

  • The right to object. You have the right to object to our processing of your Personal Data.

  • The right of restriction. You have the right to request that we restrict the processing of your personal information.

  • The right to data portability. You have the right to be provided with a copy of the information we have on you in a structured, machine-readable and commonly used format.

  • The right to withdraw consent. You also have the right to withdraw your consent at any time where we have relied on your consent to process your personal information.

Please note that we may ask you to verify your identity before responding to such requests.

You have the right to complain to a Data Protection Authority about our collection and use of your Personal Data. For more information, please contact your local data protection authority in the European Economic Area (EEA).

14. UPDATES TO THIS POLICY

We keep this Policy under regular review and place any updates on this web page. Changes to this Policy are effective when they are posted on this page. You are advised to review this Policy periodically for any changes. Your continued use of the Service after an updated Policy is posted constitutes your consent to the revised Policy.

15. CONTACT

If you have questions about our 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 at info@openworldalliance.org