ON THIS WEBSITE.
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 concerning a natural person which, because of name, number, personal
mark, or other identifier, can be used to identify such natural person but only
to the extent such information is (i) collected through the Website by Worldwide
Who's Who; and (ii) is maintained by Worldwide Who's Who in an accessible form.
Personally identifiable information includes (1) a first and last name, (2) a home
or other physical address, including street name and name of a city or town, (3)
an e-mail address, (4) a telephone number, and (5) a social security number. In
the course of your use of this Website, Worldwide Who's Who may collect personally
identifiable information from you that includes (1) first and last name, (2) company
or business name, (3) a home or business address, including street name and name
of a city or town, (4) an e-mail address, (5) a telephone number, and (6) biographical
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.
agree, and consent to receive e-mail communications from Worldwide Who's Who for
purposes of, among other things, to receive (1) marketing material, promotional
offers, events, and news related to Worldwide Who's Who, (2) legal notices regarding
as notices for any security breaches involving your personally identifiable information
as required by applicable law (NOTE: To opt-out of receiving legal notices for security
breaches by electronic mail, please press the "OPT-OUT" button at the end of this
paragraph), and (3) to correspond with you regarding any transactions you may have
completed or attempted to complete on the Website or otherwise with Worldwide Who's
Who. Please note that your access or use of the Website or right to purchase products
or services from Worldwide Who's Who is NOT conditioned upon your consenting to
receive e-mail communications from Worldwide Who's Who, and that you may opt-out
of receiving future e-mail communication from Worldwide Who's Who by clicking the
"unsubscribe" link in any Worldwide Who's Who’ e-mail communication e-mailed to
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.
Worldwide Who's Who will deem that your independent decision to access and use the
Website constitutes an act of acceptance to the terms and conditions of this Privacy
Policy and that you have given your permission to us to collect and use your information
in accordance herewith.
Disclosure of Your Information to Third
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
Some pages on our Website use "cookies," which are small files that are placed on
your hard drive by the Website for identification purposes. These files are used
for site registration and customization the next time you visit us. It identifies
you to the Website when you revisit to load your preferences and track the pages
you visit. If your browser is set up to automatically accept cookies then your browser
will add this text in a small file to your hard drive. Most web browsers allow you
when receiving a cookie in order to be given a choice to accept or reject a cookie.
By not accepting cookies, you may have to manually input user IDs and passwords
to access certain information on this Website, and some pages may not fully function.
Please note, the only information held in a cookie is information you have provided
to Worldwide Who's Who.
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.
such changes. We recommend that all visitors and users of this Website re-visit
to our policy. Your continued use of the Worldwide Who's Who Website constitutes