World Bible School, Inc
P.O. Box 2169
Cedar Park, TX 78630
Effective Date: 4/1/2020
This page represents a legal document and is the Terms and Conditions (Agreement) for our Websites, www.worldbibleschool.org, www.worldbibleschool.net, www.mathetis.org, www.spokenapp.org, and our Mobile Applications, collectively and herein after called “Platform.”
The terms “us”, “we”, and “our” refer to our company World Bible School, Inc, the owner of the Platform. A “Visitor” is someone who merely browses our Platform. A “Member” is someone who has registered with us to use our Platform. The term “User” is a collective identifier that refers to either a Visitor, Member, Coach, Student, Mentor, Group Leader and Learner. The initials “WBS” refers to World Bible School, Inc.
All text, information, graphics, design, and data offered through our Platform, whether produced by our Members or by us, are collectively known as our “Content”. We distinguish content posted by our Members as “Member Content”.
This Agreement is between you and World Bible School, Inc (WBS).
THIS AGREEMENT CONTAINS WARRANTY DISCLAIMERS AND OTHER PROVISIONS THAT LIMIT OUR LIABILITY TO YOU. PLEASE READ THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS CAREFULLY AND IN THEIR ENTIRETY, AS USING, ACCESSING, AND/OR BROWSING OUR PLATFORM CONSTITUTES ACCEPTANCE OF THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO BE BOUND TO EACH AND EVERY TERM AND CONDITION SET FORTH HEREIN, PLEASE EXIT OUR PLATFORM IMMEDIATELY AND DO NOT USE THEM ANY FURTHER.
Except as otherwise noted, this Agreement constitutes the entire and only Agreement between you and WBS and supersedes all other Agreements, representations, warranties, and understandings with respect to our Platform, and the subject matter contained herein. However, for you to use our Platform, you may also be required to agree to additional terms and conditions. Those additional terms and conditions will be incorporated into this Agreement unless otherwise stated.
Our Privacy Notice is considered part of this Agreement and is available for you to review by clicking the link on the footer of our Platform.
Anyone regardless of race, age, sex, origin or belief is able to register and remain an active User as long as the terms of this Agreement are obeyed.
WBS online tools are made available for your personal communication and are not for commercial use.
Any legal controversy or claim arising from or relating to this Agreement and/or our Platform, excluding legal action taken by us to collect or recover damages for – or obtain any injunction relating to – intellectual property and our Platform, will be settled solely by binding arbitration in accordance with the commercial arbitration rules of the American Arbitration Association. Any such controversy or claim will be arbitrated on an individual basis and will not be consolidated in any arbitration with any claim or controversy of any other party. The arbitration will be conducted in Cedar Park, Texas, and judgment on the arbitration award may be entered into any court having jurisdiction thereof. You or we may seek any interim or preliminary relief from a court of competent jurisdiction in Cedar Park, Texas necessary to protect our or your rights or property pending the completion of arbitration. Each party will bear half the arbitration fees and costs.
This Agreement will be treated as if it were executed and performed in Cedar Park, Texas, and will be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the state of Texas without regard to conflict of law provisions. In addition, you agree to submit to the personal jurisdiction and venue of such courts. Any cause of action by you with respect to our Platform must be instituted within one (1) year after the cause of action arose or be forever waived and barred.
WBS shall have the right to monitor and review the content of any discussions, chats, forums, mailings, postings, transmissions and bulletin boards, although WBS is not under legal obligation to do so. As a Christian organization, we uphold specific foundational beliefs. We expect visitors to our Platform, and anyone using our communication tools to adhere to a sense of decency and decorum that we deem appropriate.
We are the sole authority on questions of appropriate communication. WBS assumes no responsibility or liability arising from the content of an online posting to our Platform. WBS is not a dating website and should not be used for that purpose. The purpose of WBS is to study the Bible and grow in knowledge of God’s word. Anyone found to be engaging in activity for the purpose of dating, courtship or seeking marriage will be swiftly suspended and blocked.
WBS shall have the right in its sole discretion to edit or refuse to post or remove any material submitted to or posted on our Platform. WBS shall have the right to remove any material that it determines to be in violation of these provisions or otherwise objectionable, inappropriate or in direct violation of Biblical commandments.
As a WBS user, you will not engage in advertising, solicitation to buy or sell any product or services, or otherwise engage in any commercial activity. You will not transmit any junk email, chain letters or spam through our Platform. You will not post, distribute or reproduce in any way any copyrighted material, trademarks, logo or other proprietary information through our Platform or in connection with WBS without obtaining prior consent from the owner of such proprietary rights.
Upon account activation, Users agree to a limited use license which allows him/her to utilize the online system on our Platform and printed material for correspondence. The following guidelines should be followed by Users of our Platform:
Using paid digital ads such as Google Ads or Bing Ads for promoting WBS online or postal courses is prohibited. This introduces competition for the keywords WBS places bids on and will drive up the cost of clicks.
WBS welcomes churches, ministries, schools and individuals to link to our Platform with text links using the WBS name and/or using the WBS Logo.
BY USING THE WBS LOGO AND/OR LINKING YOU AGREE TO THE FOLLOWING TERMS:
WBS is the sole owner of the WBS name and the WBS logo which is a trademark registered or pending to be registered in the U.S. Your use of the WBS name and logo acknowledges WBS’s ownership of the logo. All use of or goodwill associated with the logo shall insure to the benefit of WBS. WBS reserves the right to take action against any use of the logo that does not conform to any of the conditions herein, or that infringes any intellectual property or other rights of WBS or any of its affiliates or violates other applicable law.
WBS will grant a license to use the logo, upon the following agreement:
The license further depends on your agreement that:
The license further depends on your agreement that the WBS name and logo will not be used or displayed in a way that disparages WBS or its affiliates or their products or services, infringes any intellectual property or other rights of WBS or any of its affiliates, violates any state, federal, or international law, or diminishes or otherwise damages WBS’s goodwill in the Logo.
WBS regularly reviews this Agreement for compliance. Please direct any questions or concerns regarding this Agreement or WBS’s treatment of personal information by writing to us at: Privacy Matters, c/o WBS Inc., PO Box 2169, Cedar Park, TX 78630. When we receive formal written complaints at this address, it is WBS’s policy to contact the complaining user regarding his or her concerns. As further investigation is deemed appropriate, we will review all related communications regarding the alleged non-compliance. We will cooperate with the appropriate regulatory authorities, including local data protection authorities, to resolve any complaints regarding the transfer of personal data that cannot be resolved between WBS and an individual.
WBS grants you a nonexclusive, nontransferable, revocable license to access and use our Platform strictly in accordance with this Agreement. Your use of our Platform is solely for internal, personal, noncommercial purposes unless otherwise provided for in this Agreement. No printout or electronic version of any part of our Platform may be used by you in any litigation or arbitration matter whatsoever under any circumstances.
You agree to comply with all applicable domestic and international laws, statutes, ordinances, and regulations regarding your use of our Platform, and any software provided therein. WBS will fully cooperate with authorities or court orders requesting details of any illegal actions related to our Platform.
Our Platform may contain our service marks or trademarks as well as those of our affiliates or other companies in the form of words, graphics, and logos. Your use of our Platform does not constitute any right or license for you to use our service marks or trademarks without the prior written permission of WBS. It is our policy to respond to notices of alleged infringement. Our Content, as found within our Platform, is protected under United States and foreign copyrights. The copying, redistribution, use, or publication by you of any such Content is strictly prohibited. Your use of our Platform does not grant you any ownership rights to our Content.
To use our Platform, you must register with us to become a Member. Your Membership is not transferable or assignable and is void where prohibited. Our Platform is intended solely for Users who are at least (18) years of age or older unless authorized by a parent or legal guardian. Any registration by, use of, or access to our Platform by anyone under that age is unauthorized, unlicensed, and in violation of these Terms and Conditions. By using our Platform, you represent and warrant that you are (18) years of age or older and agree to abide by all the terms and conditions of this Agreement. WBS has sole right and discretion to determine whether to accept a Member and may reject a Member’s registration with or without explanation.
When you complete the registration process, you will receive a password that will allow you to access our Platform. You agree to maintain the confidentiality of your password and are fully responsible for all liability and damages resulting from your failure to maintain that confidentiality as well as all activities that occur through the use of your password. You agree to immediately notify us of any unauthorized use of your password or any other breach of security. You agree that our Platform cannot and will not be liable for any loss or damage arising from your failure to comply with password security as discussed herein.
Children 17 and under are not authorized to post messages or participate in forums on any WBS Platform unless the Platform has been specifically designed for them and all appropriate parental notification and parental approval requirements have been complied with.
We do not represent or otherwise warrant that our Platform will be error-free or free from viruses or other harmful components, or that we will correct any errors. We do not represent or otherwise warrant that the information available on or through our Platform will be correct, accurate, timely, or otherwise reliable. WBS reserves the right at our sole discretion to change any content, software, and other items used or contained in our Platform at any time without notice.
Our Platform publishes content supplied by third parties, Users, advertisers, merchants, and sponsors. WBS, Inc has no editorial control over such content. Any opinions or other information or content expressed or made available by third parties, including information providers and Users of our Platform, are those of the respective author(s) and not of WBS.We do not guarantee the accuracy, completeness, merchantability, or fitness for any particular purpose nor the legality of any content provided by any of these parties.
You understand that we do not operate or control the products or services offered by third-party merchants. These merchants are responsible for all aspects of order processing, fulfillment, billing, and customer service. We are not a party to the transactions entered into between you and merchants. You agree that use of or purchase from such merchants is AT YOUR SOLE RISK AND WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND BY US. All rules, legal documents (including privacy policies), and operating procedures of merchants will apply to you while on any merchant websites.
WBS is not responsible or liable in any manner for any Content posted on our Platform, whether posted or caused by Members of our Platform, or by WBS. Although we provide rules for Member conduct and postings, we do not control and are not responsible for what Members post, transmit, or share on our Platform, and are not responsible for any offensive, inappropriate, obscene, unlawful, or otherwise objectionable content you may encounter using our Platform. WBS is not responsible for the online or offline conduct of any User of our Platform.
Our Platform may be temporarily unavailable from time to time for maintenance or other reasons. WBS assumes no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction, unauthorized access to, or alteration of Member communications.
WBS is not responsible for any technical malfunction or other problems of any telephone network or service, computer system, server or provider, computer or mobile phone equipment, or software, or for any failure of email on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet, or for any combination thereof – including injury or damage to Members’ or any other person’s computer, mobile phone, or other hardware or software – related to or resulting from the use or downloading of materials in connection with our Platform, including, without limitation, any software provided through our Platform.
Under no circumstances will WBS be responsible for any loss or damage, including any loss or damage, personal injury, or death resulting from anyone’s use of our Platform, or any interactions between Users of our Platform, whether online or offline.
Reference to any products, services, processes, or other information by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, supplier, or otherwise does not constitute or imply endorsement, sponsorship, recommendation, or any affiliation with our Platform by third parties or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized by our Platform.
THE INFORMATION, CONTENT, AND DOCUMENTS FROM OR THROUGH OUR PLATFORM ARE PROVIDED ‘AS-IS’, ‘AS AVAILABLE’, WITH ‘ALL FAULTS’, AND ALL EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES ARE DISCLAIMED (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE DISCLAIMER OF ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE). OUR PLATFORM MAY CONTAIN BUGS, ERRORS, PROBLEMS, OR OTHER LIMITATIONS.
WBS, INCLUDING ALL OUR AFFILIATES, HAS NO LIABILITY WHATSOEVER FOR YOUR USE OF OUR PLATFORM. WBS CANNOT GUARANTEE AND DOES NOT PROMISE ANY SPECIFIC RESULTS FROM THE USE OF OUR PLATFORM, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, RELATED SOFTWARE. WBS DOES NOT REPRESENT OR WARRANT THAT OUR CONTENT, PLATFORM, OR ANY SOFTWARE FOUND WITHIN ARE ACCURATE, COMPLETE, RELIABLE, CURRENT, ERROR-FREE, OR FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. THEREFORE, YOU SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION IN THE USE AND DOWNLOADING OF ANY SUCH CONTENT OR SOFTWARE AND USE INDUSTRY-RECOGNIZED SOFTWARE TO DETECT AND REMOVE VIRUSES. ALL RESPONSIBILITY OR LIABILITY FOR ANY DAMAGES CAUSED BY VIRUSES SOMEHOW ATTRIBUTED TO OUR PLATFORM IS DISCLAIMED.
WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, YOU UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT YOU DOWNLOAD OR OTHERWISE OBTAIN CONTENT AND RELATED SOFTWARE FROM OR THROUGH OUR PLATFORM AT YOUR OWN RISK AND THAT YOU WILL BE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR USE THEREOF AND ANY DAMAGES TO YOUR MOBILE DEVICE OR COMPUTER SYSTEM, LOSS OF DATA, OR OTHER HARM OF ANY KIND THAT MAY RESULT. WE AND ALL OUR AFFILIATES ARE NOT LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF BUSINESS, LOSS OF PROFITS, LITIGATION, OR THE LIKE), WHETHER BASED ON BREACH OF CONTRACT, BREACH OF WARRANTY, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), PRODUCT LIABILITY, OR OTHERWISE, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. THE NEGATION AND LIMITATION OF DAMAGES SET FORTH ABOVE ARE FUNDAMENTAL ELEMENTS OF THE BASIS OF THE BARGAIN BETWEEN YOU AND WBS.
OUR PLATFORM WOULD NOT BE PROVIDED WITHOUT SUCH LIMITATIONS. NO ADVICE OR INFORMATION, WHETHER ORAL OR WRITTEN, OBTAINED BY YOU FROM US THROUGH OUR PLATFORM WILL CREATE ANY WARRANTY, REPRESENTATION, OR GUARANTEE NOT EXPRESSLY STATED IN THIS AGREEMENT.
IN NO EVENT WILL WBS OR ITS DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, OR AGENTS BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANY THIRD PERSON FOR ANY INDIRECT, CONSEQUENTIAL, EXEMPLARY, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES, INCLUDING FOR ANY LOST PROFITS OR LOST DATA ARISING FROM YOUR USE OF OUR PLATFORM, OR ANY RELATED SOFTWARE ACCESSED THROUGH OR DOWNLOADED FROM OUR PLATFORM, EVEN IF WBS IS AWARE OR HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. NOTWITHSTANDING ANYTHING TO THE CONTRARY CONTAINED HEREIN, WBS’S LIABILITY TO YOU FOR ANY CAUSE WHATSOEVER, AND REGARDLESS OF THE FORM OF THE ACTION, WILL AT ALL TIMES BE LIMITED TO THE AMOUNT PAID, IF ANY, BY YOU TO US FOR SERVICES ACCESSED DURING THE PREVIOUS MONTH OF YOUR MEMBERSHIP PRIOR TO THE EVENT GIVING RISE TO LIABILITY.
Members may post their content through our Platform (Member Content). Members and Visitors understand that by using our Platform, they may be exposed to content that is offensive, indecent, or objectionable. We have no control over Member Content and do not in any way guarantee its quality, accuracy, or integrity. WBS is not responsible for the monitoring or filtering of any Member Content. Should any Member Content be found illegal, WBS will submit all necessary information to relevant authorities.
If any Member Content is reported to WBS as being offensive or inappropriate, we may ask the Member to retract or otherwise modify the questionable content within 24 hours of being notified by WBS If the Member fails to meet such a request, WBS Inc has full authority to restrict the Member’s ability to post Member Content or to immediately terminate the Member’s membership without further notice to the Member.
Without limiting the foregoing, we have sole discretion to remove any Member Content that violates this Agreement or that is otherwise objectionable in our sole discretion. Members are responsible for complying with all applicable federal and state laws for their content, including copyright and trademark laws. Members will respect copyright and trademark laws.
You warrant that you will not use our Platform to infringe on the intellectual property rights of others in any way. In accordance with the DMCA and other applicable law, we have adopted a policy of terminating Members whom we deem, in our sole discretion, to be infringers of others’ intellectual property rights.
As a Member, you agree not to use our Platform to do any of the following:
Upload, post, or otherwise transmit any Member Content that:
Use our Content to:
You grant WBS a license to use the information and materials you post to our Platform. By posting, displaying, transmitting, performing, or otherwise distributing information or other content (“Member Content”) to our Platform, you are granting WBS its officers, directors, employees, agents, consultants, representatives, and affiliates, a license to use the Member Content in connection with the operation of the business of WBS its directors, employees, officers, affiliates, representatives, consultants, and agents, including, without limitation, a right to distribute, copy, transmit, publicly display, reproduce, translate, edit, and reformat Member Content. You understand and agree that you will not be compensated for any Member Content. By posting Member Content on our Platform, you warrant and represent that you own the rights to the Member Content or are authorized to post, display, distribute, perform, or transmit Member Content.
We reserve the right to investigate complaints or reported violations of this Agreement and to take any action we deem appropriate, including, but not limited to, reporting any suspected unlawful activity to law enforcement officials, regulators, or other third parties and disclosing any information necessary or appropriate to such persons or entities relating to your profile, email addresses, usage history, posted materials, IP addresses, and traffic information.
You may provide links to our Platform provided that (a) you do not remove or obscure any portion of our Platform by framing or otherwise, (b) your services do not engage in illegal or pornographic activities, and (c) you cease providing links to our Platform immediately upon our request.
Our Platform may from time to time contain links to third-party websites. Inclusion of links for any website on our Platform does not mean that we endorse, guarantee, warrant, or recommend the services, information, content, and/or data of such third-party websites.WBS has no control over the legal documents and privacy practices of third-party websites; you access any third-party websites at your own risk. We recommend that you review the privacy notice and terms and conditions of those websites to fully understand what information is collected and how it is used.
You represent and warrant that if you are purchasing something from us, (i) any payment information you supply is true and complete, (ii) charges incurred by you will be honored by your bank or credit card company, (iii) you will pay the charges incurred by you at the posted prices, including any applicable taxes, and (iv) if your initial payment method is dishonored, you will still pay the incurred charges, including any surcharge we may incur due to the dishonored payment.
Donations and Bible purchases are not refundable. We will replace any physical product if it was damaged during shipping or is defective.
Your membership with us is effective until terminated by you or us. Your rights under these Terms and Conditions will terminate without our notice if you fail to comply with any term of these Terms and Conditions. Upon termination, you will stop representing yourself as a registered Member. You must delete or destroy any information or content (including all copies) obtained from our Platform. Certain provisions of this Agreement, including, but not limited to, copyrights, indemnity, trademarks, limitation of liability, warranty, and jurisdictional issues will survive the termination of this Agreement.
You agree to indemnify, defend, and hold us and our partners, agents, officers, directors, employees, subcontractors, successors, assigns, third-party suppliers of information and documents, attorneys, advertisers, product and service providers, and affiliates free from any liability, loss, claim, and expense, including reasonable attorney’s fees, related to your violation of this Agreement or use of our Platform.
Should any part of this Agreement be held invalid or unenforceable, that portion will be construed consistent with applicable law and the remaining portions will remain in full force and effect. To the extent that any Content is in conflict or inconsistent with this Agreement, this Agreement will take precedence. Our failure to enforce any provision of this Agreement will not be deemed a waiver of such a provision, nor of the right to enforce such a provision. Our rights under this Agreement will survive any termination of this Agreement.
We reserve the right to change these Terms and Conditions at any time by giving you advance notice of the changes by email or in writing. We will also post these changes on our Platform. These changes will become effective 30 days after receipt of the notice. To avoid doubt, no unilateral amendment will retroactively change agreed dispute-resolution provisions of these Terms and Conditions, if any, including, for example, arbitration provisions for then-pending disputes unless the parties expressly agree otherwise. Your continued use of our Platform after any change to these Terms and Conditions and our notifying you will constitute your acceptance of such change. If you do not agree with the changes to these Terms and Conditions, you can choose to discontinue the use of our Platform.
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Notice Version: 1.0
This privacy notice applies to the information that we collect from you when you use our websites, www.worldbibleschool.org, www.worldbibleschool.net, www.mathetis.org, www.spokenapp.org, and our mobile applications collectively and herein after called “Platform.”
Our privacy notice tells you what personal data and nonpersonal data we may collect from you, how we collect them, how we protect them, how we share them, how you can access and change them, and how you can limit our sharing of them. Our privacy notice also explains certain legal rights that you have with respect to your personal data. Any capitalized terms not defined herein will have the same meaning as where they are defined elsewhere on our Platform.
‘NONPERSONAL DATA’ (NPD) is information that is in no way personally identifiable.
‘PERSONAL DATA’ (PD) means any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (‘data subject’); an identifiable natural person is one who can be identified directly or indirectly by reference to an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data, an online identifier, or to one or more factors specific to the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural, or social identity of that natural person. PD is in many ways the same as Personally Identifiable Information (PII). However, PD is broader in scope and covers more data. (GDPR) means General Data Protection Regulation.
INFORMATION WE COLLECT AND HOW WE COLLECT IT
HOW YOUR INFORMATION IS USED AND SHARED
RETAINING AND DESTROYING YOUR PD
UPDATING YOUR PD
REVOKING YOUR CONSENT FOR USING YOUR PD
PROTECTING THE PRIVACY RIGHTS OF THIRD PARTIES
DO NOT TRACK SETTINGS
LINKS TO OTHER WEBSITES
PROTECTING CHILDREN’S PRIVACY
OUR EMAIL POLICY
OUR SECURITY POLICY
USE OF YOUR CREDIT CARD
TRANSFERRING PD FROM THE EUROPEAN UNION
CHANGES TO OUR PRIVACY NOTICE
When using our Platform and submitting PD to us, you may have certain rights under the GDPR if you reside or are in any of the countries of the European Union. Depending on the legal basis for processing your PD you may have some or all of the following rights:
As a Californian consumer you have certain rights under the California Consumer Privacy Act (CaCPA) AB 375, some of these rights are:
These rights include the right to request what personal information we collect and disclose about consumers.
Personal information includes:
Under California Civil Code Section 1798.83 our customers and users who are California residents are permitted to request certain information about the types of information shared by World Bible School, Inc with third parties for their direct marketing purposes and the identities of those third parties. To make such a request please send an email to:
or write to us at:
Generally, you control the amount and type of information that you provide to us when using our Platform.
Our legal basis for collecting and processing your PD when you buy our products or services is based on and the necessity for the performance of a contract or to take steps to enter into a contract. Our legal basis for collecting and processing your PD when you sign up for our free newsletter, free bible studies, free mobile apps, free online correspondence, and download free information through our Platform is based on consent.
We automatically receive information from your web browser or mobile device. This information may include the name of the website from which you entered our Platform, if any, as well as the name of the website you’ll visit when you leave our Platform. This information may also include the IP address of your computer/the proxy server you use to access the Internet, your Internet service provider’s name, your web browser type, the type of mobile device, your computer operating system, and data about your browsing activity when using our Platform. We use all this information to analyze trends among our users to help improve our Platform.
When you enter and use our Platform and agree to accept cookies, some of these cookies may contain your PD.
We may also use a technology called web beacons to collect general information about your use of our Platform and your use of special promotions or newsletters. The information we collect by web beacons allows us to statistically monitor the number of people who open our emails. Web beacons also help us to understand the behavior of our customers and users.
When you register as a WBS Internet student, a WBS Internet study helper, or when buying our products or services, we may collect some or all of the following information: your first and last name, email address, physical address, date of birth, credit card or other payment information, phone number, username, password, and other information listed.
When you use our Platform, we may collect and process information about your actual physical location. We use several technologies such as GPS and IP tracking to determine your location. These technologies may also give us information about nearby cell towers, Wi-Fi access points, and other devices.
We use a service that tracks your behavior from device to device. This technology can track your responses from your desktop computer to your laptop, smartphone, and tablet, in any order when using these devices. We use the information we get from this technology to analyze traffic behavior, improve our marketing and advertising.
Our Platform contains chat software or contact forms that enable you to communicate with us live online or offline by email. In some cases you can communicate with us without buying our products and services. When you use our chat software or contact forms, we may collect some or all the following information: your email address, first name, last name, location, and any other information you willingly choose to give us. You should limit the information you give to us to one that is necessary to answer your questions.
Our Platform uses Google Analytics to collect information about the use of our Platform. Google Analytics collects information from users such as age, gender, interests, demographics, how often they visit our Platform, what pages they visit, and what other websites they have used before coming to our Platform. We use the information we get from Google Analytics to analyze traffic, improve our marketing, advertising, and Platform. Google Analytics collects only the IP address assigned to you on the date you visit our Platform, not your name or other identifying information. We do not combine the information collected using Google Analytics with PD. Although Google Analytics plants a permanent cookie on your web browser to identify you as a unique user the next time you use our Platform, the cookie cannot be used by anyone but Google. Google also uses specific identifiers to help collect information about the use of our Platform.
Third parties, including Facebook, may use first-party cookies, third-party cookies, web beacons, and other storage technologies to collect or receive information from our Platform and elsewhere on the Internet, and use that information to provide measurement services and target ads. With Facebook remarketing you may see our ads on Facebook after you have used our services. For this to happen Facebook uses unique cookies that are activated and placed in a visitor’s browser when they land on a webpage. Facebook lookalike audience targeting allows us to show ads on Facebook to people who are similar to those who have already visited or made a purchase from our services. To opt out of Facebook’s collection and use of information for ad targeting visit: https://www.facebook.com/help/568137493302217
If you do not provide us with enough PD, we may not be able to provide you all our products and services. However, you can access and use some parts of our Platform without giving us your PD.
We use the information we receive from you to:
When we communicate with you, we will use the email address you provided when you registered as a user or customer. We may also send you emails with promotional information about our Platform or offers from us or our affiliates unless you have opted out of receiving such information. You can change your contact preferences at any time through your account or by contacting us using the contact information at the top of this privacy notice.
We do not sell or rent your PD to third parties for marketing purposes. However, for data aggregation purposes we may use your NPD, which might be sold to other parties at our discretion. Any such data aggregation would not contain any of your PD. We may give your PD to third-party service providers whom we hire to provide services to us. These third-party service providers may include but are not limited to payment processors, web analytics companies, advertising networks, call centers, data management services, help desk providers, accountants, law firms, auditors, shopping cart and email service providers, and shipping companies.
Some of your user personal information, including your location, first and last name, business type, LinkedIn and Facebook profiles, current place of work, job position, business name, business address, profile picture, email address, friend connections, spoken languages, business phone number, mobile number, business URL, username, and any image or video content that you have uploaded to our Platform may be displayed to other users to help user interaction within our Platform or address your request for our services.
Your privacy settings in your account may let you limit which users can see your PD in your user profile and what information in your profile is visible to others. You understand that any content you upload to your public user profile, including PD, or content that you disclose online in a way that other users can see, including discussion boards, messaging, or other communication mechanisms becomes publicly accessible and can be used by anyone. We do not filter or monitor what is posted on discussion boards. If you post on these discussion boards or other communication devices, you should use care when exposing any PD, as such information is not protected by our privacy notice nor are we liable if you disclose your PD through such postings.
If you sign into our Platform through a third-party social networking service or website, your “friends” list from that service or website might be automatically imported to our Platform. We do not have any control over the privacy notices and business practices of other third-party services or websites.
We may share your PD with third parties for similar audience marketing purposes. Similar audience marketing is also called lookalike audience marketing. The third parties we share your PD with for this type of marketing include Facebook and/or Google. Using your PD for similar audience marketing or lookalike audience marketing helps us find new audiences (users and customers) based on similar interests to yours. This helps us improve our marketing services. Your PD is only shared with Facebook and Google for this type of marketing. By using our Platform and agreeing to our privacy notice you are giving consent for your PD to be used for the marketing purposes described within this section.
We may share your information with third parties such as Facebook.com, Twitter.com, YouTube.com, Instagram.com, and Google.com. If you decide to login to our Platform using these third parties or other social media websites, you are agreeing to let us use and store your profile information from those websites to make better use of any social media features on our Platform. This sharing of information helps us provide you a better experience when using our Platform and services. It also provides us with useful information such as visitor traffic. If you use any of the social sharing icons on our Platform to share our information, you may also be sharing your personal information through social media websites.
With your permission, we may share your PD with our business partners. The business partners include general business partners, affiliates, and ministers. We share this information with them so that they can send you information and contact you. When you choose to take part in our services and/or offerings, you are authorizing us to provide your email address and other PD to our business partners. Please understand that when we share your PD with our business partners, your PD becomes subject to our business partners’ as well as our privacy notice.
If you provide a mobile telephone number to us, you are giving your consent and authorize us or a third party to send you text messages and push notifications. You are not required to give us your consent for these text messages and push notifications. However, withholding your consent may interfere or prevent us from providing some or all of our services to you. You can stop receiving text messages and push notifications at any time by contacting us.
We may be legally required to disclose your PD if such disclosure is (a) required by subpoena, law, or other legal process; (b) necessary to assist law enforcement officials or governmental enforcement agencies; (c) necessary to investigate violations of or otherwise enforce our terms and conditions; (d) necessary to protect us from legal action or claims from third parties, including you and/or other users; or (e) necessary to protect the legal rights, personal/real property, or personal safety of our company, users, employees, and affiliates.
If our business is sold or merges in whole or in part with another business that would become responsible for providing our Platform to you, we retain the right to transfer your PD to the new business. The new business would retain the right to use your PD according to the terms of this privacy notice as well as to any changes to this privacy notice as instituted by the new business. We also retain the right to transfer your PD if our company files for bankruptcy and some or all of our assets are sold to another individual or business.
Our Platform may offer the ability for users to communicate through online community discussion boards, blogs, or other mechanisms. We do not filter or monitor what is posted on such discussion mechanisms. If you choose to post on these discussion mechanisms, you should use care when exposing any PD, as such information is not protected by our privacy notice nor are we liable if you disclose your PD through such postings. Also, PD which you post on our Platform for publication may be available worldwide by means of the Internet. We cannot prevent the use or misuse of such information by others.
We retain information that we collect from you (including your PD) only for as long as we need it for legal, business, or tax purposes. Your information may be retained in electronic, paper, or a combination of both forms. When your information is no longer needed, we will destroy, delete, or erase it.
You can update your PD using services found on our Platform. If no such services exist, you can contact us using the contact information found at the top of this privacy notice and we will help you. However, we may keep your PD as needed to enforce our agreements and to comply with any legal obligations.
You have the right to revoke your consent for us to use your PD at any time. Such optout will not affect disclosures otherwise permitted by law including but not limited to: (i) disclosures to affiliates and business partners, (ii) disclosures to third-party service providers that provide certain services for our business, such as payment processors, web analytics companies, advertising networks, call centers, data management services, help desk providers, accountants, law firms, auditors, shopping cart and email service providers, and shipping companies, (iii) disclosures to third parties as necessary to fulfill your requests, (iv) disclosures to governmental agencies or law enforcement departments, or as otherwise required to be made under applicable law, (v) previously completed disclosures to third parties, or (vi) disclosures to third parties in connection with subsequent contests or promotions you may choose to enter, or third-party offers you may choose to accept. If you want to revoke your consent for us to use your PD, please contact us through the contact information at the top of this privacy notice.
If any postings you make on our Platform contain information about third parties, you agree to make sure that you have permission to include that information. While we are not legally liable for the actions of our users, we will remove any postings about which we are notified, if such postings violate the privacy rights of others.
Some web browsers have settings that enable you to request that we do not track your movement within our Platform. Our Platform does not obey such settings when transmitted to and detected by our Platform. You can turn off tracking features and other security settings in your browser by referring to your browser’s user manual.
Our Platform may contain links to other websites. These websites are not under our control and are not subject to our privacy notice. These websites will likely have their own privacy notices. We have no responsibility for these websites and we provide links to these websites solely for your convenience. You acknowledge that your use of and access to these websites are solely at your risk. It is your responsibility to check the privacy notices of these websites to see how they treat your PD.
Because of privacy laws, children 12 and under are not authorized to post messages or participate in forums on our Platform unless they have been specifically designed for them and all appropriate parental notification and approval devices have been fully complied with.
You can always opt out of receiving email correspondence from us or our affiliates. We will not sell, rent, or trade your email address to any unaffiliated third party without your permission except in the sale or transfer of our business, or if our company files for bankruptcy.
We have built our Platform using industry-standard security measures and authentication tools to protect the security of your PD. We and the third parties who provide services to us also maintain technical and physical safeguards to protect your PD. Unfortunately we cannot guarantee prevention of loss or misuse of your PD or secure data transmission over the Internet because of its nature. We strongly urge you to protect any password you may have for our Platform and not share it with anyone.
You may have to provide a credit card to buy products and services from our Platform. We use third-party billing services and have no control over them. We use commercially reasonable efforts to ensure that your credit card number is kept strictly confidential by using only third-party billing services that use industry-standard encryption technology to protect your credit card number from unauthorized use. However, you understand and agree that we are in no way responsible for any misuse of your credit card number.
PD that we collect from you may be stored, processed, and transferred among any countries in which we operate. The European Union has not found the United States and some other countries to have an adequate level of protection of PD under Article 45 of the GDPR. Our company relies on derogations for specific situations as defined in Article 49 of the GDPR. If you are a European Union customer or user, with your consent your PD may be transferred to the United States or other countries outside the European Union when you request information from us. When you buy goods or services from us, we will use your PD for the performance of a contract or to take steps to enter into a contract. Wherever we transfer, process, or store your PD, we will take reasonable steps to protect it. We will use the information we collect from you in accordance with our privacy notice. By using our Platform, services, or products you agree to the transfers of your PD described within this section.
We reserve the right to change this privacy notice at any time. If our company decides to change this privacy notice, we will post those changes on our Platform so that our users and customers are always aware of what information we collect, use, and disclose. If at any time we decide to disclose or use your PD in a method different from that specified at the time it was collected, we will provide advance notice by email sent to the email address on file in your account. Otherwise we will use and disclose our users’ and customers’ PD in agreement with the privacy notice in effect when the information was collected. In all cases your continued use of our Platform, services, and products after any change to this privacy notice will constitute your acceptance of such change. If you have questions about our privacy notice, please contact us through the information at the top of this privacy notice.
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