Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

Protecting your private information is our priority. This Statement of Privacy applies to the http://worldwidevillage.org and World Wide Village and governs data collection and usage. For the purposes of this Privacy Policy, unless otherwise noted, all references to World Wide Village include http://worldwidevillage.org. The World Wide Village website is a Non-Profit site. By using the World Wide Village website, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.

TRUSTe Privacy Program

World Wide Village is a licensee of the TRUSTe Privacy Program. TRUSTe is an independent organization whose mission is to build users’ trust and confidence in the Internet by promoting the use of fair information practices. Because we want to demonstrate our commitment to your privacy, we have agreed to disclose our information practices and have our privacy practices reviewed for compliance by TRUSTe.

If you have questions or concerns regarding this policy, you should first contact us at pmortensen@worldwidevillage.org. If you do not receive acknowledgement of your inquiry or your inquiry has not been satisfactorily addressed, you should contact TRUSTe at http://watchdog.truste.com/pvr.php?page=complaint. TRUSTe may serve as a liaison with us to resolve your concerns.

Safe Harbor Certification

The United States Department of Commerce and the European Commission have agreed on a set of data protection principles and frequently asked questions (the “Safe Harbor Principles”) to enable U.S. companies to satisfy the EU law requirement that personal information transferred from the EU to the United States be adequately protected. Consistent with its pledge to protect personal privacy, World Wide Village complies with the Safe Harbor Principles.

Additional information about the Safe Harbor program is available at the U.S. Department of Commerce’s website at http://www.export.gov/safeharbor.

Collection of your Personal Information

World Wide Village may collect personally identifiable information, such as your name. If you purchase World Wide Village’s products and services, we collect billing and credit card information. This information is used to complete the purchase transaction. We may gather additional personal or non-personal information in the future.

Information about your computer hardware and software may be automatically collected by World Wide Village. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring website addresses. This information is used for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the World Wide Village website.

Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose personally identifiable information or personally sensitive data through World Wide Village’s public message boards, this information may be collected and used by others.

World Wide Village encourages you to review the privacy statements of websites you choose to link to from World Wide Village so that you can understand how those websites collect, use and share your information. World Wide Village is not responsible for the privacy statements or other content on websites outside of the World Wide Village website.

Use of your Personal Information

World Wide Village collects and uses your personal information to operate its website(s) and deliver the services you have requested.

World Wide Village may also use your personally identifiable information to inform you of other products or services available from World Wide Village and its affiliates. World Wide Village may also contact you via surveys to conduct research about your opinion of current services or of potential new services that may be offered.

World Wide Village does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties.

World Wide Village may share data with trusted partners to help perform statistical analysis, send you email or postal mail, provide customer support, or arrange for deliveries. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to World Wide Village, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.

World Wide Village may keep track of the websites and pages our users visit within World Wide Village, in order to determine what World Wide Village services are the most popular. This data is used to deliver customized content and advertising within World Wide Village to customers whose behavior indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area.

World Wide Village will disclose your personal information, without notice, only if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on World Wide Village or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of World Wide Village; and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of World Wide Village, or the public.

Use of Cookies

The World Wide Village website may use “cookies” to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.

One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the Web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you personalize World Wide Village pages, or register with World Wide Village site or services, a cookie helps World Wide Village to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information, such as billing addresses, shipping addresses, and so on. When you return to the same World Wide Village website, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the World Wide Village features that you customized.

You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the World Wide Village services or websites you visit.

Security of your Personal Information

To secure your personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure, World Wide Village uses the following:

  • Verisign
  • Advanced Fraud Protection Suite
  • Sucuri
  • Customer Information Manager

When personal information (such as a credit card number) is transmitted to other websites, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) protocol.

Verisign is an independent, third-party company engaged in the development of digital trust. Verisign provides authentication of Internet services, digital identity and intellectual property. By clicking on the Verisign logo, the Verisign website will serve up a web page that confirms that World Wide Village is “Verisign Authenticated.”

Children Under Thirteen

World Wide Village does not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under the age of thirteen. If you are under the age of thirteen, you must ask your parent or guardian for permission to use this website.

Opt-Out & Unsubscribe

We respect your privacy and give you an opportunity to opt-out of receiving announcements of certain information. Users may opt-out of receiving any or all communications from World Wide Village by contacting us here:

  • Web page: https://worldwidevillage.org
  • Email: pmortensen@worldwidevillage.org
  • Phone: (651) 777-6908

Changes to this Statement

World Wide Village will occasionally update this Statement of Privacy to reflect company and customer feedback. World Wide Village encourages you to periodically review this Statement to be informed of how World Wide Village is protecting your information.

Contact Information

World Wide Village welcomes your questions or comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. If you believe that World Wide Village has not adhered to this Statement, please contact World Wide Village at:

World Wide Village
403 Jackson Street, Suite 308
Minneapolis, MN 55303

Email Address: pmortensen@worldwidevillage.org
Telephone number: (651) 777-6908

Effective as of April 03, 2017

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