Enabled WORLD applications
myWORLD is an access point to a secure repository of general, validated and verified user information. WORLD will not expose or share this information without a user’s consent (except where legally required to do so). Users may associate information with various Personas to simplify the organisation and sharing of information.
chatWORLD is an access point to a community discussion platform providing one-to-one, one-to-many, many-to-one and many-to-many communication that may be organised in various dimensions such as topic and location. Content is provided and consumed by users of the platform, which is accessible from various cross technology clients such as apps, web pages and embedded agents.
WORLDwallet is an access point to various digital and/or virtual currencies. These currencies may be private, implying accessible by invitation only, or public. Both viewing of funds in a wallet and transferring of funds between wallets, require user authentication.
The WORLD app provides access to the functionality of the applications listed above, namely myWORLD, chatWORLD, etc, from a single application.
The applications above are collectively referred to as the “Applications”.
What information do the Applications obtain and how is it used?
User Provided Information
WORLD secures the user information you provide when you download and register the Applications. Provision of any personal information is optional; however, some features of the Applications may not be accessible without providing the requested information. The provision of personal information is intended to enhance your experience with the Application.
When you register with WORLD and use the Applications, you generally provide:
(a) WORLD ID (user name), password, your name, email address, and other registration information;
(b) information relating to your contacts and interests;
(c) information you provide WORLD when you contact us for help;
(d) information you enter into our system when using the Applications.
We may also use the information to contact you from time to time to provide you with important information, required notices and promotional material (if you have opted in for the latter).
Automatically Collected Information
Do the Applications collect precise real time location information of the device?
When you use the Applications, GPS technology (or other similar technology) may be used to determine your current location in order to determine content, communities and discussions that are geospatially relevant. WORLD will not share your current location with other users or partners without your express consent.
If you do not want WORLD to use your location for the purposes set forth above, you will need to turn off the location services for the mobile Applications. This is typically located in your account settings or in your mobile phone settings or from within the Applications themselves.
Do third parties have access to information obtained by the Applications?
WORLD will only share your information with third parties in the ways that are described in this privacy statement. WORLD may disclose User Provided and Automatically Collected Information:
- as required by law, so as to comply with a subpoena or similar legal process;
- when we believe in good faith that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights, protect your safety or the safety of others, investigate fraud, or respond to a government request;
- with our trusted Service Providers who work on our behalf on the understanding that they do not have independent use of the information we disclose to them, and who have agreed to adhere to the conditions set forth in this privacy statement.
If WORLD is involved in a merger, acquisition, or sale of all or a controlling portion of its assets, you will be notified via a prominent notice on our Web site, and any other direct electronic communication mechanisms that may be at our disposal, of any change in ownership or use of your information, as well as any choices you may have regarding your information.