We abide by the following principles while processing your data:
- we do not collect more information than it is necessary;
- we do not keep your data if it is no longer needed;
- We do not collect Protected Personal Information (PPI) without your consent.
Cookies and Web Beacons
What is a Cookie?
A cookie is a small text file that is placed on your hard drive by a web page server. Cookies contain information that can later be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you. There are several types of cookies:
- Session Cookies provide information about how a website is used during a single browser session while a user is visiting a website and usually expire after the browser is closed.
- Persistent Cookies remain on your device between different browser sessions for a set amount of time in order to enable the website to remember user preferences, settings, or actions across other sites.
- First-Party Cookies are cookies set by the website you are visiting. They have the same domain or subdomain as what is in your browser’s address bar.
- Third-Party Cookies are set by third parties that are different from the website you are visiting. These cookies have a different domain or subdomain than what is in your browser’s address bar.
Web beacons, tags and scripts may be used in the Websites or in emails to help us to deliver cookies, count visits, understand usage and campaign effectiveness and determine whether a message has been opened and acted upon.
Like many other Web sites, worldconnection.com also makes use of log files. The information inside the log files includes internet protocol ( IP ) addresses, type of browser, Internet Service Provider ( ISP ), date/time stamp, referring/exit pages, and number of clicks to analyze trends, administer the site, track user’s movement around the site, and gather demographic information. IP addresses, and other such information are not linked to any information that is personally identifiable.
If you wish to disable cookies, you may do so through your individual browser options. More detailed information about cookie management with specific web browsers can be found at the browsers’ respective websites.
Other Data Collected Automatically By Our Website
When you visit our website, we may utilize cookies or similar technologies to automatically receive the following categories of information:
- Identifiers such as your computer’s internet protocol (IP) address, your operating system and browser type, your general geographic location or other persistent identifiers.
- Internet or other electronic network activity information such as the pages you visit on our website, links and advertisements you click, search terms you enter, the Uniform Resource Locator (URL) address of any referring website length of time spent on a webpage.
This information is also used to operate, maintain, and manage our website. For example, we may calculate the average number of site visitors who visit a particular webpage on our website.
You can browse our website without giving away any information about you other than your IP address. If you decide to post a comment on our blog you will be asked to provide your personal details such as your name and your email. You can find more information about cookies and types of data we collect when you use our website in What information do we collect and when?s section.
Children’s Online Privacy
Our website is a general audience site and is not intended for use by children under 18. We do not knowingly collect Personal Information from children under the age of 18 through our Site. If you become aware that a child under 18 has provided us with Personal Information through our Site, we ask that you notify us. Should we become aware that a child under age 18 has provided Personal Information through the Site, we will take steps to immediately delete it.
Unless you decide to contact us or for example, if enabled, post a comment on our blog, you can browse our website without giving away any information about you other than your IP address. Recording of your IP address is necessary for technical purposes related to administration of our servers. We will also use your IP address to collect general, statistical information about you (e.g. to get information about the region from which you connect with our website). We will not be able to identify you based only on your IP address.
to collect anonymous and aggregated statistical data about users’ visits on our website. We use this data to analyze how our website is used and to improve it using Google Analytics and/or other web traffic analytics tools.
to advertise our products online. At any time we may use tracking and remarketing cookies from Google AdWords, Google Analytics, Facebook Conversion Tracking and Facebook Custom Audiences among others to advertise our products online. We may make use of all targeting features available in Google AdWords including: demographic and location targeting, remarketing, affinity audiences, custom affinity audiences, in-market audiences, similar audiences.
Although you can use our website without giving away information about you, once you decide to contact us you will be asked to provide your personal details such as your name and your email address. We will use this data to communicate with you. We will delete your data once your matter is solved and information about you is no longer needed.
You are not obliged to give us any of the information above, but if you decide not to give it to us or provide us with false or incorrect information we may be unable to respond to your message.
Your Rights: Access to Data
You have the right to access the information that we have on you. We will make sure to provide you with a copy of the data we process about you. In order to comply with your request, we may ask you to give us some additional information that we will use to verify your identity. If you fail to provide such information and the information that you have already given to us is not sufficient to identify you, we may refuse to provide you with information. We will fulfill your request by sending your copy electronically. For any subsequent access request, we may charge you with an administrative fee.
Erasure and Rectification of Data
If you believe that the information we have about you is incorrect, you are welcome to contact us so we can update it and keep your data accurate. We will automatically delete information about you after it is no longer needed for the purposes it was collected. If at any point you wish for us to delete information about you, you can do this by contacting us.
Withdrawal of Consent
If processing of your data is based on consent, you have the right to withdraw your consent at any time. If you at any point wish to withdraw your consent, you can do this by contacting us. Remember that withdrawal of consent will not affect the lawfulness of processing based on this consent before its withdrawal.
Disclosure of Your Data
We guarantee that all your personal information is protected, and that we will not make this information available to third parties in cases different than those specified below, unless you give us a permission to do so or unless such disclosure is necessary to comply with a legal obligation that is imposed on us.
We will not disclose your data to any entities unless appropriate data protection standards are fulfilled. We may share information that you provided us with when contacted by:
- our legal advisors to the extent that such disclosure is necessary to obtain legal advice or protect our rights in legal proceedings;
- governments and law enforcement authorities only if we are required to do so by law. We will always attempt to redirect the law enforcement agency or government to request any data directly from you. If compelled to disclose your data, we will promptly notify you and provide a copy of the demand.
Accountability for Onward Transfer
World Connection will obtain assurances from third parties that they will safeguard any information consistently with this Policy. Examples of appropriate assurances that may be provided by third parties include: a contract obligating the third party to provide highly protected measures required.
How to contact us and seek additional help?
Avenida 16-61 zona 10
Edificio Due Corporativo, Torre Sur
Guatemala City, Guatemala
United States Office:
303 N. Kimball Place
Boise, Idaho 83704 USA
We hope that we will be able to answer all your questions and settle all disputes amicably. Nonetheless, if you think that your rights were not observed or that your privacy was harmed, you can always lodge a complaint with third-party authorities and we will be as helpful as possible to determine the cause.
Last update effective as of: March 1, 2020
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