The type of personal information that is protected varies from one jurisdiction to another but generally includes any information concerning an identifiable individual, such as name, address, telephone number, age, sex, marital status and nationality, etc.
You may visit an IWD website at any time without submitting personal information. When you visit such website, or when you visit third-party websites providing content that uses IWD services, data is saved on our servers in an anonymous format, such as, for example, connection information, statistics on page views, traffic to and from the IWD website & services, and ad data. Also saved is the identification of the website that you arrive from, the website that you proceed to from our site, and your IP address. In collecting this information, no personal data is associated with you. We may share such data in an anonymous format with third parties, including, but not limited to, vendors that support the operation of our website and services, and entities involved in the delivery of advertisements.
We do, however, require some information, which may include personal information, so that you can actively use the features of the IWD website & services. Once you provide IWD or the owner of the IWD website (hereinafter “us” or “we”) with your required personal information, you are no longer anonymous. In providing us with your personal information, you consent to the transfer and storage of such information on our servers, in order to serve you.
Once you are registered, we may some or all of the following personal information:
- email address and physical contact information, including but not limited to your name, address, date of birth and telephone number;
- all transactional information based on your activities on the IWD website;
- any correspondence sent to us; and
- other supplemental information from third parties who are permitted to communicate such information to us.
The database containing your personal information will be assigned to the owner of the IWD website & services.
Apart from the preceding, we do not collect, use or disclose your personal information without your consent except where required or allowed by law. We do not knowingly solicit information from children and we do not knowingly market our services to minors.We will take reasonable steps to ensure that your personal information is as accurate, complete and up-to-date as is appropriate for its purpose.
We may disclose personal information to respond to legal requirements, enforce our policies, respond to claims content violates the rights of others, or protect third party rights, property or safety.
We may also share your personal information with third parties assisting our business operations under contract or seeking our co-operation, including but not limited to: vendors that support the operation of our website and services such as billing and payment systems, fraud investigators and debt collection agencies and personnel; law enforcement or other governmental officials if required by law; and, other business entities, should we plan to merge with or be acquired by those business entities, provided such business entities have signed a non-disclosure agreement.
Without limiting the above, in an effort to respect your privacy, we will not otherwise disclose your personal information to law enforcement, government officials or other third parties without a subpoena, court order or substantially similar legal procedure, except where we believe, in good faith, that the disclosure of such information is necessary to prevent imminent physical harm or financial loss or to report suspected illegal activity.
When visiting an IWD website & services from a public or shared computer, certain information about you may be visible to others who use such computer after you.
We use so-called “cookies” which are files that are stored on your computer that can be retrieved to assist in customizing your experience with the online service. They are used to help us measure the number of visits, average time spent, page views, and other statistics relating to your use of this site. This cookie, by itself, does not tell us your email address or who you are. You are free to prevent cookies from being saved on your hard drive by adjusting the corresponding settings in your browser. However, turning off these settings may result in limited functionality.
Should we obtain your e-mail address, mobile phone number, fax number, instant messaging and or social media accounts, we will not rent or sell any such information to third parties, and we will endeavour to prevent your e-mail address from being recorded by “web crawlers” or “web spiders” to the best of our ability. If you believe that your e-mail address has been recorded in this way, please let us know immediately.