World Wise Privacy Policy

Thank you for visiting World Wise. Our mission is to equip global professionals with the knowledge to keep up to speed with the latest trends in the field and to make more informed and impactful decisions. Here we describe how we collect, use, and handle your personal information when you use our websites ("Site”). For more information please see our About page.

What & Why

We collect and use the following information on our Site:

Account. We collect information you provide to us when you become a Patron and support our site monetarily. This includes your name, email address, payment info, and physical address. This allows us to process your payment and send a receipt confirming your support. 

Device. We also collect information from and about the devices you use to access our Site. This includes things like IP addresses, the type of browser and device you use, the web page you visited before coming to our sites, and identifiers associated with your devices. 

Cookies. We use technologies like cookies and pixel tags to provide, improve, protect, and promote our Site. You can set your browser to not accept cookies.  

Marketing. If you register to receive emails from us, we will, from time to time, send you information. Users who receive these email messages can opt out at any time. If you do not want to receive email messages from us, simply click the ‘unsubscribe’ link in the email. We will always obtain your consent before contacting you. 

Bases for processing your data. We collect and use the personal data described above in order to run our Site in a reliable and secure manner. We also collect and use personal data for our legitimate business needs. To the extent we process your personal data for other purposes, we ask for your consent in advance. 

With Whom

We may share information as discussed below, but we won’t sell it to advertisers or other third parties.

Partners. World Wise may use certain trusted third parties (for example, payment providers and social media services) to help us provide, improve, protect, and promote our Site. These third parties will access your information only to perform tasks on our behalf in compliance with this Privacy Policy, and we’ll remain responsible for their handling of your information per our instructions. 

Law & Order and the Public Interest. We may disclose your information to third parties if we determine that such disclosure is reasonably necessary to: (a) comply with any applicable law, regulation, legal process, or appropriate government request; (b) protect any person from death or serious bodily injury; (c) prevent fraud or abuse of World Wise or our patrons; (d) protect World Wise's rights, property, safety, or interest; or (e) perform a task carried out in the public interest.

Stewardship of your data is critical to us and a responsibility that we embrace. We believe that your data should receive the same legal protections regardless of whether it’s stored on our Site or on your home computer’s hard drive. We abide by the following principles when receiving, scrutinizing, and responding to government requests (including national security requests) for your data:

  • Be transparent,
  • Fight blanket requests,
  • Protect all users, and
  • Provide trusted services.

How

Security. We are dedicated to keeping your information secure and only use reputable partners and services to ensure the safety of your information. 

Retention. When you sign up for an email or become a Patron, we’ll retain the information you provide for as we need it unless you notify us or opt-out.  Please note: (1) there might be some latency in deleting information from our servers and storage once you opt-out; and (2) we may retain this information if necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, or enforce our agreements.

Where

Around the world. To run this Site, we may store, process, and transmit information in the United States and locations around the world—including those outside your country. Information may also be stored locally on the devices you use to access the Services.

EU-U.S. Privacy Shield and Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield.  When transferring data from the European Union, the European Economic Area, and Switzerland, we only rely on legal mechanisms. WorldWise complies with the EU-U.S. and Swiss–U.S. Privacy Shield Frameworks as set forth by the U.S. Department of Commerce regarding the collection, use, and retention of personal information transferred from the European Union, the European Economic Area, and Switzerland to the United States. 

Changes

We may revise this Privacy Policy from time to time, and will post the most current version on our website. If a revision meaningfully reduces your rights, we will notify you.

Your Right to Control and Access Your Information

You have control over your personal information and how it is collected, used, and shared. For example, you have a right to:

  • Change or correct personal data. For instance you can manage your email subscription information. 
  • Access and take your data. You can contact us to provide an outline of the information we've collected from you. 

Contact

If you have questions or concerns about our terms, privacy policy or website, please contact us at dominik@world-wise.co and we'll promptly respond to your inquiry.


World Wise Terms of Use

World Wise provides this Site as a service to readers and patrons.  By using this Site, you agree to follow and be bound by the following rules below. If you do not agree to these Terms, please do not use this Site. 

Additionally, World Wise reserves the right to modify these Terms at any time without prior notification. Site users must agree upon and abide by these changes accordingly. Please review this page periodically for changes. 

Description

World Wise is a think thank and online publication that curates news, studies and other information with the International Development industry. User can read our curated or original articles, opt-in to receive our weekly emails, or patron the site with a monetary contribution. 

Permitted Use

You may only use this website in line with these terms, and for lawful and proper purposes. You must comply with all applicable laws, regulations and codes of practice within the US, Germany or other jurisdiction from which you are accessing this website. In particular, you agree that you will not:

  • Use this website in a manner which causes or may cause an infringement of the rights of any other person or which violates any applicable law or regulation;
  • Make any unauthorized, false or fraudulent bookings;
  • Use any software, routine, engine or other device to interfere or attempt to interfere electronically or manually with the operation and look of this website, or to breach or attempt to breach its security.

We reserve the right in our sole and absolute discretion to restrict or prohibit your access to this website at any time and for any reason. If you violate any of these terms, your permission to use this website shall terminate immediately without the necessity for any notice.

Intellectual Property

All of the content that appears on this website, including all visuals, text, audio and video clips are subject to copyright protections and /or other intellectual property rights or licenses held by World Wise or the credited creator. This intellectual property  is used under license and is protected under international treaty provisions and world-wide copyright laws and you agree that you will not infringe any such rights in any way.

Without our prior written permission, you may not copy, modify, alter, reproduce, create derivative works from, publish, broadcast, distribute, sell, transfer or exploit any material on this website or the underlying software code whether in whole or in part. However, the contents of this website may be downloaded, printed or copied for your personal non-commercial use, or if you are a business customer, for purposes which are necessary to our business relationship.

Data Protection

Any personal information you supply to us when you use this website will be processed in accordance with our Privacy Policy. By using this website you consent to such processing and warrant that all data provided by you is accurate.

Our Liability

Keeping the information on this website accurate and up-to-date is one of our highest priorities. However, while we try to ensure that it is accurate, reliable, timely and complete, we do not accept liability for any inaccurate, unreliable, untimely or incomplete information contained therein, or for any reliance placed upon it by you.

The material displayed on this website is provided without any guarantees, conditions or warranties as to its accuracy. To the extent permitted by law, we hereby expressly exclude all conditions, warranties and other terms with might otherwise be implied by statute, common law or the law of equity and all liability for any direct, indirect or consequential loss or damage incurred by any user in connection with our website or in connection with the use, inability to use, or results of the use of this website and for any other loss or damage of any kind however arising and whether caused by tort (including negligence), breach of contract or otherwise.

While we try to ensure that the website is secure, we cannot guarantee the security of your personal information, nor that the website (or any website to which you may be linked) is free from viruses or similar matters that may damage your website, computer or systems. We accept no responsibility for any loss of data, or for any denial, restriction or interruption of access.

Nothing in these terms affects our liability for death or personal injury arising from our negligence, or our liability for fraudulent misrepresentation or misrepresentation as to a fundamental matter, or any other liability which cannot be excluded or limited under applicable law.

Link to Other Websites

This website includes links to other internet sites for information purposes. These links are provided for your convenience to provide further information. We do not endorse any such websites and we are not responsible for the information, material, products or services contained on or accessible through those websites. We can also give no guarantee they are free from viruses or anything else that could be infectious or destructive. You access and use those websites entirely at your own risk.

Indemnity

You agree to indemnify, defend and hold us harmless from any and all liability, damage, loss, claim and expense (including reasonable legal fees) related to any breach by you of these Terms of Use.

Law And Jurisdiction

Your use of this website, any material downloaded from it and the operation of these Terms and Use shall be governed by, construed and interpreted in accordance with the laws of Germany and you agree to submit to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the German courts. We reserve the right to bring proceedings in the courts of the country of your residence or any other country.

Payments

World Wise allows you to support this site by becoming a Patron or purchasing our products and services. We use Stripe and Paypal to process payments. Please fully review these third parties' terms of use and privacy policies. 

Contact 

Comments and inquiries relating to these terms and conditions should be addressed to dominik@world-wise.co and we'll promptly reply to your message.