Privacy and Terms & Conditions
Please note that our online products and offerings are not intended for anyone under the age of sixteen (16). Children under the age of sixteen (16) may not place orders on our websites, participate in our social networking websites or otherwise provide personally identifiable information to us online.
For your benefit, we collect a range of information from you during your use of our websites or apps.
- Anonymous information to better understand your use of our websites and serve you better.
- Contact information, when you subscribe to email lists or certain specific website services.
- Financial information, when you make purchases from our websites.
We use great care in storing and protecting this information. You have the right to access your personal data and to delete it. You must be 16 years of age or older to use our websites and services, otherwise, you will need parental consent. Should you have trouble or have any questions about this, please contact [email protected] with detailed information.
Information Collection and Usage
Personally identifiable information such as your name, address, email, telephone number and demographic information such as your gender, age and interest that is voluntarily given to us when you choose to participate in the various activities related to this site. You are under no obligation to provide us with any personal information. However, your refusal to do so may prevent you from using certain features of our website.
Derivative Data is information your servers automatically collect when you access our website such as, your IP address, your browser types, information about your operating system, times you access our website and viewing history before or after accessing our website.
All your session data and account info will be deleted that is stored on the WOHASU® Foundation Inc. database. The data stored on your desktop or mobile devices will be retained on those devices and requires deletion from those devices and client software separately. The following Sections provide more Detail on the Data we retain:
- Registration and Ordering
During registration, for our websites and events, you are required to give your contact information (such as name, email address, mailing address and phone number). We also may collect demographic information (such as job title and purchasing responsibilities, company information and professional certification). For internal purposes, we use this information to communicate with you and provide requested services, and, on our websites, provide a more personalized experience. We use aggregate demographic information about our visitors including you to improve our service for marketing purposes and industry reporting.For our offerings that require payment (such as certain events, products and subscriptions), we also collect your credit card information (such as account name, number and expiration date), which is used by us and our credit card processors for billing purposes only and is not otherwise shared.
- Email Newsletters
If you wish to subscribe to our email newsletters, we ask for your contact information (such as name, email address and, occasionally, demographic information). We use this information in the same manner as we use contact information in the registration and ordering process described above. Recipients of our newsletters can unsubscribe at any time by sending an email to [email protected] with the email address used to subscribe.
- Surveys and Contests
From time to time we may invite you to provide information via surveys or contests. Participation in these surveys or contests is completely voluntary and you therefore have a choice as to whether or not to disclose requested contact information (such as name, email and mailing address) and demographic information (such as zip code or job title). In addition to other uses set forth in this policy, contact information collected in connection with surveys and contests is used to notify the winners and award prizes, to monitor or improve the use of our promotions and offerings, and may be shared with sponsors of such surveys or contests.
- Interactive Features
Some of our websites offer interactive and community features such as postings, status updates and feeds, discussion boards, webcasts and profiles. Accordingly, WOHAS®U Foundation Inc. collects content submitted by you such as data, text, software, music, audio, photographs, graphics, video, messages, links, tags, comments, status updates and other materials. Note that all personal information sent or posted via such features becomes public information for which WOHASU® Foundation Inc. is not responsible and cannot be held accountable. Some of these features automatically make certain information public (e.g., username, avatar photograph or image, profile information). If you choose to make available any of your personally identifiable information, you do so at your own risk.
- Messaging Services
Some of our websites offer messaging services. Accordingly, WOHASU® Foundation Inc. collects and transmits content submitted by you for such messaging. By using these services, you are consenting to receive comments or messages from others. If you feel something is misleading, not relevant, inappropriate or offensive please contact [email protected].
- Communications to Us
Information you submit to us such as feedback, letters to the editor and similar submissions may be made public. Requests for service, support or information may be forwarded internally and to our contractors, business affiliates and advertisers as needed to best respond to a specific request. We may retain email addresses and other information sent to us for our internal administrative purposes and to help us to serve you better.
- Communications from Us
In order to best serve you, we may send updates that contain important information about our websites and offerings. For example, we send new members a welcome message and various verification messages. We may also communicate with you to provide requested services and for account-related issues via email, phone or regular mail. We offer you the option to receive information about our company, related products, offerings and special deals. You can choose not to receive these communications as described in previous clauses.
- Automatic Data Collection
With Whom Your Information is Shared
On our websites the information you submit may be displayed in the public and private areas of such websites. Personal information may be publicly shared through our interactive features (see “Interactive Features” above) and our messaging features (see “Messaging Services” above).
When we have co-branded, customized, private-labeled, “powered by,” or sponsored products and offerings, or when we join with other parties to provide specific products or services, we may share (provide and receive) personal information with them. We do not share credit card information with such third parties.
We may use outside shipping companies to ship orders and a credit card processing company to bill you for goods and services.
Aggregate information also may be shared with our contractors, business affiliates and advertisers only on an anonymous aggregate basis.
Other than as set forth above, we do not share personally identifiable information with other companies, apart from those acting as our agents in providing our promotions, products and services, and which agree to use it only for that purpose and to keep the information secure and confidential. Also, our parent, subsidiary and affiliate companies, entities into which our companies may be merged, or entities to which any of our assets, products, websites or operations may be transferred, will be able to use personally identifiable and aggregate information.
We will also disclose information we maintain when required to do so by law, for example, in response to a court order or a subpoena or other legal obligation, in response to a law enforcement agency’s request, or in special cases when we have reason to believe that disclosing this information is necessary to identify, contact or bring legal action against someone who may be causing injury to or interference with (either intentionally or unintentionally) our rights or property. You should also be aware that U.S. Bankruptcy Courts and other government authorities might have the authority under certain circumstances to permit personal information to be shared or transferred to third parties without permission.
Right to Access and Data Portability
You have the right to access your data. If you have questions about this or other data stored by WOHASU® Foundation Inc., you can contact WOHASU® Foundation Inc. support at [email protected].
Right to be Forgotten
If you would like to completely remove your data from our marketing systems, please send your request to [email protected] with “Remove” in subject line.
Correcting or Updating Personal Information
If your personally identifiable information changes (such as zip code), or if you no longer desire our products or services, please contact [email protected].
Privacy by Design
We use all reasonable precautions to protect your personal information and to see that it is stored securely by our contracted data centers. We continuously improve our security and update our systems. Should a breach happen we pledge to notify you, if you are affected.
All credit card transactions occur on secure websites that are tested regularly for potential weaknesses in order to protect you from any loss, misuse or alteration of information collected, so that you can buy with confidence.
When you place an order on our websites, the information you send is protected by Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) technology. SSL encrypts your order using strong encryption to prevent the decoding of that information by anyone other than the recipient as it travels over the Internet. SSL is the industry standard in transferring credit card information to process your orders. The SSL encryption translates your order information into a highly indecipherable code.
If your browser doesn’t support SSL, you’ll be unable to connect to the secure sections of our websites. We offer many other options for placing orders other than our websites. You may place your order by sending it via email to: [email protected]. If you choose this option, please DO NOT include credit card information, as email is absolutely not a secure method of sending private financial information over the Internet. Simply include your phone number in the email, and we will call you to complete the order.
If you have further questions, please email us at [email protected] and be sure to include your full name in the body of the email.
Our websites are hosted and our services are provided in the United States and are intended for and directed to US customers. If you are accessing the websites or services from the European Union, Asia, or any other jurisdiction with laws or regulations governing personal data collection, use, and disclosure, which differ from United States laws, please be advised that through your use of our websites and services, you are transferring your personal information to the United States and you consent to that transfer. Not all European laws may apply to our websites in the US. Data is stored on US servers.
Notification and Changes
Effective date of this version: Wednesday, January 27, 2021 (Previous version June 14, 2018)
The World Happiness Summit is an exclusive event produced and organized by WOHASU® LLC, is the first global forum created to expose individuals to the practical implementations of the science of happiness. The Summit unites leading experts in positive psychology, government, sustainability, economics, mindfulness, technology, business and media with the general public to discuss, engage and explore happiness within a holistic format to enhance the well-being of individuals, communities, corporations and society at large.
The WHS 2020/2021 is being organized and produced by the WOHASU® Foundation, Inc. and that future WHS events will be organized and produced by WOHASU® LLC, organizer and producer of WHS 2017, 2018, and 2019.
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