The WorldChat application (“App”) and our website (“Website”) is made available to you by Telefónica USA, Inc. (“us”, “our”, or “we”). We are committed to protecting the privacy of your personal information. To better protect your privacy, we provide this notice explaining our online information practices and the choices you can make about the way your information is used at our site.
We may update this Policy from time to time and you should review it periodically for changes. Any updated Policy will be posted on our Website and the App.
Information We Collect and How We Use It
As part of the Service you may provide certain information to us like your name, email address, mobile phone number, payment information, and other personal information necessary to verify your and/or your phone number, as well as for us to provide you with customer support. In addition, the App automatically collects certain other information like your security code, password and login credentials, service related diagnostic and performance indicators, call records, network traffic numbers, phone or social network contact information, information about your device, mobile network, and your internet connection, IP Address, your visits to our Website and the websites you come from and go to next, device location information, other information from third parties that help us operate, provide and customize our Service.
You agree that we may use your email address and mobile number to send you transactional and relationship communications related to your account and your use of the Services (e.g., alerts, updates, faults) via e-mail and SMS . You also agree that we may use your email and mobile number to send you marketing and promotional communications via e-mail and SMS related to new service offerings, marketing campaigns and special promotions. Message and data rates may apply. Your consent to receiving such marketing and promotional communications is not a condition of purchase.
The App collects and processes information about demographics and usage of the Service that help guide and carry out WorldChat marketing activities.
Information usage in this category is general and in no way can be used to identify specific users, phone numbers, or email addresses.
WorldChat does not sell or license your information to third parties without your consent and WorldChat does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties.
If you use our referral tools to inform a friend about our Service, the App requests you provide the friend’s phone number or email address to send out this specific information. The App does not record or reuse this information to market to the friend/recipient. Attachments are strictly forbidden and you expressly agree not to add any attachment to any correspondence sent via the App or Website. You also agree that you will not use these tools for any other purpose but to share this App service with others.
Some of our Services allow you to share information with others on a public basis. If you post information on a public feature of our Services or through social media sites, plug-ins or other applications, do not forget this information is public on our Services and, depending upon your privacy settings, may also become public on the Internet. We cannot prevent or control further use of this information so please make sure you only post information that you’re happy to be seen publicly. We may also further use such public information you share, for various reasons, such as improving our service and providing you with relevant content and analyzing trends.
We will only share your information with third parties (for example, our affiliates (i.e., group companies or suppliers):
- With your consent (including as set out in this Policy), to help us operate, provide, improve, understand, customize, support, and market our Services, and for general, operational and administrative purposes.
- As reasonably necessary in order to provide the Services to you or to carry out your instructions. For example, we may provide your credit card information and billing address to our payment processing company solely for the purpose of processing payment for a transaction you have requested.
- Where such third party’s assistance is deemed necessary to enable us to inform you about new products, services, promotions or different payment methods.
- Where your data is on an anonymous and aggregated basis, meaning you could not be personally identified from it.
- When you submit information by interacting with our social media channels (for example, by providing a testimonial about one of our Services) we may publish the information you submitted, alongside your name and home country on the Website and /or App and social media channels.
- In the event that there is a sale of the assets of WorldChat or corporate restructuring, or as a result of a change of control of the Provider or one of its group companies, or in preparation of any of these events. Any third party to which the assets or the Provider (or any group company) is transferred to will have the right to continue to use the information that you provide to us in the manner set out in this Policy.
In addition, under special circumstances we may share your information:
- As we reasonably believe is permitted by law or regulation, including subpoenas, court orders and search warrants, and as otherwise permitted or required by law.
- In order to comply with any legal obligation, or in order to enforce or apply the WorldChat Terms of Service and/or any other agreement with you; or to protect the rights, property, or safety of WorldChat and the provider, our users, or others, to protect against fraudulent, malicious, abusive, unauthorized or unlawful use of our Services and to protect our network, Services, devices and users from such use.
Lastly, we may use external advertising companies to serve ads when you have visited the Website and/or downloaded the App. These companies may use information (but not information that includes your name, address, email address or telephone number) about your visits to the Site and other websites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you. If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices about not having this information used by these companies, contact us in the following email (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Your details may be stored and processed any country in which WorldChat or the provider and its affiliates, subsidiaries or agents maintain facilities. By using the Services, you consent to any such transfer of the information outside your country.
Reviewing and Changing your Personal Information
We may occasionally ask you to provide information on your experiences of using the App or other parts of the Services which will be used to improve the quality and provision of the Services. You are under no obligations to provide any such information.
Any and all information which is voluntarily submitted in feedback forms on the Website is used for the App purposes of reviewing this feedback and improving the App service and website.
The App reserves the right to utilize anonymous information for marketing purposes, for instance by displaying selected comments on the Website or in other communications. Further, the App may from time to time ask you to provide information on your experiences which will be used to measure and improve quality. You are at no time in any obligation to provide any of such data.
If you wish to stop receiving marketing and promotional communications from us, follow the specific opt-out instructions contained in SMS or e-mail promotional messages or send an e-mail to Customer Service at email@example.com. In the case of SMS, you will be provided instructions to use the “STOP” command to cancel. In the case of e-mail, you will be provided the option to unsubscribe. You may also opt-out of receiving communications through your App. Please note that these opt-out choices do not apply to transactional or relationship communications that we may send from time to time and are considered part of the Services, unless you delete the App and deactivate your account.
If you want to join again, just let us know by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will start sending marketing and promotional communications to you again.
Information Shared with Third-Party Advertising Entities or Social Networks
WorldChat may share certain information, including email addresses and mobile phone numbers, with third parties like Google or Facebook for marketing, advertising and analysis purposes, including the delivery of advertising campaigns and preparing and sharing aggregate business and marketing reports, demographic profiling and to deliver targeted advertising about products and services. We request that all of these vendors and partners protect your information and limit their use of the data to the purposes for which it was provided.
Third Party Sites
Our site or App may contain links to other third-party websites or you may access Apps from a third- party site. We have no control over these third party sites and We are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of these third-party sites and platforms. We recommend that you review the policies and practices of the sites you visit.
To enhance your experience with our site, we use “cookies.” Cookies are pieces of information, consisting of a text file, used by your computer’s browser to store your preferences. We use both session and persistent cookies. Cookies, by themselves, do not identify users, cookies do not tell us your email address or other personally identifiable information unless you choose to provide this information to us.
You can disable the cookie and the information will not be collected. Please refer to your browser Help instructions to learn more about cookies and how to manage their use. If you choose to decline cookies, some of the functionality of a website may be impaired.
The App has put in place appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and help prevent unauthorized access, maintain data security, and correctly use the information we collect online. All information submitted is protected by our secure server, which automatically encrypts your personally identifiable information so that it cannot be read while traveling over the Internet.
Although we work hard to protect your information that we collect and store, no program is 100% secure and we cannot guarantee that our safeguards will prevent every unauthorized attempt to access, use or disclose that information.
Notification of Changes
The App reserves the right to modify the provisions of this Policy if deemed necessary, so please check back periodically for changes. You will be able to see that changes have been made by checking to see the effective date posted in the Policy. You agree that your continued use of the App service shall constitute your acceptance of the Privacy Statement.
Keeping Children Safe
The App does not knowingly market to or collect information from children under the age of 13 without obtaining verifiable parental consent. Please be aware that allowing a child to use a device or our Service may result in that child’s information to be collected as described in this Policy. It is important to be involved in your child’s online activities to ensure that information is only collected with your consent.
Customer Proprietary Network Information CPNI
CPNI is information made available to us solely by virtue of our relationship with you that relates to the type, quantity, destination, technical configuration, location, and amount of use of the telecommunications and interconnected services you purchase from us, as well as related billing information. You have a right, and we have a duty, under federal law to protect the confidentiality of your CPNI.
We use and share your CPNI within the WorldChat group companies and with/to their agents, providers, contractors and partners for marketing purposes, including to offer you services that are different form the services you currently purchase form us. If you don´t want your CPNI used for the marketing purposes described above, please let us know by sending an email to email@example.com Unless you notify us, we may use your CPNI as described above and your choice will remain valid until you notify us that you wish to change your selection. Your decision about use of your CPNI will not affect the provision of any Services your currently have with us.
If you have any questions regarding this statement, or would like more information on our privacy practices, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org