Last Updated: June 2023
1. Collection of Personal Data
We collect information about you directly from you, from third-parties, and automatically through your use of the data.world Site and Services.
Information We Collect Directly from You. The information we collect from you depends on how you use our Site. When you create an account, we collect your name, email address, and enable you to create a user-name and password, and any additional information you choose to give us. We may also collect your payment information for your subscription plan through our third-party payment processor, Stripe and/or Braintree, as detailed below, and information when you contact us. We may also collect information that you provide to register for an event, request a demonstration of the Services, try out our Services, respond to an online form to subscribe, or to download, newsletters, blogs, attend events or access other content.
Information We Collect from Third-parties. We also collect information about you from third-parties, such as organizations you are associated with or with whom you collaborate on our Site. For example, we collect information about you from third-parties in connection with you joining their organization on our Site or collaborating with them, such as your name, email addresses, titles, roles and other information these third-parties provide us. We may also collect information on how you are using the Site in the context of such organization or third-parties and provide that information to the organization you are associated with or with which you are collaborating as described under the Disclosures of Personal Data & Accountability for Onward Transfer section below.
Information you Provide Us from Social Networks. Members that have registered an account with us may also log into our Site through social networking accounts, including Facebook, Google, Twitter, or GitHub, among others.
Facebook. If you log into our Site using Facebook, you must log into Facebook using your Facebook email address and password. By logging into our Site using your Facebook credentials, you are granting us permission to: (i) access and collect your Facebook basic profile information (this includes your name, profile picture, user ID and email address); (ii) send you email; and (iii) access your Facebook data at any time even if you are not using Facebook. If you allow us to have access to this information, then we will have access to this information even if you have chosen not to make that information public.
Twitter. If you log into our Site using Twitter, you must log into Twitter using your Twitter email or user name and password. By logging into our Site through Twitter using your Twitter credentials, you are granting us access to read public Tweets from your timeline, see whom you follow, and see the email address associated with your Twitter account.
Google. If you log into our Site using Google, you must log into your Google account using your Google email address and password. By logging into our Site through your Google account and Google credentials, you are granting us access to your name, email address and profile picture as it is displayed in Google.
GitHub. If you log into our Site using GitHub, you must log into your GitHub account using your GitHub user name and password. By logging into our Site through your GitHub account and GitHub credentials, you are granting us access to your user name, email address and profile picture as it is displayed in GitHub.
We store the information that we receive from social networks with other information that we collect from you or receive about you. We do not collect or access your third-party social network passwords nor post content on your behalf. Any third-party social networking site controls the information it collects from you. For information about how they may use and disclose your information, including any information you make public, please consult their respective privacy policies. We have no control over how any third-party site uses or discloses the Personal Data it collects, discloses, or retains about you.
Children’s Privacy. Our Site is intended for use by general audiences and is not directed to or intended for use by children. We do not knowingly collect any Personal Data from children younger than the age of 13. If you believe that we have unintentionally received Personal Data about a minor under the age of 13 years old, please contact us at email@example.com. If we become aware of any collection of Personal Data from children, we will take steps to delete the information as soon as possible.
2. Purpose and Use of Personal Data
We use the information collected to fulfill the Services you have requested and to provide a more personalized user experience. The type of information collected, used, or processed may depend on the type of Service you have selected. Failure to provide Personal Data may cause some Services to become unavailable. We use and process your Personal Data for a variety of purposes, including:
Customer service. We use your information for customer service purposes, including to provide services to you; to provide you with Member, User and technical support, or other similar purposes; and to establish and update your Member or User account.
Marketing. We use your information to contact you for our marketing purposes, including to provide you with special offers, promotions, news, and newsletters; to contact you about products we think may interest you; and for other marketing, advertising, and promotional purposes. We also may use the information that we learn about you and your use of the Site to assist us in advertising our services on third-party websites.
Business. We aggregate information regarding Site usage and navigation and use this information for business development purposes, for auditing purposes, to tailor the User, Member or Visitor experience, and to promote the services in presentations, blogs and papers we publish.
Research and development. We use your information for research and development purposes, including to improve our Site, Services, and enhance the User, Member and Visitor experience; to understand our User, Member and Visitor demographics; and for other research and analytical purposes.
Hiring practices. If you are applying to work with us, we will use the information you provide to process your job application and to monitor our recruitment statistics. If you are located outside the United States, we may request additional privacy terms to process the application, and if hired we will provide the privacy terms as part of such employment. We may use third parties to verify information contained in your application. We retain information regarding applicants as required by applicable law. If you do not want this information retained or if you no longer wish to be considered for a job, you can contact us at the information provided below.
Termination of Service. We may, in appropriate circumstances and at our discretion, terminate service and/or access to the Site for Users, Members or Visitors who infringe the intellectual property rights of others.
3. Information Retention & Accuracy
We rely on the accuracy of the information provided directly to us and encourage you to ensure that the information you provide is accurate, complete, and reliable based upon its intended use.
4. Disclosures of Personal Data & Accountability for Onward Transfer
We only share or disclose information with third-party service providers to the extent necessary to provide the requested Services. For example, these providers may be assisting us in such functions as:
These companies are prohibited from retaining, sharing, storing, or using the Personal Data for any secondary purposes. By contract, we require our sub-processors to maintain appropriate security and privacy measures with respect to PersonalData in accordance with applicable laws and regulations,
We may also share your information in the following ways:
Site Members and Visitors. Depending on how you established your profile settings, your user name, name, and profile information may be available to other Site Visitors and Members. We may share your information with other Visitors and Members, who may use that information to contact you, regarding your Submissions or other information you have posted on our Site.
Business transfers. We may share your information with another entity if we or any of our current or future corporate affiliates are acquired by or merged with another legal entity, if substantially all of our assets are sold or transferred to another legal entity, as part of a bankruptcy proceeding, or as part of a similar transfer of assets.
Aggregate and De-Identified Information. We may share aggregate or de-identified information about Visitors, Users and Members with third parties for marketing, analytics, advertising, research, training, or similar purposes.
Reports. We may share your information with the owner or administrator of any organization you belong to on our Site or with the owner of any dataset to which you were invited to join as a contributor. This information includes your username, when and what activities you are conducting on our Site related to that organization or that dataset and how you are interacting with that organization or that dataset. Those owners or administrators determine their own policies regarding storage, access, modification, deletion, sharing and retention of your information which may apply to your use of our Site, and we do not control how they choose to share or disclose your information. We recommend that you periodically check with those owners or administrators about their polices and settings.
Customer service. We may share your information with the owner or administrator of any organization you belong to on our Site or with the owner of any dataset to which you were invited to join as a contributor for customer service purposes, including to resolve service issues; to provide you with technical support, or other similar purposes; and to establish and update your subscription account.
In response to legal process. We may use or disclose your information to comply with applicable legal or regulatory obligations, including to respond to a subpoena or court order; to cooperate with law enforcement or other governmental investigations; and as part of legal proceedings. U.S. governmental agencies, courts, or law enforcement may be able to request access or obtain your Personal Data (for example, in response to a court order) or Personal Data contained in your Submissions to the private side of our Site.
To protect us and others. We may share your information where we believe it is necessary to:
prevent or investigate a possible crime, such as fraud or identity theft
to enforce a contract
to protect copyrights, trademarks, or intellectual property
to protect our and the legal rights of others, our Site, or safety of you, data.world, our corporate relatives, and our employees, customers, partners, agents, other Members and visitors, or the public in general
to monitor and remediate security issues
5. Right to Opt Out of Selling or Sharing Information
Your privacy is important to us. We use technologies, such as cookies, that gather information on our website. That information is used for a variety of purposes such as to understand how visitors interact with our websites, or to serve advertisements on our websites or on other websites. The use of technologies, such as cookies, constitutes a “sale” of personal information under the California Consumer Privacy Act. In addition, we may use your personal information in a way that constitutes “sharing” under the California Privacy Rights Act. You can opt out of the “sale” or “sharing” by clicking on the Do Not Sell or Share My Personal Information link at the bottom of our website and selecting your preferences below, or broadcasting the global privacy control signal. Note that due to technological limitations, if you visit our website from a different computer or device, or clear cookies on your browser that store your preferences, you will need to return to this screen to select your preferences and/or rebroadcast the signal.