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Privacy policy

Last Updated:   May 2022

data.world understands the importance of data practices in helping organizations and people manage data effectively. We provide a cloud-native enterprise data catalog and discovery and collaboration platform (the “Services”). We value our relationships with our community members, enterprise customers, and site visitors and know that data privacy is important. This privacy policy explains how and why we handle information collected through data.world, associated sites, forums, channels and any other app we provide (collectively, our “Site”). This privacy policy is part of our Terms of Use and our enterprise software agreements.

A. Terms and Definitions

Please familiarize yourself with key terms used in our descriptions of data.world’s privacy practices contained within this privacy policy: 

B. Introduction and Notice

When you visit data.world, you are agreeing to this privacy policy and if you are a Member or Visitor, our Terms of Use or, if you are a User, our enterprise software agreement. Except as specifically described, this policy does not apply to data contained within your Submissions.

If you are located anywhere outside of the United States, please be aware that information collected, including any category of personal information (“Personal Data”), will be accessed from, transferred to, processed in, and stored in the United States. The laws in the United States regarding Personal Data may be different from the laws of other countries.  By accessing or using data.world, you consent to the transfer, processing, and storage of your information, including Personal Data, in the United States.

IF YOU DO NOT AGREE WITH THE TERMS IN THIS PRIVACY POLICY, DO NOT USE THE SERVICES AND SITES. 

C. Open and Private/Our Use of Your Submissions

We support your ability to work and post datasets in private or on the open side of our Site. A dataset, data project or organization may be designated as either private, which is only accessible by you and other invited Members or Users, or the dataset, data project or organization may be on the open side of the Site, in which case it is available to the public who access the Site and to other Visitors, Members and Users. 

If you are a Member or User, please pay special attention to whether you are uploading a Submission with Personal Data to the OPEN or the PRIVATE side of our Site. We do not monitor your Submissions to determine if they contain any Personal Data. You are responsible for complying with all applicable laws, including privacy regulations with respect to any Personal Data contained in your Submissions.

IF INFORMATION ABOUT YOU IS IN A SUBMISSION AND IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, PLEASE CONTACT US AS PROVIDED BELOW.

D. Collection of Personal Data

We collect information about you directly from you and from third-parties, as well as automatically through your use of the data.world Site and Services. 

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. If we become aware of any collection of Personal Data from children, we will take steps to delete the information as soon as possible. 

E. 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:

F. 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. 

We will retain your information for a period of time consistent with us providing the Services as described in this privacy policy. We retain your information for as long as needed to continue the ongoing business relationship to provide the Services to you. We also retain information as long as necessary to comply with legal obligations; resolve disputes; or to enforce our agreements. We maintain procedures designed for the secure disposal or destruction of Personal Data. You may contact us at any time at privacy@data.world to delete your account and data.

G. Disclosures of Personal Data & Accountability for Onward Transfer

To provide and market our Services, data.world may disclose your information with our company affiliates, service providers or sub-processors. Company affiliates may act for us for any of the purposes contained in this privacy policy, including our current and future parent company, subsidiaries, and other companies under common control and ownership with data.world.

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:

When you submit your payment information, you are authorizing Stripe and Braintree, our third-party payment processors, to collect, retain, process, and disclose the financial information you provide as part of that subscription process as well as the information Stripe and Braintree collect from you using cookies or other similar means. Stripe agrees to use that information in accordance with its privacy policy located at https://stripe.com/us/privacy, and Braintree in accordance with its privacy policy located at https://www.braintreepayments.com/legal/braintree-privacy-policy. 

These companies are prohibited from retaining, sharing, storing or using the Personal Data for any secondary purposes. By contract, we require our sub-processors who have access to Regulated Data of our users to maintain appropriate security and privacy measures with respect to such Regulated Data in accordance with applicable laws and regulations, 

We may also share your information in the following ways:

H. Cookies and Similar Technologies

Most websites, including our Site, use a feature of web browsers to place a small text file called a “cookie” on your device. When you use our Site, we and our service providers use these cookies and other mechanisms to track information about your use, navigation, and access of our Site and store it in log files. We or our service providers may combine this automatically collected log information with other information we collect about you, including Personal Data to improve the Services we offer you, and to improve marketing, analytics, Site functionality and overall experience using our data catalog platform.

The Help portion of the toolbar on most browsers will tell you how to prevent your computer from accepting new cookies, how to have the browser notify you when you receive a new cookie, or how to disable cookies altogether. Note that if you get a new computer, install a new browser, erase, or otherwise alter your browser’s cookie file (including upgrading your browser), it may clear out any opt-out cookie preferences.

Users, Visitors, and Members in the United States may opt out of many third-party ad networks. For example, you may go to the Digital Advertising Alliance (“DAA”) Consumer Choice Page for information about opting out of interest-based advertising and their choices regarding having information used by DAA companies. You may also go to the Network Advertising Initiative (“NAI”) Consumer Opt-Out Page for information about opting out of interest-based advertising and their choices regarding having information used by NAI members.

Opting out from one or more companies listed on the DAA Consumer Choice Page or the NAI Consumer Opt-Out Page will opt you out from those companies’ delivery of interest-based content or ads to you, but it does not mean you will no longer receive any advertising through our Site or on other websites. You may continue to receive advertisements, for example, based on the website that you are viewing (i.e., contextually based ads). Also, if your browsers are configured to reject cookies when you opt out on the DAA or NAI websites, your opt out may not be effective. Additional information is available on the DAA’s website at www.aboutads.info or the NAI’s website at www.networkadvertising.org.

Users, Visitors, and Members in the EU or UK may opt out of many third-party ad networks by accessing the Your Online Choices guide to online behavioral advertising website and indicating your country. 

I. Third-Party Links or Third-Party Offering

Our Site may contain links to non-data.world websites and applications. Any access to and use of such non-data.world websites and applications are not governed by this privacy policy. 

Third-parties may from time to time make certain software or services, including without limitation other online, web-based business application subscription services and any offline products provided by third-parties, that interoperate with the Services (“Third-party Offerings”). As outlined in our Terms of Use or enterprise software agreements, if you install or enable any Third-party Offering for use with the Services, these providers may have access to your Submissions and credentials as required for the interoperation and support of such Third-party Offering with the Services. We are not responsible for any disclosure, modification or deletion of your data resulting from any such access by providers of Third-party Offerings.

We provide integrations to our Services with certain applications and tools listed on the integration page of our Site to facilitate your use of the applications and tools you are accustomed to when working with data. Several of these integrations are built by third parties and tool vendors. The use of those integrations, and any applications and tools are subject to your agreeing to the terms and conditions of the providers of those integrations, applications and/or tools, including the privacy policies of such providers. We are not responsible for any disclosure, unauthorized use, or unauthorized access to any information you share or provide access to in connection with your use of such integrations, applications or tools or any modification, alteration or deletion of your data resulting from your use of such integrations, applications or tools.

J. Protection of Personal Data

We have taken steps to help protect the information we collect about you and the data on which you use our Services on the private side of our Site. We maintain administrative, technical, and organizational security measures designed to safeguard information. 

A summary of these measures is contained in our Security Overview. However, no data protection measures can guarantee security. Please note that we cannot guarantee the security of any information we have collected about you, the Submissions or data on which you use our Services, and your access and/or use of data.world and our Services indicates that you understand and accept this risk.

When you establish an account with us, your access to that account is your responsibility. You should take steps to protect your account by, among other things, choosing a strong password that nobody else knows or can easily guess and keeping your log-in and password information private. You should take steps to minimize the risk of others using the Site while your device is logged into your account. If your email or social media account is compromised, you should change your account log on information to your account. We are not responsible for any lost, stolen, or compromised passwords or for any activity on your account via unauthorized password activity.

K. Your Choices to Manage Your Personal Data

You have certain rights and choices regarding the information we collect about you. For example, you may:

When you deactivate your account, we may delete your account and any datasets or projects you have created. Unless you request that we delete them through our Help portal, your published queries and the comments and contributions you have made, including to other Members’ or Users’ Submissions, may remain on our Site. If you have created an organization on our Site with Users or Members, that organization will remain on our Site after you have deactivated your account until that organization’s account is terminated. If there are no Users or Members in your organization, we may delete that organization.

L. Notices specific to certain jurisdictions 

M. Changes to this Privacy Policy

This privacy policy will be updated from time to time. Changes to this privacy policy will go into effect when posted and will only apply to information collected on and after the “Last Updated” date of the revised privacy policy. If revisions to this privacy policy materially affect how we use Personal Data that we collected from you prior to the date of the revised privacy policy, we will notify you through the Site or by other means. We will post any updated privacy policy to our Site. Your continued use of the Site after any such updates to this privacy policy constitutes acceptance of the updated privacy policy. 

N. Contact Us

If you have questions or concerns regarding this privacy policy, please contact us at: 

By email: privacy@data.world

By mail:
data.world, Inc.
7000 N. Mopac Expressway, Suite 425
Austin, TX 78731

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