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data.world privacy notice

Last Updated: November 14, 2016

We value our relationship with you and your privacy. This privacy notice explains how and why we handle Personal Information, collected through data.world or any app we provide. This privacy notice is part of our Terms of Use.

While we do not encourage our users to upload any Submission (as defined in our Terms of Use) that contains the Personal Information of other people, there may be circumstances in which we are either unaware that a Submission contains Personal Information or the user has complied with our Terms of Use in uploading the Personal Information of others in such a Submission. If you are a user of our Site, please pay special attention to whether you are uploading a Submission with Personal Information to the open or the private side of our Site. IF INFORMATION ABOUT YOU IS IN A SUBMISSION AND IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, PLEASE CONTACT US AS PROVIDED BELOW.

When you visit data.world, you are agreeing to this privacy notice and our Terms of Use. If you do not agree with this privacy notice or our Terms of Use, please do not use our site.

Information We Collect

The information we collect about you may include both Personal Information and Non-Personal Information.

  • Personal Information is information that can identify you as an individual, such as your name, email address, and financial payment information.

  • Non-Personal Information is information that does not reveal your individual identity, such as aggregated statistics or general demographic information like gender.

We collect information about you from a variety of sources, including information that you yourself provide to us, that we receive from a third party such as when you create an account through Google or GitHub, that is publicly available, and basic non-identifying details such as your browser type and which pages you visit.

Use of Information

We use your information 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 technical support, or other similar purposes; and to establish and update your customer account.

  • Marketing. We use your information for 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.

  • Administration. We use your information for administrative purposes, including to help us better understand how our users and visitors use and access data.world; to provide reports to prospective partners, service providers, regulators, and others; to implement and maintain security, anti-piracy, fraud prevention, and other services designed to protect you and us; to enforce this privacy notice, our Terms of Use, and other policies.

  • Research and development. We use your information for research and development purposes, including to improve our Site, services, and user and visitor experience; to understand our user and visitor demographics; and for other research and analytical purposes.

  • Legal compliance. We use 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.

  • Protection of us and others. We use your information where we believe it is necessary to protect us and others.

Sharing of Information

We share your information with our company affiliates and service providers. We may also share your information in the following ways:

  • Business transfers. We may share your information with another entity if we or any of our current or future corporate relatives 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.

  • In response to legal process. We may share your information when we believe it is appropriate to comply with the law or a regulatory requirement.

  • 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 our and the legal rights of others, our Site, or safety of you, data.world, our corporate relatives, and our employees, clients, partners, agents, other users and visitors, or the public in general

    • to enforce our Terms of Use or this privacy notice

    • to monitor and remediate security issues

Your Choices

You have certain choices regarding the Personal Information we collect about you. For example, you may:

  • Request to modify the Personal Information we have collected about you. If you have created an account on our site, you may modify your Personal Information through your Account Settings page on our site.

  • Request to modify content you have posted. If you have created an account on our Site, you may directly modify content that you have posted to our Site.

  • Deactivate your account. If you have an account with us, you may deactivate your account by submitting your request through the Feedback & Help button on your Account Settings page on our Site.

  • Opt out of promotional email communications. You may opt out of promotional emails by clicking on the unsubscribe link in the email, or if you have an account with us, by submitting your request through the Feedback & Help button on your Account Settings page on our Site.

Cookies and Tracking

We and our service providers use cookies and other mechanisms to track information about your use and access of our Site. We or our service providers may combine this information with other Personal Information we collect about you.

  • Cookies. We or our service providers may use cookies to track visitor activity on our Site. We or our service providers may use cookies to track user and visitor activities on our Site, such as the web pages you view and time you spend on our Site. Visitors to our Site who disable cookies may not be able to browse certain areas of our Site.

  • Clear GIFs, Pixel Tags and Other Technologies. Clear GIFs are tiny graphics with a unique identifier, similar in functionality to cookies, which are embedded invisibly on web pages. We or our service providers may use clear GIFs (also known as web beacons, web bugs, pixel tags, or action tags, among other names), in connection with our Site to perform functions like tracking the activities of visitors to our Site, helping us manage content, and compiling statistics about usage of and visits to our Site. We or our service providers may also use clear GIFs in emails to help us track email response rates, identify when our emails are viewed, and track whether our emails are forwarded.

  • Embedded Scripts. We use embedded scripts, which is code designed to collect information about how visitors interact with a website, such as the website which linked them to our Site.

  • Third-Party Analytics. We use service providers, such as Google Analytics, to evaluate the access and use of our Site and our Services.

  • Do Not Track. Our Site does not respond to Do Not Track signals, but we do not track your activities once you leave our Site. You may disable certain tracking as discussed in this section (e.g., by disabling cookies).

Third-Party Links

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 notice.

International Transfers of Information

If you are located anywhere outside of the United States, please be aware that information we collect about you, including Personal Information, will be transferred to, processed and stored in the United States.

U.S. governmental agencies, courts, or law enforcement may be able to access or obtain your Personal Information (for example, in response to a court order). By accessing or using data.world, you consent to the transfer, processing, and storage of your information, including Personal Information, in the United States.


Our Site is for general audiences and is not targeted to children. We do not knowingly collect any Personal Information from children younger than the age of 13. If you learn that your minor child has provided us with personal information without your consent, please contact us.


We have taken steps to help protect the information we collect about you. However, no data security measures can guarantee 100% security. Please note that we cannot guarantee the security of any information we have collected about you, and your access or use of data.world indicates that you understand and accept this risk.

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 login and password information private. We are not responsible for any lost, stolen, or compromised passwords or for any activity on your account via unauthorized password activity.

Your California Privacy Rights

Under California’s “Shine the Light” law, users of our Site who are California residents can request information about the types of Personal Information (if any) shared by us with third parties (if any) for “Direct Marketing Purposes” within the preceding calendar year, as well as the names and addresses of those third parties. Direct Marketing Purposes means the use of certain types of Personal Information to solicit or induce a purchase, rental, lease, or exchange of products, goods, property, or services directly to you.

If you are a California resident, you may email your request to help@data.world. Please (i) put “California Privacy Information Request” in the subject line and in the body of your message and (ii) state that you are a California resident and provide your California address. You may make one (1) request per calendar year.

Please note that we may take thirty (30) days to respond to your request. Please also be aware that California’s “Shine the Light” law only applies to certain types of Personal Information and only those types of Personal Information covered by the law will be included in our response.

Changes to this Privacy Notice

This privacy notice will be updated from time to time. Changes to this privacy notice will go into effect when posted and will only apply to Personal Information collected on and after the “Last Updated” date of the revised privacy notice. If revisions to this privacy notice materially affect how we use Personal information that we collected from you prior to the date of the revised privacy notice, we will obtain your consent for any new uses or sharing of your Personal Information. We will post any updated privacy notice to our Site.


By email: legal@data.world

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