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WORLD MODEL ASSOCIATION (WMA) PRIVACY POLICY

www.worldmodel.org (the "Site") is owned by World Fashion Forum, Inc. ("WORLD FASHION FORUM"). WORLD MODEL ASSOCIATION and World Fashion Forum values your privacy and is dedicated to protecting your privacy and personal information.


Notification about:
- What personally identifiable information we collect
- How such information is used and
- With whom the information may be shared.

Consent:
- What choices you have regarding the collection, use and distribution of your personal information

Security:
- The procedures we use to prevent the loss, misuse or alteration of that information;

Access:
- How you can correct any inaccuracies in the information we have collected from you.

INFORMATION WE COLLECT

Tracking Technology. WORLD MODEL ASSOCIATION logs IP addresses (a unique number assigned to every computer on the Internet) in order to improve security, analyze trends and administer our website. We may track your movement within the Site, the pages from which you were referred, access times and browser types. We only use this information in a summarised form and do not link it to you personally, unless you opt in as a subscriber. To gauge the effectiveness of our Site, we do collect some generic information about our visitors. Our web servers automatically recognize a visitor's domain name, the webpage from which a visitor enters our Site, which pages a visitor visits on our Site, and how much time a visitor spends on each webpage. We may use anonymous tracking technologies to collect, store and sometimes track information for statistical purposes, and for the purpose of improving our products and services. We aggregate this information and use it to evaluate and improve our Site. We store information that we collect by means off cookies, log files, clear gifs, and/or third party sources, for instance to verify your address or update your information, and to create a "profile" of your preferences. We link your personally identifiable information to data in your profile, in order to improve the content of the Site for you. A cookie is a small text file that is stored on a user's computer for record-keeping purposes. We use cookies on this Site. We use session ID cookies and persistent cookies. We use session cookies to make it easier for you to navigate our Site. A session ID cookie expires when you close your browser. A persistent cookie remains on your hard drive for an extended period of time. You can remove persistent cookies by following directions provided in your Internet browser's "help" file. Persistent cookies are used to differentiate registered users from non-registered users, to differentiate logged-in users from non-logged-in users, to customize the content of certain sections of the website, to enable us to track and target the interests of our users, and to enhance the experience on our Site. If you reject cookies, you may still use our Site, but your ability to use some areas of our Site may be limited.
Registration: If you subscribe to the Basic Edition of our services, we will collect your name, address and email address. If you remain a member after the free trial period, we will collect your billing information as well.
Surveys: We may from time to time provide a survey for our subscribers, where we will ask you to provide us with demographic information (such as income level and gender). We encourage you to submit such information so we can provide you with a more personalized experience on our Site, but your participation is entirely voluntary.
Third-Party Links: If you use a third-party link, and when leaving our Site, we encourage you to read the privacy statements of each and every other website that you visit thereafter and that collects personally identifiable information. This privacy statement applies only to information collected by our Site.

USE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION

Third-Party Offers: We share personally identifiable information with other third parties and will sometimes use your information to send you information about third-party offers. We will only use your information to further the business conducted on this Site.
Listings: Information you provide as a listing will be come public, and your personal information will be posted along with a listing, unless you choose to post a listing anonymously, in which case we will forward contacts to your mailbox on the Site. When posting a listing, users are given the option of releasing their contact information to other users who have activated searches that match these criteria. This contact information is then shared with the users who have business listings that match their search criteria. Any information that you post is public information, and we cannot control what uses third parties may make of personal information you share in such a public forum. In addition, users searching the Site can view contact information (name, e-mail and phone number) when they view a listing profile. Users can save their search criteria, so that information about properties that match the specified criteria are placed in their mailbox or emailed to them. Search criteria and activities remain private to the individual user. When a user uploads photos, the user also allows WMA to use such photos for other online portals, for print media and advertisements.
Search Agents: If you create a search agent, for automatically searching for listings matching your criteria, then we may use your e-mail address to send you search agent notifications. If you do not wish to receive these notifications, you can make your preference known. Please see the "Choice and opt-out" section of this Policy.
Recommended listings: If you choose to have us notify you about recommended listings, we may use your e-mail address to send you the listing notifications. If you do not wish to receive these notifications, you can make your preference known. Please see the "Choice and opt-out" section of this Policy.
Unread mail: We provide an internal messaging system that enables our subscribers to communicate with each other and with our customer service representatives. If you elect to have us notify you about unread messages in your inbox, we may use your e-mail address to send you these notifications. If you do not wish to receive these notifications, you can make your preference known. Please see the "Choice and opt-out" section of this Policy.
Other uses. We may use your personal information to contact you about those services on our Site in which you have expressed an interest, for example if you have contacted our customer service or support department, or if you have made an inquiry.
Service-related announcements: We will send you service-related announcements and other announcements when necessary. We may send you an e-mail message, for instance if our service is temporarily suspended for maintenance, or the delivery of a service or product is delayed, or if there is a service issue with something you may have ordered. In general, you are not allowed to opt out of these communications, which may at times be of a promotional nature. If you do not wish to receive them, you have the option to cancel your subscription by completing the contact form at http://www.worldmodel.org.
Exceptional circumstances: If WORLD MODEL ASSOCIATION, the World Fashion Forum or any of its lines of businesses or affiliated companies, is sold or disposed of as a going concern, whether by merger, sale of assets or otherwise, the relevant databases of WORLD MODEL ASSOCIATION could, in whole or in part, be sold as part of that transaction. Information about our users, including personal information, will be therefore be disclosed as part of any merger or acquisition, creation of a separate business to provide the Site and our Services, or the sale or pledge of our company assets, as well as in the event of an insolvency, bankruptcy or receivership, in which personal information would be transferred as one of the business assets of the company. Information about our users, including personal information, may also need to be disclosed in connection with a commercial transaction, where WORLD MODEL ASSOCIATION, or an affiliate, is seeking financing, investment, support or funding. In such transactions, personal information will be subject to the promises made in any pre-existing Privacy Policy, which was in effect when the information was obtained. We also may have to release personally identifying information, when it is necessary to comply with judicial or other government subpoenas, warrants and orders, or to protect the rights, property, or safety of WORLD MODEL ASSOCIATION or others.

CHOICE AND OPT OUT

You may opt out of the use of your information as set forth above, by completing the contact form at http://www.worldmodel.org. We provide you with the opportunity to 'opt out' of having your personally identifiable information used for certain purposes, when we ask for this information.

ACCESS TO YOUR INFORMATION

If you are concerned that the personal information maintained by WORLD MODEL ASSOCIATION is not correct for any reason, or should you wish to have your e-mail address removed from our mailing list or have contact information changed, please send us a message using the online contact form at http://www.worldmodel.org. We will be happy to review, update or remove information as appropriate. We may, however, still retain your information in our files, for the purpose of resolving disputes, for enforcing our Terms of Use, and due to technical or legal requirements and constraints related to the security, integrity and the operation of our Site.

HOW World Model Association PROTECTS YOUR INFORMATION

Security procedures have been installed for the storage and disclosure of the personal information that you have given us, in order to prevent unauthorized access. Keep in mind, however, that no method of transmission over the Internet or method of electronic storage is 100% secure! While we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.
In addition, it is important that you yourself prevent unauthorized access to your password and to your computer. Always be sure to log off when you are finished using a shared computer.
Our Site may also contain links to other Websites. Keep in mind that WORLD MODEL ASSOCIATION does NOT CONTROL and is NOT RESPONSIBLE for the privacy, security practices or the content of these other websites.

NOTIFICATION OF CHANGES

The Effective Date of this Privacy Policy is set forth below. Please make special note of the Effective Date of this Privacy Policy. We may revise and update this Privacy Policy whenever our practices change, as technology changes, or as we add new services or change existing ones. If we make any material changes to our Privacy Policy, how we handle your personal information or how we keep your purchases anonymous, you will know because the Effective Date of the Privacy Policy will change. If we are going to use any personal information in a manner, which is materially different from that stated in our Privacy Policy at the time we collected such information, we will give you a reasonable opportunity to consent to such a change. If you do not consent, then your personal information will continue to be used as agreed to under the terms of the privacy policy in effect at the time we obtained that information, but you may not be able to use our Site or its Services in the future. By using our Site or Services after the Effective Date, you are deemed to have consented to our privacy policy in effect at that time. We will use information previously obtained in accordance with the privacy policy in effect, if the information was obtained from you.

DISPUTES

If you choose to visit the Site, your visit and any dispute over privacy is subject to this Privacy Policy and our Terms of Use, including limitations on damages, arbitration of disputes and application of the laws of Switzerland.

HOW TO CONTACT WMA

If you have any questions about our privacy policy, please send us a message using the online contact form at http://www.worldmodel.org.

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Effective New version, date: March 1. 2013

 

 

 

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