Privacy Policy

Last Updated: March 14, 2024

This page informs users of this website (“you”, “your”) about The World Politics (“our”, “we”, or “us”) policies regarding the collection, use, and disclosure of information that we receive from users of this website (theworldpolitics.com) that identifies, relates to, describes, is reasonably capable of being associated with, or could reasonably be linked, directly or indirectly, with a particular consumer or household (“personal information”). By using this website, you agree to our collection and use of personal information in accordance with this policy. 

Table of Contents

1. Types of Personal Information We Collect

2. Why We Collect Personal Information

3. How We Use Personal Information

4. Who We Share Personal Information With

5. How Third Parties Use Personal Information We Collect

6. Use of Analytics and Targeted Advertising

7. Use of Cookies

8. How we Protect Information

9. Linked Services and Advertising

10. Protecting Children’s Privacy

11. Changes to Privacy Policy

12. California Privacy Laws

13. Virginia Privacy Laws

14. European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

15. Exercising Your Rights and How to Contact Us

1. Types of Personal Information We Collect

We collect two types of personal information: (1) Information we receive directly from you; and (2) Anonymous information that is gathered as visitors use our website which may be collected by us or third parties on our behalf. Information we receive from you can be given to us in many ways including when you: 

  1. Create an account on our website;
  2. Sign-up for our emails, SMS text messages, and newsletters;
  3. Request customer service or otherwise contact us;
  4. Post a review or comment on our website;
  5. Participate in a survey, register for a promotion, or fill out an application.

This personal information we receive directly from you may include your name, postal address, phone number, email, login information, communication preferences, gender, education, and your interests.

The types of personal information we automatically collect from you can include your use of the website, preferences, location information, IP address, advertising identification, and other similar identifiers.

2. Why We Collect Personal Information

We collect personal information for the purpose of improving, maintaining, and growing our website and its services. 

3. How We Use Personal Information

We may use your personal information for the following legitimate business purposes:

  1. To provide and perform services on behalf of the website, including maintaining or servicing accounts, personalizing users experience with the website, personalizing the advertisements displayed to you, verifying users information, or providing analytic services;
  2. To improve our website, its advertisements, and our third-party advertisers marketability;
  3. To provide customer support and services such as sending you information and notifications about your account, responding to your requests, questions, suggestions, or complaints, and administering troubleshooting services;
  4. To maintain the safety and security of our website;
  5. To communicate marketing and advertising information to you including offers, rewards, contests, events, and other information regarding our products or membership services. You can choose to opt-out of receiving an email, SMS message, phone calls, or postal mail from us by visiting the opt-out page or emailing info@theworldpolitics.com.
  6. For legal and security reasons such as exercising our rights and remedies, defending ourselves against legal claims, and detecting and/or preventing fraud or other illegal activity. We may also disclose and exchange personal information with law enforcement agencies and regulatory bodies to comply with our legal and regulatory obligations.

4. Who We Share Personal Information With

We may share your personal information with our employees, agents, and affiliates for any of the reasons listed in Paragraph 3. We may also disclose or sell this information to non-affiliated third parties Service Providers and allow them to collect this information on our behalf to further the purposes described in our privacy policy or to use information derived from your personal information for other purposes pursuant to applicable laws. We may also use your personal information in connection with any sale of assets, financing, or other investment into our website by another business.

5. How Third Parties Use Personal Information We Collect

Third Parties may collect personal information when we disclose, share, sell, or otherwise make it available to them. We may disclose, share, sell or otherwise make available personal information to third parties for advertising, marketing, and website enhancement purposes. Subject to applicable laws, third parties may use this information in any manner they choose, such as for marketing or product and service improvements. This privacy policy does not create rights of third parties. Your personal information may be covered by those third-party entities’ privacy policies.

6. Use of Analytics and Targeted Advertising

We may advertise based on your preferences or website usage. User preferences and usage are collected using third-party analytic service providers such as google analytics, adobe analytics, and other similar providers. The information gathered may be used to advertise based on user preferences, usage, or other information that is provided to us. We may also allow third-party providers to advertise to you based on this information. The third-party providers using these technologies may offer you a way to opt-out of interest-based ad targeting. We do not control which third parties provide these opt-out mechanisms. You may opt-out of Google Analytics for display advertising by visiting the Google Ads Settings page or by installing the browser at https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

If you wish to opt out of receiving interest-based advertising on your mobile device, please refer to information on advertising preferences at support.apple.com for iOS devices or support.google.com for Android devices.

7. Use of Cookies

We use cookies to help us record your visit and track your use on the website. Cookies are files used by web servers to save browsing information. We may also use pixel tags to collect non-identifying information about how users interact with our website. Cookies and pixel tags allow our website to remember your device, browser preferences, and associated online activity. Cookies also tell the server if users return to the website and may be linked to your personal information in the server’s database. We use cookies to store your login information, to track and store your preferences, to enhance and improve our sites material, to identify the frequency in which you visit a page of our website or the duration of time that you stay on a page of our website, to evaluate and report usage of the website and its marketing materials, and use them in connection with advertisements located in our website. If you do not wish to have cookies placed on your device, then you should set your browser to reject cookies.

8. How We Protect Information

We use administrative, technical, and physical security measures to protect against the unauthorized use, disclosure, or modification of personal information. Despite the protective measures we take, we cannot guarantee the absolute safety of your personal information.

9. Linked Sites and Advertisements

Our website contains links to third party websites. We are not responsible for the content or privacy policies of these third-party websites.

10. Protecting Children’s’ Privacy:

Our website does not knowingly collect information from children. Our website is not directed to anyone under the age of 13. If you are under the age of 13, please do not attempt to provide our website with any personal information.

11. Changes to Privacy Policy:

We may revise this Privacy Policy. The most current version of this privacy policy will govern our use of your personal information. We will notify all status and/or subscription members by email following any changes to the Privacy Policy. 

12. California Privacy Laws:

This policy explains the rights of California residents regarding the collection, use, sale, and sharing of information that identifies, relates to, describes, is reasonably capable of being associated with, or could reasonably be linked, directly or indirectly, with a particular consumer or household (“personal information”) under the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (CCPA), as amended by the California Privacy Rights Act of 2020 (CPRA). It is not confirmed that the California Consumer Privacy Act applies to our website. We include our policy for compliance with CPRA out of an abundance of caution.

12.1 We have collected and disclosed, shared, or sold, or otherwise made available the following categories of personal information, including sensitive personal information, on users as defined under the CCPA and CPRA within the last twelve (12) months:

Category of Personal Information*Category of Recipients
Identifiers such as a real name, alias, postal address, unique personal identifier, online identifier, Internet Protocol address, email address, account name, online username, or other similar identifiers.Our affiliates; data analytics providers; third-party services providers; customer service providers; IT services providers; security and legal compliance providers.
Information that identifies, relates to, describes, or is capable of being associated with, a particular individual, including, but not limited to, his or her name, signature, physical characteristics or description, address, telephone number, education, employment, employment history.Our affiliates; data analytics providers; third-party services providers; customer service providers; IT services providers; security and legal compliance providers.
Characteristics of protected classifications under California or federal law such as race, gender, and national origin.Our affiliates; data analytics providers; third-party services providers; customer service providers; IT services providers; security and legal compliance providers.
Inferences drawn from any of the information identified above to create a profile about a consumer reflecting the consumer’s preferences, behavior, and attitudes.Our affiliates and service providers.
Geolocation data and precise geolocation dataOur affiliates; data analytics providers; third-party services providers; customer service providers; IT services providers; security and legal compliance providers.

* Sensitive Personal Information Includes: account login in combination with a password; gender; race; national origin; precise geophysical location; email addresses; and emails.

12.2 You have the right under the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (CCPA), as amended by the California Privacy Rights Act of 2020 (CPRA), and certain other privacy and data protection laws, as applicable, to exercise free of charge:

  1. Right to Know: You can request that we disclose to you: (1) the categories and/or specific pieces of personal information we have collected about you, (2) the categories of sources for that personal information, (3) the purposes for which the business uses that information, (4) the categories of third parties with whom the business discloses the information, and (5) the categories of information that the business sells or discloses to third parties. You can make a request to know up to twice a year, free of charge by emailing info@theworldpolitics.com.
  2. Right to Delete: You can request that we delete personal information third parties collected from you and tell their service providers to do the same, subject to certain exceptions (such as if the business is legally required to keep the information). To make a request to delete your personal information, please email info@theworldpolitics.com.
  3. Right to opt-out of sale or sharing: You may request that we stop selling or sharing your personal information (“opt-out”), including via a user-enabled global privacy control. We will not sell or share your personal information after we receive your opt-out request unless you later authorize us to do so again. You can opt-out by emailing us at info@theworldpolitics.com.
  4. Right to Correct: You may ask us to correct inaccurate information that we may have about you. Please email us at info@theworldpolitics.com to ask us to correct inaccurate information about you.
  5. Right to limit use and disclosure of sensitive personal information: You can direct us to only use your sensitive personal information (for example, your geolocation data) for limited purposes, such as providing you with the services you requested.
  6. Non-Retaliation: We will not retaliate against you because you exercise any of the rights available to you under the CCPA and CPRA.

12.3 Non-discrimination

We will not discriminate against you for exercising any of your CCPA or CPRA rights. Unless permitted by the CCPA or CPRA, we will not:

  1. Deny you services;
  2. Provide you a different level of service;
  3. Discriminate in making employment decisions.

12.4 How Long We Keep Personal Information

We keep your personal information while you have an account with us or while we are providing services to you. Thereafter, we will keep your personal information for as long as is necessary:

  1. To respond to any questions, complaints or claims made by you or on your behalf;
  2. To show that we treated you fairly; or
  3. To keep records required by law.

We will not retain your personal information for longer than necessary for the purposes set out in this policy. Different retention periods apply for different types of personal information. When it is no longer necessary to retain your personal information, we will delete or anonymize it.

13. Virginia Privacy Laws

Users located in Virginia have certain privacy related rights and choices to them under the Virginia Consumer Data Protection Act (“VCDPA”). The personal information we collect, and who we share it with, is available in section 12.1 of this privacy policy. As a resident of Virginia, you have the following rights available regarding this personal information: (1) Confirm whether or not we are processing your personal data and access that data; (2) Correct inaccuracies in your personal data; (3) Delete personal data provided by or obtained about you (4) Opt-out of the processing of your personal data for targeted advertising; (5) Opt-out of the sale of your personal data; (6) Opt-out of profiling performed in furtherance of decisions that produce legal or similarly significant effects; and (7) Non-discrimination or retaliation for exercising any of these rights.

If you choose to exercise the rights guaranteed under the VCDPA please email info@theworldpolitics.com. If applicable, we will respond without undue delay but within 45 days of your request.

14. European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

If you are a user located in the European Economic area, United Kingdom, or Switzerland, you may have additional rights to: request access; be notified about the collection and use of your personal information; correct mistakes in personal information; delete your personal information; restrict or object to processing of personal information; receive personal information you requested from us in commonly used format in certain circumstances; and not be subject to decision-making based solely on automated processing that has legal effects on you.

For more information on the GDPR please visit the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation website.You make exercise these rights by emailing info@theworldpolitics.com.

15. Exercising Your Rights and How to Contact Us

Email info@theworldpolitics.com if you choose to exercise any of the rights available to you or otherwise wish to contact us with questions or concerns regarding this privacy policy. When contacting us, please provide proof of your identity and address for verification purposes and provide a description of what right you would like to exercise. We are not obligated to make any disclosures if we cannot verify that you are the person making the request. California residents may make CCPA/CPRA disclosure requests two times within a twelve-month period without charge.

Effective Date of Privacy Policy: 3/14/2024 (last updated 3/14/2024)