“Personal Information”, is any information that enables us to identify you, directly or indirectly, such as your email address, name, shipping and billing address, telephone number, company name, credit card information, any form of identification number or one or more factors specific to your physical, physiological, mental, economic, cultural or social identity.
For the purposes of the EU General Data Protection Regulation 2016/679 (the “GDPR”), the data controller is World's Best Inc., whose registered office is at 17330 Preston Road, Suite 200 D, Dallas, TX. 75252 United States.
a) Information you give us
Communicating with us. In general, you can visit the Site without telling us who you are or revealing any information about yourself. However, if you correspond with us through our Contact Us page or the by making inquiries to our Concierge, by phone, email or otherwise, we will retain the Personal Information that you provide. This includes Personal Information you provide when participating in discussion boards or social media functions on the Site, and when you report a problem with the Site.
Creating an account. To take advantage of some of our services you are required to register and create an account via the Sign Up page on our Site. When you open an individual account at worldsbest.com, we ask you to provide Personal Information (such as your name, address, phone number, email address, business affiliation and contact information). All worldsbest.com account holders are required to create a user password that, combined with your login email address, allows access to your account. This Personal Information is used to identify you as a worldsbest.com registered user.
Adding an item to a Wishlist. Users may save items to their Wishlist by clicking the heart icon for an item. If you have created an account, your saved items are stored in the Wishlist folders associated with your account. Items are saved until you remove them. Users may also select items for purchase and place them in their Shopping Cart for future purchase. Such information will be stored until deleted.
Facebook log-in. As part of our services, we offer you the option of creating an individual account with worldsbest.com using your Facebook profile. If you select this option, we will automatically collect selected Personal Information about you from your Facebook account. The Personal Information we collect depends on your privacy settings for sharing such Personal Information, and may include name, profile picture, age range, gender, language, country and other public information.
Making a purchase. Worldsbest.com is a marketplace where customers can browse items online and make purchases. When you make a purchase, we will ask you to provide credit card or other payment details as well as shipping information for orders. Your credit card information is not disclosed to the Company. It is encrypted by established credit card processing services and banks that the Company uses to process payments by customers. The Company does not maintain or keep your credit card information but merely processes the encrypted information for payment.
a) Information we collect about you
With regard to each of your visits to the Site we automatically collect the following information:
Technical Information. This includes browser type and version (e.g. Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, Safari), operating system (e.g. Windows, Macintosh), IP address, device type, time zone setting and Internet domain (e.g. AOL, Hotmail).
Information about your visit. This includes the pages you viewed or searched for, page response times, download errors, length of visits to certain pages, page interaction information (such as scrolling, clicks, and mouse-overs), methods used to browse away from the page, and any phone number used to call our customer service number.
Location information. In any mobile applications, the Company may ask mobile users whether they will permit us to collect information about their location. We collect location information only from mobile users who have agreed to provide that information.
We do not treat this information as Personal Information, except where the information can identify you when associated with other Personal Information we hold or where we are required to do so under applicable law.
When you visit our Site or use our mobile applications, we may collect certain information by automated means, such as cookies and web beacons. A “cookie” is a small text file that websites send to a visitor‘s computer or other Internet-connected device to uniquely identify the visitor’s browser or to store information or settings in the browser. A “web beacon,” also known as an Internet tag, pixel tag or clear GIF, is used to transmit information back to a web server. We also may use third-party website analytics tools (such as Google), that collect information about visitor traffic on our sites and mobile applications. This helps us to analyze our web page traffic; customize our services, content and advertising; measure the effectiveness of promotions and enhance security.
You are always free to decline our cookies if your browser permits, although doing so may interfere with your use of some of the features of our Site or services. You may encounter cookies from third parties on certain pages of the Site that we do not control. For example, if you view a web page created by another user, there may be a cookie placed by that web page.
The information we may collect by automated means includes:
- Information about the devices our visitors use to access the Internet (such as the IP address and the device, browser and operating system type)
- URLs that refer visitors to our sites
- Dates and times of visits to our sites
- Information on actions taken on our sites (such as page views and site navigation patterns)
- A general geographic location (such as country and city) from which a visitor accesses our websites
- Search terms that visitors use to reach our sites
a) We may use the Personal Information you give us for our legitimate commercial interests including, among other things:
- to respond to your inquiries and to provide you with the information, products and services that you request from us;
- to provide information on the products or services you have inquired about or are considering purchasing;
- to verify that you qualify as a member of the Site;
- to send you communications about our own products and services;
- where the processing is required in order to enforce or apply our User Agreement and other agreements you have entered into; and
- to contact you as necessary.
b) We may use the Personal Information we collect in either an identifiable or an anonymized form (independent of any personal identifiers):
- to administer the Site and for internal operations, including troubleshooting, data analysis, testing, research, statistical and survey purposes;
- to improve the Site and to customize the content you see on the Site;
- as part of our efforts to keep the Site safe and secure;
- to measure or understand the effectiveness of advertising we serve to you and others, and to deliver relevant advertising to you; and
- to do internal research on our Site visitors’ interests and behaviors to better understand and serve our members.
We use email as the primary form of communicating transactional and relationship information with registered sellers and registered Site users. We may send mobile users notifications through the application but only if the user has agreed to receive notifications from us in their preferences. Preferences can be changed via Settings at any time. We may also use your street addresses and telephone numbers to provide these communications.
We reveal your Personal Information to unaffiliated third parties only to help complete a transaction for you which you have initiated.
Where you use our Site to enter into a transaction or correspond with us, our employees or vendors will use your Personal Information to facilitate our service to you and to complete your transaction.
Third parties who will have access to your Personal Information include (without limitation) sellers, suppliers or vendors providing merchandise or services for listing on the Site,, shipping companies selected to process your orders and purchases, and payment processors completing a transaction that you have initiated through the ordering process on the Site. The Company does not have and does not share your credit card information with any other parties.
We may share your Personal Information with other companies or service providers who have been carefully selected and who perform functions on our behalf (e.g., analyzing data, providing marketing assistance, providing customer service, processing orders, etc.).
Where third parties are processing Personal Information on our behalf, they will be required to agree, by contractual means or otherwise, to process the Personal Information in accordance with the applicable law. This contract will stipulate, amongst other things, that the third party and its representative shall act only on our instructions, or as permitted by law.
In the event of a corporate transaction, such as the purchase, sale or other transfer of all or part of our services or assets, we may transfer your Personal Information along with those assets or services to a prospective transferee.
The Personal Information we receive may be held in the computers and systems of our offices and data centers in the United States and may be accessed by or given to our staff working outside the European Union.
Your Personal Information may be processed by us in the United States, where laws regarding data protection may be less stringent than the laws in your country. By using this Site and by providing any Personal Information to the Site, all users, including without limitation users in Canada and the European Union, fully understand and unambiguously consent to the collection and processing of such Personal Information in the United States.
In addition, suppliers and vendors used by the Site may be located around the world. Due to the nature of our business and to enable us to offer goods and services worldwide, your Personal Information may be transferred to and held by merchants or sellers in any country in the world. By using this Site and by providing any Personal Information to the Site, all users, including without limitation users in Canada and the European Union, fully understand and unambiguously consent to the collection and processing of such Personal Information by such third parties.
Subject to any legislation which might, from time to time, oblige us to store the Personal Information for a certain period of time, we will respect your wishes to correct inaccurate Personal Information. Otherwise, we will hold your Personal Information for as long as we believe necessary for the efficient operation of the Site.
You can ask us whether we are keeping Personal Information about you and you can ask to receive a copy of that Personal Information. Before sending you any Personal Information, we will ask you to provide proof of your identity. If you are not able to provide proof of your identity, we reserve the right to refuse to send you any Personal Information. We will respond as quickly as we can to your requests for details of Personal Information we hold about you.
As a registered user of the Site, you are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your username and password. Please keep your user ID and password confidential.
If you share your computer, we recommend that you log-out and close your browser window after visiting the Site in order to protect the confidentiality of your Personal Information including your credit card information, your offer status and buying history.
You agree to accept responsibility for all activities that occur under your account or password. You agree to notify us immediately of any unauthorized use of your account or any other breach of security. We reserve the right to refuse service, terminate accounts, or remove or edit content at our sole discretion.
We use reasonable physical, electronic, and administrative safeguards to help us protect the security, integrity and confidentiality of data stored on our system. The Site encrypts your credit card number and other Personal Information using secure socket layer (SSL) technology to provide for the secure transmission of the Personal Information from your PC to our servers.
SSL is an industry-standard protocol for encryption over the Internet. While no system is 100% secure, we believe that the measures we have implemented minimize the risk of a security breach to an appropriate level given the types of Personal Information involved.
Please note that transmission of Personal Information via the internet is not completely secure and although we will endeavor to protect your information, we cannot guarantee the security of your information transmitted to our Site; any transmission is therefore at your own risk. Once we have received your information, we will use procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorized access, however.
If you do not wish to receive offers or other notices from us in the future, you can contact us at the address indicated at the end of this policy. We will try to complete your request as promptly as possible. You can elect not to receive emails from us either by “unsubscribing” to an email you receive or by contacting us as indicated below. Any changes will affect only future uses of your information.
For California Residents Only. We may disclose your Personal Information to our affiliates, vendors or suppliers when the third party receives Personal Information solely as a consequence of a single transaction where, as a part of the transaction, Personal Information had to be disclosed in order to effectuate the transaction.
For individuals within the EEA only. Under the GDPR, in certain circumstances, you have the right to: (a) request access to any Personal Information we hold about you and related information, (b) obtain without undue delay the rectification of any inaccurate Personal Information, (c) request that your Personal Information is deleted provided the Personal Information is not required by worldsbest.com for compliance with a legal obligation under European or Member State law or for the establishment, exercise or defense of a legal claim, (d) prevent or restrict processing of your Personal Information, except to the extent processing is required for the establishment, exercise or defense of legal claims; and (e) request transfer of your Personal Information directly to a third party where this is technically feasible.
When you use the Site or our service, you may be directed to other websites that are beyond our control. These may include merchant sites where you select items for purchase or payment sites where you pay for your purchases.
We may also allow third party sites or applications to link to the Site. We are not responsible for the privacy practices of any third parties or the content of linked sites, but we do encourage you to read the applicable privacy policies and terms and conditions of such parties or websites.
This Privacy Notice may be updated periodically and without prior notice to you to reflect changes in our personal information practices. We will post a prominent notice on our Site to notify you of any significant changes to our Privacy Notice and indicate in the notice when it was most recently updated.