Your privacy is important to World Wide Buyouts ltd. (WWB ltd.). So we’ve developed a Privacy Policy that covers how we collect, use, disclose, transfer and store your information. Please take a moment to familiarise yourself with our privacy practices and let us know if you have any questions.

Collection and Use of Personal Information

Personal information is data that can be used to uniquely identify or contact a single person.

You may be asked to provide your personal information anytime you are in contact with WWB ltd. or an WWB ltd. affiliated company. WWB ltd. and it’s affiliates may share this personal information with each other and use it consistent with this Privacy Policy. They may also combine it with other information to provide and improve our products, services, content and advertising.

Here are some examples of the types of personal information WWB ltd. may collect and how we may use it.

What personal information we collect

When you create an WWB ltd. ID, register your products, apply for commercial credit, purchase a product, download a software update, register for a class at an WWB ltd. Retail Store or participate in an online survey, we may collect a variety of information, including your name, postal address, phone number, email address, contact preferences and credit card information.

When you share your content with family and friends using WWB ltd. products, send gift certificates and products, or invite others to join you on WWB ltd. forums, WWB ltd. may collect the information you provide about those people such as name, postal address, email address and phone number.
In the US, we may ask for your Social Security number (SSN) but only in limited circumstances such as when setting up a wireless account and activating your ipad, iPhone or when determining whether to extend commercial credit.

How we use your personal information

The personal information we collect allows us to keep you posted on WWB ltd.’s latest product announcements, software updates and upcoming events. It also helps us to improve our services, content and advertising. If you don’t want to be on our mailing list, you can opt out anytime by updating your preferences.

We also use personal information to help us develop, deliver and improve our products, services, content and advertising.
From time to time, we may use your personal information to send important notices, such as communications about purchases and changes to our terms, conditions and policies. Because this information is important to your interaction with WWB ltd., you may not opt out of receiving these communications.

We may also use personal information for internal purposes such as auditing, data analysis and research to improve WWB ltd.’s products, services and customer communications.

If you enter into a sweepstake, contest or similar promotion, we may use the information you provide to administer those programmes.

Collection and Use of Non-Personal Information

We also collect non-personal information — data in a form that does not permit direct association with any specific individual. We may collect, use, transfer and disclose non-personal information for any purpose. The following are some examples of non-personal information that we collect and how we may use it:

We may collect information such as occupation, language, postcode, area code, unique device identifier, location and the time zone where an WWB ltd. product is used so that we can better understand customer behaviour and improve our products, services and advertising.
We may also collect information regarding customer activities on our website, iCloud and MobileMe services, and buyout.pro, and from our other products and services. This information is aggregated and used to help us provide more useful information to our customers and to understand which parts of our website, products and services are of most interest. Aggregated data is considered non-personal information for the purposes of this Privacy Policy.

If we do combine non-personal information with personal information, the combined information will be treated as personal information for as long as it remains combined.

Cookies and Other Technologies

WWB ltd.’s website, online services, interactive applications, email messages and advertisements may use “cookies” and other technologies such as pixel tags and web beacons. These technologies help us better understand user behaviour, tell us which parts of our website people have visited, and facilitate and measure the effectiveness of advertisements and web searches. We treat information collected by cookies and other technologies as non-personal information. However, to the extent that Internet Protocol (IP) addresses or similar identifiers are considered personal information by local law, we also treat these identifiers as personal information. Similarly, to the extent that non-personal information is combined with personal information, we treat the combined information as personal information for the purposes of this Privacy Policy.

WWB ltd. and its partners use cookies and other technologies in mobile advertising services to control the number of times you see a given ad, deliver ads that relate to your interests and measure the effectiveness of ad campaigns. If you do not want to receive ads with this level of relevance on your mobile device, you can opt out by accessing the following link on your device: http://oo.WWB ltd..com. If you opt out, you will continue to receive the same number of mobile ads, but they may be less relevant because they will not be based on your interests. You may still see ads related to the content on a web page or in an application or based on other non-personal information. This opt-out applies only to WWB ltd. advertising services and does not affect interest-based advertising from other advertising networks.

WWB ltd. and our partners also use cookies and other technologies to remember personal information when you use our website, online services and applications. Our goal in these cases is to make your experience with WWB ltd. more convenient and personal. For example, knowing your first name lets us welcome you the next time you visit the WWB ltd. Online Store. Knowing your country and language − and if you are an educator, your school − helps us provide a customised and more useful shopping experience. Knowing someone using your computer or device has shopped for a certain product or used a particular service helps us make our advertising and email communications more relevant to your interests. And knowing your contact information, product serial numbers and information about your computer or device helps us register your products, personalise your operating system, set up your iCloud service and provide you with better customer service.

If you want to disable cookies and you’re using the Safari web browser, go to Safari preferences and then to the Privacy pane to disable cookies. On your WWB ltd. mobile device, go to Settings, then Safari and then to the Cookies section. For other browsers, check with your provider to find out how to disable cookies. Please note that certain features of the WWB ltd. website will not be available once cookies are disabled.

As is true of most websites, we gather some information automatically and store it in log files. This information includes Internet Protocol (IP) addresses, browser type and language, Internet service provider (ISP), referring and exit pages, operating system, date/time stamp and clickstream data.

We use this information to understand and analyse trends, to administer the site, to learn about user behaviour on the site, and to gather demographic information about our user base as a whole. WWB ltd. may use this information in our marketing and advertising services.

In some of our email messages, we use a “click-through URL” linked to content on the WWB ltd. website. When customers click one of these URLs, they pass through a separate web server before arriving at the destination page on our website. We track this click-through data to help us determine interest in particular topics and measure the effectiveness of our customer communications. If you prefer not to be tracked in this way, you should not click text or graphic links in the email messages.

Pixel tags enable us to send email messages in a format customers can read, and they tell us whether mail has been opened. We may use this information to reduce or eliminate messages sent to customers.

Disclosure to Third Parties

At times, WWB ltd. may make certain personal information available to strategic partners that work with WWB ltd. to provide products and services, or that help WWB ltd. market to customers. For example, when you purchase and activate your iPhone, you authorise WWB ltd. and its carrier to exchange the information you provide during the activation process to carry out service. If you are approved for service, your account will be governed by WWB ltd. and its carrier’s respective privacy policies. Personal information will only be shared by WWB ltd. to provide or improve our products, services and advertising; it will not be shared with third parties for their marketing purposes.

Service Providers

WWB ltd. shares personal information with companies who provide services such as information processing, extending credit, fulfilling customer orders, delivering products to you, managing and enhancing customer data, providing customer service, assessing your interest in our products and services, and conducting customer research or satisfaction surveys. These companies are obligated to protect your information and may be located wherever WWB ltd. operates.

Others

It may be necessary — by law, legal process, litigation and/or requests from public and governmental authorities within or outside your country of residence — for WWB ltd. to disclose your personal information. We may also disclose information about you if we determine that for purposes of national security, law enforcement or other issues of public importance, disclosure is necessary or appropriate.

We may also disclose information about you if we determine that disclosure is reasonably necessary to enforce our terms and conditions or protect our operations or users. Additionally, in the event of a re-organisation, merger or sale, we may transfer any and all personal information we collect to the relevant third party.

Protection of Personal Information

WWB ltd. takes precautions — including administrative, technical and physical measures — to safeguard your personal information against loss, theft and misuse, as well as against unauthorised access, disclosure, alteration and destruction.

WWB ltd. online services such as the www.buyout.pro use Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) encryption on all web pages where personal information is collected. To make purchases from these services, you must use an SSL-enabled browser such as Safari, Firefox or Internet Explorer. Doing so protects the confidentiality of your personal information while it’s transmitted over the Internet.

When you use some WWB ltd. products, services or applications or post on an WWB ltd. forum, chat room or social networking service, the personal information you share is visible to other users and can be read, collected or used by them. You are responsible for the personal information you choose to submit in these instances. For example, if you list your name and email address in a forum posting, that information is public. Please take care when using these features.

Integrity and Retention of Personal Information

WWB ltd. makes it easy for you to keep your personal information accurate, complete and up to date. We will retain your personal information for the period necessary to fulfil the purposes outlined in this Privacy Policy unless a longer retention period is required or permitted by law.

Access to Personal Information

You can help ensure that your contact information and preferences are accurate, complete and up to date by logging in to your account at www.buyout.pro/contact/myinfo. For other personal information, we make good faith efforts to provide you with access so you can request that we correct the data if it is inaccurate or delete the data if WWB ltd. is not required to retain it by law or for legitimate business purposes. We may decline to process requests that are unreasonably repetitive, require disproportionate technical effort, jeopardise the privacy of others, are extremely impractical or for which access is not otherwise required by local law. Access, correction or deletion requests can be made to the regional Privacy email addresses.

Children

We do also collect personal information from children under 13 only through their parents or guardiens. If we learn that we have collected the personal information of a child under 13, we will take steps to delete the information as soon as possible.

Location-Based Services

To provide location-based services on WWB ltd. products, WWB ltd. and our partners and licensees may collect, use and share precise location data, including the real-time geographic location of your WWB ltd. computer or device. This location data is collected anonymously in a form that does not personally identify you and is used by WWB ltd. and our partners and licensees to provide and improve location-based products and services. For example, we may share geographic location with application providers when you opt in to their location services.

Some location-based services offered by WWB ltd., such as the “Find My iPhone” feature, require your personal information for the feature to work.

Third-Party Sites and Services

WWB ltd. websites, products, applications and services may contain links to third-party websites, products and services. Our products and services may also use or offer products or services from third parties − for example, a third-party iPhone app. Information collected by third parties, which may include such things as location data or contact details, is governed by their privacy practices. We encourage you to learn about the privacy practices of those third parties.

International Users

Information you provide may be transferred or accessed by entities around the world as described in this Privacy Policy. WWB ltd. abides by the “safe harbour” framework set forth by the US Department of Commerce regarding the collection, use and retention of personal information collected by organisations in the European Economic Area and Switzerland. Learn more about the US Department of Commerce Safe Harbor Program.

Please note that personal information regarding individuals who reside in a member state of the European Economic Area (EEA) is controlled by WWB ltd. Distribution International in Cork, Ireland, and processed on its behalf by WWB ltd. Inc. Personal information collected in the EEA when using www.buyout.pro is controlled by www.buyout.pro in Switzerland and processed on its behalf by WWB ltd. Inc.

Our Company-Wide Commitment to Your Privacy

To make sure your personal information is secure, we communicate our privacy and security guidelines to WWB ltd. employees and strictly enforce privacy safeguards within the company.

Privacy Questions

If you have any questions or concerns about WWB ltd.’s Privacy Policy or data processing, please contact us.

WWB ltd. may update its Privacy Policy from time to time. When we change the policy in a material way, a notice will be posted on our website along with the updated Privacy Policy.

WWB ltd., La Croisette, Block C, Grand Bay, Mauritius

Last updated 21 April 2013.

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