Last updated 30/04/2022
Metaverse World Builders Ltd cares about your privacy. For this reason, we collect and use personal data only as it might be needed for us to deliver to you our world-class products, architecture,services and worlds (collectively, our “Services”). Your personal data includes information such as:
- Telephone number
- Email address
- Billing and payment information
- Candidate information (for job applicants)
- Other data collected that could directly or indirectly identify you.
If at any time you have questions about our practices or any of your rights described below, you may reach our Data Protection Officer (“DPO”) and our dedicated team that supports this office by contacting us at [email protected]. This inbox is actively monitored and managed and secure.
What personal data do we collect?
We collect personal data so that we can provide the best possible experience when you utilise our Services. Much of what you likely consider personal data is collected directly from you when you: 1. create an account or purchase any of our Services (eg: billing information, including name, address, payment details); 2. request assistance from our customer support team (eg: phone number, case notes); 3. complete contact forms or request newsletters or other information from us (eg: email); or 4. participate in contests and surveys, apply for a job, or otherwise participate in activities we promote that might require information about you.
However, we also collect additional personal data when delivering our Services to you to ensure necessary and optimal performance. These methods of collection may not be as obvious to you, so we wanted to highlight and explain below a bit more about what these might be (as they vary from time to time) and how they work:
Cookies and similar technologies on our websites allow us to track your browsing behaviour, links clicked, items purchased, your device type, and to collect various data, including analytics, about how you use and interact with our Services. These technologies automatically collect data when you use and interact with our Services, including metadata, log files, cookie/device IDs, page load time, server response time, and approximate location information to measure website performance and improve our systems, including optimizing DNS resolution, network routing and server configurations. Specifically, interactions with the features, content and links (including those of third-parties, such as social media plugins) contained within the Services, Internet Protocol (IP) address, browser type and settings, the date and time the Services were used, information about browser configuration and plugins, language preferences and cookie data, information about devices accessing the Services, including type of device, what operating system is used, device settings, application IDs, unique device identifiers and error data is collected.
Supplemented Data may be received about you from other sources, including publicly available databases or third parties from whom we have purchased data, in which case we may combine this data with information we already have about you so that we can update, expand and analyse the accuracy of our records, identify new customers, and provide products and services that may be of interest to you. If you provide us personal information about others, or if others give us your information, we will only use that information for the specific reason for which it was provided to us.
How we utilise personal data
We strongly believe in both minimising the personal data we collect and limiting its use and purpose to only that (1) for which we have been given permission, (2) as necessary to deliver the Services you purchase or interact with, or (3) as we might be required or permitted for legal compliance or other lawful purposes. These uses include:
Delivering, improving, updating and enhancing the Services we provide to you. We collect various personal data relating to your purchase, use and/or interactions with our Services. We utilise this personal data to:
- Improve and optimise the operation and performance of our Services (again, including our websites and mobile applications)
- Diagnose problems with and identify any security and compliance risks, errors, or needed enhancements to the Services
- Detect and prevent fraud and abuse of our Services and systems
- Collect aggregate statistics about the use of the Services
- Understand and analyse how you use our Services and what products and services are most relevant to you
Often, much of the data collected is aggregated or statistical data about how individuals use our Services and is not linked to any personal data.
Sharing with trusted third parties. We may share your personal data with affiliated companies within our corporate family, with third parties with which we have partnered to allow you to integrate their services into our own Services, and with trusted third-party service providers as necessary for them to perform services on our behalf, such as:
- Processing credit card payments
- Serving advertisements
- Conducting contests or surveys
- Performing analysis of our Services and customers’ demographics
- Communicating with you, such as by way of email or survey delivery
- Customer relationship management
- Security, risk management and compliance
- Recruiting support and related services
These third parties (and any subcontractors they may be permitted to use) have agreed not to share, use or retain your personal data for any purpose other than as necessary for the provision of Services.
We will also disclose your personal data to third parties:
- in the event that we sell or buy any business or assets (whether a result of the liquidation, bankruptcy or otherwise), in which case we will disclose your personal data to the prospective seller or buyer of such business or assets; or
- if we sell, buy, merge, are acquired by, or partner with other companies or businesses, or sell some or all of our assets. In such transactions, your personal data may be among the transferred assets.
Communicating with you. We may contact you directly or through a third-party service provider regarding products or services you have signed up to or purchased from us, such as necessary to deliver transactional or service-related communications. We may also contact you with offers for additional services we think you’ll find valuable if you give us consent, or where allowed based upon legitimate interests or our existing business relationship. You don’t need to provide consent as a condition to purchase our goods or services. These contacts may include:
- Text (SMS) messages
- Telephone calls
- Automated phone calls or text messages
You may also update your subscription preferences with respect to receiving communications from us and/or our partners by accessing your “Account Settings” page.
If you make use of a service that allows you to import contacts (eg. using email marketing services to send emails on your behalf), we will only use the contacts and any other personal data for the requested service. If you believe that anyone has provided us with your personal data and you would like to request that it be removed from our database, please contact us at [email protected].
Transfer of personal data abroad. If you utilise our Services from a country other than the country where our servers are located, your communications with us may result in transferring your personal data across international borders, which will only be done when necessary for the performance of our contract with you, when we have your consent to do so, or when the Standard Contractual Clauses approved by the European Commission, a copy of which can be found here, are in place. Also, when you call us or initiate a chat, we may provide you with support from one of our global locations outside your country of origin.
Compliance with legal, regulatory and law enforcement requests. We cooperate with government and law enforcement officials and private parties to enforce and comply with the law. We will disclose any personal data about you to government or law enforcement officials or private parties as we, in our sole discretion, believe necessary or appropriate to respond to claims and legal processes (such as subpoena requests), to protect our property and rights or the property and rights of a third party, to protect the safety of the public or any person, or to prevent or stop activity we consider to be illegal or unethical.
To the extent we are legally permitted to do so, we will take reasonable steps to notify you in the event that we are legally required to provide your personal data to third parties. We will also share your personal data to the extent necessary to comply with ICANN, registry or ccTLD rules, regulations and policies when you register a domain name with us.
How you can delete your personal data
If you make a request to delete your personal data and that personal data is necessary for the products or services you have purchased, the request will be honoured only to the extent it is no longer necessary for any Services purchased or required for our legitimate business purposes or legal or contractual record keeping requirements.
How we secure, store and retain your personal data
We follow generally accepted standards to store and protect the personal data we collect, both during transmission and once received and stored.
We retain personal data only for as long as necessary to provide the Services you have requested and thereafter for a variety of legitimate legal or business purposes. These might include retention periods:
- mandated by law, contract or similar obligations applicable to our business operations;
- for preserving, resolving, defending or enforcing our legal/contractual rights; or
- needed to maintain adequate and accurate business and financial records.
If you have any questions about the security or retention of your personal data, you can contact us at [email protected].
‘Do Not Track’ notifications
Some browsers allow you to automatically notify websites you visit not to track you using a “Do Not Track” signal. There is no consensus among industry participants as to what “Do Not Track” means in this context. Like many websites and online services, we currently do not alter our practices when we receive a “Do Not Track” signal from a visitor’s browser. To find out more about “Do Not Track,” you may wish to visit www.allaboutdnt.com.
Our Services are available for purchase only for those over the age of 18. Our Services are not targeted to, intended to be consumed by or designed to entice individuals under the age of 18. If you know of or have reason to believe anyone under the age of 18 has provided us with any personal data, please contact us.
- By Mail: Attn: Office of the Data Protection Officer, Metaverse World Builders Ltd. 7 The Forum, Icknield Way, Tring, Herts HP23 4JY
- By Phone: +44 (0)1442 935 225
We will respond to all requests, inquiries or concerns within 30 days.