We do not target our sites or services to children under the age of 13, and in compliance with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act, any personal information we may receive from users we believe to be under the age of 13 will be purged from our database.
To use the mentor/mentee matchmaking services, we require users to be at least 18 years of age. If you are not 18 years of age, please do not use the mentor/mentee matchmaking services, and instead refer to the alternative resources for mentorship and support noted on the Products.Information We Collect About You and How We Collect It
In providing better Services to you and helping you develop meaningful connections with mentors and mentees, we may collect information about you in several ways, including through your correspondence if you contact us, automatically as you navigate through the Services, and directly from you when you provide it to us either offline or on these Services, such as through the mentor/mentee matchmaking application. The information we collect includes:
Personal Information You Give Us. When you submit the mentor/mentee application form, you provide us with your name, phone number, email address, zip code, gender identity, age, and what you’re looking for in a mentor or mentee. As part of the application form, you can also share additional information with us, such as topics you’d like to discuss with a mentor or mentee or any other details about you, such as your personality, lifestyle, and interests. If you contact us for help, we collect the information you give us as part of the interaction.
Non-Personal Information Collected When You Use Our Services. Non-personal information we collect about you may include the internet protocol (IP) address of the computer you are using, the browser and operating system that you use, the date and time you access the Services, information about how you navigate the Services (frequency, time, where you click, etc.), and other information. The Services may utilize web beacons, embedded scripts, mobile device identifiers, or similar technologies that automatically collect such information about you.
We may collect and store information (including personal and non-personal information) locally on your device or within your web browser application. We also may store such information on our databases.
For further information on international transfers of your personal information outside the European Economic Area (the “EEA”), please see further below.Retention of Your Personal Information
We will retain your personal information for as long as we reasonably require it for legal or business purposes. This period will be determined on the basis of applicable legal requirements and business purposes. When such periods end or we no longer need your personal information, we will securely delete or destroy it.Accessing, Managing, and Deleting Your Information
If your personal data is governed by the GDPR, you have the right to request access to and manage the personal information relating to you that we store and process:
Access. Upon your request, we will respond to you promptly and provide you with access to personal information we have collected from you.
Correction. You can help us maintain the accuracy of your personal information by notifying us when you change your address, phone number or e-mail address, or if you think that any other personal information we hold about you is inaccurate or needs to be updated.
Deletion. You may request that we delete your personal information. Further information about your grounds for deletion can be found at ico.org.uk. However, deletion of your personal information may not always be possible due to legal obligations and other factors.
Restricting Our Use. You may request that we stop processing your personal information (other than storing it), if: (a) you contest the accuracy of it (unless the accuracy is verified); (b) you believe the processing is against the law; (c) you believe that we no longer need your information for the purposes for which it was collected, but you still need your personal information to establish or defend a legal claim; or (d) you object to the processing, and we are verifying whether our legitimate grounds to process your personal information override your own rights.
Object. You have the right to object to processing, including for research or statistical purposes or where processing is based on legitimate interests.
Portability. If you wish to transfer your information to another organization as data controller (and certain conditions are satisfied), you may ask us to do so, and we will send it directly if we have the technical means.
Right to Withdraw Consent. If you previously gave us your consent (by a clear affirmative action) to allow us to process your personal information for a particular purpose, but you no longer wish to consent to us doing so, you may contact us to let us know that you withdraw that consent. If you do not do so, we may continue to rely upon that previous consent to keep using and processing your personal information in the same way.
We use information that we collect about you or that you provide to us, including any personal information:
To Operate Our Organization and Provide You With the Services. We use the information we collect from you and that you provide us to present our Services and its contents to you. This allows us to: (a) send and receive communications; (b) help you connect with other users by analyzing your mentor/mentee application form and recommending meaningful connections; and (c) improve our Services and develop new ones.
Where We Have a Justifiable Reason (Including a Legitimate Interest). We may use the information we collect from you and that you provide us to: (a) ensure legal compliance; (b) fulfill any other purpose for which you provide it; and (c) protect the rights, property, or safety of us, our users, or others.
Where We Have Your Consent. We may use the information we collect from you and that you provide us for any other purpose with your consent, which can be withdrawn at any time by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To Other Users. When we determine that a mentor or mentee is a good match based on the information you’ve provided us about you, we disclose your information to your match as a first step in fostering a meaningful connection.
To Third-Parties. We provide your information to contractors, service providers, and other trusted third-parties to support our organization and perform services on our behalf.
Within Our Organization. We may disclose your information to our subsidiaries and affiliates to provide you with the Services.
In Connection with a Sale or Merger. We may transfer all your information, including personal information, to a buyer or other successor in the event of an acquisition, merger, divestiture, restructuring, reorganization, dissolution, or other sale or transfer of some or all of our assets.
If originating in the EEA, please be aware that we may transfer your personal information outside of the EEA to where the Services are operated within the United States, and to your matched mentor or mentee in the United States or in other jurisdictions. We may also make similar transfers outside of the EEA where you have explicitly consented or where we consider this to be necessary for important reasons of public interest or to establish, exercise, or defend legal claims. If jurisdictions outside of the EEA do not provide the same level of data protection as your country of residence in the EEA, we take measures to ensure appropriate level of protection for your personal information.Your California Privacy Rights
California Civil Code Section § 1798.83 permits users of our Services that are California residents to request certain information regarding our disclosure of personal information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes. To make such a request, please send an email to email@example.com.Data Security
We apply security measures that we believe are reasonable and appropriate that are designed to protect your personal information that is under our control from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. We apply security measures that we believe are reasonable and appropriate that are designed to protect your personal information that is under our control from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. Where you have a password that enables you to access our Services, you are responsible for keeping this password secure and confidential.
If you contact us in writing, please include your old and new contact information so we can make the appropriate corrections. Please note that, in order to verify that we are communicating with you or someone authorized to act on your behalf, we may make access to your personal information conditional on the verification of certain information previously provided by you.Your Right to Complain
If you have provided personal information from within the EU, and you feel that we have not resolved your complaint to your satisfaction and you wish to make a formal complaint to the relevant national data protection authority in the EU, you can find the relevant details at ec.europa.eu.UK/EU Users – Use of Personal Data
We use your personal data to resolve disputes, troubleshoot problems and enforce our Terms of Service.
Under EU and UK data protection laws, we are only permitted to use your data when we have a lawful basis to do so. The table below provides an overview of the legal bases that we rely on to use your data. Where the legal basis is consent, you can withdraw consent at any time. Where the legal basis is legitimate interest, you have a right to object to our use of your data. We explain in the relevant sections in this Policy how you can withdraw consent or opt-out of certain data uses (where applicable).
Purpose for which data is used: To provide you with the Worthy social networking service
Purpose for which data is used: To facilitate networking opportunities on the Products
Purpose for which data is used: To verify your identity and prevent fraud and to ensure the safety and security of users of the Products
Purpose for which data is used: To send you marketing information about our offers and services
Purpose for which data is used: To carry out research and analysis to help us improve the Products
Purpose for which data is used: To respond to correspondence and queries that you submit to us
Purpose for which data is used: To block accounts as part of our anti-spam procedure
Purpose for which data is used: To facilitate discussions with potential investors in Worthy