WowDAO (the 1st decentralized autonomous organization for the AI community) and its affiliates respect your privacy and are committed to protecting it. We provide this Privacy Statement to inform you of our policy and practices and the choices you can make about how your information is collected and used.
This Privacy Statement applies to the sites accessible from https://wowdao.ai/, http://wow-ai.com/worldwideaihackathon/, and any other affiliated Wow DAO websites that link to or refer to this Privacy Statement (each a “Site”, and collectively, ”Sites”) and data we receive from you via the Site in our capacity as a data controller. We ensure that any personal data received will be processed in accordance with the applicable privacy and data protection laws, including the Data Protection Act 2018, Regulation 2016/679 of the European Parliament, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), and any other laws that apply to personal data in respect of which we are subject (which we refer to in this Privacy Statement as “applicable data protection laws”), and the statement set out below. Links provided within the Sites are not covered by this Privacy Statement, and we are not responsible for any third party websites which may be accessible through links from a Site. This Privacy Statement explains how we, as a data controller, may collect, use, and share information that we obtain about you directly or indirectly in accordance with applicable data privacy laws. Where you use our services, or your personal data is processed in connection with such services, we will be the data controller of such information. Your provision of personal data to us or use of our online services constitutes your acceptance of the terms of this Privacy Statement.
This Privacy Statement explains and describes: When this Privacy Statement applies. Below are the following Sections of this Privacy Statement:
· How We Collect Your Personal Data
· Use of Information
· Disclosure of your Information
· Retention of Your Data
· Links to Other Websites
· Collection of Anonymous Information
· Information Security
· International Transfers
· Your Rights
· Feedback, Including Comments, Questions and Complaints
· Changes to the Privacy Statement
· Further Information
This Privacy Statement applies to your use of any of our services; your supply of services to us where this involves any personal data; as a result of your relationship with one or more of our clients; and/or to any information collected from third parties.
'Personal data’ is any information that can be used to identify you or that we can link to you. Where you use our services, we will collect personal data directly from you. We may also collect personal data from third parties such as your employing organization, regulatory authorities, recruitment agencies, credit reporting agencies, information or service providers, publicly available records, and the third parties described in this Statement. We collect information that you voluntarily provide to us, including when you communicate with us via email or other channels; when you sign up for or request that we send you newsletters, alerts, or other materials; when you sign up for a webinar or event; and when you respond to our communications or requests for information. The information you provide may include current and historical personal data, including but not limited to, your name, contact details, title, identification, employment, positions held and enquiry/complaint details and information about the organisation with which you are affiliated. We may also collect personal data about your other dealings with us and our clients, including any contact we have with you in person, by telephone, email or online. We may collect information from other sources, such as social media platforms that share information about how you interact with our social media content, and any information gathered through these channels will be governed by the privacy settings, policies, and/or procedures of the applicable social media platform, which we strongly encourage you to review. We will handle any unsolicited information in accordance with law, including destroying or de-identifying such information where we are required to do so. When you use our online services, we may collect the following: information you provide by completing forms (this includes information you give us, submitting material, requesting services, entering competitions, registering for any of our online offerings or subscribing to our newsletters or other services).
· Your name and address.
· Your contact telephone number in case we need to call you.
· Information you provide by your participation in competitions, live chats, or message boards.
· Information you provide to us if you contact us, for example, to report a problem with our online services or raise a query or comment.
· Details of visits made to our online services including, but not limited to, the volume of traffic received, logs (including, where available, the IP address and location of the device connecting to the online services and other technical information and identifiers about the device and the nature of the visit) and the resources accessed.
Where we intend to use your personal data, we rely on the following legal grounds:
Legitimate interests: where we consider use of your information as being (a) non-detrimental to you, (b) within your reasonable expectations, and (c) necessary for our own, or a third party’s legitimate purpose, we may use your personal data, which may include for our own direct marketing or continued communication;
· the prevention of fraud;
· our own internal administrative purposes;
· personalisation of the service(s) we provide to you;
· ensuring network and information security, including preventing unauthorised access to electronic communications networks and stopping damage to computer and electronic communication systems;
· reporting possible criminal acts or threats to public security to a competent authority.
Compliance with a legal obligation: We may be required to process your information due to legal requirements, including prize distribution, tax laws and other regulatory provisions applicable to us as an Hackathon organizer or provider.
Consent: You may be asked to provide your consent in connection with specific purposes and services that we offer, for example in respect of any processing of your personal data for our marketing purposes or sponsor's recruitments. Where we are reliant upon your consent, you may withdraw this at any time by contacting us in accordance with the Section titled Further Information below.
We may, in providing our services and operating our business, allow access to your personal data to the different entities within our group for our internal administrative purposes such as billing, promoting our events and services, and providing you or your organisation with services, provided in all instances that such processing is consistent with this Privacy Statement and applicable law. We may exchange your personal data with third-party service providers contracted to us where any of the following apply:
· You have consented to us sharing your personal data in this way.
· We deem reasonably necessary to provide you with the services that you have required at any particular time.
· Such sharing is provided for under contract, including our terms and conditions for any particular service that we may provide to you.
· Such sharing is to law enforcement bodies or other government authority.
· We need to enforce or apply our terms and conditions to which you have agreed (or other terms that have been agreed to apply to our relationship with you or your employing organisation).
· It is necessary to protect the rights and interests, property, or our safety or the safety of our clients or others.
· It is relevant in the circumstances to disclose the information to parties with whom we have co-promotional arrangements (such as jointly sponsored events, external venues, or caterers).
· Our agents or contractors who assist us in providing our services require such information, for example in fulfilling requests for information, receiving and sending communications, updating marketing lists, analysing data, providing support services or in other tasks from time to time. Our agents and contractors will only use your information to the extent necessary to perform their functions.
· We use third party service providers to provide services that involve data processing, for example archival, web-hosting, analytics providers in connection with the operation of our online services, event hosting, information technology providers, auditing, reference checking, professional advisory (including legal, accounting, financial and business consulting), mailing vendor, delivery, technology, website, research, banking, payment, client contact, data processing, insurance, forensic, litigation support, marketing and security services.
· All, or most, of our assets are merged with or acquired by a third party, or we expand or re-organise our business, in which case your personal data may form part of the transferred or merged assets.
· We are under a legal, regulatory or professional obligation to do so (for example, in order to comply with a Court Order).
Any third parties that we may share your data with are obliged to keep your details securely, and to use them only to fulfil the service they provide you on our behalf. When such third parties no longer need your personal data to fulfil this service, they will dispose of such details in line with our policy unless they are themselves under a legal obligation to retain the information. If we wish to pass your sensitive personal data onto a third party we will only do so once we have obtained your consent, unless we are legally required to do otherwise. We own the database rights in the information collected via our online services. We do not sell, rent, or otherwise share information that reasonably identifies you or your organisation with unaffiliated entities for their independent use except as expressly described in this Privacy Statement or with your express prior permission. We may share information that does not reasonably identify you or your organisation as permitted by applicable law.
We retain the information we collect no longer than is reasonably necessary to fullfil the purposes that such data was originally collected in accordance with our internal data retention polices or to comply with our legal and regulatory obligations.
The Sites and communications may, from time to time, contain links to and from the websites of our partner networks, advertisers and affiliates. If you follow a link to any of these websites, please note that these websites have their own privacy policies and that we do not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies. Please check these policies before you submit any personal data to these websites. This Privacy Statement does not cover the information practices of those third-party websites.
We sometimes collect anonymous information from visits to a Site to help us provide better customer service. For example, we measure visitor activity on the Sites, but we do so in ways that keeps the information anonymous. We use the information that we collect to measure the number of visitors to the different areas of our Sites, and to help us make our Sites more useful to visitors. This includes analysing these logs periodically to measure the traffic through our servers, the number of pages visited and the level of demand for pages and topics of interest. None of the information constituted in such logs will include or constitute personal data and such logs may be preserved indefinitely and used at any time and in any way to prevent security breaches and to ensure the integrity of the data on our servers.
We take steps to hold information securely in electronic or physical form. Our information security policy is supported by a variety of processes and procedures, and we store information in access-controlled premises or electronic databases requiring logins and passwords. All of our employees, officers or contractors and third-party providers with access to confidential information are subject to access controls and confidentiality obligations, and we require our third-party data storage providers to comply with appropriate information security industry standards. Whilst we continually strive to ensure that our systems and controls are updated to reflect technological changes, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure, and as such we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to our online services which is at your own risk. It is your responsibility to scan what you choose to download from our Sites to ensure that it is free of such items as viruses, worms, Trojan horses and other similar destructive code. If you communicate with us using a non-secure mechanism, you assume the risks that such communications between us are intercepted, not received, delayed, corrupted or are received by persons other than the intended recipient. Once we have received your information, we will take reasonable steps to use procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorised access, modification or disclosure. You can help us to keep your information secure by ensuring that any user name or password in relation to our online services is kept strictly confidential to you and not be made available to any other person. You should stop using your username and password and notify us immediately if you suspect that someone else may be using your user details or password.
Where you are submitting personal data from within the European Economic Area (“EEA”) or any other particular jurisdiction, such information may be transferred to countries outside that particular jurisdiction. By way of example, this may happen if one or more of our third-party service providers with whom we share personal data in accordance with the Section titled Disclosure of Your Information are located, or have their servers located, outside your country or the country from which the data were provided. If we transfer your information outside your jurisdiction in this way, we will take steps to ensure that your privacy rights continue to be protected to the standard required under applicable data protection laws.
Under applicable data protection legislation, we have a duty of care to ensure that your personal data is accurate and up to date. Therefore, please contact us to update or correct your information if this changes or if you believe that any information that we have collected about you is inaccurate at the contact details below. Where you have consented to our processing of certain personal data, you can at any time withdraw such consent and/or tell us not to contact you with updates and information regarding our products and services (or part of them) either at the point such information is collected, (using an appropriate acknowledgment and consent) or, where you do not wish us to continue to use your information in this way, by following the unsubscribe instructions on any communications sent to you. You can also exercise this right at any time by contacting us using the contact details below. You can request:
· access to the personal data we hold about you;
· corrections or updates to your details;
· the erasure of your personal data;
· the portability of personal data that you have provided to us in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format.
You also have the right to object to, or request the restriction of, our use of your personal data. If you would like to exercise any of the rights set out in this Section, please contact us using the details set out below. We may refuse to provide access where we have legitimate reasons for doing so under applicable data privacy laws, and in exceptional circumstances may charge a fee for access if the relevant legislation allows us to do so, in which case we will provide reasons for our decision.
Feedback, Including Comments, Questions and Complaints
We value your comments and opinions. If you have any comments, questions or complaints about us or about our use of your information or about this online Privacy Statement, please contact us. We are fully GDPR compliant. Our contact details are as follows:
1. USA HQ: Wow AI: 8 The Green Ste A, Dover, DE 19901
2. EU - Ireland Representative:
INSTANT EU GDPR REPRESENTATIVE LIMITED Office 2 12A Lower Main Street, Lucan Co. Dublin K78 X5P8 Ireland
Name: Adam Brogden
Email: [email protected]
3. UK Representative:
UK Address: GDPR Local Ltd 1st Floor Front Suite 27-29 North Street, Brighton England BN1 1EB
Name: Adam Brogden
Email: [email protected]
Tel+ 441 772 217 800
If you do not receive a response to your inquiry relating to our privacy practices – or if you feel your inquiry has not been satisfactorily addressed, you may submit a complaint to your local data supervisory authority. If you make a privacy complaint with us, we will respond to let you know how your complaint will be handled. We may ask you for further details.
Please note this Privacy Statement will change from time to time. We expect most such changes to be minor, but there may be changes that are more significant. Regardless, we will post those changes on this page and, if the changes are significant, we will also provide a more prominent notice.
At your request, we can confirm what information we hold about you and how it is processed. If we do hold personal data about you, you can request the following information by contacting us using the details below.
· The purpose of the processing as well as the legal basis for processing.
· If the processing is based on our legitimate interests or a third party, information about those interests.
· The categories of personal data collected, stored and processed.
· Recipient(s) or categories of recipients that the data is/will be disclosed to.
· How long the data will be stored.
· The source of personal data if it wasn’t collected directly from you.
· Any details and information of automated decision making, such as profiling, and any meaningful information about the logic involved, as well as the significance and expected consequences of such processing.
All Data Subject Requests can be made through our company website. Proof of identity is required.
Neither we nor any of our affiliates, agents, contractors, employees or other representatives will be liable for losses arising out of or in connection with the use of our Sites to the extent permissible by law. We are only providing our Site and its contents on a “as is” basis and we make no (and expressly disclaim all) representations and/or warranties of any kind, express or implied, with respect to our Sites or its contents including without limitation warranties of merchantability and/or fitness for a particular purpose. In addition, we do not represent or warrant that the information accessible from or via our Sites is accurate, complete or current. The limitations of liability in relation to our Sites apply to all damages of any kind, including, without limitation, compensatory, direct, indirect or consequential damages, loss of data, loss of opportunity, income, production or profit, loss of or damage to property and claims of third parties. The limitations of liability in relation to our Sites do not limit our liability to the extent that it cannot be limited and/or excluded by applicable law. You are liable for any telephone charges and any charges made by your internet service provider as a result of your use of the internet service. Wow AI, Inc: 8 The Green Ste A, Dover, DE 19901.