World Business Web

World Business Web

Privacy policy

(1) Safeguarding user’s privacy

We are committed to safeguarding the privacy of World Busines Web users.

(2) What information we collect

We may collect, store and use the following kinds of personal information:

  • (a) information about your computer and about your visits to and use of this website (including [your IP address, geographical location, browser type and version, operating system, referral source, length of visit, page views, website navigation and other;
  • (b) information relating to any transactions carried out between you and us on or in relation to this website, including information relating to any purchases you make of World Business Web services;
  • (c) information that you provide to us for the purpose of registering with us, including information for the purpose of subscribing to our website services, email notifications and/or newsletters
  • (e) any other information that you need or choose to post on the World Business Web platform (web site), including information related to your profile (business card), pages linked to your profile, groups, blogs and any other postings you make;
  • (f) your information may be used as described by the World Business Web terms and conditions including for the purpose of serving advertisements. If you decide not to share certain information, you may not be able to get a full benefit of being a World Business Web user;

(3) Cookies

A cookie consists of information sent by a web server to a web browser, and stored by the browser. The information is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server. This enables the web server to identify and track the web browser.

We may use session cookies to keep track of you whilst you navigate the website, and we may use persistent cookies to enable our website to recognise you when you visit the World Business Web platform;

Session cookies will be deleted from your computer when you close your browser. Persistent cookies will remain stored on your computer until deleted, or until they reach a specified expiry date.

World Business Web platform may use Google Analytics to analyse the use of this website. Google Analytics generates statistical and other information about website use by means of cookies, which are stored on users' computers. The information generated relating to our website is used to create reports about the use of the website. Google will store this information. Google's privacy policy is available at:

Our advertisers/payment services providers may also send you cookies.

We publish Google Adsense interest-based advertisements on our website. These are tailored by Google to reflect your interests. To determine your interests, Google will track your behaviour across the web using cookies. You can view, delete or add interest categories associated with your browser using Google's Ads Preference Manager, available at: You can opt-out of the Adsense partner network cookie at: However, this opt-out mechanism uses a cookie, and if you clear the cookies from your browser your opt-out will not be maintained. To ensure that an opt-out is maintained in respect of a particular browser, you should use the Google browser plug-in available at:

Most browsers allow you to reject all cookies, whilst some browsers allow you to reject just third party cookies. For example, in Internet Explorer you can refuse all cookies by clicking “Tools”, “Internet Options”, “Privacy”, and selecting “Block all cookies” using the sliding selector. Blocking all cookies will, however, have a negative impact upon the usability of many websites, including this one.

(4) Using your personal information

Personal information submitted to the World Business web platform will be used for the purposes specified in this privacy policy and the World Business Web Terms and Conditions.

We may use your personal information to:

  • a) administer the website;
  • b) improve your browsing experience by personalising the website;
  • c) enable your use of the services available on the website;
  • d) enable you to receive products and/or services purchased via the World Business Web platform and related web sites;
  • e) send statements and invoices to you related to World Business Web paid membership and related services, and collect payments from you;
  • f) send you general (non-marketing) commercial communications, including bulletins, polls and surveys;
  • g) send you email notifications which you have specifically requested;
  • h) send to you newsletters and other marketing communications relating to our business or the businesses of selected third parties which we think may be of interest to you by post or, where you have specifically agreed to this, by email or similar technology (you can inform us at any time if you no longer require marketing communications)
  • i) provide third parties with statistical information about our users – this information will not be used to identify any individual user;
  • j) deal with enquiries and complaints made by or about you relating to the website;
  • k) We offer search services to help find information and learn more about other Users. We use information from User profiles and contributions to Groups and Answers to inform and refine our search service.
  • l) Any information you post on the World Business Web platform, including blogs, questions and answers, groups and other, you should be aware that any personally identifiable information you choose to provide there can be read, collected, or used by other users of these forums, as well as platform developers and other third parties, and could be used to send you unsolicited messages. World Business Web is not responsible for the information you choose to submit in these forums.
  • m) other uses, related to the purposes and goals of the World Business Web platform and World Business Web Association to promote International Business relations.

We will not without your express consent provide your personal information to any third parties for the purpose of direct marketing.

(5) Disclosures

We may disclose information about you to any of our employees, officers, agents, suppliers or subcontractors insofar as reasonably necessary for the purposes as set out in this privacy policy.

In addition, we may disclose your personal information:

  • (a) to the extent that we are required to do so by law;
  • (b) in connection with any legal proceedings or prospective legal proceedings;
  • (c) in order to establish, exercise or defend our legal rights (including providing information to others for the purposes of fraud prevention and reducing credit risk);
  • (d) to the purchaser (or prospective purchaser) of any business or asset which we are (or are contemplating) selling; and
  • (e) to any person who we reasonably believe may apply to a court or other competent authority for disclosure of that personal information where, in our reasonable opinion, such court or authority would be reasonably likely to order disclosure of that personal information.

Except as provided in this privacy policy, we will not provide your information to third parties.

(6) International data transfers

Information that we collect may be stored and processed in and transferred between any of the countries in which we operate in order to enable us to use the information in accordance with this privacy policy.

Information which you provide may be transferred to countries which do not have data protection laws equivalent to those in force in the European Economic Area.

The personal information that you submit for publication on the Word Business Web network platform will be published on the internet and may be available, via the internet, around the world. We cannot prevent the use or misuse of such information by others.

You expressly agree to such transfers of personal information.

(7) Security of your personal information

We will take reasonable technical and organisational precautions to prevent the loss, misuse or alteration of your personal information.

You should be aware that data transmission over the internet is inherently insecure, and we cannot guarantee the security of data sent over the internet.

You are responsible for keeping your password and user details confidential. We will not ask you for your password (except when you log in to the website).

(8) Policy amendments

We may update this privacy policy from time-to-time by posting a new version on our website. You should check this page occasionally to ensure you are happy with any changes. We may also notify you of changes to our privacy policy by email.

(9) Your rights

You may instruct us to provide you with any personal information we hold about you. Provision of such information will be subject to:

  • (a) the payment of a fee (currently fixed at EUR 50.00); and
  • (b) the supply of appropriate evidence of your identity [(for this purpose, we will usually accept a photocopy of your passport certified by a solicitor or bank plus an original copy of a utility bill showing your current address)].

We may withhold such personal information to the extent permitted by law.

You may instruct us not to process your personal information for marketing purposes by email at any time. In practice, you will usually either expressly agree in advance to our use of your personal information for marketing purposes, or we will provide you with an opportunity to opt-out of the use of your personal information for marketing purposes.

(10) Third party websites

The World Business Web website may contain links to other websites. We are not responsible for the privacy policies or practices of third party websites.

(11) Updating information

Please let us know if the personal information which we hold about you needs to be corrected or updated.

Also, you can review the personal information you provided to us and make any desired changes to the information you publish, or to the settings for your World Business Web profile and account including your email and contact preferences, at any time by logging in on the World Business Web website. Please be aware that even after your request for a change is processed, we may, for a time, retain residual information about you in its backup and/or archival copies of its database.

(12) Contact

If you have any questions about this privacy policy or our treatment of your personal information, please write to us by email to

(13) Your Obligations

As a user, of the World Business Web network you have certain obligations to other users. Some of these obligations are imposed by applicable law and regulations, and others have become commonplace in user-friendly communities of like-minded members such as:

  • a) You must, at all times, abide by the World Business Web Terms and Conditions and the then-current Privacy Policy. This includes respecting all intellectual property rights that may belong to third parties (such as trademarks or photographs and other).
  • b) You must not download or otherwise disseminate any information that may be deemed to be injurious, violent, offensive, racist or xenophobic, or which may otherwise violate the purpose and spirit of the World Business Web and its community of users.
  • c) You must not provide to the World Business Web website and/or other users information that you believe might be injurious or detrimental to your person or to your professional or social status.
  • d) You must keep your username and password confidential and not share it with others.
  • e) Any violation of these guidelines may lead to the restriction, suspension or termination of your profile and account at the sole discretion of the World Business Web.