Welcome to WDO "Privacy Notice".
WDO respects your privacy and is committed to protecting your personal data. This Privacy Notice will inform you as
to how we look after your personal data when you visit our website (regardless of where you visit it from) and tell
you about your privacy rights and how the law protects you.
This Privacy Notice applies to all/any user accessing or availing the services on the Platform. You may also
download a complete version of the Privacy Notice . Please also use the Glossary to understand the meaning of some
of the terms used in this privacy notice.
1. WHO WE ARE
A. THE PURPOSE OF THIS PRIVACY NOTICE
This Privacy Notice aims to give you information on how WDO collects and processes your personal data through
your use of the WDO website and connected services (the website and connected services are collectively referred
to as “Platform” in this Privacy Notice).
The Platform is not intended for children and we do not knowingly collect data relating to children.
It is important that you read this Privacy Notice together with any other privacy notice or fair processing notice
we may provide on specific occasions when we are collecting or processing personal data about you so that you are
fully aware of how and why we are using your data. This Privacy Notice supplements the other notices and is not
intended to override them.
The WDO Group is made up of different legal entities, details of which can be found here. This Privacy Notice is
issued on behalf of the WDO Group so when we mention “WDO”, “we”, “us” or “our” in this Privacy Notice, we are
referring to the relevant Organization in the WDO Group responsible for processing your data. World Development
Organization is the controller and responsible for this website.
We have appointed a data privacy manager who is responsible for overseeing questions in relation to this Privacy
Notice. If you have any questions about this Privacy Notice, please contact the date privacy manager using the
details set out below.
WORLD DEVELOPMENT ORGANIZATION
Name of Data Privacy Manager: Management Team,
Email address: email@example.com
Address: World Development Organization
Near D M Aawas, Peernagar, Ghazipur, ( U. P )
Pin Code - 233001, Mobile No. 9453400151
C. CHANGES TO THE PRIVACY NOTICE AND YOUR DUTY TO INFORM US OF CHANGES
This version of the Privacy Notice was last updated on 3rd September 2020 and previous versions can be obtained by
It is important that the personal data we hold about you is accurate and current. Please keep us informed if your
personal data changes during your relationship with us.
D. THIRD-PARTY LINKS
The Platform may include links to third-party websites, plug-ins and applications. Clicking on those links or
enabling those connections may allow third parties to collect or share data about you. We do not control these
third-party websites and are not responsible for their privacy statements. When you leave our Platform, we encourage
you to read the privacy notice of every website you visit.
2. THE DATA WE COLLECT ABOUT YOU
Personal data, or personal information, means any information about an individual from which that person can be
identified. It does not include data where the identity has been removed (anonymous data).
We may collect, use, store and transfer different kinds of personal data about you which we have grouped together as
We also collect, use and share Aggregated Data such as statistical or demographic data for any purpose. Aggregated
Data may be derived from your personal data but is not considered personal data in law as this data does not
directly or indirectly reveal your identity. For example, we may aggregate your Usage Data to calculate the
percentage of users accessing a specific website feature. However, if we combine or connect Aggregated Data with
your personal data so that it can directly or indirectly identify you, we treat the combined data as personal data
which will be used in accordance with this Privacy Notice.
Identity Data includes first name, maiden name, last name, username or similar identifier, date of
the language you use, and gender.
Contact Data includes your email address
Financial Data includes your payment card details.
Transaction Data includes details about payments to and from you and other details of services you
purchased from us.
- Technical Data includes your geo location, your login data, browser type and version, time zone
location, browser plug-in types and versions, operating system and platform and other technology on the
use to access the Platform.
- Profile Data includes your username and password, purchases or orders made by you, your interests,
feedback and survey responses.
- Usage Data includes information about how you use the Platform
- Marketing and Communications Data includes your preferences in receiving marketing from us and our
and your communication preferences.
We do not collect any Special Categories of Personal Data about you (this includes details about your race or
ethnicity, religious or philosophical beliefs, sex life, sexual orientation, political opinions, trade union
membership, information about your health and genetic and biometric data), nor do we collect any information about
criminal convictions and offences.
IF YOU FAIL TO PROVIDE PERSONAL DATA
Where we need to collect personal data by law, or under the terms of a contract we have with you and you fail to
provide that data when requested, we may not be able to offer the services that we aim to. In this case, we may have
to cancel the service you have with us but we will notify you if this is the case at the time.
3. HOW IS YOUR PERSONAL DATA COLLECTED
We use different methods to collect data from and about you including through:
A . DIRECT INTERACTIONS
You may give us your identity and contact information by using our Platform. This includes personal data you provide
- create an account on the Platform;
- subscribe to our publications, newsletters;
- request marketing material to be sent to you;
- enter a competition, promotion or survey; or
- give us some feedback.
B . AUTOMATED TECHNOLOGIES OR INTERACTIONS
As you interact with our Platform, we may automatically collect technical data about your equipment, browsing
actions and patterns. We collect this personal data by using cookies, server logs and other similar technologies.
The session timeout duration on WDO is 14 days.
C . THIRD PARTIES OR PUBLICLY AVAILABLE SOURCES
We may receive personal data about you from various third parties and public sources as set out below:
- Technical Data from the following parties:
Contact, Financial and Transaction Data from providers of technical, payment and delivery services such as Stripe,
Razorpay, Pay U, Citrus, Billdesk.
Identity and Contact Data from publicly availably sources such as Facebook and Google
analytics providers such as Google;
- advertising networks such as Remutter, Facebook, Taboola, Outbrain, CTN, Google, Adgebra and
- search information providers such as Google, Yahoo and Bing.
4. HOW WE USE YOUR PERSONAL DATA
We will only use your personal data when the law allows us to. Most commonly, we will use your personal data in the
- Where we need to perform the services we offer.
- Where it is necessary for our legitimate interests (or those of a third party) and your interests and fundamental
rights do not override those interests.
- Where we need to comply with a legal or regulatory obligation.
Generally we do not rely on consent as a legal basis for processing your personal data other than in relation to
sending third party direct marketing communications to you via email or text message. You have the right to withdraw
consent to marketing at any time by contacting us.
USE OF THIRD-PARTY ANALYTICS
We may use third-party web analytics services on our Services, such as those of Google Analytics. These service
providers use the sort of technology previously described in the “Cookies and other electronic technologies” section
to help us analyze how users use the Services, including by noting the third-party website from which you arrive,
and provide certain features to you. The information (including your IP address) collected by the technology will be
disclosed to or collected directly by these service providers, who use the information to evaluate your use of the
Services. This information may be used to place interest-based advertisements on the Platform. This may result in
you seeing WDO’s advertisement when you visit other websites. To prevent Google Analytics from using your
information for analytics, you may install the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on by clicking here.
COOKIES AND OTHER ELECTRONIC TECHNOLOGIES
When you interact with the Services, we try to make that experience simple and meaningful. When you visit our
Platform, our web server sends a cookie to your computer or mobile device. Cookies are small pieces of information
that are issued to your computer or mobile device when you visit a website or access or use a mobile application,
and that stores and sometimes tracks information about your use of the platform. A number of cookies we use last
only for the duration of your web or application session and expire when you close your browser or exit the
application. Other cookies are used to remember you when you return to the Platform and will last longer.
Some of the cookies used by the Platform are set by us, and some are set by third parties who are delivering
services on our behalf.
features provided by our Platform; (2) customize elements of the layout and/or content within the Platform and
remember that you have visited us before; (3) identify the number of unique visitors we receive; (4) allow us to
provide you with a customized experience; and (5) inform us how you use the Platform (including how long you spend
on the Platform) and where you have come to the Platform from, so that we can improve the Platform and learn which
functions of the Platform are most popular with users. As we adopt additional technologies, we may also gather
additional information through other methods.
Most web and mobile device browsers automatically accept cookies but, if you prefer, you can change your browser to
prevent that or to notify you each time a cookie is set. You can also learn more about cookies by visiting
www.wdo.org.in, which includes additional useful information on cookies and how to block cookies using different
types of browsers or mobile devices.
You may also consult the "Help" section of your browser for more information (e.g., Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, or Apple Safari). You can also manage the use of Flash technologies, including cookies and
local storage objects with the Flash management tools available at Adobe's website. Please note that by blocking any
or all cookies, you may not have access to certain features or offerings of the Services.
If you are accessing our Services through a mobile device, you can also update your privacy settings on your device
by setting the “Limit Ad Tracking” and Diagnostics and Usage setting property located in the settings screen of your
Apple IPhone or Ipad, or by resetting your Android ID through apps that are available in the Play Store. You can
also limit information collection by uninstalling the App on your device and you can use the standard uninstall
process available as part of your device for this purpose.
We may use third-party advertising technologies that allow for the delivery of relevant content and advertising on
our Platform, as well as on other websites you visit. The ads may be based on various factors such as the content of
the page you are visiting, information you enter such as your age and gender, your searches, demographic data,
user-generated content, and other information we collect from you. These ads may be based on your current activity
or your activity over time and across other websites and online services and may be tailored to your interests.
Also, third parties whose products or services are accessible or advertised on our Platform may place cookies or
other tracking technologies on your computer, mobile phone, or other device to collect information about your use of
the website as discussed above. We also allow other third parties (e.g., ad networks and ad servers such as Google
Analytics, Ad Words and others) to serve tailored ads to you on our website, other sites, and in other applications,
and to access their own cookies or other tracking technologies on your computer, mobile phone, or other device you
use to access the website. We may provide our customer information (such as a hashed version of your email
addresses) to service providers, who may “match” this information in de-identified form to cookies (or mobile ad
identifiers) and other proprietary IDs, in order to target or “retarget” you with ads when you visit other websites
and mobile applications. (You may opt out of these many of these service providers as described in the next
that may be placed on your computer, mobile phone, or other device you use to access our website by non-affiliated,
third-party ad technology, ad servers, ad networks or any other non-affiliated third parties. Those parties that use
these technologies may offer you a way to opt out of ad targeting as described below.
If you receive tailored advertising on your computer through a web browser, you can learn more about such tailored
browser advertising and how you can generally control cookies from being put on your computer to deliver tailored
advertising, by visiting the European Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance Consumer Ad Choices link for EU based
advertising or for US based advertising either: (i) the Network Advertising Initiative’s Consumer Opt-Out link or
(ii) the Digital Advertising Alliance’s Consumer Opt-Out link to opt-out of receiving tailored advertising from
companies that participate in those programs. To opt out of Google Analytics for display advertising or customize
Google display network ads, you can visit the Google Ads Settings page.
Please note that to the extent advertising technology is integrated into our website or other websites that you
visit, you may still receive advertisements even if you opt-out. In that case, the advertising will not be tailored
to your interests. Also, we do not control any of the above opt-out links or whether any particular Organization
chooses to participate in these opt-out programs. We are not responsible for any choices you make using these
mechanisms or the continued availability or accuracy of these mechanisms.
USERS IN EUROPE
You can make a request to exercise any of these rights in relation to your information by sending the request to us
at firstname.lastname@example.org or mailing address set forth under "Contact Us” in the end of this page. For your own privacy
and security, at our discretion, we may require you to provide your identity before providing the requested
information. Please note that WDO may take up to 30 days to fulfill such requests.
- Access. You have the right to request a copy of the information we are processing about you.
- Rectification. You have the right to have incomplete or inaccurate information that we process about you
- Deletion. You have the right to request that we delete information that we process about you, except we are not
obliged to do so if we need to retain such data in order to comply with a legal obligation or to establish, exercise
or defend legal claims.
- Restriction. You have the right to restrict our processing of your information where you believe such data to be
inaccurate; our processing is unlawful; or that we no longer need to process such data for a particular purpose
unless we are not able to delete the data due to a legal or other obligation or because you do not wish for us to
- Portability. You have the right to obtain information we hold about you in a structured, electronic format, and to
transmit such data to another data controller, where this is (a) information that you have provided to us, and (b)
if we are processing that data solely on the basis of your consent or to perform a contract with you.
- Objection. Where the legal basis for processing your information is our legitimate interest, you have the right to
object to such processing on grounds relating to your particular situation. We will abide by your request unless we
have compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override your interests, or if we need to continue to
process the data for the establishment, exercise or defense of a legal claim.
- Withdrawing consent. If you have consented to our processing of your information, you have the right to withdraw
your consent at any time, free of charge. This includes where you wish to opt out from marketing messages.
You also have the right to lodge a complaint with the local data protection authority if you believe that we have
not complied with applicable data protection laws. A list of local data protection authorities in European countries
is available here.
The Services and our business may change from time to time. As a result, at times it may be necessary for WDO to
discontinue the use of our Services. Please review this policy periodically, and especially before you provide us
seek your consent.
CHANGE OF PURPOSE
We will only use your personal data for the purposes for which we collected it, unless we reasonably consider that
we need to use it for another reason and that reason is compatible with the original purpose. If you wish to get an
explanation as to how the processing for the new purpose is compatible with the original purpose, please contact us.
If we need to use your personal data for an unrelated purpose, we will notify you and we will explain the legal
basis which allows us to do so.
Please note that we may process your personal data without your knowledge or consent, in compliance with the above
rules, where this is required or permitted by law.
5. DISCLOSURES OF YOUR PERSONAL DATA
We may have to share your personal data with the parties set out below for the purposes set out in the table in
paragraph 4 above.
- Internal Third Parties as set out in the Glossary.
- External Third Parties as set out in the Glossary.
- Third parties to whom we may choose to sell, transfer, or merge parts of our business or our assets.
Alternatively, we may seek to acquire other businesses or merge with them. If a change happens to our business, then
the new owners may use your personal data in the same way as set out in this privacy notice.
We require all third parties to respect the security of your personal data and to treat it in accordance with the
law. We do not allow our third-party service providers to use your personal data for their own purposes and only
permit them to process your personal data for specified purposes and in accordance with our instructions.
6. INTERNATIONAL TRANSFERS
As your personal data is shared with us, it will involve transferring your data to India
Many of our external third parties are based in India and United States so their processing of your personal data
may involve a transfer of data outside the country in which you are based.
Please contact us if you want further information on the specific mechanism used by us when transferring your
personal data out of the country in which you are based.
7. DATA SECURITY
We have put in place appropriate security measures to prevent your personal data from being accidentally lost, used
or accessed in an Unauthorised way, altered or disclosed. In addition, we limit access to your personal data to
those employees, agents, contractors and other third parties who have a business need to know. They will only
process your personal data on our instructions and they are subject to a duty of confidentiality.
We have put in place procedures to deal with any suspected personal data breach and will notify you and any
applicable regulatory of a breach where we are legally required to do so.
8. DATA RETENTION
A. HOW LONG WILL YOU USE MY PERSONAL DATA FOR?
We will only retain your personal data for as long as necessary to fulfil the purposes we collected it for,
including for the purposes of satisfying any legal, accounting, or reporting requirements.
To determine the appropriate retention period for personal data, we consider the amount, nature, and sensitivity of
the personal data, the potential risk of harm from unauthorised use or disclosure of your personal data, the
purposes for which we process your personal data and whether we can achieve those purposes through other means, and
the applicable legal requirements.
In some circumstances we may anonymise your personal data (so that it can no longer be associated with you) for
research or statistical purposes in which case we may use this information indefinitely without further notice to
9. YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS
Under certain circumstances, you have rights under data protection laws in relation to your personal data. Please
click on the links below to find out more about these rights:
If you wish to exercise any of the rights above, please contact us.
- Request access to your personal data
- Request correction of your personal data
- Request erasure of your personal data
- Object to processing of your personal data
- Request restriction of processing your personal data
- Request transfer of your personal data
- Right to withdraw consent
NO FEE USUALLY REQUIRED
You will not have to pay a fee to access your personal data (or to exercise any of the other rights). However, we
may charge a reasonable fee if your request is clearly unfounded, repetitive or excessive. Alternatively, we may
refuse to comply with your request in these circumstances.
WHAT WE MAY NEED FROM YOU
We may need to request specific information from you to help us confirm your identity and ensure your right to
access your personal data (or to exercise any of your other rights). This is a security measure to ensure that
personal data is not disclosed to any person who has no right to receive it. We may also contact you to ask you for
further information in relation to your request to speed up our response.
TIME LIMIT TO RESPOND
We try to respond to all legitimate requests within one month. Occasionally it may take us longer than a month if
your request is particularly complex or you have made a number of requests. In this case, we will notify you and
keep you updated.
Legitimate Interest means the interest of our business in conducting and managing our business to enable us to give
you the best service/product and the best and most secure experience. We make sure we consider and balance any
potential impact on you (both positive and negative) and your rights before we process your personal data for our
legitimate interests. We do not use your personal data for activities where our interests are overridden by the
impact on you (unless we have your consent or are otherwise required or permitted to by law). You can obtain further
information about how we assess our legitimate interests against any potential impact on you in respect of specific
activities by contacting us.
Performance of Contract means processing your data where it is necessary for the performance of a contract to which
you are a party or to take steps at your request before entering into such a contract.
Comply with a legal or regulatory obligation means processing your personal data where it is necessary for
compliance with a legal or regulatory obligation that we are subject to.
Internal Third Parties: Other companies in the WDO [acting as joint controllers or processors] and who are based in
India and United States and provide IT and system administration services and undertake leadership reporting.
External Third Parties: Contact, Payments and Transaction data service providers.
YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS
You have the right to:
Request access to your personal data (commonly known as a “data subject access request”). This enables you to
receive a copy of the personal data we hold about you and to check that we are lawfully processing it.
Request correction of the personal data that we hold about you. This enables you to have any incomplete or
inaccurate data we hold about you corrected, though we may need to verify the accuracy of the new data you provide
Request erasure of your personal data. This enables you to ask us to delete or remove personal data where there is
no good reason for us continuing to process it. You also have the right to ask us to delete or remove your personal
data where you have successfully exercised your right to object to processing (see below), where we may have
processed your information unlawfully or where we are required to erase your personal data to comply with local law.
Note, however, that we may not always be able to comply with your request of erasure for specific legal reasons
which will be notified to you, if applicable, at the time of your request.
Object to processing of your personal data where we are relying on a legitimate interest (or those of a third party)
and there is something about your particular situation which makes you want to object to processing on this ground
as you feel it impacts on your fundamental rights and freedom. You also have the right to object where we are
processing your personal data for direct marketing purposes. In some cases, we may demonstrate that we have
compelling legitimate grounds to process your information which override your rights and freedom.
Request Restriction of Processing of your personal data. This enables you to ask us to suspend the processing of
your personal data in the following scenarios: (a) if you want us to establish the data’s accuracy; (b) where our
use of the data is unlawful but you do not want us to erase it; (c) where you need us to hold the data even if we no
longer require it as you need it to establish, exercise or defend legal claims; or (d) you have objected to our use
of your data but we need to verify whether we have overriding legitimate grounds to use it.
Request the transfer of your personal data to you or to a third party. We will provide to you, or a third party you
have chosen, your personal data in a structured, commonly used, machine-readable format. Note that this right only
applies to automated information which you initially provided consent for us to use or where we used the information
to perform a contract with you.
Withdraw consent at any time where we are relying on consent to process your personal data. However, this will not
affect the lawfulness of any processing carried out before you withdraw your consent. If you withdraw your consent,
we may not be able to provide certain products or services to you. We will advise you if this is the case at the
time you withdraw your consent.