World Knowledge Bank®
World Knowledge Bank® Legal Structure
The World Knowledge Bank® is a Limited Liability Corporation (LLC) incorporated in the State of New Mexico, United States of America. The World Knowledge Bank® is also governed by the laws of the United States. World Knowledge Bank® LLC owns and operates its Websites.
Where You Can Find the Notice
Purpose of the Notice
The purpose of this notice is twofold:
1. Inform visitors and World Knowledge Bank® Knowledge Contributors of important current challenges and issues created by identity, privacy, security and governance practices on the internet and in cyberspace and how the World Knowledge Bank is addressing these concerns.
Currently there are ambiguities and complexities in the meaning of the terms, “identity”, “privacy”, “personally identifiable information” and “personal information”, on the internet and in cyberspace. These complexities and ambiguities are part of the challenge all of us face in using the internet and evaluating the integrity of systems and services available in cyberspace.
Part of the complexity and ambiguity emerges from the fact that today the ability to identify a person can emerge from the aggregation and analysis of information collected about people and activities. This personal identification can emerge in ways that people may not be familiar with and over which people may not have control let alone given consent. The use of a person’s identity in ways that are outside a person’s understanding, consent and control may have detrimental and unjust effects on that person. The World Knowledge Bank® prohibits itself from the aggregation of information about its visitors and Knowledge Contributors outside of their control. Rather the mission and vision of the World Knowledge Bank® is to create a just and generous democratically self-governed system for the creation and sharing of people’s information and knowledge.
The World Knowledge Bank® will help inform, protect and participate in justly and equitably defining these terms and issues. To this end, among other activities, the World Knowledge Bank® is participating in National Institute of Standards and Technology’s (NIST's) Identity Ecosystem Steering Group (IDESG). The World Knowledge Bank®, through its representatives, is a member of a number of committees including the IDESG’s Privacy Committee, and the Special Committee on Governance.
The World Knowledge Bank® is committed to a just, generous and secure use of the internet and cyberspace. We believe that justly working together with other organizations, governments and individuals is part of the methodology to ensure this outcome.
2. Inform our visitors and Knowledge Contributors of the information we do and do not collect
All Information and knowledge collected, whether automatically or voluntarily is governed by World Knowledge Bank®’s System for Knowledge Creation, United States Patent No 8359275 including, its Constitution and Bill of Rights and Responsibilities, System of Justice and its Dispute Resolution System.
Information about Visitors and Potential Knowledge Contributors We Collect
When provided voluntarily by a visitor we collect contact information (including name, email address, mailing address, telephone and fax number).
Currently and until our governance agreements on the use of automatically collected information and knowledge are developed, we do not use automatically collected and stored information from visitors’ and potential Knowledge Contributors’ visits to our Websites.
To reiterate, The World Knowledge Bank® does not collect personal information unless you choose to provide it to us. If you provide us with personal information, for example, by sending an e-mail or by filling out a form and submitting it through our Website sites, we use that information to respond to your message and to help us provide you with the information and services that you request. All uses of that information are governed by our System for Knowledge Creation, United States Patent No 8359275 including, its Constitution and Bill of Rights and Responsibilities, System of Justice and its Dispute Resolution System.
“Cookies” are small bits of text that are either used for the duration of a session (“session cookies”) or saved in a user’s hard drive in order to identify that user, or information about that user, the next time the user logs on the Website (“persistent cookies”). The World Knowledge Bank® does not use persistent cookies or any other persistent tracking technology including web beacons or any emerging technology developed for this kind of tracking.
However, videos that are visible on our home page at https://www.worldknowledgebank.com use a "persistent cookie" set by Vimeo owned by Google, a third party provider, when you click to play a video. This persistent cookie is used by Vimeo to collect statistics on the number of unique Website visitors viewing specific videos. We are currently revising the presentation of videos on our Websites to eliminate these persistent cookies. If you are concerned about the potential use of the information gathered from your computer by cookies, you can set your browser to prompt you before it accepts a cookie. You can remove or block the use of web measurement and customization technologies by changing the setting of your browser to block cookies as described at http://www.usa.gov/optout_instructions.shtml.
Interaction with Children
The World Knowledge Bank® does not knowingly collect any information from children. As stated in our Founding Principles “That the protection of children’s knowledge and general well-being up until the age of majority is among the highest responsibilities of every Contributor.” When the World Knowledge Bank® begins its Children’s Knowledge Account Initiative we will comply with and exceed COPPA – Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act.
How Your Information is Protected
For Website security purposes and to ensure that our services remain available to all users, the World Knowledge Bank® employs software programs to monitor network traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information, or otherwise cause damage to our servers and systems. If such monitoring reveals evidence of possible abuse or criminal activity, such evidence may be provided to appropriate law enforcement officials. Unauthorized attempts to upload or change information on our servers are strictly prohibited and may be punishable under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act of 1986 or other applicable law. All software programs employed by the World Knowledge Bank® to monitor network traffic are governed by our System for Knowledge Creation, United States Patent No 8359275 including, its Constitution and Bill of Rights and Responsibilities, System of Justice and its Dispute Resolution System.
How Your Information is Used
We make every effort to disclose clearly how information is used at the point where it is collected so visitors and potential Knowledge Contributors can determine whether you wish to provide the information.
How Your Information is Shared
Confidentiality and Security of Your Personal Information
In the event of unauthorized access to personal information, the World Knowledge Bank® will notify the affected members of the facts of the breach within 72 hours. Affected individuals should receive notice, not just members.
World Knowledge Bank® is committed to making its Websites accessible to all. If you have difficulty obtaining information from any World Knowledge Bank® Website please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to get the material in another format. For the quickest response you should provide the URL of the Website site referencing that information. There may be times when material in another format is under development and you may experience a waiting time. If you have any accessibility or Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act Amendments of 1998 related questions, comments, or suggestions for improvement, please contact email@example.com.
Third Party Advertising
The World Knowledge Bank® does not use third party advertising companies.
How You can Access and Correct Inaccuracies or opt out
If you wish to access or correct inaccuracies in relation to any personal information please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Or write to us at the address listed below.
Anyone who is not a Knowledge Contributor may opt out of communication with the World Knowledge Bank® by putting “opt out” in the subject line of an email to email@example.com; or by sending a letter to:
World Knowledge Bank® Integrity
4440 Willard Av #729
Chevy Chase, Maryland 20815
How Long Your Information is Retained
The World Knowledge Bank® will keep your personal information for as long as necessary to provide information you might request or require, to satisfy legal requirements or to provide you with any requested feedback and as long as you are a registered Knowledge Contributor and thereafter no longer than is reasonably necessary to provide information you might request or require, to satisfy legal requirements or to provide you with any requested feedback.
How Your Information is Disposed and Destroyed
International Privacy Frameworks
How Your Information is Transferred
Our communication services provider, Microsoft Online Services, is a member of the U.S. Safe Harbor program, as agreed to by the European Union (EU) and the U.S. Department of Commerce. This directly obligates Microsoft Online Services to the requirements of the EU Data Protection Directive, and allows Microsoft Online Services to transfer data outside of the EU to provide Microsoft Online Services. Microsoft has self-certified under the U.S. Department of Commerce's EU Safe Harbor and U.S.-Swiss Safe Harbor Framework. Microsoft's Safe Harbor certification can be found at http://safeharbor.export.gov.
We also abide by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Fair Information Practices. The OECD is an “International organisation helping governments tackle the economic, social and governance challenges of a globalised economy.” As well as the OCED Guidelines on the Protection of Privacy and Transborder Flows of Personal Data. (www.oced.org)
The World Knowledge Bank® will not rely on these frameworks alone but is developing procedures, policies and agreements to ensure that Microsoft Online Services and any other service provider is following the rules.
Links to Outside Websites
The World Knowledge Bank® does not contain links to Websites outside the World Knowledge Bank® Websites and its governing policies and processes of its System for Knowledge Creation, United States Patent No 8359275 including, its Constitution and Bill of Rights and Responsibilities, System of Justice and its Dispute Resolution System.
Provide information to us through our Websites;
Buy or license our products or services and accept the terms of service as a Knowledge Contributor; or
Sign a contract with World Knowledge Bank® for products and services.
Emailing the World Knowledge Bank® at firstname.lastname@example.org;
Calling us at 202.304.7103; 301.951.1809
Writing to us at:
World Knowledge Bank® Integrity
4440 Willard Av #729
Chevy Chase, Maryland 20815 USA
Date Created: March 9, 2013
Last Updated: July 29, 2013
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