Wowledge's purpose is to empower HR teams with the know-how to assess, develop, implement, and ultimately advance their HR Programs. You have trusted us with a big responsibility, and we are committed to upholding a high standard when it comes to our privacy practices.
1. Highlights of the service
As a collaborative knowledge platform where Experts and Members access and contribute information and tools on a variety of HR and People related subjects, you can see, create or edit Article Documents referred to as “Content”. When you create or edit Content, it automatically becomes visible to all Members of the Service and a registry of your specific contribution is logged into the History page of every Article Document to help provide proper attribution to you (if desired) and control the quality of the Content and proper behavior of our Members.
3. Collection of information
Information you provide
We collect information you directly give us. For example, we collect information about you when you sign up for our Service, create or edit Content, share certain types of Article Documents through social media, provide advice for us about the Service or otherwise communicate with us. The types of personal information we may collect include your email addresses, name, company, organization size, function, industry, and any other information you choose to provide. If you choose not to provide certain information, we may not be able to provide the Service to you or certain features of the Service may be unavailable or work differently.
Information we collect from your Service selections
When you access or use our Service, you might make selections of Content, features, and benefits. We use this information for the appropriate delivery and operation of the Service and your personalized User experience, track the limits of your Membership type, and for analytics and product improvement purposes. This information includes logging information about your selection of Program or Topic Packages, Article Documents, Bookmarks, Access Member Invites, and Wows Pledges.
Information we collect automatically
When you access or use our Service, we automatically collect certain information about you. This information includes:
Log Information: We log information about your use of the Service, including access times, location information, pages viewed, and the page you visited before navigating to our Service. We use this information for analytics and product improvement purposes.
Location Information: We may collect information about the general location of your Internet Service Provider based on your IP Address.
Information Collected by Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies: We use various technologies to collect information, and this may include cookies and web beacons. Cookies are small data files stored on your hard drive or in device memory. Web beacons (also known as “tracking pixels”) are non-visible electronic images. These technologies are used for analytics and product improvement purposes, such as seeing which areas and features of our Service are popular and determining whether an email has been opened and acted upon. For more information about cookies, and how to disable them, please see “Your choices” section below.
4. Use of information
We may use information about you for various purposes, including to:
5. Storage of information
The information you provide to Wowledge is encrypted and stored on servers operated by Google Cloud. We take measures to protect information about you from loss, theft, misuse and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration and destruction, but we cannot guarantee that our system and security mechanism are infallible.
Subscription and payment information
We use a third-party service provider to manage credit card processing, and your credit card information is transmitted directly to the third-party service, Stripe. This third-party processing service may have their own data backup and retention policies (please refer to https://stripe.com/privacy).
6. Sharing of information
With other Members of the Service by automatically adding your contributions or edits (text, images, and website links) as part of Article Documents.
We may also share information (which may at times include personal information) about you as follows:
In response to a request for information if we believe disclosure is in accordance with any applicable law, regulation or legal process, or as otherwise required by any applicable law, rule or regulation; If the content of an Article Document (text, image, or website link) can reasonably be considered illegal or unlawful (or we have a good faith belief that it is being used to engage in, encourage or promote such activities), in which case we may share your identity and other information with proper authorities; If we believe that doing so is reasonably necessary or appropriate in order to protect the rights, property and safety of Wowledge, our Members and/or others; and with your consent or at your direction, including if we notify you through our Service that the information you provide will be shared in a particular manner and you provide such information.
7. Other websites or links
The Service contains links to other websites in the form of “Referenced articles and tools” and “Related products, services and providers” within Article Documents that have been uploaded by Members. We are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such third-party websites.
8. How we respond to subpoenas from courts
If a court asks us to disclose your identity, we may be compelled to do so to the extent possible. If we receive a subpoena or court order requesting that we disclose your information, we will attempt to contact you, if feasible, before we disclose any information to give you time to fight the subpoena in court. In the United States, for example, you may be able to fight the subpoena on the basis that it violates your First Amendment right to speak anonymously.
9. Out-of-state and international members
Regardless of your place of residence, your use of the Service is governed by the law of the State of Texas, USA. Wowledge makes no representations that the Service is appropriate for use in other locations or are legal in all jurisdictions. Those who access or use the Service from other locations do so at their own risk and are responsible for compliance with local law. You consent to the transfer and processing of your data in the USA.
10. Analytics services provided by others
11. Your choices
Your Member Account at Wowledge.com is private and only you can see your “Account Profile” and how you pledge your preference on Article Documents. However, the Wows you earn while contributing on an Article Document and your Membership Status are publicly displayed in the main page of the document if you are a “Top Creator” of that specific Article Document. Other public information associated with your activity is included in the History pages of each Article Document you contribute to or edit and you elect whether to display your actual name or a randomly assigned User ID for proper attribution of your contributions. You can also elect to upload an image to be displayed next to your profile name or User ID in the main page of an Article Document if you are a Top Creator for that Article Document. Displaying your profile name and no image is the default setting when first creating a Member Account, which you can manage as part of your Account Profile in Account Settings electing to change to your User ID if desired.
Most web browsers are set to accept cookies by default. If you prefer, you can usually choose to set your web browser to remove or reject browser cookies. Removing or rejecting browser cookies does not necessarily affect third party flash cookies used in connection with the Service. To delete or disable flash cookies visit www.adobe.com/products/flashplayer/security for more information. Please note that if you choose to remove or reject cookies, this could affect the availability and functionality of the Service.
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