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World Pulse Privacy Policy

What Does this Privacy Policy Cover?

This Privacy Policy governs the collection by World Pulse Voices ("WPV", "we", "us" or "our") of personally and non-personally identifiable information that you provide to us or that we otherwise collect in connection with your access to and use of the World Pulse website (the "Site). We understand you value your privacy and we want to make your experience on the Site satisfying and safe.

Information Collection and Use

WPV collects two types of information from Site users:

1. Personally identifiable information that users provide through optional, voluntary submissions, such as email and online registration and/or donation forms. Personally identifiable information means any information that may be used to identify you, including but not limited to your name, home address, telephone number, or e-mail address. The types and amount of personally identifiable information collected will vary depending on the nature of your activity on the Site and the Site service(s) you register for.

2. Non-personally identifiable information, which includes but is not limited to IP address and Site usage data. WPV collects and uses non-personally identifiable data to improve the services we offer to Site users, to measure user traffic patterns throughout the Site, to help improve Site flow and usability, to gauge the effectiveness of our marketing campaigns, and to discourage Site misuse.


WPV may send cookies to your computer. A "cookie" is a small amount of data sent to your browser from a web server and stored by your computer. We may use cookies to make your visit to the Site more convenient, to customize your visit to the Site, to enable WPV to enhance the services offered by the Site, or for other purposes. You may, at any time, stop or restrict the placement of cookies on your computer or delete them from your browser by adjusting your web browser preferences, in which case you may still access and use the Site, but may lose some of the Site functionality.

Public Forums

Users of the Site are solely responsible for all messages and other material that they upload, post, email, transmit and/or otherwise make available through public forums on the Site. These forums include but are not limited to Voices Rising, Resource ExChange, Sharing Solutions, Action Alerts, Global Events, Groups and Programs and other publicly accessible forums that may be viewed and used by registered visitors to the Site. Be aware that personally identifiable information that you transmit online may be viewed and used by others. WPV is unable to control such access to and use of your personal information, and by using the Site and voluntarily disclosing such information you assume the risk that such information may be viewed and used by third parties.

Privacy of Users Under the Age of 13

The Site is not intended for, and WPV has no intention of collecting personally identifiable information from, children under the age of 13. Additionally, if you are under the age of 13 you may not submit any content or information to the Site without authorization from and supervision by your parent or legal guardian. If you are a parent or legal guardian of a child under the age of 13 and you believe that your child has provided the Site with personally identifiable information you should contact WPV at to have that information deleted from the Site. WPV will use reasonable efforts to delete said information from the Site as soon as possible following our receipt of your request.

International Visitors and Customers

The Site is hosted in the United States. If you are visiting the Site from the European Union or another geographic region please note that in providing your personal data to the Site you are transferring it to the United States, which does not have the same laws governing data collection and use as the European Union and many other geographic regions. By providing your personal data to the Site you consent to the transfer of that data to the United States and the use of that data for all purposes identified in or otherwise in accordance with this Privacy Policy.


No data transmissions over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. Consequently, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to WPV and/or the Site, and you make such transmissions solely at your own risk. Once we receive your transmission, we make reasonable efforts to ensure security on our systems. We use secure server software (SSL) and firewalls to protect your information from unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, and destruction. However, please note that this is not a guarantee that such information will not be accessed, disclosed, altered or destroyed by breach of such firewalls and secure server software.

By using the Site or providing personal information to WPV you agree that we can communicate with you electronically regarding security, privacy and administrative issues relating to the Site. If a security breach occurs, WPV may post a notice on the Site, and/or may send an email to you at the email address you have provided to us. Depending on where you live, you may have the legal right to receive notice of a security breach in writing. Notwithstanding anything in this Privacy Policy to the contrary, you accept all risks associated with any data transmission, including the risk that your personal information may be intercepted in transit.

Information Sharing and Disclosure

WPV will not sell or rent your personally identifiable information to anyone.

WPV may share your personally identifiable information with third parties:

  • When we have your consent to share that information;
  • When we are operating a website in partnership with the third party;
  • To provide a product or service that you have requested;
  • To respond to a subpoena, court order or other legal process;
  • To protect and enforce our legal rights in the event that you violate the Site Terms of Service or any other guidelines or rules applicable to our services.

Additionally, WPV may freely use and disclose to our business partners and other third parties aggregated anonymous information that we gather from you and other Site users, and WPV may sell, rent and otherwise derive revenue from said disclosure, without notice or obligation to you of any kind.

Merger or Bankruptcy

If WPV should ever file for bankruptcy or have its assets sold to or merged with another entity, information WPV receives or otherwise collects from you from the Site may be transferred in connection with such bankruptcy, sale or merger.

Links to Other Sites

The Site may contain links to other websites. This Privacy Policy will not apply to those sites, and WPV is not responsible for the information collection, disclosure, use or other privacy practices of those sites. Be careful when you access a link that directs you away from the Site, and read the terms and conditions and privacy policies of each such site before using that site.

Editing your Personally Identifiable Information and Preferences

You may edit your personally identifiable information and preferences, including your agreement to allow WPV to send you electronic correspondence, by navigating to the "My Pulse" tab on the Site home page and then clicking the "My Account" drop-down box. From there different tabs will enable you to edit your profile and notification settings.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

WPV may amend this Privacy Policy from time to time. If we make any substantial changes in the way we use your personally identifiable information we will notify you of those changes by posting an announcement on our home page. We encourage you to review our home page and this Privacy Policy page regularly.

Contact Us/Opt Out

If you have any questions, comments or complaints about how we use your information, or would like us to delete your personally identifiable information from the Site and our records, please contact us at

Via telephone: 503.331.3900
Via email:
Via fax: 503.914.1418

If you do not want to receive email or other communications from WPV, other than service announcements, administrative messages (including email messages related to security breaches) and/or other information that we are required to provide to you, please follow the "unsubscribe" link at the bottom of any e-communication you receive from us. You also may send an email to requesting to be removed from our mailing list. WPV is not responsible for removing your personally identifiable information from the lists of any third party that, prior to your request, obtained or was provided with your personally identifiable information in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

Please note that there might be a brief delay between when you submit your request to "opt-out" or "unsubscribe" and when it is processed and reflected in our systems; accordingly you may continue to receive communications from us, and we may continue to use and share your information as permitted by this Privacy Policy, for a limited time after you unsubscribe. We appreciate your patience.

Governing Law/Rules

This Privacy Policy shall be governed by the laws of the State of Oregon without regard to its conflict of law provisions. You and WPV agree to submit to the personal and exclusive jurisdiction and venue in the courts located within Multnomah County, Oregon.

Your use of the Site is subject to the Terms of Service located at Your access and use of the Site constitutes your agreement to be bound by the provisions contained in the Terms of Service and in Privacy Policy, including as in effect on the date of each such access and use of the Site.

This Privacy Policy was last updated on April 30, 2010.

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