Last updated: 13th April 2021
The worldwalking.org website, iOS and Android apps (collectively “World Walking”) are a free service operated by World Walking - a registered Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation with charity number SC046245.
Our data controller contact details are:
We may collect and process the following data about you through:
We take the privacy and security of your data seriously, and we are bound under GDPR to ensure that your personal data is processed lawfully, fairly and transparently, without adversely affecting your rights. We will only process your personal data if at least one of the following core basis applies:
a) you have given consent to the processing of your personal data for one or more specific purposes; b) processing is necessary for the performance of a contract to which you are a party or in order to take steps at the request of you prior to entering into a contract; c) processing is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation to which we are subject; d) processing is necessary to protect the vital interests of you or of another natural person; e) processing is necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the controller; and/or f) processing is necessary for the purposes of the legitimate interests pursued by us or by a third party such as our payment processing, except where such interests are overridden by the fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject which require protection of personal data, in particular where the data subject is a child.
Our Android app gives you the option to connect with the Google Fit health-tracking platform. We use this to collect and process your step count data, but we will only collect this data while we have your permission to do so. This feature can be disabled by you at any time and we will only attempt to collect new data while the app is running. Our use of the information received from Google Fit will adhere to the Google API Services User Data Policy, including the Limited Use requirements.
A few of the cookies we use last only for the duration of your web session and expire when you close your browser. Other cookies are used to remember you when you return to the site and will last for longer. All cookies used on our site are set by us.
Most computer and some mobile web 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 prevent the setting of cookies by adjusting the settings on your browser. Please note however, that by blocking or deleting cookies you may not be able to take full advantage of the site.
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We use information about you to:
If you don't want receive communication from us, please tick the relevant box that you will find on your account pages while logged in to our website or contact us.
In addition, if you don’t want us to use your personal data for any of the other reasons set out in this section, you can let us know at any time by contacting us at [email protected], and we will delete your data from our systems. However, you acknowledge this will limit our ability to provide our services to you, both now and in the future.
In some cases, the collection of personal data may be a statutory or contractual requirement, and we will be limited in the services we can provide you if you don’t provide your personal data in these cases.
We may transfer your collected data to storage outside the European Economic Area (EEA). It may be processed outside the EEA in order to use our trusted third party hosting or email providers. By giving us your personal data, you agree to this arrangement. We will do what we reasonably can to keep your data secure.
For donation payments, we do not receive or store your confidential payment method information - this is sent directly to our payment providers.
If you set or receive a login password, you must keep it confidential - please don't share it. Although we try to provide protection, we cannot guarantee complete security for your data, and you take the risk that any sending of that data turns out to be not secure despite our efforts.
We only keep your personal data for as long as we need to in order to use it as described above, and/or for as long as we have your permission to keep it. In any event, we will conduct an annual review to ascertain whether we need to keep your personal data. Your personal data will be deleted if we no longer need it.
We are allowed to disclose your information in the following cases:
We may contract with third parties to supply services to you on our behalf. These may include payment processing, search engine facilities, advertising and marketing. In some cases, the third parties may require access to some or all of your data. These are the third parties that have access to your information:
Where any of your data is required for such a purpose, we will take all reasonable steps to ensure that your data will be handled safely, securely, and in accordance with your rights, our obligations, and the obligations of the third party under GDPR and the law.
You can ask us not to use your data for marketing. You can do this by ticking the relevant boxes on our forms, or by contacting us at any time at [email protected] Under the GDPR, you have the right to:
Please note that our terms and conditions and our policies will not apply to other websites that you get to via a link from our site. We have no control over how your data is collected, stored or used by other websites and we advise you to check the privacy policies of any such websites before providing any data to them.