Your privacy is important to us

To better protect your privacy we provide this notice explaining our online information practices and the choices you can make about the way your information is collected and used at 109.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Comments

When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Purchase of goods and/or services from our site

You provide specific personal information during the purchase of goods and/or services from our site. The information includes: your name, address, e-mail address, telephone number, payment information and your interest in specific types of products and/or services. We may also collect certain non-personal information including the type of browser you are using (e.g. Google Chrome, Internet Explorer), the type of operating system you are using (e.g. Windows 7, Mac OSX) and the domain name of your Internet service provider (e.g. Time Warner Cable, Earthlink).

Cookies

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

How we use the information

We use the information you provide about yourself to fulfill your order for our goods and/or services, to respond to your inquiries about your order and to notify you about the status of your order. The non-personal information gathered may be used to improve the design and content of our site and in the aggregate to analyze site usage. We may disclose personal information in response to legal process (e.g. in response to a court order or subpoena). We also may disclose such information in response to a law enforcement agency’s requests. And finally we may disclose personal information in response to a charge-back inquiry from our merchant bank about your payment for goods and/or services. We will not sell or transfer personally identifiable information provided to us to parties outside of our company except as described above.
We also use the information you provide to communicate with you in accordance with your instructions, such as through emails and to respond to your requests, comments, and questions. You can unsubscribe at any time by emailing info@109world.com or by clicking ‘unsubscribe’ at the bottom of every email and newsletter.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Collection of Information by Third Party Sites

Our site may contain links to other sites whose information practices may be different than ours. Visitors should consult the other sites’ privacy notices as we have no control over information that is submitted to, or collected by, these third parties.

Regarding Children

While we encourage children to consult with their parents before furnishing personal data, parents should supervise their children’s online activities and consider using parental control tools available from online services and software manufacturers. These tools can prevent children from disclosing their name, address and other personal information without parental permission.

GDPR Compliance

We’re as committed to you as we are to making our world a better place. Here’s how we are preparing for the upcoming General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and protecting your data.
If you have any questions about your information, or changes to our policies, please check this page for updates, and do not hesitate to get in touch with us by emailing info@109world.com

The GDPR will go into effect on May 25, 2018 and requires organizations to update how we collect, handle, store, and remove the personal data of EU citizens. In order to prepare ourselves and our community for this, the 109 team is working on:
• Communicating with all new and existing subscribers about how we use their data and how they can communicate changes in their data usage preferences to us.
• Employing products that provide the necessary tools to manage your data.
• Creating user-friendly data management tools and communication channels so that you can access or delete your profile data easily and at any time
• Staying up to date on our responsibilities for GDPR compliance and communicating any changes with you along the way.