Archived WPF Privacy Policy 2007- 2009

This privacy policy applies to the World Privacy Forum web site,

This privacy policy may change from time to time in response to new laws, to changes made to the web site, or otherwise. The World Privacy Forum reserves the right to make changes to the policy, but does not anticipate making major adjustments to the approach outlined here.

Privacy Framework

We follow the principles set out in the OECD Fair Information Practices. These practices represent international consensus on guidance concerning the collection and management of personal information. OECD Guidelines on the Protection of Privacy and Transborder Flows of Personal Data. Changes made to this policy will be posted here.

Collection Limitation

The World Privacy Forum does not use cookies, “web bugs” or banner advertisements of any kind. Because we do not use these technologies, we are unable to track how visitors move within this site.

Visitors may use the World Privacy Forum Web site without disclosing personal information about themselves if they so choose. The servers that host the included Web site include server logs that tell us what parts of the site are visited. The server logs include by default the IP addresses of those who have visited the site. We do not review IP addresses.

Purpose Specification

The World Privacy Forum makes a good faith effort to use information given to us only for the original purposes for which it was provided. We do not sell or share information for marketing purposes. When any individual provides us with personal information in connection with our business activities, that information may be used or disclosed for reasonable business purposes. However, personal information provided by consumers who call for help or for information will ordinarily not be disclosed in identifiable form without the consent or knowledge of the individual.

We may disclose information you have given us when required by law, in response to a subpoena, or if served with a search warrant. If appropriate, feasible, and lawful we will make reasonable attempts (via telephone or email) tell the data provider and/or data subject about any of these disclosures, either before or after they occur.

Media list

The World Privacy Forum maintains a media mailing list for members of the media. The World Privacy Forum sends press releases, consumer alerts, reports, and other news items to the list. For those who elect to sign up for the media list, the list requires an email address, and we also ask for the name of the relevant media outlet. During the sign-up process, we may email you and ask you your name and/or media outlet, as the list is for members of the media only.

We outsource a portion of the subscription/unsubscription and maintenance of the media list to Listbox, a company based in Philadelphia. Listbox’s servers host the subscriber information, which is the subscription email address. Listbox also hosts the user preferences, such as mailing preferences.

We have access to the email addresses of the people who sign up for the mailing list, and if you share your media outlet with us, the name of your media outlet. We strictly limit the people who have access to this information, and we have set passwords and other controls to keep the list secure. The Listbox privacy policy is available by contacting Listbox. <> or at <>. Users may unsubscribe from the list at any time by emailing us at The World Privacy Forum does not sell its media list.

If you would like to sign up for the media list anonymously, please contact us by phone.

Data Quality

Any individual who provides the World Privacy Forum with personal data may ask us to correct, update, or delete the information. If the request is reasonable, we will comply with the request. We may retain any data as originally provided if we conclude that the organization needs the data for legal or tax purposes.

Individual Participation

Any individual who is the subject of personal information that the World Privacy Forum maintains may ask: 1) if we maintain any information about him or her; 2) to see the information that we maintain; 3) to correct, update, or delete the information. We will consider and grant reasonable requests without charge. If we deny a request, we will state a reason. If we refuse to correct, update, or delete information, the data subject may submit a concise statement of disagreement that we will retain and disseminate to others in the event that we share the disputed information.

Links to Other Sites

This site contains links to external sites and organizations. By linking to these sites, the World Privacy Forum does not endorse the sites or the sites’ content. The World Privacy Forum does not have control over the external sites’ privacy practices. We encourage you to read the privacy policies of all web sites you visit.

Questions, Contact Information

If you have questions about this privacy policy, please contact us at: info2007 (at) or at 760- 436- 2489. The World Privacy Forum is the data controller for this site. Changes to this policy will be made here. This policy was last updated June 29, 2007.