GLOBAL DISTRICT™ PRINCIPLES
GlobalDistrict™ is powered by OneKana™, a system which makes it easy for businesses and people to share information about their organisations with others, locally and globally.
OneKana™ follows three core principles
OneKana™ means “be visible” in Swahili, and we derive our core principles from this goal of openness and visibility.
The Information We Collect
When you visit GlobalDistrict™ you provide us with two types of information: personal information you knowingly choose to disclose that is collected by us and Website use information collected by us as you interact with our Website.
When you register with GlobalDistrict™ you provide us with certain personal information, such as your name, your email address, your telephone number, your address, , and any other personal information that you provide to us (including any personal information contained on the profile we obtain from you describing the organisation you represent).
When you enter, (log in to) GlobalDistrict™ we use session ID cookies to confirm that users are logged in. These cookies terminate once the user closes the browser. We may use a persistent cookie that stores your login ID (but not your password) to make it easier for you to login when you come back to GlobalDistrict™. You can remove or block this cookie using the settings in your browser if you want to disable this convenience feature.
Any improper collection or misuse of information provided on GlobalDistrict™ is a violation of the GlobalDistrict™ Terms of Service and should be reported to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you choose to use our invitation service to tell another organisation about our site, we will ask you for information needed to send the invitation, such as your associate's email address. We will send your associate an email in your name inviting the organisation to visit the site, and may send up to two reminders to them. GlobalDistrict™ stores this information to send invitations and reminders, to register a corporate connection if your invitation is accepted, to allow you to see invitations you have sent, and to track the success of our referral programme. Your associate may contact us at email@example.com to request that we remove this information from our database.
Please note that during your use of GlobalDistrict™ you may want to form relationships with networking partners, during the course of which you decide to exchange information which may include personal information. GlobalDistrict™ will have no control over whether you decide to do this and no responsibility over how any such data is used. You should be aware that any use made by you of personal information supplied to you by a networking partner may subject you to the control of data protection legislation where you are based. You should also consider carefully whether data you supply to your partner is being correctly used, and also whether it is being transferred to a jurisdiction which lacks appropriate standards of data protection. If in doubt, you should seek legal advice.
Children Aged Under 13
GlobalDistrict™ does not intentionally or knowingly collect or solicit personal information from anyone under the age of 13 or intentionally or knowingly allow such persons to register, in each case without their parents’ or guardian’s explicit consent. GlobalDistrict™’s standard practice upon learning that we have collected personal information from a child aged under 13 without verification of parental consent is to delete that information as quickly as possible. If you believe that we might have any information from or about a child aged under 13, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Children Between the Ages of 13 and 18
We recommend that children over the age of 13 ask their parents for permission before sending any information about themselves to anyone over the Internet.
Use of Information Obtained by GlobalDistrict™
When you register with GlobalDistrict™, you create a profile, which can be corporate or as an individual, Corporate profiles will include details about your office or corporate location. Your Corporate Profile information, as well as your name, email address and company banner or logo, are publicly displayed on the GlobalDistrict™ community web sites in order to promote your organisation using the logo , graphics and media provided by you. This information is also displayed to other business, individuals (sole traders) and organisations on the networks in order to enable you to network with other organisations present on the networks. We may occasionally use your name and email address to send you notifications regarding new services offered by GlobalDistrict™ that we think you may find valuable, or to inform you of important updates to the service
All information you make public, including personal information, will be made available to third party search engines, and optimized for search engines according to the policy in place on the third party web site where your content is displayed. Consequently, any information you make public will appear on the GlobalDistrict™ Communities web pages, and by making a page public you are consenting to this. Third parties who wish to, may place your headlines on web pages owned or managed by them linking either to GlobalDistrict™ Community web pages or the relevant page on your web site if you have signed up to such a networking programme. This is primarily to promote your organisation or content posted by you. By default you will be emailed notification. Other members may choose to email you from time to time and by default they are initially permitted to do so
Generally, you may opt out of such emails through your network administration page, though GlobalDistrict™ reserves the right to send you notices about your account even if you opt out of all voluntary email notifications.
|GlobalDistrict™ may use information in your Profile without identifying you as an individual to third parties. We do this to enable other members to search and find information about you for the purposes of instigating contact with you, or to link to relevant content provided by you, or for personalising advertisements and promotions that we believe are relevant to you We believe this benefits you. We may use information about you that we collect from other sources, including but not limited to newspapers and Internet sources such as blogs, instant messaging services, GlobalDistrict™ Platform developers and other users of GlobalDistrict™, in order to promote you, your geographical community, or our service. Where such information is used in your profile, or pages managed by you, we usually allow you to specify acceptable content prior to it being made public (e.g.third party endorsements).
Sharing Your Information with Third Parties
GlobalDistrict™ is about sharing information with organisations globally, or in your local community, while providing you with privacy settings that restrict other users from accessing information that you do not wish to be made public. We allow you to publish the information you wish to provide to other organisations through GlobalDistrict™. Our network architecture and settings allow you to make informed choices about organisations you wish to work with or promote via their web sites. We do not provide contact information to third party marketers without your permission. We share your information with third parties only in limited circumstances where we believe such sharing is 1) reasonably necessary to offer the service, 2) legally required or 3) permitted by you. For example:
When you use GlobalDistrict™, certain information you post or share with third parties (e.g. a an organisation in your network), such as personal information, news events galleries, product, service, or video promotions, or other information, may be shared with other users in accordance with the privacy settings you select. All such sharing of information is done at your own risk. Please keep in mind that if you disclose personal information in your Profile or when posting, news items, events galleries, product, service, or video promotions or other items, this information will be publicly available when you elect to do so.
Third Party Advertising
Changing or Removing Information
Access and control over most personal information on GlobalDistrict™ is readily available through the Profile editing tools. GlobalDistrict™ users may modify or delete any of their Profile information at any time by logging into their account. Information will be updated immediately. Individuals who wish to deactivate their GlobalDistrict™ account may do via the login page. Removed information may persist in backup copies for a reasonable period of time but will not be generally available to members of GlobalDistrict™. Where you make use of the communication features of the service to share information with other individuals on GlobalDistrict™, however, (e.g. sending an email to another GlobalDistrict™ user) you generally cannot remove such communications once they have been made.
Because email and instant messaging are not recognised as secure communications, we request that you do not send private information to us by email or instant messaging services. If you have any questions about the security of GlobalDistrict™ Website, please contact us at networks@GlobalDistrict.com
Contacting the Website