Privacy Policy


We are fully committed to your right and expectation of privacy.

Best of All Worlds is a non-anonymous site using real names and user-provided information and content. As such, we collect and process this personal data provided by you to provide our service. This information and content are yours, and it will only be collected, used and shared as outlined in this privacy policy. We will never disclose your membership, name or personal details to anyone without your explicit permission, except as legally required and explained later.

We adhere to all data-protection laws of Sweden and the European Union. We apply these laws in how we handle data for all Best of All Worlds members, not just for members residing in the EU.

No personal information or content created by you on Best of All Worlds will be indexed by external search engines or findable by nonmembers.

You may find links on Best of All Worlds to third-party websites. This privacy policy and our ability to enforce it does not apply to, and we cannot control the activities of, these third-party websites.

If you have any questions, please contact us at privacy@bestofallworlds.com.

Why we collect data


Best of All Worlds collects information that you provide and also some basic data about your use of the site. We do this to:

  • Provide you with a member profile.
  • Provide you with website services, functionalities and content.
  • Personalise content and features for you.
  • Analyse how the website is being used so as to improve it.
  • Collect aggregate group metrics that summarise site activity and how members use the site.
  • Diagnose technical or service issues.
  • Maintain site and database security.

Data Storage


Best of All Worlds uses only Europe-based hosting services to provide the necessary technology needed to deliver Best of All Worlds to you. Industry best practices are followed to help protect against the loss, misuse, and alteration of your personal information that is under our control. Best of All Worlds owns the website code, databases, and all rights to the features and functionalities on the website. No third parties have access to website code and databases. None of your account details or personal information will be indexed by external search engines or be findable by nonmembers.

Protecting Your Information


We take reasonable steps, such as requesting a unique password, to verify your identity before granting you access to Best of All Worlds. You are responsible for maintaining the secrecy of your password and account information. We strongly suggest that you regularly change your password and not use easily guessed words or numbers, such as birthdays. No website is ever 100-percent secure, not even those of governments and multinational corporations. Best of All Worlds makes every effort above and beyond industry standards to safeguard your data, but we cannot guarantee that your information may not be accessed or disclosed by a breach of our systems. In the highly unlikely event that this happens and it affects your personal data, we will immediately notify you and any other members affected by the compromise via email. We may also choose to implement additional security measures, such as a forced-reset of your password by you. In addition to notifying all members affected by the breach, we will inform data-protection authorities in Sweden.

Registration


When you create an account on Best of All Worlds, we request that you provide a minimal but mandatory amount of information: first and last names, email address, gender, and birth date. We request these so that we can provide you with a truthful member profile, and also to validate the account should you have problems later accessing it. During registration we also ask for additional but optional information that makes your user profile more interesting to others and better enables us to provide services to you. You have the choice about providing this non-essential information. No data collected during registration or added to your profile later by you is shared with any third parties without your explicit permission or opt-in.

Invitation Emails


If you use our services to invite someone to be a member of Best of All Worlds, we collect from you their first and last names, and email address. We store this information to 1) send the email, 2) register the person you're inviting if your invitation is accepted, and 3) ensure multiple invitations are not sent to the same email address. The information you provide for sending an invitation is used for no other purpose and will not be shared with anyone.

Information Sharing


Best of All Worlds will never rent, sell, distribute, or share your individual data and content to third parties without your explicit permission or in the special cases outlined below. We may, however, share aggregated, anonymous, and non-personal information with third parties in order to help them understand overall usage of our website. For example, a marketing partner may wish to know the percentage of members who live in Asia. This shared data would never include the identities or data of individual members. If we do share your individual information, it will be only under the following conditions:

With your explicit permission and consent, via an opt-in action on your part. We have no plans for doing so or requesting such.

To offer select third-party services or features that Best of All Worlds may offer to you as an option for use. If this happens, you will be alerted before accessing the feature.

If we believe in good faith that disclosure of relevant member information is reasonably necessary to a) satisfy applicable law, regulatory, legal process, or enforceable governmental requests via a court order, subpoena or judicial proceeding under European Union law; b) enforce our terms of service, including investigation of potential violations of these terms; c) detect, prevent or otherwise address fraud, security, or technical issues; or d) protect against immenent harm to the rights, property or safety of Best of All Worlds, its members, or the public as required or permitted by European Union law.

If the business status of Best of All Worlds changes with, for examples, a transfer of ownership, acquisition by a third party, or merger with another company. In these cases, our database of member data may be part of the assets transferred. Should this situation arise, we will notify all members via email and the website about the change and outline your options regarding your account and the information it contains.

Advertising Partners


Best of All Worlds will allow third-party advertisements on the website. These are technically implemented directly by Best of All Worlds and no cookies or other tracking technology is permitted to be used by the advertiser. We provide no personally identifiable information to advertisers. However, please note that if an advertiser asks to show an advertisement to a certain audience and you click on the ad to their third-party website, the advertiser may conclude that you fit the description. This privacy policy does not apply to third-party advertisers should you respond to their initiatives or click on an ad, nor can we control their activities once you do so. As with any third-party link accessed through Best of All Worlds, review their respective privacy policies for specific information.

Website Content You Create


If you contribute content to areas of the website that are viewable to other members, such as forum discussions or marketplace listings, this content can be read, collected, and used by other members. Also visible is metadata such as creation date and your name as author. Should you put personally identifiable information (for example, a phone number) within this content, Best of All Worlds cannot be held responsible for the security and privacy of this data. An essential premise of our community is that all member-generated content and information remains within Best of All Worlds and is not shared with nonmembers, third parties, or anywhere else outside of Best of All Worlds. The company follows this and we expect all members to do so also. None of your contributed content will be indexed by external search engines or findable by non-members.

Privacy of Children


Children are not permitted to access or use Best of All Worlds, nor are they permitted to create member accounts. If we learn that we have inadvertantly collected information from children, all of it will be deleted from our databases and any associated member accounts closed and deleted. We ask that you invite no-one under 21 years of age to Best of All Worlds.

Traffic Data


When you visit Best of All Worlds, our servers--like nearly all servers on the Internet--collect some basic session information, mostly technical such as your IP address, referral data, and browser and platform type (e.g., Safari on Windows). For our general analysis of traffic on the site, we aggregate member activity into overall summaries of website usage. This aggregated group traffic data (e.g. how many members access the site from London) may be shared to third parties, but at no time will your identity and personal details be disclosed or connected to the data in any way. Best of All Worlds uses industry-standard Google Analytics to measure usage and activity on the website. This data is never accessible to third parties or shared by us or Google Analytics to third parties.

Cookies


Like all websites, we use cookies, which are implemented through your web browser and stored either in your computer's memory or on the hard drive. Cookies can be implemented and then deleted only for a particular visit (session cookie) or left after you leave the site (persistant). Cookies we use are small data files sent to your browser when you access our server. Essentially it is a very small text file associated only with Best of All Worlds. A list of these cookies can be viewed from your browser settings; they can also blocked or deleted from there, but then the website may not function properly. Cookies are primarily used for:

  • Remembering you and your authentication details on your next visit (persistant cookie).
  • Keeping your session active as you navigate through the site from page to page (session cookie).
  • Collecting website-usage data for our aggregated group metrics (session cookie).
  • Retaining select preferences or options you have chosen in your use of the website (persistant and/or session cookies).

During your use of our site, cookies are set only by Best of All Worlds for our internal needs. These cookies do not access, collect, retain or transmit personal information in your profile. Should you click on an external website link or advertisement, however, once you leave the site after doing so we have no control over third-party cookies. You can choose to reject all cookies or specific cookies via your browser settings. If you do so, some features of the website may not function correctly.

Close or Delete Your Account


You may cancel and delete your account with Best of All Worlds at any time, at your discretion. When you do so, we are obligated by European Union directives to delete all data about you ("the right to be forgotten") except that required for internal housekeeping, such as the basic fact that you were previously a member. This housekeeping data is for internal archives only and never shared with any third parties except in specific situations as outlined previously in this privacy policy.

To close your account, contact us: privacy@bestofallworlds.com.

Terms Of Use


Effective: 01 September 2012

Last Updated: 15 November 2014

We may revise these terms from time to time. The most current version will always be on this page (or such other page as we may indicate). If the revision, in our sole discretion, is important to your usage, content or activities on our website, or to your expectations of privacy, we will notify you via prominent posting on our website and/or email to the email associated with your account.

By continuing to access or use the service after those revisions become effective, you agree to be bound by the revised terms.

1. You must provide us only truthful information, including your real name, when you create your account on Best of All Worlds and when using our services. 2. Best Of All Worlds is only available to users who are at least 21 years old. If you are under 21, you may not register with Best of All Worlds or use our services. 3. You are responsible for all activities or actions of your Best of All Worlds account and so must safeguard access to your account, including the password that you use to sign into Best Of All Worlds. We encourage you to use a strong and hard-to-guess password that uses a combination of upper- and lowercase letters, numerals, and symbols. Best of All Worlds will not be liable for any loss, content, activity, or damage arising from your failure to safeguard your password or account access. 4. We may, without prior notice, change Best Of All Worlds’s service to users; stop providing the service or features of the service, to you or to users generally; or create usage limits for the service. 5. We reserve the right at all times (but will not have an obligation) to remove or refuse to distribute any content on Best of All Worlds and to terminate accounts and ban users. We also reserve the right to access, read, preserve, and disclose any information or content as we reasonably believe is necessary to 1) satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process or governmental request; 2) enforce our terms of use, including investigation of potential violations; 3) detect, prevent, or otherwise address fraud, security or technical issues; 4) respond to support requests from you regarding your account; or 5) protect the rights, property or safety of Best Of All Worlds, its users, and the public.

User Content


“Content” means any information, text, graphics, multimedia, or other materials uploaded to, downloaded from, or appearing on Best Of All Worlds, whether in public or within restricted environments such as groups or messages.

You retain full ownership of all content that you upload, post, display, or otherwise make available (collectively “post”) on Best Of All Worlds; you acknowledge and confirm that you have all the rights, power and authority necessary for any content that you post on Best Of All Worlds.

You are entirely responsible for all content that you post on Best Of All Worlds. Your content will be viewable by other members and you should only provide content that you are comfortable sharing with others. You may not copy, republish, or otherwise distribute any content that you do not own.

You understand that by using Best Of All Worlds, you may be exposed to content that you may consider as fictional, inaccurate, offensive, indecent, or objectionable. Best of All Worlds will not be held liable in any way for any content on the website, including, but not limited to, for errors or omissions in any content, or for any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of the use of any content on the website. Any use of or reliance on content or materials posted on Best of All Worlds or obtained by you through the website is at your own risk. You accept that you must evaluate and bear all risks associated with the use of any content, including its accuracy, completeness, or usefulness.

We may choose not to monitor or control all content posted on Best Of All Worlds. You acknowledge that we have no obligation to monitor the content posted on our website, but that we may choose to remove content at our discretion. We do not endorse, support, represent or guarantee the completeness, truthfulness, accuracy, or reliability of any content or communications posted on Best of All Worlds by members, no do we endorse any opinions expressed on Best Of All Worlds.

By submitting, posting, or creating content on Best Of All Worlds, you grant us a worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free license to use, copy, reproduce, process, adapt, modify, publish, transmit, display and distribute such content in any and all media or distribution methods (now known or later developed) solely to deliver the website services of Best of All Worlds to you. Such uses by Best of All Worlds or others may be made with no compensation paid to you with respect to the content that you submit, post, transmit or otherwise make available through our services. This license terminates when such content is deleted from Best of All Worlds for any reason.

User Actions


Within the services of Best Of All Worlds, you may not do any of the following:

1. use our service for any unlawful purposes or for promotion of illegal activities; 2. post any content or use the website in violation of any applicable law (including intellectual property laws, right of privacy or publicity laws, and any laws of a jurisdiction applicable to you), or any contractual or other legal obligation; 3. post content that is hateful, abusive, threatening, profane, inappropriate, defamatory, infringing, obscene, or otherwise considered inappropriate; 4. post content or use Best of All Worlds to create a user account that you know is incorrect, misleading, or deceptive, including the impersonation of others or misrepresenting your affiliation with a person or entity. User accounts may not be created by automated means or under false or fraudulent pretenses; 5. publish or post other people's private or personally identifiable information without their express authorisation and permission; 6. use Best of All Worlds to spam, defame, abuse, harass, stalk, threaten or otherwise violate the legal or civil rights (such as rights of privacy and publicity) of others; 7. post any content that infringes any patent, trademark, copyright, trade secret or other proprietary right of any party, unless you are the owner of these rights or have the permission of the owner to post such content or information; 8. post content that promotes pyramid schemes, chain letters, or commercial messages or advertisements, or use our services to sell products or other services without our express permission; 9. post any content that falsely expresses or implies that the content is created, sponsored or endorsed by Best Of All Worlds; 10. transmit any viruses, worms, defects, Trojan horses, or any items or code of a destructive nature; 11. publish or link to malicious content intended to damage or disrupt another user's browser or computer or to compromise a user's privacy; 12. probe, scan, or test the vulnerability of our platforms or network, or breach or circumvent any security or authentication measures; 13. scrape the Best of All Worlds website for data and information, or use any robot, spider, site search/retrieval application, or other device to retrieve or index any portion of the Best of All Worlds website or collect information about users .

Worlds or Groups


Groups of shared interests, which we call “Worlds”, are pivotal to Best Of All Worlds. All groups are hosted by group moderators, who have additional capabilities and responsibilities in regard to the members, content and activities within a group.

World moderators are volunteer members and not employed by Best Of All Worlds, nor are they agents of the company except for the purposes of moderating their specific world.

By joining a World, you agree that the moderator has certain responsibilities and capabilities defined by Best Of All Worlds. These may include but are not limited to 1) deciding whether a world is restricted to certain members or accessible to all members; 2) changing access to the world at any time; 3) deciding who may be a member of the world and removing members from the world; and 4) deleting content or materials considered inappropriate.

Disclaimers


If anyone brings a claim against Best of All Worlds related to your actions or content on our website or through our services, including actions by or content from someone using your account, you will indemnify and hold us harmless from and against all damages, losses, and expenses of any kind (including reasonable legal fees and costs) related to such claim.

Proprietary Rights


All right, title, and interest in and to our service (excluding content provided or published by users) are the exclusive property of Best of All Worlds and its licensors. Best of All Worlds and its services are protected by trademark, copyright, and other laws of Sweden and other countries. Unless expressly stated or granted otherwise, nothing in these terms of use gives you a right to use the Best of All Worlds name or trademarks, logos, domain names, and other distinctive brand features.

Best of All Worlds may include advertisements or marketing initiatives, which may be targeted to content or information on the website, queries made through the website, or other information. In consideration for Best of All Worlds granting you access to and use of our website and other services, you agree that Best of All Worlds and its third-party partners may place such advertising or marketing initiatives on the website or in connection with the display of any content on the website, whether posted by you or other members.

Copyright Policy


Best of All Worlds respects the intellectual property rights of others. We expect all members of Best of All Worlds to do the same. We will respond to notices of alleged copyright infringement that comply with applicable law and are properly provided to us.

Whether you are a member or not, if you believe that your content has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement or violation of other intellectual property rights, please notify us at privacy@bestofallworlds.com with the following information:

a. identification of the copyrighted work you feel has been infringed; b. identification of the material on the Best of All Worlds website that you claim to be infringing your intellectual-property rights; c. your contact information, including your address, telephone number, and an email address; d. a statement by you that you have a good-faith belief that use of the material is not authorized by the copyright owner, agent, or the law; e. a statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and, under penalty of perjury, that you are authorized to act on behalf of the copyright owner.

In appropriate circumstances, Best of All Worlds may terminate a user's account if the user is determined to be a repeat infringer of intellectual property rights or has done so intentionally or maliciously.

Privacy


Best of All Worlds values your privacy and your expectations regarding the safety and security of your account details. Please review our privacy policy [link] regarding how we collect and use information about you via the Best of All Worlds services. By using our services, you consent to the transfer of information that you have provided to Best Of All World to servers in the European Union for storage, processing and use by Best Of All Worlds.


Our website may contain links to outside third-party websites or resources. You acknowledge and agree that we are not responsible or liable for the existence or accuracy of such websites or resources, nor for the content, information, actions, products, or services available from such websites or resources. These links to third-party websites or resources do not imply any endorsement by Best Of All Worlds. You acknowledge sole responsibility for and assume all risk arising from your use of any such websites or resources.

General Terms


These terms of use and any action related to them will be governed by the laws of Sweden without regard to or application of its conflict of law provisions in your country of residence. Unless submitted to arbitration as set forth elsewhere, all claims, legal proceedings or litigation arising in connection with the service provided by Best of All Worlds will be brought solely in Stockholm, Sweden, and you consent to this jurisdiction and waive any objection as to inconvenient forum.

The failure of Best of All Worlds to enforce any right or provision of these terms will not be deemed a waiver of such right or provision. In the event that any provision of these terms is held to be invalid or unenforceable, the remaining provisions of these terms will remain in full force and effect.