Last updated May 22, 2022
Purpose and Scope
World Wireless Solutions is a distributor and reseller of IT products and services to other corporations and legal entities, headquartered in the Canada but with Subsidiaries all around the world (a list of which is available upon request). World Wireless Solutions delivers global technology and supply chain services to support cloud aggregation, cybersecurity solutions, data center management, logistics, technology distribution, mobility device life-cycle, and training to our enterprise customers. For more information about World Wireless Solutions, please see the “Our Comapy” section of our Website.
This Privacy Statement describes how we collect, use, store, and share your Personal Data, both offline and online, and your rights and choices in connection your Personal Data. If you are an employee, contractor, or job applicant, your Personal Data collected in those contexts will be subject to a separate privacy notice that we provide to you where and when appropriate. This Privacy Statement does not apply to any Personal Data we access or receive when acting as a data processor on behalf of our enterprise customers.
Although we encourage you to read this entire Privacy Statement, this is a summary of some of the more important aspects of the Privacy Statement:
Personal Data will be collected, stored, processed and transmitted in accordance with World Wireless Solutions’s established policies and applicable federal, state, local and international laws, rules and regulations.
The principles of World Wireless Solutions with respect to the processing of Personal Data are as follows: (1) Personal Data will be processed fairly and lawfully, (2) Personal Data will be collected for specified, explicit, and legitimate purposes and not further processed for incompatible purposes, (3) Personal Data collected by World Wireless Solutions will be adequate, relevant, and not excessive in relation to the purposes for which it is collected, (4) Personal Data collected by World Wireless Solutions will be accurate and, where necessary, kept up to date to the best of our ability, (5) Personal Data will be protected against unauthorized access and processing using appropriate technical and organizational security measures and controls; and (6) Personal Data collected by World Wireless Solutions will be retained as identifiable data for no longer than necessary to serve the purposes for which the Personal Data was collected.
If World Wireless Solutions engages in the processing of Personal Data for purposes other than those specified in this Privacy Statement, World Wireless Solutions will provide a notice of these changes, the purposes for which the Personal Data will be used, and the recipients of Personal Data.
World Wireless Solutions may collect Personal Data about you from a variety of sources, including, directly from you, from other users, from resellers and distributors, from our vendors, from our service providers, from third-party information providers, from our customers, from our Subsidiaries, and through the operation of the Website.
“Personal Data” collected by or on behalf of World Wireless Solutions includes, depending on the nature of your interactions with us:
World Wireless Solutions collects Personal Data as follows and from the following categories of sources:
The Personal Data that you are asked to provide, and the reasons why you are asked to provide it, will be made clear to you at the point we ask you to provide your Personal Data.
Specifically, the information we collect automatically may include information like your IP address, device type, unique device identification numbers, browser-type, your Media Access Control (MAC) Address, broad geographic location (e.g. country or city-level location) and other technical information. We may also collect information about how your Device has interacted with our Website, including the pages accessed and links clicked, whether you click on our ads or other digital content, and whether you open and click through our emails.
Collecting this information enables us to better understand the visitors who come to our Website, where they come from, and what content on our Website, advertisements, and emails is of interest to them. We use this information for our internal analytics purposes and to improve the quality and relevance of our Website, digital content, and emails for our visitors.
Some of this information may be collected using cookies and similar tracking technology, as explained further under the heading “Cookies and Other Website Usage Information” below.
We, or our vendors acting on our behalf, also collect information using “session replay technology” that automatically logs your keystrokes, mouse movements, text entered into forms, and text entered into chat boxes on our Website, for example.
The Website, our digital content, and our emails may also monitor and collect information about how you access, use, and interact with them automatically through “cookies,” “web beacons,” and other automated tracking technology.
A “cookie” is a small text file that is stored on a user’s Device. Cookies allow us to collect information such as browser type, time spent on the Website, pages visited, and language preferences. We and our service providers use the information for security purposes, to facilitate navigation, display information more effectively, and to personalize your experience while using the Website.
Generally, the cookies that are used on the Website can be broken down into the following categories:
The above cookies can be either session cookies or persistent cookies:
To learn how to change your cookie settings, please see the “Your Privacy Rights” section below.
A “web beacon” (also known as a clear pixel or pixel tag) includes an electronic image embedded in the Website interface that allows us to recognize when you visit that area of the Website. These may also be used in connection with some Website pages and HTML-formatted email messages to, among other things, track the actions of Website users and e-mail recipients, measure the success of our marketing campaigns, and compile statistics about Website usage and email response rates.
Our Website also allows you to intentionally interact with one or more third parties when you choose to affirmatively click their “widgets” on our Website (usually depicted by a third-party platform’s logo in the bottom or top corner of the Website). If you click on and activate a company’s widget, that company will automatically collect information about your activities on the Site.
World Wireless Solutions uses Personal Data we collect to operate our business and provide you with Offerings, which includes using this data to improve our Offerings and personalize your experiences. We also may use the data to communicate with you, for example, informing you about your account and product information.
Depending on the nature of your interactions with us, World Wireless Solutions may use your Personal Data, including Sensitive Personal Data, for a variety of purposes (the “Purposes”), including to:
We may combine and enhance the Personal Data we collect about you with other information we receive from third parties.
We may also use the Personal Data we collect about you through the Website to generate anonymized, aggregated data. When we do so, we ensure that the anonymized, aggregated data is no longer personally identifiable and may not later be used to identify you. This will include, by way of example, storing the anonymized, aggregated data separately from any Personal Data.
Change of Purpose. We will only use your Personal Data for the purposes for which we collected it, unless we reasonably consider that we need to use it for another reason and that reason is compatible with the original purpose. If you wish to get an explanation as to how the processing for the new purpose is compatible with the original purpose, please contact us.
If we need to use your Personal Data for an unrelated purpose, we will notify you and we will explain the legal basis which allows us to do so.
Please note that we may process your Personal Data without your knowledge or consent, in compliance with the above rules, where this is required or permitted by law.
Credit Reference Checks, Fraud Prevention, and Denied Parties. The Personal Data that we have collected from you when setting up an account may be shared with credit reference, fraud prevention, and denied party agencies who use it to prevent fraud and money laundering and to verify your identity.
We may access and use information from credit reference and denied party agencies when you open your account and periodically to:
Application decisions may be taken based solely on automated checks of information from credit reference agencies and internal records.
We will continue to share information with credit reference agencies about how you manage your account including any default in making payments, while you have a relationship with us. This information will be made available to other organizations so that they can take decisions about you.
If false or inaccurate information is provided and/or fraud is identified or suspected, details will be passed to fraud prevention agencies, law enforcement agencies and other organizations that may access and use this information.
If we, or a fraud prevention agency, determine that you pose a fraud or money laundering risk, we may refuse to provide services to you.
A record of any fraud or money laundering risk will be retained by the fraud prevention agencies and may result in others refusing to provide services or financing to you. Fraud prevention agencies can hold your information for different periods of time.
When credit reference, fraud prevention, and denied party agencies process your information, they do so on the basis that they have a legitimate interest in preventing fraud and money laundering, and to verify identity, in order to protect their business and to comply with laws that apply to them.
We share your Personal Data with your consent or as necessary to complete any transaction or provide any Offering you have requested or authorized. We also share Personal Data with third-party vendors, resellers and distributors, third-party service providers, Subsidiaries and business units, when required by law or to respond to legal process, to protect our customers, to protect lives, to maintain the security of our Offerings, and to protect the rights or property of World Wireless Solutions.
Depending on the nature of your interactions with us, we may disclose your Personal Data, including Sensitive Personal Data, as follows:
With Vendors. World Wireless Solutions may share Personal Data about you with the third-party vendors that make Offerings available through us. For example, we may share your Personal Data with a third-party vendor if you purchase or access an Offering through us, or an World Wireless Solutions reseller or distributor, and that vendor requires verification of an Offering purchase in order to register that Offering. We may also share your Personal Data with a third-party vendor if that vendor co-sponsors a marketing activity with us to verify your participation in the marketing activity.
With Resellers and Distributors. World Wireless Solutions may share your Personal Data with the resellers and distributors that purchase Offerings available through the Website. For example, we may share your Personal Data if you purchase or access an Offering through a reseller or distributor, and that reseller or distributor leveraged our reseller tools and services.
With Service Providers. World Wireless Solutions may provide your Personal Data to vendors that provide services to assist us with running our business, operating the Website, and achieving the Purposes. For example, these service providers may include providers of customer service, payment processing, email and messaging support, hosting, management, maintenance, information analysis, offering fulfillment or delivery, or other services we may receive on an outsourced basis. A list of third-party service providers is available upon request.
With Subsidiaries and Business Units. World Wireless Solutions may share your Personal Data with our Subsidiaries and other business units. Our Subsidiaries and business units will use your Personal Data we share with them in a manner consistent with this Privacy Statement.
With Other Users. World Wireless Solutions may share your Personal Data with other users when you elect to interact with those users (or request that we communicate with them on your behalf) through the Website. This may include facilitating communications with other users or enabling posting of Personal Data to areas of the Website accessible by other users. You should be aware that any Personal Data (or other information) you provide in these areas may be read, collected, and used by others who access them.
With Law Enforcement and Safety. World Wireless Solutions may share your Personal Data with any competent law enforcement, regulatory, government agency, court, other governmental officials, or other third-party where we believe disclosure is necessary (i) as a matter of applicable law or regulation, (ii) to exercise, establish or defend our legal rights, or (iii) to protect your vital interests or those of any other person.
Sale or Acquisition of Assets. If World Wireless Solutions transfers ownership or control of any portion of World Wireless Solutions or the Website to an actual or potential buyer, whether in the context of an acquisition, merger, reorganization, or other disposition of all or any portion of our business, assets, or stock (including in connection with any bankruptcy or similar proceedings), we may transfer your Personal Data to that actual or potential buyer, provided that the use of your Personal Data by that third-party remains subject to applicable law.
With Advertisers and Advertising Companies. World Wireless Solutions may share your Personal Data with advertisers, advertising networks, advertising servers, and analytics companies or other third parties in connection with our and their marketing, promotional, and other offers, as well as product information.
With Others. We may share your Personal Data with any other person with your consent to the disclosure.
We may also share aggregated, anonymized data with third parties for other purposes. Such information does not identify you individually, but may include usage, viewing and technical information we collected through your use of our Website. If we are required under applicable law to treat such information as Personal Data, then we will only disclose it as described above.
Cookies. You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Many of our Websites include cookie banners that allow you to proactively choose the types of cookies you prefer. Additionally, most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you would prefer not to accept cookies, most browsers will allow you to: (i) change your browser settings to notify you when you receive a cookie, which lets you choose whether or not to accept it; (ii) disable existing cookies; or (iii) set your browser to automatically reject any cookies. However, please be aware that if you disable or reject cookies, some features and services on our Websites may not work properly because we may not be able to recognize and associate you with your account(s). In addition, the Offerings we provide when you visit us may not be as relevant to you or tailored to your interests.
Interest-Based Advertising. When you visit the Website, we and third-party cookie providers may place cookies and similar tracking technologies on your Device to collect information about your web-browsing activities over time and across different websites, for the purpose of serving you ads or other content personalized to your interests. You can opt out of being tracked online for interest-based advertising purposes by going to https://optout.aboutads.info or https://optout.networkadvertising.org, or by disabling advertising cookies by clicking the “Do Not Sell or Share my Personal Information”. Choices you make are device-specific and browser-specific. If you use different browsers on your computer, or multiple Devices, you will need to opt out of interest-based advertising from each browser on each of the Devices that you use.
Marketing Communications. You have the right to opt-out of marketing communications we send you at any time. You can exercise this right by clicking on the “unsubscribe” or “opt-out” link in the marketing emails we send you. To opt-out of other forms of marketing (such as postal marketing or telemarketing), then please contact us using the contact details provided under the “Questions and Contact information” heading below or access our preference center.
Do Not Track. Certain web browsers and other devices you may use to access the Website may permit you to indicate your preference that you do not wish to be “tracked” online. At this time, the Website does not respond to “Do Not Track” signals. We do not modify your experience on the Website or modify the Personal Data we collect from you through the Website, based on whether such a preference is indicated.
Preference Center. Many of our Subsidiaries utilize a preference center that allow you to opt out or opt down to receiving messages and communications from us. You can select or unselect your communication preferences at any time through the web form provided by that Affiliate.
Further below in this Section 7, we describe the privacy rights that may be available to you based on where you are located. We will respond to requests we receive from individuals wishing to exercise their privacy rights in accordance with applicable privacy laws. We may deny certain requests, or fulfill a request only in part, based on our legal rights and obligations. As noted earlier, if you are an employee, contractor, or job applicant, your rights with respect to your Personal Data collected in those contexts will be described in a separate privacy notice that we provide to you where and when appropriate.
You will not to be discriminated against for exercising your privacy rights. We will not deny you any products or services, nor charge you different prices, in retaliation for exercising your privacy rights.
Eligible individuals can request to exercise the below-described privacy rights by any of the following methods:
We will take reasonable steps to verify your identity prior to responding to your requests. The verification steps will vary depending on the sensitivity of the Personal Data and whether you have an account with us.
You may designate an authorized agent to make a request on your behalf. When submitting the request, please ensure the authorized agent identifies himself/herself/itself as an authorized agent.
United States Privacy Rights
Where provided for by the applicable privacy laws in your state, United States residents may be entitled to exercise some or all of the following privacy rights:
European Economic Area (EEA) / United Kingdom (UK) and Switzerland Privacy Rights
If you are a visitor from the European Economic Area, Switzerland or United Kingdom, please read this section for information about your data protection rights, the identity of the controller of your Personal Data, and our lawful basis for processing your Personal Data.
Data subjects in the EEA, Switzerland and UK can make the following requests regarding their Personal Data:
Identity of the Controller for purposes of European data protection law. The controller for any Personal Data processed by us is the World Wireless Solutions Affiliate in the European Economic Area country, UK or Switzerland collecting the Personal Data. If you have any questions about the Personal Data you have submitted to the respective Affiliate, please contact the relevant Affiliate.
Legal Basis for Processing Personal Data (EEA, Switzerland and UK Visitors). Our legal basis for collecting and using the Personal Data described above will depend on the Personal Data concerned and the specific context in which we collect it. However, we will normally collect Personal Data from you only (i) where we need the Personal Data to perform a contract with you (such as to fulfill your purchase of an Offering), (ii) where the processing is in our legitimate interests and not overridden by your rights, or (iii) where we have your consent to do so. In some cases, we may also have a legal obligation to collect Personal Data from you or may otherwise need the Personal Data to protect your vital interests or those of another person.
If we ask you to provide Personal Data to comply with a legal requirement or to perform a contract with you, we will make this clear at the relevant time and advise you whether the provision of your Personal Data is mandatory or not (as well as of the possible consequences if you do not provide your Personal Data).
If we collect and use your Personal Data in reliance on our legitimate interests (or those of any third-party), this interest will normally be to operate our platform and communicating with you as necessary to provide our services and Offerings to you, and for our legitimate commercial interest, for instance, when responding to your queries, improving our platform, undertaking marketing, or for the purposes of detecting or preventing illegal activities. We may have other legitimate interests, and if appropriate, we will make clear to you at the relevant time what those legitimate interests are.
If we collect and use your Personal Data based upon your consent, the consequences of denying or withdrawing consent will be made known at the time your consent is provided.
If you have questions about or need further information concerning the legal basis on which we collect and use your Personal Data, please contact us using the contact details provided under the “Questions and Contact Information” heading below.
Other Jurisdiction Privacy Rights
Depending on where you reside or access the Website or our services from, you may have certain privacy rights available to you, similar to the United States and EEA, Switzerland and UK rights described in Section 7 above (such as access/portability of a copy of your Personal Data, correction of your Personal Data, deletion of your Personal Data, objection to processing of your Personal Data, restriction of processing of your Personal Data, withdrawing consent to processing of your Personal Data, limiting the use and sharing of your Sensitive Personal Data, opting out of automated decision-making, and/or opting out the sale or sharing of your Personal Data for cross-context behavioral advertising).
You may submit a request by completing our online webform, sending an email to email@example.com or calling +1 (416) 654-2124. We will respond in accordance with applicable data protection law.
For purposes of California privacy law, California residents should note the following:
Security of Personal Data. World Wireless Solutions uses technical and organization controls and measures designed to secure and protect your Personal Data from unauthorized loss, misuse, and disclosure, such as strong user access controls, segmented network architecture, and comprehensive employee policies and training. Unfortunately, no data transmitted over or accessible through the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while World Wireless Solutions attempts to protect all Personal Data, World Wireless Solutions cannot ensure or warrant that Personal Data will be completely secure from misappropriation by hackers or from other nefarious or criminal activities, or in the event of a failure of computer hardware, software, or a telecommunications network. World Wireless Solutions will notify you in the event we become aware of a security breach involving your personally identifiable information (as defined by the applicable foreign, federal, state, and local laws) stored by or for us, in accordance with applicable laws.
Compliance. World Wireless Solutions will use a self-assessment approach to verify compliance with this Privacy Statement and periodically verify that the Privacy Statement is accurate, comprehensive for the information intended to be covered, prominently displayed, implemented and accessible. If you believe that your Personal Data has been processed or disclosed in violation of this Privacy Statement, World Wireless Solutions encourages you to raise any concerns using the contact information provided in this Privacy Statement under the “Questions and Contact information” heading below. World Wireless Solutions will investigate and attempt to resolve any complaints and disputes regarding use and disclosure of Personal Data.
Accuracy. It is your responsibility to provide World Wireless Solutions with accurate Personal Data. Except as otherwise set forth in this Privacy Statement, World Wireless Solutions shall only use Personal Data in ways that are compatible with the purposes for which it was collected or subsequently authorized by you. To the extent necessary for these purposes, World Wireless Solutions shall take reasonable steps to ensure that Personal Data is accurate, complete, current and relevant to its intended use.
Your Personal Data may be transferred to, and processed in, countries other than the country in which you are resident. These countries may have data protection laws that are different to the laws of your country.
Specifically, our primary Website servers are in the United States, and our Subsidiaries and third-party service providers and partners operate around the world. This means that when we collect your Personal Data we may process it in any of these countries. However, we have taken appropriate safeguards to require that your Personal Data will remain protected in accordance with this Privacy Statement. For Personal Data collected in the countries of the European Economic Area and/or the UK and transferred or accessed by World Wireless Solutions in the United States, World Wireless Solutions, Inc. has executed the European Commission’s Standard Contractual Clauses and their UK and Swiss equivalents in addition to appropriate technical and organization controls.
For additional transfers of Personal Data between our Subsidiaries outside the EEA and/or the UK and the United States we have implemented the European Commission’s Standard Contractual Clauses and their UK and Swiss equivalents in addition to appropriate technical and organization controls, which require us to protect Personal Data they process from the EEA or the UK in accordance with European Union and UK data protection law as applicable. We have implemented similar appropriate safeguards with our third-party service providers and partners .
We retain each of the categories of Personal Data (including Sensitive Personal Data) for as long as we have an ongoing legitimate business need to do so (for example, to provide you with an Offering you have requested or to comply with applicable legal, tax or accounting requirements). The criteria we use to determine whether we have an ongoing legitimate business need to retain Personal Data include among others: (i) regulatory requirements that we are subject to, including laws and regulations related to tax, employment, accounting, and securities, (ii) whether a legal claim might be brought against us, for which the Personal Data would be relevant, (iii) the necessity of the Personal Data to provide our services to our customers, and (iv) the types and sensitivity of Personal Data being processed.
When we have no ongoing legitimate business need to process your Personal Data, we will either delete or anonymize it or, if this is not possible (for example, because your Personal Data has been stored in backup archives), then we will securely store your Personal Data and isolate it from any further processing until deletion is possible.
If you are a resident of the European Union or the UK, all the Personal Data related to you and received and stored by World Wireless Solutions are erased after 5 years, save for any Personal Data in documents and files we must keep for a longer period under applicable laws. For example, we cannot erase personal data appearing on VAT invoices before we can delete the invoices from our systems.
The Website is intended solely for use by individuals 18 years of age and older and thus is not directed to children under 18 years of age. World Wireless Solutions does not knowingly solicit or collect Personal Data from children under 18 years of age.
World Wireless Solutions may from time to time revise this Privacy Statement in its sole and absolute discretion to reflect changes in our business practices or new disclosure requirements under applicable privacy laws. If we revise this Privacy Statement, we will notify you by posting the updated Privacy Statement on this Website and/or by sending you a notification by email, as required by applicable privacy laws. Changes to the Privacy Statement will become effective and will apply to the information collected starting on the date World Wireless Solutions posts the revised Privacy Statement on the Website. If we are required by applicable data protection laws to seek your consent to any changes in use of your Personal Data described in our updated Privacy Statement, then we will do that.
If you have any questions or concerns about this Privacy Statement, the privacy practices of World Wireless Solutions, our collection or use of your Personal Data, or you wish to exercise privacy rights with respect to your Personal Data, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also make a request about your Personal Data by calling +1 (416) 654-2124.
Our Data Protection Officer can be contacted at email@example.com.