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WWOOF KOREA Privacy Policy


WWOOF Korea understands that your privacy is important to you and that you care about how your information is used and shared online.
We respect and value the privacy of everyone who visits Our Site and will only collect and use information in ways that are useful to you and in a manner consistent with your rights and Our obligations under the law.

This Policy applies to Our use of any and all data collected by us in relation to your use of Our Site. Please read this Privacy Policy carefully and ensure that you understand it. You will be required to read and accept this Privacy Policy when signing up for an Account.
If you do not accept and agree with this Privacy Policy, you must stop using Our Site immediately.

  1. Information About Us
    1. Our Site, http://wwoofkorea.org/, is owned and operated by WWOOF KOREA, an organisation registered in Republic of Korea since 1997,
      under the registration number of 101-81-20509. Our registered address is 52-11, Gyedong-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul.
    2. We are a member of Federation of WWOOF Organisations
  2. Scope – What Does This Policy Cover?

    This Privacy Policy applies only to your use of Our Site. It does not extend to any websites that are linked to from Our Site (whether We provide those links or whether they are shared by other users). We have no control over how
    your data is collected, stored or used by other websites and We advise you to check the privacy policies of any such websites before providing any data to them.

  3. What Data Do We Collect?

    Data will only be collected if you voluntarily submit it and consent to Us using
    it for the purposes set out in section 5, for example, when signing up for an
    Account. Depending upon your use of Our Site, We may collect some or all of the following data:

    • [Name;]
    • [nationality;]
    • [gender;]
    •  [birth year;]
    • [contact information such as email addresses and telephone numbers;]
  4. How Do We Use Your Data?
    1. All personal data is stored securely in accordance with the EU General Data Protection Regulation (Regulation (EU) 2016/679) (GDPR). Formore details on security see section 6, below.
    2. We use your data to provide the best possible service to you.
      This includes:
      • Providing and managing your Account;
      • Providing and managing your access to Our Site
      • Personalising and tailoring your experience on Our Site
      • Supplying Our services to you
      • Personalising and tailoring Our services for you
      • Responding to communications from you
      • Supplying you with email notifications regarding other memberscontacting you, status of your account, newsletters, alerts etc.
      • Analysing your use of Our Site and gathering feedback to enableUs to continually improve Our Site and your user experience
    3. With your permission and/or where permitted by law, We may also useyour data for marketing purposes which may include contacting you byemail AND/OR telephone AND/OR post with information, news andoffers on Our services. We will not, however, send you any unsolicitedmarketing or spam and will take all reasonable steps to ensure that Wefully protect your rights and comply with Our obligations under theGDPR and the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive)Regulations 2003, as amended in 2004, 2011 and 2015.
    4.  Under GDPR we will ensure that your personal data is processedlawfully, fairly, and transparently, without adversely affecting yourrights. We will only process your personal data if at least one of thefollowing basis applies:
      • you have given consent to the processing of your personal datafor one or more specific purposes;
      • processing is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation towhich we are subject;
      • processing is necessary to protect the vital interests of you orof another natural person;
      • processing is necessary for the performance of a task carriedout in the public interest or in the exercise of official authorityvested in the controller; and/or
      • processing is necessary for the purposes of the legitimateinterests pursued by us or by a third party, except where suchinterests are overridden by the fundamental rights and freedomsof the data subject which require protection of personal data.
  5. How and Where Do We Store Your Data?
    1. We only keep your data for as long as We need to in order to use it asdescribed above in section 4, and/or for as long as We have yourpermission to keep it. In any event, We will conduct an annual reviewto ascertain whether we need to keep your data. Your data will bedeleted if we no longer need it.
    2. [Some or all of your data may be stored or transferred outside of theEuropean Economic Area (“the EEA”) (The EEA consists of all EUmember states, plus Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein). You aredeemed to accept and agree to this by using Our Site and submittinginformation to Us. If We do store or transfer data outside the EEA, Wewill take all reasonable steps to ensure that your data is treated assafely and securely as it would be within the EEA and under the GDPR.Such steps may include, but not be limited to, the use of legally bindingcontractual terms between Us and any third parties We engage and theuse of the EU-approved Model Contractual Arrangements. If We intendat any time to transfer any of your data outside the EEA, We willalways obtain your consent beforehand and we have put in place thefollowing safeguards to protect your data:
    3. Data security is of great importance to Us, and to protect your data Wehave put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerialprocedures to safeguard and secure data collected through Our Site.Steps We take to secure and protect your data include:
      • Password StorageAll passwords are stored in a encrypted hashed format andleverage Drupal’s excellent security around user management.
      • Access Control ListsEffective use of Access Control Lists in Amazon Web Servicesto restrict who can access our servers via ssh and sftp.
      • Anonymized User Data
      • User data is anonymized when databases are downloaded to beused in local environments.
      • In addition user data sent to external services like Recaptchaand Google Analytics is anonymized so that no personal data(like IP addresses) are shared.
  6. Do We Share Your Data?
    1. We may share your data with other WWOOF Organisations withinFoWO or related projects (Federation of WWOOF Organisations).
    2. We may compile statistics about the use of Our Site including data ontraffic, usage patterns, user numbers, and other information. All suchdata will be anonymised and will not include any personally identifyinginformation. Data will only be shared and used within the bounds of the law.
    3. In certain circumstances We may be legally required to share certaindata held by Us, which may include your personal information, forexample, where We are involved in legal proceedings, where We arecomplying with the requirements of legislation, a court order, or agovernmental authority. We do not require any further consent fromyou in order to share your data in such circumstances and will complyas required with any legally binding request that is made of Us.
  7. What Happens If Our Business Changes Hands?

    In the rare event that any of your data is to be transferred in such a manner,you will be contacted in advance and informed of the changes. Whencontacted you will be given the choice to have your data deleted or withheldfrom the new owner or controller.

  8. How Can You Control Your Data?

    When you submit information via Our Site, you may be given options torestrict Our use of your data. We aim to give you strong controls on Our useof your data (including the ability to opt-out of receiving emails from Us,which may limit Our ability to provide the best possible services to you)

  9. Your Right to Withhold Information and Your Right to WithdrawInformation After You Have Given it
    1. You may access certain areas of Our Site without providing any data atall. However, to use all features and functions available on Our Site youmay be required to submit or allow for the collection of certain data.
    2. You may withdraw your consent for Us to use your personal data atany time by contacting Us using the details set out in section 13, andWe will delete Your data from Our systems. However, youacknowledge this may limit Our ability to provide the best possibleservices to you.
  10. How Can You Access Your Data?

    You have the legal right to ask for a copy of any of your personal data held byUs (where such data is held). Please contact Us for more details atwwoofkoreainfo@gmail.com, or using the contact details below in section 13.

  11.  Summary of Your Rights under GDPR

    Under the GDPR, you have:

    1. the right to request access to, deletion of or correction of, yourpersonal data held by Us;
    2. the right to complain to a supervisory authority;
    3. be informed of what data processing is taking place
    4.  the right to restrict processing;
    5.  the right to data portability
    6. object to processing of your personal data;
    7. rights with respect to automated decision-making and profiling.
    8.  To enforce any of the foregoing rights or if you have any otherquestions about Our Site or this Privacy Policy, please contact Us usingthe details set out in section 14 below.
  12. Automated Decision-Making and Profiling
    1. In the event that We use personal data for the purposes of automateddecision-making and those decisions have a legal (or similarlysignificant effect) on You, You have the right to challenge to suchdecisions under GDPR, requesting human intervention, expressing theirown point of view, and obtaining an explanation of the decision from Us.
    2. The right described in section 12.1 does not apply in the followingcircumstances:
      • The decision is necessary for the entry into, or performance of,a contract between the You and Us;
      • The decision is authorised by law; or
      • You have given your explicit consent.
    3. Where We use your personal data for profiling purposes, the followingshall apply:
      • Clear information explaining the profiling will be provided,including its significance and the likely consequences
      • Appropriate mathematical or statistical procedures will be used;
      • Technical and organisational measures necessary to minimisethe risk of errors and to enable such errors to be easilycorrected shall be implemented; and
      • All personal data processed for profiling purposes shall besecured in order to prevent discriminatory effects arising out ofprofiling.
  13. Contacting Us

    If you have any questions about Our Site or this Privacy Policy, please contact Us byemail at wwoofkoreainfo@gmail.com, by telephone on +82-02-723-4458, or by postat 52-11, Gyedong-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul. Please ensure that your query is clear,particularly if it is a request for information about the data We hold about you (asunder section 10, above).

  14. Changes to Our Privacy Policy

    We may change this Privacy Policy as we may deem necessary from time to time, oras may be required by law. Any changes will be immediately posted on Our Site andyou will be deemed to have accepted the terms of the Privacy Policy on your firstuse of Our Site following the alterations. We recommend that you check this pageregularly to keep up-to-date.