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Effective date: August 17, 2018

The Worlding SF organizers ("us", "we", or "our") operate the website (the "Service").

This page informs you of our policies regarding the collection, use, and disclosure of personal data when you use our Service and the choices you have associated with that data.

We use your data to provide and improve the Service. By using the Service, you agree to the collection and use of information in accordance with this policy.

Information Collection And Use

We collect several different types of information for various purposes to provide and improve our Service to you.

Types of Data Collected

Personal Data

While using our Service, we may ask you to provide us with certain personally identifiable information that can be used to contact or identify you ("personal data"). Personally identifiable information may include, but is not limited to:

  • email address
  • first name and last name
  • address, state, province, ZIP/postal code, city
  • cookies and usage data
Usage Data

We may also collect information how the Service is accessed and used ("usage data"). This usage data may include information such as your computer's internet protocol address, browser type, browser version, the pages of our Service that you visit, the time and date of your visit, the time spent on those pages, unique device identifiers, and other diagnostic data.

Tracking & Cookies Data

We use cookies and similar tracking technologies to track the activity on our Service and hold certain information.

Cookies are files with small amount of data which may include an anonymous unique identifier. Cookies are sent to your browser from a website and stored on your device. Tracking technologies also used are beacons, tags, and scripts to collect and track information and to improve and analyze our Service.

You can instruct your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, if you do not accept cookies, you may not be able to use some portions of our Service.

We use

  • session cookies to help us operate our Service,
  • preference cookies to remember your preferences and various settings, and
  • security cookies for security purposes.

Use of Data

Worlding SF uses the collected data for various purposes:

  • to provide and maintain the Service,
  • to notify you about changes to our Service,
  • to allow you to participate in interactive features of our Service when you choose to do so,
  • to monitor the usage of the Service, and
  • to detect, prevent, and address technical issues.

Transfer Of Data

Your information, including personal data, may be transferred to—and maintained on—computers located outside of your state, province, country or other governmental jurisdiction where the data protection laws may differ from those in your jurisdiction.

If you are located outside Austria and choose to provide information to us, please note that we transfer the data, including personal data, to Austria and process it here. This website, however, runs on a server located in the United States.

Your consent to this Privacy Policy followed by your submission of such information represents your agreement to that transfer.

Worlding SF will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your data is treated securely and in accordance with this Privacy Policy and no transfer of your personal data will take place to an organization or a country unless there are adequate controls in place including the security of your data and other personal information.

Disclosure Of Data

Legal Requirements

Worlding SF may disclose your Personal Data in the good faith belief that such action is necessary

  • to comply with legal obligations,
  • to protect and defend the rights or property of Worlding SF,
  • to prevent or investigate possible wrongdoing in connection with the Service,
  • to protect the personal safety of users of the Service or the public, and/or
  • to protect against legal liability.

Security Of Data

The security of your data is important to us, but remember that no method of transmission over the internet, or method of electronic storage is 100% secure. While we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

Service Providers

We may employ third-party companies and individuals to facilitate our Service ("service providers"), to provide the Service on our behalf, to perform Service-related services or to assist us in analyzing how our Service is used.

These third parties have access to your personal data only to perform these tasks on our behalf and are obligated not to disclose or use it for any other purpose.

Links To Other Sites

Our Service contains links to other sites that are not operated by us. If you click on a third-party link, you will be directed to that party's site. We strongly advise you to review the privacy policy of every site you visit.

We have no control over and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies, and/or practices of any third party sites or services.

Children's Privacy

As this Service serves as an information portal for an academic conference, our Service is not specifically geared toward people under the age of 18 ("children").

We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 18. If you are a parent or guardian and you are aware that your children have provided us with personal data, please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. If we become aware that we have collected personal data from children without verification of parental consent, we take steps to remove that information from the servers.

Changes To This Privacy Policy

We may update our Privacy Policy from time to time. We will notify you of any changes by posting the new Privacy Policy on this page.

We will let you know via email and/or a prominent notice on our Service, prior to the change becoming effective and update the "effective date" at the top of this Privacy Policy.

You are advised to review this Privacy Policy periodically for any changes. Changes to this Privacy Policy are effective when they are posted on this page.

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We are a team of faculty in the Department of American Studies at the University of Graz in Austria.

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