digital applications made available through third party platforms (the “Apps”);
telephone and written correspondence including email, text and letters; and
directly from you in person, for example at a WBR event, challenge fair or third party event in which WBR participates (the “Events”).
(the Site, the Apps and the Events are collectively known as the “WBR Products & Services”).
what information WBR may collect about you;
how WBR might use that information;
when WBR may use those details to contact you;
whether WBR will share that information with anyone else; and
your legal rights.
KNOW ABOUT WBR
WBRs mission is to be the ultimate global authority on record breaking achievement. That means we research, measure, document and authorise the world’s superlatives, from which we create world class products that entertain, inform and inspire people through our unique window on the world.
WBR’s purpose is to inspire people - individuals, families, schools, teams, groups, companies and communities – of any age, in any city or country. We don’t define or recognise success in a conventional or limited way and so draw upon the entire range of superlatives to help people realise their potential and to re-examine the world.
THE INFORMATION WBR REQUIRES
WORLDWIDE BOOK OF RECORDS maintains a large database of record related information, including which individuals or groups hold those records and their personal details such as Name, Address, Email, Telephone Number, Age, Gender and Occupation (the “WORLDWIDE BOOK OF RECORDS’ Database”). When you participate in, access, sign up to, or buy products from, any of the WORLDWIDE BOOK OF RECORDS’ Products & Services we may receive personal data from you such as those detailed above.
WORLDWIDE BOOK OF RECORDS will not ask you to disclose sensitive personal data (such as religious or political beliefs or your medical history). However, in the event that you have voluntarily sent us such information (for example, to support a record attempt application), we will contact you in order to clarify the terms of its use.
PARTICIPANTS UNDER 18 YEARS OF AGE
Certain of the WORLDWIDE BOOK OF RECORDS’ Products & Services may request personal data from the user. Where the user is under 18, the child will be prompted to provide contact details of their parent or legal guardian and will also be prompted to ask their parent or guardian to consent to the provision of personal data by the child. Where you do not wish your child to provide personal data, please do not provide your consent.
With under-18s, our collection of personal data is limited to the following areas:
Submitting a record attempt application: A child can submit a claim for a record attempt to us by creating a personal account. As part of this process, an email address for verifying the account and the name and date of birth of the user will need to be provided. However, the child will be asked to have a parent or guardian to get in touch with us by email. Where consent is subsequently received, personal data collected as part of this process will be used in accordance with the terms of a separate agreement that we require all applicants to enter into;
A child can sign up to receive updates from us. For this they will need to create a personal account as detailed in the above section. Where they are under 18, the user will then be asked to have a parent or guardian to get in touch with us by email. A parent will then be asked to provide their consent to their child signing up. At any time, the parent or child can unsubscribe. In relation to your email address, we only store this for the purposes of contacting you about your child’s wish to sign up for email updates;
We provide competitions through the WORLDWIDE BOOK OF RECORDS Products & Services from time to time. The terms of each competition will govern whether or not under-18s may enter. Where an under-13 may enter the competition, we will ask for an email address. We will also require an email address of the child's parent or legal guardian to be provided as well. A child's email address will only be collected by us to administer the competition and will be immediately deleted after the winning name has been chosen or the winning person has collected his/ her prize; and
From time to time through the WORLDWIDE BOOK OF RECORDS Products & Services we may feature quizzes for a child to compete in, and we may publish the child's scores on our global quiz scoreboard together with the child’s name and their country of domicile.
THIRD PARTY ADVERTISEMENTS
We may include on the WORLDWIDE BOOK OF RECORDS’ Products & Services advertisements from third parties, or for websites operated by third parties, that are not sponsors of and are not affiliated with this Site. As such, we are not responsible for the content, polices or practices of the websites operated by these third parties. In addition, these advertisements and/ or links do not constitute sponsorship, endorsement or approval by us of the content, policies or practices of these websites.
In relation to children’s use of the WORLDWIDE BOOK OF RECORDS Products & Services, we do not permit interest-based advertising on elements of a product or service specifically directed to children under 18 or where we have actual knowledge that a child is under 18.
WORLDWIDE BOOK OF RECORDS will use your personal data for the following purposes:
to ensure that the WORLDWIDE BOOK OF RECORDS Database is accurate and kept up to date;
to personalize and enhance the WORLDWIDE BOOK OF RECORDS Products & Services and your user-experience of them;
for internal marketing and demographic studies;
to comply with applicable laws or requests by law enforcement agencies; and
to protect the rights, property or safety of the IB RECORDS’ Products & Services and those that use them.
The WORLDWIDE BOOK OF RECORDS Database acts as a unique repository of the world’s superlative facts and feats. Due to the archiving nature of IB RECORDS’ activities, we may store your personal data for a significant period of time. This ensures that, for example, in the event of a broken record, we are able to draw on the knowledge kept in the WORLDWIDE BOOK OF RECORDS Database to inform our audiences of the most current record-holder.
WHEN WILL WBR CONTACT?
WORLDWIDE BOOK OF RECORDS may contact you:
as part of your record attempt application, including any evidence you have submitted to us;
for marketing purposes, where you have provided us with your consent;
for non-marketing purposes, such as to gather feedback or as part of our customer service to you;
in relation to any service or activity that you may have signed up to, including any competitions and/ or quizzes which you may have entered;
in relation to any correspondence we receive from you, including comments about the WORLDWIDE BOOK OF RECORDS Products & Services; and
to invite you to participate in surveys about WORLDWIDE BOOK OF RECORDS.
If you have previously consented to receive marketing emails from WORLDWIDE BOOK OF RECORDS and no longer wish to receive such emails, you can do so by clicking on the designated unsubscribe link at the foot of the email.