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This World Top Stories Privacy Policy (“Privacy Policy”) describes how World Top Stories Ltd. and its affiliates and subsidiaries (collectively, “World Top Stories,” “us,” “we,” or “our”) collect, use, and share your personal information in connection with our website located at and any other websites we operate that link to this Privacy Policy (collectively, the “Site”) and our online training services and platforms, community message boards and user communities, webinars and events, social media pages, and email and other communications (collectively, and together with the Site, the “Services”), and the choices you have with respect to your personal information.

For more information about the collection, use, and sharing of personal information in connection with Smartabase and the other products and services that we provide to customers, click here.

By using the Services, you agree to the collection, use, and sharing of your personal information as described in this Privacy Policy.

Collection of Personal Information

Personal Information You Provide. We may collect the following personal information that you provide through or in connection with the Services:

  • Contact information, such as first and last name, email address, mailing address, phone number, title, company name, and location.
  • Professional information, such as your organization, job role, area of expertise, or business interests.
  • Account information, such as the username and password you create when registering for an account and information about your use of the Services.
  • Posts and other content, such as any information that you share when you post or leave feedback in our user community.
  • Financial account details, such as any bank account or payment card information that you provide when submitting payment to us for our products and/or services.
  • Other information that you choose to provide but is not specifically listed here, which we will use as described in this Privacy Policy or as otherwise disclosed at the time of collection.

Personal Information Collected Automatically. We, our service providers, and our advertising partners may automatically log information about you, your computer, or mobile device, and your activity over time on our Services and other sites and online services, such as:

  • Online activity information, such as the website you visited before browsing to the Services, pages or screens you viewed, how long you spent on a page or screen, navigation paths between pages or screens, information about your activity on a page or screen, access times, and duration of access.
  • Cookies, which are text files that websites store on a visitor’s device to uniquely identify the visitor’s browser or to store information or settings in the browser for the purpose of helping you navigate between pages efficiently, remembering your preferences, enabling functionality, helping us understand user activity and patterns, and facilitating online advertising. For more information, please visit our Cookie Policy.
  • Web beacons, also known as pixel tags or clear GIFs, which are typically used to demonstrate that a webpage or email was accessed or opened, or that certain content was viewed or clicked, typically to compile statistics about usage of websites and the success of marketing campaigns.

Transfer of Personal Information

World Top Stories and its related companies are located in countries around the world including Australia, the United States, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom, and we have service providers in the United States, Australia, and other countries. Your personal information may be collected, used, and stored in these countries or other locations outside of your home country. Privacy laws in the locations where we handle your personal information may not be as protective as the privacy laws in your home country. By providing your personal information, where applicable law permits, you hereby specifically and expressly consent to such transfer and processing and the collection, use, and disclosure set forth herein or in any applicable terms of service.

European users may view the section below titled “Notice to European Users” for additional information regarding any transfers of your personal information.

Retention of Personal Information

World Top Stories will retain your personal information only for as long as is necessary for the purposes of collection, including to the extent necessary to comply with our legal obligations (for example, if we are required to retain your data to comply with applicable laws), resolve disputes, and enforce our legal agreements and policies.

To determine the appropriate retention period for personal information, we consider the amount, nature, and sensitivity of the personal information, the potential risk of harm from unauthorized use or disclosure of your personal information, the purposes for which we process your personal information and whether we can achieve those purposes through other means, and the applicable legal requirements.


The security of your personal information 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 information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

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 and changing the “Last Updated” date at the top of this Privacy Policy. In some cases, such as where required by law, we may notify about any updates by sending you an email, posting a notice on the Site about the update, or using other reasonable means. In all cases, your continued use of the Services following posting of changes constitutes your acceptance of such changes. We encourage you to review this Privacy Policy periodically for any changes.

Your California Privacy Rights

Under California Civil Code Section 1798 (California’s “Shine the Light” law), California residents with an established business relationship with us can request information once a year about sharing their personal information with third parties for the third parties’ direct marketing purposes. If you are a California resident and would like to request more information under the California Shine the Light law, please submit your request in writing to the email address listed in the section titled “Contact Us” below with “Shine the Light” in the subject line. The request must include your name, street address, city, state, and ZIP code and an attestation that you are a California resident. We are not responsible for requests that are not labeled or sent properly, or that do not have complete information.

Contact us

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy or would like to lodge a complaint, you can contact us by email at