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The WCGTC is required to process relevant personal data regarding members, conference participants, staff members, volunteers, applicants, and others who have provided information as part of the operation of the WCGTC. The WCGTC shall take all reasonable steps to do so in accordance with this Policy. This policy has been created in accordance to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The policy was approved by the WCGTC Executive Committee on May 29, 2018.
The World Council for Gifted and Talented Children, Inc. (WCGTC) is a worldwide non-profit organization that provides advocacy and support for gifted children. The WCGTC is a diverse organization networking the globe with an active membership of educators, scholars, researchers, parents, and others interested in the development and education of gifted and talented children of all ages. The WCGTC consists of its Members, Executive Committee, Delegates from member countries, and a Headquarters that recently relocated to Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green, Kentucky.
Our website address is: https://www.world-gifted.org.
Personal data relating to you collected on our website are destined for the WCGTC’s own use and may be forwarded to the WCGTC’s partner companies so that we may obtain assistance and support in the context of carrying out our services. The WCGTC ensures that it has in place clear data protection requirements for all of its third party providers.
The WCGTC does not sell or rent your personal data to third parties for marketing purposes whatsoever.
In addition, the WCGTC does not disclose your personal data to third parties, except if: (1) you request or authorize disclosure thereof; (2) the disclosure is required to process transactions or supply services which you have requested (e.g. to update you on membership expiration or for the purposes of processing an acquisition card with credit-card issuing companies); (3) the WCGTC is compelled to do so by a government authority or a regulatory body, in the case of a court order, a summons to appear in court, or any other similar requisition from a government or the judiciary, or to establish or defend a legal application; or, (4) the third party is a subcontractor or sub-processor of the WCGTC in the carrying out of services (e.g. the WCGTC uses the services of an Internet provider or a telecommunications company).
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue. Additionally, any comments or personal information you post on the website forum will be retained indefinitely.
For users that register on our website, we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time. Website administrators can also see and edit that information.
Member and conference data are maintained for archival purposes of the organization.
If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes. The WCGTC will endeavor to respond to any such written requests as soon as is reasonably practical and, in any event, within 40 days for access to records.
Your data stored in our member database may be accessed by visiting https://world-gifted.org/amember/member. You may also request for your data to be deleted by visiting this page.
If the WCGTC Headquarters suspects a data breach, the Executive Administrator will notify the Executive Committee within 24 hours of discovery. The Executive Committee will approve a statement to be sent to all affected users.