In accordance with the new GDPR law that has gone into effect, InWorldz has updated it's TOS.
Prior to the GDPR, InWorldz has always taken serious care with our residents private information. We have never sold that information, never given it out to anyone, and in fact have banned others for releasing private info about another user to the general public of the service without authorization. In reviewing our standards with the GDPR, we list out the transparency section of information collection and use by InWorldz. The one major change is the Delete or Forget Me portion of the GDPR which needed to be handled with care for two reasons: 1) Griefers who show up in our service to disrupt services for our users then select to be "forgotten" immediately; and 2) Copybotters who proliferate items through the grid then choose to be "forgotten" to bypass the DMCA laws.
Due to the fact that InWorldz has always been listed as an 18+ service, authentication of any minor is not necessary, as we instantly ban them upon receipt of knowledge of true age.
With that said, this is the revised TOS effective immediately:
Collection of Data:
Clicking on our site does not collect any data from you to us. The only time we collect data, we use "cookies" to authenticate your login, which includes your Avatar Name, email address and UUID.
The viewer does not collect any information other than your current IP Address that you are logging in from and updates our information based on that.
Use of Data:
Logins: We verify the data given through the website, either for Forgot Password, logging in, or the viewer.
Transactions: You have always been able to access your transactions history through our system, which is data collected as you spend throughout InWorldz. Outside services do not share this information with InWorldz, nor does InWorldz share this information with outside services.
Profile Information: Your profile information is considered public, as such, we highly advise against putting anything in there, whether for your 1st Life or other interests that are RL related.
Email Changing: We have long allowed the change of email addresses for our residents. You may change it at https://inworldz.com and login and go to Account Information page. If you are a returning resident who can not change your email address to restore your password, you may contact support with the old email address and the new one for the Avatar Name you registered with and email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Groups and Email Opt-In: As a rule, InWorldz, LLC does not engage in emailing our users with two exceptions: Registration and Forgot Password feature. However, joining a group is considered Opting In for the group emails as well as receiving offline messages from friends in the service. You may turn this preference off in the Viewer under Preferences -> Chat -> Uncheck the "Forward offline IMs to my E-Mail" option if you currently have it on.Currently, all residents have had their Opt-In for emails turned off, if you wish to enable it and Opt-In, you must use the same referenced method above, except ensuring that the "Forward offline IMs to my E-Mail" option is checked.
Delete or Forget Me: You may request to be Deleted or Forgotten through our support system at https://inworldz.zendesk.com. We will remove all personal information regarding your account, including the Avatar Name. For purposes of assets given out across the grid by a person who has chosen to be deleted or forgotten, we will still track the UUID of the original creator for legal reasons pertaining to DMCA.
We will protect personal information by reasonable security safeguards against loss or theft, as well as unauthorized access, disclosure, copying, use or modification.
We will make readily available to customers information about our policies and practices relating to the management of personal information.
We will not share, sell, rent, or otherwise disclose your personal information to anyone, for any reason other than as required by law through subpoena or court order, or to assist in criminal justice proceedings, where necessary.
We are committed to conducting our business in accordance with these principles in order to ensure that the confidentiality of personal information is protected and maintained.