World Central Register

Privacy Policy of the World Central Register (WCR)

We respect and protect the privacy of our users.

We explain what we will share with third parties, and what users are themselves sharing on the WCR.

You are solely responsible for the content and privacy of what you share with other users.

WCR processes personal information only for the purposes for which it was collected and in accordance with this Policy. We review our data collection, storage and processing practices to ensure that we only collect, store and process the personal information needed to provide or improve our services.

WCR does not sell personal information to third parties at any time for any reason. The information we collect is used solely for the purposes of WCR.

Users should be aware that what they share on the WCR may be discovered by third parties without the involvement of WCR. Users should always take that into consideration whenever they share something on WCR.

Information you provide

  • When you sign up for a WCR account, we ask you for personal information, such as your name and e-mail address. You are asked to create a password for your WCR account.
  • You may create a public profile that includes certain personal information, which can be accessed and viewed by other WCR users.
  • If you want to create your WCR account from other websites, you must provide us with your username (e-mail) for each site. For some sites, we will ask for a password if it is required by that service to display the information on WCR.
  • When you send messages through WCR, we collect and maintain information associated with those messages, including e-mail addresses and content.

Contents of entries

The contents of any entry that you post directly to the WCR, as well as any text, photos, videos and information about missing persons are stored and maintained on our servers.

We collect also general information that is commonly made available by web browsers and servers, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. WCR uses this information to better understand how visitors use our website. From time to time, we may release the information in a report on trends in WCR usage.

We maintain and process your personal information in order to provide your WCR account and access.

In addition to the above, WCR may process personal information for such purposes as:

  • Sending you information related to your WCR account or other WCR services;
  • Auditing, research and analysis in order to maintain, protect and improve our services;
  • Ensuring the technical functioning of our network; and
  • Developing new services.

WCR processes personal information on our servers in the United Kingdom. For users outside the United Kingdom, please note that any personally-identifying information you enter into the WCR will be transferred out of your country and into the United States. You consent to such transfer through your use of the WCR and our Services. You also warrant that you have the right to transfer such information outside your country and into the United Kingdom.

Choices for personal information

You may change your WCR account settings in the WCR directly and it will take immediate effect in your account view. Residual copies of deleted entries remain in our database. When an entry is deleted in WCR, it is not deleted in the third-party sites.

If you terminate your account, your profile will be removed from the site. All entries, discussions and comments you have made would remain active. Your account will be deleted immediately, but it will remain in our backup systems.

Information security

We take appropriate security measures to protect against unauthorized access to or unauthorized alteration, disclosure or destruction of data. These include internal reviews of our data collection, storage and processing practices and security measures, as well as physical security measures to guard against unauthorized access to systems where we store personal data.

We restrict access to personal information to WCR employees, contractors and agents who need to know that information in order to operate, develop or improve our services. These individuals are bound by confidentiality obligations and may be subject to discipline, including termination and criminal prosecution, if they fail to meet these obligations.

Accessing and updating personal information

When you use WCR, we make good faith efforts to provide you with access to your personal information and either to correct this data if it is inaccurate or to delete such data at your request. We ask individual users to identify themselves and the information requested to be accessed, corrected or removed. We may decline to process requests that are unreasonably repetitive or systematic, require disproportionate technical effort, jeopardize the privacy of others, or would be extremely impractical

Links to Third Party Sites

This Policy only applies to the WCR website and services. We do not exercise control over the sites that our service links to. These other sites may place their own cookies or other files on your computer, collect data or solicit personal information from you. We encourage you to read such privacy policies of any third-party sites you visit. It is the sole responsibility of such third parties to adhere to any applicable restrictions on the disclosure of your personally-identifying information, and WCR and its affiliates shall not be liable for wrongful use or disclosure of your personally-identifying information by any third party.


WCR regularly reviews its compliance with this Policy. Please feel free to direct any questions or concerns regarding this Policy or WCR’s treatment of personal information by contacting us at We will cooperate with the appropriate regulatory authorities, including local data protection authorities, to resolve any complaints regarding the transfer of personal data that cannot be resolved between WCR and the User.

Privacy Policy Changes

This Policy may change from time to time. We expect most such changes will be minor. Each version of this Policy will be identified at the top of the page by its effective date, and we will also keep prior versions of this Policy in an archive for your review.

Any questions or concerns about this Policy may be directed to