March 20, 2014
KIND Privacy Statement
This Privacy Statement applies to the KIND LLC websites on which it appears. Your use of our website constitutes your acceptance of, and agreement to, this Privacy Statement and the practices it describes
We collect information from and about you.
Anonymous Information. When you visit our sites, certain anonymous information about your visit is automatically logged. This includes the server name and IP address through which you access the Internet (such as aol.com or earthlink.net ), the date and time you access our site, the pages you access while visiting our site, and the Internet address of the website from which you linked directly to our site. We use the browsing information collected automatically by our servers primarily to help us administer and improve our website. We may also use aggregated anonymous information to provide information about our website to advertisers, potential business partners and other unaffiliated entities. This information is not personally identifiable.
Personally Identifiable Information. You can visit and browse the public portions of our website without disclosing personally identifiable information about yourself. You may also choose to enter our site to apply for a job, make a purchase or otherwise communicate or interact with us. If you do so, we may collect personally identifiably information about you, which may vary depending on how you use our site.
The personally identifiable information we collect may include, for example, your name, address, phone number, email address, employment information, areas of interest, a unique individual password and other information about you. Where possible, we indicate which information is required and which is optional. You always have the option of not providing us any information if you choose not to use the service for which that information is required.
Transactions and Activity. If you become a registered user on our site to make purchases, apply for a job, or otherwise, we collect information about the transactions you perform or participate in while on our website and your other activity on the site. This information may include, without limitation, areas of the website that you visit, transaction types, transaction amounts, payment, shipping and billing information (including your credit card number) as well as the nature, quantity and price of the goods or services you purchase.
Email and Other Voluntary Communications. You may choose to communicate with us through email, via our website, by telephone, in writing, or through other means. We will also collect any other personally identifiable information that you voluntarily provide to us.
Any information we collect may be kept by us in a general file or files or in a file specific to you or your company or companies. We may retain such information indefinitely.
We use information as disclosed and described here.
We, or others who provide services to us, use the company information and personally identifiable information we collect primarily for such purposes as:
- Helping to establish and verify the identity of users;
- Opening, maintaining, administering and servicing users accounts;
- Providing services and support to users;
- Processing authorized transactions and communicating with you about these transactions;
- Improving our website, including tailoring it to users’ preferences;
- Providing users with product or service updates and other important notices;
- Responding to your questions inquiries, comments and instructions;
- Maintaining the security and integrity of our systems;
- Communicating with you about promotions you may enter on our websites;
- Sending you information about our products, special offers and promotions, if you request that we send you such information.
You have certain choices about our sharing and marketing practices.
In order to provide service to you, we will occasionally send you communications related to your transactions, security or the administration of our website. From time to time, we may also wish to send you other messages or updates about our sites. If you enroll in our email newsletter, we will also send you marketing messages about our products and services. If you do not wish to receive marketing communications from us, please send an email containing your request to firstname.lastname@example.org. Even if you opt out of receiving marketing messages, we will still send you transactional messages, or messages about the security of your information. These include responses to your questions.
You can also control cookies and tracking tools. For more information, see the Cookies and Tracking Tools section below.
We may share information with certain third parties.
We do not sell your personal information with unaffiliated third parties for their use in marketing directly to you. We may, however, use unaffiliated service companies to help us maintain and operate our website or for other reasons related to the operation of our business, including but not limited to, order processing, credit card processing and data analysis. We may also share personal information with our business partners. For example, we may share personal information with third parties who co-sponsor a promotion with us.
KIND may disclose personal information to third parties if required by law or if we believe, in our sole discretion, that such action is necessary to protect and defend the rights or property of KIND, its customers, vendors or suppliers. We may also share information with any successor to all or part of our business. For example, if part of our business is sold, we may give our customer list as part of that transaction.
External Links. Our sites may contain links to other websites, including those of our partners or advertisers. Please be aware that KIND is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of other websites. We encourage you to read the privacy statements provided by other websites before you provide personally identifiable information to them.
A “cookie”, or other similar device, is a small piece of data that can be sent by a web server to your computer, which then may be stored by your browser on your computer s hard drive. Cookies allow us to recognize your computer while you are on our website and help customize your online experience and make it more convenient for you. Cookies are also useful in allowing more efficient login for users, tracking transaction histories and preserving information between sessions. The information collected from cookies may also be used to improve the functionality of our website. Most cookies are session cookies, that is, they are automatically deleted from your hard drive at the end of a session. Most web browser applications (such as Microsoft Internet Explorer) have features that can notify you when you receive a cookie or prevent cookies from being sent. You are always free to prevent cookies from being sent, if your browser permits, but in that case you may not be able to use certain features of our website and you may be required to reenter your password more frequently during a session. To control flash cookies, which we may use on certain websites from time to time, you can go here. Flash cookies cannot be controlled through your browser settings.
Some websites have “do not track” features that allow you to tell a website not to track you. These features are not all uniform. We do not currently respond to those signals. If you block or reject cookies, not all of the tracking described here will stop.
About Our Ads. We may work with online advertising companies to show you relevant and useful ads based on tracking. This may include ads served on our websites or apps. This may also include ads served on other companies’ sites. These ads may be based on information collected by us or third parties (for example, when you register for a site). These ads may also be based on your activities on our websites or on third party sites. This second type of advertising is called “online behavioral advertising.” To learn more about this type of advertising, click here. To learn more about the tracking tools we use, see the Cookies and Tracking Tools section, above.
To opt out of having your online behavior collected for advertising purposes, click here. Choices you make are browser and device specific.
Certain third-party platforms provide consumers with the ability to opt-out of receiving interest-based ads. On some of these platforms, you need to control your settings on that platform. For example, to opt out of Google’s collection of your online behavior for advertising purposes, visit the Ad Settings page here.
Choices you make are browser and device specific.
Security. We maintain standard security measures to guard your personal information. Please be aware, however, that the Internet is not 100% secure. We cannot promise that your use of our site will be completely safe. Any email you send through the Internet cannot be completely protected against unauthorized interception.
You also have a significant role in protecting your information and must keep your user name and password private. We encourage you to use caution when using the Internet.
Editing or Deleting Your Information. You can verify, change, update, or delete information you may provide in your registration form. If you would like to verify, change, update, or delete your personal information, please access your profile on our website or contact us using the contact information below.
Our Sites and Children. Our sites and apps are meant for adults. We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under 13 without permission from a parent or guardian. If you are a parent or legal guardian and think your child under 13 has given us information, you can email us at email@example.com.You can also write to us at the address listed at the end of this policy. Please mark your inquiries “COPPA Information Request.” Parents, you can learn more about how to protect children’s privacy on-line here.
Contacting Us. If you have questions about this privacy statement, our information practices, or your dealings with KIND, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also write to us at:
PO Box 705, Midtown Station
New York, NY 10018