Effective Date: January 29, 2021.
Your California Privacy Rights
- Your Choices and Your CA and NV Privacy Rights
You have certain choices regarding information collection and communications options explained here, including:
- California residents have certain privacy rights detailed here;
- Nevada residents have certain privacy rights detailed here;
- Although KMC does not look for or respond to “do not track” signals, you can find information on tracking technologies here;
- About Ads and Tracking: Learn about certain choice options regarding Tracking Technologies, including certain sharing of activities and location and/or cross-device data for interest-based advertising here;
- Your options regarding accessing and changing certain of your Personally Identifiable Information are available here;
- Your options regarding promotional communications are explained here; and
- Children’s and minors’ privacy rights, and notice to parents of these rights, are explained here.
- Collection of Information
- KMC may ask you to provide Personally Identifiable Information (e.g., name, address, e-mail, phone number, etc.), as well as other information (e.g., gender, interests, etc.), which may be required to access certain content, features, and functionality. More
- KMC and third parties may collect information from you automatically as you access the Service (e.g., information about the devices you use to access the Service and your usage activities). More
- The information KMC receives via the Service may be combined with information KMC receives from third parties and sources outside of the Service. More
- Use of Information
- Sharing of Information
- to deliver and improve KMC’s services;
- for KMC and its Affiliates’ (defined below) marketing and other purposes;
- in connection with corporate transactions (e.g., merger or sale);
- to display your posts or send your messages More;
- in connection with your use of third-party services More; and
- in connection with sweepstakes, contests and promotions More.
- KMC obtains your consent (e.g., opt-in, opt-out) before knowingly sharing Personally Identifiable Information with third parties (other than Affiliates) for their own direct marketing purposes.
- KMC may share your non-Personally Identifiable Information, aggregate, and/or de-identified information about you except as prohibited by applicable law.
- Questions and How to Contact KMC
- Table of Contents
TABLE OF CONTENTS
- INFORMATION WE COLLECT
- HOW WE USE THE INFORMATION WE OBTAIN
- INFORMATION WE SHARE WITH THIRD PARTIES
- SWEEPSTAKES, CONTESTS, AND PROMOTIONS
- INFORMATION YOU DISCLOSE PUBLICLY OR TO OTHERS
- THIRD-PARTY CONTENT, THIRD-PARTY SERVICES, SOCIAL FEATURES, ADVERTISING AND ANALYTICS
- DATA SECURITY AND MONITORING
- INTERNATIONAL TRANSFER
- CHILDREN’S PRIVACY
- ACCESSING AND CHANGING INFORMATION
- CHOICES: TRACKING AND COMMUNICATIONS OPTIONS
- STATE NOTICES
- CONTACT KMC
1. INFORMATION WE COLLECT
A. Information about You that You Provide.
KMC, and/or its Service Providers (defined below), may collect information you provide directly to KMC and/or its Service Providers via the Service. For example, KMC collects information when you use or register for the Service, subscribe to notifications, post on the Service, participate in promotional activities, or communicate or transact through the Service. In addition, when you interact with Third-Party Services (defined below), you may be able to provide information to those third parties. For more information on Third-Party Services’ data collection and practices click here. For more information on Service Provider data collection and practices click here.
The methods that may be used on the Service to collect Usage Information include:
- Log Information:Log information is data about your use of the Service, such as IP address, browser type, Internet service provider, referring/exit pages, operating system, date/time stamps, and related data, and may be stored in log files.
- Information Collected by Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies: Cookies, web beacons (also known as “tracking pixels”), embedded scripts, location-identifying technologies, device recognition technologies, in-app tracking methods, device and activity monitoring and other tracking technologies now and hereafter developed (“Tracking Technologies”) may be used to collect information about interactions with the Service or e-mails, including information about your browsing and purchasing behavior.
- Web Beacons (“Tracking Pixels”)
Web beacons are small graphic images, also known as “Internet tags” or “clear gifs,” embedded in web pages and e-mail messages. Web beacons may be used, without limitation, to count the number of visitors to the Service, to monitor how users navigate the Service, and to count content views.
- Embedded Scripts
An embedded script is programming code designed to collect information about your interactions with the Service. It is temporarily downloaded onto your computer from KMC’s web server, or from a third party with whom KMC works, and is active only while you are connected to the Service and deleted or deactivated thereafter.
- Location-identifying Technologies
- Device Recognition Technologies
Technologies, including application of statistical probability to data sets, as well as linking a common unique identifier to different device use (e.g., a Facebook ID), which attempt to recognize or make assumptions about users and devices (e.g., that a user of multiple devices is the same user or household) (“Cross-device Data”).
- In-App Tracking Methods
There are a variety of Tracking Technologies that may be included in mobile applications, and unlike cookies, these are not browser-based and cannot be controlled by browser settings. Some use device identifiers or other identifiers such as “Ad IDs,” or may use “SDKs” to associate app user activity to a particular app and to track user activity across apps. SDKs are blocks of code that may be installed in our mobile application by third-party companies with whom we work. SDKs help us understand how you interact with our mobile applications and collect certain information about the device and network you use to access our applications, such as the advertising identifier associated with your device and information about how you interact with our application.
- Device and Activity Monitoring
Technologies that monitor and may record certain of your interactions with the Service, and/or collect and analyze information from your device, such as, without limitation, your operating system, plug-ins, system fonts, and other data, for purposes such as identification, security, fraud prevention, troubleshooting, tracking and/or improving the Services and customizing or optimizing your experience on the Services.
GPS (Global Positioning System) software, geo-filtering, and other location-aware technologies locate you (sometimes precisely), or make assumptions about your location, for purposes such as verifying your location and delivering or restricting content based on your location. If you have enabled GPS or use other location-based features on the Service, your device location may be tracked by us and third parties. Our store finder feature may access and use information about your device location (such as based on IP address or GPS, as applicable), or your account information, to suggest appropriate store locations. Our Service content may be personalized based on various information we may have about you to try to provide you with more location-relevant content.
Some information about your use of the Service and certain third-party services may be collected using Tracking Technologies across time and services and used by KMC and third parties for purposes that include delivering relevant ads and/or other content to you on the Service and certain third-party services. See Section 11 regarding certain choices regarding these activities.
KMC is giving you notice of the Tracking Technologies and your choices regarding them explained in Section 11 so that your consent to encountering them is meaningfully informed.
E. EEOC / Affirmative Action Reporting. In conjunction with laws and regulations enforced by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”), the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (“OFCCP”), and similar state and local regulatory agencies, we may ask you to provide us with self-identifying information (such as veteran status, gender and ethnicity). Providing such self-identifying information is voluntary, but if you do provide us with such information, we may submit that information to the EEOC, the OFCCP, and similar state and local regulatory agencies or otherwise use or disclose it for business-related purposes, including, without limitation, responding to information requests, fulfilling regulatory reporting requirements, and defending against employment related complaints.
2. HOW WE USE THE INFORMATION WE OBTAIN.
- Providing Services to you and contacting you with information about our products and services, including reports and customer notifications;
- For editorial and feedback purposes, for marketing and promotional purposes, for a statistical analysis of your behavior while using the Services, for product development, for content improvement, to inform advertisers as to how many visitors have seen or clicked on their advertisements, and to customize content and layout of the Services;
- To provide communications and mailings regarding Services updates, consumer surveys, new products and services, upcoming events, and status of orders placed online;
- To structure content for you to view, for marketing purposes, to improve the performance and availability of our Services, and to provide customer support;
- To market to you, better target your interests, analyze Services usage, improve our content, and customize the Services’ content and layout;
- To help analyze our web page flow, measure promotional effectiveness and store your user preferences;
- To contact you and deliver information to you that you have requested and that is targeted to your interests;
- Fulfill other purposes disclosed at the time you provide Personally Identifiable Information or otherwise where we are legally permitted or are required to do so;
- Determine your location and manage digital content rights (g., territory restrictions); and
- Prevent and address fraud, breach of policies or terms, and threats or harm.
3. Information We Share with Third Parties.
KMC may share non-Personally Identifiable Information, and Personally Identifiable Information that is not deemed KMC-Collected PII hereunder (provided that KMC is aware of no restrictions of KMC’s use, if any), with third parties or KMC’s affiliates (“Affiliates”) for any purpose. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, we and third parties may convert your Personally Identifiable Information, including KMC-Collected PII, to non-Personally Identifiable Information, including without limitation through aggregating it, hashing it or substituting a unique identifier for the Personally Identifiable Information and we and third parties may use and share that data as permitted by applicable law, including to match data attributes to and from other sources. Any such third-party activities are subject to their privacy policies and practices. KMC’s sharing of KMC-Collected PII is, however, subject to the following:
- Marketing: Subject to your communications choices explained in Section 11.D , and the rights of California residents explained here , we may use your Personally Identifiable Information to send you marketing communications. Absent your consent, however, KMC will not share your KMC-Collected PII with third parties, other than Affiliates, for their own direct marketing purposes, except in connection with Corporate Transactions (defined below).
- Your Disclosure or Consent: As more fully described in Section 5 (Information You Disclose Publicly or to Others) and Section 6 (Third-Party Content, Third-Party Services, Social Features, Advertising and Analytics), your activities on the Service may, by their nature, result in the sharing of your Personally Identifiable Information and your non-Personally Identifiable Information with third parties and by engaging in these activities you consent to that and further sharing and disclosure to third parties. Such third-party data receipt and collection is subject to the privacy and business practices of that third party, not KMC.
- KMC’s agents, vendors, consultants, and other service providers (collectively “Service Providers”) may receive, or be given access to, your information, including, without limitation, Personally Identifiable Information, Demographic Information, and Usage Information, in connection with their work on KMC’s behalf, provided however, KMC does not authorize its Service Providers to use KMC-Collected PII provided by KMC to the Service Providers to send you direct marketing messages other than related to KMC and Affiliates absent your consent. For more information on choices Service Providers may offer you click here.
- To comply with the law, law enforcement or other legal process, and, where permitted, in response to a government request such as a search warrant, subpoena or court order; and
In addition, KMC may share your KMC-Collected Personally Identifiable Information (as well as your other Personally Identifiable Information and your non-Personally Identifiable Information), in connection with or during negotiations of any proposed or actual financing of our business, or merger, purchase, sale, joint venture, or any other type of acquisition or business combination of all or any portion of KMC assets, or transfer of all or a portion of KMC’s business to another company, whether as a going concern or as part of bankruptcy, liquidation, or similar proceeding (“Corporate Transactions”).
4. Sweepstakes, Contests, and Promotions.
5. Information You Disclose Publicly or to Others.
Additionally, the Service may offer you the option to send a communication to a friend or other contact. If so, KMC relies on you to only send to people that have given you permission to do so. The recipient’s Personally Identifiable Information you provide (e.g., name, e-mail address) will be used to facilitate the communication, but not used by KMC for any other marketing purpose unless KMC obtains consent from that person. Your contact information and message may be included in the communication.
6. Third-Party Content, Third-Party Services, Social Features, Advertising and Analytics.
The Service may include hyperlinks to, or include on or in connection with, the Service (e.g., apps, plug-ins, application programming interfaces (“API”), and software development kits (“SDK”)), websites, locations, platforms, applications or services operated by third parties (“Third-Party Service(s)”). These Third-Party Services may use their own cookies, web beacons, and other Tracking Technology to independently collect information about you and may solicit Personally Identifiable Information from you.
Certain functionalities on the Service permit interactions that you initiate between the Service and certain Third-Party Services, such as third-party social networks (“Social Features”). Examples of Social Features include: enabling you to send content such as contacts and photos between the Service and a Third-Party Service; “liking” or “sharing” KMC’s content. If you use Social Features, and potentially other Third-Party Services, information you post or provide access to may be publicly displayed on the Service (see Section 5) or by the Third-Party Service that you use. Similarly, if you post information on a third-party service that references the Service (e.g., by using a hashtag associated with KMC or Affiliates in a tweet or status update), your post may be used on or in connection with the Service or otherwise by KMC and Affiliates. Also, both KMC and the third party may have access to certain information about you and your use of the Service and any Third-Party Service.
KMC may engage and work with Service Providers and other third parties to serve advertisements on the Service and/or on third-party services. Some of these ads may be tailored to your interest based on your browsing of the Service and elsewhere on the Internet, which may include use of precise location and/or Cross-device Data, sometimes referred to as “interest-based advertising” and “online behavioral advertising” (“Interest-based Advertising”), which may include sending you an ad on a third-party service after you have left the Service (i.e., “retargeting”).
7. Data Security and Monitoring.
KMC takes reasonable measures to protect KMC-Collected PII (excluding public UGC) from loss, theft, misuse and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, and destruction. Nevertheless, transmission via the Internet and online digital storage are not completely secure and KMC does not guarantee the security of your information collected through the Service.
8. International Transfer.
9. Children’s Privacy.
KMC does not intend to collect personal information as defined by the U.S. Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (“COPPA”) (“Children’s Personal Information”) in a manner that is not permitted by COPPA, and for any children’s or mixed use portions of the Service (if any) KMC will comply with COPPA. If we obtain knowledge that we have collected Children’s Personal Information in a manner not permitted by COPPA, we will remove such data to the extent required by COPPA.
Any California residents under the age of eighteen (18) who have registered to use the Service, and who posted content or information on the Service, can request removal by contacting KMC here, detailing where the content or information is posted and attesting that they posted it. KMC will then make reasonable, good faith efforts to remove the post from prospective public view or anonymize it so the minor cannot be individually identified to the extent required by applicable law. This removal process cannot ensure complete or comprehensive removal. For instance, third parties may have republished or archived content by search engines and others that KMC does not control.
10. Accessing and Changing Information.
KMC may provide web pages or other mechanisms allowing you to delete, correct, or update some of the KMC-Collected PII, and potentially certain other information about you (e.g., profile and account information). KMC will make good faith efforts to make requested changes in KMC’s then-active databases as soon as practicable, but it is not always possible to completely change, remove, or delete all of your information or public postings from KMC’s databases (California minors see Section 9) and residual and/or cached data may remain archived thereafter. Further, we reserve the right to retain data (a) as required by applicable law; and (b) for so long as reasonably necessary to fulfill the purposes for which the data is retained except to the extent prohibited by applicable law.
11. Choices: Tracking and Communications Options.
A. Tracking Technologies Generally. Regular cookies may generally be disabled or removed by tools available as part of most commercial browsers, and in some instances blocked in the future by selecting certain settings. Browsers offer different functionalities and options, so you may need to set them separately. Also, tools from commercial browsers may not be effective with regard to Flash cookies (also known as locally shared objects), HTML5 cookies, or other Tracking Technologies. For information on disabling Flash cookies, go to Adobe’s website http://helpx.adobe.com/flash-player/kb/disable-third-party-local-shared.html. Please be aware that if you disable or remove these technologies, some parts of the Service may not work and that when you revisit the Service your ability to limit browser-based Tracking Technologies is subject to your browser settings and limitations.
Some App-related Tracking Technologies in connection with non-browser usage (e.g., most functionality of a mobile app) can only be disabled by uninstalling the app. To uninstall an app, follow the instructions from your operating system or handset manufacturer. Apple and Google mobile device settings have settings to limit ad tracking, and other tracking, but these may not be completely effective.
Your browser settings may allow you to automatically transmit a “Do Not Track” signal to online services you visit. Note, however, there is no consensus among industry participants as to what “Do Not Track” means in this context. Like many online services, KMC currently does not alter KMC’s practices when KMC receives a “Do Not Track” signal from a visitor’s browser. To find out more about “Do Not Track,” you can visit http://www.allaboutdnt.com, but KMC is not responsible for the completeness or accuracy of this third-party information. Some third parties, however, may offer you choices regarding their Tracking Technologies. One way to potentially identify cookies on our web site is to add the free Ghostery plug-in to your browser (www.ghostery.com), which according to Ghostery will display traditional, browser-based cookies associated with the web sites (but not mobile apps) you visit and privacy and opt-out policies and options of the parties operating those cookies. KMC is not responsible for the completeness or accuracy of this tool or third-party choice notices or mechanisms. For specific information on some of the choice options offered by third-party analytics and advertising providers, see the next section.
You may choose whether to receive some Interest-based Advertising by submitting opt-outs. Some of the advertisers and Service Providers that perform advertising-related services for us and third parties may participate in the Digital Advertising Alliance’s (“DAA”) Self-Regulatory Program for Online Behavioral Advertising. To learn more about how you can exercise certain choices regarding Interest-based Advertising, including use of Cross-device Data for serving ads, visit http://www.aboutads.info/choices/, and http://www.aboutads.info/appchoices for information on the DAA’s opt-out program specifically for mobile apps (including use of precise location for third party ads). Some of these companies may also be members of the Network Advertising Initiative (“NAI”). To learn more about the NAI and your opt-out options for their members, see http://www.networkadvertising.org/choices/. Please be aware that, even if you are able to opt out of certain kinds of Interest-based Advertising, you may continue to receive other types of ads. Opting out only means that those selected members should no longer deliver certain Interest-based Advertising to you but does not mean you will no longer receive any targeted content and/or ads (e.g., from other ad networks). Also, if your browsers are configured to reject cookies when you visit these opt-out webpages, or you subsequently erase your cookies, use a different device or web browser or use a non-browser-based method of access (e.g.,mobile apps), your NAI / DAA browser-based opt-out may not, or may no longer, be effective. KMC supports the ad industry’s Self-regulatory Principles for Online Behavioral Advertising and expects that ad networks KMC directly engages to serve you Interest-based Advertising will do so as well, though KMC cannot guaranty their compliance. KMC is not responsible for effectiveness of, or compliance with, any third-parties’ opt-out options or programs or the accuracy of their statements regarding their programs.
In addition, we may serve ads on third-party services that are targeted to reach people on those services that are also identified on one of more of our databases (“Matched List Ads”). This is done by using Tracking Technologies or by matching common factors between our databases and the databases of the third-party services. For instance, we may use such ad services offered by Facebook or Twitter and other Third-Party Services. We are not responsible for these Third-Party Services, including without limitation their security of the data. If we use Facebook to serve Matched List Ads on Facebook services, you should be able to hover over the box in the right corner of such a Facebook ad, or go to your account settings, and find out what options Facebook offers you to control such ads. If we use Twitter Matched List Ads, you should be able to review your ad options in account settings on Twitter. We are not responsible for such third parties’ failure to comply with your or our opt-out instructions, they may not give us notice of opt-outs to our ads that you give to them, and they may change their options without notice to us or you.
C. Mobile Apps. With respect to KMC’s mobile applications (“apps”), you can stop all collection of data generated by use of the app by uninstalling the app. Also, you may exercise specific privacy choices, such as enabling or disabling certain features (e.g., location-based services, push notifications, etc.), by adjusting the permissions in your mobile device and/or the app’s settings. Beware that if GPS precise location services are disabled, other means of establishing or estimating location (e.g., connecting to or proximity to WiFi, Bluetooth, beacons, or our networks) may persist. To learn more about how you can control location permissions using your mobile device’s operating system settings, please visit the following links depending on which device you use:
- For Android 6.0 and above: https://support.google.com/googleplay/answer/6270602?hl=en
- For earlier versions of Android: https://support.google.com/googleplay/answer/6014972
- iOS: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT207056
D. Communications. You can opt out of receiving certain promotional communications (emails or text messaging) from KMC at any time by (i) for promotional e-mails, following the instructions provided in emails to click on the unsubscribe link, or if available, by changing your communication preferences by logging onto your account; and (ii) for app push notifications, turning off push notifications on the settings of your device and/or the app, as applicable. Please note that your opt-out is limited to the e-mail address or phone number used and will not affect subsequent subscriptions. If you opt-out of only certain communications, other subscription communications may continue. Even if you opt out of receiving promotional communications, KMC may, subject to applicable law, continue to send you non-promotional communications, such as those about your account, transactions, servicing, or KMC’s ongoing business relations.
Cross-Device Data. To learn more about how you can exercise certain choices regarding Cross-device data for Interest-based Advertising, see the prior section regarding the DAA’s Interest-based Advertising choices.
12. State Notices.
A. Nevada Residents. Nevada “consumers” have the right to instruct us not to “sell” “covered information” as those terms are defined by Chapter 603A of the Nevada Revised Statutes. Although we do not currently “sell” “covered information” of Nevada “consumers” as those terms are defined under that law, you may contact us here and provide your name, Nevada resident address, and email address to be verified and exercise your opt-out rights in the event we do sell covered information under that law in the future. If you change your email address or other contact information, contact us in the same manner to update your contact information to help facilitate your opt-out. Changing your contact information elsewhere (e.g., informational requests, account information, etc.) will not update your Nevada opt-out information and we will only use the information provided to our opt-out program for managing opt-outs. It is your responsibility to keep your opt-out information current. If after opting-out you direct us to share your covered information with others, we will do so regardless of your prior opt-out.
B. Your California Privacy Rights. Residents of California have additional rights explained here.
C. Connecticut Privacy Notice. Connecticut law requires any person or entity that collects Social Security numbers from Connecticut residents in the course of business to create a privacy protection policy and to publish or display it publicly. It is our policy to protect the confidentiality of Social Security numbers in our possession from misuse and improper disclosure by maintaining and enforcing policies and physical and electronic safeguards against misuse and improper disclosure. Unlawful disclosure of Social Security numbers is prohibited, and access to them is limited to personnel who need access to such information in order to perform their job functions.
14. Contact KMC.
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