Updated: November 1st, 2018
Notice: This Privacy Statement applies only to the Website, Mobile Applications, and such other KinPlanner websites that have posted this Privacy Statement. KinPlanner provides certain other websites and services through third-party vendors, and these websites and services are subject to the privacy policies of the third-party vendors.
This Privacy Statement includes, without limitation, the following information:
We appreciate your questions and comments about this Privacy Statement, the System, and our privacy practices generally and welcome your e-mail messages to [email protected]. If you correspond with us through the System or via e-mail, the Collected Information may include the content of, and metadata regarding, any correspondence you may have with us. We may share your messages with those within our organization who are most capable of addressing the issues contained in your message. We will keep a copy of your message until we have had an opportunity to address your concerns.
If you feel that KinPlanner is not abiding by this Privacy Statement, you should first contact the KinPlanner Action Center at 505-750-8665.
As described in detail below, KinPlanner, or third parties designated by KinPlanner, may collect certain identifying information from or about you in connection with your use of, or your submissions to, the System ("User Information") as well as other non-personally identifiable information from or about you ("Non-User Information" and, together with the User Information, the "Collected Information") in a variety of ways. Collected Information includes, without limitation, a first and last name; a home, or other physical address; geographic location; a phone number; an e-mail address; date of birth; gender; race/ethnicity; KinPlanner or InfectiousDating.com account number, username, and password; as well as, additional personally identifiable information about you that we may collect from time to time. As described in more detail below, we use the Collected Information to provide the Services described below; to open, maintain, and close user accounts; for marketing purposes; to provide continuing education services; and to more efficiently and effectively respond to user queries.
To access certain areas of the Services designated as “Members Only”, "protected areas" or a similar designation, you must register with KinPlanner. If you wish to use such areas of the Services, you will be required initially to enter certain Collected Information (e.g., current KinPlanner account number, first name, last name, e-mail address, username, and password) to gain access.
KinPlanner may request information from its users to allow them purchase products, renew dues, register for conferences, and make donations; such information includes contact information (such as name and shipping address) and financial information (such as credit card number, expiration date, etc.). This information is primarily used by KinPlanner and third parties designated by KinPlanner for billing and to fill customer orders, but may be used by KinPlanner, or third parties designated by KinPlanner, for other business purposes. For example, if there is a problem processing an order, this information may be used to contact the user.
KinPlanner, or third parties designated by KinPlanner, requests information from users via online forms for certain specific business purposes. For example, online forms will be used to obtain personal information for personality matching, user information for ongoing validation of user accounts, and geographical information for demographic security validation. Online form information may be used by KinPlanner, for a variety of internal business purposes as well as compatibility matching.
Our primary goal in collecting your information is to provide you with a personalized, relevant, and positive experience when using the Services.
As an integral part of providing the Services, we will disclose your profile information to other users with whom the Services determine you have an affinity. Photos and other profile information posted by you will be available to such other users. We may also make features available enabling other users to share certain aspects of your profile information, including photos, with members of their social network(s).
KinPlanner may use various analytics tools and technologies regarding how users interact with the various portions of the System that require storage of web-session data. These tools and technologies are used to assist System users by using cookies and scripts (as described in the "Cookies" section below) to collect and store information-such as how users interact with the System, errors users encounter when using the System, device identifiers, how often users visit certain portions or components of the System, what pages they visit, and what other sites they used prior to using the System. Stored web-session data used by such analytics services or tools are used in accordance with this Privacy Statement.
Additionally, we may offer message boards, voice communication features, and other interactive or social-type features on the System. Please be aware that these areas may allow you to publicly post, and share with other users, certain messages, content, or other information. Although we may take certain precautions to protect those who use these areas of the System, we encourage you to be wary of giving out any User Information-or any personally identifiable information of others to which you may have access-in such public forums. The information you post or disclose can be collected and used by people you don't know to identify you or others. We cannot guarantee the privacy and safety of these areas and are therefore not responsible for any information you choose to post. Your use of these features is fully at your own risk.
While some information may be used for various business, service and marketing purposes, we do not allow the external use, transfer or transmission of user sensitive information such as medical conditions ("Affinity") and have numerous precautions to protect such data from internal and external data breaches. Please be aware that just the inherent use of the Website and the other Services, and the nature of Affinity matching could allow for individual / pinpoint data collection that could lead to public knowledge.
By placing a small file known as a "cookie" on your computer (or other device by which you may access the System), KinPlanner's, and the designated third parties', servers may passively gather information about you, as a user of the Services. The Website currently employs two types of cookies. The standard cookie collects information about each user stored on the user's hard drive (the "Standard Cookie"). The second type of cookie, called a "Session Cookie," also collects information about each user. Session Cookies are used only while the user is actively connected to the System. Once the user closes the web browser (or is otherwise inactive for more than a certain period of time), these Session Cookies are destroyed. KinPlanner uses both types of cookies on the System. In the future, we may add additional cookies for business purposes.
KinPlanner uses Standard Cookies for several business purposes. Primarily, when users arrive at the Website, a unique cookie is automatically stored on each user's computer (or other device) by his/her Internet browser, which allows analysis software to differentiate between new and returning users.
While a user is active on the Website, Session Cookies are used for a variety of business purposes. For example, these cookies allow members to navigate freely through a website once they have logged into a website. Without these cookies, members would have to log in each time they request a "protected area" page. These cookies are also used while a member is joining, renewing, or altering account information. This allows the Services to track the user's activity before any data are committed to a database. Session Cookies also allow us and our third-party providers to collect other technical and navigational information, such as browser type, time spent on the Services (or certain portions thereof), and pages visited.
Most popular Internet browser applications will allow you to configure the browser so as not to accept cookies. However, setting your browser to reject cookies may, in certain instances, prevent you from taking full advantage of the Services (or some portion thereof) and its capabilities or cause some features of the Services to function improperly or more slowly.
Some areas of the Services may contain electronic images known as "web beacons" (sometimes known as "clear gifs") that allow KinPlanner, and its third party providers, to count and track users who have visited certain portions of the Services. Web beacons collect only limited information, including a cookie number, time and date of a page view, and a description of the page on which the Web beacon resides. Web beacons do not collect any of your personal information.
As a user browses a website that has partnered with a specific remarketing advertising network, the advertising network provider stores a number in the user's browser (using a cookie) in order to remember the user's visits to the site. This number uniquely identifies a web browser on a specific computer, not a person. KinPlanner can then target advertisements to specific users based on their behavior on the Services.
Each view of a page on the Services is logged. Information such as the user's Internet Protocol ("IP") address, browser type, time of day, and duration of activity on the website is recorded. This information may be used by KinPlanner, or third parties designated by KinPlanner, to analyze trends, administer the Services, track users' movements, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use or for other business purposes including security audits, account verification, marketing and sales and ongoing web site improvement.
If illegal activity is detected on the Services, KinPlanner, or third parties designated by KinPlanner, may-but have no obligation to-attempt to connect an IP address to User Information. Except as otherwise required by law or regulation, KinPlanner has no obligation to monitor the Services, or any portion thereof, for any illegal or improper activity.
Surveys and Promotions
From time to time, KinPlanner, or third parties designated by KinPlanner, requests information from users via surveys. Information requested may include contact information (e.g., name, mailing address) and demographic information (e.g., zip code, age, employment status). Survey information may be used by KinPlanner, or third parties designated by KinPlanner, for a variety of business purposes. For example, surveys will be used for the purpose of improving services offered by KinPlanner. Participation in KinPlanner surveys is completely voluntary.
In addition, you may wish to participate in online quizzes, questions, contests, sweepstakes, and other promotions that we may offer from time to time. Participation in these contests, sweepstakes, and promotions is completely voluntary; you have a choice about whether to disclose information required to enter. Information requested may include personal contact information, such as your name, address, date of birth, phone number, mobile phone number, e-mail address, username, and/or similar information. In addition, as noted above, we may share this information with our third-party providers or other entities. Through these online promotions, you may choose to participate in activities such as sharing information found on the Services with others and sending e-mail invitations. In connection with any online contests, sweepstakes, and other promotions that we may offer from time to time via the Services, we use the information you provide to administer the polls, contests, sweepstakes, and other promotions. Subject to applicable contractual or legal restrictions, we also may use the information to communicate with you, or the other people you select, about our services, or our marketing partners may use such information to communicate with you about the online contests, sweepstakes, or other promotions or about their products and services.
Information Submission Choices
When submitting information, corresponding, making requests for information, and otherwise interacting with KinPlanner and its representatives through or in connection with the Services, you choose what information to supply or submit, whether you wish to receive further information, and how you may be contacted. Please take care to share only such information as is needed or that you believe is appropriate. Note, however, that if you don't provide certain requested information, we may be unable to provide certain Services to you, you may be unable to take full advantage of the Services (or some portion thereof) and its capabilities, or some features of the System may function improperly. Any promotional e-mail we send to you will contain a link that will allow you to opt out of receiving any further correspondence. If you have created an online account, you may have the ability to change your correspondence preferences by logging into your account and selecting your preferences.
If you have any questions about the current state of security with respect to information collected at the Website or stored offline, you may send an e-mail to [email protected].
Submissions to the System and Social Media Websites
The Services (including the Website and the Mobile Applications,) are intended for a general audience and are not intended for use or view by children under 18 years of age, and we do not knowingly collect information about children or sell products to children. Consistent with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act, we will not knowingly collect any information from children under the age of 13. Furthermore, we may restrict entries to any contests, sweepstakes, or promotions to entrants who are at least 18 years of age.
Visiting the System From Outside the United States
If you are visiting the Services, or any part thereof, please be aware that your information may be transferred to, or stored or processed in, the United States and other countries. Our primary web and database servers are located in the United States; however, some of our third-party providers that provide certain portions of the Services may use servers located in other countries. The data protection and other laws of the United States and other countries might not be as comprehensive as those in your country, but please be assured that we take steps to protect your privacy. By using any portion of the Services, you understand and consent to the transfer of your information to our facilities in the United States and those facilities of the third parties with whom we share it as described in this Privacy Statement that are located in the United States or other countries.
California Privacy Rights and Do Not Track Disclosures
Under California law, California residents have the right to request in writing from businesses with whom they have an established business relationship (a) a list of the categories of personally identifiable information-such as name, e-mail and mailing addresses, and the type of services provided to the customer-that a business has disclosed to third parties (including affiliates that are separate legal entities) during the immediately preceding calendar year for the third parties' direct marketing purposes and (b) the names and addresses of all such third parties. To request the above information, please e-mail KinPlanner at [email protected] with a reference to California Disclosure Information.
California law requires that KinPlanner indicate whether it honors "Do Not Track" settings in your browser concerning targeted advertising. Do Not Track is a standard that is currently under development. As it is not yet finalized, KinPlanner adheres to the standards set out in this Privacy Statement and does not monitor or follow any Do Not Track browser requests.
Correcting and Updating Personal Information
If a user's personally identifiable information changes or if a user no longer desires our services, we will endeavor to provide a way to correct or update personal data provided to us by that user. This can usually be done from your Account Settings page or by contacting our Action Center at 505-750-8665. Some information, such as a user's name, affinity or ethnicity, must be changed via e-mail to: [email protected]
Choice and Opt-out
Only those individuals who have created an account on the Services or have otherwise evinced an interest in or consent to receiving communications from KinPlanner (including, for clarity, those individuals or organizations that have found KinPlanner through KinPlanner's marketing pages or microsites) will receive e-mail or other communications from KinPlanner. We consider, and all KinPlanner account holders or other users of the Services hereby acknowledge and agree, that providing contact information (such as an e-mail address) as part of creating an KinPlanner account (or otherwise through the System) constitutes an individual's consent to receive messages or other communications from KinPlanner. However, if you no longer wish to receive our e-mail newsletters or promotional e-mails, you may opt out of receiving a specific communication from KinPlanner by following the unsubscribe instructions in any e-mail message you receive. Please allow a reasonable period of time for us to satisfy your request, as some promotions may already be in process. Please note that there are certain communications that will still be sent to users by KinPlanner, or third parties designated by KinPlanner. These communications include, without limitation, account updates, certification maintenance reminders, and invoice and membership renewal notices and inline advertisements. Please note that even if you opt out as described above, KinPlanner will retain your Collected Information for analytical purposes and other internal purposes, including an ability to reconnect you with such Collected Information if you later opt in to any of the data sharing, use, or communications set forth above.
Notification of Changes
If we decide to change our Privacy Statement, we will post changes to our Privacy Statement on KinPlanner's homepage so that our users are always informed of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we disclose it. The most recent version of the Privacy Statement is reflected by the version date located at the top of this Privacy Statement. All such updates and amendments are effective immediately upon notice thereof, which we may give by any means, including, but not limited to, posting a revised version of this Privacy Statement or other notice on the Website and the Mobile Applications. You should view this Privacy Statement often to stay informed of changes that may affect you, as your continued use of the System signifies your continuing consent to be bound by this Privacy Statement. We expressly reserve the right to make any changes to this Privacy Statement at any time, without prior notice to you. The version of this Privacy Statement posted here on each respective date you visit the System shall be the Privacy Statement applicable to your access and use of the System on that date. Our electronically or otherwise properly stored copies of this Privacy Statement shall be deemed to be the true, complete, valid, authentic, and enforceable copies of the version of this Privacy Statement in force on each respective date you visit the System. This Privacy Statement is not intended to-and does not-create any contractual or other legal right in or on behalf of any party other than KinPlanner.
BY ACCESSING OR USING THE SERVICES, OR ANY PORTION THEREOF, YOU INDICATE YOUR ACKNOWLEDGEMENT AND ACCEPTANCE OF THIS PRIVACY STATEMENT.