The Site Owner Connection Kernel values the privacy and security of the information that you share with us through https://connectionkernel.com/. It is important that you understand how we collect, use and maintain your information. This Privacy Statement explains our online information practices, the choices you may make about how we collect and use your information at this Connection Kernel Web site, and the ways you may contact us.
We may change this Privacy Statement from time to time. Changes to this Privacy Statement are effective upon posting. Please check back periodically for updates. If at any point we decide to use Personal Information in a manner that is materially different from that stated at the time it was collected, we will notify users by way of an email. Users will have the choice as to whether or not we use their information in this new manner. The amount, type and use of information we collect, depends on how you use this Connection Kernel web site. This Privacy Statement applies only to the practices of the Connection Kernel Web site Owner and its employees. The Connection Kernel Web site will not apply the provisions of this Privacy Statement to Business Contact Information or Aggregated Information.
“Personal Information” includes, your name, address information, personal e-mail address and URL, telephone number, account username and password, credit/debit card numbers and associated billing addresses and expiration dates, bank account numbers, as well as other similar information.
“Prospect Information” includes the same information as Personal Information except that Prospect Information is information that is submitted by an individual who is not the subject of the data submitted.
“Non-Identifying Personal Information” includes information about you, including, without limitation, your Internet service provider, browser type, domain name, the Web Site that referred you to us, the web pages you request, the date and time of those requests, and entry and exit points.
“Business Contact Information” includes the name, title, business address, or telephone number of an employee in an organisation. It also includes departmental e-mail addresses that contain no individually identifiable information. Business Contact Information is not Personal Information.
“Aggregated Information” is any information about more than one individual where the individual identities are unknown and cannot be inferred from the information. Aggregated Information is not Personal Information.
Collection of Personal Information or Prospect Information
The Connection Kernel Web site may collect Personal Information from you, but only if you provide it to us voluntarily. We also collect Personal Information that you provide to our suppliers, which they pass on to us so that we can fulfil your order. You must provide Personal Information in the form of a unique identifier (username, password) to enter certain parts of our web site. In addition, in certain situations, such as when a purchaser buys a product as a gift and supplies the recipients’ name and address, we collect the Prospect Information.
We collect information that can identify you, such as your e-mail address, name, home or work address or telephone number. We might also collect anonymous demographic information which is not unique to you, such as your ZIP code, age, gender, preferences, interests and favourites. We will only collect this information directly from you.
There is also information about your computer hardware and software that is automatically collected by us. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring website addresses. This information is used by us for the provision of products and services, to maintain quality of the website and to provide general statistics regarding use of our website.
Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose personally identifiable information or personally sensitive data through Connection Kernel public message boards, this information may be collected and used by others and there isn’t anything we can do about that.
Information from Children
We do not collect or maintain information from children we know are under the age of 16, and no part of our website is structured to attract anyone under the age of 16. If you are under the age of 16, do not share personal information with us.
We encourage you to read the privacy statements of websites you choose to link to from our website so that you can understand how those websites collect, use and share your information. We are not responsible for the privacy statements or other content on websites outside of the Connection Kernel family of websites.
Use of Your Personal Information
We collect and use your personal information to operate our website and deliver the services you have requested. We also use your personal information to tell you about other products or services available from Connection Kernel and its affiliates. We may use Personal Information or Prospect Information for purposes that include maintaining the Connection Kernel Web site, order fulfilment and administration, analytical purposes like accounting, billing and audits and information system management, and other similar uses. We might also contact you via surveys to conduct research about your opinion of current services or of potential new services that may be offered.
We do not sell, rent or lease our customer lists to third parties. We might contact you on behalf of our affiliates or business partners about a particular offering that may be of interest to you. In those cases, your unique personal information (e-mail, name, address, telephone number) is not transferred to them. In addition, we may share data with trusted partners to help us perform statistical analysis, send you email or postal mail, provide customer support, or arrange for deliveries. All of those third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services for us, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.
We do not use or disclose sensitive personal information, such as race, religion, or political affiliations, without your explicit consent.
We do keep track of the websites and pages our customers visit within the Connection Kernel family of websites in order to determine what services are most popular. This data is used to deliver customised content and advertising to customers like you when your browsing behaviour indicates that you are interested in a particular subject area.
Updating Your Information
If you are concerned that the information we hold about you needs to be updated, please update your subscription details by logging in, or contact us at email@example.com setting out what details you would like to have updated.
Periodically, we may send you information about our various products and services, or other products and services we feel may be of interest to you. Only the Connection Kernel Web site (or agents working on behalf of the Connection Kernel Web site and under confidentiality agreements) will send you these direct mailings. If you do not want to receive such mailings, simply tell us when you give us your personal information. Or, at any time you can easily opt-out of the Connection Kernel Web site marketing list or update your information by notifying us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We disclose Personal Information or Prospect Information to other companies and individuals to perform functions for us under confidentiality agreements. These types of agents include mailing and delivery companies, marketing service providers, database managers, customer service representatives, and other agents who perform functions for or on our behalf. These agents may perform functions such as analysing data, supplying marketing assistance, providing search results and links (including paid listings and links), fulfilling orders, delivering packages, sending postal mail and e-mail, removing repetitive information from customer lists, processing credit card payments, and providing customer service.
Where we disclose Personal Information or Prospect Information to organizations that perform services on our behalf, we will require those organisations to use such information solely for the purposes of providing services to us and to protect the Personal Information or Prospect Information with appropriate safeguards.
We make goods and services from suppliers available to customers for purchase by credit or debit card. We have confidentiality agreements with these suppliers. We share Personal Information or Prospect Information with suppliers to complete transactions, resolve customer comments or complaints, and for administrative and analytical purposes like accounting, billing and audits, and information system management, and other, similar uses.
Protection of Connection Kernel Web site and Others
We may use or disclose Personal Information or Prospect Information without your consent in certain circumstances:
- If we are required by law or by an order or requirement of a court, administrative agency, or other government entity, or by court rules concerning the production of records;
- If we have reasonable grounds to believe that use or disclosure is necessary to protect the rights, privacy, property, or safety of our users or others;
- If we have reasonable grounds to believe that the information relates to breach of an agreement or violation of the law that has been, is being, or is about to be committed;
- If it is necessary for fraud protection, risk reduction, or the establishment or collection of funds owed to us;
- If the information is public;
For other reasons allowed or required by law.
When we are required or permitted to disclose information without consent, we will not disclose more information than is necessary to fulfil the disclosure purpose.
As with most websites, we use “cookies” to help you personalise your online experience. You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of our services or website.
A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a web page server. One of the primary purposes of cookies is to save you time. The cookie notifies the web server that you have returned to a specific page. When you return to the same page of the website, the information you previously provided can be retrieved and used by you. If you tick a box asking to remember your password, you are probably activating a cookie.
Security of Your Personal Information
We work to protect your information during transmission by using Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) software, which encrypts the information that you provide online at our Web Site. We will use commercially reasonable efforts to protect your information, continue to assess new technology for protecting information, and when appropriate, upgrade our information security systems.
Further, we permit only authorized Connection Kernel Web Site employees and third parties to access any Personal Information or Prospect Information that you supply to us. If an employee misuses Personal Information or Prospect Information, we will take disciplinary action, up to and including termination of employment. If any third party individual or organization misuses Personal Information or Prospect Information, we will take action, up to and including termination of any agreement between Connection Kernel Web Site and that individual or organization.
Links to Other Web Sites
When you click on a link on the Connection Kernel Web site that takes you to a web site operated by another company, you will be subject to that company’s web site privacy policies.
Please direct any questions or concerns regarding the use or disclosure of Personal Information or Prospect Information to us by using the Contact Information provided on the Contact Page of this Connection Kernel website. We will investigate and attempt to resolve complaints and disputes regarding use and disclosure of personal information in accordance with the principles contained in this Privacy Statement.
Changes to This Statement
We will occasionally update this Privacy Statement to reflect company and customer feedback. We encourage you to periodically review these terms to be informed of how we are protecting your information.
In the event of questions about access to your Personal Information or Prospect Information; our collection, use, management or disclosure of Personal Information or Prospect Information; or this Privacy Statement, contact us at: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.