Last updated: 23 Jun, 2020
Kipwise Inc. (“Kipwise”) takes the private nature of your personal information very seriously. This policy also explains your choices surrounding how we use your personal information, which include how you can object to certain uses of the information and how you can access and update certain information.
Like most website operators, Kipwise collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. Kipwise’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how Kipwise’s visitors use its website. From time to time, Kipwise may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g. by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.
Kipwise also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses. Kipwise does not use such information to identify its visitors, and does not disclose such information, other than under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information, as described below.
Certain visitors to Kipwise’s websites choose to interact with Kipwise in ways that require Kipwise to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Kipwise gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up for kipwise.com to provide an email address. In each case, Kipwise collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with Kipwise. Kipwise does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.
Kipwise may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. For instance, Kipwise may monitor the most popular public sites on Kipwise .com. However, Kipwise does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.
Aggregated Statistics is not personal information, and we may use and disclose such information in a number of ways, including research, internal analysis, analytics, and any other legally permissible purposes.
Kipwise discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on Kipwise’s behalf or to provide services available at Kipwise’s websites, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others.
Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using Kipwise’s websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. In addition, in some cases we may choose to buy or sell assets. In these types of transactions, user information is typically one of the business assets that is transferred. Moreover, if Kipwise or substantially all of its assets were acquired, or in the unlikely event that Kipwise goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, user information would be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any acquiror of Kipwise may continue to use your personal and non-personal information only as set forth in this policy. Otherwise, Kipwise will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone.
Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, Kipwise discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only when required to do so by law, or when Kipwise believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Kipwise, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of a Kipwise website and have supplied your email address, Kipwise may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with Kipwise and its products. If you send us a request (for example via a support email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. Kipwise takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.
You should also be aware that if you submit information to “chat rooms,” “forums” or “message boards” such information becomes public information, meaning that you lose any privacy rights you might have with regards to that information. Such disclosures may also increase your chances of receiving unwanted communications.
If you are located in certain countries, including those that fall under the scope of the European General Data Protection Regulation (AKA the “GDPR”), data protection laws give you rights with respect to your personal data, subject to any exemptions provided by the law, including the rights to:
EU individuals also have the right to make a complaint to a government supervisory authority. You can also contact our Data Protection Officer at [email protected].
We’ve also adopted commercially reasonable physical, managerial, and technical safeguards to preserve the integrity and security of your personal information. We regularly back up your data to help prevent data loss and aid in data recovery. We also guard against common web attack vectors, host data in secure SOC 1, SOC 2, ISO 27001 and ISO 9001 compliant data center facilities, and implement industry standard firewalls and access restrictions on our servers to secure our network.
If we ever send you information by email concerning new products, services or information that you did not expressly request, we will provide you with an email address by which you may request no further notices.
The Services are not directed to children under 13 (or other age as required by local law), and we do not knowingly collect personal information from children. If you learn that your child has provided us with personal information without your consent, you may contact us as set forth below. If we learn that we have collected a child’s personal information in violation of applicable law, we will promptly take steps to delete such information and terminate the child’s account.