Effective Date: April 24th 2018
THIS WEBSITE IS OFFERED TO YOU, THE USER, CONDITIONED ON YOUR ACCEPTANCE, WITHOUT MODIFICATION, OF THE FOLLOWING TERMS, CONDITIONS AND NOTIFICATIONS. YOUR USE OF THIS WEBSITE CONSTITUTES YOUR EXPRESS AGREEMENT TO ALL SUCH TERMS, CONDITIONS AND NOTIFICATIONS. ANY OF OUR RIGHTS NOT EXPRESSLY GRANTED HEREIN ARE SPECIFICALLY RESERVED.
Controlling your personal information
You may choose to restrict the collection or use of your personal information in the following ways:
- Whenever you are asked to fill in a form on the website, you have the option to opt out of signing up by not entering any personal information.
- If you have previously agreed to us using your personal information for direct marketing purposes, you may change your mind at any time by contacting us.
LIMITATION ON LIABILITY
BY USING THIS SITE, YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT WE SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIM ANY LIABILITY (WHETHER BASED ON CONTRACT, TORT, STRICT LIABILITY, OR OTHERWISE) FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, PUNITIVE OR SPECIAL DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF, OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH, YOUR ACCESS TO OR USE OF THIS SITE (EVEN IF WE HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES), INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, LIABILITY ASSOCIATED WITH ANY VIRUSES WHICH MAY INFECT A USER'S COMPUTER EQUIPMENT.
ANY MATERIAL DOWNLOADED OR OTHERWISE OBTAINED OR PROVIDED THROUGH THE USE OF THIS SITE IS DONE AT YOUR OWN DISCRETION AND RISK AND YOU WILL BE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE TO YOUR COMPUTER SYSTEM, OR LOSS OF DATA, THAT RESULTS FROM THE USE, DOWNLOAD OR PROVISION OF ANY SUCH MATERIAL.
Except to the extent required by applicable law, we will not be liable for the unavailability or failure to operate all or any part of the service or system on which this Site is accessed, viewed or used.
Limitation on Your Usage
You may not modify, copy, distribute, license, transmit, reproduce, disseminate, display, transfer or sell, or offer for sale, any information, material, product, or service viewed on or obtained from this Site without express permission.
Information Collected and Use and Sharing of that Information
From time to time, including when you register to use this Site, we may ask you to provide certain information by which you may be identified, such as your name, title, address, organization name, telephone number, e-mail address, and similar information by which or with which you might be identified. This information will be referred to in this document as "Personal Information." You may decline to provide this Personal Information but you may thereby be unable to register or participate in activities or opportunities offered on the Site.
KLRandis.com may also use and disclose to others information automatically collected about you and your use of the Site, including information collected by third parties using tracking technologies on our Site, such as the type of browser you use, the files you request, the URL and geographic location from which you request information, the URL that you came from and go to, and similar information, and information compiled in the form of statistical, demographic, or aggregated information about visitors generally to the Site. This information is referred to in this document as "Usage Information." The methods that may be used on the Site to collect Usage Information include web log files and tracking technologies such as cookies, web beacons (also known as “tracking pixels”), embedded scripts, and location-identifying technologies:
Web log files
Like most website administrators, we use log files that record information such as Internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, Internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, platform type, date/time stamp, and page navigation. We gather this information to track website visitor movement in the aggregate, and to gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. Our goal in gathering this information is to learn how our customers and the public are using our Site and services. IP addresses that are recorded by our log files are not linked to personally identifiable information.
A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer’s hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyze web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.
We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyze data about web page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.
Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.
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 to count the number of visitors to the Site, to monitor how users navigate the Site, and to count content views.
An embedded script is programming code designed to collect information about your interactions with the Site. It is temporarily downloaded onto your device from our web server or a third party with whom we work, is active only while you are connected to the Site, and deleted or deactivated thereafter.
Location-aware technologies may locate (sometimes precisely) you for purposes such as verifying your location and delivering or restricting relevant content based on your location.
Use and Sharing of Information
For the purpose for which it was provided or with your consent. If you give us information for a specific purpose, we will use it and may share it with our service providers for that purpose. We may also use and share your information with your consent or at your direction.
To manage and contact you about this Site. KLRandis.com may use your information to manage our Site and to contact you from time to time to provide you with information about KLRandis.com or request your input about KLRandis.com or this Site and ways in which we might improve. We may share information about you with our service providers for this purpose.
To inform you about KLRandis.com’s information, developments, events, services, opportunities and fundraising efforts. KLRandis.com may contact you and send you information about its activities, products, services, events and fundraising efforts in which KLRandis.com hopes you might be interested. We may share information about you with our service providers for this purpose.
For analytics purposes. KLRandis.com may use and share information about your with our service providers and other third parties, including publishers, to monitor and analyze trends, usage, and activities, for example in connection with the promotion of a new book, movie, or TV production.
Necessary disclosure of this Personal Information. KLRandis.com may disclose information, including Personal Information, to third parties as required by law, as we deem necessary or appropriate (such as pursuant to subpoena or court order). KLRandis.com may need to disclose Personal Information when required by law wherein we have a good-faith belief that such action is necessary or reasonable to comply with a current judicial proceeding, a court order or legal process served on our organization. We may also disclose Personal Information to third parties in our discretion if we determine such disclosure is advisable to help avoid harm to persons or property. We may disclose your information to third parties to protect the rights, property, life, health, security and safety of us, the Site or any third party.
During a merger or sale. KLRandis.com may use and share information about you in connection with, or during negotiations of, any proposed or actual merger, purchase, sale or any other type of acquisition or business combination of all or any portion of our assets, or transfer of all or a portion of our business to another company.
Security of account information
KLRandis.com makes significant efforts to protect from unauthorized access the data it collects. We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorized access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online. Nevertheless, transmission via the Internet is not completely secure and we cannot guarantee the security of your information collected through our Site.
We also limit access to your personal data to those employees, agents, contractors and other third parties who have a business need to know such data. They will only process your personal data on our instructions and are subject to a duty of confidentiality. We have put in place procedures to deal with any suspected personal data breaches and will notify you and any applicable regulator where we are legally required to do so.
Correction or Deletion of Your Information
We have a duty to keep your personal data up to date and accurate so from time to time we will contact you to ask you to confirm that your personal data is still accurate and up to date.
You can request details of Personal Information compiled about you by contacting KLRandis.com at: https://klrandis.com/contact
You may correct information by informing KLRandis.com (using the form at: https://klrandis.com/contact) of the corrections that need to be made.
Deleting your Personal Information from our Database.
You may ask KLRandis.com to delete your Personal Information from KLRandis.com databases of this Site by contacting KLRandis.com using the form at: https://klrandis.com/contact. If you delete your Personal Information from these databases, you may be unable to further benefit from use of certain portions of the Site or to use your password (if applicable) further.
Sweepstakes, Contests, and Promotions
We may offer sweepstakes, contests, surveys, and other promotions (each, a “Promotion”) jointly sponsored or offered by third parties that may require submitting Personal Information. If you voluntarily choose to enter a Promotion, your Personal Information may be disclosed to third parties for administrative purposes and as required by law (e.g., on a winners list). By entering, you agree to the official rules that govern that Promotion, and may, except where prohibited by applicable law, allow the sponsor and/or other parties to use your name, voice and/or likeness in advertising or marketing materials.
Children and Minors
KLRandis.com encourages parents and guardians to monitor and participate in their children's online activities. No information should be submitted to this site by users under 13 years of age, and users under 13 years old are not allowed to make donations, register for newsletters, clubs or activities. Where appropriate, KLRandis.com may ask you to indicate your age to verify compliance with these policies. KLRandis.com does not knowingly collect information from users under 13 years of age or provide any personally identifying information from such users to any third party. We do not allow users known to be under 13 years of age to receive marketing communications from KLRandis.com or from third parties over which we have control. If you are a minor, please secure the permission and guidance of your parents or guardian before using this Site.
Links to Other Sites
We may have or add links to third party sites, including affiliate links. Such linked sites are not under the control of KLRandis.com and KLRandis.com is not responsible for the accuracy, completeness or reliability of any information, data, opinions, advice or statements contained on any such linked sites. Access to any other Internet site linked to this website is at your own risk. KLRandis.com has not reviewed all of the sites linked to this Site. KLRandis.com provides these links merely as a convenience, and the inclusion of such links does not imply an endorsement by KLRandis.com of such third party sites or any goods or services offered by such third parties.
Please be aware that once you leave the Site and enter another website, you may be subject to different privacy practices and policies over which we have no control and for which KLRandis.com is not responsible. Please use prudence in utilizing such links and in disclosing any personal information on those sites. Any information you share with these websites is subject to their policies and practices and is independent of KLRandis.com.
Analytics and Advertising Tracking Technologies
We may use service providers for analytics services. These analytics services may use tracking technologies to help us analyze Site users and how they use the Site. Information generated by these services may be transmitted to and stored by these service providers on servers in the U.S. (or elsewhere) and these service providers may use this information for purposes such as evaluating your use of the Site, compiling statistic reports on the Site’s activity, and providing other services relating to Site activity and other internet usage.
We may also engage and work with third parties to serve advertisements on the Site and/or on third party sites. These third parties may use tracking technologies to tailor ads to your interests based on your browsing of the Site and elsewhere on the internet, 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 site after you have left the Site (i.e., “retargeting”).
You may choose whether to receive Interest-based Advertising by submitting opt-outs. Some of the advertisers and service providers that perform advertising-related services for us and our partners may participate in the Digital Advertising Alliance ("DAA") Self-Regulatory Program for Online Behavioral Advertising. To learn more about how you can exercise certain choices regarding Interest-based Advertising, visit http://www.aboutads.info/choices, and http://www.aboutads.info/appchoices for information on the DAA’s opt-out program for mobile apps. 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). We are 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.
Your California Privacy Rights
California’s “Shine the Light” law permits customers in California to request certain details about how certain types of their information are shared with third parties and, in some cases, affiliates, for those third parties’ and affiliates’ own direct marketing purposes. Under the law, a business should either provide California customers certain information upon request or permit California customers to opt in to, or opt out of, this type of sharing.
We may share personal information as defined by California’s “Shine the Light” law with third parties and/or affiliates for such third parties’ and affiliates’ own direct marketing purposes. If you are a California resident and wish to obtain information about our compliance with this law, please contact us using our online form here. Requests must include “California Privacy Rights Request” in the first line of the description and include your name, street address, city, state, and ZIP code. Please note that we are not required to respond to requests made by means other than through the provided e-mail address or mail address.
Ownership of Information
All opinions, ideas, suggestions, and other feedback submitted to this Site may be used by KLRandis.com without any restriction and free of charge, and nothing contained in this policy shall limit or otherwise affect this.
Applicable Law and Venue
Regardless of where you live, work or access this Site, this policy and disclaimer agreement, or any information on this Site, and your relationship with us, will be governed by the laws of the State of Pennsylvania. By using this Site, you consent to the exclusive jurisdiction of courts in the State of Pennsylvania in any matter related to the use or contents of this Site.
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