Effective April 16, 2017
- Our Commitment To Privacy
- The Information We Collect
- Specific Information About Cookies And Tracking
- Social Media Interactions
- “Do Not Track” Requests
- How We Use The Information
- How Information May Be Shared
- Our Commitment To Data Security
- Our Commitment To Children’s Privacy
- How To Access Or Correct Your Information
- California Residents
- Non-US Residents
- Contact Us
Our Commitment To Privacy
Your privacy is important to us. We are providing this notice explaining our online information practices so that you can make choices about the way your information is collected and used.
Please be advised that our affiliates, associates, advertisers, and/or third-party websites that have links on our Website may collect personally identifiable information about you. The information practices of those affiliates, advertisers, and third-party websites linked to our Website are not covered by this privacy statement. We are in no way responsible for the privacy policies or treatment of information from third party websites. We strongly encourage you to review the privacy policies of every website you visit to determine what information they collect and how such information is handled by that website.
Please do your part to keep your information secure by safeguarding your passwords and not sharing them with others.
The Information We Collect
The primary purpose of collecting information from you is to provide you with a safe, smooth, effective, and personalized experience and to fulfill the transactions you undertake with us. Generally, we collect information in two ways.
Personal Information. “Personal Information” includes any information regarding you that may be used directly to identify you. Personal Information that we collect may vary with each separate purpose for which you provide it, and it may include one or more of the following categories: name, physical address, an email address, phone number, credit card information including credit card number, expiration date, and billing address, general business-related information, usernames and passwords, and location data such as Internet Protocol (IP) addresses. We also collect Personal Information that we receive from you as you communicate with us or participate thru purchase with our products and/or services.
Usage Data. We reserve the right to collect information based on your usage of this Website which is information collected automatically from this Website (or third party services employed in this Website), which can include: the IP addresses or domain names of the computers utilized by the users who use this site, the URI addresses (Uniform Resource Identifier), the time of the request, the method utilized to submit the request to the server, the size of the file received in response, the numerical code indicating the status of the server’s answer (successful outcome, error, etc.), the country of origin, the features of the browser and the operating system utilized by the user, the various time details per visit (e.g., the time spent on each page within the Website) and the details about the path followed within the Website with special reference to the sequence of pages visited, other parameters about the device operating system and/or the user’s IT environment, and data, conversion rates, marketing and conversion data and statistics, reports, analytics data, reviews and surveys (“Usage Data”). Usage Data is essentially anonymous when collected, but could be used indirectly to identify a person. We use this for a number of purposes including: to review our Websites’ performance to find areas for improvement and better customer experiences; measure Website usability and ease of use; provide a consistent visitor experience when testing various messages and page layouts; participate in affiliate programs that pay KFMW a fee or percentage for each referral; and advertise our product, service or company on third-party websites (retargeting).
Specific Information About Cookies And Tracking
Data collection devices, such as “cookies,” are used to store, and sometimes track, information about you. A cookie is a tiny piece of data that is sent to your browser from a Web server and stored on your computer’s hard drive. Cookies are also used to customize content based on your browser. Most browsers are initially set to accept cookies. If you want to disable cookies, there is a simple procedure in most browsers that allows you to turn off cookies. Please remember, however, that cookies may be required to allow you to use certain features of our Website.
Flash Cookies – third party cookies that use an Adobe Flash Media Player local shared object (LSO) – may be used along with other third party cookies for purposes of crediting any purchase you may make on this Website to one of our joint venture marketing partners that may have referred you to us. Flash cookies are not the same as “browser cookies”. The Adobe Flash Media Player is software that enables users to view content on their computers. Flash cookies are also accompanied by a browser cookie. If you delete the browser cookie, the Flash cookie may automatically create (or re-spawn) a replacement for the browser cookie.
Web Beacons – sometimes called single-pixel gifs or clear gifs – are used to assist in delivering cookies, and they allow us to count users who have visited pages of our Website. We may include Web Beacons in promotional e-mail messages or other communications in order to determine whether messages have been opened and acted upon.
We reserve the right to participate with third party analytics partners to monitor and analyze Web traffic and to keep track of user behavior on the Website. This also helps us: gather data on Website performance and visitor behavior; gain a better understanding of our customers and conversion rates; and assist with online advertising results.
Social Media Interactions
We invite you to socialize and share your participation with this Website and purchases. If you choose to use social media platforms including (but not limited to) Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram, you will be allowing interaction with these platforms or other external platforms directly from this Website, and in the process you may be sharing certain profile elements, including your comments. This sharing is subject to each social media program’s privacy policies. If you participate in our Website blog by leaving comments, you may also share certain profile elements in addition to your comments. For additional ways your comments may be seen, modified, deleted, or used, see KFMW’s Terms of Service.
“Do Not Track” Requests
Some Web browsers incorporate a “Do Not Track” feature that signals to websites that you visit that you do not want to have your online activity tracked. Each browser communicates “Do Not Track” signals to websites differently, making it unworkable to honor each and every request correctly. In order to alleviate any communication error between browsers and website, we do not respond to “Do Not Track” signals at this time. As the technology and communication between browser and website improves, we will reevaluate the ability to honor “Do Not Track” signals and may make changes to our policy.
How We Use Your Information
We may use your Personal Information for the performance of the services or transaction for which it was given, and in connection with other products, services, promotions, or contests we may offer, and our private, internal reporting for this Website, and security assessments for this Website. This can include:
- Communicating with you regarding requests for downloads, products, services or upcoming offers.
- Providing the service or product and all its related functions.
- Answering emails received, sending invitations to webinar or class sessions, sharing news and offers.
- Measuring engagement rates such as course progress or email opens.
We reserve the right to make full use of Usage Data. For example, we may use Usage Data to provide better service to Website visitors, customize the Website based on your preferences, compile and analyze statistics and trends about the use of this Website, and otherwise administer and improve this Website for your use.
How Information May Be Shared
Generally, we will not disclose your personally identifiable information unless we have your permission or under certain circumstances, such as those described below.
Affiliates/Associates: If you have visited our Website through a link provided by an Affiliate/Associate, we will share your personally identifiable information with the Affiliate/Associate responsible for your visit and the Affiliate/Associate may contact you. We may participate with another company or individual for purposes of jointly promoting our products, services, promotions or contests or their products, services, promotions, or contests. We reserve the right to disclose your Personal Information to them for purposes of (i) compensation, transaction processing, fulfillment, and support, and (ii) for purposes of offering you other products, services, promotions, and contests. These joint venture marketing partners may also contact you regarding other products, services, promotions, or contests.
Employees, Associates and Consultants: To help us deliver services and information, we may provide your personally identifiable information to our employees, associates, and consultants, who have been instructed to, and have agreed to, honor the confidential nature of personally identifiable information.
Third Party Data & Data in the Aggregate: Aggregate data (data gathered across all user accounts) may be gathered in a non-personally identifiable form to build higher quality, more useful online services by performing statistical analyses of the collective characteristics and behavior of our visitors, and by measuring demographics and interests regarding specific areas and services of the Website. Aggregate data may be disclosed in a non-personally identifiable manner to advertisers and other third parties for their marketing and promotional purposes. However, no personal information that could be used to identify you personally is disclosed in these situations.
External Service Providers: We reserve the right to provide access to your Personal Information and Usage Data to our trusted service providers that assist us with the operation and maintenance of this Website. For example, we may contract with third parties to process payments, host our servers, provide security, and provide production, fulfillment, optimization, analytics, and reporting services. Our service providers will be given access to your information only as is reasonably necessary to provide the services for which they are contracted.
Business Transaction: We reserve the right to transfer any and all information that we collect from visitors, or that we otherwise collect concerning or in connection with the Website, to a third party in the event of a sale or other transfer of assets or of any portion of our business. In the event we enter a business transition, such as a merger, acquisition by another company, or sale of all or a portion of its assets, your personally identifiable information may be among the assets transferred.
Other/Legal Process: We may disclose account information where we have reason to believe that disclosing the information is necessary to identify, contact, or bring legal action against someone who may be violating our Terms and Conditions or may be causing injury to or interference with (either intentionally or unintentionally) our rights or property, other Website users, or anyone else that could be harmed by such activities. We may disclose or access account information when we believe in good faith that the law requires it and for administrative and other purposes that we deem necessary to maintain, service, and improve our services. This includes:
- In the event we believe the Website is being or has been used to commit unlawful acts;
- Upon receipt of a properly authorized and authenticated governmental request for information;
- In response to a subpoena or a court order,
- To comply with relevant laws including the CAN-SPAM Act of 2003, as may be amended from time to time;
- In response to an investigation of fraud or other wrongdoing regarding a specific consumer;
- In an effort to safeguard the person or property of our employee(s) or a third party.
Our Commitment To Data Security
To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the correct use of information, we implement reasonable and appropriate security procedures consistent with prevailing industry standards to protect your privacy. We also strive to work only with third-party vendors and providers that come recommended and have “good” reputations. We vet them to find out if (1) their servers are all located in the Unites States, (2) they use secure socket layer technology (SSL) to encrypt any information in transit, and (3) the information they maintain and store is protected with 128-bit level encryption (or higher). However, with the changing nature of the Internet, third-party vendors and providers may make changes to the above without notifying KFMW and KFMW cannot be held accountable for their business decisions.
We currently use the following vendors and rely on their security policies and procedures as well:
- Stripe (financial gateway and payment processor): https://stripe.com/docs/security/stripe
- PayPal (alternative financial gateway and payment processor): https://www.paypal.com/us/webapps/mpp/ua/privacy-full
- Square (financial gateway and payment processor):
- Ruzuku.com (course content protection), which uses Rackspace to run and maintain their servers: https://www.ruzuku.com/privacy.htm
- Leadpages.net (integrated sales pages for opt-ins): https://support.leadpages.net/hc/en-us
- Hatchbuck (email marketing):
- GoToWebinar (webinar service provider):
We may update and amend this list at any time without notice.
Our Commitment To Children’s Privacy:
Protecting the privacy of the very young is especially important. Children under the age of 18 are not authorized to use the Website and we ask that children do not submit any personal information to us. We never collect or maintain information at our Website from those we know are under 13.
How You Can Access Or Correct Your Information
You can access all your personally identifiable information that we collect online and maintain by sending us a formal letter requesting this information that credibly shows the error. If the information you want is with a third-party vendor or contractor, we will forward and document your request. To protect your privacy and security, we will also take reasonable steps to verify your identity before granting access or making corrections. Please send your written requests to: KF Multimedia & Web, Inc., 457 West 57th Street #811, New York, NY 10019.
Under California Civil Code § 1798.83, California residents have the right (upon request) to receive, once a year, information about third parties with whom we have shared information about you or your family for their marketing purposes during the previous calendar year, and a description of the categories of personal information shared. To make such a request, please send an email to the email address provided in our contact information below and include the phrase “California Privacy Request” in the subject line, the domain name of the Website you are inquiring about, along with your name, address and email address. We will respond to you within thirty days of receiving such a request.
To the best of our knowledge, any Personal Information which KFMW (and not its third-party vendors) may collect on this Website will be stored and processed in servers located in the United States. However, please be advised that this arrangement may change at any time without notice to you. By using this Website, if you reside outside the United States, you consent to the transfer of Personal Information outside your country of residence to the United States.
Please note that this Policy applies solely to our online information-gathering and dissemination practices in connection with the Website, and does not apply to any of our practices conducted offline.