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Thank for visiting our site. Your privacy is important to us. In this disclosure, you will find details about our privacy policies and procedures, as well as the opportunity to choose how information about you may be shared. We want you to make an educated choice, so please read this disclosure carefully to understand the options available to you.

This Policy applies to all of the products, services and material offered by KYI, Inc., its subsidiaries, parents, affiliated companies, and sister concerns. Where more detailed information is needed to explain our privacy practices, we post separate privacy notices to describe how particular services process personal information.

KYI, Inc. adheres to the US safe harbor privacy principles of Notice, Choice, Onward Transfer, Security, Data Integrity, Access and Enforcement, and is registered with the US Department of Commerce’s safe harbor program.

If you have any questions about this Policy, please feel free to contact us through our website or write to us at Privacy Matters, c/o KYI, Inc., 14 Goodyear, Suite 125, Irvine, CA 92618.

Information We Collect and How We Use It
We may offer a number of services that do not require you to register for an account or provide any personal information to us. In order to provide our full range of services, however, we may collect personally identifiable information. The types of personally identifiable information that may be collected include: name, address, e-mail address, telephone number, fax number, credit card information, and information about your interests in and use of various products, programs, and services. When you sign up for a KYI, Inc. account or other KYI, Inc. service or promotion that requires registration, we may ask you to provide personal information (such as your name, email address and account passwords). For certain services we may also request credit card or other payment account information which we maintain in encrypted form on secure servers. We may combine the information you submit under your account with information from other KYI, Inc. services or third parties in order to provide you with a better experience and to improve the quality of our services. For certain services, we may give you the opportunity to opt out of combining such information.

We may use the information you provide to fulfill your requests for our products, programs, and services, to respond to your inquiries about offerings, and to offer you other products, programs or services that we believe may be of interest to you. We sometimes use this information to communicate with you. If you choose to submit content for publication, we may publish your screen name and other information you have provided to us.

We sometimes use the non-personally identifiable information that we collect to improve the design and content of our site and to enable us to personalize your Internet experience. We also may use this information in the aggregate to analyze site usage, as well as to offer you products, programs, or services.

We will disclose information we maintain when required to do so by law, for example, in response to a court order or a subpoena. We also may disclose such information in response to a law enforcement agency’s request.
Agents and contractors of KYI, Inc. who have access to personally identifiable information are required to protect this information in a manner that is consistent with this Privacy Notice by, for example, not using the information for any purpose other than to carry out the services they are performing for KYI, Inc.

Although we take appropriate measures to safeguard against unauthorized disclosures of information, we cannot assure you that personally identifiable information that we collect will never be disclosed in a manner that is inconsistent with this Privacy Notice. Inadvertent disclosures may result, for example, when third parties misrepresent their identities in asking the site for access to personally identifiable information about themselves for purposes of correcting possible factual errors in the data.

Cookies
To enhance your experience with our sites, many of our web pages use “cookies.” Cookies are text files we place in your computer’s browser to store your preferences. Cookies, by themselves, do not tell us your e-mail address or other personally identifiable information unless you choose to provide this information to us by, for example, registering at one of our sites. However, once you choose to furnish the site with personally identifiable information, this information may be linked to the data stored in the cookie. We use cookies to understand site usage and to improve the content and offerings on our sites. For example, we may use cookies to personalize your experience at our web pages (e.g. to recognize you by name when you return to our site), save your password in password-protected areas, and enable you to use shopping carts on our sites. We also may use cookies to offer you products, programs, or services. Most browsers are initially set up to accept cookies. You can, however, configure your computer setting or browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. Some KYI, Inc. features and services may not function properly if cookies are disabled.

User Communications
When you send email or other communication to KYI, Inc., we may retain those communications in order to process your inquiries, respond to your requests and improve our services. Our server may record information such as your web request, Internet Protocol address, browser type, browser language, the date and time of your request and one or more cookies that uniquely identifies your browser.

Choices for Personal Information
When you sign up for a particular service that requires registration, we ask you to provide personal information. If we use this information in a manner different from the purpose for which it was collected, then we will ask for your consent prior to such use.

If we propose to use personal information for any purposes other than those described in this Policy and/or in the specific service notices, we will offer you an effective way to opt out of the use of personal information for those other purposes. We will not collect or use sensitive information for purposes other than those described in this Policy and/or in the specific service notices, unless we have obtained your prior consent.

You can decline to submit personal information to any of our services, in which cases KYI, Inc. may not be able to provide those services to you.

Information Sharing
KYI, Inc. only shares personal information with other companies or individuals outside of KYI, Inc. in the following limited circumstances:

  • We have your consent. We require opt-in consent for the sharing of any sensitive personal information.
  • We provide such information to our subsidiaries, affiliated companies or other trusted businesses or persons for the purpose of processing personal information on our behalf. We require that these parties agree to process such information based on our instructions and in compliance with this policy and any other appropriate confidentiality and security measures.
  • We have a good faith belief that access, use, preservation or disclosure of such information is reasonably necessary to (a) satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process or enforceable governmental request, (b) enforce applicable Terms of Service, including investigation of potential violations thereof, (c) detect, prevent or otherwise address fraud, security or technical issues, or (d) protect against imminent harm to the rights, property or safety of KYI, Inc., its users or the public as required or permitted.
  • We may share with third parties certain pieces of aggregated, non-personal information, such as the number of users clicked on a particular advertisement. Such information does not identify you individually.

Please contact us at the address below for any additional questions about the management or use of personal data.

Information Security
We take appropriate security measures to protect against unauthorized access to or unauthorized alteration, disclosure or destruction of data. These include internal reviews of our data collections, storage and processing practices and security measures, as well as physical security measures to guard against unauthorized access to systems where we store personal data.

We restrict access to personal information to KYI, Inc. employees, contractors and agents who need to know that information in order to operate, develop or improve our service. These individuals are bound by confidentiality obligations and may be subject to discipline, including termination and criminal prosecution, if they fail to meet these obligations.

Data Integrity
KYI, Inc. processes personal information only for the purposes for which it was collected and in accordance with this Policy or any applicable service-specific privacy notice. We review our data collection, storage and processing practices to ensure that we only collect, store and process the personal information needed to provide or improve our services. We take reasonable steps to ensure that the personal information we process is accurate, complete, and current, but we depend on our users to update or correct their personal information whenever necessary.

Accessing and Updating Personal Information
When you use KYI, Inc. service, we make good faith efforts to provide you with access to your personal information and either to correct this data if is inaccurate or to delete such data at your request if it is not otherwise requested to be retained by law or for legitimate business purposes. We ask individual users to identify themselves and the information requested to be accessed, corrected, or removed before processing such requests. We may decline to process requests that are unreasonably repetitive or systematic, required disproportionate technical effort, jeopardize the privacy of others, or would be extremely impractical (for instance, requests concerning information residing on backup tapes). Or for which access is not otherwise required. In any case where we provide information access and correction, we perform this service free of charge, except if doing so would require a disproportionate effort. Some of our services have different procedures to access, correct or delete users’ personal information. We provide the details for these procedures in the specific privacy notices or FAQs for these services.

Enforcement
KYI, Inc. regularly reviews its compliance with this Policy. Please feel free to direct any questions or concerns regarding this Policy or KYI, Inc.’s treatment of personal information by contacting us through this web site or by writing to us at Privacy Matters, c/o KYI, Inc., 14 Goodyear, Suite 125, Irvine, CA 92618. When we receive formal written complaints at this address, it is KYI, Inc.’s policy to contact the complaining user regarding his or her concerns. We will cooperate with the appropriate regulatory authorities, including local data protections authorities, to resolve any complaints regarding the transfer of personal data that cannot be resolved between KYI, Inc. and an individual.

Changes to the Policy
Please note that this Privacy Policy may change from time to time. We will not reduce your rights under this Policy without advising you in advance, and we expect such changes will be minor. Regardless, we will post any Policy changes on this page and, if the changes are significant, we will provide a more prominent notice (including, for certain services, email notification of Policy changes). Each version of this Policy will be identified at the top of the page by its effective date, and we will also keep prior versions of this Privacy Policy in an archive for your review.

If you have any additional questions or concerns about this Policy, please feel free to contact us any time through this web site or at Privacy Matters, c/o KYI, Inc., 14 Goodyear, Suite 125, Irvine, CA 92618