Unless otherwise defined in this Policy, terms used in this Policy have the same meanings as in our Kindea Terms of
statistical or other analysis and using or handling information in any way, including, but not limited to collecting, storing,
evaluating, modifying, deleting, using, combining, disclosing and transferring information within our organization or among
our affiliates within the United States or internationally.
In this Policy, we will refer to Kindea as 'Kindea', 'our', 'us' or 'we.'
We take your privacy seriously. We are providing this Policy to inform you of our policies and procedures regarding the
collection, use and disclosure of information on our Service. We also want to inform you about your choices regarding
information. If you have any questions or concerns, please let us know (see 'How to contact us' section below).
Note that this Policy may be modified from time to time in our sole discretion, so check back frequently. We will notify
you of any changes to the Policy by posting a new Policy and updating the 'last modified' date at the top of this page.
1. How we collect information
We collect information in three basic ways:
- a. We collect information that you voluntarily provide to become a registered User of our Service, and when you use
certain aspects of our Service (e.g., entering an email address on a form to send an email from your Kindea account).
- b. We collect information when you register to join Kindea by logging into an account that you already have with certain
third-party social networking sites ('SNS') (including, but not limited to, Facebook and Twitter) via our Service. For
example, our Service allows you to create an account and login to the Service using your Facebook account credentials through
Facebook Connect. If you are not currently registered as a User on the Service and you click on 'Sign in Using Facebook,' you
will first be asked to enter your Facebook credentials and then be given the option to register and join Kindea.
- c. When you browse or use our Service, technological tools including 'Log Data' and 'Cookies' collect certain
information, as explained in the following section.
2. What information we collect and how we use it
- a. Personal Information. When you register with us through the Service to become a registered User of Kindea, we will
ask you for certain information about you that can be used to contact or identify you ('Personal Information'). Personal
Information may include, but is not limited to, your name, gender, profile photo, free-form biography, location/hometown,
website and email address. If you decide to create your User account by logging into a SNS via the Service, you are using the
Personal Information you have already provided to the SNS (such as your 'real' name, email address and other information you
make publicly available via the SNS) to create your User account on our Service; the information we collect may depend on the
privacy settings you have with the SNS, so please consult the SNS’s privacy and data practices. For example, by using Facebook
Connect, you are allowing Kindea to access the Personal Information in your Facebook account pursuant to the Facebook Terms of
Use regarding your use of the Service via Facebook.
We use your Personal Information (in some cases, in conjunction with your 'Non-Identifying Information,' see below) to
provide the Service to you. For example:
- i. Account Registration. We create your User account for your use of the Service based upon the Personal Information
- ii. Communications. We use your Personal Information to contact you with Kindea newsletters, marketing or promotional
materials and other information that may be of interest to you. If you decide at any time that you no longer wish to receive
such communications from us, please follow the unsubscribe instructions provided in any of the communications or update your
'preferences' information in your account settings. (See 'Your choices regarding information,' below.)
- iii. Customer service. We use your Personal Information to respond to your questions and/or inquiries.
- iv. Finding friends. You also have the option to import your personal contacts (including email addresses of friend
lists via SNS) to the Service so that you can find your friends on the Service, and your friends can find you on the
- v. Emailing via a Kindea Account. As part of the Service, Kindea Users may communicate with other registered and
non-registered Users through use of their Kindea accounts. Where Users have selected the option of adding one or more email
addresses to an online form, the message they create in the corresponding template will be sent from Kindea to those email
addresses on their behalf.
- b. Non-Identifying Information. We also collect other information that you provide as part of registration, the
operation, and personalization of your boards on Kindea that cannot reasonably be used to identify or contact you (e.g.,
without limitation, age and individual preferences) ('Non-Identifying Information'). Certain Non-Identifying Information would
be considered a part of your Personal Information if it were combined with other identifiers (for example, combining your zip
code with your street address) in a way that enables you to be personally identified or contacted. But the same pieces of
information are considered Non-Identifying Information when they are taken alone or combined only with other Non-Identifying
Information (for example, your viewing preferences) We may combine your Personal Information with Non-Identifying Information
and aggregate it with information collected from other Kindea Users to attempt to provide you with a better experience, to
improve the quality and value of the Service and to analyze and understand how our Service is used. We may also use the
combined information without aggregating it to serve you specifically, for instance to deliver a product to you according to
your preferences or restrictions.
- c. Mobile Software. Our Mobile Software allows Users to access and use the Service from their mobile devices.
From the Mobile Software, you also have the option to identify the location of User Content that you wish to upload to our
Service. In addition, in the event that our Mobile Software crashes on your mobile device, we will receive information about
your mobile device model, software version and device carrier, which allows us to identify and fix bugs and otherwise improve
the performance of our Mobile Software.
- d. Log Data. When you visit the Service, whether as a registered User or a non-registered User just browsing, our
servers automatically record information that your browser sends whenever you visit a website ('Log Data'). This Log Data may
include information such as the browser type or the webpage you were visiting before you came to our Service, pages of our
Service that you visit, the time spent on those pages, information you search for on our Service, access times and dates, and
other statistics. We use this information to monitor and analyze use of the Service and the Service's technical
administration, to increase our Service's functionality and user-friendliness, and to better tailor our Service to our
visitors' needs. For example, some of this information is collected so that when you visit the Service again, it will
recognize you and the information could then be used to serve advertisements and other information appropriate to your
interests. We also use this information to verify that visitors to the Service meet the criteria required to process their
- e. Cookies. Like many online services, Kindea uses 'cookies' on our Service to collect information. A cookie is a
utilize 'persistent' cookies to save your login information for future logins to the Service. Second, we utilize 'session ID'
cookies to enable certain features of the Service, to better understand how you interact with the Service and to monitor
aggregate usage by Kindea Users and web traffic routing on the Service. Unlike persistent cookies, session cookies are deleted
from your computer when you log off from the Service and then close your browser. You can instruct your browser, by changing
its settings, to stop accepting cookies or to prompt you before accepting a cookie from the websites you visit. If you do not
accept cookies, however, you may not be able to use all portions of the Service or all functionality of the Service. (See
'Your choices regarding information,' below.)
3. Sharing of your information
- a. Kindea Users. When you register through the Service and submit Personal Information to create a profile or visual
collection, other Kindea Users will see your name. If you choose to provide additional Personal Information in your profile,
Kindea Users will see such additional Personal Information, including, but not limited to, your photo, location, website and
biography. Providing additional Personal Information is voluntary and should correlate with the degree of interaction you want
to have with Kindea Users. We recommend that you guard and refrain from disclosing any information you consider sensitive and
- b. Aggregate Information and Non-Identifying Information. We may share aggregated information that does not include
Personal Information and we may otherwise disclose Non-Identifying Information and Log Data with third parties for industry
analysis, demographic profiling and other purposes. Any aggregated information shared in these contexts will not contain your
- c. Service Providers. We may employ third party companies and individuals to facilitate our Service, to provide the
Service on our behalf, to perform Service-related services (e.g., maintenance services, database management, web analytics and
improvement of the Service’s features) or to assist us in analyzing how our Service are used. These third parties have access
to your Personal Information only to perform these tasks on our behalf and are obligated not to disclose or use it for any
- d. Social Networking Sites. We may share the information in your Kindea account (including your Personal Information)
with the SNSs that you have linked to your Kindea account. These third parties have access to your Personal Information only
for this purpose (unless the SNS has received your Personal Information independently of the Service) and not for other
1. Facebook Connect and Twitter. We allow Users to link their Facebook and Twitter accounts to our Service. Users can then
post recent activity on our Service back to their Facebook and Twitter accounts. You will be prompted to decide whether or not
your activity on the Service will be shared and disclosed on your Facebook/Twitter service. You can disable the foregoing
feature at any time by logging into your profile and selecting the option to disable Facebook Connect and/or Twitter. Further,
you may be able to edit your privacy settings for the content that you post which appears on Facebook/Twitter by making
selections in your 'Edit Profile' settings via the Service.
- e. Compliance with Laws and Law Enforcement. Kindea cooperates with government and law enforcement officials and
private parties to enforce and comply with the law. We can disclose any information about you to government or law enforcement
officials or private parties as we, in our sole discretion, believe necessary or appropriate to respond to claims and legal
process including, but not limited to, subpoenas, to protect the property and rights of Kindea or a third party, to protect
the safety of the public or any person, or to prevent or stop activity we may consider to be, or to pose a risk of being,
illegal, unethical or legally actionable activity.
- f. Business Transfers. Kindea may sell, divest, transfer, assign, share or otherwise engage in a transaction that
involves, some or all of our assets, including any or all of the information described in this Policy, in the course of a
corporate divestiture, merger, acquisition, joint venture, bankruptcy, dissolution, reorganization, or any other similar
transaction or proceeding.
4. Your choices regarding information
You have several choices regarding the use of information on our Service:
- a. Email Communications. If you decide at any time that you no longer wish to receive email communications from us,
please follow the unsubscribe instructions provided in any of the communications or update your 'preferences' information in
your account settings
- b. Cookies. If you decide at any time that you no longer wish to accept cookies from our Service for any of the purposes
described above, then you can instruct your browser, by changing its settings, to stop accepting cookies or to prompt you
before accepting a cookie from the websites you visit. Consult your browser's technical information. If you do not accept
cookies, however, you may not be able to use all portions of the Service or all functionality of the Service. If you have any
questions about how to disable or modify cookies, please let us know at the contact information provided below.
- c. De-Linking SNS. If you decide at any time that you no longer wish to have your SNS account (e.g., Facebook or Twitter)
linked to your Kindea account, then you may de-link the SNS account in the 'preferences' section in your account
- d. Changing or Deleting Your Information. All Users may review, update, correct or delete the Personal Information in
their User account (including any imported contacts) by contacting us or by editing their profile via the Service. If you
completely delete all of your Personal Information, then your User account may become deactivated. We will use commercially
reasonable efforts to honor your request. We may retain an archived copy of your records as required by law or for legitimate
business purposes. (For more information on how to control your User Content on the Kindea Service, including information
regarding the use and storage of your User Content, please see the 'Sharing Your Content' section in our Terms of
5. Links to other sites and services
Our Service contains links to other third-party websites and online services. If you choose to visit another website or
online service by clicking on a link, you will be directed to that third party’s website or online service. The fact that we
may link to a website or online service is not an endorsement, authorization or representation of our affiliation with that
third party, nor is it an endorsement of their privacy or information security policies or practices. We do not exercise
control over third party websites and online services, and these third parties may place their own cookies or other files on
your computer and collect data or solicit Personal Information and Non-Identifying Information from you. Other sites and
online services follow different rules regarding the collection, use and/or disclosure of Personal Information and
Non-Identifying Information. We encourage you to read the privacy policies or statements of the other websites or online
services you visit before providing any information or using such websites or services.
6. How we store and protect information
- a. Information Security. We care about the security of your information. We use commercially reasonable safeguards to
preserve the integrity and security of information collected and maintained through the Service. However, we cannot ensure or
warrant the security of any information you provide to us or guarantee that information on the Service may not be accessed,
disclosed, altered, or destroyed by unauthorized persons.
- b. Phishing. Identity theft and the practice currently known as 'phishing' are of great concern to Kindea. Safeguarding
information to help protect you from identity theft is a top priority. We do not request your credit card information, login
information, or national identification numbers in a non-secure or unsolicited e-mail or telephone communication. For more
information about phishing, visit the Federal Trade Commission's website (http://www.ftc.gov/).
- c. Breach Notification. We will make any legally required disclosures of any breach of the security, confidentiality, or
integrity of stored 'personal data' (as defined in applicable state statutes on security breach notification) to you via email
or conspicuous posting on this Service in the most expedient time possible and without unreasonable delay, insofar as
consistent with (i) the legitimate needs of law enforcement or (ii) any measures necessary to determine the scope of the
breach and restore the reasonable integrity of the data system.
- d. International Transfer. Your information may be transferred to -- and maintained on -- computers located outside of
your state, province, country or other governmental jurisdiction where the privacy laws may not be as protective as those in
your jurisdiction. If you are located outside the United States and choose to provide information to us, Kindea transfers
submission of such information represents your agreement to that transfer.
7. Our policy towards children's information
This Service is not directed to children under 13. We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from
children under 13. If a parent or guardian becomes aware that his or her child has provided us with Personal Information
without their consent, he or she should contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. If we become aware that a child
under 13 has provided us with Personal Information, we will delete such information from our files.
8. How to contact us
If you have any questions about this Policy or any of the practices described herein, please send us an email at