From time to time, you will be asked to submit personal
information about yourself (e.g. name and email address etc) in order
to receive or use KKI services. Such services include web site design,
consultation, marketing, hosting, newsletters, competitions, "Alert
Email", KKI membership.
By entering your details in the fields requested, you
enable KKI and its service providers to provide you with the services
you select. Whenever you provide such personal information, we will
treat that information in accordance with this policy. Our services
are designed to give you the information and service that you want to
receive. KKI will act in accordance with current legislation and aim
to meet current Internet best practice.
During the course of any visit to KKI, the pages you
see, along with something called a cookie, are downloaded to your computer
(see point 3 for more on this). Most, if not all, websites do this,
find out whether the computer (and probably its user) has visited the
site before. This is done on a repeat visit by checking to see, and
finding, the cookie left there on the last visit.
Any information that is supplied by cookies can help
us to provide you with a better service and assists us to analyses the
profile of our visitors. For example: if on a previous visit you went
to, say, the education pages, then we might find this out from your
cookie and highlight educational information on a second visit.
When you enter a site your computer will automatically
be issued with a cookie. Cookies are text files that identify your computer
to our server. Cookies in themselves do not identify the individual
user, just the computer used. Many sites do this whenever a user visits
their site in order to track traffic flows.
Cookies themselves only record those areas of the site
that have been visited by the computer in question, and for how long.
Users have the opportunity to set their computers to accept all cookies,
to notify them when a cookie is issued, or not to receive cookies at
any time. The last of these, of course, means that certain personalized
services cannot then be provided to that user.
NB: Even if you haven't set your computer to reject
cookies you can still browse our site anonymously until such time as
you register for KKI services.
When you supply any personal information to KKI (e.g.
for KKI services or KKI membership) we have legal obligations towards
you in the way we deal with that data. We must collect the information
fairly, that is, we must explain how we will use it (see the notices
on particular WebPages that let you know why we are requesting the information)
and tell you if we want to pass the information on to anyone else. In
general, any information you provide to KKI will only be used within
KKI and by its service providers. It will never be supplied to anyone
outside KKI without first obtaining your consent, unless we are obliged
or permitted by law to disclose it. Also, if you post or send offensive
or inappropriate content anywhere on or to KKI or otherwise engage in
any disruptive behavior on KKI, and KKI considers such behavior to be
serious and/or repeated, KKI can use whatever information that is available
to it about you to stop such behavior. This may include informing relevant
third parties such as your employer, school or e-mail provider about
the content and your behavior.
We will hold your personal information on our systems
for as long as you use the service you have requested, and remove it
in the event that the purpose has been met, or, in the case of KKI membership
you no longer wish to continue your registration as a KKI member. For
safety reasons, however, KKI may store messaging transcript data arising
from the use of KKI services for a period of six months. Where personal
information is held for people who are not yet registered but have taken
part in other KKI services (eg competitions), that information will
be held only as long as necessary to ensure that the service is run
smoothly. We will ensure that all personal information supplied is held
securely, in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998.
If you are notified on a KKI site that your information
may be used to allow KKI to contact you for "service administration
purposes", this means that KKI may contact you for a number of
purposes related to the service you have signed up for. For example,
we may wish to provide you with password reminders or notify you that
the particular service has been suspended for maintenance. We will not
contact you for promotional purposes, such as notifying you of improvements
to the service or new services on KKI unless you specifically agree
to be contacted for such purposes at the time you submit your information
on the site, or at a later time if you sign up specifically to receive
such promotional information.
You have the right to request a copy of the personal
information KKI holds about you and to have any inaccuracies corrected.
(We charge $10 for information requests.) Please address requests to
the Data Protection Officer, KKI, PO BOX 3571, Barrington,
Ill 60011 (Email: email@example.com).
If you are aged 18 or under, please get your parent/guardian's
permission beforehand whenever you provide personal information to KKI's
website. Users without this consent are not allowed to provide us with