Effective July 14, 2008
THE INFORMATION WE COLLECT
When you visit MYKUWORLD.COM you provide us with two types of information: personal information you knowingly choose to disclose that is collected by us, and Web Site use information collected by us as you interact with our Web Site.
When you enter the MYKUWORLD.COM website, we collect your browser type and IP address. This information is gathered for all MYKUWORLD.COM visitors. In addition, we store certain information from your browser using "cookies." A cookie is a piece of data stored on the user's computer tied to information about the user. We use session ID cookies to confirm that users are logged in. These cookies terminate once the user closes the browser. By default, we use a persistent cookie that stores your login ID (but not your password) to make it easier for you to login when you come back to MYKUWORLD.COM. You can remove or block this cookie using the settings in your browser if you want to disable this convenience feature.
If you choose to register for an account with MYKUWORLD.COM, you provide us with certain personal information, such as your name, your email address, your gender, your education level, and your age. You may choose to provide other personal information by your use of the site, and you may want to share this information with others. We provide you with options within your profile that allow you to set privacy settings so that your information is available only to certain members, rather than to all members. Other options allow you to control how much and how broadly your profile information is available through the MYKUWORLD network or on the web.
When you use MYKUWORLD.COM, you may create profile pages, chat rooms, and public forums. You may form relationships, send messages, perform searches and queries, set up events, and transmit information through various channels. When you do any of these activities, remember that the information that is disclosed in these areas becomes public. We collect this information so that we can provide you the service and offer personalized features. In most cases, we retain it for so long as you are a registered user so that, for instance, you can return to view prior messages you have sent or easily see your friend list.Protecting the privacy of your profile information and any other information you choose to share on the site is your responsibility. We caution you not to share sensitive personally identifiable information (such as your address, telephone number, financial information) with others whom you do not know.
By registering for an account as a user on MYKUWORLD.COM, you are consenting to have your personal data transferred into and processed in the United States.
WE DO NOT KNOWINGLY COLLECT INFORMATION FROM CHILDREN
We do not knowingly collect or solicit personal information from anyone under the age of 13 or knowingly allow such persons to register. If you are under 13, DO NOT send any information about yourself to us, including your name, address, telephone number, or e-mail address. No one under age 13 is allowed to provide any personal information to us or on MYKUWORLD.COM. In the event that we learn that we have collected personal information from anyone under the age of 13, we will delete that information as quickly as possible. If you are the parent or guardian of a child under the age of 13 and believe he or she has disclosed personally identifiable information to us, please contact us at privacy@ MYKUWORLD.COM.. A parent or guardian of a child under the age of 13 may review and request deletion of such child’s personally identifiable information as well as prohibit the use thereof.
USE OF INFORMATION OBTAINED BY MYKUWORLD.COM
When you register for an account with MYKUWORLD.COM, you create your own profile and privacy settings. Your profile information is displayed to people in the networks specified in your privacy settings to enable you to connect with people on MYKUWORLD.COM. We may occasionally use your name and email address to send you notifications regarding new services offered by MYKUWORLD.COM that we think you may find valuable.
Profile information is used by us primarily to be presented back to and edited by you when you access the Service and to be presented to others permitted to view that information by your privacy settings. In some cases where your privacy settings permit it (e.g., posting to your Comments), other MYKUWORLD.COM users may be able to supplement your profile. You can delete these comments if you wish. You agree that you are solely responsible for your profile information. MYKUWORLD.COM has no responsibility to control, edit, review, or monitor any profile information and as a result is not responsible for the truth, accuracy, completeness, integrity, or appropriateness of such information.
SHARING YOUR INFORMATION WITH THIRD PARTIES
We do not provide contact information to third party marketers without your permission. We share your information with third parties only in limited circumstances where we believe such sharing is 1) reasonably necessary to offer the Service, 2) legally required or, 3) permitted by you. For example:
- We may provide information to service providers to help us bring you the services we offer. Where we utilize third parties for the processing of any personal information, we implement reasonable contractual and technical protections limiting the use of that information to the MYKUWORLD.COM-specified purposes.
- Non-users (i.e., those who have not registered for the Service by opening an account) may view, but not write in MYKUWorld.
- We may be required to disclose user information pursuant to lawful requests, such as subpoenas or court orders, or in compliance with applicable laws. We do not reveal information until we have a good faith belief that an information request by law enforcement or private litigants meets applicable legal standards. Additionally, we may share account or other information when we believe it is necessary to comply with the law, to protect our interests or property, to prevent fraud or other illegal activity perpetrated through the Service or using the MYKUWORLD.COM name, or to prevent imminent bodily harm. This may include sharing information with other companies, lawyers, agents or government agencies.
- We may offer stores or provide services jointly with other companies on MYKUWORLD.COM, such as a company that supports the creation of calendars, photo albums, journals, etc. You can tell when another company is involved in any store or service provided on MYKUWORLD.COM, and we may share customer information with that company in connection with your use of that store or service.
CHANGING OR REMOVING INFORMATION
Access and control over most personal information on MYKUWORLD.COM is readily available through the profile editing tools. MYKUWORLD.COM users may modify or remove their profile information at any time by logging into their account. Information will be updated immediately. Individuals who wish to deactivate their MYKUWORLD.COM account may do by sending an email to privacy@ MYKUWORLD.COM. the removal of their account in the email. Removed information may persist in backup copies for a reasonable period of time but will not be generally available to members of MYKUWORLD.COM or others.
The security of your personal information is important to us. We maintain physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards to secure your personal information. MYKUWORLD.COM member accounts are secured by member-created passwords. We take precautions to insure that member account information is kept private. We use reasonable measures to protect member information that is stored within our database, and except for where you have set your preferences to permit access to other members, we restrict access to member information to those employees who need access to perform their job functions, such as our technical staff. Please note that we cannot guarantee the security of member account information. Unauthorized entry or use, hardware or software failure, and other factors may compromise the security of member information at any time. For any additional information about the security measures we use on MYKUWORLD.COM, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org