Kontribune, LLC is serious about your privacy and that of your community group. Here are some of our guiding philosophies regarding privacy:
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Like most website operators, Kontribune, LLC collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. Kontribune, LLC’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how Kontribune, LLC’s visitors use its service. From time to time, Kontribune, LLC may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of Kontribune.
Kontribune, LLC also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on Kontribune Newspapers. Kontribune, LLC only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below, except that commenter IP addresses may be made visible and disclosed to the administrators of the Newspaper where the comment was left.
Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information
Groups that wish to sign up to create a Newspaper, as well as visitors to certain Kontribune Newspapers, choose to interact with Kontribune in ways that may require Kontribune to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Kontribune, LLC gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, a Newspaper may ask visitors who sign up to view the Newspaper to provide a username and email address. Those who wish to create a Newspaper for their group are asked to provide additional information, including the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, Kontribune, LLC collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with Kontribune, LLC. Kontribune, LLC does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain activities.
Kontribune, LLC may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its Newspapers. For instance, Kontribune, LLC may monitor the most popular Newspapers on Kontribune. Kontribune, LLC may display this type information publicly or provide it to others. However, Kontribune, LLC does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.
Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information
Kontribune, LLC discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on Kontribune, LLC’s behalf or to provide Kontribune services and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using Kontribune you consent to the transfer of such information to them. Kontribune, LLC will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, Kontribune, LLC discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only when required to do so by law, or when Kontribune, LLC believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Kontribune, LLC, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of Kontribune and have supplied your email address, Kontribune, LLC may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with Kontribune, LLC and our products. If you send us a request (for example via a support email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. Kontribune, LLC takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.