Privacy Policy

This Site is run by Kudoboard and exists to provide information about our organization and to provide an online means to send group messages of appreciation. This Privacy Policy sets forth Kudoboard’s policy with respect to information including personally identifiable data, such as your name, email address, credit card information, address book and your photographs (collectively, “Personal Data”), and other information that is collected from Site visitors.

Information We Collect:
Personal Data That You Provide Through the Site: We collect Personal Data from you when you voluntarily provide such information, including when you contact us with inquiries, respond to one of our surveys, register for access to the Kudoboard Services, post photographs or use certain Kudoboard Services, such as sending or responding to Kudoboard correspondence (collectively “Posts”).

By voluntarily providing us with Personal Data, you consent to our use of it in accordance with this Privacy Policy. This Privacy Policy is intended to cover collection of information on the Site from residents of the United States. If you provide Personal Data to this Site, you acknowledge and agree that such Personal Data may be transferred from your current location to the offices and servers of Kudoboard and the authorized third parties referred to herein located in the United States.

Information Others Share About You:
We receive certain Personal Data about you from other users when they upload your contact information, send you Kudoboard correspondence, or post a photo of you.


User Content:
We may also collect information intended for public consumption that you or others upload, post, publish, or display on the Site, including photos, comments, text, video, messages, graphics, or other materials (“User Content”).

Demographic or Other Data:
We also collect and store demographic or other data, such as age, gender, zip code or similar information, from you when you voluntarily provide such information. We may also receive information about you from other sources, online or offline, and add it to the information you provided to us.

Data about Others:
We may also collect and store personal information about other people that you provide to us through your use of the Kudoboard Services. We use guests’ contact information to, among other things, allow them to respond to your Kudoboard. At your request, we may send reminders to contributors and display their names to other contributors of the same board. Other than as described in this Privacy Policy, we will not intentionally sell or otherwise disclose contributor contact information that you submit to any third party.

IP Addresses:
The web requests you make to Kudoboard include your IP address. We may use your IP address for various purposes, including to: analyze and report upon the usage of our Site. Along with the content, features and services made available through the Site; diagnose and prevent service or technology problems affecting out Site; and monitor and prevent fraud and abuse.


Non-Personally Identifiable Data:
In addition to the Personal Data that we collect (as described in this Privacy Policy), when you interact with Kudoboard through the Site, we receive and store certain information that cannot presently be used to identify you (“non-personally identifiable information”). Such non-personally identifiable information is collected passively using various technologies such as web beacons and may be used to track usage of the Site, determine whether messages have been opened or acted upon or customize Kudoboard Services. Unless you have registered for the Site, the non-personally identifiable information we gather through the use of tracking technologies will not be matched with any Personal Data. Kudoboard may store such non-personally identifiable information itself or such non-personally identifiable information may be included in databases owned and maintained by Kudoboard affiliates, agents or service providers. The Site may use and share such non-personally identifiable information and pool it with other information to track, for example, the total number of visitors to our Site, the number of visitors to each page of our Site, and the domain names of our visitors’ Internet service providers. It is important to note that no Personal Data is available or used in this process of collecting non-personally identifiable information.

In operating the Site, we may use standard technologies, including “cookies.” A cookie is a piece of information that the computer that hosts our Site gives to your browser when you access the Site. Our cookies help provide additional functionality to the Site and help us analyze Site usage more accurately. For instance, our Site may set a cookie on your browser that allows you to access the Site without needing to remember and then enter a password more than once during a visit to the Site. In all cases in which we use cookies, we will not collect Personal Data except with your permission, which you may set through your web browser. On most web browsers, you will find a “help” section on the toolbar. Please refer to this section for information on how to receive notification when you are receiving a new cookie and how to turn cookies off. We recommend that you leave cookies turned on because they allow you to take advantage of some of the Site’s features.


Aggregated Personal Data:
In an ongoing effort to better understand and serve the users of the Kudoboard Services, Kudoboard often conducts research on its customer demographics, interests and behavior based on the Personal Data and other information provided to us. This research may be compiled and analyzed on an aggregate basis, and this type of aggregated information does not identify you personally (the “Aggregate Data”), and Kudoboard may share this Aggregate Data with its affiliates, agents and business partners. Kudoboard may also disclose Aggregate Data in order to describe our services to current and prospective business partners, and to other third parties for other lawful purposes.

Our Use of Your Personal Data and Other Information:

Kudoboard employs the Personal Data you provide in a manner consistent with this Privacy Policy. If you provide Personal Data for a certain reason, we may use the Personal Data in connection with the reason for which it was provided. For instance, if you contact us by e-mail, we will use the Personal Data you provide to answer your question or resolve your problem. Also, if you provide Personal Data in order to obtain access to the Kudoboard Services, we will use your Personal Data to provide you with access to such services, to monitor your use of such services and to contact you regarding your use of said services. In addition, Kudoboard may use financial information or payment method to process payment for any purchases made on the Site, to protect against or identify possible fraudulent transactions, and otherwise as needed to manage our business. Kudoboard may also use your Personal Data and other personally non-identifiable information collected through the Site to help us improve the content and functionality of the Site, to better understand our users and to improve the Kudoboard Services. Kudoboard and its affiliates may use this information to contact you in the future to tell you about services we believe will be of interest to you. If we do so, each communication we send you will contain instructions permitting you to “opt-out” of receiving future communications. In addition, if at any time you wish not to receive any future communications or you wish to have your name deleted from our mailing lists, please contact us as indicated below.


As described above, Kudoboard may collect and store personal information about other people that you provide to us through your use of the Kudoboard Services. Kudoboard may use such information to help us improve the content and functionality of the Site, to better understand our users and to improve the Kudoboard Services. Among other things, we may use invited this contact information to offer guests the opportunity to contact each other through the Site.


If Kudoboard intends on using any Personal Data in any manner that is not consistent with this Privacy Policy, you will be informed of such anticipated use prior to or at the time at which the Personal Data is collected.


Facebook Connect:


In the future, you may be able to log in to our Site using Facebook Connect. Facebook Connect will authenticate your identity and provide you the option to share certain Personal Data with us.

Our Disclosure of Your Personal Data and Other Information:

Kudoboard is not in the business of selling your information. We consider this information to be a vital part of our relationship with you. There are, however, certain circumstances in which we may share your Personal Data with certain third parties without further notice to you, as set forth below:


Other Contributors:
Other users invited to contribute to the same Kudoboard as you will be able to view your name on the invited contributor emails. Kudoboard will not display or give out your e-mail address or any other contact information to other users except as otherwise described in this Privacy Policy.

Any User Content that you post to the Site may be displayed to other users; for example, contributors to a board you created may see photos you posted on the board. We are not responsible for the privacy practices of other users who may view your User Content, so do not post any User Content that you wish to keep private.


Agents, Consultants and Related Third Parties:
Kudoboard sometimes hires other companies to perform certain business-related functions. Examples functions could include mailing information, maintaining databases, analyzing data, marketing, and processing payments. When we utilize another company to perform a function of this nature, we only provide them with the information that they need to perform their specific function, and they may only use such information for our benefit and the purposes for which they were engaged.

Business Transfers:
As we develop our business, we might sell, buy or merge businesses or assets. In the event of a corporate sale, merger, reorganization, dissolution or similar event, Personal Data may be part of the transferred assets.

Related Companies:
We may also share your Personal Data with our Related Companies for purposes consistent with this Privacy Policy.

Legal Requirements:
Kudoboard may disclose your Personal Data if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to (i) comply with a legal obligation or a government request, (ii) verify compliance with or enforce our Terms of Service or protect and defend the rights or property of Kudoboard, users of the Site or others (iii) act in urgent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of the Site or the public, or (iv) protect against legal liability.



Your Choices:

You can access the Site without providing any Personal Data when you view other Kudoboards. If you choose not to provide any Personal Data, you will not be able to use certain Kudoboard Services, such as creating a Kudoboard, submitting a kudo, or uploading photos and videos.


Exclusions:

This Privacy Policy does not apply to any Personal Data collected by Kudoboard other than Personal Data collected through the Site. This Privacy Policy shall not apply to any unsolicited information you provide to Kudoboard through this Site or through any other means. This includes, but is not limited to, information posted to any public areas of the Site (collectively, “Public Areas”), any ideas for new products or modifications to existing products, and other unsolicited submissions (collectively, “Unsolicited Information”). All Unsolicited Information shall be deemed to be non-confidential and Kudoboard shall be free to reproduce, use, disclose, and distribute such Unsolicited Information to others without limitation or attribution.


Children:

Kudoboard does not knowingly collect Personal Data from children under the age of 13. If you are under the age of 13, please do not submit any Personal Data through the Site. We strongly encourage parents to monitor their children’s Internet usage and to help enforce our Privacy Policy by instructing their children never to provide Personal Data on this Site without their permission. If you have reason to believe that a child under the age of 13 has provided Personal Data to Kudoboard through this Site, please contact us, and we will investigate and if necessary delete that information from our databases.


International Users:

If you are using or visiting the Site from the European Union or other regions with laws governing data collection and use, please note that by such use or visit you are agreeing to the transfer of your information to the United States and to processing globally. By providing your information, you consent to any transfer and processing in accordance with this Privacy Policy.


Links to Other Web Sites:

This Privacy Policy applies only to the Site. This Site may contain links to other web sites not operated or controlled by Kudoboard (the “Third Party Sites”). The policies and procedures we described here do not apply to the Third Party Sites. The links from this Site do not imply that Kudoboard endorses or has reviewed the Third Party Sites. We suggest contacting those sites directly for information on their privacy policies.


Security:

Kudoboard takes reasonable steps (including physical, electronic and procedural measures) to protect the Personal Data provided via the Site from loss, misuse, and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, or destruction. Kudoboard uses industry-standard SSL-encryption to protect data transmissions. Please note that this is not a guarantee that such information may not be accessed, disclosed, altered or destroyed by breach of such firewalls and secure server software. No Internet or e-mail transmission or electronic storage of information is ever fully secure or error free. In particular, information sent to or from this Site via email may not be secure. Therefore, you should take special care in deciding what information you send via the Site or the Kudoboard Services. Please keep this in mind when disclosing any Personal Data to Kudoboard via the Internet.


Changes to Kudoboard’s Privacy Policy:

The Site and our business may change from time to time. As a result, at times it may be necessary for Kudoboard to make changes to this Privacy Policy. Kudoboard reserves the right to update or modify this Privacy Policy at any time and from time to time without prior notice.