We, the operators of K-Var’s Website, provide it as a public service to our users.
K-Var is committed to protecting the privacy needs of children, and we encourage parents and guardians to take an active role in their children’s online activities and interests. K-Var does not intentionally collect information from minors, and K-Var does not target its web site to children.
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Types of Information K-Var Collects
Non-Personal Information: Non-personal information is data about usage and service operation that is not directly associated with a specific personal identity. K-Var may collect and analyze non-personal information to evaluate how visitors use our web sites.
Aggregate Information: K-Var may gather aggregate information, which refers to information your computer automatically provides to us and that cannot be tied back to you as a specific individual. Examples include referral data, the web sites you visited just before and just after our site, the pages viewed, time spent at the K-Var Website, and Internet Protocol (IP) addresses. An IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to an individual’s computer whenever they access the Internet. For example, when you request a page from one of our sites, our servers log your IP address to create aggregate reports on user demographics and traffic patterns and for purposes of system administration.
Log Files: Every time an individual requests or downloads a file from K-Var’s Website, data about those events and the IP address that preformed them are saved in a log file. K-Var may use this information to analyze trends, administer the web site, track users’ movements, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use or for other business purposes.
Most browser software can be set up to customize cookies. An individual may modify their browser preference to provide them with choices relating to cookies. The individual has the choice to accept all cookies, to be notified when a cookie is set, or to reject all cookies. If an individual chooses to reject cookies, certain functions and conveniences of the K-Var Website may not work properly, and a user may be unable to use some of services that require registration to participate.
Personal Information: Personal information is information that is associated with an individual’s name or personal identity. K-Var uses personal information to better understand a customer’s needs and interests and to provide them with better service. On some of K-Var’s web pages, a user may be able to request information, subscribe to mailing lists, participate in online discussions, collaborate on documents, provide feedback, submit information into registries, or register for events. The types of personal information you provide on these pages may include name, address, phone number, e-mail address, user IDs, or passwords.
How We Use Your Information
K-Var may use non-personal data that is aggregated for reporting about K-Var’s Website usability, performance, and effectiveness. It may be used to improve the experience, usability, and content of our site.
In keeping with our open process, K-Var may maintain publicly accessible archives for the majority of our activities. For example, posting an email to any of K-Var’s-hosted public mail lists or discussion forums, subscribing to one of our newsletters or registering for one of our public meetings may result in your email address becoming part of the publicly accessible archives.
Anonymous users are allowed to post content and/or participate in forum discussions. In such a case, since no user name can be associated with such a user, the IP address number of a user is used as an identifier. When posting content or messages to K-Var’s site anonymously, your IP address may be revealed to the public.
Please remember that any information, including personal information, that you disclose in public areas of our web site, such as forums, message boards, and news groups, becomes public information that others may collect, circulate, and use. Because we do not control the acts of others, you should exercise caution when deciding to disclose information about yourself or others in public forums such as these.
If you do not want your personal information collected and used by K-Var, please do not visit the K-Var Website or use any of K-Var’s services.
K-Var makes every effort to protect personal information by users of the web site, including using firewalls and other security measures on its servers. No server, however, is 100% secure, and you should take this into account when submitting personal or confidential information about yourself on any web site, including this one. You alone are responsible for maintaining the secrecy of your personal information. Please use great care when-ever discussing personal information on K-Var’s Website.
From time to time K-Var may email electronic newsletters, announcements, surveys or other information. If you prefer not to receive any or all of these communications, you may opt out by following the directions provided within the electronic newsletters and announcements.