Preamble

This Master Privacy Policy (“Privacy Policy”) explains the collection, use, and disclosure of “personal information” by Kokan. Unless otherwise noted on a particular site or service, this Privacy Policy applies to your use of all websites that Kokan operates

This Privacy Policy also explains our commitment to you with respect to our use and disclosure of non personal browsing and site usage data that Kokan collects as the provider of the Services. That commitment is contained in a “Data Usage Policy,” below.

As used in this policy, “personal information” means information that would allow a party to identify you such as, for example, your name, address or location, telephone number, or email address.

By accessing or using any of the Services, you are accepting and agreeing to the practices described in this Privacy Policy.

Our Principles

Kokan is committed to handling responsibly the information and data we collect about you through our Services, whether personal information or non personal browsing and site usage data. We have designed our Privacy Policy and our Data Usage Policy consistent with the following principles (the “Principles”):

Privacy policies and data collection and use policies should be human readable, comprehensive, and easy to locate;
Only the minimum amount of information reasonably necessary to provide you with services should be collected and maintained, and only for so long as reasonably needed or required;
Information you provide through our Services, or that we gather as a result of your use of our Services, should not be used for marketing or advertising purposes, nor should it be provided voluntarily (without your permission) to anyone else unless required; and
If Kokan is required to provide a third party with your personal information (whether by subpoena or otherwise), then provided we have collected and retained an email address for you, Kokan will use reasonable means to notify you promptly of that event, unless prohibited by law or Kokan is otherwise advised not to notify you on the advice of legal counsel.

Disclosures of Personal Information

In general, it is not Kokan’s practice to disclose personal information to third parties. Other than providing you with attribution using your Kokan username in connection with your published data, we may share your personal information in two instances:

First, Kokan may share personal information with our contractors and service providers in order to maintain, enhance, or add to the functionality of the Services, or to organize and run an event you signed up to attend.

Second, we may disclose your personal information to third parties in a good faith belief that such disclosure is reasonably necessary to (a) take action regarding suspected illegal activities; (b) enforce or apply our Master Terms of Use and Privacy Policy; (c) comply with legal process, such as a search warrant, subpoena, statute, or court order; or (d) protect our rights, reputation, and property, or that of our users, affiliates, or the public.

If Kokan is required to provide a third party with your personal information (whether by subpoena or otherwise), then provided we have collected and retained an email address for you, Kokan will use reasonable means to notify you promptly of that event, unless prohibited by law or Kokan is otherwise advised not to notify you on the advice of legal counsel.

Security of Personal Information Collected via the Services

Kokan has implemented reasonable measures to protect against unauthorized access to and unlawful interception or processing of personal information that Kokan stores and controls. However, no website can fully eliminate security risks. Third parties may circumvent our security measures to unlawfully intercept or access transmissions or private communications. We will post a reasonably prominent notice to the Websites if any such security breach occurs.

Data Usage Policy: Non Personal Browsing and Site Usage Information

Our Data Usage Policy covers how we maintain and use information about you that is collected by our Services, including when you log into the website.

Non Personal Browsing Information We Collect

When you use the Services, our servers (which may be hosted by a third party service provider) may collect information indirectly and automatically (through, for example, the use of your “IP address”) about your activities while visiting the Website and information about the browser you are using.

No Selling or Sharing

Except in the unique situations identified in this Privacy Policy, Kokan does not sell or otherwise voluntarily provide the non personal browsing information we collect about you or your website usage to third parties.

Notice

If Kokan is required to provide a third party with your non personal browsing information, then Kokan will use reasonable means to notify you promptly of that event, unless Kokan is prohibited by law from doing so or is otherwise advised not to notify you on the advice of legal counsel.

Reorganization or Spin-Offs

Kokan may transfer some or all of your personal and/or non personal browsing information to a third party as a result of a reorganization, spin-off, or similar transaction. Upon such transfer, the acquirer’s privacy policy will apply. In such event, Kokan will use reasonable efforts to notify you and to ensure that at the time of the transaction the acquirer’s privacy policy complies with the Principles.

Third-Party Sites

The Services may include links to other websites. You should consult the respective privacy policies of these third-party sites. This Privacy Policy does not apply to, and we cannot control the activities of, such other websites.

Special Note to International Users

The Services are hosted in the United States. Please note that your personal data may be located on servers in the United States. By providing your personal data you consent to the use of your personal data for the uses identified above in accordance with the Privacy Policy.