PRIVACY POLICY

This Privacy Statement discloses the information practices for the website located at www.kernagency.com, including what type of information is gathered and tracked, how the information is used, and with whom the information is shared. KERN strives to safeguard the rights of individuals who share information with KERN through the website, and we encourage you to read this statement and become familiar and comfortable with our practices.

Information Collection
KERN may offer you the opportunity to register on our website and provide us with personal information. Such personal information may include contact information like your name, e-mail address, company name and telephone number and/or demographic information like address, zipcode and country. By registering on the web site, you automatically opt in for future communications from KERN. If you do not register on the website, you will not have access to certain portions of the website.

Our Web server automatically recognizes the visitor’s domain name, browser type, operating system, referring domains, entry page, exit page, average time on the website and other non-personal information. This information is used for a number of reasons, including in helping us improve our website and web-based offerings and helps us understand our visitors’ needs.

Information from other sources
KERN may receive information about you from other sources. We may add this information to our database and treat it in accordance with this Privacy Statement.

Information Usage
Personal information collected from you is only used for the following purposes, and as set forth in the Disclosure to Third Parties section below:

  • To customize your experience on our website.
  • To send communications to you directly for KERN.
  • For seminars sponsored by KERN.
  • To better understand your business goals (provided that the information will not be shared with a third party for this purpose without your consent).
  • As disclosed to you at the time the personal information is collected.

Non-personal information may be used and disclosed by KERN for any reason, provided that such information does not specifically identify you as an individual.

Disclosure to Third Parties
KERN does not share or distribute your personal information with third parties for their promotional purposes without your consent.

From time to time, KERN uses other third parties to provide services on our behalf, such as deploying our marketing e-mails, data processing and managing Kern events. We share your personal information with these third parties as necessary to provide service on our behalf. In such cases, these third parties are not permitted to use your personal data for any secondary purposes.

KERN may transfer your personal information in the event of a change of control, sale or merger of all or a part of KERN or the services used by you.

KERN may disclose personal information if required to do so by law or if it believes that such action is necessary to protect and defend the rights, property or personal safety of KERN, the website, its visitors or other parties.

Use of Cookies
KERN’s website uses cookies to deliver content specific to your interests and to improve the convenience and efficiency of your experience. A cookie is a piece of data stored on the user’s hard drive tied to statistical information about the user. Cookies are used to better serve you when you return to the website. You should note that our cookies are not used to collect personal information from you without your consent. Your web browser may allow you to be notified when you are receiving a cookie, giving you the choice to accept it or not. You can always choose to not accept cookies, but some web pages may not fully function and you may not be able to access certain information on KERN website. KERN uses third party web analytics provider which may use cookies on our site. These cookies and other web analytics data are used to track visitor behavior on our website. This data is not tied with any of your personal information. We have no access to or control over these cookies or any other web analytics stored on this web analytics provider’s server. This privacy statement covers the use of cookies by www.thekernorg.com only and does not cover the use of cookies by any third parties.

At times, some of our advertisers and their ad service providers set cookies when you click their advertising banners. While we use cookies in other parts of the website (as discussed above), cookies received with banner ads are collected by those advertisers and their ad service providers. The advertiser’s privacy policy and/or that of its service provider will govern the use of this information and KERN is not responsible for the privacy practices of such advertiser or ad service provider.

Other Websites and Links
KERN’s website, or e-mail messages may contain links to other websites and we are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such websites.

Opt-Out Privileges
KERN offers the right of every individual to opt out of any future promotional information. This opt out messaging will appear at the bottom of every email that is sent out. If you no longer wish to receive any form of direct contact from KERN, whether it is email, newsletters, or other promotional offers or materials, or wish us to delete your personal information from our database, send us an email to unsubscribe@kernagency.com. You may also contact us by regular mail addressed to: KERN, Inc., Attn: Data Entry Department, 20955 Warner Center Lane, Woodland Hills, CA 91367

Security
The security of your personal information is very important to us. We have put in place reasonable physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard the information we collect. Only those employees who need access to your information in order to perform their duties are authorized to have access to your personal information. However, due to the inherent open nature of the Internet, we cannot guarantee that communications between you and KERN or information stored on our servers, will be free from unauthorized access by third parties such as hackers and your use of the website demonstrates your assumption of this risk.

Children
We have no intention of collecting personal information from children under the age of 13. When we become aware that personal information from a child under 13 has been collected without such child’s parent or guardian’s consent, we will use all reasonable efforts to delete such information from our database.

United States of America
Our website is maintained in the United States of America. By using the website, you freely and specifically give us your consent to export your personal information to the USA and to store and use it in the USA as specified in this statement.

Changes to this Statement
KERN reserves the right to change, modify or update this statement at any time, so please review it frequently. However, if we plan to use personal information in a way that is materially different from the practices described in this statement, we will give you prior notice and an opportunity to opt out of such differing users.

Privacy Statement Compliance
For questions regarding our Privacy Statement, please contact our Webmaster via e-mail at webmaster@kernagency.com.

This Privacy Statement was last updated on April 2, 2013.

 

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