Privacy Policy

Kontribune, LLC is serious about your privacy and that of your community group. Here are some of our guiding philosophies regarding privacy:

If you have questions about accessing or correcting your personal data please contact our support team.

Website Visitors

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.

Aggregated Statistics

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.

Cookies

A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor’s computer, and that the visitor’s browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. Kontribune, LLC uses cookies to help Kontribune, LLC identify and track visitors, their usage of Kontribune, and their website access preferences. Kontribune visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using Kontribune, with the drawback that certain features of Kontribune, may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

Ads

Ads appearing on Kontribune Newspapers may be delivered to users by advertising partners, who may set cookies. These cookies allow the ad server to recognize your computer each time they send you an online advertisement to compile information about you or others who use your computer. This information allows ad networks to, among other things, deliver targeted advertisements that they believe will be of most interest to you. This Privacy Policy covers the use of cookies by Kontribune, LLC and does not cover the use of cookies by any advertisers.

Privacy Policy Changes

Kontribune, LLC may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in Kontribune, LLC’s sole discretion. We encourage visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to our Privacy Policy. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.