Last revised: October 21, 2013
When we refer to “Kaleidoscope,” “we,” “us,” or “our,” we mean Kaleidoscope, Inc. or the specific department that operates the Site, provides its content, or processes information received through it, each as appropriate and applicable. When we refer to “you” or “your,” we mean the person accessing this Site. If the person accessing this Site acts on behalf of, or for the purposes of, another person, including a business or other organization, “you” or “your” also means that other person, including a business organization.
We are the sole owner of the information collected through the Sites. We may collect information from users at several different points on the Sites. Based upon your usage of our Sites, we may collect the following information: personal information, financial information and demographic information.
Child Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) Compliance and Related Information
The Child Online Privacy and Protection Act (COPPA) regulates online collection of information from persons under the age of 13. It is our policy to refrain from knowingly collecting or maintaining personally identifiable information relating to any person under the age of 18. If you are under the age of 18, please do not supply any personally identifiable information through the Sites. If you are under the age of 18 and have already provided personally identifiable information through the Sites, please have your parent or guardian contact us immediately using the information below so that we can remove such information from our files.
Information We Collect From You
In order to operate the Site and provide you with information, products and services that may be requested by or of interest to you, we may collect and retain personal information (e.g., information that could be used to contact you such as full name, company name, postal address, phone number, email address); financial information, when provided (e.g., passwords, credit and debit card numbers, bank and other financial institution account numbers and billing address); and demographic information (e.g., zip code, hometown, gender, purchase history information and age) from you. Please note that nowhere on the Sites do we knowingly collect personal information from children under the age of 13.
Your IP Address
Like most e-commerce websites, each time you visit any Site, we automatically collect your IP address and the web page from which you came. In order to administer and optimize the Sites for you and to diagnose problems with our Site, we use your IP address to help identify you and to gather broad demographic information about you. We may also supplement the information listed above with anonymous Site traffic information that’s collected automatically when you visit our Site, plus with information acquired from our joint marketing partners, from third parties, and from our affiliated companies.
We may use “cookies” in connection with operation of this Site. A cookie is a piece of data stored on the computer that runs an Internet browser and is commonly used to store information about a consumer’s online activities, including information such as the content or advertisements that a consumer views or the pages a consumer visits within a particular website. It can contain information about you, your computer, your browser, your session, the websites you visit, and other information about you or others who use, or have used, the computer or browser you use to access the Internet. Cookies are used for record-keeping purposes: the stored information can be retrieved by our website server when you return to the website. This allows us to personalize or regulate the use of this Site, and also permits us to automate the access and data-entry functions of this Site (e.g., login information), and to tailor the appearance or presentation of this Site to your preferences or interests. The cookies we use, if any, are not linked to any personally identifiable information while using this Site unless you have given us permission to link personally identifiable information to one or more cookies; Please note that you give us that permission any time you register on this Site, place an order or execute a transaction through this Site, or identify yourself or the computer you are using through this Site.
We or our hosting provider may collect traffic information from visitors for statistical analysis and Site improvement. When you access the Sites, we or our hosting provider may collect information about your visit in a log file on a server. Log file information may include, but is not limited to, internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, platform type, date/time stamp, and number of clicks. We or our hosting provider use this information to analyze trends, administer sites, track users’ movements in the aggregate, and gather demographic information for aggregate use. We and/or our hosting provider may review this information to understand overall trends and to determine what kinds of content are popular and useful to users.
Information Other Websites Collect From You
How We Use Personal Information
We may use your personal information to help us process transactions on the Site, to deliver the services you have requested, to contact you when necessary in connection with products or services you purchased, accessed or inquired about via the Site, to provide you with account login credentials, and to send you information, offers and other promotional materials from us and selected third parties.
We may use your e-mail address to provide customer service information or answer your questions and requests. We may also occasionally send you our e-mail updates, notifications, or other information about our products and services or about the products and services of our affiliated companies or selected third party partners. We may share your e-mail address with our affiliated companies to enable them to send you emails directly regarding their products and services, sales and other promotions. We include information in each commercial email that allows you to opt out of receiving future communications.
If you provide us with your phone number, you may receive telephone contact from us for customer service communications, to ask you for personal identification information, depending on the nature of your request, and to assist us in responding to your requests and questions. We may retain this information for business and marketing purposes and to help us with future requests from you.
We may occasionally use your phone number to contact you with updates or other promotional information about our products and services or those of our affiliated companies or trusted third party partners in which you may be interested. We may also make your personal information available to our affiliated companies and our other trusted third party partners to enable them to contact you directly with their promotional information, such as information about their products and services, sales and other promotions.
How We Use Financial Information
By engaging in any kind of activity that uses financial information on the Site, you consent to our providing your financial information to our service providers and to such third parties as we determine is necessary to process such transactions (“Transactions”). These third parties may include financial services and banking institutions used to process the Transactions. By placing orders or conducting any Transaction on the Sites, you consent to our providing your financial information to those third parties. Any of these various third parties are authorized to use your financial information in accordance with our contractual arrangements with such third parties and in accordance with their own privacy policies, over which we have no control.
How We Use Demographic Information
We use demographic information to tailor the Sites and communications to the interests of our users. We may share anonymous, aggregated (grouped) demographic information with advertisers and other third parties so that they can tailor their advertisements and communications to the appropriate audience. If you consent to have us share, or we are otherwise allowed to share, your personal information, as described above, then the demographic information that we provide to third parties may be linked to your personal information so that they will be able to know about your demographic information on a non-anonymous basis.
Authorized Third Parties
Transfer of Business Assets
We consider the information that you provide to us to be a business asset of ours. Consequently, your information may be shared with a third party and may be included among transferred assets if we, any or all of our subsidiaries or affiliates, or any of their assets is ever acquired by a third party.
Disclosure of Information for Legal and Other Purposes
We may also disclose personal, financial and other information that you have provided when we determine that such disclosure is necessary to comply with law, required in connection with a legal proceeding, to cooperate with law enforcement or to protect the interests or safety of our company or other visitors to the Site or users of services or products provided by us. We may also disclose personal, financial and other information that you have provided to our subsidiary and parent companies and businesses, and other affiliated legal entities and businesses with whom we are under common corporate control.
As you use the Internet, a trail of electronic information is left at each website you visit. This information, which is sometimes referred to as “clickstream data,” can be collected and stored by a website’s server. Clickstream data can tell us the type of computer and browsing software you use and the address of the website from which you linked to our Site. We may use clickstream data as a form of non-personally identifiable information to anonymously determine how much time visitors spend on each page of the Site, how visitors navigate throughout the Site and how we may tailor our web pages to better meet the needs of visitors.
Supplementation of Information
We may supplement the information we receive from you with other information we receive from third party sources or clearinghouses. Thus, information we obtain through the Site may be intermingled with and used in conjunction with information obtained through sources other than our Site, including both offline and online sources.
Our Security Precautions; Geographic Location of Information
No website is 100% secure. You can usually tell whether encryption is being used by noting the “locked” or other status indicator on the browser you are using. If the browser you are using does not indicate that the session is secure (e.g. by displaying a lock, a key or similar icon), you should assume that the connection is not secure and that third parties will receive the information shared by you and us during that part of the session. Your information may be transferred to and maintained on computer networks which may be located outside of the state, province, country or other governmental jurisdiction in which you reside, and the country or jurisdiction in which these computer networks are located may not have privacy laws as protective as the laws in your country or jurisdiction.
Misappropriation of Personal Information
For the purposes of any applicable law regarding notification of persons whose personal information was, or is reasonably believed to have been, acquired by an unauthorized person, any required notification may, where permitted by law, be made by the use of e-mail, telephone, fax, mail (including a notice printed in an available area of a bill or statement) or posting a notice on the Site. The specific means used is up to us and we will use our judgment based on the circumstances. Where any notice is to be sent to a specific address or number (such as e-mail address, physical address, telephone number, etc.), we will use the latest available address in our records. YOU AGREE TO THIS MEANS OF NOTIFICATION.
Site and Service Updates
We may send to you updates and service announcements about our Sites, but you may not un-subscribe or opt not to receive such announcements because such announcements contain important information about the products and services offered through the relevant Site(s).
We will use commercially reasonable efforts to make any changes you request. Many such changes may be accomplished using batch processing (i.e. collecting a number of similar change requests and making all such changes at once), so the changes may not be immediately effective. If you require an immediate change to your personally identifiable information and are unable to make such a change using the available Site resources, please contact us.
Correcting or Updating Personal Information
If your personal information changes or you have reason to believe that your personal information as we maintain it is incorrect and you are unable to change your personal information by logging into your account, you may contact us through the “E-mail Us” form at [firstname.lastname@example.org], and we shall attempt to accommodate all reasonable requests for such changes. Note that some information may only be changed by contacting the administrator of the Site.
You may additionally opt-out of receiving email communications by using the opt-out instructions included in an email you may receive from us.
Please note that changing or deleting your information through the Sites, or otherwise opting-out of receipt of email communications from us and third parties, will only change or delete the data in our database for purposes of transacting future business on the Sites and for managing future communications from us and third parties. These changes and deletions will not change or delete:
A) Information already collected as part of a product or service purchase in our transactions database which may be shared with our third-party service providers regardless of your email preferences; or
B) Information already collected in relation to a Transaction.
c/o Thomas Finnegan, Executive Director
1340 S. Damen, Mezzanine
Chicago, Illinois 60608