kandipatterns.com is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement. kandipatterns.com may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes. This policy is effective from 6/13/2010.
What we collect
We may collect and/or store the following information:
- E-mail address
- IP address
- How you got to this website
- Information on your activities and comments throughout the site - e.g. your comments on patterns, and "thumbs up" on pattern suggestions
- Your comments and interactions with other members on the site (such as messages)
What we do with the information we gather
You are only asked to provide your name and e-mail address if you wish to access the "Adults only" patterns, which feature mature content. This is so that only registered members can access the content, and so that random visitors do not happen across it and associate sex and drugs with kandi. We will never sell your name or e-mail address, or give it to anyone. We may occasionally contact you if we have some news to share with you, but you can choose to opt-out of such e-mails at any time. Your IP address is stored to make sure that you are not abusing the services on this site, e.g. repeatedly asking for the same pattern pretending to be different people. We also keep track of your IP so that we can ban you from the site if you act in a manner that is not in accordance with our terms and conditions. We also reserve the right to read your messages at any time to determine if you are acting in a way that is not in accordance with our terms.
A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer's hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.
Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us. You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.
All passwords on the site are stored encrypted. This is for your security and means that if you forget your password you will have to reset it rather than have the plain text password sent to you. However, your connection to the site itself is not encrypted so any information you submit (via messages or comments, for example) could possibly be intercepted.
Links to other websites
Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.
Sharing your personal information with site members
This website lets you private message other members, which means you have the ability to share your personal contact information with users. Kandipatterns.com does not recommend the sharing of contact information and is not responsible for anything that occurs as a result of you sharing this information, trading with anyone, or meeting up with anyone you met on this website. Any information you submit is NOT transmitted over a secure connection and could be intercepted by a third party. It is also very common for people to scam others out of kandi on the internet. Please keep this in mind when communicating on this website
What are your data protection rights? Data deletion requests
Kandipatterns.com would like to make sure you are fully aware of all of your data protection rights. Every user is entitled to the following:
The right to access – You have the right to request kandipatterns.com for copies of your personal data. We may charge you a small fee for this service.
The right to rectification – You have the right to request that kandipatterns.com correct any information you believe is inaccurate. You also have the right to request Kandipatterns.com to complete the information you believe is incomplete.
The right to erasure – You have the right to request that kandipatterns.com delete your personal data, under certain conditions.
The right to restrict processing – You have the right to request that kandipatterns.com restrict the processing of your personal data, under certain conditions.
The right to object to processing – You have the right to object to kandipatterns.com processing of your personal data, under certain conditions.
The right to data portability – You have the right to request that kandipatterns.com transfer the data that we have collected to another organization, or directly to you, under certain conditions.
If you make a request, we have one month to respond to you. If you would like to exercise any of these rights or request data deletion, please contact us at our email: email@example.com
Kandi Patterns wants to protect the safety of children using the Site. To the extent applicable, Kandi Patterns complies with applicable laws and regulations, including the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), which governs information gathering online from or about children under the age of 13. Verifiable consent from a child’s parent or guardian is required before collecting, using, or disclosing personal information from a child under the age of 13. Without this consent, children under the age of 13 are not allowed to join the website.
Consistent with the requirements of COPPA, in any instance where Kandi Patterns asks for age and determines the user is under the age of 13, Kandi Patterns will require a parent or guardian email address in order to send a consent form to the parent/guardian for verifiable consent before Kandi Patterns collects any personal information from children under the age of 13.
Without obtaining verifiable parental consent, online contact information collected from a child is only used to respond directly on a one-time basis to a specific request from the child and is not used to re-contact the child and is not maintained in retrievable form by Kandi Patterns.
In addition to obtaining verifiable consent according to the process described above, Kandi Patterns does NOT:
- collect personally identifiable offline contact information of a child under age 13 without prior parental consent.
- provide any personally identifiable information, regardless of its source, to any third-party for any purpose whatsoever concerning our Users under 13 years of age, unless otherwise disclosed to children and their parents during the information collection process.
- give children under age 13 the ability to publicly post or otherwise distribute personally identifiable contact information without prior parental consent.
- entice any child by the prospect of a special game, prize, or other activity to divulge more information than is needed to participate in the activity.
There are several exceptions that permit collection of a child’s e-mail address without receiving parental consent in advance:
- To provide the parents with notice and to seek consent for communications with the child. Note: this may require collection of the parent’s e-mail address as well.
- To protect the safety of a child who is participating on the site; i.e., in a message board
- To protect the Website or to respond to law enforcement; i.e., in the case of a Website compromise.