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Privacy Policy

Kitsel LLC considers the privacy and security of user information an integral component of the services offered at our website, kitsel.com. The following information explains how Kitsel collects and uses information obtained from users in connection with services available at Kitsel.

What this Policy Covers:

This Privacy Policy covers kitsel’s treatment of personal information that kitsel gathers when you are on the kitsel website and when you use kitsel services. This policy does not apply to the practices of companies that kitsel does not own or control, or to individuals that kitsel does not employ or manage.

Personal Information Collected and How We Use It:

In order to provide you with a friendly, customized, and efficient experience, we collect personal information of several types from our customers. Please note that our site is not intended for use by children under the age of 13, and we do not knowingly collect personal information from children under the age of 13.



Information You Provide to Us:

We receive and store any information you enter on the site or provide to us in any other way. You may be asked to provide us information about you when you create an account or registry, write a review or comment, ask a question, register to receive kitsel emails, participate in contests, sweepstakes or promotions or make a product purchase. You can choose not to provide us with certain information, but then you may not be able to take advantage of many of the features of our site.

Kitsel uses the information you provide to us in order to improve the quality of the site and services, in certain instances, provide you with customized content according to your preferences, fulfill your requests for kitsel’s products or services, and send you information about kitsel and its products and services.

At your election you may choose to stop receiving future electronic communications from kitsel:

*Click on the "unsubscribe" link and follow the instructions on how to unsubscribe included in each edition of our Kitsel emails

*Changing your preferences on your account information

Please note that any requests to remove or change your information or preferences may take up to forty-five days to take effect.

Cookies and Other Technology:

Like many sites, our Site employs cookies and web beacons to speed your navigation of the Site, recognize you and your access privileges, and track your Site usage.


1.  Cookies are pieces of information that a website transfers to your computer's hard disk to enable saving of your Site preferences, and other record-keeping purposes. Cookies in and of themselves do not personally identify users, although they do identify a user's computer. We do not combine personal information you provide to us with information collected through cookies. Most web browsers can be set to refuse cookies, although this may cause certain features of our Site or Service to cease functioning properly. The "help" portion of the toolbar on the majority of browsers will direct you on how to prevent your browser from accepting new cookies, how to command the browser to tell you when you receive a new cookie, or how to fully disable cookies. Please note, however, that if do not cookies, you will not be able to take advantage of some of our attractive features.


2.   Web beacons assist in delivering cookies and help us determine whether a web page on this Site has been viewed and, if so, how many times. For example, any electronic image on this Site, such as an ad banner, can function as a web beacon.



3.  We may use certain third-party companies to help us tailor site content to users. These companies may employ cookies and web beacons to help us deliver an optimized user experience on the Site. Any information that these third parties collect via cookies and web beacons is not linked to any personal information collected by us. These companies are usually prohibited by contract from using this information for their own marketing purposes or from sharing this information with anyone other than kitsel. For example, when you submit a "product review" to the Site, your information will be received and managed by an independent contractor that organizes the reviews and manages that element of our Site. Before you submit a review, you should review the "Terms of Use" and "Standards for Reviews" that are linked on our Site so that you can understand the terms and conditions for acceptance and use of your information.

4.  Log Files. When you visit the Site, web servers collect information "traffic data" (such as, for example, time and date, the address of the website from which you entered the Site) about your visit, which is stored as anonymous, aggregate data. Collecting such data may entail the use of IP addresses or other numeric codes used to identify a computer. Kitsel uses "traffic data" to help diagnose problems with its server, analyze trends and administer the Site. Your IP address is not linked to personally identifiable information, but is used to gather broad demographic data and to monitor statistics to improve the Service. Kitsel may also use your IP address to help diagnose problems with its server. IP addresses are also used to provide an audit trail in the case of any attempted illegal or unauthorized use of the Site.

Product Reviews. You may choose to submit a product review. If you wish to post a review, we will ask you to login with your username and password (or if it is your first review, to create a username and password) and for your email address and zip code. When you submit a review, your geographic location will be visible to other users (your email address will be kept private).

Also, any personally identifiable information that you submit as part of the review can be read or used by other visitors to the Site. We are not responsible for any personally identifiable information that you choose to submit as part of your review. We strongly encourage you not to post or share any personally identifiable information such as your email address, phone number or address as it may pose safety concerns or otherwise violate our terms and conditions.

Sharing of Information:

We may share your personal information with other individuals or non-affiliated companies in the following circumstances:


Protection of Kitsel and Others:

Kitsel may disclose personally identifiable data if it is required to do so by law or if Kitsel has a good faith belief that such action is necessary to conform to applicable laws or comply with any legal, regulatory or similar requirement or investigation, to protect or defend the rights or property of Kitsel or another user or to enforce the Terms of Use.



Business Transfers: Kitsel may transfer personally identifiable information to any successor to all or substantially all of its business or assets that concern the Service. 



Contests and Promotions: We publicly disclose the name, city, and state of our contest and sweepstakes winners.

Security:

Our Site incorporates physical, electronic, and administrative procedures to safeguard the confidentiality of your personal information, including Secure Sockets Layer ("SSL") for all financial transactions we process. We use SSL encryption to protect your personal information online. Information collected by Kitsel is stored in secure operating environments that are not made generally available to the public. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, Kitsel cannot ensure the security of any information you provide, and you do so at your own risk. Once Kitsel receives your transmission, we will make reasonable efforts and comply with industry practices to ensure its security on its systems.

Your California Privacy Rights:

Under California Civil Code sections 1798.83-1798.84, California residents are entitled to ask us for a notice describing what categories of personal customer information we share with third parties or corporate affiliates for those third parties for direct marketing purposes. That notice will identify the categories of information shared and will include a list of the third parties and affiliates with which it was shared, along with their names and addresses. If you are a California resident and would like a copy of this notice, please submit a written request to the following address: Kitsel Customer Relations- 236 West Portal Ave, SF, CA  94127.   Please allow thirty days for a response.

Updating Your Information:


Kitsel allows you to access the following information about you for the singular purpose of viewing, and in certain situations, updating that information.

Third Party Sites:

The Service may permit you to link to other websites on the Internet, and other websites may contain links to the Site. These other websites are not under Kitsel’s control. The privacy and security practices of websites linked to or from the Site are not covered by this Privacy Statement, and Kitsel is not responsible for the privacy or security practices or the content of such websites.

Changes:

Kitsel reserves the right to change or update this Privacy Statement at any time by posting a notice at the Site. Information collected by the Service is subject to the Privacy Statement in effect at the time of use. Last updated May 18, 2009.