Your privacy and safety on the Internet are important to us. As part of the operation of RopedStuds.com or any sites operated by Kenneth Benjamin Media (“KB Media”), we gather certain types of information about KB Media customers, and we would like to explain the types of information we gather, what we do with it, and how to correct or change the information.
INFORMATION COLLECTED BY KB MEDIA
KB Media collects two types of personally identifying information from users: personal data (such as names and e-mail addresses); and aggregated data (such as information about traffic patterns on KB Media sites, for example how many users log into KB Media sites on a daily basis).
Personal data is collected when users provide personal data to KB Media, for example in purchasing merchandise online, in registering for online bulletin boards, in applying for modeling opportunities, and in answering surveys. As such KB Media does not collect consumer data from third party sources and does not engage in spamming and other illegal Internet activities that violate the privacy of users. None of the personal data KB Media gathers is shared with any third-party individuals or businesses.
Aggregated information, such as which pages users access or visit and information volunteered by users, such as survey information, is collected through various methods. For example, KB Media sites collects IP addresses. An IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer whenever you’re surfing the Web. Web servers, the computers that “serve up” Web pages, automatically identify your computer by its IP address, and when you request a page from a KB Media site, our servers may log your IP address. KB Media does not link IP addresses to anything personally identifiable, so although your session may be logged, you will remain completely anonymous to us. Should KB Media collect IP addresses, it is only for the purposes of system administration and to gather aggregate data about the volume of use on KB Media Web sites.
USE OF INFORMATION COLLECTED BY KB MEDIA
KB Media uses both the personal and aggregated information we collect for multiple purposes. The personal information is used to improve the content of KB Media sites, to customize the content and/or layout of KB Media sites for each individual user and to notify users about updates to KB Media sites or promotional offers or opportunities that we believe will be of interest to you.
KB Media may also share aggregated information with consultants and affiliates for internal business purposes. We may be forced to divulge personal information if such information is subpoenaed, or if KB Media believes that any user has committed unlawful acts, to acts that endanger the health or safety of another user or of the general public. Also, in the event that KB Media is sold or KB Media property is transferred to another entity, customer information will of course be one of the transferred assets.
MESSAGE BOARDS AND CHAT ROOMS
Please remember that information posted to message boards and chat areas becomes public information. Use caution when posting. Users under the age of 18 should be especially careful not to provide any personally identifying information while using chat rooms or message boards. Users of KB Media chat rooms and message boards must follow acceptable standards of behavior when posting messages online. KB Media encourages parents and guardians to spend time with their children online, and to be fully familiar with the sites visited by their children. KB Media relies on users to be truthful in interactions with the site.
LINKS TO THIRD PARTY SITES
It is important to note that KB Media sites contains links to other sites, and that those sites may not follow the same privacy policies as KB Media. This can include links from advertisers, content providers and partners. These sites may send their own cookies to you, and may collect data and make uses of it that KB Media would not.
The use of any information or materials that you may access at these external sites is purely voluntary. You should not rely on their contents without independent and thorough review of the accuracy, completeness, effectiveness, timeliness, and correct sequencing. These external sites may also refer to specific commercial products, processes, or services by trade name, trademark, service mark, manufacturer, or otherwise. Unless KB Media has provided specific authority, such references in no way indicate our endorsement, recommendation, or preference. This section should be read in conjunction with the full Terms of Service.
No transmission of data over the Internet is guaranteed to be completely secure. It may be possible for third parties not under the control of KB Media to intercept or access transmissions or private communications unlawfully. While we strive to protect your personal information, KB Media cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us. Any such transmission is done at your own risk. Under no circumstances, including but not limited to negligence, shall KB Media be liable for any special, incidental, or consequential damages that result from the use of information or materials on our sites, even if KB Media or an authorized representative of KB Media, has been advised of the possibility of such damages. This section also should be read in conjunction with the full Terms of Service.