KCK Media Corp.
Last Modified: May 16, 2018
This Privacy Statement explains how KCK Media Corp. (also referred to as we, us, and our) and its associated entities collects, uses, and discloses your information. Associated entities include, but are not limited to: KCK Media, Circuit Cellar, audioXpress, Linuxgizmos, Voice Coil, The Loudspeaker Industry Sourcebook, and CC-Webshop. The Privacy Statement applies to all services and products, except those products that have a separate Privacy Statement.
Where applicable, you consent to the use of your information as described in this Privacy Statement each time you use our products or services. We urge you to read this document in full, and Contact Us if you have any questions.
COLLECTION AND USE OF PERSONAL DATA
Personal data is information that can be used to directly or indirectly identify you. Personal data also includes anonymous information that is linked to information that can be used to directly or indirectly identify you. Personal data does not include information that has been irreversibly anonymized or aggregated so that it can no longer enable us, whether in combination with other information or otherwise, to identify you.
Personal Data We Collect
Depending on the products and services you use, we collect different kinds of personal data from or about you.
Data you provide: We collect the personal data you provide—such as your name, username, or email address—when you use our products and services, create an account, Contact Us, participate in an online survey, participate in community discussions or chat rooms, apply for employment, interact with us at in-person events, or otherwise interact with us.
Data about payments: Whether you buy advertising space or purchase a product, we collect personal data in connection with the purchase. This information includes payment information (e.g., your credit or debit card number and other card information); other account and authentication information; and billing, shipping, and contact details.
Data about use of our services and products: When you visit our websites or cloud environment, we may collect data about the type of device you use, your device’s unique identifier and IP address, your operating system, the type of Internet browser that you use, usage information, diagnostic information, browsing information, session summary information, file attributes (including attributes for photos, videos, music, and documents), and location information from or about the computers, phones, or other devices on which you install or access our products or services. We may gather some of this information automatically. Where available, our services may use GPS, your IP address, and other technologies to determine a device’s approximate location to allow us to improve our products and services.
Data from third parties: We may collect information from third parties, including business partners and marketing agencies. This includes your contact information from marketing partners when we engage in joint marketing or co-branding activities, your IP address or location information from service providers to offer certain products and services relevant to your location, and data from your social networks to authenticate your product use with us, or that you grant permission to our products or services to access.
How We Use Your Personal Data
Generally speaking, we use your personal data to provide, improve, and develop our products and services, to communicate with you, to offer you targeted advertisements and services, and to protect us and our users.
As the data controller, KCK Media Corp. collects, processes, and determines how to process your personal data for the following purposes:
Providing, improving, and developing our products and services: We use personal data to help us provide, improve, and develop our products, services, and advertising. This includes using personal data for purposes such as data analysis, research, and audits. Such processing is based on our legitimate interest in offering you products and services and for business continuity. If you enter a sweepstakes, contest, or other promotion, we may use the personal data you provide to administer those programs. Some of these activities have additional rules, which may contain further information about how we use personal data, so we encourage you to carefully read those rules before participating.
Communicating with you: Subject to your prior express consent, we may use personal data to send you marketing communications in relation to our own products and services; communicate with you about your account, transactions, or employment requests; and inform you about our policies and terms. Also subject to your prior express consent, we may share your personal data with third-party partners who may send you marketing communications in relation to their products and services. If you no longer wish to receive email communications for marketing purposes, please Contact Us to opt out. We may use your information to process and respond to your requests when you contact us.
For any of the uses of your data described above that require your prior express consent, note that you may withdraw your consent by Contacting Us.
COOKIES AND SIMILAR TECHNOLOGIES
You can remove or reject cookies using your browser or device settings, but in some cases doing so may affect your ability to use our products and services.
TYPES OF COOKIES
Essential cookies: These cookies are necessary to provide you with our websites and services and to enable essential features, such as providing shopping cart or product application functionality. If you disable these cookies, we will not be able to fulfill your requests.
Performance and functionality cookies: These cookies collect data about how you use our websites and services and allow us to remember the choices you make while browsing. The information these cookies collect enables us to optimize our websites and make them easier for you to use, and it does not personally identify you. If you disable or opt out of these cookies, you may not be able to use certain features of our websites, applications, and services, and it may reduce the support or information that we can provide you.
Analytics and customization cookies: These cookies collect information we use in aggregate form to help us understand how our websites, applications, and services are being used and how effective our marketing campaigns are, and to help us customize our websites. If you disable or opt out of these cookies, you may not be able to use certain features of our websites, applications, and services, and it may reduce the support or information that we can provide you.
Advertising cookies: These cookies collect data about your browsing or shopping history and are used to make advertising messages more relevant to you. They perform functions such as preventing the same advertisement from continuously reappearing, ensuring that advertisements are properly displayed, and occasionally selecting advertisements that are based on your interests. We may share this information with third parties to help create and deliver advertising personalized to you and your interests. If you disable or opt out of these cookies, you may not be able to use certain features of our websites, applications, and services, and it may reduce the support or information that we can provide you.
Social networking cookies: These cookies are used to enable you to share pages and content on our websites and services through third-party social networking and other websites. These cookies may also be used for advertising purposes.
COOKIES PLACED BY THIRD PARTIES
TO CONTROL AND OPT OUT OF COOKIES
Your browser or device may offer settings that allow you to choose whether browser cookies are set and to delete them. For more information about these controls and to exercise your cookie preferences, visit your browser or device’s help material. If you choose to reject cookies, as noted above, you may not be able to use certain features of our websites and services.
DISCLOSURE OF PERSONAL DATA
We make certain personal data available to strategic partners that work with us to provide our products and services or help us market to customers. We will only share personal data with these companies to provide or improve our products, services, and advertising. It will not be shared with third parties for their own marketing purposes without your prior express consent.
We share personal data with companies that provide services on our behalf, such as website hosting; email services; marketing; subscription fulfillment; sponsoring of sweepstakes, contests, and other promotions; auditing; payment processing; fulfilling customer orders; data analytics; providing customer support; conducting customer research and satisfaction surveys; and other services that assist in selling our products and services. These companies are obligated to protect your information and may be located globally.
Legal Compliance and Security
It may be necessary—by law or as a result of legal process, litigation, or requests from public or governmental authorities within or outside your country of residence—for us to disclose personal information. We may also disclose personal data if we determine that for purposes of national security, law enforcement, or other issues of public importance, disclosure is necessary or appropriate.
We may also disclose personal data if we determine in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect our rights and pursue available remedies, enforce our terms and conditions, investigate fraud, or protect our operations or users.
KNOW YOUR RIGHTS
We take reasonable steps to ensure that your personal data is accurate, complete, and up-to-date. Depending on where you live, you may have additional rights.
You have the right to access, correct, or delete the personal data that we collect. You are also entitled to object to or restrict, at any time, the further processing of your personal data. You have the right to receive your personal data in a structured and standard format. You may lodge a complaint with the competent data protection authority regarding the processing of your personal data.
To protect the privacy and the security of your personal data, we may request information from you to enable us to confirm your identity and right to access such information, as well as to search for and provide you with the personal data we maintain. There are instances where applicable laws or regulatory requirements allow or require us to refuse to provide or delete some or all of the personal information that we maintain.
You may Contact Us to exercise your rights. We will respond to your request in a reasonable timeframe, typically in less than 30 days.
California Privacy Rights
If you are a California resident, California law permits you to request information regarding the disclosure of your personal data to third parties for the third parties’ direct marketing purposes. To make such a request, please Contact Us and include “California Privacy Rights Request” in the first line of the request.
Please Contact Us to close your account for the following uses of your personal data:
- providing, improving, and developing our products and services
- communicating with you
- sharing your personal data with third-party partners for marketing communications
- offering and measuring targeted advertisements and services
- promoting safety and security
- providing products and services
You may close/delete your online membership account from your My Profile Page
If you close your account, we have no obligation to retain your information, and we may delete any or all of your information without liability. We may retain, however, information related to you if we believe it may be necessary to prevent fraud or future abuse, if required by law, or for legitimate purposes, such as analysis of non-personal information, account recovery, auditing our records, or enforcing our rights and obligations under our agreements.
THIRD-PARTY WEBSITES AND SERVICES
Our products and services, including our websites and digital media properties, may contain links to, or the ability for you to, access third-party websites, products, subscription fulfillment, and services. We are not responsible for the privacy practices employed by those third parties, nor are we responsible for the information or content their products and services contain. This Privacy Statement applies solely to information we collected. We encourage you to read the privacy policies of any third parties before proceeding to use their websites, products, or services.
DATA SECURITY, INTEGRITY, AND RETENTION
It is important that you take precautions to protect against unauthorized access to your products, account credentials, and computers or other devices. If you feel that the security of your account or personal data has been compromised, please immediately Contact Us. Please be aware that, despite our efforts, no security system is impenetrable. In the event of a security breach, we will promptly notify you and the proper authorities, if required by law.
We will retain your personal data for as long as it is necessary to fulfill the purposes outlined in this Privacy Statement, unless a longer retention period is required or permitted by law.
We do not knowingly collect, use, or disclose information from children under 16. If we learn that we have collected the personal information of a child under 16—or the equivalent minimum age depending on the jurisdiction (e.g., 13 in the United States)—we will take steps to delete the information as soon as possible. Please immediately Contact Us if you become aware that a child under 16 has provided us with personal data.
If you are a California resident under the age of 18, and you are a registered user of our products or services, California law permits you to request and obtain removal of content or information you have publicly posted. To make such a request, please Contact Us with specific information about where the content or information is posted and attesting that you posted it. We will then make reasonable, good faith efforts to remove the post from prospective public view, or anonymize it so you cannot be individually identified, to the extent required by applicable law. Please be aware that such a request does not ensure complete or comprehensive removal of the content or information you have posted and that there may be circumstances in which the law does not require or allow removal even if requested.
DATA TRANSFERS, STORAGE, AND PROCESSING
When we share your personal data with our partners, affiliated companies, and service providers, your personal data may be transferred to and/or made accessible from countries out of the European Economic Area. In such circumstances, we will enter into model contractual clauses as adopted by the European Commission, or rely on alternative legal bases such as the Privacy Shield, where applicable, or binding corporate rules where our partners or service providers have adopted (e.g., internal policies approved by European data protection authorities).
CHANGES TO THIS PRIVACY STATEMENT
We may periodically change this Privacy Statement to keep pace with new technologies, industry practices, and regulatory requirements, among other reasons. We expect most changes to be minor. Any non-material changes will take effect immediately upon posting of an updated Privacy Statement. There may, however, be cases where changes to the Privacy Statement may be more significant. In such cases, we will provide you either a prominent notice of such changes before they take effect or send you a notification.
Your continued use of our products and services after the effective date of the Privacy Statement means that you accept the revised Privacy Statement. If you do not agree to the revised Privacy Statement, please refrain from using our products or services and Contact Us to close any account you may have created.
If you have any questions regarding this Privacy Statement or its implementation, you may e-mail our Data Protection Officer at DPO@circuitcellar.com. You also may write to us at:
Data Protection Officer
PO Box 417
Chase City, VA 23924
Circuit Cellar's editorial team comprises professional engineers, technical editors, and digital media specialists. You can reach the Editorial Department at email@example.com, @circuitcellar, and facebook.com/circuitcellar