Last Updated: September 26, 2016
We Collect Information that You Submit
- Personally identifiable information
- Payment information
- Mailing list information
- Event registration information
- Travel preferences
Mailing List Information. If you sign up or otherwise opt in to receive promotions from us, you will need to submit your name and email address. We will use this information to provide you with promotional and other communications. You may opt out of receiving promotional emails from us at any time by following the unsubscribe instructions at the bottom of the applicable email. Kern’s mailing list is managed by Emma Inc. We encourage you to review Emma Inc.’s Privacy and Permission Policy, which is located at http://myemma.com/privacy-policy.
Event Registration Information. Information required for event registration may vary by event and will be disclosed at the point of registration. Required fields may include the academic institution or other organization with which you are affiliated, your title, your academic discipline, your preferred first name (badge name), emergency contact name and telephone number, and dietary restriction information. We use software provided by JotForm Inc. to manage registration for Kern events. We also request that you upload a photograph of yourself during event registration. Kern and its suppliers may use, exhibit, display, modify, and create derivative works of that image for purposes of creating an event name badge for you and for internal purposes.
Travel Preferences. If you elect for Kern to make your travel arrangements for any event (where that option is applicable and available), we will collect the information that you submit, which may include personally identifiable information of the types listed above, your gender, your frequent flier account numbers, your Transportation Security Administration (TSA) or other traveler number, your preferred airline, your preferred outbound and return departure dates and times, and other travel-related personal preferences (e.g., preferred airport; seat location; special accommodations). We will share this information with our travel agents for purposes of making your travel arrangements.
How We Collect Information
- Data collected by the servers used to operate the Site (e.g., IP addresses)
- Data collected by cookies
- Data collected by advertising and analytics services
- Data collected by social media platforms and embedded content
IP Addresses and Related Data. The servers used to operate the Site may collect data pertaining to you and the equipment, software, and communication methods you use to access the Internet and the Site, including Internet protocol (“IP”) addresses assigned to your computer, your Internet service provider (ISP), your approximate geographic location, your browser type, the pages you access on the Site, the web sites you access before and after visiting the Site, the length of time you spend on the Site, date and time stamps, and clickstream data. Kern may use this information to administer the Site and its servers, to generate statistical information, to monitor and analyze Site traffic and usage patterns, to monitor and prevent fraud, to investigate complaints and violations of our policies, and to improve the Site’s content and the products, services, materials, and other content that we describe or make available through the Site. We may combine this information with personally identifiable information, other Collected Information, and information obtained from third parties for security reasons. The suppliers that we use to provide the Site may collect information about your visits to the Site and other web sites.
Embedded Content. The Site incorporates content, including feeds scripts embedded in the Site’s code as well as visible content (for example, videos) provided by third parties. In some cases, those third parties collect data about how you interact with their content. For example, YouTube collects usage data on embedded videos.
How We Use and Share Collected Information
- We use Collected Information to evaluate and improve the Site.
- We use Collected Information to communicate with you.
- We use and share Collected Information in connection with legal proceedings or to protect our rights.
- We share Collected Information with the suppliers that provide us with services in connection with the Site.
- We aggregate Collected Information to create anonymous data on Site users.
Site Evaluation and Improvement. We may use Collected Information: to analyze, develop, and improve the content, materials, products, and services that we make available through the Site and the Site’s functionality; to inform marketing and communication plans and strategies; to evaluate user needs and customize Site content, promotional emails, and your browsing experience; and for other legitimate and lawful business purposes.
Communication With You. We may use Collected Information to notify you of changes made to the Site, to send you promotional materials and other information, to respond to your questions and comments, and to otherwise communicate with you. If you place an order through the Site, we will use Collected Information to communicate with you regarding your order. If you register for an account on the Site, we will use Collected Information to communicate with you regarding your account. If you contact us for support or assistance in using the Site, we may use Collected Information to determine whether or not your system meets the minimum requirements needed to access and use the Site.
Security and Protection of Rights. We may use Collected Information and share it with third parties to the extent permitted by applicable law, including in the event of a subpoena, court order, or law enforcement request. Kern will use Collected Information and share it with third parties if we believe doing so is necessary to operate the Site or to protect our rights or the rights of others, including disclosing information necessary to identify, contact, or bring legal action in the event of a violation of our contracts, terms, or policies.
Aggregate Data. We may aggregate personally identifiable information and other Collected Information to create anonymous aggregate data on Site users, which describes users as a group but does not reveal the identity of individual users. We may use aggregate data to understand Site users’ needs, to determine Site user demographics and usage patterns, to determine what kinds of products and services we can provide, and to improve and enrich our products, services, and the Site.
How to Access Your Personally Identifiable Information
You can access or update your personal identifiable information as it exists in our records by logging into your account and updating your profile information or by contacting us at email@example.com.
Ownership of Collected Information
Access by Children
The Site is not directed at children under 13 years of age. Kern does not knowingly collect or use information from children under 13 through the Site.
Site Access From Outside the United States
Collected Information may be transferred to, stored in, and processed in the United States (where our and our suppliers’ servers and databases are located and operated). The data protection and related laws and regulations of the United States might not be as comprehensive as those in the country from which you are accessing the Site.