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Privacy Policy

Last updated 3 August 2020

Thank you for visiting and reading content posted by Mary DeSantis and Kit ‘N Kabookle (“Website”, “we”, “us”, or “our”). We are committed to protecting your personal information and your right to privacy. If you have any questions or concerns about our policy or practices with regards to your personal information, please email mary@kitnkabookle.com.

By visiting www.kitnkabookle.com and participating in our website community/Services, we are exposed to personal information about you, the user. We take your privacy seriously. Herein, we explain what information we collect, how that information is used, and your rights in relation to your information. If there are any terms in this privacy policy that you do not agree with, please discontinue use of our Sites and Services.

This privacy policy applies to all information collected through our website (kitnkabookle.com), and/or any related Services, sales, marketing or events (collectively referred to as “Services”).

Personal Information

1. What is it, and what do we collect?

“Personal information” is defined as any information that could be used to identify an individual. We collect personal information that you voluntarily provide when expressing interest in our website and its Services (such as subscribing to our newsletter), when participating in activities on our website (such as commenting on posts and entering giveaways), and when you otherwise contact us directly via email or contact form. This information may include name, address, contact information, and payment information.

2. How do we use your information?

We use personal information collected via direct contact and interest in our Services for legitimate business interests and for compliance with any legal obligations

We use your information to send you marketing and promotional communications. You have the right to opt-out of our marketing emails at any time.

We use your information to deliver requested Services to you. We will only use your information to provide Services you requested, not to provide Services that were not requested.

We use your information to respond to direct contact (either via email or contact form) and respond to inquiries regarding Services, general questions, or any other communications.
3. Will we share your information?

We only share information with your consent, to comply with laws, to provide you with Services, to protect your rights, or to fulfill business obligations.

We may disclose your information where we are legally required to do so in order to comply with applicable law, governmental requests, a judicial proceeding, court order, or legal process, such as in response to a court order or a subpoena (including in response to public authorities to meet national security or law enforcement requirements).

We may disclose your information where we believe it is necessary to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding potential violations of our policies, suspected fraud, situations involving potential threats to the safety of any person and illegal activities, or as evidence in litigation in which we are involved.

We may share your data with third party vendors, service providers, contractors or agents who perform Services for us or on our behalf and require access to such information to do that work. Examples include (but are not limited to): payment processing, data analysis, email delivery, hosting Services, marketing efforts, and email marketing. We may allow selected third parties to use tracking technology on our Services, which will enable them to collect data about how you interact with the Services over time. This information may be used to, among other things, analyze and track data, determine the popularity of certain content and better understand online activity. We will never share, sell, rent or trade any of your information for marketing or promotional purposes.

We may share or transfer your information in connection with, or during negotiations of, any merger, sale of company assets, financing, or acquisition of all or a portion of our business to another company.

4. Do we keep your information?

We will only keep your personal information for as long as it is necessary for the purposes set out in this policy, unless a longer retention period is required or permitted by law (such as tax, accounting or other legal requirements). No purpose in this policy will require us keeping your personal information for longer than 2 years.

When we have no ongoing legitimate business need to process your personal information, we will either delete or anonymize it, or, if this is not possible (for example, because your personal information has been stored in backup archives), then we will securely store your personal information and isolate it from any further processing until deletion is possible.

5. How do we keep your information safe?

We have implemented appropriate technical and organizational security measures designed to protect the security of your personal information. However, we cannot guarantee that the internet itself is completely secure. We will do our best to protect your personal information. Transmission of personal information to and from our Services is at your own risk. For the most secure experience possible, access the Services within a secure environment.

6. What rights do you have regarding your privacy?

In some regions (like the European Economic Area), you have certain rights under applicable data protection laws. These may include the rights to the following:

  • to request access and obtain a copy of your personal information,
  • to request rectification or erasure
  • to restrict the processing of your personal information
  • if applicable, to data portability.

In certain circumstances, you may also have the right to object to the processing of your personal information. To make such a request, please email mary@kitnkabookle.com. We will consider and act upon any request in accordance with applicable data protection laws.

If we are relying on your consent to process your personal information, you have the right to withdraw your consent at any time. Please note, however, that this will not affect the lawfulness of the processing before its withdrawal.

If you are resident in the European Economic Area and you believe we are unlawfully processing your personal information, you also have the right to complain to your local data protection supervisory authority. You can find their contact details here.

California Residents

California Civil Code Section 1798.83, also known as the “Shine The Light” law, permits our users who are California residents to request and obtain from us, once a year and free of charge, information about categories of personal information (if any) we disclosed to third parties for direct marketing purposes and the names and addresses of all third parties with which we shared personal information in the immediately preceding calendar year. If you are a California resident and would like to make such a request, please submit your request in writing to mary@kitnkabookle.com.

Do-Not-Track (DNT) Controls and Cookies

Most web browsers and some mobile operating systems and mobile applications include a Do-Not-Track (“DNT”) feature or setting you can activate to signal your privacy preference not to have data about your online browsing activities monitored and collected. No uniform technology standard for recognizing and implementing DNT signals has been finalized. As such, we do not currently respond to DNT browser signals or any other mechanism that automatically communicates your choice not to be tracked online. If a standard for online tracking is adopted that we must follow in the future, we will inform you about that practice in a revised version of this privacy policy.

We collect cookie identifiers, or others such as ones used for analytics and marketing, and other similar data. Most Web browsers are set to accept cookies by default. If you prefer, you can choose to set your browser to remove and reject cookies. If you choose to remove or reject cookies, this could affect certain features of our Services.
Updating Your Information

Based on the laws of some countries, you may have the right to request access to the personal information we collect from you, change that information, or delete it in some circumstances. To request to review, update, or delete your personal information, please email mary@kitnkabookle.com. We will respond to your request within 30 days.

Regarding email marketing, you have the right to remove your contact information from our newsletter at any time. You may do so by clicking the “unsubscribe” link at the bottom of every email or by emailing a request to be removed to mary@kitnkabookle.com.

7. Will this policy be updated?

We may update our privacy policy from time to time. The updated version will be indicated by an updated “Revised” date and the updated version will be effective immediately. We may post a short list of changes at the beginning of each revised version. If we make material changes to this privacy policy, we may notify you either by prominently posting a notice of such changes or by directly sending you a notification.

If you have questions or comments about this policy, you may email us at mary@kitnkabookle.com.