Terms & Conditions
Knew The News recognizes that its customers, visitors, users, and others who use knewthenews.com value their privacy. This Privacy Notice details important information regarding the use and disclosure of User information collected on via the knewthenews.com website. Knew The News provides this Privacy Notice to help you make an informed decision about whether to use or continue using knewthenews.com.
Your use of knewthenews.com and any personal information you provide on knewthenews.com remains subject to the terms of this Privacy Notice and our terms and conditions.
Please note that any video, image, or other content posted at the direction of Users onto knewthenews.com becomes published content and is not considered personally identifiable information subject to this Privacy Notice.
Any questions, comments or complaints that you might have should be forwarded in writing to:
Knew The News, C. v.d. Kruijs, Veilchenweg 8, D-34125 Kassel, Germany
Visit the Contact page for other ways to contact Knew The News.
USE OF INFORMATION OBTAINED
You provide certain personally identifiable information (such as your name and email address) to Knew The News when choosing to participate in various activities on the knewthenews.com website such as uploading pictures, posting messages, taking advantage of promotions, responding to surveys, or subscribing to newsletters or other mailing lists.
When you visit the knewthenews.com website, we may send one or more cookies - a small text file containing a string of alphanumeric characters - to your computer that uniquely identifies your browser. knewthenews.com may use both session cookies and persistent cookies. A persistent cookie remains after you close your browser. Persistent cookies may be used by your browser on subsequent visits to the site. Persistent cookies can be removed by following your web browser help file directions. A session cookie is temporary and disappears after you close your browser. You can reset your web browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, some features of the knewthenews.com website may not function properly if the ability to accept cookies is disabled.
When you use knewthenews.com, our servers automatically record certain information that your web browser sends whenever you visit any website. These server logs may include information such as your web request, Internet Protocol ("IP") address, browser type, browser language, referring/exit pages and URLs, platform type, number of clicks, domain names, landing pages, pages viewed and the order of those pages, the amount of time spent on particular pages, the date and time of your request, and one or more cookies that may uniquely identify your browser.
When you use knewthenews.com, we may employ "clear GIFs" (a.k.a. Web Beacons) which are used to track the online usage patterns of our Users anonymously (i.e., in a non-personally-identifiable manner). In addition, we may also use clear GIFs in HTML-based emails sent to our users to track which emails are opened by recipients.
THE WAY KNEW THE NEWS USES THIS INFORMATION
If you submit personally identifiable information to us through knewthenews.com, then we use your personal information to operate, maintain, and provide to you the features and functionality of knewthenews.com.
We do not use your email address, mobile number or any other personally identifiable information to send commercial or marketing messages without your consent or except as part of a specific program or feature for which you will have the ability to opt-in or opt-out. We may, however, use your email address without further consent for non-marketing or administrative purposes (such as notifying you of major knewthenews.com changes or for customer service purposes).
We use both your personally identifiable information and certain non-personally-identifiable information (such as anonymous User usage data, cookies, IP addresses, browser type, clickstream data, etc.) to improve the quality and design of knewthenews.com and to create new features, promotions, functionality, and services by storing, tracking, and analyzing User preferences and trends.
WHEN KNEW THE NEWS DISCLOSES INFORMATION
We do not share your personally identifiable information (such as name or email address) with other, third-party companies for their commercial or marketing use without your consent or except as part of a specific program or feature for which you will have the ability to opt-in or opt-out.
We do share non-personally-identifiable information (such as anonymous User usage data, referring/exit pages and URLs, platform types, number of clicks, etc.) with interested third-parties to assist them in understanding the usage patterns for certain content, services, advertisements, promotions, and/or functionality on knewthenews.com.
We may release personally identifiable information and/or non-personally-identifiable information if required to do so by law, or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary.
Knew The News also reserves the right to disclose personally identifiable information and/or non-personally-identifiable information that Knew The News believes, in good faith, is appropriate or necessary to enforce our terms and conditions, take precautions against liability, to investigate and defend itself against any third-party claims or allegations, to assist government enforcement agencies, to protect the security or integrity of our web site, and to protect the rights, property, or personal safety of knewthenews.com, our Users or others.
You may, of course, decline to submit personally identifiable information through knewthenews.com, in which case knewthenews.com may not be able to provide certain services to you.
To protect your privacy and security, we take reasonable steps (such as requesting a unique password) to verify your identity before granting you profile access or making corrections. You are responsible for maintaining the secrecy of your unique password and account information at all times.
Please contact Knew The News with any questions or comments about this Privacy Notice, your personal information, your consent, or your opt-in or opt-out choices by using the contact us form.
Knew The News uses commercially reasonable physical, managerial, and technical safeguards to preserve the integrity and security of your personal information. We cannot, however, ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to knewthenews.com and you do so at your own risk. Once we receive your transmission of information, Knew The News makes commercially reasonable efforts to ensure the security of our systems. However, please note that this is not a guarantee that such information may not be accessed, disclosed, altered, or destroyed by breach of any of our physical, technical, or managerial safeguards.
If Knew The News learns of a security systems breach, then we may attempt to notify you electronically so that you can take appropriate protective steps. Knew The News may post a notice on the knewthenews.com website if a security breach occurs. Depending on where you live, you may have a legal right to receive notice of a security breach in writing. To receive a free written notice of a security breach (or to withdraw your consent from receiving electronic notice) you should notify us using the contact us form.
MERGER, SALE, BANKRUPTCY
In the event that Knew The News is acquired by or merged with a third party entity, we reserve the right, in any of these circumstances, to transfer or assign the information we have collected from our Users as part of such merger, acquisition, sale, or other change of control. In the unlikely event of our bankruptcy, insolvency, reorganization, receivership, or assignment for the benefit of creditors, or the application of laws or equitable principles affecting creditors' rights generally, we may not be able to control how your personal information is treated, transferred, or used.
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CHANGES AND UPDATES
This Privacy Notice may be revised periodically and this will be reflected by the "effective date" below. Please revisit this page to stay aware of any changes. In general, we only use your personal information in the manner described in the Privacy Notice in effect when we received the personal information you provided. Your continued use of knewthenews.com constitutes your agreement to this Privacy Notice and any future revisions.
For revisions to this Privacy Notice that may be materially less restrictive on our use or disclosure of the personal information you have already provided to us, we will attempt to obtain your consent before implementing such revisions with respect to such information.
Date Last Modified: This Privacy Notice was last modified November 17th, 2010.
Contact Information: Please contact Knew The News with any questions or comments about this Privacy Notice using the contact us form.