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Privacy Policy

Last updated: April 2020

  1. About Kokanda

Kokanda, is a a blog website saddled with the responsibility to provide rich, valid and factual content and information

  1. Our Privacy Pledge
  1. Our commitment is to put users first. We strive to be transparent about how we collect and use your information, to keep your information secure and to provide you meaningful choices.
  2. This Privacy Policy is meant to help you understand what information Kokanda collects, why we collect it and what we do with it.
  3. Your Controls
  1. We believe you should have tools to control your information.
  2. Information Collection and Use – General
  1. We may collect and combine information when you interact with kokanda information outlined below:
  2. Information You Provide to Us. We may collect the information that you provide to us, such as:
    1. When you create an account with www.kokanda.com  (Please note, when you use our Services, we may recognize you or your devices even if you are not signed in to our Services.) Kokanda may use device IDs, cookies, and other signals, including information obtained from third parties, to associate accounts and/or devices with you.
    2. When you use our Services to communicate with others or post, upload or store content (such as comments, photos, voice inputs, videos, emails, messaging services and attachments).
    3. Kokanda analyzes and stores all communications content, including email content from incoming and outgoing mail. This allows us to deliver, personalize and develop relevant features, content, advertising and Services.
    4. When you otherwise use our Services, such as title queries, watch history, page views, search queries, view the content we make available or install any kokanda software such as plugins.

Device Information. We collect information from your devices (computers, mobile phones, tablets, etc.), including information about how you interact with our Services and those of our third-party partners and information that allows us to recognize and associate your activity across devices and Services. This information includes device specific identifiers and information such as IP address, cookie information, mobile device and advertising identifiers, browser version, operating system type and version, mobile network information, device settings, and software data. We may recognize your devices to provide you with personalized experiences and advertising across the devices you use. 

  1. Location Information. We may collect location information from a variety of sources.

  1. Information from Others. We collect information about you when we receive it from other users, third-parties, and affiliates, such as: 
  1. When you connect your account to third-party services or sign in using a third-party partner (like Facebook or Twitter).
  2. From publicly-available sources.
  3. From advertisers about your experiences or interactions with their offerings.
  4. When we obtain information from third-parties or other companies, such as those that use our Services. This may include your activity on other sites and apps as well as information those third-parties provide to you or us. 
  5. How We Use This Information
  6. We are able to deliver, personalize, and improve our Services by combining and using the information we have about you (including information we receive on and off our Services) to understand how you use and interact with our Services and the people or things you’re connected to and interested in. We also may use the information we have about you for the following purposes: 
  1. Provide, maintain, improve, and develop relevant features, content, and Services.
  2. Analyze your content and other information (including emails, instant messages, posts photos, attachments, and other communications).
  3. Fulfill your requests and when authorized by you. 
  4. Help advertisers and publishers connect to offer relevant advertising in their apps and websites.
  5. Match and serve targeted advertising (across devices and both on and off of our Services) and provide targeted advertising based on your device activity, inferred interests and location information.
  6. Contact you with information about your account or with marketing messages, which you can also control. 
  7. Associate your activity across our Services and your different devices as well as associate any accounts you may use across Verizon Media Services together. We may associate activity and accounts under a single user ID. 
  8. Carry out or support promotions.
  9. Conduct research and support innovation. 
  10. Create analytics and reports for external parties, including partners, publishers, advertisers, apps, third-parties and the public regarding the use of and trends within our Services and ads, including showing trends to partners regarding general preferences, the effectiveness of ads and information on user experiences. These analytics and reports may include aggregate or pseudonymized information.
  11. Provide location-based Services, advertising, search results, and other content consistent with your location settings.
  12. Combine information we have about you with information we obtain from business partners or other companies, such as your activities on other sites and apps.
  13. Detect and defend against fraudulent, abusive, or unlawful activity.
  14. We provide you with controls to manage your experience with us. For example, you can review or edit your account information, manage your marketing preferences, or opt out of targeted ads. If you opt out, you will continue to see ads, but they may not be as relevant or useful to you. 
  15. How We Share This Information
  16. Kokanda shares information within its affiliated brands and companies and with Verizon. We also share information we have about you for the purposes described in this Privacy Policy, including to provide Services that you have requested (including when you connect with third-party apps and widgets). We do not sell, license or share information that individually identifies our customers with companies, organizations or individuals outside of Kokanda unless one of the following circumstances applies:
  1. With Your Consent. We will share information with companies, organizations or individuals outside of Verizon Media when we have your consent. 
  2. With Kokanda. As part of Kokanda, and its affiliates may, to the extent permitted by law and consistent with user controls, share information with Kokanda and Kokanda affiliates. This information will be used consistent with Kokanda’s privacy policy.  
  3. Within Kokanda. Information may also be shared within Kokanda, including with other Kokanda Services and affiliates. Kokanda affiliates may use the information in a manner consistent with their privacy policies.
  4. With Partners. We may share your information with nonaffiliated companies who are:
    • Trusted Partners. We provide user information to trusted partners who work on behalf of or with Kokanda based on our directions and in compliance with appropriate confidentiality measures. 
    • We may share aggregated or pseudonymous information (including demographic information) with partners, such as publishers, advertisers, measurement analytics, apps, or other companies. For example, we may tell an advertiser how its ads performed or report how many people installed an app after seeing a promotion. We do not share information that personally identifies you (personally identifiable information is information like name or email address) with these partners, such as publishers, advertisers, measurement analytics, apps, or other companies. 
    • When you use third-party apps, websites or other products integrated with our Services, they may collect information about your activities subject to their own terms and privacy policies. 
    • We allow other companies that show advertisements on our webpages or apps to collect information from your browsers or devices. Other companies’ use of cookies and other data collection technologies are subject to their own privacy policies, not this one. Like many companies, we may allow cookie matching with select partners. But, these parties are not authorized to access Kokanda cookies.
  5. For Legal and Other Purposes. We may access, preserve and disclose information to investigate, prevent, or take action in connection with: (i) legal process and legal requests; (ii) enforcement of the Terms; (iii) claims that any content violates the rights of third-parties; (iv) requests for customer service; (v) technical issues; (vi) protecting the rights, property or personal safety of Kokanda, its users or the public; (vii) establishing or exercising our legal rights or defending against legal claims; or (viii) as otherwise required by law.
    • This may include responding to lawful governmental requests. Learn more about how we evaluate and respond to these requests. 
  6. New Ownership. If the ownership or control of all or part of Kokanda, or a specific Services changes as a result of a merger, acquisition or sale of assets, we may transfer your information to the new owner. 
  7. Details for Specific Products and Services
  1. Additional privacy practices for certain Kokanda are included here.
  2. Information Security and Data Retention
  1. Kokanda has technical, administrative and physical safeguards in place to help protect against unauthorized access, use or disclosure of customer information we collect or store.  
  2. Protecting Children’s Privacy
  1. Our Services are for a general audience. We do not knowingly collect, use, or share information that could reasonably be used to identify children under age 13 without prior parental consent or consistent with applicable law. With parental permission, a child under age 13 might have a Kokanda Account.
  2. Data Processing and Transfers
  1. When you use or interact with any of our Services, you consent to the data processing, sharing, transferring and uses of your information as outlined in this Privacy Policy. Regardless of the country where you reside, you authorize us to transfer, process, store and use your information in countries other than your own in accordance with this Privacy Policy and to provide you with Services. Some of these countries may not have the same data protection safeguards as the country where you reside. 
  2. Kokanda may process information related to individuals in the EU/EEA and may transfer that information from the EU/EEA through various compliance mechanisms, including data processing agreements based on the EU/EEA Standard Contractual Clauses. By using our Services, you consent to us transferring information about you to these countries
  3. Other Important Information
  1. This Privacy Policy Applies Only to Kokanda. This Privacy Policy does not apply to the practices of companies that Kokanda does not own or control, or to people that Kokanda does not employ or manage. In addition, some affiliated products may have different privacy policies and practices that are not subject to this Privacy Policy. 
  2. Changes
  1. We may update this Privacy Policy from time to time, so you should check it periodically.
  2. Questions & Suggestions
  3. If you have questions, suggestions, or wish to make a complaint, please contact us on info@kokanda.com