In addition, Kochiguide.com supports the Consumer Reports WebWatch guidelines to promote credible information practices on the web.
1. Collected and Disclosed Information
2. IP Addresses; Cookies and Other Tracking Technology
A. Kochiguide.com logs IP (Internet Protocol) addresses, or the location of your computer on the Internet, for systems administration and troubleshooting purposes. We use the IP address log in an aggregate fashion to track access to our Site.B. As is standard practice on many web sites, the Site uses “cookies” and other similar technologies such as clear gifs (collectively "Local Device Storage") to recognize you and provide personalization, as well as to help us understand which parts of our Site are the most popular, where our visitors are going, and how much time they spend there. We reserve the right to place cookies on your computer with unique anonymous numbers for purposes such as to ensure that your browser does not see the same ad over and over again, to sequence ads in a series, and to measure the number of unique visitors that have viewed a particular ad or visited a particular web page. You may decline Local Device Storage by using the appropriate feature of your web software, if available; however, declining to use Local Device Storage may impede the ability of the Site to function properly. C. In addition, we use a third-party advertising company to serve ads when you visit our Site. This company may use information (not including your name, address, e-mail address, or telephone number) about your visit to this Site, including IP address, in order to provide advertisements about products and services that may be of interest to you. In the course of serving advertisements to this Site, our third-party advertiser may place or recognize a unique cookie on your browser. D. In addition to Local Device Storage, we may use web beacons, web bugs and similar technologies (collectively, together with Local Device Storage, the "Tracking Technologies"). We use Tracking Technologies for all or some of the same lawful business purposes we described above for the use of Local Device Storage.
3. User Generated Content (Message Boards, Forums, Reader Reviews and Chats)
Please remember that any personal information you disclose in the message boards, forums, reader reviews, and chats becomes public information and you should exercise caution when deciding to disclose your personal information. If you send us e-mails, you should be aware that information disclosed in e-mails may not be secure or encrypted and, thus, may be available to others. We suggest that you exercise caution when deciding to disclose any personal or confidential information in e-mails or via the Internet.
5. Social Networking Service
6. Third-Party Web Sites
Kochiguide.com has invested, and will continue to invest, in high-quality security measures designed to guard access to information, data quality, and physical security of servers where information is stored. Our Site has security measures in place to help protect against the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under our control and uses encryption technology where appropriate. We cannot, however, guarantee the confidentiality of any communication transmitted to or from Kochiguide.com via the Site or e-mails. Accordingly, Kochiguide.com is not responsible for the security of information transmitted via the Internet.
8. Collection of Personal Data from Children
Our Site is not directed to users under the age of 18. Kochiguide.com will not knowingly collect information from individuals under the age of 18 (“children”) or provide any personally identifying information of children, regardless of its source, to any third party for any purpose whatsoever. No information provided by users self-identified as children will knowingly be used for any marketing or promotional purposes whatsoever.
9. Transfer of Information
10. Information Security and Notification
A. Because no data transmission is completely secure, and no system of physical or electronic security is impenetrable, we cannot guaranty the security of the information you sent to us or the security of our servers, networks or databases, and by using our Site, you agree to assume all risk in connection with the information sent to us or collected by us when you access, visit and/or use the site and/or use our Site, including, without limitation, your personally identifiable information, and we are not responsible for any loss of such information or the consequences thereof.B. Moreover, if you elect to store information, such as your personally identifiable information where others may access it, we are not responsible for any loss of such information or the consequences thereof. If you lose a computer, mobile or other device or it is stolen, that contains your personally identifiable information, it is up to you to take all the steps necessary to protect yourself. C. In the unlikely event that we believe that the security of your information in our possession or control may have been compromised, we may seek to notify you. If notification is appropriate, we may notify you via your computer, mobile or other device.
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