Privacy Policy

Last updated: 3/27/19

 

Koonagi Media, who runs the website www.koonagi.com, respects your privacy and are committed to protecting it.

This Privacy Policy tells you what we do with your personal information and data relating to you when you use www.koonagi.com, including:

  • what we may collect

  • why we collect it

  • how we collect it and how it may be used

  • how we may share it

  • how long we keep your data

  • your rights and choices about the data we collect

  • how we keep it safe and secure

Who we are

We are Koonagi Media and run the website Koonagi (https://www.koonagi.com).

Koonagi Media is a company registered in the United States of America.

If you would like any more information or you have any comments about our Privacy Policy please email us at koonagioonagi@gmail.com or ericjkuhns@gmail.com

Koonagi Media will be referred to in this policy as “we“, “us” or “our” and Koonagi.com will be referred to as “website“.

 

What personal information we collect

Information you may give us

You may provide personal information to us such as your name or email address. For example, you may voluntarily submit information to us by subscribing to the Skint List email newsletter or submitting a contact form.

Information we collect

We automatically collect certain anonymous information about your browsing behavior to help us analyse the website and our service. For example, when you use the website, we will log your IP address, operating system type, browser type, referring website, pages you viewed or searched for, how long you visited, and the dates/times when you accessed the website. We also collect information about actions you take when using the website, such as links clicked.

 

Why we collect your personal information

We may use your personal information and data to enhance and personalize your experience and provide you with offers and services that may be of interest to you.

For example, we may:

  • send you blog updates, book releases, or other information we think you may find interesting and that is relevant to you under legitimate interests.

  • use the information we collect to enable us to administer the website, carry out analysis and improve the website.

 

How we collect and use your personal information

We may use third-party service providers to service various aspects of the website. Each third-party service provider’s use of your personal information is dictated by their own privacy policies.

Contact form

When you contact us via a contact form you may need to provide your email address. Where necessary, we will respond to you via email. We will not use your personal information for any other purposes.

Newsletter

When you register for the Koonagi Media email newsletter you need to provide your email address. We use your email to send you blog updates, book releases, or other information or other information we think you will find interesting.

All newsletters sent may contain tracking pixels. The pixel is embedded in emails and allows an analysis of the success of campaigns. Because of these tracking pixels, we may see if and when you open an email and which links within the email you click.

If you no longer want to receive the Koonagi Media newsletter, let us know via our contact form.

Google Drive is the service we use to collect email addresses. Please refer to Google Drive’s policies for further information. At times, we may use MailChimp for delivery of email updates and newsletters. They store your name and email address for purposes of delivering such communications.  Please refer to Mail Chimp’s privacy policy for further information.

Comments

When you leave a comment, your name will appear on the site, but your email will not be shown. You can choose to leave a comment anonymously. Your email and IP addresses cannot be seen by us.

Disqus is the service we use to administer comments. They collect your personal information including your email address, name and IP address, and browser details to help spam detection. Please refer to Disqus’ privacy policy for further information.

Comments left on the website may be used in later research or in other articles on the website.

Cookies

We use cookies, which are small data files stored on your browser. It helps the website to remember information about your visit, like your preferred language and other settings. This can make your next visit easier and the site more useful to you. Cookies play an important role. Without them, using the web would be a much more frustrating experience.

We may use session cookies, which expire when you close your browser, and persistent cookies, which stay on your browser until deleted. We also use traffic log cookies to see which pages are being used, which helps us improve our website. We only use this for statistical analysis and then the data is removed from the system.

We use cookies to improve your experience of using the website and tailoring operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.

The cookies cannot get access to your device or provide any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.

You can choose to accept or decline cookies. You can modify or delete cookies in your browser settings, however, this may prevent you from taking full advantage of this website.

Please note that links displayed to other sites on our website may also use cookies, over which we have no control.

To learn more about cookies, see the following websites:

  • www.allaboutcookies.org

  • www.google.com/policies/technologies/cookies/

Tracking and analytics

We may use Google Analytics and tracking tools to collect anonymized data that cannot identify you but enables us to improve our website and deliver relevant and useful content to you. Google Analytics may capture your IP address, but no other personal information is captured. You can opt out of Google Analytics by going to https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

Website hosting

The website is hosted by Squarespace.

Display ads

We may use MediaVine or Google Adsense, a third-party advertising company, to serve content and advertisements when you visit the website, that we think is relevant to your interests. They may use cookies, as noted above. Please refer to MediaVine’s privacy policy or Google’s for more information.

Retargeting ads

From time to time, the website may engage in re-targeting efforts with third-party companies, such as Google, Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram, in order to market the website. These companies use cookies to serve ads based on your past visits to the website.

Affiliate programs

We may engage in affiliate marketing, which is done by embedding tracking links into the website. If you click on a link for an affiliate partnership, a cookie will be placed on your browser to track any sales for purposes of commissions. This will not cost you any extra.

Koonagi Media is a participant in the Amazon US Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content, (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if you visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

At this time, your personal information is not shared with any other third-party applications or services. This list may be amended from time to time in the website’s sole discretion.

 

Who we share your data with

We keep all your personal information confidential.

We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission, are required to do so by law, or must in connection with legal proceedings.

In the event of a sale of the website, merger or if the website is acquired by another company, we may transfer your personal information and data to a third party, but all data would be subject to this Privacy Policy and will not be transferred unless the third party can commit to keeping your personal information secure and in accordance with applicable privacy laws.

We may also share anonymous aggregated data use with others, but will not include any personal information that could identify you. This is provided for marketing, advertising or other uses. For example, this may be analytics or information collected from cookies.

 

How long we retain your data

We will only keep your personal information for the purposes outlined in this privacy policy. When these purposes have expired, or are no longer relevant, or you have withdrawn your consent for us to use your personal information, (and we have no other lawful basis to use such data) we will delete such data.

If you have not used our services for a reasonable amount of time, we may contact you to ensure you are still happy to receive communications. We may also delete your personal information.

Even if we delete your personal information, it may remain on a back-up or in archives.

Please refer to other third-party applications or services used by this website for further details on their data retention policies.

 

What rights you have over your data

You have rights to your own personal information:

  • Opt-out – You may also notify us by email to be removed from our mailing list.

  • Access – You may request to access the personal information we have about you by submitting a request to us.

  • Amend – If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please write to or email us as soon as possible, at the above address. We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.

  • Forget – In certain situations, you may request that we erase or forget your personal data.

  • Restrict – In certain circumstances, you may request to limit the way we can use your personal information.

  • Data portability – You can ask that we move, copy or transfer your personal information.

Please note that we may need to retain certain information for record keeping purposes or to complete transactions, or when required by law.

If you want to exercise any of your rights or you have any concerns about how we use your personal information and data, please email us at ericjkuhns@gmail.com.

 

How we store and protect your data

We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorized access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

Our servers are located in the US. However, from time to time, for operational reasons, we may need to transfer your personal information outside the US. Your personal information may also be processed by service providers who operate outside of the US. These countries may have different and/or less stringent privacy/data protection and data security rules than we have in the US. By submitting your personal information, you agree to the transfer of your data to countries outside the USA. We will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your data is treated securely and in accordance with this privacy policy. When we look to work with new service providers, we will continue to make sure your personal information is protected and that they have suitable security measures in place, to the same standards as if the data was in Europe.

Although we do as much as we can to keep your data safe, information shared via the internet is not completely secure. We cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to our website and any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your personal information, we will use strict procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorized access.

 

Additional information

Links to other websites

Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

In addition, if you linked to our website from a third party site, we cannot be responsible for the privacy policy and practices of the owners of that third-party site. We recommend you check the privacy policy of that third-party site.

Use of children’s personal information

We do not knowingly collect or store any personal information about or related to children under the age of 18. If we are aware that a child has submitted their personal information, we will remove their personal data from our records. If you are a parent or legal guardian of a child who has given us personal information, please contact us immediately so we can delete it at ericjkuhns@gmail.com.

Contact information

At any time, please contact us at ericjkuhns@gmail.com for questions related to this privacy policy.