Personal Information You Provide And How It Is Used: You may freely visit our Platform anonymously and without being required to provide us with any personal information. However, certain requests and features do require that you provide us with some personally identifying information as more particularly described below. Personal information is data that can be used to identify or contact you. Please do not send confidential information to us directly through this Platform, or by email to any of the contact email addresses listed on this Platform.
Funding of a Project: If you opt to donate to a project through the Platform, you will be asked to provide certain personally identifying information, such as name, home address and email address, as well as your credit card billing information, in order to process the donation. Unless you opt to donate to us on a monthly basis, the credit card information that you provide at the time of donation is used only to process your donation and will not be stored or used for any other purpose. Please note that we work with third parties to process your donations, and any information you share may also be shared with such third parties.
Kernls Registration: You can opt to become a “registered” user of the Kernls’ Platform, and to create an online account. In each instance, you will be asked to provide us with a variety of personal information, including your name, email address, and home address.
Kernls Updates: You will have the option to opt-in to receive updates about Kernls and the work we do. In each case, we will ask you to provide certain personally identifying information, including your email address, and first and last name. You may unsubscribe from these emails at any time by using the link provided in the footer of all such emails.
Contact Us: The Platform provides “contact us” link for questions visitors may have about the Platform. If you contact us through any of these contact forms, we will collect your email address, and any other personal information that you provide to us. We will use the information you provide to contact you and to respond to any requests and/or questions.
Non-Personal Information We Collect by Automated Means And How We Use It: We also collect certain non-personal information (data in a form that does not support direct association with any specific person or individual) by automated means when you visit the Platform. Much of this information is collected through the use of third-party tracking services, which includes Google Analytics and Hotjar. The information collected may include usage information, such as the numbers and frequency of users to the Platform, pages visited, web browsing histories, online purchases and searches, social networking activities and similar data. When gathered, this data, if used, is used in the aggregate, and not in a manner that is intended to identify you personally. This type of aggregate information may be shared with third parties at any time. In addition to the third-party tracking services mentioned above, we may also collect this information through various other means, including “cookies” and IP addresses.
Do Not Track - Every time your computer sends or receives information over the Web, the request begins with some short pieces of information called “headers.” These headers include information like what browser you are using, what language your computer is set to, and other details. The Do Not Track technology provides individual users with the ability to include a simple, machine-readable header indicating that they don't want to be tracked, and sends a signal to Web sites' visited requesting that the website disable either its tracking or cross-site user tracking of an individual user. Currently, various browsers – including Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Firefox, Opera and Safari – offer a “do not track” option. Presently, there is no consensus on how Do Not Track should be interpreted, and no common or accepted industry standard for implementing. Consequently, please note that Kernls’ Platform does not currently respond to browsers' Do Not Track signals, and as such your activities will be tracked, regardless of whether you have opted to enable the Do Not Track option offered by your browser.
The Platform does not intentionally or knowingly collect, use, or disclose personally identifiable information about visitors to our Platform that are less than 13 years of age. If a child under the age of 13 submits information to us through any part of the Platform and Kernls becomes aware that the user submitting the information is under the age of 13, the information provided will be deleted as soon as it is discovered and not used for any purpose. If you are the parent or guardian of a child under 13 years of age and believe that they have disclosed personally identifiable information to us, please contact us at the address below and be sure to include in your message the same user name and password and/or email address that you believe your child submitted, if applicable:
We may also provide links to a variety of third-party social media sites and/or Platform as a service to you, and in order to provide you i) additional information and/or content related Kernls, or ii) additional venues in which you can learn about and discuss the activities of Kernls. Please note that we have no affiliation with any of these other parties and/or Platform, and cannot control and are not responsible for the information collection, use, and disclosure practices of such third parties; we encourage you to review and understand their privacy practices and policies, if any, before using providing any personally identifying information to them. We are not responsible for the content or information of these Platform, or any other use of the linked website.
We maintain – and request that any third-party partners who may store information on our behalf to maintain – administrative, technical and physical safeguards for the Platform designed to protect your personal information against theft, loss, misuse or unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration or destruction of the personal information that we collect from you. However, no website, application or transmission can guarantee security. Thus, while we have established and maintain what we believe to be reasonable procedures to protect the confidentiality, security, and integrity of personally identifying information obtained through the Platform and we strive to protect your personal information, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us. When you link to one of the social media venues provided on the Platform, the personal information you share is visible to other users and can be read, collected, or used by them. You are responsible for the personal information you choose to submit in these instances, and understand, acknowledge, and agree that you transmit certain personal information over this Platform at your own risk.