Last Updated: 05th November, 2009
Kwanzoo does not knowingly collect Personal Information from users who are under 13 years of age.
Since we understand that you may wish not to disclose your Personal Information for trying out our services, we provide you the option of a Demo Login for all Kwanzoo services. The contents created by you using the Demo Login will be accessible to all persons using the Demo Login. Hence we specifically request you not to store your personal and sensitive information, files and documents while using the Demo Login as doing so would make them publicly available to all users and consequently may result in your receipt of unsolicited messages.
During the Registration Process for creating a Kwanzoo Account, we request for your name
and email address. You will also be asked to choose a unique username and a password,
which will be used solely for the purpose of providing access to your Kwanzoo Account.
Your name and email address will be used to inform you regarding new services, releases,
you may also have the option to create an account by using your Yahoo, Facebook, Twitter or
Gmail login information -third party platforms. In doing so, no personal information within your third party email or social
platform accounts is transferred to your Kwanzoo account without your explicit consent and is provided as a convenience to you.
When users set a Kwanzoo Account, we may provide them the opportunity across our various service offerings to include third party personal information within their contacts and databases. This information may include third party names, email, phone numbers and physical addresses. This information is used for servicing user requirements as expressed by users to Kwanzoo and solely as part and parcel of the service. We do not share this third party personal information with anyone for promotional purposes nor does Kwanzoo utilize it for any purposes not expressly consented to by the user.
When you elect to refer friends to the web site, we request their email address and name to facilitate the request and deliver this one time email.
We post user testimonials on the Site. These testimonials may include names and we acquire permission from our users prior to posting these on the Site. Kwanzoo is not responsible for the personal information users elect to post within their testimonials.
Your Account Usage Details such as time, frequency, duration and pattern of use, features used and the amount of storage used will be recorded by us in order to enhance your experience of the services and to help us provide you the best possible service.
We store and maintain images, files, emails and other data stored in your Account at our facilities in the United States or any other country. Use of Kwanzoo Services signifies your consent to such transfer of your data outside of your country. In order to prevent loss of data due to errors or system failures, we also keep backup copies of data including the contents of your Account. Hence your files and data may remain on our servers even after deletion or termination of your Account. We assure you that the contents of your Account will not be disclosed to anyone and will not be accessible to employees of Kwanzoo in this capacity. We also do not process the contents of your Account for serving targeted advertisements.
In case of services requiring payment, we request credit card or other payment Account information, which will be used solely for processing payments. Your Financial Information will not be stored by us except for the name and address of the card holder and the last four digits of the Credit Card number. Subject to your prior consent and where necessary for processing future payments, your Financial Information will be stored in SSL(secure socket layer) encrypted form on secure servers of our reputed Payment Gateway Service Provider who is beholden to treating your sensitive information in accordance with this privacy statement.
We use the Internet Protocol address, browser type, browser language, referring URL, files accessed, errors generated, time zone, operating system and other visitor details collected in our log files to analyze the trends, administer the website, track visitor's movements and to improve our website.
We use temporary and permanent cookies to enhance your experience of our services. Temporary
cookies will be removed from your computer each time you close your browser. By selecting
'keep me signed-in' option in Kwanzoo services, a permanent cookie will be stored in your computer
and you will not be required to sign-in by providing complete login information each time you
return to our website. If you have turned cookies off, you may not be able to use registered areas
of the websites. We tie cookie information to your email address when you elect to remain logged
in so as to maintain and recall your preferences within the Site. We may from time to time employ
the use of pixel tags on the site and in emails. Pixel tags such as web beacons are 1x1 images that
are embedded onto a web page to document traffic and site analytics without collecting any personal
We will obtain your prior specific consent before we share or disclose your personal information to any person outside Kwanzoo. We may share generic aggregated demographic information not linked to any Personal Information regarding visitors and users with our business partners and advertisers. Please be aware that as an Internet Service Provider, laws in various jurisdictions in which we operate may obligate us to disclose user information and the contents of the Accounts to the local law enforcement authorities under specifically defined circumstances such as when complying with a formal request in a civil suit, court order, or subpoena. We reserve the right to disclose information to our services providers -to the extent necessary for them to provide their services- as well as law enforcement where necessary for protecting the safety of our users, employees, or the general public as we deem appropriate in our sole and absolute discretion.
We adopt industry appropriate data collection, storage and processing practices and security measures, as well as physical security measures to protect against unauthorized access, alteration, disclosure or destruction of your Personal Information, username, password, transaction information and data stored in your Account. Access to your name and email address is restricted to our employees who need to know such information in connection with our services and are bound by confidentiality obligations.
We provide users with access to their personal information. Users may correct, update or remove any such personal information either by accessing their Kwanzoo Account or by contacting Kwanzoo Customer Support Services. Such changes may take up to 48 hours to take effect. We respond to all enquiries within 30 days.
We provide the capacity for users to post information in blogs and forums throughout the site
while sharing information in a public space. This information is publicly available to all users
of these forums and visitors to Kwanzoo. We require registration to publish information, but given
the public nature of both platforms, any personal information disclosed within these forums may be
used to contact users with unsolicited messages. We encourage users to be cautious in disclosure of
personal information in public forums as Kwanzoo is not responsible for the personal information
users elect to disclose.
Kwanzoo also supports third party widgets on the site that allow users to share articles and other information on different platforms. These widgets do not collect, or store any personal information from users on the site and simply act as a bridge for your convenience in sharing information.