Effective September 5th, 2020
Read tips about Privacy and Security on KWC™’s site: ‘The Other-Woman™’ and/or ‘The Other-Man™’.
I. ABOUT KWC™
KWC™ is the corporate umbrella for our numerous online services for women and men, age 50 and above.
Under the KWC™ umbrella, our visitors gain access to all sorts of tools, tips and tricks to help them conquer Midlife: YouTube videos, the KWC™ Blog Talk Radio Show: ‘In Other Words’™, information via our two personalized websites: The Other-Woman.com™ -and- The Other-Man.com™.
Through KWC™ visitors gain access to Midlife-centric products, videos, articles and additional content, all carefully chosen with them specifically in mind.
II. INFORMATION WE COLLECT
User Provided Information. KWC™ collects personal information from you when you register with our Site(s), update your profile, interact with other Members, and use various features of our Site(s).
To register with KWC™’s ‘The Other-Woman™’ and/or ‘The Other-Man™’, you must provide your name, email address, and select a screen name. When you submit this information, we will send you a confirmation email that you must respond to in order to complete the registration process. Once you are registered, you will be given the option to add additional personal information to your profile. By using the privacy settings on your profile, you can control which Members have access to certain of your personal profile data. Keep in mind, however, that certain basic profile data cannot be hidden and will always be displayed on the Site(s) once they register (see, “When You Register” below.)
We may also collect information regarding your interaction with other users and your use of the Site(s).
From time to time we may ask you to respond to surveys or other requests for information and we collect the information you provide. We may collect information from you when you participate in sweepstakes and promotions offered on our Site(s). We may also collect information about you through other methods, including research surveys or information we obtain from third parties, including verification services, data services, as well as public sources. We use this information to continually offer you the most value as a KWC™ ‘The Other-Woman™’ and/or ‘The Other-Man™’ Member.
Web Logs. Like most standard Website servers, we collect information from all visitors to the Site(s). This information may include the browser you are using, the internet address from which you linked to our Site(s), the operating system of your computer, the unique IP address of the computer you used to access our Site(s), and usage and browsing habits. We use this information to help diagnose and troubleshoot server malfunctions, to analyze trends, track user movement in the aggregate, and gather broad demographic information. We may also use individual information we collect through web logs to send you targeted offers and other communications.
Cookies. To help make sure you receive information that is relevant to you, our Site(s) use data “cookies.” These cookies are small data files stored on your computer which identify you as a previous visitor to the Site(s) and help us to personalize your experience when you arrive. Most web browsers are set to accept cookies. You can instruct your browser not to accept cookies. However, if you disable this function, you will not be able to use some of the features on our Site(s).
Web Beacons. Our Web pages and our e-mail newsletters contain “web beacons.” Web beacons allow us to count users that have visited a web page or opened an email that contains a web beacon and collect other types of aggregate information. Using this information, we are able to measure the effectiveness of our advertising and how visitors use our Site(s). This allows us to learn what pages are most attractive to our visitors, which parts of our Site(s) are the most interesting and what kind of offers our Members like to see.
Some of the web beacons that are in place on our Site(s) are used only by KWC™, and other web beacons are from our vendors and advertisers who use this data to assist us in analyzing how our Members use the Site(s). In addition, we have agreements with various affiliate networks that promote KWC™ and/or ‘The Other-Woman™’ / ‘The Other-Man™’ on their affiliate websites. These affiliate advertisers may use web beacons in their advertisements to track users who click through from the affiliate website to the Site(s).
III. HOW WE USE YOUR INFORMATION
When You Register: When you register with KWC™’s ‘The Other-Woman™’ and/or ‘The Other-Man™’, you create your own profile and privacy settings. Your profile information, as well as your screen name and photo are displayed to people in the networks specified in your privacy settings to allow you to connect with other KWC™ ‘The Other-Woman™’ and/or ‘The Other-Man™’ visitors. Your real name is never displayed on the Site(s) (unless you use it as your screen name), but your real name will be included in emails that you “send to a friend.” You can choose to allow visitors to search for you by using your real name or most other information you have entered in your profile.
Please be aware that certain personal profile information is displayed for all visitors and cannot be hidden. Specifically, your screen name, photo, number of kids and the location entered on your profile are always displayed on the Site(s) and therefore, are viewable by all users. In addition, because this information is publicly displayed on the Site(s), it may appear in the results of searches conducted on Internet search engines while you are a Member of the Site(s) and potentially for some time period after your membership is terminated, depending upon the search engine’s indexing practices.
By using the search functionality on the Site, KWC™ ‘The Other-Woman™’ and/or ‘The Other-Man™’ visitors can find other women with similar interests and challenges. When you find other visitors, you can view their personal profiles to find out more about them based on the information they have decided to share on the Site(s). Journals and Photos. As a KWC™ ‘The Other-Woman™’ and/or ‘The Other-Man™’ visitor, you can share personal content, such as journals and photos. Please be aware that by using any of these features, your personally identifiable information may be accessible to visitors, and KWC™ has no control over how those users may use your personally identifiable information. We have the right, but not the obligation, to monitor any activity and content associated with the public and private forums and interactive areas on our Site(s). Please review our Terms of Service for more information regarding your appropriate use of these areas.
We’ll send you our email and newsletters. KWC™ may send you service-related announcements and emails from time to time. For instance, if a friend sends you a message or someone comments on your photos or journal, you may receive an email alerting you to that fact. We may also use your information to send you e-newsletters, updates and communications about KWC™ and/or ‘The Other-Woman™’ / ‘The Other-Man™’. We may ask you which newsletters you wish to receive. You may change your newsletter preferences (i) at any time by simply updating your account, which you can do by clicking on the “Edit Profile” button posted throughout the Site(s), or (ii) by opting-out of receiving future emails as described at the bottom of each communication from KWC™.
Sweepstakes and Promotions. On occasion, we offer sweepstakes and other promotions in conjunction with a sponsor. By participating in a promotion, you submit to that promotion’s terms and conditions including providing us with permission, if required, to share your personally identifiable information with a particular sponsor.
Third Party Offers. On occasion, we are able to offer you special products or services through a relationship with a third party. In those cases, the offer will be brought to you by KWC™ and fulfilled by the third party. If you accept the offer, you will become a customer of the company that is fulfilling the offer and we will not have control over their use of the personally identifiable information that you provide to them when you accept the offer.
Legal Matters; Safety. We may, without your consent, access and disclose your information, any communications sent or received by you, and any other information that we may have about you or your account as may be permitted or required by law (including, but not limited to, court order or subpoena), or to prevent or investigate suspected fraud, violations of our Terms of Service, or activity that appears to us to be illegal or may expose us to legal liability. Additionally, we may disclose your information in situations that we believe to be emergencies involving potential threats to the physical safety of any person or property if we believe that your information in any way relates to that threat.
Sale of Business or Assets. In the event that KWC™, substantially all of its assets, or a line of business are acquired or merged with another company, personally identifiable information of our Members may be one of the assets sold or merged in connection with that transaction. KWC™ will notify users of the Site(s) of such a change in ownership or transfer of assets by posting a notice on the Site(s).
IV. IMPORTANT DISCLOSURES, PRACTICES AND CONTACT INFORMATION
KWC™’s sites ‘The Other-Woman™’ and ‘The Other-Man™’ contain links to other sites. It is possible for you to receive information directly from our partners and other companies if you access them through a link on our Site(s) or if you go directly to their Websites. Once you are on their sites, any data that you supply to these partners, for example, to obtain information or buy products directly from them is beyond our reach and will be the responsibility of each of the linked-to entities and not KWC™. We are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of these Websites or any other sites linked to or referenced on our Site(s).
Security. KWC™’s Site(s) have multiple layers of security on its systems. We have implemented software and hardware security, including firewalls, data encryption, and private networks intended to protect your personally identifiable information from unauthorized access. We use firewalls and intrusion-detection devices that are designed to defend against hackers and notify us if any attempts are made to compromise our network. We regularly review additional software upgrades to enhance our security measures. However, despite our efforts, no system can completely guaranty that there will never be unauthorized access to your personally identifiable information, and your use of the Site(s) indicates that you are willing to assume this risk.
Children’s Privacy. KWC™ does not encourage participation or visitation by children. Visitors who are known to be under the age of 16 are prohibited from becoming KWC™ ‘The Other-Woman™’ and/or ‘The Other-Man™’ Members. KWC™ does not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under the age of 16.