"KikFriends" or "we" operates kik-friends.com (the "Site"), which is a community that allows Users (as defined in the following paragraph) to share their Kik username publicly in the objective to find new friends with whom to interact with on the Kik mobile application. KikFriends allows Users to upload images and associate it with his profile. The services offered by KikFriends include the Site, image, other features (for example, search other users by country), and any other features, content, or mobile services in connection with KikFriends's business (collectively, the "KikFriends Services"). The KikFriends Services are hosted in the United States (NY).
The Site is a general audience site and KikFriends does not knowingly collect PII from children under 13 years of age.
COLLECTION OF PII BY KikFriends
General. When KikFriends collects PII from you it is because you are voluntarily submitting PII to us in order to post your profile on KikFriends. KikFriends may also collect PII from you if you choose to participate in KikFriends Services activities like sweepstakes, contests, games and surveys, or because you want us to furnish you with products, services, newsletters, or information, or in connection with content or suggestions you submit to KikFriends for review. Other PII including first and last name, location, and mobile telephone numbers may also be collected. We may also obtain PII from reputable third parties.
In addition, KikFriends collects other non-PII including IP address, aggregate user data, and browser type. This data is used to manage and improve the KikFriends Services, track usage, and for security purposes.
KikFriends may use tools to customize the content and advertising you receive based on the Profile Information you have provided. Profile Information you provide in structured profile fields or questions (multiple choice questions like "Language") and other non-PII about you may also be used to customize the online ads you encounter to those we believe are aligned with your interests. The information used for this feature does not provide your PII or identify you as an individual to third parties.
Third party applications (such as widgets) created by third party developers may also be available on or in connection with the KikFriends Services. Third party applications are small bits of software, often with interactivity, that users may be able to install into profiles, use to access the KikFriends Services, or share with other Users. However, KikFriends does not control the third party developers, and cannot dictate their actions. When a Member engages with a third party application, that Member is interacting with the third party developer, not with KikFriends. KikFriends encourages Members not to provide PII to the third party's application unless the Member knows the party with whom it is interacting.
USE: KikFriends'S USE OF PII
If you have consented to receive promotional materials from KikFriends, KikFriends may periodically use your email address to send you such notifications related to the KikFriends Services.
KikFriends employees, agents and contractors must have a business reason to obtain access to your PII. KikFriends may share your PII with outside contractors or agents who help us manage our information activities (i.e., message boards, sweepstakes administration, order fulfilment, statistical analyses, data processing), or with outside contractors, agents or sponsors who help us with the administration, judging and prize fulfilment aspects of contests, promotions and sweepstakes.
These outside contractors, agents or sponsors may temporarily store some information on their servers, but they may only use your PII to provide KikFriends with a specific service and not for any other purpose without your consent. KikFriends may also provide your PII to a third party in those instances where you have chosen to receive certain information and have been notified that the fulfilment of such a request requires the sharing of your PII. KikFriends also may share your PII with Affiliated Companies if it has a business reason to do so.
As described in "Notice" above, KikFriends may customize the advertising and marketing messages you receive on the Site, or may work with outside companies to do so. Your non-PII may be shared with these companies so this customization can be accomplished. KikFriends prohibits these companies from sharing your information with any third party or from using it for any other purpose. Anonymous click stream, number of page views calculated by pixel tags, and aggregated demographic information may also be shared with KikFriends's advertisers and business partners.
There may be instances when KikFriends may access or disclose PII or non-PII without providing you with a choice in order to: (i) protect or defend the legal rights or property of KikFriends, our Affiliated Companies or their employees, agents and contractors (including enforcement of our agreements); (ii) protect the safety and security of Users of the KikFriends Services or members of the public, including acting in urgent circumstances; (iii) protect against fraud or for risk management purposes; or (iv) comply with the law or legal process. In addition, if KikFriends sells all or part of its business or makes a sale or transfer of all or a material part of its assets or is otherwise involved in a merger or transfer of all or a material part of its business, KikFriends may transfer your PII to the party or parties involved in the transaction as part of that transaction.
SECURITY: KikFriends PROTECTS THE SECURITY OF PII
KikFriends uses commercially reasonable administrative, technical, personnel and physical measures to safeguard PII and credit card information in its possession against loss, theft and unauthorized use, disclosure or modification. In addition, KikFriends uses reasonable methods to make sure that PII is accurate, up-to-date and appropriately complete.
ACCESS, REMEDIES AND COMPLIANCE: HOW TO ACCESS, CORRECT OR CHANGE YOUR PREFERENCES REGARDING YOUR PII AND HOW TO CONTACT KikFriends ABOUT PRIVACY CONCERNS