PRIVACY POLICY

Privacy Policy

 Effective October 15, 2011:

1. INTRODUCTION

Kinetic Content, LLC ("Kinetic Content" or "we") operates thetastecasting.com the "Site").  As set forth in our Terms of Use, the Site is not targeted to children, and we do not knowingly collect personal information from children under 18 years of age.

This Privacy Policy applies to all "users," of the Site.  This Privacy Policy describes Kinetic's collection and use of users' personal information (e.g., information that identifies a specific person, such as full name or email address) where that information is not otherwise publicly available on the Site.

2. SUBMISSION AND COLLECTION OF INFORMATION ON THE SITE

User Submitted Information

Registration Information is the information that users must provide to Kinetic at registration for or to create an account or profile and may include, for example, name, username, email address and birthday.

Public Information and Posts consist of your username and, if applicable and you provide one, your profile picture and your posts and comments on or in connection with the Site. Your posts and comments outside of your profile include those made on other user's profiles, and the Site and on third party websites and services if connected to the Site.

Profile Content consists of information a user may add to the user's profile on the Site.

Third Party Information and Content. If you access the Site through a third party connection or log-in, your user submitted information may also include your user ID and/or user name associated with that third party service, any information/content you have permitted the third party to share with Kinetic, and any information you have made public in connection with that third party service (collectively, "Third Party Information and Content"). Third Party Information and Content obtained in this manner will be governed by this Privacy Policy, any applicable policy of the third party and the terms of use for the Site.

Transactional and Site Activity Information. When users access the Site, we collect certain non-personally identifiable information about those visits. For example, in order to permit your connection to the Site, our servers receive and record information about your computer and browser, including potentially your IP address, browser type, and other software or hardware information. If you access the Site from a mobile or other device, we may collect a unique device identifier assigned to that device or other transactional information for that device in order to serve content to it. We may also use cookies and other tracking technologies (such as browser cookies, pixels, beacons, and Adobe flash technology), which are comprised of small bits of data that often include an anonymous unique identifier.  Websites send this data to your browser when you first request a web page and then store the data on your computer so the website can access information when you make subsequent requests for pages from that site. These technologies may be used to collect and store information about your usage of the Site, such as pages you have visited, search queries you have run, and advertisements you have seen. Kinetic may also use cookies and similar tools to relate your use of the Site to personal information obtained from you or a reputable third party.

Third parties that support the Site by serving advertisements or providing services, such as providing users with the ability to comment on content, allowing users to share content or tracking aggregate site usage statistics may also use these technologies to collect similar information. Kinetic does not control these third party technologies and their use is governed by the privacy policies of these third parties using such technologies. For more information about third party ad networks that use these technologies, see www.aboutads.info.

Most browsers are initially set to accept cookies, but you can change your settings to notify you when a cookie is being set or updated, or to block cookies altogether. Please consult the "Help" section of your browser for more information (e.g., http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-vista/Block-or-allow-cookies).  Users can manage the use of Flash technologies, including cookies, with the Flash management tools available at Adobe's website, see http://www.adobe.com/products/flashplayer/security/privacy_policy/faq.html.  Please note that by blocking any or all cookies you may not have access to certain features or personalization available through the Site.

Third Parties. To improve the quality of our services, Kinetic may supplement the information we collect with information we obtain from third parties. If you access the Site through a third party connection or log-in, we may also collect Third Party Information and Content.

3. NOTICE & CHOICE

Means of Notice and Choice. This Privacy Policy and your Privacy Settings are the primary means by which Kinetic provides you with notice and choice about its collection and use of your personal information.  Kinetic will not use your personal information in a manner different from what is described in this Privacy Policy without your permission.

Privacy Policy Changes. We may modify this Privacy Policy as necessary. If we make material changes to this Privacy Policy that expand our rights to use your personal information, we will notify you to seek your consent either through an email or a prominent posting at the Site.  In the event the last email address you provided to Kinetic is not valid or is not capable of delivering the notice to you, Kinetic's dispatch of an email containing the notice to that e-mail address shall nonetheless constitute effective notice.

Location of Data Storage. The Kinetic Services are hosted in the United States. If you are a user located outside the United States, you understand and consent to having any personal information you provide transferred to and processed in the United States. U.S. data protection and other relevant laws may not be the same as those in your jurisdiction. As a result, please read this Privacy Policy with care.

Linked Services. The Site may also be linked to sites or services operated by Kinetic affiliates: ("Affiliated Companies") or third parties, and may carry advertisements or offer content, functionality, games, rewards programs, newsletters, contests or sweepstakes, or applications developed and maintained by third parties.  We are not responsible for the privacy practices of any such third parties, and once you leave the Site via a link, enable a third party service, or click an advertisement, you should check the applicable privacy policy of the third party site.  Users who visit an Affiliated Company site should still refer to its separate privacy policy, which may differ in some respects from this Privacy Policy.

4. USE & DISCLOSURE

Users' Public Information and Posts are always publicly available to anyone, including other users, search engines, advertisers, third party application developers, and anyone else with access to the Site.  Your Profile Content will also be publicly available to anyone, unless the Site for which you create the profile provides Privacy Settings to allow you to control which users with whom you share your Profile Content. When you post content or comments to another user's profile, that information will be disclosed consistent with that user's Privacy Settings.

We only share your non-public personal information with non-affiliated third parties when we believe sharing is permitted by you or authorized by this Privacy Policy. In addition, we may share your personal information with Affiliated Companies.

We use the information we collect from and about users for the following purposes:

To provide and manage the Site.  We use the information we collect from and about users to provide the Site and features to you, including to measure and improve those services and features, to personalize your experience by delivering relevant content, advertising and marketing messages, to allow you to comment on content and participate in the Site.  We may use aggregated, anonymous data about use of and activity on the Site to assist us in this regard and such data is not subject to this Privacy Policy.

To allow third party service providers to assist us in providing and managing the Kinetic Services. Kinetic may make your non-public personal information available to certain third party service providers, such as contractors, agents or sponsors, who help us manage the Site by, for example: developing or supporting products and features; conducting email marketing on our behalf; or administering message boards.  These outside service providers are required to protect non-public personal information entrusted to them and not use it for any other purpose than the specific service they are providing to Kinetic.

To contact you. Kinetic may periodically send promotional materials (e.g., newsletters) or notifications related to the Site to the email address you provided to us at registration or subscription to your account. If you want to stop receiving promotional materials from Kinetic, you can change your email notification setting through the "Privacy Settings" link on your Profile page or follow the unsubscribe instructions at the bottom of each email. There are certain service notification emails that you may not opt-out of as long as you are registered with or subscribed to the Site, such as notifications of changes to the Site or policies.

To allow other users to find you. In order to locate other users that a user may already know in the physical world and/or want to get to know in the online world, the Site may allow users to search for other users using information the user already knows, such as username or email address and identifies users matching that search information.

To deliver relevant advertising. We may use the information you provide to us, and information we collect about your use of the Site through cookies and other technologies, to assist us in delivering you relevant ads when you visit the Site. We may work with third party advertising networks and advertisers who help deliver these ads to you. We do not share your non-public personal information with these third parties, but we may share anonymized or aggregated information with them to improve the relevancy of the ads you see on the Site. As noted above, these third party advertising networks and advertisers may also use cookies and similar technologies to collect and track non-personally identifiable information such as demographic information, aggregated information, and Internet activity to assist them in delivering advertising that is more relevant to your interests. To find out more about third party online advertising and to opt out of this type of advertising, visit the Network Advertising Initiative website.

To protect the rights of Kinetic and our users.  There may be instances when Kinetic may disclose user information without providing notice or choice, including situations where Kinetic has a good faith belief that such disclosure is necessary in order to: (i) protect or defend the legal rights or property of Kinetic our Affiliated Companies or their employees, agents and contractors (including enforcement of our agreements); (ii) protect the safety and security of users of the Site or members of the public; (iii) protect against fraud or for risk management purposes; or (iv) comply with the law or legal process.

To complete a merger or sale of assets. If Kinetic sells all or part of its business or makes a sale or transfer of its assets or is otherwise involved in a merger or transfer of all or a material part of its business, Kinetic may transfer your information to the party or parties involved in the transaction as part of that transaction.

5. SECURITY

Kinetic uses reasonable administrative, technical, personnel and physical measures to safeguard user information in its possession against loss, theft and unauthorized use, disclosure or modification. If you are asked to select a password to access a Site, you should select a password that contains a combination of letters, numbers and non-alphanumeric characters (for example, %, $ and &) and avoid dictionary words. In addition, you should not use the same password that you use for other business or personal accounts.

6. USER CONTROL AND ACCOUNT CANCELLATION

Through your "Edit Account" settings, you can access, edit or delete your Registration Information and Profile Content. If you no longer want to use the Site, you may cancel your account by clicking on "Delete Profile" through your "Edit Account" settings. You may unsubscribe to the Kinetic newsletter by clicking the "unsubscribe" link at the bottom of the newsletter e-mail. Remember that even after you cancel your account, copies of some information from your account may remain viewable in circumstances where, for example, you have posted information on another user's profile, shared information with a third party application or website, or if another person copied, stored or shared your information. We may also retain backup information related to your account on our servers for some time after cancellation for fraud detection or to comply with applicable law or our internal security policies. Because of the nature of caching technology, your account may not be instantly inaccessible to others, and there may be a delay in the removal of the content from elsewhere on the Internet and from search engines.

7. CONTACT US

If you have questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact Kinetic by emailing info@kineticcontent.com.