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1. How Does Kopernik Collect Information?
Our web server automatically recognizes and collects the domain name and IP address of each visitor to the Site. In addition, we collect personal information submitted by the visitor in order to participate in activities on the Site, including but not limited to making a donation, posting a proposal or product listing, responding to surveys, registering to create an account, logging in to a user account, requesting email newsletters and/or contacting us through one or more of our contact email addresses. When you create an account, submit registration forms or proposals or make a transaction, we may ask for information including but not limited to your name, email address, postal address, phone number and credit card / direct debit details.
2. How Does Kopernik Protect Information?
Kopernik uses reasonable efforts to protect personal information received from users of the Site from unauthorized use or disclosure. We do not allow unauthorized access via the Internet to the portion of our server that contains personally identifiable user information. Access to any user account will only be permitted following entry of a valid user ID and password. Where we have given you a password which enables you to access certain parts of the Site, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. We ask you not to share your password with anyone.
To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the correct use of information, we have put in place appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard the information we collect online. Protecting the privacy of the young is especially important. For that reason, we never collect or maintain information at the Site from those we actually know to be under 13 years old, and no part of the Site is structured to attract anyone under 13 years old.
All credit card information provided, if requested on the Site for donations, will be encrypted using the SSL protocol. In respect of one-off payments, we do not retain any end-user credit card information after the processing of the transaction is complete. In respect of recurring payments by any Donor or technology provider, all credit card information will be encrypted using the SSL protocol and we use all reasonable efforts to ensure the security of such information.
Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we will use all reasonably necessary endeavors to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to the Site; any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your information, we will use strict procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorized access.
3. How Does Kopernik Use Information?
3.1 General. Kopernik uses information for general purposes including but not limited to the following: to evaluate proposals to fund projects, to evaluate products to be included on the Site, to provide information regarding approved proposals or products to visitors to the Site and potential Donors, to customize the content and/or layout of the Site for each individual user, to improve the content of the Site, our services or programs, and to contact you.
3.2 Contacting You. By creating a user account on the Site or submitting a registration form to become a Donor, technology provider or technology seeker (as applicable), you agree to receive our monthly newsletter as well as emails based on your activity with Kopernik, which may include confirmation emails, receipts, acknowledgement messages, updates on proposals you've funded, products you have purchased, technology seeker or Donor feedback or emails conveying any other information in which Kopernik in its sole discretion believes you may be interested. You can unsubscribe from the Kopernik newsletter at any time by contacting Kopernik or by using the link found on the email message to unsubscribe. Email addresses provided by users of the Site will only be used by us to send email from or related to Kopernik and its programs to you. Kopernik strictly enforces e-mail privacy, and e-mail addresses are not sold, leased or bartered to or with any third parties. Postal addresses collected on-line may be used for various mailings from Kopernik and its affiliates, including the forwarding of technology seeker thank you letters or other correspondence videos, or pictures in appreciation of your donation. Postal addresses are not sold, leased or bartered to or with any third parties.
3.3 Donations and Other Services. By voluntarily providing us with your name, credit card and/or direct debit information (if requested on the Site), e-mail address, postal address, telephone number, billing address, and any other personally identifiable information, you consent to our use of such information for the purpose(s) for which it was collected, such as processing your donations, displaying such information in your user account (where applicable) and/or for providing any other service or product you request.
3.5. Vouchers Information provided to us to create a gift card is only used for that purpose and is only disclosed to the person receiving the gift.
3.6 Aggregate Data. Kopernik may collect information about the use of the Site, such as the types of services used and how many users we receive daily. This information is collected in aggregate form, without identifying any user individually. Kopernik may use this aggregate, non-identifying statistical data for statistical analysis, marketing or similar promotional purposes. This may include disclosure of this information to a third party market analysis firm or other third parties where we deem such disclosure reasonably benefits Kopernik.
4. How Does Kopernik Disclose Information?
4.1 Governmental or Legal Order. Kopernik may provide your personal information, if necessary in Kopernik's good faith judgment, to comply with any applicable laws or regulations of a governmental or regulatory body or in response to a valid subpoena, warrant or order or to protect the rights of Kopernik or others.
4.2 Business Transition. If Kopernik goes through a business transition, such as a merger, acquisition by another company, or sale of all or a portion of its assets, we reserve the right to transfer your personal information as part of such merger, acquisition or sale, which will likely be among the assets transferred.
4.3 Contractors and Other Third Party Service Providers. Kopernik may employ contractors or other third parties in Kopernik's sole discretion. These contractors or other third parties may have access to your personal information if necessary to perform services for us; however, they may only use such personal information for the purpose of performing that function and may not use it for any other purpose.
5. Third Party Websites.
Kopernik is not responsible for the content, services or the privacy polices or practices of websites to which we may provide hyperlinks from the Site, or of the websites of our affiliates, sponsors or corporate partners or, for the avoidance of doubt, any website whatsoever other than the Site.
6. Information That Is Voluntarily Disclosed.
Please be advised that any personal or non-personal information which you voluntarily disclose on the Site, such as comments, becomes publicly available and can be collected and used by others. Your username (not your e-mail address) is displayed to other users when you send messages through the Site. Any such information that you submit to the Site may be redistributed through the internet and other media channels, and may be viewed by the general public, and Kopernik takes no responsibility for the privacy of any such information that is submitted to the Site.
7. Donors and Recipients
Each Donor and Recipient understands and agrees that, where such Donor or Recipient has elected for it first name and location to be included in the list of donations in respect of a project, such information will be both listed and publicly available on the Site.
8. Technology Seekers.
Unless stated otherwise, all registrations forms, proposals, videos, photos, progress reports and other materials submitted by any technology seeker will be posted on the Site and will become publicly available. THEREFORE, IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO ENSURE THAT AND YOU REPRESENT AND WARRANT THAT ALL INFORMATION AND MATERIALS YOU SUBMIT ARE TRUE AND ACCURATE, AND THAT YOU WILL PROMPTLY NOTIFY KOPERNIK TO UPDATE ANY SUCH INFORMATION WHEN NECESSARY.
9. Technology Providers.
The following additional terms apply to technology providers or Standard Technology Providers (as applicable).
9.1 Products. Each Standard Technology Provider understands and agrees that information about such Standard Technology Provider, included but not limited to the name, website, contact address and shipping address details of such Standard Technology Provider, and information regarding such Standard Technology Provider's products, will be listed in the Site's product directory and will be publicly available to technology seekers, Donors and other users of the Site. Kopernik is not responsible for the privacy practices of any other organization, entity or individual who may view such information in the Site's product directory. For more information regarding the handling of your information by these organizations, please refer to the privacy policies of these organizations where available.
9.3 Donors. Kopernik may provide Donors and Site visitors with information about a technology provider such as the technology provider's name and details of the products submitted by the technology provider including product pricing.
10. Your Options
You may, of course, decline to submit personal information, in which case Kopernik may not be able to provide certain services to you. You may update or correct your personal information at any time by contacting us at email@example.com. Please note that any content uploaded by users to the Site remain subject to our User Agreement.
11. Special Note to International Users
12. Contact Kopernik
We are always glad to hear your questions or comments.