Collection of your Personal Information
Kim Costa and Associates collects personally identifiable information (“personal information”), understood to mean information that identifies you personally alone or in combination with other information available to us, such as your e-mail address, name, home or work address or telephone number, through certain areas of the Site. On certain areas of the Site, only persons who provide us with the required personal information will be able to purchase, license and/or apply for products, programs and services and/or otherwise participate in the Site’s activities or offerings (collectively, “Products”). Kim Costa and Associates also collects information regarding your use of the Site. In addition to personal information, Kim Costa and Associates collects and aggregates anonymous demographic information, which is not unique to you, such as your zip code, age, gender, preferences, interests and favorites, as well as non-personalized Site usage, measurement and other analytical data and information automatically sent by your web browser about your computer hardware and software (e.g., IP address, browser type, domain name, access time and referring Web site address), all of which is outside the scope of this Policy not subject to any restrictions or limitation set forth herein. Kim Costa and Associates reserves all rights to use de-identified and non-personal information and data for any and all purposes in its discretion. Please check your browser, if you want to learn what information your browser sends or how to change your settings. Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose personal or otherwise sensitive information through any Kim Costa and Associates public message boards or social channels, this information may be collected and used by others. You are solely responsible for any such third party activities.
Kim Costa and Associates retains the personal information collected on the Site as long as necessary to provide Products and information you request to you and, thereafter, as reasonably required for its business purposes and as permitted by law.
Linked Sites Privacy
Our Site may contain information and links to other web sites (“Linked Sites”) that are not owned and operated by Kim Costa and Associates. We encourage you to review the privacy statements of the Linked Sites you choose to link to from the Kim Costa and Associates site, so that you can understand how those web sites collect, use and share your information. Kim Costa and Associates does not control these Linked Sites and is not responsible for their privacy practices.
Use of Your Personal Information
Kim Costa and Associates uses your personal information to operate and administer the Site and deliver the Products you have requested, to inform you of other products or services available from Kim Costa and Associates and our affiliates, for any purposes described at the point of collection, and as otherwise described in this Policy. Kim Costa and Associates may also use and disclose your personal information as required and/or permitted pursuant to all laws, rules and regulations. Kim Costa and Associates may also contact you to conduct research about your opinion of current services or of potential new services that may be offered through surveys or other means. Kim Costa and Associates does not sell, rent or lease customer lists to third parties. From time to time, we may use your personal information to contact you on behalf of external business partners about a particular offering that may be of interest to you. In such cases, your personal information is not transferred to the third party, without your express permission. Information collected by Kim Costa and Associates regarding your use of the Site may be used to determine what Kim Costa and Associates products and services are the most popular. This data may be also be used to deliver customized content and advertising within Kim Costa and Associates to customers, whose behavior indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area.
Sharing Personal Information
Kim Costa and Associates does not disclose your personal information to third parties unless (i) you expressly authorize us to do so, (ii) Kim Costa and Associates is permitted or required to do so by law, (iii) such disclosure is expressly permitted in this Policy, or (iv) such action is reasonably necessary to protect and defend the rights and property of Kim Costa and Associates or to protect the personal safety of Kim Costa and Associates, its users or the public. Kim Costa and Associates may share your personal information within Kim Costa and Associates’ business divisions. When we do so, these other Kim Costa and Associates business divisions will use your information in a manner consistent with the purposes for which it was originally collected (or to which you subsequently consented) and only as permitted under this Policy and all applicable privacy and data protection laws. Kim Costa and Associates may also share your personal information with third parties we hire to perform support services for us. These third parties are required to use the personal information we share with them only to perform services on our behalf and to treat your personal information as strictly confidential. In some cases, Kim Costa and Associates may share your personal information with third parties who partner with us to provide products and services to our customers. When we do so, we will require our business partners to use the personal information we share with them in a manner consistent with the purposes for which it was originally collected (or to which you subsequently consented) and only as permitted under this Policy and all applicable privacy and data protection laws.
The Site uses “cookies” to help personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.
One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you personalize Kim Costa and Associates pages, or register with the Kim Costa and Associates Site or for any Products, a cookie helps Kim Costa and Associates to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information, such as billing addresses, shipping addresses, etc.. When you return to the same Site, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the Kim Costa and Associates features that you customized. The information Kim Costa and Associates receives depends on the settings on your web browser. Please check your browser, if you want to learn what information your browser sends or how to change your settings. You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies, if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the Site or the Products available through the Site.
Security of Your Personal Information
We take reasonable steps to protect your personal information, consistent with any applicable legal requirements. For example, when personal information (such as a credit card number) is transmitted to other web sites, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol. You acknowledge, however, that no digital transmission of data over the Internet or otherwise can be guaranteed to be 100-percent secure, despite our efforts. Therefore, we cannot and do not guarantee that such information will not be intercepted by third parties.
Changes to This Statement
Kim Costa and Associates reserves the right to update or modify this policy, at any time and without prior notice, by posting the revised version of this Policy on the Site. If Kim Costa and Associates modifies this Policy, the modifications will only apply to the personal information collected after the revised policy has been posted to the Site, unless you agree otherwise.
Kim Costa and Associates welcomes your comments and questions regarding this Statement of Privacy. You may contact us by email by completing the Contact Us form.