Privacy

Last Revised: October 1, 2018
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KITE Solutions, Inc., 650 California St, San Francisco, CA 94108 (“KITE”, “we” “us” or “our”) is committed to protecting the privacy of our users, and strives to provide a safe, secure user experience. This Privacy Policy describes how we collect and use your personal data and what rights you have. The term “personal data”, “information about you” and “personal information” used below shall encompass “personal data” as defined under Article 4(1) of the European Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”).

This Privacy Policy is designed to be used for our website and application on a global basis. The Privacy Policy will thus provide various information that is required in specific jurisdictions only. We have in following marked if information applies to our processing activities according to the GDPR specifically.

Scope of this Policy

This policy applies to information we collect on our websites and/or applications owned or controlled by KITE Solutions Inc. (“KITE”) (“Services”).

Information We Collect

We collect information about you when you use our Services. The information we collect are set out below:

Category

Description

Account Registration

Personal data provided by you or collected by us to enable you to sign up for the KITE platform. This includes your name, company role and description, password, email address, telephone number, website and social URLs, and city and country location.

Personal data collected through your use of the KITE platform.

Category

Description

KITE Platform Usage

Personal data collected about you when you use the KITE platform. This includes content you provide to the platform, network and account details, interactions with features and services, content visited or created.

Category

Description

Communication with KITE

Personal data collected about you when you contact KITE. This includes content of your communication with us, name, company name, job title, email address or any other communication details you chose to get into contact with us.

Personal data collected with your permission that enables additional functionality.

Category

Description

Contests and Surveys

Personal data provided by you to facilitate sign up and participation in contests and surveys.

Marketing

Personal data provided by you to send marketing communication. This includes name, company name, field of interest and contact details.

 

Category

Description

Visit of our Services or download of our app

We automatically collect information about how you use our sites and applications, the areas of our site that you visit, interactions with features and services, as well as information about your computer or mobile device including your IP address, device ID, physical location, browser and operating system type and version, time zone, and referring URLs. This information is necessary for providing personalized and location-based content as well as for analyzing the use of resources, troubleshooting problems, preventing fraud, and improving our services. We may combine this information with information in your account to help prevent fraud. For more details please see below under “Cookies, Tracking and Analytical Tools”


Payment Processor: We may use a third-party payment service to process payments made through the Services. If you wish to make a payment thorough the Services, your personal information may be collected by the third party, and not by us. Your personal data may thus be subject to third party’s privacy policy, rather than this Privacy Policy.

How We Collect Your Personal Information

Your personal information is collected in many ways and may include:

  • Personal data you provide to us directly: Personal data may be voluntarily submitted by you in the course of using our Services, such as when visiting our websites, communicating with us or in the process of requesting and using our Service (e.g. if you create an account or participate in discussions).

In this respect you are free to choose which information you want to provide to us or whether you want to provide us with information at all. However, some information, such as your name, address, payment information and information on your requested Services may be necessary for the performance of our contractual obligations. Without providing this information, you will not be able to request or use certain Services or enter into a contract with us.

  • Personal information collected via technology: As you use our Services, we may collect passive information through the use of cookies and other technologies. Please see below under “Cookies, Tracking and Analytical Tools” for more information.
  • Information we receive from third parties. From time to time, we may receive information about you from third parties and other users, for example if you choose to link, create, or log in to your KITE account with a third party website service (e.g. LinkedIn) or whose API we use (such as in case you log into your account by continuing to sign in via LinkedIn), we may receive information about you or your connections from that third party. We may also receive personal data from law enforcement agencies and marketing partners.

How We Use Information and Information on the Legal Grounds for the Processing


Please note that information on the legal grounds shown in brackets refers to the legal justifications under the GDPR only.

  • We use the information we collect in order to perform our contractual services or in preparation for a contract with you: We use the information to provide our services, respond to you, and to provide to you the features and functionality of the Services. This in particular includes: to create a profile for you; to provide personalized or location-based content and services, to allow you to contact other users or to invite others to join or create an account, to make purchases; to contact you about feature updates, informational and service-related communications, including important security updates, to provide products and services that enable users to network, post information on bulletin boards, view and compare profiles;
  • We use the information we collect if justified by our legitimate interest: The usage of your information may also be necessary for our own business interests. For example to operate and improve our sites and applications, and foster a positive user experience. Our services include the display of personalized products, content, and advertising relating to your experience and interests. We furthermore use your personal information to generate internal reports about the use of our sites and applications, to give search engines access to public information, to detect, investigate and prevent activities that may violate our policies or be illegal.

We use data we have about you to determine whether you might be interested in the opportunities, products or services of a particular third party. We show you targeted ads on our sites or other sites with which we have a business relationship. These ads are targeted based on information we collect about you and information about you we acquire from third parties. You may object to such processing of your personal information for direct marketing purposes at any time.

If you are already a customer, use your data also to provide you with additional communications, information, promotions such as newsletters, contests and career advice as well as to inform you of other products or services available from KITE. You can opt-out from such marketing at any time by following the link to unsubscribe at the bottom of our marketing emails or by editing your account profile. However, please note that opting out or unsubscribing may prevent you from receiving email messages regarding updates, improvements, or offers.

  • To comply with legal obligations: In order to comply with regulations, laws or any authority requests, we may disclose your information to authorities or other officials and process your information according to applicable law (e.g. retain certain information according to tax or commercial laws).
  • We use your information after obtaining your consent: In some cases, we may ask you to grant us separate consent to use your information. You are free to deny your consent and the denial will have no negative consequences for you. You are free to withdraw your consent at any time with effect for the future. If you have granted us consent to use your information, we will use it only for the purposes specified in the consent form.

This also includes our marketing campaigns. If you sign up to our email newsletter you allow us to use this email address for email marketing, we will use your personal information to send you emails containing for example newsletters, promotion, contests, career advice and surveys as well as to inform you of other products or services available from KITE. If you previously chose to receive newsletters, commercial e-mails or other communications from KITE or third parties, but subsequently change your mind, you may at any time unsubscribe at the bottom of our marketing emails or by editing your account profile and thus withdraw your consent. However, please note that unsubscribing may prevent you from receiving email messages regarding updates, improvements, or offers.

We do not use your personal data for automated individual decision-making that produces legal effects or similarly significantly affect you. 


How We Share Information and Legal Basis for the Transfer

Please note that information on the legal grounds shown in brackets refers to the legal justifications under the GDPR only.
We disclose your information as set forth below:

  • We share your information with third parties who help deliver our products and services to you and act on our behalf. Examples include hosting our web servers, including database storage, analyzing data, providing marketing assistance, providing information technology and related infrastructure and maintenance and security as well as providing customer service. These companies will have access to your personal information as necessary to perform their functions, but they may not use that data for any other purpose. We will remain responsible for any information shared in this way (commissioned data processing).
  • We may share your information with independent third party provider and advisors where this is necessary to achieve out legitimate interests, such as conducting security audits, consult tax consultants and lawyers or engage payment processors to process payment transactions (legitimate interest).
  • We share information with all users of our platform in cases you provide content or to perform our services through features of our Service to a public forum, such as participating in our discussions that is accessible by all users of our platform. Such information may, for example, be accessed by user of our platform and may appear in our search engine search results (performance of service / consent).
  • We share information with the general public. Depending on the privacy setting of the information you provide to us, the company name as well as a general description of the company may also be accessible by the general public and may be searchable by search engines (performance of service / consent).
  • If you opt in to receive information about the opportunities, products, or services of specific third parties, we supply your contact information to those third parties so they may contact you (Consent).

As one of our primary purposes is to provide you with a platform to broadcast the information about your Company and profile widely in order to maximize your networking opportunities, you may decide to share the information we gather with anyone using the KITE platform by setting your profile respectively.   

You should consider that such shared information may be distributed on a wider when a user shares a company’s information and profile with others through social media, email, and/or per a link.

When you post information on another user’s profile or comment on another user’s post, the public availability of that information will be subject to the other user’s privacy settings.

Furthermore, please note that information you post in public areas of KITE’s platform may be accessed, used, and stored by all others users of KITE around the world, including those in countries that might not have legislation that guarantees adequate protection of personal information as defined by your country of residence. While KITE restricts the use of the data in KITE’s Terms of Service and takes measures to safeguard your information from unauthorized access or inappropriate use, KITE does not control these third parties and we are not responsible for their use of information you give to us. Accordingly, you should not post sensitive information, personality profiles, or any other information you would not want made public, to any KITE site or application.

  • We disclose information if legally required to do so, or at our discretion pursuant to a request from a governmental entity or if we believe in good faith – after considering your privacy interests and other factors – that such action is necessary to: (a) meet legal requirements or comply with legal process; (b) to enforce our Terms of Service or protect our rights or property, in particular protecting the security or integrity of our Service; (c) prevent a crime or protect national security; or (d) protect the personal safety of users or others (legal obligation/ legitimate interest).
  • We may disclose and transfer information to a third party in connection with an KITE-related transaction, such as a merger, sale of KITE assets or shares, reorganization, financing, change of control or acquisition of any or all of KITE’s business units. In addition, in the event KITE becomes the subject of an insolvency or similar proceeding, such information will be disposed of in a transaction approved by the court (legitimate interest).

An Important Note About Your Profile

When you create a profile, we store it in our searchable database in the United States. You may control the status of your profile. We cannot control the retention, use or privacy of profiles that have been viewed or downloaded by others.

We attempt to limit access to our searchable database to legitimate users, but cannot guarantee that other parties will not gain access to this database. We cannot control the use made of resumes by third parties who access the database. Once your profile has been disclosed, KITE is not able to retrieve it from the third parties who accessed it. You may remove your profile from our searchable database at any time. However anyone who viewed your profile may have kept a copy of it in their own files or databases. Accordingly, you should not put sensitive information, personality profiles, or other information you would not want made public, in your profile.

Use of Cookies and other Tracking Technologies

KITE and our third-party partners listed below, automatically collect certain types of usage information when you use our Services. We collect this data through a variety of tracking technologies, including cookies, embedded scripts, file information, and similar technology (collectively, “tracking technologies”). We may collect and store data locally on your device using mechanisms such as browser storage and application data caches. Some cookies will remain on your computer after you have left our site. All current cookies remain on the client’s computers into perpetuity, or until whenever they reset their cookies manually.

Tracking technologies help to personalize and maximize your online experience and time online, including for storing user preferences, improving search results and ad selection, and tracking user trends.

We may collect the following data using such tracking technologies: IP address, geolocation, network file system, browser data, browser type, device type, device ID, Uniform Resource Locators (URL), operating system, Media Access Control (MAC) address, screen resolution, device manufacturer and model, version of the Services you are using, internet service provider, referring and exit pages, date/time stamp, clickstream data, language preferences, whether you access the Service from multiple devices, and other actions you take while using our Services.

We use tracking technologies for the following purposes:
Security and Troubleshooting: These cookies allow us to secure access to your account and diagnose or fix technology problems.
Analytics and Improvement: We track traffic patterns so we can identify popular content (e.g., monitor aggregate metrics such as total number of visitors, traffic, usage, and demographic patterns on our Service) and potential problems and monitor the effectiveness of our Service otherwise to plan for and enhance our Service.
Advertising: We use information about you to show you advertising.
Customization: We use cookies to remember information so that you will not have to re-enter it during your visit or the next time you visit the site and provide you with personalized content and information, including targeted content and advertising and recognize and contact you across multiple devices. 


We also allow other companies to display advertisements to you while you are using our sites and applications. Because your web browser must request these advertisements from the other companies’ servers, these companies can view, edit or set their own cookies, just as if you had requested a web page from their site. KITE has no control over, and is not responsible for, the practices of those third party advertisers.

Advertising Opt Out: KITE uses several third parties to help provide analytics services and to serve advertisements, including Google and MixPanel.

The cookies we use are designed to help you get the most from the Services but if you do not wish to receive cookies, most browsers allow you to change your cookie settings. Please note that if you choose to refuse cookies you may not be able to use the full functionality of the Services. These settings will typically be found in the “options” or “preferences” menu of your browser. In order to understand these settings, the following links may be helpful, otherwise you should use the “Help” option in your browser for more details.

Web Beacons and JavaScript: Kite uses web beacons (sometimes called pixels, clear gifs or action tags) and JavaScript to collect information about users’ visits to our sites and applications, measure and improve the effectiveness. They help us compile aggregated statistics and analytics about site usage. Web beacons are built into the page and cannot be refused. However, they can be rendered ineffective by opting out of cookies. JavaScript can be deactivated via your browser settings. If you disable JavaScript you will not be able to use some of the functions of the website.

Google Analytics

Google Analytic uses cookies which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website will generally be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. We use Google Analytics to recognize you and link the devices you use when you visit our site or Service on your browser or mobile device, log in to your account on our Service, or otherwise engage with us. On our behalf, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity and to provide other services relating to website activity and internet usage to KITE. Thus, Google Analytics allows us to better understand how our users interact with our Service and to tailor our advertisements and content to you.

For information on how Google Analytics collects and processes data, as well as how you can control information sent to Google, review Google’s site “How Google uses data when you use our partners’ sites or apps” located at www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners/.

You can learn about Google Analytics’ currently available opt-outs, including the Google Analytics Browser Ad-On here https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout/.

The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics is not combined with other data from Google.

You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. You can also prevent Google from collecting the data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) and Google from processing this data by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.


Social Media and Content Sharing

Our Services includes social media features, such as the Facebook Like button and widgets, such as the Share This button. These features may collect your IP address, the page on our site you are visiting and other personal information and may set a cookie to enable the feature to function properly. Social media features are either hosted by a third party or hosted directly on our Site. Your interactions with these features are governed by the privacy policy of the company providing it.

Your Rights

You are, upon making a written request, free of charge, entitled to receive information regarding your personal data that is being processed by us. We will also, upon your request, rectify, block or erase data that has not been processed in accordance with the applicable legislation. Please contact us at legal@getkite.co. Specifically, you have the following rights in respect to your personal information that we hold:

  • Right of access. The right to obtain access to your personal data.
  • Right to rectification. The right to obtain rectification of your personal data without undue delay where that personal data is inaccurate or in some circumstances incomplete.
  • Right to erasure. The right to obtain the erasure of your personal data without undue delay in certain circumstances, such as where the personal information is no longer necessary in relation to the purposes for which it was collected or processed.
  • Right to restriction. The right to obtain restriction of the processing undertaken by us on your personal data in certain circumstances, such as, where the accuracy of the personal data is contested by you, for a period of time enabling us to verify the accuracy of that personal information.
  • Right to portability. The right to portability allows you to move or have the personal data moved, copy or transfer personal data easily from one organization to another.
  • RIGHT TO OBJECT: IN SOME CASES YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO OBJECT TO ANY PROCESSING BASED ON OUR LEGITIMATE INTERESTS WHERE THERE ARE GROUNDS RELATING TO YOUR PARTICULAR SITUATION. FURTHERMORE YOU CAN OBJECT TO MARKETING ACTIVITIES FOR WHATEVER REASON WHATSOEVER AT ANY TIME.

If you wish to exercise one of these rights, please contact us at legal@getkite.co.

You also have the right to lodge a complaint with any EU data protection authority. Further information about how to contact data protection authorities is available at http://ec.europa.eu/justice/data-protection/bodies/authorities/index_en.htm.

We retain all the information we gather about you in an effort to make repeat use of our sites more efficient, practical and relevant until you change or remove your personal data as described below. You may also access, review, correct, update, change or delete your profile at any time.  If you wish to delete or close your profile information completely, please contact us at legal@getkite.co.

Access to or correction, update, or deletion of your personal information may be denied or limited by KITE if it would violate another person’s rights and/or as otherwise permitted by applicable law.

Security and Storage

You are responsible for keeping your username and password secret. KITE takes appropriate measures to secure your personal information from accidental loss and from unauthorized access, use, alteration or disclosure. However, the Internet is an open system and we cannot guarantee that unauthorized third parties will not be able to defeat those measures or use your personal information for improper purposes.

We will retain your information as long as necessary for the purposes outlined in this Privacy Policy, and for a commercially reasonable time thereafter for backup, archival, fraud prevention or detection, or audit purposes, or as otherwise required by law.

If you previously chose to receive newsletters, commercial e-mails or other communications from KITE or third parties, but subsequently change your mind, you may opt out in those emails or by editing your account profile.

International Data Transfer

Your data is submitted to KITE Solutions, Inc. and is hosted and stored in a database on servers situated in the United States owned and maintained by KITE. If you are in the European Union or European Economic Area, this means that your personal information will be stored in a jurisdiction that offers a level of protection that may, in certain instances, be less protective of your personal information than the jurisdiction you are typically a resident in. Consider that we are not Privacy Shield certified and thus do not grant a sufficient level of data protection according to the GDPR when you provide personal information to us.

If we transfer information from the European Union to third parties outside the European Union and to countries not subject to schemes which are considered as providing for an adequate level of data protection, we will enter into contracts which are based on the EU Standard Contractual Clauses with these parties where possible.

If you wish to inquire further about the safeguards we use, please contact us at legal@getkite.co. We will take reasonable steps to ensure that your personal information is treated securely and in accordance with applicable law and this Privacy Policy.


Children

KITE is not intended for, nor do we knowingly collect information from, children under the age of 13. In the event that we learn that we have inadvertently collected personal information from a child under age 13, we will delete that information as quickly as possible.  If you believe that we might have any information from a child under 13, please contact us at legal@getkite.co.

From children under the age of 16 residing in the EU, we will not process any personal information on the ground of a consent.

Links to other websites and services

We link to other websites over which we have no control. KITE is not responsible or liable for the privacy policies, their processing of your information or the content on the websites of these third-parties. You may wish to review the privacy policies of those sites so you can understand how they collect, use and share your information.

Changes to Privacy Policy

We may update or modify this Privacy Policy at any time and from time to time without prior notice. Please review this Privacy Policy periodically, and especially before you provide any personal information. If we decide to materially change the substance of this Privacy Policy, we will, where required, contact you via the email address that you maintain in your profile. We will also post those changes through a prominent notice on the site.


Contact Information and Controller

KITE Solutions, Inc. is the legal entity determining the purposes and means of processing the information gathered on KITE sites and applications and is the data controller of all data stored in the KITE database.

If, at any time, you have questions or concerns about this Privacy Policy or you wish to exercise your rights, please contact us at: legal@getkite.co or call +1 (415) 857-4745.

We will use reasonable efforts to promptly answer your question or resolve your problem.