KivaB4B ("KivaB4B") operates KivaB4B.org and may operate other websites. It is KivaB4B's policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our websites.
Like most website operators, KivaB4B collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. KivaB4B's purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how KivaB4B's visitors use its website. From time to time, KivaB4B may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.
KivaB4B also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on KivaB4B.org blogs/sites. KivaB4B only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below, except that commenter IP addresses and email addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the blog/site where the comment was left.
Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information
Certain visitors to KivaB4B's websites choose to interact with KivaB4B in ways that require KivaB4B to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that KivaB4B gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up at KivaB4B.org to provide a username and email address. Those who engage in transactions with KivaB4B are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, KivaB4B collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor's interaction with KivaB4B. KivaB4B does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.
KivaB4B may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. KivaB4B may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, KivaB4B does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.
Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information
KivaB4B discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on KivaB4B's behalf or to provide services available at KivaB4B's websites, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using KivaB4B's websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. KivaB4B will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, KivaB4B discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when KivaB4B believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of KivaB4B, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of an KivaB4B website and have supplied your email address, KivaB4B may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what's going on with KivaB4B and our products. If you send us a request (for example via email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. KivaB4B takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.
If KivaB4B, or substantially all of its assets, were acquired, or in the unlikely event that KivaB4B goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, user information would be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any acquirer of KivaB4B may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.