iKinnect Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy was last modified July 5, 2018.

 

Team iKinnect (“iKinnect,” “we,” or “us”) are committed to protecting your privacy. This Privacy Policy explains our practices regarding the collection, use, disclosure, and protection of information that is collected through our mobile app and our website (collectively, our “Service”), as well as your choices regarding the collection and use of information.

1. How We Collect and Use Information

We collect the following types of information about you.

Registration and Profile Information.

For both teen and caregiver accounts, we may collect your personal information such as your first and last name, email address, mobile phone number, gender, age, and a photo, if you chose to have a photo associated with your account.

 

Geolocation.

We collect teens’ unique user identifier and location through GPS, WiFi, or wireless network triangulation in order to obtain location for the Find My Teen feature. We collect the location of teens’ whereabouts in order to notify caregivers whether their teens are located in an Approved or Off-Limits location. We maintain location information only so long as is reasonable to provide the Service and then delete location data tied to your personal information. We may maintain de-identified location data for a longer period of time in order to analyze aggregate trends and metrics. If you want to opt-out of the collection of your location data, please adjust your settings in your mobile device to limit the app’s access to your location data. Please see “Your Choices About Your Information” below to learn more.

 

Mobile Device or Smartphone Data.

We may collect and may use data from a third party mobile app or from other features of your smartphone or mobile device, including information from the GPS, compass and Bluetooth, in order to inform iKinnect’s functionality. We maintain this data as long as is reasonable to provide the Service and then delete or anonymize this data. If you want to opt-out of the collection of this data, please adjust your settings in your mobile device.

 

Messages and User Content. 

We collect information through KinBot. We may also retain any messages you send to us. We use this information to operate, maintain, and provide to you the features and functionality of the Challenge Cards and to facilitate KinBot’s communication, such as to notify a teen and caregiver that a Challenge has been completed. You can control notifications related to iKinnect messages in your device settings. We may also send you Service-related emails (e.g., account verification, parental consent notification, order confirmations, changes or updates to features of the Service, technical and security notices). You may not opt-out of Service-related e-mails.
 

Information we receive about you from others: We also collect information about you through the other person(s) with whom your mobile device or smartphone is linked to enable iKinnect’s basic functionality. We maintain this data as long as is reasonable to provide the Service and then delete or anonymize this data.

 

Social Media.

Should you interact with iKinnect through various social media, such as when you Like us on Facebook or post a comment to our Facebook page or www.iKinnectapp.com website, we may receive information from the social network such as your profile information, profile picture, gender, user name, user ID associated with your social media account, age range, language, country, friends list, and any other information you permit the social network to share with third parties. The data we receive are dependent upon your privacy settings with the social network. You should always review, and if necessary, adjust your privacy settings on third-party websites and services before linking or connecting them to iKinnect’s website or Service.

Information we collect automatically through the use of technology. When you visit our website or use our mobile app, we and our business partners may collect certain information about your computer or device through technology such as cookies, web beacons, log files, or other tracking/recording tools. The information we collect through the use of tracking technologies includes, but is not limited to, IP address, browser information, referring/exit pages and URLs, click stream data and information about how you interact with links on the website, mobile app, or Service, domain names, landing pages, page views, cookie data that allows us to uniquely identify your browser and track your browsing behavior on our site, mobile device type, mobile device IDs or other persistent identifiers, and location data collected from your mobile device. Some or all of this data may be combined with other personally identifying information described above. When you access our Service by or through a mobile device, we may receive or collect and store a unique identification numbers associated with your device or our mobile application (including, for example, a UDID, Unique ID for Advertisers (“IDFA”), Google Ad ID, or Windows Advertising ID or other identifier), mobile carrier, device type, model and manufacturer, mobile device operating system brand and model, phone number, and, depending on your mobile device settings, your geographical location data, including GPS coordinates (e.g. latitude and/or longitude), WiFi location or similar information regarding the location of your mobile device. We use this information to:

 

  • Remember information so that you will not have to re-enter it during your visit or the next time you visit the site or mobile app

  • Track your location and movements

  • Monitor aggregate metrics such as total number of visitors, users, traffic, and demographic patterns

  • Diagnose or fix technology problems reported by our Users or engineers that are associated with certain IP addresses or User IDs, and Automatically update our mobile application on your system and related devices.

We may also collect analytics data, or use third-party analytics tools, to help us measure traffic and usage trends for the Service. These tools collect information sent by your browser or mobile device, including the pages you visit, your use of third party applications, and other information that assists us in analyzing and improving the Service. Although we do our best to honor the privacy preferences of our Users, we are not able to respond to Do Not Track signals from your browser. 

2. Sharing of Your Information

 

Personal Information: We may share your personal information with third parties outside the Company and its controlled subsidiaries and affiliates in some circumstances, including:

 

  • Our third-party business partners, vendors and consultants who perform services on our behalf or who help us provide our Services, such as accounting, managerial, technical, marketing or analytic services.

  • Any information or content that you voluntarily post to the website or to our Facebook page will automatically be available to the public. We may publicly post your reviews and comments online on our website or mobile app, or link your reviews to third party websites.

  • We may aggregate or otherwise strip data of all personally identifying characteristics of our data and may share that anonymized and/or aggregated data with other third parties for research purposes in accordance with EBPI’s data repository policies and procedures.

  • We may at any time buy or sell/divest the company, or any combination of its products, services, assets and/or businesses. Personal information such as customer names and email addresses, and other user information related to the Service will likely be one of the items transferred in these types of transactions. We may also share, transfer or assign such information in the course of corporate divestitures, mergers, acquisitions, bankruptcies, dissolutions or similar transactions or proceedings.

  • Except as described above, we will not disclose personal information to third parties (including law enforcement, other government entity, or civil litigant; excluding our subcontractors) unless required to do so by law or subpoena or if in our sole discretion, we determine it is necessary to (a) conform to the law, comply with legal process, or investigate, prevent, or take action regarding suspected or actual illegal activities; (b) to enforce our Terms of Use, take precautions against liability, to investigate and defend ourselves against any claims or allegations, or to protect the security or integrity of our site; and/or (c) to exercise or protect the rights, property, or personal safety of iKinnect, our Users or others.

 

3. How We Protect Your Information

 

iKinnect cares about the security of your information and uses commercially reasonable physical, administrative, and technological safeguards to preserve the integrity and security of all information we collect and that we share with our service providers. However, no security system is impenetrable and we cannot guarantee the security of our systems 100%. In the event that any information under our control is compromised as a result of a breach of security, we will take reasonable steps to investigate the situation and where appropriate, notify those individuals whose information may have been compromised and take other steps, in accordance with any applicable laws and regulations.

4. Your Choices About Your Information

 

You may, of course, decline to submit any personal information through the Service, in which case iKinnect may not be able to provide its Services to you.

Modifying Your Account Information and Settings: You may modify your account information, update or amend your personal information, or change your password at any time by logging in to your account. You can also stop receiving promotional email communications from us by clicking on the “unsubscribe link” provided in such communications. We make every effort to promptly process all unsubscribe requests. As noted above, you may not opt out of Service-related communications (e.g., account verification, KinBot messages change or updates to features of the Service, technical and security notices). If you have any questions about reviewing or modifying your account information, you can contact us directly at ikinnect@ebpi.org.

 

Delete Your Account and Personal Information: We will retain your information for as long as your account is active or as needed to provide you services. If you wish to cancel your account, please contact us at ikinnect@ebpi.org.

 

5. Links to Other Web Sites and Services

 

We are not responsible for the practices employed by websites or services linked to or from the Service, nor the information or content contained therein. Please remember that when you use a link to go from the Service to another website, our Privacy Policy does not apply to third-party websites or services. Your browsing and interaction on any third-party website or service, including those that have a link on our website, are subject to that third party’s own rules and policies. Please read over those rules and policies before proceeding.

6. Changes to Our Privacy Policy

 

iKinnect may, in its sole discretion, modify or update this Privacy Policy from time to time, and so you should review this page periodically. When we change the policy, we will update the ‘last modified’ date at the top of this page. If there are material changes to this Privacy Policy or in how iKinnect will use your personal information, we will notify you either by prominently posting a notice of such changes prior to implementing the change or by directly sending you a notification.

 

7. Research Study Participants  

If you are a participant in an iKinnect research study, additional privacy procedures can be found in the informed consent documents.

8. Your California Privacy Rights

iKinnect collects various types of personal information about you both online and offline, as described in this privacy policy. Under California law, iKinnect customers who are residents of California may request certain information about our disclosure of personal information during the prior calendar year to third parties for their direct marketing purposes. To make such a request, please write to us at the following address:

 

Evidence-Based Practice Institute
3303 S Irving St.
Seattle, WA 98144

Alternatively, you may send us an email at ikinnect@ebpi.org with the words “California Privacy Rights” in the subject line.

9. How to Contact Us

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy or the Service, please contact us at ikinnect@ebpi.org

Evidence-Based Practice Institute
3303 S Irving St.
Seattle, WA 98144