The BudoKin Website is a general audience site and does not knowingly collect PII or Related Data from children under 13 years of age.
General. BudoKin collects your email address, first and last name, postal code, gender, and date of birth from you in order to register you as a Member ("Registration Data"). BudoKin cannot register you as a Member without this information. All other information you provide during the BudoKin registration or that you post on the BudoKin website is voluntary. BudoKin may also collect PII from you if you choose to participate in BudoKin Services activities like sweepstakes, contests, and surveys, because you want us to furnish you with products, services, newsletters, or information, or in connection with content or suggestions you submit to BudoKin for review.
In addition, BudoKin collects other Related Data and non-PII including IP address, aggregate user data, and browser type. This data is used to manage and improve the BudoKin Services, track usage, and for security purposes.
BudoKin Members can change their Registration Data and Profile Information at any time and can control how Visitors, other Members and BudoKin communicate with them by controlling their account settings, available within the "Edit Profile" portion of their BudoKin profile. Link to Privacy Settings.
BudoKin determines the purposes of collection, use and disclosure of the Registration Data you provide and, as such, is considered the data controller of this information. Because the Member, not BudoKin, determines the purposes for which Profile Information is collected, used and disclosed, BudoKin is not the data controller of Profile Information that Members provide on their profile.
You can program your computer to warn you each time a cookie is being sent, block third party cookies or block all cookies. However, by blocking all cookies you may not have access to certain features on the BudoKin Services.
Third party applications (such as widgets) created by third party developers may also be available on the BudoKin Services. Third party applications are small bits of software, often with interactivity, that can be installed into Members' profiles or shared with other Users. However, BudoKin does not control the third party developers, and cannot dictate their actions. When a Member engages with a third party application, that Member is interacting with the third party developer, not with BudoKin. BudoKin encourages Members not to provide PII to the third party's application unless the Member knows the party with whom it is interacting.
BudoKin and certain copyright holders have signed an agreement pursuant to which copyright holders may utilize BudoKin's Rights Management Tools (collectively, the "Tool") to automatically block the upload of audio and audiovisual content for which the copyright holder has supplied content identifiers in the required format. In addition, from time to time, BudoKin may use the Tool to examine information (including Profile Information located on private profiles) to detect the presence of content that matches content for which copyright holders have supplied content identifiers. If the Tool blocks the upload of such content, and/or otherwise removes content already uploaded to the BudoKin Website, the Member will receive a notice and may have an opportunity respond to the notice through a counter-notice. Copyright holders may have access to certain Related Data and Profile Information when they operate the Tool, but will not have access to any PII unless the Member expressly consents to providing PII to the copyright holder in the context of a counter-notice.
In order to locate other BudoKin Members that you may already know in the physical world, BudoKin allows Users to search for Members using Registration Data (i.e., full name or email address). BudoKin also allows Users to browse for certain Profile Information in order to help connect with Members (i.e., schools and/or companies where Users may have attended or worked). BudoKin may also enable Members to publicly display some Registration Data as an element of their Profile Information if they choose to do so via a profile setting under "Edit Profile." Search engines may index the portion of a Member's profile (including the Profile Information it contains) that is publicly displayed.
If you have consented to receive promotional materials (e.g., newsletters) or notifications from BudoKin, BudoKin may periodically use your email address to send you such materials related to the BudoKin Services, as applicable. If you want to stop receiving such materials from BudoKin, you can change your profile settings under "Account Settings," or follow the unsubscribe instructions at the bottom of each email.
BudoKin employees, agents and contractors must have a business reason to obtain access to your PII and Related Data. BudoKin may share your PII and Related Data with those who help us manage or provide BudoKin Services' information activities (for example., message board administration, order fulfillment, statistical analyses, data processing), or with outside contractors, agents or sponsors who help us with the administration, judging and prize fulfillment aspects of contests, promotions and sweepstakes. These outside contractors, agents or sponsors may temporarily store some information on their servers, but they may only use your PII to provide BudoKin with a specific service and not for any other purpose.
BudoKin may also provide your PII to a third party in those instances where you have chosen to receive certain information and have been notified that the fulfillment of such a request requires the sharing of your PII. BudoKin also may share your PII with Affiliated Companies if it has a business reason to do so.
As described in "Notice" above, BudoKin may customize the advertising and marketing messages you receive on the BudoKin Website, or may work with outside companies to do so. Your Related Data, non-PII and/or Profile Information may be shared with these companies so this customization can be accomplished. BudoKin prohibits these companies from sharing your Related Data, non-PII and/or Profile Information with any third party or from using it for any other purpose. Anonymous click stream, number of page views calculated by pixel tags, and aggregated demographic information may also be shared with BudoKin's advertisers and business partners.
There may be instances when BudoKin may access or disclose PII, Related Data, Profile Information or non-PII without providing you a choice in order to: (i) protect or defend the legal rights or property of BudoKin, our Affiliated Companies or their employees, agents and contractors (including enforcement of our agreements); (ii) protect the safety and security of Users of the BudoKin Services or members of the public including acting in urgent circumstances; (iii) protect against fraud or for risk management purposes; or (iv) comply with the law or legal process. In addition, if BudoKin sells all or part of its business or makes a sale or transfer of all or a material part of its assets or is otherwise involved in a merger or transfer of all or a material part of its business, BudoKin may transfer your PII to the party or parties involved in the transaction as part of that transaction.
When a Member chooses to post Profile Information that will be publicly disclosed, that Member is responsible for ensuring that such information conforms to all local data protection laws. BudoKin is not responsible under any data protection laws for Member posted information.
BudoKin uses commercially reasonable administrative, technical, personnel and physical measures to safeguard PII and credit card information in its possession against loss, theft and unauthorized use, disclosure or modification. In addition, BudoKin uses reasonable methods to make sure that PII is accurate, up-to-date and appropriately complete.
Whenever possible, BudoKin Members may review the Registration Data we maintain about them in our records. We will take reasonable steps to correct any PII a Member informs us is incorrect. If you are a Member, you can view and change your Registration Data, Member preferences and Profile Information by logging into your account and accessing features such as "Edit Profile" and "Account Settings."
If you ask BudoKin to stop using your PII, BudoKin will honor that request while retaining any record of your PII that is necessary to comply with applicable federal, state or local law.