What data do we collect and what do we do with it?
We receive and store any information you enter on Kontribit or provide to us in any other way. This includes but is not limited to registration and profile information, IP addresses, referral pages, service behavior, and traffic data. We do not track your information or behavior on any third party locations or services unrelated to Kontribit.
Your data serves two overt functions: (1) By storing and tracking this information, we hope to gain a better understanding of site usage behavior and to subsequently improve the services, content and offerings on Kontribit. (2) On an aggregate, non-personally identifiable level we may use this data for advertising and market research.
Our servers automatically record information ("Log Data") created by your use of the Services. Log Data may include information such as your IP address, browser type, the referring domain, pages visited, your mobile carrier, device and application IDs, and search terms. Other actions, such as interactions with our website, applications and advertisements, may also be included in Log Data. If we haven’t already deleted the Log Data earlier, we will either delete it or remove any common account identifiers, such as your username, full IP address, or email address, after 18 months.
Kontribit may keep track of how you interact with links across our Services including third party services and clients by redirecting clicks or through other means. We do this to help improve our Services, including advertising, and to be able to share aggregate click statistics such as how many times a particular link was clicked on.
Like many websites, we use "cookie" technology to collect additional website usage data and to improve our Services, but we do not require cookies for many parts of our Services such as searching and looking at public user profiles or lists. A cookie is a small data file that is transferred to your computer's hard disk. Kontribit may use both session cookies and persistent cookies to better understand how you interact with our Services, to monitor aggregate usage by our users and web traffic routing on our Services, and to improve our Services. Most Internet browsers automatically accept cookies. You can instruct your browser, by editing its options, to stop accepting cookies or to prompt you before accepting a cookie from the websites you visit.
We will not sell or rent any of your personally identifying data to third parties for direct marketing purposes. We may share or disclose information about you to other companies or individuals when: (1) we must comply with applicable laws, regulations, or legal or regulatory process, (2) in the event of a sale, merger, transfer, or exchange of control of Kontribit to another party.
Third Party Services: Kontribit uses a variety of services hosted by third parties to help provide our Services, such as Google Analytics, to help us understand the use of our Services. These services may collect information sent by your browser as part of a web page request, such as cookies or your IP request.
What information can I access?
If you are a registered user of our Services, we provide you with tools to access or modify the personal information you provide to us and associate with your account. You can access your personal information by logging in to your your user profile setting page located at: http://kontrib.it/profile/edit and correct, amend or delete information that is inaccurate.
Communications from Kontribit
As a registered Kontribit user, you will be automatically opted-in to receive e-mail and in-system notices, which may include notifications, announcements, newsletters and recommendations. You are welcome to elect out of receiving those messages by accessing the same setting page at http://kontrib.it/profile/edit/.
Public sharing of your data
Kontribit may allow the public and other members of the site to browse some of your public profile and saved items. Kontribit allows other users to browse your username, your submitted items and public collections, what collections you follow, what you like and re-post, any personal information you submit — including, but not limited to — your name and general place of residence, member number, invitee, users you have invited and personal website.
Removal of User and User data
We do not guarantee the removal of any Content upon request in the exception of Copyright protection or dispute, see our Terms of Service for more information, and information on our Copyright policies specifically. Permanent deletion of your user profile can be done yourself by accessing your user profile setting page located at: http://kontrib.it/profile/edit/ or by getting in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org. Your account will be deactivated and then deleted. When your account is deactivated, it is not viewable on Kontribit. For some time, it will be possible to restore your account if it was accidentally or wrongfully deactivated. The exact timeframe from deactivation until permanent deletion may vary.