Effective Date:September 21, 2018
KVA Network, Inc. (“KVA”) believes it is important to be transparent about the privacy of your personal information. The kvanetwork.com website and associated applications (the "Platform") are comprised of various web pages, screens, applications, and features operated by KVA. The terms “we,” “our,” and “us” refer to KVA, its subsidiaries, parent companies, and affiliates, and the terms “you,” “your,” or “user” refer to any individuals or entities who access or use the Platform. The term “Seller” refers to users who sell or attempt to sell items through the Platform, and the term “Buyer” refers to users who purchase or attempt to purchase items through the Platform.
In general, you can visit the Platform without revealing any personally identifiable information about yourself to us. We do not automatically collect any personally identifiable information about you through the Platform. We also do not collect, or require individuals to transmit, any personally identifiable financial information (as defined under Federal Regulation P (12 C.F.R. § 1016.3(q)), social security numbers (SSNs), or driver’s license numbers through the Platform.
The Platform, however, does automatically collect non-personally identifiable information about Platform users through our server logs, cookies, web beacons, and analytics tools, including:
The technical information we automatically collect does not enable us to personally identify you and is used to better understand our Platform traffic, analyze the interests of our Platform users, improve our Platform and diagnose technical errors, and for business or marketing purposes. The only personally identifiable information we collect is information you choose to provide us through voluntary forms and features of our Platform.
Our Platform may also use web beacons or pixel tags and other similar technologies, which are not placed on your computer or mobile device, but instead are embedded on certain pages or screens of the Platform or in emails. When you view a page or screen or read an email with a pixel tag, web beacon, or other similar technology, a generic notice of your interaction is generated.
You can manage cookie preferences and opt out of having cookies and other similar collection technologies used by adjusting the settings on your web browser or mobile operating system. If you do not want cookies stored on your computer or device, you can change the settings on your browser or mobile operating system to notify you when a cookie is about to be saved or block cookies entirely. How to access these settings, which settings are available, and how to turn on these settings varies by browser and mobile operating system type, and we encourage you to further investigate your browser’s or operating system’s privacy settings if you wish to opt out or adjust these settings in any way. If you choose to decline or block cookies, you may not be able to fully utilize all of the interactive features of the Platform.
You cannot decline web beacons; however, setting your browser or mobile operating system to decline cookies or to prompt you for a response, or installing an ad-blocker, may keep web beacons from tracking your activity.
We do not require individuals to transmit, any personally identifiable financial information (as defined under Federal Regulation P), social security numbers (SSNs), or driver’s license numbers in connection with use of the Platform. We do not collect other personally identifiable information through our Platform unless you affirmatively and voluntarily provide this information to us through our Platform features. For example, you may provide us personally identifiable information by completing contact forms, registering for or updating an account, creating a classified or auction listing, or taking advantage of other voluntary services and features available through the Platform.
If you use certain Platform features, including, but not limited to, the auction or classified features, we may ask for personally identifiable information about you, including, without limitation:
We may also collect or receive personally identifiable information about you from third parties if you utilize certain Platform features, and such information may become linked to the information you directly provide KVA. For example, if you link your Platform account with a social media account, we may collect or receive information about you, including personally identifiable information, from such third parties.
We use third party payment processors, including, but not limited to, PayPal which handle all Platform credit card payments. We do not store full credit card information on our servers, and all credit card processing for the Platform occurs through third party payment processors.
We will use your personally identifiable information to provide services requested by you, to contact you regarding our products and services, to conduct research and surveys, and to otherwise enhance your user experience. We will use your personally identifiable information to provide, improve, and promote the Platform, to analyze how users utilize the Platform, to connect Buyers and Sellers on the Platform, to communicate with you directly (including, but not limited to, through email, phone call, or text message), to personalize your user experience, provide you customer support, prevent fraud, to facilitate transactions and payments, for insurance purposes, and to respond to safety issues, disputes, legal issues, and governmental requests, among other legally permissible usage.
We may disclose your personally identifiable information if we believe it is necessary or useful to provide services to you or to inform you of other products or services available from us and our affiliates.
Your personally identifiable information may be shared with our parent companies, affiliates, subsidiaries, and third party service providers, including but not limited to: T&R Electric Supply, Inc. (“T&R Electric”), Colman Transportation, Inc. (“Colman”), Colman Logistics, Inc. (“Colman Logistics”), or Transformer Network, Inc. (“Transformer Network”).
If we undergo any type of business transaction, including, but not limited to, an asset sale, merger, debt financing, acquisition, bankruptcy, or restructuring, your personally identifiable information or technical information we obtain from you through the Platform may be disclosed to any potential or actual purchasers and may be transferred to the new owners. Your personally identifiable information may also be disclosed to our lenders or potential lenders.
We may serve as a conduit for messages, chat, emails, and other communications between third parties and you. We may store any of the information that you provide us indefinitely, including your personally identifiable information. This specifically includes, but is in no way limited to, the information you provide about yourself or a listing. Please see the “Personally Identifiable Information Security” section for more information about the security of your information and the “Changing Personally Identifiable Information” section for how you can change your personally identifiable information in our records.
Users may post content on the Platform, or submit inquiries to us, that may be made publicly available to other users and to the general public via the Platform. You acknowledge and agree that by posting or otherwise submitting such content on, through, or to the Platform, your personally identifiable information, including your email address and any other information you submit or supply, may be visible to the third parties. You acknowledge and agree that you will not share or submit any information on the Platform that you are not prepared to be public information, or to be available to third parties. All submissions of content, including without limitation, the posting of content to the Platform or the submissions sent to us are submitted in accordance with, and governed by, the Platform’s Terms and Conditions of Use.
If a user is posting content on the Platform for someone other than that user, in which another person or entity’s personally identifiable information will be accessible or otherwise made available, user hereby makes the material representation and warranty, upon which user wishes us to reasonably rely, that user has obtained each of those other persons’ or entities’ consent to disclose their personal information to us and other users.
If you are a Platform user acting on behalf of an employer or entity, you acknowledge that you are authorized to do so and that you may be sharing certain company or corporate information with us, the Platform, and other Platform users. As further set forth in the Terms and Conditions of Use, you acknowledge that you have permission to utilize the Platform in this capacity.
We reserve the right in our sole discretion to disclose information about you without notice, including personally identifiable information, if it is necessary or appropriate to comply with applicable law, respond to legal claims and the legal process (including subpoenas), protect our rights, interests, or property, or if we believe in good faith that it is necessary to protect the rights, personal safety, or property of any person, including but not limited to: your rights, safety, or property, the rights, safety, or property of our other users or our employees, the rights, safety, or property of the public, or the rights, safety, or property of any third party.
We use information technology security measures to protect your personally identifiable information that is transmitted through the Platform. We also use information technology security features to protect the personally identifiable information stored by us. However, in spite of our security efforts and protocols, we cannot guarantee that information sent to us through the Platform will be secure. Therefore, we make no warranties or representations regarding the security of your information, and we undertake no duty to provide Platform users notice of a security breach, unless otherwise required to do so by law.
It is important that we keep the most accurate, up-to-date information about you in our records. You may change the personally identifiable information we have collected about you through your account profile, or you may contact us at email@example.com. We may require you to verify your identity before we change our records.
Our Platform is not directed to anyone under the age of 18, and by using our Platform, you are confirming that you are 18 years of age or older. While this Platform does not knowingly solicit, collect, or store information of children, it is possible that through fraud, deceit, or other unauthorized or inadvertent disclosure, we may receive information pertaining to a person under the age of 18. Parents or guardians may report unauthorized use of our Platform by a child by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org. If we are notified of unauthorized use by a person under age 18, upon verifying the information, we will immediately delete the unauthorized information from our servers and records.
The Platform is not directed to anyone located outside of the United States, and the Platform is controlled, operated, and administered by us from our offices within the United States of America. We do not knowingly offer goods or services to data subjects outside of the United States or monitor the behavior of persons (data subjects) located outside of the United States. By using or continuing to use the Platform, you are confirming that you are located within the United States, and agree that you will not provide personal information on, or otherwise use, the Platform if you are located outside of the United States. While the Platform does not knowingly solicit, collect, or store the personal information of international users, through fraud, deceit, or other unauthorized or inadvertent disclosure, we may receive personal information pertaining to individuals located outside of the United States. If a person located outside of the United States becomes aware that he or she has provided us personal information, as defined in Article 4 of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), please contact us at: email@example.com and, upon verifying the information, we will immediately delete the unauthorized information from our servers and records.
We respect your privacy and give you an opportunity to opt-out of receiving certain communications from us. Users may opt-out of receiving certain email communications from KVA by clicking on the unsubscribe link in any marketing or promotional email that you receive from us. You may also email at firstname.lastname@example.org to opt out of certain promotional emails. Your receipt of certain communications and alerts from KVA, including email or text messages, may also be altered through your user profile. Some features of the Platform require email communications, and, if you utilize such features, you cannot opt out of receiving email communications relating to your use of such features.