|KidMax understands how important privacy is to our members. We have created this online Privacy & Security Policy to demonstrate our commitment to protecting your privacy and providing you with a secure and enjoyable member experience.
Our mission is to adhere to policies that prevent unauthorized use of your personal information; to maintain the accuracy of the information provided; and to protect the privacy of your information through the use of secure servers and encryption devices. The intent of this statement is to answer your questions about our online Privacy & Security policy.
What information is collected?
KidMax collects information from our users at several different points on our Website:
In order to benefit from our products and services, a customer must first complete the enrollment form and become a member. We ask for your first name, last name, e-mail address and postal address only. This information allows a customer to become a member and start buying activities (bidding, buying and making offers to sellers). We ask for billing & shipping information to allow selling activities. This information is required to keep KidMax a safe place. We do not share or sell any of collected information.
A HTTP cookie is a piece of data stored on the user's hard drive containing information about the user. Usage of a HTTP cookie is in no way linked to any personally identifiable information while on our Website. For instance, by setting a HTTP cookie on our Website, the user would not have to log in a username more than once, thereby saving time while on our Website. A user that rejects the cookie will NOT be able to use our Website. HTTP cookie can also enable us to track and target the interests of our users to enhance the experience on our Website. See Wikipedia article on HTTP cookie.
Do you share personal information with third parties? |
KidMax is the sole owner of the information collected on this Website. We will not sell, share, or rent this information to others in ways different from what is disclosed in this statement.
KidMax uses a credit card processing company to bill users for products and services. This company does not retain, share, store or use personally identifiable information for any secondary purposes.
KidMax will not disclose your Personal or User Information to any unaffiliated third party in a manner that would allow them to personally identify you.
Like any other organization, KidMax is bound by the law in all of it's actions. In the face of a court order, for example a subpoena or discovery order, KidMax may be required to disclose personal information. In addition, to the extent permissible, KidMax may also ascertain and disclose personal information in special cases when we have reason to believe that disclosing this information is necessary to identify, contact or bring legal action against someone who may be violating laws using KidMax or may be causing injury to or interference with (either intentionally or unintentionally) KidMax rights or property, other KidMax users, or anyone else that could be harmed by such activities.
How do you secure customer information? |
KidMax takes every precaution to protect our users' information. When users submit sensitive information via the Website, your information is protected both online and off-line.
Whenever KidMax handles your information, KidMax takes steps to ensure that such information is treated securely and in accordance with this Privacy & Security Policy. Toward this end, all personal data transmitted to all areas of our Website are encrypted using Industry standard Secure Sockets Layer ("SSL") encryption protocol to secure the transfer of personal information across the Internet*.
The Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) is the layer of software that permits secure and encrypted communications between the browser and the server. You know when your communication with the server is being carried over SSL when the URL of the Website you are using starts with HTTPS and not HTTP. In Internet Explorer®, Netscape, or Firefox, a small padlock appears somewhere in the status bar of the browser.
SSL is not only responsible for encrypting the data being carried between browser and server but it is also used to verify that the server you are connected to is indeed the Website it claims to be.
If you are using a SSL enabled browser such as Mozilla FireFox 1.0 (or greater), Netscape 5.0 (or greater) or Microsoft Internet Explorer® 5.1 (or greater), then your secure online transaction will proceed as follows:
1) The authenticity of the KidMax Website will be verified prior to any transfer of Personal Information;
2) The personal information to be transferred will be encrypted, ensuring it remains private throughout it's journey; and
3) The integrity of your encrypted data will be secured.
Unfortunately, as good as modern encryption methods are, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. KidMax cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us. Ultimately, you are solely responsible for maintaining the secrecy of your passwords and/or any account information. Please be careful and responsible whenever you're online.
While we use SSL encryption to protect sensitive information online, we also do everything in our power to protect user-information off-line. All of our users' information, not just the sensitive information mentioned above, is restricted in our offices. Only employees who need the information to perform a specific job (for example, our billing clerk or a customer service representative) are granted access to personally identifiable information. Our employees must use password-protected screen-savers when they leave their desk. When they return, they must re-enter their password to re-gain access to your information. Furthermore, All employees are kept up-to-date on our security and privacy practices. Every quarter, as well as any time new policies are added, our employees are notified and/or reminded about the importance we place on privacy, and what they can do to ensure our customers' information is protected.
How do you update your Privacy & Security Policy?
Any changes to our Privacy & Security Policy will be posted on this page so that you are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it and under what circumstances we may disclose it, as well as the latest updates on how we maintain the secure portions of our Website. We will also notify members via e-mail if and when any substantial changes are made to this policy.
How do I contact KidMax?
If you have any questions or comments about the practices of this Website or your dealings with this Website, review our Help to find your answers. If you still have a concern, feel free to contact our Customer Service Team: Members (requires login) | Non-Members.
By using our Website, you consent to the collection and use of information as it is disclosed in this Privacy & Security Policy Statement.
If you do not agree, we respectfully ask that you do not use our Website.
KidMax Legal Team
Last updated: November 11th, 2011
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