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Thank you for visiting Kedanya Station. Here at Kedanya Station we are committed to protecting your privacy. For the most part, you may visit our site without giving out any personal information. However, the interactive areas of our site maybe require information from you. Therefor, Kedanya Station provides this privacy policy to inform you of our information gathering practices, data collection, and the options you have concerning this.

Information Kedanya Station Gathers and Tracks

Kedanya Station gathers two types of information about users:

  • Information that users provide through optional, voluntary submissions. These are voluntary submissions to receive our electronic newsletters, to participate in our message boards or forums, and from participation in polls and surveys:

  • Information Kedanya Station gathers through aggregated tracking information derived mainly by tallying page views throughout our sites. Under no circumstances does Kedanya Station divulge any information about an individual user to a third party.

Kedanya Station Gathers User Information In The Following Processes:

Optional Voluntary Information

We offer the following free services, which require some type of voluntary submission of personal information by users:

1. Electronic newsletters (Dispatches)

We will offer a free electronic newsletter to users. Kedanya Station gathers the e-mail addresses of users who voluntarily subscribe. Users may remove themselves from this mailing list by following the link provided in every newsletter that points users to the subscription management page. Users can also subscribe to the newsletters at the time of registration.

2. Message Boards, Chat Rooms, Polling, and Other Interactive Services

Users of the site’s interactive services must register separately for these services (free of charge) in order to access these areas, although they needn't register to visit the rest site. During registration the user is required to supply a password, and e-mail address. The e-mail address is necessary to provide a means for the administration to contact you, as well as to confirm your identity. Kedanya Station is an active community, and provides means for providing further voluntary information that you may choose whether or not to disclose.

We may offer interactive polls to users so they can easily share their opinions with other users and see what our audience thinks about important issues. Opinions or other responses to polls are aggregated and are not identifiable to any particular user. Kedanya Station may use a system to "tag" users after they have voted, so they can vote only once on a particular question. This tag is correlated with the id unique to each user.

3. E-mail

Users of this site may have the option to register for an e-mail account for personal use. Use the Communication Service in connection with surveys, contests, pyramid schemes, chain letters, junk e-mail, spamming or any duplicative or unsolicited messages (commercial or otherwise) is strictly prohibited. The administration does reserve the right to shutdown an e-mail address.

Usage tracking Kedanya Station tracks user traffic patterns throughout all of our sites. However, we do not correlate this information with data about individual users, unless notified. Kedanya Station does break down overall usage statistics according to a user's domain name, browser type, and MIME type by reading this information from the browser string (information contained in every user's browser). Kedanya Station sometimes tracks and catalogs the search terms that users enter in our Search function, but this tracking is never associated with individual users. We use tracking information to determine which areas of our sites users like and don't like based on traffic to those areas. We do not track what individual users read, but rather how well each page performs overall. This helps us continue to build a better service for you.

Use of Information

Kedanya Station uses any information voluntarily given by our users to enhance their experience in our network of sites, whether to provide interactive or personalized elements on the sites or to better prepare future content based on the interests of our users. Voluntarily given information is available to be viewed by the entire community.

As stated above, we use information that users voluntarily provide in order to send out electronic newsletters and to enable users to participate in polls, surveys, message boards, and forums. We send out newsletters to subscribers on a regular schedule (depending on the newsletter), and occasionally send out special editions when we think subscribers might be particularly interested in something we are doing. Kedanya Station never shares newsletter mailing lists with any third parties, including advertisers, sponsors or partners.

The administration of Kedanya Station uses information gathered in the interactive areas including IP addresses, e-mail addresses, and other information for use in confirming your identity and maintaining the security of the community. Kedanya Station also makes every effort to protect the information available to the public on-site. If it is discovered that someone or something is using information on Kedanya without authorization, the Administration will make every effort to end the incident.

When we use tracking information to determine which areas of our sites users like and don't like based on traffic to those areas. We do not track what individual users read, unless noted, but rather how well each page performs overall. This helps us continue to build a better service for you. We track search terms entered in Search function as one of many measures of what interests our users. But we don't track which terms a particular user enters.

Use of Cookies

We may place a text file called a "cookie" in the browser files of your computer. The cookie itself does not contain Personal Information although it will enable us to relate your use of this site to information that you have specifically and knowingly provided. But the only personal information a cookie can contain is information you supply yourself. A cookie can't read data off your hard disk or read cookie files created by other sites. Kedanya Station uses cookies to track user traffic patterns (as described above) and allow controlled and customized access to Keadnya Station's interactive services.

You can refuse cookies by turning them off in your browser. If you've set your browser to warn you before accepting cookies, you will receive the warning message with each cookie. You do not need to have cookies turned on to use this site. However, you do need cookies to participate actively in message boards, forums, polling and surveys.

Sharing of Information

Kedanya Station will not share information about individual users with any third party, except to comply with applicable law or valid legal process or to protect the personal safety of our users or the public.

Protection of Children's Information.

Kedanya Station will not knowingly request or accept information from any child under the age of 13. If a child applying for a Kedanya ID indicates that they are under 13, the administration will first contact the parent or guardian of the child to ask permission to issue an ID. No child under the age of 13 will knowingly be given a Kedanya ID without parental consent.

Changes To This Privacy Policy

Kedanya Station will on occasion update this privacy statement. In such cases, the administration will takes steps to prominently notify users on the website, as well as updating the "last updated" notice on this page.

How to Contact Us

Kedanya Station welcomes comments, suggestion, and concerns regarding this privacy policy. Please contact via e-mail at privacy@kedanya.org.


Last Updated: June 2, 2001