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Privacy Policy

Kount Inc. (Kount) is committed to maintaining the privacy of personal information that you provide to us when using any of our online services. This privacy policy describes how we treat the information we receive when you transmit data to any machine owned by Kount.

Web Form Information

When you submit information to Kount, we may collect personally identifiable information from you that may include your name, address, and email address. We do not knowingly collect personal information from persons under the age of 18.

Web Site Usage Information

We automatically collect IP addresses and web site usage information from you when you access any of our online services. This information helps us evaluate how our visitors and subscribers use and navigate our web sites on an aggregate basis, including but not limited to the number and frequency of visitors and subscribers to each web page, and the length of their visits.

How We Use Information Collected

We may use information in the following ways:

  • For the purposes you specifically provided the information including, for example, enabling us to respond to your questions about our products and services.
  • To register you as a client and establish an account for you.
  • To send you email notifications about our new or existing Kount products and services, special offers, or to otherwise contact you.
  • To enhance existing features or develop new features, products, and services.
  • To provide advertisers and other third parties with aggregate information about our user base and usage patterns.
  • To allow us to personalize the content and advertising that you and others see based on personal characteristics or preferences.
  • To detect and prevent fraudulent transactions.

Except as specifically set forth in this privacy policy, we will not share your personally identifiable information outside of Kount. We may disclose and use personally identifiable information in special circumstances where it is necessary to enforce our service agreements or terms of use (for example to protect our intellectual property rights). We may also disclose or use your personal information when we, in good faith, believe that the law may require us to do so. Please be aware that Kount may be required to disclose an individual's personal information in response to a lawful request by public authorities, including to meet national security or law enforcement requirements.    

Service Providers, Business Partners and Others

Kount may employ third party companies and individuals to facilitate our service, to provide the service on our behalf, to perform Site-related services (including but not limited to maintenance services, database management, web analytics and improvement of our web sites' features) or to assist us in analyzing how our web sites and services are used. These third parties have access to your personal Information only for purposes of performing these tasks on our behalf.

Business Transfers

Kount may sell, transfer or otherwise share some or all of its assets, including your personal information, in connection with a merger, acquisition, reorganization or sale of assets or in the event of bankruptcy.

Cookies

We define a cookie as any string of data that is automatically stored on your computer upon access to our online services. Kount employs cookies to assign temporary identification numbers to machines that access our web servers. This information enables us to deliver faster service to our subscribers, prevent denial of service attacks on our systems, and detect and prevent fraudulent transactions. All Kount cookies are:

  • Of limited duration
  • Less than 5KB in length
  • Only visible to Kount web servers
  • Devoid of any personally identifiable information

Security

The personally identifiable information we collect about you is stored in limited access servers. We maintain safeguards to protect the security of these servers and your personally identifiable information. We retain personally identifiable information only as long as necessary to complete a purchase, thwart fraud, provide customer service, or maintain your account with us.

US-EU Privacy Shield Framework

Kount complies with the EU-US Privacy Shield Framework as set forth by the US Department of Commerce regarding the collection, use, and retention of personal information from European Union member countries. Kount has certified that it adheres to the Privacy Shield Principles of Notice, Choice, Accountability for Onward Transfer, Security, Data Integrity and Purpose Limitation, Access, and Recourse, Enforcement and Liability. If there is any conflict between the policies in this privacy policy and the Privacy Shield Principles, the Privacy Shield Principles shall govern. To learn more about the Privacy Shield program, and to view our certification page, please visit www.privacyshield.gov

Kount is a "processor" of personal data as defined in Article 2(e) of the Directive. Kount provides processing services in the US for its European Union business partners ("EU Business Partners") which include merchants and financial institutions and other applicable businesses. Kount also provides processing for US based business partners. We act as a data processor and data importer on behalf of our EU Business Partners, and accordingly we follow the instructions provided by each EU Business Partner with regard to the collection, processing and protection of personal data provided to us by each such EU Business Partner. Each EU Business Partner acts as the data controller and data exporter for any personal data within its control. Residents in the EU should contact the applicable EU Business Partner with questions regarding the collection of their personal data.

In compliance with the EU-US Privacy Shield Principles ("the Principles"), Kount commits to resolve questions and complaints about your privacy and our collection or use of your personal information. European Union individuals with inquiries or complaints regarding this privacy policy and/or the types of data Kount collects, please contact Kount at privacy@kount.com. Please note that Kount acts as a data processor and the majority of the data Kount processes is anonymous. In instances of onward transfers, Kount has the responsibility for processing personal information that is not anonymized in accordance with the Principles and subsequent transfers to third parties that may act on Kount's behalf. Kount will remain liable under the Principles if its third party agents process such non-anonymized personal information in a manner inconsistent with the Principles. Any personal information that Kount collects that is not anonymous is available for European Union individuals to access upon request for correction or deletion.

Written correspondence may be sent to:
EU Privacy Mailbox
917 S. Lusk Suite 301 Boise ID 83706

Kount has further committed to refer unresolved privacy complaints under the EU-US Privacy Shield Principles BBB EU PRIVACY SHIELD, a non-profit alternative dispute resolution provider located in the United States and operated by the Council of Better Business Bureaus. If you do not receive timely acknowledgment of your complaint, or if your complaint is not satisfactorily addressed, please visit www.bbb.org/EU-privacy-shield/for-eu-consumers/ for more information and to file a complaint. As a last resort, and in limited situations, European Union individuals may seek redress from the Privacy Shield Panel, a binding arbitration mechanism. Kount is subject to the investigatory and enforcement powers of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC).

US-Swiss Safe Harbor

Kount complies with the US-Swiss Safe Harbor Framework as set forth by the US Department of Commerce regarding the collection, use, and retention of personal information from Switzerland. Kount has certified that it adheres to the Safe Harbor Privacy Principles of Notice, Choice, Onward Transfer, Security, Data Integrity, Access, , and Enforcement. If there is any conflict between the policies in this privacy policy and the Safe Harbor Privacy Principles, the Safe Harbor Privacy Principles shall govern. To learn more about the US-Swiss Safe Harbor and to view our certification page, please visit http://www.export.gov/safeharbor/.

In compliance with the US-Swiss Safe Harbor Principles, Kount commits to resolve complaints about your privacy and our collection or use of your personal information. Swiss citizens with inquiries or complaints regarding this privacy policy should first contact Kount at privacy@kount.com.

Written correspondence may be sent to:
Swiss Privacy Mailbox
917 S. Lusk Suite 301 Boise ID 83706

Kount has further committed to refer unresolved privacy complaints under the US-Swiss Safe Harbor to an independent dispute resolution mechanism operated by the Council of Better Business Bureaus. If you do not receive timely acknowledgment of your complaint, or if your complaint is not satisfactorily addressed, please visit www.bbb.org/us/safe-harbor-complaints for more information and to file a complaint.

Policy Modifications

We may change this privacy policy from time to time. We will post any changes here, so please check back periodically.

Comments and Questions

If you have any questions, comments or concerns about our privacy policy, you may contact us at privacy@kount.com.

This policy was last updated 17 August 2016.