Kruze Privacy Policy

At Kruze.com we are very committed to protecting the privacy of our users. The security of the data and information you provide us through the Service is very important to us and we take every precaution to limit the risk of its damage or misuse.

This Privacy Policy (“the Policy”) is offered as a service to inform users of the Kruze.com website and Service how we collect, categorize, and disclose the personal information you provide to us and content you upload through use of the Service. We reserve the right, at our sole discretion, to alter the Policy at any time. Any changes made will be considered effective immediately upon notice. Notice of changes to the Policy will be posted on the site whenever significant updates are made. Your continued use of the Service after such notice signifies your acceptance of these changes. A link to the Policy will always be made available to you through inclusion in the footer located on the bottom of the Service’s home page for your review at any time.

Kruze.com is an online community created for, and intended to be accessed exclusively by, ADULTS ONLY. Access or use of this website in any way by individuals under the age of 18 years old is strictly prohibited. As a community which expressly and strictly limits its membership to adults 18 years of age and older we do not knowingly seek or collect and personal information or data from individuals who we find do not meet this criteria.

By registering an account with Kruze.com, and by your continued access to the Service, you consent to the collection, use and disclosure of your information as outlined in this Policy.

If and to the extent you are in the European Union (an “EU Individual”), this Policy provides you with the information required by the “GDPR”, Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and Council on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data (General Data Protection Regulation).

This policy explains when and why we collect personal information about people who visit our website, how we use it, the conditions under which we may disclose it to others, how we keep it secure, who we share it with and how long we keep it for. If you are an EU Individual it also explains the lawful basis on which we do this under GDPR and informs you of certain rights you have regarding your personal information under EU data protection law.

TYPES OF DATA

We categorize the data we collect as either Personally Identifiable Information (“Personal Data”) or Aggregate and Anonymous Information (“AA Data”).

Personal Data is any information that can be used to identify a specific individual, such as your name, email address, home address, and phone number. AA Data is information collected automatically through the use and operation of the Site and does not disclose any personally revealing information about you.

INFORMATION COLLECTED AUTOMATICALLY

Each time an individual accesses Kruze.com our servers log various pieces of AA Data valuable to us for the operation of the website. The data we collect includes, but is not limited to, the referring URL, the visitors IP address, and the browser type and software version the visitor is using to view and interact with the Service. We also log the succession or order and frequency a user views pages on the Service (Clickstream Data). This is done to help us define traffic patterns or “flow” and the data collected and stored in these logs does not contain any Personal Data or link back in any way to a user’s individual account. Collecting this data helps us understand where the traffic to our site is coming from and allows us to better tailor the navigation, features and functionality of the site to provide you with a better overall user experience.  

We also employ the use of cookies. A cookie is a small data file that works with your browser to not only help us track inbound traffic sources and referrals but also helps us manage your feature access. For example, a cookie is what remembers you have logged in successfully and grants you access to members only or premium features of the site according to your current membership level without forcing you, the user, to log in upon every page load or action. You can set your browser to block cookies, but understand that doing so will seriously hinder your overall member experience and may make features of the Service inaccessible.

From time to time we may choose to merge information about visitors with the Service’s traffic data to gain perspective of the service’s performance with various demographics. We may choose to share this aggregated data with our advertisers and publishing partners. This group data and our Service statistics in no way disclose your individual identity or disclose any personally identifiable information of any of our users to third parties.

None of the information we collect automatically is classified as Personal Data. Your IP address (the series of numbers associated with your individual computer issued by your ISP) does not disclose any personally revealing information about you. When we log automatically gathered data we do not link your IP address to any of your Personal Data we store in conjunction with your user record, and is stored separately on our servers, which means your session is logged anonymously. Your IP address would only be used to identify you in compliance with your ISP in cases of necessity, such as, but not limited to,  where our Terms of Service had been violated or to investigations involving abuse, harassment, identity theft, fraud, malicious intent or compromised financial information.

INFORMATION COLLECTED FOR REGISTRATION

We encourage all users of Kruze.com to completely fill out all fields of their profile to achieve an optimum user experience. The additional information you provide not only helps other members learn more about you, but it also expands the amount of searchable and matchable data in the system, increasing your profile’s exposure to other members of the service and generating more targeted user interest in your account.

During the registration process we will ask you for both general and personal information for the purpose of providing you with a customized service. Your date of birth, while never shared with other members, is a service requirement when registering your account as we are an age restricted community and age is a barrier to entry. Your gender is also applicable as it not only relates to what members you are presented with as possible matches and are viewable by you through the Service, but also is a necessity in determining what members will also be able to search, browse, match with and view your profile.

As you create your account you will be given the opportunity to create a pseudonymous profile including a username which will act as your personal unique identifier within the community. You may include your first name at your own discretion but usernames that include a surname will be edited or removed. A valid personal email address is also a requirement for registration. Your personal contact details such as your email address (and your phone number if you chose to receive SMS notifications) will remain private and will not be shared with any third parties or other users of the Service.

USAGE OF PERSONAL DATA

Your email address and other Personal Data you share directly with Kruze.com when creating and maintaining your user account is not shared with any third parties and is solely used internally in the provision of our member services to you. We retain user records and Personal Data only for so long as required to fulfill the purpose for which it was collected or as required to by law. Your email address and other contact information will only be used in conjunction with our service, sending you vital communications such as, but not limited to, your account details, website updates, receipts of electronic payments, communication notifications and other important service announcements that affect your membership with Kruze.com.

Should you choose to become a premium member of our service via an electronic payment method, Personal Data will be requested of you to process your payment. This data is shared with a trusted third party payment processor so they may process your payment. While the information submitted to our payment processor is not governed by this Policy, we do require that these entities not use your information for any purpose not in connection with the billing and account management of our Service.

PURPOSE OF THE PROCESS OF PERSONAL INFORMATION / DATA

We process your personal information for the following purposes:

  • to accept your registration or create an account on our site
  • to provide you with any features or tools on our site
  • to make our services more rewarding and relevant for you to use
  • to enable you to upgrade your membership
  • to contact you about relevant account activity and for promotional purposes
  • to deliver the service you have purchased
  • to communicate with you and respond to your requests
  • to inform you about our products and services, including by direct marketing
  • to manage our relationship with you
  • if necessary, to comply with any legal obligations we may have including requests from law enforcement agencies or to comply with legal processes
  • for internal administration
  • to improve our services
  • to detect and prevent fraud
  • to exercise our rights, including to investigate potential non-compliance with or otherwise enforce our Terms of Service or any other contract we have with you
  • to protect the rights, property or personal safety of our other users, employees, business partners, visitors, and the general public
  • to determine the effectiveness of promotional campaigns and advertising
  • for purposes related to our proposed corporate activities, such as a sale or merger.

Some of these, and the processing of your personal information involved, are set out in more detail below, as well as in the privacy policy as a whole.

LEGAL BASIS FOR PROCESSING DATA OF EU INDIVIDUALS

If you are an EU Individual, the legal bases on which we process your personal information are as follows, depending on the purpose for processing:

  • Services Rendered - Often we need to process your personal information to deliver the subscription services you have purchased, in particular to provide you the level of service and access to site functionality selected by you.
  • Legitimate interest - In many cases, the purposes we have described simply represent our legitimate business interests and the processing is necessary to achieve them and does not override your interests, fundamental rights or freedoms. This includes fraud prevention, ensuring information and network security and other purposes which are evident from this privacy policy.
  • Consent - In certain specific situations, we may process your data with your specific freely given consent. When doing so, we will inform you of the purpose of the processing, and you can withdraw consent at any time.

RECIPIENTS OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION

We may transfer your personal information to the following recipients:

  • third-party service providers for the purposes of completing tasks and providing services to you on our behalf (for example, to process payments)

EXAMPLES OF PROCESSING DATA FOR THE ABOVE LISTED PURPOSES

We will ask you to provide us with personal information if you use one or more of the following services:

  • Creating an Account

    To register a profile and create an account with us, you need to share some of your personal information, including your email address. You do not have to create an account to visit the website, but you do need to create a profile to interact with other users and access various features and functionality of the service.

  • Making a Purchase

    When you upgrade your membership or purchase credits, you must provide us with your full name, billing address, email address, and payment information. We do not store your payment information. It is stored by our PCI compliant billing gateway. The purpose of the storage of this information is so that your billing can recur, should you sign up for a recurring subscription, so we can access your billing history should you contact customer service or encounter any issues, as well as investigate any cases of fraud or misuse.

TRANSFER / TrRANSMISSION OF YOUR PERSONAL DATA OUTSIDE EU

If you are an EU individual, please be aware that you are transmitting your personal data to the UNITED STATES, where we are established. The UNITED STATES OF AMERICA does not have the same data protection laws as the EU. The transmission of this data is essential to interact with our online community and for us to render services to you.

HOW LONG DO WE STORE YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION

If you are an EU Individual, we will delete your personal information included in your profile upon request. We generally retain the remainder of your information as long as reasonably necessary to provide you access to the website and services delivered thereby, or to comply with applicable law. However, even after you deactivate your account, we may retain copies of information about you and any transactions or services in which you may have participated for a period of time that is consistent with applicable law, applicable statute of limitations or as we believe is reasonably necessary to comply with applicable law, regulation, legal process, or governmental request, to detect or prevent fraud, to collect fees owed, to resolve disputes, to address problems with the Website, to assist with investigations, to enforce our Terms of Use or other applicable agreements or policies, or to take any other actions consistent with applicable law.

YOUR RIGHTS AS AN EU INDIVIDUAL

If you are an EU Individual, you have the following rights:

  • to obtain confirmation as to whether we process your personal information
  • to access a copy of your personal information that we do process, along with information on what personal information we use, why we use it, who we share it with and, how long we keep it for
  • to request the correction of inaccurate personal information we hold about you
  • to request that we delete your data, or stop processing it or collecting it, in some circumstances
  • in any specific case where we have obtained your consent for the purposes of providing services, the right to withdraw such consent, without affecting the lawfulness of processing data before such withdrawal
  • in certain cases, to request that we transfer or port elements of your data either to you
  • to lodge a complaint with your local data protection regulator — in the UK, the Information Commissioner’s Office.

PROTECTING YOUR INFORMATION

We know it is very important to protect the information you share with us. We take appropriate security measures to help safeguard this information from unauthorized access and disclosure. For example, we restrict access to nonpublic personal information about you to our employees who need to have access to such information in order to provide products or services to you, as well as to authorized third parties (as stated above). We maintain physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards designed to protect your Personal Data. We protect your Personal Data over the internet by using a secure web server, which allows web browser programs (Netscape, Microsoft Internet Explorer, Safari, Chrome or Firefox) to interact with our web server via an encrypted session. Depending on which browser you use, you will know you are in secured area by "https" or a lock appearing in the lower right hand corner of your browser window. When you visit the Website, you may move in and out of secured areas. Anytime that you are on a page ordering products or services, or viewing your personal credit report, you will be in a secured area.

You should feel confident using our Website. However, no system can be completely secure. Although we take very significant steps to secure your information, there is always a chance that your information will not always remain secure, or our computers or systems are illegally accessed, and the data on them stolen or altered. You should always take great care in handling and disclosing your personal information. For example, avoid sending personal information through insecure email.

Please refer to the Federal Trade Commission's website at: http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/menus/consumer/data.shtm for information about how to protect yourself against identity theft. We assume no liability or responsibility to you or to any third party arising out of any loss, misuse, destruction, or alteration of your information.

CHILDREN UNDER 13 YEARS OF AGE

We comply with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998. If you are under the age of 13, you can not access our services beyond the exterior landing pages. You also cannot create an account or participate in any of our services that ask for personal information. This policy is designed to protect children. Federal law requires us to take special steps to safeguard children's privacy.

VOLUNTARY PUBLICATION OF PERSONAL DATA

Any personally identifiable information that you broadcast through the service you do at your own discretion. You agree to hold Kruze.com harmless for any privacy issues that may arise from your use of the service and your choice of personal information you choose to share with others via the Service. Personal data that you include in the content of your profile, communications with other users such as email and text chat, or through digital media such as photographs, videos and streaming live cam is voluntarily done at your own risk and you agree that you, and not the company, its affiliates, partners and content providers, are solely responsible and liable for any damages and/or consequences that arise from your willful publication of personally identifiable information through the Service.

EMPLOYEE ACCESS TO INFORMATION

Access to Personal Data is limited to authorized employees whose duties in accordance with the day to day operation of the Service provide them with a legitimate business reason to do so. As a condition of employment all employees of Kruze.com are subject to a strictly enforced Non-Disclosure Agreement in accordance with this Policy. Disclosure of, or unauthorized access to, Personal Data by an employee of the company is strictly prohibited. Failure to uphold the standards for non-disclosure outlined in the Policy and/ or violation of the Non-Disclosure Agreement by employees of Kruze.com will result in disciplinary action, up to and including termination.

INFORMATION COLLECTED BY THIRD PARTIES

Throughout the Service we may present links to on our website or through email communications from the Service that direct to products or services that are served by websites owned and operated by third parties. Some of these may be partnership promotions which offer a product or service at a special rate, discount, or contain an additional premium for members of our community, and these sites may contain our brand name, trademarks, and display other intellectual property we own in accordance with the offer. Regardless of the presence of our branding it is important that you understand that once you have transferred to a third party’s website or service we do not control the information they collect and any Personal Data you submit to these third parties shall not be controlled by this Policy. We strongly encourage you to familiarize yourself with the privacy policies of these third party websites as we do not warranty their internal operations and are not liable for their actions or omissions.

COOPERATION WITH LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES       

As outlined in the Terms of Service Agreement, Kruze.com reserves the right to fully comply with any and all law enforcement agencies and court orders requesting or directing the company, its affiliates and content providers to disclose information, including Personal Data, regarding any individual who is using or has used the Service or has obtained content available or in association with the website.

If you have any questions or concerns about the Policy, our company, or the Service, you can contact us at [email protected] or by sending us postal mail to: Swurve Media Corp, 1497 Main St, Suite 331, Dunedin, FL 34698