Privacy Policy

Kuder, Inc. (Kuder) is committed to your privacy. We demonstrate this commitment by posting this Privacy Policy to inform you of:

  1. Personally identifiable information we collect from you through our web site.
  2. How we use the information.
  3. With whom we share the information and why.
  4. Your choices regarding collection, use, and distribution of the information.
  5. The security procedures in place to protect the information under our control.
  6. How you can correct any inaccuracies in the information.
 
Click on a topic below to view a specific area of the privacy policy.
 
 
 
Compliance with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) of 1998.
This web site complies with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998.
Accordingly, CHILDREN UNDER 13 YEARS OF AGE MAY NOT REGISTER TO USE THIS WEB SITE WITHOUT WRITTEN PERMISSION FROM A PARENT OR GUARDIAN. Administrators and educators of the institution(s) purchasing the system are responsible for obtaining the parental consent necessary to allow each student access to the system. Access to the data collection aspects of and the data collected through this web site is made only through a student's school. Such schools obtain access only through an agreement executed by both Kuder and the particular school. Accordingly, each school utilizing the data collected by this web site has acknowledged that Kuder is acting as a direct agent of the school in the collection of data from students under the age of 13 and the school warrants that its collection and use of such data also complies with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998. Kuder collects the following information from students: Name, address, school, age, gender, ethnicity, date of birth, e-mail addresses, and career assessment data.
 
 
 
Privacy and Security
KUDER HAS TAKEN SEVERAL STEPS TO INSURE THE PRIVACY AND SECURITY OF ALL INFORMATION COLLECTED ON THIS WEB SITE. KUDER ONLY COLLECTS INFORMATION FROM INDIVIDUALS OVER THE AGE OF 12, OR FROM INDIVIDUALS UNDER THE AGE OF 13 IF THE INDIVIDUAL IS ACCESSING THE WEB SITE WITH THE CONSENT OF A PARENT, AS OBTAINED BY THE EDUCATIONAL ADMINISTRATION PURCHASING THE SYSTEM. THE PROTECTION OF PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION IS PROVIDED BY THE EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION AND ITS POLICIES. KUDER PROVIDES PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION ONLY TO THESE EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS AND THE STUDENTS’ PARENTS OR GUARDIANS. AS REQURED BY LAW, KUDER COLLECTS ONLY INFORMATION ABOUT A STUDENT UNDER 13 YEARS OF AGE REASONABLY NECESSARY TO ALLOW THE STUDENT TO PARTICIPATE. KUDER COLLECTS AND PROCESSES THE INFORMATION TO PROVIDE THE INFORMATION TO THE PARTICULAR SCHOOLS CONTRACTING FOR ITS COLLECTION. WITH THE EXCEPTION OF STUDENTS UNDER 13, KUDER MAY ALSO PROVIDE THE INFORMATION TO FEDERAL STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTAL AGENCIES PROVIDING CAREER PLACEMENT SERVICES. THE COLLECTED INFORMATION RELATES TO STUDENTS' CAREER PREFERENCES AND INTERESTS. THIS INFORMATION IS COLLECTED DIRECTLY FROM THE CHILD, PARENT, TEACHER OR SCHOOL ADMINISTRATOR. KUDER ALSO UTILIZES COOKIES TO ASSIST CHILDREN, PARENTS, TEACHERS AND SCHOOL ADMINISTRATORS IN ACCESSING AND UTILIZING THE SERVICES PROVIDED THROUGH THIS WEB SITE. KUDER WILL NOT PROVIDE INFORMATION RELATING TO ANY CHILD UNDER THE AGE OF 13 TO ANY PARTY OTHER THAN AUTHORIZED EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS. ALL OF THE THIRD PARTY EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS TO WHICH INFORMATION IS DISCLOSED HAVE AGREED TO MAINTAIN THE CONFIDENTIALITY AND SECURITY OF THE INFORMATION.
 
IF YOU ARE THE PARENT OF A CHILD UNDER THE AGE OF 13 WHO HAS PROVIDED INFORMATION THROUGH THIS WEB SITE AND WOULD LIKE TO PREVENT THE INFORMATION FROM BEING TRANSMITTED TO AUTHORIZED EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS, PLEASE CONTACT THE KUDER WEBMASTER IF QUESTIONS ARISE: (Ed Harrington 302 Visions Parkway Adel, IA 50003 800.314.8972 harringtone@kuder.com.)
 
THE PARENTS OF A STUDENT UNDER 13 YEARS OLD CAN REVIEW AND HAVE DELETED THE CHILD'S PERSONAL INFORMATION, AND MAY REFUSE TO PERMIT FURTHER COLLECTION OR USE OF THE CHILD'S INFORMATION. FURTHER, THE PARENT MAY CHOOSE TO CONSENT TO KUDER'S INTERNAL USE AND, AT THE SAME TIME, PROHIBIT THE OPERATOR FROM DISCLOSING THE INFORMATION TO THIRD PARTIES. THE PROCEDURE FOR REVIEWING, DELETING, REFUSING FURTHER COLLECTION, OR RESTRICTING CONSENT IS SIMPLE AND STRAIGHTFORWARD: SIMPLY CONTACT Ed Harrington 302 Visions Parkway Adel, IA 50003 800.314.8972 harringtone@kuder.com.
 
 
 
Advertising
While Kuder does not presently utilize third party advertising companies on its web site, Kuder may provide such advertising in the future. Except as provided for above however, Kuder will not provide any individually identifiable information to such third party advertisers relating to children under the age of 13. Any such information relating to such children will only be provided in the aggregate, without names, addresses, or other contact information, like telephone numbers or e-mail addresses.
 
 
 
Information, Ownership, and Use
You have the option to ‘opt-out’ of having your information used for purposes which are not directly related to the kuder.com web site at the point we ask for the information. If you opt out, Kuder will use your information strictly for purposes directly related to kuder.com and for no other purpose and will not provide that information to its partners or advertisers or entities other than authorized educational institutions.
 
If you do not opt out, Kuder is the sole owner of the information collected on this web site. We will not sell, share, or rent this information to others in ways different from what is disclosed in this statement. We collect information from our users at several different points on our web site.
 
Kuder only collects information from students under the age of 13 with the written consent of a parent or guardian. The responsibility of seeking and obtaining the consent of a parent or guardian belongs to the educational institution which has purchased the system for the students. Administrators and educators must confirm prior to allowing student access that a parent or guardian has consented to the student's  use of the system. Remember, however, the very best protection involves counseling your children regarding providing information online, and supervising their online activities. If you have any questions regarding any aspect of our Privacy Policy or would like to remove any information collected directly from a child under 13 years of age, please e-mail us at support@kuder.com.
 
 
 
Registration
In order to use this web site, you must first complete the registration form. During registration you are required to give your contact information (such as name and e-mail address) as well as certain demographic information (such as gender and date of birth). This information is used to contact you and provide you services through our web site. You have the option of providing additional demographic information (ethnicity, income level etc.), and unique identifiers. We encourage you to provide this information so we can provide you with a more personalized experience on our web site.
 
 
 
Orders
We request information from you on our order form. Here you must provide contact information (like name and shipping address) and financial information (like credit card number, expiration date). This information is used for billing purposes and to fill your orders. If we have trouble processing an order, this contact information is used to get in touch with you.
 
 
 
Cookies
A cookie is a piece of data stored on your hard drive containing information about you. Usage of a cookie is in no way linked to any personally identifiable information while on our web site. Once you close your browser, the cookie simply terminates. For instance, by setting a cookie on our web site, you would not have to log in a password more than once, thereby saving time while on our web site. If you reject the cookie, you may still use our web site. The only drawback to this is that you will be limited in some areas of our web site. For example, you will not be able to participate in any of our Sweepstakes or Contests. Cookies can also enable us to track and target your interests to enhance your experience on our web site.
 
Some of our business partners use cookies on our web site (for example, advertisers). However, we have no access to or control over these cookies.
 
 
 
IP Address
We use IP addresses for analyzing trends, administering the web site, tracking user’s movement, and gathering broad demographic information for aggregate use. IP addresses are not linked to personally identifiable information.
 
 
 
Partners
Although we share aggregate demographic data with our partners and advertisers, this data is not linked to any personal information identifying any individual person.
 
We use an outside shipping company to ship orders, and a credit card processing company to bill you for goods and services. These companies do not retain, share, store or use personally identifiable information for any secondary purposes.
 
We sometimes partner with another company to provide specific services. When you sign up for these services, we will share names, or other contact information that is necessary for the companies to provide these services to you. These companies are not allowed to use personally identifiable information except for the purpose of providing these services.
 
 
 
Hyperlinks
This web site contains links to other web sites. Please be aware that Kuder is not responsible for the privacy practices of such other web sites. We encourage you to note when you leave our web site and read the privacy statements of each web site that collects personally identifiable information. This Privacy Policy only applies to information collected by our web site.
 
 
 
Newsletter
If you wish to subscribe to our newsletter, we will ask you for contact information such as name and e-mail address.
 
 
 
Surveys/Contests
From time-to-time our web site may request information from you via surveys or contests. Participation in these surveys or contests is completely voluntary and eligibility to win requires no purchase of our services and, therefore, you have a choice whether or not to disclose this information. Information requested may include contact information (such as name and shipping address), and demographic information (such as zip code, gender, ethnicity, date of birth, age level, etc.). Contact information will be used to notify the winners and award prizes. Survey information will be used for purposes of monitoring or improving the use and satisfaction of this web site. Any other uses of this data are governed by the Privacy Policy and its terms.
 
 
 
Referrals and Special Offers
If you use our referral program to inform a friend about our web site, we ask you for the friend’s name and e-mail address. Kuder will automatically send the friend a one-time e-mail inviting them to visit the web site. Kuder stores this information for the sole purpose of sending this one-time e-mail. The friend may send an e-mail to support@kuder.com to request the removal of this information from their database.
 
 
 
Security
This web site utilizes several security measures to prevent the loss, corruption or unauthorized dissemination of the information collected on this web site. Regardless of the security measures undertaken, however, no web site operator can guarantee the security or privacy of data collected. Accordingly, despite our efforts to constantly monitor and upgrade our security measures, there will always remain a slight possibility that the data may become compromised. If at any time you become aware of any problems with Kuder's security procedures, please contact the webmaster immediately at webmaster@kuder.com so that we may review and correct any problems.
 
 
 
Unauthorized Usage
If at any time Kuder becomes aware of any unauthorized usage of this web site, including any unauthorized political, commercial, malicious, destructive or illegal use, Kuder may, at its discretion, purge the information and/or report any such activities to the relevant authorities. If you become aware of any such unauthorized usage of the web site, please contact the webmaster immediately at webmaster@kuder.com.
 
 
 
Limitations on Data Collection
In furtherance of Kuder's effort to comply with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act, and to insure the security of data collected from children under the age of 13, Kuder only collects data from children for whom the educational institution, educator, or benefactor purchasing the system has sought and obtained Parental Permission. Kuder adheres to a specific agreement between the child's school and Kuder that Kuder is to act as an agent of the child’s school or educational institution. Kuder specifically contracts with such institutions for services which allow the school to input individual information for each child onto the web site. It is important that Kuder and the schools comport to the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act, and that these schools obtain parental permission if required under the Act, before completing the child's registration with the web site, or before allowing a child to complete registration. If an educational institution receives a direct request from a child under 13 to access the system, and the institution has not received written consent from a parent or guardian, Kuder will utilize the information solely for a one-time response to the child. Children unaffiliated to an institution or educator cannot access the system until a parent or guardian has completed the required registration process and billing procedures.
 
 
 
Changes to the Privacy Policy
If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes on our home page so you are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we disclose it. If at any point we decide to use personally identifiable information in a manner different from that stated at the time it was collected, we will notify you or the school authorizing the data collection by way of an e-mail. You or the school will have a choice as to whether or not we use your information in this different manner. Otherwise, we will use information in accordance with the privacy policy under which we collected the information from you.
 
If at any time Kuder makes changes to this Privacy Policy, we will inform parents of those children who have input data onto the web site and who, at the time of the policy change, are under the age of 13, of the policy change and how any policy change will affect the collection utilization and dissemination of any information. If, at this or any other time, the parent wishes to change or remove any information from Kuder's database related to data collected from children under the age of 13, they may utilize the Changing Personal Information or Opt In/Opt Out provisions outlined below, or contact the Kuder web site administrator at support@kuder.com, by written communication to Webmaster, Kuder, 302 Visions Parkway, Adel, Iowa, 50003, or directly by telephone at (800) 314-8972.
 
 
 
Updates
We also send web site and service announcement updates. Members are not able to unsubscribe from service announcements, which contain important information about the service.
 
 
 
Changing Personal Information
If your personally identifiable information changes (such as your zip code), or if you no longer desire our service, we will endeavor to provide a way to correct, update or remove your personal data from our files. This can be in writing to Kuder at:
 
Kuder, Inc.
Attn: Webmaster
302 Visions Parkway
Adel, Iowa 50003
You can also do this via telephone at (800) 314-8972 or by e-mailing our webmaster at webmaster@kuder.com.
 
 
 
Opt-In/Opt-Out
You have the option to ‘opt-out’ of having your information used for purposes not directly related to our web site at the point where we ask for the information.
 
If you no longer wish to receive our newsletter or promotional materials from our partners, you may opt-out of receiving these communications by replying to “unsubscribe” in the subject line in the e-mail, or e-mail us at support@kuder.com.
 
You are always notified when your information is being collected by any outside parties. We do this so you can make an informed choice as to whether you should proceed with services that require an outside party, or not.
 

 

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