Privacy & Legal

PUBLIC PRIVACY POLICY FOR WEBSITE DATA COLLECTION
(Effective as of Sept. 1, 2012)

BY ACCESSING OR USING THIS WEBSITE, YOU HEREBY AGREE TO THE TERMS OF THIS PRIVACY POLICY AND CONSENT TO THE COLLECTION AND USE OF INFORMATION AS DISCUSSED IN THIS PRIVACY POLICY. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THE TERMS OF THIS PRIVACY POLICY, PLEASE DO NOT USE THIS WEBSITE.

PURPOSE

The Robert D. and Patricia E. Kern Family Foundation, Inc. (the “Foundation”), adheres to the highest standards of ethical practices in all of its operations. The Foundation respects and protects the privacy of visitors to its website and takes seriously the confidentiality of their personal information. The following Privacy Policy sets forth the Foundation’s information gathering and dissemination practices for its websites (the Foundation’s websites are www.keennetwork.com, www.oikonomianetwork.com and www.kffdn.com).

The Foundation respects your privacy. The Foundation strives to make your communications with it as private, easy, and secure as possible. It does not sell, rent, or loan any of your personally identifiable information to any third party; provided, however, that the Foundation may use and share information with those persons and third-party entities specifically involved in conducting the Foundation’s activities in carrying out its mission. In addition, the Foundation may use and share aggregated information that does not uniquely identify you or allow people to contact you when it enables it to improve and enrich its services and website content. The Foundation also reserves the right to use and share your information in the event the Foundation believes doing so is necessary to operate its website or where such disclosure may be required by law, or to protect the Foundation’s right or the rights of others.

The Foundation’s Board of Directors reserves the right to modify or amend this Privacy Policy at any time. All changes will be effective immediately upon posting to this website. Material changes will be conspicuously posted on this website. By accessing or using this website after such changes are posted you agree and consent to all such changes.

PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION

The Foundation may collect information you voluntarily share with it on the Foundation’s website, as well as other information, for example through Internet Protocol (“IP”) addresses and the use of “cookies,” which may be placed on your computer when you access the website. (See the sections on IP ADDRESSES and COOKIES below.)

The Foundation may collect any content, record, or electronic communication of any kind that you provide to us, including without limitation your (1) contact information, (2) financial information, (3) demographic information, and (4) other information you provide, subject to applicable laws and the terms of the Privacy Policy.

The Foundation maintains full rights to any information collected on this website, and may freely collect, use and disclose such information unless prohibited by this Privacy Policy or applicable law. Such information may be maintained by Foundation (and/or its vendor or service provider) in perpetuity.

The Foundation may sell, transfer or otherwise disclose some or all of its assets, including your personal information, in connection with a merger, acquisition, reorganization or sale of assets in any context.

IP ADDRESSES

The Foundation logs IP addresses for systems administration purposes. IP addresses are not used to track a user’s session. This information only helps the Foundation determine how often different areas of the Foundation’s website are visited. The Foundation does not link IP address to any information that is personally identifiable.

COOKIES

The Foundation may use cookies to track the use of its website and to facilitate and enhance your experience on its website. “Cookies” are small pieces of information that are stored by your browser on your computer’s hard drive. The Foundation cookies enable it to facilitate access to different aspects of its website. For example, by showing when and how you and others visit the Foundation’s website, cookies help the Foundation to see which pages of the website are popular and which are not. Cookies can also help the Foundation to improve the usefulness of this website, for example, by remembering your address or other personal information when you request information or services on the website.

Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can disable this function so that your browser will not accept cookies. Please be aware that disabling this function may impact your use and enjoyment of this website.

ACCESS BY CHILDREN

This website is not directed toward children under 13 years of age and the Foundation does not knowingly collect or use information from children under 13 through this website.

E-MAIL COMMUNICATION

The Foundation may use your personal information to send you communications from time to time. You have the opportunity to opt-out of receiving such communications from us at any time. To discontinue your receipt of such communications, simply reply to the email you receive with the word “Remove” in the subject line.

SECURITY

The Foundation limits access to personally identifiable information to its employees and third-party agents who the Foundation reasonably believes need to have access to your information so that the Foundation may conduct its activities, such as our web hosting company.

This website has security measures in place to help protect against the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under our control. While the Foundation cannot guarantee that loss, misuse or alteration to data will not occur, the Foundation uses industry standards, such as Secure Socket Layers (“SSL”) technology, to help safeguard against such occurrences. In certain areas, the information passed between your browser and the Foundation’s system is encrypted with SSL technology to create a protected connection between you and this website to ensure confidentiality. In the event that a breach into the Foundation’s security systems occurs and there is a possibility that an unauthorized person acquires your personal information, the Foundation will notify you of such a breach as required by applicable law.

ACCESS TO YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION

If you wish to have access to your personal information in our records, please contact the Foundation with your request at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . You may also request that the Foundation update your personal information or correct any factual errors that you believe may exist regarding this information.

THIRD-PARTY WEBSITES

This website may link to, or be linked to, other websites not maintained by or related to the Foundation. The Foundation is not responsible for the privacy policies or practices of any third parties or third-party websites, including any linked or linking websites. To the extent that you disclose personally identifiable information to any such third parties, different rules may apply to their use and disclosure of personal information that you disclose to them. The Foundation encourages you to review the privacy policies of such websites before disclosing your personal information to them.

CONTACTING US

If you have any questions or concerns regarding this Privacy Policy, please contact the Foundation at: The Kern Family Foundation, W305 S4239 Brookhill Road, Waukesha, Wis. 53189, 262-968-6838, 262-968-9424[Fax],  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.