At kindness.org, Inc. (“Kindness”), we understand that privacy is important.
We are strongly committed to protecting the privacy of visitors to our
website. The following information is designed to help you better understand
the information we gather from our website and through our services, how we
protect the information once we gather it, and whether and how we disclose
it to anyone. We may, from time to time, make changes to this policy. By
visiting this website, you are accepting the practices described in the
this website (acts.kindness.org) and to our sister website kindlab
(https://lab.kindness.org), and not to other companies’ or organizations’
websites, including any websites to which we link. You should consult the
privacy policies of any other websites that you visit before sharing your
personal information with them.
Information Collection and Use
Our primary goals in collecting personal information are to allow you to
participate in the Kindness community, to let other visitors to the Kindness
website (kindness.org) read your contributions and to share the
contributions of all contributors in other media beyond this website.
In general, we automatically gather certain usage information, such as the
number and frequency of visitors to this website and what features of the
website are most popular to our visitors. This information may include which
URL you just came from, which URL you next go to, what browser you are
using, and what features you click on and read (in whole or in part). This
collective data helps us to determine how much our visitors use parts of the
website, and to do internal research on our users’ demographics, interests,
and behavior, so as to better understand and serve you. In addition, we may
aggregate data and disclose such information in a non-personally
identifiable manner for research purposes only, and never for commercial
A cookie is a small file placed on the hard drive of your computer. We use
cookies to collect anonymous data about you, such as your browser type,
screen size and resolution, time spent on each page, geographic location,
and password preferences. We collect this information so that our websites
can remember your preferences, and automatically adjust to enhance your
experience. You may refuse to accept browser cookies by activating the
appropriate setting on your browser. However, if you select this setting you
may be unable to access certain parts of our Website. Unless you have
will issue cookies when you direct your browser to our Website.
Personally Identifiable Information
When you register to contribute to the Kindness website (kindness.org) we
will require you to provide a verifiable email address, or to log in using
an existing Facebook account. By doing so, we will receive your full name,
public social media profile, and any email addresses you have linked to
them. When you register for kindlab (https://lab.kindness.org), you will
need to provide your email address, gender, age (within a range), and
location (by continent). We will use this data for our research, and will
publish the findings publicly without any identifying information specific
to you, or that would allow anyone to identify you. If you provide a
location in connection with any Initiative or research in which you
participate, we may use this in any account of that Initiative and in any
map or other summary showing the location of Initiatives. Again, our
processing of your location data will be done in such a way as to prevent
identification of you as an individual. By providing us contact information
such as your email or phone number, you agree that we may use personal
information to contact you and send you information, such e-mail updates and
marketing material. If you would like to unsubscribe from these e-mail
updates and marketing materials, you should use the link included in the
Disclosure of your Information
We will not disclose your personal information other than as described
below. We may disclose aggregated, anonymized, and/or non-identifying
information about our users without restriction.
We may disclose personal information that we collect or that you
To contractors, service providers and other third parties we use to
support our business, and who are bound by contractual obligations to
keep personal information confidential and use it only for the purposes
for which we disclose it to them and in accordance with applicable law.
To a successor in the event of a restructuring, reorganization,
dissolution or other sale or transfer of some or all of Kindness’
assets, whether as a going concern or as part of liquidation or similar
proceeding, in which personal information held by Kindness about our
Website users is among the assets transferred.
To fulfill the purpose for which you provide it.
For any other purpose disclosed by us when you provide the information.
With your consent.
We may also disclose your personal information:
To comply with any court order, law or legal process, including to
respond to any government or regulatory request.
To enforce or apply our Terms and Conditions of Use and other
agreements, including for billing and collection purposes (in accordance
with data protection law when applicable).
If we believe disclosure is necessary or appropriate to protect the
rights, property, or safety of Kindness, Inc., our customers, or others.
This may include exchanging information with other companies and
organizations for the purposes of fraud protection and credit risk
Accessing and Correcting your Information
You can review and change your personal information by logging into the
Website and visiting your account profile page. You may also send us an
e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org to request access to, correct or delete any
personal information that you have provided to us. We may not be able to
delete all of your personal information except by also deleting your user
account. We may not accommodate a request to change information if we
believe the change would violate any law or legal requirement, or cause the
information to be incorrect. If you delete your user contributions from the
Website, copies of your contributions may remain viewable in cached and
archived pages, or might have been copied or stored by other website users.
Proper access and use of information provided on the website, including user
contributions, is governed by our Terms and Conditions of Use.
Social Network Sites
Kindness operates and maintains social networking pages and venues on
websites such as Facebook, Twitter, Google, Youtube, Instagram and Tumblr.
Kindness will, from time to time, import user comments and posts from these
third-party websites to this website in order to display them publicly. If
you post to any of Kindness’s social networking pages on third-party
websites, you understand that you are providing information to the public,
and do so at your own risk. Further, Kindness may use these postings on its
website and social channels without further notice or compensation to you.
Please visit the privacy policies of any third party websites before posting
to Kindness’s pages there.
Children Under the Age of 13
Our website is not intended for children under 13 years of age. No one under
the age of 13 may provide any personal information to us through either
Kindness.org or Kindlab. We do not knowingly collect personal information
from children under 13. If you are under 13, do not use or provide any
information through either of our websites, or on or through any of their
features/functionality, use any of the interactive or public comment
features that may be available on our websites, or provide any information
about yourself to us, including your name, address, telephone number, e-mail
address or any screen name or user name you may use.If we learn that we have
received personal information from a child under 13 without verification of
parental consent, we will delete that information. If you believe we might
have any information from or about a child under 13, please contact us at
We have implemented measures designed to secure your personal information
from accidental loss and from unauthorized access, use, alteration and
disclosure. All information you provide to us is transmitted using TLS
encryption, and is stored on our secure, encrypted servers behind firewalls.
We limit access to our servers to ensure that your information is not
viewable by any unauthorized parties. The safety and security of your
information also depends on you. Where we have given you (or where you have
chosen) a password for access to certain parts of our website, you are
responsible for keeping this password confidential. We ask you not to share
your password with anyone. We urge you to be careful about giving out
information in public areas of the website like message boards. Any other
User of the website may view the information you share in public areas.
Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the Internet is not
completely secure. Although we do our best to protect your personal
information, we cannot guarantee the security of your personal information
transmitted to our Website. Any transmission of personal information is at
your own risk. We are not responsible for circumvention of any privacy
settings or security measures contained on the Website.
Do Not Track
“Do Not Track” is a preference you can set in your browser to let websites
you visit know that you do not want them collecting certain information
about you. We do not currently respond to, or honor, Do Not Track signals or
requests from your browser.
Notice to Users from the European Economic Area ("EEA")
Where we are offering or providing services to you and you are resident in a
member state of the European Union ("EU") or European Economic Area ("EEA"),
we will observe the EU General Data Protection Regulation ("GDPR") and other
applicable data protection laws when we collect and handle personal
information relating to you from which you can be identified. In these
circumstances, the following additional provisions apply in relation to how
we handle your personal information.
The lawful basis on which we collect personal information
The lawful grounds under which we collect and use this personal
information are where:
You have freely provided your specific, informed, and unambiguous
We have agreed to provide services to you, in order to take any
pre-contract steps at your request and/or perform our contractual
obligations to you.
Where we need to use your personal information for our legitimate
interests in being able to manage our operations. We will always pursue
these interests in a way that respects your legal rights or freedoms
and, in particular, your privacy rights.
Where we need to use your personal information to comply with a legal
obligation or for the purpose of us being able to establish, exercise or
defend legal claims.
Where we need to use personal information to protect your vital
interests or those of someone else (for example, in a medical
Transferring your personal information outside the EEA
The personal information that you contribute to this website or which we
collect from you will be transferred to, and stored at, a destination
outside the European Economic Area ("EEA") where laws are currently not
considered to meet the same legal standards of protection for personal
information as set out under GDPR with your consent, or where necessary for
the performance of a contract between you and us. That personal information
may be processed by staff operating outside the EEA who work for us or for
one of our suppliers. We will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure
that your personal information is treated securely and in accordance with
Keeping your personal information
Kindness retains your personal information for as long as you have a
relationship with us; as necessary to perform our obligations to you (or to
enforce or defend legal claims); or as is required by applicable law. The
criteria we use for determining personal information retention periods is
based on various legislative requirements; the purposes for which we hold
personal information and whether retaining the personal information is
needed in connection with that purpose; and further specific guidance issued
by relevant regulatory authorities on personal information retention/
erasure, including but not limited to, EU regulatory authorities.
Your personal information rights
Under the GDPR, those EU/EEA residents with whom we deal have various
data protection rights, which are as follows:
Access: the right to be provided with a copy of your personal
information (the right of access).
Rectification: the right to require us to correct any mistakes in your
To be forgotten: the right to require us to delete your personal
information in certain situations.
Restriction of processing: the right to require us to restrict
processing of your personal information - in certain circumstances, e.g.
if you contest the accuracy of the information.
To object: the right to object at any time to your personal information
being processed for direct marketing; and in certain other situations to
our continued processing of your personal information.
If you would like to exercise any of the rights set out above, please
contact us at email@example.com. We may need to ask for evidence to verify
your identity before we can fully respond. If you make a request and are not
satisfied with our response, or believe that we are illegally processing
your personal information, you have the right to complain to a data
protection supervisory authority in your EU country of residence.
home page. If we make material changes to how we treat our users' personal
information, we will notify you by e-mail to the primary e-mail address
specified in your account and/or through a notice on the website home page.
page. You are responsible for ensuring we have an up-to-date active and
deliverable e-mail address for you, and for periodically visiting our
practices, contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org