Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy is intended to inform you about the information we collect and the ways we use it.

INFORMATION COLLECTION

We receive, collect and store any information you enter on our website or provide us in any other way. In addition, we collect the Internet protocol (IP) address used to connect your computer to the Internet; login; e-mail address; password; computer and connection information and purchase history. We may use software tools to measure and collect session information, including page response times, length of visits to certain pages, page interaction information, and methods used to browse away from the page. We also collect personally identifiable information (including name, email, password, communications); payment details (including credit card information), comments, feedback, product reviews, recommendations, and personal profile.

We collect information to allow you to create a free user profile and participate in the Koʻolau Gazette community forum. Your name will be kept private for our records and for use in communications with you when needed. Your email will also be collected as the means of communication with you. We will never share or publish your name and email without your permission.

When you join as a member, your public profile information will be visible to visitors to the site, search engines, and other members of the site. This includes your username, posts, comments, and any other information that you share through the site.

You may remove your account at any time. If you would like to: access, correct, amend or delete any personal information we have about you, you are invited to contact us. If you wish to delete comments and posts and unable to through the site menus, please contact us at koolaugazette@gmail.com

WEBSITE HOSTING

Our website is hosted on the Wix.com platform. Wix.com provides us with the online platform that allows us to share news, manage the online forum, and sell our products to you. Your data may be stored through Wix.com’s data storage, databases and the general Wix.com applications. They store your data on secure servers behind a firewall. 

All direct payment gateways offered by Wix.com and used by our company adhere to the standards set by PCI-DSS as managed by the PCI Security Standards Council, which is a joint effort of brands like Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover. PCI-DSS requirements help ensure the secure handling of credit card information by our store and its service providers.

COMMUNICATION

We may contact you with notifications regarding your account, to troubleshoot problems with your account, to resolve a dispute, to collect fees or monies owed, to poll your opinions through surveys or questionnaires, to send updates about Koʻolau Gazette, or as otherwise necessary to contact you to enforce our Terms and Conditions, applicable national laws, and any agreement we may have with you. For these purposes we may contact you via email, telephone, text messages, and postal mail.

COOKIES

We use cookies for the following reasons:

  • To provide a great experience for our visitors and customers.

  • To identify registered members (users who registered to your site).

  • To monitor and analyze the performance, operation and effectiveness of the platform.

  • To ensure our platform is secure and safe to use. 

UPDATES

We reserve the right to modify this privacy policy at any time. Changes and clarifications will take effect immediately upon their posting on the website. If we make material changes to this policy, we will notify you on the site that it has been updated, so that you are aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we use and/or disclose it.