Last updated: Amsterdam, The Netherlands, June 16th 2011

I am committed to maximizing your experience on its website within a trusted environment. This privacy policy explains how I collect, protect, use, and share information gathered about you online. I hope this disclosure will help increase your confidence in the BETTINA KAST website and enhance your experience. Please note that this privacy policy applies only to information submitted and collected online at my website. It does not apply to information that you may submit to me offline or to websites maintained by other companies or organizations to which I may link.

What types of information does BETTINA KAST collect and how will it be used?

BETTINA KAST only collects information on a voluntary basis. The personal information I collect is used exclusively for communication and marketing research purposes. The majority of content on my site is offered without me collecting any personally identifiable information from you. There are a few activities on my site where the collection of personally identifiable information is necessary. Those activities include things like signing up for an email newsletter or other online information service I may offer entering a contest answering a survey or contacting me. Visitors who wish to subscribe to the BETTINA KAST community will be asked to provide some personal information such as an email address. For example the submitted email address would then be used to send you via email or RSS news updates and to otherwise keep you informed as to what’s going on at BETTINA KAST. Surveys are conducted strictly for internal profiling purposes and only keep track of anonymous demographic data (e.g. your age, city, books read, etc.). My website contains links, and forms, through which an online visitor can email me. I collect personal information contained in the email for the purpose of responding to a visitor’s questions and/or comments. No matter what method I use to collect information and no matter how I use that information I will only collect the information deemed reasonably necessary to fulfill your online requests and my legitimate (professional) objectives.

What happens if I refuse to provide my personal information to BETTINA KAST?

If you choose not to submit personally identifiable information when requested you may not be able to access certain areas of my website and you may considerably limit the services I can provide you. To simply use my site however you do not need to give me any personally identifiable information.

Does BETTINA KAST use cookies or other means to collect information?

You will know when personally identifiable information is collected because you will be asked to fill out a form. However I may collect some information about you by using data collection technology so that it may not be readily apparent to you that it is being collected. For instance when you come to my website your IP address is collected so that I know where to send information you are requesting. An IP address is a number that is used by computers on the network to identify your computer every time you log on to the Internet. A “cookie” is a small file or record-keeping device that websites often store on a users computer. (You can disable cookies or set your browser to alert you when cookies are being sent to your computer.) I do not use IP addresses or cookies to collect personally identifiable information such as your name or to link this information to personally identifiable information already collected about you. This information may be used to make my site more interesting and useful to you. Additionally I may combine this information with personally identifiable information to identify a visitor in order to enforce compliance with my Terms of Use or to protect my service website or visitors to the website.

With whom does BETTINA KAST share my personally identifiable information?

From time to time I may employ and share your personal information with vendors who use it solely to provide support for the internal operations of my website (e.g. technical support and network delivery). These entities will not use your personally identifiable information for any other purpose and have agreed to maintain the confidentiality security and integrity of the personal information they obtain from me.
It is SPUNKY PIXEL’s policy not to share sell or rent your personal information to any company not directly related to the manufacture or publishing of BETTINA KAST products. I may disclose your personal information in the good faith belief that I am required to do so by law or to comply with legal processes respond to any claims or protect the rights property or personal safety of BETTINA KAST or the public.

What is BETTINA KAST’ policy regarding links to third party sites?

You should be aware that while you are on a website operated by me you may be directed to other sites that are beyond my control and for which I are not responsible. Because I cannot guarantee that the privacy policies of these websites meet my high standards I recommend that you read the privacy policy of the website to which you link before you submit any personal information.

Can I choose how my personal information is used?

If you wish to opt-out of participating in communication from me please contact me at any time through the contacts page

How can I access my personal information?

If you wish to review update or delete any personal information that I may have collected about you please contact me via email by completing the contact form.

What safeguards does BETTINA KAST use to protect my personally identifiable information?

I maintain appropriate safeguards that ensure the security integrity and privacy of the personally identifiable information I collect from all visitors. Personal information collected by me is stored in secure operating environments that are not available to the public and are only accessible by me. I also have security measures in place to protect the loss misuse and alteration of the information under my control.

How do I ask a question or file a complaint?

If you have any questions complaints or comments regarding my privacy policy or practices please contact me through the contacts page.

By using this site you signify your assent to the BETTINA KAST Online Privacy Policy. If you do not agree to this privacy policy please do not use this website. I reserve the right to make changes to this privacy policy at any time. Please check back from time to time to ensure you are aware of these changes. Your continued use of this website will signify your acceptance of these changes.