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KOREA VISION’s Web Privacy Policy

Your privacy on the Internet is of utmost importance to me. This privacy statement describes the policy concerning the gathering and sharing of visitors’ information through KOREA VISION’s websites and mobile apps.

It applies to all sites with the leonidpetrov.com or leonidpetrov.blogspot.com domain names which don’t require logging in. This policy also applies to the mobile app  com.conduit.app_f937fffb0c1d4e24aafb9e26be5f0004.app

By visiting these KOREA VISION websites and apps, you are accepting the practices described in this policy.

What information does KOREA VISION collect?

Anonymous website usage

In general, you can browse the KOREA VISION site without telling me who you are or revealing any personal information about yourself. I gather general browsing data from standard server logs.  These include your IP (Internet Protocol) address, domain name, browser type, operating system, and information such as the web site that referred you to us, the files you downloaded, the pages you visit, and the dates/times of those visits.

Collection of personally identifiable information

If you register to follow this blog, request information, provide feedback, join a discussion group or join an electronic mailing list, you will be asked to provide personal information such as your name, postal address and e-mail address.  This information is collected only with your knowledge and permission, and is kept in various KOREA VISION databases.  If you are making a donation, you may be asked to provide your credit card details.

Joining electronic discussion groups may mean that other participants of the discussion group (including external) will see personal information that you have volunteered.  For open discussion groups, this information will be public.

Use of cookies

A cookie is a piece of data stored on the user’s hard drive containing information about the user. Usage of a cookie is in no way linked to any personally identifiable information while on the site.

You are always free to decline our cookies if your browser permits, although in that case you may not be able to use certain features on the site and may be required to re-enter information more frequently to use certain services on the site.

What does KOREA VISION do with the information it collects?

Anonymous web usage

The information gathered during general browsing of the “leonidpetrov.com” domain is used to analyse trends and usage of my blog and to improve the usefulness of the site.  It is not connected with any personal information.

Personally identifiable information

KOREA VISION may use the personal information you provide to:

  • Contact you – either in response to a query or suggestion, or to mail newsletters, documents, publications, etc.;
  • Confirm your registrations on the site;
  • Obtain payment for donations through the site (via credit card);
  • Retain your online profile and preferences for future visits to the site;
  • Help you quickly find information that is relevant to you based on your interests, and help us create site contents most relevant to you;
  • Undertake statistical analysis.

Donations to KOREA VISION

KOREA VISION welcomes donations via PayPal and requests information from you on their donation form where you must provide contact information (like name and address) and financial information (like credit card number and expiration date). This information is used by PayPal to conduct the transaction and help us better manage donations. If I have trouble processing a donation, this information may be used to contact you. KOREA VISION will store this information securely and will not share it, rent or sell it to anyone. In no case will any sensitive financial information be shared.

What if I don’t want to provide personal information?

Providing personal information on the KOREA VISION web sites and apps is optional.  If you choose not to provide personal information, you can still browse and use our site, but you will not be able to carry out certain actions such as making donations, or registering for a newsletter.

Opting out and changing your information

At any time, you can cancel or modify your information by returning to the web page where you first provided the information and contacting me on info@leonidpetrov.com

Security

I do not sell or share any personally identifiable information volunteered on my site or mobile app to any third party without prior consent.  KOREA VISION relies on a range of techniques and security measures based on best practices to protect the information maintained on our system from loss, misuse, unauthorised access or disclosure, alteration, or destruction. However, KOREA VISION assumes no responsibility for the security of information.

Links to other sites – Disclaimer

The site contains hypertext links to other sites external to the KOREA VISION domain and assumes no responsibility for those sites including the privacy practices or the content of such web sites.

Notification of changes

If KOREA VISION decides to change its privacy policy, I shall will post those changes to this page so that you are always aware of what information we collect and how we use it.

Contact me

If you have any questions or concerns about the KOREA VISION privacy policy, please contact me at info@leonidpetrov.com

Leonid Petrov / 12 February 2017

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