This policy explains in detail how "Kotuwa.com" along with its affiliated companies (hereinafter "we", "us", "our", "Kotuwa.com") use any information collected during any session of usage by you (hereinafter "your information"). If you do not agree, please discontinue your use of this website.
The second way in which we collect your information is by what you submit to us. This can be, and is not limited to: registering on "Kotuwa.com" (hereinafter "your account") and posts submitted by you after registration and whilst logged in (hereinafter "your posts"). Your account will at a bare minimum contain a uniquely identifiable name (hereinafter "your user name"), a personal password used for logging into your account (hereinafter "your password") and a personal, valid e-mail address (hereinafter "your e-mail"). Your information for your account at "Kotuwa.com" is protected by data-protection laws applicable in the country that hosts us. Any information beyond your user name, your password and your e-mail required by "Kotuwa.com" during the registration process are at our digression what is mandatory and what is optional. In all cases, you have the option of what information in your account is publicly displayed.
The third way in which we collect your information is via your IP address during login. This is not to identify your exact location but to ensure that visitors of this site will see in which country the advertiser is really located. Your IP will never be published but only translated into country to be seen by Kotuwa visitors on your profile page.
Your password is ciphered (one-way hash) and salted so that it is secure. However, it is recommended that you do not reuse the same password across a number of different websites especially with institutions. Your password is the means of accessing your account at "Kotuwa.com", so please guard it carefully and under no circumstance will anyone affiliated with "Kotuwa.com" or another 3rd party, legitimately ask you for your password. Should you forget your password for your account, you can use the "Forgot password?" feature provided by this site. This process will ask you to submit your e-mail, then the site will generate a new password to reclaim your account.
"Kotuwa.com" respects your privacy. All information captured on this site is for internal use by "Kotuwa.com" only. We do not sell mailing lists, email lists or give out any of your personal information to a third party in any way. We take reasonable steps to secure your sensitive information like email and password against unauthorized access or disclosure. We encrypt transmission of data on all pages when you are logged in. However, no security or encryption method can be guaranteed to protect information from hackers or human error. Should Kotuwa.com however, enter into a joint venture with or is sold to or merged with another business entity, your information may be disclosed to our new business partners or owners.
Further, where you have given your consent, we may use your information to:
This site is not directed at children under the age of 18. We operate this site in compliance with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) and will not knowingly collect or use personally identifiable information from anyone under 18.