Privacy Policy
Kano Applications Inc., a British Columbia company (“KANO/APPS”), is committed to protecting your privacy. We recognize that the trust of our customers requires vigilant, responsible privacy protections. Any personal information obtained will be held with the utmost care, and will not be used in ways that you have not consented to. A more detailed explanation about how we safeguard your personal information is described below as set forth in this Privacy Policy.
This Privacy Policy pertains to, among other things, (“Kano Games”) the website at created by KANO/APPS and available through social networking sites (“SNS Apps”), any software running on KANO/APPS’s servers (“KANO/APPS Software”), content, related documentation, information on the KANO/APPS domain, and information made available by users to each other through the KANO/APPS Software (collectively, “Service”).
By using this site, you indicate your acceptance of the KANO/APPS Online Privacy Policy. If you have any questions or comments about this Privacy Policy, please contact us at Support.
What We Collect
Other than names and email addresses provided at your discretion, we don’t generally collect any “Personally Identifying Information” about our users (such as social security number, telephone number, street address, driver’s license number, etc.), the exception being for billing and payment matters, where we store your billing information such as name, street address, and phone number. We may offer you the opportunity to submit other information about yourself (such as gender, age, occupation, hobbies, interests, zip code, etc.), or we may be able to collect that information from social networking systems on which you have used Kano Games or SNS Apps (in accordance with the terms of use of those systems), which would then also be covered by this Privacy Policy.
In addition to information about yourself, you may choose to share information about yourself in other content (“Content”), such as in the Kano Games. Any action you perform with other players are considered public, and at your own discretion.
When you use an SNS App on your social network page or use an SNS App on someone else’s page, we may record information regarding the use of that SNS App, and we may collect other information that is visible on your social network page in accordance with the relevant terms of use associated with that page.
Note that since most KANO/APPS Software is served through SNS Apps, it is your responsibility to read and accept their Terms of Use, as well as Privacy Policy prior to continuing.
Kano Games may contain links to other websites. We are of course not responsible for the privacy practices of other web sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site to read the privacy statements of each and every web site that collects personally identifiable information. This Privacy Policy applies solely to information collected by KANO/APPS.
You should also be aware that most content delivered through Kano Games originates with another content provider. Such other content providers may place “cookies” on your browser, or otherwise gather information about you, including by asking you to provide information through the site itself.
Finally, in order to provide the best possible service and to allow us to make certain internal reports and make recommendations, we collect aggregate information about the use of the Service, including information about users accessing the KANO/APPS site or playing Kano Games or using SNS Apps on other sites, such as internet protocol addresses, browser type, browser language, referring / exit pages and URLs, other browser history, platform type, number of clicks, domain names, landing pages, pages viewed and the order of those pages, the amount of time spent on particular pages, and the date and time (“Activity Information”).
By using the Service, you consent to our retaining all the above-described information in anonymous form as long as KANO/APPS sees fit.
Children Under The Age Of 13
KANO/APPS does not knowingly collect or solicit personal information from anyone under the age of 13 or knowingly allow such persons to register. If you are under 13, please do not attempt to register for KANO/APPS or send any information about yourself to us, including your name, address, telephone number, or email address. No one under age 13 may provide any personal information to or on KANO/APPS. In the event that we learn that we have collected personal information from a child under age 13 we will delete that information as quickly as possible. If you believe that we might have any information from or about a child under 13, please contact us at Support.
Children Between The Ages of 13 and 18
We recommend that minors over the age of 13 ask their parents for permission before sending any information about themselves to anyone over the Internet.
How We Use Your Information
We do not sell or rent your “Personally Identifiable Information” to any third party. We may, however, use certain information about you that is not personal.
We use public information collected to determine the kinds of content that you would like to view and to assist any advertisers in targeting their advertising.
We also use your name, email address and other information on our system to notify you of new product releases, service notifications, and to solicit your feedback and input. Those emails will contain an “unsubscribe” link should you ever decide you do not want to receive further emails.
You understand and agree that we may access, preserve, and disclose any information we may have about you and the contents of your account if required to do so by law or in a good faith belief that such access, preservation or disclosure is reasonably necessary to avoid liability, to comply with legal process, such as a search warrant, subpoena, statute, or court order, or to protect our rights and property, or that of our affiliates or the public. KANO/APPS is not required to question or contest the validity of any search warrant, subpoena or other similar governmental request that KANO/APPS receives.
KANO/APPS may maintain copies of your Content indefinitely, or delete certain Content in whole or in part if KANO/APPS determines, in its sole discretion, that such Content constitutes an “Infringing Posting” or a “Prohibited Posting” as defined in our Terms of Use or for any or no reason.
We also use non-Personally Identifiable Information and certain technical information about your computer and your access of the Service (including your internet protocol address) in order to operate, maintain and manage the Service.
KANO/APPS may disclose information about you to its partners in order to provide the Service, resolve service problems and correct errors in the Service, to communicate with you about the Service, to provide you with advertising and promotional information in connection with the Service, and to enhance your experience on the Service. However, we do not give our partners an independent right to share this information.
Due to our contractual obligations with these third parties and the need to share information to deliver and support the Service, we cannot provide you with the opportunity to opt-out of sharing information (whether Personally Identifiable Information or other information) with these third parties.
KANO/APPS, certain of its partners, and each of their contractors and employees may view the Content that you transmit to the service to provide the Service and otherwise perform the tasks set forth in this Privacy Policy.
Controlling Your Personal Information
Be advised that if you send messages or post material containing personal information, that information may be collected and used by others.
You can terminate your account at any time which will remove your profile and other personal information from view. KANO/APPS, however, may (but is not obligated to) keep information about you that is on its system following your termination. Please contact KANO/APPS to terminate your account or for any other questions about your personal information.
Transfer of Information
We reserve the right to transfer your personal information in the event of a transfer of ownership of Kano Games or the acquisition of substantially all the assets of Kano Games related to the business which collected such information, such as acquisition by or merger with another company. In such an event, KANO/APPS will notify users who have provided email addresses when information about those users is transferred and becomes subject to a different privacy policy.
Others’ Information
You may decide to provide us with another person’s email address so that person may be invited to join Kano Games or so that we may facilitate your communication with other people through the Service (such as when you upload an address book).
You may also provide us with another person’s contact information for purposes of delivering information through SNS Apps. We use this information to contact and, if necessary, remind that person that he or she has been invited to join Kano Games or received content through an SNS App. All invitees are provided with the option not to receive further invitations from Kano Games. We may disclose such information if required to do so in order to comply with legal process, as described above.
The Service sends “cookies” to your computer when you access the Kano Games site, or otherwise view content through a KANO/APPS game, or use an SNS App and the Service uses such cookies as described in this Privacy Policy. The Service uses cookies to improve the quality of our service, make recommendations, and make the Service easier to use for our users. A cookie is a small text file recorded on your hard drive that identifies you as a unique user and contains certain information about your particular login session and/or your use of the Service.
Use of Information
Kano Games may contain links to other web sites, and content in KANO/APPS games and SNS Apps may be hosted by other web sites. In addition, as described above, most content offered through Kano Games or SNS Apps is served or hosted by other sites. These other sites maintain their own policies regarding cookies and the collection and use of personal information. It is up to you to review those policies yourself.
Third-Party Advertising Companies
We use third-party advertising companies to serve ads on our site and on certain Kano Games and SNS Apps. Our system and the third-party advertising technology uses information derived from Activity Information, KANO/APPS’s cookies on your hard drive, your visits to our site, the Kano Games that you view and the SNS Apps you use to target advertising within our site or Kano Games or SNS Apps. In addition, our advertisers may use other third-party advertising technology to target advertising on our site and other sites. In the course of advertisements being served to you, a unique third-party cookie or cookies may be placed on your computer. Similarly, third-party advertising companies may provide us with pixel tags (also called “clear gifs” or “beacons”) to help manage and optimize our online advertising. Beacons enable us to recognize a browser’s cookie when a browser visits the site on which the beacon is located, and to learn which banner ads bring users to a given site.
KANO/APPS does not provide any Personally Identifiable Information to third-party advertising companies. Note, however, that if an advertiser asks KANO/APPS to show an advertisement to users with certain characteristics (for example, women ages 18-24) or a segment of that group (for example, women ages 18-24 who have viewed certain categories of content) and you respond to that advertisement, the third-party advertising company may conclude that you have the characteristics of the audience that they are trying to reach.
KANO/APPS takes appropriate precautions to protect our users’ information. Your account information is located on a secured server behind a firewall. When you enter sensitive information (such as credit card number or your password), we encrypt that information using secure socket layer technology (SSL). (To learn more about SSL, go to Because email and instant messaging are not recognized as secure communications, we request that you not send private information to us by email or instant messaging services. If you have any questions about the security of a KANO/APPS Web Site, please contact us at Support.
Additional Questions
Again, feel free to contact us at Support, any time, if you have further questions about KANO/APPS or this Privacy Policy, or if you want to receive a previous version of this document.