Privacy

We take it very seriously

Privacy Policy

Your privacy is critically important to us. At Kink Network we have a few fundamental principles:

  • We don’t ask you for personal information unless we truly need it. (We can’t stand services that ask you for things like your gender or income level for no apparent reason.)
  • We don’t share your personal information with anyone except to comply with the law, develop our products, or protect our rights.
  • We don’t store personal information on our servers unless required for the on-going operation of one of our services.
  • In our blogging products, we aim to make it as simple as possible for you to control what’s visible to the public, seen by search engines, kept private, and permanently deleted.

If you have questions about accessing or correcting your personal data please contact our support team.

Kink Network operates several websites including kink-network.com, kink-id.com, kink-database.com, kink-ads.com, kinky-professionals.com, kinky-groups.com, kinky-crafts.com, kinky-blogging.com, submissiveguide.com, the-iron-gate.com. It is Kink Network’s policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our websites.

Website Visitors

Like most website operators, Kink Network collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. Kink Network’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how Kink Network’s visitors use its website. From time to time, Kink Network may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.

Kink Network also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on Kinky-Blogging.com blogs. Kink Network only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below, except that blog commenter IP addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the blog where the comment was left.

Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information

Certain visitors to Kink Network’s websites choose to interact with Kink Network in ways that require Kink Network to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Kink Network gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up for a blog at Kinky-Blogging.com to provide a username and email address. Those who engage in transactions with Kink Network – by purchasing upgraded service, for example – are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, Kink Network collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with Kink Network. Kink Network does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.

Aggregated Statistics

Kink Network may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. For instance, Kink Network may monitor the most popular blogs on the Kinky-Blogging.com site or use spam screened by the Automattic’s Akismet service to help identify spam. Kink Network may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, Kink Network does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.

Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information

Kink Network discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on Kink Network’s behalf or to provide services available at Kink Network’s websites, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using Kink Network’s websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. Kink Network will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, Kink Network discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only when required to do so by law, or when Kink Network believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Kink Network, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of an Kink Network website and have supplied your email address, Kink Network may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with Kink Network and our products. We primarily use our various product blogs to communicate this type of information, so we expect to keep this type of email to a minimum. If you send us a request (for example via a support email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. Kink Network takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.

Cookies

A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor’s computer, and that the visitor’s browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. Kink Network uses cookies to help Kink Network identify and track visitors, their usage of Kink Network website, and their website access preferences. Kink Network visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using Kink Network’s websites, with the drawback that certain features of Kink Network’s websites may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

Ads

Ads appearing on any of our websites may be delivered to users by advertising partners, who may set cookies. These cookies allow the ad server to recognize your computer each time they send you an online advertisement to compile information about you or others who use your computer. This information allows ad networks to, among other things, deliver targeted advertisements that they believe will be of most interest to you. This Privacy Policy covers the use of cookies by Kink Network and does not cover the use of cookies by any advertisers.

Comments

Comments and other content submitted to our Akismet anti-spam service are not saved on our servers unless they were marked as false positives, in which case we store them long enough to use them to improve the service to avoid future false positives.

Privacy Policy Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, Kink Network may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in Kink Network’s sole discretion. Kink Network encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. If you have a Kinky-Blogging.com account, you should also check your blog’s dashboard for alerts to these changes. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.