Information We Collect
In order to access Kalkomey web-based systems, users must register by providing personal information such as name, birth date, gender, city and state, email address, and additional information that varies by state. This information is required by the state agencies responsible for our applications. When making a payment, you will be required to pay by supplying a valid credit card number, expiration date, and name.
What Kalkomey Does With the Information We Collect
The personal information you supply to Kalkomey will not be disclosed outside of Kalkomey, except to securely transfer the personal data to the responsible agency in your state. Your credit card information will be used only for processing your purchase fee(s).
The web-based systems may contain links to other sites. Kalkomey is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such websites; however, we make our best effort to only provide links to reputable sites with acceptable content. Please remember that any information that is disclosed through these other sites may become public information and you should exercise caution when deciding to disclose your personal information.
With Whom Information Is Shared
We do not share, sell, or otherwise distribute information about individual users using our systems with any third party, or any outside companies or organizations except the agency in your state that is responsible for boating.
Identity Theft and Security
All of your personal and credit card information is collected using SSL (Secure Socket Layer) Protocol, which encrypts your information and allows that information to be securely transferred to Kalkomey The SSL Certificate that protects Kalkomey’s web-based systems ensures that your identity is authenticated and that any and all information you enter on our website is private. After collection, your information is then stored on our servers at a location designed specifically to ensure that no unauthorized individuals have access to the server or its data.
Children and Privacy
Kalkomey encourages parents and guardians to spend time with their children online, and to be familiar with the sites their children visit. Kalkomey values privacy, and collects personal information from children in compliance with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (“COPPA”).
What Information Does Kalkomey Collect From Children?
When children use or explore Kalkomey sites, we may automatically collect certain technical information to improve and enhance our site. We may collect information regarding the user’s operating system, web browser, the user’s online service provider, and the frequency with which the user visits various parts of our site. We may also collect persistent identifiers, such as cookies. Where we have actual knowledge that a child is using our site, this information will be used for the sole purpose of providing support for our internal operations to provide access to certain features of our site and to enable us to conduct research and analysis to improve performance of our site.
For users who elect to register for a site, Kalkomey collects the user’s name, date of birth, and email address. For payment, Kalkomey may collect additional information such as mailing address, billing address, and payment information.
Depending on requirements of some state agencies, Kalkomey may collect other information, such as weight, height, or other physical characteristics. Some states may also require collection of information such as telephone number, gender, social security number, demographics, schooling, and vehicle license information.
If Kalkomey obtains actual knowledge that a child under the age of 13 is using our site, we will only retain the child’s name and email address. We will then request that the child provide us with a name and email address of his or her parent. In accordance with COPPA, Kalkomey will then contact the parent to seek consent to retain and collect additional information from the child for purposes of the site’s function. Kalkomey verifies the identity of a parent by requiring the parent to provide a credit card, debit card, or other online payment system so that Kalkomey may make a nominal charge to confirm the parent’s identity and consent to our collection of information from the child.
How Does Kalkomey Use or Share Information Collected From Children?
Kalkomey values and respects the privacy of personal information, including information collected from children. Children using our site may not make their personal information publicly available to others through our website.
Kalkomey uses information collected from its users to provide them with requested services. For example, if a child provides information to us for purposes of purchasing a state license, we will use that information for purposes of providing the state license. We will also disclose the information collected to the appropriate state agency so that the user, upon satisfactory purchase of that license, can receive the appropriate state license. Kalkomey does not otherwise share data with third parties, except where such third parties are contracted by Kalkomey to support the internal operations of the company.
How Can Parents Access, Review, or Delete Information Collected From Their Child?
Parental access: Parents of students 18 years or younger may contact our Privacy Coordinator at the mailing address provided below if you would like to do any of the following:
- Access and review personally identifiable information that Kalkomey has collected online from your child,
- Correct factual errors in such information,
- Request to have this information deleted, or
- Request that we no longer collect or maintain such information.
Please include your email address and telephone number where we can reach you. Kalkomey takes steps to verify the identity of anyone requesting information about a child and to ensure that the person is in fact the child’s parent or legal guardian.
How to contact Kalkomey
If you have any questions about this privacy statement or the practices of this site, you can contact us at:
740 East Campbell Road, Suite 900
Richardson, TX 75081