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Política de privacidad


Effective Date: 01/01/14

Welcome. This Policy is designed to help you understand generally how Kinesis Foundation and other Foundation Web properties (the “Site”) collect personally identifying information about you and how the Foundation uses and discloses that personal information. is a Web site of the Kinesis Foundation (the “Foundation,” “we,” “us” etc.), a charitable foundation existing under the laws of Puerto Rico, U.S.A. You may contact us at our Addresses below. This Policy applies to information that personally identifies you (other than publicly available information) (“personal information”) collected on or any additional Foundation Web properties or third-party sites managed by the Kinesis Foundation or, where indicated, other information you provide to us.

Table of Contents

  1. How Does This Policy Relate to Use of the Site?
  2. Information We Collect That You Do Not Provide
  3. Information We Collect That You Do Provide
  4. Information You Provide About Others
  5. What We Generally Do with Personal Information Collected
  6. Information Security
  7. Your Particular Consents
  8. Children
  9. Identity Theft
  10. Amendments


  1. How Does This Policy Relate to Use of the Site?
    This Policy is part of and incorporated into the Terms of Use (“Terms of Use”), which is the contract between you and the foundation governing use of the Site.

This Policy is supplemented by additional policies relevant to particular activities, and each of the supplemental policies is incorporated into this Policy. Here are examples of areas in which you will encounter supplemental privacy policies but this list is not complete: if a supplemental policy is included on the Site with respect to a particular activity, or if one is included on a Third Party site relating to the mission of the Foundation, those supplemental policies will also apply and are also incorporated.


  1. Information We Collect That You Do Not Provide
    Sometimes we collect personal information without you having to enter any information on the Site. For example, we may receive personal information from public sources or from third parties (which we may combine with other information from other sources).


  1. Information We Collect That You Do Provide
    It is always your choice, or the choice of anyone acting for you, whether to provide personal information. However, some must be provided to participate in certain programs or activities (such as to apply for a scholarship), so the decision not to provide information might limit or eliminate certain functions of the Site or the ability to participate. Other information is up to your good judgment, e.g., do not provide personal information about yourself that could be misused by others in a social media platform and do not provide personal information about others without their permission. The kinds of personal information we tend to request about you or others include but are not limited to your name, email address and other contact information, native language, school / university name, job title, city, state, region, age, academic status, income and other financials, transcripts.


  1. Information You Provide About Others
    Do not supply personal information about others unless you are authorized or required to do so by applicable law or contract and you consent on behalf of yourself and the “data subject” (the person about whom you supply personal information). Before supplying personal information about others (except as otherwise allowed by law or contract), you must make available for the data subject’s review, and obtain their written consent to. By submitting any personal information about others, you represent and warrant that you are authorized to do so and that you did all of the foregoing before submitting the information. If applicable law allows you to supply the information without doing the foregoing, you represent and warrant that you have abided by that law and that it allows us to receive and Disclose the information under this Policy without any further action on our part. You agree to indemnify, defend and hold us harmless against any failure by you to comply with this paragraph.

The Foundation works with Third Parties on certain programs, and often those Third Parties own and/or are responsible for that program’s Web site. In those cases, if you provide personal information, you will be giving it to a third party and their privacy policy will apply. You agree that if they provide it to us then we may apply our Policy to what we receive.


  1. What We Generally Do with Personal Information Collected
    In general, we use personal information we collect to pursue our mission and operations and to engage in the activity (and related activities) for which we collect it. Specifically, we may use your personal information to:
  • to fulfill our obligations to you and to respond to any questions or requests;
  • to contact you about material changes in our programs;
  • to comply with the law or in good faith belief that such action is necessary to conform with the requirements of law or to comply with legal process served on us;
  • to provide to third parties as a result of any reorganization process;
  • if you sign up for a scholarship or newsletter, we may put you on our mailing list or even the list of a Third Party who we think has a similar mission.
  • if you apply for a scholarship, we’ll use the information to find out about you and share it with service providers and others we view as relevant to the scholarship process.

Further information is available in the supplemental policies for some activities, but you should assume that we will use all information for all lawful purposes. Subject to applicable law, we reserve the right to make all lawful, worldwide uses of personal information, including without limitation, to: collect, use, access (or bar access), process, fulfill, disclose, display, share, respond to legal process or otherwise exercise our rights under applicable law, transfer, store, verify, enforce, delete, and otherwise deal with personal information, and information other than personal information (collectively “Disclose”).


  1. Information Security
    We use reasonable technical and organizational measures to protect the personal information received from our users from unauthorized use or disclosure.


  1. Your Particular Consents
    In addition to consenting to this Policy (and any relevant supplemental policies), the Foundation is interested in letting you know about, and receiving your particular consent to, a few activities relating to personal information that will help us to deal with personal information that is Disclosed in furtherance of our mission, operations and programs.


  1. Children
    We do not want to collect information directly from children. Do not provide any personal information unless you are at least 13 years of age, and please caution your children not to provide any. If a child under 13 has provided personal information, a parent or guardian may so inform us by writing us at any of Our Addresses (see below).


  1. Identity Theft
    If anyone believes they’re a victim of identity theft entitled by law to request information from us, write us at Our Addresses and we’ll explain what information we require in order to respond. After receiving that information, we’ll supply (without charge) information we then have that we are legally required to provide (subject to applicable law and reserving all rights and defenses).


  1. Amendments
    We will be changing what we do and how and why we Disclose data periodically—this Policy describes what we currently envision, but that will change as we change. You agree that this Policy amends and replaces any previous privacy policy (ies). We may further amend all or part of this Policy in the same way that we make amendments to our programs and such amended versions will be posted on this page.