Privacy Policy

Nothing is more important than protecting the personal information of our visitors and members. KCEdventures.com follows strict privacy policies to ensure the privacy of your personal information (such as full name, home address, phone, email, birthdates, and other identifiable information).

Please review the following to learn how we collect, use and protect your personal information:

What Information Will Be Collected?
How Will Your Information Be Used?
How Do We Protect Kids’ Privacy?
What Security Measures Are Used to Protect Your Information?
Will Your Information Be Shared with Others?
How Can You Update Your Information?
Changes to Our Privacy Policy
A Notice to Users Outside of the United States
A Notice About Our Advertisers
A Notice About External Links
Your Privacy and Our Public Forums
How Can You Contact our Company?

About KCEdventures.com (owned and operated by KC Edventures, LLC)

KC Edventures.com is an online resource for adults who wish to experience learning adventures with their children in the Kansas City area. KCEdventures.com offers parents, educators, home school instructors, caregivers and grandparents semi-structured learning guides for Kansas City area attractions. These guides highlight books, links to online activities, discussion questions, and suggested itineraries for local attractions.

What Information Will Be Collected?

User Provided Information. When registering for the KCEdventures.com newsletter or joining the forum, our website collects personal information from you. To register to receive a newsletter, you must provide your first name, email address and zip code. When you join the KC Edventures forum, you must register your name, email address, city and state; and choose a username, and password. For both the newsletter and forum, additional information (such as your birthday or the age range of your children) may be requested from you, but provision of this information is optional. Provision of this information will only enhance your use of the resources, and allow us to tailor information and communications to best meet your needs.

We may ask you to respond to surveys or other requests for information and we collect the information you provide. We may also collect information from you when you participate in special offers or promotions that are offered on our website or through our email communications. All personally identifiable information that you provide us may become part of your KCEdventures profile, and may be used by KCEdventures as provided in this Privacy Policy, as disclosed to you at the time you provide the information or as otherwise agreed to by you.

Server Logs and Aggregated Data. Like most website servers, we collect information from all visitors to our Site. This information may include the browser you are using, the internet address from which you linked to our Site, the operating system of your computer, the IP (internet protocol) address of the computer you used to access our Site, and usage and browsing habits. KCEdventures.com uses this information to help diagnose and troubleshoot server malfunctions, to analyze trends, track user movement in the aggregate, and gather broad demographic information. Aggregate data refers to data that does not contain any personally identifiable information.

Cookies and Web Beacons. To make sure you receive the information that’s most important to you, we do use cookies on our websites. These cookies do not contain any personal information but instead help us to identify you as a previous visitor to our site, and customize your experience when you arrive at our sites based on the information you have provided to us. Cookies may track user traffic patterns, analyze overall demographic and usage patterns, provide you with targeted advertisements and authenticate you to the server. You may instruct your web browser to not accept cookies; however, in doing so, you may not be able to properly use or view some of the features on our Site.

Web beacons may also be contained on our web pages and e-mail newsletters. Web beacons allow us to count users that have visited a specific web page, clicked on a link or collect other types of aggregate information. By collecting this information, we are able to learn what pages are most preferred by our visitors and members, what advertisements are most valued, and how effective our content is in relation to our visitors and members needs. This information helps us to learn what content is most interesting to our visitors so that we can provide more of what visitors and members enjoy. Some of the web beacons placed on our site are used only by KCEdventures.com, while other web beacons are from advertisers or affiliate networks who offer ads on our site. These advertisers may use web beacons in their advertisements to track users who click through on advertisements.

How Will Your Information Be Used?

When you register with KCEdventures.com, you will create your own profile. As shown during registration, specific information provided (such as your user name, email, city and state, information provided on our forums, and possibly photos) will be displayed to other visitors and members of the Site. Your real name will not be displayed on the Site (unless you choose to use it as your user name), but it will be used in email communications from us to you, and in any communications you choose to recommend to others (such as emails you choose to “send to a friend”).

Please keep in mind that certain personal profile information (such as your user name, and your city and state) are displayed on our Site, especially in the Blog comment areas and on our forums, and are therefore visible to our visitors and members. Because this information is publically viewable, we have the right, but not the obligation, to monitor any activity and content associated with the public and private forums, and other publicly accessible areas, of our Site.

KCEdventures.com may send you email newsletters, email communications and special offers from advertisers and sponsors, if you choose to register for these opportunities. We may use your information to send you alerts, communications and updates about our Sites and services.

How Do We Protect the Privacy of Children?

Although much of the information shown on our Site is intended for use with children, we do not encourage children to visit or use the site without supervision from an adult age 18 or older. We do not allow minors to join as members of our Site, and we encourage any posting of comments on our blog or forums to be done by adults. If children have comments or feedback, we welcome them; however, we recommend that their parent or guardian post on their behalf.

The only personal information we may collect on your child would be provided by you as a member of our site. Information would be limited to your child’s first name (or nickname) and age. This information is stored in your profile, and allows us to provide you with edventure guides and information based on your child’s age. This information is never shared with third parties.

What Security Measures Are Used to Protect Your Information?

KCEdventures.com has multiple layers of security to ensure that any personally identifiable information we receive is secure against unauthorized access. The Site uses software and hardware security, including firewalls and a dedicated server account that are intended to protect your information. We use firewalls and intrusion-detection devices that are designed to defend against hackers and notify us if any attempts are made to compromise our network. We work with MailChimp to provide our email communications. When choosing third-party providers for our email communications, such as MailChimp, we review their security measures and procedures, and choose to work only with those companies that provide multiple levels of protection for your personal information.

We regularly review and upgrade our software to enhance our security measures. However, despite our best efforts, no system can be completely protected from unauthorized access, and your use of the Site indicates that you are willing to assume this risk.

Will Your Information Be Shared With Others?

WE DO NOT SHARE PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION WITH THIRD PARTIES WITHOUT FIRST COLLECTING YOUR PERMISSION, UNLESS WE ARE REQUIRED TO DO SO BY LAW. WE DO NOT SELL OUR EMAIL LISTS, USER INFORMATION OR WEB LOGS. We may, from time to time, offer a contest, drawing or sweepstakes. If you enter, you may be asked for your permission to share your personal information with the sponsor. We may also offer special offers or promotions to our members through our Site or email communications. Some of these offers or promotions may require you to share personal information (such as email or postal address) with a third party. This information is provided by you directly to a third party in response to a special offer or promotion.

If we are requested, by such instance as a court order or subpoena, we may, without your consent, provide your personal information, any communications sent by you, and any other information that we may have about you to proper authorities. This will be done for purposes such as preventing or investigating suspected fraud, violations to our Terms of Service, or other activity that appears to us to be illegal or may expose us to legal liability.

How Can You Update Your Information?

Your personal information can be updated at any time. To change your email address for the monthly newsletter and updates, please enter your new email address on our Newsletter Registration page. To update any registered information for the forum or comment areas, please choose the “Profile” link on the ‘Forums’ page, change the needed information and then save.

Changes to our Privacy Policy

We may make modifications to this privacy policy without prior notification. The most recent version of this Privacy Policy will always be posted on the Sites with an “Effective Date” displayed at the bottom of the policy. We will inform any visitors and registered members of any significant changes in our privacy policy or use of your personal information in this manner. Please check back frequently since your continued use of this site and its’ contents are conditioned upon your acceptance of any modifications in this policy.

A Notice to Users Outside of the United States

KCEdventures.com is located and hosted in the United States. If you are accessing our Site from outside of the United States, and providing personal information, you are consenting to have that information transferred to the United States for processing and maintenance in accordance with our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You are also consenting to the application of United States law with regard to that information, use of the Site and all matters concerning KCEdventures.com.

A Notice About Our Advertisers

Some of the advertisements you will view on our Site are provided through partnerships with companies and organizations who offer products and services that are appealing to our visitors and members. Once you click through on an advertisement, you will be directed to another company’s website. If you choose to click on an advertisement, please be aware that when you are redirected to another website, you should be aware of that company’s privacy and security policies when providing any personal information or surfing on their website.

Third Party Ad Servers. For some of our advertisements, we use third-party ad servers when you visit our Site and they monitor traffic to our Site. For example, we may use Google AdSense, along with others, to provide banner advertisements on our Site and in our email newsletters. These companies may gather aggregate information (not including your name, address, e-mail address, telephone number, or any other personally identifiable information) through the use of cookies and web beacons to learn about who visits our Site and other sites in order to best provide relevant advertisements. If you would like to learn more about these companies, and their use cookies and web beacons according to their own privacy policies, please visit their websites.

A Notice About External Links

KCEdventures.com offers links to other sponsors, advertisers, companies and products. By clicking on a link, you may be sent directly to their Websites. If you provide any information once you are on these other sites, it is beyond our reach and will be the responsibility of those entities. We are not responsible for the use of data that you provide once you leave our Site. In addition, we are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of these other websites, or any other sites linked to or referenced by our Site; but we highly encourage you to refer to any websites privacy policy and terms of use prior to submitting any personal information to them.

We are also not responsible for broken links and external links that are changed by entities outside of KCEdventures.com. We do our best to monitor and update external links in order to provide our visitors and members with the best possible service.

Your Privacy and Our Forums

As stated above, all information posted in our comment areas and forums are available to our visitors and members. Please keep this in mind when sending us comments and posting your feedback and comments to the forums. All comments and forum posts are reviewed by our site administer in accordance with our Terms of Use. Because this information is publically viewable, we have the right, but not the obligation, to monitor any activity and content associated with the public and private forums, and other publicly accessible areas, of our Site. Any inappropriate content will either: (1) be removed from a post prior to the post being made available on our comment areas or forums, or (2) place the post in violation of our Terms of Use policy, requiring us to delete the information and not allow it to be displayed in our comment area or forums.

When posting in our forums, your username, city and state will be shown with your post, in addition to any other optional personal information you choose to provide, such as your avatar photo, etc.

How Can You Contact Our Company?

If you wish to contact us with any questions or concerns, please refer all feedback on our Contact Us page to send any information by email, or you may contact us by postal mail at:

KC Edventures, LLC
P.O. Box 3763
Olathe, KS 66063-3763

We hope that you enjoy visiting KCEdventures.com!