REVISION OF POLICY
Kandy Communications, including its parent AVC Technologies and other corporate affiliates (collectively, “Kandy” or “we” or “us” or “our”), is a cloud-based, real-time communications platform offering proprietary Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS), Communications Platform as a Service (CPaaS), Microsoft Teams Direct Routing as a Service (DRaaS), and SIP Trunking as a Service (STaaS). Kandy's white-label solutions enable service providers, enterprises, software vendors, systems integrators, partners, and developers to enrich their applications and services with real-time contextual communications, providing a more engaging user experience. With Kandy, enterprises of all sizes and types can quickly embed real-time communications capabilities into their existing applications and business processes.
Cookies are small data files that are sent from a website’s server and are stored on your device’s hard drive and are associated with the browser you are using., either for only the duration of your visit (“session cookies”) or for a fixed period (“persistent cookies”). Kandy uses both session and persistent cookies. Session cookies are cookies that disappear from your computer or browser when you turn off your computer. Persistent cookies stay on your computer even after you have turned it off. Websites can read these cookies and, depending on the type of cookie being used, retrieve limited information about the people visiting those sites. Cookies allow Kandy to identify your device as you navigate our websites or your account, allowing us to provide you with recommendations, display personalized content, and other customizable features and services. This makes navigating and interacting with our websites or your account more efficient, easy, and meaningful for you. By themselves, cookies do not identify you specifically. Rather, they recognize your web browser. So, unless you identify yourself specifically to Kandy, like signing into your account, we do not know who you are just because you visited our website.
We use the information we receive from you, including when you access our websites, download, and use our mobile applications, or otherwise use our services or install our applications. This information includes:
Device and Usage Information: We and third-parties - such as service providers - with whom we have business relationships may collect information about your browser or device and your use of our websites and mobile applications using a variety of technologies. We also collect IP addresses when you make requests to our APIs and in our server logs. We do not collect precise geographical information. We use this data, in aggregated form, to conduct research, perform statistical analyses of the collective characteristics of our visitors, and measure overall user demographics and interests regarding specific areas of the website, combat potential fraud, as well as to improve our site’s content and structure. You will remain anonymous to us unless you provide us with your Personal Information, such as when you initiate a live chat session.
Browsing Information: The technologies used to collect information include cookies and may also include newer technologies that become available from time to time. Most web browsers can be programmed to accept or reject the use of some or all these technologies, although you must take additional steps to disable or control other technologies in your browser.
When you visit our website, it may store or retrieve information on your browser, mostly in the form of cookies. This information might be about you, your preferences or your device and is mostly used to make the site work as you expect it to. The information does not usually directly identify you, but it can give you a more personalized web experience. We respect your right to privacy; under you can choose not to allow some types of cookies. Click on the different category headings to find out more and change our default settings. Note that blocking some types of cookies may impact your experience of the site and the services we are able to offer. If you select Decline all, we won't track your information when you visit our site but in order to comply with your preferences, we'll have to use just one tiny cookie so that you're not asked to make this choice again.
Cookies generally fall into one or more of the following categories: (1) First Party Cookies, (2) Third Party Cookies, (3) Necessary Cookies, (4) Analytic Cookies, (5) Advertising Cookies, and (6) Functional Cookies. These cookies are described in more detail below, and the cookie types associated with certain categories of cookies may be found in Appendix A.
Third-Party Cookies: Third-party cookies are created by domains that are not the website (or domain) that you are visiting. These are usually used for online-advertising purposes and placed on a website through adding scripts or tags. A third-party cookie is accessible on any website that loads the third-party server’s code. By adding their tags to a page, which may or may not display adverts, advertisers can track a user (or their device) across many of the websites they visit. A third-party cookie can be set by a third-party server, such as an AdTech vendor, or via code loaded on the publisher’s website, and may be used by those third parties to build a profile of your interests and show you relevant advertisements on other sites. A third-party cookie is accessible on any website that loads the third-party server’s code. Third-party cookies are supported by all browsers, but many are blocking the creation of third-party cookies by default. Users are also taking matters into their own hands and deleting third-party cookies on their own.
We may use social media platforms to advertise to you online and to monitor the success of our advertising (for instance by filling in forms or receiving reports when you click on our ads on such social media platforms). These platforms may also place cookies on our websites. Please check the privacy policies of the various social media platforms to manage your cookie preferences with them.
THIS NOTICE DOES NOT APPLY TO, NOR ARE WE RESPONSIBLE FOR, THE PRIVACY, INFORMATION, OR OTHER PRACTICES OF ANY THIRD PARTIES, INCLUDING ANY THIRD PARTY OPERATING ANY SITE OR SERVICE TO WHICH THE WEBSITE LINKS, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO SOCIAL MEDIA SITES. THE INCLUSION OF A LINK ON THE WEBSITE DOES NOT IMPLY OUR ENDORSEMENT OF THE LINKED SITE OR SERVICE. YOU SHOULD CHECK THE PRIVACY NOTICES OF THOSE SITES BEFORE PROVIDING YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION TO THEM.
Necessary Cookies: These are essential cookies that do not require consent and are necessary for the website to function and so cannot be switched off in our systems. They are usually only set in response to actions made by you which amount to a request for services, such as setting your privacy preferences, logging in or filling in forms. You can set your browser to block or alert you about these cookies, but some parts of the site will not then work. These cookies do not store any personally identifiable information.
Analytics Cookies:This website uses analytics cookies (which are also known as “performance cookies”). These non-essential cookies and similar technologies collect statistical information about how you use our websites so that we can improve your user experience. We use analytics cookies to identify the number of unique visitors we receive to various parts of the website and identify where leads originate. This helps us for our legitimate interests of improving the way our website works. For example, to ensure that users are finding what they are looking for easily. They help us know which pages are the most and least popular and see how visitors move around the site. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. You can opt-out of these cookies by not giving consent.
Advertising Cookies:These non-essential cookies may be sent through our Kandy website by our advertising partners. They may be used by those companies to build a profile of your interests and show you relevant adverts on other sites. They do not store directly personal information but are based on uniquely identifying your browser and internet device. They are used to improve the overall experience of your visit to Kandy websites and to tailor content and advertising to your interests. If you do not allow these cookies, you may experience less targeted advertising.
Functional Cookies:These cookies enable the Kandy websites to provide enhanced functionality and personalization, such as which language you prefer and what your communications preferences are. They cannot be switched off in our systems. They are often set in response to actions made by you, which amount to a request for services, setting your user and privacy preferences, logging in, or filling in forms. They also enable customization of the layout and/or content of the pages on our sites. They may be set by us or by third-party providers whose services we have added to our pages, such as live chat. They are used to remember choices that you make while visiting the website and may provide you with more enhanced or personalized features at the website. If you do not allow these cookies, then some or all these services may not function properly.
CONSENT FOR USING COOKIES AND SIMILAR TECHNOLOGIES
Kandy’s websites (kandy.io, go.kandy.io, and partnerportal.kandy.io) must comply with the following cookie requirements, which apply to cookies and other similar technologies, as required by (i) an EU Directive enacted in May 2011, the General Directive on Privacy Rights (“GDPR”), (ii) the California Consumer Protection Act (“CCPA”) as amended by the California Privacy Rights Act effective as of January 1, 2023 (“CPRA”), and (iii) data privacy acts in various states including Colorado, Connecticut, Maine, Nevada, Utah, Virginia, and Wisconsin, some of which will come into effect during 2023:
Prior and explicit consent must be obtained before any activation of cookies;
Consents must be granular, i.e., users must be able to activate some cookies rather than others and not be forced to consent to either all or none;
Consent must be freely given, i.e., not allowed to be forced;
Consents must be as easily withdrawn as they are given;
Consents must be securely stored as legal documentation; and
Consent must be renewed periodically subject to applicable law. Kandy’s websites are powered by HubSpot, which will populate a new consent request upon expiration of an existing consent timeframe.
WHAT ARE YOUR CHOICES REGARDING COOKIES/HOW DO I CONTROL COOKIES?
Our cookies allow you to take advantage of some essential and useful features. Blocking some types of cookies may limit your use or impact your experience of our sites. You can change your cookie preferences and learn more about how to opt-out of targeting and advertising cookies at any time by going to . Also, please review our “Do Not Sell or Share My Personal Information”page and select your choices.
There are also other opt-out tools provided by third parties, not Kandy. We do not control or operate these tools or the choices that advertisers and others provide through these tools. Opting out of a re-targeting cookie does not necessarily mean that you will not see any advertisements on the website; however, by opting out of a re-targeting cookie, the advertising will not be targeted to you by third-party cookies.
Do Not Track: Tracking allows us to recognize you when you return to our service and to maintain your web session so you can more easily navigate the subscription process or your viewing of your call details. Tracking is also essential for you to access secure areas of our sites, for example, to use shopping baskets or make payments. Some browsers allow a “do not track” (DNT) setting that requests that a web application disable its tracking of an individual user. When you choose to turn on the DNT setting in your browser, your browser will send a special signal to websites, analytics companies, ad networks, plug-in providers, and other web services you encounter while browsing and stop tracking your activity. If you do choose to set up DNT, all non-required cookies on Kandy's websites will be turned off. Please note that this may impact the functionality of our websites or your account.
In summary, we use first-party and third-party cookies for the following purposes, subject to local law:
to make our websites and services function properly;
to improve our websites and services;
to make login easier (such as by remembering your user ID);
to recognize you when you return to our websites;
to track your interaction with our websites and mobile applications;
to enhance your experience with the website and mobile applications;
to remember information that you have already provided;
to collect information about your activities over time and across third-party websites or other online services to deliver content tailored to your interests; and
to provide a secure browsing experience during your use of our websites.
We do not sell data we get from cookies or share it with third parties except as set forth herein. You always have the right to opt out of non-essential cookies as described above. If you’d like additional information, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will respond within forty-five (45) days to your verifiable request as to:
What information we collect through cookies and trackers;
Whether we sell the information collected through cookies and for what purpose(s); and
Whether there are any third-party recipients of the information we’ve collected.