Homestay (KH) Privacy Statement describes how KH treat personal information
when you use related services. To understand how we treat the information you
give us as you use the KH website, it is important that you read and this
- Guests/Public. You can access the public site, as well as
public member information without having a KH Account. You can also
contact us without having a KH Account.
- Member Account Access. Certain other activities
on KH—like beginning a Homestay application as a host or guest, uploading
photos and other information, leaving feedback, and using the internal
messaging/email feature—require you to have an KH Account. We ask for some
personal information when you create a KH account, which includes your
email address and a password, this information is used to protect your
account from unauthorized access. A KH account allows you to access many
of our services that require registration.
- Usage Information. We record information about your usage, such as
when you use KH, messages sent and received through internal
messages/email, as well as information you display or click on within the KH
system (including system alerts and flows, as well as custom user pages).
- Content Uploaded to Site. Any personal information
or photo content that you voluntarily disclose online (on the discussion
boards, chat areas, etc.) becomes publicly available and can be collected
and used by others.
- "Private" Content. Certain pages and
information fields are identified as "private", such as within personal
profile pages, and this information is used only by KH certified
supervisors under normal operations without prejudice, and will only be
disclosed to external parties for the purpose of ensuring that your
application can be successfully processed. The information will not be
disclosed to any external unrelated party.
account name (not your email address) is displayed to other users when you
upload photos or send messages through the KH Site and other users can
contact you through messages and discussion board comments. Any photos
that you submit to KH may be redistributed through the Internet and other
media channels and may be viewed by the general public.
do not use your email address or other personally identifiable information
to send commercial or marketing messages without your consent. We
may, however, use your email address without further consent for
non-marketing or administrative purposes (such as notifying you of major KH
Site changes or for customer service purposes).
use certain non-personally identifiable information (such as anonymous
user usage data, cookies, IP addresses, browser type, etc.) to improve the
quality and design of the KH Site and to create new features, promotions,
functionality and services by storing, tracking, analyzing and processing
user preferences and trends, as well as user activity and communications.
so that you will not have to re-enter it during your visit or the next
time you visit the KH Sites; (b) provide custom, personalized content and
information; (c) monitor the effectiveness of our marketing campaigns; (d)
monitor aggregate metrics such as total number of visitors, pages viewed,
etc.; and (e) track your entries, submissions and status in promotions,
sweepstakes and contests.
you create an account on the KH site, some information
regarding your account and your account activity will be provided to other
Users of the site. This may include the date you opened your account, the
date you last logged in to your account.
account name (not your email address) is displayed to other Users when you
engage in certain activity on the site, such as uploading photos, using
the discussion forum or sending messages via the internal messaging/email
can also choose to add personal information that will be visible to other
Users on your public profile. This may include a profile picture, your
name, gender, or other details.
may, of course, decline to submit personally identifiable information
through the KH Site, in which case you can still view publicly accessible
information on the guest pages, but KH will not be able to
provide certain services to you, such as facilitating a Homestay
may update or correct your personal profile information and email
preferences at any time by visiting your profile pages within your member
can control the information that is available to other Users at any time
by editing your account and the features included on your profile pages.
KH only shares personal
information with other companies or individuals outside of KH in the following limited circumstances:
have your consent. We require opt-in consent for the sharing of any
sensitive personal information.
provide such information to our subsidiaries, affiliated companies or
other trusted businesses or persons for the purpose of processing personal
information on your behalf. We require that these parties agree to process
such information based on our instructions and in compliance with this
Policy and any other appropriate confidentiality and security measures.
have a good faith belief that access, use, preservation or disclosure of
such information is reasonably necessary to (a) facilitate the success of
your application and involvement with KH (b) satisfy any
applicable law, regulation, legal process or enforceable governmental
request, (c) enforce applicable Terms of Service, including investigation
of potential violations thereof, (d) detect, prevent, or otherwise address
fraud, security or technical issues, or (e) protect against imminent harm
to the rights, property or safety of KH, its users or the public
as required or permitted by law.
may share with third parties certain pieces of aggregated, non-personal
information, such as the number of users who viewed a particular page, for
example, or how many users clicked on a particular advertisement. Such
information does not identify you individually.
Third-party Advertisers, Links to Other Sites
KH allows other organizations to
upload custom pages that link directly to KH through your member homepage. You should consult the
respective privacy policies of these third-party websites for more information
on their practices and for instructions on how to opt out of certain practices.
apply to, and we cannot control the activities of, such other websites.
Changes to this policy
Please note that this Privacy
Policy may change from time to time. We will not reduce your rights under this
Policy without your explicit consent, and we expect most such changes will be
minor. Regardless, we will post any Policy changes on this page and, if the
changes are significant, we will provide a more prominent notice (including,
for certain services, email notification of Policy changes).