Privacy and Web Security

Your privacy is important to 1stKIOSK. This statement discloses the information practices for 1stKIOSK Web sites, including what type of information is gathered and tracked, how the information is used, and with whom the information is shared.

We have implemented these practices for the 1stKIOSK Home Page (www.1stKIOSK.com). We have instructed our web-masters to include information on these privacy practices wherever personal information is collected on a 1stKIOSK website

To return to the 1stKIOSK site, please use the "Back" button on your browser.

Personal information

In general, you can visit 1stKIOSK on the Web without telling us who you are and without revealing any information about yourself. There are times, however, when we or our partners may need information from you.

You may choose to give us personal information, such as your name and address or e-mail id that may be needed, for example, to correspond with you, to process an order or to provide you with a subscription. It is our intent to let you know how we will use such information before we collect it from you on the Internet. We provide this information through the YOUR PRIVACY link, which is presented wherever personal information is collected. If you tell us that you do not want us to use this information as a basis for further contact with you, we will respect your wishes.

Information security and quality

We intend to protect the quality and integrity of your personally identifiable information. We have implemented appropriate technical and organizational measures, such as using encryption for transmission of credit card numbers, to help us keep your information secure, accurate, current, and complete.

We will make a sincere effort to respond in a timely manner to your requests to correct inaccuracies in your personal information. To correct inaccuracies in your personal information please return the message containing the inaccuracies to the sender with details of the correction requested.

Cookies, web beacons and other technologies

We sometimes collect anonymous information from visits to our sites to help us provide better customer service. For example, we keep track of the domains from which people visit and we also measure visitor activity on 1stKIOSK web sites, but we do so in ways that keep the information anonymous. This anonymous information is sometimes known as "clickstream data." 1stKIOSK or its analytic vendors may use this data to analyze trends and statistics and to help us provide better customer service.

Also, when we collect personal data from you in connection with a transaction we may extract some information about that transaction in an anonymous format and combine it with other anonymous information such as clickstream data. This anonymous information is used and analyzed only at an aggregate level to help us understand trends and patterns. None of this information is reviewed at an individual level. If you do not want your transaction details used in this manner, you can either disable your cookies or opt-out at the order or request page.

We collect the anonymous information we mentioned in the previous paragraphs through the use of various technologies, including one called "cookies". A cookie is an element of data that a Web site can send to your browser, which may then be stored on your system. Some 1stKIOSK pages use cookies, sent by 1stKIOSK or its third party vendors, or other technologies to better serve you when you return to the site. You can set your browser to notify you before you receive a cookie, giving you the chance to decide whether to accept it. You can also set your browser to turn off cookies. If you do so, however, some areas of some sites may not function properly.

Some 1stKIOSK Web sites also use Web beacon technologies to better tailor those sites to provide better customer service. These "Web beacons" are placed on a number of pages across 1stKIOSK's Web sites. When a visitor accesses these pages, an anonymous notice of that visit is generated which may be processed by us or by our vendors. These Web beacons work in conjunction with cookies. If you don't want to associate your anonymous cookie information with your visits to these pages, you can set your browser to turn off cookies.

If you turn off cookies, web beacon technologies will still detect anonymous visits to these pages, but the notices they generate cannot be associated with other anonymous cookie information and are disregarded.

For more information, please see "How to work with Cookies".

Online advertising

1stKIOSK may use certain companies who collect and use information about customers to help us better understand the offers, promotions, and types of advertising that are most appealing to our customers. The information they collect is aggregated so it is not identifiable to a specific individual. If, however, you would prefer that these companies not collect information from your experience, please visit the PrivacyChoices and follow the "opt-out" instructions.

Personalized URL link

On occasion, 1stKIOSK presents a personalized URL (link) that brings the visitor to a personalized Web page. Such a personal URL is readily identifiable and by clicking on that link and going to a personal Web page you are agreeing to let 1stKIOSK collect information about your session visits. We use this information to help us provide you with information that matches your interests. If you do not wish information to be used in this way, simply do not click on such personalized URLs.

Children's data

While few, if any, of 1stKIOSK's Web sites are directed towards children, we are committed to comply with applicable laws and requirements, such as the United States' Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA).

Privacy technology

Technology will increasingly help you to have more control over your personal information. It will also help organizations to manage their privacy practices and policies. As an information technology provider, 1stKIOSK actively supports the development of privacy technologies to help achieve these goals, and to help create greater trust and confidence in the way personal information is handled. Products and services are available which can help give you privacy protection while navigating the Web. See http://www.privacyalliance.org/ resources/rulesntools.shtml for an overview of many privacy-related tools.

Please note that 1stKIOSK has not formally evaluated all of these tools.

Business relationships

The 1stKIOSK sites may contain links to other Web Sites.

Notification of Changes

This privacy statement was last updated on June 1, 2002. A notice will be posted on our web site home page for 30 days whenever this privacy statement is changed.

Questions regarding this statement

Questions regarding this statement should be directed to the 1stKIOSK site coordinator (privacy@1stKIOSK.com) for clarification or at

Customer Information Privacy Practices
1stKIOSK
24307 Magic Mountain Parkway, #245
Valencia, CA 91355 USA

How to Work With Cookies

Cookies can be used to provide you with tailored information from a Web site. A cookie is an element of data that a Web site can send to your browser, which may then store it on your system. Some 1stKIOSK pages use cookies so that we can better serve you when you return to our site. You can set your browser to notify you when you receive a cookie, giving you the chance to decide whether to accept it. Here is how to set your cookie preferences:

Netscape Navigator 3: In the Options menu, select Network Preferences. In Network Preferences, click on the Protocols tab and there you may choose to be warned before accepting cookies.

Netscape Navigator 4.x: In the Edit menu, select Preferences. In the Preferences dialog box, in the left side menu, click on 'Advanced' and 4 options concerning cookies will appear on the lower right. Choose Help for further details.

You can find more information about cookies and Netscape on the Netscape Web site.

Microsoft Internet Explorer 4.x: In the view menu, select Options. Click on the Advanced tab and scroll down to a yellow triangle icon with an exclamation point labeled 'Cookies' where you have 3 options.

Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.x: MSIE allows you to set options for each of four security zones: Internet; Local Intranet; Trusted Sites; Untrusted Sites. For each of these zones, you can choose whether to accept, reject, or be prompted for all persistent cookies, and all session cookies. To get to the option screen, choose "Tools/Internet Options", then select the Security tab. Then, for each of the zones, choose "Custom Level", and scroll down in the options screen to "Cookies".

Other browsers: Contact the manufacturer of the browser for information.