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Kodi Foundation Privacy Policy

Last updated: April 15th, 2014

Your privacy is an important factor that the Kodi Foundation (that's us) considers in the development of each of our products and services. We are committed to being transparent and open. This Kodi Foundation Privacy Policy broadly explains how we receive information about you and what we do with that information once we have it. You can also read our product privacy notices and FAQs to get more detail with respect to each of our products and services.

What do we mean by "personal information?"

For us, "personal information" means information which identifies you, like your name or email address. Any information that falls outside this definition is considered "non-personal information."

If we store your personal information with information that is non-personal, we will consider the combination as personal information. If we remove all personal information from a set of data then the remaining is non-personal information.

What sources do we have for information about users?

We learn information about you when:

  • you give it to us directly (e.g. when you choose to send us crash reports)
  • you register an account on one of the Kodi Foundation-owned websites, like the Kodi Community forum
  • when we try and understand more about you based on information you've given to us (e.g. when we use your IP address to redirect your download request to the nearest mirror server)

What do we do with your information once we have it?

When you give us information, we will use it in the ways for which you've given us permission. Generally, we use your information to help us provide and improve our products and services for you and only if you specifically ask us to use your information.

When do we share your information with others?

Only when we have asked and received your explicit permission to share it! Examples of such interactions include…

  • …for processing or providing products and services to you, but only if those entities receiving your information are contractually obligated to handle the data in ways that are approved by the Kodi Foundation.
  • …when we are fulfilling our mission of being open. We sometimes release information to make our products better and foster an open web, but when we do so, we take the utmost care to first anonymize your information and make every effort to only disclose it in ways that minimizes the risk of you being re-identified.
  • …when the law requires it; we follow the law whenever we receive requests about you from a government or related to a lawsuit.
    • We'll notify you when we're asked to hand over your personal information in this way unless we're legally prohibited from doing so. When we receive requests like this, we'll only release your personal information if we have a good faith belief that the law actually requires us to do so. Nothing in this policy is intended to limit any legal defenses or objections that you may have to a third party's request to disclose your information.
  • …when we believe it is necessary to prevent harm to you or someone else. We will only share your information in this way if we have a good faith belief that it is reasonably necessary to protect the rights, property or safety of you, our other users, the Kodi Foundation or the public.
  • …if our organizational structure or status changes (i.e. if we undergo a restructuring, are acquired, or go bankrupt), we may pass your information to a successor or affiliate.

How do we store and protect your personal information?

We are committed to protecting your personal information once we have it. We implement physical, business and technical security measures. Despite our efforts, if we learn of a security breach, we'll notify you so that you can take appropriate protective steps.

We also don't want your personal information for any longer than we need it, so we only keep it long enough to do what we collected it for. Once we don't need it, we take steps to destroy it unless we are required by law to keep it longer.

Controlling your information

You may control your information by:

  • Changing your profile information by accessing the “Account Settings” page of the Kodi forum or website(s).
  • Linking or unlinking your account from another account of an external social networking website.
  • Deleting your account. You may delete your account by selecting the option to delete your account in the “Account Settings” page. We will delete your information within a reasonable amount of time after receiving the request except that we may retain archived copies of your information as required by law or for legitimate business purposes.

What else should you know?

We're a global organization and our computers are in several different places around the world. We also use service providers whose computers may also be in various countries. This means that your information might end up on one of those computers in another country, and that country may have a different level of data protection regulation than yours. By giving us information, you consent to this kind of transfer of your information. No matter what country your information is in, we comply with applicable law and will also abide by the commitments we make in this privacy policy.

What if we change this privacy policy or any of our privacy notices?

We may need to change this policy and our notices. The updates will be posted online. If the changes are substantive, we will announce the update through XBMC Foundation's usual channels for such announcements such as blog posts and forums. Your continued use of the product or service after the effective date of such changes constitutes your acceptance of such changes. To make your review more convenient, we will post an effective date at the top of the page.