KTBYTE, KTF and Kapparate Privacy Policy

At KTBYTE, KTF and Kapparate ("Kapparate"), our highest priority is the privacy and security of your personal information. This privacy policy describes the information we collect and how we use it. By accessing any portion of the www.ktbyte.com and ktfeducation.com website, including subdomains, public facing, and personalized content (collectively, the "Site"), you consent to our privacy policy.

You can visit the Site without telling us who you are or revealing any personal information about yourself. If you visit our Site, we may track your visit for trends and statistics, but you will remain anonymous unless you tell us who you are. Once you choose to give us your personal information, you are not anonymous to us.

Information collected by the Site

Our web sites may use cookies and collect IP access logs (an IP address is a number that can uniquely identify a specific computer or device on the internet). We use analysis software to look at IP addresses and cookies for the purpose of enhancing your experience and improving our services.

Use of Cookies

Cookies are alphanumeric identifiers that we transfer to your computer through your Web browser. Cookies allow us to enhance and personalize your online browsing and shopping experience. For example, we use cookies to:

Recognize you when you return to the Site

Analyze visitor behavior

Many browsers will tell you how to prevent your browser from accepting new cookies, how to have the browser notify you when you are to receive a new cookie, or how to disable cookies altogether. Some of the web pages on the Site do require cookies to function correctly, so we recommend that you leave them turned on. However you may delete them after you leave the site.

The use of cookies by our partners, affiliates, tracking utility company, service providers is not covered by our privacy statement. We do not have access or control over these cookies. Our partners, affiliates, tracking utility company, service providers use session ID cookies to analyze website statistics, performance, and monitor traffic to and from its websites.

Website Tracking Metrics

We use third party tracking-utility partners to gather information automatically, including internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, operating system, date/time stamp and clickstream data. This information does not identify users, and we store it in log files. We use this information to analyze trends, administer the Site, track users's movements around the Site and gather demographic information about our user base as a whole.

Information you give us

We do not collect any personal information about you unless you voluntarily submit the information to us. When you access the Services, the Site's registration process will require you to provide certain information. Additionally, registrations converted from online or in-person classes may have additional information collected during those classes. Certain services such as the online lessons require contact information such as email, telephone, and voip (e.g. Skype) information. We do not store payment information on this site.

Use of Personal Data

We use Personal Data to perform the Kapparate Services for which such data was collected. For example, if you sign up for an email newsletter, we will send the email newsletter to the address you provide us. We may use Personal Data for a number of purposes including the following:

To create and maintain your account.

For administration purposes. We may contact you for reasons related to the Kapparate Service you have registered (e.g. password reminders, service notifications, etc.).

To contact you about a submission you have made to the Sites, including to respond to comments about any content you have posted.

To issue invoices, administer accounts, collect and process payments.

To send you e-mails, e-newsletters, personalized offers via direct messaging or other communications about our products and services.

To send you information about our products and services and other information and materials that may be of interest to you if you opt in or otherwise request such information

On rare occasions, we may be required to disclose specific information upon governmental request,

In response to a court order, when required by law, to enforce our web site policies, or to protect our or others's rights, property, or safety. We may also share information with companies assisting in fraud protection or investigation. We do not provide information to these agencies or companies for marketing or commercial purposes.

If we undertake a business transition, such as a merger, acquisition by another company, or sale of all or a portion of our assets, all Personal Data will likely be among the assets transferred. You will be notified via email of any such change in ownership or control of Personal Data.

Personal Data and Third Parties

Information about our customers is an important part of our business, and we use it responsibly. We do not share, sell, rent or otherwise disclose Personal Data to third parties for promotional purposes. We employ or partner with other companies and individuals to perform functions on our behalf. Examples include processing credit card payments, shipping, web analytics, surveys and providing marketing assistance. These agents/service providers have access to personal information needed to perform their functions, but may not use it for other purposes. We may sell non-personally identifiable information about our users generally. We also release personal information when we believe release is appropriate to comply with law or protect the safety of Kapparate and our members.

Links to Other Sites

The Site contains links to other sites that we do not own or control. We are not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage you to be aware when you leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each and every site that collects personally identifiable information. This privacy policy applies only to information collected by the Site.


We use industry-standard methods to protect your personal information from unauthorized access. Among other techniques, we store such information on a computer behind our "firewall" in a secure location, and we restrict the number of employees internally who can access such data.

We do not encrypt data in our database, but we do encode data in many cases. Databases are secured via strict firewalling and are only accessible by trusted internal systems. We internally use SSL exclusively wherever possible, either via SSH or HTTPS, so all data transmission is encrypted. Regardless of these efforts, no data transmission over the Internet or computer storage can be guaranteed to be 100% secure.

We do not store your credit card information. All credit card information you supply online is transmitted via Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology our PCI-Compliant provider.

Change to the Privacy Policy

We reserve the right to modify this privacy policy at any time, and at our sole discretion. We will provide prominent notice to users through posting an updated privacy policy on our support page. Please review this site to be informed of any material changes to the privacy policy. The "Last Updated" date at the bottom of this page will be updated after changes occur to the privacy policy.

Last updated: Aug 24, 2016

Notice to Parents: Children Under Age 13

We require students under the age of 13 have their accounts created by a parent, legal guardian, or educator. As account holders, your email address will be stored on the server for password recovery and login purposes. In accordance with the privacy policy above, we do not sell or lease Personal Data to third parties.

If you are an Educator and you register an account for a student who is under the age of 13 (a "Child"), you represent and warrant that you or the educational organization you work for has proper permission to register the Child for educational services, such as ktbyte.com, that collect some of the Child's personal information for the use and benefit of the school and for no other commercial purpose. In addition, you agree to be bound by our Terms on behalf of the educational organization you work for.

Note that users cannot interact with each other in real time. All user interactions are limited to publically viewable projects on our showcase, as well as their user ids which may appear next to submissions.

If ktbyte.com learns that it has inadvertently collected Personal Data from children under the age of 13 without prior parental consent, ktbyte.com will take appropriate steps to delete this information. If you are a parent or legal guardian you can ask us to deactivate your child’s account, delete any hashed email address or inadvertently collected Personal Data, and request that we no longer allow your child to submit their information to ktbyte.com. To make such a request, please email . Before processing your request, we may verify your identity and your relationship with the child.

Notice to Parents: Children Under Age 13 registering as Students

As part of admissions, parents may be required to fill a class registration form. The Class Registration Form data is stored separately from other website Personal Data. KTBYTE.com does NOT display or transmit Class Registration Form information to users of the website (ktbyte.com) through the web browser. Class Registration Form information will be transferred to ktbyte.com administrators as well as the email addresses (Students and Parents) listed on the form.

A photograph release form is included with all KTBYTE.com in-person class registration forms. Student photos from classes may appear on the website, via the bulletin board, and/or a newsletter. KTBYTE.com does not associate names with images without additional consent from the students' parents.