Privacy Policy

Last updated: October 29, 2019

The Kim Komando Show® enjoys a rich tradition of presenting news, commentary and entertainment concerning the proper use of consumer technology, its dangers, benefits and value to people of all age groups. Our sites and applications are created to entertain and connect our guests and customers with the best we have to offer on the platforms and devices our guests prefer. When our guests use our sites and applications, we may obtain certain data from and about guests and their devices. We are dedicated to treating your personal information with care and respect. Our privacy policy is designed to provide transparency into our privacy practices and principles in a format that our guests can navigate, read and understand.

The scope of this privacy policy

This privacy policy describes the treatment of information provided or collected on the sites and applications where this privacy policy is posted, whether on our digital properties or apps or on applications we make available on third-party sites or platforms. We follow this privacy policy in accordance with applicable law in the places where we operate. In some cases, we may provide additional data-privacy notices specific to certain products, practices or regions. Those terms are to be read in conjunction with this policy, and nothing in any additional material shall be construed to be in conflict with this policy.

Please keep in mind that when you provide information to us on a third-party site or platform, the information you provide may be separately collected by the third-party site or platform. The information we collect is covered by this privacy policy, and the information the third-party site or platform collects is subject to the third-party site or platform’s privacy practices. Privacy choices you have made on the third-party site or platform will not apply to our use of the information we have collected directly through our applications. Please also keep in mind that our sites and applications may contain links to other sites not owned or controlled by us, and we are not responsible for the privacy practices of those sites. We encourage you to be aware when you leave our sites or applications and to read the privacy policies of other sites that may collect your personal information.

Who we are

WestStar MultiMedia Entertainment, Inc., is an Arizona corporation, and its subsidiaries and affiliate companies (herein “WestStar,” “Komando,” “we,” “us,” “our,” “the Company”) include, but are not limited to, WestStar TalkRadio Network, WestStar Television Productions, WestStar Merchandising Inc. d/b/a Komando Community (our premium, subscription component of www.komando.com), The Kim Komando Show® and its official website located at, or linked to, www.komando.com (herein, websites), together with all The Kim Komando Show® newsletters and associated publications (herein “newsletters”).

The relevant data controller is:

WestStar MultiMedia Entertainment, Inc.
Privacy Policy Administrator
6135 N. 7th St.
Phoenix, AZ 85014

Data security, integrity and retention

The security, integrity and confidentiality of your information is extremely important to us. We have implemented technical, administrative and physical security measures that are designed to protect our customer and guest information from unauthorized access, disclosure, use and modification. We regularly review our security procedures to consider appropriate new technology and methods. Please be aware that, despite our best efforts, no security measures are perfect or impenetrable. We will retain your personal information only for the length of time needed to fulfill the purposes outlined in this privacy policy unless a longer retention period is required or permitted by law.

Sponsored content policies and procedures

At Komando.com, we work with sponsors whose products and services align with our mission of providing readers with the information, tools and resources they need for life in this digital age. Each company we work with is thoroughly evaluated to ensure its products and organizational practices meet our criteria for recommending them to you, our readers.

As part of such collaborations, Komando.com occasionally creates content that highlights and informs our readers of various aspects of these brands. All native advertising prominently displays the words “PRESENTED BY” at the top of the article to ensure that readers can easily distinguish a paid post from our standard editorial content. These articles are paid for by our sponsors, which seek targeted exposure for their themes, messaging and products. In addition, a disclaimer is included at the bottom of paid posts to identify them as sponsored content, and internal links are clearly labeled as being connected to one of our sponsored brands.

Sponsored content, like our own editorial content, will sometimes recommend products, provide tips, answer reader questions, and respond to trending, relevant events. Komando.com may reject any sponsored content that is potentially misleading or is inconsistent with our brand in any way.

When creating these articles and promotions, our ultimate goal is that paid content on Komando.com is not misleading in any way and remains genuinely useful for our audience. We value our commitment to work only with high-quality companies and not with those that provide substandard products or services.

The types of information we collect

We collect two basic types of information, both of which are defined within this policy – personal information and anonymous information. We also may use personal and anonymous information to create a third type of information – aggregate information (also defined in this policy).

For example, we collect:

How we collect your information

Komando newsletters

A free subscription to any of Kim Komando’s newsletters are provided to our guests and customers with a “100% Spam-Free Guarantee.” This “100% Spam-Free Guarantee” means that your email address will never be sold, swapped, rented or loaned to anyone, ever. When you subscribe to any or all of Kim’s free newsletters, you will receive a welcome email verifying the newsletters you have subscribed to and a link allowing you to manage your subscription. You may opt out (unsubscribe) at any time, either by using the online form or by sending an unsubscribe request via postal mail to:

The Kim Komando Show
Unsubscribe Newsletters
6135 N. 7th St.
Phoenix AZ 85014

Use of your information

The data controller mentioned earlier in this Policy is responsible for and may use your information for the purposes described in this policy. Other members of WestStar MultiMedia Entertainment, Inc., may have access to your information where they perform services on behalf of the data controller(s) (as a data processor) and, unless prohibited under applicable law, for use on their own behalf (as a data controller) for the purposes described in this policy.  Consistent with applicable law and choices and controls that may be available to you, we may use information collected from you, or from devices associated with you, to:

Sharing your personal information

We will not share your personal information with a third party outside WestStar MultiMedia Entertainment, Inc., family of companies except in very limited circumstances, including:

Controlling your information

We provide you the ability to exercise certain controls and choices regarding our collection, use and sharing of your information. In accordance with applicable law, your controls and choices may include:

Please be aware that if you do not allow us to collect personal information from you, we may not be able to deliver certain experiences, products, and services to you, and some of our services may not be able to take account of your interests and preferences. If collection of personal information is mandatory, we will make that clear at the point of collection so that you can make an informed decision whether to participate.  If you have questions about the specific personal information about you that we process or retain, and your rights regarding that personal information, please contact Guest Services.

We encourage you to ask questions and to be very cautious before you disclose your Personally Identifiable Information to others.

We may utilize third-party advertising service partners that may collect information about you through the use of cookies or clear GIFs when you click on its advertisements, open promotional emails or newsletters, or visit our websites via a link in a promotional email or newsletter. Any Personally Identifiable Information that may be gathered in this manner is solely for our use; however, a third-party advertising service partner may use this information in a non-personally identifiable aggregated form for its own purposes.

In addition, we may employ one or more third-party service partners that track the traffic on our websites; however, the only information that may be gathered by such third parties is Non Personally Identifiable Information with the exception of email addresses. For more information about how our third-party service partner tracks traffic on our websites, as well as information on how to opt out of certain aspects of such tracking, please click here: http://www.google.com/privacy_ads.html.

We sometimes partner with third parties that collect information across various channels, including offline and online, for purposes of delivering more relevant advertising to you. Our partners may place or recognize a cookie on your computer, device or directly in our emails/communications, and we may share personal information with them if you have submitted such information to us, such as your name, postal address, or email address. Our partners may link the personal information we share with them to the cookie stored on your browser or device, and they may collect information such as your IP address, browser or operating system type and version, and demographic or inferred-interest information. Our partners use this information to recognize you across different channels and platforms over time for advertising, analytics, attribution, and reporting purposes. For example, our partners may deliver an ad to you in your web browser based on a purchase you made in a physical retail store, or they may send a personalized marketing email to you based on the fact that you visited a particular website.

To learn more about interest-based advertising in general, and to opt out, please visit http://www.aboutads.info/choices.

Changes to this privacy policy

From time to time, we may change this privacy policy to accommodate new technologies, industry practices, regulatory requirements or for other purposes.

Limitation of liability

Jurisdiction

This Privacy Policy is governed in accordance with, and under the laws of the State of Arizona and applicable United States Federal Law, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law, rules or provisions (whether of the State of Arizona or any other jurisdiction), that could or would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the State of Arizona.

Contests and prize giveaways

From time to time, we may offer prize giveaways, contests and sweepstakes. All prize winners in our giveaways, contests and sweepstakes specifically agree to the use by the Company, prize suppliers and/or our sponsors, of your name and photograph in the prize winners’ lists and for other promotional purposes to be determined by the Company. Your photograph, full name, city and state of residence, local radio station information, face, voice, and/or likeness may be used on the air, in print or in electronic publication as we deem appropriate, and in entering and/or accepting any prize, you hereby grant us the right to do so without further notice to you. Information such as your telephone number and street address and/or email address will not be made public.

Winners further specifically agree that use by the Company, prize suppliers and/or sponsors of their name, voice, face or likeness or use of their descriptions in any way and through any means now known or later devised, shall not be deemed a violation of their privacy or individual intellectual property rights or any other rights. The validity and operation of this rule shall continue past the duration of any and all prize giveaways, contests and sweepstakes and shall survive (and winners agree to be bound by this rule) in perpetuity.

The specific rules, terms and conditions regarding any giveaways, contest and sweepstakes are governed by separate rules which shall be established for that particular event; however, the privacy policy for any and all giveaways, contests and sweepstakes shall be governed by this Policy, unless specifically noted otherwise in the specific contest rules.

Copyright and trademark notice

The Kim Komando Show® and all material pertaining thereto is a Registered Trademark/Servicemark: No. 2,281,044. America’s Digital Goddess® and all material pertaining thereto is a Registered Trademark/Servicemark: No. 3,727,509. Digital Diva® and all material pertaining thereto is a Registered Trademark/Servicemark: No, 2,463,516. Any and all other material herein is copyrighted from 1995 through 2019 and protected by WestStar MultiMedia Entertainment, Inc. (all rights reserved).

Trademarks: The Kim Komando Show – Digital Goddess – Kim Komando – WestStar TalkRadio Network, are either trademarks or registered trademarks of WestStar MultiMedia Entertainment, Inc., or its affiliated companies. Any rights not specifically granted herein are reserved for and by WestStar MultiMedia Entertainment, Inc.

Last updated: October 29, 2019