Effective Date: November 1, 2019
KERN ADVISORS LLC (“Company” or “We”) respect your privacy and are committed to
protecting it through our compliance with this Online Privacy Statement (“Statement” or “OPS”).
This Statement describes the types of information we may collect from you or that you may
provide when you visit the website KERN-ADVISORS.COM (our “Website”) and our practices
for collecting, using, maintaining, protecting, and disclosing that information.
This Statement applies to information we collect:
On this Website.
In email, text, and other electronic messages between you and this Website.
Through mobile and desktop applications you download from this Website, which provide
dedicated non-browser-based interaction between you and this Website.
When you interact with our advertising and applications on third-party websites and
services, if those applications or advertising include links to this Statement.
It does not apply to information collected by:
Us offline or through any other means, including on any other website operated by Company
or any third party; or
Any third party, including through any application or content (including advertising) that may
link to or be accessible from or on the Website
Please read this Statement carefully to understand our policies and practices regarding your
information and how we will treat it. If you do not agree with our policies and practices, your
choice is not to use our Website. By accessing or using this Website, you agree to this privacy
Statement. This Statement may change from time to time (see Changes to Our Privacy
Statement). Your continued use of this Website after we make changes is deemed to be
acceptance of those changes, so please check the Statement periodically for updates.
Children Under the Age of 18
Our Website is not intended for children under 18 years of age. No one under age 18 may
provide any information to or on the Website. We do not knowingly collect personal information
from children under 18. If you are under 18 do not use or provide any information on this
Website or through any of its features, use any of the interactive or public comment features of
this Website, or provide any information about yourself to us, including your name, address,
telephone number, email address, or any screen name or user name you may use. If we learn
we have collected or received personal information from a child under 18 without verification of
parental consent, we will delete that information. If you believe we might have any information
from or about a child under 18, please contact us at one of the following:
Email: contact@KERN-ADVISORS.COM
Mail: ATTN: Website Team, 5401 Business Park South, Ste 223, Bakersfield, CA 93309,
Information We Collect About You and How We Collect It
We collect several types of information from and about users of our Website, including
By which you may be personally identified, such as name, postal address, e-mail address,
telephone number, or any other information (“personal information”);
That is about you but individually does not identify you, and/or
About your internet connection, the equipment you use to access our Website, and usage
We collect this information:
Directly from you when you provide it to us.
Automatically as you navigate through the site. Information collected automatically may
include usage details, IP addresses, and information collected through cookies, web beacons,
and other tracking technologies.
From third parties, for example, our business partners.
Information You Provide to Us
The information we collect on or through our Website may include:
Information that you provide by filling in forms on our Website. We may also ask you for
information when you enter a contest or promotion sponsored by us, and when you report a
problem with our Website.
Records and copies of your correspondence (including email addresses), if you contact us.
Your responses to surveys that we might ask you to complete for research purposes.
Details of transactions you carry out through our Website and of the fulfillment of your
orders. You may be required to provide financial information before placing an order through our
Your search queries on the Website.
Information We Collect Through Automatic Data
Collection Technologies
As you navigate through and interact with our Website, we may use automatic data collection
technologies to collect certain information about your equipment, browsing actions, and
patterns, including:
Details of your visits to our Website, including traffic data, location data, logs, and other
communication data and the resources that you access and use on the Website.
Information about your computer and internet connection, including your IP address,
operating system, and browser type.
We also may use these technologies to collect information about your online activities over time
and across third-party websites or other online services (behavioral tracking).
he information we collect automatically may include statistical data as well as personal
information, and we may maintain it or associate it with personal information we collect in other
ways or receive from third parties. This helps us to improve our Website and to deliver a better
and more personalized service, including by enabling us to:
Estimate our audience size and usage patterns.
Store information about your preferences, allowing us to customize our Website according
to your individual interests.
Speed up your searches.
Recognize you when you return to our Website.
The technologies we use for this automatic data collection may include:
Cookies (or browser cookies). A cookie is a small file placed on the hard drive of your
computer. You may refuse to accept browser cookies by activating the appropriate setting on
your browser. However, if you select this setting you may be unable to access certain parts of
our Website. Unless you have adjusted your browser setting so that it will refuse cookies, our
system will issue cookies when you direct your browser to our Website.
Flash Cookies. Certain features of our Website may use local stored objects (or Flash
cookies) to collect and store information about your preferences and navigation to, from, and on
our Website. Flash cookies are not managed by the same browser settings as are used for
browser cookies. For information about managing your privacy and security settings for Flash
cookies, see Choices About How We Use and Disclose Your Information.
Web Beacons. Pages of our the Website and our e-mails may contain small electronic files
known as web beacons (also referred to as clear gifs, pixel tags, and single-pixel gifs) that
permit the Company, for example, to count users who have visited those pages or opened an
email and for other related website statistics (for example, recording the popularity of certain
website content and verifying system and server integrity).
We do not collect personal information automatically, but we may tie this information to personal
information about you that we collect from other sources or you provide to us.
Third-Party Use of Cookies and Other Tracking
Some content or applications, including advertisements, on the Website are served by
third-parties, including advertisers, ad networks and servers, content providers, and application
providers. These third parties may use cookies alone or in conjunction with web beacons or
other tracking technologies to collect information about you when you use our website. The
information they collect may be associated with your personal information or they may collect
information, including personal information, about your online activities over time and across
different websites and other online services. They may use this information to provide you with
interest-based (behavioral) advertising or other targeted content.
We do not control these third parties’ tracking technologies or how they may be used. If you
have any questions about an advertisement or other targeted content, you should contact the
responsible provider directly. For information about how you can opt out of receiving targeted
advertising from many providers, see Choices About How We Use and Disclose Your
How We Use Your Information
We use information that we collect about you or that you provide to us, including any personal
To present our Website and its contents to you.
To provide you with information, products, or services that you request from us.
To fulfill any other purpose for which you provide it.
To carry out our obligations and enforce our rights arising from any contracts entered into
between you and us, including for billing and collection.
To notify you about changes to our Website or any products or services we offer or provide
though it.
To allow you to participate in interactive features on our Website.
In any other way we may describe when you provide the information.
For any other purpose with your consent.
We may also use your information to contact you about our own and third-parties’ goods and
services that may be of interest to you. For more information, see Choices About How We Use
and Disclose Your Information.
We may use the information we have collected from you to enable us to display advertisements
to our advertisers’ target audiences. Even though we do not disclose your personal information
for these purposes without your consent, if you click on or otherwise interact with an
advertisement, the advertiser may assume that you meet its target criteria.
Disclosure of Your Information
We may disclose aggregated information about our users, and information that does not identify
any individual, without restriction.
We may disclose personal information that we collect or you provide as described in this privacy
To our subsidiaries and affiliates.
To contractors, service providers, and other third parties we use to support our business and
who are bound by contractual obligations to keep personal information confidential and use it
only for the purposes for which we disclose it to them.
To a buyer or other successor in the event of a merger, divestiture, restructuring,
reorganization, dissolution, or other sale or transfer of some or all of KERN ADVISORS LLC’s
assets, whether as a going concern or as part of bankruptcy, liquidation, or similar proceeding,
in which personal information held by KERN ADVISORS LLC about our Website users is among
the assets transferred.
To third parties to market their products or services to you if you have consented to/not
opted out of these disclosures. For more information, see Choices About How We Use and
Disclose Your Information.
To fulfill the purpose for which you provide it. For example, if you give us an email address
to use the “email a friend” feature of our Website, we will transmit the contents of that email and
your email address to the recipients.
For any other purpose disclosed by us when you provide the information.
With your consent.
We may also disclose your personal information:
To comply with any court order, law, or legal process, including to respond to any
government or regulatory request.
To enforce or apply our terms of use (https://KERN-ADVISORS.COM/terms-of-use) and
other agreements, including for billing and collection purposes.
If we believe disclosure is necessary or appropriate to protect the rights, property, or safety
of KERN ADVISORS LLC, our customers, or others. This includes exchanging information with
other companies and organizations for the purposes of fraud protection and credit risk
Data Security
We have implemented measures designed to secure your personal information from accidental
loss and from unauthorized access, use, alteration, and disclosure. All information you provide
to us is stored securely. Any information you provide to us will be encrypted using SSL
The safety and security of your information also depends on you. Where we have given you (or
where you have chosen) a password for access to certain parts of our Website, you are
responsible for keeping this password confidential. We ask you not to share your password with
anyone. We urge you to be careful about giving out information in public areas of the Website
like message boards. The information you share in public areas may be viewed by any user of
the Website.
Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although
we do our best to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee the security of your
personal information transmitted to our Website. Any transmission of personal information is at
your own risk. We are not responsible for circumvention of any privacy settings or security
measures contained on the Website.
Changes to Our Privacy Statement
It is our practice to post any changes we make to our privacy Statement on this page. If we
make material changes to how we treat our users’ personal information, we may notify you
through a notice on the Website home page. The date the privacy Statement was last revised is
identified at the top of the page. You are responsible for ensuring we have an up-to-date active
and deliverable email address for you, and for periodically visiting our Website and this privacy
Statement to check for any changes.
Contact Information
To ask questions or comment about this privacy Statement and our privacy practices, contact us
Email: contact@KERN-ADVISORS.COM
Mail: ATTN: Website Team, 5401 Business Park South, Ste 223, Bakersfield, CA 93309,