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Privacy Policy

Version 1.0 - December 2014

This Online Privacy Policy (“Policy”) applies to the use of the online site and any Katerva affiliate or subsidiary sites. This Policy describes how Katerva may collect, share, and use personal information about you based on your interaction with our sites and the choices you make about how your information is collected and used throughout the site.

This Policy is intended to cover only our U.S. visitors. If you access our site from outside of the US, please be aware that your information will be transferred or processed in the United States.

By using this website, you agree to the privacy practices described in this policy. If you do not agree or do not understand these practices, you can choose not to use this site.

What we collect

Personal Information

When you use Katerva’s online sites, we collect personal information that you provide via forms, applications, surveys and other online fields. This information can include:

  • Your name

  • Contact information, such as email address

  • Home address

  • Job title and other demographic information

  • Other information relevant to customer surveys or other online services

Nonpersonal Information

In addition to the personal information that we collect from you, we may automatically gather and store information about your visit including the IP address from which you access our site; browser information; computer operating system information; the date and time you access our site; the pages, files and links you visit; and the web address from which you linked to our site. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.


Cookies are pieces of data sent to your browser or mobile device by a website that you visit. Cookies allow us to collect information, such as your browser type, the time you spend on our sites, the pages you visited, your language preferences, and other anonymous visit data. We may use information collected through cookies to improve the quality of our sites. Most web browsers are initially set up to accept cookies. Most web browsers allow you to refuse cookies, but doing so may cause you to be unable to access certain of our services.

We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyze data about web page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to user needs.

How We Use Your Information

Unless otherwise described below, we use the information that we collect for internal purposes only, such as to send service notifications, to customize the advertising and content you see, to fulfill your requests, to improve the site, to conduct research, to solicit your feedback and input about the site, and to provide more relevant and effective products, services, and advertisements on or through the site.

Email and Telephone

Katerva may use the information you provide to send emails or call you regarding our services or for internal market research purposes. Katerva maintains email lists to keep our supporters, nominees, and nominators informed about news and events. We may periodically send promotional emails about new products, special offers, or other information which we think you may find interesting to the email address you have provided.

We do not sell or otherwise disclose your personal information for marketing purposes outside of Katerva. In limited circumstances, we may share our membership list with affiliated entities. You may unsubscribe from the Katerva email list by emailing We may continue to contact you via email for administrative or informational purposes, including follow-up messages regarding the administration of your account, the status of nomination forms, or other information related to your activity on Katerva’s sites.

Your California Privacy Rights

Residents of the State of California have the right to request a list of all third parties to which a company conducting business in California has disclosed personal information during the preceding year for direct marketing purposes.

To receive this information, please contact us at: 3440 E. Spruce St, Seattle, WA 98122

Online tracking

Katerva contracts with companies that use cookies, web beacons, clear GIFs, pixel tags and other technology for analytics and to advertise our products and services on unaffiliated websites and mobile apps. With our approval, these advertising companies may place cookies during your visit. These companies will have access to the information needed to perform their functions, but cannot use that information for any other purpose. These companies will not have access to information that can personally identify you. Katerva may use third party advertising and analytics companies to provide ads on and about our website or to improve our website function. If you prefer not to receive targeted advertising based on your use of Katerva sites, or if you do not wish to be tracked by third party analytics cookies, you have the ability to opt-out here: or You may opt out of Google Analytics here:

Social Media

Katerva also allows you to share content on social media. These sites may place cookies when you use them. When you share information on social media sites, you are bound to the privacy policies and terms of use of those platforms. Katerva is not responsible for personal information posted on those sites.

Links to other websites

We may provide links to third-party sites from our sites. This Policy applies solely to sites on the domain. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the privacy practices of other sites. We encourage you to be aware when leaving our site of the privacy policies and terms and conditions of other sites that may collect your personal information.

Katerva has no control over the nature, content and availability of any linked third party sites. The inclusion of any links does not necessarily imply a recommendation or endorsement of the views expressed within.


Katerva uses security measures consistent with industry best practices to protect its website, email and mailing lists. These measures include technical, procedural, monitoring and tracking steps intended to safeguard data from misuse, unauthorized access or disclosure, loss, alteration or destruction. Please keep in mind, no data transmission over the Internet can be 100% secure. Consequently, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us and you understand that any information that you transfer to Katerva is done at your own risk.

Every effort is made to keep the site up and running smoothly. However, Katerva takes no responsibility for, and will not be liable for, the website being temporarily unavailable due to technical issues beyond our control.


The information contained in this website is for general information purposes only. The information is provided by Katerva and while we endeavor to keep the information up-to-date and correct, we make no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, reliability, suitability or availability with respect to the website or the information, products, services, or related graphics contained on the website for any purpose. Any reliance you place on such information is therefore strictly at your own risk.

In no event will we be liable for any loss or damage, including without limitation, indirect or consequential loss or damage, or any loss or damage whatsoever arising from loss of data or profits arising out of, or in connection with, the use of this website.

Children’s Privacy

Katerva does not knowingly contact or collect personal information from children under 13. Katerva does not intend to solicit information of any kind from children under 13.

Changes to this Policy

This Policy is effective as of December 2014. We will notify you of any changes to this Policy by posting a notice on our homepage. Any changes will be effective as soon as they are published on this site.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about this Policy, you can contact us at:

or in writing to: 3440 E. Spruce St, Seattle, WA 98122


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