Kansas City Local’s Guide (“we,” “us,” “our”) respects your privacy and is committed to protecting it. This Privacy Policy (“Privacy Policy”) applies to information we collect when you visit our websites, https://kansascitylocalsguide.com (the “Website”), as well as to information collected via our social media and to other information we may collect when you use our services. The purpose of this Privacy Policy is to inform you what Personal Information we may collect and how it may be used.

“Personal Information” means information that identifies, relates to, describes, is capable of being associated with, or could reasonably be linked, directly or indirectly, with a particular consumer or household. Personal Information does not include publicly available information that is made available from federal, state, or local government records.


1. Information You Provide Us

When you visit our Website, you may be required or permitted to share information with us or our service providers through various methods, including but not limited to:

When You Use Our Website: Our Website offers certain features that may ask you to provide Personal Information including but not limited to your name, email address, and phone number. For example, if you request one of our free resources, you will be asked to provide your name and email address. You may also submit Personal Information by leaving a comment on a blogpost or submitting a contact form.

Email Newsletters: If you choose to provide us your email address, we may send you email communications from time to time to share updates about our resources, events, courses, and other details that may interest you. You can opt out of receiving email communications from us by following the instructions and unsubscribe links contained in any communication we send to you.

Surveys and Contests: From time-to-time, we offer promotions, giveaways, contests, surveys and the like on our Website. Your participation in these activities is completely voluntary. If you decide to participate, however, you may be required to provide Personal Information, such as your name, email address, and physical address.

The information we collect in connection with these activities will be used to notify winners and award prizes. Survey information will be used for purposes of monitoring or improving the use and satisfaction of this site.

Social Media: You may provide Personal Information to us through use of our social media platforms (e.g., Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Twitter). Please remember that any information you post will become publicly available. [You may also choose to link your Facebook, Instagram, and/or Google accounts to your user profile. If you choose to link your Facebook, Instagram, and/or Google accounts to your user profile, we will receive your name, email address and profile picture associated with your account. The Website utilizes the WordPress commenting system, so if you choose to comment on a Website post, your profile picture will appear. We may use your Personal Information to locate you via social media for marketing purposes.

Use of Other Services: Our Website offers certain services, such as enrolling in courses and making online purchases, which may require you to share Personal Information, including but not limited to your name, email address, and credit card information. We may use third-party service providers to offer these services to you. Each third-party service provider’s use of your Personal Information is dictated by its respective privacy policy. We encourage you to review those privacy policies. For more information about our third-party service providers, please see the below section “Third-Party Use of Personal Information.”

2. Automatically Collected Information

We may automatically collect certain activity and usage information about when you use our Website, such as your Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, operating system type, browser type, referring URL, pages you view and links you click on our Website, the dates/times when you access the Website, and other activity data. We collect this information in order to improve our Website and help us remember you and your preferences when you revisit the Website. We may use several technologies to help collect this information as discussed below in “Cookies and Related Technologies.”


In addition to the purposes for collecting your Personal Information described above, we may use the information we collect to comply with laws and for our legitimate business interests. Our purposes for collecting and using this information include:

  • To operate, maintain, and improve the Website and your experience with it;
  • As described to you when collecting your Personal Information;
  • To create your account, identify you as a user of the Website, and customize the Website for your account;
  • For our everyday business purposes, such as to respond to your comments or inquiries, process your transactions relating to the services we provide you, manage records, send you administrative communications, and administer and provide services to you;
  • For our marketing purposes, including to improve and customize our Website for you and to understand how our Website is used;
  • To provide, support, personalize, and develop our Website and services;
  • Complying with legal, ethical, or regulatory obligations, including disclosures designed to eliminate potential risks to you or others;
  • Detecting, preventing, investigating, or providing notice of fraud, unlawful or criminal activity; or responding law enforcement requests; and
  • Enforcing our Terms of Use and other agreements.


We do not sell your Personal Information and do not share your Personal Information with third parties, except for as otherwise provided in this section. We share Personal Information with the following categories of recipients.

Third-Party Service Providers: The Website may share your Personal Information with third-party service providers to service various aspects of the Website and provide us with services such as website hosting, information technology services, and related infrastructure, e-mail delivery, auditing and similar services. These service providers may have access to your Personal Information to perform their functions but are prohibited from using Personal Information for any purpose other than providing services to us.

To Perform Services for You: We may disclose your Personal Information to third-party service providers who provide services to you. In the event that you choose to use a service offered by our Website that allows or requires you to interact with such a third-party service provider, that provider’s separate terms of use and privacy policy may govern the collection and use of your Personal Information.

Other Legal Reasons: We may share your Personal Information with third parties if we conclude that we are required by law or have a good faith belief that access, preservation, or disclosure of such information is reasonably necessary to protect the rights, property, or safety of our Company, its customers, or the public. Additionally, we may disclose your Personal Information to third parties who acquire all or a portion of our business, which may be the result of a merger, consolidation, or purchase of all or a portion of our assets, or in connection with any bankruptcy or reorganization proceeding brought by or against us.

Marketing: We may use third parties for our marketing purposes, as described further below in “Advertising and Third Party Data Collection.”


From time to time, we may track visits to the pages, links on our websites, and create and use other forms of anonymous information (aggregate or deidentified information that does not identify you as an individual). This type of anonymous data may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses. Examples of this anonymous data may include analytics or information collected from cookies.


We may use cookies and related technologies to collect the information described in “Automatically Collected Information.” Cookies are small data files stored by your browser on your computer’s hard drive. Cookies help us provide customized features or services based on your past preferences.  For example, the Website uses cookies to store visitors’ preferences, record user-specific information on what pages users access or visit, ensure that visitors are not repeatedly sent the same banner ads, customize Website content based on visitors’ browser type or other information that the visitor sends.  We use both session cookies, which expire when you close your browser, and persistent cookies, which stay on your browser until deleted, to provide you with a more personalized experience on the Website.

You may prevent the Website from setting cookies at any time by adjusting your browser options settings. Furthermore, already set cookies may be deleted at any time via an Internet browser or other software programs. While you generally can use our Website without cookies, please note that it you deactivate the setting of cookies in your Internet browser, you may not be able to use certain features of our Website.

Cookies may also be used by third-party web analytics services, such as Google Analytics. We use Google Analytics to collect and analyze Website usage information, such as information about referring websites and user actions on the Website. Google Analytics may capture your IP address, but no other personal information is captured by Google Analytics. To prevent Google Analytics from using your information for analytics, you may install the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on by clicking here.

Our advertising and marketing partners may also use cookies, as described further in “Advertising and Third Party Data Collection.”


Retargeting Ads

From time to time, the Website may engage in remarketing efforts with third- party companies, such as Google, Facebook, or Instagram, in order to market the Website. These companies use cookies to serve ads based on someone’s past visits to the Website.

Affiliate Program Participation

The Website may engage in affiliate marketing, which is done by embedding tracking links into the Website. If you click on a link for an affiliate partnership, a cookie will be placed on your browser to track any sales for purposes of commissions.


On the Website, you may subscribe to our newsletter, which may be used for advertising purposes. All newsletters sent may contain tracking pixels. The pixel is embedded in emails and allows an analysis of the success of online marketing campaigns. Because of these tracking pixels, we may see if and when you open an email and which links within the email you click. Also, this allows the Website to adapt the content of future newsletters to the interests of the user. This behavior will not be passed on to third parties.


Depending on your residency, you may have certain rights related to your Personal Information. These may include:

  • Opt-out – You may opt-out of future email communications by following the unsubscribe links in our emails. You may also notify us at [email protected] to be removed from our mailing list.
  • Access – You may access the personal information we have about you by submitting a request to [email protected].
  • Amend – You may contact us at [email protected] to amend or update your personal information.
  • Forget – In certain situations, you may request that we erase or forget your personal data. To do so, please submit a request to [email protected].

Please note that we may need to retain certain information for record keeping purposes or to complete transactions, or when required by law.

If you would like to contact us about data subject rights, please contact [email protected]


This website contains links to other sites. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the content or privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of any other site that collects Personal Information.


This site has reasonable security measures in place to help protect against the loss, misuse, and alteration of the information under our control. However, no method of transmission over the Internet or method of electronic storage is 100% secure.


We do not knowingly collect any Personal Information from children under the age of 13. If you believe that the Website has received the Personal Information of a child under the age of 13, please contact us as described at the end of this Privacy Policy.


At any time, please contact us at [email protected] for questions related to this Privacy Policy.

Last updated: October 31, 2023