Effective: 18 December 2012
Updated: January 2014
QNet Ltd (also referred to as ‘QNET’, ‘we’, ‘us’ throughout this document), a member of the QI Group is committed to protecting your privacy and developing technology to give you a powerful and safe online experience.
This Statement of Privacy applies to the QNET website www.qnet.net and our mobile application, and governs data collection and usage. By using the QNET website, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.
Collection of Your Personal Information
QNET collects personal information, such as your email address, name, home or work address or telephone number and a pin. QNET also collects anonymous demographic information, which is not unique to you, such as your ZIP/Postal code, age, gender, preferences, interests and favourites.
QNET collects certain types of personal information from businesses such as company name, location address, contact person, position, phone number, email address, valid ID document type and number, registered date of the company and a pin.
We may collect information about third parties from you such as details of names, email addresses, and date of birth data. The information is requested for the purpose of nominating a beneficiary for your Representativeship with QNET or for shipping purposes. If your spouse or family members wish to have their information removed from our site, they may contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
There is also information about your computer hardware and software that is automatically collected by QNET in log files. This information can include your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring website addresses. This information is used by QNET for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the QNET website. We do not link this automatically collected data to other information we collect about you.
Our website offers publicly accessible blogs or community forums. You should be aware that any information you provide in these areas may be read, collected, and used by others who have access to them. To request removal of your personal information from our blog or community forum, contact us at email@example.com. In some cases, we may not be able to remove your personal information, in which case we will let you know if we are unable to do so and why.
QNET encourages you to review the privacy statements of websites you choose to link to from QNET so that you can understand how those websites collect, use and share your information. QNET is not responsible for the privacy statements or other content of websites outside of the QNET website and the QNET family of websites.
When you download and use our services, we automatically collect information on the type of device you use, operating system version, and device identifier (UDID).
We do not ask you for access or track any location based information from your mobile device at any time while downloading or using our mobile applications or services.
Use of Your Personal Information
QNET collects and uses your personal information to help you operate the QNET website and deliver the services you have requested, such as allowing you to keep track of new referrals, track shipments, orders and payments, account balances, transactions, activity and performance, commissions and your Global Support Centre (GSC). QNET also uses your personal information to respond to your enquiries, allow you to subscribe to RSS feeds, newsletters, articles, updates, and inform you of other products or services available from QNET and its affiliates. QNET may also contact you via surveys to conduct research about your opinions of current services or of potential new services that may be offered. We may require you to provide us certain demographic information (such as zip code). We will also use this information to monitor site traffic and personalise the site.
QNET collects and uses your personal information to create your business account and allow you to sell items on the site to individuals, delivering services you have requested. We may also use your information to send you relevant newsletters, respond to your enquiries, allow you to subscribe to RSS feeds, newsletters, articles and updates. To learn how you may opt-out/ unsubscribe from certain types of communications, please see the paragraph below.
We may also disclose your personal information as required by law, such as to comply with a subpoena, or similar legal process, when we believe in good faith that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights, to protect your safety or the safety of others, investigate fraud, or respond to a government request.
If we are involved in a merger, acquisition, or sale of all or a portion of our assets, you will be notified via email and/or prominent notice on our website of any change in ownership or uses of your personal information, as well as any choices you may have regarding your personal information.
QNET does not use or disclose sensitive personal information, such as race, religion, or political affiliations, without your explicit consent.
QNET keeps track of the websites and pages our customers visit within QNET in order to determine what QNET services are the most popular. This data is used to deliver customised content and advertising within QNET to customers whose behaviour indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area.
Technologies such as: cookies, beacons, tags, and scripts are used by QNET as well as our partners and affiliates. The tracking technologies used on QNET website are used by service providers, analytics providers and security providers. These technologies are used for social media, marketing, security and analytic reasons as well as in providing convenient features to save you time, tell the web server that you have returned to a specific page, personalise QNET’s pages, register with the QNET site or services, technologies help to recall your specific information on subsequent visits to simplify the process of recording your personal information such as billing addresses, shipping addresses and so on. Technologies are also used to analyse trends, track users’ movements around the site and to gather demographic information about our user base as a whole. We may receive reports based on the use of these technologies by these companies on an individual as well as aggregated basis.
Third parties, with whom we partner to provide certain features on our site or to display advertising based upon your web browsing activity, use LSOs to collect and store information.
Various browsers may offer their own management tools for removing HTML 5 LSOs.
We partner with a third party to either display advertising on our Web site or to manage our advertising on other sites. Our third party partner may use technologies such as cookies to gather information about your activities on this site and other sites in order to provide you advertising based upon your browsing activities and interests. If you wish to not have this information used for the purpose of service you interest-based ads, you may opt-out by clicking here . Please note this does not opt you out of being served ads. You will continue to receive generic ads,
We use mobile analytics software to allow us to better understand the functionality of our Mobile Software on your phone. This software may record information such as how often you use the application, the events that occur within the application, aggregated usage, performance data, and where the application was downloaded from. We do not link the information we store within the analytics software to any personal information you submit within the mobile app.
Security of Your Personal Information
QNET uses best industry practices to ensure that it secures your personal information from unauthorised access, use or disclosure and secures the personal information you provide on computer servers in a controlled, secure environment, protected from unauthorised access, use or disclosure. When personal information (such as a credit card number) is transmitted to other websites, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol.
QNET follows generally accepted industry standards to protect the personal information submitted to us, both during transmission and once we have received it. No method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure, however. Therefore, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.
Social Media (Features) and Widgets
We post testimonials on our website which may contain personal information. We do obtain the customer’s consent prior to posting the testimonial to post their name along with their testimonial. To request removal of your personal information from our testimonials, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. In some cases, we may not be able to remove your personal information, in which case we will let you know if we are unable to do so and why.
Access to Your Personal Information
If your personal information changes, or if you no longer desire our service, you may correct, delete inaccuracies, or update them by selecting ‘My Profile’ once you have logged into your account or by contacting us at email@example.com. We will respond to your enquiries within 30 days.
We will retain your information for as long as your account is active or as needed to keep providing you with our services. If you wish to cancel your account or request that we no longer use your information to provide you services, contact us at the email address listed above. We will retain and use your information as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements.
Changes to this Statement
We may from time to time update this privacy statement to reflect changes to our information practices. If we make any changes which we deem to be material changes, we will notify you by email (sent to the email address registered to your account) or by means of a notice on the QNET website prior to the change becoming effective. We encourage you to periodically review this page for the latest information on our privacy practices.
QNET welcomes your comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. If you believe that QNET has not adhered to this Statement, please contact QNET's webmaster. We will use commercially reasonable efforts to promptly determine and remedy the problem.
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