This Privacy Notice specifies how @Quid (hereafter â@Quidâ, "we", "us" or "our") may collect, store, use and/or disclose Your personal information in connection with the performance of the Services that are made available to You through the @Quid Website (hereafter â@Quid Websiteâ, âWebsiteâ orâ Siteâ). By registering for a Member Account, You expressly consent to the possible collection, storage, use and disclosure of Your personal information by @Quid, as described in this Privacy Notice.
1. YOUR PREROGATIVES
Which and what personal information, Member Content, Comments, etc. You choose to submit to the Website is Your Choice. You may, of course, decline to submit personally identifiable information through the @Quid Site, in which case You can still view Member Content and browse the Website, but @Quid may not be able to provide certain services to You.
You may update or correct Your personal profile information and e-mail preferences at any time by visiting Your Member Account through the My@Quid profile page.
You may control the information that is available to other Members and Your confirmed friends at any time by editing Your Member Account, profile and the features that are included on Your My@Quid profile page.
2. PUBLICLY AVAILABLE INFORMATION
When You create a Member Account on the Website, and when You engage in activity on the Website, such as uploading Member Content, posting Comments or sending Messages through the Website, some information about Your Member Account and Your Account activity will be visible to other Members of the Site. This may include Your User Name (not Your e-mail address), the date You opened Your Member Account, the date You last logged into Your Member Account, Your country, your ranking points (which reflects how active you have been on the Site), Member Submissions You make, ratings You receive, comments You leave, questions You ask or answer as well as other similar statistics are publicly visible.
Any Member Content
that You submit to the @Quid Website may be redistributed through the internet
and other media channels. Likewise, other Members can contact You through
Messages and Comments.
Notices may be sent to other Members in the event of suspicious activity or policy breaches on the Website and refer to User IDs and specific events. Therefore, if You have chosen to associate Your name with Your User ID, the people to whom You have revealed Your name will be able to personally identify Your @Quid activities.
You also may choose to add personal information and features on Your my@Quid page, which is the public facing page for Your account on the Website. This may include a profile picture, or other details that You elected to submit. If You choose to add such personal information and features, then this personal information, these features and Your activity associated with this personal information and these features will be visible to other Members and may be aggregated and shared with Your confirmed Friends or other Members. Such shared activity may include what Member Content on the Website You Bookmark, which Member Content You rated and what Member Content You have uploaded.
You can see, review
and change most of Your personal information by logging in and going to "View
Profile" in the âMy@Quidâ section of the Website. You must promptly update
Your personal information if it changes or is inaccurate.
Once You make a
public posting, use other message areas or the feedback forum), You may not be
able to change or remove it.
Upon Your request, we
will close Your Member Account and remove Your personal profile information
from public view as soon as reasonably possible, based on Your account activity
and in accordance with applicable law. We do retain personal information from
closed accounts in order to comply with legal obligations, troubleshoot
other actions as permitted by law.
Under no circumstances is @Quid responsible for any personally identifiable information You choose to publish on@Quid.
3. COLLECTION OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
We offer a number of
services that do not require You to register for an account or provide any
personal information to us: You can browse the Website, watch video content,
listen to audio content, look at photographic content and read textual content
without having a Member Account or revealing any personal information. You also
can contact us about any particular content.
Certain other activities on the Website - such as those which involve uploading video, audio or textual content, posting comments, flagging content, interacting with other members, or accessing reserved content - require You to have a Member Account. Your Member Account allows You complete access to the Websiteâs Services. When You register, we ask for some personal information, such as a user name and password - which serve to protect Your Member Account from unauthorized access - as well as an e-mail address, Your name, gender, date of birth (optional), country and postal code. By registering for a Member Account, You expressly consent to us storing the personal information You provide on our host servers located in a safe, confidential and secure environment.
3.1. Profile Information
Once You become a
Member, You may provide additional information in the My@Quid profile section.
Providing additional information beyond what is required at registration is
entirely optional, but enables You to better identify Yourself and find new
contacts and opportunities in the @Quid system.
The @Quid community functionalities are dedicated to helping all types of collectors and enthusiasts connect with one another. The personally identifiable information You choose to provide on @Quid is used to help You describe Yourself to other Members.
that does not personally identify You as an individual, is collected by @Quid
(such as, for example, patterns of utilization). This information can be
utilized by @Quid in such manner as @Quid, in its sole discretion, deems
3.2. Contacts Information
In order to invite
others to join @Quid, You may use the @Quid Community functionalities. The
email addresses, names and messages You enter for this purpose, will be used by
@Quid to send Your invitations and will not be retained for other uses.
Any information provided to third parties through such cookies will not be personally identifiable, but may provide general information, e.g. Your geographic location, for greater customization of Your user experience. Most browsers are initially set up to accept cookies, but You can reset Your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. Unfortunately, if Your browser settings do not allow cookies or You opt to refuse all cookies, You may not be able to use some of the @Quid services. @Quid does not store personally identifiable information in the cookies.
3.4. Log Files, IP Addresses and Information About Your Computer
While You are logged in to Your Member Account, we may record information about when and how You use the Website, such as the Member Content You upload or use, the categories, bookmarks and groups You choose, Due to the communications standards on the Internet, when You visit the @Quid web site we automatically receive the URL of the site from which You came and the site to which You are going when You leave @Quid. Your correspondence with Members through the Website, correspondence sent to us, computer sign-on data, statistics on page views, information and statistics on traffic to and from the Website, advertising data, IP address, browser information and standard web log information or other information that relates to Your account, including the occurrence and size of data transfers, user interface elements, settings and other information. We may use clear GIFs in e-mails to our Members to track which ones are opened. This information is used to analyze overall trends to help us improve the @Quid service. The linkage between Your IP address and Your personally identifiable information is not shared with third-parties without Your permission or except when required by law.
4. USE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION BY @QUID
Our primary purpose in collecting any personally identifiable information You may submit to us through the Website is to permit us to provide You with a secure, smooth, efficient, and personalized experience on @Quid.
use Your e-mail address for administrative or other non-marketing purposes such
as notifying You of major Site changes or for customer service purposes;
use both Your personally identifiable information and certain
non-personally-identifiable information, such as anonymous Member usage data,
cookies, IP addresses, browser type, clickstream data, etc., to improve the
quality and design of our Website, and to create new features, promotions,
functionalities, and services by storing, tracking, analyzing, and processing
user preferences and trends, as well as user activity and communications;
information so that You will not need to re-enter it during Your visit, or the
next time You come to the Website; ii) provide personalized content and
information; iii) check marketing effectiveness; iv) produce aggregate
statistics such as total number of visitors, pages viewed, etc.; v) track Your
entries, submissions and status in promotions;
personal information is used when we process any flagging activity or
correspondence You send to us;
Member Account name - not Your e-mail address - is displayed to other Members
when You leave a Comment or upload Member Content to our Website, or when You
send Messages through the Website; other Members can contact You through
Messages and Comments;
Member Content You submit to the Website may be redistributed through the
Internet and other media channels, and may be viewed by the general public;
g. @Quid will communicate with You through email and notices posted on the @Quid website or through other means available through the service. These include a series of emails which help inform You about various features of the service. Please be aware that You will always receive certain emails from @Quid related to the proper functioning of Your account, such as email notices when another User in Your network sends You an information. @Quid may send You promotional information. You can opt-out of receiving promotional emails, by sending a request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
4.1. Sharing Information with Third Parties
@Quid takes the
privacy of Members very seriously. We do not sell, rent, or otherwise provide
Your personally identifiable information to third parties for marketing
purposes. We will only share Your personally identifiable information with
third parties to carry out Your instructions or to provide specific services or
information. These third parties do not retain, share, or store any personally
identifiable information except to provide services and they are bound by
confidentiality agreements which limit their use of such information.
@Quid allows other
companies, called third-party ad servers or ad networks, to serve advertisements
within the @Quid Site. These third-party ad servers or ad networks use
technology to send, directly to Your browser, the advertisements and links that
appear on the @Quid Website. They automatically receive Your IP address when
this happens. They may also use other technologies (such as cookies,
advertisements and to personalize the advertising content You see.
If an advertiser asks
@Quid to show an advertisement to a specific audience or audience segment and
You respond to that advertisement, the advertiser or ad-server may conclude
that You fit the description of the audience they are trying to reach. The
advertiser may also use information regarding Your use of the @Quid Sites, such
as the number of times You viewed an ad (but not any personally identifiable
information), to determine which ads to deliver to You.
Notice does not apply to third-party ad servers or ad networks, and we cannot
control the activities of advertisers or web sites. Any data obtained by
third-party ad servers subsequently shared with @Quid is maintained and dealt
with by @Quid in accordance with this Privacy Notice.
We may provide aggregated anonymous data about the usage of our services to third parties for such purposes as we deem, in our sole discretion, to be appropriate, including to prospective advertisers on @Quid. If You would like to be excluded from the aggregated research or products based upon aggregated data about our Membersâ activities on the site, please email email@example.com.
4.2. Teaming with Other Organizations to Offer Combined and Other Services
@Quid may offer
services in connection with other websites (including updates about the @Quid
service) or may team with other online services (âPartnersâ, âPartner
platformsâ) to give You the combined results of both services or additional
services and benefits. Partners may be automatically granted permission to
access account information to provide these combined services.You will be asked
to confirm acceptance of Partner platforms respective privacy policies and user
agreements, which have not necessarily been reviewed or approved by @Quid. In
these cases, it will be Your choice whether or not to make use of the services
and whether to proceed under the Partners platforms terms.
While we typically
would only enter into contractual agreements with Partners we deem worthy
of trust, and take technical steps to restrict possible misuse of Your
information by Partner platforms, we cannot and do not guarantee that all
Partners will abide by such restrictions and agreements. You understand that
Your use of any Partner platform is on an âas isâ basis without any warranty as
to the Partners actions.
To report any
suspected misuse of information contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
@Quid is not
responsible for Your use of or inability to use any Partner platform, including
the content, accuracy, or reliability of such platform and the privacy
practices or other policies of those Partner platforms.
5. LEGAL DISCLAIMER
In an effort to
respect Your privacy and our ability to keep the @Quid Community free of
persons who might attempt to carry out fraudulent or illegal activities on the
Website, we will disclose such information wherein we have a good-faith belief
that it is necessary to prevent imminent physical harm, property damage
or financial loss or to report or put a stop to suspected illegal activity, to
comply with a court order, ongoing judicial proceeding, subpoena, or other
legal process or request to @Quid brought in any country throughout the world,
or to exercise our legal rights or defend against legal claims.
6. YOUR OBLIGATIONS
As a User, You have certain obligations toward the other Members with whom You will be communicating. Certain of these obligations are imposed by applicable law and regulations, and others have become commonplace in user-friendly communities of like-minded members, such as @Quid:
b. You must not download or otherwise disseminate any information which may be deemed to be injurious, violent, offensive, racist or xenophobic or which may otherwise violate the purpose and spirit of @Quid and its community of Members.
c. You must not provide information to @Quid and /or other Members which You believe might be injurious or detrimental to Your person, professional or social status
Any violation of these guidelines may lead to the restriction, suspension or termination of Your account by @Quid, as we take these principles seriously and consider them to be the basis on which our Members adhere to the @Quid website and the services which it offers.