QNET is committed to protecting your privacy and developing technology that gives you the most powerful and safe online experience. This Statement of Privacy applies to the QNET website 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 personally identifiable information, such as your email address, name, home or work address or telephone number. QNET also collects anonymous demographic information, which is not unique to you, such as your ZIP code, age, gender, preferences, interests and favourites.
There is also information about your computer hardware and software that is automatically collected by QNET. 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.
Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose personally identifiable information or personally sensitive data through QNET public message boards, this information may be collected and used by others.
Note: QNET does not read any of your private online communications.
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 on websites outside of the QNET and QNET family of websites.
Use of your Personal Information
QNET collects and uses your personal information to operate the QNET website and deliver the services you have requested. QNET also uses your personally identifiable information to 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 opinion of current services or of potential new services that may be offered.
QNET does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties. QNET may, from time to time, contact you on behalf of external business partners about a particular offering that may be of interest to you. In those cases, your unique personally identifiable information (email, name, address, telephone number) is not transferred to the third party. In addition, QNET may share data with trusted partners to help us perform statistical analysis, send you email or postal mail, provide customer support, or arrange for deliveries. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to QNET, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your 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.
QNET websites will disclose your personal information, without notice, only if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on QNET or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of QNET; and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of QNET, or the public.
One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you personalise QNET's pages, or register with QNET site or services, a cookie helps QNET to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information, such as billing addresses, shipping addresses, and so on. When you return to the same QNET website, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the QNET features that you customised.
You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the QNET services or websites you visit.
Security of your Personal Information
QNET secures your personal information from unauthorised access, use or disclosure. QNET secures the personally identifiable 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.
Changes to this Statement
QNET will occasionally update this Statement of Privacy to reflect company and customer feedback. QNET encourages you to periodically review this Statement to be informed of how QNET is protecting your information.
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.