When you use our Services, you may provide QWiPS with information, including personally identifiable information, both directly through your own input, and indirectly, through your use of and interaction with the Services. Based on the Services you use, the information we may have access to, obtain, retain and use may include:
All of the foregoing information is collectively referred to hereinafter as Your QWiPS Information. We may also supplement Your QWiPS Information with additional information from other third parties in some cases. Additionally, those portions of the Services comprised of software, including without limitation, the QWiPS Applications, have been configured to communicate to us any information relating to computer errors arising from use of such software, without providing any notice to you of the delivery of such communications. Such communications may include the configuration settings applicable at the time of the error. We use this data to help us clarify and fix performance issues with and to improve the software and the Services.How QWiPS Uses the Information We Gather
Your QWiPS Information is used to:
We note above, but it is worth reiterating here, that Your QWiPS Information, including your online communications such as the content of QWiPs, as well as other information about you as a user of our Services, may be disclosed by us to those authorized officers of the court in response to valid legal process, including without limitation, a valid court order, search warrant or subpoena), as well as in other circumstances if we believe in good faith that there is an emergency that poses a threat to the safety of you or another person or that the Services are being used in the commission of a crime by your or another third party. Furthermore, we may disclose Your QWiPS Information to protect our own rights, Services and property or those of our affiliated providers, in addition to providing you with the Services you have requested.
In the event that ownership of all or a portion of the Services currently provided by QWiPS were to change as a result of a merger, acquisition or transfer to another company, Your QWiPS Information may be transferred as well.Web Beacons and Cookies
Web beacons or clear GIFs are relatively small pieces of code placed on webpages that can be used for a number of purposes, including counting the users who visit that webpage, or to deliver a cookie to the browser of a user viewing that page. A cookie is a small text file transferred from QWiPS to your computer that records information about your preferences and use of the Services, as more fully described above. We may also use such cookies to help us identify your location by determining your IP address, or to allow us to recall certain Service settings that you have chosen previously. You can control cookies through your browser’s settings. However, if you reject all cookies, you may not be able to take advantage of most our Service offerings.Public Forums and Personal Profile
If you disclose information about yourself publicly through use of certain portions of our Services such as the posting of QWiPs or to message boards, chat rooms, blogs, groups, lists, directories, your Personal Profile (as defined below) or any other area reasonably understood to be a public forum (collectively, the “Public Forums”), other users of our Services may be able to access and use any such information you provide. Therefore, before you post any information you should carefully consider whether you want such information to be accessible by others. We urge you to carefully consider where you provide information within our Services, since you may not be able to delete the information you have provided in some Public Forms, including, for example, QWiPs, message boards, chat sessions, or other portions of our Services that may be maintained by third parties. Additionally, you should be aware that others may be able to record certain information even if not made available in a Public Forum, such as the content of a private QWiP or an instant message, or your IP address. The IP address is an integral part of the TCP/IP standard protocol of the Internet and can be extracted by any party to the communication session using certain software and/or hardware.
The Personal Profile is the area on the QWiPS website that allows a user to create a personal profile for him- or herself by supplying certain information or importing such information from other websites not associated with QWiPS. During registration or any time thereafter through use of the Services, users are able to add details to the Personal Profile. In some cases, we may require that you provide a nickname and/or email address, which information may be displayed in the Personal Profile and which may also be used as an identifier in connection with your use of the Services. Further, your login name may be used by other users of the Services to locate you through the Services and to properly communicate with you through the Services. Generally, it will not be a requirement that you provide any other personally identifiable information about yourself in connection with your use of the Services. Any information you choose to provide in your Personal Profile will be deemed to have been disclosed by you in a Public Forum.Direct Marketing Offers
Both during the registration process for our Services, as well as at other times during your use of the Services, you may be asked if you would like to receive certain promotional offerings from us, as well as certain of our partners. If you consent to receive such offers, you consent to our and/or our partners’ use of Your QWiPS Information to contact you and communicate with you about such promotions, including your SMS, email, or other electronic communications methods (generally referred to hereinafter as “Direct Marketing”).
For purposes of clarity, Direct Marketing does not mean communications made to you or information sent to you by QWiPS through any means, including without limitation any of the aforementioned means, pertaining to your registration for the Services, the features of the Services, including new, modified or discontinued features, or the fulfillment or completion of certain transactions you have requested or initiated through the services, such as a purchase or service order. In addition, our provision to you of advertising through the Services or the provision of advertising from our partners through the Services does not constitute Direct Marketing. In connection with the provision of such advertising from our partners, we may provide them with aggregate data about groups of users, or specific data about individual users, including you, provided that in either case, such information is not capable of personally identifying you, unless otherwise agreed by you.Your Username and Password
You are responsible for keeping your password for certain of the Services confidential and secret. Anyone given your password will have the ability to edit your Personal Profile at any time. As such and for other important security reasons, we urge you to keep your password secure and safe at all times if you are assigned or create one. By using our Services, you acknowledge that you and you alone are responsible for the security of your username and password if you are assigned or create one.We Are Committed to Security
Any time you receive files over the Internet from third parties, regardless of the application used, whether QWiPS, email or other application, you may be subjecting yourself to receiving harmful files or files that are not compatible with your operating system. Prior to accepting any files from any Internet user, including those from an account that appears familiar to you, we highly recommend verifying that the person sending you such files is the person you believe he or she is. You should be extremely careful about accepting files from users you do not trust, from users you do not know, or from users whose identity you have not been able to confirm. You should also be aware that communications sent over the Internet are not secure unless they are encrypted. QWiPS does not encrypt your communications through the Services. Further, your communications made through QWiPS may be routed through different countries which may have different laws, rules, regulations and standards regarding activities on the Internet. As such, QWiPS cannot accept any responsibility for any unauthorized access to your communications made through the Services or any loss of data.European Union Members - International Transfer of Data
Our Services are international in scope. By using the Services you consent to Your QWiPS Information being sent and processed in other jurisdictions, including the United States and other jurisdictions outside the European Union and European Economic Area where there may be less stringent data protection laws.Children Under Age 13
Our Services are intended for a general audience, and children under the age of thirteen are not permitted to register with us to use the Services. We do not intentionally solicit or collect personal information from anyone under the age of 13 or knowingly allow anyone under the age of 13 to register for our Services. If it comes to QWiPS’ attention through reliable means that a user of our Services is under the age of 13 then QWiPS will delete such users account. If you believe that we might have any information from or about a child under age 13, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.Children Between the Ages of 13 and 18
We strongly recommend that minors between the ages of 13 and 18 ask their parents permission before sending information about themselves to anyone over the Internet or receiving any information from persons unknown to them.How You Can Contact Us