Updated: Sept 10, 2013
As used in this policy, the terms “using” and “processing” information include using cookies on a computer, subjecting the information to statistical or other analysis and using or handling information in any way, including, but not limited to collecting, storing, evaluating, modifying, deleting, using, combining, disclosing and transferring information within our organization or among our affiliates within Canada, the United States, or internationally.
1. Types of Information We Collect and How We Use It
We use your Personal Information (in some cases, in conjunction with your Non-Identifying Information, as defined below) for the following purposes:
- to provide Quini's Services or information you request, and to process and complete any transactions;
- to provide customer service and to respond to your emails, submissions, questions, comments, requests and complaints;
- to monitor and analyze usage and trends, and to personalize and improve Quini and your experiences when you use Quini, such as providing content or features that match your profile or interests (including ads), and to increase the functionality and user-friendliness of our services;
- to send you confirmations, updates, security alerts, and support and administrative messages and otherwise facilitate your use of, and our administration and operation of, our Services;
- to send you messages, greetings or promotions (via the Services) on or in anticipation of special occasions (for example, your birthday);
- to contact you with Quini newsletters, marketing or promotional materials and other information that may be of interest to you. If you decide at any time that you no longer wish to receive such communications from us, please follow the unsubscribe instructions provided in any of the communications or via the settings section of the Site or Application.
1.2 We also collect the other information that you provide as part of registration and the administration and personalization of your profile (e.g., without limitation, age, relationship status and individual preferences). These pieces of information are considered “Non-Identifying Information” when they are taken alone or combined only with other non-identifying information (for example, your viewing preferences). Anonymous aggregate statistics that do not personally identify a Quini Subscriber will be kept and used by us for various purposes including analysis and reporting of usage patterns. Quini reserves the right to use and disclose anonymous aggregate statistics for any purpose and to any third party in its sole discretion.
1.3 Like most companies, we automatically gather and store Log Data. When you visit the Site or Application, whether as a Subscriber or a non-registered user just browsing (any of these, a “Quini User”), our servers automatically record information that your browser sends whenever you visit a website (“Log Data”). This Log Data may include information such as your computer's Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, browser type or the webpage you were visiting before you came to our Site and Application, pages of our Site and Application that you visit, the time spent on those pages, information you search for on our Site and Application, access times and dates, and other statistics. We use this information to monitor and analyze use of the Site and Application and for the Site's and Application's technical administration, to increase our Site's and Application's functionality and user-friendliness, and to better tailor our Service to our visitors' needs. We also use this information to verify that visitors to the Site and Application meet the criteria required to process their requests. [We do not treat Log Data as Personal Information or use it in association with other Personal Information, though we may aggregate, analyze and evaluate such information for the same purposes as other Non-Identifying Information as outlined in the Policy.]
2. Information Sharing and Disclosure
2.1 We may share aggregated information that does not include Personal Information and we may otherwise disclose Non-Identifying Information and Log Data with third parties for industry analysis, demographic profiling and other purposes. Any aggregated information shared in these contexts will not contain your Personal Information.
2.2 We may employ third party companies and individuals to facilitate our Service, to provide the Service on our behalf, to perform Site and Application-related services (e.g., without limitation, maintenance services, database management, web analytics and improvement of the Site's and Application's features) or to assist us in analyzing how our Site, Application and Service are used. These third parties have access to your Personal Information only to perform these tasks on our behalf and are obligated not to disclose or use it for any other purpose.
2.3 Quini cooperates with government and law enforcement officials and private parties to enforce and comply with the law. We will disclose any information about you to government or law enforcement officials or private parties as we, in our sole discretion, believe necessary or appropriate to respond to claims and legal process (including but not limited to subpoenas), to protect the property and rights of Quini or a third party, to protect the safety of the public or any person, or to prevent or stop activity we may consider to be, or to pose a risk of being, illegal, unethical or legally actionable.
3. Third Parties Including Advertising and Content Partners
3.2 Quini reserves the right to post messages from or about Quini or advertising and content partners on the Site and in the Application, including in your Activity feed.
3.3 Our business and corporate clients may provide to us personal information on their customers so that we, either directly or through a third party provider, can provide their customers with our Services or information on other products or services provided by us or our other clients. However, our business and corporate clients can only provide us with this information with the consent of their customers; therefore, if you receive any e-mail messages or publications or material from Quini without having become a Subscriber or requesting such information, it is because you have consented to this use of your personal information.
When our business and corporate clients do provide us with personal information about their customers, we endeavor to maintain the secrecy of the information and act in strict accordance with the instructions of the list owner. We do not disclose the information to third parties (except as instructed by the list owner) or merge the information with other data.
3.4 Our Site and Application contain links to other websites. If you choose to visit a third party link, you will be directed to that third party's website. The fact that we link to a website is not an endorsement, authorization or representation of our affiliation with that third party, nor is it an endorsement of their privacy or information security policies or practices. We have no control over, do not review, and cannot be responsible for third party websites. These other websites may place their own cookies or other files on your computer, collect data or solicit personal information from you. Other sites follow different rules regarding the use or disclosure of the personal information you submit to them. We encourage you to read the privacy policies or statements of the other websites you visit.
4.1 Quini is very concerned with safeguarding your information. We employ reasonable physical, technological, and administrative security measures, such as encryption, and attempt to ensure they are applicable under the circumstances. No method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure, however. Therefore, while we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.
4.2 We will make any legally required disclosures of any breach of the security, confidentiality, or integrity of your unencrypted electronically stored “personal data” (as defined in applicable state statutes on security breach notification) to you via email or conspicuous posting on the Site or via the Application in the most expedient time possible and without unreasonable delay, insofar as consistent with (i) the legitimate needs of law enforcement or (ii) any measures necessary to determine the scope of the breach and restore the reasonable integrity of the data system.
4.3 Our service is not directed to minors (“Minors”) (i.e., those under the statutory legal age limit to purchase alcohol) and we do not knowingly collect personal information from Minors. If we learn that we have collected personal information of a Minor, we will take steps to delete such information from our files as soon as possible.
5. International Transfer
5.2 Our servers are located in the United States and Canada, and as such, your Personal Information may be available to the U.S. government or its agencies under a lawful order made in that country, irrespective of the safeguards we have put in place for the protection of your Personal Information.
6. Accessing and Modifying Your Personal Information and Opting-Out
6.1 Quini gives you the ability to see and correct or edit the personal information that you have provided to us at any time. You may request deletion of your Personal Information by us, but please note that we may be required to keep this information and not delete it (or to keep this information for a certain time, in which case we will comply with your deletion request only after we have fulfilled such requirements). When we delete any information, it will be deleted from the active database, but may remain in our archives. We may retain your Log Data on our system. We will retain your other Personal Information for as long as it remains necessary for the identified purpose or as required by law, which may extend beyond the termination of our relationship with you.
6.2 If you have submitted personal information to us and would like us to delete that information, or to opt-out of any request to receive information, products or services, please contact us by e-mail at email@example.com or at our address listed below.
If you opt out of these promotional or marketing messages, you will still receive emails from us about your account, our services and other pertinent information related to our services. These communications are considered part of the service and your account, which you cannot opt-out from receiving.
6.4 Subject to certain legal or contractual restrictions and reasonable notice, you may withdraw your consent (to be governed by this policy) at any time by contacting us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or at our address listed below. We will explain to you any options and consequences resulting from your decision to refuse or withdraw your consent.
7. Contacting Us