Collection of Visitor Personal Information
To better provide you with products and services offered on the Websites, QS Systems may collect certain personally identifiable information from you (hereinafter referred to as “Visitor Personal Information”). Visitor Personal Information may include your:
- First and Last Name
- Mailing Address
- E-mail Address
- Phone Number
- Job Title
In addition, Visitor Personal Information may include anonymous demographic information the Websites may collect which is not unique to you, such as your:
- Household Income
We do not collect any personal information about you unless you voluntarily provide it to us. However, you may be required to provide certain personal information to us when you elect to use certain functionality available on the Websites. This may include: (a) registering for an account on our Websites; (b) entering a sweepstakes or contest sponsored by us or one of our partners; (c) signing up for special offers from selected third parties; and (d) sending us an email message. We will use Visitor Personal Information for, but not limited to, communicating with you in relation to services and/or products you have requested from us. We also may gather additional personal or non-personal information in the future.
Use of Visitor Personal Information
The Websites may collect and use Visitor Personal Information to operate its customer relationship management application to best deliver Website functionality requested.
Sharing Information with Third Parties
QS Systems does not sell, rent, or lease Visitor Personal Information to third parties. QS Systems may share certain Visitor Personal Information with trusted partners to help perform statistical analysis, send emails or postal mail, provide customer support, or arrange for deliveries. All such third parties are prohibited from using Visitor Personal Information except to provide these services to QS Systems and are contractually required to maintain the confidentiality of such information.
QS Systems may disclose Visitor Personal Information, without notice, if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such disclosure is necessary in our reasonable determination to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on QS Systems; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of QS Systems; and/or (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of visitors to the Websites.
Tracking Visitor Behavior
QS Systems may keep track of the Website pages you visit to determine what Website contents are the most frequently visited. This data is used to deliver customized content to visitors whose behavior indicates an interest in a particular subject area.
Automatically Collected Information
Information about a visitor’s computer hardware and software may be automatically collected by QS Systems. This information can include: the visitor’s IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring website addresses. This information is used for the operation of the Websites, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the Websites.
The Websites may use “cookies” to help personalize a visitor’s online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on the visitor’s hard disk by a web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to a visitor’s computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to visitors and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie.
One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you personalize QS Systems Website pages, or register with other services, a cookie helps QS Systems to recall this information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording certain personal information, such as billing addresses, shipping addresses, and so on. When you return to the same websites, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the QS Systems features that you may have customized.
You can accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you may be able to modify visitor’s 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 Websites.
The Websites contain links to other sites. We are not responsible for the content or privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our visitors to be aware when they leave our Websites and to read the privacy statements of any other site that collects personally identifiable information.
Security of Visitor Personal Information
QS Systems secures Visitor Personal Information from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. When such information is transmitted to other websites, it is protected using encryption via Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) protocols.
We strive to take appropriate security measures to protect against unauthorized access to or alteration of Visitor Personal Information. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet or any wireless network can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect Visitor Personal Information, by accessing and using the Websites you acknowledge that: (a) there are security and privacy limitations inherent to the Internet which are beyond our control; and (b) security, integrity, and privacy of all information and data exchanged between you and us through these Websites cannot be guaranteed.
Right to Deletion
Subject to certain exceptions set out below, on receipt of a verifiable request from you, we will:
- Delete your Visitor Personal Information from our records; and
- Direct any of our service providers to delete your Visitor Personal Information from their records.
Please note that we may not be able to comply with requests to delete your Visitor Personal Information if such information it is necessary to:
- Detect security incidents, protect against malicious, deceptive, fraudulent, or illegal activity; or prosecute those responsible for any such activity;
- Debug to identify and repair errors that impair existing intended functionality;
- Allow the exercise of free speech, ensure the right of another consumer to exercise his or her right of free speech, or exercise another right provided for by law;
- Comply with the California Electronic Communications Privacy Act;
- Engage in public or peer-reviewed scientific, historical, or statistical research in the public interest that adheres to all other applicable ethics and privacy laws, when our deletion of the information is likely to render impossible or seriously impair the achievement of such research, provided we have obtained your informed consent for such use;
- Enable solely internal uses that are reasonably aligned with visitor expectations based on the visitor’s relationship with us;
- Comply with an existing legal obligation; or
- Otherwise use Visitor Personal Information internally in a lawful manner that is compatible with the context in which it was provided.
Children Under Eighteen
From time to time, QS Systems may contact you via email for the purpose of providing announcements, promotional offers, alerts, confirmations, surveys, and/or other general communication.
If you would like to stop receiving marketing or promotional communications via email from QS Systems, you may opt out of such communications.
External Data Storage Sites
We may store Visitor Personal Information on servers provided by third party hosting vendors with whom we have contracted. Such third parties are prohibited from using Visitor Personal Information except to provide these services to QS Systems and are contractually required to maintain the confidentiality of such information.
Changes to this Policy
We will notify you about significant changes in the way we utilize Visitor Personal Information by posting a notice on the Websites. Your continued use of the Websites and/or Services available through these Websites after any such modifications will constitute your acknowledgment of the modified Policy and agreement to abide and be bound by the Policy.
If you believe that we have not adhered to this Policy, please contact QS Systems at:
Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Effective as of October 21, 2021