How we gather information from users
How we collect and store information depends on the page you are visiting, the activities in which you elect to participate and the services provided.
Like most Web sites, Quantum Newswire collects information automatically and through the use of electronic tools that may be transparent to our visitors. For example, we may log the name of your Internet Service Provider or use cookie technology to recognize you and hold information from your visit. Among other things, the cookie may store your user name and password, sparing you from having to re-enter that information each time you visit, or may control the number of times you encounter a particular advertisement while visiting our site. As we adopt additional technology, we also may gather information through other means. In certain cases, you can choose not to provide us with information, for example by setting your browser to refuse to accept cookies, but if you do you may be unable to access certain portions of the site or may be asked to re-enter your user name and password, and we may not be able to customize the site’s features according to your preferences.
What Information We Collect
- Full name
- Contact information such as email addresses and telephone numbers
- Financial information such as credit / debit card numbers, should you purchase one of our products
- Business/Company name
- Other information about your business (# years in business, industry, etc.), should you request us to write information about your Company on your behalf
- IP address (automatically collected)
- Web browser type and version (automatically collected)
- Operating system (automatically collected)
- A list of URLs starting with a referring site, your activity on Our Site, and the site you exit to (automatically collected)
How We Store the Information We Collect
Some or all of your data may be stored or transferred outside of the European Economic Area (“the EEA”) (The EEA consists of all EU member states, plus Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein). You are deemed to accept and agree to this by using the Quantum Newswire site(s) and submitting information to Us. If we do store or transfer data outside the EEA, We will take all reasonable steps to ensure that your data is treated as safely and securely as it would be within the EEA and under the GDPR. Such steps may include, but not be limited to, the use of legally binding, contractual terms between us and any third parties we engage and the use of the EU-approved Model Contractual Arrangements.
We only store your data for as long as we need to in order to use it as described above, and/or for as long as we have your permission to keep it.
Our Data Retention Policies are:
- Data related to customer account information is retained on our servers indefinitely, unless you request us to remove it
- Involuntarily-collected information (e.g. Cookies) is retained for up to one year by web browsers, at which point is typically deleted by the browser itself
What we do with the information we collect
Like other Web publishers, we collect information to enhance your visit and deliver more individualized content and advertising. We respect your privacy and do not share your information with anyone.
Aggregated Information (information that does not personally identify you) may be used in many ways. For example, we may combine information about your usage patterns with similar information obtained from other users to help enhance our site and services (e.g., to learn which pages are visited most or what features are most attractive). Aggregated Information may occasionally be shared with our advertisers and business partners. Again, this information does not include any Personally Identifiable Information about you or allow anyone to identify you individually.
Personally Identifiable Information collected by Quantum Newswire also may be used for other purposes, including but not limited to site administration, troubleshooting, processing of e-commerce transactions, administration of sweepstakes and contests, and other communications with you. Certain third parties who provide technical support for the operation of our site (our Web hosting service for example) may access such information. We will use your information only as permitted by law. In addition, from time to time as we continue to develop our business, we may sell, buy, merge or partner with other companies or businesses. In such transactions, user information may be among the transferred assets. We may also disclose your information in response to a court order, at other times when we believe we are reasonably required to do so by law, in connection with the collection of amounts you may owe to us, and/or to law enforcement authorities whenever we deem it appropriate or necessary. Please note we may not provide you with notice prior to disclosure in such cases.
Affiliated sites, linked sites and advertisements
Quantum Newswire expects its partners, advertisers and affiliates to respect the privacy of our users. Be aware, however, that third parties, including our partners, advertisers, affiliates and other content providers accessible through our site, may have their own privacy and data collection policies and practices. For example, during your visit to our site you may link to, or view as part of a frame on a Quantum Newswire page, certain content that is actually created or hosted by a third party. Also, through Quantum Newswire you may be introduced to, or be able to access, information, Web sites, features, contests or sweepstakes offered by other parties. Quantum Newswire is not responsible for the actions or policies of such third parties. You should check the applicable privacy policies of those third parties when providing information on a feature or page operated by a third party.
You should also be aware that if you voluntarily disclose Personally Identifiable Information on message boards or in chat areas, that information can be viewed publicly and can be collected and used by third parties without our knowledge and may result in unsolicited messages from other individuals or third parties. Such activities are beyond the control of Quantum Newswire and this policy.
Data collected on your usage of Quantum Newswire, including but not limited to, the pages you visit, can be used to serve you ads on Quantum Newswire and other sites across the internet. This usage data may be collected by third party advertising networks, including but not limited to Google, SiteScout, retargeting sites, remarketing sites, Facebook, and YouTube with the purpose to serve ads based on your past usage of Quantum Newswire
You can choose not to accept cookies from Quantum Newswire by changing the security settings in your web browser. However, some functions of Quantum Newswire may be interrupted as a result.
How You to Access Your Data and/or Rescind Consent to Store Data
You have the legal right to ask for a copy of any of your personal data held by Us (where such data is held). You also have the right to rescind permission for us to store that data on our site. Please contact us by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org to request a copy of your data and/or to revoke permission for us to access it.
- Google’s use of the DART cookie enables it to serve you ads based on your visit to Quantum Newswire and other sites on the Internet.
Quantum Newswire does not knowingly collect or solicit Personally Identifiable Information from or about children under 13 except as permitted by law. If we discover we have received any information from a child under 13 in violation of this policy, we will delete that information immediately. If you believe Quantum Newswire has any information from or about anyone under 13, please contact us at email@example.com
Changes to this Policy
Quantum Newswire reserves the right to change this policy at any time. Please check this page periodically for changes. Your continued use of our site following the posting of changes to these terms will mean you accept those changes. Information collected prior to the time any change is posted will be used according to the rules and laws that applied at the time the information was collected.