Qwikx is committed to protecting your privacy. Please read the Qwikx Online Privacy Statement below and also any supplemental information listed to the right for additional details about particular Qwikx sites and services that you may use.
This Qwikx Online Privacy Statement applies to data collected by Qwikx through the majority of its Web sites and services, as well as its offline product support services. It does not apply to those Qwikx sites, services and products that do not display or link to this statement or that have their own privacy statements.
If you have any questions about this Policy, please feel free to contact us.
Collection of Your Personal Information
In order to access some Qwikx services, you will be asked to sign in with an email address and password, which we refer to as your credentials. In most cases, these credentials means you can use the same credentials to sign in to many different Qwikx sites and services, as well as those of select Qwikx partners. By signing in on one Qwikx site or service, you may be automatically signed into other Qwikx sites and services. If you access our services via a mobile phone, you may also use your telephone number and a PIN as an alternative credential to your username and password. As part of creating your credentials, you may also be requested to provide questions and secret answers, which we use to help verify your identity and assist in resetting your password, as well as an alternate email address. Some services may require added security, and in these cases, you may be asked to create an additional security key. Finally, a unique ID number will be assigned to your credentials which will be used to identify your credentials and associated information.
At some Qwikx sites, we ask you to provide personal information, such as your email address, name, home or work address or telephone number. We may also collect demographic information, such as your ZIP code, age, gender, preferences, interests and favorites. If you choose to make a purchase or sign up for a paid subscription service, we will ask for additional information, such as your credit card number and billing address, that is used to create a Qwikx billing account.
We may collect information about your visit, including the pages you view, the links you click and other actions taken in connection with Qwikx sites and services. We also collect certain standard information that your browser sends to every website you visit, such as your IP address, browser type and language, access times and referring Web site addresses.
In order to offer you a more consistent and personalized experience in your interactions with Qwikx, information collected through one Qwikx service may be combined with information obtained through other Qwikx services. We may also supplement the information we collect with information obtained from other companies. For example, we may use services from other companies that enable us to derive a general geographic area based on your IP address in order to customize certain services to your geographic area.
Use of Your Personal Information
Qwikx collects and uses your personal information to operate and improve its sites and deliver the services or carry out the transactions you have requested. These uses may include providing you with more effective customer service; making the sites or services easier to use by eliminating the need for you to repeatedly enter the same information; performing research and analysis aimed at improving our products, services and technologies; and displaying content and advertising that are customized to your interests and preferences.
We also use your personal information to communicate with you. We may send certain mandatory service communications such as welcome letters, billing reminders, information on technical service issues, and security announcements. Some Qwikx services, such as Qwikx Newsletter, may send periodic member letters that are considered part of the service. We may also occasionally send you product surveys or promotional mailings to inform you of other products or services available from Qwikx and its affiliates.
Personal information collected on Qwikx sites and services may be stored and processed in the United States or any other country in which Qwikx or its affiliates, subsidiaries or agents maintain facilities, and by using a Qwikx site or service, you consent to any such transfer of information outside of your country. Qwikx abides by the safe harbor framework as set forth by the U.S. Department of Commerce regarding the collection, use, and retention of data from the European Union.
Sharing of Your Personal Information
Except as described in this statement, we will not disclose your personal information outside of Qwikx and its controlled subsidiaries and affiliates without your consent. Some Qwikx sites allow you to choose to share your personal information with select Qwikx partners so that they can contact you about their products, services or offers. Other sites do not share your contact information with third parties for marketing purposes, but instead may give you a choice as to whether you wish to receive communications from Qwikx on behalf of external business partners about a partner's particular offering (without transferring your personal information to the third party).
Some Qwikx services may be co-branded and offered in conjunction with another company. If you register for or use such services, both Qwikx and the other company may receive information collected in conjunction with the co-branded services.
We occasionally hire other companies to provide limited services on our behalf, such as handling the processing and delivery of mailings, providing customer support, hosting websites, processing transactions, or performing statistical analysis of our services. Those companies will be permitted to obtain only the personal information they need to deliver the service. They are required to maintain the confidentiality of the information and are prohibited from using it for any other purpose.
We may access and/or disclose your personal information if we believe such action is necessary to: (a) comply with the law or legal process served on Qwikx; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of Qwikx (including the enforcement of our agreements); or (c) act in urgent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of Qwikx services or members of the public.
Accessing Your Personal Information
You may have the ability to view or edit your personal information online. In order to help prevent your personal information from being viewed by others, you will be required to sign in with your credentials (email address and password). The appropriate method(s) for accessing your personal information will depend on which sites or services you have used.
- Qwikx Billing and Account Services - If you have a Qwikx Billing account, you can add to or update your information at the Qwikx Billing website by clicking on the "Personal Information" or "Billing Information" links.
- Qwikx Newsletter - If you have used Qwikx Newsletter service, you can update your profile information, change your password, view the unique ID associated with your credentials, or close certain accounts by visiting Account Services.
- Qwikx Partner Programs - If you are registered with Qwikx Partner Programs, you can review and edit your profile by clicking Manage Your Account on the Partner Program website.
Some Qwikx sites or services may collect personal information that is not accessible via the links above. However, in such cases, you may be able to access that information through alternative means of access described by the service. Or you can contact us and we will contact you within 30 days regarding your request.
Security of Your Personal Information
Qwikx is committed to protecting the security of your personal information. We use a variety of security technologies and procedures to help protect your personal information from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. For example, we store the personal information you provide on computer systems with limited access, which are located in controlled facilities. When we transmit highly confidential information (such as a credit card number or password) over the Internet, we protect it through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol.
If a password is used to help protect your accounts and personal information, it is your responsibility to keep your password confidential. Do not share this information with anyone. If you are sharing a computer with anyone you should always choose to log out before leaving a site or service to protect access to your information from subsequent users.
Collection and Use of Children's Personal Information
- Qwikx will NOT collect, use, or distribute to third parties personally identifiable information without prior verifiable parental consent.
- Qwikx will NOT entice the child to divulge more information than is needed to participate in any activity, game, or service.
- Qwikx will provide the parent a description of the specific types of a personally identifiable information collected from their child upon request. Qwikx will allow the parent to refuse further use or future online collection of personally identifiable information and provide a way for a parent to obtain any personally identifiable information collected from their child.
- Qwikx will NOT provide any links to web sites that are unsuitable for children.
Qwikx Web sites use "cookies" to enable you to sign in to our services and to help personalize your online experience. A cookie is a small text file that is placed on your hard disk by a Web page server. Cookies contain information that can later be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer.
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 sign in or use other interactive features of Qwikx sites and services that depend on cookies.
Use of Third Party Ad Networks
The majority of the online banner advertisements you see on Qwikx Web pages are displayed by Qwikx. However, we allow other companies, called third-party ad servers or ad networks, to display advertisements on Qwikx Web pages. Some of these ad networks may place a persistent cookie on your computer in order to recognize your computer each time they send you an online advertisement. In this way, ad networks may compile information about where you, or others who are using your computer, saw their advertisements and determine which ads are clicked on. This information allows an ad network to deliver targeted advertisements that they believe will be of most interest to you. Qwikx does not have access to the cookies that may be placed by the third-party ad servers or ad networks.
Controlling "Spam" or Unsolicited E-mail
Qwikx is concerned about controlling unsolicited commercial email, or "spam". Qwikx has a strict Anti-Spam Policy prohibiting the use of customer account to send spam. Qwikx will not sell, lease or rent its email subscriber lists to third parties. While Qwikx continues to actively review and implement new technology, such as expanded filtering features, there is no currently available technology that will totally prevent the sending and receiving of unsolicited email. Using tools such as the Inbox Protector and being cautious about the sharing of your email address while online will help reduce the amount of unsolicited email you receive.
Qwikx regularly reviews its compliance with this Policy. Please feel free to direct any questions or concerns regarding this Policy or Qwikx's treatment of personal information by contacting us through this web site. When we receive formal written complaints at this address, it is Qwikx's policy to contact the complaining user regarding his or her concerns. We will cooperate with the appropriate regulatory authorities, including local data protection authorities, to resolve any complaints regarding the transfer of personal data that cannot be resolved between Qwikx and an individual.
Changes to This Privacy Statement
We will occasionally update this privacy statement to reflect changes in our services and customer feedback. When we post changes to this Statement, we will revise the "Last Updated" date at the top of this statement. If there are material changes to this statement or in how Qwikx will use your personal information, we will notify you either by prominently posting a notice of such changes prior to implementing the change or by directly sending you a notification. We encourage you to periodically review this statement to be informed of how Qwikx is protecting your information.
Qwikx welcomes your comments regarding this privacy statement. If you have questions about this statement or believe that we have not adhered to it, please contact us.
Qwikx operates "AS-IS" and "AS-AVAILABLE," without liability of any kind. Qwikx is not responsible for events beyond our direct control.
February 1st, 2013