Privacy Policy

Effective January 14th, 2011

Scope

This Privacy Policy covers Qstream Inc.’s (“Qstream”) treatment of information that we collect when users are on Qstream’s web site (http://www.qstream.me) or using the Qstream Facebook application (http://apps.facebook.com/qstream), collectivly the “Site”, and when users use our services. This policy does not apply to the practices of companies that Qstream does not own or control, or to individuals that Qstream does not employ or manage, including operators of sites to which users may link from the Site. This policy also does not apply to any offline collection of personally identifiable information (“PII”) or the treatment of the same when such information is collected outside of the Site. This policy describes how we collect, use and share PII we obtain online from and about individuals located in the U.S. Please note that the Site is not aimed for use by children under the age of 13, and Qstream does not knowingly collect PII from children under 13 years of age.

Our Privacy Policy applies to “Visitors,” which means that you simply browse the Site, “and “Members,” which means that you have registered with Qstream or installed the Qstream Facebook application. The term “User” refers to a Visitor or a Member. By using our Site, you signify your agreement with all the terms of this Privacy Policy. If you do not agree to the terms of this Privacy Policy, please do not use our Site.

From time to time Qstream may revise this Privacy Policy to reflect industry initiatives or changes in the law, our PII collection and use practices, the features of our Site or technology. If we make revisions that change the way we collect or use your PII, Qstream will post those changes in this Privacy Policy and the effective date will be noted at the beginning of such Privacy Policy. Your continued use of the Site after Qstream posts a revised Privacy Policy signifies your acceptance of the revised Privacy Policy.

Collection of PII by Qstream

When Qstream collects PII, such as your full name, email address and birth date, from you it is because you are voluntarily submitting PII to us in order to register as a Member, or in order to create courses or participate in activities like creating a personal profile (“Your Profile”), in connection with content or suggestions you submit to us, or because you want us to furnish you with products, services or information.

You may also choose to voluntarily provide or store PII or non-PII information in Your Profile or provide or store PII or non-PII information on other public forums provided on our Site, (collectively “Content”) that you choose to post to the Site (Content posted by any User is “User Content”). If you choose to make Your Profile or any information from Your Profile public or provide any User Content on other public forums provided on our Site, you do so at your sole discretion and risk.

Members can change their Registration Data (as defined below) and Your Profile information at any time and can control how Visitors, other Members and Qstream communicate with them by controlling their account settings, available within the “Edit Profile” portion of Your Profile.

Qstream collects information from you at several different points on the Site in the manner set forth below:

  • Member Registration and Profile: In order to access certain information and services on the Site, you must first become a Member by completing our member registration form. During the registration process you will be required to provide registration data, which may include PII such as your name and e-mail address (such information is the “Registration Data”). The Registration Data will automatically become incorporated into Your Profile; however, in the Your Profile section of the Site, you have the option to make such Registration Data (including, but not limited to, your PII) public or private. You also have the option of adding certain User Content to Your Profile. If Your Profile information changes you may correct, update or remove it. You can edit Your Profile information by going to the Your Profile page and clicking on the “Edit Your Profile” button. Unless a User has opted out of receiving such e-mails during the registration process, Qstream may occasionally send Users who provide us with their e-mail addresses information about special offers, Site updates, contests and other offerings via e-mail. We may also send information about products and offerings of our partners that we think may be of interest to our Members and Subscribers. To opt out of receiving these e-mails from us please visit the “Edit Account” section of your account on our site.
  • Cookies: Cookies are small bits of information that the Site places on the hard drive of your computer. Cookies remember information about your activities on our Site and enable Qstream to make your visits to our Site more enjoyable. For example, cookies can store your password for easy logon to a Site you have previously visited, can save your preferences for a personalized home page.
  • Information about your activities on our Site and other non-PII about you may also be used to limit the online ads you encounter to those we believe are consistent with your interests. Third party advertisements displayed on our Site may also contain cookies set by Internet advertising companies or advertisers. Qstream does not control these cookies and visitors to our Site should check the privacy policy of the Internet advertising company or advertiser to see whether and how it uses cookies.
  • Qstream may use cookies and similar tools to relate your use of our Site to PII obtained from you or a reputable third party. For example, if you have asked us to provide you information about our upcoming products or promotions, cookie and/or click stream data about your activities on our Site may allow us to limit the materials we provide you to items we think you will find interesting, based on your prior online activities and preferences. However, if Qstream wishes to combine your personal and cookie or click stream information in this manner, we will obtain your express affirmative consent.
  • You can program your computer to warn you each time a cookie is being sent or to refuse cookies completely. However, without cookies you may not have access to certain features on our Site, or contests.
  • Qstream also uses web beacons (also known as action tags or single pixel gifs) to access Qstream cookies and in connection with the services we offer through our Site. A web beacon is a transparent image placed on a web page that sends a signal when a person visits that page. This enables us to assess the popularity and effectiveness of the materials on our Site. We may also use web beacons in connection with e-mails we send to our Users, to let us know whether and when the e-mail was opened. No PII is transmitted through web beacons. We also collect IP (Internet Protocol) addresses to analyze trends, administer our Site, track a user’s movement, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use.

Notice of Qstream’s PII’s Practices

When you voluntarily provide PII to Qstream, we will make sure you are informed about who is collecting the information, how and why the information is being collected and the types of uses Qstream will make of the information. At the time you provide your PII, Qstream will notify you of your options regarding our use of your PII, including whether we will share it with outside companies. This Privacy Policy describes the types of other companies that may want to send you information about their products and services and therefore may want to share your PII, provided you have given Qstream permission to do so. The Site may be linked to Internet web sites operated by other companies. Qstream is not responsible for the privacy practices of web sites operated by third parties that are linked to our Site or for the privacy practices of third party or national Internet advertising companies. Once you leave a Qstream Site via such a link or by clicking on an advertisement, Qstream’s Privacy Policy no longer applies and you should check the applicable privacy policy of the third party or advertiser web site to determine how they will handle any PII they collect from you.

Some of the advertisements that appear on the Site are delivered to you by national Internet advertising companies such as Doubleclick and 24/7Real Media. These companies utilize certain technologies to deliver advertisements and marketing messages and to collect anonymous information about your visit to our Site, including information about the banner ads they display, any cookie they place on your computer and your IP address. To opt out of information collection by these companies, or to obtain information about the technologies they use or their own privacy policies, please visit:

http://www.247realmedia.com/privacy.html

http://www.doubleclick.com/privacy/index.aspx

Qstream will not use the PII you provide to us for purposes different from the purpose for which it was submitted, or share your PII with third parties, unless we obtain your permission.

Qstream’s Use of Your PII

Qstream will use your PII provided under this Privacy Policy in a manner that is consistent with this Privacy Policy. Provided you have given us permission, Qstream may also share your PII with advertisers and business partners that are not affiliated with Qstream, but would like to send you information about their products and services. However, you will always have the opportunity to instruct us not to share your information with third parties when PII is collected. Moreover, we will never share your credit card information with third parties except those Qstream uses to perform tasks (such as order fulfillment and payment processing) required to complete purchases you make through the Site.

Qstream employees, agents and contractors must have a legitimate business reason to obtain access to your PII. Qstream may share your PII with outside contractors or agents who help us manage our information activities but they may only use your PII to provide Qstream with a specific service and not for any other purpose.

Qstream may also enter into agreements with outside companies that possess the technology that allows Qstream to customize the advertising and marketing messages you receive on our Site. Your non-PII and click stream data about your activities on our Site may be shared with these companies so this customization may be accomplished. These companies will not share your information with any third party or use it for any other purpose. Anonymous click stream and demographic information may also be shared with Qstream’s advertisers and business partners.

There may be instances when Qstream may disclose PII without providing you with a choice in order to protect the legal rights of Qstream; to protect the safety and security of visitors to our Site; to protect against fraud or for risk management purposes; or to comply with the law or legal process. In addition, if Qstream sells all or part of its business or makes a sale or transfer of assets or is otherwise involved in a merger or business transfer, Qstream may transfer your PII to a third party as part of that transaction.

Security of PII

Qstream uses commercially reasonable administrative, technical, personnel and physical measures to safeguard PII in its possession against loss, theft and unauthorized use, disclosure or modification. In addition, Qstream uses commercially reasonable methods to make sure that PII is accurate, up-to-date and appropriately complete. However, no security system is impenetrable. Qstream cannot warrant or guarantee the security of its servers, nor can it guarantee that information that you supply will not be intercepted while being transmitted to Qstream over the Internet.

How to Access or Correct Your PII

Whenever possible, Members and Subscribers may review the PII we maintain about them in our records. We will take reasonable steps to correct any PII a Member informs us of in writing is incorrect. If you are a Member, you can view, change and remove your PII, Member preferences and Your Profile information by logging into your account and accessing “Edit Profile.”

If for any reason you want Qstream to stop using your PII, Qstream will honor that request; however, Qstream will retain any record of your PII that is necessary to comply with applicable federal, state or local law. Keep in mind, moreover, that there will be residual information that will remain within Qstream’s databases, access logs, and other records, which may or may not contain such PII. Even after removal of PII and User Content by you or Qstream, PII and User Content may still be viewable in cached and archived pages or if another User has stored your User Content.

If you would like to communicate with us about this Privacy Policy or Qstream’s collection or use of your PII, or request Qstream delete your PII, please contact Qstream at privacy@qstream.com.

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