Effective January 14th, 2011
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:
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:
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 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.
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.
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.