This QA Assistant™ Online Privacy Statement applies to data collected by QA Assistant™ through this website and services, as well as its offline product support services. It does not apply to those QA Assistant™ sites, services, and products that have their own privacy statements or End User License Agreement (EULA).
Collection of Your Personal Information
In order to access some QA Assistant™ products and services, you will be asked to sign in with an e-mail address / username and password.
QA Assistant™ may ask you to provide personal information such as (but not limited to) your e-mail address, name, address, location or telephone number. We may also collect demographic information such as your location and preferences. 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 QA Assistant™ 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 QA Assistant™ sites and services. We also may 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 website addresses.
When you receive newsletters or promotional e-mail from QA Assistant™, we may use customized links or similar technologies to determine whether the e-mail has been opened and which links you click in order to provide you more focused e-mail communications or other information.
Use of Your Personal Information
QA Assistant™ collects and uses your personal information to operate and improve its sites and deliver the services or carry out the transactions you have requested.
We also use your personal information to send information on technical service issues, and security announcements as well as product surveys or promotional mailings to inform you of other products or services available from QA Assistant™.
By using a QA Assistant™ site or service, you consent to any transfer of information outside of your country.
Sharing of Your Personal Information
Except as described in this statement, we will not disclose your personal information outside of QA Assistant™ and its controlled subsidiaries and affiliates without your consent.
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 QA Assistant™; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of QA Assistant™ (including the enforcement of our agreements); or (c) act in urgent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of QA Assistant™ services or members of the public.
We may quote a statement you made via email to QA Assistant™ and credit your company with the quote in our advertisements and/or product testimonials.
Accessing Your Personal Information
Members have the ability to view or edit 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 e-mail address and password. The appropriate method(s) for accessing your personal information will depend on which sites or services you have used.
Some QA Assistant™ sites or services may collect personal information that is not accessible to you.
You can stop the delivery of future promotional e-mail from QA Assistant™ sites and services by following the specific instructions in the e-mail you receive.
These communication choices do not apply to mandatory service communications that are considered part of certain QA Assistant™ services, which you may receive periodically unless you cancel the service.
Security of Your Personal Information
QA Assistant™ 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.
If a password is used to help protect your accounts and personal information, it is your responsibility to keep your password confidential. 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.
QA Assistant™ websites may use "cookies" to enable you to sign in to our services, to store your preferences and other information, 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.
Use of Third Party Ad Networks
The majority of the online banner advertisements you see on QA Assistant™ Web pages are displayed by QA Assistant™. However, we may allow other companies to display advertisements on QA Assistant™ Web pages. Some of these companies may place a persistent cookie on your computer in order to recognize your computer each time they send you an online advertisement. QA Assistant™ does not have access to the cookies that may be placed by the third-party companies.
Controlling "Spam" or Unsolicited E-mail
QA Assistant™ is concerned about controlling unsolicited commercial e-mail, or "spam." QA Assistant™ has a strict anti-spam policy. QA Assistant™ will not sell, lease or rent its subscriber lists to third parties.
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 bottom of this statement.
- Privacy Statement last updated 8 May 2008