We ask for certain information such as your personal, or financial information, and any information you permit us to collect or correspond with us. We may also retain any messages you or any information you post through QG. We use this information to operate, maintain, and provide to you the features and functionality of the QG service, as is further described below.
You may choose to invite a third party to QG, but we do not require that you import your contacts list to QG, and we do not retain the information contained in your contacts list. You understand that by inviting a friend to QG, you are directly sending a SMS text message or an email from your personal accounts and that we are not storing your contact list. In addition, you understand and agree that normal carrier charges may apply to communications sent from your phone. Since this invitation is coming directly from your email or phone, we do not have access to or control this communication. If we ask you to provide us with certain personal information of a person you want to invite to use QG, we may retain this information for the purposes of inviting that third party to join the QG and to track the success of the referral. Unless the invitee agrees to join QG, we do not use the invitee’s contact information for marketing purposes, and we do not share such information with third parties. The invitee may contact us at any time to request that we remove his or her information from our records.
We may directly collect analytics data, or use third-party analytics tools, to help us measure traffic and usage trends for the Service. These tools collect information sent by your browser or mobile device, including the pages you visit and other information that assists us in improving the Service and improving your experience with QG. We collect and use this analytics information in aggregate form such that it cannot reasonably be manipulated to identify any particular individual user.
When you use QG, we may send one or more cookies to your computer that uniquely identifies your browser and lets us help you log in faster and enhance your navigation through QG. A cookie may also convey information to us about how you use the QG (e.g., the pages you view, the links you click and other actions you take on the Service), and allow us or our business partners to track your usage over time. A persistent cookie remains on your hard drive after you close your browser. Persistent cookies may be used by your browser on subsequent visits to the site. Persistent cookies can be removed by following your web browser’s directions. A session cookie is temporary and disappears after you close your browser. You can reset your web browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, some features of the QG may not function properly if the ability to accept cookies is disabled.
Log file information is automatically reported by your browser or mobile device each time you access the QG. When you use our service, our servers automatically record certain log file information. These server logs may include anonymous information such as your web request, Internet Protocol address, browser type, referring / exit pages and URLs, number of clicks and how you interact with links on the QG, domain names, landing pages, pages viewed, and other such information. When you use the QG, we may employ clear gifs which are used to anonymously track the online usage patterns of our users. In addition, we may also use clear gifs in HTML-based emails sent to our users to track which emails are opened and which links are clicked by recipients. The information is for more accurate reporting and improvement of the QG.
When you access the Service by or through a mobile device (including but not limited to smart-phones or tablets), we may access, collect, monitor and/or remotely store one or more “device identifiers,” such as a universally unique identifier (“UUID”). Device identifiers are small data files or similar data structures stored on or associated with your mobile device, which uniquely identify your mobile device. A device identifier may be data stored in connection with the device hardware, data stored in connection with the device’s operating system or other software, or data sent to the device by QG. A device identifier may convey information to us about how you browse and use the QG. A device identifier may remain persistently on your device, to help you log in faster and enhance your navigation through QG. Some features of the QG may not function properly if use or availability of device identifiers is impaired or disabled.
When you access the QG by or through a mobile device, we may access, collect, monitor and/or remotely store “location data,” which may include GPS coordinates (e.g. latitude and/or longitude) or similar information regarding the location of your mobile device. Location data may convey to us information about how you browse and use the QG. Some features of the QG, particularly location-based services, may not function properly if use or availability of location data is impaired or disabled. We use the information we collect or receive to communicate directly with you. We may send you emails containing newsletters, promotions and special offers. If you do not want to receive such email messages, you will be given the option to opt out or change your preferences. We also use your information to send you QG-related emails (e.g., account verification, purchase and billing confirmations and reminders, changes/updates to features of the QG, technical and security notices). You may not opt out of QG-related e-mails.
We will not rent or sell your information into third parties outside QuiGig and its group companies (including any parent, subsidiaries and affiliates) without your consent, except as noted in this section.
We may share your information with third-party business partners for the purpose of providing the QG service to you. Those business partners will be given limited access to your information as is reasonably necessary to support QG. As a QG user, when you sign up for receiving a unique service, we will share some of your information, including your “rating” and some profile information with the QuiGig Providers. As a QuiGig Provider, we will share some of your information, including your “rating”, with the Customer you may serve.
QuiGig will disclose your information where required to do so by law or subpoena or if we reasonably believe that such action is necessary to (a) comply with the law and the reasonable requests of law enforcement; (b) to enforce our Terms of Service or to protect the security or integrity of QG; and/or (c) to exercise or protect the rights, property, or personal safety of QuiGig, QG, QG users, or others.