Qikonnect Privacy Policy
May 27, 2016 

Being a collaborative community the top-priority of Qikonnect will always be the relationship with its community. Qikonnect is therefore firmly committed to the security and protection of the personal integrity of our Users of the Services (as defined in the Terms of Service) and their contacts.

This Privacy Policy describes what personal information You may share with Qikonnect, as data controller, and other Users when activating and using the Qikonnect Services, how Qikonnect  receives, collects and uses this data and how You may opt-out at any time, altogether preventing use of the data shared via the Services.

Information Collected and Received

Installation and Use

When you install and use the Qikonnect Apps, Qikonnect  will collect, process and retain personal information from You and any devices You may use in Your interaction with our Services. This information may include the following: geo-location, Your IP address, device ID or unique identifier, device type, ID for advertising, ad data, unique device token, operating system, operator, connection information, screen resolution, usage statistics, version of the The Qikonnect Apps You use and other information based on Your interaction with our Services. .

For details regarding permission usage in connection with installation on the Android platform, please see the Qikonnect FAQ at www.qikonnect.com/support.

User Profile

Where the User registers a user profile in the Qikonnect Apps and via SMS or inbound call verification confirms being the holder of a certain number, the information up-loaded to the profile section of the Qikonnect  Apps will be received and stored by Qikonnect  until the User changes or deletes such data or terminates the Services. Compulsory information when creating a profile page is the User’s first name, last name and phone number and additional information that may be provided at the User’s option include, but is not limited to, photo, gender, street address and zip code, country of residence, email address, professional website, Facebook page, Twitter address and a short status message. Qikonnect may supplement the information provided or collected with information from third parties and add it to information provided by You. For example, collection and use of demographic information that is publicly available and additional contact information as allowed by applicable national laws.

Please note that any content uploaded to and displayed in the user profile by the User is not moderated by Qikonnect and is not protected under the Indian Law on Freedom of Expression. The User is solely liable for the publication of such content.


In addition, You may provide us with Your user identifier information regarding certain third party services, i.e. Facebook, Google+, LinkedIn and Twitter, necessary for the application to interoperate with such third party services. In that case The Qikonnect  will store and process also that information (and also a mapped photo where applicable), for as long as You use the Services and will not use this information for any other purpose than required in order to obtain interoperability and functionality in relation to such third party services. Please note that we never store any passwords to the mentioned third party services.

Contact Information

Where the Qikonnect  Apps are obtained from other sources than Apple App Store or Google Play, You may share the names, numbers and email addresses contained in Your device’s address book (“Contact Information”) with Qikonnect  for the purpose described below under Search. If you provide us with personal information about someone else, you confirm that they are aware that You have provided their data and that they consent to our processing of their data according to our Privacy Policy.

Where the Qikonnect  Apps are obtained from Apple App Store or Google Play, we will only use permitted Contact Information to make our Services more relevant to You and Your engagement with the Qikonnect  community.

In addition to Contact Information, if You choose to activate use of a third party social network service, such as Facebook, Google+, LinkedIn or Twitter, within the The Connect Me  Apps, Qikonnect  may up-load, store and use the list of identifiers associated with said services linked to the Contact Information in order to enhance the results shared with other Users.

Please note that no other Contact Information than the phone numbers and thereto attached names and email addresses will be received, stored and used from the User’s address book. Other numbers or information that may be contained in your device’s phone book will be filtered away and will therefore not be stored or used by The Connect Me . Addresses, passwords and credit card numbers and any other similar information will automatically be prevented from being entered into the The Qikonnect  database by our safety algorithms, that filters any numbers and other information stored in the phone book in a number sequence not compatible with that used for telephone numbers. Please also note that You can always choose not to share Contact Information with Qikonnect  and if You have shared information and changed Your mind, You can easily delist Your number or opt-out to render your entire Contact Information unavailable for search in the database for Enhanced Search.

Use, Sharing and Disclosure of User and Contact Information

Information related to the User or Contact Information will be used to:

(a) display the name associated with a certain number at a manual number search against the The Qikonnect  database,

 (b) provide selected Qikonnect  partners with limited information in order to enhance user experience, service functionality and data accuracy, provided that these partners adhere to strict confidentiality provisions no less protective of your rights than the Terms of Service and this Privacy Policy,

(c) enable the The Qikonnect  Name Search, as described below, to Users who have that functionality,

(d) contact You from The Qikonnect  for verification purposes or with information pertaining to the Services, e.g. newsletter e-mails and similar notifications, and verify provided User Profile information with third party providers,

 (e) enable You to use and share Your user information in connection with Your use of third party services,

(f) customize, measure and improve our Services, and

(g) personalize, measure and improve our advertising and use geo-location information to provide You with location based information and services (such as advertising, search results and other personalized content).

Enhanced Search functionality and database

To improve the Services, Qikonnect has created a searchable database where the Users generate the content and via the Enhanced Search functionality are offered access to this database, containing Contact Information from those Users who permit such aggregation. In return these Users are allowed to access to the database by querying it. Queries against the database are only allowed through the The Qikonnect Services by Users who have explicitly approved of the Service's functionality and integrity restrictions as contained in the Qikonnect  Terms of Service,  and this Privacy Policy.


In addition to the above Qikonnect  may disclose information related to the Users and Contact Information if we believe such action is necessary to:

(a) comply with the law, or legal process served on us;

(b) protect and defend our rights or property (including the enforcement of our agreements); or

(c) act in urgent circumstances to protect the personal safety of Users or members of the public.

Qikonnect  may share Your personal  data with trusted third party service providers and partners. Qikonnect  will always require these third parties to take appropriate organizational and technical measures to protect your personal data and traffic data and to observe the relevant legislation.

The following is a description of how Qikonnect  may share information about You with trusted third party partners:

1. Qikonnect  uses a third party partner company in order to send You or a third party you wish to contact SMS when you use the Services. In order to send you the SMS, we send the third party company Your and the relevant third party’s phone numbers. This third party SMS partner is contractually obligated only to use these phone numbers for the transmission of requested SMS.

2. Qikonnect  may use Push Notification Services to notify you about up-dates and important information. In such cases, Your phone number may be part of the notification. This message is sent to the push notification service provider, for delivery to Your device. You may, however, at any time-opt out or disable push notifications in the The Qikonnect  Apps.

3. Qikonnect  may allow you to use third party services to create your user profile or log in to use our Services, share information with such third parties, or to connect your user profile with the respective third parties. Those third parties may automatically provide us with access to certain personal information retained by them about You (e.g., content viewed by you, content liked by You and information about the advertisements you have been shown or may have clicked on). You control the personal information You allow us to have access to through the privacy settings on the respective third party service and the permissions You give us when You grant us access to the personal information about You retained by the respective third party service. By associating an account managed by a third party with Your Qikonnect  user profile and authorizing us to have access to this information, You agree that we may collect, use and retain the information provided by these third party services in accordance with this Privacy Policy. As an example, Qikonnect  may send a queried telephone number to Twitter in order to verify it against the Twitter API or retrieve the holders’ Twitter ID or Twitter photo, if available. If the Twitter ID is available, Qikonnect  will display a Tweet and follow button in the Users’ Qikonnect  app, which the User may use to send an open tweet to, and start to follow, the holder of the number. The The Qikonnect  app is not, however, designed to be a Twitter communication application and You will not be able to retrieve the replied or further tweets to the Qikonnect  app. When using the Twitter functionalities You are bound by the Twitter Terms of Service, located at https://twitter.com/tos, and the Twitter privacy policy, located at https://twitter.com/privacy.

4. For the provision of free versions of the Services, Qikonnect may also collaborate with a few selected third party advertising networks, which in such case may be provided limited information related to the freemium User’s device (but no other User or Contact Information).

5. Qikonnect, or a third party on its behalf, may collect and use your email address, telephone number and ID for advertising (including, but not limited to, content viewed by you, content you have commented on and information about the advertisements you have been shown or may have clicked on) through the Qikonnect Apps and share this information with third party advertisers and networks. Such third parties may use this information and information collected from other sources in order to provide measurement services and targeted ads. You can limit or opt-out of the collection and use of Your information for ad targeting by third parties via Your device settings.

The submission of Contact Information by You and the processing thereof by Qikonnect  is constitutionally protected under the applicable law, see the Qikonnect  Terms of Service. Qikonnect  may, however, disclose information contained in the Service and about you if we determine that for national security, law enforcement, or other issues of public importance that disclosure of information is necessary, always provided, of course, it is also lawful.

Qikonnect  may from time to time ask you to provide information on your experiences from using the Qikonnect  Services, which will be used to measure and improve quality. You are at no time under any obligation to provide any of such data. Any and all information which is voluntarily submitted in feedback forms or any surveys that You accept to take part in is used for the purposes of reviewing this feedback and improving the Qikonnect software, products and websites.

Cookies and Automatically Collected Information

Qikonnect Website uses so called “Cookies” in connection with the Services. Cookies are pieces of information stored on Your computer's hard drive and/or other device’s browser that enables Qikonnect  to keep Your login session for thirty days. The use of Cookies is standard practice. Cookies do not enable any access to and/or inspection of other information on Your computer or other device. If You do not wish to receive cookies, or wish to be notified of when they are placed, You may set your web browser to do so, if your browser so permits. Please understand that if Cookies are turned off, You may not be able to obtain full functionality in certain parts of the Services.

The Qikonnect  website and the Qikonnect  Apps use Google Analytics, a web analytics solution by Google. Google Analytics also adds cookies to Your computer or mobile device when You visit our website or interact with certain parts of the The Qikonnect  Apps and collects usage information to create statistics for The Qikonnect . See Google's privacy policy for details.

The Qikonnect  website also embeds badges from the social networking sites Facebook, Google­+ and Twitter. The badges may add cookies to Your computer or mobile device when You use the Services and have enabled Facebook connection. See Facebook’s privacy policy, Google’s privacy policy and Twitter’s privacy policy for details.

Qikonnect  servers may automatically collect data about Your Internet address when You use the The Qikonnect  Services. This information, known as an Internet Protocol address, or “IP Address”, is a number that is automatically assigned to Your computer or other device by Your Internet service provider whenever You are on the Internet. When You request pages from the Services, our servers may log Your IP Address and, if applicable, Your domain name. Your IP Address is used to help identify You and to gather demographic information about our Users as a whole. Qikonnect ’s servers may also record the referring page that linked you to Qikonnect  (e.g. another web site or a search engine); the pages You visit on the Services; the web site you visit after Qikonnect ’s web site; the ads you see and/or click on; other information about the type of Web browser, computer, platform, related software and settings you are using; any search terms You have entered on this web site or a referral site; and other Web usage activity and data logged by Qikonnect ’s servers. Qikonnect  uses this information for internal system administration, to help diagnose problems with servers, and to administer our Services. Such information may also be used to gather demographic information, such as country of origin and Internet Service Provider.

Corresponding data may be collected and used for the same purposes when You enable and use the “search the web” functionality within the Qikonnect  Apps.


Qikonnect  Services are not intended for or designed to attract anyone under the age of 13 and The Qikonnect  does not intentionally or knowingly collect personal information in the Services from anyone under that age. We encourage parents to be involved in the online activities of their children to ensure that no information is collected from a child without parental permission.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

Qikonnect  may at any time with or without a separate notice change this Privacy Policy, and You are encouraged to review this Policy from time to time. In case of substantial changes, Qikonnect  notifies the Users by push notice or via notice on the Qikonnect  website.


If You have any additional questions about Qikonnect ’s Terms of Service or Privacy Policy or want to make a request regarding certain information, You are encouraged to contact contact@qikonnect.com