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.
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.
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.
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,
(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
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.
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 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.