Qontak creates profiles of business people and companies, which we call "Public Profiles," from different sources. Once we have collected Information about a person or company, we combine multiple mentions of the same person or company into a Public Profile. The resulting directory of Public Profiles (the "Directory") is then made available to the users of the Site and our customers and strategic partners.
Qontak obtains the data for its Public Profiles in three ways:
Qontak offers a service called Qontak Community Edition.
To subscribe to Qontak Community Edition, you are required to install software offered on the Site, known as the Qontak Contact Contributor (the "Software") or otherwise provide Qontak with access to your email account. When you subscribe to Qontak Community Edition, you allow Qontak to access certain Information stored by the application that your computer uses to manage your email and contacts, known as an "email client" (e.g., Microsoft Outlook) or stored by a provider of cloud services for email (e.g. Google Apps). We use this Information to improve the size and quality of our Directory. In exchange for allowing this access, you receive a subscription to Qontak Community Edition at no charge under specified terms and conditions (available at https://www.qontak.com/pages/toc).
From the contacts within your email client and "signatures" within email messages, we collect the following Information, if available, for each person:
From the headers of your emails, we collect:
To ensure the integrity of the directory, we take the following steps:
Information from your email client will continue to be shared as described above as long as the Software remains installed. If you choose to stop sharing Information from your email client with Qontak, you can uninstall the Software at any time following the instructions at http://www.Qontak.com/cefaq . You may not, however, retroactively "unshare" the Information you have already with Qontak.
Any personal information collected will be dealt with appropriately whether is collected on paper, stored in a computer database, or recorded on other material and we have in place safeguards to ensure this under the under Law No. 11 of 2008 regarding Information and Electronic Transactions (the IT Law) and under the Government Regulation No. 82 of 2012 regarding the Provision of Systems and Electronic Transactions (the GR 82).
Visitors to our Site may choose to submit their name, email address and/or other Information so that they can learn more about our services, register to take part in a Qontak-sponsored event, or participate in a survey, contest or sweepstakes.
If you choose to use our referral service to invite a friend to join Qontak, we will ask you for your friend's name and email address. We will automatically send your friend a one-time email inviting him or her to visit the Site. Qontak will use this information for the sole purpose of sending this one-time email and will not store your friend's name or email address.
Qontak may aggregate Information in a form that does not allow users to be personally identified for the purpose of understanding our customer base and enhancing the services that we and our strategic partners and customers can provide you.
If you purchase one of our online subscription-based services, you will need to provide credit card information. We will use that information solely for the purpose of fulfilling your Qontak purchase request. We will store credit card information in an encrypted form and will not sell, share or use it again without your prior consent. (The only exceptions are described in the sections below on "Disclosures to Service Providers," "Disclosures for Legal Reasons," and "Disclosures to a Buyer of the Company").
We also collect information using cookies, as described below.
Most websites, including our Site, use a feature of your browser to set a small text file called a "cookie" on your computer. The site placing the cookie on your computer can then recognize the computer when you revisit the site to allow auto log in and track how you are using the site.
When you visit our Site, our servers and/or those of our service providers automatically record certain information that your web browser sends, such as your web request, Internet Protocol address, browser type, referring/exit pages and URLs, number of clicks, domain names, landing pages, pages viewed, time and date of use and other information.
The Information we collect using cookies does not allow you to be personally identified; but we may link this Information to Information that you submit while on our Site, which does allow you to be personally identified.
You are free to decline cookies. You can configure your browser to accept all cookies, reject all cookies, erase cookies or notify you when a cookie is set.
Our Web pages contain electronic images known as Web beacons (sometimes called single-pixel gifs) and are used along with cookies to compile aggregated statistics to analyze how our site is used and may be used in some of our emails to let us know which emails and links have been opened by recipients. This allows us to gauge the effectiveness of our customer communications and marketing campaigns.
Disclosures of Public Profiles
We may make any Information that our users contribute for inclusion in our Directory, that we collect from public web sources or that we license from third parties available to users of the Site, to our strategic partners and to our customers.
Disclosures to Service Providers
Qontak may from time to time disclose Information to service providers, solely for providing functions related to our operation of the Site and for no other purpose. For example:
Disclosures for Legal Reasons
We may disclose Information to a third party if we believe in good faith that such disclosure is necessary or desirable: (i) to comply with a law, regulation, governmental or securities exchange requirement, court order, judicial proceeding or legal process, such as a subpoena or a search warrant, (ii) to address a violation of the law, (iii) to protect the rights, property or safety of Qontak, its users or the public, or (iv) to allow Qontak to exercise its legal rights or respond to a legal claim.
Disclosures to a Buyer of the Company
If our company or substantially all of our assets are acquired, or in the event of a merger or bankruptcy, your Information may be among the transferred assets. You will be notified via email and/or a prominent notice on our Web site of any change in ownership or uses of your personal information, as well as any choices you may have regarding your personal information,
If you register for a Qontak event with a third-party speaker, your Information will generally be shared with the speaker.
If you provide Information in creating or updating your Public Profile, that Information will be included in the Directory and thus can be viewed by third parties.
We post customer testimonials on our Site which may contain the customer's name. We always get consent from the customer prior to posting any testimonial. If you wish to update or delete your testimonial, you can contact us at privacy@Qontak.com.
Our Web site offers publicly accessible blogs or community forums. You should be aware that any information you provide in these areas may be read, collected, and used by others who access them. You can request the removal of your personal information from our blog or community forum, by contacting us at privacy@Qontak.com. In some cases, we may not be able to remove your personal information, in which case we will let you know if we are unable to do so and why.
If you register for a Qontak account and your Information changes, or if you no longer desire our service, you may update or delete your Information by logging in with your username and password and making the change. We will respond to your request within 10 business days.
NOTE: Qontak collects much of its Information from the web. Because we search millions of new and old web pages every day, Information about you may be acquired again by our service, or contributed by our users, without your knowledge. We recommend that you check back periodically to ensure that your Public Profile contains only the Information you choose to have displayed. The best way to avoid having your Information found by our search engine (or any other search engine) is to contact the operator of the website that contains the original source(s) of the Information and ask for the operator to remove the displayed Information from the web.
We will retain your information for as long as your account is active or as needed to provide you services. We will retain and use your information as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements.
Qontak gives you the opportunity to "opt out" of having your Information used for certain purposes.
If you no longer wish to receive our newsletter and promotional communications, you may opt-out of receiving them by following the instructions included in each newsletter or communication or by visiting http://www.Qontak.com/unsubscribe. After we receive your request, we will send you an email message to confirm that you have been unsubscribed.
Qontak will not share Information that you submit when you register for our services with third parties for promotional uses unless you opt in to such sharing within your Qontak account or Qontak has separately acquired such Information from other sources, in which case Qontak will give you the opportunity to opt out via email.
If you have registered for a Qontak account and opted in to share your Information with Qontak subscribers, you may opt out by signing in to your Qontak account and changing your preferences by clicking "Edit" next to your contact information on the Profile page.
If you have subscribed to Qontak Community Edition and opted in to share your business contacts with Qontak in exchange for free access to our premium services, you may opt out of any further sharing of business contacts by uninstalling the Qontak Community Edition software.
When Qontak adds a profile to its Directory that includes an email address, it sends a message to that email address, offering an opportunity to opt out of inclusion in the Directory.
The security of your Information is important to us. When you enter sensitive Information (such as a credit card number) on our registration forms, we encrypt that Information using secure socket layer technology (SSL).
We follow generally accepted industry standards to protect the Information submitted to us, both during transmission and once we receive it. However, no method of Internet transmission or electronic storage is 100% secure. Therefore, while we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your Information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.
You may also communicate your opt-out request to Qontak by telephone or postal mail.
This Site contains links to other sites that are not owned or controlled by Qontak. We are not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites.
We encourage when you leave our Site to be aware and to read the privacy statements of each and every web site that collects personally identifiable information.
This privacy statement applies only to information collected by this Site.
The products and services of Qontak are not targeted to or intended for children under the age of 18. If you are under 18, you may not submit information about yourself to Qontak. Qontak reserves the right to modify or remove any information on its Site at its own discretion.