QRky Privacy Policy

QRky takes your privacy seriously. We respect and protect the privacy of our users and take appropriate steps to safeguard your personal information. This privacy policy (the "Policy") explains the types of personal information that we receive and collect when you use the QRky Ltd. profile system ("Site") or the services offered by QRky Ltd. ("Services"). Because QRky is intended for users to share information, photos, ideas, etc. from their business cards, it is important to distinguish between what we will share with third parties, and what users are themselves sharing on the Site. We do not generally restrict what you share on your profile, and you are solely responsible for the content and privacy of what you share. QRky Ltd. does not sell personal information to third parties at any time for any reason. The information we collect is used solely to facilitate the delivery to you of our Services. Despite our policy against the sale or use of personal information of users other than for the purpose of delivering the Services, users should be aware that what they share on the Site may be discovered by third parties without the involvement of QRky, including, without limitation, search engine crawlers, bots and the like. Users should always take that into consideration whenever they share something, whether on our Site or on other third-party sites. If you have any questions about this Policy, please contact us at privacy@qrky.co.uk.


Information we collect


Information you provide

When you purchase QRky cards we ask you for personal information, such as your name, email address, and Account ID. You'll be asked to create a password for your QRky account. You may also provide us with additional email addresses that we will link with your account. You may create a public profile that includes certain personal information and multimedia content, which can be accessed and viewed by users scanning your business cards and users accessing the site online via your QRky ID. If you choose to have QRky aggregate your activity from other websites, you must provide us with your username for each site. You should be aware that for certain sites, this may expose your email credentials. For some sites, we may ask for a password if it is required by that service to display the information on your QRky profile. If you choose to allow QRky to interact with third party systems you will be requested to provide login information for this third party account. Your password will not be stored on the QRky servers and will only be used for the request. When you provide friends' email addresses and the services they use, we store these in order to provide Services to you. We may also store your imported contact list if you choose. Any details retrieved will only be used to automate your use of QRky and will never be shared, sold or rented. When you invite friends to QRky or send messages through QRky, we collect and maintain information associated with those messages, including email addresses and content.

Cookies


A cookie is a small file containing a string of characters. This information is sent to your computer when you use QRky, and it's stored on your computer so that we can uniquely identify a user's browser. We use cookies to store user preferences and track user trends. Because QRky is entirely personalized, your browser may require activated cookies for us to provide our Services to you.

Contents of entries


The contents of any entry that you post directly to the Site, including any text, images, photos, videos and audio, are stored and maintained on our servers in order to publish these items and provide the Service. Your submitted content will be associated with your account.

User communications


When you send email or other communication to QRky, we may retain those communications in order to process your inquiries, respond to your requests and improve our services.

Non-personally-identifying information


This is information that is commonly made available by web browsers and servers, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. QRky uses this information to better understand how visitors use our website. From time to time, we may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in QRky usage.


Uses


We maintain and process your personal information in order to provide your QRky account and access. When you send messages or invitations through QRky, your name, email address and personal QRky URL are identified in the message. We also use your name and email address to notify you of QRky updates. We store passwords for third-party services if it is required by that service to display the information on QRky. We do this in order to provide Services to you. We do not store passwords for third-party sites when you provide them as part of contact information retrieval, such as contacts import from Gmail. In addition to the above, QRky may process personal information for such purposes as: Sending you information related to your QRky account or other QRky services; Auditing, research and analysis in order to maintain, protect and improve our services; Ensuring the technical functioning of our network; and Developing new services.


Choices for personal information


You may change your QRky account settings in the QRky "Settings" section. You may delete your entries through QRky, and this will take immediate effect in your account view. Residual copies of deleted entries remain in our database to keep them from accidentally reappearing in people's feeds. When an entry is deleted in QRky, it often is not deleted in the third-party site from which that entry came. QRky retains the original entry so that it is not added as a "new" item during a future crawl. If you wish to terminate your QRky account, you can write us on team@qrky.co.uk. If you terminate your account, your profile and any entries you've made will be removed from the site. Your account will be deleted immediately, but it will remain in our backup systems. You can decline to submit personal information to our Service, in which case QRky may not be able to provide the Service to you.


Information sharing


In addition to the uses noted above, QRky only shares personal information with other companies or individuals outside of QRky in the following limited circumstances: We have your consent. We require opt-in consent for the sharing of any sensitive personal information. We have a good faith belief that access, use, preservation or disclosure of such information is reasonably necessary to (a) satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process or enforceable governmental request, (b) enforce applicable Terms of Service, including investigation of potential violations thereof, (c) detect, prevent, or otherwise address fraud, security or technical issues, or (d) protect against imminent harm to the rights, property or safety of QRky, its users or the public as required or permitted by law. If QRky becomes involved in a merger, acquisition, or any form of sale of some or all of its assets, we will provide notice before personal information is transferred and becomes subject to a different privacy policy. Please contact us at the address below for any additional questions about the management or use of personal data.


Information security


We take appropriate security measures to protect against unauthorized access to or unauthorized alteration, disclosure or destruction of data. These include internal reviews of our data collection, storage and processing practices and security measures, as well as physical security measures to guard against unauthorized access to systems where we store personal data. We restrict access to personal information to QRky employees, contractors and agents who need to know that information in order to operate, develop or improve our services. These individuals are bound by confidentiality obligations and may be subject to discipline, including termination and criminal prosecution, if they fail to meet these obligations.


Data integrity


QRky processes personal information only for the purposes for which it was collected and in accordance with this Policy. We review our data collection, storage and processing practices to ensure that we only collect, store and process the personal information needed to provide or improve our services. We take reasonable steps to ensure that the personal information we process is accurate, complete, and current, but we depend on our users to update or correct their personal information whenever necessary.


Accessing and updating personal information


When you use QRky, we make good faith efforts to provide you with access to your personal information and either to correct this data if it is inaccurate or to delete such data at your request if it is not otherwise required to be retained by law or for legitimate business purposes. We ask individual users to identify themselves and the information requested to be accessed, corrected or removed before processing such requests, and we may decline to process requests that are unreasonably repetitive or systematic, require disproportionate technical effort, jeopardize the privacy of others, or would be extremely impractical (for instance, requests concerning information residing on backup tapes), or for which access is not otherwise required. In any case where we provide information access and correction, we perform this service free of charge, except if doing so would require a disproportionate effort.


Links to Third Party Sites


This Policy only applies to the QRky website and services. We do not exercise control over the sites that our service links to. These other sites may place their own cookies or other files on your computer, collect data or solicit personal information from you. We encourage you to read such privacy policies of any third-party sites you visit. It is the sole responsibility of such third parties to adhere to any applicable restrictions on the disclosure of your personally-identifying information, and QRky and its affiliates shall not be liable for wrongful use or disclosure of your personally-identifying information by any third party.


Enforcement


QRky regularly reviews its compliance with this Policy. Please feel free to direct any questions or concerns regarding this Policy or QRky's treatment of personal information by contacting us at privacy@qrky.co.uk or by writing to us at our address. When we receive formal written complaints at this address, it is QRky's policy to contact the complaining user regarding his or her concerns. We will cooperate with the appropriate regulatory authorities, including local data protection authorities, to resolve any complaints regarding the transfer of personal data that cannot be resolved between QRky and an individual.


Changes to this policy


This Policy may change from time to time. We will not reduce your rights under this Policy without your explicit consent, and we expect most such changes will be minor. Regardless, we will post any Policy changes on this page and, if the changes are significant, we will provide a more prominent notice. Each version of this Policy will be identified at the top of the page by its effective date, and we will also keep prior versions of this Policy in an archive for your review. If you have any additional questions or concerns about this Policy, please contact us at privacy@qrky.co.uk. This privacy policy was inspired by Twitter, Retaggr, FriendFeed and MyOnePage.


QRky Terms of use


By using the QRky web site, a service of QRky, you are agreeing to be bound by the following terms and conditions ("Terms of Use").

Basic Terms

  1. You must be 13 years or older to use this site.
  2. You are responsible for any activity that occurs under your screen name.
  3. You are responsible for keeping your password secure.
  4. You must not abuse, harass, threaten, impersonate or intimidate other QRky users.
  5. You may not use the QRky service for any illegal or unauthorized purpose. International users agree to comply with all local laws regarding online conduct and acceptable content.
  6. You are solely responsible for your conduct and any data, text, information, screen names, graphics, photos, profiles, audio and video clips, links ("Content") that you submit, post, and display on the QRky service.
  7. You must not modify, adapt or hack QRky or modify another website so as to falsely imply that it is associated with QRky
  8. You must not create or submit unwanted email to any QRky members ("Spam").
  9. You must not transmit any worms or viruses or any code of a destructive nature.
  10. You are solely responsible for your use of the Site and Services. Because QRky merely serves as a repository of information, user-posted content does not represent the advice, views, opinions or beliefs of QRky, and QRky makes no claim of accuracy of any user-posted material. QRky archives links to third-party websites. The linked websites' content, business practices and privacy policies are not under our control, and we are not responsible for the content of any linked website or any link contained in a linked website. The inclusion of a link on the Site or Services does not imply any endorsement by or any affiliation with QRky. In accessing the Site and Services or following links to third-party websites you may be exposed to content that you consider offensive or inappropriate. You agree that your only recourse is to stop using the Site and Services
  11. You must not, in the use of QRky, violate any laws in your jurisdiction (including but not limited to copyright laws). Violation of any of these agreements will result in the termination of your QRky account.
  12. While QRky prohibits such conduct and content on its site, you understand and agree that QRky cannot be responsible for the content posted on its web site and you nonetheless may be exposed to such materials and that you use the QRky service at your own risk.

     General Conditions

  1. We reserve the right to modify or terminate the QRky service for any reason, without notice at any time.
  2. We reserve the right to alter these Terms of Use at any time. If the alterations constitute a material change to the Terms of Use, we will notify you via internet mail according to the preference expressed on your account. What constitutes a "material change" will be determined at our sole discretion, in good faith and using common sense and reasonable judgement.
  3. We reserve the right, in accordance with any applicable laws, to refuse service to anyone for any reason at any time.
  4. We may, but have no obligation to, remove Content and accounts containing Content that we determine in our sole discretion are unlawful, offensive, threatening, libellous, defamatory, obscene or otherwise objectionable or violates any party's intellectual property or these Terms of Use.
  5. The QRky service makes it possible to post images and text hosted on QRky to outside websites. This use is accepted (and even encouraged!). However, pages on other websites which display data hosted on QRky must provide a link back to QRky.
  6. We reserve the right to reclaim usernames on behalf of businesses or individuals that hold legal claim or trademark on those usernames.
  7. QRky and you are independent entities, and nothing in the Terms, or via use of the Site or Services, will create any partnership, joint venture, agency, franchise, sales representative, or employment relationship between QRky and you.
  8. QRky reserves the right at any time and from time to time to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, the Service (or any part thereof) with or without notice. You agree that QRky shall not be liable to you or to any third party for any modification, suspension or discontinuance of the Service. QRky reserves the right to remove any content uploaded or submitted by you without notice.

You understand and agree that you use QRky and it's Services at your own discretion and risk and that you will be solely responsible for any damages that arise from such use. under no circumstances shall QRky be liable for any direct, indirect, special, incidental, consequential or punitive damages of any kind, or any other damages whatsoever (however arising, including by negligence), including without limitation, damages related to use, misuse, reliance on, inability to use and interruption, suspension, or termination of the site or services, damages incurred through any links provided on the site and the non-performance thereof and damages resulting from loss of use, sales, data, goodwill or profits, whether or not QRky has been advised of such possibility. Your only right with respect to any dissatisfaction with this site or services or with QRky shall be to terminate use of this site and services.

If you have any issues about the above terms and conditions, please send a mail to terms@qrky.co.uk.

These terms of use were inspired by Twitter, Retaggr, FriendFeed and MyOnePage.