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Privacy Policy

What This Privacy Policy Covers

This policy covers how Quick Fuse Media LLC, a Massachusetts company ("Qfuse," "we," "us," or "our") treats personal information that it collects and receives on www.Qfuse.com ("Site," "Website," or "Blog"). We are not in the business of selling information about you: we use information shared with us for the sole purpose of running and improving our services. This notice tells you what information we collect, steps we take to protect and secure it, how we use and share information, and finally, how you can contact us with questions or concerns.

Information We Gather

  • Qfuse collects personal information when you register with us, use Qfuse products or services or post content on a Qfuse Website or Blog. This information is limited to your email address, username, and any information you post on your site. Your password is stored securely using a salted, variable work factor, one-way hash function.
  • Qfuse may also collect personal information if you enter into promotions or special offers.
  • Qfuse automatically receives and records information on our server logs from your browser, including your IP address, cookies, and the pages you request. We also collect other user information as part of our analytics services, in order to improve the service. However, we do not link such information to any personally identifiable information you submit while on our site.
  • Qfuse may collect billing information if you sign up for a paid service, which may include your name, address, telephone number, credit card details, and other information that is necessary in order to process the transaction. Under no circumstance do we store any of your sensitive billing details.
  • When signing up for the affiliate program, Qfuse may collect additional details in order to process payments and comply with tax law, which may include your social security number or EIN, your address, and other information as appropriate.
  • Qfuse uses information for the following general purposes: products and services provision, identification and authentication, services improvement, support, contact, research, and anonymous reporting.
  • Qfuse retains the right to display sites that have been produced with the Qfuse application within Qfuse promotional materials or on the Qfuse website.
  • Qfuse reserves the right gather and track scan statistics across users to improve our IT infrastructure and inform various business initiatives.

Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics uses "cookies", which are text files placed on your computer, to help Qfuse analyze how users use the Site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the Website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of our Website. By using our Website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.

Billing Information

  • Should you sign up for a Qfuse premium or pro account, we require your billing information in order to process the transaction.
  • We will retain the last 4 digits of your credit card number and credit card type, so that you may identify that card used in the future. We do not store any other billing information, as this information is discarded after your transaction has been processed.
  • If your subscription is auto-renewing, a recurring subscription will be created at our payment gateway, Authorize.net. Authorize.net will store your billing information on their secure payment gateway for as long as necessary to carry out the terms of your subscription.
  • Should you cancel your subscription, your billing information will be immediately removed by Authorize.net.
  • All transactions are processed over an industry standard SSL/TLS connection, with a minimum of 128-bit encryption.

IP Address

  • Qfuse occasionally obtains IP addresses from users depending upon how you access our websites. IP addresses, browser and session information may be used for various purposes, including to:
    • Diagnose and prevent service or technology problems reported by our users or engineers that are associated with the IP addresses controlled by a specific web company or ISP.
    • Estimate the total number of users visiting Qfuse's websites from specific geographical regions.
    • Help determine which users have access privileges to certain content, services or resources that we offer.
    • Monitor and prevent fraud and abuse.

Cookies

  • A cookie is a small amount of data, which often includes an anonymous unique identifier that is sent to your browser from a website's computers and stored on your computer's storage device.
  • If you reject all cookies, you may not be able to use Qfuse services or products that require you to "sign in" and you may not be able to take full advantage of all offerings.
  • You can configure your browser to accept all cookies, reject all cookies or notify you when a cookie is set.
  • Qfuse uses its own cookies for a number of purposes, including to:
    • Require you to re-enter your password after a certain period of time has elapsed to protect you against others accidentally accessing your account.
    • Keep track of preferences you specify while you are using the Qfuse Sites, Products, and Service.
    • Estimate and report our total audience size and traffic.
    • Conduct research to improve the content and services provided on Qfuse Sites, Product, and Service.

Use of Your Information

Quick Fuse Media is the sole owner of information collected on this site. All information collected is treated confidentially. If you have applied for a job with us, we will contact you by e-mail or phone unless you tell us otherwise. Quick Fuse Media does not store any sensitive client information other than name, email address, address, and phone number. As such, we do not sell, share, or rent any information to others. We do not share or sell any information about you for commercial purposes.

Why We Ask For Your Information

As our clients/customers, we need to know basic personal data about you in order to provide you with notices in writing (email and mail). We do not collect any personal data which we do not need in order to provide and oversee our defined and contracted service(s).

What We Do With Your Personal Information (UK and USA)

All the personal data we manage is processed by our staff; however, for the purposes of IT hosting and maintenance this information is located on one server in Montreal, Canada (CA). No 3rd parties have access to your personal data unless the law allows them to do so.

LCM has a Data Protection policy in place to oversee the effective and secure processing of all personal data we manage.

Retention. How Long We Store Personal Data

We are required under US and UK tax law to keep very basic personal data (name, address, contact details) for a minimum of 6 years; after which time it will be destroyed. Client information used for sales or marketing/communication purposes will be kept with us until you notify us that you no longer wish to receive such information.

What We Request to Do with Your Personal Info

For clients who have opted to supply us with their name and email address, we reserve the right to inform you of privacy policy updates, legal matters, security news, critical updates impacting your website or business, future offers, company news, and/or new services/products. Your information is not shared with third parties and you can unsubscribe at any time via phone, email, or our website.

What Are Your Privacy Rights?

If at any point you believe any personal information we process is incorrect, please request to see this information and have it corrected or deleted. If you wish to raise a complaint on how we have handled your personal data, you can contact us at any time and we will remediate and solve the issue quickly.

IF YOU ARE A UK CUSTOMER: If you are not satisfied with our response or believe we are processing your personal data not in accordance with UK law, you can complain to the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO). Our Data Protection Officer is Sean Dempsey and you can contact him at sean at qfuse.com.

Information Relating to Children

  • Individuals under the age of 13 are prohibited from creating or using accounts through Qfuse.com.

Information Use, Sharing and Disclosure

  • Sites created with Qfuse may be indexed by 3rd party search engines and therefore be returned in search engine queries that are visible to the general public.
  • Qfuse does not share personal information we learn about you from your use of the Qfuse websites, Product, and Service with others except as described in this policy.
  • Information provided to third parties via tools and widgets integrated with Qfuse may be subject to separate privacy and usage terms.
  • Third-party "widgets" may support functions that require user to disclose certain personally identifiable information, given the user's choice of participation.
  • We do not share, sell, rent or trade personally identifiable information with third parties for their promotional purposes.
  • Qfuse may use or share your personal information where it is necessary to complete a transaction, to operate or improve the Qfuse products and services, or to do something that you have asked us to do. We use other third parties such as a credit card processing company to bill you for goods and services. These third parties are prohibited from using your personally identifiable information for promotional purposes.
  • From time to time, Qfuse or a partner may sponsor a promotion or contest on Qfuse. You may be asked to provide personal information including name, email address or home address or to answer questions in order to participate. This information will be used strictly for the purpose of notifying and arranging delivery of promotional items to the person selected.
  • You may opt out of emails you receive from Qfuse or any of our partners for promotions, contests or newsletters at any time.
  • When you register for Qfuse, we collect user-submitted account information such as username and email address to identify users and send notifications related to the use of the service.
  • When you post content on a Qfuse website or Blog, you have the ability to post content which may include personally identifiable information about yourself.
  • If you post personal information online that is accessible to the public, you may receive unsolicited messages from other parties in return.
  • Comments posted on the Qfuse blog will be visible to the general public and may be used in Qfuse communications materials. Qfuse retains the right to remove blog content posted by site visitors for any reason at any time.
  • Qfuse may share personally identifiable information about you under the following circumstances:
    • We may share your personal information to respond to subpoenas, court orders, or legal process, to establish or exercise our legal rights or defend against legal claims and if in our judgment in such circumstances disclosure is required or appropriate.
    • We may share your personal information if we believe it is necessary in order to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, situations involving potential threats to the physical safety of any person, violations of our various terms of use, or as otherwise required by law.
    • As we continue to develop our business, we may also buy or sell all or part of our business. In such transactions, personally identifiable information you have shared with us is generally one of the business assets that will be transferred. The transferred personally identifiable information will remain subject to the promises made in this privacy policy or subsequent policies to which you have consented.
  • Qfuse reserves the right to display sites created with Qfuse in promotional materials.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

Qfuse may revise, modify or update this policy. We will notify you about significant changes in the way we treat personal information by sending a notice to the primary email address specified in your particular Qfuse account or by placing a prominent notice on our site.

Widgets

Widgets may support functions that require that you disclose certain personally identifiable information given the user's choice of participation. This information is collected in many different ways such as: forms, surveys, contests, forums, subscribing or unsubscribing to mailings and correcting or updating personally identifiable information and are only used for the purpose in which they were collected. Forms which require sensitive information such as financial information (credit card) to process purchases for products or services are SSL encrypted to protect your sensitive information.

Confidentiality and Security

No data transmissions over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. Consequently, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us and you do so at your own risk. Once we receive your transmission, we make efforts to ensure security on our systems.

  • We use physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards to protect personal information about you.
  • Your account information is password-protected. Additionally, your account's password is stored using a salted, variable work factor, one-way hash algorithm.
  • In certain areas, Qfuse uses industry-standard SSL-encryption to protect data transmissions. However, please note that this is not a guarantee that such information may not be accessed, disclosed, altered or destroyed by breach of such firewalls and secure server software.

If Qfuse learns of a security systems breach we may attempt to notify you electronically so that you can take appropriate protective steps. By using Qfuse or providing personal information to us you agree that we can communicate with you electronically regarding security, privacy and administrative issues relating to your use of those Sites, Products and/or Service. We may post a notice on our applicable websites if a security breach occurs. If this happens, you will need a web browser enabling you to view the applicable websites. We may also send an email to you at the email address you have provided to us in these circumstances. Depending on where you live, you may have a legal right to receive notice of a security breach in writing. To receive free written notice of a security breach (or to withdraw your consent from receiving electronic notice) you should notify us at support@qfuse.com.

Changing your Preferences and Personal Information

  • You can edit your account information with Qfuse at any time.
  • You can delete your applicable account by visiting the applicable account deletion page; however, please note that some personal information, primarily your contact information, may remain in our records to the extent necessary to protect our legal interests or document compliance with regulatory requirements.
  • If your personally identifiable information changes, or if you no longer desire our service, you may correct, update, or delete such information by making the change on our user home page, or by emailing our Customer Support at support@qfuse.com.

Contacting Qfuse

If you have a privacy concern regarding Qfuse, or this policy, and if you cannot satisfactorily resolve it through the use of this site, you should complete a support request at http://www.qfuse.com/support or you can write to us by email at support@qfuse.com