Qualibid is committed to protect personal information and collects it only if voluntarily provided.
If you do not want to disclose some or all of the required information or if you care to maintain the confidentiality of any information, you must either abstain from communicating them and simply leave the Website.
1. Commitment to Privacy
Confidentiality of personal information and privacy are principles well recognized by law and Qualibid knows how important it to its users. Qualibid strives to make them feel reassured when visiting it's Website and using its services and is concerned that their experience takes place in a secure and friendly environment.
User can be worry-free when transferring information onto the Website. Qualibid is committed to the highest degree of respect for privacy and controls carefully how personal information is used and disclosed.
- the type of information collected,
- the way information is used and protected,
- choices available to User in this regard.
The following terms define and limit User’s rights and responsibilities in accessing and using the Website.
2.1 Advertiser: a duly registered individual or business (member) of the Website who can browse the content and use functionality of the Website generally made available to the public as well as the advertiser's member area that is accessible though the advertiser's control panel.
2.2 User: any Advertiser or Visitor;
2.3 Visitor: any occasional, unregistered or signed off individual or business that browses and uses the public portion of the Website thus having limited access;
2.4 Personal Information: data that allows personal identification of an individual User of the Website;
2.5 Non-Personal Information: any information that is entered by a user but does not identify him or her. As, for example, such information may include:
- postal code;
- non-personal data, which doesn’t identify user such as type and version of browser used for referring URL, operating system and Internet Protocol (IP) address;
- information on customers summarized in an aggregate non-personal format for statistical and research purposes;
3. Collecting User's Information
3.1. General Rules of Consent
3.1.1 User Consent. Qualibid does not collect any Personal Information of User without its prior agreement to provide, except as required or permitted by law.
3.1.2 Consent. Consent is considered expressed clearly and explicitly when the User uses the Website or provides the requested information. User may sometime be asked to give their express consent, by checking an appropriate check box.
When Visitors use the Website, Qualibid never collects any data transmitted via their browser in order to identify them nor gains access to their Personal Information.
3.2.1. Server logs. As a standard practice of most web servers, some Visitor’s Non Personal Information are reflected in Qualibid server logs.
3.4.1. HTTP cookies. In order to provide better User experience, Qualibid uses HTTP cookies (also known as web cookies or browser cookies). HTTP cookies are pieces of short text used by Qualibid to set or get User’s information. Such cookies are stored on user's computer and are used mainly for User’s convenience in specific occasions, such as collecting statistical data, reading previously stored user preferences, quick authentication, session monitoring and the likes. Any browser provides the User with means to delete any cookies from the user's computer at any time.
3.4.2. Comments and Inquiries. Some Users may voluntarily submit data, such as email, name or phone numbers when contacting Qualibid by email, via IM, web forms or by phone. This information may be collected by Qualibid to allow follow-ups on such inquiries.
4. Use of Collected Information
4.1 General Rules of Disclosure
4.1.1 Qualibid does not sell, rent, disclose or share any Personal Information voluntarily supplied by Users.
4.2 Sharing of Information
4.2.2 Parent companies, subsidiaries and divisions
4.2.4 Disclosure pursuant to law Qualibid may disclose some information as permitted or required by law. A court or other entity with authority to force us to disclose such information may require us to disclose some information. If information may be useful, as part of an investigation into illicit or illegal activities, Qualibid may disclose such information to agencies responsible for law enforcement and other agencies investigation appropriate.
4.2.5 International Boundaries. If a User connects to Website from a country which differs from the countries where Qualibid’s servers are located, the communication will inevitably result in the transfer of information across international boundaries. By visiting Website, Users consent to these transfers. If Personal Information is provided to Qualibid, User acknowledge and agree that such Personal Information may be transferred from user’s current location to the offices and servers of Qualibid and its agents, and service providers.
4.3 Sharing of Non-Personal Information
Qualibid may occasionally provide portions of Non-Personal Information to third party subcontractors which can make specific offerings with prior consent from Users, the whole subject to strict contractual terms and with established means to monitor against misuse and unauthorized disclosure of such Non-personal information.
4.3.1 Server logs. With regard to Non-Personal Information, Qualibid may periodically analyze its Website logs to assess aggregate usage trends in order to better serve the needs of its Users. Under some circumstances this information may be used for purposes of systems administration or server troubleshooting and security.
4.3.2 Advertisers Database. Advertisers’ information is collected and maintained (the “Membership Database”) solely in order to provide Advertisers with access to specific functionality granted to them through their membership with Qualibid. If necessary, Qualibid will use the Membership Database to send periodic email messages and messages via internal messaging system providing Advertisers with alerts, activity reports and financial documents having to do with their account. Advertisers may unsubscribe from certain types of messages sent by Qualibid (i.e. account reports, alerts, offers, postal mailings etc.) by adjusting their notification settings or contacting Qualibid. Certain types of messages (i.g. announcements, personal messages, invoices and other financial notifications) will be always delivered to Advertisers.
5. User's Security
5.2. User's Data Storage
5.2.1. Restricted Access. While no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100 percent secure, as soon as we receive the data, Qualibid takes measures to protect its security;
5.2.2. Limited Access. The access to advertiser databases, system administration logs are restricted to the limited number of authorized employees;
5.2.3. Storage Period. Unless otherwise stated, files containing Personal Information are retained by Qualibid only for the time necessary to accomplish the purpose for which this information was collected.
5.3 Security of Uses. Safety is a shared responsibility. User also needs to adopt practices of safe use.
5.3.1 Website Address. Prior to signing in to the secure zone of the Website, the User must make sure that the URL of the Website that appears in the browser address bar is indeed “Qualibid.com” and not any other visually similar or forged address. This will prevent potential phishing and loss of user's login data.
5.3.2 Secure Mode. When accessing a member area, the User must check if he or she is in secure mode, making sure that the URL (Web address) begins with https :// rather than http :// The padlock icon on your browser window will confirm the secure mode.
5.3.3 Log Off. It is important to log out the Website when finished or during a session if terminal is left unattended. To close a session securely, User should log out, clear cache and close browser. These operations are even more important if User shares the workstation with others. Qualibid can in no way be liable for any loss or damage arising from failure to fulfill any obligation outlined in this paragraph.
5.3.4 Equipement Protection. Users are required to protect and safeguard their data and computer equipment. Users are also required to prevent unauthorized access to their advertiser accounts.
5.4 Security of Personal Information of Advertisers. Various and standard technical means to insure adequate security have been put in place by Qualibid to protect Personal Information of Advertisers.
5.4.1 Password. Advertisers must prevent unauthorized access to their password and computer. Advertisers are solely responsible for maintaining the privacy of their password and account information. It is Advertiser’s responsibility to immediately inform Qualibid of any unauthorized use of its username and / or password and / or any breach of security and to take all measures available to ensure optimal security conditions when using the Website. Qualibid never sends an unsolicited communication requesting password or asking you to put your account information up to date (phishing). Any email fraud must be reported.
The communication between Advertiser’s computer and Advertising Area is provided through a certified encrypted secure HTTPS protocol.
Qualibid has taken steps to prevent fraudulent use of Personal Information and authentication procedures which meet industry standards. This may include, without limitation, communications with financial institutions or credit reporting agencies to verify the authenticity of credit card and billing data.
6. Hyperlinks- Third Parties Websites
7. Third Party Discussion Groups
10. Information Requests and Complaints
Updated: October 31, 2012.