Quodel Privacy Statement
No information from children under age 13. If you are living in a jurisdiction that prevents registration by persons under the age 13, or any other age, please do not attempt to register for Quodel, or provide any personal information about yourself to us. If we learn that we have collected personal information from a child under age 13, or any other age, in a jurisdiction which prevents registration for that age, we will delete that information as quickly as possible. If you believe that we might have any information from a child under age 13, or not allowed to register, please contact us.
Parental participation. We strongly recommend that minors (13 years of age or older) ask their parents for permission, before sending any information about themselves to anyone over the Internet and we encourage parents to teach their children about safe internet use practices.
Information About Yourself. When you sign up for Quodel you provide us with your first name, last name, email, country, gender, birth date, and password, during the registration process. Once the full Quodel application is available, you can provide other information about yourself by connecting with, for example, your current city, hometown, family, relationships, networks, activities, interests, and places. You can also provide personal information about yourself.
Information you provide to us:
Content. One of the primary reasons people will use Quodel is to share their profile and content with others. Examples include when you update your status, upload or take a photo, upload or record a video, share a link, create an event or a group, make a comment, write something on someone’s Wall, write a note, or send someone a message. If you do not want us to store metadata associated with content you share on Quodel (such as photos), please remove the metadata before uploading the content.
Cookie Information.We also collect information about you that is not personal information. For example, we may collect data relating to your activity on our websites (including IP addresses) via tracking technologies such as cookies, or we may collect information from you in response to a survey. We use "cookies" (small pieces of data we store for an extended period of time on your computer, mobile phone, or other device) to make Quodel easier to use, to make our advertising better, and to protect both you and Quodel. For example, we use them to store your login ID (but never your password) to make it easier for you to login whenever you come back to Quodel. We also use them to confirm that you are logged into Quodel, and to know when you are interacting with Quodel Platform applications and websites, our widgets and Share buttons, and our advertisements. You can remove or block cookies using the settings in your browser, but in some cases that may impact your ability to use Quodel.
We generally use this information to report statistics, analyse trends, administer our services, diagnose problems and target and improve the quality of our products and services. To the extent this information does not constitute personal information, the Australian National Privacy Principles do not apply and we may use this information for any purpose and by any means whatsoever.
We generally advise that you do not publish or communicate personal information, or at least limit the personal information that you publish or communicate, to the public via our services, such as in our classifieds, forums or blogs (Non-Confidential Information). You acknowledge that we cannot control any third party collection or use of your Non-Confidential Information. You agree that we may use and disclose Non-Confidential Information for any purpose and by any means whatsoever. Information we receive from third parties:
Quodel Platform. We do not own or operate the applications or websites that you use through Quodel Platform (such as games and utilities). Whenever you connect with a Platform application or website, we will receive information from them, including information about actions you take. In some cases, in order to personalize the process of connecting, we may receive a limited amount of information even before you connect with the application or website.
This section explains how your information is to be shared on Quodel. Name and Profile Picture. Quodel is designed to make it easy for you to find and connect with others. For this reason, your name and profile picture will not have privacy settings. Gender and Birth Date. In addition to name and email address, we require you to provide your gender and birth date during the registration process. We ask for your date of birth to verify that you are 13 or older (or age appropriate for your jurisdiction), and so that we can better limit your access to content and advertisements that are not age appropriate. Because your date of birth and gender are required, you cannot delete them. You can, however, edit your profile to hide all (or part) of such fields from other users. Other. Here are some other things to remember: You understand that when the Quodel application is fully launched information might be re-shared or copied by other users. Minors. We reserve the right to add special protections for minors (such as to provide them with an age-appropriate experience) and place restrictions on the ability of adults to share and connect with minors, recognizing this may provide minors a more limited experience on Quodel Quodel Platform
Sharing information on Quodel.
No one is allowed to adjust, change, modify or seek to alter the Quodel Platform in any way.
No one is allowed to attempt attacks on the Quodel platform in any way, such as denial of service attacks.
Information You Share With Third Parties. You should always review the policies of third party applications and websites to make sure you are comfortable with the ways in which they use information you share with them. We do not guarantee that they will follow our rules. If you find an application or website that violates our rules, you should report the violation to us (on this pre-launch site)and we will take action as necessary.
Pre-Approved Third-Party Websites and Applications. In order to provide you with useful social experiences, we will in the Quodel application, occasionally need to provide general Information about you, to pre-approved third party websites and applications that use our platform at the time you visit them (if you are still logged in to Quodel). Similarly, when one of your friends visits a pre-approved website or application, it will receive general Information about you, so you and your friend can be connected on that website as well (if you also have an account with that website). In these cases we require these websites and applications to go through an approval process, and to enter into separate agreements designed to protect your privacy. For example, these agreements include provisions rating to the access and deletion of your general Information, along with your ability to opt-out of the experience being offered. You will be able to disable instant personalization on all pre-approved websites and applications using your Applications and Websites privacy setting. You will also block a particular pre-approved website or application by clicking a button in when you visit that application or website. In addition, if you log out of Quodel before visiting a pre-approved application or website, it will not be able to access your information.
Links. When you click on links on Quodel you may leave our site. We are not responsible for the privacy practices of other sites, and we encourage you to read their privacy statements.
How We Will Use Your Information
We use the information we collect to try to provide a safe, efficient, and customized experience. Here are some of the details on how we do that:
To manage the service. We use the information we collect to provide our services and features to you, to measure and improve those services and features, and to provide you with customer support. We use the information to prevent potentially illegal activities, and to enforce our accountabilities. We also use a variety of technological systems to detect and address anomalous activity and screen content to prevent abuse such as spam. These efforts may on occasion result in a temporary or permanent suspension or termination of some functions for some users.
To contact you. We may contact you with service-related announcements from time to time. You may opt out of all communications in future. We may include content for you see on Quodel in the emails we send to you.
To supplement your profile. We may use information about you that we collect from other Quodel users to supplement your profile (such as when you are tagged in a photo or mentioned in a status update). In such cases we generally give you the ability to remove the content (such as allowing you to remove a photo tag of you) or limit its visibility on your profile.
To make suggestions. We use your information, to make suggestions to you and other users on Quodel. To help your friends find you. We allow other users to use contact information they have about you, such as your email address, to find you, including through contact importers and search. You will be able to prevent other users from using your email address to find you after launch. Memorializing Accounts. If we are notified that a user is deceased, we may memorialize the user’s account. In such cases we will restrict profile access to confirmed friends, and allow friends and family to write on the user’s Wall in remembrance. We may close an account if we receive a formal request from the user’s next of kin or other proper legal request to do so.
How We Share Information
The Quodel application is designed to be about sharing information with others — friends and people in your communities — while providing you with control over privacy that you can use to restrict other users from accessing some of your information. We intend to share your information with third parties when we believe the sharing is permitted by you, reasonably necessary to offer our services, or when legally required to do so. For example:
When you make a payment. When the Quodel application is launched , when you enter into transactions with others or make payments on Quodel, we will share transaction information with only those third parties necessary to complete the transaction. We will require those third parties to agree to respect the privacy of your information.
When you invite a friend to join. When you ask us to invite a friend to join Quodel, we will send your friend a message on your behalf using your name. The invitation may also contain information about other users your friend might know. We may also send up to two reminders to them in your name. You can see who has accepted your invitations, send reminders, and delete your friends’ email addresses on your invite history page. If your friend does not want us to keep their information, we will also remove it at their request by using this help page
When you choose to share your information with marketers. You may choose to share information with marketers or electronic commerce providers that are not associated with Quodel through on-site offers. This is entirely at your discretion and we will not provide your information to these marketers without your consent.
To help your friends find you. By default, we will make certain information you have posted to your profile available in search results on Quodel to help your friends find you. However, you can control who can see some of this information, as well as who can find you in searches. We will also partner with email and instant messaging providers to help their users identify which of their contacts are Quodel users, so that we can promote Quodel to those users.
To give search engines access to publicly available information. We generally limit search engines’ access to our site. We may allow them to access information set to the “everyone” setting (along with your name and profile picture) and your profile information that is visible to everyone. You will be able to change the visibility of some of your profile information . You will also be able to prevent search engines from indexing your profile using the Applications and Websites settings
To help improve or promote our service. We plan to sometimes share aggregated information with third parties to help improve or promote our service. But we only do so in such a way that no individual user can be identified or linked to any specific action or information.
To provide you with services. We may provide information to service providers that help us bring you the services we offer. For example, we may use third parties to help host our website, send out email updates about Quodel, remove repetitive information from our user lists, process payments, or provide search results or links (including sponsored links). These service providers may have access to your personal information for use for a limited time, but when this occurs we implement reasonable contractual and technical protections to limit their use of that information to helping us provide the service.
To advertise our services. We may ask advertisers outside of Quodel to display ads promoting our services. We may ask them to deliver those ads based on the presence of a cookie, but in doing so will not share any other information with the advertiser.
To respond to legal requests and prevent harm. We may disclose information pursuant to subpoenas, court orders, or other requests (including criminal and civil matters) if we have a good faith belief that the response is required by law. This may include respecting requests from jurisdictions outside of Australia where we have a good faith belief that the response is required by law under the local laws in that jurisdiction, apply to users from that jurisdiction, and are consistent with generally accepted international standards. We may also share information when we have a good faith belief it is necessary to prevent fraud or other illegal activity, to prevent imminent bodily harm, or to protect ourselves and you from people violating our rights and may include sharing information with other companies, lawyers, courts or other government entities.
How You Can Change or Remove Information
Editing your profile. In future, after the Quodel Application launch, you may change or remove your profile information at any time by going to your profile page and clicking “Edit My Profile.” Information will be updated immediately.
During pre-launch you may unsubscribe from Quodel. Deactivating or deleting your account. After launch, if you want to stop using your account you may deactivate it or delete it. When you deactivate an account, we cannot guarantee no user will be able to see it, but it will not be deleted. We save your profile information (connections, photos, etc.) in case you later decide to reactivate your account. Many users deactivate their accounts for temporary reasons and in doing so are asking us to maintain their information until they return to Quodel. You will still have the ability to reactivate your account and restore your profile in its entirety. When you delete an account, it is permanently deleted from Quodel. You should only delete your account if you are certain you never want to reactivate it. You may deactivate your account or delete your account.
Limitations on removal. Even after you remove information from your profile or delete your account, copies of that information may remain viewable elsewhere to the extent it has been shared with others, it was otherwise distributed pursuant to your privacy controls, or it was copied or stored by other users. However, your name will no longer be associated with that information on Quodel. (For example, if you post something to another user’s profile and then you delete your account, that post may remain, but be attributed to an “Anonymous Quodel User.”) Additionally, we may retain certain information to prevent identity theft and other misconduct even if deletion has been requested. If you have given third party applications or websites access to your information, they may retain your information to the extent permitted under their terms of service or privacy policies. But they will no longer be able to access the information through our Platform after you disconnect from them.
Backup copies. Removed and deleted information may persist in backup copies, but will not be available to others.
Non-user contact information. If a user provides your email address to us, and you are not a Quodel user but you want us to delete your address, let us know. However, that request will only apply to addresses we have at the time of the request and not to any addresses that users provide to us later.
How We Protect Information
We do our best to keep your information secure, but we need your help, so contact us if in doubt. However, you acknowledge that the security of online transactions and the security of communications sent by electronic means or by post cannot be guaranteed. You provide information to us via the internet or by post at your own risk. We cannot accept responsibility for misuse or loss of, or unauthorised access to, your personal information where the security of information is not within our control.
You acknowledge that we are not responsible for the privacy or security practices of any third party (including third parties that we are permitted to disclose your personal information to in accordance with this policy or any applicable laws). The collection and use of your information by such third party/ies may be subject to separate privacy and security policies.
Please note, if you suspect any misuse or loss of, or unauthorised access to, your personal information, please let us know immediately. Steps we take to keep your information secure. We plan to keep your account information on a secured server behind a firewall. When you enter sensitive information (such as credit card numbers and passwords), we will encrypt that information using secure socket layer technology (SSL). We also use automated and social measures to enhance security, such as analyzing account behavior for fraudulent or otherwise anomalous behavior, may limit use of site features in response to possible signs of abuse, may remove inappropriate content or links to illegal content, and may suspend or disable accounts for violations of our rights.
Risks inherent in sharing information. Although we will allow you to set privacy options that limit access to your information, please be aware that no security measures are perfect or impenetrable. We cannot control the actions of other users with whom you share your information. We cannot guarantee that only authorized persons will view your information. We cannot ensure that information you share on Quodel will not become publicly available. We are not responsible for third party circumvention of any privacy controls or security measures on Quodel. You can reduce these risks by using common sense security practices such as choosing a strong password, using different passwords for different services, and using up to date antivirus software.
Report Violations. You should report any security violations to us
Consent to Collection and Processing in Australia. By using Quodel, you consent to having your personal data transferred to and processed in Australia.
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