Generally, we collect information about you in four main ways: (1) information you provide to us; (2) log-in credentials and related information; (3) information from cookies and similar technologies; and (4) information we receive from third parties.
Information You Provide. We collect information that you provide to us. For example, we may collect information from you through the registration process and through your account settings, when you fill out a form, make a purchase, request customer support, or when you participate in any interactive features of our Services. Such information may include, but is not limited to, your name, username, email address, and phone number.
Log In Credentials & Third-Party Account Information. We will also collect information when you create an account using your GitHub (or other third-party) log-in credentials. If you sign in to the Services through a third-party account, such as GitHub, you understand and agree that we collect information associated with your third-party account.
Communications. If you contact us directly, we may receive additional information about you. For example, if you contact us for customer support, we may receive your name, email address, phone number, the contents of the message and any attachments you send to us, and any other information you choose to provide. If you subscribe to our newsletter, we will collect certain information from you, such as your email address. We may also receive your Slack username and other information when you request assistance through our Slack channel.
Careers. If you decide that you wish to apply for a job with us, you may submit your contact information and your resume online. We will collect the information you choose to provide on your resume, such as your education and employment experience. You may also apply through LinkedIn. If you do so, we will collect the information you make available to us on LinkedIn.
You may be able to change the preferences on your browser or device to prevent or limit your device’s acceptance of cookies, but this may prevent you from taking advantage of some of our features. Below is an overview of the types of cookies we and third parties may use to collect information.
Strictly Necessary Cookies. Some cookies are strictly necessary to make our Services available to you. We cannot provide you with our Services without this type of cookies. We use the following necessary cookies:
Functional Cookies. Functional cookies are used to recognize you when you return to our Services. This enables us to adapt our content for you and remember your preferences. For example, we use functional cookies to remember your choice of language or region. We use the following functional cookies:
Information Collected From Third Parties. We may collect information about you through other third parties. For instance, through cookies we place on your browser or device, we may collect information about your online activity after you leave our website. If you choose to link our Services to a third-party account, we may receive information about you, including your profile information and your photo, and your use of the third-party account. If you wish to limit the information available to us, you should visit the privacy settings of your third-party accounts to learn about your options. We may receive additional information about you, such as demographic data, from third parties such as data or marketing partners and combine it with other information we have about you.
We use the information we collect to operate our Services, communicate with you, conduct research and development, improve or enhance our Services, and promote our Services. For instance we may use the information we collect in the following ways:
Provide & Improve Services. When you register for a member account, we use the information you provide to create and maintain your account. The information we collect also helps us improve and enhance our Services.
Customize Content. We may use information we collect to customize content that we share with you and to provide you with information that may be of interest to you.
Communications. We may communicate with you if you’ve provided us the means to do so. For example, if you’ve given us your email address, we may send you promotional email offers or email you about your use of the Services. Also, we may receive confirmation when you open an email from us. This confirmation helps us make our communications with you more interesting and improve our Services. If you do not want to receive communications from us, please indicate your preference by opting out via the links provided in the emails. Note that if you opt-out of receiving our marketing emails, you may still receive transactional emails from us.
Marketing and Advertising. We may communicate with you for marketing and advertising purposes, such as developing and providing promotional and advertising materials that may be relevant, valuable, or otherwise of interest to you.
Transactions and Payments. We may use information we collect to facilitate transactions and payments.
Legal. We reserve the right to access, use, preserve, transfer, or disclose, at any time without notice to you, any information as reasonably necessary to: (1) comply with any applicable law, regulation, subpoena or legal process, or respond to any governmental requests and cooperate with law enforcement, if we believe such action is required or permitted by law; (2) enforce our Terms of Service, including investigating any potential violations; (3) protect the safety, integrity, rights, or security of our users, our Services or equipment, or any third party; or (4) detect, prevent, or otherwise address fraud, security, or technical issues related to our Services or those of our business partners.
We may de-identify your information so that you are not reasonably identified as an individual, and provide that information to our partners. We may also provide aggregate usage information to our partners (or allow partners to collect that information from you), who may use such information to understand how often and in what ways people use our Services.
If you are located in the EEA or the UK, we only process your information when we have a valid “legal basis,” including as set forth below.
Contractual Necessity. We need your information to provide you with our Services. For example, we may need to process your information to respond to your inquiries or requests.
Compliance with a Legal Obligation. We have a legal obligation to use your information. For example, we may process your information to comply with tax, labor, and accounting obligations.
Legitimate Interests. We or a third party have a legitimate interest in using your information. Specifically, we have a legitimate interest in using your information for product development and internal analytics purposes, and otherwise to improve the safety, security, and performance of our Services. We only rely on our or a third party’s legitimate interests to process your information when these interests are not overridden by your rights and interests.
We may share information we collect with third parties in a number of ways, including as described in this section:
Affiliated Businesses. In certain situations, businesses or third-party websites we’re affiliated with may sell or provide products or services to you through or in connection with our Services (either alone or jointly with us). We have no control over the policies and practices of third-party websites or businesses as to privacy or anything else, so if you choose to take part in any transaction or service relating to an affiliated website or business, please review all such businesses’ or websites’ policies.
Vendors & Service Providers. We employ other companies and people to perform tasks on our behalf and need to share your information with them to provide products or services to you; for example, we may use a payment processing company to receive and process your credit card transactions for us.
Analytics Partners. We use analytics services to collect and process certain analytics data. These services may also collect information about your use of other websites, apps, and online resources.
Advertising Partners. We work with third-party advertising partners to show you ads that we think may interest you. Some of our advertising partners are members of the Network Advertising Initiative (https://optout.networkadvertising.org) or the Digital Advertising Alliance (https://optout.aboutads.info). If you do not wish to receive personalized ads, please visit their opt-out pages to learn about how you may opt out of receiving web-based personalized ads from member companies. You can access any settings offered by your mobile operating system to limit ad tracking, or you can install the AppChoices mobile app to learn more about how you may opt out of personalized ads in mobile apps.
Business Transfers. We may choose to buy or sell assets and may share and/or transfer your information in connection with the evaluation of and entry into such transactions. Also, if our company (or our assets) are acquired, or if we go out of business, enter bankruptcy, or go through some other change of control, your information could be one of the assets transferred to or acquired by a third party.
Protection of Qwiet AI & Others. We reserve the right to access, read, preserve, and disclose any information that we reasonably believe is necessary to comply with law or court order; enforce or apply our Terms of Service (https://qwiet.ai/terms-of-service) and other agreements; or protect the rights, property, or safety of Qwiet AI, our employees, our users, or others. For the avoidance of doubt, the disclosure of your information may occur if you post any objectionable content on or through the Services.
Consent. We may also disclose your information with your permission.
Your browser may offer you a “Do Not Track” option, which allows you to signal to operators of websites and web applications and services (including behavioral advertising services) that you do not wish such operators to track certain of your online activities over time and across different websites. Although we may do so in the future, our website does not support Do Not Track requests at this time, which means that we collect information about your online activity both while you are using the website and after you leave our website.
If you are located in the EEA or the UK, you have the additional rights described below:
You may request access to the information we maintain about you, update and correct inaccuracies in your information, restrict or object to the processing of your information, have your information anonymized or deleted, as appropriate, or exercise your right to data portability to easily transfer your information to another company. In addition, you also have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority, including in your country of residence, place of work, or where an incident took place.
You may withdraw any consent you previously provided to us regarding the processing of your information at any time and free of charge. We will apply your preferences going forward and this will not affect the lawfulness of the processing before you withdrew your consent.
We make reasonable efforts to protect your information by using safeguards designed to improve the security of the information we maintain. However, as no electronic transmission or storage of information can be entirely secure, we can make no guarantees as to the security or privacy of your information.
We take measures to delete your information or keep it in a form that does not permit identifying you when your information is no longer necessary for the purposes for which we process it unless we are required by law to keep your information for a longer period. When determining the specific retention period, we consider various factors, such as the type of service provided to you, the nature and length of our relationship with you, and mandatory retention periods provided by law and the statute of limitations.
Under California Civil Code Sections 1798.83-1798.84, California residents are entitled to contact us to prevent disclosure of certain information to third parties for such third parties’ direct marketing purposes; in order to submit such a request, please contact us at [email protected]. California residents are entitled to ask us for a notice identifying the categories of Personal Information which we share with our affiliates and/or third parties for marketing purposes, and providing contact information for such affiliates and/or third parties. If you are a California resident and would like a copy of this notice, please submit a written request to [email protected].
We do not knowingly collect or solicit information from anyone under the age of 13. If you are under 13, please do not attempt to register for our website or send any personal information about yourself to us. If we learn that we have collected personal information from a child under age 13, we will delete that information as quickly as possible. If you believe that a child under 13 may have provided us personal information, please contact us at [email protected].