Qualified Data Systems, Inc. and its affiliates (”QDS”) respect your privacy. This privacy statement applies to activities directly related to your visit of the QDS website. It does not apply to any third party websites linked through the QDS website. It is strongly recommended that visitors read the privacy policies of any third party prior to providing any information to such sites. QDS has no responsibility or liability in connection with the use of third party links on our website.

Collection and Utilization of Your Information:

You may be able to visit the majority of the QDS website without disclosing personally-identifiable information (personal data). However, you may choose to provide QDS with your personal data, for example when contacting us, downloading content, or requesting information regarding our services. You may also decide to provide us voluntarily personal data of a third person, such as a friend or colleague. In this case, we assume that you have permission from such third party to provide us with their personal data. By submitting personal data to us, you acknowledge and agree that QDS shall handle the information we learn from your visit to our website in the following manner:

When your visit involves reading or downloading information, such as company information, solution/services documentation, case studies, or articles we may collect and process only the following information about you;

  • The name of the domain from which you access the internet
  • The date and time you access our website
  • The internet address of the website from which you linked directly to our website

We may also use “cookies” and/or related technologies to collect personally non-identifiable information from your visit to our website. We use this information for quality assurance purposes and to help us make our site increasingly useful to our visitors.

When you submit personal data while visiting the QDS website we may collect and process the specific information you voluntarily provide to us. By submitting any personal data on the QDS website, you authorize QDS to use, process, or transfer (if necessary across borders) such data, even in and to countries where the level of data protection may not be commensurate with higher standards adopted by other countries. In such cases, QDS will strive to handle your personal data in the manner consistent with this Privacy Statement. QDS does not sell personal data to third parties; however you personal data may be transferred automatically to the successor of our business.

When you are a client, or part of a client organization, or are a subcontractor, your personal data provided to QDS, including personal data from a third party, may be collected, stored, processed, and transferred as needed for QDS to carry out its business or seek potential business in the future with your organization. If you provide us with personal data, whether in the form of an electronic mail, business card, orally during business activities or otherwise, we assume that you have granted us permission to collect, store, process, and transfer such information with no limitations even in and to countries where the level of data protection may not be commensurate with higher standards adopted by other countries. We also assume that you have unrestricted permission from third parties for the transfer of their personal data.

Security of your Personal Data:

QDS uses a combination of procedural and technical controls and counter measures to protect your privacy and avoid unauthorized use or disclosure of your personal data. However, no transfer of data over the internet is completely secure. While we employ reasonably efforts to protect your data on our systems, when the data is transferred over the internet, it may be accessed and used by unauthorized third parties. QDS has no control over the performance, reliability, availability, or security of the Internet and thus does not warrant that any information transfer via the internet or any communication through the internet is secure. QDS shall not be held liable for any disclosure, unauthorized use, loss, damage, expense, harm, or inconvenience resulting from the loss, delay, interception, corruption, intervention, misuse, or alteration of any personal data due to any reason beyond QDS’ reasonable control.

Disclosure required by Law:

It is possible that your personal data provided to us through the use of our website may be subject to disclosure under the law (e.g. pursuant to a statutory provision, a court order, a subpoena, or other regulatory action).