Privacy Practices

QED Financial Systems (“QED Financial“) operates QEDFinancialSystems.com and may operate other websites. It is QED’s policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our websites.

Website Visitors

Like most website operators, QED Financial collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. QED’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how QED’s visitors use its website. From time to time, QED Financial may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.

QED Financial also collects potentially personally-identifying information and personally-identifying information only when you contact QED through our online contact form, or you request services and fill out the appropriate forms required to obtain those services.

Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information

Certain visitors to QED’s websites choose to interact with QED Financial in ways that require QED Financial to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that QED Financial gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. Those who engage in transactions with QED Financial are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, QED Financial collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with QED Financial. QED Financial does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.

Aggregated Statistics

QED Financial may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. QED Financial may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, QED Financial does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.

Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information

QED Financial discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on QED’s behalf or to provide services available at QED’s websites, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using QED’s websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, QED Financial discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when QED Financial believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of QED Financial, third parties or the public at large. If you send us a request (for example via email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. QED Financial takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.

Encrypting Your Information

We use 128-bit encryption to protect your personal information when it travels over the Internet. You can be sure your information is encrypted when the Internet address starts with “https://” ; a green padlock in the URL address bar in your web browser also signifies that your information on this website is encrypted. 

Cookies

A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor’s computer, and that the visitor’s browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. QED Financial uses cookies to help QED Financial identify and track visitors, their usage of QED Financial website, and their website access preferences. QED Financial visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using QED’s websites, with the drawback that certain features of QED’s websites may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

Business Transfers

If QED Financial, or substantially all of its assets, were acquired, or in the unlikely event that QED Financial goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, user information would be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any acquirer of QED Financial may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.

Ads

Ads appearing on any of our websites may be delivered to users by advertising partners, who may set cookies. These cookies allow the ad server to recognize your computer each time they send you an online advertisement to compile information about you or others who use your computer. This information allows ad networks to, among other things, deliver targeted advertisements that they believe will be of most interest to you. This Privacy Policy covers the use of cookies by QED Financial and does not cover the use of cookies by any advertisers.

Privacy Policy Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, QED Financial may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in QED’s sole discretion. QED Financial encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.

 

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