Qwikword Privacy Policy

The purpose of the Qwikword Privacy Policy is to inform our users about the information that we collect and how we use that information. The entire policy can be found below. To make it a bit easier to digest our Privacy Policy, we want to highlight some key items. For information about user’s obligations and use of Qwikword, please see our Terms of Use.

  • We may sell or give your data to other companies for their marketing purposes without your permission.
  • Information that you post in our community and through our features is available to members of the public.
  • We collect images and words that you post and the information you provide about yourself and your response time, to personalize your Qwikword experience. This information is publicly available.
  • Other people can find the images and words that you post and responses thereto in a search.

This summary is not the complete picture, so please read the Qwikword Privacy Policy below in its entirety to learn more about the information that we collect and how we use and share this information.

QWIKWORD
PRIVACY POLICY
(EFFECTIVE AS OF MARCH 20, 2015)

PLEASE READ CAREFULLY

This Privacy Policy is effective as of March 20, 2015, for Qwikword (“Qwikword”, “we”, “us” or “our”). It applies to the United States, Canada and the European Community operations for the Qwikword service (the “Service”) that we offer through our website located at www.qwikword.com.

We will continue to evaluate this Privacy Policy against new technologies, business practices, and our users’ needs, and may make changes to the Privacy Policy accordingly. Please check this page periodically for updates. If we make any material changes to this Privacy Policy, we will post the updated Privacy Policy here, which will take effect immediately upon posting.

The types of information we collect

There are several areas where you can submit information to us, and some features that automatically collect information from the users of our Service and visitors to our website. Information you give us:

To enable you to enjoy certain features of our Service, we collect certain types of information, including personally identifiable information, during your interactions with our Service, which you can log into by e-mail, via Facebook, via Twitter, or via Google Plus. For example, we collect information when you:

  • Register to use our Service;
  • Enter information in your Profile;
  • Post images or words and respond to images or words posted by other users (including your response time), use community and social networking features that are part of our Service, or send us emails;
  • Participate in polls, contests, or other features of the Service, or respond to offers or advertisements on the Service; and
  • Sign up to receive email newsletters.

After you register, you may provide certain information, which includes (but may not be limited to) your email address, your first and last name, date of birth, nationality, job status, gender, and zip code, as well as a password for your user account.

Information we receive from third parties

We may receive information about you from third parties and store it in our databases with other information (including personally identifiable information) that you provide to us.

Qwikword is not responsible for, and will assume no liability, if a business partner or other entity collects, uses or shares any information about you in violation of its own privacy policy or applicable law.

Information that we receive from other users

We may collect information about you from people who have stored information about you when they elect to use our social networking or community features, or when they enable connectivity with another website or application where they have stored such information.

Automatic Data Collection

Information about your computer or device:

We may also collect information about the computer, mobile or other devices you use to access the Service. For example, our servers receive and record information about your computer and browser, including potentially your IP address, browser type, and other software or hardware information. If you access the Service from a mobile or other device, we may collect a unique device identifier assigned to that device or other transactional information for that device. Tracking technology: We use what are commonly called “cookies,” a small data string our server writes to your hard drive, and other tracking technology to help us manage and track your interaction with Qwikword Services. These technologies collect non-personally identifiable information to improve our Services, including to keep count of return visits to our website or our advertisers’ or partners’ websites, collect and report on aggregate statistical information, save your password and login information, and / or display advertising or content based on your interests. We may also capture other data such as search criteria and results, date, time, connection speed and IP addresses. Third parties whose products or services are accessible or advertised via the Service may also use cookies, and we advise you to check their privacy policies for information about their cookies and other privacy practices.

Advertisers, and the third-party advertising companies with whom we or our advertisers partner to deliver ads to you, may place or recognize a unique cookie or similar technology on your browser in order to collect information about your visits to the Service.

How we use the information we collect:

We use the information that we collect for the following purposes:

  • To customize and personalize the advertising and the content you see.
  • To send you information about topics that we think will be of interest to you.
  • To alert you to the latest developments and features on our Service.
  • To sell that information to third parties.
How the information we collect is shared

We may make your personally identifiable information available to other companies, websites, applications or people. For example we may share:

  • Information you choose to provide in the course of your use of the Service and by participating in community and social networking features such as forums, or other forms of public communication and interaction.
  • Information you allow us to share when you register with us.
  • Information used when we hire, partner with or sell information to third parties.
  • Your registration data, when we jointly offer certain features or services with third parties. Such third parties may have different data collection, use and sharing practices than us, and you should review their applicable privacy policies.
  • We may share your information with a third party when we jointly offer a service or a feature with that third party, such as connectivity with other websites or applications, to provide personalization to the Service.
  • If you unsubscribe for a mailing that we send to you on behalf of a third party, we may share your removal instructions with the third party so that your email address may be added to that company’s list of people to whom they will not send emails directly.
  • We may share your information in connection with increases in the capital of Qwikword or other means of obtaining additional funds in Qwikword or to grow the Qwikword business.
  • We may share your information in order to (i) protect or defend the legal rights or property of Qwikword, our business partners, employees, agents and contractors (including enforcement of our agreements); (ii) protect the safety and security of Qwikword’s users or members of the public including acting in urgent circumstances; (iii) protect against fraud or risk management purposes; or (iv) comply with the law or legal process.
We also may use and share information, such as general demographic or location information, time of response information or information about the computer or device from which you access the Service. Additionally, we may de-identify personally identifiable information and share it in a de-identified or aggregated form with third parties, advertisers and/or business partners in order to analyze Service usage, improve the Qwikword Services, or for other similar purposes. The use and disclosure of such information is not subject to any restrictions under this Privacy Policy.

How your information may be shared:

Your Profile is visible to other users and to the public. Please keep in mind that as a result of our partnerships, including, Facebook’s Instant Personalization, some of the people who may be looking at your profile or your activities on the Service may be your Qwikword friends, or your friends on other social networks, including Facebook. In addition, such friends may share information about you with other third parties, including their friends on other social networks.

How we protect your information

We have implemented commercially reasonable physical and electronic security measures to protect against the loss, misuse, and alteration of your personally identifiable information. Despite our efforts, however, no security measures are perfect or impenetrable.

Consent to processing

Use of Qwikword outside of the United States, Canada and the European Community is a violation of our Terms of Use. Nevertheless, if you use the Service outside of these countries, you fully understand and unambiguously consent to the transfer of such personal information to, and the collection and processing of such personal information in the United States, Canada and the European Community and other countries or territories. The laws on holding personal information in the United States, Canada and the European Community may vary and be more or less stringent than laws of your state or country.

How can I change my settings?

To modify your registration information: Select Settings. On that page, you can change all your registration information (including your email address and password). Make sure to hit Save changes when you’re done.

Governing Law

This privacy policy shall be interpreted under the laws of the State of New York.

Your California privacy rights

California Civil Code Section 1798.83 permits users who are California residents to request and obtain from us once a year, free of charge, a list of the third parties to whom we disclosed their personal information (if any) for direct marketing purposes in the preceding calendar year and the categories of personal information disclosed to those third parties. If you wish to make such a request or have any questions about Qwikword’s information sharing practices, you may contact us by sending us an email at support@qwikword.com.

Contact us

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, or the privacy practices of Qwikword, send us an email at info@qwikword.com.