TQI Privacy Policy

Introduction

TQI, including its wholly owned affiliates, (“TQI”, "us," "we," or "our,") is committed to protecting the privacy of CLIENT information. This Privacy Policy (“Policy”) governs TQI’s use of personally identifiable information, also "personal data," about users of our products, services and/or software that are available for purchase and use through our sales teams, accessible by download on our websites (our "Services"), and also users of our website https://www.TQI.Solutions as well as the other websites that TQI operates and that link to this Policy (collectively referred to as “Site(s)”). It also describes the choices available to you regarding our use of CLIENT personally identifiable information and how you can access and update this information.

TQI complies with the relevant regulation applying to personal data, including but not limited the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) issued by the European Union.

EU-U.S. and Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield Frameworks

TQI complies with the EU-U.S. and Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield Frameworks as set forth by the United States Department of Commerce regarding the collection, use, and retention of personally identifiable information transferred from the European Union, the United Kingdom and Switzerland to the United States. If there is any conflict between the terms in this Privacy Policy and the Privacy Shield Principles, the Privacy Shield Principles shall govern.

Privacy Policy Updates

Due to the Internet’s rapidly evolving nature, TQI may need to update this Privacy Policy from time to time. If we make material changes to this policy TQI will post our updated Privacy Policy on our Site located at https://tqi.solutions/tqi-privacy-policy and post notice of the change through eNews blasts and/or Blogs so it is visible after the change is posted so that you are always aware of what personally identifiable information we may collect and how we may use this information. TQI encourages you to review this Privacy Policy regularly for any changes. CLIENT’s continued use of this Site and/or continued provision of personally identifiable information to us will be subject to the terms of the then-current Privacy Policy.

Data Integrity and Purpose Limitation

TQI is a provider of cloud platform related services, including Platform as a Service (“PaaS”) and Software as a Service (“SaaS”) products, technical support services and professional consulting services for Omniweb and Drupal websites which processes personally identifiable information upon the instruction of its CLIENTS in accordance with the terms of the applicable agreement between TQI and CLIENT.

Information Collection and Use

You can generally visit our Site without revealing any personally identifiable information about yourself. However, in certain sections of this Site, we may invite you to participate in surveys, questionnaires or contests, contact us with questions or comments or request information, participate in chat or message boards, or complete a profile or registration form. Furthermore, we require you to complete a registration form to access certain restricted areas of the Site, to use certain services and when you download any software. Due to the nature of some of these activities, we may collect personally identifiable information such as CLIENT name, e-mail address, address, phone number, password, screen name, credit card information and other contact information that you voluntarily transmit with CLIENT on-line and in-person communications to us and personally identifiable information that you elect to include in CLIENT chart and message board postings.

If you use a forum on this Site or if you are a guest blogger, you should be aware that any personally identifiable information you submit there can be read, collected, or used by other users of these forums and blogs, and could be used to send you unsolicited messages. We are not responsible for the personally identifiable information you choose to submit in these forums. We receive permission to post testimonials that include personally identifiable information prior to posting or as part of our Master Subscriptions, Services Agreement and Terms of Engagement.

Orders, SOWs and/or PCRs

If you purchase a product or service from us, we request certain personally identifiable information from you on our order form. You must provide contact information (such as name, email, and shipping address) and financial information (such as credit card number, expiration date).

We use this information for billing purposes and to fill CLIENT orders. If we have trouble processing an order, we will use this information to contact you.

In addition, we may collect information about the performance, security, software configuration and availability of customer web sites in an automated fashion as part of the TQI subscription services.

We use CLIENT personally identifiable information to register you to use our services or download or access software or other content, contact you to deliver certain goods, services or information that you have requested, provide you with notices regarding goods or services you have purchased, provide you with notices regarding goods or services that you may want to purchase in the future, verify CLIENT authority to enter our Site and improve the content and general administration of the Site and our services.

Certain modules within the software connect CLIENT installation to our subscription services, these modules may report to us, and we will collect, CLIENT IP address, operating system type and version, web server type and version, php version, database type and version, version of the services, modifications to CLIENT code, information regarding the availability of CLIENT website (e.g. if CLIENT website is live or down), website user statistics such as the number of nodes, number of users and number of comments. The foregoing information will be linked to CLIENT personally identifiable information and user accounts and we may use the foregoing information to better provide technical support to you and our customers and to improve our services.

If you install and use the TQI Search module and connect CLIENT site to the subscription services, in addition to the information we may collect, analyze and store when you use our services as stated above, the TQI Search module may collect, analyze and store the content of CLIENT site in an index. This index will be stored and updated on our servers to enable TQI Search to work with CLIENT site. A copy of this index may be retained for up to (30) thirty days as a backup in the event there is a problem with the index. Additionally, information about the size of CLIENT index, the search queries performed on CLIENT index, performance of TQI Search for CLIENT queries, and other operational information may be stored indefinitely in order to enable TQI to monitor performance over time, manage the Search Service, and to provide you with information about the Search activity on CLIENT site.

If you choose to contact us by e-mail, we will not disclose CLIENT contact information contained in the e-mail, but we may use CLIENT contact information to send you a response to CLIENT message. Notwithstanding the foregoing, we may publicly disclose the content and/or subject matter of CLIENT message, therefore, you should not send us any ideas, suggestions or content that you consider proprietary or confidential. All e-mail content (except CLIENT contact information) will be treated on a non-proprietary and non-confidential basis and may be used by us for any purpose.

Details of data processing

TQI processes CLIENT personal data as a customer and other customer’s personal data (in the following just “customer”) in order to provide the contractually agreed Services.

Subject matter: The subject matter of the data processing is the performance of the Services agreed between TQI and customer by TQI involving personal data provided by customer.

Duration: As between customer and TQI, the duration of the data processing is determined by customer and its contractual commitments about the use of TQI’s Services.

Purpose: The purpose of the data processing by TQI is the provision of the Services initiated by the customer from time to time.

Nature of the processing: Cloud computing as platform and software as a service and such other Services as described in the Documentation and initiated by the customer from time to time.

Type of personal data:

THE TYPE AND EXTENT OF PERSONAL DATA THAT IS SUBJECTED TO TQI’S DATA PROCESSING IS DETERMINED AND CONTROLLED BY OUR CUSTOMER AS DATA CONTROLLER IN ITS SOLE DISCRETION - THIS MAY INCLUDE, BUT IS NOT LIMITED TO THE FOLLOWING:

    • First and last name
    • Title, work department, and manager/supervisor name
    • Position and employment history
    • Employer
    • Contact information (company, personal and work email, phone, home address, physical business address, emergency contact details)
    • Photographs
    • Biographical and directory information, including linked social media profile or posts
    • Company usernames or IDs and login credentials
    • Identifiers related to work or personal devices used to access data exporter’s IT systems
    • Log information generated using data exporter’s IT systems
    • Actions performed by the employee while accessing or using the Services
    • Full time or part time status
    • Business travel arrangements
    • Training undertaken and training needs
    • Localization data

Categories of data subjects: Customer’s representatives and end-users including employees, contractors, collaborators and advisors of our customer (who are natural persons).

Communications from the Site - Special Offers and Updates

We will occasionally send you information on products, services, special deals, promotions. Out of respect for CLIENT privacy, we present the option not to receive these types of communications. Please see “Choice and Opt-out.”

Newsletters

If you wish to subscribe to our newsletter(s), we will use CLIENT name and email address to send the newsletter to you. Out of respect for CLIENT privacy, we provide you a way to unsubscribe. Please see the “Choice and Opt-out” section.

Service-related Announcements

We will send you strictly service-related announcements on rare occasions when it is necessary to do so. For instance, if our service is temporarily suspended for maintenance, we might send you an email.

Generally, you may not opt-out of these communications, which are not promotional in nature. If you do not wish to receive them, you have the option to deactivate CLIENT account.

Customer Service

Based upon the personally identifiable information you provide us; we may send you a welcoming email to verify CLIENT username and password. We will also communicate with you in response to CLIENT inquiries, to provide the services you request, and to manage CLIENT account. We will communicate with you by email or telephone, in accordance with CLIENT wishes.

Choice/Opt-out

We provide you the opportunity to ‘opt-out’ of having CLIENT personally identifiable information used for certain purposes, when we ask for this information.

To request updates or changes to CLIENT information or CLIENT preferences regarding receiving future promotional messages from us, you may contact our Client Services Team using the information in the Contact Us section of this Privacy Policy or follow the opt-out instructions that are contained in the bottom of the email communication you received.

You will be notified prior to when CLIENT personally identifiable information is collected by any third party that is not our agent/service provider, so you can make an informed choice as to whether to share CLIENT information with that party.

Please note that if you opt out of receiving our promotional or marketing emails, you may still receive certain service-related communications from us, such as administrative and services announcements and messages about CLIENT account. Occasionally these materials are sent from a different email domain.  

Employment Opportunities

We provide you with a means for submitting CLIENT resume or other personally identifiable information through the Site for consideration for employment opportunities at TQI. Personally identifiable information received through resume submissions will be kept confidential. We may contact you for additional information to supplement CLIENT resume, and we may use CLIENT personally identifiable information within TQI, or keep it on file for future use, as we make our hiring decisions.

Children's Privacy

TQI recognizes the privacy interests of children and we encourage parents and guardians to take an active role in their children’s online activities and interests. This Site is not intended for children under the age of 13. TQI does not target its services or this Site to children under 13. TQI does not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under the age of 13.

Cookies and GIFs

We use small text files called cookies to improve overall Site experience. A cookie is a piece of data stored on the user’s hard drive containing information about the user. Cookies generally do not permit us to personally identify you (except as provided below). We may also use clear GIFs (a.k.a. “Web beacons”) in HTML-based emails sent to our users to track which emails are opened by recipients.

Additionally, when using the Site, we and any of our third-party service providers may use Omniweb Compass, cookies and other tracking mechanisms to track CLIENT user activity on the Site and identify the organization or entity from which you are using the Site. If you register with the Site, we, and our third-party service providers, will be able to associate all of CLIENT user activity with CLIENT personally identifiable registration information. We will use such user activity information to improve the Site, to provide context for our sales and support staff when interacting with you and customers, to initiate automated email marketing campaigns triggered by CLIENT activity on the Site and for other internal business analysis.

Aggregate Information

The Site may track information that will be maintained, used and disclosed in aggregate form only and which will not contain CLIENT personally identifiable information, for example, without limitation, the total number of visitors to our Site, the number of visitors to each page of our Site, browser type, External Web Sites (defined below) linked to and IP addresses. We may analyze this data for trends and statistics in the aggregate, and we may use such aggregate information to administer the Site, track users’ movement, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use.

Disclosure

We will not sell CLIENT personally identifiable information to any company or organization, except we may transfer CLIENT personally identifiable information to a successor entity upon a merger, consolidation or other corporate reorganization in which TQI participates or to a purchaser or acquirer of all or substantially all of TQI’s assets to which this Site relates. We may provide CLIENT personally identifiable information and the data generated by cookies and the aggregate information to parent, subsidiary or affiliate entities within TQI’s corporate family, partner entities that are not within TQI’s corporate family and vendors and service agencies that we may engage to assist us in providing our services to you. For example, we may provide CLIENT personally identifiable information to a credit card processing company to process CLIENT payment. Such third party service providers may be obligated to protect CLIENT personally identifiable information consistent with the terms of this Privacy Policy and not for their promotional purposes and/or required to enter into written confidentiality and data processing agreements including the commitment to be compliant with the Standard Contractual Clauses issued by the European Commission. We will also disclose CLIENT personally identifiable information (a) if we are required to do so by law, regulation or other government authority or otherwise in cooperation with an ongoing investigation of a governmental authority, (b) to enforce the TQI Terms of Use agreement or to protect our rights or (c) to protect the safety of users of our Site and our services.

The Site may provide links to other Web sites or resources over which TQI does not have control (“External Web Sites”). Such links do not constitute an endorsement by TQI of those External Web Sites. You acknowledge that TQI is providing these links to you only as a convenience, and further agree that TQI is not responsible for the content of such External Web Sites. CLIENT use of External Web Sites is subject to the terms of use and privacy policies located on the linked External Web Sites.

Security

We employ procedural and technological measures that are reasonably designed to help protect CLIENT personally identifiable information including sensitive data from loss, unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration or destruction. TQI may use encryption, secure socket layer, firewall, password protection and other physical security measures to help prevent unauthorized access to CLIENT personally identifiable information including sensitive data. TQI may also place internal restrictions on who in the company may access data to help prevent unauthorized access to CLIENT personally identifiable information. These precautions consider the risks involved in the processing, the nature of personally identifiable information, and best practices in the industry for security and data protection.

Accountability for Onward Transfer

TQI is accountable for personally identifiable information that we receive and subsequently transfer to third parties. If third parties that process personally identifiable information on our behalf do so in a manner that does not comply with the Privacy Shield Principles, we are accountable, unless we prove that we are not responsible for the event giving rise to the damage.

Contact information and Customer personally identifiable information is accessible only by those TQI employees and consultants who have a reasonable need to access such information for us to fulfill contractual, legal and professional obligations. All our employees and consultants have entered into confidentiality agreements, and/or have been subjected to thorough criminal background checks requiring that they maintain the confidentiality of Customer personally identifiable information.

In the event TQI discloses personally identifiable information covered by this Policy to a non-agent third party, it will do so consistent with any notice provided to Data Subjects and any choice they have exercised regarding such disclosure. TQI will only disclose personally identifiable information to third-party agents that have given us contractual assurances that they will provide at least the same level of privacy protection as is required by this Privacy Policy and the Principles and that they will process personally identifiable information for limited and specific purposes consistent with any consent provided by the individual. If TQI has knowledge that a third party to which it has disclosed personally identifiable information covered by this Privacy Policy is processing such personally identifiable information in a way that is contrary to this Privacy Policy and/or the Principles, TQI will take reasonable steps to prevent or stop such processing. In such case, the third-party is liable for damages unless it is proven that TQI is responsible for the event giving rise to the violation.

TQI may use from time to time a limited number of third-party service providers, contractors, and other businesses to assist us in providing our solutions to our customers or in meeting internal business operation needs. These third parties may access process or store personally identifiable information in the course of performing their duties to TQI. TQI maintains contracts with these providers restricting their access, use and disclosure of personally identifiable information in compliance with our obligations under the Principles.

Updating and Deleting Personally Identifiable Information

TQI provides you with the ability to review and update the contact information that you provide to us and account information retained by TQI related to CLIENT previous purchase, download or payment activities. If you wish to review and/or update any of the foregoing information, you may access CLIENT account and review and update CLIENT personally identifiable information or you may contact us at the e-mail, phone or mailing address listed below.

TQI will also delete the personally identifiable information that you have provided to us: (a) upon CLIENT request, or (b) upon termination of CLIENT TQI account; provided, however, TQI will retain a copy in its files of all personally identifiable information, if required for legal reasons.

We will respond to CLIENT request for access within (60) sixty days.

If you are an EU or Swiss Person about whom we hold personally identifiable information on a customer’s behalf, you may request access to, and the opportunity to update, correct or delete, such personally identifiable information. To submit such requests or raise any other questions, please contact the business that provided CLIENT personally identifiable information. We reserve the right to take appropriate steps to authenticate an applicant’s identity, to charge an adequate fee before providing access and to deny requests, except as required by the EU-U.S. and Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield Frameworks.

Enforcement and Liability

TQI is subject to the jurisdiction and enforcement and investigatory authority of the United States Federal Trade Commission.

TQI also commits to periodically reviewing and verifying the accuracy of this Policy and the company’s compliance with the Principles, and remedying issues identified. All employees of TQI that have access to personally identifiable information covered by this Policy in the U.S. are responsible for conducting themselves in accordance with this Policy. Failure of an TQI employee to comply with this Policy may result in disciplinary action up to and including termination.

TQI assures compliance with this EU-U.S. and Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield Policy and the EU-U.S. and Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield Frameworks by utilizing the self-assessment approach as specified by the U.S. Department of Commerce. The assessment is conducted on an annual basis to ensure that all TQI’s relevant privacy practices are being followed in conformance with this EU-U.S. and Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield Policy and the EU-U.S. and Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield Frameworks. Any employee that TQI determines is in violation of these policies will be subject to discipline, up to and including termination of employment and/or criminal prosecution.

Dispute Resolution

TQI assures compliance with this EU-U.S. and Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield Policy by fully investigating and attempting to resolve any complaint or dispute regarding the use and disclosure of personally identifiable information in violation of this Privacy Policy.

Any questions or concerns regarding the use or disclosure of personally identifiable information should first be directed to the owner of the website in question (our customer); or if the question or concern is from our customer, then to TQI at the address given below.

TQI will respond to any inquiries or complaints within (60) sixty days. If TQI fails to respond or its response is insufficient or does not address the concern, TQI’s Dispute Policy outlines a process to follow. See TQI Dispute Policy at: https://tqi.solutions/dispute.

Contact Us

If you have any questions or complaints regarding this Privacy Policy please contact us by mail: TQI Inc. Mail Drop 499021, Cincinnati, Ohio 45249-9998 USA  Attention: Legal Team

Or e-mail to privacy@tqi.solutions

 

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