Privacy Policy

  

  Last updated: May 16,2019

  PLEASE READ THIS PRIVACY POLICY (“POLICY”) CAREFULLY. SUBJECT TO Quikernovel END USER SERVICE AGREEMENT, THE POLICY DESCRIBES DETAILS ABOUT HOW WE COLLECT, USE AND DISCLOSE PERSONAL INFORMATION. IF YOU ARE UNDER 18, DO NOT PROVIDE ANY INFORMATION UNLESS YOU HAVE FIRST OBTAINED YOUR PARENT’S OR GUARDIAN’S PERMISSION.

  This Privacy Policy governs the manner in which quikernovel collects, uses, maintains and discloses information collected from users (each, a “User”) of thehttp://www.quikernovel.com/website (“Site”).

  Our Privacy Policy may change from time to time. We will not reduce your rights under this Privacy Policy without your explicit consent. We will post any privacy policy changes on this page and, if the changes are significant, we will provide a more prominent notice (including, for certain services, email notification of privacy policy changes).

  1. Personal Information We Collect through the Platform

  1. Active Collection

  Personal information may be collected in a number of ways when you visit or use our Service(s). We may collect information about you, including your name, gender, your date of birth, email address, mailing address, phone number, geographic area and other contact and demographic information when you register and set up an account. When you make a purchase, we may also collect your credit card or other payment or billing information. Personal and demographic information may also be collected if you provide such information in connection with creating a profile or group, leaving comments, posting content, sending an email or message to another user or participating in any interactive chat rooms, forums, social media platform or other features on the Platform,

  In addition, from time to time we may collect demographic, contact or other personal information you provide in connection with your voluntary participation in surveys, contests, promotional offers and for other activities. You can access certain portion of our Service(s) without providing us with any personal information. However, you will not be able to utilize certain features that require registration or receive materials unless certain information is provided. From time to time we may change the information requested upon registration or with respect to certain features or Service(s), so this may not be a complete list.

  2. Log Files

  When you use the Service(s), some information is also automatically collected, such as your Internet Protocol (IP) address, your operating system, the browser or mobile device type and language, access times, the address of a referring website, and your activity on the Platform. We also use website analytics tools on our Platform to retrieve information from your browser or mobile device, including the site you came from, the search engine(s) and the keywords you used to find our Platform or Service(s), the pages you view within the Platform, your browser add-ons, and your browser’s width and height and other information that assists us in improving the Service(s). We also deliver advertisements and provide website analytics tools on non-Quikernovel sites and Service(s), and we collect information about page views on these third party sites as well. We treat this information as personal information if we combine it with or link it to any of the identifying information mentioned above.

  3. Cookies and Web Beacons

  When you use the Service(s), we may send one or more cookies – small text files containing a string of alphanumeric characters – to your device. Cookies are small data files that are stored on a user’s hard drive at the request of a website or the Service(s) to enable the Website or the Service(s) to recognize users who have previously visited them and retain certain information such as customer preferences and history. We may use both session cookies and persistent cookies. A session cookie disappears after you close your browser. A persistent cookie remains after you close your browser and may be used by your browser on subsequent visits to the Service(s). Please review your web browser “Help" file to learn the proper way to modify your cookie settings.

  Please note that if you delete, or choose not to accept, cookies from the Service(s), you may not be able to utilize the features of the Service(s) to their full potential. We may use third party cookies on our Platform as well to collect and process certain analytics data. We currently do not respond to Do Not Track (DNT) signals. We may adopt a DNT standard if one is established. In the meantime, you may opt out of certain types of tracking, including certain analytics and tailored advertising by changing your cookie settings. We may also automatically record certain information from your device by using various types of technology, including “clear gifs" or “web beacons.” Clear gifs (also known as web bugs or web beacons) are small, invisible graphic images that may be used on a website or Service(s) or in emails relating to the website or Service(s) to collect certain information and monitor user activity on the website or Service(s). This automatically collected information may include your IP address or other device address or ID, web browser and/or device type, the web pages or sites that you visit just before or just after you use the Service(s), the pages or other content you view or otherwise interact with on the Platform, and the dates and times that you visit, access, or use the Service(s). We also may use these technologies to collect information regarding your interaction with email messages, such as whether you opened, clicked on, or forwarded a message. This information is gathered from all users, and may be connected with other information about you.

  We may display third-party content on the Platform, including third-party advertising. Third-party content may use cookies, web beacons, or other mechanisms for obtaining data in connection with your viewing of the third party content on the Platform. Information collected through third-party web beacons and buttons is collected directly by these third parties, not by Quikernovel. Information collected by a third party in this manner is subject to that third party’s own data collection, use, protection and disclosure policies.

  4. Location Data

  When you access the Service(s) by or through a mobile device, we may use, access, collect, monitor and/or remotely store “location data,” which may include GPS coordinates (e.g. latitude and/or longitude) or similar information regarding the location of your mobile device. Location data may convey to us information about how you browse and use the Service(s). Some features of the Service(s), particularly location-based Service(s), may not function properly if use or availability of location data is impaired or disabled.

  5. Device Identifiers

  When you access the Service(s) by or through a mobile device, we may use, access, collect, monitor and/or remotely store “location data,” which may include GPS coordinates (e.g. latitude and/or longitude) or similar information regarding the location of your mobile device. Location data may convey to us information about how you browse and use the Service(s). Some features of the Service(s), particularly location-based Service(s), may not function properly if use or availability of location data is impaired or disabled.

  6. Information from Other Sources

  We may obtain information from third parties and sources other than the Service(s), such as our partners and advertisers.

  2. How We Use the Personal Information We Collect

  In general, we use personal information we collect to process your requests or transactions, to provide you with information or Service(s) you request, to inform you about other information, events, promotions, products or Service(s) we think will be of interest to you, to facilitate your use of, and our administration and operation of, the Service(s), to better understand the needs of our visitors, and for the purpose for which the information was provided. For example, we may use the information we collect:

  •to send you a welcoming email and to contact you about your use of the Service(s);

  •to provide the Service(s), products or information you request and to process any transactions in connection therewith;

  •to permit you to interact with other members of the Service(s) on our forum, chat, social media or other similar features;

  •to provide technical support, customer Service(s) and ensure the continued smooth operation of our Service(s);

  •for recruitment purposes, and if you are offered a job or become employed by us, or for other employment-related purposes;

  •to respond to your emails, submissions, comments, requests or complaints;

  •to analyze user characteristics and usage patterns in order to better understand how our products and Service(s) are used and market them more effectively;

  •to display content and advertising that are customized to your interests and preferences;

  •to analyze user characteristics and usage patterns in order to better understand how our products and Service(s) are used and market them more effectively;

  •to display content and advertising that are customized to your interests and preferences;

  •to send you newsletters, surveys, contest and sweepstakes announcements and to notify contest and sweepstakes winners;

  •to request feedback, perform research and analysis and to enable us to operate, develop, customize and improve the Service(s) and our publications, products and Service(s);

  •to contact you about our or a third party’s Service(s), products, activities, promotions, special events or offers and for other marketing, informational, product development and promotional purposes; and

  •to prevent or investigate actual or suspected fraud, hacking, infringement, or other misconduct involving the Service(s) or any of our products and Service(s).

  In order to offer you more consistent and personalized experience in your interactions with us, information collected through one offering or portion of the Service(s) may be combined with information obtained through other offerings or portions of the Service(s). We may also supplement the information we collect with information obtained from other companies. For example, we may use Service(s) from other companies that enable us to derive a general geographic area based on IP address in order to customize certain Service(s) to your geographic area.

  3. When We Disclose or Share Personal Information

  Unless otherwise described elsewhere in this Policy, we will not disclose, share, sell or trade any personal information about you that we collect on the Platform to third parties. We may disclose or share your personal information to third parties if you consent to us doing so, as well as in the following circumstances:

  •Any information that you voluntarily choose to include in a publicly accessible area of the Service(s) will be available to anyone who has access to that content, including other users.

  •We work with third party service providers to provide website, application development, hosting, maintenance, and other service(s) for us. These third parties may have access to or process information about you as part of providing those service(s) for us. Generally, we limit the information provided to these providers to the extent is reasonably necessary for them to perform their functions, and we require them to agree to maintain the confidentiality of such information.

  •We may disclose information about you if required to do so by law or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with state and federal laws, in response to a court order, judicial or other government subpoena or warrant, or to otherwise cooperate with law enforcement or other governmental agencies.

  •We also reserve the right to disclose information about you that we believe, in good faith, is appropriate or necessary to: (i) take precautions against liability; (ii) protect ourselves or others from fraudulent, abusive, or unlawful uses or activity; (iii) investigate and defend ourselves against any third-party claims or allegations; (iv) protect the security or integrity of the Service(s) and any facilities or equipment used to make the Service(s) available; or (v) protect our property or other legal rights (including, but not limited to, enforcement of our agreements), or the rights, property, or safety of others.

  •Information about our users may be disclosed and otherwise transferred to an acquirer, successor, or assignee as part of any merger, acquisition, debt financing, sale of assets, or similar transaction, or in the event of an insolvency, bankruptcy, or receivership in which information is transferred to one or more third parties as one of our business assets.

  •We may make certain aggregated, automatically-collected, or otherwise non-personal information available to third parties for various purposes, including: (i) compliance with various reporting obligations; (ii) for business or marketing purposes; or (iii) to assist such parties in understanding our users’ interests, habits, and usage patterns for certain programs, content, Service(s), advertisements, promotions, and/or functionality available through the Service(s).

  4. Your Choices

  Quikernovel may give you certain options to control the collection, use, and disclosure of your personal information. In such cases, you may decline to provide or share certain information with us, in which case we may not be able to provide to you some of the features and functionality of the Service(s). You may update, correct, or delete your account information and preferences at any time by accessing your account preferences page on the Service(s). If you wish to access or amend any other personal information we hold about you, you may contact us at [admin@quikernovel.com]. Please note that while any changes you make will be reflected in active user databases within a reasonable period of time, we may retain all information you submit for backups, archiving, prevention of fraud and abuse, analytics, satisfaction of legal obligations, or where we otherwise reasonably believe that we have a legitimate reason to do so.

  If you receive commercial email from us, you may unsubscribe at any time by following the instructions contained within the email. You may also opt out from receiving commercial email from us by sending your request to us by email at [admin@quikernovel.com] or by writing to us at the address given at the end of this policy. We may allow you to view and modify settings relating to the nature and frequency of promotional communications that you receive from us in user account functionality on the Service(s).

  Please be aware that if you opt out of receiving commercial email from us or otherwise modify the nature or frequency of promotional communications you receive from us, it may take up to fifteen (15) business days for us to process your request, and you may continue receiving promotional communications from us during that period. Additionally, even after you opt out from receiving commercial messages from us, you will continue to receive administrative messages from us regarding the Service(s).

  5. Third-Party Service(s)

  The Service(s) may contain features or links to websites and Service(s) provided by third parties. Any information you provide on third-party sites or Service(s) is provided directly to the operators of such Service(s) and is subject to those operators’ policies, if any, governing privacy and security, even if accessed through the Service(s). We are not responsible for the content or privacy and security practices and policies of third-party sites or Service(s) to which links or access are provided through the Service(s). We encourage you to learn about third parties’ privacy and security policies before providing them with information.

  6. Children’s Privacy

  Protecting the privacy of young children is especially important. Our Site is a general audience site not directed to children under the age of 13. If we discover that we have inadvertently collected information from children under 13, we will delete the child’s information from our systems as soon as possible. If you become aware that personal information about a person under 13 has been provided to us, please immediately contact us admin@quikernovel.com

  7. Data Security

  The security of your personal information is important to us. We follow generally accepted standards to use certain physical, managerial, and technical safeguards that are designed to improve the integrity and security of your personal information that we collect and maintain. Please be aware that no security measures are perfect or impenetrable. We cannot and do not guarantee absolute security. If you have any questions about security on our Platform, you can contact us admin@quikernovel.com

  8. International Users

  Quikernovel is a United States based company. By using our Services and providing us with information, you are consenting to the transferring, storing and processing of your information on computers located in the United States of America in the manner described in this Policy. You acknowledge and understand that the laws regarding personal information in the United States may be less stringent than the laws of your country or region and may not offer the same protections or rights as those laws. If you object to your personal information being transferred or used as described in this Policy, please do not use this Service.

  9. Your California rights

  Under California law, users who are California residents are entitled to request and obtain annually information about the personal information we have shared, if any, with other businesses for their own direct marketing during the prior calendar year. Alternatively, the law provides that if we have a privacy policy that either allows you to opt-out or opt-in to the use of your personal information by third parties for marketing purposes, we may instead provide you with information on how to exercise your disclosure choice options. We follow this alternative, as we do not share your personal information with third parties for marketing purposes unless you opt-in to such sharing at the point at which such information is collected.

  10. How to Contact Us

  Please contact us with any questions or comments about this Policy, information we have collected or otherwise obtained about you, our use and disclosure practices, or your consent choices by email at[admin@quikernovel.com]

  Quikernovel

  Attn: Privacy Policy Request

  Please note that certain types of personal information that is necessary to check eligibility, such as birth date or age, cannot be deleted unless you close your Account. However, such information may be modified with sufficient verification of the new information. Note that the deletion of your data may lead to the termination of your account and applicable services.

  To have access to your personal information, you must provide sufficient proof of identification as we request, and we reserve the right to deny access to any user if we believe there is a question about your identity. We will respond to all access requests within 30 days.

  Moreover, we reserve the right to retain your information in our files if we believe it is necessary or advisable to resolve disputes, enforce the Quikernovel End User License Agreement, and for technical and legal requirements and constraints related to the Service.