Qined Community πŸ§‘β€πŸ’»

Privacy Policy

Effective Dec 20, 2018

This policy covers Qined Community πŸ§‘β€πŸ’».

What information Qined Community πŸ§‘β€πŸ’» collects and Why

In order to give you the best possible experience using Qined Community πŸ§‘β€πŸ’», we collect information from your interactions with our network. We use common internet technologies, such as cookies and web server logs. We collect this basic information from everybody, whether they have an account or not.

The information we collect about all visitors to our website includes:

  • The visitor’s browser type
  • Referring site
  • The date and time of each visitor request
  • We also collect potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses.

We use this information to:

  • Provide, test, improve, promote and personalize Qined Community πŸ§‘β€πŸ’» Services
  • Fight spam and other forms of abuse
  • Generate aggregate, non-identifying information about how people use Qined Community πŸ§‘β€πŸ’» Services

In order for you to create an account on Qined Community πŸ§‘β€πŸ’» and use our Services, we need to collect and process certain information. Depending on your use of the Services, that may include:

  • Communications you send to us (for example, when you ask for support, send us questions or comments, or report a problem);
  • Information that you submit on or to Qined Community πŸ§‘β€πŸ’» in the form of reactions, comments, or messages to other users;
  • The email address associated with your Twitter account, if you choose to sign up using your Twitter credentials. Qined Community πŸ§‘β€πŸ’» will also request permission to access additional information (these permissions are governed by Twitter’s privacy policies and can be managed through your Twitter privacy settings). We never post anything to your Twitter without your permission.
  • The email address associated with your GitHub account, if you choose to sign up using your Github credentials. Qined Community πŸ§‘β€πŸ’» will also request permission to access additional information (these permissions are governed by GitHub’s privacy policies and can be managed through your GitHub privacy settings). We never post anything to your GitHub without your permission.
  • You also have the option to give us more information if you want to, and this may include β€œUser Personal Information.”

Information Disclosure

We do not share, sell, rent, or trade User Personal Information with third parties for commercial purposes.

We do share certain aggregated, non-personally identifying information with others about how our users, collectively, use Qined Community πŸ§‘β€πŸ’». For example, we may share information pertaining to the popularity of different programming languages for advertising partners.

We do host first-party advertising on Qined Community πŸ§‘β€πŸ’». We do not run any code from advertisers and all ad images are hosted on managed Qined Community πŸ§‘β€πŸ’» servers. For more details, see our section on Advertising Details.

We may use User Personal Information with your permission, so we can perform services you have authorized.

We may share User Personal Information with a limited number of third party vendors who process it on our behalf to provide or improve our service, and who have agreed to privacy restrictions similar to our own Privacy Statement. Our third party vendors are listed below.

Advertising Details

We target advertisements based solely upon:

  • Details of the page where the advertisement is shown, including:
    • The name and keywords associated with the page or article being viewed
      • We allow advertisers to target ads to a list of keywords advertising.

We may place ads in:

  • Sidebars
  • Below articles
  • On search result pages
  • On tag pages
  • Our dedicated Sponsors page

All registered members have the ability to disable advertisements β€” where reasonable β€” through their Settings page. For instance, it’s not feasible to disable certain advertisements in the form of recognition posts, site-wide contests, dedicated sponsorship page, etc.

Third Party Vendors

We may share your account information with third parties in some circumstances, including: (1) with your consent; (2) to a service provider or partner who meets our data protection standards; (3) for survey or research purposes, after aggregation, anonymization, or pseudonymization; (4) when we have a good faith belief it is required by law, such as pursuant to a subpoena or other legal process; (5) when we have a good faith belief that doing so will help prevent imminent harm to someone.

Data Storage
Qined Community πŸ§‘β€πŸ’» uses third-party vendors and hosting partners for hardware, software, networking, storage, and related technology we need to run Qined Community πŸ§‘β€πŸ’». By using Qined Community πŸ§‘β€πŸ’» Services, you authorize Qined Community πŸ§‘β€πŸ’» to transfer, store, and use your information in the United States and any other country where we operate. All service providers and third-party vendors are required to meet our data protection standards.

Site monitoring
Qined Community πŸ§‘β€πŸ’» uses a variety of third-party services to diagnose errors and improve the performance of our site. We aim to minimize the amount of personal information shared, but the information may include your IP address or other identifying information. All service providers and third-party vendors are required to meet our data protection standards.

Payment processing
Qined Community πŸ§‘β€πŸ’» does not process payments directly β€” we rely on third-party services such as Stripe, Shopify, and Paypal to receive payments and store any payment information.

Third-Party Embeds
Some of the content that you see displayed on Qined Community πŸ§‘β€πŸ’» is not hosted by Qined Community πŸ§‘β€πŸ’». These β€œembeds” are hosted by a third-party and embedded in Qined Community πŸ§‘β€πŸ’». For example: YouTube videos, Codepens, Twitter tweets, or GitHub code that appear within a Qined Community πŸ§‘β€πŸ’» post. These files send data to the hosted site just as if you were visiting that site directly (for example, when you load a Qined Community πŸ§‘β€πŸ’» post page with a YouTube video embedded in it, YouTube receives data about your activity). Qined Community πŸ§‘β€πŸ’» does not control what data third parties collect in cases like this, or what they will do with it. Third-party embeds on Qined Community πŸ§‘β€πŸ’» are not covered by this privacy policy; they are covered by the privacy policy of the third-party service. Be mindful when interacting with these services.

Tracking & Cookies
We use browser cookies and similar technologies to recognize you when you return to our Services. Third-party vendors may also use cookies for various reasons.

Qined Community πŸ§‘β€πŸ’» uses a specific cookie in order to facilitate the use of Google Universal Analytics for users logged-in to the Applications or the Platforms (β€œLogged-In User). If you are a Logged-In User, Qined Community πŸ§‘β€πŸ’» may use your Qined Community πŸ§‘β€πŸ’» user ID in combination with Google Universal Analytics and Google Analytics to track and analyze the pages of the Services you visit. We do this only to better understand how you use the Website and the other Services, with a view to offering improvements for all Qined Community πŸ§‘β€πŸ’» users; and to tailor our business and marketing activities accordingly, both generally and specifically to you. Google Analytics cookies do not provide Qined Community πŸ§‘β€πŸ’» with any Personal Information.You can prevent Google Analytics from recognizing you on return visits to this site by disabling cookies on your browser.

You may opt-out of this feature by installing the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on, by setting your web browser to refuse cookies, or by setting your browser to alert you when cookies are being sent. If you do so, note that some parts of the Site may not function properly.

Data Security
We use encryption (HTTPS/TLS) to protect data transmitted to and from our site. However, no data transmission over the Internet is 100% secure, so we can’t guarantee security. You use the Service at your own risk, and you’re responsible for taking reasonable measures to secure your account.

Administrative Emails from Qined Community πŸ§‘β€πŸ’»
Sometimes we’ll send you emails about your account, service changes or new policies. You can’t opt out of this type of β€œtransactional” email (unless you delete your account).

When you interact with a transactional email sent from Qined Community πŸ§‘β€πŸ’» (such as opening an email or clicking on a particular link in an email), we may receive information about that interaction.

Non-administrative Emails from Qined Community πŸ§‘β€πŸ’»
Upon creating a Qined Community πŸ§‘β€πŸ’» account, you will be opted into the Qined Community πŸ§‘β€πŸ’» Newsletter and other non-administrative email. Your email address and user profile information may be stored by a third-party email provider such as MailChimp or Sendgrid. You can opt out of non-administrative emails such as digests, newsletters, and activity notifications through your account’s β€œSettings” page and at the link of the footer in any non-administrative email you receive from us.

When you interact with a non-administrative email sent from Qined Community πŸ§‘β€πŸ’» (such as opening an email or clicking on a particular link in an email), we may receive information about that interaction.

Deleting Your Personal Information
You may request deletion of your personal information and account by emailing support@qined.com.

To protect information from accidental or malicious destruction, we may maintain residual copies for a brief time period. But, if you delete your account, your information and content will be unrecoverable after that time.

Data Portability
If you would like to request a copy of your user data, please email support@qined.com.

Business Transfers
If we are involved in a merger, acquisition, bankruptcy, reorganization or sale of assets such that your information would be transferred or become subject to a different privacy policy, we’ll notify you in advance of any such change.

Changes to this Policy
We reserve the right to revise this Privacy Policy at any time. If we change this Privacy Policy in the future, we will post the revised Privacy Policy and update the β€œEffective Date,” above, to reflect the date of the changes.

Questions
We welcome feedback about this policy at support@qined.com.