PRIVACY POLICY

Thank you for visiting this website (the “Site”), made available to you by Quiet Communities Inc. (“QCI”).  QCI is committed to protecting your privacy.  We’ve developed this Privacy Policy in order for you to understand how we collect, use, communicate, disclose, and make use of personal information that you provide to us on this Site.  By registering on or using the Site and voluntarily providing personal information in connection with your registration or use, you are consenting to our use of the information you provide as described in this Privacy Policy.

The Information We Collect

Registration is required in order to post on any public forums and access some features available on the Site.  As part of the registration process, you will be asked to provide your email address, full name, and a password.  If you make a donation, you will be asked to provide credit card or billing information. If you post on a blog, we collect the information you voluntarily provide, such as your name and email address.  If you want to be on our mailing list or contact us, we collect your full name and email address.  Our Site is not intended for children under 13 years of age, and we do not knowingly collect personal information from children under the age of 13. If you are under 13, do not register on the Site or provide any information about yourself to us.

We may collect certain non-personally identifiable information when you visit the Site, such as the type of browser and operating system you are using, the IP address you are using to connect to the Site, and the name of your Internet service provider.  This type of information helps us ensure consistent delivery of the Site and measure interest in and use of the various areas of the Site.

Cookies

Like most websites, we may use “cookies” to store information during your use of our Site. Cookies are small pieces of code that are stored in a designated file on your computer.  They do not provide us with any personally identifiable information and cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer.  A cookie cannot give us access to your computer or to information beyond what you provide us.

We use cookies as a convenient feature to save you time, and to help us both understand how our Site is used and improve the Site.  For example, we may use cookies to personalize your experience at our web pages or recall your specific information on subsequent visits (for example, to recognize you by QCI when you return to the Site).  If you would prefer not to receive any cookies, most browsers can be set to refuse cookies or to alert you when one is being sent.  It is possible, however, that some portions of this Site may not function properly if the cookies are disabled.

Updating or Removing Your Personal Information

You may update or remove from our database any information you provide us at any time by accessing your account settings.  However, removing some types of information, such as your email address, may require cancelling your account.  Please contact us if you would like to take this step.  If you opt-in to our mailing list, the option to unsubscribe will be included in every email.

Why We Collect Your Personal Information

We collect your personal information for the following purposes:

  1. To provide and operate the Site;
  2. To provide our users with ongoing assistance and technical support;
  3. To be able to contact our visitors and users with general or personalized service-related notices and other messages;
  4. To create aggregated statistical data and other aggregated and/or inferred non-personal information, which we or our partners may use to provide and improve our respective services;
  5. To comply with any applicable laws and regulations.

How We Use Your Personal Information

We will use the personal information you provide in connection with your use of the Site. We may also use it (in a way that is not personally identifiable) to improve our service and add new features.  If we need to contact you, we may do so using your email address.

Please be aware that personal information—such as your name or email address—that you voluntarily disclose on services such as blogs, bulletin or message boards, or in chat areas that are accessible to other users could be collected and disclosed by others.  QCI cannot take any responsibility for such collection or disclosure.

How We Share Your Personal Information

QCI will not sell to or share with any other party the information you provide to us except (a) if it is for the purpose(s) you provided it; (b) with your consent; (c) as may be required to comply with any court order, law, or legal process, including to respond to any government or regulatory request; (d) as we think necessary to protect our company or others from injury or to enforce or apply our terms and conditions; or (e) with vendors who provide services to us, such as hosting services, tech support, database managers, and credit card processors.  These trusted third parties agree to keep this information confidential. Your personal information will never be shared with unrelated third parties.

Links to Other Sites

This Privacy Policy applies only to our Site.  Our Site may provide links to—or embed media from—other websites that are not under our control.  These other sites do not follow our privacy policies and procedures, and may place their own cookies on your computer.  You should review the privacy policies on those sites to understand how they will protect any personal information you provide.

Security of the Information You Provide

The Site is hosted on the Wix.com platform. Wix.com provides us with the online platform that allows us to provide the Site to you. Your data may be stored through Wix.com’s data storage, databases and the general Wix.com applications. They store your data on secure servers behind a firewall.

We believe we have taken reasonable steps to protect the information you provide us from loss or theft, unauthorized access, disclosure, copying, use, or modification. However, no exchange of data over the Internet can be guaranteed as 100% secure. While we make every effort to protect your personal information shared with us through our Site, you acknowledge that the personal information you voluntarily share with us through our Sites could be accessed or tampered with by a third party. You agree that we are not responsible for any intercepted information shared through our Site without our knowledge and permission. Additionally, you release us from any and all claims arising out of or related to the use of such intercepted information in any unauthorized manner.

Governing Law

This policy and our legal obligations are subject to the laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the USA, regardless of the location of any user.  Any claims or complaints must be filed in the USA in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

Changes to this Policy

This Privacy Policy is effective as of August 6, 2020.  Since our policy may change periodically, without notice, please check back here from time to time to review our current Privacy Policy.  Your use of the Site after the posting of any changes to this Privacy Policy means you accept such changes.

How to Contact Us

If you have any questions or concerns about this Privacy Policy, need to contact us about the information you’ve provided, or want to terminate your registration or subscription, you may emails us or write to the following address: info@quietcommunitiesinc.org