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QuoVadis Live! Privacy Policy

QuoVadis Live! recognizes that its customers, visitors, users, and others who use www.quovadislive.com or other web sites owned or operated by QuoVadis Live!™ (the "QuoVadis Live!™ Sites") (collectively or individually "Users") value their privacy. This Privacy Notice details important information regarding the use and disclosure of User information collected on the QuoVadis Live!™ Sites. QuoVadis Live!™ provides this Privacy Notice to help you make an informed decision about whether to use or continue using the QuoVadis Live!™ Sites.

This Privacy Notice is incorporated into and is subject to the QuoVadis Live!™ Terms of Use. Your use of the QuoVadis Live!™ Sites and any personal information you provide on the QuoVadis Live!™ Sites remains subject to the terms of this Privacy Notice and our Terms of Use.

Please note that any location, position, event or geoevent, image, or other content posted at the direction of Users onto the QuoVadis Live!™ Sites becomes published content and is not considered personally identifiable information subject to this Privacy Notice.

The Information QuoVadis Live!™ Collects

  • User Provided Information: You provide certain personally identifiable information (such as your name and email address) to QuoVadis Live!™ when choosing to participate in various activities on the QuoVadis Live!™ Sites such as logging geoevents, posting messages in the geoevents comments section, entering contests or sweepstakes, taking advantage of promotions, responding to surveys, or subscribing to newsletters or other mailing lists.

  • Cookies Information: When you visit the QuoVadis Live!™ Sites, we may send one or more cookies - a small text file containing a string of alphanumeric characters - to your computer that uniquely identifies your browser. QuoVadis Live!™ uses both session cookies and persistent cookies. A persistent cookie remains after you close your browser. Persistent cookies may be used by your browser on subsequent visits to the site. Persistent cookies can be removed by following your web browser help file directions. A session cookie is temporary and disappears after you close your browser. You can reset your web browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, some features of the QuoVadis Live!™ Sites may not function properly if the ability to accept cookies is disabled.

  • Log File Information: When you use the QuoVadis Live!™ Sites, our servers automatically record certain information that your web browser sends whenever you visit any website. These server logs may include information such as your web request, Internet Protocol ("IP") address, browser type, browser language, referring / exit pages and URLs, platform type, number of clicks, domain names, landing pages, pages viewed and the order of those pages, the amount of time spent on particular pages, the date and time of your request, and one or more cookies that may uniquely identify your browser.

  • Clear GIFs Information: When you use the QuoVadis Live!™ Sites, we may employ "clear GIFs" (a.k.a. Web Beacons) which are used to track the online usage patterns of our Users anonymously (i.e., in a non-personally-identifiable manner). In addition, we may also use clear GIFs in HTML-based emails sent to our users to track which emails are opened by recipients.

The Way QuoVadis Live!™ Uses Information

  • If you submit personally identifiable information to us through the QuoVadis Live!™ Sites, then we use your personal information to operate, maintain, and provide to you the features and functionality of the QuoVadis Live!™ Sites.

  • Any personal information that you voluntarily disclose online becomes publicly available and can be collected and used by others. Your account name (not your email address) is displayed to other Users when you upload event or geoevents or send messages through the QuoVadis Live!™ Sites and other Users can contact you through messages and comments.

  • Any location, event or geoevent information that you voluntarily decide to share with all QuoVadis Live!™ users becomes publicly available and can be collected and used by others. Any event or geoevent that you submit to the QuoVadis Live!™ Sites and that you voluntarily decide to share with all QuoVadis Live!™ users may be redistributed through the internet and other media channels, and may be viewed by the general public.
  • Any location, event or geoevent information that you voluntarily decide to share with a portion of QuoVadis Live!™ users such as your contacts becomes available to that portion and can be collected and used by that portion.
  • Any location, event or geoevent information that you voluntarily decide not to share at all won't become available to QuoVadis Live!™ users apart yourself.
  • We do not use your email address or other personally identifiable information to send commercial or marketing messages without your consent or except as part of a specific program or feature for which you will have the ability to opt-in or opt-out. We may, however, use your email address without further consent for non-marketing or administrative purposes (such as notifying you of major QuoVadis Live!™ Site changes or for customer service purposes).

  • We use both your personally identifiable information and certain non-personally-identifiable information (such as anonymous User usage data, cookies, IP addresses, browser type, clickstream data, etc.) to improve the quality and design of the QuoVadis Live!™ Sites and to create new features, promotions, functionality, and services by storing, tracking, and analyzing User preferences and trends.

  • We use cookies, clear gifs, and log file information to:
    1. remember information so that you will not have to re-enter it during your visit or the next time you visit the QuoVadis Live!™ Sites;
    2. provide custom, personalized content and information;
    3. monitor the effectiveness of our marketing campaigns;
    4. monitor aggregate metrics such as total number of visitors, pages viewed, etc.; and
    5. track your entries, submissions, and status in promotions, sweepstakes, and contests.

When QuoVadis Live!™ Discloses Information

  • We provide personally identifiable information and non-personally-identifiable information to our subsidiaries, affiliated companies, or other businesses or persons for the purpose of processing such information on our behalf. We require that these parties agree to process such information in compliance with our privacy policy, and we use reasonable efforts to limit their use of such information and to use other appropriate confidentiality and security measures.

  • We do not share your personally identifiable information (such as name or email address) with other, third-party companies for their commercial or marketing use without your consent or except as part of a specific program or feature for which you will have the ability to opt-in or opt-out.

  • We do share non-personally-identifiable information (such as anonymous User usage data, referring / exit pages and URLs, platform types, number of clicks, etc.) with interested third-parties to assist them in understanding the usage patterns for certain content, services, advertisements, promotions, and/or functionality on the QuoVadis Live!™ Sites.

  • We may release personally identifiable information and/or non-personally-identifiable information if required to do so by law, or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with European Community laws (such as EC Copyright Law) or respond to a court order, subpoena, or search warrant.

  • QuoVadis Live!™ also reserves the right to disclose personally identifiable information and/or non-personally-identifiable information that QuoVadis Live!™ believes, in good faith, is appropriate or necessary to enforce our Terms of Use, take precautions against liability, to investigate and defend itself against any third-party claims or allegations, to assist government enforcement agencies, to protect the security or integrity of our web site, and to protect the rights, property, or personal safety of QuoVadis Live!™, our Users or others.

Your Choices

You may, of course, decline to submit personally identifiable information through the QuoVadis Live!™ Sites, in which case QuoVadis Live!™ may not be able to provide certain services to you. You may update or correct your personal profile information and email preferences at any time by visiting your account profile page. Please note that locations, events or geoevents logged by Users to the QuoVadis Live!™ Sites and shared with a portion or all QuoVadis Live!™ users cannot be removed and remain subject to our Terms of Use.

To protect your privacy and security, we take reasonable steps (such as requesting a unique password) to verify your identity before granting you profile access or making corrections. You are responsible for maintaining the secrecy of your unique password and account information at all times.

Please contact QuoVadis Live!™ with any questions or comments about this Privacy Notice, your personal information, your consent, or your opt-in or opt-out choices using this contact form.

Third-party Advertisers, Links to Other Sites

QuoVadis Live!™ allows other companies, called third-party ad servers or ad networks, to serve advertisements within the QuoVadis Live!™ Sites. These third-party ad servers or ad networks use technology to send, directly to your browser, the advertisements and links that appear on the QuoVadis Live!™ Sites. They automatically receive your IP address when this happens. They may also use other technologies (such as cookies, JavaScript, or Web Beacons) to measure the effectiveness of their advertisements and to personalize the advertising content you see.

QuoVadis Live!™ does not provide any personally identifiable information to these third-party ad servers or ad networks without your consent or except as part of a specific program or feature for which you will have the ability to opt-in or opt-out. However, please note that if an advertiser asks QuoVadis Live!™ to show an advertisement to a certain audience (for example, men ages 18-34) or audience segment (for example, men ages 18-24 who have viewed certain channels of content) and you respond to that advertisement, the advertiser or ad-server may conclude that you fit the description of the audience they are trying to reach. The advertiser may also use information regarding your use of the QuoVadis Live!™ Sites, such as the number of times you viewed an ad (but not any personally identifiable information), to determine which ads to deliver to you.

You should consult the respective privacy policies of these third-party ad servers or ad networks (see links below) for more information on their practices and for instructions on how to opt-out of certain practices. QuoVadis Live!™'s privacy policy does not apply to, and we cannot control the activities of, such other advertisers or web sites.

Currently, QuoVadis Live!™ has no relationships with third-party ad servers or ad networks.

Our Commitment To Data Security

QuoVadis Live!™ uses commercially reasonable physical, managerial, and technical safeguards to preserve the integrity and security of your personal information. We cannot, however, ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to QuoVadis Live!™ and you do so at your own risk. Once we receive your transmission of information, QuoVadis Live!™ makes commercially reasonable efforts to ensure the security of our systems. However, please note that this is not a guarantee that such information may not be accessed, disclosed, altered, or destroyed by breach of any of our physical, technical, or managerial safeguards.

If QuoVadis Live!™ learns of a security systems breach, then we may attempt to notify you electronically so that you can take appropriate protective steps. QuoVadis Live!™ may post a notice on the QuoVadis Live!™ Sites if a security breach occurs. Depending on where you live, you may have a legal right to receive notice of a security breach in writing. To receive a free written notice of a security breach (or to withdraw your consent from receiving electronic notice) you should notify us using this contact form.

Our Commitment To Childrens' Privacy

Protecting the privacy of young children is especially important. For that reason, QuoVadis Live!™ does not knowingly collect or maintain personally identifiable information or non-personally-identifiable information on the QuoVadis Live!™ Sites from persons under 13 years of age, and no part of our website is directed to persons under 13. If you are under 13 years of age, then please do not use or access the QuoVadis Live!™ Sites at any time or in any manner. If QuoVadis Live!™ learns that personally identifiable information of persons under 13 years of age has been collected on the QuoVadis Live!™ Sites without verified parental consent, then QuoVadis Live!™ will take the appropriate steps to delete this information.

Special Note to International Users

The QuoVadis Live!™ Sites are hosted in the European Community and are intended for and directed to Users in the European Community. If you are a User accessing the QuoVadis Live!™ Sites from the United States, Asia, or any other region with laws or regulations governing personal data collection, use, and disclosure, that differ from European Community laws, please be advised that through your continued use of the QuoVadis Live!™ Sites, which are governed by E.C. law, this Privacy Notice, and our Terms of Use, you are transferring your personal information to the European Community and you consent to that transfer.

In the Event of Merger, Sale, or Bankruptcy

In the event that QuoVadis Live!™ is acquired by or merged with a third party entity, we reserve the right, in any of these circumstances, to transfer or assign the information we have collected from our Users as part of such merger, acquisition, sale, or other change of control. In the unlikely event of our bankruptcy, insolvency, reorganization, receivership, or assignment for the benefit of creditors, or the application of laws or equitable principles affecting creditors' rights generally, we may not be able to control how your personal information is treated, transferred, or used.

Changes and updates to this Privacy Notice

This Privacy Notice may be revised periodically and this will be reflected by the "effective date" below. Please revisit this page to stay aware of any changes. In general, we only use your personal information in the manner described in the Privacy Notice in effect when we received the personal information you provided. Your continued use of the QuoVadis Live!™ Sites constitutes your agreement to this Privacy Notice and any future revisions.

For revisions to this Privacy Notice that may be materially less restrictive on our use or disclosure of the personal information you have already provided to us, we will attempt to obtain your consent before implementing such revisions with respect to such information.

Date Last Modified:
This Privacy Notice was last modified January 1st, 2011.

Contact Information:
Please contact QuoVadis Live!™ with any questions or comments about this Privacy Notice using this contact form.