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Qstarz Privacy Policy

Effective Date: Aug. 16, 2018

Your privacy is very important to us. Please read below to see how Qstarz handles information. Before you get to the details, here are a few of our fundamental privacy principles:

  • Information you upload or post to Qstarz may be seen by others depending on your privacy settings.
  • We aggregate and de-identify certain information about our members to use for business purposes.
  • We give you several ways to control the privacy of your personal information and are continuously working to enhance privacy options available to you.

Qstarz respects your privacy and shares your concern about the security of information you may submit to Qstarz's websites and the related mobile applications and services (collectively, the "Services"). Our privacy policy (the "Privacy Policy") explains the information we collect, how we use and share it, how to manage your privacy settings and your rights in connection with the Services. Please also read the Terms of Service which sets out the terms governing the Services.

Qstarz is headquartered in Taipei Taiwan and our Services are provided to you by Qstarz International Co., Ltd. If you are a resident of the European Union (“EU”), Qstarz International Co., Ltd. is the controller of your personal data for the purposes of EU data protection law.

This policy was written in English. To the extent a translated version conflicts with the English version, the English version controls. Unless indicated otherwise, this Privacy Policy does not apply to third party products or services or the practices of companies that we do not own or control, including other companies you might interact with on or through the Services.

Questions or comments about this Privacy Policy may be submitted by mail to the address info@qstarz.com

We Collect, Use, Share and Otherwise Process Information

Qstarz relies on a number of legal bases to collect, use, share, and otherwise process the information we have about you for the purposes described in this Privacy Policy, including:

  • as necessary to provide the Services and fulfill our obligations pursuant to the Terms of Service. For example, we cannot provide the Services unless we collect and use your location information;
  • where you have consented to the processing, which you can revoke at any time. For example, you may consent to the processing of equipment-related information;
  • where necessary to comply with a legal obligation, a court order, or to exercise and defend legal claims;
  • to protect your vital interests, or those of others, such as in the case of emergencies;
  • where you have made the information public;
  • where necessary in the public interest;and
  • where necessary for the purposes of Qstarz's or a third party's legitimate interests, such as those of visitors, members or partners.

Our Legitimate Interests

We process your information in furtherance of our legitimate interests, including:

  • providing and improving the Services, including any personalized Services. We do so as it is necessary to pursue our legitimate interests of providing and developing innovative and tailored offerings to our members on a sustained basis; and
  • keeping the Services safe and secure. We do so as it is necessary to pursue the legitimate interests of Qstarz and its members in ensuring the Services are secure, and to protect against fraud, spam and abuse, etc.

Information Qstarz Collects

Qstarz collects information about you, including information that directly or indirectly identifies you, if you or your other members choose to share it with Qstarz. We receive information in a few different ways, including when you complete or upload log data using the Services. Qstarz also collects information about how you use the Services. There are also several opportunities for you to share information about yourself and your racetracks with Qstarz. For example:

  • We collect basic account information such as your name, email address, date of birth, gender, nickname and password that helps secure and provide you with access to our Services.
  • Profile and use information is collected about you when you choose to upload a picture, racetracks (including date, time and geo-location information as well as your speed) or post, add your equipment, view others' racetracks, or otherwise use the Services.
  • We gather information from the photos, posts, comments, and other content you share on the Services, including when you participate in partner events or create segments or routes.
  • We collect and process location information when you sign up for and use the Services. To record your race and to provide you with your race statistics and inclusion in the Service's features.
  • Qstarz allows you to sign up and log in to the Services using accounts you create with third-party products and services, such as Facebook or Google (collectively, "Third-Party Accounts"). If you access the Services with Third-Party Accounts we will collect information that you have agreed to make available such as your name, email address, profile information and preferences with the applicable Third-Party Account. This information is collected by the Third-Party Account provider and is provided to Qstarz under their privacy policies. You can generally control the information that we receive from these sources using the privacy settings in your Third-Party Account.
  • To help us to provide you with the best possible service, you can choose to provide us with your contact information so we can better respond to your support requests and comments.
  • We also obtain additional third party information about members from marketers, partners, researchers, and others. We may combine information that we collect from you with information obtained from other members, third parties and information derived from any other subscription, product, or service we provide.
  • We collect information from your browser, computer, or mobile device, which provide us with technical information when you access or use the Services. This technical information includes device and network information, cookies, log files and analytics information.

Cookies and Similar Technologies

When you visit the Services, a cookie will be stored on your computer. Generally, cookies and similar technologies work by assigning to your browser or device a unique number that has no meaning outside of Qstarz. Qstarz uses these technologies to personalize your experience and to assist in delivering content specific to your interests. Additionally, after you've entered your member ID and password during a session on the Services, Qstarz saves that information so you don't have to re-enter it repeatedly during that session.

Most browsers automatically accept cookies. To manage the collection of information through cookies or other equivalent technology you can use the settings on your browser or mobile device. Qstarz is committed to providing you choices to manage your privacy and sharing. Not accepting cookies may make certain features of the Services unavailable to you. Qstarz may also use your IP address to identify you, to administer the Services and to assist in diagnosing problems with Qstarz's servers.

Log Files

The Services use log files. Stored information includes IP addresses, browser type, internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, platform type, date/time stamp, and number of clicks. This information is used to analyze trends, administer, protect and secure the Services, track member movement in the aggregate, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. IP addresses, etc., may be linked to session IDs, athlete IDs and device identifiers.

How Qstarz Uses Information

Qstarz uses the information we collect and receive to administer and operate the Services and as otherwise described in this Privacy Policy. Subject to your information including your profile, username, photos, gender, country, and your racetracks will be shared on Qstarz to participate in the Services. Location information may also be shared on Qstarz (in accordance with your settings).

We also use your information to analyze, develop and improve the Services. To do this, Qstarz may use third party analytics providers to gain insights into how our Services are used and to help us improve the Services. Additionally, your information may be shared with third parties, as set forth below.

We use your information to communicate with you about the Services, send you marketing communications (where you have agreed to receive such messages), or let you know about new features or updates to our Terms of Service. We also use your information to respond to you when you contact us. Qstarz will use your information to communicate with you, for example by sending you notifications.

How Information is Shared

Service Providers

We may share your information with third parties who provide services to Qstarz such as supporting and improving the Services or promoting the Services. These service providers will only have access to the information necessary to perform these limited functions on our behalf and are required to protect and secure your information. We may also engage service providers to collect information about your use of the Services over time on our behalf so that we or they may promote Qstarz or display information that may be relevant to your interests on the Services or other websites or services.

Publicly Available Information

Subject to your privacy settings, your information and content may be publicly accessible.

Legal Requirements

We may preserve and share your information with third parties, including law enforcement, public or governmental agencies, or private litigants, within or outside your country of residence, if we determine that such disclosure is reasonably necessary to comply with the law, including to respond to court orders, warrants, subpoenas, or other legal or regulatory process. We may also retain, preserve or disclose your information if we determine that disclosure is reasonably necessary or appropriate to prevent any person from death or serious bodily injury, to address issues of national security or other issues of public importance, to prevent or detect violations of our Terms of Service or fraud or abuse of Qstarz or its members, or to protect our operations or our property or other legal rights, including by disclosure to our legal counsel and other consultants and third parties in connection with actual or potential litigation.

How We Protect Information

We take several measures to safeguard the collection, transmission and storage of the data we collect. Although we strive to employ reasonable protections for your information that are appropriate to its sensitivity, we do not guarantee or warrant the security of the information you share with us and we are not responsible for the theft, destruction, loss or inadvertent disclosure of your information or content. No system is 100% secure. The Services uses industry standard Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) technology to allow for the encryption of personal information. Qstarz’s secure servers protect this information using advanced firewall technology.

To help ensure that these measures are effective in preventing unauthorized access to your private information, you should be aware of the security features available to you through your browser. You should use a security-enabled browser to submit your credit card information and other personal information at the Services. Please note that if you do not use a SSL-capable browser, you are at risk for having data intercepted.

Most browsers have the ability to notify you if you change between secure and insecure communications, receive invalid services identification information for the Services you are communicating with, or send information over an unsecured connection. Qstarz recommends that you enable these browser functions to help ensure that your communications are secure. You can also monitor the URL of the services you are visiting (secure URLs begin with https:// rather than http://), along with the security symbol of your browser to help identify when you are communicating with a secure server.

Disclaimer

While Qstarz continues to work hard to protect your personal information, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be absolutely secure, and Qstarz cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to Qstarz. Transmitting personal information is done at your own risk.

Managing Your Settings

Updating Account Information

You may correct, amend or update profile or account information that is inaccurate at any time by adjusting that information in your account settings. If you need further assistance, please contact Qstarz at info@qstarz.com. Qstarz will generally respond to your request within 3-7 business days.

Deleting Information and Accounts

You may request that your account is deleted. Once deleted, your data, including your account, racetracks and place on Services cannot be reinstated.

EU Members' Rights

If you are habitually located in the European Union, you have the right to access, rectify, download or erase your information, as well as the right to restrict and object to certain processing of your information. While some of these rights apply generally, certain rights apply only in certain limited circumstances. We describe these rights below:

  • Access and Porting

    You can access much of your information by logging into your account. If you require additional access or if you are not a Qstarz member, contact us at info@qstarz.com.

  • Rectify, Restrict, Limit, Delete

    You can also rectify, restrict, limit or delete much of your information by logging into your account. If you are unable to do this, please contact us at info@qstarz.com. Qstarz will generally respond to your request within 3-7 business days.

  • Object

    Where we process your information based on our legitimate interests explained above, or in the public interest, you can object to this processing in certain circumstances. In such cases, we will cease processing your information unless we have compelling legitimate grounds to continue processing or where it is needed for legal reasons.

  • Complain

    Should you wish to raise a concern about our use of your information (and without prejudice to any other rights you may have), you have the right to do so with your local supervisory authority.

Transfers

The Services are operated from Taiwan. If you are located outside of Taiwan and choose to use the Services or provide information to us, you acknowledge and understand that your information will be transferred, processed and stored in Taiwan, as it is necessary to provide the Services and perform the Terms of Service. Taiwan privacy laws may not be as protective as those in your jurisdiction.

Retention of Information

We retain information as long as it is necessary to provide the Services to you and others, subject to any legal obligations to further retain such information. Information associated with your account will generally be kept until it is no longer necessary to provide the Services or until you ask us to delete it or your account is deleted whichever comes first. Following your deletion of your account, it may take up to 30 days to fully delete your personal information and system logs from our systems. Additionally, we may retain information from deleted accounts to comply with the law, prevent fraud, collect fees, resolve disputes, troubleshoot problems, assist with investigations, enforce the Terms of Service and take other actions permitted by law. The information we retain will be handled in

Privacy Policy Information

Qstarz reserves the right to modify this Privacy Policy at any time. Please review it occasionally. If Qstarz makes changes to this Privacy Policy, the updated Privacy Policy will be posted on the Services in a timely manner and, if we make material changes, we will provide a prominent notice. If you object to any of the changes to this Privacy Policy, you should stop using the Services and delete your account.

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