Privacy Policy

The Information We Collect

When you visit Quentin’s Friends you provide us with two types of information: personal information you knowingly choose to disclose that is collected by us and Web Site use information collected by us as you interact with our Web Site.

When you register with Quentin’s Friends, you provide us with certain personal information, such as your name, your email address, your telephone number, your address, your gender, schools attended and any other personal or preference information that you provide to us.

When you enter Quentin’s Friends, we collect your browser type and IP address. This information is gathered for all Quentin’s Friends visitors. In addition, we store certain information from your browser using "cookies." A cookie is a piece of data stored on the user's computer tied to information about the user. We use session ID cookies to confirm that users are logged in. These cookies terminate once the user closes the browser. By default, we use a persistent cookie that stores your login ID information to make it easier for you to login when you come back to Quentin’s Friends. You can remove or block this cookie using the settings in your browser if you want to disable this convenience feature.

When you use Quentin’s Friends, you may set up your personal profile, form relationships, send messages, perform searches and queries, form groups (this feature not yet launched), set up events and transmit information through various channels. We collect this information so that we can provide you the service and offer personalized features. In most cases, we retain it so that, for instance, you can return to view prior messages you have sent or easily see your ‘Q’nnections’ list. When you update information, we usually keep a backup copy of the prior version for a reasonable period of time to enable reversion to the prior version of that information.

You post User Content (as defined in the Quentin’s Friends Membership Agreement) on the Site at your own risk. Although we allow you to set privacy options that limit access to certain information, please be aware that no security measures are perfect or impenetrable. We cannot control the actions of other Users with whom you may choose to share your pages and information. Therefore, we cannot and do not guarantee that User Content you post on the Site will not be viewed by unauthorized persons. We are not responsible for circumvention of any privacy settings or security measures contained on the Site. You understand and acknowledge that, even after removal, copies of User Content may remain viewable in cached and archived pages or if other Users have copied or stored your User Content.

If you upgrade, your credit card number will be stored by our payment service provider (PayPal) on its servers, not on our server.

Any improper collection or misuse of information provided on Quentin’s Friends is a violation of the Quentin’s Friends Terms of Service and should be reported to Quentin's Friends Support

If you choose to use our invitation service to tell a friend about our site, we will ask you for information needed to send the invitation, such as your friend's name and email address. We will send your friend an email or instant message in your name inviting him or her to visit the site, and may send reminders to them. Quentin’s Friends stores this information to send invitations and reminders, to register a friend connection if your invitation is accepted, to allow you to see invitations you have sent, and to track the success of our referral program. Your friend may contact us at Quentin's Friends Support to request that we remove this information from our database.

By using Quentin’s Friends, you are consenting to have your personal data transferred to and processed in the United States.

Your personal information on Quentin’s Friends / privacy options

The when you join Quentin’s Friends, you will provide certain personal information when you:

- join/register

- fill out/edit your personal profile

- upgrade to paid membership

As Quentin’s Friends is designed to enable & encourage communications between members, for Trial & Paid up members, the default is that your profile is visible to all members. You can however hide your profile from specific members on a case by case basis by clicking on ‘Contact Permissions / Profile Access’ in the ‘Q’mmunicate’ box in their profile.

As Quentin’s Friends is designed to enable & encourage communications between members, for Trial & Paid up members, the default is that your profile is visible to all members. You can however hide your profile from specific members on a case by case basis by clicking on ‘Contact Permissions / Profile Access’ in the ‘Q’mmunicate’ box in their profile.

Most of the fields in your profile are visible by default, but can be hidden or not filled by you as you wish.

Below we specify the exceptions to this rule:

First and Last Names Given that Quentin’s Friends is about genuine, authentic communication, first & last names are made visible for all members. We do not allow members join or act ‘anonymously’ and we ask that you use your real names. Nick-names / given names / names that you generally go by are acceptable, but pseudonyms designed to hide your identity are not acceptable.

Email addresses Are hidden and cannot be made visible to the community at large in you profile. You can however make them visible to specific members (see below).

The following are fields are hidden in your profile by default, but can be made visible if you wish, when you edit your profile:

  • Date of Birth (shows as your age).
  • Street Address
  • Telephone Numbers

The following fields you can hide in your profile but make visible to individual members on a case by case basis by clicking on ‘Contact Permissions / Profile Access’ the ‘Q’mmunicate’ box in their profile:

  • Email Addresses (cannot be made visible to the community at large).
  • Telephone Numbers
  • Instant Messenger User Names

We will from time to time use your name and email address to send you service-related announcements send you notifications - for instance, if a fellow member sends you an email via the site, at testimonial, a ThankQ or a Q’nnect request – in these cases you may receive an email alerting you to that fact. We will also send you a emails regarding new services offered by Quentin’s Friends that we think you may find valuable.

Profile information is used by Quentin’s Friends primarily to be presented back to and edited by you when you access the service and to be presented to other members based on your privacy choices above. In some cases (e.g. in your Guest Book, ThankQ’s and Testimonials), other Quentin’s Friends members may be able to supplement your profile. In these cases you will always be informed when the content is added & have the option to ‘Hide’ &/or ‘Delete’ the content.

Alumni / Past Members

Alumni / Past members include anyone who has enjoyed a Trial or Paid Membership of Quentin’s Friends.

They can:

  • hide their profile from the whole community
  • adjust their email communications/alerts settings/options by logging into the site & clicking on ‘My Member Preferences’.

Because we need to know if someone has been a member in the past, in order to know whether or not they qualify for a Trial Membership, we will always retain at least the first and last names & email of a past member.

Sharing Your Information with Third Parties

Quentin’s Friends is about sharing information with other members while providing you with privacy settings that restrict other users from accessing your most personal information.

We do not provide contact information to third party marketers.

We share your information with third parties only in limited circumstances where we believe such sharing is 1) legally required or, 2) permitted by you. For example:

  • Unlike most sites on the Web, Quentin’s Friends limits access to site information by third party search engine "crawlers" (e.g. Google, Yahoo, MSN, Ask). Quentin’s Friends takes action to block access by these engines to personal information beyond your name, profile picture, and limited aggregated data about your profile.
  • We may provide information to service providers to help us bring you the services we offer. Specifically, we may use third parties to facilitate our business, such as to host the service at a co-location facility for servers, to send out email updates about Quentin’s Friends, to remove repetitive information from our user lists, to process payments for products or services, to offer an online job application process, or to provide search results or links (including sponsored links). In connection with these offerings and business operations, our service providers may have access to your personal information for use for a limited time in connection with these business activities. Where we utilize third parties for the processing of any personal information, we implement reasonable contractual and technical protections limiting the use of that information to the Quentin’s Friends-specified purposes.
  • We may be required to disclose user information pursuant to lawful requests, such as subpoenas or court orders, or in compliance with applicable laws. We do not reveal information until we have a good faith belief that an information request by law enforcement or private litigants meets applicable legal standards. Additionally, we may share account or other information when we believe it is necessary to comply with law, to protect our interests or property, to prevent fraud or other illegal activity perpetrated through the Quentin’s Friends service or using the Quentin’s Friends name, or to prevent imminent bodily harm.This may include sharing information with other companies, lawyers, agents or government agencies.
  • We may offer stores or provide services jointly with other companies on Quentin’s Friends. You can tell when another company is involved in any store or service provided on Quentin’s Friends, and we may share customer information with that company in connection with your use of that store or service.
  • If the ownership of all or substantially all of the Quentin’s Friends business, or individual business units owned by Quentin’s Friends were to change, your user information may be transferred to the new owner so the service can continue operations. In any such transfer of information, your user information would remain subject to the promises made in any pre-existing Privacy Policy.

When you use Quentin’s Friends, certain information you post or share, such as personal information, comments, messages, photos, videos, listserv postings or other information, may be shared with other users in accordance with the privacy settings you select. All such sharing of information is done at your own risk. Please keep in mind that if you disclose personal information in your profile or when posting comments, messages, photos, videos, listserv postings or other items, this information may become publicly available.

Links

Quentin’s Friends may contain links to other websites. We are of course not responsible for the privacy practices of other web sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site to read the privacy statements of each and every web site that collects personally identifiable information. This Privacy Policy applies solely to information collected by Quentin’s Friends.

Changing or Removing Information

Access and control over most personal information on Quentin’s Friends is readily available through ‘My Member Preferences’, the profile editing tool and ‘My Billing Information’. Quentin’s Friends users may modify or delete any of their profile information at any time by logging into their account. Information will be updated immediately. Individuals who wish to unsubscribe their Quentin’s Friends account may do by clicking on the ‘Unsubscribe’ link at the bottom of almost every page. In this case they should return to ‘My My Member Preferences’ once unsubscribed, I they wish to hide their profile or opt our of certain notifications we send to past members. Removed information may persist in backup copies for a reasonable period of time but will not be generally available to members of Quentin’s Friends.

Security

Quentin’s Friends takes appropriate precautions to protect our users' information. Your account information is located on a secured server behind a firewall. When you enter sensitive information (such as credit card number or your password), we encrypt that information using secure socket layer technology (SSL). (To learn more about SSL, go to Wikipedia ). If you upgrade, your credit card number will be stored by our payment service provider (PayPal) on its servers, not on our server. Because email and instant messaging are not recognized as secure communications, we request that you not send private information to us by email or instant messaging services. If you have any questions about the security of Quentin’s Friends Web Site, please contact us at Quentin's Friends Support.

Children Under Age 18

Quentin’s Friends does not knowingly collect or solicit personal information from anyone under the age of 18 or knowingly allow such persons to register/join. If you are under 18, please do not attempt to register for Quentin’s Friends or send any information about yourself to us, including your name, address, telephone number, or email address. No one under age 18 may provide any personal information to or on Quentin’s Friends. In the event that we learn that we have collected personal information from a child under age 18 without verification of parental consent, we will delete that information as quickly as possible. If you believe that we might have any information from or about a child under 18, please contact us at Quentin's Friends Support.

Terms of Use, Notices and Revisions

Your use of Quentin’s Friends, and any disputes arising from it, is subject to this Privacy Policy as well as our Membership Agreement and all of its dispute resolution provisions including arbitration, limitation on damages and choice of law. We reserve the right to change our Privacy Policy and our Membership Agreement at any time. Non-material changes and clarifications will take effect immediately, and material changes will take effect within 30 days of their posting on this site. If we make changes, we will post them and will indicate at the top of this page the policy's new effective date. If we make material changes to this policy, we will notify you here, by email, or through notice on our home page. We encourage you to refer to this policy on an ongoing basis so that you understand our current privacy policy. Unless stated otherwise, our current privacy policy applies to all information that we have about you and your account.

Contacting the Web Site

If you have any questions about this privacy policy, please contact us at Quentin's Friends Support.

Physical Address Quentin’s Friends, 114 John Street, Ste 209, New York, NY 10272.