member privacy policy

Quit to Start (QTS) recognizes that your privacy is very important and we take it seriously. This Privacy Policy (“Privacy Policy”) describes our policies and procedures on the collection, use, disclosure, and sharing of your personal information or personal data when you use the Member Forum & Blog Comment Areas (the "QTS Platform”). This Privacy Policy applies to activities by Quit to Start, LLC. and its affiliates and subsidiaries (collectively “QTS,” “we” or “us”).

The Information We Collect

We utilize Wix.com as the software and hosted provider of the QTS Platform. You are a Wix ‘User of a User’ where the latter is QTS and the former is you.  Please visit https://www.wix.com/about/privacy Section 6 to learn more about how Wix handles ‘Users of Users’ data and security on their platform. 

Account and Profile Information: When you create an account and profile on the QTS Platform (become a “Member”), we collect your name, contact information, and other information you provide.

 

The QTS Member Forum is Not Public. Our Member Forum is not open or visible to the public, it is only accessible to other registered Member users. Unless you set your Member Profile to ‘Private’ (see below section ‘Your Privacy Settings’), Your name, photo, and any other information that you choose to add to your profile will be available for viewing to other registered users (Members) of the QTS Platform.

 

Once you create a profile, other registered Member users will be able to see in your profile certain information about your activity on the QTS Platform, such as the questions and answers you post, your followers and who you follow, topics of interest to you (‘Your Content’). For more information about your choices on displayed information, see the section below Your Privacy Settings.

Communications. When you communicate with us (via email, phone, through the QTS Platform, or otherwise), we may maintain a record of your communication.

How We Use Your Information

We do not sell your personal data – such as your name and contact information – to third parties to use for their own marketing purposes. QTS uses the information we collect for the following purposes:

  • Provide our Services. To provide you the services we offer on the QTS Platform, communicate with you about your use of the QTS Platform, respond to your inquiries, provide troubleshooting, and for other customer service purposes.

  • Personalization. To tailor the content and information that we may send or display to you in the QTS Platform, to suggest followers and content and personalized help and instructions, and to otherwise personalize your experiences while using the QTS Platform.

  • Marketing and Promotions. For marketing and promotional purposes, such as to send you news and newsletters, special offers, and promotions, or to otherwise contact you about products or information we think may interest you.

  • Comply with Law. To comply with legal obligations, as part of our general business operations, and for other business administration purposes.

  • Prevent Misuse. Where we believe necessary to investigate, prevent or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, situations involving potential threats to the safety of any person or violations of our Terms of Use or this Privacy Policy.

How We Share Your Information

We share information as set forth below, and where individuals have otherwise consented:

Service Providers. We may share your information with necessary third party service providers who use this information to perform services for us, such as payment processors, hosting providers, and auditors.

Affiliates. The information collected about you may be accessed by or shared with subsidiaries and affiliates of Quit to Start, LLC., whose use and disclosure of your personal information is subject to this Privacy Policy.

Business Transfers. We may disclose or transfer information, including personal information, as part of any merger, sale, and transfer of our assets, acquisition or restructuring of all or part of our business, bankruptcy, or similar event.

Legally Required. We may disclose your information if we are required to do so by law.

Protection of Rights. We may disclose information where we believe it necessary to respond to claims asserted against us or, comply with legal process (e.g., subpoenas or warrants), enforce or administer our agreements and terms, for fraud prevention, risk assessment, investigation, and protect the rights, property or safety of QTS, its users, or others.

Your Content and Activity. Unless you set your Member Profile to ‘Private’ (see below section ‘Your Privacy Settings’), Your Content, including your name, profile picture, profile information, and certain associated activity information is viewable to other registered Member users of the QTS Platform.

Anonymized and Aggregated Data. We may share aggregated or de-identified information with third parties for research, marketing, analytics and other purposes, provided such information does not identify a particular individual.

Cookies, Pixels and Tracking

To best optimize the user experience, our third party platform provider Wix.com uses cookies, clear GIFs/pixel tags, JavaScript, local storage, log files, and other mechanisms to automatically collect and record information about your usage and browsing activities on the QTS Platform. For more detailed information about these mechanisms and how activity information is collected, see the Wix Privacy Policy Section 9 - Use of Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies https://www.wix.com/about/privacy.

Access and Amend Your Information

You may update or correct your account information at any time by logging in to your account. You may also make a number of other adjustments to settings or the display of information about you as described in more detail in the following section about Your Privacy Settings.

Your Privacy Settings

There are levels of privacy that members can choose from in setting up their Member / Community profile. 

 

Use Real or Fictitious Profile Name & Picture. You can choose to use your full real name, or real first name without last name (default at signup), or enter a fictitious first name or nickname. Your profile picture can also either be your real picture or a fictitious profile picture. 

Make Profile Private. Members can choose to maximize privacy by making their profile 'Private' which makes their member profile (Profile Name, Profile Picture, About Me) non-visible to other registered QTS Members but also prevents them from participating in the community i.e. posting questions, comments.

Profile Information vs. Account Information. Please note that your primary 'My Account' information (First Name, Last Name, Email) is separate from your Community Forum 'Profile' information (Profile Name, Profile Picture, About Me).  These privacy settings are referring to the Community Forum 'Profile' information. Your 'My Account' information is private and utilized only for products and services you purchase on the site such as private coaching engagement/files and exclusive content such as webinars and courses.

More detailed information on the above Member Privacy Settings can be found at quittostart.com/member-overview.

Emails and Communications. When you join the QTS Platform by signing up for an account or creating a profile, as part of the service, you will receive occasional emails containing content that we believe may match your interests. You can manage your email and notice preferences in your account profile settings, under your Emails and Notifications settings. If you opt out of receiving emails about recommendations or other information we think may interest you, we may still send you transactional e-mails about your account or any services you have requested or received from us.

Children’s Privacy. We do not knowingly collect or solicit personal information from anyone under the age of 13 (or under the age of 14 for anyone living in Spain or South Korea) or knowingly allow such persons to register. If we become aware that we have collected personal information from a child under the relevant age without parental consent, we take steps to delete that information.

Links to Other Websites. The QTS Platform may contain links to third party sites or online services. We are not responsible for the practices of such third parties, whose information practices are subject to their own policies and procedures, not to this Privacy Policy.

California Privacy Rights. California law permits users who are California residents to request and obtain from us once a year, free of charge, a list of the third parties to whom we have disclosed their personal information (if any) for their direct marketing purposes in the prior calendar year, as well as the types of personal information disclosed to those parties. If you are a California resident and would like to request this information, please submit your request in an email to contact@quittostart.com.

Contact Us. If you have any questions about our practices or this Privacy Policy, please contact us at contact@quittostart.com.

Changes to Our Privacy Policy. If we change our privacy policies and procedures, we will post those changes on this page. If we make any changes to this Privacy Policy that materially change how we treat your personal information, we will endeavor to provide you with reasonable notice of such changes, such as via prominent notice in the QTS Platform or to your email address of record, and where required by law, we will obtain your consent or give you the opportunity to opt out of such changes.

Last updated: December 6, 2019

Contact

For general questions or information, please email inquiries@quittostart.com or fill out the form here.

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