1. What Information We Collect from You
Information You Provide to Us
Most of the personally identifiable information that we receive about you ("Personal Information") comes either directly to us from you or indirectly to us through our service providers. Typically, this information includes your name, postal address, e-mail address, and telephone number. We may also collect other types of Personal Information when you are applying for a specific service or program including, but not limited to, the College Match Program or College Prep Scholarship Program, which are described further under "Registration" below. We collect Personal Information when you register or apply with us or our service providers, log on, or visit the QB Website, including when you participate in programs, services and activities on the QB Website, such as the College Match or College Prep Scholarship Programs.
Information Collected Through Technology
You can visit many areas of the QB Website anonymously without the need to become a registered user. Even in such cases, we may collect IP addresses automatically. An IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer whenever you begin service with an Internet Service Provider. Each time you access the QB Website and each time you request one of our pages, our server logs your IP address. Standing alone, your IP address is not necessarily personally identifiable. We may use your IP address to administer our website, to assist in diagnosing problems with our server, to monitor our system performance and/or to make it easier and more convenient for you to navigate and use the QB Website.
QB may use a variety of other technical methods for tracking purposes, including Web beacons. Web beacons are small pieces of data that are embedded in web pages and e-mails. We use these technical methods in HTML e-mails that we send our users to determine whether they have opened those e-mails and/or clicked on links in those e-mails. The information from use of these technical methods may be collected in a form that is personally identifiable.
Information That We Collect from Others
2. Use and Disclosure of Information
Notwithstanding anything to the contrary, we may release your Personal Information to third parties: (1) in order to comply with valid legal requirements such as a law, regulation, search warrant, subpoena or court order; or (2) in special cases, when we believe it is necessary to share information in order to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, or situations involving potential threats to the physical safety of you or any other person.
3. General Privacy Information
You are solely responsible for safeguarding and maintaining the secrecy of your username, passwords and/or any account information in your possession or control. Please be careful and responsible whenever you are online. Further, the QB Website contains links to our Associates who may collect information directly from you. As mentioned above, each of the websites linked from the QB Website, including the websites of our Associates, have separate privacy and data collection practices, independent of QB, and QB has no responsibility or liability for these independent policies or actions and is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such websites nor does QB make any warranties or representations about the contents, products or services offered on such websites or the security of any information you provide to them.
The QB Website uses a variety of security measures to maintain the safety of your Personal Information. Personal Information supplied by our users through the QB Website is transmitted via Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology. Personal Information collected on the QB Website is stored in a password protected environment that is not available to the public. As part of our information security program we: (i) designate one or more employees to coordinate and be accountable for our information security program; (ii) use reasonable efforts to identify material internal and external risks to the security, confidentiality and integrity of Personal Information that could result in the unauthorized disclosure, misuse, loss, alteration, destruction, or other compromise of such Personal Information; (iii) design and implement physical, electronic and procedural safeguards to control such risks, and test or monitor the effectiveness of the safeguards' key controls, systems, and procedures; and (iv) evaluate and adjust our information security program as needed in light of the above. Although QB and its service providers use reasonable efforts to safeguard the security of your Personal Information, transmissions made on or through the Internet are vulnerable to attack and cannot be guaranteed to be secure.
5. Protecting Yourself; Updating Your Information
You can learn more about Internet privacy from government websites such as www.ftc.gov/privacy/. In addition, it is important to keep us updated with your most current contact information. You can review and make changes to the registration information we have on file about you by visiting the "My Account" section of your account on the QB Website.
6. Changes To Our Policy
9. Parental Access
QB is the operator of the QB Website. Please send an email or letter to QB at the email address provided below if you would like to do any of the following:
Please be sure to include your email address and telephone number where we can reach you.
10. Change in Control
11. Contact Us