When interacting with our websites, you also have the ability to link or connect with non-Quickborn websites, services, social networks, applications or other features. Enabling these features will lead to other parties than Quickborn processing information about you. Quickborn does not have any control over these features of other parties. We encourage you to review the privacy policies of these parties before using these features.
Quickborn can process information about you collected both offline and online.
Specific pieces of information about you that Quickborn may be collect and process includes:
Please note that Quickborn does not control the content that you may post to Quickborn Communities forums or social networks; in some cases, such content may be publicly available on the Internet. You should carefully consider whether you wish to submit personal information to these forums or social networks and whether you wish to make your profile available to other users, and you should tailor any content you may submit accordingly.
We may use personal information for the following business purposes:
We may use personal information for the following commercial purposes:
We may also use the names of company CEOs to provide select services to Quickborn customers which may include publicly-available information regarding names of company CEOs.
These purposes are described below in further detail.
To communicate and respond to your requests and inquiries to Quickborn
If you get in touch with us (such as by submitting contact forms on our sites, attending Quickborn events or other occasions, sending an email or by visiting social media platforms), we process information about you to communicate with you and to respond to your requests or other inquiries. We can also process personal information to interact with you on third party social networks.
To deliver functionality on our sites and for their technical and functional management
When you choose to register with us (such as to make use of our communities), we need to process the personal information provided by you so that we can create and manage a personal account for you. Upon creating your account, we will send you your personal login information. This personal information enables us to administer your account, for example by changing your password for you.
To engage in transactions with customers, suppliers and business partners and to process purchases of our products and services
If you place an order for our products and services, or if you provide services to Quickborn, our employees, customers or partners as a supplier or business partner, Quickborn processes information about you to engage in and administer the relevant transactions (such as by sending invoices and making payments), administer your order, and help you get started and adopt our products and services (e.g., by contacting you to activate your Cloud services credits). If you download products or services from our sites, Quickborn uses information about you to confirm certain information about your order (for example, that you did not experience problems in the download process).
To analyze, develop, improve and optimize the use, function and performance of our sites and products and services
We may process personal information in order to analyze, develop, improve and optimize the use, function and performance of our sites and products and services, including for quality assurance and training purposes, as well as for marketing and sales campaigns. In case the sites permit you to participate in interactive discussions, create a profile, post comments, opportunities or other content, or communicate directly with another user or otherwise engage in networking activities, Quickborn may process personal information when moderating these activities.
To manage the security of our sites, networks and systems
We may collect site use data for security and operations management to help keep our sites, networks and systems secure, or to investigate and prevent potential fraud, including ad fraud and cyber-attacks and to detect bots.
To comply with applicable laws and regulations and to operate our business
In some cases, we have to process personal information to comply with applicable laws and regulations. For example, to respond to a request from a regulator or to defend a legal claim. We may also process personal information in the performance and operation of our business, such as to conduct internal audits and investigations or for finance and accounting and archiving and insurance purposes.
To administer subscriptions of magazines
If you subscribe to our magazines, we process information about you to administer your subscription to our magazines (including the renewal process).
To market our products and services or related products and services and to tailor marketing and sales activities
Quickborn may use information about you to notify you about new product releases and service developments, events, alerts, updates, prices, terms, special offers and associated campaigns and promotions (including via newsletters). Quickborn may also use personal information to advertise Quickborn’s products and services or related products and services, and also to have our distributors, resellers or partners notify you about our products or services or their related products or services (such as via joint sales or product promotions). We do our best to tailor your website visit, marketing experience and our communications to your expressed interests. This happens, for example, if you sign up for a Quickborn community or program.
If you attend an event, Quickborn may process information about you gathered in relation to the event and can share information about your attendance with your company. Quickborn may also permit designated event partners or conference sponsors to send you up to two communications related to your event attendance. Please note that our partners or conference sponsors may directly request information about you at their conference booths or presentations, and their use of your information that you provide to them will be subject to their privacy policies.
We may also process your personal information to post testimonials on our sites, but will first obtain your consent to use your name and testimonial.
To provide select services to Quickborn customers which may include publicly-available information regarding names of company CEOs
For some services, we may collect the publicly-available names of CEOs of companies to better understand the status of these companies and help inform our services which relate to providing customers information about other companies.
For personal information collected about you in the EU, our basis for processing is the following:
Quickborn maintains personal information for the following retention periods:
Sharing within Quickborn
As a global organization, information about you may be shared globally throughout Quickborn’s worldwide organization. Quickborn employees are authorized to access personal information only to the extent necessary to serve the applicable purpose(s) and to perform their job functions.
Sharing with third parties
We may share personal information with the following third parties for a business purpose:
We may share personal information with the following third parties for a commercial purpose:
Quickborn is a global corporation and personal information is processed globally. If personal information is transferred to a Quickborn recipient in a country that does not provide an adequate level of protection for personal information, Quickborn will take measures designed to adequately protect information about you, such as ensuring that such transfers are subject to the terms of the EU Model Clauses.
Quickborn has implemented appropriate technical, physical and organizational measures designed to protect personal information against accidental or unlawful destruction or accidental loss, damage, alteration, unauthorized disclosure or access, as well as all other forms of unlawful processing.
Cookies and similar technologies (e.g., pixels tags and device identifiers) are used by Quickborn and our advertising technology partners to recognize you and/or your device(s) on, off and across different services and devices for the purposes specified in Section 5 above.
Cookies are small text files that contain a string of characters and uniquely identify a browser on a device connected to the Internet. Any browser visiting our sites will receive cookies from us. We also place cookies in your browser when you visit non-Quickborn sites that host our plugins or tags.
If you are a visitor of our sites, you have a choice to accept or reject our cookies policy upon your first visit to our sites.
We provide multiple choices in respect of the information we process about you:
You can exercise these choices in accordance with applicable laws by filling out our contact form.
Sensitive personal information
We ask that you do not send us, and do not share any sensitive personal information (for example, government-issued IDs, information related to racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religion or other beliefs, health, genetic, or biometric data, criminal background or trade union membership).
As a company focused on serving the needs of businesses, Quickborn’s sites are not directed to minors and Quickborn does not promote or market its services to minors, except in very limited circumstances as part of specific educational outreach programs with parental permission. If you believe that we have mistakenly or unintentionally collected personal information of a minor through our sites without appropriate consent, please notify us through our inquiry form so that we may immediately delete the information from our servers and make any other necessary corrections. Additionally, please use this same form to request removal of content or information that was posted to our sites when the registered user was under the age of 16. Please note that such requests may not ensure complete or comprehensive removal of the content or information, as, for example, some of the content may have been reposted by another user.
If you are a California resident, you may request that we:
We will respond to your request consistent with applicable law.
If you are a California resident, you may obtain information about exercising your rights, as described above, by contacting us at 1-800-633-0748.
Quickborn Consulting LLC
105 Silverside Road, Suite 501
Wilmington, DE 19809, USA
Phone: +1 302 407 0922
Updated: December 24, 2019