Your Privacy

Last Revised: July 15, 2015

Our core privacy and anonymity principles:

Your anonymity and privacy is a top priority for quiply. All of your posts are anonymous, and cannot be traced back to you by another user or by quiply. Seriously, we don't know which posts, if any, are yours.

Security is a top priority for quiply. We take all reasonable measures to protect information about you from loss, theft, misuse and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration and destruction.

We don’t sell user information. Data we collect regarding your use of the quiply service is used by us for debugging and analytical purposes. We do not sell your information.

This document explains how information about you is collected and used by quiply, when you use our mobile application (the "App"), and other online products and services that link to this privacy policy (collectively, the "Service"). By using the Service you acknowledge and accept the policies outlined herein (the "Privacy Policy") and consent to the processing of your personal information as described by this Privacy Policy.

Your information – You register with quiply using your LinkedIn account. We don’t save any of your personal information from this LinkedIn registration process. We do keep track of how many users work at each company listed in the quiply database, for analytics purposes, but quiply does not know what company you work at. Your posts are anonymous and are not connected to you in any way.

Your privacy – Your identity as someone who has posted content on this Service is completely anonymous. When you sign up to use quiply, we generate a secret token that is linked to the quiply app installed on your device and provides a way for the app to communicate anonymously with the quiply database, and post and manage content anonymously on our Service. This secret token has no personal information about you associated with it, so your content is anonymous. Even quiply does not know who has posted content on the Service. Should we receive a court order, we would be unable to provide any personal information regarding a post.

1) Modifications

We may change this privacy policy from time to time. If we make changes, we will notify you by revising the date at the end of this document and, in some cases, provide you with additional notice (such as on our homepage, for example). We encourage you to review the privacy policy periodically to stay informed about our practices and the ways you can help protect your privacy.

2) Collection of information

(a) Information you provide to us

When you register with quiply using your LinkedIn account, LinkedIn forwards quiply your ‘Basic LinkedIn Profile’. We do not save this personal information that LinkedIn provides about you. Your quiply posts are anonymous, even to quiply, and have no personal information about you associated with them. (We do keep track of how many users work at each company listed in the quiply database, for analytics purposes, but quiply does not know what company you work at.) Since your posts are anonymous to quiply, we are unable to identify who has posted content on the Service.

(b) Information we collect automatically when the service is used

When our Service is accessed or used, we may automatically collect anonymized information about that usage. This information is solely used by us for debugging and analytical purposes (e.g., to enhance the Service), and includes:

Log Information: We log, and temporarily retain, information about use of the Service, including access times and IP addresses. This log information is anonymized, is not tied to individual users and is saved only for seven (7) days.

Device Information: We may collect information about the mobile devices used to access our Service, such as the hardware model, operating system and version, and smartphone device token, for debugging and analytical purposes (e.g., to enhance the Service). However, user anonymity will be maintained even with the potential use of any of this information.

3) Use of information

We may use anonymized information about our users for various purposes, including to:

  1. Provide, maintain and improve our Service;
  2. Provide updates, security alerts and support and administrative messages to our anonymized user community;
  3. Respond to user comments, questions and requests and provide customer service;
  4. Communicate with our user community about products, services, offers, promotions, etc, offered by quiply, and provide news and information we think will be of interest to them;
  5. Monitor and analyze trends, usage and activities in connection with our Service;
  6. Personalize and improve the Service and provide advertisements, content or features that match user's interests; and
  7. Combine with information we get from others to help better understand our user's needs and provide them with better service.

4) Storage of information

Your information is stored only as long as necessary to accomplish the purposes described in this privacy policy. We store log information collected for debugging purposes in seven-day temporary storage. Please be aware that we host quiply on a third-party service which has their own data backup and retention policy. So while we delete log files after seven days, it may on some occasions take longer for this temporary information to be completely wiped from our hosting services’ servers.

5) Sharing of information

We may share aggregated or anonymized information provided by you as follows or as otherwise described in this privacy policy:

  1. With other users of the Service by providing them with your anonymized posts;
  2. With vendors, consultants and other service providers who need access to such information to carry out work on our behalf; and
  3. In connection with, or during negotiations of, any merger, sale of quiply assets, financing or acquisition of all or a portion of our business.

We may share information about your anonymous posts as follows or as otherwise described in this privacy policy:

  1. In response to a request for information if we believe disclosure is in accordance with any applicable law, regulation or legal process, or as otherwise required by any applicable law, rule or regulation; and
  2. If the content of a post can reasonably be considered illegal or unlawful (or it seems like the post is being used to engage in, encourage or promote such activities).

Please note that, as indicated earlier, since your posts are anonymous even to quiply, any information shared cannot connect a post to you. Your anonymity is always preserved.

Please also note that if YOU share a Post or any other information with a third party, such as Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, or an email client, the collection and sharing of that information will be governed by that third party’s privacy policy. We can’t control what Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, or anyone else does with information you choose to share with them.

6) How we respond to subpoenas from courts

We have taken great effort to build a strong security and encryption architecture to keep all posts completely anonymous. The quiply architecture is designed such that posts cannot be connected to the person who posted them. If a court asks us to disclose the identity of the person who has posted a comment, since quiply is unable to connect posts to the person who posted them, your anonymity is preserved.

If we do happen to receive a subpoena or court order requesting that we disclose information regarding a post, we would be unable to provide any personal information regarding the post.

7) International users

quiply is based in the United States and the information we collect is governed by U.S. law. By accessing or using the Service or otherwise providing information to us, you consent to the processing and transfer of information in and to the U.S. and other countries. Laws regarding the processing of personal information may be less stringent in the U.S. than in your country.

quiply participates in the U.S.-EU Safe Harbor and U.S.-Swiss Safe Harbor programs, and strictly adheres to the U.S.-EU Safe Harbor and U.S.-Swiss Safe Harbor Privacy Principles. For more information about the Safe Harbor program, visit the Department of Commerce’s Safe Harbor page.

8) Children's information

quiply’s Terms of Service prohibits individuals under the age of eighteen from using our Service. Should we determine or be notified of any violation of this, the account in question will be suspended pending investigation to confirm or refute this point. Should our investigation determine the individual in under the age of eighteen, the account in question will be closed.

We do not direct any of our business practices or system outputs towards children under the age of eighteen.

If we are notified or have any other reason to believe that we have collected personal information from or about a child under the age of eighteen, quiply will promptly delete the information and any account associated with that information.

If you are a parent or guardian and you believe quiply has information from or about your child under eighteen years of age, please contact us at contact@quiply.me.

9) Security

Security is extremely important to us. We take all reasonable measures to protect information about you from loss, theft, misuse and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration and destruction, including industry standard security and encryption features, and limits as to who at quiply may access your personal information.

No method of transmission over the internet is 100% secure. If you notice a bug or vulnerability that could lead to the de-anonymization of user data on quiply, please let us know by submitting a bug report to contact@quiply.me. In the unlikely scenario that your personal information is compromised due to a data breach, we will take all reasonable steps to remedy the breach and notify you as soon as possible.

10) Your choices

(a) Deleting your account

If you wish to delete your account or individual posts, please contact us at contact@quiply.me.

(b) Your California privacy rights

California law permits residents of California to request certain details about how their information is shared with third parties for direct marketing purposes. If you are a California resident and would like to make such a request, please contact us at contact@quiply.me. However, please note that under the law, services such as ours that permit California residents to opt in to, or opt out of, this type of sharing are not required to provide such information upon receiving a request, but rather may respond by notifying the user of his or her right to prevent the disclosure. To opt out of having information about you shared with third parties for direct marketing purposes, please contact us at contact@quiply.me.

11) Contact us

If you have any questions about this privacy policy, please email us at contact@quiply.me.