QRZones: What data we collect and why we collect it?
We refer to automatically-collected information as device information and use the following technologies to obtain device information: cookies, log files, and tags.
Cookies are data files that are placed on your device or computer and often include an anonymous unique identifier. For more information about cookies, and how to disable cookies, visit http://www.allaboutcookies.org.
If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.
If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.
When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information. Your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.
Track actions occurring on the Site, and collect data including your IP address, browser type, Internet service provider, referring/exit pages, and date/time stamps. This information will be kept private and safe at all times.
“Web beacons,” “tags,” and “pixels” are electronic files used to record information about how you browse the Site. This information will also be kept private and safe at all times.
When you enter a contest through the Site, you are required to have a registered account with QRZones. In order to create an account with QRZones we collect certain required information to build your profile. The required information is limited to your email address, for contacting purposes. We need your email address in order to notify winners that they have won the contest! We refer to this information as contest information.
When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.
If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.
QRZones: How we use, analyze and retain data?
We use the device information that we collect to help us screen for potential risk and fraud (in particular, your IP address), and more generally to improve and optimize our Site (for example, by generating analytics about how our customers browse and interact with the Site, and to assess the success of our marketing and advertising campaigns).
We use the contest information for contacting purposes. We will provide further instructions via email on how winners can claim their prize.
Analytical studies may be performed to improve QRZones’ quality of service and overall product, as described above. We are not using any third-party analytics- the information we collect will stay completely within our community.
How long we retain your data
For users that register on our website, we store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
QRZones: How we protect your data? Who it this shared with? What data rights you have.
Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology protects information using both server authentication and data encryption techniques to help ensure that the data is safe, secure, and available only to you when interacting with the Site. The database we use is the most popular and trusted database company on the market use by companies such as: Google, Facebook, and Twitter. Read more about MYSQL here: https://www.mysql.com/
Embedded content from other websites
Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.
What rights you have over your data
If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.