Privacy Policy

Effective Date: June 6, 2020

QGateway, Inc. (“Qu’ran Gateway”, “we” or “us”) is committed to respecting and protecting your privacy. We have implemented technical, administrative and physical measures to safeguard any personal information that we may collect.

This Privacy Policy:

  • describes the type of personal information we collect, how we may use such information, and with whom we may share such information,
  • describes measures we take to protect personal information, and
    tells you how you can:
    • access, or request us to change or delete, certain personal information we maintain about you
    • withdraw consent you gave us previously,
    • ask us to stop sending you certain communications, and
    • request us to answer your questions about our privacy practices.

This Privacy Policy applies only to Qu’ran Gateway. It does not apply to any affiliate of Qu’ran Gateway or to any third party. This Privacy Policy does not apply to personal information collected about Qu’ran Gateway’s employees or applicants for employment.

Should you have any questions regarding this Privacy Policy, please contact us as described in the “How to Contact Us” section of this Privacy Policy.

This Privacy Policy covers the following topics:

  • Personal Information We Collect
  • How We Use the Personal Information We Collect
  • Cookies
  • No Selling of Personal Information; Sharing Information
  • Data Retention
  • How We Protect Your Personal Information
  • Your Options Regarding Your Personal Information
  • How to Contact Us
  • Updates to this Privacy Policy

Personal Information We Collect

What We Collect and How We Collect It

Personal information we collect may include (and that we have collected in the last twelve months includes):

  • Identifiers such as a real name, company or employer name, physical or postal address, unique personal identifier, online identifier, Internet Protocol address, email address, telephone or fax number, and account name.
  • Purchase information (such as information about services purchased, purchaser contact information, including name, physical address, telephone number and email address) and payment information (such as bank account and credit card information and invoicing address), and history of services purchased, obtained or considered.
  • Information that allows us to verify the identity of a person
  • Information that allows us to perform services, fulfill orders, provide customer service, or perform the terms of a contract
  • Information provided in response to surveys or marketing communications
  • Language and communication preference(s)
  • Signatures
  • Names, addresses, telephone numbers and email addresses of persons to whom we are requested to provide information
  • Internet activity information, such as browsing history, search history, personalized tabs and translation preferences, information regarding interaction with our and others’ websites and advertisements and with email communications sent by us or on our behalf, information that allows our website and applications on our website to function properly on your device, and information you provide by submitting a form or entering information on our website
  • Information that you provide to us for the purpose of registering with us, accessing services available on our website, and/or subscribing to our blog, newsletter and/or email notifications
  • Social media handles, content and other data posted on our official social media pages or elsewhere on the Internet (such as websites on which customer reviews may be posted, and other public locations), and information that we obtain through social media apps, tools, widgets and plug-ins
  • Payment information (such as identification numbers, bank account information and invoicing address)
  • Tax identification number, in circumstances in which you provide to us, or ask us to provide, products or services for which a tax identification number is required

On our website, in email communications, or in advertisements we may place on other websites, we may use automated means, such as cookies and other related technologies (for convenience, all such technologies are referred to as “cookies”), to collect information. Certain third parties may also use cookies on our website or in our email communications and advertisements. For more details about cookies, please see the “Cookies” section of this Privacy Policy.

Where we collect information from you, if you decline to provide us with such requested information, you may not be able to use certain functions or features of our website, and you may not be able to purchase or access our services or certain offers and content, whether via our website or otherwise.

Some of the personal information we collect may come from third parties, such as businesses that perform services or provide products to us, including analytics or marketing services providers, as well as public databases.

Third Party Applications and Websites

Qu’ran Gateway may make available on its website third party applications such as content linking or sharing facilities, or links to third party websites. Qu’ran Gateway does not control such third-party applications or websites. Information collected by or through such applications or third-party websites is subject to the privacy policies of the third parties that provide those applications or websites. We encourage you to review the relevant third party’s privacy policies regarding information they collect by or through their applications or websites.

Parents, Guardians and Children

Qu’ran Gateway’s website is intended for visitors who are at least 18 years of age and the age of majority in their jurisdiction of residence. Qu’ran Gateway does not knowingly solicit information from, or market products to, children. If you do not meet the age requirements set forth above, please do not enter your personal information on this or any other Qu’ran Gateway website.

How We Use the Personal Information We Collect

We may collect, use, transfer or disclose your personal information (A) in order to perform our contractual obligations to you, (B) for legitimate business interests such as marketing and improvement of our services, (C) to comply with legal obligations and (D) to protect your and others’ vital interests. More specifically, we may collect, use, transfer or disclose your personal information to:

  • Personalize the experience of those who use our website or view our advertisements and allow us to offer and deliver the type of content and services in which you are most interested
  • Communicate with our customers and fulfill orders and our contractual obligations
  • Provide other services that our customers request
  • Process, respond to, and communicate with you about your claims, questions, comments, requests and inquiries
  • Provide and enhance customer and technical support
  • Establish and manage your accounts (including online accounts) with us
  • Communicate with and access the products and services of third parties who provide products or services to us or on our behalf
  • Communicate with you about offers, promotions and products and services that we think might be of interest to you
  • Enable you to access, receive, post on and interact with us via our blog and social media accounts or our website
  • Send administrative information or notices
  • Send information about our services or events, and related offers and promotions
  • Personalize the experience of those who use our website or our services or view our advertisements on other websites
  • Operate, assess and improve our business and business practices
  • Ensure the security and functionality of our facilities and our computer networks and systems and back up and recover data
  • Perform invoicing, collecting, and other financial functions
  • Develop products and services
  • Evaluate our sales and marketing efforts and analyze marketing data
  • Improve our website and customer portal
  • Identify and protect against fraud and other illegal activities
  • Comply with applicable legal requirements, including reporting requirements, and our own policies, and monitor our compliance efforts
  • Pursue, exercise and defend legal claims and rights

Your personal information may be processed and maintained by our service providers in countries other than the one in which it was collected, such as the United States, the United Kingdom and member states of the European Union.

Information Collected Via Cookies
For details about how we use the information collected via cookies, please see the “Cookies” section of this Privacy Policy.

Cookies

The information in this “Cookies” section of our Privacy Policy is intended to provide you with information about cookies used on our website or in our email communications to collect information. This “Cookies” section:

  • describes the type of personal and device information that we collect via cookies on our website or in our email communications,
  • refers you to our Cookie Policy, which provides details about the cookies used on our website, and
  • describes how we use information collected via cookies.

The information in this “Cookies” section applies to all websites maintained by Qu’ran Gateway and to email communications sent by or on behalf of Qu’ran Gateway.

Except for information collected by technical or functional cookies to enable display, navigation and other functionality of our website on your device, information that we collect from you on our website (a) is only provided voluntarily or (b) is collected automatically by cookies after you consent to the use of cookies. However, if you decline to provide us with such requested information, such as by disabling cookies, you may not be able to use certain functions or features of our website, and you may not be able to purchase products or access our services or certain offers and content, via our website.

Information We Collect Via Cookies

On our website and in some of our email communications, we use cookies. Cookies are also placed by third parties we have engaged. A “cookie” is a small simple file that is sent along with pages of our website and stored by your browser on the hard drive of your computer or another device. The information stored therein may be returned to our servers or to the servers of the relevant third parties during a subsequent visit. Among the types of cookies we may use are “scripts” and “web beacons”. A script is a piece of program code that is used to make our website function properly and interactively. This code is executed on our server or on your device. A web beacon (or a pixel tag) is a small, invisible piece of text or image on a website that is used to monitor traffic on a website. In order to do this, various data about you is stored using web beacons.

The information we collect via cookies may include your device’s unique identifier, IP address (static or dynamic), geographical location (geolocation data), device and browser type, language, and settings, operating system, domain server, referring and exit pages and URLs, pages you visit while on our website, actions you take, and when activity occurs. Some cookies allow the website to recognize your browser when you visit that site again, and may also store user preferences and other information and settings. Other cookies allow tracking of certain activity, such as opening an email or viewing a website.

When on our website, information may also be collected about your device. This information may include your type of computer or device, operating system and version (iOS, Android, Windows), carrier and country location, and similar information, as well as any of the following: Universally unique ID (UUID), advertising identifier (IDFA), MAC address, hardware and processor information (e.g., processor/storage chip and speed), and network type (Wi-Fi, 4G, LTE, etc.).

Some of this data is collected by third-party analytics tools and advertising networks, or other third-party providers of apps, tools, and plug-ins. We and those third parties may collect information about you over time and across our and third-party websites.

Information Collected by Third Parties Via Cookies

Third parties (such as, for example, Stripe, HelpScout, MailJet, and Google Analytics) provide payment portals, security tools, content linking or sharing facilities, analytics tools, advertising networks and other applications, tools, widgets, and plug-ins (“Third-Party Applications”) on our website, email communications and advertisements. These Third-Party Applications also may use cookies to collect information about how you interact with these features. These cookies are set when you visit our website, open or respond to our email communications, or view an advertisement we have placed on another website. Information collected via these cookies may include information about who opens our email communications, which of our and others’ website pages you access, the frequency of such access, and your product and service preferences. Information collected through Third-Party Applications is collected directly by the parties that provide those Third-Party Applications. Qu’ran Gateway does not control such Third-Party Applications. Information collected by or through such Third-Party Applications is subject to the privacy policies of the third parties that provide those Third-Party Applications. We encourage you to review the relevant third party’s privacy policies regarding information they collect by or through their Third-Party Applications. By using our website, you consent to the processing of data about you by such third parties in the manner and for the purposes set out above.

Cookies on Our Websites

Please review our Cookie Policy for information about the cookies (including those of third parties) that collect data on our website.

How We Use Information Collected Via Cookies

We may use the information collected via cookies to:

  • allow our website and features on our website to function properly for you as the viewer,
  • understand usage patterns on our website,
  • identify our website users,
  • customize your visits to our website,
  • deliver advertising and other content tailored to your interests and suitable for your browser,
  • develop contact information about potential or actual customers, and in some cases such information is linked to other data we collect for such purposes,
  • manage and improve our business,
  • measure the effectiveness of our marketing and communication efforts,
  • manage and improve our website and address technical problems.

Enabling/Disabling and Deleting Cookies; Online Tracking

  • Your web browser may enable you to be notified when you receive certain kinds of cookies or to delete, disable or restrict certain kinds of cookies. For more information about these options, please refer to the instructions in the “Help” section of your browser. You should understand, however, that our website relies on cookies to function properly and that without cookies you may not be able to use all the features of our website.
  • Our website is not configured to respond to “do not track” signals from browsers.
  • For information about how to opt out of advertising network interest-based advertising, please visit http://www.aboutads.info/choices/

No Selling of Information; Sharing Information

No Selling of Personal Information

Except as described in this Privacy Notice, we do not sell your personal information.

As used in this Privacy Policy, the phrase “sell your personal information” or similar phrases mean the transfer of personal information in return for money or anything else of value, including services.

  • We do not sell your personal information in return for money.
  • We do allow certain personal information to be collected by third parties on our website in exchange for services. Such collection and sharing in exchange for services may include (and the personal information we have shared or allowed to be collected in exchange for services during the last twelve months includes) the following:
    • Our website uses certain analytics and advertising services provided by Google and other third parties. Those third parties collect personal information via cookies on our website including online identifiers, Internet Protocol addresses, geolocation data, account information if you have an account with Google or such other third parties, and your internet activity on our and others’ websites. Those third parties may use such personal information to provide advertising and analytics services to us and to others in accordance with such third party services’ terms of service. In return, we receive analytics reports relating to how viewers use our website and advertising services for our products and services across the internet.

Sharing Information

We do not share personal information about you except as described in this Privacy Notice.

We share personal information with third parties and affiliates for various purposes. Sharing with third parties may include (and the personal information we have shared for a business purpose during the last twelve months includes) the following:

  • We share personal information with third parties who perform services on our behalf based on our instructions. None of these third parties is authorized by us to disclose or use such personal information except as necessary to perform services on our behalf or comply with applicable professional standards, laws, regulations and other legal requirements. Sharing with such third parties may include the following:
    • To fulfill customer orders, we share contact information (real name, physical or postal address, telephone number, email address, information about services purchased, and similar information) with third parties such as our credit card processor. 
    • To process payments for customer orders, we share names and contact information such as physical or postal address, telephone number or email address. A third party credit card processor collects credit card information (account holder name and address, account number, expiration date, security code) and banking information in connection with customer orders via our website, and Qu’ran Gateway does not ordinarily collect or receive such information.
    • For marketing purposes, we share personal information with third parties who perform advertising or mailing services on our behalf or to send surveys to our customers.
    • Third parties that perform technical support services for us may have access to personal information in connection with performing those services.
  • We may also disclose personal information about you in order to comply with legal requirements or prevent harm. More specifically, we may disclose such information about you (A) if we are required to do so by law, regulation, court order, subpoena or other legal process, (B) to comply with requests from law enforcement authorities and other government agencies, or (C) if we believe it is necessary to prevent harm to the rights, property or safety, or protect other vital interests, of Qu’ran Gateway, our employees, users or the public, or in connection with an investigation of actual or suspected illegal activities, as permitted or required by applicable law.
  • Subject to applicable law, we reserve the right to transfer information we have about you in connection with a sale or transfer of all or any part of our business or assets (for example, if Qu’ran Gateway were acquired or merged, or if it were reorganized, dissolved or liquidated). If such circumstances arise, you will be notified of them via email and/or other reasonable means (which may include a prominent notice on our website(s)), as well as of any choices you may have regarding your personal information.

Information Collected By Third Parties

Information collected through third-party applications, websites and cookies (such as information relating to your “liking” or posting a comment on our social media (such as Facebook or Twitter) pages or posts, or information collected by third-party analytics tools and advertising networks) is collected directly by the third parties that provide those applications, websites and cookies. We do not control third-party applications, websites and cookies. Information collected by or through third-party applications, websites or cookies is subject to the privacy policies of the third parties that provide those applications, websites and cookies. For more details about information collected via cookies, please see the “Cookies” section of this Privacy Policy. We also encourage you to review the relevant third party’s privacy policies regarding information they collect by or through their applications, websites or cookies.

California Shine the Light Law

As defined in California’s “Shine the Light Law,” California residents may annually request and obtain information that is shared with other businesses for their own direct marketing use within the prior calendar year. Qu’ran Gateway does not share your personal information with other businesses for their own direct marketing use.

Data Retention

We retain and store your personal information only for as long as necessary for the purposes for which it was collected, or as required under applicable data retention policies or applicable law. Federal, state and local data retention laws and statutes of limitation may impose differing retention periods.

How We Protect Your Personal Information

We employ and maintain appropriate and commercially reasonable administrative, technical and physical measures to protect the personal information you provide to us against accidental, unlawful or unauthorized destruction, loss, alteration, access, disclosure or use. However, because the Internet is not a 100% secure environment and no security system or measures are impenetrable, we cannot ensure, warrant or guarantee the security of personal information. Please note that emails and other communications that you send to us, via our website or otherwise, are not encrypted.

Your Options Regarding Your Personal Information

As required by applicable law, you may exercise any of the following options regarding your personal information:

  • obtain a copy of certain personal information that we maintain about you,
  • update and correct inaccuracies in that information,
  • obtain information about the sources from which we collected that information and the purposes for which it was collected, and
  • obtain information about personal information about you that we share with third parties and about third parties with whom we share it.
  • request that the personal information we have about you be transmitted to you or another company,
  • on legitimate grounds, object to any uses or disclosures of your personal information,
  • where our processing of your personal information is done with your consent, withdraw your consent,
  • request that your personal information be deleted, and
  • request that we restrict the processing of your personal information.
    Each of these actions may be done by contacting us as described in the “How to Contact Us” section of this Privacy Policy.

You may exercise these options free of charge unless the request is unfounded, excessive or otherwise unreasonable, such as because it is repetitive. We may also refuse to act or impose limitations on these options under some circumstances as permitted by applicable law. Before we take action in response to your exercise of these options, we may ask you to provide additional information to verify your identity or otherwise help us understand or respond to your request.

Please note that your rights and options regarding your personal information may vary depending on the state, country or other jurisdiction of your residence.

Marketing:

  • You may choose to stop receiving our marketing emails by clicking the “unsubscribe” link in our marketing emails, or by selecting the “Email Unsubscribe” link below, or by contacting us as described in the “How to Contact Us” section of this Privacy Policy.
    Email Unsubscribe: unsubscribe@qurangateway.org
  • You may choose to stop receiving other marketing materials, surveys and our newsletters. You may also request that Qu’ran Gateway cease using your personal information for marketing purposes. You can do either of these things by contacting us as described in the “How to Contact Us” section of this Privacy Policy.
  • If you are a California resident, you have the right to ask us not to share your personal information with certain of our affiliates and other third parties for their marketing purposes. To do so, please contact us as described in the “How to Contact Us” section of this Privacy Policy.

Online Tracking:

  • Your web browser may enable you to be notified when you receive certain kinds of cookies or to disable or restrict certain kinds of cookies. You should understand, however, that our website relies on cookies to function properly and that without cookies you may not be able to use all the features of our website. For more details on the cookies on our website, please see the “Cookies” section of this Privacy Policy as well as our Cookie Policy.
  • Our website is not configured to respond to “do not track” signals from browsers.
  • For information about how to opt out of advertising network interest-based advertising, please visit http://www.aboutads.info/choices/

Non-Discrimination

Qu’ran Gateway will not discriminate against you because you exercise any of your rights under applicable law, including, but not limited to, by

  • denying goods or services to you,
  • charging different prices or rates for goods or services, including through the use of discounts or other benefits or imposing penalties,
  • providing a different level or quality of goods or services to you, or
  • suggesting that you will receive a different price or rate for goods or services or a different level or quality of goods or services;

provided, that Qu’ran Gateway may, under certain circumstances and subject to applicable law, charge consumers a different price or rate, or provide a different level or quality of goods or services to a consumer, if that difference is reasonably related to the value provided to the consumer by the consumer’s data.

If you have any questions about, or want to exercise, any of these options, please contact us as described in the “How to Contact Us” section of this Privacy Policy.

How to Contact Us

If you have questions about this Privacy Policy or about any of the options regarding your personal information that are described in this Privacy Policy, or if you want to exercise any of those options, please contact us as follows:

Vice President of Business Operations
Qu’ran Gateway
PO Box 971
Purcellville, Virginia 20134
U.S.A.

Or

Based on article 27 GDPR, QGateway Inc. has appointed an EU data protection representative. For all questions concerning European data protection, please contact our EU data protection representative:

ADVOVOX Rechtsanwalts GmbH Sven Krüger
Zimmerstrasse 78
D-10117
Berlin

Phone: +49 – (0) 30 – 22 48 75 28
Fax: +49 – (0) 30 – 22 48 75 29
E-mail: gdpr@advovox.de
Website: https://advovox.de/
UID: DE 253207773

Updates to this Privacy Policy

Periodically, and without prior notice to you, we may update this Privacy Policy to reflect changes in our practices regarding personal information. We will indicate the date of the most recent update at the top of our Privacy Policy.