Privacy Policy

Last Updated: 26.03.2024

1. Introduction

Welcome to www.qoq.me, a platform developed and operated by an American company focused on fostering connections between people, promoting mutual understanding, exploring landmarks in different countries, sharing positive thoughts and ideas, learning about cultures, conducting business, strengthening human solidarity, considering travel as enrichment, and striving to create a better world for future generations. We believe in the value of language learning, appreciating cultural diversity, expanding educational opportunities, fostering peace and cooperation, and promoting economic development. Our goal is to make people's lives easier while always keeping humanity in mind. By connecting people from around the world, we can collectively work towards a brighter future.

This Privacy Policy explains how we collect, use, disclose, and protect your personal information when you use our website and related services. Please read this policy carefully to understand how we handle your data. By accessing or using our services, you consent to the practices described in this Privacy Policy.

2. Information We Collect and How We Use It

To enhance our services and provide a seamless user experience on our platform, we collect various types of information, including:

a. Personal Information: This encompasses details you provide when creating an account or engaging with our services, such as your name, email address, profile picture, and any additional information you opt to share. This information assists us in personalizing your experience and securing your account.

b. User-Generated Content: Our platform allows you to generate, upload, or share content like text, images, videos, and other media. This content, which may be shared with others, could include personal data you decide to disclose.

c. Usage Information: We monitor your interactions with our platform, tracking the content you view, the features you utilize, the actions you take, and the duration of your activities to enhance our services and your user experience. We also collect device and browser data to improve platform functionality.

d. Location Information: With your explicit consent, we gather precise or general location data from your device to provide location-based services and content.

e. Cookies and Similar Technologies: To understand your interaction with our platform, we employ cookies and related technologies, aiding in improving your experience, remembering your preferences, and securing our platform.

f. Third-Party Information: We might receive data about you from external sources, like social media platforms, which assists in integrating social media features on our platform.

Explicitly Addressing Images and Contact List Information:

g. Images and Media: For features requiring image processing (e.g., profile customization, content sharing), we collect images and media content from your device. This collection is done with your explicit permission, which we ask for at the point of feature use. The images and media are used strictly for the functionality you engage with and are not shared without your consent.

h. Contact List Information: With your explicit consent, we access your device's contact list. This is to facilitate connections within our platform, allowing you to find friends, family, and business contacts. We explain the purpose of this data collection clearly before use and ensure it is solely for enhancing your networking on our platform. We do not share this information without your direct consent.

Consent and Control:

For collecting sensitive data such as images and contact list information, we provide clear, in-app explanations of the data collection process. You're required to perform an affirmative action (e.g., tapping 'accept', checking a box) to consent to this collection and use. Exiting the explanation screen in any way (e.g., tapping back or home button) is not considered as consent. We ensure that consent is freely given and can be withdrawn at any time through the app settings.

3. How We Use Your Information

We use your information to:

a. Provide and Improve Our Services: We use your data to deliver, maintain, and enhance our platform's features and functionality.

b. Personalize Your Experience: We customize your experience by showing content, advertisements, and recommendations based on your preferences and behavior.

c. Communicate with You: We send you notifications, updates, and promotional messages, as well as respond to your inquiries and provide customer support.

d. Conduct Research and Analysis: We analyze user behavior and trends to improve our services, develop new features, and conduct research.

e. Comply with Legal Obligations: We may use your information to meet legal requirements and respond to legal requests.

4. How We Share Your Information

We may share your information with:

a. Other Users: Your profile information and user-generated content may be visible to other users, depending on your privacy settings.

b. Third-Party Partners: We share data with trusted partners who assist us in providing and improving our services.

c. Legal and Regulatory Authorities: We may disclose your information to comply with legal obligations or respond to legal requests.

d. Business Transfers: If we undergo a merger, acquisition, or sale of assets, your information may be transferred as part of the transaction.

5. Your Privacy Choices

You have control over your data:

a. Account Settings: You can access and update your account information and privacy settings.

b. Cookies: You can manage your cookie preferences through your browser settings.

c. Communication Preferences: You can opt out of receiving promotional emails and notifications.

d. Deletion: You can request the deletion of your account and associated data, subject to legal limitations.

6. Security Measures

We take security seriously and implement measures to protect your data. However, no online platform is completely immune to risks, and we cannot guarantee absolute security.

7. Children's Privacy

Our platform is not intended for children under the age of 13. We do not knowingly collect personal information from children.

8. Changes to this Privacy Policy

We may update this Privacy Policy to reflect changes in our practices. We will notify you of significant updates through our platform.

9. Contact Us

If you have questions or concerns about this Privacy Policy or our data practices, please contact us at [email protected].

Thank you for using www.qoq.me. We appreciate your trust in us to safeguard your privacy as we work together to create a better world for future generations.