Site Policies

goqnotes.com is governed by several site policies, including: (1) a privacy policy, (2) general site disclaimer, (3) a community discussion policy and (4) a community bloggers’ policy. The following are provided for your information, and you agree to these terms, conditions and policies upon your use of this website.

Privacy Policy

This privacy policy sets out how goqnotes.com uses and protects any information emitted when you use this website.

qnotes is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.

qnotes may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are aware of any changes. Notifications of changes to this policy will not be sent to website users.

This privacy policy is effective from April 17, 2008 and was updated on Jan. 26, 2011, and March 3, 2014.

What we collect

We may collect the following information:

  • name
  • contact information including email address
  • demographic information such as postcode, preferences and interests
  • other information relevant to customer surveys and/or offers
  • IP addresses
  • browser information and other technical information

What we do with the information we gather

We require this information to understand your needs and provide you with a better service, and in particular for the following reasons:

  • Internal record keeping.
  • We may use the information to improve our products and services.
  • We may periodically send email newsletters containing news updates.

News reporting and privacy

In rare circumstances, it might be necessary for qnotes to identify, either publicly or privately, website users and commenters in the course of reporting a news story of genuine public interest and concern. This privacy policy does not apply to information gathered through our site that may be used to form or research news stories of possible, genuine public interest and concern.

Security

We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorized access or disclosure we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online. qnotes will not be held responsible for security breaches as the result of unauthorized access to our material via outside or third party web hosting companies or other entities.

How we use cookies

A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer’s hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyze web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.

We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used and read most widely. This helps us analyze data about web page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We use this information for statistical analysis purposes, as well as for advertising purposes though qnotes will not sell or otherwise distribute personal data such as users’ names, IP addresses, email addresses or other personal-identifying information collected during your use of this website.

Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.

You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.

qnotes may utilize a variety services deemed necessary for best tracking website usage. Such services may place cookies on your computer, helping us to document your website visit behavior, your location, technical information about your computer or demographic information (age, gender, etc.) based upon your online behavior. Currently, qnotes utilizes a variety of Google Analytics and Google DoubleClick features, including Google Analytics Demographics and Interest Reporting, to help collect these statistics. You can opt out of certain Google Analytics or advertising services via Ads Settings or use this browser opt-out ad-on.

qnotes takes no responsibility for information gathered via third-party cookies, such as those used by third-party advertising or website statistic/tracking services.

Links to other websites

Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement or other qnotes site policies. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

General Site Disclaimer

The information contained in this website is for general information purposes only. The information is provided by qnotes and whilst we endeavor to keep the information up-to-date and correct, we make no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, reliability, suitability or availability with respect to the website or the information, products, services, or related graphics contained on the website for any purpose. Any reliance you place on such information is therefore strictly at your own risk.

In no event will we be liable for any loss or damage including without limitation, indirect or consequential loss or damage, or any loss or damage whatsoever arising from loss of data or profits arising out of, or in connection with, the use of this website.

Through this website you are able to link to other websites which are not under the control of qnotes. We have no control over the nature, content and availability of those sites. The inclusion of any links does not necessarily imply a recommendation or endorse the views expressed within them.

Every effort is made to keep the website up and running smoothly. However, qnotes takes no responsibility for, and will not be liable for, the website being temporarily unavailable due to technical issues beyond our control.

Community Discussion

qnotes offers readers the ability to post comments on some portions of our online material. The comment threads at goqnotes.com are open to site users who agree to these terms. Views and opinions written by readers in these comment threads do not necessarily represent the thoughts, opinions or official positions of qnotes, Pride Publishing & Typesetting or any of its staff.

qnotes staff reserves the right to edit or remove any publicly posted content including, but not limited to content deemed to be offensive, abusive or obscene, those comments containing unsubstantiated claims against any person or group or comments containing violence, threats or other abusive language; by leaving a comment on this website and clicking the “Submit” button commenters agree to refrain from using such language and agree that qnotes reserves the right to edit or remove any or all of your comment or blog post under these terms and conditions.

Upon submitting their comment, users acknowledge that from time to time qnotes editorial staff may choose to publish in its editorial pages of the print edition of the publication all or part of those comments or posts made online. At the full discretion of the editor, freelance payment may be made to those writers whose work is used. Writings and other material submitted on this website or the community blog is considered property of Pride Publishing & Typesetting.

Comment threads are disabled on all articles and posts 180 days after an article’s or post’s publication date.

This policy is effective from April 17, 2008 and was last updated on Dec. 18, 2013.

Threatening or harassing behavior and discussion

qnotes reserves the right to remove, edit or moderate comments and other user-posted content deemed to be threatening or harassing of any individual. qnotes reserves the right to inform proper law enforcement agencies of threating and/or harassing behavior, language or threats along with any personal identifying information (such as email addresses, names, IP addresses, etc.) which might aid law enforcement in their investigation.

This policy is effective April 17, 2008, and last updated Jan. 26, 2011.

Community Bloggers

The articles, opinions and views provided by community members on qnotes‘ blog are not intended as medical, legal or financial advice. All information is provided for entertainment and community discussion purposes only. Features are authored by community members and journalists. Additional content may be provided by affiliates, other websites or other news publications. Content contained in qnotes‘ blog is not to be used as a substitute for medical attention, diagnosis, treatment, or other professional mental health or medical services. As laws, details and personal situations vary from person to person and state to state, content is not and cannot be used as a substitute for legal, parental, health, mental health, career or financial advice.

This policy is effective April 17, 2008, and last updated Jan. 26, 2011.