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    eQUEST Privacy Policy


    At eQuest , we do care about the confidentiality and security of your personal information. We will use commercially reasonable efforts to keep your Personal Information secure in compliance with this Privacy Policy. "Personal Information" is defined below. As used in this Privacy Policy, "we," "us," and "our" refer to eQuest.

    This Privacy Policy only applies to information that we collect through the eQuest Portal (the "Site," which consists of all content and pages located within the eQuest.co.in web domain) and does not apply to information that we may collect from you in other ways (for example, this policy does not apply to information that you may provide to us over the phone, by fax, or through conventional mail).


    CONSENT TO PROCESSING OUTSIDE HOME COUNTRY

    By using our Site, or providing information to eQuest, you understand and unambiguously consent to the collection, use, disclosure and retention of information in India and other countries and territories, for the purposes set forth in this Privacy Policy and the eQuest Terms of Service. You hereby consent to the collection, use, disclosure, and retention by eQuest of your Personal Information as described under this Privacy Policy, including but not limited to the transfer of your personal data between eQuest and the third parties, affiliates, and subsidiaries described in this Privacy Policy. For further certainty, any consent relating to a right to transfer information referred to in this paragraph shall be deemed to include your consent to the transfer of the applicable Personal Information to a jurisdiction which may provide a different level of privacy protection than that available in your own country.

    If you do not agree with these terms, then please do not access, browse, or register for the Site. If you choose not to provide us with certain information required to provide you with various services offered on our Site, you may not be able to establish a user account and we may not be able to provide you with those services.


    PERSONAL INFORMATION

    As used in this Privacy Policy, "Personal Information" means any information about yourself that you may provide to us when using the Site, such as when you sign up for a user account or enter into a transaction through the Site, which may include (but is not limited to) your name, contact information, gender, date of birth, occupation, Photograph etc. We do endeavor to limit the collection of Personal Information to what we need with respect to specific Site activities in order to satisfy business, legal, or regulatory requirements.


    INFORMATION WE COLLECT AND HOW WE USE IT

    We collect information, including Personal Information (described above), when you sign up for a user account, participate in online courses, register for a paid certificate, send us email messages and/or participate in our public forums. We also collect certain usage information about student performance and patterns of learning. In addition, we track information indicating, among other things, which pages of our Site were visited, the order in which they were visited, when they were visited and which hyperlinks and other user interface controls were used.

    We may log the IP address, operating system, and browser software used by each user of the Site, and we may be able to determine from an IP address a user's Internet Service Provider and the geographic location of his or her point of connectivity. Various web analytics tools are used to collect this information. Some of the information is collected through cookies (small text files placed on your computer that store information about you, which can be accessed by the Site). You should be able to control how and whether cookies will be accepted by your web browser. Most browsers offer instructions on how to reset the browser to reject cookies in the "Help" section of the toolbar. If you reject our cookies, many functions and conveniences of this Site may not work properly.


    USE AND DISCLOSURE TO THIRD PARTIES

    Among other things, eQuest may use the information about you collected through the Site (including your Personal Information) in connection with the following. In cases where we share or disclose your Personal Information: (1) the third party recipients are required to handle the Personal Information in a confidential manner and to maintain adequate security to protect the information from loss, misuse, unauthorized access or disclosure, alteration, and destruction; and (2) we will only disclose and share the Personal Information that is required by the third party to fulfill the purpose stated at the time of collection.

    • To enable eQuest to do better , administration, and improve the courses.
    • To help us to improve our offerings, both individually (e.g., by course Subject Matter Expert ) and in aggregate, and to individualize the experience and to evaluate the access and use of the Site and the impact of eQuest on the global community.
    • For purposes of scientific research, particularly, for example, in the areas of cognitive science and education.
    • For the purpose for which you specifically provided the information, for example, to respond to a specific inquiry or provide you with access to the specific course content and/or services you select.
    • To track both individual and aggregate attendance, progress and completion of an online course, and to analyze statistics on student performance and how students learn.
    • To monitor and detect violations of the Honor Code, the Terms of Service, as well as other misuses and potential misuses of the Site.
    • To publish information, but not Personal Information, gathered about access, use, impact, and student performance.
    • To send you updates about online courses offered or other events, to send you communications about products or services of eQuest, that may be of interest to you, or to send you email messages about Site maintenance or updates.
    • To archive this information and/or use it for future communications with you.
    • To maintain and improve the functioning and security of the Site and our software, systems, and network.
    • For purposes described elsewhere in this Privacy Policy (including, e.g., Sharing with Third Parties).
    • As otherwise described to you at the point of collection or pursuant to your consent.
    • To authenticate your identity when you register for a paid certificate.
    • To process refunds, as applicable.

    We may share information we collect with third parties as follows:

    • With service providers or contractors that perform certain functions on behalf, including processing information that you provide to us on the Site, processing purchases via third party providers, and other transactions through the Site, operating the Site or portions of it, providing or administering courses, or in connection with other aspects of eQuest.
    • For purposes of scientific research, particularly, for example, in the areas of cognitive science and education. However, we will only share Personal Information about you for this purpose to the extent doing so complies with applicable law and is limited to the Personal Information required to fulfill the purposes stated at the time of collection.
    • To respond to subpoenas, court orders, or other legal process; to investigate, or prevent, or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, or security or technical issues, or to enforce our Terms of Service, our Honor Code, or this Privacy Policy; as otherwise may be required by applicable law; or to protect our rights, property, or safety or those of others.
    • As otherwise described to you at the point of collection or pursuant to your consent
    • For integration with third party services. For example, videos and other content may be hosted on YouTube and other websites not controlled by eQuest.

    In addition, we may share aggregated information that does not personally identify you with the public and with third parties, including but not limited to researchers and business partners.


    USE FOR PERSONALIZATION AND PEDAGOGICAL IMPROVEMENTS

    Our goal is to provide current and future visitors with the best possible educational experience. To further this goal, we sometimes present different users with different versions of course materials and software. We do this to personalize the experience to the individual learner (assess the learner's level of ability and learning style, and present materials best suited to the learner), to evaluate the effectiveness of our course materials, to improve our understanding of the learning process and to otherwise improve the effectiveness of our offerings. We may publish or otherwise publicize results from this process, but, unless otherwise permitted under this Privacy Policy, those publications or public disclosures will not include Personal Information.


    LINKS TO OTHER WEBSITES

    The Site contains links to websites published by third parties, including other content providers as well as certain service providers, such as those who process payments on behalf of eQuest. These other websites are not under our control, and you acknowledge and agree that we are not responsible for the collection and use of your information by such websites, unless we have otherwise indicated in this Privacy Policy. We encourage you to be aware when you are be redirected to a third party website and review the privacy policies of each website you visit and use.


    SECURITY

    eQuest has a program designed to protect Personal Information in its possession or control. This is done through a variety of privacy and security policies, processes, and procedures, including administrative, physical, and technical safeguards that reasonably and appropriately protect the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of the Personal Information that it creates, receives, maintains, or transmits. Nonetheless, no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure; and therefore, edX cannot guarantee its absolute security.


    CHANGING OUR PRIVACY POLICY

    Please note that we review and may make changes to this Privacy Policy from time to time. When changes are made, the Privacy Policy link will include a notation "Revised (date)." indicating that you should review the new terms, which will be effective immediately upon posting on this page, with an updated effective date. The notation will be included in the Privacy Policy link for at least seven (7) days after the update has been made. By accessing the Site after any changes have been made, you signify your agreement on a prospective basis to the modified Privacy Policy and any changes contained therein. In case you miss the notification referenced above, be sure to return to this page periodically to ensure familiarity with the most current version of this Privacy Policy.


    PRIVACY CONCERNS

    If you have privacy concerns, have disclosed data you would prefer to keep private, or would like to access the information we maintain about you, please contact us at equestsupport@qcin.org.


    Honour Code

    By using our eQUEST Services, you agree to be bound by Honour Code. While using Service you agree that:

    • You will maintain only one account with the eQuest Portal.
    • You will complete all (Inline Quiz, Mid-term & End Term Exams) with your own learning and knowledge without any external support.
    • You will not submit your work for or to any other person.
    • You will not engage in any activity that will dishonestly improve the result or hurt the results of the others.
    • You will not post answers to problems that are being used to assess participant performance.
    • You will honour all the Copyright applicable.