How We Collect Information
Active Collection of Information. Qura, Inc. may actively collect information from its users both by asking specific questions and by permitting users to communicate directly with and through the Website via e-mail, feedback forms, surveys, comments, and discussion forums. Some of the information that users submit may be personally identifiable information (that is, information that can be uniquely identified with users, such as full name, address, e-mail address, phone number, and so on). Some areas of this site may require users to submit information in order to benefit from the specified features (such as newsletter subscriptions, profile page, and order processing) or to participate in a particular activity. Users will be informed at each information collection point what information is required and what information is optional.
Passive Information Collection. As users navigate through this website, certain information can be passively collected (that is, gathered without users actively providing the information) using various technologies and means, such as cookies, Internet Protocol addresses, and navigational data collection.
Cookies. Qura collects information using ‘session’ cookies and ‘persistent’ cookies. Cookies do not collect personally identifiable information. Cookies enable the Website to uniquely identify a user for such functions as Website updates, news, jobs and resume submission, journal access, and discussion forums access.
Session cookies are small text files that a website sends to a user’s web browser that helps the site remember information about the user and about a user’s preferences. The cookie terminates once a user closes the browser or after a 24-hour interval. Session cookies are used to store sensitive information such as a user’s Qura password, if applicable.
Persistent cookies are more permanent bits of information that are placed on the hard drive of a user’s computer and remain there until a user deletes the cookie. Persistent cookies store information on a user’s computer for purposes such as retrieving certain information users may have previously provided (for example, a Qura user ID, if applicable).
Use and Disclosure of Information
Internet Protocol Addresses (IP Addresses). An IP Address is a number assigned to a user’s computer by a user’s Internet service provider so that users can access the Internet. Qura uses IP addresses to report aggregate information, to determine the fastest route for a user’s computer to connect to this website, and to administer and improve this website. IP addresses are not linked to personally identifiable information.
If users provide personally identifiable information to Qura through this website, the website may combine that information with other actively collected information unless Qura specifies otherwise at the point of collection. Qura will take reasonable measures to prevent personally identifiable information from being combined with passively collected information, unless users consent otherwise.
Providing and Updating Personally Identifiable Information
We take reasonable steps to protect personally identifiable information as a user transmits information from his or her computer to Qura and to protect such information from loss, misuse, unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, or destruction. However, no Internet transmission is ever 100% secure or error-free. In particular, e-mail sent to or from Qura may not be secure, and users should therefore take special care in deciding what information users send to this website via e-mail. Moreover, in any circumstance where users use passwords, ID numbers, or other special access features on this website, it is a user’s responsibility to safeguard them.
Links to Other Websites
Qura may from time to time use third-party companies to conduct its operations.
We highly value your trust and are always ready to answer your questions about the handling of your personal data.
Last Updated: June 27, 2022