Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy


The Qura, Inc. (“Qura”) Privacy Policy explains our practices regarding the collection, use, and disclosure of information that users may provide through this Website. We want to assure users that any personal information that users provide through this website will be treated carefully and appropriately, as explained here.

User Consent

By using this Web site, users agree with the terms of the Qura, Inc. Privacy Policy as stated here. Whenever information is submitted via this Website, users consent to the collection, use, and disclosure of that information in accordance with the Qura, Inc. Privacy Policy.

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

Except as otherwise stated, Qura may use collected information to improve the content of this website, to customize the site to reflect a user’s preferences, to communicate information to users (if users have requested it), for marketing and research purposes, and for the purposes specified in Qura’s Privacy Policy.

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.

Navigational Data. The use of navigational data, including javascript and small gif images improves the accuracy of visitor statistics. This information does not contain personally identifiable information and is used only in aggregate.

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.

We may disclose personally identifiable information to other affiliates worldwide of Qura that agree to treat the information in accordance with Qura’s Privacy Policy. In addition, we may disclose a user’s personally identifiable information to third parties, such as contractors we use to support our business (for example, fulfillment services, technical support, industry sponsors, delivery services, and financial institutions). Qura will require such third parties to agree to treat a user’s information in accordance with Qura’s Privacy Policy. Under limited circumstances, Qura may release personally identifiable information where required by applicable laws, court orders, or government regulations.

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 provides links to other websites. Please be aware that Qura is not responsible for the privacy practices of other websites and that Qura’s Privacy Policy does not apply to other Websites.

Qura may from time to time use third-party companies to conduct its operations.

Changes to Qura’s Privacy Policy

If Qura’s Privacy Policy changes, the revised policy will be posted on this site. Please check back periodically, and especially before providing any personally identifiable information. This Privacy Policy was last updated on November 30, 2023.

Contacting Qura

We highly value your trust and are always ready to answer your questions about the handling of your personal data.

Please contact us if you have any questions, comments, or concerns regarding Qura’s Privacy Policy at

Last Updated: November 30, 2023