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Privacy Policy

This is the privacy policy for Quality Unit. Our homepage on the Web is located at http://www.qualityunit.com.
If you have any questions about this policy, please contact us.

Data Collection

Quality Unit Cares about your privacy, so we follow The Platform for Privacy Preferences Project, or P3P practices. P3P was designed to give web users more precise control of the kind of information that they want to allow to be released.

P3P policies declare the data they collect in groups (also referred to as "statements".) Our policy contains 4 data groups. The data practices of each group will be outlined separately as follows:

Group "Access Log Information"

We collect the following information:

  • Click-stream data
  • HTTP protocol elements

This data will be used for the following purposes:

  • Completion and support of the current activity
  • Web site and system administration
  • Research and development

This data will be used solely by Quality Unit, and its agents. The following explains why this data is collected. Our Web server collects access logs containing this information.

Group "Cookies"

We collect the following information:

  • HTTP cookies
  • Flash Cookies

This data will be used for the following purposes:

  • Research and development.
  • One-time tailoring.

This data will be used solely by Quality Unit, and its agents. The following explanation is provided for why this data is collected: Cookies are used to track visitors to our site, so we can better understand what portions of our site best serve you. We also use cookies to allow our server to maintain information about the contents of your shopping cart.

Group "Transaction Information” (required)

We collect the following information:

  • Physical contact information
  • Online contact information
  • Demographic data
  • Purchase information

This data will be used for the following purposes:

  • Completion and support of the current activity
  • Research and development

This data will be used solely by Quality Unit and its agents. In addition, the following types of entities will receive this information:

  • Contacting visitors for marketing of services or products.

This data will be used solely by Quality Unit and its agents. In addition, the following types of entities will receive this information:

  • Delivery services

The following explanation is provided for why this data is collected:

  • Information we collect in order to process your purchase.

Cookies

Cookies are a technology which can be used to provide you with tailored information from a Web site. A cookie is an element of data that a Web site can send to your browser, which may then store it on your system. You can set your browser to notify you when you receive a cookie, giving you the chance to decide whether to accept it.

Flash Cookies (local shared objects) are a technology offered by Macromedia Flash Player. You can set your operating system permissions so, that browser will not be able to write any information on your disk to protect your privacy. Next option how to avoid Flash Cookies is to uninstall Macromedia Flash Player from your computer.

Our site makes use of cookies. Cookies are used for the following purposes:

  • User targeting
  • Research and development

Compact Policy Summary

The compact policy which corresponds to this policy is:

CP=NOI CURa ADMa DEVa TAIa CONa OUR DELa BUS IND PHY ONL UNI PUR COM NAV DEM STA

The following table explains the meaning of each field in the compact policy.

FieldMeaning
CP= This is the compact policy header; it indicates that what follows is a P3P compact policy.
NOI No identifiable information is collected, so no access is possible.
CURa The data is used for completion of the current activity.
ADMa The data is used for site administration.
DEVa The data is used for research and development.
TAIa The data is used for tailoring the site.
CONa The data is used for contacting the user.
OUR The data is given to ourselves and our agents.
DELa The data is given to delivery services.
BUS Our business practices specify how long the data will be kept.
IND The data will be kept indefinitely.
PHY Physical contact information is collected.
ONL Online contact information is collected.
UNI Unique identifiers are collected.
PUR Purchase information is collected.
COM Computer information is collected.
NAV Navigation and clickstream data is collected.
DEM Demographic and socioeconomic data is collected.
STA State-management data is collected

The compact policy is sent by the Web server along with the cookies it describes. For more information, see the P3P deployment guide at http://www.w3.org/TR/p3pdeployment.

Policy Evaluation

Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 will evaluate this policy's compact policy whenever it is used with a cookie. The actions IE will take depend on what privacy level the user has selected in their browser (Low, Medium, Medium High, or High; the default is Medium. In addition, IE will examine whether the cookie's policy is considered satisfactory or unsatisfactory, whether the cookie is a session cookie or a persistent cookie, and whether the cookie is used in a first-party or third-party context. This section will attempt to evaluate this policy's compact policy against Microsoft's stated behavior for IE6.

Note: this evaluation is currently experimental and should not be considered a substitute for testing with a real Web browser.

Unsatisfactory policy: this compact policy is considered unsatisfactory according to the rules defined by Internet Explorer 6. The behavior of Internet Explorer 6 regarding cookies set under this compact policy is as follows:

First-party usageThird-party usage
Persistent Cookies
  • Low: Policy satisfactory at this level; cookies will be accepted.
  • Medium: Opt-out is not provided for all unsatisfactory purposes and recipients, so the cookie will be downgraded to a session cookie.
  • Medium High: No opt-out is provided, so the cookie will be blocked.
  • High: Since opt-in is not required, the cookie will be blocked.
  • Low: Opt-out is not provided for all unsatisfactory purposes and recipients, so the cookie will be downgraded to a session cookie.
  • Medium: Opt-out is not provided for all unsatisfactory purposes and recipients, so the cookie will be blocked.
  • Medium High: Since opt-in is not required, the cookie will be blocked.
  • High: Since opt-in is not required, the cookie will be blocked.
Session Cookies
  • Low: Policy satisfactory at this level; cookies will be accepted.
  • Medium: Policy satisfactory at this level; cookies will be accepted.
  • Medium High: Policy satisfactory at this level; cookies will be accepted.
  • High: Since opt-in is not required, the cookie will be blocked.
  • Low: Policy satisfactory at this level; cookies will be accepted.
  • Medium: Opt-out is not provided for all unsatisfactory purposes and recipients, so the cookie will be blocked.
  • Medium High: Since opt-in is not required, the cookie will be blocked.
  • High: Since opt-in is not required, the cookie will be blocked.

A policy which is considered unsatisfactory by Internet Explorer 6 contains certain categories of data which are used or shared in a particular manner. This policy is placed in the unsatisfactory category, because the following categories of data are associated with this policy's cookies:

  • Physical contact information is collected.
  • Online contact information is collected.

In addition, the data is used in the following manner, marking the policy as unsatisfactory:

  • The data is used for contacting the user.

Note that allowing an opt-out will make this policy acceptable under the Low and Medium settings, and under Medium High for first-party cookie usage. At the High setting, and at the Medium High setting for third-party cookies, all of these data uses must be opt-in for the policy to be considered satisfactory.

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