General Principles and Values of QNA:
People use QNA to give their answers on questions that are important to them to see the analysis and to raise awareness with new questions to frame arguments to gauge public opinion. This means that you may encounter sharply worded questions and analysis of results that may be different from your view, which we believe can lead to important insights being generated about nuanced topics.
Your answers to all questions and all user information from the member profile (other than your name, picture and points) are private and not revealed to any other user or any third party. The questions posted by users are automatically broadcast to other members of the community.
Users can see the names and faces of members of the community in order to follow particular individuals or groups’ question feeds or to compare their ‘similarity level’ with individuals, friends or defined user groups. Data analysis that is shared on the platform or with third parties is always in aggregates, at the issue or topic level, preserving anonymity at the question level for all users.
While deliberately not a debating or social media platform we encourage the development of a community of engaged citizens who can share thought provoking questions on important issues, particularly sensitive national debates. Users are encouraged to initiate crowd-sourced surveys in their areas of interest based on trending news and events.
We believe that when people use their authentic identity, they are more responsible when they share this kind of content and the overall community is more accountable, particularly as the quality of the data set depends on avoiding fake users. By joining QNA, you agree to use your authentic name and identity. You may not publish the personal information of others without their consent.
If we discover that you have multiple personal profiles, we may ask you to close the additional profiles. We also remove any profiles that impersonate other people.
QNA is a place for you to share the questions and news that are important to you. However, before doing so, please make sure that you have respected copyrights, trademarks and other legal rights.
We welcome open discussion and social commentary on important subjects, but ask that people show sensitivity and do not share abusive or threatening content in the form of questions or news.
We don’t allow any user to express support for violent or criminal behaviour.
We don’t tolerate bullying or harassment and remove content that appears to purposefully target private individuals, defined as people who have neither gained news attention nor the interest of the public, by way of their actions or public profession.
We permit open and critical opinions of public figures, people who are featured in the news or have a large public audience based on their profession or chosen activities. We remove credible threats to public figures, as well as hate speech directed at them – just as we do for private individuals.
To help balance the needs, safety and interests of a diverse community, we may remove certain kinds of sensitive, abusive or inflammatory content, disable accounts that share it and work with law enforcement when we believe that there is a risk of physical harm or threats to public safety.
QNA removes hate speech, which includes content that directly attacks people based on their race, ethnicity, nationality, religion, sexual orientation, sex, gender, gender identity, or medical condition. Organisations and people dedicated to promoting hatred against any particular groups are not allowed a presence on QNA.
1.2 We take the privacy of our Users seriously. We are committed to safeguarding the privacy of Our users while providing a personalized and valuable service.
1.3 No User information is rented or sold to any third party. When You use the App/Website, the App/Website may collect personal information. A high standard of security is maintained by Us for Our users. However, the transmission of information via the internet or telephone networks is not completely secure. While We do Our best to protect Your information, particularly with respect to protection of Your personal data, QNA cannot ensure the security of Your data transmitted via the internet, telephone or any other networks.
2. INFORMATION COLLECTED
2.1 Traffic Data Collected
In order to provide the App/Website, We automatically track and collect the following categories of information when You use the App/Website:
(i) IP addresses;
(ii) Domain servers; and
(iii) Other information with respect to Your device, interaction of Your device with the App/Website and applications (collectively "Traffic Data”).
2.2 Personal Information Collected
In order to provide the App/Website, We may require You to provide Us with certain information that personally identifies You ("Personal Information"). Personal Information includes the following categories of information:
(i) Contact data (such as Your e-mail address, phone number and any extra contact details); and
(ii) Demographic data (such as Your time zone, Your postal address and location details).
If You communicate with Us by, for example, e-mail or letter, any information provided in such communication may be collected by QNA.
3. DISCLOSURE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
3.1 We do not disclose Your Personal Information to any third parties other than to the QNA’ affiliates.
3.2 We use Our best efforts to use information in aggregate form (so that no individual user is identified) for the following purposes:
3.2.1 To build up marketing profiles;
3.2.2 To aid strategic development, data collection and business analytics;
3.2.3 To manage our relationship with advertisers and partners;
3.2.4 To audit usage of the App/Website; and
3.2.5 To enhance user experience in relation to the App/Website (“collectively, “Permitted Use”).
3.3 We reserve the right to disclose Personal Information if required to do so by law or if we believe that it is necessary to do so to protect and defend the rights, property or personal safety of QNA, the App/Website, or Our Users.
4. CONFIDENTIALITY AND SECURITY
4.1.1 Comply with a court order or other legal process;
4.1.2 Protect the rights, property or safety of QNA or another party;
4.1.3 Enforce the Agreement, including Terms; or
4.1.4 Respond to claims that any posting or other content violates the rights of third-parties.
5.1 The security of Your Personal Information is important to Us. We follow generally accepted industry standards to protect the Personal Information submitted to Us, both during transmission and once We receive it.
7. YOUR RIGHTS
7.1 You have a right to correct any errors in Your Personal Information available with Us. You may request Us in writing that We cease to use Your Personal Information.
8. RESTRICTION OF LIABILITY
8.1 QNA makes no claims, promises or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness, or adequacy of the contents available through the App/Website and expressly disclaims liability for errors and omissions in the contents available through the App/Website.
8.2 No warranty of any kind, implied, expressed or statutory, including but not limited to the warranties of non-infringement of third party rights, title, merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose and freedom from computer virus, is given with respect to the contents available through the App/Website or its links to other internet resources as may be available to Your through the App/Website.
8.3 Reference in the App/Website to any specific commercial products, processes, or services, or the use of any trade, firm or corporation name is for the information and convenience of the public, and does not constitute endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by QNA.
If you have questions or concerns, feel free to email Us or to correspond at firstname.lastname@example.org and We will attempt to address Your concerns.
Last updated on: 11th June 2018