Privacy Statement of iqtester.co.uk
Our tests are there to help you find answers to the questions you have about your career and personal development. This is a personal and private matter and we wish to provide maximum guarantees of your privacy. We do not need to know exactly who you are or where you live, nor do we force you to provide your e-mail address (in order to be able to send you undesired e-mails later on). Our free tests are free because we want you to learn about yourself, tell others about us and visit us again.
Our tests are not marketing tools and your privacy really does matter.
Guaranteeing privacy of direct personal data
The most important manner in which we guarantee your privacy is simply by requiring you provide as few personal data as possible that immediately identify you as a unique individual. Think, for example, of your name or address. Background information, such as sex, age or level of education is also (almost) never required. If you do provide that information, it can improve the results and only every once in a while is it required in order to be able to produce results. It does always help us to further improve our products, so even if it is not required, it certainly may be provided. We only process personal data insofar as you have given us explicit permission or if there is an (other) legal basis for this.
If you share your personal details with us, we do not share them with third parties.
In principle, it is possible to visit our website anonymously. Our login system allows you to voluntarily make an account, with which you can log onto the website after initial registration. For some products, or in order to save a test result, it is necessary to have an account. During the registration process, only a valid e-mail address is requested. Your first name, surname, date of birth and gender can be added to your account later if you so desire.
For some products we use suppliers who also host those products. We do not share personal information with such suppliers and when you use these products no personal information is collected by these suppliers too.
In addition, it is possible to log in with your social media account (LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter en Google+). The personal data that is shared by the social media concerned differs per social media. During the registration process, at least an e-mail address will be shared.
If you choose to log in with your social media account, personal data becomes available to IQTester The personal data that is shared by the social media concerned will be shown before you log in with your social media account. By logging in with your social media account, you are giving permission for this data to be shared with IQTester The terms and conditions of IQTester apply.
When you are logged in, answers, scores and results due to use of our products will be coupled to your account.
E-mail address and communication
If you contact us, register for a newsletter or if you purchase something, we register your e-mail address or possibly, if you call, your telephone number. This cannot be avoided, which you will surely understand. Our newsletter is opt-in, which means you must confirm your registration and you can cancel at any time. E-mails that we send from our servers are sent encrypted.
Objectives for use of personal data
We use personal data that we receive from you for the following objectives:
- to allow you to use our services;
- to be able to enter into, carry out and fulfil agreements with you;
- to inform you about our services and other activities (for example, by e-mail, newsletters and company magazines) and to make you offers;
- to comply with applicable laws and regulations.
Your data may be processed further if so warranted:
- in the interest of security or the state;
- to prevent, track down and pursue criminal acts;
- for important economic and financial interests of the state and other public bodies;
- to protect the rights and freedom of others;
- to supervise the compliance with statutory regulations set for the prevention, tracking down and pursuit of criminal acts or for the benefit of weighty economic and financial interests of the state and other public bodies;
- to comply with and for claims arising from the General Terms and Conditions and current Privacy Statement of IQTester
Cookies and technical data
After receiving explicit permission from you with your first visit, we place cookies on your computer. A cookie is a small file that is sent by a server and stored on the hard disk of the computer that visits the site. This file keeps track of the website visited and contains a number of details about this visit.
We also save technical data with regard to the visit, such as the IP address or the website from which our site was visited and the pages that are visited.
We use technical data and cookies to guarantee the operation of our sites and products, to improve user experience, for statistical analyses, tracing e-commerce and for fiscal-legal obligations.
We do not share the cookies we place or the technical data we collect with third parties.
Cookies and technical data from third parties
We make regular use of tools and services from third parties as well for supplementary statistical analyses, e-commerce tracking or technical tests with respect to the operation and user experience of our sites and products. For these purposes, these third parties are allowed to gather technical data from the visiting computer and from the server and to place cookies. This explicitly concerns technical data, which at times includes IP addresses. We always select the parties with whom we work on the basis of reputation and quality.
Payment details and e-mail address with payments
Payments are collected via so-called Payment Service Providers. These are external companies that are set up to process financial transactions in a manner as secure as possible. Financial details, such as a bank account number or credit card number, are therefore shared only with them when payment is made, since we do not collect such data. When a payment via a Payment Service Provider is initiated, details about the order and payment are passed on to us. For example, the amount, a short product description, but also your e-mail address for communication about the payment and the payment process.
Security, collection and storage of data
We do our best to include appropriate organisational and technical measures to protect your personal data from wrongful processing and/or loss. The board of directors and any employees of IQTester are bound by a confidentiality clause. Despite the security measures we have taken, others may nevertheless succeed in circumventing these measures and/or use your personal data for improper purposes. We can never be held liable for this in any manner.
Our servers are located in the Netherlands with companies that are not owned by an American company (or for less than 50%). Because of this, the data that we collect is not collectable by the American government on the basis of the Patriot Act.
We register personal and technical data through highly secured connections, store it securely and, if necessary, encrypted and do not sell it to third parties.
Advertisements and network sites
We work structurally and incidentally with parties in the field of advertising (for example, Google Adsense) and network sites (for example, Facebook or LinkedIn). If we offer advertisements and/or functionalities of third parties on our sites, we screen these technically so that they have no access to the results of tests (with the exception of short free tests), answers that you provide to questions and statements in questionnaires or direct personal data that you provide us with, for example, in your account.
Your personal data is not saved by us any longer than is necessary for the purpose for which we collect or process this data. The report is saved by IQTester for at least a few years, after which the report is made anonymous or destroyed.
We are the only ones who can remove a user account from the server. In that case, access to the details saved on the device you as a user used will no longer be possible either. The request to remove your user account can be directed by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
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