Privacy

QinetiQ North America Privacy Policy

This privacy policy covers http://www.QinetiQ-NA.com. To demonstrate our commitment to our employees’ privacy, we disclose the following information:

  • What personal information QinetiQ North America collects.
  • What personal information third parties collect through this website.
  • Which organization(s) collect the information.
  • How QinetiQ North America uses the information.
  • With whom QinetiQ North America may share user information.
  • What choices are available to users regarding collection, use and distribution of the information.
  • What types of security procedures are in place to protect the loss, misuse or alteration of information under the control of QinetiQ North America
  • How users can correct information inaccuracies.

Information Collection and Use

Information is collected for the purpose of site administration and to support, improve and obtain feedback on QinetiQ North America services and to prevent and detect breaches of QinetiQ North America network security, the law or contracts.

A user must provide clickstream information (internet protocol address, internet service provider, platform type, date/time stamp, operating system), http protocol information (last url requested and browser type), management mechanisms (data allowing a user to be tracked consistently), unique identifiers (login id or other id), and any search terms (search text).

It is optional for the user to provide transaction information (account transactions), user’s name, user’s birth date, user’s login information, user’s gender (male or female), user’s employer, user’s job title, user’s home contact information, user’s business contact information, business/organization name, department/division of business/organization and contact information for the business/organization.

We encourage users to provide optional information, so we can provide a more personalized experience on our site. We use this information to complete the current transaction and to contact by email, regular mail, or telephone; to enhance our site and product offerings; to maintain and secure our site and to understand (in aggregate) the interests of website visitors and your interests. We retain different elements of this information for different periods of time.

If particular elements of this optional information are necessary to supply a particular service (e.g., an e-mail address for electronic news updates) then this service is available only to those users who provide this information. This will not affect the ability to use other parts of the site.

Where does QinetiQ North America collect information?

We collect information from several areas. Technical data is collected throughout the site. Optional contact data is collected from specific forms which each state the purpose(s) for which information is being obtained. These include opportunities to register with QinetiQ North America in order to receive ongoing news and announcements by email from us; to apply for employment with us; to submit a form or e-mail requesting information, or to complete a questionnaire.

What is QinetiQ North America’s policy on direct mailings?

We will use the information we collect from the website for a direct mailing, such as a newsletter, only if the user grants us permission to do so. A user may be removed from receipt of such mailings, by sending an e-mail to the address provided at the time.

Profiles

QinetiQ North America creates a profile of our users. A profile is stored information that we keep on individual users, which details their viewing preferences. Consequently, collected information is tied to the user’s personal information. This profile is used to tailor a user’s visit to our website, to improve the content of the site for the user and to direct pertinent marketing promotions to them.

Communications from the Site

When customers provide us contact information voluntarily, we use the information to contact the user to deliver sales and product information that will be useful to them. Users can opt-out by following the directions in the communications piece.

Sharing Information
Legal Disclaimer

We may disclose information when required by law or deemed necessary to comply with a judicial proceeding, court order or other legal process.

Personally Identifiable Information

Personal information is used by QinetiQ North America or other companies in the world-wide QinetiQ group. In addition, this information may be used by QinetiQ North America within a consortium or other business grouping. It may be shared with other companies who act as data processors for us. In any case, where the other company involved is located outside the United States or European Union, the QinetiQ North America contact details in this policy may be used for all data protection purposes.

Employment and vacancy application information is held by QinetiQ North America for up to six (6) months for use in our recruitment and development process.

Data Security

QinetiQ North America has physical security in our facilities to protect against the loss, misuse, or alteration of information. Our company uses secure encryption technology (secure socket connection) for all sensitive financial or health data transmitted on our site.

Visitors Under 18 Years of Age

QinetiQ North America’s site is not directed to or intended for minors. Accordingly, we do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information online from minors.

Changes to the Privacy Statement

The information a user submits to us is controlled by the privacy policy in effect at the time the information is submitted.

Contact Information

Questions regarding this statement should be directed to the IT Support Team, by email to contactus@qinetiq-na.com.

Links

This privacy policy applies only to information collected by the QinetiQ North America website. Links within this site to other websites are not covered by this policy. Please be aware that QinetiQ North America is not responsible for the privacy practices of other such sites, nor are we responsible for the content of such sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each and every website that collects personal information.

Contact with QinetiQ North America

Emails and other electronic communication with QinetiQ North America may be monitored. Calls to QinetiQ North America may be recorded for business continuity, quality control, regulatory and/or monitoring purposes.

Resolving Privacy Policy Disputes

If a user has a privacy concern, the issue should be brought to the attention of the Chief Information Officer by contacting contactus@qinetiq-na.com.