Terms of Service

QUALITY DIGEST
Terms of Service
Effective September 1, 2010

Updated 12/22/2017

 

PRIVACY POLICY

What information do we collect?

We collect information from you when you register to our website or fill out a form. When registering to our site, as appropriate, you may be asked to enter your name and provide your e-mail address. You may, however, visit our site anonymously if you wish.

 

How do we use your information?

The information that we collect from you may be used in any of the following ways:

 

  • To personalize your experience with Quality Digest Media
  • To improve our offerings based on your information and feedback
  • To improve our customer service performance
  • To administer a contest, promotion, survey, or other special feature
  • To send you industry-specific publications and offers from Quality Digest or Quality Digest partners (note that you can unsubscribe from receiving future e-mails at any time via the unsubscribe language at the bottom of all e-mails that we send)

 

How do we protect your information?

We implement a variety of security measures to maintain the safety of your personal information.

 

Do we disclose information to outside parties?

We provide extremely limited information to a third-party firm that provides offers similar to those offered via Quality Digest Marketing e-mails. As with all Quality Digest Media, you may opt-out of these offers at any time.

 

Third-party links

We provide offers for third-party products or services on our website. These third parties have separate and independent privacy policies. We therefore have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. Nonetheless, we seek to protect the integrity of our site and welcome your feedback on your experience on these sites.

 

Online privacy policy only

This online privacy policy applies only to information collected through our website and not to information collected offline.

 

Your consent

By visiting our site, you consent to our privacy policy.

 

Changes to our privacy policy

If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post the revised language on this page.

 

 

COMMENT POLICY

Comment Levels

As with all media sites that allow comments, Quality Digest has seen an increase in spammers and trolls. For years, in an attempt to control this, we only allowed logged-in users to post comments. This alleviated the problem... a bit. But more and more spammers and trolls have created fake accounts to leave comments, which then have to be deleted after the fact. At the same time we understand that people don't always want to log into a web site to leave comments. Sometimes you are in a hurry, or sometimes you just don't feel comfortable doing so.

 

Therefore, we have made some changes to expand the usefulness of our comments section and at the same time make it more robust against spammers and trolls. We have updated the comments section to allow anonymous comments, however, these are moderated and not immediately posted. They are reviewed for content and then posted if the content passes our comment rules-of-conduct. This allows our readers to leave comments, albeit delayed, without logging in.

 

Beginning in January 2018, here are the comment levels.

Logged-in users (unmoderated): Your comments are posted immediately, as before. Anonymous users (moderated): Your comments will be reviewed to make sure they fall within our comment guidelines. If they do, they will be posted within one business day.
Abusers (moderated): If a logged-in user violates our comment rules-of-conduct, their post will be deleted and they will get an email warning from the moderator. They may also be moved to the moderated list, same as anonymous users. They may be moved from the moderated list back to the unmoderated list if further comments fall within our guidelines.

 

Comment rules-of-conduct

Comments must not contain profanity, inflammatory remarks, or personal attacks against another person. Off-topic remarks may, at the discretion of the moderator, also be removed.

 

Links to other sites are allowed as long as they are relevant to the topic. Relevancy is judged by the moderator.

 

If Quality Digest believes you have broken these rules we may do any or all of the following: remove your comment, block your login privileges, block your IP.

 

Obvious spammers and trolls are permanently IP-blocked from the site.

 

In all cases, whether our rules of conduct are broken or not, Quality Digest is under no obligation to keep comments you submit. They may be taken down at any time and for any reason.

 

Quality Digest doesn’t endorse, maintain, or bear any responsibility for any products or websites linked to from the comments section. So using products or connecting through links is done at your own risk.

 

The content or opinions expressed in comments is not investigated nor vetted by Quality Digest and Quality Digest disclaims any warranty, express or implied, with respect to the content of products or links mentioned in the comments section.

 

Contact us

If you have any questions or concerns about these policies, feel free to contact us directly:

Quality Digest
P.O. Box 1769
Chico, CA 95927
530-893-4095
Email: comments2us@qualitydigest.com