Privacy Policy

Information Management with CQN Advantage™

 

Purchasing organizations use CQN Advantage™ to securely manage contractor information. Contractor organizations provide corporate information and requested documents for permanent access and storage. Distribution of contractor information and documentation is controlled through access codes issued by purchasing organizations to prospective service providers. Contractor information can only be distributed in response to an access code request. It is not possible for a purchasing organization to distribute contractor data to any other participant. Other subscribers cannot access a participant’s information without the specific knowledge, consent and action of that participant. Release and restriction of data is managed by the account administrator(s) of each subscribing corporation.

Document Management

 

Document requests are configured by purchasing organizations and are displayed within the application to contractor organizations of the purchasing organization’s choosing. Requested documentation is posted by the contractor via the website’s document management functionality.

Provincial and Federal Privacy Protection Legislation Compliance

 

CQN Advantage™ can be configured to retain personal information of individuals. As such, all participants are bound by the requirements, restrictions and controls of the CQN Advantage™ User Agreement.

Data Collection Practices

 

CQ Network collects user data using Google analytics and internal methods. We also work with third party partners in providing support assistance. This information is not shared with anyone else. In exceptional circumstances, we may make efforts to identify an individual, or individuals, when there is indication of improper use of the www.cqnadvantage.com website.

 

CQ Network does not sell, market, trade, or license data stored on the website for any purpose.

 

CQ Network does not support the transmission of unsolicited email communications (spam). We will not send unsolicited data to any subscriber, or potential subscriber, nor will we forward unsolicited information of any kind.

 

CQ Network may periodically compile and distribute aggregated data that describes website usage trends. Under no circumstances are individuals or corporations identified in such reports.

Personally-identifiable Information

 

CQN Advantage™ collects individually identifiable information from registered users to complete subscription transactions, administer individual accounts, provide customer support and meet government regulatory requirements. Account Administrators may be contacted as necessary for these purposes.

 

CQN Advantage™ may contract the services of third-party Health, Safety and Environmental professionals or corporations to provide support services. Third-party organizations serving as agents for CQ Network are contractually bound by this policy and all applicable regulatory requirements.

 

When necessary or appropriate, we may disclose information in response to court order, subpoena, or when otherwise legally required. We may also disclose information as appropriate to protect our operations and legal rights. CQN Advantage™ periodically compiles registration data, site usage, and demographic information for internal analysis such as researching and identifying market segments and other business planning needs.

Security

 

CQN Advantage™ uses various methods to secure our network and keep your data private and safe. All information sent between your computer and our network is protected with 256-bit encryption.

 

CQN Advantage™ personnel complete extensive training, including specific instruction on data handling as well as federal and provincial privacy protection legislation. Further, all CQN Advantage™ staff and agents are subject to confidentiality and non-disclosure agreements.

Periodic Revision of Data Protection Policies

 

To keep up with rapidly evolving Internet business practices, CQN will periodically upgrade its data protection policies. Changes may be made at any time without prior notice. Once made, notifications, including version number and date of notice, will be issued.