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last updated: 04.04.2023
1. WHAT THIS POLICY COVERS
2. PURPOSE OF PROCESSING
There can be various legal bases for the processing of personal information. Below, you can find the legal bases under which the Qt Group processes personal data covered by this policy and the duration of such processing.
In all cases, the Qt Group also considers the amount, nature and sensitivity of the Personal Data, as well as the potential risk of harm from unauthorized use or disclosure of such Personal Data.
3. PROCESSING ACTIVITIES
4. INFORMATION COLLECTED
The Qt Group may process personal data that:
5. RETENTION PERIOD
Qt user data is stored for the duration of your use of the services provided by the Qt Group and as long as your account is valid, and thereafter the applicable period for limitation of legal claims, and/or any additional periods required or permitted under applicable law, such as license management purposes.
6. DISCLOSURE OF PERSONAL DATA
7. TRANSFERS OUTSIDE EU/EAA REGION
Given the global nature of the Qt Group’s business, processing data for the above purposes may involve a cross-border transfer of data provided to Qt from the European Union or European Economic Area (“EU/EEA”) to a location outside the EU/EEA. Any cross-border transfer of the data including any transfers outside the EU/EEA will be carried out in compliance with applicable laws. Where EU/EEA personal data is transferred outside of the EU/EEA to a jurisdiction not subject to an adequacy decision of the European Commission, the primary transfer mechanism used shall be the European Commission’s Standard Contractual Clauses. You may obtain a copy of the relevant Standard Contractual Clauses (where applicable) by contacting Qt Group using the details set out at the end of this policy.
The Qt Group processes your personal data to send you marketing information, product recommendations and other non-transactional communications (e.g. marketing newsletters) about Qt and our selected partners in accordance with your marketing preferences and our legitimate interest in conducting marketing. For the purpose of sending marketing news and information, the Qt Group will ask for your consent in a form to “Send me news about topics related to the Qt product offering” or a similar wording. By ticking or clicking such consent you will receive emails and other electronic communications from the Qt Group regarding news and information on its products and services, including offers that the Qt Group makes for such products and services, invitations to participate in events or surveys. You may opt-out of receiving such news and information at any time. You can opt-out of receiving marketing communications by clicking the “Unsubscribe” or “Manage Preferences” links at the bottom of any Qt marketing email you receive from us or on the Qt website. If you have other contact with the Qt Group (e.g., as an account holder), we may still communicate with you regarding such things as security updates, product functionality, responses to service requests, or other transactional, non-marketing purposes.
9. DATA SECURITY
The Qt Group will keep your data secure by taking appropriate technical and organisational measures designed to protect against its unauthorised or unlawful processing and against its accidental loss, destruction or damage. The Qt Group strives to protect your personal data, but we cannot guarantee the security of your data which is transmitted to our website, applications or services or to other website, applications and services via an internet or similar connection. If we have given you (or you have chosen) a password to access certain areas of our websites, applications or services, keep this password safe and secure.
11. INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS
General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR):
According to the General Data Protection Regulation (2016/679), you have the following rights regarding your personal data:
Under the GDPR, you are entitled to lodge a complaint with the supervisory authority concerning the processing activities carried out by us. Such complaint may be lodged in particular, in the member state of your habitual residence or place of work or where the alleged infringement took place. If you have any questions or wish to exercise your rights, Qt can be contacted via email at email@example.com. We will use all reasonably available resources to respond to any such request without undue delay.
The Qt Company Oy is a Finnish limited liability company with a Business ID 2637805-2, having its domicile in Espoo, Finland.
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California Privacy Rights:
The Qt Group will not discriminate against any consumer for exercising their rights under California Privacy Legislation (the California Consumer Privacy Act, as amended by the California Privacy Rights Act).
California residents may choose to exercise the following rights (subject to certain limitations of law):
If you are an authorized agent making a request on behalf of a consumer pursuant to the California Privacy Rights Act, Qt Group may ask you to provide information verifying you have proper authority to make the request on behalf of the consumer or we may ask the consumer to verify their identity with the Qt Group directly.
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Cookies are small text files that are stored in your computer’s memory and hard drive when you visit certain web pages. They are used to enable websites to function or to provide information to the owners of a website. Web beacons (also called “pixel tags”) are electronic images placed on a website that typically help us access certain cookies on the website, enable us to count visitors on our websites and improve our services. Web beacons also collect information about visits from individual IP-addresses.
The Qt Group uses both session and persistent cookies. Session cookies are cookies that disappear from your device or browser when you turn off your computer. Persistent cookies stay on your device even after you’ve turned it off. The cookies on our websites fall into a few categories: (1) Required Cookies, (2) Functional Cookies, (3) Analytics Cookies, and (4) Advertising Cookies. You can learn more about each category and type of cookie, via our cookie consent tool—accessible by clicking on the “Manage Preferences” link on the Qt website you are visiting.
Website cookies help the Qt Group to provide customized services and information, gather information about how and when pages in our websites are visited, what our users’ technology preferences are and whether our websites are functioning properly.
Please note that Required Cookies cannot be disabled and if you decide to opt-out of Functional Cookies, certain functionality of our websites or your account may be impacted. If you do not wish to use Required Cookies, do not access the Qt Group websites.
2. Types of Cookies
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Analytics: Analytics cookies allow the Qt Group to recognize, measure and track visitors to our websites. This helps us to develop the way our websites function, by determining whether site visitors can find information easily, or by identifying the aspects of websites that are of the most interest to them, for example.
Advertising: Advertising cookies track activity across websites in order to understand a viewer’s interests and to direct marketing towards them. The Qt Group may use advertising cookies depending on how you enable cookie setting in your use of Qt Group webpages. The Qt Group may also use advertising cookies to deliver marketing campaigns and track the performance of the campaign (e.g., that a visitor to a Qt Group website page then made a Qt purchase). Marketing cookies are limited to Qt Group websites and are not used in the Qt Group services.
3. Controlling your cookie preferences
Consent Tool: The Qt Group uses OneTrust as a cookie consent tool. You can utilize OneTrust to customize your cookie preferences. When you visit Qt Group websites for the first time, a cookie consent banner will appear and ask you to customize your cookie preferences. If you decide to change your preferences at a later date, you can easily do so by clicking on the “Manage Preferences” link of the site you are visiting.
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