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Privacy Policy

The Association of Quantity Surveyors of the University of Moratuwa (QSUM) is fully committed to protecting your privacy. This privacy policy sets out the QSUM privacy practices.

We may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. We encourage you to refer to our privacy policy regularly to see if it has been updated since your last visit and to make sure you understand how the information that you provide will be used.

If you have any questions or concerns about this policy, please feel free to contact us through our website or write to us at QSUM, Department of Building Economics, University of Moratuwa, Moratuwa, Sri Lanka.

Personal information we collect

We collect personal information of our members in a number of ways. We record your name, username and email address when we register you at the site. This information is made available to our community through the Member Directory. Further, in various sections of this site we use electronic forms to gather personal information for purposes directly related to the services that we provide and completion and submission of any such form is entirely at your discretion.

We take reasonable steps to ensure that the personal information we hold is accurate, complete and current but we depend on our users to update or correct their personal information whenever necessary. If you find that any of your personal information we hold is inaccurate or incomplete, you may change the details at any time by visiting the Your Details page in our site.

How we use cookies

A cookie is a small file containing a string of characters and it is a technology which can be used to provide you with tailored information from a website. When you visit qsum.org, we store one or more cookies on your computer that uniquely identifies your browser. We use cookies to improve the quality of our service by storing session information, user preferences and tracking user trends. Most browsers are initially set up to accept cookies, but you can reset your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, some features may not function properly if cookies are disabled by you.

How we use information collected

The information collected during the registration process is primarily used to control access to restricted member areas of this site. Further, we collect personal information to understand your preferences and to provide you with a better online experience. We may also use this information to contact members, send you news and information, customize content based on your preferences, display member status and display the date of a member’s last visit.

The data collected whenever you request a page through your browser, such as your IP address, browser and version, operating system, date and time and the site from which you came is stored in a log file and/or database. This information cannot be used to identify specific individuals and only used in the aggregate. This information is only used for site administration, research and development and anonymous user analysis.

Any information that we do collect is for internal use only. We do not sell, rent or share personal information with third parties without your prior consent, except required by law to do so.

Links to external websites

Our site has links to other websites that are not managed by us. We do not take responsibility for any information you share with these linked sites. Links from our site to other sites are provided for your convenience. We encourage you to learn about their privacy and security practices and policies before providing them with personal information.

Information security

We have put in place reasonable security measures in an effort to protect your personal information while it is under our control and to help safeguard your privacy from unauthorised access and improper use. We will continue to update these measures as new technology becomes available.

Your password is ciphered (a one-way hash) so that it is secure. However, it is recommended that you do not reuse the same password across a number of different websites. Your account information is accessible online only through the use of a password. In order to protect the confidentiality of personal information on the Site, you must keep your password confidential and not disclose it to any other person. You are responsible for all uses of the Site by any person using your password.

Contact us

If you have any questions or concerns about this policy, please feel free to contact us through our website or write to us at QSUM, Department of Building Economics, University of Moratuwa, Moratuwa, Sri Lanka.

Last Updated on Friday, 21 March 2008 13:20