At QualiTest Group, we’re committed to protecting and respecting your privacy.
This Policy explains when and why we collect personal information about people who visit our website, how we use it, the conditions under which we may disclose it to others and how we keep it secure.
We may change this Policy from time to time so please check this page occasionally to ensure that you’re happy with any changes. By using our website, you’re agreeing to be bound by this Policy.
Any questions regarding this Policy and our privacy practices should be sent by email to [email protected] or by writing to our registered office, Charta House, 30-38 Church Street, Staines, TW18 4EP. Alternatively, you can telephone +44 (0)845 8696070.
Who are we?
We’re QualiTest Group, the world’s largest independent software testing company. The registered address is Charta House, 30-38 Church Street, Staines, TW18 4EP. The QualiTest Group comprises of offices in the North America, UK and Europe, Middle East and India.
How do we collect information from you?
We obtain information about you when you use our website, for example, when you contact us about products and services, sign up to webinars and events or to register your interest in a career at QualiTest Group.
What type of information is collected from you?
The personal information we collect might include your name, address, email address, IP address, information related to your resume and information regarding what pages are accessed and when.
How is your information used?
We may use your information to:
- process requests for information that you have submitted;
- to carry out our obligations arising from any contracts entered into by you and us;
- dealing with applications into a webinar or other event;
- seek your views or comments on the services we provide;
- notify you of changes to our services;
- send you communications which you have requested and that may be of interest
to you. These may include information about campaigns, promotions of our products and services;
- process a job application.
We review our retention periods for personal information on a regular basis. We are legally required to hold some types of information to fulfil our statutory obligations. We will hold your personal information on our systems for as long as is necessary for the relevant activity, or as long as is set out in any relevant contract you hold with us.
Who has access to your information?
We will not sell or rent your information to third parties.
We will not share your information with third parties for marketing purposes.
Third Party Service Providers working on our behalf: We may pass your information to our third-party service providers, agents subcontractors and other associated organisations for the purposes of completing tasks and providing services to you on our behalf (for example to process mailings that are sent out by QualiTest Group). However, when we use third party service providers, we disclose only the personal information that is necessary to deliver the service and we have a contract in place that requires them to keep your information secure and not to use it for their own direct marketing purposes. Please be reassured that we will not release your information to third parties beyond the QualiTest Group Network for them to use for their own direct marketing purposes, unless you have requested us to do so, or we are required to do so by law, for example, by a court order or for the purposes of prevention of fraud or other crime.
You have a choice about whether or not you wish to receive information from us. If you do not want to receive direct marketing communications from us about our exciting products, services and promotions, then you can select your choices by ticking the relevant boxes situated on the form on which we collect your information. If you change your mind, you can unsubscribe using the links that will be supplied on each and every subsequent mailings that you receive, you will always have the option to unsubscribe.
We will not contact you for marketing purposes by email or other means unless you have given your prior consent. We will not contact you for marketing purposes if you have indicated that you do not wish to be contacted. You can change your marketing preferences at any time by contacting us by email: [email protected] or telephone on +44 (0)845 8696070.
How you can access and update your information
The accuracy of your information is important to us. We’re working on ways to make it easier for you to review and correct the information that we hold about you. In the meantime, if you change email address, or any of the other information we hold is inaccurate or out of date, please email us at: [email protected], or telephone on +44 (0)845 8696070.
You have the right to ask for a copy of the information QualiTest Group hold about you. Security precautions in place to protect the loss, misuse or alteration of your information.
When you give us personal information, we take steps to ensure that it’s treated securely. QualiTest Group currently holds ISO27001 certifications across multiple regions (including UK and India).
Non-sensitive details (your email address etc.) are transmitted normally over the Internet, and this can never be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee the security of any information you transmit to us, and you do so at your own risk. Once we receive your information, we make our best effort to ensure its security on our systems.
We may analyse your personal information to create a profile of your interests and preferences so that we can contact you with information regarding QualiTest Group products and services that are relevant to you. We may make use of additional information about you when it is available from external sources to help us do this effectively.
Use of ‘cookies’
It is possible to switch off cookies by setting your browser preferences. Turning cookies of may result in a loss of functionality when using our website.
Links to other websites
In addition, if you linked to our website from a third-party site, we cannot be responsible for the privacy policies and practices of the owners and operators of that third-party site and recommend that you check the policy of that third-party site.
16 or Under
We are concerned to protect the privacy of children aged 16 or under. If you are aged 16 or under‚ please get your parent/guardian’s permission beforehand whenever you provide us with personal information.
Transferring your information outside of Europe
As part of the services offered to you through this website, the information which you provide to us may be transferred to countries outside the European Union (“EU”). By way of example, this may happen if any of our servers are located in a country outside of the EU. These countries may not have similar data protection laws to the UK. By submitting your personal data, you’re agreeing to this transfer, storing or processing. If we transfer your information outside of the EU in this way, we will take the necessary steps to ensure that appropriate security measures are taken with the aim of ensuring that your privacy rights continue to be protected as outlined in this Policy.
If you use our services while you are outside the EU, your information may be transferred outside the EU in order to provide you with those services.
Review of this Policy
We keep this Policy under regular review. This Policy was last updated in May 2018.
Sustainability for QualiTest is about providing for people, protecting our places and creating prosperity – now and into the future. While it is expressed in many different ways, the concept of sustainability has three key components:
- Recognition of the interdependence of social, economic and environmental well-being;
- A focus on equity and fairness, and that we need to take into account the effect of our actions on others in an interdependent world; and
- Recognition that meeting the needs of today must not be at the expense of future generations being able to meet their own needs
In order to fulfil our role effectively in creating a sustainable future, QualiTest has adopted an understanding of sustainability that recognises the need for a long-term perspective, the need for responsibilities and benefits to be shared equitably, and the interdependence of our economy, environment and society.
The Brundtland Commission was convened by the United Nations in 1983 to address growing concern about the accelerating deterioration of the human environment and natural resources and the consequences of that deterioration for economic and social development. In establishing the Commission, the UN General Assembly recognized that environmental problems were global in nature and determined that it was in the common interest of all nations to establish policies for sustainable development.
QualiTest has adapted the Commission’s definition of sustainability to guide its creation of a truly sustainable QualiTest: “Meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs”.
A Triple Bottom Line Approach to Sustainability
QualiTest has adopted a triple bottom line approach to sustainability, recognizing the interdependence of social, economic and environmental well-being, but also acknowledging that decision-making will often involve trade-offs between the three. This approach is reflected in QualiTest’s sustainability strategy, “Sustainability at QualiTest”.
Our Commitment Translating to Sustainability
The following set of principles has been developed to clarify the QualiTest approach to sustainability, and to support its implementation:
- Dealing cautiously with risk, uncertainty and irreversibility;
- Integrating environmental, social and economic goals in policies and activities;
- Ensuring and encouraging equal opportunity and community participation;
- Valuing and conserving biodiversity and ecological integrity;
- Ensuring inter -generational equity;
- Recognizing the global dimension;
- Committing to best practice and the principles of continuous improvement;
- Ensuring good governance; and
- Taking account of the wider region.
QualiTest will continue to incorporate these principles into the way we do business, and will encourage their uptake and use with all of our partners.
Translating into practical action
QualiTest will be recognized throughout the world as a truly sustainable and creative company; as a company that is socially inclusive – acknowledging and supporting those who are vulnerable and in need and enabling all to reach their potential. The vision is supported by six key themes:
- A Fair and Safe Working Environment.
- A Strong, Dynamic Financial Opportunities
- Excellent Education, Quality Teaching and Skills Development
- Quality Health Care Insurance
- A Sustainable Future
- High Quality Services