CQ fluency adheres to the Privacy Shield Principles.
For more information about Privacy Shield and CQ’s compliance to it, visit the Privacy Shield site here.
What personal information do we collect from the people that visit our blog, website or app?
When do we collect information?
We collect information from you when you enter information on our site, for example a contact form or RFQ.
How do we use your information?
We may use the information we collect from you when you register, submit a contact form, sign up for our newsletter, respond to a survey or marketing communication, or use certain other site features in the following ways:
- To quickly process your transactions and requests.
- To ask for ratings and reviews of services or products
- For future correspondence
How do we protect your information?
Our website is scanned on a regular basis for security holes and known vulnerabilities in order to make your visit to our site as safe as possible. We use regular Malware Scanning.
Your personal information is contained behind secured networks and is only accessible by a limited number of persons who have special access rights to such systems, and are required to keep the information confidential.
We implement a variety of security measures when a user places an order enters, submits, or accesses their information to maintain the safety of your personal information.
Do we use ‘cookies’?
- Understand and save user’s preferences for future visits.
You can choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is being sent, or you can choose to turn off all cookies. You do this through your browser settings. Since each browser is a little different, look at your browser’s Help Menu or Settings to learn the correct way to modify your cookies.
If you turn cookies off, some of the features that make your site experience more efficient may not function properly. It will not affect the user’s experience on this site if you disable cookies.
We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your Personally Identifiable Information.
We do not include or offer third-party products or services on our website.
Google’s advertising requirements can be summed up by Google’s Advertising Principles. They are put in place to provide a positive experience for users. https://support.google.com/adwordspolicy/answer/1316548?hl=en
No third party advertisements are used on this website. However, at times, links to third party sites are used. These links are not necessarily endorsements or supported by CQ fluency, but are provided as resources, citations, and additional information. The website visitor assumes all risk of visiting any cites that are linked to from our website.
California Online Privacy Protection Act
According to CalOPPA, we agree to the following:
Can change your personal information:
- By emailing us
- By calling us
How does our site handle Do Not Track signals?
We honor Do Not Track signals and Do Not Track, plant cookies, or use advertising when a Do Not Track (DNT) browser mechanism is in place.
Does our site allow third-party behavioral tracking?
It’s also important to note that we do not allow third-party behavioral tracking
COPPA (Children Online Privacy Protection Act)
When it comes to the collection of personal information from children under the age of 13 years old, the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) puts parents in control. The Federal Trade Commission, United States’ consumer protection agency, enforces the COPPA Rule, which spells out what operators of websites and online services must do to protect children’s privacy and safety online. We do not specifically market to children under the age of 13 years old.
Fair Information Practices
The Fair Information Practices Principles form the backbone of privacy law in the United States and the concepts they include have played a significant role in the development of data protection laws around the globe. Understanding the Fair Information Practice Principles and how they should be implemented is critical to comply with the various privacy laws that protect personal information.
In order to be in line with Fair Information Practices we will take the following responsive action, should a data breach occur:
We will notify you via email within 7 business days. We also agree to the Individual Redress Principle which requires that individuals have the right to legally pursue enforceable rights against data collectors and processors who fail to adhere to the law. This principle requires not only that individuals have enforceable rights against data users, but also that individuals have recourse to courts or government agencies to investigate and/or prosecute non-compliance by data processors.
CAN SPAM Act
The CAN-SPAM Act is a law that sets the rules for commercial email, establishes requirements for commercial messages, gives recipients the right to have emails stopped from being sent to them, and spells out tough penalties for violations.
We collect your email address in order to:
- Send information, respond to inquiries, and/or other requests or questions
- Process orders and to send information and updates pertaining to orders.
- Send you additional information related to your product and/or service
- Market to our mailing list or continue to send emails to our clients after the original transaction has occurred.
To be in accordance with CANSPAM, we agree to the following:
- Not use false or misleading subjects or email addresses.
- Identify the message as an advertisement in some reasonable way.
- Include the physical address of our business or site headquarters.
- Monitor third-party email marketing services for compliance, if one is used.
- Honor opt-out/unsubscribe requests quickly.
- Allow users to unsubscribe by using a link included in each email.
If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, you can email us at
- Follow the instructions at the bottom of each email and we will promptly remove you from ALL correspondence.
Introduction And Overview
Generally, in the course of its business, CQ fluency will have access to Personal Data consisting of personnel information related to its Personnel and business contact information of its Business Contacts and Contractors (“Business Contact Information”) or any such information that is contained in materials provided to CQ fluency for the purpose of obtaining translation, testing or other commercial services.
In addition to adopting the Privacy Shield, CQ fluency has also elected to adopt the EU Standard Contractual Clauses (Processors) with respect to the transfer of Personal Data from the European Union (and the United Kingdom) to the United States of America.
CQ fluency’s practices with respect to the Privacy Shield are self-certified and reflect the current guidelines as outlined in the Privacy Shield Framework. In the event of any changes to the Privacy Shield Framework, CQ fluency undertakes to update and circulate this policy.
Independent Resources For Privacy Complaints
In compliance with the Privacy Shield Principles, CQ fluency commits to resolve complaints about our collection or use of your personal information. EU individuals with inquiries or complaints regarding our Privacy Shield policy should first contact CQ fluency at:
CQ fluency has further committed to cooperate with the panel established by the EU data protection authorities (DPAs) with regard to unresolved Privacy Shield complaints concerning data transferred from the EU, including human resources in the context of the employment relationship.
If the complaint concerns Personal Data that consists of Human Resources data, in accordance with the Privacy Shield Supplemental Policy for HR Data, we resolve to deal with all questions regarding HR Data and potential concerns arising from it in a timely manner. In the event that CQ fluency is unable to accommodate a European Union (or United Kingdom) employee’s request regarding HR Data, CQ fluency further commits to working with the EU Data Protection Authorities (“DPA”) and comply with the advice given by such authorities with regard to HR Data transferred from the EU in the context of the employment relationship. For information on how to contact your jurisdiction’s DPA, visit http://ec.europa.eu/justice/data-protection/article-29/structure/data-protection-authorities/index_en.htm. If an EU individual is unsatisfied with CQ fluency’s response to a complaint, they may request that CQ fluency refer unresolved complaints to the United States Council for International Business (USCIB). As a method of last resort, individuals may pursue remedy through binding arbitration.
This Policy applies to all Personal Data received by CQ fluency in any format, irrespective of country of origin or transfer, or citizenship of the Data Subject.
CQ fluency treats all Personal Data received from any individual, including but not limited to Personnel, Business Contacts and Vendors, as confidential. CQ fluency notifies all identified Data Subjects regarding the types of Personal Data collected and its intended uses. CQ fluency does not use Personal Data for purposes that are incompatible with the Privacy Shield.
CQ fluency works with a global network of freelance Vendors in performance of translation, testing, consulting and localization services. These Vendors may be exposed to Personal Data in performance of these services. However, they are at all times subject to confidentiality agreements and are authorized only to use such information within the scope of performance of the services. All Vendors handling Personal Data must also agree to the EU Standard Contractual Clauses.
When CQ fluency handles Personal Data received directly from Personnel in the EEA, it will inform the Personnel regarding the type of Personal Data being collected, the purpose for collecting the information, the types of Personnel and Third Parties likely to be exposed to this information in performance of services, and that individual’s choices in limiting such exposure.
Any Contractor has the right to terminate its working relationship with CQ fluency and request the deletion of Personal Data pertaining to them. However, CQ fluency will continue to maintain its historical business records in such a way so that CQ fluency may retain its historical knowledge and relationships concerning any legal or regulatory inquiries which may later arise. This practice is in the best interests of both parties so that identifying information relating to a particular matter is accessible but sufficiently discrete so that CQ fluency does not accidentally contact them for projects in the future.
CQ fluency may be required to disclose Personal Data in response to lawful requests by public authorities, including to meet national security or law enforcement requirements.
CQ fluency’s Personnel and Business Contacts have the opportunity to opt out of (i) allowing CQ fluency to disclose his or her Personal Data to a Third Party and (ii) allowing CQ fluency to Process Personal Data for a purpose other than its original purpose.
Personnel can ask questions and effectuate his or her opt-out as applicable, by sending an email to the local HR Representative, or other applicable contact person designated by CQ fluency, or by accessing the appropriate system, as applicable. Business Contacts can ask questions and effectuate his or her opt-out as applicable by sending an email to the applicable business contact at CQ fluency, other applicable contact person designated by CQ fluency, or by accessing the appropriate system. However, CQ fluency will continue to maintain its historical business records in such a way so that CQ fluency may retain its historical knowledge and relationships concerning any legal or regulatory inquiries which may later arise and retain information for legitimate business purposes.
With regard to Personal Data that CQ fluency receives in connection with the employment or business relationship, CQ fluency will use such Personal Data only for the purpose for which it was originally collected. If CQ fluency intends to disclose Personnel Personal Data to a Third Party for any purpose other than its original purpose, CQ fluency will provide the Personnel or Business Contact with an opportunity to opt-out of such uses.
CQ fluency typically does not disclose data to third parties unless required to for regulatory or legal reasons. CQ fluency will obtain assurances from Third Parties and Vendors that they will safeguard Personal Data consistent with this Policy. CQ fluency will take all precautions with respect to this Policy to prevent, contain, or stop disclosure contrary to such entity’s confidentiality obligations.
To transfer personal information to a third party acting as a controller, CQ fluency will comply with the Notice and Choice Principles. CQ fluency will enter into a contract with the third-party controller that provides that such data may only be processed for limited and specified purposes consistent with the consent provided by the individual and that the recipient will provide the same level of protection as the Principles and will notify the organization if it makes a determination that it can no longer meet this obligation. The contract shall provide that when such a determination is made the third-party controller ceases processing or takes other reasonable and appropriate steps to remediate.
CQ Fluency may be liable for the appropriate onward transfer of an EU individual’s data to third parties.
To transfer personal data to a third party acting as an agent, CQ fluency will:
- transfer such data only for limited and specified purposes;
- ascertain that the agent is obligated to provide at least the same level of privacy protection as is required by the Principles;
- take reasonable and appropriate steps to ensure that the agent effectively processes the personal information transferred in a manner consistent with the organization’s obligations under the Principles;
- require the agent to notify the organization if it makes a determination that it can no longer meet its obligation to provide the same level of protection as is required by the Principles;
- upon notice, including under (iv), take reasonable and appropriate steps to stop and remediate unauthorized processing;
- provide a summary or a representative copy of the relevant privacy provisions of its contract with that agent to the Department upon request.
Access And Correction
CQ fluency will provide individuals with reasonable access to the Personal Data they have provided to CQ fluency and will allow them to review and correct this Personal Data as required by the Privacy Shield Framework. Access to review this Personal Data will be granted except where the burden or expense of providing access would be disproportionate to the risks to the Personnel’s privacy or where the rights of others would be violated.
CQ fluency conducts a periodic assessment in order to verify that this Policy is published, accurate, comprehensive, prominently displayed, implemented, accessible and conforms to the principles of the EU Data Directive. CQ fluency maintains procedures for training Personnel in the implementation of the Policy and has in place internal procedures for periodically conducting objective reviews of compliance.
- Individuals can access their data by calling +1 (201) 487-8007 and requesting to speak with the Director of Process and Technology regarding access to personal data or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
CQ fluency ensures that all applicable Personal Data is accurate, complete, current and reliable for its intended use. All Personnel should help CQ fluency meet this objective by updating their information immediately in the event that Personal Data changes, either by notifying the local HR Representative, or other applicable contact person designated by CQ fluency, or updating the information themselves, if applicable. To the extent feasible, CQ fluency restricts access to Personal Data to those Personnel or Agents of CQ fluency that have a legitimate business need for such access.
CQ fluency undertakes to protect Personal Data from loss, misuse, and from unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, and destruction. These precautions include password protections for online information systems and restricted access to Personal Data. CQ fluency may assign different types of data different security levels, with appropriate corresponding security precautions. CQ fluency also restricts access to Personal Data to those Personnel or Agents of CQ fluency that have a legitimate business need for such access.
CQ fluency ensures to internally verify adherence to this Policy once per year as part of its annual review and internal compliance measures. CQ fluency will use its best commercial efforts to ensure that compliance with this policy is followed and that the Policy remains accurate, comprehensive, and in conformance with the Privacy Shield Framework.
In the event that any issues pertaining to this Policy cannot be resolved internally, CQ fluency agrees to adhere to the dispute resolution processes as outlined in the Privacy Shield Framework.
CQ fluency is subject to the investigatory and enforcement powers of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC).
“Agent” means a Third Party that Processes Personal Data solely on behalf of and under the instructions of CQ fluency.
“Business Contact” means a current, past, or prospective customer of CQ fluency or any of its subsidiaries and other individuals with whom it is, has been or may be engaged in commercial relationships.
“Vendor” means an individual who, as a non-employee and under contract with CQ fluency, provides translation and/or other services to CQ fluency.
“Data Subject” is an identified or identifiable natural person.
“Personal Data” is any information that is recorded in any form relating to an identified or identifiable natural person.
“Personnel” refers to any employee, former employee, job applicant, director or Vendor of CQ fluency or its subsidiary companies.
“Process (-ing, -es, -ed)” means to perform any operation upon Personal Data, whether or not by automatic means, such as collection, recording, organization, storage, adaptation or alteration, retrieval, consultation, use, disclosure by transmission, dissemination or otherwise making available, alignment or combination, blocking, erasure or destruction.
“Third Party” is any natural or legal person, public authority, agency or any other body other than the Data Subject, CQ fluency, Agent or Vendor.
Effective May 2018