Privacy Policy




Privacy Policy

Effective Date: November 22, 2021

This privacy policy applies to www.qbench.net and the QBench Laboratory Information Management System (QBench) (collectively referred to as the “Service”), owned and operated by Junction Concepts (JC). This privacy policy describes how JC collects and uses the personal information you provide us and it also describes the choices available to you regarding our use of your personal information and how you can access and update this information. Please read this notice carefully. If there are any terms in this privacy notice that you do not agree with, please discontinue use of the Service immediately.

Comprehensive security measures have been implemented to ensure that only registered users and those people who are provided authorized access can view and interact with your data on QBench. The use of information collected through the Service shall be limited to the purpose of providing the Service for which the client has engaged JC.

Information You Provide

When registering with an email address, we collect your full name, company or organization name and email address. This may include, but is not limited to:

  • Names, email address, company name, and other similar information
  • When signing up for a paid plan, JC may collect credit card information and use a third-party intermediary to manage credit card processing. This intermediary is not permitted to store, retain, or use your billing information except for the sole purpose of credit card processing on JC’s behalf.

JC only uses your personal information to provide you the Service, contact you regarding the use or potential use of the Service, or to provide you support of your use of the Service. This would not be possible without the aforementioned personal information you provide.

You may also provide personal information about other people, such as their name and email address. This information is only used for the sole purpose of completing your request or for whatever reason it may have been provided. JC does not access, process, or use this information in any way.

Single Sign-On

You can log in to our site using sign-in services from various identity providers, such as Google. These services will authenticate your identity and provide you the option to share certain personal information with us, such as your name and email address to pre-populate our sign-up form.

Blogs and Forums

Our web site offers publicly accessible blogs or community forums. You should be aware that any information you provide in these areas may be read, collected, and used by others who access them. To request removal of your personal information from our blog or community forum, please contact us at info@junctionconcepts.com. Alternatively, if you used a third party application to post such information, you can remove it, by either logging into the said application and removing the information or by contacting the appropriate third party application.

Testimonials

We display personal testimonials of satisfied customers on our site in addition to other endorsements. With your consent we may post your testimonial along with your name. If you wish to update or delete your testimonial, you can contact us at info@junctionconcepts.com.

Children’s Personal Information

The Service and Site are not intended for, nor does JC knowingly collect any personal information from children under the age of 18.

Information We Collect From Your Use of the Services

Cookies and Tracking Technologies

Technologies such as: cookies, beacons, tags and scripts are used by JC and our partners, marketing partners, affiliates, or analytics or service providers, or online customer support providers. These technologies are used in analyzing trends, administering the site, tracking users’ movements around the site and to gather demographic information about our user base as a whole. We may receive reports based on the use of these technologies by these companies on an individual as well as aggregated basis.

We may use cookies to remember users’ settings. Users can control the use of cookies at the individual browser level. If you reject cookies, you may still use our site, but your ability to use some features or areas of our site may be limited.

Junction Concepts uses Google Analytics to help us understand how our customers use our site -- you can read more about how Google uses your Personal Information here: https://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/. You can also opt-out of Google Analytics here: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

Do Not Track (DNT)

Your browser setting may give you the option to automatically transmit a “Do Not Track” (DNT) signal to websites you visit. The Site does not respond to DNT signals from either browsers or mobile applications. However, only our analytics and service providers are permitted to track user activity on the Site, and we do not track your online browsing activity on other services over time.

Analytics and Log Files

As is true of most websites, we gather certain information automatically and store it in log files. This information includes internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, operating system, date/time stamp, and clickstream data.

We use this information, which does not identify individual users, to analyze trends, to administer the site, to monitor the performance of the site, to track users’ movements around the site and to gather demographic information about our user base as a whole. We do not link this automatically-collected data to personal information.

Local Storage

We may use Local Storage (LS) such as HTML5 to store content information and preferences. Third parties with whom we partner to provide certain features on our site or to display advertising based upon your Web browsing activity use LS such as HTML5 to collect and store information. Various browsers may offer their own management tools for removing HTML5 LS.

How We Use Your Information

We process your personal information based on our legitimate business interests, in order to enter into or perform a contract with you, with your consent, and/or for compliance with our legal obligations. These purposes and processing grounds are identified below.

We may use your information to:

  • Send you product, service, and new feature information and/or information about changes to our terms, conditions, and policies.
  • Keep our Website safe and secure (such as for fraud monitoring and prevention).
  • Enforce our terms, conditions, and policies for business purposes, comply with legal and regulatory requirements, or in connection with our contract.
  • Respond to a subpoena or other legal request, which may require us to inspect and transmit our collected data.
  • Fulfill and manage your orders and payments made through our Services.
  • Provide you with any requested services.
  • Respond to your inquiries and solve any potential issues you might have with the use of our Services.

JC’s practice is not to use such personal information for marketing purposes unless explicitly authorized to do so. JC may use the collected personal information and other information JC collects about your use of the Service to operate and make the Service available to you, for billing, identification and authentication, to contact you about your use of the Service, research purposes and to generally improve the content and functionality of the Service and Site.

Who Your Information Will Be Shared With

We only share and disclose your information with the third parties named and categorized below, who are only authorized to use your data as necessary to provide services to us. If you wish to revoke your consent for data processing, please contact us using the contact details provided under “Contact Us”.

  • Web and Mobile Analytics:
  • Data Storage and Processing:
    • Amazon Web Services (AWS): If a JC client stores your data in QBench, your data is stored and processed using services hosted by AWS. You can read more about how AWS safeguards your data here: https://aws.amazon.com/privacy/
    • Mailjet: If you receive emails through QBench, your contact information is shared with Mailjet to allow information to be sent to you from QBench. You can read more about how Mailjet safeguards your data here: https://www.mailjet.com/security-privacy/

These companies are authorized to use your personal information only as necessary to provide business necessary services to us.

We will not give, sell, rent, share, or loan any data to any third party except as explicitly described in this notice. We may also provide non-person or de-identified summaries or group statistics about our customers, sales, traffic patterns, and related Website information to reputable third-party vendors, but these statistics will include no personal information.

Although JC owns the software, code, databases, and all rights to the JC application, you retain all rights to your data.

QBench and GDPR

In the context of QBench, JC is considered a Data Processor under GDPR. The account data of all persons using QBench is stored in databases hosted by Amazon Web Services (AWS). All data collected related to your QBench account is stored in AWS’s secure hosting facilities, and is governed by AWS’s Terms of Service, Privacy Policy, and (if applicable) a Business Associate Agreement (BAA) between AWS and JC.

Your Rights Under GDPR

If you are accessing QBench from the European Economic Area, you have the right to:

  • Access: You have the right to request copies of your personal data (see Accessing and Updating Your Information).
  • Rectification: You have the right to request that JC correct any information you believe is inaccurate or incomplete (see Accessing and Updating Your Information).
  • Erasure: You have the right to request that JC erase your personal data, under certain conditions.
  • Restrict processing: You have the right to request that JC restrict the processing of your personal data, under certain conditions.
  • Object to processing: You have the right to object to JC processing of your personal data, under certain conditions.
  • Data portability: You have the right to request that JC transfer the data that we have collected to another organization, or directly to you, under certain conditions.

Due to the nature of QBench, requests to access, or who seeks to correct, amend, or delete data should generally be directed to QBench’s clients (see Accessing and Updating Your Information).

International Information Transfers

Our servers are located in the United States. If you are accessing JC Services from outside the United States, please be aware that your information may be transferred to, stored, and processed by us in our facilities and by those third parties with whom we may share your personal information (see “Who Will Your Information Be Shared With?”).

If you are a resident in the European Economic Area, the data protection and similar laws in the United States may differ from those in your country. However, we will take all necessary measures to protect your personal information in accordance with this privacy notice and applicable law.

How Your Data is Retained

JC will retain your information for as long as your account is active or as needed to provide you services. We will also retain personal data we process on behalf of our clients for as long as needed to provide services to our client. We will retain and use your information as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements.

When we have no ongoing legitimate business need to process your personal information (unless a longer retention period is required by law), we will either delete or anonymize such information. If this is not possible (such as if data is stored in backups or archives), then we will securely store your personal information and isolate it from any further processing until deletion is possible.

Accessing and Updating Your Information

If your personal information changes, or if you no longer desire our service, you can modify, update, delete your account information at any time by contacting us at the contact information listed below. We will respond to any requests for access to personal information within 10 days.

JC stores information under the direction of its clients and in many cases has no direct relationship with the individuals whose personal data it stores.

If you are a customer of one of our Clients and would no longer like to be contacted by one of our Clients that use our service, please contact the client that you interact with directly. If you are a Client and would like to update your account please contact us at info@junctionconcepts.com.

In many cases JC has no direct relationship with the individuals whose personal data it stores. An individual who seeks access, or who seeks to correct, amend, or delete inaccurate data should direct his query to the JC client. If the JC client requests JC to remove the data, we will respond to their request within 10 business days.

How Your Information is Shared

Except as described in this policy, JC will not give, sell, rent, share or loan any personal information to any third party. We may disclose such information to respond to subpoenas, court orders, or legal process, or to establish or exercise our legal rights or defend against legal claims. We may also share such information if we believe it is necessary in order to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, situations involving potential threats to the physical safety of any person, violations of our Terms of Service, or as otherwise required by law. JC may also provide non-personal, summary or group statistics about our customers, sales, traffic patterns, and related Site information to reputable third-party vendors, but these statistics will include no personal information.

How Your Data is Protected

JC maintains reasonable security measures to protect your information from loss, destruction, misuse, unauthorized access or disclosure. When you enter sensitive information, such as login credentials on our QBench login page, we encrypt the transmission of that information using secure socket layer technology (SSL). These technologies help ensure that your data is safe, secure, and only available to you and to those you provided authorized access. However, no data transmission over the Internet or information storage technology can be guaranteed to be 100% secure due to the nature of the distributed network that is the Internet. Therefore, we cannot guarantee its absolute security. If you have any questions about security on our Website, you can contact us at info@junctionconcepts.com.

Links to Third-Party Sites

Our site includes links to other web sites whose privacy practices may differ from those of JC. If you submit personal information to any of those sites, your information is governed by their privacy policies. We encourage you to carefully read the privacy policy of any web site you visit.

Changes to Privacy Policy

JC may update this policy from time to time. You can review the most current version of this privacy policy at any time at https://www.qbench.net/privacy-policy/. Your continued use of the Site or Service constitutes your agreement to be bound by such changes to the privacy policy. Your only remedy, if you do not accept the terms of this privacy policy is to discontinue use of the Site and Service. If we make any material changes, we will notify you or our client by email sent to the e-mail address on your account or by means of a notice on the Site prior to the change becoming effective.

Business Transactions

JC may assign or transfer this privacy policy, and your user account and related information and data, to any person or entity that acquires or is merged with JC, you will be notified via email and/or a prominent notice on our web site of any change in ownership or uses of your personal information, as well as any choices you may have regarding your personal information.

Terms of Service

When you access and use the Service, you are subject and bound to the JC Terms of Service.

Contact Us

Direct any questions regarding this privacy policy or the security practices of JC by email to info@junctionconcepts.com or by mail to:

5098 Foothills Blvd Suite 3-354
Roseville, CA 95747