This privacy statement discloses the privacy practices for the web site
Information Collection and Use
QualityMetric Incorporated is the sole owner of the information collected on this site.
We do not sell, share, or rent this information to others in ways different from what is
disclosed in this statement. We do not accept any advertising on our web site.
QualityMetric Incorporated collects other information from you or your computer at several
different points throughout our website.
During registration a user gives us their email address and creates a password. This
information is used to contact the user about services on our site for which they have
At times we may request your email address and ask permission to contact you. This is
optional and it is up to you to decide whether you want to receive this service. You must
"opt in" and supply us with your email address. Users may receive information about new
products or services available at the web site or to announce a conference or speaking
engagement of interest. You can discontinue this service whenever you like by contacting
us at email@example.com or when you receive an email, key "unsubscribe" in the subject
line of your response. We do not sell or share your email address.
Demo (demonstration) Survey
A user may choose to complete a demo survey. No information from demo surveys is collected,
saved or stored.
A cookie is a piece of data stored on the consumer's hard drive, which contains information
about how the consumer used the web site. Cookies enable us to track and target the interests
of our consumers to enhance the experience on our site. By setting a cookie on our site, the
user would not have to log in a password more than once, thereby saving time while on our site.
If a user rejects the cookie, they may still use our site. The only drawback is that the user
will be limited in some areas of our site. Cookies also enable us to track and target the
conditions of our users to enhance the experience on our site.
We use Nettracker software which uses IP addresses, browser type, ISP, referring/exit pages,
platform type, date/time stamp and number of clicks to analyze trends, administer the site,
track user's movement and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. IP addresses,
etc are not linked to personally identifiable information. We do not sell or share your IP address.
We provide an opportunity for you to communicate with other users about SF-36© related questions
or issues. Please remember that these types of discussions, like a chat room, are not secure. Any
user can view your question and it's response. Do not reveal any personal or proprietary information
about yourself or your research that you do not want to share with everyone. QualityMetric
Incorporated is not responsible for the quality or reliability of information given or displayed
This web site contains links to other sites. Please be aware that we, QualityMetric Incorporated,
are not responsible for the privacy practices or content of such other sites. We encourage our
users to be aware when they leave our site, www.sf36.com and to carefully read the privacy
statements of each and every web site that collects personally identifiable information because
they may differ. This web site's privacy statement applies solely to the web site www.qmetric.com.
We do not share any personally identifiable information, either individual or aggregate data,
from this web site.
We take every precaution to protect the information you have shared with us. When users submit
sensitive information via our website, your information is protected both online and off-line.
When our registration form asks you to enter sensitive information (such as name), that information
is encrypted and is protected with the best encryption software in the industry - SSL. While on a
secure page, the lock icon on the bottom of Web browsers such as Netscape Navigator and Microsoft
Internet Explorer becomes locked, as opposed to un-locked, or open, when you are just 'surfing'.
While we use SSL encryption to protect sensitive information online, we also do everything in our
power to protect user-information off-line. All of our users' information, not just the sensitive
information mentioned above, is restricted in our offices. None of our employees require consumer
specific information to perform their jobs. They only deal in the aggregate or grouped data.
For extra security our employees use password-protected screen-savers when they leave their
desktop computer. ALL employees are kept up-to-date on our security and privacy practices. Every
quarter, as well as any time new policies are added, our employees are notified and/or reminded
about the importance we place on privacy, and what they can do to ensure our customers' information
is protected. Finally, the servers that we store personally identifiable information on are
maintained and kept in a locked, secure environment off site. If you have any questions about the
security at our website, you can send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
If a user's personally identifiable information changes (such as your name or zip code),
or if a user no longer desires our services, we will endeavor to provide a way to correct,
update and/ or remove that user's personal data provided to us. Emailing our Customer Support
department at email@example.com or contact us at QualityMetric Incorporated, 640 George Washington
Highway, Lincoln, RI, USA 02865
Notification of Changes
If we are going to use your personally identifiable information in a manner different from
that stated at the time of collection, we will notify you by email. You will have a choice as
to whether we use your information in this different manner. However, if you have opted out of
communication with us, then you will not be contacted and your personal information will not be
used in this manner. Also if we make any material changes in our privacy practices that do not
affect user information already stored in our database, we will post a prominent notice on our
web site notifying users of the change. In some cases when we post the notice we will also email
users, who have opted to receive communication from us, notifying them of the changes to our