RFQNET Inc. Privacy Policy

RFQNET Inc. (“we”, RFQNET, “us”, “our” and terms of similar meaning) take your privacy rights very seriously. We are committed to transparently describing our privacy practices, including how we collect, use and disclose your information and data as part of the normal operation of our website at https://www.rfqnet.com  (the “Site”) and the Services, as defined in our Software as a Service (SaaS) Terms and Conditions (“Terms”) which includes use of the Software. This privacy policy applies to the site and all products and services offered by RFQNET. We are committed to protecting the privacy of our registered users and other contacts.


This Privacy Policy applies to all personal data processed by full-time and part-time employees, contractors, and partners doing business on behalf of RFQNET Inc., and business processes conducted by RFQNET Inc.

Definition of Terms

Specific to this Privacy Policy, we refer to various business terms to describe our commercial activity. We define such terms as follows:

Affiliate: An advertising partner of RFQNET Inc.

Customer: An organization that interacts with RFQNET Inc.'s audience. Interaction may take the form of advertising, information from a supplier, or sponsorship.

Registered User: A user that has registered for RFQNET Inc. products or services.

Third-Party Content: White papers, data, and other documents owned by content providers and made available to RFQNET Inc.'s audience.

Information We Collect

Our services require you to register with RFQNET. This includes general site registration, webinar registration, downloading RFQNET content and Third-Party Content, and participating in our surveys. When you become a Registered User with RFQNET Inc., we collect the following personal data:

    Name and contact details

    User name


    Company name and address


    Job function


    Subscription preferences

    Information about the device(s) you use

    Information about service usage

    Authentication data

    Location data

    Time zone

    Other information you provide to us

How We Use Information We Collect

RFQNET uses (and where specified, shares) your personal information for the following purposes: To provide support or other services RFQNET may use your personal information to provide you with support that you have requested. RFQNET may also use your personal information to respond directly to your requests for information, including newsletter subscriptions, webinar registrations, to forward your contact information to the appropriate resource for follow-up related to your interests, and other support requests.

To provide information based on your needs and respond to your requests

RFQNET Inc. may use your personal information to provide you with new products, notices of new or enhanced products, product updates or releases, website features, or service developments.

To provide online forums

Some services available on our websites permit you to participate in interactive discussions, post comments, opportunities, or other content to a bulletin board or exchange, or otherwise engage in networking activities. Some of these services are moderated; all may be accessed for technical reasons (for example, for improvements or fixes). RFQNET does not control the content that users post to these forums or social networks. You should carefully consider whether you wish to submit personal information to these forums or social networks and tailor any content you submit appropriately and in accordance with the relevant terms of use. You should also review any additional terms and conditions that may govern your use of these services, including terms related to sharing your personal information and receiving communications.

To select content, improve quality, and facilitate use of our websites

RFQNET may use your personal information, including the information gathered as a result of site navigation and electronic protocols and cookies (including third-party cookies), to help create and deliver personalized content, improve website quality, track marketing campaign responsiveness, evaluate page response rates, conduct usability testing, and facilitate your use of our websites (for example, to facilitate navigation and the login process, avoid duplicate data entry, enhance security, and preserve information between sessions).

To communicate with you about a webinar

We may communicate with you about a webinar. This may include information about the content, logistics, updates, and additional information related to the webinar.

To engage with third-parties

RFQNET Inc. may share your personal data with third-parties in connection with services that these individuals or entities perform for or with RFQNET Inc. These third-parties are restricted from using this data in any way other than to provide services for RFQNET Inc. or for the collaboration in which they and RFQNET Inc. are contractually engaged (for example, hosting an RFQNET Inc. database or engaging in data processing on RFQNET Inc.'s behalf). These third-parties are carefully selected by RFQNET Inc. and obligated to keep your data secure.

To get feedback or input from you

In order to deliver products and services of the most interest to our audience and Customers, from time to time, we may ask existing advertisers and Registered Users to provide us with input and feedback (for example, through surveys, usability studies, and focus groups).

To Forward to a Friend

We use third-party email addresses provided for the "email a friend" feature only for the purpose of sending newsletters, Product Alerts or webinar invitations to a subscriber-specified third-party, and for no other purpose.

Disclosure of Personal Information

When you become a Registered User with RFQNET Inc., your contact information and registration details will not be shared with anyone other than RFQNET Inc. and its Customers. Information you provide when registering for, or participating in, a webinar or downloading a white paper, may be shared with our Customer, the webinar or white paper sponsor. The sponsor may use this information in a manner that is common within their industry, e.g., contacting you with product information or to assess your interest in their products and services. The treatment of such information is subject to the privacy policies of the sponsor. The sponsor may contact you after the white paper download or webinar regarding updates or regarding related products and services. You should contact the sponsor directly if you have any questions about their use of your information.

How Can You Control Your Information?

RFQNET Inc. will only use your profile information for the purposes described in this Privacy Policy or subsequently authorized by you. If you do not want your information disclosed in this way, you must not register to view supplier content.

Users who prefer not to provide data requested for any of our registration processes do not need to register with us. While you can still view some of the content and use some of the services offered by our site without registering, certain products or services may not be available to you.

During our website and webinar registration process, we provide to users the option to opt-in or opt-out of receiving our email newsletters, Product Alerts, webinar promotional invitations, or emails from third-parties. Users who opt-in may also remove themselves from our email lists at any time through the edit profile pages or by following the instructions at the end of any email received from our RFQNET Inc. family of products.

You can control the information we have about you and how we use it in several ways: Access and Updating of Information

The instructions to review, amend, or delete your information may be found in the edit profile area on our site -https://www.rfqnet.com/mystorefront.

Registered Users may change information at any time and as often as necessary. Users who are experiencing problems with our services, or who have questions about how our services work, can contact us by sending an email to: webmaster@rfqnet.com.

Registration Password

Your profile information is password-protected to control access to this information by third-parties. We recommend that you do not divulge your password to anyone. RFQNET Inc. never asks for passwords in unsolicited phone calls or unsolicited emails. Remember to sign out and close your browser window when you have finished using any of our sites. This will prevent others from accessing your profile information, e.g., instances where you may share a computer with someone else or are using a computer in a public place such as a library or internet cafe.

To contact us regarding a privacy issue, please send an e-mail to webmaster@rfqnet.com. Where applicable, please be sure to include the site, newsletter, Product Alert or product so that we may better serve you.

Technical Information

We collect information about the services you use and how you use them (e.g., viewing a technical video, visiting an advertiser's page on our site, or reading an article on our blog). This information includes:

Device Information

We collect device-specific information (e.g., hardware model, operating system version, unique device identifiers, and mobile network information).

Logging Practices

RFQNET Inc. automatically records the Internet Protocol (IP) addresses of visitors. The IP address is a unique number assigned to every computer on the internet. Generally, an IP address changes each time you connect to the internet (it is a "dynamic" address). Note, however, that if you have a broadband connection, depending on your individual circumstance, the IP address that we collect may contain information that could be deemed identifiable. This is because, with some broadband connections, your IP address doesn't change (it is "static") and could be associated with your personal computer.

We track pages visited on RFQNET Inc.'s website, the amount of time spent on those pages, and the types of searches done on them.

RFQNET Inc. also captures and stores information that you transmit. This may include: Browser/Device type/version

Operating system used:Media Access Control (MAC) address Date and time of the server request Volume of data transferred

Unique Application Numbers

Certain services include a unique application number. This number and information about your installation (for example, the operating system type and application version number) may be sent to RFQNET Inc.

Local Storage

We may collect and store information (including personal information) locally on your device using mechanisms such as browser web storage (including HTML 5) and application data caches.

Cookies and Web Beacons

Cookies and web beacons are electronic placeholders that are placed on your device by websites to track your individual movements on that website over time. RFQNET Inc. uses both session-based cookies (which last only for the duration of the user's session) and persistent cookies (which remain on your device and provides information about the session you are in and waits for the next time you use that site again).

These cookies and web beacons provide useful information to RFQNET Inc., enabling us to recognize repeat users, facilitate the user's access to and use of our sites, allows us to track usage behavior, and to balance the usage of our websites on all RFQNET Inc. web servers.

Tracking cookies, third-party cookies, and other technologies such as web beacons may be used to process additional information, enable non-core functionalities on the RFQNET Inc. website and enable third-party functions (such as a social media "share" link). We may also include web beacons and other similar technology in promotional email messages to determine whether the messages have been opened.

Third-Party and Co-branded Web Sites

Some Third-Party Content made available through other organizations is maintained on the website of the content provider, and not on the RFQNET Inc. site. This means that when you click through to that Third-Party Content, you will be leaving the RFQNET Inc. website. It will be clear to you when this happens, as the look and feel of your web page will change, and the URL will no longer refer to a website owned and operated by RFQNET Inc.

The RFQNET Inc. websites may contain links to other websites. RFQNET Inc. is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such sites. Users should be aware of this when they leave our site and review the privacy statements of each website they visit that collects information. This Privacy Policy applies solely to information collected by RFQNET Inc.

Disclosure of Anonymous, Aggregated Information

RFQNET Inc. provides summary reports to our Affiliates, Customers and other third-party suppliers, advertisers, and service providers, based on our analysis of clickstream data. This aggregated information is anonymous and does not disclose any personal data about individual users.

Personal Data about Minors and Children

RFQNET Inc. does not knowingly collect data from or about children under sixteen (16) years of age without the permission of parent(s)/guardian(s). If we learn that we have collected personal information from a child under age 16, we will delete that information as quickly as possible. If you believe that we might have any information from or about a child under age 16, please contact us.

Legal and Regulatory Information

RFQNET Inc. reserves the right to share your information to respond to duly authorized information requests of governmental authorities or where required by law.

Your California Privacy Rights

Under California Civil Code Section 1798.83 (also known as S.B. 27), if you are a California resident and your business relationship with RFQNET Inc. is primarily for personal, family, or household purposes, you may request certain data regarding RFQNET Inc.'s disclosure, if any, of personal information to third parties for the third-parties' direct marketing purposes. To make such a request, please send an email to privacy@rfqnet.com with "Request for California Privacy Information" in the subject line. You may make such a request up to once per calendar year. If applicable, we will provide you, by email, a list of the categories of personal information disclosed to third parties for their direct marketing purposes during the immediately preceding calendar year, along with the third parties' names and addresses. Please note that not all personal information sharing is covered by S.B. 27's requirements. Your European Union Privacy Rights

Under the General Data Protection Regulation (Regulation EU 2016/679) (also known as GDPR), if you are an individual protected by the GDPR you may have certain rights as a data subject. To request information about or avail yourself of those rights, please send an email to privacy@rfqnet.com with "GDPR Request" in the subject line. In the email please describe, with specificity, the GDPR right you are requesting assistance with. Please note additional information may be requested prior to initiation of a request and that RFQNET Inc. reserves the right to charge a fee with respect to certain requests. Upon RFQNET Inc.'s completion of its review, you will be notified if your request has been granted, denied, or exemptions apply.

Business Transfers

If all or part of RFQNET Inc. is sold, merged, or otherwise transferred to another entity, the profile information and activity data that you have provided to us may be transferred as part of that transaction.

How Will You Know If Our Privacy Policy Has Changed?

RFQNET Inc., in its sole discretion, reserves the right to update its Privacy Policy from time to time. If we make any material changes, we will notify you by email if you have an RFQNET Inc. account, or by means of a notice on this website prior to the change becoming effective. We encourage you to periodically review this page for the latest information on our privacy practices.


If you have any questions about the policy, you can write to: RFQNET Inc.

#150-100 College St. Toronto, ON. M5G 1L5

Attention: User Services

Email: webmaster@rfqnet.com