Our Privacy Policy

Detailed information about how we handle your data.


This Privacy Policy is applicable to the Quantum Open Source Foundation (“QOSF” or the “Foundation”) and sets out our policy on the gathering and use of information on this site and our other sites (collectively “Sites”). QOSF is committed to providing safe websites for all visitors and has implemented this Privacy Policy to demonstrate our commitment to your privacy. QOSF complies with Canadian Federal and Provincial privacy laws and regulations including the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act. The Foundation also complies with EU GDPR Privacy Practices. This Privacy Policy will describe how our organization uses the personal data we collect from you when you use our sites or programs.

There may be links from our Sites to other websites. This Privacy Policy applies only to our Sites and not to any third party activities, including third party websites linked from our Site. We are not responsible for the privacy practices or content of such third parties. We encourage you to read the privacy statements of those third parties.

Although you are not required to register to access our Sites, you may be asked to provide us with personal information when you visit certain sections of our Sites. (Note that registration is required to access certain programs.). Your use of our Sites signifies your acknowledgement and consent to our Privacy Policy. If you do not agree to this Privacy Policy, please do not continue to use our Sites. We do collect personal information when you sign up for the Mentorship Program. If you do not agree with this privacy policy and our use of your personal infomation, do not sign up for the Mentorship program.

Collection of Personal Information

We collect information that you voluntarily provide to us such as your name, mailing address or email.

The Ways QOSF Uses Information

Before forwarding us any personal information, please be advised that any information gathered on our Sites may be used in the aggregate for research and development relating to our Sites and/or for future site or program development and, if you ask us to, to send you promotional materials. In particular, we may use information gathered about you for the following purposes: to monitor interest in our range of programs and to assist us to tailor the content of our Sites to your needs by collecting information about your preferences; to create a profile relating to you in order to show you the content that might be of interest to you and to display the content according to your preferences; to protect, investigate and deter against fraudulent, unauthorized or illegal activity; and, in circumstances where you have indicated that you wish to receive additional information, to send you information about us and informational material about our programs.

Information We May Share:

When we believe it is appropriate to investigate, prevent or take action regarding illegal or suspected illegal activities; to protect and defend the rights, property or safety of QOSF, our visitors or others; and in connection with the enforcement of our terms and contracts.

With third party business firms that perform services on our behalf as part of our Service.

As required by law and when we believe that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights and/or comply with judicial proceeding, court order or legal process served on our Site.

Marketing and Informational Releases

With the permission of an online visitor, information submitted at the time of submission or registration may be used for marketing purposes by the Foundation provided notice of this fact is made available online. If you object to such use for any reason, you may change it or opt-out by contacting us at info@qosf.org.

Additional Terms for Certain Websites

The following additional information applies to our Sites that require registration. Generally, you are not required to provide personal information as a condition of using our Sites, except as may be necessary to provide you with a program or service that you have requested.

Protection of information

We have put in place physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and help prevent unauthorized access, maintain data security, and correctly use the information we collect online. The Foundation applies security safeguards appropriate to the sensitivity of the information. No method of transmission over the Internet or method of electronic storage is, however, 100% secure. Therefore, while we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

Storage of Information

Personal information you share with us is stored on our database servers at Foundation data centers (in whatever country they may be located), or hosted by third parties who have entered into agreements with us that require them to observe our Privacy Policy.

What Choices are Available to You

If you wish to modify your information, alter the marketing or informational materials provided to you or request that we no longer use your information, please contact us at info@qosf.org.

Policy Change

If we alter our Privacy Policy, any changes will be posted on this page of our Site so that you are always informed of the information we collect about you, how we use it and the circumstances under which we may disclose it. This policy was last changed on 31 January 2021.

Acceptance of our Privacy Policy

By using this Site or any other Foundation Programs, you signify your acceptance of our Privacy Policy, and you adhere to the terms and conditions posted on the Site. By submitting your information, you agree that it will be governed by our Privacy Policy.