Posted Quick Audits Blog on Mar 17, 2017
We all know the phrase "information is power". For a business, that power translates into several spheres of action: to be able to generate favorable changes in your products or services, to have full control of your business and to keep customers satisfied with our products and services. Information contributes to a higher level of quality and efficiency of your company's leadership and strengthens the bond with your clients.
Posted Quick Audits Blog on Feb 27, 2017
The purpose of this blog is not only to create a space to provide information about the business environment, but also to foster a conversation that promotes the growth of our entire community. We hope it is a place of exchange, where we generate value to enhance the efficiency of your business, creating a competitive advantage.
The benefit of our cloud based solutions is that they work on the majority of standard tablets, laptops, workstations and mobile phones that most people already have. Our solution will work on all industry standard browsers, such as Microsoft Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari and Google Chrome. By having this ability you can use your cloud based solution anytime, anywhere and on any device.
Quick Audits is accessible 24 / 7 and will be up at least 99% of the time. Our software is hosted in world renowned data centers and is completely redundant. We do maintenance in low traffic hours in order to make sure our clients don’t notice it.
In normal day to day transaction processing the user can use any standard internet connection including today’s mobile hotspots. Because all the work is being done on our servers, there is not a large amount of data being pushed back and forth. You will be able to navigate through dashboards, evaluations and reports at the same speed that you browse the web.
Quick Audits provides the means to tabulate, process and display your data. All data going into our software belongs to the client and it is readily available at all times. We back up data on regular basis and can make these backups available to our clients upon request.
We store and process data in the world’s leading hosting companies. This means your data is as safe as it can be. Quick Audits does not process nor has access to your credit card information. We work with companies that specialize in payment processing, ensuring that all of our transactions meet the highest safety standards.
As we mentioned before, the data you enter into quick Audits is yours to keep. In the unlikely event that Quick Audits would cease to operate, we will honor the “keep the lights on” philosophy and make our customers’ data available to them. For those customers that wish to continue using the software as an On Premise solution, Quick Audits will cooperate with them in order to deliver an On Premise version of the software.
The primary downside of SaaS is that it relies on a good Internet connection. You’ll know better than anyone how this will affect you. How’s your Internet? You will be able to use Quick Audits from any device that allows internet browsing and will be able to do so at the same speed you browse.
You can sign up on our web page using a credit card or contact us in order to explore other payment methods. The most common payment method, second to credit card is bank transfers, but it may not always be a feasible option. If you do not wish to use a credit card you should contact us and we will seek for the best option, depending on your country and applicable laws.
All of our paid products come with support hours when you sign up. These hours are meant to conduct brief training and answer typical set up questions. In case that the hours included in your package are not enough, we offer paid support. Any support arising from software malfunction or actions needed to be carried out by Quick Audits in order to guarantee service will not be charged.
Please read these Terms and Conditions (“Terms”, “Terms and Conditions”) carefully before using the https://www.quickaudits.io website (the “Service”) operated by Quick Audits, Inc. (“us”, “we”, or “our”). Your access to and use of the Service is conditioned on your acceptance of and compliance with these Terms. These Terms apply to all visitors, users and others (the “Customer”) who access or use the Service.
By accessing or using the Service you agree to be bound by these Terms. If you disagree with any part of the terms then you may not access the Service.ARTICLE 1. ACCESS TO SAAS SERVICES AND CONDITIONS OF USE
1.1 Access to SaaS Services and Limited License. Subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement, Quick Audits hereby (a) grants to Customer the non-transferable and non-exclusive license and right during the duration of the paid subscription to permit Customer and its authorized Users, acting on behalf of Customer, to access and use the SaaS Services. (b) Grants Customer a limited, world-wide, non-transferable, non-sub-licensable license during the duration of the paid subscription. (c) Grants Customer a limited, world-wide, non-transferable, non-sub-licensable license during the duration of the free trial, which may extend for 30 or 60 days. Quick Audits reserves the right to terminate all free trials at any time. Data collected during trial period does not belong to the Customer and will only become property of the Customer when a paid subscription is purchased. (d) Quick Audits will provide the SaaS Services using Quick Audits Software installed on equipment owned or controlled by Quick Audits, located at a Quick Audits’ Data Center. Customer has no right to receive or install any Quick Audits Software and has no right to receive any source code for the Quick Audits Software. There are no implied licenses that flow from this license. (e) Reserves sole ownership for the copy and distribution rights of any custom design and or installation requested by customer. Quick Audits reserves the right to commercially offer any custom made solution as one of Quick Audis’ product to the public.
1.2 Use of SaaS Services; Limitations. Customer shall not license, sell, lease or otherwise make the SaaS Services available to third parties other than as expressly permitted hereunder. Customer may permit its Affiliates and Outsource Service Providers to use the SaaS Services solely for the internal business operation of Customer subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement. However, Customer will be responsible for its Affiliates’ and Outsource Service Providers’ compliance with this Agreement. Customer shall not remove notices and notations relating to the SaaS Services that refer to copyrights, trademarks, patents and other intellectual property rights. All Intellectual Property Rights in the Materials that comprise the SaaS Services or Professional Services are and will remain the exclusive property of Quick Audits or its licensors or suppliers, whether or not specifically recognized or perfected under applicable law. Any rights not expressly granted herein are reserved to Quick Audits or its licensors and service providers. Customer will not: (i) take any action that jeopardizes Quick Audits’ or its licensor’s or service provider’s proprietary rights in any Materials or acquire any right in any Materials; (ii) modify, reverse engineer, de-compile, or create derivative works of any Materials; (iii) remove or modify any proprietary markings or restrictive legends placed on any Materials; (iv) use the Materials in a way that violates any law, regulation or mandate; or (v) access or use the Materials in order to compete with Quick Audits or to assist someone else to compete with Quick Audits.ARTICLE 2. CUSTOMER DATA, SECURITY AND CONFIDENTIALITY
2.1 Customer Data and System Data. Customer will provide all Customer Data to Quick Audits for use in the SaaS Services. Customer is solely responsible for the content and accuracy of the Customer Data and Quick Audits will not modify the Customer Data or test the accuracy of the Customer Data. Customer Data belongs solely to Customer and Quick Audits will safeguard the Customer Data as provided in this Agreement. Quick Audits will use the Customer Data solely for the purpose of performing this Agreement and will not use it for other purposes without first obtaining Customer’s consent.
2.2 Customer Backup. Customer acknowledges that Quick Audits is responsible only for performing a backup of the Customer Data actually stored in its Data Centers.
2.3 Security. Quick Audits will implement and use industry standard security technologies in providing the SaaS Services. However, Quick Audits does not control and has no responsibility for the transfer of data, including Customer Data, over telecommunications facilities, including the Internet and Quick Audits does not represent or warrant that the SaaS Services will operate securely or that Quick Audits’ security technologies will prevent disruptions to the SaaS Services or prevent access to Customer Data.
2.4 Confidential Information. In addition to all other security and confidentiality obligations provided in this Agreement, Customer and Quick Audits will take reasonable precautions necessary to safeguard the confidentiality of the other party’s Confidential Information, including at a minimum, the precautions taken by the receiving party to protect its own Confidential Information but no less than a reasonable degree of care. Each party will: (a) not disclose or use the other party’s Confidential Information for any other purpose except as necessary for the purposes of and consistent with the terms of this Agreement, (b) limit access to the other party’s Confidential Information only to its employees. (c) not sell, transfer, publish, disclose or otherwise make available the other party’s Confidential Information to any third party without the other party’s prior written consent; provided that if a party is required to disclose the other party’s Confidential Information under the terms of a subpoena, court order, governmental rule or regulation or other judicial requirement, such party agrees to immediately notify the other party of the existence, terms and circumstances surrounding such a request or requirement so that the other party may seek an appropriate protective order and upon providing such notification, the disclosing party will be allowed to make such required disclosure.ARTICLE 3. TERM AND TERMINATION
3.1 Minimum Term and Renewal. This Agreement commences upon the date of purchase and, unless earlier terminated or renewed as provided herein, terminates upon expiration of the Term purchased. Quick Audits reserves the right to deny the access to its servers and data to all users that do not possess a valid, unexpired subscription.
3.2 Termination for Cause. Either party may terminate this Agreement upon written notice and thirty (30) days’ opportunity to cure (if susceptible to cure) if the other party breaches a material term of this Agreement. However, if the breaching party documents a good faith effort to promptly cure a breach of a material term other than failure to pay in writing within thirty (30) days after receipt of the non-breaching party’s notice of such breach, the non-breaching party will not terminate this Agreement while such good faith efforts are continuing and provided the breach is cured in a reasonable time.
3.3 Insolvency. Either party may immediately terminate this Agreement, without penalty, in the event the other party files a bankruptcy petition of any type or has an involuntary bankruptcy petition of any type filed against it which is not dismissed within sixty (60) days of filing, ceases to conduct business in the normal course, becomes insolvent, enters into suspension of payments, moratorium, reorganization, makes a general assignment for the benefit of creditors, admits in writing its inability to pay debts as they mature, goes into receivership, or avails itself of or becomes subject to any other judicial or administrative proceeding that relates to insolvency or protection of creditors’ rights.
3.4 Consequences. Upon termination of this Agreement for any reason:
(i) Quick Audits may immediately deny Customer access to the SaaS Services; (ii) Customer will promptly (but in any event within ten (10) business days after termination) (a) return any Interface Software, Documentation, and all other Materials to Quick Audits, and (b) supply an affidavit to Quick Audits signed by an officer or equivalent representative of Customer certifying that such actions have been completed; (iii) Quick Audits will cooperate with Customer in the orderly transition of services and return any Customer Data and Customer’s Confidential Information actually in Quick Audits’ care, custody and control. However, Quick Audits may retain Customer Data in backup media for an additional period of up to twelve (12) months, or longer if required by Applicable Law. Nothing in this Section will require Quick Audits to share any of its Confidential Information or Materials with a competitor of Quick Audits.
Termination of an individual Order Form, without termination of this Agreement, will not terminate any other outstanding Order Form or this Agreement.
3.5 Survival of Terms. All terms of this Agreement which, by their nature are intended, will survive termination of this Agreement, including all payment obligations, use restrictions, confidentiality obligations, ownership terms, indemnification obligations, disclaimers and limitations of liability.
The information we gather from users enables us to personalize and improve our services, and to allow our users to set up a user account and profile which will be used in Quick Audits. We request and display some personal information to other users and visitors of Quick Audits, which allows users to identify each other. We collect the following types of information from our users.
We use the information we collect from all of our services to provide, maintain, protect and improve them, to develop new ones, and to protect Quick Audits and our users.
When you contact Quick Audits, we may keep a record of your communication to help solve any issues you might be facing. We may use your email address to inform you about our services, such as letting you know about upcoming changes or improvements.
We will use information as required by law.
Quick Audits processes personal information on our servers in many countries around the world. We may process your personal information on a server located outside the country where you live.