Privacy Policy


The DQ Institute (the “DQ Institute, “us, “our” or “we”) respects the privacy rights of our online visitors and recognized the importance of protecting all information that you may choose to share with us. This privacy policy (the “Privacy Policy”) is provided to explain the online information practices of DQ Institute and the choices you can make about the way that your personally identifiable information (the “Personal Information”) is collected and used at DQ Institute websites (collectively, the “Site”).

Please note that by accessing or using the Site, you agree to be bound by the terms and conditions of this Privacy Policy except as otherwise required by local law. This Privacy Policy is effective as of 2017 and is subject to change as set forth below in “Changes to the DQ Institute Privacy Policy.”

Use of Cookies

When you visit the Site, cookies may be created on your internet browser to log information and details of visitor behavior patterns. Cookies are text-only pieces of information that a website, such as ours, transfers to your computer’s hard disk. We use cookies to find out things such as the number of visitors to the various parts of the Site and to improve Site usability – for example by looking at contents viewed, and to remember things like your visiting pages of our Site. We collect this information in a way which does not identify anyone. 

You can log into our website using your Facebook or Twitter accounts. If you do so, those applications will use cookies to collect information about your site usage which we do not control. Your profile picture will also be available to us if you use this option. You usually can configure your Internet browser to reject cookies. However, if you do so, you might not be able to access certain pages or use certain functions on the Site, some of which may be important to you. To the extent allowable under local law, we reserve the right to introduce new session management technologies and techniques related to the use of the Site. In addition to our cookies, other cookies or tracking technologies may be used on the Site by third parties in the course of providing certain authorized services and tools, such as video content and analytics. Some or all of these technologies may be unaffected by your browser cookie settings. 

Our website may link through to third party websites which may also use cookies over which we have no control. We recommend that in such circumstances, you check the relevant third party’s privacy policies for information about any cookies which may be used.

You can delete the cookies that are already on your computer by searching in your file management software for your “cookie” folder or directory. You can also choose to decline or block cookies from all websites. More information about this can be found at If you block or delete our cookies, then you will not be able to access any parts of the site which require you to sign in and your preferences will not be saved.

Anonymous Usage Logs

The Site’s web servers collect anonymous logs during user visits to the Site.  This information is used to create aggregate statistics about the operation and use of the Site such as when our Site is accessed, the pages which refer visitors to the Site, the type of web browsers visitors use and which pages of the Site are viewed.  These statistics help us understand how the Site is used and provide us with valuable information for improving the Site in the future.  From time to time, we may share such aggregate, non-personally identifiable statistical information with our partners, affiliates, consultants, suppliers and providers. The type and amount of information we receive and store depends on how you use the Site.

Collection of Personal Information

In general, when you visit our Site you remain anonymous, but on some pages, you need to provide Personal Information to register or apply to our programs, make donations, contact us or conduct other transaction via the Site. The types of Personal Information collected on the Site may include any or all of the following, depending on your activities on the Site: name, address, e-mail address, phone number, website, organization (including the organization’s name website, phone number, address and registration number), SNS ID (Skype, Facebook, or LinkedIn, etc.) username, password, languages fields of work, and other personal Information that you actively provide to us via the Site. 

We also enable you to send a message related to the Site or the information you’ve requested and to send you updates about topics that we believe might be of interest.  

We also collect information from individuals and organizations that reach us through the “Contact Us” section or participating our programs of the website.

Use of Personal Information

We use and/or disclose Personal Information to process and complete donations and to provide information about our organization, initiatives or other issues of interest. 

Except as provided herein, we will not sell any Personal Information that you provide through the Site without your prior written consent. We may use Personal Information that you provide to update you on our activities and to let you and those you identify know about new projects that we believe may be of interest to you except as otherwise required by local law. We may share Personal Information with our partners, affiliates, consultants, local curators and providers. Our agreements with these entities require that they keep your Personal Information confidential and only use your Personal Information to the extent necessary to perform their functions and not for any other purpose. We also contract other companies and individuals (collectively “Suppliers”) to perform functions on our behalf, including without limitation, processing credit card payments or sending communications to you. We will take reasonable steps to ensure that these Suppliers keep your Personal Information confidential and only use your Personal Information to the extent necessary to perform their functions and not for any other purpose.

Data Security and Integrity

The security, integrity and confidentiality of your information are extremely important to us. We have implemented technical, administrative and physical security measures that are designed to reasonably protect Personal Information from unauthorized access, collection, disclosure, use, copying, modification, disposal, destruction or similar risks. We review our security procedures periodically to consider appropriate new technology and methods for data protection. However, please be aware though that no security procedures are perfect or impenetrable and that you transmit data and Personal Information at your own risk.

The voluntarily submitted data that we collect from you is stored on a secure, password-protected server located in the various area. Only authorized personnel have access to this information. 

Accurate Personal Information

If you are a client or subscriber and would like to update or review the Personal Information we have on file for you, please e-mail your request to Be sure to include both your old and your new Personal Information in your request so we can properly update our records.

Changes to DQ Institute Privacy Policy

Our Privacy Policy are subject to change. We may change this Privacy Policy at any time to reflect changes in the way we collect and use Personal Information in the future. Please check this Privacy Policy frequently and particularly before you submit additional Personal Information via the Site. Your continued use of our Site after changes in this Privacy Policy will mean that you accept such changes except as otherwise required by local law.

International Users

We seek to collect, process, store, disclose and dispose of Personal Information that you submit to us in accordance with applicable law in the jurisdictions where it collects information. Please note that the Personal Information you submit to the Site will be transferred to the United States, Singapore, or the Republic of Korea to be processed in order to provide the Site and its services to you or for such other purposes as set forth in this Privacy Policy under the “Use of Information” section above. If you are not a resident of the United States, you acknowledge and agree that we may collect and use your Personal Information, as discussed in this Privacy Policy, outside your resident jurisdiction.

Contact Us

If you have any questions, comments, or concerns about this Privacy Policy and/or the Site, please send an email to However, please note that communications made through the Site’s email and messaging systems will not be deemed to constitute legal notice to DQ Institute or any of its officers, employees, agents, or representatives in any situation where notice to DQ Institute is required by contract or any law or regulation.