Last update: May 27th, 2013
To offer you the UC Services, we may collect certain information from you, but we will not ask for sensitive personal information from you.
After reading this privacy statement you will have learned that:
- • We collect certain information to offer you the UC Services;
- • We take security measures to safeguard this information;
- • We use this information to enhance your use of the UC Services, to improve these Services, to make them easier, better and more relevant;
- • We will not share your personally identifiable information with third parties without your explicit consent;
- • We may use non-personally identifiable information to serve relevant advertisements.
Whether you are new to UC or a long-time user, please do take the time to get to know our practices – and if you have any questions contact us.
1. The information collected by UC
When you use UC Service, UC may collect certain information such as your username and IP address. Depending on the type of UC Service, this information may be disclosed, stored and used to provide you with a better experience.
Information that you manually provide
We collect and you intentionally provide personal information when you post it to the UC Service or send it to us, including, but not limited to when you create an account on the UC Service. It is your choice whether to send personal information to us.
Some information must be provided in order to participate in certain services, features, programs, or activities, so the decision not to provide information may limit or eliminate certain functions of the UC Service or your ability to participate. The types of personal information that we tend to request about you include, but not limited to: your username, email address.
Information automatically collected
Information from other sources
We may obtain both personal and non-personal information about you from business partners, contractors, and other third parties and add it to our account information or other information we have collected.
Specific information collection
Accuracy of information you provide
When you supply personal information to us, you agree to supply accurate information only, and agree that we may assume its accuracy and rely on it. If we provide means for you to update your information, you agree to update the information to keep it accurate.
2. Use of the information collected
- UC will use the collected information for the following purposes:
- • to enable you to use the Service and to enhance your experience;
- • to send information to you about other UC Services, or promotional actions of UC;
- • to serve you relevant advertising;
- • to provide your information to third parties pursuant to legal obligations.
Use by UC
As a general matter, we use the information we collect, to provide the Service to you. We will also try to enhance and personalize your use of the UC Services based on this information. UC may offer you targeted advertisements based on for example your age, gender and type of device.
In addition, UC wants to keep you informed of developments of the UC service and of any promotional actions by UC. We may ask you to participate in surveys in order to help us enhance the Service.
UC uses the information it collects for statistical purposes and for reporting. This allows us for example to monitor performance and detect technical problems. All analysis is done in an anonymous, aggregate manner, such that no part of the data can be traced back to individual users.
UC may combine personal information from one service with information, including personal information, from other UC services – for example to make it easier to share things with people you know. We will not combine Double Click cookie information with personally identifiable information unless we have your opt-in consent.
UC 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.
Use by third parties
We do not share your personal information with others except as indicated below. We may share personal information with:
Normal site operation
When you use UC Service, UC will have access to information in the profile associated with your username as well as information you post to UC including, but not limited to, threads and comments you post in forums.
We may share your personal information, which may include your name and contact information (including email address) with third parties that perform certain services on our behalf. These services may include providing support, performing data analysis, and providing and supporting Site functionality and features. To the extent we provide access to your personal information to a service provider, they are not permitted to share or use the information for any purpose other than providing services to us.
We also may disclose your personal information:
In response to a subpoena or similar investigative demand, a court order, or a request for cooperation from law enforcement or other government agency; to establish or exercise our legal rights; to defend against legal claims; or as otherwise required by law. In such cases, we may raise or waive any legal objection or right available to us. We reserve the right, but do not undertake a duty, to notify you of court orders, subpoenas or other legal process if allowed. If you do not want us to respond to legal process compelling us to disclose your information, you need to obtain a valid order permitting us to refuse to disclose it and serve the order on us at least 3 business days before the response deadline.
When we believe disclosure is appropriate in connection with efforts to investigate, prevent, or take other action regarding illegal activity, suspected fraud or other wrongdoing; to protect and defend the rights, property or safety of our company, our users, our employees, or others; to comply with applicable law or cooperate with law enforcement; or to enforce the Site terms and conditions or other agreements or policies.
In connection with a substantial corporate transaction, such as the sale of our business, a divestiture, merger, consolidation, reorganization, or asset sale, or in the unlikely event of bankruptcy, including to prospective or actual purchasers in connection with any of these transactions.
We may share aggregated, non-personally identifiable information publicly and with our partners – like publishers, advertisers or connected sites. For example, we may share information publicly to show trends about the general use of our services.
3. Protection of information
UC will take reasonable technical and organizational measures to protect the information we collect against loss, misuse or any form of unlawful processing. Information on UC servers is stored in a secured manner and access is limited to authorized employees only. However, it is important to note that we cannot eliminate all security risks associated with data transmission and storage.
4. Viewing, changing or removing your personal information
You can view the personal information from the account you created and change them as you like. When changing or updating your personal information, we may ask you to verify your identity first. Please note that we may be required by law to store the information we collect, even after you have terminated your use of the UC Services.
For technical reasons, it may be impossible for us to determine whether you have stopped using the UC Services. For the mobile applications, it may also be impossible for UC to determine whether you have deleted the application. In such cases, we reserve the right to remove your account and the information you have provided us if you have not used the Service for an extended period of time.
8. Specific product practices
The following notices explain specific privacy practices with respect to certain UC products and services that you may use: