We strive to be transparent in our data collection and use practices. This is the type of personal information we may collect about you.
We collect the following types of information about you:
Information you provide us directly: We ask for certain information such as your first and last name, school name, username and password, school major, branch of service, bios, interests, hobbies, expertise when you register for Uvize, or if you correspond with us. We may also retain information you provide any time you send us messages, post content to our website or through our Service, or respond to emails or surveys. Once you begin using the Service through your Uvize account, we will keep records of your activities related to the Service. We use this information to operate, maintain, and provide to you the features and functionality of the Service.
Information collected through technology: We automatically collect certain types of usage information when you visit our website or use our service. When you visit the Service, we may send one or more cookies - a small text file containing a string of alphanumeric characters - to your computer that uniquely identifies your browser and lets Uvize help you log in faster and enhance your navigation through the site. A cookie may also convey information to us about how you use the Service (e.g., the pages you view, the links you click and other actions you take on the Service), and allow us to track your usage of the Service over time. We may collect log file information from your browser or mobile device each time you access the Service. Log file information may include anonymous information such as your web request, Internet Protocol ("IP") address, browser type, information about your mobile device, referring / exit pages and URLs, number of clicks and how you interact with links on the Service, domain names, landing pages, pages viewed, and other such information. We may employ clear gifs (also known as web beacons) which are used to anonymously track the online usage patterns of our Users. In addition, we may also use clear gifs in HTML-based emails sent to our users to track which emails are opened and which links are clicked by recipients. The information allows for more accurate reporting and improvement of the Service. We may also collect analytics data, or use third-party analytics tools, to help us measure traffic and usage trends for the Service. These tools collect information sent by your browser or mobile device, including the pages you visit, your use of third party applications, and other information that assists us in analyzing and improving the Service.
We use or may use the data collected through cookies, log file, device identifiers, location data and clear gifs information to: (a) remember information so that you will not have to re-enter it during your visit or the next time you visit the site; (b) provide custom, personalized content and information; (c) to provide and monitor the effectiveness of our Service; (d) monitor aggregate metrics such as total number of visitors, traffic, usage, and demographic patterns on our website and our Service; (e) diagnose or fix technology problems; and (f) help you efficiently access your information after you sign in.
We will not rent or sell your information for marketing purposes.
We may share the data collected through cookies, log files, and other technology with third parties who help us provide the Service.
Who you may choose to share your content with: Some elements of our Service allow you to interact with third party applications and to share information with those applications. We do not facilitate the sharing of your information with any application unless you have chosen to engage with that third party application. Please remember that we are not responsible for the privacy practices of these third parties so please be sure to read their privacy policies before providing your data to them.
What happens in the event of a change of control: If we sell, divest or transfer the business or a portion of our business, your information (including customer names and email addresses, User Content and other user information related to the Service) may be among the items sold or transferred. We may also transfer your personal information in the course of corporate divestitures, mergers, acquisitions, bankruptcies, dissolutions, reorganizations, liquidations, similar transactions or proceedings involving all or a portion of our business.
Storage and processing: Your information collected through the Service may be stored and processed in the United States or any other country in which Uvize or its subsidiaries, affiliates or service providers maintain facilities. If you use our Service, you consent to have your data transferred to the United States or anywhere else Uvize maintains facilities.
Keeping your information safe: Uvize maintains strict administrative, technical and physical procedures to protect information stored in our servers, which are located in the United States. Access to information is limited (through user/password credentials and software systems) to those employees who require it to perform their job functions. We use industry-standard Secure Socket Layer (SSL) encryption technology to safeguard the account registration process and sign-up information. Other security safeguards include but are not limited to data encryption, firewalls, and physical access controls to building and files.
You control your account information and settings: You may update your account information by signing onto our website with your Uvize account. You can opt-out of receiving promotional email from us by clicking on the "unsubscribe" feature at the bottom of each email.
If you have any questions about reviewing or modifying your account information, you can contact us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You may delete or disable cookies: You may be able to disallow cookies to be set on your browser. Please look for instructions on how to delete or disable cookies and other tracking/recording tools on your browser's technical settings. You may not be able to delete or disable cookies on certain mobile devices and/or certain browsers. For more information on cookies, visit www.allaboutcookies.org. Remember, disabling cookies may disable many of the features available on the Service, so we recommend you leave cookies enabled.
How long we keep your User Content: Following termination or deactivation of your User account, Uvize may retain your profile information and content for a commercially reasonable time for backup, archival, or audit purposes. If you would like your data removed immediately after account termination please contact email@example.com.
We are not responsible for the practices employed by websites, applications or services linked to or from our Service. Please remember to check the privacy policies of other sites, applications or before sharing your personal information.
Last updated: December 23, 2013