This policy covers the treatment and use of personally identifiable information that is collected by Universal Uclick, at any of its owned, operated or affiliated Web sites and when you sign up to use any of the services provided at the sites.
This policy does not cover information that may or may not be collected by companies or Web sites that Universal Uclick does not own or control. This policy also does not guide the behavior of individuals not employed by Universal Uclick.
How is my personally identifiable information used by Universal Uclick?
Universal Uclick is the sole owner of the information collected from the Universal Uclick service. Your Personal Information can only be collected when you voluntarily provide it.
What is "Personal Information"?
Personal Information is individually identifiable information about a person. This information can include a first and last name, credit card number, a home, billing or e-mail address or a personal identifier that reveals an individual's e-mail address, or a telephone or social security number. Personal information also includes a persistent identifier, such as a customer number held in a cookie (See below for definition of "cookie"), where such identifier is associated with individually identifiable information.
Universal Uclick gathers user information to provide you with a customized experience on our sites and other services. Your user information helps us tailor the content, services, goods and advertising to your current and future needs. For this reason, we may ask you to register or to provide personal information when you visit certain areas of our site, register for free services, order products, enter contests or subscribe to a newsletter. If you choose not to register, you may not have access to areas that require personal identification.
If you subscribe to our site(s) for premium content services, Universal Uclick will gather user information and personal information to grant you access to the site(s). Universal Uclick may use third parties to accept and process orders and credit card purchases for subscriptions, merchandise and products. If you choose not to register you may not have access to subscription areas that require personal identification.
If you register with our site(s) for daily e-mail delivery, subscription services or purchase products from us, from time to time, we may e-mail you with informative messages about our services or third party products and services we believe may be of interest to you, such as new features and services, special offers and updated information. These e-mails may contain code that enables our database to track your usage of the e-mail, including whether the e-mail was opened and/or what links (if any) were clicked. We will combine that information to other information we have about you and may use that information to improve your site experience and/or provide customized e-mail communications to you.
Universal Uclick might gather some personal information specific to participating in mobile messaging programs. The information requested may include contact, mobile phone numbers, carriers, and models for product delivery, and demographic information.
When does Universal Uclick collect my information, including personally identifiable
When you register, Universal Uclick asks for your e-mail address, a user selected user name, and other information. Once you are a registered user you can update your profile and may be able to provide additional preferential information (e.g. a member name, a nickname, and certain user preferences). Universal Uclick may also ask for other optional information. (See below on Universal Uclick's policy with respect to children under 13)
When you subscribe, Universal Uclick asks for your e-mail address, a user selected user name, password and other necessary financial information to process the order. Credit card information is collected by Universal Uclick, however, the specific credit card number is not stored within the Universal Uclick System. Contact information from the order is used to fulfill premium purchases to our registered users and to get in touch with the user when deemed necessary. Once you are a subscribed user you can update your profile and may be able to provide additional preferential information. Universal Uclick may also ask for other optional information. (See below on Universal Uclick's policy with respect to children under 13)
Order Forms and Products Store
Universal Uclick also uses an order form for users to request information, products and services. For that order form, we collect a user's contact information (e-mail address) and necessary financial information to process the order (i.e. credit card number). Contact information from the order is used to send orders to our registered users and to get in touch with the user when deemed necessary. Universal Uclick may use third parties to accept and process orders and credit card purchases for merchandise and products. For some products, third parties host the store pages, ordering system, order data, collect order information, contact information and necessary financial information to process the order. Please see the privacy policies on their Web sites for more information about how CafePress uses this information.
Special Contests or Promotions
Universal Uclick may occasionally present a special contest or promotion that is sponsored by another company. To qualify for entry in that contest or promotion, we may ask you to provide personal information. If we plan to share that information with the sponsor(s) or with others, we will provide a statement to that effect in the contest or promotion terms.
If you use a device with a Global Positioning System ("GPS") or other location detection functionality, then we may collect precise information about the location of your device during your use of our sites and applications. We may use your location information to provide any requested location services and we may provide alternate functionality in your use of our sites and applications based on your location. You may opt-out from further allowing us to have any access to your location data by disabling your device's location detection functionality or GPS system.
An Internet Protocol (IP) address is unique string of numbers that is assigned to your computer by your Internet Service Provider. Web servers automatically identify your computer by its IP address. We will use your IP address to help diagnose problems with our server and to administer our site. Your IP address also may be used to gather broad demographic information.
Universal Uclick may use server logs to track your movement through our Web sites and properties - in addition, we may use this information to customize the user experience or provide registrant continuity between our various Web sites and properties. Universal Uclick may also use other technologies to verify and track your use of certain services, confirm receipt of certain e-mailed products or to test the integrity of our systems, products and services.
The ads appearing on this Web site are delivered to you by our Web advertising partners. In the process of serving ads, advertisers place a cookie in your browser's cookie file and may use information (excluding your name, address, e-mail address or other personal information) about your visits to this and other Web sites in order to provide advertisements on this site and other Web sites about goods and services that may be of interest to you. By delivering ads on the Sites, Universal Uclick is able to record what ads a user -- identified by the unique cookie -- has seen, and what Universal Uclick site pages the user was viewing when the ads were delivered. This Web usage information is combined with other ad delivery information Universal Uclick has (e.g., what type of operating system your computer uses) collected from your visits to Universal Uclick Sites and other sites not affiliated with Universal Uclick. This non-personally identifiable information is used as part of the ad serving process for reporting and to select and direct the ads you see online at Universal Uclick Sites. Additionally, some ads are generated by third party ad serving systems that also may place a cookie on your browser to provide web usage information to those third parties. Please note that if an advertiser asks us to show an advertisement to a certain audience (for example, men ages 18-34) or audience segment (for example, men ages 13-24 who have viewed sports content) and you respond to that ad, the advertiser or ad-server may conclude that you fit the description of the audience they are trying to reach. As always remember, we only authorize our third-party ad servers to employ anonymous cookies for ad delivery and anonymous targeting. Our third-party ad servers do not collect, nor do we give them access to, any personally identifying information about you. To find out more about those specific third party ad serving systems, please click to their sites below:
24/7 Real Media Inc.
Opting Out of Third-Party Ad Servers
We recognize that not all users wish to receive ads targeted to their interests and we put the wishes of our users first. If you want to prevent a third-party ad server from sending and reading cookies on your computer, currently you must visit each ad network’s Web site individually and opt out of this type of advertising. You may find more information from these sites:
For DoubleClick, one of our partners, cookies, and how to "opt-out," you can visit this page: http://www.doubleclick.net/us/corporate/privacy/privacy/ad-cookie/default.asp.
For 24/7 Real Media, Inc., one of our partners, cookies, and how to "opt-out," you can visit this page: http://www.247realmedia.com/privacy.html.
If you would like to opt-out of third party ad serving cookies now click here: www.networkadvertising.org/optout_nonppii.asp. This opt-out feature replaces a network advertiser's unique online preference marketing cookie on your browser with a general opt-out cookie; it does not delete cookies and does not necessarily replace other cookies placed by network advertisers, such as those that are used for aggregate ad reporting or mere ad serving purposes. Such cookies allow network advertisers to rotate ad banners sequentially and track aggregate numbers of impressions. Please see the companies' privacy policies for more details or visit the NAI web site for more information. For us at Universal Uclick, the most important thing is that you make the choice that is best for you.
Links to Other Sites
Information from Other Sources
For reasons such as improving member experience and providing customized communications to our users, we may receive information about you from other sources and add it to the information that we have received from you.
Who does Universal Uclick share information with?
However, Universal Uclick may disclose information you provide if required to do so by law or if we have a good faith belief that disclosure is necessary to (1) comply with the law or with legal process served on Universal Uclick; (2) protect and defend the rights or property of Universal Uclick; or (3) act in an emergency to protect someone's safety.
We may gather demographic information from you (for example, your age, education level or household income) from time to time. We will not share that information in a manner that identifies you as an individual with any other entity, unless we let you know that at the time of collection or we have your permission. When we share demographic information with third parties, we will give them aggregate information only.
As we develop our business, we may buy or sell assets, and, depending upon the transaction, your personal information
may be one of the transferred assets. In the event that Universal Uclick is acquired by another company, your personal
information may be part of the assets transferred to the acquiring party.
What are my options to control the use of my personally identifiable information?
You will have the ability to request the deletion of your Universal Uclick registration at any time by utilizing the registration system established for this purpose. However, we may maintain certain other information as part of our internal processes to prevent accidental loss of user data or information and to prevent or discourage fraudulent activities that may involve Universal Uclick registration or account information. We may also continue to maintain information about your registration or account and your computer access to our Web sites or services as part of our server logs
Unless you opt-out we may e-mail you with information from Universal Uclick, including information about selected third parties. If you do not want to receive information from Universal Uclick or third parties that we have selected, you may decline to receive it (or "Opt-Out") when you provide personal information to Universal Uclick, or you may visit your "My Account" page and click on "Update Billing Information" to updated your settings. You may also contact Universal Uclick by postal mail at the address below.
What about kids' personally identifiable information?
The Universal Uclick Sites are general audience sites and are not directed to children under the age of 13. Universal Uclick assumes products purchased through credit card means are purchased by adults. Universal Uclick respects the privacy of parents and children and is committed to complying with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). On those areas of the Sites that ask for age, Universal Uclick does not collect personal information from individuals who identify themselves as under the age of 13 except in those limited circumstances where Universal Uclick believes that such collection is permitted under COPPA.
Universal Uclick may ask prospective users to provide their age during the registration process and on other areas of the Universal Uclick Sites. If a user indicates that he or she is under the age of 13 then all personal data collected during the registration process is automatically deleted except Universal Uclick may retain and use limited information, such as the child's e-mail address, for a limited period of time, in those cases where Universal Uclick believes that the collection and use of such information is permitted under COPPA.
If a parent believes that his or her child has submitted personal information to Universal Uclick, he or she can contact us via e-mail or postal mail as listed below. Universal Uclick will promptly delete the information upon learning that it relates to a child under the age of 13.
Universal Uclick believes that parents should supervise their children's online activities and consider using parental control tools available from online services and software manufacturers that help provide a kid-friendly online environment. These tools can also prevent children from otherwise disclosing online their name, address and other personal information without parental permission.
Universal Uclick's Commitment to Data Security
Protecting user privacy and Personal Information is a high priority for Universal Uclick. We use our best efforts to ensure the security of your Personal Information. Universal Uclick maintains physical, electronic and procedural safeguards that comply with federal regulations to guard your Personal Information. We exercise great care in providing secure transmission of information between your PC and our computers. Unfortunately, no electronic communication over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. While we strive to take great care to protect your Personal Information, we cannot warrant the security of any information that you submit to us, and you do so at your own risk.
We also take precautions to protect your Personal Information off-line. Access to all user information is restricted. Only our employees, agents and processors whose jobs require accessing users' Personal Information are granted database access or administrator-level accounts on servers that contain such Personal Information. Finally, all servers containing users' Personal Information are kept locked in a secure data center and require a secure login to access them remotely.
Remember to sign off our Site and close your browser window when you are finished using it. This is to ensure that
others cannot pose as you online. This is especially important if you are at a terminal that is accessible to others,
such as the library, at school, at the workplace or at an Internet café.
Universal Uclick has security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under our control. These include a firewall to prevent unauthorized access to our systems and maintenance of registration information in a separate database. Although we will exercise reasonable care in providing secure transmission of information between your computer and our servers, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information transmitted to us over the Internet and we accept no liability for any unintentional disclosure. We will protect the transmission of credit card information through industry standard, SSL (secure socket layer) encryption. We use thawte SSL Web Server Certificates to offer secure communications by encrypting all data to and from the site. thawte has checked and verified the company registration documents and the site's registered domain name. Consumer Guidelines: How to know whether a site is secure
Chat Rooms and Other Public Areas.
Universal Uclick may offer chat, bulletin board, or other public functions and any posting by you is considered public information available to other users. Any posting is governed by the Universal Uclick Terms of Service.
Refer a Friend
If a user elects to use our referral service for informing a friend about our site or particular features or content, we ask them for the friend's name and e-mail address. Universal Uclick will automatically send the friend a one-time email inviting them to visit an Universal Uclick Site. Universal Uclick stores this information for the sole purpose of sending this one-time email. The friend may contact Universal Uclick to request the removal of this information from their database.
Your personal information is password-protected, and you should take appropriate measures to protect the secrecy of your password. If you use a computer in a public place or share a computer with others, remember to sign out and close your browser window when you finish a session with Universal Uclick in order to prevent others from accessing your personal information.
How can I update my Profile?
You can help Universal Uclick maintain the accuracy of your profile by notifying us when you change your address, phone number, or e-mail address. If at any time you wish to update your information or stop receiving communication from Universal Uclick, from your Dashboard just click on your "My Account" page and click on "Update Billing Information" to updated your settings.. Please include your old and new contact information so that we can make the appropriate corrections.
Contacting Universal Uclick
Universal Uclick would like to receive your comments and questions about this Privacy Statement. Please address comments or questions regarding Universal Uclick's Privacy Statement to us via e-mail or postal mail.
You can complete our e-mail form at: http://gocomics.com/help/contact. You may also contact Universal Uclick by mail at:
Attn: Universal Uclick Privacy
1130 Walnut St.
Kansas City, MO 64106 USA
Acceptance of Privacy Statement
Your use of the Universal Uclick Sites, including any dispute concerning privacy, is subject to this Privacy Statement and Universal Uclick's Terms and Conditions of Use.By using the Universal Uclick Sites, you are accepting the practices set out in this Privacy Statement and those Terms and Conditions of Use. We reserve the right to modify this Privacy Statement at any time by posting the changes on this page. Please check the revision date at the bottom of this page to determine if the statement has been modified since you last reviewed it. Your continued use of any portion of the Universal Uclick Sites following posting of the updated Privacy Statement will constitute your acceptance of the changes.
Updated as of 05-15-09