Last Updated: August 1, 2016
We purposely ask for very little personal information, and we STRONGLY encourage you to use common sense on our Site when talking with others. Do not reveal home addresses, or anything else that you would not want a stranger to have. Please be aware that all information (including photos or videos) that you post on public sections of the community and all information (excluding your e-mail address and your password) that is contained in your Unite US profile can be seen by every member and visitor to the Site.
Collection Of Personal Information
The Personal Information we gather from you helps us learn about visitors to the Site, our customers and potential customers. We use this information to better tailor the features, performance and support of our products and services, and to offer you additional information and opportunities.
Personal Information You Provide To Us
We collect the following Personal Information that you submit to us voluntarily:
When you register on the Site to become a Member of our Site, we collect your e-mail address, a username that you choose and a password. We also collect (at your option) your gender, date of birth, the city, state and country where you live and any other additional information you may volunteer.
When you contact us by e-mail with an inquiry, or to apply for a position at Unite US, we will collect your name, e-mail address and any information contained in the e-mail you send us, as well as any documents and materials attached to such e-mail.
When you provide us with feedback, we will collect your e-mail address and the feedback that you submit.
We collect any information, including Personal Information that you voluntarily provide, either by posting it on the Site or by adding it to your personal profile.
Personal Information Collected Via Technology
An “Internet protocol address “or “IP Address” is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer when you use the Internet. In some cases your IP Address stays the same from browser session to browser session; but if you use a consumer internet access provider, your IP Address probably varies from session to session. We track IP Addresses solely in conjunction with session cookies to analyze our web page flow.
“Cookies” are small pieces of information that a web site sends to your computer’s hard drive while you are viewing a web site. We may use both session Cookies (which expire once you close your web browser) and persistent Cookies (which stay on your computer until you delete them) to provide you with a more personal and interactive experience on the Site. Persistent Cookies can be removed by following Internet browser help file directions. If you choose to disable Cookies, some areas of the Site may not work properly.
Our third-party advertising partners and affiliates may employ a software technology called clear gifs, which is also known as Web Beacons/Web Bugs, that help us better manage content on the Site by informing us what content is effective. Clear gifs are tiny graphics with a unique identifier, similar in function to cookies, and are used to track the online movements of web users. In contrast to cookies, which are stored on a user’s computer hard drive, clear gifs are embedded invisibly on Web pages and are about the size of the period at the end of this sentence. We do not tie the information gathered by clear gifs to our customers’ personally identifiable information.
Use Of Information
In general, Personal Information you submit to us is used by us either to respond to inquiries and requests that you make, to enable us to get in contact with you, or to aid us in providing better services and products to you. We will use resumes that you submit to us to consider you for a position at Unite US. We may also use your Personal Information to provide you with newsletters, unless you request not to receive such communications from us.
One of the ideas behind our Site is that Members share information with other Members and service providers. Therefore, you should assume that any information (including photos and videos) that you provide, enter into, or post on public sections of the Site (excluding the e-mail address you provide and the password you select during signing up) will be visible to every Visitor and Member as well as service providers.
When you request assistance through the Site, you are consenting and authorizing UNITE US, or any of its entities to share your personal information with third parties, such as service providers, in connection with such assistance request. UNITE US does not guarantee that any request for assistance will be accepted or acted upon by any third party.
Unite US also provides the ability for members to send messages to each other on a site-based messaging platform. When you receive a message in your account, Unite US will send you an email to notify you that there is a message waiting for you. By joining Unite US.com, you will also receive emails that may contain fashion-related content, targeted advertising and/or other opportunities from our advertiser partners. You will have the option to opt-out of receiving these email notifications either by visiting www.uniteus.com and editing your profile or you may opt-out through the email you received.
We may create Anonymous Information records from Personal Information by excluding information (such as your name) that makes the information personally identifiable to you. We may use this Anonymous Information to analyze inquiry, request, and usage patterns so that we may enhance services and Site. Unite US reserves the right to use and disclose Anonymous Information to third parties in its discretion.
Message Boards And Other Public Forums
As a service to our Visitors and Members, we feature message boards, chat rooms, and other public forums (each, a “Public Area”) where users with similar interests can share information, or where users can post questions for experts to answer. Any information that you reveal in a Public Area is by design open to the public. You should think carefully before disclosing any Personal Information in any Public Area. What you post may be seen, disclosed to, or collected by third parties, and may be used by others in ways we are unable to control or predict, including to contact you for unauthorized purposes.
Disclosure Of Personal Information
Regardless of any choices you make regarding your Personal Information (as described below), we may disclose your Personal Information if we believe in good faith that such disclosure is necessary to (a) comply with relevant laws or to respond to subpoenas or warrants served on us; or (b) to protect and defend our rights or property or those of third parties. Where your Personal Information has been requested by any governmental entity or other third party pursuant to a subpoena or similar legal process, we will notify you as quickly as practicable before providing any such information, unless we are legally prohibited from doing so or we believe in good faith that disclosure is or may be necessary to protect life, avoid serious physical injury or property loss or damage, or to prevent or investigate an ongoing crime. We will undertake efforts to see that any third party with which we share or otherwise disclose personal data is under an obligation to use the personal data solely for the purposes for which the data was disclosed.
Your Choices Regarding Your Personal Information
Upon a visitor’s request via U.S. mail or through emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org, we will provide to the visitor a summary of any Personal Information retained by us regarding that visitor that has been voluntarily provided by the visitor to us through online forms, registration forms, surveys, e-mail, or another online avenue. A visitor may modify, correct, change, delete or update his or her Personal Information by contacting us via U.S. mail at the addresses below or by emailing us at email@example.com. You may also request deletion of your email address by contacting our webmaster at firstname.lastname@example.org. Other data that you have provided to us will continue to remain within our files at our discretion even though your email is deleted. We will respond to your request to access this data within 30 days of our receipt of the request. We will retain your information for as long as your account is active or as needed to provide you services. If you wish to cancel your account or request that we no longer use your information to provide you services contact us at email@example.com. Despite anything herein to the contrary, we will retain and use your information as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements.
We do not intentionally gather Personal Information about visitors who are under the age of 13.
Other Sites Security
We are committed to protecting the security of your Personal Information. We use a variety of industry-standard security technologies and procedures to help protect your Personal Information from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure.
Even though we have taken significant steps to ensure that your Personal Information is not intercepted, accessed, used, or disclosed by unauthorized persons, you should know that we cannot fully eliminate security risks associated with Personal Information. We are not responsible for the security of information transmitted through the Internet.
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